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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

All students have the opportunity to enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses along with the more traditional core academic courses. CTE courses are designed to provide an authentic learning experience through academically rigorous and technology-rich curriculum and real-world applications. Ideally, students create balanced four-year plans that include the best of both academic and CTE classes.

Enrollment in CTE courses is open to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, religious affiliation, sex, or handicapping conditions. Safety is an important part of elective coursework and must be demonstrated before students are allowed to participate in any laboratory experience.

Each student enrolled in a Career and Technical Education course may have the opportunity to participate in a student organization appropriate to the course in which he/she is enrolled, which promotes leadership and job skill training and provides scholarship opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to reach advanced level CTE courses to increase the rigor of their learning and potentially complete a CTE coherent sequence for an endorsement and/or earn an industry recognized certification.

LISD CTE Program Areas
      Career Development
      Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
      Architecture and Construction
      Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
      Business Management and Administration
      (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
      Education and Training
      Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
      Finance
      Health Science
      Hospitality and Tourism
      Human Services
      Cosmetology
      Marketing
      Technology Applications and Computer Science
      Journalism/Speech/Debate
      Leadership Studies
      JROTC

A full list of CTE courses can be found in the LISD 2017-2018 Course Catalog.


Individual campus course applications can be found on campus guidance websites.

Cedar Park High School Guidance Office Homepage
Glenn High School Guidance Office Homepage
Leander High School Guidance Office Homepage
Rouse High School Guidance Office Homepage
Vandegrift High School Guidance Office Homepage
Vista Ridge High School Guidance Office Homepage


Career and Technical Education Student Organizations
  • There is a Career and Technical Education Student Organization for every discipline
  • Included in federal legislation
  • Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Supported by state directors of CTE and
  • Supported by state departments of education, including TEA
  • All students are eligible for membership when enrolled in relative elective courses

    Connecting students to:
    • Industry
    • Community
    • Instructors
    • Each other
    • Their own individual success
    • Team success
DECA Skills USA FFA
HOSA FCCLA TSA
TAFE FRC FTC
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