High School Career & Technical Education Programs

Career and Technical Education (CTE) students explore their career interests while gaining valuable knowledge and skills that prepare them for their career and post-secondary studies. All high schools offer a variety of CTE courses in eight program areas as well as one or more admission-based CTE programs.  Each course includes an opportunity to earn a recognized industry credential. 

CTE programs are available to all rising ninth through eleventh grade students in three ways. Students may apply to:

  • Attend a CTE program at their base school
  • Transfer to a CTE program at another school
  • Attend a transport CTE program for part of the day and remain at their base school for all other classes and activities

CTE Transfer Programs

Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Biomedical Science (PLTW), Building Trades, Cabinetmaking, Cybersecurity, Electricity, Medical Coding & Billing, Pharmacy Technician, Plumbing, Television Production, Welding

CTE Transport Programs

Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Firefighting, Practical Nursing

Additional CTE Opportunities

Growing Our Own Teachers - Future Educators

JROTC - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps


CTE Courses

PWCS offers more than one hundred high school courses across eight CTE course areas such as Accounting, Culinary Arts, Cybersecurity, and Engineering, to name a few. For information on offerings by school please see the the PWCS High School Course Catalog.

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