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Career and Technical Education

What is Career and Technical Education (CTE)?

  • Offers a unique opportunity to engage high school students in a variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills. 
  • Explore career paths while in high school. 
  • All high schools in Charles County have Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs.
  • 4 or 5 course sequence that is a graduation pathway. 
  • Able to earn college credits or industry certifications.
  • Direct connection to further education or the workforce.
CTE Benefits

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    CTE Pathways

    Art, Media and Communication

    Business Management and Finance

    Information Technology

    • Graphic Communications
    • Interactive Media
    • Business Management
    • IT Networking Academy
    • Cyber Security
    • Computer Science

    Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism

    Health and Biosciences

    Human Resources Services

    • Barbering
    • Culinary Arts (ACF)
    • Food and Beverage Management
    • Cosmetology
    • Academy of Health Professionals
      • Certified Nursing Assistant
      • Pharmacy Technician
      • Physical Rehabilitation
    • PLTW Biomedical Sciences
    • Biotechnology
    • Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI)
    • Criminal Justice
    • Child Development Professions
    • Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM)
    • JROTC

    Construction and Development

    Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology

    Transportation Technologies

    • Construction Design and Management
    • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • Electrical Construction
    • Welding Technology
    • Drafting and Design
    • PLTW Pathway to Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Automotive Technician (NATEF)
    • Collision Repair

    Career Research and Development

    Environmental, Agricultural and Natural Resources

    Apprenticeship Maryland

    • Career Research and Development (CRD)
    • CASE: Natural Resources
    • Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP)


    Director of Career and Technical Education: Rebecca Brandt,  
    Coordinator for STEM Education: Simone Young,
    Career and Technical Education Instructional Specialist: Kevin Reisinger,
    Career and Technical Education Content Specialist: Sandy Rooney,
    Career Specialist: Christina Jones,
    CTE Financial Secretary: vacant