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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

CTE Pathways

Art, Media and Communication

Business Management and Finance

Information Technology

  • Graphic Communications
  • Interactive Media
  • Business Management
  • IT networking Academy
  • Cyber 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)

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
  • Automotive Technician (NATEF)
  • Collision Repair


Director of Career and Technical Education: Rebecca Pearson,  
Coordinator for STEM Education: Simone Young,
Career and Technical Education Instructional Specialist: Kevin Reisinger,
Career and Technical Education Specialist: Sandy Rooney,
CTE Financial Secretary: Susan Dobbs,