About CTE


Career and Technology Education Empowers


CTE programs confirm academic relevance

to measure ingredients

"I used my math skills

in my culinary arts class -

- I am thankful we learned fractions!"


CTE programs encourage students' natural curiosity

Charleston County School District

Career and Technology Education (CTE)

CCSD Career & Technology Education programs empower students with 21st Century Skills for optimal college and career readiness. State recognized CTE programs are offered in every high school and grouped into 16 clusters based on a common set of knowledge and skills.

QUICK & EASY Chart of CTE Clusters & Majors by School

Quick CTE Facts!

• Students concentrating in CTE programs have a 90% graduation rate compared to an average national graduation rate of 74.9%.

• Experts project 47 million job openings in the decade ending 2020. About one-third will require an associate’s degree or certificate, and nearly all will require real-world skills that can be mastered through CTE classes.

• A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.

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CTE Programs by School

CTE Programs of Study

Work-based Learning