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!

High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.
  • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93%, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 84%
  • 91% of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.
  • Experts project about one-third of the 48 million job openings in the next decade will require an associate’s degree or certificate, and nearly all will require real-world skills that can be mastered through CTE classes

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CTE Programs by School

CTE Programs of Study

Work-based Learning