CTE Program Areas

  • Career and Technical Education gives students opportunities to figure out what they are passionate about and want to do - and not do - after high school. Students explore a range of career options based on what they love to do and do well. CTE helps build confidence and leadership skills to meet their goals in and out of the classroom. Courses in Career and Technical Education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively, solve problems, and utilize technology. CTE courses are provided through seven program areas. Orange County Schools CTE proudly offers courses in all seven (7) of these areas.

    • Agriculture Education
    • Career Development Education
    • Computer Science & Information Technology Education
    • Business, Finance, & Marketing Education
    • Family Consumer Sciences Education
    • Health Sciences Education
    • Trade, Technology, Engineering, & Industrial Education

Orange County Schools CTE School Courses

  • Agriculture

    • Exploring Biotechnology (MS)
    • Agriscience Applications
    • Agricultural Mechanics*
    • Agricultural Production
    • Animal Science*
    • Horticulture
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

    Business, Finance & Marketing

    • Exploring Business, Marketing, & Entrepreneurship (MS)
    • Accounting*
    • Financial Planning
    • Principles of Business & Finance*
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Marketing
    • Marketing Applications
    • Sports & Entertainment Marketing*
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

    Career Development

    • Career Management
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

    In addition to Career Management, every CTE course incorporates career and college readiness. Each high school has a Career Development Coordinator (CDC) who works with all CTE students.

    Computer Science & Information Technology

    • Computer Skills & Applications (MS)
    • Computer Science Discoveries (MS)
    • Keyboarding & Word Processing (MS)
    • Foundations of Information Technology
    • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel*
    • CompTIA IT
    • Python Programming
    • SAS Programming*
    • Computer Engineering*
    • Adobe Visual, Digital, & Video
    • AP Computer Science
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

    Family Consumer Sciences

    • Exploring Social & Emotional Skills (MS)
    • Apparel & Textile Production
    • Interior Design*
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

    Health Science

    • Exploring Medical Terms and Body Systems in Therapeutic Services (MS)
    • Health Sciences
    • Foundations of Health Science
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

    Trade,Technology, Engineering & Industrial

    • Exploring Technological Systems (MS)
    • PLTW Automation & Robotics (MS)
    • PLTW Design & Modeling (MS)
    • PLTW Gateway to Technology (MS)
    • Construction
    • Firefighter Technology
    • Law & Justice
    • Public Safety
    • Woodworking
    • PLTW Engineering
    • Advanced Studies
    • Internship

      AP = Advanced Placement course     *  = Honors Level available     MS = Middle School course     PLTW = Project Lead the Way 

  • The Orange County School System offers a wide range of Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs including Agriculture; Business, Finance, & Marketing; Career Development; Computer Science & Information Technology; Family Consumer Sciences; Health Sciences; and Trade, Technology, Engineering, & Industrial Education. All middle schools offer exploratory CTE courses. Orange County CTE programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its activities and programs, including employment policies and practices.