Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education (CTE) is the practice of teaching specific career skills to students in middle school, high school, and post-secondary institutions.

CTE is focused on skills. This differs from traditional and university-based education, which is based on theory.

CTE includes some theory, but that’s typically only seen in introductory materials.

Practice, hands-on experience, and application tests make up the bulk of CTE. This is important because CTE careers require workers to have experience in their field before starting a career.

Clarkdale offers CTE in three different areas:

  • Ag and Natural Resources
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Health Science