Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs are designed to help students develop the skills necessary for successful employment and acquire other attributes which will enhance their overall career and occupational performance.
Students enrolled in CTE programs participate in a variety of academic and CTE courses designed to prepare them for the career and educational opportunities of tomorrow. CTE is concerned with the development of the individual in five areas: personal skills and attitudes; communication and computational skills; skills of employability; occupational skills and knowledge; and, career planning and lifelong learning. CTE programs include:
Business Education; Cooperative Work Experience;
Family and Consumer Sciences;
Technology Education; and, all technical programs at
Harford Technical High School and
North Harford High School. These programs focus on the ten career cluster areas designated by the
Maryland State Department of Education; Arts, Media and Communication; Business Management and Finance;
Construction and Development; Consumer Services; Environmental, Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems;
Health and Biosciences; Human Resources Services; Informational Technology; Manufacturing, Engineering, and
Technology; and, Transportation Technology.