Career and Technical Education courses are available in all Harnett County high schools, middle schools, and alternative school. Approximately 11,900 students (duplicated count) are currently being served by 91 Career and Technical Education staff members in 56 Career and Technical Education courses in 7 different program areas.
The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem-solving process.
Career and Technical Education courses are offered in the following program areas:
- Agricultural Education (10 courses)
- Business Education (11 courses)
- Career Exploration Education (5 courses)
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education (10 courses)
- Health Occupations Education (3 courses)
- Marketing Education (2 courses)
- Trade and Industrial Education (26 courses)
- Technology Education (3 courses)
Through career exploration courses taught in the middle grades, students are exposed to the world of work and begin a life-long career planning process. This process is expanded at the high school level as instructors focus on skill development to prepare students for further education and/or employment.
For additional information, contact:
Director of Career and Technical Education
Phone: 910/893-8151 (Ext. 411)