Career & Technical Education
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 courses are provided through seven pathway sectors. Learn more in the CTE Curriculum Guide and on the District's CTE website.
While Career & College Promise allows high school students to take college-level courses, tuition-free and accumulate credits that seamlessly transfer to public and private colleges and universities, students who want to pursue a technical career through our Career & Technical Education Program can earn tuition-free credits toward a certificate, job credential, or technical diploma at a North Carolina Community College.
- How is career and technical education different from vocational education?
- Does career and technical education help students finish high school? And does it influence college-going?
- If career-and-technical-education students stop with only a certification or associate degree, can they earn as much money as they could with a bachelor’s degree?
👉 District Contact
Dr. Jeff Isenhour
Director, Career & Technical Education
Get a head start on your workplace and collegiate preparation.
Begin your two or four year college work, tuition-free, while still in high school with the NC Career and College Promise (CCP)
Qualified North Carolina high school-aged students can begin their two or four year college work, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a head start on their workplace and collegiate preparation.
Catawba County CTE offers a variety of CCP opportunities for students and is completed in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College.
Earn Career Certifications While Getting Your High School Degree
Image size: 780px x 400px. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere velit aliquet. Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus. Donec ullamcorper nulla non metus auctor fringilla. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum.