Career & Technical Education


Career & Technical Education Courses

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills they may use in high school, college, a career after graduation, and/or a financial means to help further their education. CTE blends academics and career skills to produce well-rounded graduates.

Plano Independent School District has implemented AchieveTexas, an education initiative/system designed to prepare all students for a lifetime of success through informed educational choices. The initiative is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st century should combine rigorous academics with relevant career and technical education. The system facilitates a seamless transition (beginning 8th grade) from secondary to postsecondary utilizing the nationally recognized Career Clusters. There are models (Programs of Study) within each Career Cluster that recommend the sequence of coursework based on a student’s interest or career goal. Find out more at 

It is the policy of Plano ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Plano ISD will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services.

View the Plano ISD CTE 2017-18 course list.

Additional CTE course information is available here.

CTE Brochures are here.

See CTE achievements, industry certifications and competition summary for 2016-17 here.

CTE courses are organized into the nationally recognized career clusters below.

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Education & Training
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Marketing, Sales & Service

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics


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