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Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Jackson County Schools serves well over 2,000 students each year in more than 38 different course curricula in Agriculture, Business, Career Development, Family & Consumer Science, Health Occupations, Technology, and Trade and Industrial Education. As well as providing a relevant and rigorous career and technical curriculum, CTE provides services in advising/counseling, college and career planning, special populations, work-based learning, and post-secondary preparedness. Through these endeavors, CTE in Jackson County promotes professional, industrial certifications and credentials such as Nurse Aide I (CNA), North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials, Microsoft IT Academy Credentials in Word and PowerPoint, Serv-Safe Certification (National Restaurant Association), Red Cross CPR/First Aid, North Carolina Hunter Safety Certification, NCCER Carpentry Certification, Adobe Academy, and OSHA 10-Hour Safety Certification.

Career and Technical Education courses in North Carolina are defined through the National Career Cluster Framework model which provides a vital structure for organizing and delivering quality CTE programming. The Career Cluster model divides courses into integral career pathways to help prepare students for career options as well as bridging secondary and post-secondary curriculum. Students may develop an individual plan of study within the career cluster that is specifically designed around his/her career goals and aspirations. Completion of a cluster is defined as completing four courses within one area (one of which must be a second level course, denoted with a superscript 2). Below, are the twelve career clusters and the associated courses within each cluster offered by Jackson County Schools (courses denoted with an asterisk are enhancement courses; only one enhancement course allowed per cluster).

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Agriscience Applications
  • Horticulture I
  • Horticulture II 2
  • Agricultural Mechanics I
  • Agricultural Mechanics II 2
  • Personal Finance
  • Foods I
  • Foods II – Enterprise 2
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • CTE Internship*
  • Career Management*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Marketing I*
  • Entrepreneurship I*
  • Principles of Business*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Architecture & Construction

Architecture & Construction

  • Core & Sustainable Construction
  • Carpentry I
  • Carpentry II 2
  • Carpentry III
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Business
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Marketing*
  • Fashion Merchandising*
  • Agricultural Mechanics I*
  • Apparel I*
  • Entrepreneurship*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Arts, Audio/Visual & Communications

Arts, Audio/Visual & Communications

  • Marketing
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Digital Media
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design
  • Adobe Visual Design
  • Adobe Video Design
  • Advanced Digital Media 2
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Career Management*
  • Apparel I
  • Interior Design I*
  • Principles of Business*
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Business, Management & Administration

Business, Management & Administration

  • Principles of Business
  • Business Management
  • Business Law
  • Business Financial Planning
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Entrepreneurship I 2
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design*
  • Marketing*
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2
Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Finance

Finance

  • Principles of Business
  • Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Financial Planning
  • Business Law
  • Business Management
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Marketing*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Health Science

Health Science

  • Biomedical Technology I
  • Health Team Relations
  • Health Science I
  • Health Science II 2
  • Nursing Fundamentals (2 credits)
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Marketing*
  • Foods I*
  • Parenting & Child Development*
  • Entrepreneurship I*
  • Principles of Business*
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Foods I
  • Foods II 2
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality I
  • Hospitality I
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing I
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing II 2
  • Hospitality & Tourism 2
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint *
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Human Services

Human Services

  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Business
  • Parenting & Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education I (2 credits)
  • Early Childhood Education II (2 credits) 2
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Foods I*
  • Entrepreneurship I*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Information Technology

Information Technology

  • Principles of Business
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design 2
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Entrepreneurship I*
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

  • Marketing
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Principles of Business
  • Apparel I
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Career Management*
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design*
  • Agricultural Mechanics I*
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Marketing

Marketing

  • Principles of Business
  • Marketing
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Marketing Management 2
  • Entrepreneurship I 2
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Business Law*
  • Apparel I*
  • Personal Finance*
  • Hospitality and Tourism*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

  • Technology, Engineering & Design
  • Technological Design 2
  • Principles of Technology I
  • CTE Advanced Studies
  • Career Management*
  • Multimedia & Webpage Design*
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint*
  • Horticulture I*
  • Entrepreneurship I *
  • Principles of Business
  • Personal Finance*
  • CTE Internship*

* Denotes enhancement courses. Only one enhancement course allowed per cluster.
2 Denotes second-level courses. One second-level course required per cluster.

For more information regarding specific programming at each school or to inquire about course offerings, please contact:
Angela Dills, Director of Career and Technical Education

For additional information, visit the CTE Department Page.

Contact


Angie Dills

Director
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1954
adills@jcpsmail.org


Traci West

Special Populations Coordinator
Career Development
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2017
twest@jcpsmail.org


Missy Parris

Technical Assistant
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2601
mparris@jcpsmail.org

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