Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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 fulfills an increasingly significant role in school reform efforts. Students who concentrate in a CTE area, earning at least four related technical credits and meeting other criteria, are better prepared for further education and advanced training required to be successful in 21st century careers. Career and Technical Educators at the state and local levels partner with business and industry, community colleges and other postsecondary institutions to ensure Career and Technical Education serves the needs of individual students and of the state.

Lexington Senior High School Offers the following CTE Clusters and Courses (Please refer to High School Curriculum Guide for Prerequisite Information):

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education
Accounting I
Business Law
Entrepreneurship I 
Microsoft Excel and Access
Microsoft Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
Multimedia and Webpage Design
Personal Finance
Principles of Business and Finance

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Foods I
Parenting and Child Development
Pro Start I
Pro Start II
Interior Design

Health Science Education
Health Team Relations
Health Science I
Health Science II

Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education
Entrepreneurship I 
Sports and Entertainment Marketing I
Principles of Business and Finance

Technology Engineering and Design
Technology Engineering and Design
Digital Design and Animation I
Digital Design and Animation II
Electronics I
Electronic II Honors
Project Management
Scientific and Tech Visual I
Fashion Merchandising
Career Management
Hospitality and Tourism
Public Safety I
Public Safety II

Trade and Industrial Education

Core and Sustainable Construction
Carpentry I
Carpentry II
Computer Engineering Technology I
Computer Engineering Technology II Honors

The following courses appear in ALL CTE Program Areas:
Career Management
CTE Advanced Studies
CTE Internship

Career and College Promise
Success in today’s global economy may require a two-or four-year degree, a certificate or diploma. Through Career & College Promise (CCP), qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.

Career and College Promise Paths

College Transfer – College transfer pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science that will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university.

Technical Careers – Earn tuition-free course credits at an NC Community College toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.

Career and College Promise FAQ
Career and College Promise FAQ