Get a Head Start on Your Future

Take specialized classes with mentoring and gain work experience in fields where jobs are in demand.

Find Your Future

Our career and technical education (CTE) programs give secondary school students, those in middle and high school, the opportunity to figure out what they are passionate about and want to pursue after high school.

Prepare for the real world


Explore a range of career options through hands-on experience, learn how to develop a resume, and interview for a job.

Earn a paycheck.


Many programs offer internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Get more from school


CTE students have a significantly higher high school graduation rate (90%) than the national average (75%), and their earned college credits help families save thousands of dollars towards a college degree.

Invest for the future


There are a growing number of scholarships designed to help CTE students.


Explore Career and Technical Programs

We've developed programs in several areas, or clusters, that are important to the Colorado economy and that provide great career opportunities. Our programs are designed to provide education and training that is relevant, responsive, and real.

Programs include food production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

  • Animal Science
  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Environmental Services Systems
  • Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources
  • Plant Science
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems
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Business and Marketing Education programs are designed to meet the labor market needs of Colorado’s business and industry.

  • Administrative Services
  • Business Information Technology
  • Corporate / General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management
  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Securities & Investments
  • Foreign Services
  • Governance
  • Legal Services
  • Planning
  • Public Management & Administration
  • Regulation
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Sales/Sales Management
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From the western slope to the northeastern plains, Career and Technical Education programs in Colorado’s high schools and Community Colleges can get you started on your way to a career in healthcare.

  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Supportive Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Security & Protective Services
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Preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete & succeed as the future workforce in a global economy.

  • Construction
  • Design & Pre-construction
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Production / Process Technology
  • Manufacturing Production
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Quality Assurance
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Logistics, Planning & Management Services
  • Transportation/Systems Infrastructure
  • Planning Management & Regulation
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are driving our global marketplace. We need to ensure today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders are passionate about all the possibilities these areas of study hold.

  • Audio / Video Technology & Film
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Telecommunications
  • Visual & Design Arts
  • Information Support & Services
  • Interactive Media
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Engineering
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
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