About AISD Career & Technology Education
Career & Technology Education (CTE) has evolved from a limited number of vocational programs available at the turn of the 20th century into a broad system that encompasses a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas which are constantly evolving due to the changing global economy. Angleton ISD's CTE Department will ensure that all students have an appropriate public education available to them, emphasizing career and technical education designed to meet their career and college ready goals.
Angleton ISD's CTE program provides students:
- Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
- Employability skills, from job-related skills to workplace ethics
- Career pathways that link secondary and postsecondary education
- Second-chance education and training
- Education for additional training and degrees, especially related to workplace training, skills upgrades and career advancement.
By participating in CTE, junior high and high school students will develop competitive 21st century academic and technical skills. CTE clusters and pathways at AISD explore career opportunities and offer hands-on technical training.
CTE Career Clusters & Pathways
Every CTE class falls into a career cluster, which is a group of related industries. Within each cluster are pathways that offer students a series of courses and training opportunities to prepare students for career and college readiness. Students can begin their career and technical education in junior high with select courses that are meant to prepare them for the high school pathways. Classes at the junior high begin with Investigating Careers in 6th grade as the foundation. Students can then take College and Career Readiness in 7th grade and Professional Community in 8th grade.
- Agriculture Science
- Architecture Science
- Audio Visual Technology & Communication
- Business Management & Administration
- Criminal Justice
- Fashion Design
- Health Science