Career and Technical Education

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department assists students in developing the academic, professional, and technical skills necessary for a successful transition to post-secondary education and/or a career pathway, making them college and career ready.   

Per the New York State Education Department (NYSED), all CTE students in grades 9-12 are required to take Career and Financial Management which should be included as part of their 7 credits of sequential programming related to any of the 35 units of study offered at the secondary level. All NYSED approved secondary CTE programs offer a minimum of 1 dual enrollment or articulated course with a post-secondary institution that focuses on the related coursework.

CTE offers two 4+1 graduation pathways:

CTE Technical Endorsement Pathway

Students who successfully complete one of the 4+1 pathways have the option of graduating with a Technical Endorsement. Under the Technical Endorsement pathway, a student should meet the requirements for a diploma, pass 4 required Regents exams and successfully complete a NYSED approved CTE program including the 3- part technical assessment to qualify for the 4+1 option.

Under the Career Development & Occupational Studies (CDOS) credential option, the student must complete the all-other requirements for a diploma, pass 4 required Regents exams, achieve 216 hours of CTE coursework, complete a career plan, an employability profile and 54 hours of work-based learning experiences to qualify for this 4+1 option. 

Please note:

  • Some classes are unique to a particular program or school.

  • Not every class is offered at every school.

  • Course offerings may change yearly based on student course requests and other factors.