Curriculum & Instruction Departments

CTE_InfographicCareer & Technical Education (CTE)

The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy. Our goal is to provide cutting edge curriculum for our students, therefore, ensuring that they exit with high academic and technical skills.

Both school-based and work based learning opportunities are offered to students enrolled in Career and Technical Education.

School-based opportunities include competency-based courses in six program areas: Agriculture Education, Business and Information Technology Education, Career Development, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Health Occupations Education and Trade and Industrial Education.

Work-based learning opportunities include cooperative education, apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing and supervised occupational experiences.

In addition, Career and Technical Education Student Organizations (CTSO activities) are an integral part of each program.  CTSO leadership and competitive events are held on the local, regional, state and national levels.

2013 CTE Program Review

2009-2012 CTE Data Presentation


The NC Community College Bioprocessing Biomanufacturing Center asked Orange County Schools to share information about our Breakthrough in Biotechnology Initiative.  Please click HERE to watch the webinar. You will be asked to register to view the webinar. There are no costs associated with registration.

CTE Month

CTE Hands for Habitat Project

Hands for Habitat is an ambitious service learning project that will see students and community members working together to build a green-certified Habitat House.

The Hands for Habitat project will increase student awareness of the issues surrounding housing through the design, construction, landscaping and funding of a green-certified Habitat home.  Students throughout the district will engage in learning projects focused on issues of housing in our community and world. 

Read more about Hands for Habitat .