Career and Technical Education Programs 

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Do you want to be a physician, entrepreneur or engineer? Maybe you dream about discovering cures for disease, working for the police or fire department, developing award-winning advertising campaigns or traveling the world.

Whatever you want to do in the future, taking career and technical education (CTE) classes while you are in high school is a great first step. CTE in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) offers something for everyone.

CTE programs provide you with the opportunities to match your skills and interests with real-world careers, explore employment opportunities available in your chosen career, and then acquire the academics, training and experience you need to enter the career of your choice. Whether you think you want to pursue postsecondary education or enter the workforce immediately after graduating from high school, participating in high school CTE programs will prepare you to succeed.

Follow the links below to explore our programs, and how CTE can help you succeed.

  • Choose your Career Cluster and Program of Study
    • Architecture, Construction and Design      
    • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
    • Business Management and Administration
    • Education and Training      
    • Finance          
    • Health Sciences
    • Hospitality and Tourism      
    • Information Technology      
    • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security       
    • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • NAF Academies 
  • CTE Student Organizations
  • Student FAQs
  • Parent FAQs
  • Resources

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