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Career Technical Education Credential Information

What is Career Technical Education?

Career Technical Education (CTE) is one of the fastest growing areas of education. Sometimes known as Vocational Education, these courses prepare students, middle school to adult, for specific trades in 15 industry sectors. Teachers pursuing a CTE credential come directly from those industry areas. They teach students the academic and technical content that provides them with the knowledge and skills to enter an occupation, or continue on to college.

CTE Industry Sectors

​Agriculture and Natural Resources
​Arts, Media and Entertainment
​Building Trades and Construction
​Education, Child Development, Family Services
​Energy and Utilities
​Engineering and 

​Fashion and Interior Design
​Finance and Business
​Health Science and Medical Technology
​Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
​Information and
Communication Technologies

​Manufacturing and Product Development
​Marketing, Sales and Service
​Public Services

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Application Materials

Career Technical Education Coursework 

The SDCOE CTE Credential Program is 100% online.

Coursework begins after formal recommend or transfer is received, verified, and candidate is accepted into the program.