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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Preparing for your now and your next

Through Career and Technical Education (CTE), students complete a four-course sequence in their profession of interest to graduate with their high school diploma and an industry-recognized certification -- increasing their earning potential when compared with students not in a CTE pathway and standing out from their peers in college and job applications.

Career Pathways provide students the clarity and direction to build the foundational knowledge in that industry of study for their preparation and success in both college and careers 

CTE students get hands-on experience in industry state-of-the-art labs and simulated environments, learn and build connections with industry professionals, and gain access to work-based learning experiences in their CTE pathway of choice.  

Is CTE the right pathway for me…
Three basic questions that need to be asked in choosing a career pathway: 

  • Who am I? 
  • What do I enjoy doing/what am I good at doing/ would I want to do that for a living?
  • How do I get there from where I am right now?

Log into Plan2BMore through your Clever portal to explore careers, salaries, and to learn more about CTE pathways and if it is the roadmap for your passion and interests.

I really enjoy and love my trade because it has helped me discover my path in life and allowed me to find something I really enjoy doing. Now I have a plan for the future and a good job to look forward to.

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Below are the CTE pathways we have, including the individual schools that offer each pathway. This listing may change though, so to get the most up to date information, visit the Schools page where you can search and filter by pathway type. Follow these directions:

  1. Go to the Schools page
  2. On the left-hand side, select "CTE Pathways"
  3. Either type to search for a certain pathway or select one to see the programs offered within the pathway
  4. The list of schools on the right will automatically update to show you which schools offer the program you selected
Arts, Media, and Communication
Interactive Media Production (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Baltimore Design School   
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Digital Harbor High School   
  • Edmondson-Westside High School   
  • Patterson High School
Print Education (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School  
Business, Management, and Finance
Business (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Edmondson-Westside High School   
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Patterson High School   
  • Reginald F. Lewis High School
NAF Accounting and Finance (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • National Academy Foundation
Construction and Development
Carpentry (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Edmondson Westside High School 
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High 
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High 
  • The Reach! Partnership School
Electrical (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High 
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High
Home Builders Institute (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Joseph C. Briscoe Academy (Co-located at Frederick Douglass) 
  • Patterson High
HVAC (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • The Reach! Partnership School
Masonry (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High 
  • The Reach! Partnership School  
Plumbing (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High
Welding (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High
Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism
Culinary (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High  
  • Forest Park High  
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High
NAF Hospitality and Tourism (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • National Academy Foundation 
Cosmetology & Cosmetic Services (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High 
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High 
  • Patterson High  
Environmental, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Agriculture (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Green Street Academy
  • Reginald F Lewis High School
Health and Biosciences
Nursing Assistant (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Edmondson-Westside High 
  • Forest Park High 
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High 
  • Patterson High 
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High 
  • The Reach! Partnership School 
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Pharmacy Technician (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High 
  • Patterson High 
  • The Reach! Partnership School 
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Dental Technician (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Surgical Technician (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High  
Sports Medicine (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High 
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy 
  • Western High
Human Resource Services
Early Childhood Education (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High
  • Edmondson-Westside High 
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High 
 
Fire Emergency Medical Training (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Patterson High 
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High 
  • Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy 
 
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Criminal Justice/ Law Enforcement (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • The Reach! Partnership School 
 
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness – Homeland Security Sciences (Flyer: English | Spanish:
  • Digital Harbor High School
 
Law and Leadership (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Frederick Douglass High School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
 
Teacher Academy of Maryland (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Patterson High School
  • Western High School
Information Technology
Cisco Cybersecurity (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Digital Harbor High School   
  • Edmondson-Westside High School   
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
Cisco Networking (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Digital Harbor High School
Computer Science (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Digital Harbor High School   
  • Forest Park High School   
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Patterson High School   
  • Western High School
NAF IT (Flyer: English | Spanish coming soon):
  • National Academy Foundation
Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
Advanced Manufacturing (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School
Project Lead the Way Engineering (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 
  • Carver Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School   
  • Patterson High School   
  • Western High School
Transportation Technologies
Autobody Collision Repair Tech (Flyer: English | Spanish ):
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
Automotive Technician (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • Edmondson-Westside High School   
  • Forest Park High School     
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School 
Local Seagoing/Maritime (Flyer: English | Spanish):
  • New Era Academy (potential to relocate to Digital Harbor)

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