Examples of Courses Offered at U.S. High Schools (by state)

Career and Technical Course Offerings and Curriculum vary widely around the country.  One way to evaluate their relevance to jobs and likely success in preparing students for career or colleges to is take a look at the classes.

Below is a large collection of Programs of Study from schools in states and Congressional Districts around the country.  The documents include a short description of the courses taught at each school, work based learning and certification opportunities, dual eligibility with local colleges, and other information.

Best Practice Examples of schools that offer career aligned courses and programs of study include:

Mason, MI (Capital Area Career Center)

Gilbert, AZ

Nashville, TN Career Academies Overview

–Nashville Career and Technical Education Courses 

On the webpage below are course offerings assembled from a variety of high schools.  Each Program of Study is the official document published by the school with descriptions of all of their courses.  To examine the CTE courses, simply look at the relevant section.  For extra fun, put some of the key words from the course description in www.monster.com and see what jobs come up!

Sample Programs of Studies with Course Offerings and Curriculum (arranged by City and State)

Anchorage, AK

       Anchorage Career Center, AK

       Barrow AK

       Barrow AK Course Descriptions

Irvington, AL (Bryant Career Technical Center)

Little Rock, AR

Mountain Home, AR (career academies)

Gilbert, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Concord, CA

Contra Costa, CA

Manhattan Beach, CA

San Diego, CA (Mira Mesa High School)

San Diege, CA (Hoover High School CTE)

San Jose, CA

Sacramento, CA — C.K. McLatchy

Santa Clara CA

Walnut Creek, CA

Boulder, CO

Denver, CO South High

Longmont, CO

Enfield, CT

Middlebury, CT

Middlebury, CT

Cape Henlopen, DE

Sussex Technical High School, DE

Collier County (Naples), FL

Cobb County, GA (Allatoona High School)

Cobb County, GA (CTE Course Pathways)

Gwinnett County, GA

Newnan, GA

       Moanalua, HI

       Maui, HI

Des Moines, IA

Dubuque, IA Senior High

Waterloo, IA West High

Chicago, IL (Sarah Goode Academy)

Dupage, IL

Hinsdale, IL

Schaumburg IL

       South Bend, IN

Kansas City KS Manual High School

Topeka, KS

Wichita KS East High School

       Lexington KY Paul Dunbar High School

       McCreary County KY

Monroe, LA

Medford, MA

Newton, MA

Peabody, MA

Walpole, MA

       Baltimore, MD

Montgomery County, MD Course Catalogues by High School or Subject

Montgomery County, MD Career Programs of Study

       Prince George County, MD

Cape Elizabeth, ME

       Birmingham MI

Detroit, MI CTE Flyer (no program of study published)

East Lansing MI

East Lansing, MI (detail)

Mason, MI (Capital Area Career Center)

Traverse City, MI Central HIgh School

Jackson, Mississippi

Apple Valley, MN

Burnsville, MN

Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN Supplement

Rochester, MN (John Marshall High School)

Columbia MO Battle High

       Billings, MT

Boone, NC

Charlotte NC

Durham, NC

Richmond, NC

Wake Forest, NC

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC

       Bismark ND

Dover NH

Cherry Hill, NJ

Newark, NJ CTE Academy at Barringer High Aeronautics

Piscataway, NJ

       Albuquerque Career Enrichment Center, NM

       Albuquerque NM

Henderson, NV

New York City Dedicated CTE Schools, NY

New York State — List of Approved CTE Programs

Ramapo, NY

Rockland County, NY BOCES

Yorktown, NY

Wappinger, NY

Columbus, OH Fort Hayes Career and Technical Education Center

        Oklahoma City OK

Beaverton, OR

Hillsboro, OR

Allentown, PA

Bellefonte, PA Bellefonte Area High School

Camp Hill, PA

Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School, PA (look under programs)

Erie, PA Strong Vincent Hight School

Erie, PA Career and Technical Education Programs

Harrisburg, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Hazleton, PA

Radnor, PA Radnor High School

Cranston, RI

Mt Hope, Rhode Island

Richland County, SC

Rapid City, SD

Kingston, TN

Nashville, TN General Education Courses

Nashville, TN Career and Technical Education Courses

Austin, TX (School district)

Austin, TX (Anderson High School)

Dallas, TX (Highland Park HIgh School)

Dallas TX Independent School District (all Schools)

Plano, TX (Plano West High School)

Irving, TX

Salt Lake City, UT (east)

      Salt Lake City Utah

Alexandria VA

Arlington VA

Newport News, VA

Newport News, VA CTE Only

Prince Willam, VA

Brattleboro, VT

Essex, VT

South Burlington, VT

Seattle, WA (Ballard High School)

Seattle, WA (All CTE programs by High School)

Tacoma, WA

Fond du Lac, WI

Green Bay, WI (West High School)

Madison, WI (East High School)

Charleston, WV (George Washington High School)

Charleston, WV (Ben Franklin Career and Technical Education Center — Networking Example)

Natrona County, WY


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