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 and compare the class subject to the employment outlook for graduates in that subject matter.

For example, classes in video production are common across the country.  However the number of jobs is limited to 59,000 in the United States and the average salary is $59,040 in 2016 according to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.  By contrast, classes in agriculture are much less common, but 1,028,700 jobs exist for Farmers, Ranchers, and other agricultural managers, and the median pay is $66,360 according to the US Department of Labor.

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

Deltona FL

Bibb County GA

Cobb County, GA (Allatoona High School)

Cobb County, GA (CTE Course Pathways)

Gwinnett GA

Marietta GA

Newnan, GA

       Moanalua, HI

Maui, HI

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines, IA

Dubuque, IA

Marion IA

Waterloo, IA West High

Chicago, IL (Sarah Goode Academy)

Dupage, IL

Hinsdale, IL

Peoria IL

Schaumburg IL

Carmel Indiana

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

Foxborough MA

Medford, MA

Newton, MA

Peabody, MA

Sharon 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)

Grosse Pointe MI

Mason, MI (Capital Area Career Center)

Portage Michigan

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

Jackson County MS

       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

Rio Rancho 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

Wyoming OH 2018-2019

        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

North Hills Pittsburgh PA

Hazleton, PA

Radnor, PA

York County PA

Wassahickon School District, Montgomery County, PA

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

Loudoun County 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)

Berkeley County WV

Charleston, WV (George Washington High School)

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

Casper WY

Laramie WY

Natrona County, WY


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