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 All BCPS high schools have
  CTE programs.

 You may receive FREE
  college credit by successfully
  completing a CTE program.

 CTE prepares students
  for both COLLEGE and

Career & Technology Education
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Today, high school students face many options for academic growth and career preparation. Making informed choices about their high school program of study will prepare students for success in further education and preparation for rewarding careers.

The Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs provide students with relevant career skills preparation and rigorous academic course work. Our state-approved programs of study are designed to prepare students for the 21st century global economy and its rapidly changing workforce needs.

Relevant Career Skills | Rigorous Academics | Globally Competitive Students
CTE Offers
  • Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world, often called “contextual learning.”
  • Employability skills, from job-related expertise to
    workplace ethics.
  • Hands-on, project-based learning opportunities.
  • Educational pathways that help students explore interests and careers while they progress through school.
  • Work-based learning and internship opportunities to apply learning outside of the classroom.
  • Postsecondary career pathways that include registered apprenticeship, industry certification, community college certificate/associate degree programs, and four-year college degree programs.

High school CTE programs of study give students the opportunity to transition smoothly into postsecondary education and to earn college credit and/or industry credentials in a career field of interest.

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Areas of Study

CTE integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with pathways to postsecondary education and careers.

These career paths include occupations in:

  • Arts, Media, and Communication
  • Business, Management, and Finance
  • Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism
  • Construction and Development
  • Environmental, Agricultural, and
    Natural Resource Systems
  • Health and Biosciences
  • Human Resource Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
  • Transportation Technologies
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How To Enroll in CTE Program

Each BCPS comprehensive high school offers a variety of CTE and technical center programs. Enrolling in CTE is easy. Speak with your school counselor.

Articulation Agreement

The Articulation Agreement has been developed for students in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) who plan to continue their education at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The Agreement describes articulated programs that build on BCPS’ approved learning experience with the goal of eliminating duplication of instruction. High school students who achieve at appropriate levels in the high school programs listed in the Articulation Agreement may request credit for documented achievement when they enroll in CCBC. For more information:

Articulation Agreement
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Douglas Handy

Career & Technology Education Coordinator

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