The Lancaster ISD Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an innovative and career-focused organization, whose purpose is to equip students with 21st-century industry knowledge and skills while supporting and encouraging creativity, strong work-ethics and self-sustainability. We believe by empowering our students through diverse experiences and certifiable training, we will successfully prepare students to secure gainful employment in this global economy.
Career Clusters, Pathways, and Endorsements
During the 2018-2019 school year, Lancaster ISD offers 12 CTE pathways with many different Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses across 12 of the 16 Career Clusters. At Lancaster ISD CTE, career clusters include Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics(also including Automotive Technology).
Industry Certifications offered
Industry certifications were earned by students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses during the 2017-2018 school year. A sampling of the certifications earned includes Certified Pharmacy Technician, ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Food Manager, Cosmetology Operator License and Business Office Technology. Industry Certifications are a growing area of focus for all Lancaster ISD CTE Students.
Our goal is to ensure each graduate of Lancaster ISD leaves with one or more of the following:
- College Credits
- Associates Degree
- Industry Certification
- AP/IB (International Baccalaureate) Criteria
- Military Readiness
- CTE Coherent Sequence Completion
Colleges and Universities
Continuous collaborative work is being done to ensure students in Lancaster ISD CTE programs understand how their high school studies in their respective pathways can easily transition to post-secondary educational institutions. Throughout the school year, CTE students will work with advisors from institutions such as SMU, University of Texas-Dallas, Prairie View A&M University, Cedar Valley College, El Centro College and many others.
All students in Lancaster ISD CTE programs can count on rich and rewarding classroom and work-based learning experiences. Lancaster ISD CTE programs are all about preparing students for bright futures which will positively impact their families, the community and the world at large.