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Career and Technical Education


About CTE College Credit:


The Nevada System of Higher Education and the Nevada Department of Education are establishing a new system to award college credit to high school students who complete state-approved career and technical education programs. The credit, called CTE College Credit, is awarded to students based on articulation agreements established by each college for the CTE program, where the colleges will determine the credit value of a full high school CTE program based on course alignment. An articulation agreement will be established for each CTE program designating the number of articulated credits each college will award to students who complete the program.

The goal of this new system is to prepare students to earn a post-secondary credential in less time and at lower cost. CTE College Credit is free and is awarded to students who: (1) complete the CTE course sequence with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher; (2) pass the state end-of-program technical assessment for the program; and (3) pass the Workplace Readiness Assessment for employ-ability skills.




Student Organizations:

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) have a long, rich history tracing back almost as far as career and technical education itself. FFA was established in 1928 as a national organization called Future Farmers of America. CTSOs have continued their role in preparing youth to become productive citizens and to assume roles of leadership ever since.  Generally, these organizations operate on local, state and national levels, with career and technical education instructors serving as chapter advisers for the student members.

CTSOs enhance the educational opportunities for students, but they also help the students explore career paths, to become skilled professionals in the workplace, and to help prepare them to become active participants in their communities. The leadership skills being developed in career and technical student organizations are helping to create the leaders of tomorrow.

Students in these organizations not only develop character and knowledge but they also learn life skills along with career skills.