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Career and Technical Education (CTE) embraces education, passion, and curiosity to fuel the future for Oregon students. CTE programs use 21st century technology to support students in acquiring technical skills, professional practices, and academic knowledge critical for career success in high-wage, in-demand careers.
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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Systems
Studies focus on the environment, food, and natural resources, including agriculture, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries management, forestry, horticulture, water resources, wildlife management, and urban environmental management.
Arts, Information and Communications
Studies focus on arts, audio/video technology, digital design, programming and coding, and communications.
Business and Management
Studies focus on business and entrepreneurial needs, including personnel management, marketing, planning, finance, and resource management. This area also includes careers in the hospitality and tourism fields.
Studies focus on five career pathways, including: biotechnology research and development, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and therapeutic services.
Studies focus on a diverse range of careers, including: education, child development, fire and safety, corrections, law and government, and national security.
Industrial and Engineering Systems
CTE offers Oregon students a chance to explore different career opportunities they might like to pursue after high school through applied learning. CTE helps students discover their passion and inspires life-long learning. CTE—find yourself here.
CTE programs across the state prepare students for continuing education. Many of these programs allow students to earn college credit from local community colleges.
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Joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is a great way to grow leadership skills and meet other CTE students at local, state and national levels. Each organization sponsors events such as state and national skill competitions and leadership training.
Learn more about CTSOs.
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