Career & Technical Education (CTE)
CTE offers high school students cutting-edge, relevant, and rigorous classes that prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers of the 21st century.
Students who complete a CTE program:
- Gain technical skills and knowledge that help them prepare for college and career
- Receive CTE Honors upon graduation
- May earn college credit in high school
- Build a resume that signals strong career or academic interest in a particular field to potential employers and colleges
CTE HONORS REQUIREMENTS
In order to complete a CTE program and receive CTE Honors, a student must complete at least two courses in one program of study. Each program has at least one required course.
Many IBW CTE courses are Dual Credit, allowing the student to earn college credit concurrently with high school credit. Dual Credit courses are aligned with specific courses at Portland Community College (PCC), which can then be transferred to many secondary institutions. Entering college with credits may allow students to graduate in less time or to take advanced coursework sooner in their college career.