Career and Technical Education

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Programs at Pleasanton High School



Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills to compete in the global workforce and/or to continue their education at the post-secondary level after graduation.



CTE course work and activities give students the practical experience they need to succeed through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work, and on-the-job training. CTE instructors collaborate with other departments to design, implement, and assess core and career-program offerings. Basic and advanced academic classes are integrated with technical skills courses to allow students to identify possible career options and to give them the transferable skills and knowledge they need to succeed.  These programs are an essential component of the total educational program at Pleasanton ISD. CTE is provided in a variety of settings and levels including middle school career exploration, secondary programs, post-secondary certificates and degrees, and training for employees in the workplace.


CTE and Endorsements

Career and Technical Education not only jump starts students' careers by preparing them for jobs while still in high school, CTE fosters confidence and self- assurance for their future endeavors. CTE continually develops the professional and technical competencies designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century providing our students with a lifetime of opportunity.


Students are offered a variety of courses through a comprehensive study of the career concentrations identified and approved by Texas Education Agency. Career concentrations are designed to follow a coherent sequence of courses in a graduation plan.
Principle Courses: Allow students, through activity-centered lessons, to utilize technology, develop beginning skills, and explore careers. These courses provide information regarding additional courses and training related to each student's career field of interest.

Dual Credit & Certificate Plans: Allow students to achieve college credit or technical certificate by taking the necessary CTE dual credit and/or articulated courses laid out in a four-year high school plan through the local community college.

Industry Certifications: Provide statewide and nationwide competency-based student assessments recommended by our industry partners to certify students' particular industry skills that are measured by core standards and competencies needed to be successful in the workforce.

Work-Based Learning: Gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, work-based learning creates relevance for students.



Pleasanton I.S.D. offers career and technical education programs in 9 Career Clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Education and adopted by the Texas Education Agency. Admission to these career clusters is based on student interest, age appropriateness, and availability of class space.


It is the policy of Pleasanton I.S.D. not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its career and technical education programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.


Pleasanton I.S.D. will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and career and technical education programs.


For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Matthew Mann, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator Keri Cooper, at 831 Stadium Drive, 830-569-1200.