Welcome to Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • Hands on learning, real-life skills and career exploration
    Career and technical education (CTE - formerly referred to as vocational education) prepares students for life and a career after high school. Apprenticeships, technical schools, community college, military or four-year university are options that can be explored in our courses. STEM concepts are taught in many of our CTE courses and include a blend of academic, technical and trade skills. Many CTE courses offer college credit through tech prep programs, College in the high school or advanced placement courses.

    CTE incorporates STEM concepts and hands on projects. The Snohomish School District offers 18 different pathways in our CTE programs. These pathways provide students with a suggested sequence of courses that can lead to college credit and/or industry certification. Click here to download our 2019-2012 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program and Pathways Guide. Student leadership clubs include DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA and TSA. Our pathway programs include:

    • Agriculture and Science - Animal Science and Plant Science
    • Business and Marketing – Business Administration, Finance, Law and Public Safety and Marketing 
    • Design and Manufacturing (Pre-Engineering) - Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
    • Family Consumer Science - Culinary Arts, Childhood Education and Fashion/Interior Design
    • Health Sciences - Molecular Biology and Sports Medicine
    • Information Technology - Computer Science and Web Communication
    • Visual Communications - Photography, Video AV Technology and Digital Arts