College and Career Ready/CTE

Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in Washington are aligned with rigorous industry and academic standards. Teachers participate in meaningful professional development on curricula and instruction, standards and assessment, and academic integration.

CTE courses are organized by six different state-approved program areas:

  1. Agriculture Education and Science
  2. Business and Marketing
  3. Family and Consumer Science 
  4. Health Science 
  5. Skilled and Technical Science
  6. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

CTE courses within each program area align to 16 nationally recognized career clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, AV Technology and Communications
  • Business, Marketing and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

To learn about the CTE Courses and Sequence Pathways:

Career & Technical Education General Advisory Committee (GAC)

General Advisory Committees provide direction and guidance to administrators and governing boards for the entire Career and Technical Education program offered by a district or institution.

The local program committees shall: (a) Participate in the determination of program goals; (b) Review and evaluate program curricula, equipment, and effectiveness; (c) Include representatives of business and labor who reflect the local industry, and the community; and (d) Actively consult with other representatives of business, industry, labor, and agriculture. Learn more

GAC flyer

Other program resources:

  • Sno-Isle Skills Center
  • MHS Career Center
  • CTE Course Standards
  • CTE Course Frameworks (coming soon!)
  • CTE Dual Credit

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