BUSINESS / CATE
Career and Technical Education
Career and technical programs are dedicated to preparing young people to manage the dual roles of family member and wage earner. Career and technical programs enable students to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or to continue their education.
Achieve Texas is an educational initiative designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. It allows students to achieve excellence by preparing them for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship.
Achieve Texas is designed to help students (and their parents) make wise education choices. It is based on the belief that the curricula of the 21st century should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education. When schools integrate academic and technical education, students can see the “usefulness” of what they are learning.
Career and Technical Student Organizations
The United States Department of Education (USDOE) recognizes the educational programs and philosophies embraced by the following Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) as being an integral part of career and technical education (CTE) instructional programs. The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDOE allows states to use Federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for the CTE student organizations.
USDOE Recognized CTSOs
*Business Professionals of America (BPA)
*Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
*Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
*Texas FFA Association
*DECA, Texas Association
*Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
*Texas Technology Students Association (TSA)
WHS BUSINESS / CTE DEPT.
Const. Tech. Adv. Prec. Metal Adv. Prec. Metal
Adv. Const. Tech Welding / Adv. Welding Welding / Adv. Welding
Linda Mills Walt Snitkin Debra Berry
Princ. Health Sci. Law Enf. 1 & 2 Prin. Hosp./Rest. Mgmt.
Med. Term./Patho. Principles of Law Culinary
Health Science 1
Craig Melton Jason Guidry Randy Allen
Ag Principles Ag. Mech. Prin. Mfg./Prin. Arch.
Vet. App. Adv. Animal Sci.
Livestock / Wildlife Livestock
|WHS Business / CTE Dept.
Comp Sci I, II, III, IV
Retail and Marketing