What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education offers courses in eight program areas.

These include:  


  • Agriculture Education
  • Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education
  • Career Development
  • Family and Consumer Science Education
  • Health Sciences Education
  • Marketing Education
  • Technology and Engineering Education
  • Trade and Industrial Education

A description of courses that are offered can be found by clicking on the program area in the left navigation pane. 


Check out our BCS CTE VIDEO


An in depth look into some of the 21st century programs that are free and available to students at Buncombe County's public middle and high schools. With an emphasis on preparing students to be both college and career ready, Career and Technical education has transformed significantly from its old school "vocational" roots. See how technology, strong business partnerships and real world experience are helping schools empower students for effective participation in an economy demanding 21st century skills.

Success in the New Economy