What is career and technical education (CTE)?

Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses pave the way to real professions. These courses offer invaluable hands-on training and real-world experience in high-demand fields, giving graduates the ability to either work their way through college or enter the workforce directly after high school. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn industry certifications and college credits while still in high school.

CTE courses are categorized into sixteen distinct career clusters. To dive deeper into Garland ISD's CTE program and explore these exciting career clusters, visit our GISD Career & Technical Education page.

Classes offered

GRCTC Programs

At the center, we proudly provide a wide selection of advanced-level CTE courses tailored for juniors and seniors. Among them, you'll discover more than 60 exciting new courses. Our offerings include:

  • Innovative Programs: Dive into new programs focusing on dentistry and firefighting.

  • Real-World Finance: Experience on-the-job training with a real stock market ticker.

  • Cybersecurity Pioneers: Be part of the state's pioneering cybersecurity courses.

  • Diverse Opportunities: Explore never-before-offered courses in veterinary medicine, architecture, business, fashion design and marketing, hospitality, pharmacology, robotics, and much more.

View a list of center courses with fees and requirements. 

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

For information about CTE opportunities, visit the district CTE page.

CTE nondiscrimination

All career and technical education (CTE) opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

Online resources

Skyward Key

Skyward is our student information system.  Use Skyward Family Access to find student grades, attendance and more.


Dimension U logo

DimensionU consists of four engaging and interactive multiplayer video games that focus on core skills in math and literacy. Each game is designed with unique features that bring out distinct academic and strategic skills in students.

Khan academy logo

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.


2023-2024 Course Guides

Please visit the Course Guides page on the district website for current versions of the high school and middle school course guides.