What is career and technical education (CTE)?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses teach skills that translate into professions. Because students in CTE courses receive real-world experience and hands-on training in some of the most high-demand fields, graduates often work their way through college or enter the workforce straight out of high school. Students can also earn industry certifications and college credit while in high school.

CTE courses are organized into sixteen career clusters. Learn more about Garland ISD's CTE program and career clusters on the district Career & Technical Education page.

Classes offered

GRCTC Programs

The center will offer more than 90 advanced-level CTE courses for juniors and seniors including over 60 new courses. Opportunities include:

  • new programs of study in dentistry and firefighting
  • a real-world stock market ticker for on-the-job training
  • the state's first cybersecurity courses
  • never before offered courses in veterinary medicine, architecture, business, fashion design and marketing, logistics, pharmacology, robotics and 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.

Naviance logo

Our middle and high school students collaborate with parents, teachers and school counselors to create a personalized college & career plan with Naviance.

2022-2023 Course Guides

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