Career and technology education

What is career and technical education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are organized into sixteen career clusters, providing students an introduction to specific career areas and options for further education or immediate employment. These programs offer students the opportunity to earn industry certifications and college credit while in high school. 

Examples of student photography from CTE photography class at CTE Fair
Examples of student work in architecture and design from CTE Fair at RHS
Booths from CTE fair at RHS that show some of the classes offered, such as Accounting BCIM & Digital Media

CTE courses offered at RHS

Find out more about the career & technical education courses we have to offer here at Rowlett High School by exploring the career pathways below. 

Agriculture, food and natural resources

  • Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Small Animal Management
  • Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management
  • Equine Science
  • Livestock Production

Architecture and construction

  • Principles of Architecture
  • Principles of Construction
  • Architecture Design I
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Engineering Design & Presentation 

Arts, audio visual technology and communications

  • Fashion Design
  • Principles of Arts, Audio Visual, Technology & Communication
  • Animation
  • Commercial Photography I
  • Commercial Photography II
  • Graphic Design

Business, marketing and finance

  • Business Computer Information Management
  • Principles of Business, Marketing & Finance
  • Digital Media
  • Virtual Business
  • Keyboarding
  • Professional Communications
  • Accounting
  • Statistics & Decision Making
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Money Matters
  • Advertising 
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Practicum Marketing Dynamics 

Education and training

  • Principles of Education & Training
  • Future Teacher Internship I
  • Future Teacher Internship II
  • Child Development
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Principles of Human Services 

Health science

  • Principles of Health Science 
  • Health Science Theory 
  • Health Science Clinical 

Hospitality and tourism

  • Food Science
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
  • Travel & Tourism 

Human services

  • Principles of Human Services
  • Professional Communications 
  • Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Practicum in Human Services 

Information technology

  • Principles of Information Technology 
  • Web Design
  • Web Programming
  • Digital Video & Audio Design
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Computer Science I
  • AP Computer Science
  • Computer Science III
  • Game Programming and Design
  • Video Game Design 

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

  • Robotics
  • Principles of Applied Engineering 


  • Principles of Manufacturing 
  • Diversified Manufacturing I
  • Diversified Manufacturing II

Did you know you can become CCMR certified through CTE classes? 

College, Career & Military Readiness (CCMR) is part of the TEA & RHS accountability system to ensure that our students are achieving academic and career standards that show progress and growth through their high school academic journey. 

Take any of the classes listed below and pass the industry certification offered through that class. See your counselor to sign up for any of these CTE classes at your choice of subject meeting.  

CCMR Industry certification  CTE courses offered at RHS

Serve Safe Food Manager Certification

  • Food Science
  • Introduction to Culinary
  • Practicum of Human Services
  • Principles of Hospitality 
Microsoft Specialist Core in Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
  • Business Computer Information Management
Microsoft Specialist in Word
  • Keyboarding 

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

  • Principles of Business Marketing & Finance
  • Money Matters
  • Virtual Business

Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)

  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design I
Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel
  • Statistics & Business Decision Making
  • Accounting I
  • Financial Mathematics
Google Analytics
  • Career Preparation Practicum in Marketing Dynamics
NCCER Core Safety Level
  • Diversified Manufacturing 
Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate 
  • Engineering Design & Presentation

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.