CTE - Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) creates pathways by providing them with the technical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare for future employment and/or a successful transition to post-secondary education. Students who participate in CTE courses that help them explore career options and develop occupational skills. CTE curriculum gives students the practical experience needed to succeed through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work, and on-the-job-training. Career and Technical Education jump-start student careers by preparing them for post-secondary education and training for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand occupations while they are still in high school. By following a CTE pathway, students become college and career ready. For more information on Utah Career and Technical Education, visit the link below.

CTE Terms You Should Know

CTE Pathway

A sequence of courses in one area of study, connecting high school to post-secondary education for a certificate, degree, and/or career.

Pathway Completer

Student who completes one explorer course and one concentrator path in one pathway.

Concentrator Course

A course that offers in-depth instruction in an area of the career cluster or pathway.

Pathway Concentrator

Student who completes one explorer course and one concentrator path in one pathway.

Explorer Course

A course that introduces a student to a career cluster and its pathways.

Completer Course

A course that offers deep instruction in a career cluster, an internship opportunity, or a capstone course.


Don't just take our word for it.

"CTE helped me focus on what I wanted to do and learn extensively about the career I want to go into." - Emma Monson

Emma Monson  

"Automotive classes taught me about a passion that I never knew I had. I learned how to work on my own truck and how to help others learn about what I loved. My teacher was always willing to help us and teach us about different parts of a vehicle and how to work on them." - Tyson Billsie

Emma Monson  

"High school pathways have helped me to set a base for my future and get a head start on my career." - Staten Perkins

Emma Monson  

"CTE helped me really understand more of how the world really works." - Makya Williams

Emma Monson  

"I was able to classes that led into the field that I am interested in and gained more insight into the degree before going to college." - Kasidy Reid


"CTE helped me prepare for college on what type of courses I would be taking and to help me learn more about my career and see other options in that career. " - Kaili Kaytso


"CTE classes exposed me to various career interests and gave me the opportunity to explore different fields before college." - Alexander Lott


"I learned valuable skills that will be very helpful to me in the future." - Jordyn Kartchner


CTE At A Glance

At A Glance Two

It is the policy of Southeast Utah CTE not to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, or disabilities in its CTE programs, services, or activities.