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Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students to enter the workforce with the academic and technical skills needed to compete successfully in our global economy and local job markets. CTE prides itself on having a career readiness focus and as a result, all CTE programs include theoretical and work-based learning components. Work-based instruction in a hands-on learning environment is at the heart of technical education. This is ensured through guided pathways and competency based learning.

The goal of CTE is to produce graduates who have a complex blend of job-related and academic skills that effectively lead to employment. CTE programs place a heavy emphasis on preparation for work. 

To ensure that programs are contemporary and aligned with industry standards, CTE programs meet regularly with industry specific professionals who provide advice on the curriculum, equipment and internships necessary to meet the specific needs of industry relevant employers.

Career and Technical Education is flexible and adaptable. We offer program paths for high school students as well as traditional and non-traditional college students. Aims Community College offers an array of options, from certificate to degree programs. We offer certificate options as short as one semester and degree options that may last up to two years.

With a long history of workforce development and career readiness, Career and Technical Education prepares students to enter into a variety of skilled occupations that are in high demand.