The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs allow students to earn high school credit, college credit, and industry certifications. Our programs are rigorous and prepare students for college, yet give them the skills in which Florida employers are looking.
CTE courses offer students the ability to gain specific, practical and professional skills that can mean the difference on a college application or the fast-track into a first job. Our career programs incorporates challenging academic content standards leading to an industry-recognized credential or certificate in addition to the student’s high school diploma by:
- Empowering students for effective participation in the Florida workforce and beyond;
- Teaching students the high demand skills needed to get a job, to cross-train for different positions, or retrain for a new career; and
- Preparing students for more than a good paying job – it serves as the beginning of a career path.
Okaloosa County School District students have an opportunity to earn industry certifications in our Career and Technical Education programs. Students who earn an industry certification that can articulate for postsecondary credit save money for tuition and fees by completing these programs in high school.