Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary school program in Wake County.
The mission of Career and Technical Education is to provide offerings that meet student needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations and respond to actual or anticipated opportunities for employment, advanced education, and practical life application.
Middle school students are offered exploratory courses in business and information technologies, life skills, technology systems, and career decisions. Each middle school has a Career Development Coordinator to support the school-to-career connection and facilitate business alliance activities.
Technology Design and Innovation
This course allows students to explore basic technological concepts and principles and related career fields. Topics include design and problem solving, technology assessment, technology systems, technical sketching, CAD, graphic design, modeling skills, computer systems, electronics, and audio/visual production. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, and language and fine arts.
Mr. Ziegler's Supply List