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Career and Technical Education
200 N Clara Ave.
DeLand, Florida 32720

(38​6) 734-7190 ext. 20640

Dr. Kristin Pierce


Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs and Career Academies provide rigorous instruction to prepare students for high-skill/high-wage careers and/or post-secondary education.  

Volusia County Schools Offers
Two CTE Options

CTE Programs and Career Academies

CTE Programs and Career Academies offer career pathways from high school to post-secondary education including dual-enrollment and articulated credit as well as over 45 industry certification credentials. Key components of CTE Programs and Career Academies are work-based learning (internships, pre-apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job-shadowing, and career planning), participatory learning, school-based businesses, and Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). Through CTE Programs and Career Academy courses, students gain pathway-specific technical, academic, and employability skills necessary for success in the workplace, continued education, and lifelong learning.

CTE Programs

CTE Programs consist of three or more job preparatory courses in a career cluster area of interest. 

Students who participate in CTE Programs are still able to take advantage of district-wide programs such as Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), and the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Learn more about our 47 CTE programs in 10 high schools. 

Career Academies

A Career Academy is up to a four-year full sequence of specific elective courses designed around a career cluster area of interest and requires additional national CTE standards as defined by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Career Academies create a “school within a school” feel since students select to be grouped by a common area of interest for some classes.

Each Career Academy has a Program of Study that helps guide students in course selection and plan for postsecondary experiences. 

Learn more about our 21 Career Academies in 9 VCS high schools.

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