Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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 Arts and Humanities Chart and Clusters  Multidisciplinary Chart
Business and Industry Chart and Clusters   Public Service Chart and Clusters
Endorsement Strands for CTE Areas at NHS in 2014 STEM Chart and Clusters

Mission Statement:

Nacogdoches ISD Career and Technical education department is committed to offering programs of study which prepares students for the challenges of a globally competitive workplace and able to embrace the challenges of post-secondary education. We strive to stay current with trends in business and industry and offer certifications and real world experiences for our students that are combined with high academic standards that greatly enhance their future success.  NISD CTE students have many opportunities to prepare for a highly competitive world of work.

The 16 clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Education in 2000 classify workforce preparation programs that are obtained through career and technical education in the following:


  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources *
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training *
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism *
  • Human Services *
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics *

Certifications/Licenses Available Currently at NHS

Endorsement Strands in ( )

  • OSHA Career Safe  - Business, Manufacturing, Marketing, Automotive,  Agriculture (All)
  • American Welding Society – Manufacturing, Agriculture (Business/Industry)
  • NCCER Welding – Manufacturing, Agriculture (Business/Industry)
  • NCCER  Construction Technology – Architecture, Agriculture (Business/Industry)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician – Health Science (Public Service)
  • Certified Nurse Assistant  - Health Science (Public Service
  • Floral Design Certification – Agriculture (Business/Industry)
  • Cosmetology –Operators License – Cosmetology/Human Services  (Public Service)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Business, Finance, Marketing (Business/Industry and Public Service)
  • Food Handlers Certification – Hospitality/Culinary (Public Service)
  • Serve Safe Certification – Food Handlers – Hospitality/Culinary
  • Firefighter – Law/Public Safety (Public Service)
  • Medical Lab Assistant – Health Science – (Public Service)
  • Phlebotomy – Health Science (Public Service)
  • NATEF  Local Student Certification (Automotive) – Transportation, Distribution (Public Service)
  • Certified Classroom Teachers Aide – Education and Training (Public Service)