Career & Technical Education (CTE)


GISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are organized into sixteen career clusters, providing students an introduction to specific career areas and options for further education or immediate employment. These programs offer students the opportunity to earn industry certifications and college credit while in high school.

Within the sixteen clusters there are variety of programs of study with special options available at these magnet schools:

  • College & Career Magnet at Lakeview Centennial High School
  • Global Business, Language & Leadership Magnet at Naaman Forest High School
  • Math, Science and Technology Magnet at North Garland High School

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) provide opportunities for leadership and citizenship development. Counselors are available at each high school to provide specialized course and career planning.

 
 
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.