Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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Career & Tech Showcase

Come celebrate our FFA and CTE students at the Career & Tech Showcase. This yearly free event features impressive animals, plants, CTE exhibits, and plenty of fun activities for everyone. Be sure to mark your calendar for April 3-4.

An icon of a pencil and paperNew programs of study

We are making changes to our curriculum for the 2020-21 school year. See our new programs of study and course descriptions on the HS course description page.


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.

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

Contact us

For more information contact Career & Technical Education.