Career & Technology Education

There are many courses offered under the Career & Technology Education (CATE) program, but our objective is to provide instruction and training in areas that are in high demand occupations. These demand jobs will change as industry and technology changes, so our challenge is to stay current in our course offerings.

Program Areas/Occupational Skills Agricultural Science and Technology Education

Agricultural Science and Technology Education classes are committed to preparing students for careers and life skills through education and training in food, fiber and natural resources. Coordinated group and individual instructional activities consisting of classroom and laboratory experiences, supervised agricultural experiences, and leadership activities are included in this comprehensive secondary program.

The program is designed to develop competencies needed by high school students desiring to or preparing to enter agricultural science and technology occupations. Samples of these type programs in TJJD include Horticulture, Agriculture Production, and Landscaping.

Business Education

Our Business Education program area provides individuals with knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet local, state, and national needs for business employment and for preparation for further instruction in higher education. This comprehensive program provides students with meaningful instruction both for business and about business, while being flexible and adaptable to the needs of industry and society.

Basic skills such as reading, writing, computation and computer technology expertise comprise the foundation of all Business Education courses. Samples of these type programs in TJJD include Keyboarding, and Business Computer Information System

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for personal and family life across the life span as they manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The program focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for family life, work life, and career by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for a successful life. Samples of these type programs in TJJD include Food Production/Management Service and Culinary Arts.

Trade and Industrial Education

Trade and Industrial Education is a secondary career and technology education program designed to prepare students for initial employment in trade and industrial occupations.

The Trade and Industrial Education program objectives are:

  • To help students secure employment through experiences that deal with the performance of skills in an occupational field;
  • To provide the basis for understanding and use of functional technology related to the occupational field selected;
  • To help students deal with personal and group issues; and
  • To help students develop desirable work habits essential to job success.

Trade and Industrial Education provides instruction that develops manipulative skills, safety, judgment, technical knowledge, and related occupational information. Instruction is provided by individuals who have actual wage-earning experiences in the field they are teaching. Samples of these type programs in TJJD include Welding, Building Trades, and Automotive Technician.

Technology Education/Industrial Technology

Technology Education is a comprehensive experienced-based educational program that allows students to investigate and experience the means by which humans meet their needs and wants, solve problems, and extend their capabilities.

Technology Education is concerned with the knowledge and skills to develop, produce, and use products or services and how to assess the impacts these activities have on humans and the world. In Technology Education, students gain knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, and assessment of products, services, and systems.

The study of technology allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer their academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. In addition to their general academic and technical knowledge and skills, students gain an understanding of career opportunities available in technology and what employers require for workers to gain and maintain employment in the 21st century.

Technology Education is organized into six content areas:

  1. bio-related technology;
  2. communication;
  3. computer applications;
  4. construction;
  5. energy, power, and transportation; and
  6. manufacturing.

Samples of these type programs in TJJD include Principles of Technology and Computer Applications.

*The determination of CATE programs offered at each facility is determined by many factors, including, but not limited to; space constraints, availability of appropriately certified teachers, technical infrastructure, safety/security issues, and age level appropriateness.

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