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
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.
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
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 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
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.
is organized into six content areas:
- bio-related technology;
- computer applications;
- energy, power,
and transportation; and
Samples of these type
programs in TJJD include Principles of Technology and Computer Applications.
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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