Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Why Career and Technical Education?

Research has demonstrated the value of Career and Technical Education:

  • Students with highly integrated, rigorous academic and CTE programs have significantly higher student achievement in Reading, Mathematics and Science.

  • Seven years after graduating from high school, CTE students had earnings that increased by about two percent for each additional high school CTE course they took.

  • A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes was shown to minimize the risk of students dropping out.

  • Nearly one-third of the fastest-growing occupations will require an associate's degree or a national certification.

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 
Government and Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality and Tourism 
Human Services 
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics 

Certifications/Licenses Currently Offered 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)



Career and Technical Education Non-Discrimination Notice

HasleyDirector of Career and Technical Education 

Don Hasley
(936) 564-2466 Ext. 2231

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