The Nacogdoches ISD Career and Technical Education Department is committed to offering programs of study which prepare 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. For more information about what programs are offered, click here.


Career and Technical Education students attending Nacogdoches ISD will be prepared with marketable skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a genuine interest in service to others as they embark on the post-secondary path of their choosing.


The Nacogdoches ISD Career and Technical Education Department, and its subsequent programs will meet the specific needs of a diverse and unique student population while continuing to provide career readiness instruction that is engaging, rigorous, and relevant to post-secondary educational standards as well as local, national, and global industry.

Why Career & 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 national certification.