Career and Technical Education



Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides curriculum to prepare youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers ( In CMS, we offer a variety of CTE courses (i.e. Computer Programming, Biomedical Science, Automation & Robotics, etc.) to equip students with the 21st century skills needed for a global economy.


Our mission is to maximize academic achievement by engaging middle and high school students in rigorous and relevant learning to prepare for post-secondary education and careers.



  • Career pathways*
  • Industry credentialing
  • Work-based learning experiences (i.e. internships)
  • Interactive learning experiences
View our CTE Pathway Document for more information!
*A pathway is a sequence of courses, similar to a "concentration" or "major" in college, to prepare students for a particular career path.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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