GISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are organized into thirteen career clusters, providing students an introduction to specific career areas and options for further education or immediate employment. These programs offer students the opportunity to earn industry certifications and college credit while in high school.

Within the thirteen clusters, there are a variety of programs of study with special options available at some of our magnet schools. Many of those programs are offered through the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center, our specialized CTE learning facility that students can attend as part of their school schedule. By participating in one of our CTE course pathways, students will have the ability to participate in mentorships, internships, practicums and more.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) provide opportunities for leadership and citizenship development. Counselors are available at each high school to provide specialized course and career planning.

See our HS CTE Course descriptions, the Course Guides page, or our individual career cluster pages to learn more.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

The Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster® focuses on the essential elements of life—food, water, land and air.

Architecture and Construction

The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster® focuses on designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Arts, A/V Technology and Communications

This cluser focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content.

Business, Marketing, and Finance

This cluster focuses on careers in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions and operations.

Education and Training

The Education and Training Career Cluster® focuses on planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services.

Health Sciences

This cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Hospitality and Tourism

This cluster focuses on the management, marketing, and operation of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services.

Human Services

This cluster helps prepare for careers that relate to families and human needs like counseling and personal care services.

Information Technology

Focuses on careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration.

Law and Public Service

Focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.


Focuses on the process of creating products and related professional and and technical support activities.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Focuses on planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services, including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Focuses on careers that manage and move material, people and goods and the related professional support services.

CTE is for everyone

All CTE opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

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