Career & Technology

  • At Rockwall High School our Career and Technical Programs are dedicated to preparing students to manage the dual roles of family member and wage earner. Career and technical programs enable students to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or to continue their education.

     

    The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) recognizes 16 career clusters that provide students with relevant contexts for studying and learning. RHS is proud to offer 12 of the 16 career clusters to students.

     

    Career-Technical Education courses are designed to prepare students with professional and technical skills necessary to succeed in today’s high-demand occupational environment. Students have the opportunity to utilize their academic skills in the following career fields: Accounting, Agricultural Mechanics, Animal Science, Animation, Architecture, Audio Video Production, Business Management, Child Development, Computer Maintenance, Culinary Arts, Digital &Interactive Multimedia, Education & Training, Engineering Design, Fashion Design, Health Science, Hospitality Services, Interior Design, Marketing, Robotics, Technology, Video Game Design, and Web Technology. These programs of study provide a variety of elective courses from which students are allowed to select and are in addition to the academic courses required for graduation. Career-Technical Education can help a student explore his/her potential and establish future career goals. Career education may assist students by providing them with a means for enhanced earning potential while attending high school and post-secondary education/training. Career education courses encourage students to develop a personal career plan and provide information for post-secondary education opportunities. Students may choose to take advantage of the articulation agreement, in which students receive community college credit for technical courses completed in high school.

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