Career and Technology Education

Career and Technical Department

Nimitz Ninth Grade



Career Technical Education (CTE) provides the students at Nimitz Ninth Grade with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. 

The Career and Technical Education Team in the Department of College, Career, and Military Preparation provides direction and leadership to the CTE programs throughout Texas. CTE staff assists districts statewide with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for CTE, collaborates with various professional organizations about CTE programs, and assists the Instructional Materials Division in overseeing the textbook adoption process for CTE instructional materials. The CTE Team also provides ongoing communication with the field related to the curriculum and graduation requirements in 19 TAC Chapter 74.

Career and technical education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.