Career & Technical Education Department

  • Cullman High School is proud to offer CTE programs on campus, along with opportunities at the Cullman Area Technology Academy through our educational partnership with Cullman County Schools. 

    Regardless of whether students are headed for college or the workforce, Career and Technical Education (CTE) will help them prepare for the future. In fact, college-bound students can get job experiences to help them define their career plans.  Students may also gain the necessary skills needed to secure a high wage/high demand job in today’s workforce.  They can obtain industry valued credentials while in high school, giving them the competitive edge when it comes to furthering their education and/or seeking employment in today’s high tech fields.

    Keep scrolling to  learn more about our CTE opportunities!


    Cullman High School CTE

    Agriscience

    This program is designed to deliver a variety of agricultural disciplines which will provide students a general understanding of the scope of agriculture as it relates to the following areas: animal science, plant science, food science, forestry and wildlife sciences, agricultural construction and agricultural.

    Course Offerings:
    Fundamentals of Agriscience
    Intermediate Agriscience
    Advanced Agriscience
    Applied Agricultural Mechanics
    Introduction to Metal Fabrication
    Fish and Wildlife Management (.5 credits)
    Animal Science (.5 credits)
    Landscape Design and Management/Horticulture (.5 credits)

    Affiliated Student Organization:
    The National FFA Organization (FFA)

     
    Business Management and Administration
    This cluster prepares high school students for careers in the field of business management and administration. Rigorous instruction is provided to equip learners with knowledge and skills for college and career readiness. Extended learning experiences to enrich and enhance instruction is reinforced through learner participation in career and technical student organizations (FBLA).

    Course Offerings:
    Business Essentials
    Business Technology Applications
    Multimedia Design
    Multimedia Publications
    AP Computer Science Principles
    Introduction to Television Production
    Television Production-Writing, Production and Performing

     Affiliated Student Organization:
    Future Business Leader of America (FBLA)

     

    Drafting and Design Technology
    Courses in the drafting program are designed to enable students to pursue a successful career in an architectural, engineering, or industrial field. Students learn technical, mechanical drafting, and computer-aided drafting.

    Course Offerings:
    Introduction to Drafting Design
    Intermediate Drafting Design
    Introduction to Architectural Design
    Intermediate Architectural Design

    Affiliated Student Organization:
    Skills USA

     

    Food, Wellness and Dietetics
    This program is for students who are interested in pursuing careers in nutrition, wellness, and health and disease prevention. Courses provide students with knowledge in event planning; photographic styling applications; social media and digital design techniques; developing and adapting food products for marketing and specific nutrition needs; meal planning; food safety; and the scientific investigation of production, processing, preparation, evaluation, and utilization of food. 

    Course Offerings:
    Family and Consumer Sciences
    Food Innovations and Media
    Food and Nutrition
    Fashion

    Affiliated Student Organization:
    Family, Career and Community Leader of America (FCCLA)

     

    Health Science
    The Health Science program provides students with essential knowledge and skills for pursuing careers in the following five pathways: Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, and Biotechnology Research and Development. Rigorous and challenging content may include a variety of instructional strategies, work-based learning experiences, and simulation.

    Course Offerings:
    Foundations of Health Science
    Therapeutic Services
    Health Science Internship 
    Human Body Structures & Functions 
    Senior Career Pathway Project - Health Science

    Affiliated Student Organization:
    HOSA Future Health Professionals


    Teaching and Training 
    This program provides students with knowledge and skills needed for teaching and professional training consultant careers. Courses provide an overview of teaching and learning theories; curriculum development; teaching techniques; instructional resources and the use of technology; types of assessments; classroom management strategies; and ethics and professionalism.

     Course Offerings:
    Education and Training 
    Teaching 1
    Teaching 2
    Education and Training Internship

    Affiliated Student Organization:
    Future Teachers of America (FTA)

     

    Work Based Learning/Cooperative Education
    WBL/Co-op is an educational opportunity that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.  WBL/Co-op typically occurs outside of the campus setting and utilizes a training plan developed by the WBL/Cooperative Education Coordinator in collaboration with local employers.

     

    The following programs are available at the Cullman Area Technology Academy through our partnership with Cullman County Schools:

    Auto Collision Repair   
    Auto Service Technology   
    Carpentry
    Cosmetology
    Culinary Arts & Hospitality    
    Horticulture      
    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration   
    JROTC
    Precision Machining   
    Welding Technology  


  • Cullman City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination/harassment policies:

     

    Title IX

    Section 504

    Title II

    Mike Donaldson
    301 First St. NE
    Cullman, AL 35055
    (256)734-2211
    mdonaldson@cullmancats.net

    Dawn Nesmith
    301 First St. NE
    Cullman, AL 35055
    (256)734-2211
    dnesmith@cullmancats.net

    Jackie Kinney 
    301 First St. NE
    Cullman, AL 35055
    (256)734-2211
    jkinney@cullmancats.net

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