Occupational Areas

Agriculture Science and Technology

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. Students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth, and career success. Agricultural Education instruction is delivered through three major components: 1) Classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning), 2) supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning), and 3) student leadership opportunities and organizations (National FFA Organization).

Business and Marketing Technology

The Business and Marketing Department administers a variety of programs and courses to help prepare students for college degrees and career fields in the business arena. Career and Technical Student Organizations FBLA and DECA offer a differentiated and application-based curriculum for students pursuing a career focus in a business program, bringing relevance and real-world connections to the classroom. The department is working to increase the number of industry certifications achieved by Arkansas students. It is the mission of the Business and Marketing Department that every student who completes a business program of study has the skills and credentials to achieve a successful career in their chosen field.


Career Readiness\Work-Based Learning

The Career Readiness\Work-Based Learning Office oversees the development, review, and revision process of Career and Technical Education standards. This process involves stakeholders throughout the state of Arkansas and is an ongoing and critical component to ensuring Arkansas students are engaged in current and relevant learning.

Career Pathway System

The Career Readiness and Special Programs Office provides districts with guidance and support for the implementation and on-going support of initiatives designed to improve student performance and school climate. Some examples of these initiatives include:

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students to make informed choices regarding consumer education, food and nutrition, relationships, housing, and textiles and provides skills for careers in the Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Human Services career clusters.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
National FCCLA 
Arkansas FCCLA

Educators Rising

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

The CTE STEM Education division provides leadership to STEM educators across the state and supports programs provided in comprehensive schools and technology centers. STEM programs provide a hands-on problem-based curriculum that allows students to explore opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Technology Student Association
National TSA
Arkansas TSA

Trade and Industry

Trade and Industry are a group of instructional programs that prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills in one or more trade, technical, and/or professional occupations. Students will engage in activities and instruction enabling them to use, create, problem and control various technology resources; people, tools, machines, information, materials, energy, capital, and time. SkillsUSA or HOSA are integral in each instructional program respectively. Students may participate in leadership activities and state and national competitions in the student’s area of interest.


HOSA Future Health Professionals