Competency-based courses are offered in eight program areas, with each area having school-based, work-based, or community based learning opportunities.
1. Agriculture Education
2. Business and Information Technology
3. Career Development Education
4. Family and Consumer Sciences Education
5. Health Occupations Education
6. Marketing Education
7. Technology Education (Middle Schools)
8. Trade and Industrial Education
Combined with other academic offerings, the Division of Career and Technical Education assists all enrollees with career goals and high school graduation requirements. Students are to have a career development plan outlining courses to be taken to meet a tentative career objective and obtain a high school diploma. Each student's career development plan will include courses from one of the pathways in the 2022-2023 WCPS Career Pathways
document. Not all courses and programs are offered at every high school.