Career and Technical Education

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About CTE Programs

Students who take Career and Technical Education courses will learn skills that may lead to high wage, high skill, or high demand occupations.

CTE programs are in all secondary schools. These programs are rigorous, relevant, and aligned with the business/industry standards for the workforce of tomorrow. With their acquired skills and training, students are more prepared to enter the job market or continue their education. Many of the programs offer articulation and/or dual credit with neighboring post-secondary community colleges.

Shelby County Schools offers a centralized career and technical center open to all students who attend Shelby County Schools through an application process. Visit CTEC for more information about the programs and classes that are offered.

Work Based Learning

  • Cooperative Education – Work Based Learning is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to be dismissed early from school and receive school credit for working in the community.

Work Based Learning Website


Career Coaches

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Did You know?

Did you know you can receive college credit at community colleges in Alabama from some of our career and technical education courses? Read about College Credit

Stay Informed!

Career Tech offers an email listserv to help keep you informed of what is happening in Career Tech. Join the Listserv Today!

Nondiscrimination Statement and Policy

Shelby County Career Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, homeless status, marital status, non-English speaking ability, or migrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

  • Mike Jones, Title IX Coordinator 410 East College Street Columbiana, AL 35051
  • 205-682-7069

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