Career & Technical
Career Readiness Academy • Harrison High School • Sierra High School
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare for successful technical careers. Students get real-world, hands-on experiences through CTE approved classes. CTE supports a thriving Colorado economy by providing quality educational learning that emphasizes core academic content, technical skills, workforce readiness competencies, work-based learning opportunities, leadership skills, and seamless transition to additional education or employment.
Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) help students build leadership skills, promote positive work values, and extend the CTE curriculum to meet challenges of the workforce, economic development, and emerging occupations. Colorado approved CTE student organizations include: DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, (SC)2, SkillsUSA, and TSA.
Students who earn an industry certification as part of an approved CTE program may demonstrate proficiency in Mathematics and English (Reading, Writing, and Communication). To find out whether a CTE program has an approved industry certification, students should contact their CTE teacher or the CTE Coordinator.
CTE is governed by the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) and authorized by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Each high school may include an application process to communicate any school specific requirements. Depending on the high school, students may take courses in specific CTE programs, so please see the high school Counseling Center for additional information.
Harrison School District 2 is an equal-opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local law. Current CTE pathways offered in the District include: Business and Marketing; Computer and Digital Technologies; Construction Trades; Engineering, Health Science, Hospitality and Food Production; Multimedia; Theatre Technology; and Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies. Participation in CTE programs is offered to all students. A lack of English skills will not be a barrier to participation or admission.