Career Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary school program in Durham Public Schools. Durham Public Schools offers a comprehensive Career and Technical Education program for students in middle and high schools. Courses are offered in Agricultural Education; Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education; Career Development Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Health Science Education; Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education; Technology, Engineering and Design Education; and Trade and Industrial Education. To ensure all students have access to CTE and are successful, Career Development and Special Populations support services are also available. All programs may not be offered at each middle and high school.


In compliance with federal law, Durham Public Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability. Inquiries or concerns related to discrimination policies should be addressed to Dr. Deborah Pitman, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services, 511 Cleveland Street, Durham NC, 27702, (919) 560-2000.