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Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. Students enrolled in our CTE course acquire skills that prepare them for successful career entry, advancement, and/or continuing education. Rochester Community Schools offers 11 CTE approved programs, 5 CTE credentials, and 9 career and technical student organizations. 

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Course Offerings

Rochester Community Schools offers 11 CTE state-approved programs. Visit the course catalog to learn about all of our CTE courses. 

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Four Components of CTE

Students enrolled in state-approved secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs have an opportunity to acquire skills that prepare them for successful career entry, advancement, and/or continuing education. Click here to learn more about four key components integrated into our programs.  

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Career Technical Student Organizations

A Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is a student leadership organization that provides an excellent framework for developing leadership skills.

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CTE Team

Meet the team of teachers and administrators who support Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Career Focused Education (CFE) K-12 at Rochester Community Schools. 

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Rochester Community Schools is proud to offer a robust robotics program K-12 grade. 

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CTE & CFE Overview

An easily downloadable overview of the CTE and CFE programs at RCS.


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Work Based Learning

Want to get work experience in your future expertise for school?

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CTE Recognition

A yearly recognition for students who went above and beyond in CTE.

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Want to earn stackable credentials for your resume while still in high school?

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Post Secondary

Wondering what options you have after high school?

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