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About CTE

About CTE

Career and technical education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content. CTE content is aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions.


The Division of College, Career, and Military Preparation has engaged members of the workforce, secondary education, and higher education to advise on the development of programs of study, including coherent sequences of courses, industry-based certifications, and work-based learning to ensure students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, and high-wage careers in Texas.

The programs of study go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year and will allow Texas to meet the federal program approval requirements within the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Programs of study documents can be viewed by following the links below:

Approved Statewide CTE Programs of Study

Approved Regional Programs of Study

LWDA Labor Market Information and Resources

CTE Programs of Study Alignment to Endorsements

All CTE Courses Weighted Tiers Excel (updated for 2021/2022 on 3/31/2022)

All CTE Courses Weighted Tiers Accessible PDF (updated for 2021/2022 on 3/31/2022)

PEIMS Calculations-Tech Tips TSDS (


Industry-based certifications are a valuable component of strong student pathways.

TEC §39.053 requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to account for high school students who earn an industry-based certification as one indicator within the student achievement domain of the state's public school accountability system. The purpose of the IBC list is to identify certifications that prepare students for success in the workforce, military, or postsecondary education.

Click here for more information from the Texas Education Agency.


Phone: 409.980.7877 ext. 6119


Degrees and Certifications:

Career Technical Education Department Chair | Career Preparation I &II

Mrs. Cassie Balla

Silsbee ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Superintendent, Gregg Weiss,415 Hwy. 327, Silsbee, TX, 77656,409.980.7879,

Silsbee ISD no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus programas o actividades y brinda igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para manejar consultas sobre las políticas de no discriminación: Superintendent, Gregg Weiss,415 Hwy. 327, Silsbee, TX, 77656,409.980.7879,