CTE Program Catalog

Proven Success in Learning – Focused and Independent

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in established and emerging industries. High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to post-secondary education.

  • Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.
    • Plank et al, Dropping Out of High School and the Place of Career and Technical
      Education, National Research Center for CTE, 2005.
  • The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 93%, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80%.
    • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education data;
      Civic Enterprises et al, Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the
      High School Dropout Epidemic: Annual Update, 2014.
  • 91% of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.
    • U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Data
      Point: Career and Technical Education Course taking and Post-secondary Enrollment and
      Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004, 2016.
  • CA BOCES CTE programs offer 19 Certifications in 14 programs.
  • Every program CTE program at CA BOCES has articulation agreements with local and regional colleges offering our students college credits.
  • A 2015 NYS Education Dept. BOCES report card states that 89.53% of CA BOCES CTE graduates are either employed or are continuing their education.