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Career & Technical Education

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Career & Technology Education (CTE) students will be productive in leading and serving our society.
Preparing students for the real world in a real way.
To make sure that every single student finds a place to belong, a passion to pursue and a love for learning that will serve them well beyond the years they spend with us.
A related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area. There are five (5) endorsement areas offered in Texas.
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Industry
  • Multi-Disciplinary Studies
  • Public Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Overview of all TISD CTE Endorsements, Career Clusters, and Pathways
Endorsements Career Cluster Pathway/Program of Study
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Game & App Development
Business & Industry Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources Animal Science
Applied Agricultural Engineering
Plant & Floral Science
Architecture & Construction Architectural Design
Construction Technology
Electrical Technology
Arts, Audio Visual Technology, and Communications Audio Video Production
Graphic Design
Business, Marketing, and Finance Accounting & Financial Services
Business Management
Hospitality & Tourism Culinary Arts
Manufacturing Robotics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Aviation
Public Service Education & Training Teaching and Training
Health Science Dentistry
Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy
Law and Public Service Emergency Medicine
Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Multi-Disciplinary Mix All Mix of Pathways
A career cluster is a group of careers that share common themes. There are fourteen (14) Texas identified career clusters that are aligned with the five (5) endorsement categories. Tomball ISD offers twelve (12) career clusters, as listed below.
CTE Icon Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
CTE Icon Architecture & Construction
Architecture and Construction
CTE Icon Arts, Audio Visual Technology & Communications
Arts, Audio-Visual Technology, and Communications
CTE Icon Business, Marketing & Finance
Business, Marketing, and Finance
CTE Icon Education & Training
Education and Training
CTE Icon Health Science
Health Science
CTE Icon Hospitality & Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism
CTE Icon Law & Public Service
Law and Public Service
CTE Icon Manufacturing
CTE Icon Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
CTE Icon Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
A pathway or program of study is a coherent sequence of courses that fosters a progressive growth in knowledge and skill development. 
These pathways or programs of study are further enriched by a strategic collaboration with their corresponding business community.
Tomball ISD currently offers 28 pathways or programs of study as listed above. Below is the Pathway or Program of Study Sequence Chart.