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)
Mobile Application Development
Business & Industry Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources Animal Science
Applied Agricultural Engineering
Plant & Floral Science
Architecture & Construction Architectural Design
Construction Technology
Arts, Audio Visual Technology, and Communications Audio Video Production
Graphic Design
Business, Marketing, and Finance Accounting & Financial Services
Business Management
International Business**
Energy Energy**
Hospitality & Tourism Culinary Arts
Manufacturing Robotics
Public Service Education & Training Teaching and Training
Health Science Dentistry
Emergency Medicine
Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy
Multi-Disciplinary Mix All Mix of Pathways
**These Pathways are not currently offered.
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 ten (10) career clusters, as listed below.
CTE Icon Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
CTE Icon Architecture & Construction
Architecture & Construction
CTE Icon Arts, Audio Visual Technology & Communications
Arts, Audio Visual Technology & Communications
CTE Icon Business, Marketing & Finance
Business, Marketing & Finance
CTE Icon Education & Training
Education & Training
CTE Icon Energy
CTE Icon Health Science
Health Science
CTE Icon Hospitality & Tourism
Hospitality & Tourism
CTE Icon Manufacturing
CTE Icon Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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 26 pathways or programs of study as listed above. Below is the Pathway or Program of Study Sequence Chart.

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