Career and Technical Education
CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.
The National Career Clusters® Framework provides a vital structure for organizing and delivering quality CTE programs through learning and comprehensive programs of study. In total, there are 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Framework, representing more than 79 Career Pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career.
As an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction, Career Clusters provide the essential knowledge and skills for the 16 Career Clusters and their Career Pathways. It also functions as a useful guide in developing programs of study bridging secondary and post-secondary curriculum and for creating individual student plans of study for a complete range of career options. As such, it helps students discover their interests and their passions, and empowers them to choose the educational pathway that can lead to success in high school, college and career (source careertech.org).
More information about each of the national clusters can be found here:
Community College Credit for CTE Courses!
LOCAL ARTICULATED CREDIT AGREEMENT BETWEEN WAKE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM & WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CRITERIA TO AWARD COLLEGE CREDIT (Active 2016-2017 School Year)
The following criteria will be used to award college credit for identified high school courses:
1. Grade of B or higher in the course (80 or higher), &;
2. A scaled score of A (90 or higher) on the CTE post assessment (either provided by NC DPI or an approved third party), &;
3. Students must enroll at Wake Tech within two years of their high school graduation date (Students can add these credits free of charge while taking a Dual Enrollment Course in High School!).
** No state final exam during field test year. Grade of B (80) or higher in courses with no post-assessment.
The list of qualifying Apex High CTE Courses for Wake Tech can be found here:
Printable PDF Version
The list of qualifying CTE courses eligible for credit at other NC Community College (other than Wake Tech): Printable PDF Version
Steps to apply for the credit (Mr. Hayes can assist with all of these!):
Mrs. Lorianne Robinson, Transcript Evaluation
Main Campus, Students Services Building
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
College and Universities that have accepted these transfer credits from WTCC before:
There are several colleges and universities that will accept these transfer credits from Wake Tech once they have been added to the Wake Tech Transcript. The student must take at least 1 Wake Tech course to generate this transcript! Every educational institution has its own policies as it relates to transferring in course equivalencies, but the links below show which Apex High School Articulated CTE credits (By CTE Content Area) have previously been accepted at 4 year colleges and universities in the NC Area!
Interested in which Career Cluster best fits your interests?
We have compiled a list of different careers (in alphabetical order) based on student responses and sorted them by which Career Cluster they most closely align with at Apex High School. If a career that interests you is listed on the link below, please find the Cluster in Column B and use the list of course offerings above to find the best CTE classes for you!
The complete list can be found here: https://goo.gl/J5xD0r