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High school CTE programs (9-12) assist students in acquiring critical skills in order to jump-start their career through occupational skill training, competency testing, and internships.  College Pathways and similar programs are linked directly to postsecondary institutions so students can meet preliminary requirements for postsecondary degrees while still in high school.  These programs increase the number of students going to college and improve their likelihood of success.

Agriculture Education Business Education Economics & Entrepreneurship Education
Family & Consumer Sciences Education Health Science Education Information Technology Education
Marketing Education Technology & Engineering Education Skilled & Technical Sciences Education


  • Over 131,000 students (grades 9-12) participate in CTE courses annually.
  • Over 22,000 students completed three or more courses in the same CTE program area.
  • Over 76,000 students earned a skill certificate by passing a skill test at 80 percent or above.
  • Over 139,000 students participate in internships, job shadowing, field studies, and career fairs annually.
  • Over 57,000 concurrent enrollment credit hours were earned by CTE students.
  • Over 11,500 students attend courses in the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT).

Updated January 22, 2010


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Areas of Study


Economics & Entrepreneurship

Family & Consumer Sciences

Health Science

Information Technology


Skilled & Technical Sciences

Technology & Engineering

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