The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at Edcouch-Elsa ISD is committed to educate all students by providing a superior education through inspired leadership among parents, teachers, and administration.  The EEHS CTE Department is dedicated in preparing students to gain entry-level employment in high-skill, high-wage jobs and/or to continue with higher education in their chosen career field.   

Students develop employability skills.  CTE students are significantly more likely than their non-CTE counterparts to say they developed problem-solving, project completion, research, math, college application, work-related, communication, time management, and critical thinking skills during high school.

  • Students achieve in other subjects. Students at schools with highly integrated rigorous academic and CTE programs have significantly higher achievement in reading, mathematics and science than those who attend schools with less integrated programs.

  • Students gain job-specific skills related to a specific career pathway. In high school, students can take courses like “Exploring Business; Computer Fundamentals” or “Principles of Business Management” a long with English, math, science and social studies.


Programs of Study

Programs of Study

The Division of College, Career, and Military Preparation has engaged members of the workforce, secondary education, and higher education to advise on the development of programs of study, including coherent sequences of courses, industry-based certifications, and work-based learning to ensure students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers in Texas.


Industry Based Certifications

Industry-based certifications are a valuable component of strong student pathways.

The purpose of the IBC list is to identify certifications that prepare students for success in the workforce, military, or postsecondary education.


Student Organizations

The United States Department of Education (USDE) (outside source) recognizes the value of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and their place as an integral part of career and technical education (CTE). The responsibility for CTE instructional programs and related activities, including CTSOs, rests with state and local education agencies. The USDE allows states to use federal Carl D. Perkins funds to provide leadership and support for the CTE student organizations (Sec. 124).