• Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational program for junior high and high school students. At the high school level, CTE students can take a sequence of courses directly related to their preparation for further education and training within a career pathway. CTE programs include competency-based, hands-on learning that contributes to an individual's application of academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, employability and work-related skills, and occupationally specific skills necessary for economic independence as a productive and contributing member of society. HISD is dedicated to preparing young people to manage the dual roles of a family member and wage earner. Through CTE programs, students receive training for employment in a high-skill, high-wage job. CTE students are encouraged to pursue post-secondary education/ training with a focus on their chosen occupational area.

    Career and Technical Education programs:

    • Are identifiable, but also integrated with other programs
    • Enhance students' career development knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • Are articulated across all program areas
    • Have a clear structure that includes leadership, high academic standards, and high workplace competency standards
    • Are accountable, and assess the career and educational development outcomes achieved by participating students


    • Agricultural Science and Technology Education (food, fiber, and animal production and agribusiness)
    • Business Education (accounting, business administration, management, information technology, and entrepreneurship)
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Education (culinary arts, child development, housing and interior design, and life management skills)
    • Health Science Technology Education (nursing, dental, and medical technicians)
    • Marketing Education (management, entrepreneurship, merchandising, and retail)
    • Technology Education (production and communication)
    • Trade and Industrial Education (skilled trades such as automotive technology, process technology, criminal justice,  and computer-aided drafting)


    • Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
    • Architecture & Construction
    • Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
    • Business, Management & Administration
    • Education & Training
    • Finance
    • Government & Public Administration
    • Health Science
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Human Services
    • Information Technology
    • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing, Sales & Services
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
    • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics


    It is the policy of Hallsville ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.