High School - Career & Technical Education Opportunities

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) consists of 18 different career clusters. Within each of these clusters are multiple programs that prepare individuals for occupations important to Florida’s economic development. In Lee County, these programs are geared toward middle school, high school and district technical school. Each program includes the academic and technical skills required to be successful in today’s economy. The CTE department values our partnership with local businesses, trade associations, and community organizations.

 

View the Career and Technical Education Program Sheets for an overview of program courses, industry certification options and curriculum. 

CTE Team

Brian Mangan, Director, Adult & Career Education 

Kevin Krell, Coordinator, Adult & Career Education 

Dr. Lisa Wright, Health Occupations Coordinator 

  • Health Science

Andrew Hopkinson, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication (TV Production)
  • Energy
  • Law, Public Safety, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Nicole Bailey, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing, Sales, and Service

Brandi Fulgham, CTE Career Specialist

  • Diversified Education-OJT (On-the-Job Training)
  • Middle School Career Exploration
  • Community and Business Engagement

Mary Graham, CTE Teacher On Assignment

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
  • Engineering and Technology Education
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science

TBA, CTE Career Specialist

  • Career and Technical Education Internships
  • 5th Grade Career Exploration (EXCEL Bus) 
  • Community and Business Engagement

Career and Technical Education Opportunities in Lee County High Schools

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Infographic

The Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster is a highly technical, ever-changing sector of the global economy upon which everyone is dependent. We will continue to meet national and global demand for safe and abundant food, fiber, and fuel supply if we invest in the growth and development of the human capital for the AFNR industry. Strong, relevant AFNR career and technical education programs that are informed by industry and education stakeholders are one way we can meet workforce needs now and in the future.

East Zone: 

  • East Lee - Agritechnology
  • Gateway - Veterinary Assisting 

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Agritechnology, Veterinary Assisting

West Zone:

  • Island Coast - Aquaculture
  • Mariner - Veterinary Assisting

Architecture and Construction

Architecture and Construction Infographic

Educational programs in the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster prepare students for careers in design/pre-construction, construction and maintenance/operations. Examples of careers include carpenters, drafters, electricians, construction managers, HVAC technicians and plumbers. 

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Brick and Block Masonry
  • Gateway - Carpentry 

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heat Technology
  • South Fort Myers - Brick & Block Masonry, Electricity, Plumbing 

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Brick and Block Masonry

Arts, A/V Technology and Communication

Arts, A/V Technology and Communication Infographic

The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) Career Cluster encompasses audio/video technology and film, journalism and broadcasting, performing arts, printing technology, telecommunications, and visual arts. Hundreds of Arts, A/V Technology and Communication training programs are offered throughout the state.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Digital Design, Television Production Technology  
  • Lehigh Senior - Digital Design, Television Production Technology
  • Riverdale - Digital Design, Television Production Technology

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Digital Design, Television Production Technology
  • Cypress Lake - 3D Animation Technology, Digital Design, Television Production Technology
  • Dunbar - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design, Television Production Technology
  • Estero - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design, Television Production Technology
  • Fort Myers - Digital Design, Television Production Technology
  • South Fort Myers - Digital Design, Television Production Technology

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design 
  • Ida S. Baker - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design, Television Production Technology
  • Island Coast - Digital Design, Television Production Technology
  • Mariner - Digital Design, Digital Media/Multimedia Design
  • North Fort Myers - Digital Design, Television Production Technology

Special Centers:

  • Young Parent Education Program - Digital Design 

Business, Management and Administration

Business, Management and Administration Infographic

The Business Management & Administration Career Cluster is divided into six pathways: General Management; Business Information Management; Human Resources Management; Operations Management; Accounting and Administrative Support. Hundreds of Business, Management & Administration educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges, and state universities.

East Zone:

  • Riverdale - Business Cooperative Education – OJT, Promotional Enterprise

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Business Cooperative Education – OJT, Business Management and Analysis, Promotional Enterprise

Education and Training

Education and Training Infographic

The Education & Training Career Cluster offers students educational opportunities, training services, and related learning support with an emphasis on improving public education services. The Education & Training Career Cluster is divided into three pathways: Teaching and Training; Professional Support Services; and Administration and Administrative Support. Hundreds of Education & Training educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.

East Zone:

  • Lehigh Senior - Principles of Teaching
  • Riverdale - Principles of Teaching

South Zone:

  • Fort Myers - Early Childhood Education

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Principles of Teaching

Special Centers

  • Young Parent Education Program - Early Childhood Education

Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology Infographic

The Engineering & Technology Education Career Cluster provides engineering and technology education opportunities in a variety of industries and programs offered in school districts throughout the state.

East Zone:

  • Gateway - Engineering Pathways

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Aerospace Technologies
  • Dunbar - Engineering Pathways
  • Estero - Advanced Technology Applications, Applied Engineering Technology, Applied Robotics
  • Fort Myers - Applied Engineering Technolog

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Applied Engineering Technology
  • Island Coast  - Aerospace Technologies
  • Mariner - Engineering Pathways

Special Centers:

  • Lee Virtual - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foundations

Government & Public Administration

The Government & Public Administration Career Cluster is divided into seven pathways: Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue & Taxation; Regulation; and Public Management & Administration. Hundreds of Government & Public Administration educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Emergency Planning and Response

Finance

Finance Infographic

The Finance Career Cluster is divided into four pathways: Securities & Investments; Business Finance; Insurance; and Banking Services. Hundreds of Finance educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.

East Zone:

  • Lehigh - Personal Financial Literacy
  • Riverdale - Personal Financial Literacy

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Finance
  • North Fort Myers - Personal Financial Literacy

Health Science

Health Science Infographic

The Health Science Career Cluster is divided into five pathways: Therapeutic Services; Diagnostic Services; Health Informatics; Support Services; and Biotechnology Research & Development. Hundreds of Health Science educational opportunities in a variety of professions are offered throughout the state in school districts, including high schools and technical centers as well as state and community colleges.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Allied Health Assisting, Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care)
  • Gateway - Allied Health Assisting, Medical Skills and Services, Electrocardiograph Technician

South Zone:

  • Bonita Springs - Medical Skills and Services, Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care)
  • Dunbar - Biomedical Sciences
  • Estero - Medical Skills and Services, Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care)
  • South Fort Myers - Allied Health Assisting, Electrocardiograph Technician, Medical Skills and Services, Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care)

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Pharmacy Technician
  • Ida S. Baker - Allied Health Assisting, Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care)
  • Mariner - Nursing Assistant (Acute and Long Term Care)

Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism Infographic

Hundreds of Hospitality & Tourism educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities. The Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster has four pathways:  Restaurant and Food/Beverage Services; Lodging; Travel and Tourism; and Recreation, Amusements & Attractions.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Culinary Arts
  • Lehigh Senior - Principles of Food
  • Riverdale - Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Principles of Food

South Zone:

  • Estero - Culinary Arts
  • South Fort Myers - Hospitality & Tourism Management

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Culinary Arts, Principles of Food
  • Island Coast - Culinary Arts
  • Mariner - Hospitality & Tourism

Special Centers:

  • Young Parent Education Program - Culinary Arts

Human Services

Human Services Infographic

The Human Services Career Cluster is divided into three pathways: Counseling and Mental Health Services; Family and Community Services; and Consumer Services. Hundreds of Human Services educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities. 

Special Centers:

  • Young Parent Education Program - Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Essentials, Parenting Skills

Information Technology

Information Technology Infographic

The Information Technology Career Cluster incorporates four pathways. Network Systems; Information Support & Services; Programming & Software Development; and Interactive Media. Hundreds of Information Technology educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.

East Zone:

  • Gateway - Applied Cybersecurity, Applied Information Technology

South Zone:

  • Dunbar - Applied Cybersecurity, Computer Science Principles, Network Support Services, Network Systems Administration, Web Development
  • Fort Myers - Computer Science Principles
  • South Fort Myers - Applied Cybersecurity

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - Game/Simulation/Animation Visual Design, Web Development
  • Ida S. Baker - Applied Cybersecurity, Applied Information Technology

Special Centers:

  • Lee Virtual - Applied Cybersecurity

Law, Public Safety and Security

Law, Public Safety, & Security Infographic

The Law, Public Safety & Security Career Cluster is divided into five pathways: Correction; Emergency and Fire Management; Law Enforcement; Legal; and Security Protection. Hundreds of Law, Public Safety & Security educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, community colleges and state universities.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Criminal Justice Operations, Introduction to Firefighting, Public Safety Telecommunication

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Introduction to Firefighting

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker -  Introduction to Firefighting

Special Centers:

  • Lee Virtual - Criminal Justice Operations

Manufacturing

Manufacturing Infographic

The Manufacturing Career Cluster incorporates six pathways: 1) Production; 2) Manufacturing Production Process Development; 3) Maintenance, Installation & Repair; 4) Quality Assurance; 5) Logistics & Inventory Control, and 6) Health, Safety & Environmental Assurance. Hundreds of manufacturing educational opportunities in a variety of trades and programs are offered throughout the state in school districts, colleges and universities.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Welding Technology Fundamentals

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Welding Technology Fundamentals

Marketing, Sales & Service

 Marketing, Sales, & Service Infographic

The Marketing, Sales and Service Cluster encompasses advertising and marketing, buying and merchandising, distribution and logistics, e-Marketing, management and entrepreneurship, marketing communications and promotion, marketing information management and research, and professional sales.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Gateway - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Lehigh - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Riverdale - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles

South Zone:

  • Cypress Lake - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Dunbar - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Estero - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Fort Myers - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • South Fort Myers – Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles

West Zone:

  • Cape Coral - - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles, Sport, Recreation and Entertainment Marketing
  • Ida S. Baker - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Island Coast - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • Mariner - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles
  • North Fort Myers - Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurial Principles

Special Centers

  • Lee Virtual - Entrepreneurship

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Infographic

The Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster consists of planning, management, and movement of people, materials and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water. This cluster also contains the related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

East Zone:

  • East Lee County - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

South Zone:

  • South Fort Myers - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Fort Myers - Outboard Marine Service Technology

West Zone:

  • Ida S. Baker - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Mariner - Outboard Marine Service Technology