Career and Technical Education programs help students gain academic and technical knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes required in college and careers. Students explore career fields, clusters and pathways to learn about hundreds of career options.

Career and Technical Education consists of six program areas:

To support the transition between secondary and post-secondary education, Career and Technical Education offers challenging courses; relevant, integrated, and differentiated instruction; personalized learning and blended/online courses; standards-based curricula; and technical skill assessments (industry certifications).

Examples of Career and Technical Education opportunities in Osseo Area Schools include:

  • Advanced standing credits (articulation agreements with colleges across the state)
  • Post-Secondary Education Options and other concurrent enrollment options
  • Advanced Placement and Diploma Programme courses
  • Industry certifications, e.g. emergency medical responder, nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, ProStart culinary arts, computer repair, automotive technology
  • NATEF Certified Automotive Program
  • STEM connections, including Project Lead The Way (middle school and senior high)
  • Leadership and service opportunities
  • Partnerships with businesses and community organizations
  • Credit for Minnesota Standards in the arts

Career and Technical Education Curriculum:

1. Business, Marketing and Information Tech Pathways

2. Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology Career Field

3. Family and Consumer Science, Food and Natural REsources Career Field

4. Health Science Technology Career Field

5. Career Resources Center Foundation knowledge and skills

6. Middle School Programs

7. Elementary Programs

8. CTE Student Organization


Godfrey Edaferierhi, Coordinator