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Career & Technical Education

Discover Your Path, Realize Your Potential
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CTE programs provide skills for today and careers for tomorrow.

Career and Technical Education gives students practical skills and real-world experience to prepare them for future jobs.


 

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About Career & Technical Education

CTE provides you with the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to succeed in your future career. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in Salem-Keizer Public School's CTE programs, which have a 99.37% graduation rate for program concentrators. 

Read more about what you'll learn in our CTE programs and the careers they'll prepare you for in our CTE Career & College Opportunities brochure.

The Difference Between CTE and CTEC

While Salem-Keizer high schools have CTE programs on campus, the Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) serves as a hub for junior and senior students enrolled in CTEC's programs. Students are still enrolled at their home high school and spend 2.5 days a week on the CTEC campus.

How to Apply to CTE Programs

  • No application is necessary for CTE programs offered at the high school you are enrolled at. 
  • If you're interested in a program offered at CTEC and are on track to begin next school year as a junior or senior, you can apply for admission to CTEC.

CTE Programs in Middle & High Schools

Salem-Keizer is proud to offer 50 state-approved CTE programs and four startup programs. Sixteen of these programs offer industry certification, opening the door for students to transfer into an community college, apprenticeship program or directly into a career.

A complete list of CTE programs and their locations are listed below. In addition to high school CTE programs, all Salem-Keizer middle schools offer career center labs.

CTE Program High School Locations

High School CTE Programs
Career & Technical
Education Center (CTEC)
  • Auto Body Repair and Painting
  • Aviation
  • Behavioral Health and Human Services
  • Biotechnology and Medical Science 
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts and Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Manufacturing, Welding and Engineering
  • Residential Construction
  • Video and Game Design Animation
EDGE
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Health Services
McKay
  • Agriculture
  • Audio Production
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts and Management
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health Services - Basic Nursing Assistant
  • Marketing
McNary
  • Audio Production
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts and Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Production
North Salem
  • Business Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts and Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Pharmacy Services
  • National Security - JROTC
Roberts
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Education and Teaching
South Salem
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Culinary Arts and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services - Sports Medicine
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
Sprague
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science - Cyber Security
  • Engineering
  • Education and Teaching
  • Health Services - Sports Medicine
  • Media Production
West Salem
  • Business - Banking and Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services - EMT

CTE Program Middle School Locations

Middle School CTE Programs
Claggett Creek
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Industrial Tech
Crossler
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Video/Media/Art
Houck
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Lego Robotics
  • Video/Media/Art
EDGE
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
Judson
  • Audio Production
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Industrial Tech
  • Video/Media/Art
Leslie
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Computer Literacy
  • Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Industrial Tech
  • Video/Media/Art
Parrish
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Industrial Tech
Roberts
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
Stephens
  • Audio Production 
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Video/Media/Art
Straub
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Computer Literacy 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Video/Media/Art
Waldo
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Computer Literacy 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Video/Media/Art
Walker
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Computer Literacy 
  • Industrial Tech
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Video/Media/Art
Whiteaker
  • Audio Production 
  • Career Exploration: Paxton-Patterson Lab
  • Computer Literacy 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Video/Media/Art