Career and Technical Education in the Williamsburg-James City County School Division consists of offerings in the following areas: Business, Health and Medical Science, Occupations Education, Marketing Education, Technology Education and Trade and Industrial Education. Course content in these areas is correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Students are prepared for entry into the workforce or for postsecondary education.
Through exploratory programs at the middle schools and career preparation programs at the high schools, we will provide each student with technical skills and work readiness skills that will enable them to be productive citizens in the 21st century world of work.
- To provide state of the art equipment, industry-based curriculum, and superior instruction.
- To give students experience in practical, meaningful applications of basic skills such as reading, writing and mathematics.
- To provide relevance for subject area courses.
- To provide students with career choices and potential satisfaction.
- To provide industry-based credentials wherever possible
Middle School Course Offerings
High School Course Offerings
Students work in teams to research, design, and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.Students apply principles developed in [...]
The objective of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing course is to expose students to the fundamentals of computerized manufacturing technology.The course [...]
Introduction to Engineering Design teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process.Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated [...]
Students will build on prior knowledge of sports, entertainment, and recreation marketing.This course focuses on the principles of management and [...]
This course examines the components of the hospitality and tourism industry, including attractions, lodging, transportation, and food and beverage.Other topics [...]
Students discover the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy.Basic financial concepts of [...]
In this specialized course for PLTW, students are taught concepts of forensic inquiry; DNA and inheritance; function of human body [...]
This course is offered in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College. Please see your school counselor for enrollment information. You [...]
This exploratory course fosters student interest, understanding, and appreciation of the teaching profession and allows students an introduction to careers [...]
Students develop advanced skills for creating desktop-published, interactive multimedia, and website projects.Students work with sophisticated hardware and software, applying skills [...]
Students develop proficiency in designing and creating desktop-published projects, multimedia presentations/projects, and websites, using industry-standard application software.Students apply principles of [...]
Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and web publications.Students work individually [...]
Students investigate career opportunities and technologies in four major IT areas: Information Services and Support, Network Systems, Programming and Software [...]
This yearlong, interdisciplinary, team-taught course is designed to engage students using project-based learning.Students research and create group projects using interrelationships [...]
The real-world impact of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills is evident throughout this course. There is a sustained emphasis [...]