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.

Mission Statement

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

  • Course ID: Exp6

    Students study the resources of all technology, including tools, energy, materials, people, time, information, and capital.This also includes the problem-solving process and various hands-on activities.Students ...

  • Course ID: 8461

    Students make models of significant inventions that have advanced society. After studying these developments, they explore contemporary technological problems facing them, their community, or the ...

  • Course ID: 8463

    Students combined resources and techniques to create systems, attaining comprehension of how technological systems work. Students will explore, design, analyze, and evaluate technological systems. By ...

High School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 6615

    Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and web publications.Students work individually and in groups to explore ...

  • Course ID: 6633

    Students develop advanced skills for creating desktop-published, interactive multimedia, and website projects.Students work with sophisticated hardware and software, applying skills to real-world projects.There is a ...

  • Course ID: 8438

    This course offers experience in 2D and 3D modeling techniques used in careers such as engineering, architecture, interior designing, graphic arts, and game design.AutoCAD professional ...

  • Course ID: 8145

    Students with an interest in apparel and accessories marketing gain in-depth knowledge of the apparel and accessories industry and skills utilized in various apparel businesses.They ...

  • Course ID: 8474

    Students will further develop computational-thinking skills through the medium of Android™ App development for mobile platforms.The course utilizes industry-standard tools such as Android Studio, Java™ ...

  • Course ID: 8437

    This course is for students that may be interested in becoming an architect, interior designer or general contractor.Students learn how to use designing tools such ...

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