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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE now offers a diverse range of subjects and career fields, including a number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. In addition, the distinction between CTE and academic programs is slowly disintegrating as integrating academic content into CTE has become a national education priority. CTE has become an indispensable lever for improving students’ college and career readiness. CTE plays a powerful role in preventing students from dropping out and provides a variety of opportunities for postsecondary success and employment, including pathways to a bachelor’s degree. CTE also can help all students achieve the objectives of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) through authentic, applied learning experiences. In short, CTE is a crucial change agent for the success of improving outcomes for all students.

Students can begin work in the pathways with two courses offered in middle school and continue their work in the 16 pathways offered at DHS. Our goal is for students to complete a pathway in an effort to provide them preparation for college and careers after high school. Each of the Pathways have Articulation Agreements, which allows students to earn college credit for courses completed at DHS, provided the student attends the college that offered the credit. 

For more information, please contact: Kelly Kitterman, Instructional Coordinator,  1550 E. Walnut Grove Rd., Derby, KS 67037. P: (316) 788-8460; E: [email protected]

Resource: KSDE Career Technical Education

Aviation Production


Business Finance

Construction and Design

Corrections, Security, Law and Law Enforcement

Digital Media

Engineering and Applied Mathematics

Family, Community, and Consumer Services

Health Science



Programming and Software Development 

Restaurant and Event Management

Teaching and Training 

Web and Digital Communications

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