Career and Technical Education
The Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) manages programs for middle school, high school, district technical school and Florida College System students throughout Florida. Each career preparatory program is reviewed by career-specific business and industry members on a three-year cycle to ensure the program remains relevant in today’s market.
CTE is a cost-effective way for students to start a career in as little as one or two years of school!
• CTE courses contain rigorous academic curriculum and performance standards and may be designated Level 3, the same as honors courses.
• Some courses count toward science, practical arts or economics credits required for high school graduation.
• Many CTE students earn industry certifications, which make them more employable.
• Industry certifications may be used to earn college credits and meet requirements for high school graduation.
• Students who take at least three courses in a program may be eligible for the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award.
The Florida Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) was created to provide a statewide planning partnership between business and education communities, to expand and retain high-value industry, and sustain a vibrant state economy.
South Plantation currently has 10 CAPE Academies for the 2019-2020 school year:
- Marketing Management and Entrepreneur Principles
- Sport, Recreation & Entertainment Marketing (SREM)
- Culinary Arts
- Animal Science & Services
- Horticulture Science and Services
- Allied Health Assisting
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATH (STEAM)
- Game & Simulation/Animation Programming
- Technology Support Services
- Engineering Pathways
- Digital Design/Web Development
Each CTE and CAPE Academy has industry certification(s) - For a list of certifications, visit Broward's CTACE Department