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Career & Technology Education

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The Career & Technology Education program (formerly Tech Prep) allows students to earn college credits through a sequence of academic and technical coursework while still enrolled in high school. Students successfully completing a Career & Technology Education (CTE) program in High School may receive articulated credits which are applicable to designated letters of recognition, certificates and associate of applied science degrees in a career field at CSM at no cost!

The CTE program is a great way for high school students to jump start a college career, technical education certificate, or degree program. You may combine CTE articulated credits with CSM’s Dual Enrollment program to get ahead in college and save money!

The CTE program was started by the U.S. Department of Education through the Perkins Grant.

What do I need to do to be a Career & Technology Education candidate?

Career & Technology Education is designed for all students. Start asking questions about CTE in the ninth grade and explore technical program(s) you find interesting. You may begin CTE courses as early as your sophomore year. *Exceptions may apply

Register for the required high school courses to earn articulated college credit. You need to complete the entire program with a grade of ‘B’ or better.

Articulate credits within two years of high school graduation to CSM.

Career & Technology Education Programs

Calvert County

Please click on the Calvert County Career & Technology Education program listed below to Request an Evaluation of CTE Credits (Please note only one program per student is permitted).

St. Mary's County

*Articulations are subject to change.

** This program only applies to those that have graduated in May/June 2014 and after.