Career and Tech Ed (CTE)

Available Career and Technical Education Programs

The below list of CTE programs are available only in the DCSD high schools specified. These programs are not offered in all high schools. Students must provide their own transportation to programs not in their home high school. Note that some programs may require attendance at an open house prior to enrollment.

Students must apply to these programs via a CTE Application link provided by a school counselor. Typically the application is due in February.


Career Tech Ed Infographic
Agriscience/Animal Science - Douglas County HS

Automotive Technologies -
Ponderosa High School and Douglas County HS

Aviation/Drone Technologies -
Highlands Ranch High School

Cosmetology -
Highlands Ranch High School

Criminal Justice -
Legend High School

Culinary - ProStart 1 & 2-
ThunderRidge HS, Douglas County High School

Cybersecurity -
Highlands Ranch High School

Early Childhood Education -
Douglas County HS

EMT -
Rock Canyon High School

Fashion Design -
Mountain Vista HS and Highlands Ranch HS

Fire Science -
Rock Canyon HS

Interior Design -
Chaparral HS, Mountain Vista HS, Highlands Ranch HS, Douglas County HS

Information Technology -
Castle View High School

ProStart 1 and 2 -
ThunderRidge High School, Douglas County High School

Teacher Cadet -
Ponderosa HS, Highlands Ranch HS, Mountain Vista HS

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