Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster. It is designed for high school students who want to work toward the completion of a credential before graduating from high school. The pathways and courses marked with an asterisk (*) are ones that have prerequisites. Please contact CCP staff with any questions on what is needed for these pathways and courses.

Pathway Options


Accounting: Accounting Prep (C25100CH)

This certificate is designed to prepare students in the core of accounting and business concepts and includes all university transferable courses. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting (provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program) as well as either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science for college transfer.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ACC 120 Principals of Financial Accounting 4
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3
ACC 121 Principals of Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
Total   14

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Advertising & Graphic Design   (C30100AA) *

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GRD-110* Typography I 3
GRD-141*        Graphic Design I 4
GRD-151* Computer Design Basics 3
GRD-152* Computer Design Tech I 3
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GRD-263* Illustrative Imaging 3
Total

 

16

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Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology - C35100CH

This curriculum provides the basic knowledge and skills required for work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AHR-110 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
AHR-111 HVACR Electricity 3
AHR-112 Heating Technology 4
Total   12

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Architectural Technology - C40100AH

This program prepares students to assist architects, engineers, and construction professionals in developing plans and related documentation for residential and commercial projects, in both the private and public sectors. It includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting, construction materials and methods, environmental systems, codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning, graphics, and presentation.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARC-111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 3
ARC-112 Construction Materials & Methods 4
ARC-114 Architectural CAD 2
ARC-114A Architectural CAD Lab 1
ARC-113 Residential Architecture Technology  3
Total   13

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Biopharmaceutical Technology - C20180CH

This curriculum prepares students for employment in pharmaceutical manufacturing and related industries. Emphasis is on manufacturing processes and quality assurance procedures. Coursework includes general education, computer applications, biology, chemistry, industrial safety, and an extensive array of classes specific to pharmaceutical technology.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BPM-110 Bioprocess Practices 5
PTC-110 Industrial Environment 3
PTC-120 Pharmaceutical Quality Control 4
Total   12

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Business Administration:  Business Core (C25120DH)

This certificate provides students who are earning the A.A.S. in Business Administration, Business Administration/Human Resources Management, Business Administration/Global Business Management, Business Administration/Marketing, and/or Associate in Arts two-year degree, or simply to improve their skills in a specific area, to earn a certificate comprised of our Business Core classes. One can earn a certificate that validates an area of expertise which can set an individual apart in the interview and selection process. If pursuing an Associate in Arts degree or transferring to a four-year university, all of these classes will qualify to transfer.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
ECO 151 Survey of Economics 3
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
Total   16

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Business Administration:  Entrepreneurship (C25120C)

This program enables students to recognize business opportunities and develop a business plan for the purpose of securing financing for an entrepreneurial start-up, as well as to understand how to effectively operate a small business. Students will learn practical skills and some of the best business practices in establishing and operating a business.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing or Marketing 3
BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I or e-Commerce I AND Entrepreneurship I or Entrepreneurship II 3
BUS 245 Entrepreneurship II 3
Total   12

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Business Analytics:  Business Intelligence (C25350A)*

The Business Intelligence Certificate is designed to provide students a foundation in business intelligence and business analytics principles and applications. Credits earned in the program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Analytics. Students will learn how to use graphical tools to communicate insights about data, use statistical programming tools to conduct descriptive analytics, process data, and generate reports that support business decision-making.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BAS 120* Introduction to Analytics 3
BAS 121 Data Visualization 3
BAS 150* Intro to Analytical Programming or SAS Programming II or SAS Base Programmer Certification 3
BAS 220 Applied Analytical Programming or SAS Base Programmer Certification 3
Total   12

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Business Analytics:  Finance Analytics (C25350F)*

The Finance Analytics Certificate is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the finance analytics field. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Analytics. Students will learn business analytics practices and how they are applicable in the financial sector.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BAS 120* Introduction to Analytics 3
ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS 225 Business Finance 3
BAS 121 Data Visualization 3
Total   13

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Business Analytics:  Logistics Analytics (C25350E)*

The Logistics Analytics Certificate is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the logistics analytics field. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Analytics and/or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Supply Chain Management. Students will learn business analytics practices and how they are applicable in distribution, transportation, and manufacturing organizations.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LOG 110 Introduction to Logistics 3
LOG 215 Supply Chain Management 3
BAS 120* Introduction  to Analytics 3
BAS 121 Data Visualization 3
Total   12

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Business Analytics:  Marketing Analytics (C25350C)*

The Marketing Analytics Certificate is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the marketing analytics field. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Analytics. Students will learn business analytics practices and how they apply in the marketing industry.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BAS 120* Introduction to Analytics 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing or Marketing 3
BAS 121 Data Visualization 3
Total   12
*North Carolina CTE Essential Standards 16-17, Course Number MM51, Wake County Public Schools

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Civil Engineering Technology - C40140CH*

This program prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills for planning, documenting, and supervising tasks in sustainable land development and public works and facilities projects. It includes communication and computational skills required for materials testing, structural testing, field and laboratory testing, site analysis, estimating, project management, plan preparation, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CEG-151 CAD for Engineering Technology 3
CEG-115 Intro to Tech & Sustainability 3
CEG-111 Intro to GIS & GNSS 4
CEG-211* Hydrology & Erosion Control 3
Total   13

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Criminal Justice Technology: Introduction to Law Enforcement (C55180B)

The Criminal Justice curriculum provides knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Coursework focuses on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, security services, and an exploration of the role of the criminal justice system in society. 

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CJC 111 Introduction  to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC 122 Community Policing 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3
Total   15

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Construction Management Technology - C35190CH

This program prepares students to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. It includes instruction in site safety, personnel supervision, labor relations, diversity training, construction documentation, scheduling, resource and cost control, bid strategies, rework prevention, construction insurance and bonding, accident management and investigation, applicable law and regulations, and communication skills.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BPR-130 Print Reading – Construction 3
CMT-120 Codes and Inspections 3
CST-241 Planning/Estimating I 3
SST-140 Green Building & Design Concepts 3
Total   12

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Cosmetology (D55140A)*

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics. Diploma graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
COS 111a Cosmetology Concepts I, Part I 2
COS 112a Salon I, Part I 4
ENG 110* Freshman Composition 3
COS 111b Cosmetology Concepts I, Part II 2
COS 112b Salon II, Part II 4
PSY 118* Interpersonal Psychology 3
COS 113 Cosmetology Concepts II 4
COS 114 Salon II 8
COS 115a Cosmetology Concepts III, Part I 2
COS 116a Salon III, Part I 2
COS 115b Cosmetology Concepts III, Part II 2
COS 116b Salon III, Part II 2
COS 117 Cosmetology Concepts IV 2
COS 118 Salon IV 7
Total   47

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Early Childhood Education (C55220H)*

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares students to assist early childhood professionals in child care centers, pre-schools, kindergartens, child development programs, hospitals, institutions, camps, and recreation centers. Coursework includes theory and application in early childhood and in the growth and development, behavior patterns, health practices, and problems of children.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education   or Early Childhood 2 4
EDU 144* Child Development I 3
EDU 131* Child, Family, and Community 3
EDU 153* Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
EDU 146* Child Guidance 3
Total   16

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Electrical Systems Technology- C35130CH*

This curriculum trains students in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework is mostly hands-on and includes AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 4
ELC-118 National Electric Code 2
ELC-128 Intro to PLC 3
ALT-120* Renewable Energy Tech 3
Total   12

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Electronics Engineering Technology - C40200CH*

This program prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills as technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems. The program includes mathematics, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, and microprocessors or programmable logic controllers. Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technician, field service technician, instrumentation technician, maintenance technician, electronic tester, electronic systems integrator, bench technician, and production control technician.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ELC-131* Circuit Analysis I 4
ELC-131A Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
ELN-131 Analog Electronics I 4
ELN-133* Digital Electronics 4
Total   13

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Fire Protection Technology: Basic (C55240A)

The Basic certificate in Fire Protection Technology is designed to develop a student’s appreciation and understanding of fire service as a career. Concentrated studies in firefighting strategies, building construction, and fire prevention prepare a student for an entry-level position in fire service.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention & Public Education 4
FIP 132 Building Construction 3
FIP 136 Inspection & Codes 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3
Total   15

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Geomatics Technology - C40420CH*

The program prepares students to use mathematical and scientific principles for the delineation, determination, planning, and positioning of land tracts, boundaries, contours, and features. Students will learn how to apply principles of route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other kinds of property description and measurement to create related maps, charts, and reports. The program includes applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography. Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SRV-110* Surveying I 4
CEG-115 Intro to Tech & Sustainability 3
CEG-111 Intro to GIS & GNSS 4
CEG-151 CAD for Engineering Technology 3
Total   14

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Health and Fitness Science: Personal Training (C45630H1)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HFS-110 Exercise Science 4
HFS-111 Fitness & Exercising Testing I 4
HFS-210 Personal Training 3
HFS-212 Exercise Programming 3
PED-110 Fit and Wellness for Life 2
Total

 

16

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Health and Fitness Science- Group Exercise (C45630H2)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HFS-110 Exercise Science 4
HFS-111 Fitness & Exercising Testing I 4
HFS-120 Group Exercise Instruction 3
HFS-212 Exercise Programming 3
Other Major Requirements

 

 

PED-110 Fit and Wellness for Life 2
Total

 

16

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Hospitality Event Coordinator (C25110G)*

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HRM-110* Introduction to Hospitality &Tourism 3
HRM-140* Legal Issues-Hospitality 3
HRM-240* Marketing for Hospitality 3
Other Major Requirements

 

 

HRM-210* Meetings & Event Planning 3
HRM-235 Quality Management-Hospitality 3
HRM-125 Etiquette for Hospitality 1
Total

 

16

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Hospitality Management- Hotel Operations (C25110H)*

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HRM-110* Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
CUL-110* Sanitation & Safety 2
Other Major Requirements

 

 

HRM-120* Front Office Procedures 3
HRM-210* Meetings & Event Planning 3
HRM-245* Human Resource Management-Hospitality 3
Total

 

14

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Information Technology: Computer Technologies Foundations (C25590FA)*

This certificate is designed to give individuals an all-around orientation to computer technologies. It is a recommended starting place for students who know they like computer technology, but are not sure what specific field of computers might be right to follow for their career. The courses introduce students to security, operating systems, programming, databases and other career options that involve computer technology. The courses also can prepare students for a variety of entry-level industry certifications.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CTI-110 Web, Programming & Database Foundation 3
CTI-120 Network & Sec Foundation 3
CTS-115* Info Sys Business Concepts 3
NOS-110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
Total

 

12

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Information Technology: Computer Programming Foundations (C25590FB)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CTI-110 Web, Programming, & Database Foundation 3
CTI-120 Network & Sec Foundation 3
CSC-120* Computing Fundamentals I 4
CSC-121 Python Programming 3
Total

 

13

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Interior Design - C30220CH*

This curriculum prepares students for job opportunities in the fields of residential and non-residential interior design. The focus is on technical knowledge, professional practices, aesthetic principles, and the design process. Instruction includes residential and non-residential interior design, architectural drafting, computer-aided design, and universal design. Basic design, code standards, interiors and furnishings, color theory, products, professional practices, visual presentations, and sustainable principles are also covered.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARC-111 Introduction to Architectural Technology 3
DES-125 Graphic Presentation I 2
DES-135 Principles & Elements of Design I 4
DES-220 Principles of Interior Design 3
DES-235* Products 3
Total   15

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Introduction to Simulation and Game Development (C25450AA) *

Wake Tech’s Simulation and Game Development program provides students with a broad background in the simulation and video game industry. The curriculum includes practical applications in creative arts visual arts, audio/video technology, modeling, animation, design, programming, and management.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SGD 111* Introduction to SGD 3
SGD 112* SGD Design 3
SGD 113* SGD Programming 3
SGD 116* Graphic Design Tools 3
Total   12

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Mechanical Engineering Technology- NCTAP Only (C40320AP)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
DFT 151 CAD I 3
MEC 180 Engineering Materials 3
DFT 154 Intro to Solid Modeling 3
MEC 161 Manufacturing Processes I 3
Total

 

12

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Mechanical Engineering Technology - C40320CH This program prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. It includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum should find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
DFT-151 CAD I 3
MEC-180 Engineering Materials 3
DFT-154 Intro to Solid Modeling 3
MEC-161 Manufacturing Processes I 3
Total   12

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Nurse Aide (C45840HS) 

STUDENTS MUST BE 16 ½ TO ENTER NAS-101. This course teaches basic nursing procedures and prepares students to provide personal care for elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the aging process, including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly; patients’ rights; nutrition management; elimination procedures; safe environment; restorative services; personal and special care procedures and activities; human body structure and function and related common diseases/disorders; communication and documentation; death and dying; and roles of the nurse aide and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and the skill/competency evaluation, graduates are eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the NC Division of Facility Services.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
NAS-101 Nurse Aide I 6
NAS-102 Nurse Aide II 6
MED-121 Medical Terminology I 3
MED-122 Medical Terminology II 3
Total   18

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Office Administration (C25370SA)*

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 3
OST-136 Word Processing 3
OST-137 Office Applications I 3
OST-236* Adv Word Processing 3
CTS-230 Advanced Spreadsheet 3
Total

 

15

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Plumbing - C35300CH

This program prepares students to work in the plumbing field by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for natural gas, LP gas, hot water, drainage, sprinkling, and plumbing processing systems in residential and commercial environments. The program includes source determination, water service and distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, print reading, pipe installation, pumps, soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BPR-130 Print Reading – Construction 3
PLU-110a Modern Plumbing Pt 1 4
PLU-110b Modern Plumbing Pt 2 5
SST-140 Green Building & Design Concepts 3
Total   15

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Supply Chain Management: Global Logistics Technology – Logistics Core (C25620GA)

This certificate is designed to give students a broad foundation in logistics. Emphasis is placed on various modes of domestic transportation, the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers, warehouse and distribution center management, and management skills. Upon completion, students will understand the basics of logistics management. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Supply Chain Management.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
LOG 110 Introduction to Logistics 3
LOG 125 Transportation Logistics 3
LOG 211 Distribution Management 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
Total   12

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Welding Technology C50420CH

This curriculum provides a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing, giving students industry-standard skills developed through classroom instruction and practical application.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
WLD-110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 4
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD-141 Symbols & Specifications 3
Total   14