Programs of Study by Career Clusters
The Wylie I.S.D. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study include coherent sequence of courses, industry-based certifications, and some work-based learning experiences in order to prepare students for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers. Each Program of Study aligns education and academics to hte diverse needs of the Texas economy as well as our local economy. Students completing a Program of Study will be better prepared for postsecondary education as well as in-demand occupations in the current or emerging professions.
Programs of Study fall within one of 14 career clusters identified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Wylie I.S.D. CTE offers course work in 20 Programs of Study in 10 different career clusters. Learn more about the Programs of Study offered in the Wylie I.S.D. by clicking on the career cluster links below.
Learn About Career Preparation
Career Preparation is the capstone course for many Programs of Study. Career Preparation I provides opportunities for students to participate in a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with business and industry employment experiences. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a changing workplace. Career preparation is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions. Career development is a lifelong pursuit of answers to the questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What am I meant to do with my life? It is vital that students have a clear sense of direction for their career choice. Career planning is a critical step and is essential to success. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations. Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
See if you eligible to enroll in Career Preparation at WHS below.