• Find your Path

    Our distinguished magnet education at CTEC guides students through an enriching four-year high school experience focused on one of several specialized programs. Whether you choose Transportation Technology, Healthcare Professions, or Construction Management, our curriculum is designed to provide an immersive and comprehensive education. Each program offers hands-on learning opportunities, industry-standard facilities, and expert instruction to prepare students for success in both college and their chosen careers. At CTEC, we are committed to unlocking your potential and helping you achieve your professional dreams.

  • At CTEC, we offer a comprehensive selection of pathways that cater to a wide range of interests and career goals. With over 12 specialized courses in fields such as transportation, healthcare, and construction, students have the opportunity to delve into their passions and explore the vast possibilities each industry offers. Our curriculum, irrespective of the chosen pathway, employs a forward-thinking, hands-on approach designed to maximize student potential. From the very first day, we nurture each student’s interests, providing the tools and experiences needed to excel in both college and career. At CTEC, your journey to a successful future begins here.

  • Academy Pathways & Course Descriptions

Explore CTEC

  • Automotive
  • Construction/Carpentry
  • Dental Assistanct
  • Diesel
  • Electrical Systems
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, & AC (HVAC)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nurse Aide C.N.A.
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • CTEC offers industry-recognized certifications in every program.

    These certifications provide students with the opportunity to enter the workforce at an entry level position.  Students who successfully complete all program requirements will be given the opportunity to complete a certification at no cost. See the chart below for more information.

    Contact the front office to meet with a career placement counselor.

  • Career-Based Certifications

Automotive & Diesel Technology (Year(s) 1)
ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
Technican or Mechanic Helper/$13.50 per hr
Automotive Technology (Year(s) 2-4)
ASE Entry Level Test, Automobile
Auto Technican or Mechanic Apprentice/$15.72 per hr
Diesel Technology (Year(s) 2-4)
ASE Entry Level Certifications
Diesel Technican or Mechanic Apprentice/$16.16 per hr
HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, Construction/Carpentry, and Electrical Systems (Year(s) 1)
National Center for Construction Education & Research, CORE CURRICULUM
HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, Carpentry, or Electrical Helper/$13.55 per hour
HVAC (Year(s) 2-4)
National Center for Construction Education & Research, HVAC Levels 1 & 2
HVAC Apprentice/$ 15.55 per hr
Plumbing (Year(s) 2-4)
Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Texas Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Apprentice Plumber/$16.40 per hr
Welding (Year(s) 2-4)
American Welding Society Student Certification
Welding Apprentice/$15.55 per hr
Construction/Carpentry (Year(s) 2-4)
National Center for Construction Education & Research, Carpentry Levels 1 & 2
Apprentice Carpenter/$15.55 per hr
Electrical Systems (Year(s) 2-4)
Independent Electrical Contractors Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Apprentice Electrician/$17.94 per hr
Certified Nurse Aide (Year(s) )
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services - Certified Nurse Aide/Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nurse Aide/$15.04 per hr
Emergency Medical Technician (Year(s) )
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technician/ $16.39 per hr
Dental Assistant (Year(s) )
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners - Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Dental Assistant/$16.75 per hr
Medical Assistant (Year(s) )
National Healthcareer Association - Certifed Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Medical Assistant/$14.23 per hr
Pharmacy Technician (Year(s) )
National Healthcareer Association - Certifed Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
Pharmacy Technician/$16.46 per hr