Career & Technical Education

The mission of Career and Technical Education in Tennessee is "to provide Tennessee students the opportunity to participate in a rigorous and relevant career and technical education program that leads to academic achievement and successful employment in a global economy. (State of Tennessee - CTE Education)" 
Ray LecomteCTE Logo
Coordinator of Career and Technical Education
817 North Charlotte Street
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone:  615-446-7471 Extension:  14300


Career & Technical Education has long been an educational choice for students in the Dickson County School system. The CTE program has helped many students discover career interests and develop skills to assist them in future employment beyond high school. CTE courses provide students with opportunities to blend academic knowledge with real life work experiences and helps prepare students to enter college or technical post-secondary education or acquire high-demand, high-wage jobs in their community.

Career and Technical Education is divided into 16 career clusters. Dickson County Schools currently offers courses in 10 of the career cluster categories in addition to 8th grade technology.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education and Training
Business Management and Administration
Health Science Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Information Technology
Human Services
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Architecture and Construction

Click here for a comprehensive list of all 16 clusters. For more information on each program offered in Dickson County, use the links on the left or the links below. 

Click here for courses offered at Dickson County High School.

Click here for courses offered at Creek Wood High School.
Eighty-three percent of Dickson County students enrolled in 9th-12th grades are taking a CTE course. The TN Diploma Project states that all students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.  Students in the Class of 2013 and beyond are required to choose an Elective Focus. Career and Technical Education encourages students to further their education to be prepared for success at the post-secondary level and in their chosen careers.  Many of tomorrow's nurses, engineers, and small business owners will come from Career and Technical Education programs.

Dickson County Schools - CTE Report Card

CTE students graduate from high school at higher rate than state average

It is the policy of the Dickson County Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.