Career and Technical Education (CTE)

What is Career education?

Career and technical education (CTE) programs help you learn the skills that will prepare you for a job. CTE programs consist of three or more courses that will help you earn an industry credential and prepare you to enter the workforce. High school students can take a wide range of CTE classes in everything from Agricultural Science to Marketing Media Communications. Whether you are attending a traditional high school or are enrolled in a career and technical education center, CTE programs makes the connection between your academic studies and career aspirations clear. Rhode Island students are eligible to enroll in any CTE program across the state for free, even if it exists outside of your district.


How do I take career education classes?

  • You can enroll in any CTE program in the state for free. Check out the list of CTE programs to find one that interests you.

  • Many high schools offer CTE classes. If you attend one of those schools, you can sign up for CTE classes just like any other class.

  • There are also CTE centers in every region of the state. These are schools that specialize in career education. If you would like to enroll in one of those schools, go to their website below.

High Schools offering CTE:

  • Barrington High School

  • Burrillville High School

  • Central Falls High School

  • Central High School (Providence)

  • Chariho Regional High School

  • Cooley High School (Providence)

  • Cranston East High School

  • Cumberland High School

  • Exeter West Greenwich Senior High School

  • Hope Academy (Providence)

  • Hope High School (Providence)

  • Johnston High School

  • Lincoln High School

  • Metropolitan Career & Technical High School (Providence)

  • Mount Pleasant High School (Providence)

  • Mt. Hope High School (Bristol-Warren)

  • Narragansett High School

  • New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools Construction Career Academy

  • North Kingstown High School

  • North Providence High School

  • North Smithfield High School

  • Pilgrim High School (Warwick)

  • Ponaganset High School

  • RI Nurses Institute Middle College (Providence)

  • Scituate High School

  • Shea High School (Pawtucket)

  • Smithfield High School

  • South Kingstown High School

  • Tiverton High School

  • Tolman High School (Pawtucket)

  • Walsh School for the Performing Arts (Pawtucket)

  • West Warwick High School

  • Westerly High School

Updated March 2019

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