Program Details

Blount County School System is committed to offering students a wide variety of educational options to compliment their general education curriculum through a comprehensive career & technical education (CTE) program of study. Blount County Schools encourages students to take advantage of the various programs of study that provide students with the opportunity to explore their individual strengths and how they may align those strengths with a rewarding career or college pathway. Twelve career & technical education courses are considered "honors" classes and seven courses satisfy graduation requirements.

The advantage of taking career & technical education courses is that students are able to get a look at the world of work through real world applications using cutting-edge equipment. Additionally, career & technical education students have the opportunity to acquire college credit through a dual credit and dual enrollment agreements with Pellissippi State Community College. Students also have the opportunity to earn college credit through a dual enrollment agreement with Maryville College, Roane State Community College, South College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville.

To expand a students' skill-base, the Blount County School System has partnered with numerous businesses throughout the community to provide work experiences, known as work-based learning, to career & technical education students who have been selected through an application process.