Southwest ISD’s Practical Education for Careers in The San Antonio Community
Career and Technical Education Program
34 different courses are now being offered for Southwest and Southwest Legacy High School students. Options within the program range from Cosmetology to Law Enforcement, and even STEM-specific options like Engineering. And thanks to public school accommodations, students do not need to have strong English skills to apply and participate in the program.
The CTE program consists of a series of courses consistent with the program of choice. Students are challenged with upholding academic standards while developing skills through hands-on experience. For example, students in the culinary arts program practice in a working kitchen while automotive technology students have real vehicles to learn on. Through the STEM program, students can even earn college credits along with their industry certification. Admission to CTE programs depends on a student’s grade classification and/or age.