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CTE- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The high school CTE Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services, including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

Biomedical Science

The Biomedical Science program of study focuses on the study of biology and medicine in order to introduce high school CTE learners to the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the healthcare field. This program covers researching and diagnosing diseases, pre-existing conditions, or other determinants of health. Students may also practice patient care and communication.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Biomedical Science

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Biomedical Science Salary Information

Biomedical Science Occupations
Average Salary
Medical and Laboratory Technicians
Biological Technicians
Forensic Science Technicians
Chemical Technicians
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists


The high school CTE Cybersecurity program of study includes the occupations and educational opportunities related to planning, implementing, upgrading, or monitoring security measure for the protection of computer networks and information. The Cybersecurity program of study may also include exploration into responding to computer security breaches and viruses and administering network security measures.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity Salary Information

Cybersecurity Occupations
Average Salary
Information Security Analysts
Network and Computer System Administrators
Computer System Analysts


The Engineering CTE program of study focuses on the design, development, and use of engines, machines, and structures. High school CTE learners will learn how to apply science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different manufacturing systems.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Engineering

High School CTE Engineering Certifications

Engineering Salary Information

Engineering Occupations
Average Salary
Aerospace Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Electrical Engineers

Programming and Software Development

The high school CTE Programming and Software Development program of study explores the occupations and education opportunities associated with researching, designing, developing, and testing operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computer applications. The Programming and Software Development program may also include exploration into creating, modifying, and testing the codes, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Programming and Software Development

High School CTE Programming and Software Certifications

Programming and Software Development Salary Information

Programming and Software Development Occupations
Average Salary
Software Developer, Systems Software
Software Developers, Application
Computer Programmers

Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy program of study helps high school CTE learners discover how to assemble, inspect, maintain, and repair different equipment required for renewable energy. It introduces students to solar photovoltaic equipment and wind turbines and the systems and processes used to maintain and manage these types of equipment.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Renewable Energy

High School CTE Renewable Energy Certifications

Renewable Energy Salary Information

Renewable Energy Occupations
Average Salary
Wind Turbine Services Technician
Solar Photovoltaic Installer

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