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Career & Technology Education (CTE)

Students working in the manufacturing center

The goal of Dorchester School District Two’s Career and Technology department is for students to become “College and Career Ready”. 

Students enrolled in CTE courses have the opportunity to explore a variety of careers and gain understanding of course sequencing in their selected pathway.

Students will have opportunities to gain these skills through rigorous classroom curriculum and standards, work-based learning opportunities, and opportunities to gain industry or professional certification in their field of study.

Check out our CTE Clusters

CTE Highlights

Student giving a media interview
Student tossing a bag of goat feed
Three students sitting at a table with Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships banner behind them
Students working on a project
Teachers and students reviewing a digital panel of the human body
Culinary instructor teaching students
Summerville Medical Center employee giving a virtual tour
Two students leading a cow to water



CTE Prepares Students for Career Success

Teachers and students reviewing a digital panel of the human body

We are challenging our students to adopt a problem-solving mindset, experience state of the art equipment, and acquire skills to step into a successful post-secondary college or career life.”Stacie Elwood
Ashley Ridge High School CTE Teacher
The Citadel’s Outstanding STEM Educator

Student giving a media interview

We could be building a fence, building a shelter, helping birth a new animal, feeding, meeting a new animal and moving them.”Anna Ellis
Ashley Ridge High School Class of 2023
Ashley Ridge FFA President

Students working on a project

I love the hands-on biomedical activities we get to do. I'm a very hands-on learner, and it's perfect.”Bhumi Desai
Fort Dorchester High School CTE Student
Health Science

Student welding

At the Summerville Career Center students are learning safety, they're welding, machining, blue print reading, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics. We're doing a little bit of everything.”Craig Pelletier
Summerville High School CTE Teacher

Portrait of Dr. Harrison

Dr. Greg Harrison
Executive Director of Student Programs

Portrait of Mark Blacklocke

Mark Blacklocke
Assistant Director of CTE

Portrait of Ms. Duplantis

Dr. Emily Duplantis
Work-based Learning Coordinator