CTE Course Offerings

In Newport News, Career & Technical Education (CTE) serves students in grades 6-12 providing them with over 70 course offerings. (see High School Courses Handbook (pdf) for class details).

CTE students learn academic concepts in an applied instructional setting which prepares them for success and enhanced earning potential in their chosen career fields. This instruction prepares students to take industry certifications and gain fundamental knowledge that facilitates smooth transition into a college or career setting.

Additional courses are also offered at New Horizons Regional Educational Center. Middle School courses are available in Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Technology Education.

*Honors Weighted Course
**Advanced Placement Weighted Course

Architecture & Construction

  • Architectural Drawing and Design*
  • Engineering Drawing and Design
  • Technical Drawing and Design

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

  • Telecommunications I
  • Telecommunications II*
  • TV & Media Production I
  • TV & Media Production II*
  • TV & Media Production III*
  • Video and Media Technology

Business Management & Administration

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting*
  • Advanced Entrepreneurship Education*
  • Business Law
  • Business Management
  • Economics & Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Principles of Business & Marketing

Government & Public Administration

  • Military Science I
  • Military Science II
  • Military Science II
  • Military Science IV*

Health Science

  • Biomedical Innovation* (Project Lead The Way)
  • Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences
  • Health Assisting Careers
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Body Systems (Project Lead The Way)
  • Medical Clinical Practice*
  • Medical Interventions (Project Lead The Way)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology I
  • Medical Laboratory Technology II*
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Biomedical Science (Project Lead The Way)

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Sports, Entertainment, & Recreation Marketing

Human Services

  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Food Science & Dietetics*

Information Technology

  • Advanced Computer Information Systems*
  • Advanced Computer Networking Software Operations*
  • Advanced Programming
  • AP Computer Science Principles**
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Networking Software Operations
  • Cybersecurity*
  • Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies
  • Digital Visualization
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Modeling & Simulation*
  • Programming


  • Advanced Marketing*
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Management

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

  • Digital Electronics in Robotics*
  • Electronics System I
  • Electronics Systems II*
  • Engineering Design and Development (Project Lead The Way)
  • Foundations of Technology
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (Project Lead The Way)
  • Principles of Engineering (Project Lead The Way)

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

  • Aerospace Engineering* (Project Lead the Way)
  • Aerospace Technology I
  • Aerospace Technology II
  • Aircraft Pilot Training I
  • Aircraft Pilot Training II*
  • Air Traffic Controller*
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology I
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology II*
  • Aviation Operations Management
  • Digital Electronics in Aviation*

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  • Criminal Justice I
  • Criminal Justice II*
  • Public Safety in Aviation
  • Public Safety in Aviation II*