The mission of Career and Technical Education is to prepare students for high-wage, high-demand occupations within the competitive global economy and to provide students with the academic skills necessary to continue their education in post-secondary schools. Career and Technical Education can help students explore their potential and establish future career goals. Farmersville ISD offers a variety of career and technical pathways in order to engage students in meaningful learning experiences resulting in career exploration, industry certifications, and career & post-secondary readiness.
District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its vocational programs, services, and activities, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. District policy also prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. FISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Wayne Callaway, at [email protected] 972-782-6601, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Sarah Magee, at [email protected] 972-782-6601.
AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES
The agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) career cluster focuses on the essential elements of life -- food, water, land, and air. This career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher, and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist, and florist.It also includes non-traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy, and oil and gas.
BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND FINANCE
The business, marketing, and finance career cluster focuses on careers in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY, AND COMMUNICATIONS
The arts, a/v technology, and communications (AAVTC) career cluster focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in the AAVTC career cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS
The 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.
The health science career cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and work well with others.