Agricultural education provides systematic instruction to students in the areas of agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology. Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
Business, Finance and Marketing Education
Business, Finance, and Marketing (BFM) provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business. Instruction in Business, Finance and Marketing Education encompasses business skills and techniques, an understanding of basic economics, an understanding of making socioeconomic decisions and producing goods and services to consumption, and business attitudes essential to become a globally engaged and productive citizen. BFM plays a key role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. The associated curricula have real-life relevance that empowers and helps young adults to compete in a global marketplace while managing their own financial affairs and making intelligent consumer and business-related choices.
Computer Science and Information Technology Education
Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) is focused on building linkages in information technology occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in data representation and abstraction; effectively design, develop, and test algorithms; demonstrate knowledge of digital devices, systems and networks; and demonstrate an understanding of the role computer science plays and its impact in the modern world. The program works in coordination with the Computer Science Division.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) provides the bridge needed by all students to deal with major societal issues such as work-and-family, health care, child and elder care, family and community violence and crime, global economics and politics, and technology usage. FCS Education is a catalyst to bring these issues into action-oriented, skill-building educational programs. The North Carolina FCS Education program provides a platform for students to transition into adult life by gaining a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills needed for successfully living and working in a diverse, global society. Students develop personal effectiveness and industry-relevant technical skills as they explore and pursue career pathways aligned to the FCS Body of Knowledge and Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards 3.0.
Health Science Education
Health Science Education provides a comprehensive program to meet present and projected needs for the healthcare industry. Curriculum concepts incorporate technological advances to motivate students and prepare them to pursue a career as a future health professional. Emphasis is placed on the various domains of healthcare and related skills such as: employability skills, prevention (wellness), diagnostics, therapeutics, and rehabilitation. Students are encouraged to pursue work-based learning opportunities that include job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships to support their areas of interest in healthcare.
Trade, Technology, Engineering, and Industrial Education
Trade, Technology, Engineering, and Industrial Education (TTE&I) programs provide students with the skills and conceptual knowledge needed for careers in industry, engineering and design. Students can focus on industry certifications for careers immediately after graduation or develop skills and knowledge needed for higher level professional degrees in engineering and design fields.