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Division of Career & Technology Education Anne Arundel County Public  

Career & Technology Education, a division within the Department of Instructional Services, encompasses a variety of instructional programs that are offered by the offices of Business and Computer Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education, Applied Technology and Environmental/Outdoor Education.

Our Vision

is that the Division of Career and Technology Education provide all students access to programs and courses that are both academically rigorous and relevant to their lives, and a learning experience to enhance educational pursuits and future career success.

Our Mission

is to ensure that all high school graduates are prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce. The Division of Career & Technology Education provides instructional and curriculum support and resources that are aligned with Anne Arundel County school system and State of Maryland educational goals. These supports and resources are focused on raising achievement levels of all students for success in academic and career pursuits.

We Believe

  • That all students should have equal access to all programs.
  • That programs should reflect state-of-the-art changes in technology, business, industry, and society
  • That course offerings should maintain a balance of theory, interdisciplinary activities, and applied learning.
  • That instruction should prepare students for varied roles and responsibilities in life.
  • That all Career and Technology Education programs, courses and services to students should:
    • Provide training for skill attainment
    • Prepare students for post secondary education, careers and adulthood
    • Promote the transferable skills of problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communications
    • Develop positive work habits, attitudes and ethics
    • Provide instruction that is rigorous and relevant for student success
    • Provide value-added options for all career pathways