What is Career and Technical Education?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) includes middle and high school students taking courses in one of  17 career clusters. These courses are part of an overall program of study designed to prepare students to be successful in a rapidly changing workforce and equip them to make informed decisions about future college and career pathways. CTE offers students opportunities to earn highly valued industry certifications and to develop a multitude of skills while experiencing rigorous curriculum with real world applications. CTE students who complete 3 courses in a Career Pathway are eligible for many scholarships, including the Gold Seal Bright Futures Scholarship. 


What  is an Articulation Agreements?

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between Bay District Schools and Florida post-secondary colleges and universities documenting the transfer policies for specific industry certifications as college credits. This is a list of articulation agreements for industry certifications which Bay District School students can earn in their career pathway programs.


Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design 

Agriculture Associate Certification

Agritechnology Specialist Certification

Animal Science Specialist Industry Certification 

Autodesk Certified User Inventor Industry Certification 

Certified Food Production Manager (Culinary Management)

Certified Food Production Manager (Restaurant Management)

Certified Production Technician Industry Certification 

Certified Solidworks Associate-Academic (Engineering) 

Certified Veterinary Assistant Industry Certification

Computer Programming and Analysis (CompTIA Fundamentals) 

MSSC Certified Production Technician Industry Certification 

MTA Database Administration Fundamentals Industry

Microsoft Technology Associate(MTA) - Intro to Programming Using Python(Cybersecurity)

Microsoft Technology Associate(MTA) - Intro to Programming Using Python(Computer Programming and Analysis)

Microsoft Technology Associate(MTA) - Intro to Programming Using Javascript(Computer Programming and Analysis) 

Python Coding Specialist(Computer Programming and Analysis) 


Gold Standard Articulation Agreements College Cost Savings




What are the Certifications Offered in Bay District Schools?


Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design

Advanced Unmanned Safety: Level 2 

Agricultural Biotechnology Specialist
Agriculture Associates
Agritechnology Specialist
Animal Science Specialist

Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk Inventor

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
Construction Core

Early Childhood Professional Certification

EKG Technician Certification 

Engineering Core Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

FAA 107 (Drone Flight Commercial Certification) 


Information Technology Specialist - Java

Information Technology Specialist Networking Fundamentals
Information Technology Specialist Networking OS Fundamentals
Premiere Pro

Python Coding Specialist


Social Media Strategist 


Small UAS (sUAS) Safety Certification: Level 1

Visual Line of Sigh System Operator (VSO) Ground




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