• The mission of the Career and Technical Education Department (CTE) is to empower students with the academic and technical skills needed to strengthen the economic and social foundation of the city of Houston and beyond.


    The SHMSTC offers six career and technical pathways: Architecture and Construction,  Cosmetology, Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences, Information Technology, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Through these programs, students earn certifications preparing them for work in these fields.


    CTE Course Sequence 

    Construction - Plumbing

    1st yr - Principles of Architecture & Construction/Principles of Manufacturing -  1 credit

    2nd yr - Piping & Plumbing Technology -  2 credits

    3rd yr - Advanced Piping/Plumbing Technology -  2 credits

    Human Services - Cosmetology

    1st yr - Introduction to Cosmetology -  1 credit

    2nd yr - Cosmetology I-  3 credits

    3rd yr - Cosmetology II-  3 credits

    4th yr - Practicum in Human Services- 3 credits

    Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics – Automotive Technology (Automotive & Diesel)

    1st yr – Principles of Transportation, Distribution & Logistics  -  1 credit

    3rd yr - Automotive Technology - 2 credits

    4th yr – Advanced Automotive Technology - 2 credits

    Bublic Service

    Information Technology - Network Systems (Computer Maintenance)

    1st yr - Principles of Information Technology-  1 credit

    2nd yr - Computer Maintenance I -   2 credits

    3rd yr - Computer Technician-  2 credits