Career and Technical Education Center
 CTEC Student Organizations
 
Business Professionals
of America
       
Mr. Kip Bledsoe
      Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The CTEC chapter is open to students in grades 9-12 from CHS, LSHS and WHS. The other home campuses have a BPA chapter specifically on their campus.
                   
                   
DECA
        Mrs. Kim Anderson       DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The CTEC chapter is open to students in marketing courses at the CTE Center.
                   
FFA
        Mr. Bryan Scheu       The National FFA Organization is the largest student-run organization in the country and prepares students with an interest in science, business, and technology. Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, today the FFA is a widespread and diverse organization serving a half a million students annually. While the FFA certainly still serves students with an interest in farming, it is also provides opportunities in medicine, research, technology, the environment, business, communications, and leadership. FFA members are on the forefront of advances in science, have opportunities to grow through leadership, and can become proficient in public speaking and career-related skills through activities available throughout the year in FFA. Please contact an Agriculture Science teacher on a home campus for information as each campus has their own chapter.
                   
HOSA         Ms. Jaime
Davidson
      HOSA is for students interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Students in grades 10-12 that are currently enrolled in Health Science or have taken Health Science are eligible to enroll. HOSA provides opportunities for development of leadership skills, community service and competition in healthcare related events. Each high school campus has its own chapter. 
                   
Mock Trial
        Mr. Ben Ewald       The competitive mock trial team is selected after open try-outs in October and prepares to argue both sides of an assigned regional case in February. Cases can be criminal or civil and alternate from year to year. 10 members comprise a team 3 attorneys, 6 witnesses, and time/score keeper. We compete against teams from around North Texas for the right to attend state and nationals. Our region is one of the largest and most competitive in the state.
                   
Texas Association of Future Educators          Mrs. Jean Courtney       TAFE is a statewide organization (CTSO) that offers students the opportunity to explore the teaching profession. We accomplish this by creating and supporting various activities, workshops, contests, scholarships and summer workshops. TAFE is one of the nine Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) recognized by the Texas Education Agency.