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Career Technical Education (CTE) / CTE Pathways



El Campo ISD CTE offers a number of opportunities for students to earn industry related certifications in a variety of courses. These certifications are designed to give students an early advantage in the workplace.


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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Certificates demonstrate that you have specialist skills in using Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel. They are a globally recognized standard. Microsoft says they are the "only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate desktop computer skills."




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    ServSafe Food Handler is designed to educate food service employees who work with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food contact surfaces on the training required in the Texas Food Establishment Rules. The Food Handler certification consists of: Foodborne Illness; Good Hygienic Practices; Preventing Contamination by Employees; Cross Contamination; Time and Temperature and more. 

The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager is the highest certification awarded by ServSafe. The certificate is earned by passing the ServSafe manager exam. The exam focuses on five aspects of food service that can affect the safety of food: Foodborne Microorganisms & Allergens; Personal Hygiene; Purchasing, Receiving and Storage; Preparation, Cooking and Serving; and Facilities, Cleaning/Sanitizing and Pest Management.  


weldcert-web     Welding–The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today. ECISD offers opportunities for welding students to earn entry level welding certifications that can lead to excellent career opportunities.


ncsbn     The CNA students take the NNAAP certification exam which is developed for entry-level nurse aide/nursing assistants (NAs). They define entry-level as nurse aides with zero to 12 months of direct care experience after receiving certification. The NNAAP exam is written on a national level by subject matter experts from the four NCSBN geographic areas. The NNAAP consists of two components: a written or oral portion and a skills demonstration portion. The oral portion is offered in English and Spanish. Each candidate must successfully complete both components of the exam before a state can add their name to the state nurse aide registry. The state registry is used to assure employers that the potential hire has met the federal and state requirements for employment.


    ASE Certified Programs by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation(NATEF), and AYES(Automotive Youth Education Systems). ECISD’s automotive program gives students a jump start on their ASE certification. After two years of relevant work experience, prospective candidates register to take one or more of ASE's exams.


CareerOneStop: High quality newly-emerging career videos the mission of this site is to deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on jobs, training and education, earnings, and job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

Scholarships - Scholarships can be located through SchooLink, where you can search for colleges, careers, scholarships and so much more! If you have further questions, please contact the College Career Facilitator on your campus.

Texas Genuine - Explore career fields and the college programs that get you there!

Texas Reality Check - It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.

Texas Workforce Commission - Employment information and outlook for the state of Texas.


Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO’s) can play an important role in every CTE student’s experience. CTSO’s develop character, leadership, technical, and teamwork skills and are a natural extension of the classroom. Additionally, students involved in student organizations have the opportunity to participate in competitions locally and beyond.

El Campo CISD actively sponsors the following student organizations:


Future Farmers of America (FFA)

Making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.


Future Health Professionals (HOSA)

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

FCCLA's mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.


Skills USA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.


Technology Student Association (TSA)

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.


Please see campus teachers for more information about getting involved.  For further information about the organizations, please visit

Admission to these programs is based on age, grade, and prerequisites. It is the policy of ECISD not to discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, and national origin in its C.T.E. programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The ECISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, or Section 504 coordinator, or the Superintendent.