What is CTE?
Career technical education (CTE) provides students and adults with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and develop skills they will use throughout their careers. The programs at ACT represent eleven of the sixteen career clusters, based on the National Career Cluster Framework, that identify the knowledge and skills students need as they follow a pathway to their goals. CTE prepares students for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.

For more information about career and technical education and the national career clusters, visit www.careertech.org.

Follow the links in the table below to find out more about the programs offered at ACT!

Architecture & Construction
Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.
Electrical Technician**
Education & Training
Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
Careers in Education
Health Science
Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Practical Nursing*
Surgical Technologist*
Therapeutic Services


Hospitality & Tourism
The management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Pro-Start Restaurant Management
Travel and Tourism

Human Services
Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.
Early Childhood Education


Information Technology
Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.
Coding, App, and Game Design
Computer System Repair Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective servics and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Law & Public Safety
Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturng/process engineering.
Planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
Marketing Management
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
Automotive Technology
Collision Repair Technology
Diesel Equipment Technology

*While adult students are welcome to enroll in any secondary program with space available, the starred programs are offered for adult-only enrollment.
** These programs are offered during the day for high school and adult students and in the evening for adult-only enrollment.

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Academy of Careers and Technology
390 Stanaford RoadBeckley, WV 25801
PHONE 304-256-4615 - FAX 304-256-4674 - EMAIL info@wvact.net

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