• Academic Program


  • Student looking through magnifying glass Every student faces the challenge of choosing a career direction—and the bigger challenge of getting a job in the chosen field. Career and Technical Education (CTE) helps with both challenges. Our District’s CTE programs are diverse, but they all share one purpose: to help students explore and choose careers that match their interests, then give them the education and experience they need to succeed.
    Just as importantly, most existing CTE Programs match (and all new programs must match) “High-Priority Occupations” defined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Additionally, PPS uses information from the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and other organizations to align our programs with in-demand jobs in our region. That means when students enter the workforce, jobs will be available—and their CTE education will give them a big advantage in getting one.
    CTE programs also offer students a chance to earn credits and advanced standing at colleges, universities and technical/trade schools, as well as free industry certifications (ex.: ASE, EPA 608, Microsoft Technology Associate, Pennsylvania State Cosmetology License, and more).
    For more information about programs and applications to the program, be sure to visit the main Career and Techinical Education (CTE) by clicking here


Click links below to open PDF files.

Automotive Body Repair Standards
Automotive Mechanics Technician Standards
Carpentry Standards
Culinary Arts Standards
Emergency Response Technology Standards
Engineering Standards
Entertainment Technology Standards
Finance Standards
Health Careers Standards
Information Technology Standards
Machine Operations Standards
RHVAC Standards

Grade Level Materials

A collection of materials that can be expected for each program.

Program Textbook Copyright
Automotive Body Repair Collision Repair & Refinishing 2010
  Collision Repair & Refinishing Workbook 2010
Automotive Technology Modern Automotive Technology - 7th ed 2009
  Modern Automotive Technology - 7th ed Workbook 2009
Business (BASE) Intro to Sport Law 2009
  Century 21 Accounting 2008
  Century 21 Accounting - Working Pages 2009
  Understanding Business & Personal Law Text 2006
  Understanding Business & Personal Law Text Workbook 2006
  Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing 1997
  Language Network 2001
  Century 21 Computer Keyboarding 2010
  The Office 2007
Carpentry Modern Carpentry 2008
  Construction Technology 1996
Cosmetology Milday Standard Cosmetology Textbook 2012
  Milday Standard Cosmetology Workbook 2012
  Milday Standard Cosmetology Theory 2012
  Milday Standard Cosmetology Practical 2012 
  Milday Standard Cosmetology Exam Review 2012
Culinary Art Culinary Essentials 2010
Emergency Response Technology Criminal Justice Today an Introduction Text for the 21st Century - 13th edition 2015
  Essentials of Firefighting - 6th edition 2013
  Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured - 11th edition 2017
Engineering Technology and Engineering Text 2012
  Essentials of Electronic 2001
  Engineering Your Future 2006
  Digital Electronics 2003
Entertainment Digital Media Concepts and Applications 4e 2017
Finance Business Finance 2008
  Intro to Business 2009
  Century 21 South Western Accounting 2009
Health Careers Diversified Health Occupations - 7th edition 2009
  Medical Terminology 350 2012
Information Technology Networking Fundamental - 2nd edition 2012
Machine Operations Precision Machine Technology 2012
  Technology of Machine Tools 2005
M-PAC Creative Cloud Suite  
RHVAC Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology Text 2008
  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology Workbook 2008

If you have specific questions about your student's materials, please contact your child's school or teacher.

Parent and Student Resources

Please visit links below to be redirected to the main CTE website.

PPS CTE Website
CTE Virtual Tour

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