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Career and Technical Education Programs of Study

Programs of Study at Alcoa High School

The Career and Technical Education Department at Alcoa High School offers six CTE programs of study within four career clusters.  

Health Science-Nursing Education and Emergency Services

Within the health science cluster, students can choose an elective focus in either the Emergency Medical Services program of study or in the Nursing Services program of study.  Students in those programs of study can achieve national industry certification as Certified Emergency Medical Responders or Certified Nursing Assistants.  


Alcoa High School also offers a Marketing program of study.  Students in this program of study can participate in work-based learning experiences in the Marsh Store and have the opportunity to complete industry recognized certifications.

STEM Engineering

STEM Engineering is another program of study, found within the STEM cluster.  STEM courses offer student the chance to become certified as CSWA's (Certified SolidWorks Associates).

STEM Technology/Mechatronics

A new Mechatronics program of study, within the advanced manufacturing cluster, was added in 2017-18.  This program of study is offered in conjunction with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville.  Students not only earn dual enrollment credit in mechatronics, but also have the opportunity to obtain industry certifications and dual credit.

Architecture and Construction-HVAC

During the 20-21 school year, the district introduced a new program of study through a GIVE grant award with TCAT Knoxville. Through this program of study, students can complete dual credit and dual enrollment coursework, along with industry certifications, in order to successfully become certified HVAC technicians.

Each of the programs of study offered at Alcoa High School can be used to satisfy a student's three-credit elective focus requirement which is necessary for high school graduation. Dual enrollment and dual credit opportunities are available in most courses. 

Computer Coding

For the 21-22 school year, Alcoa High School will offer an Information Technology/Computer Coding program of students. Students will have the opportunity to take the Principals of Computer Science course followed by Coding I.