Career Readiness in Action

The career technical education programs at Taylor County High school provide our students with relevant, hands-on experiences that will help students investigate their interests and will lead to success in high school, college, and their chosen career field.  We offer 16 career majors for students that can lead to students earning career readiness certificates.  

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

  • Architecture & Construction

    Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

    Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

  • Business, Management & Administration

    Careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.

  • Education & Training

    Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services such as administration, teaching/training, administrative support, and professional support services.

  • Finance

    Planning and related services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.

  • Government & Public Administration

    Planning and executing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

  • Health Science

    Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

  • Hospitality & Tourism

    Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as restaurant and food/beverage services, lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusement and attractions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

    Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

  • Manufacturing

    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 manufacturing/process engineering.

  • Marketing

    Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives such as brand management, professional sales, merchandising, marketing communications and market research.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

    Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

    The planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

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 TCHS is proud to feature school-based enterprises:


                Cardinal Corral (Culinary)

                Cardinal Financial Services (Business)

                Cardinal Kroger (Marketing)

                CK Prep (Marketing & Business)

                Fancy That (Family Consumer Science)

                TCHS Print Shop (Technology/Business)

                Taylor County FFA Greenhouse (Agriculture)

All eighth-graders are first introduced to the career tech programs by the CTE Department.  Students explore the careers and skills related to the career path in which they are interested.  We encourage all students to find the career path that best fits their interests and career goals to enhance their educational experience at Taylor County High School. 

Career Majors:

Agriculture (see attached link)

Family Consumer Science (see attached link)

Business and Marketing (see attached link)

Technology (See attached link)