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CTE Career Pathways

The following career pathways are available at Ryle High School:

- Accounting
- Administrative Support
- Aerospace Engineering (PLTW)
- Animal Science Systems
- Biomedical Science (PLTW)

- Civil Engineering (PLTW)
- Computer Science
- Culinary & Food Services

- Early Childhood Education
- E-Commerce
- Fashion & Interior Design
- Horticulture & Plant Science Systems
- Management & Entrepreneurship
- Marketing
- Retail Services
- Teaching & Learning


Career and Technical Education is an essential component of the high school curriculum. For many students, it represents as much as a third of their high school experience. It is a critical component in meeting the needs of students in academic achievement, career exploration, career preparation, and leadership development. Successful transition to postsecondary education, work, or the military is one of the goals of Kentucky's educational system. The percentage of students making successful transition is a component of the high school accountability index.

A career ready student is a student who is a concentrator in a Career and Technical Education career pathway and has reached the technical benchmarks (CTE EOP or Industry Certification).  Students that earn career or college readiness status will receive individual recognition.  Articulated college credit may be available at various Kentucky universities for completion of a career pathway and dedicated CTE EOP exam or industry certification.

Concentrator Definition - A "concentrator" student is one who has completed two career and technical education courses in a career pathway program.  Students who earn concentrator status will be tested with the CTE EOP the folloinwing spring unless the student has graduated.

Completion Definition - A “completer” is a student who has completed four career and technical education courses in a career pathway program.


The Ryle Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is comprised of the following program areas:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Business & Marketing Education
  • Information Technology
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Project Lead the Way – Biomedical Science
  • Project Lead the Way - Engineering

Ryle High School graduates are required to have a minimum of one career and technical credit. 


To earn this credit, the following entry-level courses are recommended:  Digital Literacy, Computer Literacy, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Agricultural Science & Technology, FACS Essentials, Principles of Biomedical Science, or Introduction to Engineering Design.  Each of these courses leads to career interest pathways that will build your skills and knowledge in a more specific in-demand area.  Detailed descriptions of the pathways can be downloaded.