Students are encouraged to explore CTE programs in grades 9 and/or 10, and then select a major program area of study for grades 11 and 12, so they can earn the Career & Technical Education diploma seal and/or an industry certification at graduation. Most CTE courses offer students the ability to earn dual enrollment through Virginia Western Community College, and all programs offer students the opportunity to earn industry certifications within their program of study. Successfully completing two years in a program area will meet the graduation requirements for the sequential elective. Students earning a standard diploma MUST pass a state approved industry certification to graduate. All ROTEC courses offer these end of year certifications to students at no charge, including course R6120 Economics and Personal Finance, a course all students are required to take and pass. Additional Virginia state-approved Industry Certifications could be added throughout the year.
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