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Madison Metropolitan School District

CTE in Middle School

Career and Technical Education (CTE)  prepares students to be college, career, and community-ready by providing integrated core academics within rigorous and relevant curriculum, employability skills, as well as technical and career-specific skills. At the middle school level, MMSD CTE programs offer hands-on learning, practical experiences, and the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for success in high school and beyond.

In each middle school CTE course, students learn content-specific skills and essential career-readiness practices such as problem-solving, team collaboration, effective communication, and networking with industry partners. These skills are not only valuable for Success in CTE and ALL other content areas.

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Contact Us at: 608-663-1926

careerandtechnicaleducation@madison.k12.wi.us

Middle School Opportunities

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Career and Technical Summer Education Programs

A series of FREE camps designed and led by licensed CTE educators and offer hands-on learning activities and connections with industry partners to aid students in making informed decisions about their high school pathways and future career interests.

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Family and Consumer Sciences

These courses are designed to introduce students to:

  • Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Tourism
  • Education and training
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Wellness
  • Interior Design and Textiles
  • Human/Child Development and Family Relations
  • Personal and Family Finance

Intro to Health Science - 8th-Grade Only

  • Body Systems 
  • Disease Prevention
  • Clinical medicine
  • CPR/AID/First Aid
  • Sports Medicine and Athletic Injuries
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Technology and Engineering

These courses are designed to introduce students to:

  • Design Thinking
  • Coding 
  • Architecture
  • Prototyping
  • 3D printing
  • Engraving
  • AutoCAD
  • Measurements
  • Construction
  • Lab Safety
  • Career Exploration

Information Technology and Computer Science

These courses are designed to introduce students to:

  • Design Thinking
  • Network Systems
  • Digital Communication
  • Gaming and Coding
  • Coding and Robotics
  • Animation 
  • Digital Media
  • Network Essentials
  • Technology Literacy
  • 3D Printing 
  • Career Exploration