Career and Technical Education (CTE)


    The Keller Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its CTE programs and activities.

    Career and Technical Education provides competency-based applied learning which contributes to academic knowledge, higher order thinking skills, problem solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, and occupationally specific skills needed for success in the workplace or in post-secondary education.  Various types of programs are offered:  laboratory program classes, work-based learning classes, internships, and a variety of courses centered on technology.

    This department is moving towards synchronization with the US/Texas labor market.  The Career and Technical Education courses are generally taught as competency based.  The beginning courses survey the occupational area for the student.  An occupational skill is the objective of the more advanced CTE courses.  Most of the instruction is hands-on with real-life applications.


    Keller Center for Advanced Learning

    The Keller Center for Advanced Learning offers students the opportunity to take advanced courses within their chosen endorsement.  Students will participate in field-based experiences, culminating in the senior practicum made possible by strong community and business partnerships.  Each student will have the opportunity to participate in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) and obtain certifications, certificates, licensures and/or college credit within their program of study.  KCAL is a collaborative, innovative educational experience that empowers KISD students to be highly competitive in our global society. Additional programming options in the areas of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and plant science became available in the 2022-2023 school year.   


    Keller Collegiate Academy

    Keller ISD’s collegiate academy includes pathways in Associate of Arts, Health Science, Associate of Science, Health Science, Level 2 Certificate Vocational Nursing (LVN), and Associate of Applied Science, Surgical Technology.