About Our School
"Preparing Students for College and Career"
The mission of CTE is to prepare students for college and career through instructional partnership with DeSoto County Schools and the local business community.
What We Offer
DeSoto County Career and Technology Center’s East Campus (CTC East) offers the following 6 programs to eligible students who are enrolled in the DeSoto County School District: Educator Preparation, Fire Sciences, Health Sciences, Industrial Maintenance, Law and Public Safety, and Transportation and Logistics.
Each program is designed to be a 2-year program; upon successful completion of a program, students will earn 4 credits toward graduation. Through these programs, students will learn valuable skills needed to pursue a career in the selected field post high school.
We strive to provide the needed information for students to be able to set career goals and understand the path to obtain the goals.
Directions to Our School
1. Do classes count for high school credit?
Yes. When students successfully complete each semester, 1 credit is awarded. Because all programs are designed to be 4 semesters (2 years) of study, students can earn 4 credits for successfully completing the program. Upon successful completion of Health Sciences, students earn the equivalent of two science credits and ½ health credit.
2. How do CTC East classes fit in my schedule?
We work with the high schools to schedule classes so that students are only away from the high school for one block. The school district provides transportation to and from the school via school bus; students are not allowed to drive to CTC East.
3. When do I apply?
Applications are available for students during their 10th grade year; applications are available online beginning in January for the upcoming school year, and the application closes prior to Spring Break. Students who are accepted are notified and are enrolled in the programs during their 11th and 12th grade years.
4. Can I tour your campus to get a better look at the program I’m interested in?
Yes. We have tours scheduled for 10th graders throughout the year and host a parent tour night. However, students and parents are welcome to tour anytime. Please call the school counselor to schedule a personal tour.
5. Do I have to have certain grades to sign up?
A “C” average in Math and English is required for enrollment in our programs. In addition, Health Sciences requires a “C” in Biology and Industrial Maintenance requires a “C” or higher in Algebra I.
6. Is there a CTE endorsement on my diploma if I complete my CTE program?
Yes. Want to know more about earning a CTE endorsement? Click HERE.