Career & Technical Education

Brian Kasper - Director of Career & Technical Education
201 E. Tomlinson Pkwy. Longview, TX 75605 - 903-663-7320

Career and Technical Education courses are designed to prepare students in the technical and professional skills necessary to succeed in today’s high-demand occupational environment.  Students have the opportunity to utilize their academic skills in chosen career clusters. These programs provide a variety of elective courses from which students are allowed to select and are in addition to the academic  courses required for graduation.  

Career and Technical education can help a student explore his/her potential and establish future career goals.  
Career education may assist students by providing them with a means for enhanced  earning potential while attending post-secondary education/training.  
Career education courses encourage students to develop a personal career plan and provide information for post-secondary education opportunities.  

Students may choose to gain college credit by taking Dual Credit courses or Tech Prep courses in which students receive community college credit for technical courses completed  in high school.  

Several courses prepare students for employment certifications/licensures. 

Sharon Rettig - Career Technical Education Counselor   - 903-663-7232

All individuals are encouraged to contact the Career and Technical Education Department and the counselors at Longview High School.  We welcome the opportunity to assist you in any career-related questions.  

The counselors will be able to assist you with the following 

 To help you gain the latest occupational information 
 To help expand and consider other career options. 
 To help you narrow potential occupations. 
 To help you plan your educational courses. 
 To help you by providing and interpreting career interest     assessment. 
 To help in preparing your individualized four-year plan       for high school. 
 To help explain and establish your TECH PREP program. 
 To enroll in CTE Dual Credit Programs