Career and Technical Education


Check out the CTE page to learn more about your options for the Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology Credit needed for graduation and our career academies.

Catalog of Approved High School Courses 2024-2025



Career Academy Info Sessions, November 8 and December 12, 2023

Current 8-11 grade students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend in-person information sessions on HCPSS career academies on Wednesday, November 8 or Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023 at the Applications and Research Laboratory, 10920 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD. The evening will include two 15-minute information sessions and a visit to a third academy beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how Career and Technical Education (CTE) career academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships, and industry certifications, participate in worksite and mentorship experiences, and become creative problem solvers by participating in hands-on project-based learning.

Complete information on all career academies is available online. Students/parents are encouraged to review the Career Academies Overview.


 6:30 - 6:45 PM Session I

6:50 - 7:05 PM Session II

7:10 - 7:30 PM - Open to visit any academy

Did you know that you need a Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology credit to graduate?  We can help!

Intro to CTE Slide Show

Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology Education Credit Options At OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL

Check out the slide show to find out which class is a good fit for you!

In order to graduate students must complete one or more of the following options:

Option 1: World Languages (2 credits in World Language)

Option 2: Complete a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Academy

See Below For More Information. 

cte career academies: a pathway to your future 

A Career Academy offers high school students with similar interests a unique opportunity to prepare for college and entry-level employment in the specific career areas listed below. Each Career Academy offers a recommended sequence of courses, internships, capstone project, or research project related to students' career goals, and the opportunity to earn college credit and/or industry certification while in high school. HCPSS Career Academies Full List

school based academies

apprenticeship maryland

Apprenticeship Maryland is a graduation pathway for seniors, who are interested in employment and further education based on a career pathway in manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) industries. Find out more at the HCPSS Apprenticeship website. 

BAM - Business, accounting, and marketing academies

Dual Enrollment Available and Each Academy Is Only 3 Courses

CTE BAM Academies

Career research and development academy

CTE Career Research And Development Academy

computer programming academy

College Credit Available for AP Course

CTE Computer Programming Academy

Culinary Science Academy

Dual Enrollment Available

CTE Culinary Science Academy

Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps

PLTW Engineering academy

You Can Earn Articulated College Credit For Each Course You Take!

CTE Project Lead The Way Engineering Academy

New to the PLTW Program? 

Get a head start on your college career and add prestige to your admissions applications by receiving college credits from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  These are transcripted credits and are eligible to be transferred to other universities.  One of the most important benefits of having RIT credit is that, during the college application process, admissions officers look favorably on a student who has already completed college-level courses. Visit the PLTW Website for information about earning articulated college credit through the Rochester Institute of Technology: RIT Credits for Students and Parents

Already taken one or more PLTW courses?

Remember, you can earn college credit for each of the PLTW courses you have taken in high school.  Visit the website RIT Credits for Students and Parents to find the form you have to fill out for registration, important deadlines, and the cost. 

Teacher academy of maryland

Dual Enrollment Available

CTE Teacher Academy Of Maryland

academies at the arl


Cybersecurity Networking


Graphic Design

Meet The oakland mills high school cte team

many of our courses offer dual enrollment - but what does that mean? 

Check out the articulation agreement that HCPSS has with HCC Here: 

Learn more about career and technical education in howard county