District Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE)

Lara Norris

Mrs. Lara Norris

Director of Career, Technology & Agriculutre Education

Email: Lara Norris

CTAE Program at Peach County High School

What is CTAE?

Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.  Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) began a curriculum revision process in conjunction with the Governor’s Strategic Industries and Workforce Development Task Force recommendations. In a collaborative effort involving secondary and post-secondary school instructors, determinations were made based on what knowledge and ​skills are necessary for future success in the Georgia workforce.  Program Concentrations were developed for Georgia based on this work.  Click here to learn more.

 Why is CTAE relevant to the business community?

"Across every school district in Georgia, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) delivers for our state.  CTAE is preparing students for post-graduation success by teaching employability skills and technical skills that are in demand now and will continue to be in the future. CTAE is supporting businesses across all sectors by training the next generation of talent graduating with credentials, cutting-edge skills, and work experience.  Communities across Georgia are benefiting from the local talent pipelines that support existing businesses and economic development efforts."  From the Georgia Department of Education Annual Report 2019/2020 

Which Career Clusters are offered at Peach County High School?

Peach County High School Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathways and courses available for the 2023 – 2024 school year are listed below. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education opportunities.

  • Audio-Video Technology and Film

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Computer Science 

  • Agriculture/Veterinary Science

  • Agriculture/Plant and Landscape 

  • Nutrition and Food Science

  • Agriculture Mechanics

  • Business and Technology

  • General Automobile Technology

  • Advanced Automobile Technology

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Health Science/Allied Health

  • Health Science/Sports Medicine 

The following courses are offered on campus as Dual Enrollment courses with Central Georgia Technical College:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Cosmetology

 Middle School Courses

  • Business, Management, and Administration

  • Computer Science

  • Agriculture

Notice of Non-Discrimination

All Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs follow the system’s policies of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation. For general information about these programs, contact:

Lara Norris, Director of Career, Technology & Agriculture Education

900 Campus Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 825-5933
Email: Lara Norris

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to:

Title II - Dr. Carmen Horton, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

900 Campus Dr. Fort Valley, GA 31030
Office: 478-825-5933, Fax:478-825-9970
Email: Carmen Horton 

Title IX - Mallarina Marshall, Director of Federal Programs

900 Campus Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030
478-825-5933, fax: 478-825-9970
Email: Mallarina Marshall

Title IXCivil Rights Law- Ashley Hunnicut, Director of Human Resources
900 Campus Dr., Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: (478) 825-5933 ext. 1013
Email: Ashley Hunnicutt
Fax: (478) 825-9162

Section 504 – Demetria Thomas, Director of Student Services
900 Campus Dr., Fort Valley, GA 31030
478-825-5933, fax: 478-825-9970
Email: Demetria Thomas

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