Leander ISD Career and Technical Education programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students rigorous curriculum with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions. Leander ISD CTE programs offer students authentic work-based learning experiences, industry-based certifications, and opportunities to participate in aligned student organizations.

2024-25 Comprehensive CTE Programs of Study Guide

2023-24 Comprehensive CTE Programs of Study Guide

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Other Supported Programs

Student Organizations

LISD offers Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) in all Career Cluster areas.Students enrolled in CTE courses are encouraged to join and participate in their respective CTSO. These organizations provide students the opportunity to apply their CTE curriculum in competitive events as well as develop their leadership skills for the future.

CTSOs are:

  • Included in federal legislation
  • Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Supported by state directors of CTE
  • Supported by state departments of education, including TEA
  • Eligible to all students for membership when enrolled in relative elective courses

CTSOs connect students to:

  • Industry
  • Community
  • Instructors
  • Each other
  • Their own individual success
  • Team success 

To learn more about CTSOs visit Student Organizations.

Enrollment deadlines and fees may vary by organization and campus. Contact campus directly for more information. (DECA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, NTHS, SkillsUSA, TAFE) Membership eligibility should follow the guidelines of the state and national organization. Advisors are responsible for verifying that students are eligible for membership. A student must be an affiliated, verified member of an organization to be eligible for competition. While a student may be a member in multiple organizations, a student can only compete in one of the following organizations in a given academic school year (DECA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, TAFE). The number of available competition entries are determined by local and state guidelines for each organization. Local chapters are permitted to establish policies that determine competition eligibility. Policies should be approved by both campus and district administration.