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CTE Center to Highlight Opportunities Including New Aviation Program

Feb 02, 2017

Addition to the CTE Center Completed in 2015

Parents and students who have wondered just what the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center offers are invited to an Interactive Open House on Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“Visitors will be given a map as they enter the front doors of our building and will have the opportunity to interact with our courses with hands-on activities or by viewing sample projects as they explore our building and classrooms at their leisure,” said Principal Dianna Manuel. “Instructors and students will also be on hand to answer questions about courses.”

The event is come-and-go and no reservations are required.

“The Interactive Open House gives students and parents an opportunity to really see what CTE Center programs offer students including real-world, hands-on curriculum, internships and industry certifications,” Manuel said.

Career and technical education in Frisco ISD is wide in scope and meets many different interests and needs. Students have the opportunity to take classes in fields such as architecture and construction, agriculture, food and natural resources, information technology, law and public safety, arts, A/V technology and communications, health science, marketing, government and public administration, education and training, business management and administration, and hospitality and tourism.

Students may choose courses that will enable them find employment during or right out of high school or explore a career before they spend thousands of dollars on college classes only to discover they have chosen the wrong field. Several programs offer chances for students to participate in internships and/or earn industry certifications in fields such as culinary arts, veterinary tech, health science and more.

Frisco ISD will also add two new courses at the CTE Center this fall – Introduction to Welding, which will expand on skills learned in prerequisite agricultural mechanics courses, and Foundational Concepts of Aviation Studies, which will introduce students to the aviation profession and the vehicles used for powered flight.

Aviation will be offered to juniors and seniors on a dual-credit basis in conjunction with LeTourneau University. One additional course will be added in the pathway each of the next three school years, with successful completion of all four courses satisfying requirements to take the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot Knowledge exam.

Students and parents interested in the aviation program should attend an informational meeting separately from the Interactive Open House. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 at the CTE Center, Room F107. 

Students must apply with LeTourneau University to take the course and receive approval from their high school counselor. The cost of tuition for a three-credit-hour course is $255.

For more information, please contact Cullen Hippler with LeTourneau University at 214.932.1169 or

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