Culinary student posing for a photo in the kitchen.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Andrea Marques-Clarke

Leadership Academy Principal/CTE Administrator

About CTE

Albany High School offers 21st-century career and technical education (CTE) programming that ranges from students taking single classes in an area of interest to students completing a career pathway.  Students enter “pathways” in skilled trades, applied sciences and technology that prepares students for an entry-level job, college or both. 

CTE subject areas that students can take include automotive technology, business, construction technology, cosmetology, culinary arts, human services, health sciences and pre-engineering.

Articulation agreements

Several of our upper-level CTE courses have articulation agreements in place with colleges throughout the region and the state, which gives students the opportunity to earn credits or advanced standing should they choose to enroll.

CTE pathways

Albany High students can complete one of 10 CTE pathways. Seven are endorsed by the New York State Education Department. Three are in the process of getting state endorsement, a professional “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval indicating that students who complete the program have mastered entry-level industry standards through hands-on class study, book learning and on-the-job training.