Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes combine high-quality, rigorous instruction with real-life experiences to prepare students for the future. Mesquite CTE offers 26 programs of study that equip students to achieve at high levels whether they are starting college, attending a technical school, or entering the workforce after high school graduation.

Students are also offered opportunities to earn paid and unpaid work experience, state and nationally recognized professional certifications, and college credits through dual-credit programs with our three partnership academies with DCCCD. CTE courses help prepare students for a variety of real-world careers and the goal for our CTE program is to produce capable young adults who can think critically and independently, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively in today’s world.




Public Notice of Nondiscrimination in Career & Technical Education Programs

Mesquite Independent School District offers career and technical education programs in Architecture & Construction, Arts, A/V Technology & Communications, Business Management & Administration, Education & Training, Finance, Health Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales & Service, STEM and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.  Admission into a career and technical program is dependent upon interest and aptitude, age appropriateness and availability of class space. 

It is the policy of Mesquite ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.  Mesquite ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. 

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Career & Technical Education Administrative Team

Kristi Krajca
Director of Career & Technical Education

Jennifer Martin
Coordinator of Business & Technical Education

Leigh Farley
Coordinator of Career & Technical Education

Kelly Brown
Coordinator of Career & Technical Education 

Clarissa Jayroe
Counselor Facilitator of Career & Technical Education

Sheldon Stoker
Marketing Facilitator of Career & Technical Education

Debbie Barbour
Administrative Assistant

Campus Career & Technical Education Counselors

Leslie Thomas, JHHS

Jaime Mansfield, PHS

Brandi Brice, NMHS

Candace Norwood, WMHS

Elizabeth Baker, MHS

Rusty Manning, VHS
972-882-8768 ext 20020