Career & Technical Education

Students may begin career exploration and development in middle and high school through a variety of career and technical education programs. Courses are offered in agriculture, business and information technology, marketing, technology education, family and consumer sciences, career connections, trade and industrial fields, and health and medical sciences. Cooperative education and job shadowing opportunities enable students to gain valuable workplace experience.

The courses are explained in detail in the 2015-16 Program of Studies.

In addition to offering classes in the middle and high schools, the Pruden Center for Industry and Technology is a career and technical center shared by Suffolk students and Isle of Wight County students which offers morning and afternoon classes. High school students can prepare for careers in early childhood education, collision repair technology, automotive service technology, building trades, culinary arts, cosmetology, welding, certified Internet webmaster, geospatial technology, Oracle, modeling & simulation support specialist, nurse aide, utility/heavy construction technology, PC technology, emergency medical technician, and veterinary assistant.


Information Brochures

Career Cluster Offerings 2015-16
Glimpse of CTE 2014-15


Career Planning

“R U College & Career Ready? – Students’ Guide (2016)

Teachers’ Guide (2016)

Parents’ Guide (2016)


New Graduation Requirement

Industry Credentials (IC)


Annual Report by City-Wide CTE Advisory Council

2014-15 Annual Report


Adult Education Opportunities

Pruden Center for Lifelong Learning

NOTE:  The Suffolk Public Schools’ Sentara Obici Hospital School of Practical Nursing closed in February 2013. The graduate transcripts will be permanently maintained by Suffolk Public Schools. Graduates should contact the school division’s Facilities and Planning Department at 1507 Freeney Ave., Suffolk, VA 23434. Call Glenda Langston at 934-6206 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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