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Agricultural Education is a systematic program of instruction available to students desiring to learn about the science, business, technology of plant and animal production, and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems.

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.   Agricultural Education prepares students for more than 300 careers in the agricultural industry including production, financing, processing, marketing, and distribution of agricultural products.  Agricultural Education develops leaders for the vast network of supporting careers that provide the supplies, services, management, and conservation of our natural resource systems.

The Agricultural Education program is built on the three core areas of classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience programs, and FFA student organization activities. The quality Agricultural Education program is designed for delivery through a balance of these three core educational strategies:

·         Classroom/Laboratory Instruction – Quality instruction in and about agriculture that utilizes a “learning by doing” philosophy.  Agricultural Education is an applied science that incorporates math, reading, social studies, and physical, chemical and biological sciences into each course.

·         Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs – Students put knowledge and theory to use through relevant, experiential, agricultural learning projects.  While completing SAE projects, students learn to apply the concepts and principles taught in their agriculture classes to real-world problems and scenarios.

FFA Student Organization Opportunities – FFA activities are an integral part of the Agricultural Education program in which students experience numerous opportunities for developing premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.



The FFA is a national organization of Agricultural Education students. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The opportunities that are available for FFA members include:

·         Career Development Events – FFA members earn recognition by utilizing their classroom and laboratory knowledge in team and individual events.

·         Degree Programs – FFA members advance in the organization by meeting rigorous standards to obtain degrees.

·         Proficiency Awards – Members are recognized for success in their respective Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.

·         Scholarships – FFA awards students over $2 million annually in college scholarships.

·         Personal Growth Conferences – Teamwork and personal growth conferences are held each summer at the North Carolina FFA Center.

·         Leadership Conferences and Conventions – FFA conducts events throughout the year that promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

·         Service Activities – Students are engaged in numerous projects and activities to serve communities throughout North Carolina.

For more information on FFA opportunities, visit the following web sites.

North Carolina FFA Web Site:

National FFA Web Site: 

Courses at Granville Central High School

Animal Science 1

Animal Science 2

Equine Science 1

Equine Science 2

Agricultural Mechanics 1

Agricultural Mechanics 2

AG Science Applications

CTE Advanced Studies

CTE Internship          


over 2 years ago


Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education prepares students for successful transition from school to work and postsecondary education. It empowers them to use business principles and concepts while they manage their current and future responsibilities as informed consumers and productive workers in the 21stcentury.

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business, finance, and information technology.  Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. The program area is designed to integrate business, finance, and information technology skills into the middle and high school curriculum.                    

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the business world and for advanced educational opportunities. The instructional program begins in the middle grades with the development of proficiency in basic computer software applications.  Exploratory experiences in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship are also included in the middle school curriculum. This experience continues at the high school level with career pathways that provide knowledge and skill development in these Career Clusters™:

  • Business, Management, and Administration

  • Finance

  • Information Technology

Courses at Gravnille Central High School

Accounting 1

Accounting 2

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher

Microsoft Excel and Access

Intro to Computer Science

Principles Of Business and Finance

Personal Finance

Local Course Option:  Virtual Enterprise I and II


over 2 years ago


Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education empowers individuals to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Students develop human literacy as they master a complex set of essential skills and knowledge needed to achieve quality of life. They gain career preparedness as they acquire readiness to participate in a rapidly changing workforce and global economy.

Family and Consumer Sciences students prepare for family life, work life, and careers in eight core areas:

•     Consumer Education and Resource Management

•     Early Childhood Education and Services

•     Family and Interpersonal Relationships

•     Food Production and Services

•     Foods, Nutrition and Wellness

•     Housing, Interiors, and Design

•     Parenting Education and Human Development

•     Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion

FACS Education currently offers middle school and high school courses that are part of five career pathways within five Career Clusters™.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. The unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed.



Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national student organization for middle and high school students that promotes youth-centered leadership and opportunities for contextual learning.  It is the only Career and Technical Education in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.  Members address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through projects, national programs, and competitive events related to content of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and integrated within course instruction.

NC FCCLA is affiliated with the national FCCLA organization.  All Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum in North Carolina is aligned with state and national FCCLA programs and projects to give students the full benefit of all available opportunities.

FCCLA National:

FCCLA State:

Courses at Granville Central High School

Foods 1

Foods II 

Intro to Culinary Arts and Hospitality

CTE Advanced Studies


over 2 years ago


The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide middle and high school students essential and enduring 21st century skills. Technology Engineering and Design is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses the arts, engineering, languages, technologies, AND sciences to understand, communicate, and design.



North Carolina Technology Student Association (NC TSA) is an essential element of the state's Technology Education Program. This student organization provides the opportunity for students to engage in activities directly reflecting the curriculum. Along with learning collaboration and leadership skills, students have the opportunity to engage in student-centered, complex tasks that are authentic and developed over an extended period. Beyond the powerful influence of the activities, participation in the NC-TSA helps transform one's program by affording both the teacher and his or her students the opportunity to learn from others by attending regional, state, and national conferences.

North Carolina TSA Site:

National TSA Site

Courses at Granville Central High School

Scientific and Technical Visualization 1

Scientific and Technical Visualization 2

Game Art Design

Advance Game Art Design

Technology Engineering and Design

Engineering Design

CTE Advanced Studies


about 1 year ago

Program Description

PLTW Engineering Students Become Tomorrow's Problem Solvers Today

From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. 

Courses at Granville Central High School

Introduction to Engineering Design

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Principles of Engineering

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Environmental Sustainability

Students investigate and design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply, and renewable energy. 

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system.

Future Classes to be offered at Granville Central High School

Engineering Design and Development

 In Environmental Sustainability, students investigate and design solutions in response to real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply, and renewable energy. Applying their knowledge through hands-on activities and simulations, students research and design potential solutions to these true-to-life challenges.

For more information please visit the PLTW Engineering website.

CTE Celebrate 100 years

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The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act was the first act of Congress to provide funding for career and technical education. Career and Technical organizations across the nation, plan to celebrate the landmark occasion throughout February, during National Career and Technical Education Month, “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow.” The most important role of our education system is to build brighter futures for our students. Career and technical education programs play a crucial role in that preparation. The Smith-Hughes Act was the first step 100 years ago and funding mechanisms like the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act help support the effort.

For more information on how CTE has literally shaped our society from the very beginning of our country up until now, check out ACTE’s History of CTE, and watch the video below…

February is CTE Month

over 2 years ago

What is CTE Month?
Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.
What can I do during CTE Month? 
Host a school visit and invite members of your local community to learn about your school's strong CTE programs firsthand
Communicate with policymakers from mayors to Congress to inform them of the importance of CTE
Reach out to the media to encourage them to attend events and advise them of the benefits of CTE, or use social media to do the same
Work with Business and Industry Leaders to ensure they understand the role CTE plays in readying their future workforce
Share events using our CTE Month calendar and provide updates through our CTE Month Success Stories page
Purchase pens, pencils, lanyards and other CTE Month Merchandise to use at events or at your school
Download our CTE Month Logo for use with any print or digital outreach. (Email Us if you plan to utilize the logo, especially if you would like it in a different file format. Please read the Logo Use and Restriction Agreement before using the logo.)
Please note that the term "CTE Month" or "Career and Technical Education Month" must be followed by the trademark sign (®) the first time it appears in a document or visual presentation.

CTE equips students with:

• Academic skills and the ability to apply skills to concrete situations. They learn by doing, through real-world experience combined with classroom knowledge.
• Employable skills essential to any career, through hands-on training by professional instructors with industry experience.
• Technical skills specific to a career pathway.
At a time when opportunity for employment is so critical, CTE programs in every community are ensuring students are equipped with the skills to successfully enter the workforce.