CTE Career and Technical Education Programs

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Institutes are unique programs for high school students. It allows students to earn high school credit, college credit and nationally-recognized industry certification – all at the same time.  Niceville High School offers three CTE programs:  Culinary Arts Institute, Information Technology, and Robotics.

Culinary Arts

Learn the culinary fundamentals - essential building blocks for any chef - as well as the how's and why's of cooking. Including the fundamental principles of food preparation, cooking techniques, safe food handling, nutrition, and professionalism are all part of the curriculum. Additionally, students will learn about the food service industry, careers in the industry, safety in the workplace, employability skills, leadership/teamwork skills, and care and use of commercial culinary equipment.  Students work toward attaining their Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) certification, ProStart National Certification, and College credit to Culinary Schools including The Culinary Institute of America, and Johnson and Wales University.

Information Technology

Every day innovations in technology change our world. Computers and the Internet are revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. From autonomous robot cars to cloud application servers, we are using technology to improve the way we live. At the IT institute, students learn how to implement the newest technologies while using industry standard equipment and application s. The IT Academies — Digital Media, iLearn, Digital Information Technology, Applied Cybersecurity, Web Software Development, and Applied Robotics — are all aimed at the various career opportunities in today’s high - skill, high-wage market. Students taking IT courses will be prepared for national certification tests that will allow them to enter directly into the job market or continue their postsecondary training with a Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship earned from there IT elective credits.