Alabama Career and Technical Education
Preparing Tomorrow's Professionals Today
Preparing Tomorrow's Professionals Today


Alabama's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs develop the talents and skills of students in classroom settings that are rigorous, progressive and certified to international standards. Students have an opportunity to explore career options in more than 215 courses offered statewide and can earn advanced diplomas and college credit.

The Alabama Department of Education is the only state-level educational agency in the nation to receive certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for its business/industry certification (BIC) process, used to certify CTE programs for industry compliance.





Pickens County Board of Education

Career Technical Education Programs


The Pickens County School system offers the following Career and Technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, including those with limited English proficiency, disability in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Students in grades 9-12 interested in Career and Technical course work not offered at their assigned high school should contact the high school counselor for details and procedures for enrolling in the desired program.


Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource  

Business Management and Administration/Microsoft Information Technology Academy  

Cooperative Education  

Human Services –Cosmetology 

Human Services – Family and Consumer Science  

Health Science  

Information Technology  



 Persons seeking further information concerning the Career and Technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:


Mrs. Alma Somerville

 Career Technical Administrator 377 Ladow Circle 

Carrollton, Alabama 35447 

Telephone: 205-367-2080 

E-mail Address:



 Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:


Mrs. Vanessa Anthony 

Associate Superintendent 

377 Ladow Circle  

Carrollton, Alabama 35447 

Telephone: 205-367-2086 

E-mail Address:





It is the official policy of the Pickens County Board of Education that no person shall on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, ethnic group, or disability be denied, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any course, program or activity.