• Mission

    The Allen Independent School District’s Career and Technical Education Program is dedicated to preparing all students for success in post-secondary education opportunities by providing rigorous career-related curriculum, instruction, and experiences; industry-based certifications; and skills that will allow our students to thrive in the 21st-century competitive workforce.


    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at Ford Middle School Consists of the following courses:

    • Business Information Management 1 (BIM)
    • College and Career Readiness
    • Investigating Careers in Communications and Media Arts
    • Investigating Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
    • Professional Communications
    • Robotics Programming and Design/Web Communications
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Technology Applications in Computer Graphics



      Middle school students enrolled in the following CTE courses earn high school credit:

    *Business Information Management 1 (1 credit)

    *Professional Communications (0.5 credit)

    *Robotics/Web Communications (0.5 credit)

    *Social Media Marketing (0.5 credit)


    *The course content and workload are the equivalent of a high school course. Students receive high school credit, but the course grade is not included in high school GPA. High school expectations will be adhered to throughout the course.