Career & Technical Education Endorsements

The Texas Legislature in 2013 made substantial changes to the state’s CTE program, among other programs and accountability systems, which we refer to as House Bill 5.  Due to House Bill 5, students are expected to pursue an endorsement in a specific area.  There are five areas recognized by the state.  They are:

  1. Arts & Humanities
  2. Business & Industry
  3. Multi-disciplinary studies
  4. Public Services
  5. STEM

The Arts & Humanities and the Multi-disciplinary studies endorsements are not included in the Duncanville ISD Career and Technical Education program’s endorsements.  We have included information regarding those endorsements but our focus is on the three endorsements that are contained within the CTE program which are:

  1. Business & Industry
  2. Public Services
  3. STEM

The following table shows the pathways within each endorsement that Duncanville ISD offers:




 Business &   Industry

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Animal Science
  • Horticulture/Floral Design

Architecture & Construction

  • Architecture
  • Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communication

  • Graphic Design
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Animation
  • Fashion Design
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Audio
  • Printing & Imaging

Business Management & Administration

  • Business Office Pathway


  • Marketing


  • Welding

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

  • Automotive
  • Automotive Collision

 Public Service

Education & Training

  • Education

Health Science

  • Health Science

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Culinary Arts

Human Services

  • Cosmetology
  • Human Services


Information Technology

  • Computer Technician
  • Web
  • Programming

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Robotics


Information regarding Duncanville High School and all 5 endorsements that are offered can be viewed here.

CTE Programs of Study Alignment to Endorsements

First page of the PDF file: Programs_of_Study_Endorsement_Crosswalk_April_2020