• Career and Technical education

  • Welcome to the Richland County School District One Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department!

    CTE allows students to engage through skill development and training in preparation for the workforce, collegiate studies, or military service beyond high school. The CTE courses and CTE Completer Programs (multiple courses in the same field of study) allow Richland One students to become career ready job candidates before high school graduation. Students enrolled in CTE programs may earn dual credit for college, receive state and nationally recognized industry certifications, and gain real-world work experience (apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, school-based enterprise, etc...).

    Learn more about what CTE offers students, parents, and Business & Industry.


  • 2024 CTE Leadership Institute III

    The goal of the CTE Leadership Institute III is to strengthen professional growth as leaders, improve coaching skills/behaviors to better lead others, enhance our community of learning and the way we live/work together as educators, foster more inclusive ways of instruction, take the culture of work forward as we look at challenges within our own classes and schools, and move our district’s CTE programs to a higher platform in a more united effort.

    Mr. Kelly Simmons III with Empowered TO WIN will facilitate the Leadership sessions.
    Session Dates: June 3 - June 6, 2024 

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  • Congratulations to the newest Teacher Cadets who were inducted into the Teacher Cadets National Honor Society!!!!

    Teacher Cadet - Bamberg Ehrhardt High School

    The following Columbia High School senior students were inducted into the Teacher Cadets National Honor Society on Saturday, March 16, 2024:

    • Stephanie McColtrie
    • Samera Minor
    • Tychell Tucker

    In order to be considered for membership in the Teacher Cadet National Honor Society (TCNHS), a student must be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (unweighted) on the state grading scale. A teacher leadership committee will select from all qualifying applicants those who excel in scholarship, character, leadership, and service. 



  • Students' at work in different CTE programs!

  • Career and Technical Education Department

    Phone: (803) 735-3325
    Fax: (803) 735-3381
    Address: 3560 Lynhaven Drive
    Columbia, SC 29204-4413

    District Mail Code: 640

    *The CTE Office is located on the Heyward Career & Technology Center Campus.

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    Mr. Chris Dinkins, Director

    jeremy.dinkins@richlandone.org