The Richland County School District One CATE Department supports and oversees all aspects of CATE local, state, and federal regulations and policies. 

    CATE programs afford students the opportunity to receive college credit, state and nationally recognized industry certifications, internships, technical skills, infused academics, leadership skills and participation in student organizations and technical honor societies. 

    The CATE Department is dedicated to making the 2017-2018 school year one of the best for our students, their parents, our teachers, and Richland One!


Announcements from the CATE Department:

  • Remote-Control Car Racing Competition

    CATE students from North Carolina, Alabama, and South Carolina participated in a remote-control car racing competition held at Lower Richland High School on Friday, November 3. CLICK HERE to view the news coverage of this event captured by the WLTX news team!

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  • Congratulations, FCS Students at Eau Claire High School!

    A special congratulations goes out to the Family & Consumer Sciences students at Eau Claire High School.  The students competed in various competitions at the SC State Fair.  There were fourteen winners:  five—1st place and nine—2nd place.  Photos of the students’ work are included below:

     Fair Winners 2

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    Fair Winner 1









    Fair Winner 4

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  • Career Adventure Bus

    Are you ready for an adventure? Hop on the Career Adventure Bus (CAB) to explore the fantastic courses and programs that Richland One has to offer our students. The CAB will be making its' way out to middle and elementary schools this year.


    Career Adventure Bus



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  • New Firefighter Program at Lower Richland High

    The CATE Department is excited to launch a new Firefighter program at Lower Richland High School this year. The Columbia Fire Department hosted a press conference during the fire truck donation ceremony that took place on August 9, 2017.








     Firefighter Truck Donation

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  • CATE Teacher Spotlight

    Congratulations to Mr. Robert Harris, Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Hand Middle School, and the Richland One District Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year!

    Robert Harris Teacher of Year 2017-2018

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