Career and Technical Education
Denechia Edwards, Director
276-926-4643 Ext. 2505
dedwards@dcps.k12.va.us

Career and technical education programs in Dickenson County Public schools serve more than 1,038 students in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.

CTE Programs offered in Dickenson County:

Ridgeview High School-Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology, Business and Information Technologies, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts,  Drafting,  Family and Consumer Sciences, IT/Cyber Security, Marketing, Nursing, Technology Engineering/Robotics,  Welding

Ridgeview Middle School-Career Exploration, Keyboarding, and other exploratory options as available

Virginia acknowledges the importance of career and technical education to students by awarding diploma seals and by recognizing industry credentialing in its diploma requirements.

Credentials available in Dickenson County Public Schools included:

Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment, National Career Readiness Certificate, Microsoft Office Certifications, NRF Customer Service and Sales Certifications, ASK Fundamental Marketing Concepts Examination, Welding Assessment, Virginia Board of Nursing National Nurse Aide Assessment Examination, Virginia Board of Nursing Practical Nursing Exam,  Hospitality Management Lodging Option Assessment, ASK Fundamental Marketing Concepts Examination, Carpentry Assessment, Beef Quality Assurance Certification, Natural Resource Systems Assessment, Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetology Licensure Examination:, ASE Student Certification Examinations, CAD Assessment, W!SE Financial Literacy Certification, and National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).