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Connecting Student Interests to Future Careers

So far this school year, 110 Floresville High School students have earned 256 industry certifications in welding and auto mechanics. FISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides over 14 programs of study with 28 possible industry certification options. Connecting students’ interests and helping them find their passions often leads students to fulfilling careers not just “jobs”. 

Dr. Michaela Steele, CTE Coordinator, expects certification numbers to continue to rise due, in part, to the 5x5 schedule implemented at FHS this year.

“We currently have over 50 new students in Introduction to Welding this term and anticipate another round of certifications,” said Steele. She also anticipates additional certifications in Floral, Automotive and Information Technology this spring. All certifications exams are paid for by FISD with funds provided by the Texas Education Agency for CTE programs, giving all students the opportunity to earn certifications.

According to Steele, FISD continues to expand certification options. New certifications this year include Education AIde 1 for students interested in a career in education and CompTIA for students interested in Information Technology.

“As we work to provide students with opportunities to explore many interests, we are also helping them find careers that inspire them to work hard and live more fulfilling lives, prosperous lives, which is what we want for every student at FISD,” said Dr. Sherri Bays, FISD Superintendent.

For more information about FISD CTE programs and certifications, contact Dr. Michaela Steele, msteele@fisd.us or 830-393-5370 ext. 21008.

CTE programs of Study and Possible Certifications

Agricultural Engineering

Animal Science

Plant Science

Texas State Floral Association Level I Certification

Texas State Floral Association Level II Certification

Digital Communications

Design & Multimedia Arts

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop

Teaching & Training

Educational Aide I

Culinary Arts

ServSafe Food Handler

ServSafe Manager

Healthcare Diagnostics

Healthcare Therapeutics

Nursing Science

Clinical Medical Assistant

Phlebotomy Technician

Networking Systems


CompTIA IT Fundamentals

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+


OFC  (Torch certification)

AWS D1.9 

AWS D1.1

API 1104

AWS SENSE Welding Level 1

Automotive Mechanics

ASE Entry-Level Certification: Engine Repair (ER) 

ASE Entry-Level Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (AT)

ASE Automobile Service Technology/Entry-Level Automobile Service Technology

ASE Entry-Level Brakes (BR)

ASE Entry-Level Electronic/Electrical Systems (EE)

ASE Entry-Level Engine Performance (EP)

ASE Entry-Level Heating and A/C (AC)

ASE Entry-Level Certification: Manual DriveTrain and Axles (MD) 

ASE Entry-Level Mechanical and Electrical Components (ME

ASE Entry-Level Suspension and Steering (SS)

ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (MR)