Career & Technical Student Organizations


Distributive Education Club of America is a student-centered, educational/professional organization with a program of leadership and career development designed specifically for students enrolled in marketing education. Marketing education prepares students for rewarding careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA enhances that education by providing marketing-related activities based directly on classroom study.


Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit education association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The FBLA Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.


The FFA is a national organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Local, state and national activities and award programs provide opportunities to apply knowledge and skills acquired through agriculture education.


HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSTE-HOSA Partnership.


SkillsUSA is national organization that provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.


Technology Student Association is a national, non-profit organization for students with an interest in technology. TSA members learn problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking and leadership skills as they relate to design, communications, power, energy, transportation, engineering, manufacturing, construction and biotechnology. TSA strives to meet the educational needs and challenges of all students in an increasingly and ever-changing technological world.


Career and Technical Instruction provides students with disabilities the opportunity to successfully participate in career technology education programs. CTI also ensures delivery of appropriate services and accommodations for students that participate in career technology education programs.