Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department members listed left to right in front row: Mark Green (Business and Technology and Work-Based Learning), Tyler Avera (Business and Technology), Ryan Flowers (CTAE Director), Brent McBride (Welding), and Ryan Taylor (Engineering & Technology and Audio Video Technology & Film). Back row: Alison Lamb (Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator), Jena Cranford (Business and Technology), Van Mills (Agriculture), Sharon Simpson (Marketing and Graphic Design), Joellen Stone (Early Childhood Education), Cynthia Vann (Career & Technical Instruction Coordinator), James Galvin (Young Farmer Teacher), Jennifer Summerall (Allied Health and Medicine), and Bree Bennett (Culinary Arts).


Thank you for visiting the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) homepage on the Appling County High School website! Please explore the tabbed links in the grey box to your left to learn more about CTAE courses, career pathways, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities, and other information about our students and programs.


CTAE courses help students explore potential careers and prepare for life after high school by providing them with learning opportunities to gain technical expertise in a career pathway of their choice. Students who finish an identified sequence of three courses (3 units of credit) in one of our CTAE career pathway areas will be recognized as a Georgia Career Pathway Completer.  Appling County High School offers 18 different CTAE career pathway programs (listed below) with college and career ready student credentialing opportunities: 


            Agriculture Leadership in Forestry

            Agriculture Leadership in Horticulture

            Agricultural Mechanics Systems

            Allied Health and Medicine

            Audio-Video Technology and Film

            Business and Technology

            Culinary Arts

            Early Childhood Care and Education

            Electronics (Phased out in 2016-2017)

            Forestry/Mechanical Systems

            Forestry/Wildlife Systems

            Graphic Design          

            Horticulture and Forest Science

            Horticulture/Mechanical Systems

            Marketing Communications and Promotion

            Plant and Landscape Systems

            STEM Engineering and Technology (New pathway in 2016-2017)



All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.


For more information or questions about CTAE programs contact:

            Dr. Ryan Flowers

            Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Director

            Appling County High School / Appling County School District

            482 Blackshear Hwy., Baxley GA 31513

            Phone:   912-367-8610  extension: 417

            Email:    ryan.flowers@appling.k12.ga.us