Technical Programs

MiVida M. Parham, Supervisor 

Valerie Brennan, Resource Teacher 

The Office of Technical Programs provides coordinated support for technical skill career and technology education programs in five occupational clusters.

Cluster programs include:

  • Automotive/Transportation
    (Automotive Service and Diesel Truck and Power Systems) - Click here to see a video about the Automotive programs

  • Agriculture and Environmental Services
    (Plants & Environmental Sciences, Animal & Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Technology) 

  • Consumer Services 
    (Cosmetic Services)

  • Construction and Development (Carpentry Career, Construction Careers, Electrical Careers, HVAC, Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers) 

  • Health Careers
    (Allied Health, Biomedical Sciences, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Health Science)

For more information on the schools that have these programs and others see
Career Completer Chart

For a detailed competency profile for each program see: Technical Program Competency Profiles

These programs are featured throughout the county's five Career and Technology Centers, comprehensive high schools, and one middle school.  The Mobile Agriculture Science Laboratory, supported by the Office of Technical Programs, visits the county’s middle schools on a rotating basis.

Instructor and program services include: curriculum development, certification and technical skill upgrading, facility/safety enhancements, program advisory committee support, new program development and implementation of business/industry program certification skill standards.

Student services focus on the integration of academics, delivery of applied instructional techniques, implementation of tech prep programs of study, credit articulation, and a variety of school-to-work transition opportunities that equip each student with the academic and technical skills necessary to become a life long learner and contributing member of society. Technical Programs prepare students for high school skill, high wage and high demand occupations.

FFA, Future Farmers of America


FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. 


HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America


HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people by providing a unique program for students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have an interest in pursuing careers in health professions.




SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers and leaders. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation's future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.