CTE classes are offered in many different fields, from welding, computer software, graphic arts, mechanical engineering, architectural drafting, and business and marketing. These classes integrate academics with technical skill development to help prepare students for higher-level courses in college or prepare them for the work. CTE course prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. 

ETHS offers the following CTE programs/courses:




Computer Science

Family and Consumer Science

Industrial Tech

Project Lead the Way


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education curricular programs used in schools. PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high-quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities, and professionals. PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem-solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.


The following PLTW courses are transcripted through MSOE:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design

  • Principals of Engineering

  • Digital Electronics

For additional resources, visit the Wisconsin PLTW site


Transcriped credit courses are actual technical college courses, using college textbooks and materials and are taught in a high school setting. An agreement between Gateway Technical college and ETHS allows students to earn college credit that is transferrable to any technical college in the state and may even transfer to some four-year colleges. ETHS offers the following transcripted courses.

  • Accounting Principles

  • Advanced Accounting/Acct. Software Apps

  • Advanced Accounting/Payroll

  • Advanced Metals

  • Applied Math I

  • Applied Math II

  • Business Law

  • Computer Assisted Programming/Robotics & FMS

  • Construction Production

  • Drafting: CAD 1-2D

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education

  • Health, Safety & Nutrition

  • Horticulture Greenhouse Crops

  • Horticulture Healthy Soils & Plant Pests & Beneficials

  • Illustration Media Concepts

  • Intro to Business

  • Intro to Management in Hospitality

  • Intro to Service in Hospitality

  • Introduction to Programming and Database Concepts

  • IT Essentials

  • Landscaping Design Installation & Maintenance

  • Marketing Principles

  • Mass Communications

  • Microsoft Applications

  • Personal Finance

  • PLTW: Digital Electronics

  • PLTW: Intro to Engineering Design

  • Principles of Hospitality

  • Small Engines

  • Technical & Career Writing

Start College Now

While completing high school, juniors and seniors may take courses at any of the University of Wisconsin campuses, Wisconsin Technical College campuses, or participating private university campuses in order to earn college credit.


Deadlines for notification of the student's intention to participate in Start College Now are given to the school board by March 1st for fall college semester (September start) or by October 1st for spring college semester (January start). Interested students should contact their counselor for answers to their specific questions about Start College Now or for information concerning the campus they are considering.