Career & Technical Education (CTE) @ UAGC

We offer our students two career & technical education pathways. Students select one of the two pathways to “major” in after completing a survey course as freshman:

It is our goal at The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers to introduce you to the complicated environmental problems our world is facing and prepare you for a variety of professions that are now tackling these problems head-on.  Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) program is the focal point of this goal.  A strong and effective CTE program gives you a broad introduction to both the important issues and solutions, as well as potential pathways to either deeper study in college or entry into a career.

This is accomplished in several ways, including:

  • Hard skills

  • Soft skills

  • Effective research techniques

  • Access to off-site learning experiences

  • Internships

  • Professional certifications

Program Structure

When you enter UAGC as a ninth grader, you will be required to take an introductory course that will give you the background knowledge needed for further study and exposure to all the academic pathways we currently offer. 

Upon completion of this course, you will choose from one of our two pathways – Urban Agriculture or Green Buildings.  You will spend your remaining three years in this chosen pathway, with each year further building upon the knowledge gained in previous years culminating in professional certification opportunities. 

During your senior year, you can qualify to spend a half day at off-site internships.  Part of our CTE requirement is also to teach career and financial management (CFM).  This is accomplished through interactive online software you can access online at any time.