Career & Technology Half-Day Programs

The Half-Day Career & Technology Program began in August 1996. Through the program, students with special needs can take the majority of their academic classes at their home high schools and take career and technology classes at STISD high schools.
The following are the programs offered within STISD:
Health Professions (Mercedes): Nursing Assistant;
Medical Professions (Olmito): Culinary Arts and Patient Care Assistant; and
Science Academy (Mercedes): Automotive Technology and Welding.

The purpose of the Half-Day Career & Technology Program is to teach students in a real work environment so they gain a marketable edge in the workforce. Further, students gain the confidence they need to continue their education after high school. Graduates of the program have solid technical and social skills. Click here for additional information about the program. 

Enrollment Requirements for the Program:
- Must be enrolled in special education at your home high school
- Must live in Cameron, Hidalgo, or Willacy County
- Must submit an application to your Special Education campus department and they will forward your application to the STISD Career & Technology Half Day Programs Office

Program Rules:
- Demonstrate good behavior at home campus and STISD
- Maintain passing grades at home campus and STISD
- Must attend school on a regular basis within home district and STISD

2018-2019 STISD Career & Technology Half-Day Program Handbook

For more information or to discuss customizing your student's individual program plan, call the Career & Technology Office at (956) 514-4259.