Natural Resources Programs
Forestry & Horticulture
Students will develop essential employability skills related to the forestry and horticulture industries such as:
- training in timber management
- wildlife management
- soil science
- greenhouse production
- hydroponic vegetable production
- maple syrup production
- apple orchard management and
An intense and rigorous program that will prepare students if they choose a career in forestry or horticulture.
Mechanical & Small Engines
Students in this program will get hands-on experience that involves:
- heavy equipment operation
- metal fabrication
- small power-equipment maintenance and repair
- basic electrical training
- production & marketing
Career work experience positions in small engine repair and welding are available to advanced students who qualify and are selected.
CTE Natural Resources students are offered a unique opportunity to experience resource management training by choosing one of two program pathways:
- Forestry & Horticulture or
- Agricultural Mechanics
High School students in the program will receive
- 1 Math Credit
- 1 Science Credit
- Up to 4 Elective Credits
Learn more about each pathway below.
Students wishing to participate in the Natural Resources program at CTE are offered a unique opportunity to experience science, technology and management training.
In existence for over 30 years, these award winning, fast-paced programs will prepare students for employment while working in “living” laboratories.
Production & Marketing
All students in Natural Resources, regardless of program pathway, will participate in food-science training focused on the production and marketing aspects of apple orchards, maple syrup production and other market food products.
Dual Enrollment Opportunities
All students at the Center for Technology, Essex may seek eligibility for enrollment in a variety of college level courses offered through local colleges such as Champlain College, University of Vermont and Community College of Vermont.
- Work-based Learning
- School-Work Cooperative Opportunities