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Career, Technical and Agricultural Education

Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) department members: LTC Daniel Vickery (Army JROTC), SFC Carlos Vasquez (Army JROTC), Jena Cranford (Business and Technology and Work-Based Learning),  Ryan Flowers (CTAE Director), Wendy Simmons (CTAE Administrative Assistant), Evan Creamer (Welding), and Leslie Griffis (Engineering & Technology and Audio Video Technology & Film). Back row: Alison Lamb (Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator), Kevin Harrison (Agriculture), Gail Smith (Marketing), Joellen Stone (Early Childhood Education), Cynthia Vann (Career & Technical Instruction Coordinator), James Galvin (Young Farmer Teacher), Alex Brooks (Allied Health and Medicine), and Bree Bennett (Culinary Arts).


Thank you for visiting the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) homepage on the Appling County High School website! Please explore the tabbed links in the grey box to your left to learn more about CTAE courses, career pathways, Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities, and other information about our students and programs.


CTAE courses help students explore potential careers and prepare for life after high school by providing them with learning opportunities to gain technical expertise in a career pathway of their choice. Students who finish an identified sequence of three courses (3 units of credit) in one of our CTAE career pathway areas will be recognized as a Georgia Career Pathway Completer.  Appling County High School offers 14 different CTAE career pathway programs (listed below) with college and career ready student credentialing opportunities: 


            Agricultural Mechanics Systems

            Allied Health and Medicine

  Army JROTC

            Audio-Video Technology and Film

            Business and Technology

            Culinary Arts

            Early Childhood Care and Education

            Engineering and Technology

  Food and Animal Systems (new Pathway 2023.24)

  Forestry/Mechanical Systems

            Horticulture and Forest Science

            Horticulture/Mechanical Systems

            Marketing Management



All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.


For more information or questions about CTAE programs contact:

            Dr. Ryan Flowers

            Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Director

            Appling County High School / Appling County School District

            482 Blackshear Hwy., Baxley GA 31513

            Phone:   912-367-8610  extension: 417