CTE Programs

Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs at Rushmore Academy prepare students to enter the workforce with not only core academic knowledge, but also with technical and occupational skills required to succeed in today’s job market.

CTE classes help our students integrate their academics into real world job experiences and gain valuable technical skills as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Automotive Technology

This program is designed to equip students with the necessary training and skills to start a career in the comprehensive automotive industry which includes much needed industry work ethics. Students will have the opportunity to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certifications in 10 different areas.


This program focuses on developmentally appropriate practice for children ages birth through age three. We develop, plan and carry-out projects and activities that can be used with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Property Services

This program provides students with the unique opportunity to work with and be trained by industry professionals to learn practices in lawn, property, and building maintenance. Students will be immersed in the processes of the property service industry and develop the skills for employment.

Marketing Servic

This program focuses on developmentally marketing functions, and will introduce strategies used to merchandise and sell products effectively in both traditional brick-and-mortar (physical) stores and emerging online stores.


Students will learn basic knowledge of welding skills, including utilizing a Plasmacam CNC cutting table, oxy/fuel cutting, and proper use of grinding equipment. Students will have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications in this program.

Online CTE Programs

In addition to our 5 hands on Career Technical Education programs, we also offer 12 online CTE programs providing Rushmore Academy students a wide selection of career opportunities. For a full description of online CTE programs, please see the school counselor.



Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Digital Photography

Early Childhood Education

Java Programming


Medical Assisting

Veterinary Science