Why should you join a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)?

CTSO Opportunties at Central Cabarrus CTE Program



    All students enrolled in Central Carbarrus High School Career and Technical Education Programs have an opportunity to develop and extend their learnings through participation in active career and technical student organizations (CTSOs). The program of work for each organization should be based on instructional competencies and be an integral part of the program.

    • Any student enrolled in a career and technical course at Central Cabarrus High School is eligible for membership in the career and technical student organization associated with that program.

    • CTSOs develop character, citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills essential for students who are preparing for the workforce and further education. They enhance students' civic awareness and provide opportunities for developing social competencies and a wholesome attitude about living and working.

    • CTSOs provide a unique instructional method for attaining the competency goals and objectives identified in each course. Their activities are considered a part of the instructional day when they are directly related to the competencies and objectives in the course blueprints.

    • CCHS CTSO Local Chapters and members must abide by CCHS, CCS and NCDPI governing student organizations, student code of conduct Federal perkins guidelines.



    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.


    DECA Promotional Video

    For more information, Please contact CCHS Chapter Lead Faculty Advisor Mr. Busshart in Room 404 



    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 
    Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Today over 227,000 members are active in a network of associations in 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.


    For more information, Please contact CCHS Chapter Lead Faculty Advisor, Ms. Parrish in Room 168



    Future Business Leaders of America—Phi Beta Lambda 
    Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is the premier business career student organization in the world.  Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business and business-related fields.  FBLA-PBL has four membership divisions: FBLA-ML for middle school, FBLA for high school, PBL for college, and the Professional Division for alumni, business professionals, educators and supporters.


    For more information, Please contact CCHS Lead Advisor, Mr. Graham in Room 145


    HOSA – Future Health Professionals
    HOSA is a national leadership organization for students enrolled in health or biomedical science programs. HOSA is 100% health! The mission of HOSA is to recruit and retain qualified students to the health professions and provide personal, career and leadership development opportunities to be academic, college and career ready.


    For more information, Please contact CCHS Lead Faculty Advisor, Ms. Jones in Room 204


    The National FFA Organization and Affiliate
    FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered the keynote address at the 2013 National FFA Convention. Click here for a video!


    For more information, Please contact CCHS Lead Faculty Advisor, Ms. Adams in Room 166


    SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.


    For more information, Please contact CCHS Lead Faculty Advisor, Mr. Hartsell in Room 189



    Technology Student Association 
    The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students who are presently enrolled in, or have completed, technology education courses.


    For more information, Please contact CCHS Lead Advisor, Mr. Porter in Room 151