Paredes Middle School

Career and Technical Education

Links to teacher phone numbers and e-mail addresses are found here.

Career and Technology Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) instruction aims at developing foundational skills, core workplace competencies, and specific skill competencies in various occupational areas. Internships, practicums, cooperative education, school-based enterprises, dual enrollment programs, and apprenticeships are a few venues that deliver career and technical education by providing meaningful opportunities for learners to apply their academic and technical skills.


AISD CTE Mission Statement:


To provide opportunities for students to acquire 21st century academic and technical skills for entry into the global workforce and/or postsecondary education in order to become contributing members of their community.








Melanie Hartman

  • CTE
  • Digital Art and Animation
  • Principles of Arts and AV

My name is Melanie Hartman.  I teach high school credit CTE classes at Paredes.  Currently I teach, Digital Art & Animation and Principles of Arts & AV.




Phillip Howell

 CTE Teacher


I teach the follow:

 College and Career Readiness: This is a one semester where students will use decisionmaking and problem –solving skills for college and career planning. Students will explore career information to learn more about themselves and their interest and abilities. Students will use information technology and interest tools to explore college and career areas.

 Careers in Information Technology: This is a one semester exploratory course that will increase the student’s knowledge of computers. Learning concepts include; using software to learn multiple program basics; learning Internet skills and recognizing and understanding computer hardware and peripherals.

 Touch System Data Entry: This is a ½ credit (one semester) course where the student develops skills in operating the keyboard as well as achieving acceptable speed and accuracy levels. This course provides instructions in formatting basic documents for both personal and business use. After successful completion, students will receive ½ High School Credit. The grade will go on the high school transcript.Gateway to Technology





Mr. Robert OChoa


Classes I teach:

● Investigating Careers in Robotics

● College and Career Readiness

● Touch Entry Data

Contact Info: Google Voice: 361-880-0603

About Me: I love to travel and get out in nature with my wife and pupper! I also love tech, watching movies, playing video games, drawing, painting, and ceramics. I was the regional director of a after school coding company for 2 years and started teaching classes myself in 2018.