Career & Technical Education

The FSDB CTE Department prepares students for success in college or the workforce by integrating academics and career development coursework and training opportunities.


Students participate in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs on the FSDB campus or First Coast Technical College (FCTC) located nearby.

CTE benefits are such that students acquire specific technical skills, receive occupational completion points, earn industry certifications which can award free college credit (gold standard), and participate in short-term community or campus based internships.


CTE Office

PH: 904-827-2803

VP: 904-429-1513



Campus Based

  • 3D Design and Printing

  • Building Construction Technologies

  • Career Preparation, Career Experience, and Career Placement

  • Culinary Arts

  • Digital Audio Production

  • Digital Media/Multimedia Design

  • Horticulture Science & Services

  • Java Development & Programming

  • Marketing and Promotional Enterprises

FCTC Programs

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology

  • Automotive Service Technology

  • Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts

  • Cosmetology

  • Diesel Mechanic

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Horticulture Science & Service

  • Landscape Operations

  • Welding Technologies

career development

Career education integrated into academic and boarding curricula beginning at the preschool level and continuing through high school.

D&B Designs

D&B Designs is a custom imprinting program and school based enterprise. Students learn about graphic design, digital imaging, layout, measurement, manufacturing, customer service, operating a small business, marketing, and management. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software is used to create promotional merchandise for campus and community partners. Production processes include sublimation, direct to garment printing, embroidery, custom signage and banner making. 

For more information about hours of operation, contact:

D&B Designs
PH: 904-827-2237
VP: 904-201-4502

D&B Garden Center

The D&B Garden Center is a licensed nursery and school-based enterprise. Students learn how to maintain a greenhouse and garden center, operate a small business, calculate transactions, provide quality customer service, and educate customers about the plants. The public is welcome to visit the nursery and make purchases.

For more information about hours of operation, contact:

D&B Garden Center
PH: 904-827-2557


Leonora Hughes

Leonora Hughes began her career in Career and Technical Education 2008 following a career in Hotel Sales and Meeting Management. In 2008 she became a Hospitality Travel and Tourism instructor at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center in Rhode Island for 9 years. After completing her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership she was promoted to Assistant Principal of the Career Center. Currently, she is working in the Career Development office overseeing Career and Technical Programs and instruction, workforce training, campus and community internships, paid employment for students and developing industry partnerships with community stakeholders.   

Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Concordia University
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Sales and Meeting Management, Johnson and Wales University 

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Ghandi

CTE teachers

May Boyd

Placement Specialist

Michael Freeman

3D Animation Technologies

Teressa Mackey

Culinary Arts

Harold Simmons

Career Preparation

Erin Wolfe

Community Work Program

Lorelee Bundrick

Print Shop/3D Printing

Monica Griffey

Digital Information Technology

Jenny Palmer

Horticulture Science

Julie Stinson

Promotional Enterprises

Jim Carpenter

Digital Audio Production

Rachel Hamilton

Career Preparation

Charles Raven

Culinary Arts

Amanda Tapley

A/V & Print Technology

Cheryl Crumpler

Career Experience

Randall Hancock

Building Construction

Deanna Scala

Digital Media

Kevin Voelker

Culinary Arts

CTE Support Personnel

Farrah Selleck

Administrative Assistant

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General Information

PH: 904-827-2200

VP: 904-245-1022

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910


PH: 904-827-2331

PH: 904-827-2356

Outreach Department

PH: 904-827-2455


PH: 800-992-8747

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315