All Pathways

This pathway explores the food industry from the farm to the table using skills in food science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. You examine production, processing, preparation, preservation, and packaging principles along the farm to table continuum. You will get a better understanding of how food technology affects the food that you eat.

Course Sequence

Principles of Family & Human Services

Foods and Nutrition I

Food and Nutrition II

Foods Science and Technology


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.

Foods II Technology

CUL 150 Food Science AND CUL 150A Food Science Lab

Industry Certification


NC Plate

List of schools

East Mecklenburg High School Garinger High School

College and Career Promise

Through local partnerships and classroom curriculum, we are motivating youth to consider careers in manufacturing and preparing them with the skillsets and knowledge to succeed in the workforce industry after high school, and college. The CTE department connects local and regional manufacturers with local high schools to establish or build manufacturing education programs that will grow the workforce in the local communities. Students who experience the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway enter college or move into post-secondary careers with essential advanced manufacturing knowledge and expertise. partner corporations provide grants, scholarships, and apprenticeships for students who continue their education in theAdvanced Manufacturing industry.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!