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Career and Technical Student Organizations

CTE Student Organizations

We encourage CTSO participation by all West Cabarrus students enrolled in CTE Programs

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)

HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal and state agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA actively promotes career opportunities in the health industry and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people. 

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, middle school, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or who have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 260,000 members through 54 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, China, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.


Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.

The specific goals of FBLA are to • develop competent, aggressive business leadership; • strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work; • create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise; • encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community; • develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism; • encourage and practice efficient money management; • encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty; • assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; and • facilitate the transition from school to work.