What is PTECH? 

In a P-TECH school, students earn a high school diploma, an industry-recognized associate degree, and gain relevant work experience in a growing field. Explore P-TECH's impact here.

The Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) initiative offers an open-enrollment program that creates workforce pathways aligned with high-demand, high-wage fields throughout the state. Students enrolled in the P-TECH program work toward an associate degree while gaining hands-on work experience.

Texas P-TECH programming is inspired by the national effort to refine career and technical education. Industry partnerships with P-TECH campuses ensure that students graduate career-ready. Industry partners provide career mentoring, host site visits, offer paid internships to enrolled students and serve on advisory councils to improve alignment of programming with workforce needs.

Students who graduate from the P-TECH program enter the workforce with proven, in-demand skillsets, making them top candidates in their chosen industry.

High-growth industries in Texas include:

Petroleum Refining and Chemical Products


Health Care, Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing

Information and Computer Technology

Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense

Education and Training


Transportation, Distribution and Logistics


Reduces barriers to college access

Allows students to earn 60+ hours of dual college credit at no cost

Creates a seamless transition from high school through college and into employment through local partnerships with institutions of higher education and industry

Provides academic and social support services through dedicated staff

Develops critical soft skills needed for college and career success

Provides work-based learning experiences at every grade level, including internships, apprenticeships and other job training programs

Enables students to earn an industry certificate or two-year postsecondary credential

Each program reflects key priorities for education and workforce outlined by our partners at the TEA, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission. 

Steeped in tradition, pride, and unity, Farmersville ISD fights to provide every student the foundation to fulfill their potential so they will have the opportunity and confidence to dream big.

501 A HWY 78 N

Farmersville, TX 75442