SAN MARCOS, Texas — Grab your backpacks, we're going back to class!

San Marcos High School's career and technical education program is preparing high school students for the workforce.

The school offers two courses in helping students interested in health-related fields get their feet wet. These programs go a long way.

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The CNA and EMT classes are hands-on courses at San Marcos High. The certified nurse's assistant students learn proper elder care, so that when they graduate they are ready to earn a living as a CNA. The EMT students are also well prepared during the school year, and upon graduation are ready to begin a career as an emergency medical technician.

This program is highly regarded. Teachers said that the program is so well respected, businesses in the San Marcos area actually reach out to the school each spring to inquire about graduating students.

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