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Career Technical Education

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James Smith

Career & Technical

Education Principal

Stephanie Hazelett

Office Technician

(951) 824-8021 VP

Logo of CTE's seven programs Career and Technical Education (CTE) is academically rigorous, hands-on instruction with a focus on industry-relevant knowledge that prepares students for college and career opportunities after high school.

Our teachers have extensive trade experience and certificates or degrees in their trade. They teach through American Sign Language and English. They incorporate industry standards and California Career and Technical Education (CTE) performance standards to prepare students for employment or post-secondary education and/or training.

Several of our CTE courses are A-G approved courses where a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU).

We seek and maintain high quality standards of instruction to prepare students for success in their post-secondary transition outcomes.

Presently the CTE program offers the following:

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Your Future Starts here

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Aim for Excellence

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Quality Education

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Elementary Makerspace offer the tools that require little expertise to master, allowing students to focus their attention on their projects and the student-led learning process in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), aligned to CTE programs in secondary education.

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CTE is a robust career training program starting in middle school. The Middle School CTE Program is geared toward successful mastery of various career development skills in preparation for college and career pursuits in high school. 7th and 8th grade students are introduced to CTE courses prior to entering the High School program.

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Students receives College and Career Readiness services in preparation for their post-secondary transition such as career preparation, college research, local job research, internships, resume and portfolio assistance, work permits, etc. The Career Center services include provides students career assessment, career counseling, Career Preparation Class, job coaching, job placement services, access to Career Fairs, College Presentations, and Financial Aid workshops. After graduation, CSDR students continue receiving services until they achieve their employment goals. Contact us for more information.

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Broadcast Journalism, Career Preparation, FEAST, and Graphic Design

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) facilitate students to develop and refine skills for career success by participate in their chosen Career Pathway. FCCLA offers students the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—all necessary for career success.

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Automotive Technology, Biomedical Technology, Construction Technology, and Information Technology

Students develop and refine skills for career success by participate in their chosen Career Pathway. SkillsUSA activities develop positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel. They give students a head starts in developing valuable professional skills such as communications, interpersonal abilities, time management, teamwork and more.

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In Automotive Technology, students will develop skills needed to service, repair, and diagnose today’s vehicles. Student complete the laboratory activities using advanced equipment to diagnose and service modern automotive systems with guidance of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program. Qualified students who successful complete the pathway will have the opportunity to take the ASE Entry-Level certification test.

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Biomedical technology combines engineering and technology to solve biological or medical problems involving humans, especially the design and use of medical equipment used to diagnose and treat various diseases. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology in preparation for continued education in the biomedical and health fields. This program is aligned with the recognized PLTW Biomedical Science curriculum.

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Construction Technology prepare students for employment or continued education in the occupations of Carpentry and Construction. In addition, students will have the opportunity to create a project of their own design while defining the systems structure of a basic construction manufacturing using CNC and CAD technologies in conjunction with design, prototyping, and production activities. The program provides instruction and practical applications in woodworking, fine carpentry skills, residential construction systems, and advanced trade skills used by industry professionals in preparation for entry level jobs or continued education.

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The program engages students in a hands-on, state-of-the-art learning environment designed to prepare students to become leaders in the hospitality and culinary industries. Students will acquire knowledge and skill in the preparation of food including basic principles and techniques of food preparation, management of resources, use of recipes, use and care of equipment and evaluation of food products. The courses emphasize safety and sanitation practices. Students will operate kitchen equipment and tools as well as to master the art of preparing worldwide cuisine. Students in the program obtain food handling permits in preparation for employment or continued education upon graduation from high school.

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Students learn the principles of desktop publishing, graphic design, and professional printing by explore the design process and find creative visual solutions while having the opportunity to design actual client-based projects for campus programs such as athletics, student events/activities, and other needs. Students will gain an understanding of the processes and systems common to careers in Graphic Design, Print, Advertising, and Marketing while using professional-grade Adobe design software to create digital drawings, logos, advertisements, magazine layouts, and more.

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Students develop skills in develop a working knowledge of computer concepts and essential skills necessary for work and communication in the Information Technology industry. Students will learn safety, security, and ethical issues in computing and social networking including input/output systems, computer hardware and operating systems. Students utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation. This program is aligned with the recognized PLTW Computer Science curriculum.

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Students attend TOP after graduation from high school to obtain additional support to meet their Post-secondary Transition Plan (PTP) goals as written in their IEP. Eligibility for students who are enrolled in TOP are determined by the IEP team with consent from school district and a current transition plan with career goals written in their PTP.