SDUHSD Career Technical Education (CTE)
SDUHSD Career Technical Education (CTE) classes provides students with an opportunity to explore specific career pathways while discovering the real-world application of the knowledge and skills learned in core subjects. In CTE classes, students use math to design guitars, design games, and prepare meals; they use reading and writing skills to critique super bowl commercials, evaluate architectural designs, and to develop storylines for student-produced videos.
While some of SDUHSD CTE pathways prepare students for entry level employment, most students complete CTE courses with an understanding of the next steps they need to take on their career paths, whether it is continuing on to college for a degree or job-related certificate or applying to local businesses where they can master a craft as they earn a living.
In SDUHSD, CTE students are currently being prepared for a wide-variety of future careers from business management, engineering, computer science, culinary arts, graphic design, and more. Students that take CTE courses are better prepared for the world of work as well as college, in fact, the average national graduation rate of students enrolled in CTE is 90 percent; while for other students, the national average is 75 percent.
District CTE course offerings include those taught by full-time, single-subject credentialed teachers holding subject-matter authorization in business, home-economics, or industrial and technology education, as well as courses taught by instructors holding Designated Subjects CTE Teaching Credentials in pathway-specific career sectors. CTE students may earn college credits in 13 high school CTE classes with articulation agreements; moreover, 34 CTE courses meet University of California A-G subject requirements. Dual enrollment options currently exist in two CTE pathways at two high schools.
In California, Career Technical Education is made up of 15 industry sectors and 58 career pathways. Please click on the image below to view the CTE pathways in each industry sector
|CTE Pathways||11 Elements of High Quality CTE|
|SDUHSD Work Based Learning (WBL)||CTE Contacts|
|CTE Teacher Resources||CTE Mission & Vision|
|Industry Partners||Career Pathway Plan Documents|
See the links to the right to learn more about the SDUHSD CTE program