PUSD CTE courses provide early experiences for every student to gain exposure to, and explore, a full array of post-secondary, college and career choices. Several courses are articulated with local community colleges (Palomar, Miramar, and Mira Costa). The majority of the courses in each pathway have been approved to meet University of California a-g eligibility for admissions.
High School Career Technical Education Course Sequences
CTE Courses are sequenced according to knowledge and skills. Students are encouraged to complete the courses in sequence, in order to progress from introductory to capstone curriculum. Please see the CTE course catalog for a detailed listing of CTE Pathways available to Poway Unified School District Students.
Introductory Courses (Intro)
Concentrator Courses (Con)
- A CTE course pathway that contains introductory concepts required to build foundational and general Knowledge.
Capstone Courses (Cap)
- A CTE course beyond the introduction level pathway that is intended to provide more in-depth instruction and exploration of a specific industry sector.
- The final course in a planned pathway sequence that provides a rigorous and intensive culmination of a course of study.
Career Technical Education "a-g" Courses
The majority of Poway Unified School District CTE courses fall under the University of California and California State University "a-g" requirements. These courses also meet college admissions requirements for private and out of state universities.
Career Technical Education Ariculated Coursework
Poway Unified School District has a variety of articulation agreements with local San Diego community colleges. These agreements help students obtain college credits, while enrolled in high school. Students may earn articulated credit with a grade of "B" or higher. Some courses might require the student to take a common exam for credit “credit by examination”. For further information, check the CTE Articulated Course link.