Career Technical Education

Benefits of CTE

The Benefits of Taking Career Technical Education Courses

Career Technical Education gives students the chance to get a head start preparing for college and careers.  In CTE programs, students learn how core school subjects like math, science, and writing are used in real life.  CTE students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in a chosen career pathway and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships.  Many programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credit, meet University of California A-G requirements for admissions and/or nationally recognized certifications, which can be used to get a job that will help pay for college or start a career straight out of high school.
CTE 2018-2019 Work Based Learning Highlights
  • Internships
    • Blue Apple Ranch
    • Northrop Grumman HIP Program
    • Studio 701 Digital Media
    • Palomar Technologies
  • Women in Engineering Days
    • General Atomics
    • ​​Lockheed Martin
  • Arts, Media, & Entertainment Integrated Projects - Middle School & High School Animation
  • STEM Shadow Days - Middle School & High School Engineering & Architecture
  • Industry Tours
    • HP Inc. - Engineering & Architecture
    • Solar Turbines - Engineering & Architecture 
    • Space Micro - Engineering & Architecture
    • The CW6 News - Arts, Media, & Entertainment
    • Scripps Clinic (Rancho Bernado Center) - Health Science & Medical Technology
  • Guest Speakers
    • Ironman Competitions - Arts, Media, & Entertainment
    • Society of Women Engineers - Engineering & Architecture
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