Career Technical Education
Career Technical Education, also known as CTE, is defined as a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. CTE is designed to help students develop the academic, career, and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge and skills-based economy. CTE courses satisfy the SVUSD graduation requirement of 10 Units of a “Visual and Performing Arts, World Language, American Sign Language or Career Technical Education” within the 165 Units of required courses. In addition, most CTE courses offered through SVUSD and Coastline ROP articulate with a nearby community college and several courses satisfy the subject matter requirements for admission to the University of California and the California State University system (primarily in the “f” Visual and Performing Arts or the “g” College Prep Electives categories).