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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) classes are designed to prepare you for occupations needed in your community and the state; they help you achieve your career needs and desires.

The California Department of Education's CTE definition is:

Career technical education engages all students in a dynamic and seamless learning experience resulting in their mastery of the career and academic knowledge and skills necessary to become productive, contributing members of society.

California CTE is organized into fifteen industry sectors. Each industry sector has two or more career pathways. These pathways can prepare you for postsecondary courses in rewarding careers.

Your school counselor can assist you with choosing CTE courses at your school. Since more than 11,000 CTE courses satisfy
A–G requirements for California public university systems, CTE courses at your school may also meet A–G requirements.