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Career Technical Education

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.
Agriculture Education
Resources for agriculture education programs, including classroom instruction, leadership, and supervised agricultural experience programs that prepare students for college or entrance into agricultural careers.
Business & Marketing
Program information that prepares students for careers and/or postsecondary education in the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, information technology, entrepreneurship, and economics.
California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT)
Provides an overview of the California Career Pathways Trust created by Assembly Bill 86.
California Career Resource Network (CalCRN)
The CalCRN program provides career development resources, and training materials to middle school and high school students, counselors, educators, and administrators.
Credentials
Designated Subjects Credential and Single Subject Credential: used in career technical education courses based on a combination of subject preparation and industry experience.
Equal Opportunity & Access
Discloses the practices of the California Department of Education to ensure equal, fair, and meaningful access to its employment and program services.
General Information
General guidance for California public schools; includes career technical e-mail list to get timely information about career technical programs.
Health Careers Education
Program that helps students gain insight into the health care industry, explore health-related areas, and prepare for career entry/postsecondary education.
Home Economics
Information about home economics careers and technology education programs that prepare students to become positive, productive members of families, the workplace, and the community.
Industrial & Technology Education
Programs that provide students with insight into and an understanding of the technological nature of our culture.
Perkins
Federal act established to improve career-technical education programs, integrate academic and career-technical instruction, serve special populations, and meet gender equity needs.
ROCP
Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs): career and workforce preparation for high school students and adults, preparation for advanced training, and the upgrading of existing skills.
Standards & Framework
Identifies the knowledge and skills necessary for career and postsecondary options and provides a blueprint for organizing and delivering instruction.
Student Organizations
Information regarding Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), FHA-Hero, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and Skills USA.
Tech Prep Education
Designed to implement programmatic connections between high schools and two-year colleges encompassing specific technical fields and occupational areas.
Work Experience Education (WEE)
Provides paid or unpaid on-the-job experiences for secondary school students through training agreements with employers. Types of work experience programs are: vocational; general; and exploratory.