CTE Career Pathways
At Rowland Unified, there are 13 CTE Career Pathways representing 8 industry sectors offered to students seeking career training for their future.
WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
- A Pathway is a sequence of courses within your area of interest.
- A Pathway will connect your career interests from high school to college and/or career.
- A Pathway is your educational road map guiding you to the high school courses and post-secondary options most relevant to your chosen career destination.
- A Pathway will help you acquire the depth of knowledge and skill linked with specific post-secondary programs that will lead to a certificate or degree and/or career.
- You choose, you decide what Pathway is right for you.
Why should students participate in a CTE pathway?
While in high school, students have the opportunity to acquire free technical skills training in the career field he/she is interested in. Students will learn valuable technical skills and soft skills making them employable regardless of the field of study they actually end up in.
How do CTE courses prepare students for careers?
All CTE courses support the Common Core and CTE Model Curriculum Standards (MCS). Learning rigorous academic skills, especially in English Language Arts and Mathematics is an integral part of each CTE course outline and competencies. These skills help our students put English Language Arts and Mathematics to work in a real-world, hands-on environment they can relate to.
How do CTE courses prepare students for college?
All Rowland CTE courses are articulated with Mt. San Antonio College or Rio Hondo Colleges. The college articulation process, which allows high school students enrolled in specific career and technical education courses to seek college credit for work completed in high school. Articulation provides a streamlined path for students who complete a program of study in high school and wish to continue on that path at the community college.
Many Rowland CTE courses are UC/a-g Courses meaning they have been reviewed by the UC committee and deemed to have the rigor of a college preparatory course. In short, these classes are designed to prepare you for college. These courses are meant to emphasize analytical thinking – challenging the student with substantial reading, writing, and problem solving requirements.