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Career & Technical Education - CTE

What is CTE?

Career Technical Education (CTE) is an education pathway that provides students with the academic, technical, and real world knowledge, skills and experience they need to be prepared for a variety of career options. CTE gives students training and skills in many different types of careers in high growth industries such as science and technology, healthcare, and business management. CTE programs are personalized, hands-on, and let students explore different career fields. CTE is part of the high school experience, and prepares students for the full range of post-secondary opportunities, including college and careers.

What is the scope and sequence of a Pathway?
Pathways consist of a minimum of two sequenced classes within a particular field.

What are the proven outcomes for Pathway completers?

  • College credit for courses completed in high school
  • Strong core of academics from which to move into a variety of career areas
  • Greater school connectedness
  • Industry expertise
  • Visits to worksites and internships
  • Easier transitions from high school to college

Pathways at Moorpark High School

Hospitality

The Hospitality Pathway prepares students for careers in the food service and hospitality industry. Students will learn core skills like meal planning, preparation, execution. From planning to cooking, students will work with their instructor to manage their classroom restaurant. 

 

Some of the CTE Standards met in these classes are:

B1.4 - Research the advantages and disadvantages of the working conditions of various careers in the food service and hospitality industry

B2.1 - Identify the causes, prevention, and treatment of common accidents and the reporting procedures involved.

B2.2 - Practice the basic procedures for the safety of employees and guests, including the procedures for emergency situations.

 

Course Sequence

Concentrator Course - ROP A351 - Hospitality and Tourism Management

Capstone Course - ROP A330 - Food Service and Hospitality

 

Manufacturing

The Manufacturing pathway teaches students hands-on skills to operate various types of heavy machinery. From wood saws, to 3D printers, to CNC Machines, students will learn programming, measurement, and planning for projects. Students will also prepare to receive NIMS Certifications, a safety certification that is applicable and relevant to the field. 

Some of the CTE Standards met in these classes are:

D1.2 - Apply and identify the various phases of the product design development process to an existing product, product line, system design, or service.

D4.1 - Create a preliminary design of a product concept utilizing drawing, computer software (graphic or CAD) and/or conceptual model fabrication techniques.

D4.2 - Identify materials, mechanisms, technologies, and other requirements (e.g. safety, manufacturing, sustainability) the concept may require.

Course Sequence

Concentrator Course - ROP A378 - Technology and Engineering

Capstone Course - ROP A395 - Applied Manufacturing

 

Performing Arts

Performing Arts is split into two different pathways, Vocal and Theater. Los Angeles and Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world and these pathways can prepare students to learn skills to work in the field of entertainment and performing arts.

Some of the CTE Standards met in these classes are:

B2.4 - Sight-read music accurately and expressively

B3.2 - Research, analyze, and plan a theatrical performance (live or recorded) with the director, designer, or playwright.

B6.1 - Demonstrate media appropriate acting choices using script analysis, character research, reflection, and revision in live and recorded performance applications

Course Sequence

Vocal Arts

Concentrator Course - MUS A300 - Chorus

Capstone Course - MUS A301 - Advanced Chorus

Theater Arts

Concentrator Course - MUS A251 - Musical Show Production

Capstone Course - MUS A253 - Advanced Musical Theatre

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