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Career Technical Education

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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.
Resources for related and supplementary instruction (RSI) by local educational agencies.
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 Resource Network (CalCRN): an interagency, state-level network created to support career guidance and academic counseling programs to promote improved career and education decisions.
Designated Subjects Credential and Single Subject Credential: used in career technical education courses based on a combination of subject preparation and industry experience.
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.
Federal act established to improve career-technical education programs, integrate academic and career-technical instruction, serve special populations, and meet gender equity needs.
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
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.
Workforce Development
Explains how public education participates with workforce development efforts to provide the crucial skills and lifelong learning opportunities needed for career study, success, and personal fulfillment.