Career Technical Education

  • Career Technical Education (CTE)  provides students with academic and technical skills needed to succeed in future careers.   CTE empowers students to make meaningful career choices by providing opportunities for student to explore their interests while reinforcing academics. CTE introduces students to workplace competencies, hands-on learning and industry partner experiences.  Completing a CTE pathway is one way to engage with students who are focused on their future.


    1. 7.4 million secondary students and 4 million post-secondary students are interested in CTE nationwide
    2. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of for-profit CTE institutions increased by about 68.7%
    3. 95% of CTE students graduate high school, which is 10% higher than the national average
    4. 78% of CTE graduates enroll in post-secondary education full-time
    5. Between 2012 and 2022, there will be 50,557,900 job openings for CTE graduates
    6. Of those jobs, 15,627,500 (30.9%) will be new
    7. 91% of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college
    8. 82% of CTE students say they’re “satisfied” with career opportunities
    9. 80% of CTE students say CTE classes helped them “know where they were headed
    10. 70% of CTE students say entering a CTE program of study helped them get better grades
    11. 64.7% of post-secondary CTE students enroll in public two-year institutions
    12. 45% of CTE students say it used real-world examples to help them understand classwork
    13. In 48 states, high school graduate rates for CTE students are 3%-22% higher than state averages.
    14. Students who engage in a rigorous course of academics combined with a Career Pathway have proven success in college and careers. 

     What is a CTE Pathway?

    The State of California has identified 15 Industry Sectors.  RJUHSD offers pathways in eight of the fifteen sectors.  A pathway will offer an introductory course, a concentrator course, and a capstone course.  


    Students who complete two or more years of a CTE pathway may apply for an internship.   Please navigate to the internship tab and/or contact Terri Griffin at for more information

  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education 


    To develop more fully the academic and career technical skills of secondary and post-secondary education students who elect to enroll in CTE programs.

    Perkins IV

    • Brings CTE into the 21st century.
    • Guarantees modern, durable and rigorous CTE programs
    • Prepares students for global competition 
    • Focuses on careers of the future and ongoing changes in current industry sectors 

    Key Features of Perkins IV

    • Aligned with No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    • Expanded to include preparation for careers that require a baccalaureate and possibly a master’s degree

    Emphasis on:

    • High quality programs that prepare individuals for high skill, high wage, and high demand careers
    • Integration of academic and career technical education
    • CTE sequences of courses
    • Increased Accountability
    • The appropriate use of Perkins IV funds at the state and local levels
    • Achieving the state’s agreed-upon performance levels in all core indicators

    California’s Priorities for CTE

    • CTE is woven into the fabric of education, NOT a separate system of education.
    • Programs respond to real workforce needs, and state, regional, or local labor market realities.
    • All students have access to CTE courses, pathways, and programs of interest


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  • RJUHSD CTE Pathways

    Adelante High School

    • Clinical Medical Assisting

    Antelope High School

    • PLTW Biomedical Science
    • PLTW Computer Science
    • PLTW Engineering
    • Professional Photography

    Granite Bay High School

    • Business Entrepreneurship
    • Computer Science
    • Media
    • PLTW Engineering

    Independence High School

    • Clinical Medical Assisting
    • Robotics

    Oakmont High School

    • Construction Technology
    • Culinary
    • Graphic Design
    • Health Academy (California Partnership Academy)
    • Media

    Roseville High School

    • Computer Science
    • Culinary
    • Media
    • PLTW Biomedical Science
    • PLTW Engineering

    West Park High School

    • Graphic Design
    • Media
    • PLTW Biomedical Science
    • PLTW Engineering

    Woodcreek High School

    • Business Entrepreneurship
    • Commercial Music Project
    • Computer Science
    • Construction Technology
    • PLTW Engineering