CTE offers the opportunity to:
Explore career interests and goals
Learn employability and job skills
Create a personal portfolio and resume
Obtain work experience and on-the-job training
Prepare for advanced career training and/or high education
Engage in career exploration
Participate in job training
Earn skills certifications immediately transferrable to careers
CTE classes are designed to provide academic studies and hands-on training in entry-level job skills. Some courses are hybrid courses with a combination of classroom-only, community classroom (internship), and/or community college vocational education courses, partnering with College of the Desert in Dual Enrollment programs.
Classroom-Only – Instruction takes place in classroom setting with hands-on skills training using industry standard equipment.
Community Classroom Setting – Community classroom is a combination of classroom instruction and an unpaid on-the-job internship at a business or public agency.
Community College Vocational Education – Through Dual or Concurrent Enrollment, students will take a college-level course, with a focus in a workforce industry sector.
Computer Science Pathway (CSP)
Introduction to Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science
Emergency Management Academy (EMA)
Introduction to Emergency Management
Fire 001A/B (Dual Enrollment w/COD)
EMT 080 (Dual Enrollment w/COD)/EMA II
Academy of Technology and Landscape Management (TLM)
TLM III (Internship/Practicum)
Energy, Environment & Utilities (EEU)
Aviation III / Practicum
Mr. Omar Castro and Mr. Curtis Hendricks - Emergency Management Academy
Mr. Ariel Gonzalez - Academy of Technology and Landscape Management (TLM)
Mr. Derek Orkney - Computer Science Pathway
Mr. Matthew Stafford - Energy, Environmental and Utilities Pathway/Cadet Corp