Santa Cruz City Schools

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Career Technical Education (CTE) courses combine academic rigor with hands-on learning. Our courses give students an opportunity to explore a potential careers with real world experience.

CTE courses are taught throughout all the district's high schools, and many articulate with a-g UC/CSU requirements, as well as articulate with Cabrillo College (see bottom of page).

All CTE teachers collaborate with members of the business community to ensure their curriculum is relevant and up to date with today's industry. Students meet members of the business community in each class. They also finish the course with a cover letter and resume of the skills learned in their CTE course.


CTE COURSE OFFERINGS

BIOTECH

Biotechnology I

Biotechnology II

PATIENT CARE

Health Careers

Medical Technology

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic Design I

Graphic Design II

VISUAL & COMMERCIAL ARTS

Photo I

Photo II

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Video Production I

Video Production II

CABINETRY, MILLWORK, & WOODWORKING

Construction Tech 1&2

Cabinetry 1&2

Building Green

WELDING & MATERIAL JOINING

Welding I

Welding II

BICYCLE SYSTEMS DIAGNOSTICS, SERVICE & REPAIR

Bicycle Tech I

Bicycle Tech II


AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS DIAGNOSTICS SERVICE AND REPAIR

Intro to Automotive

Small Engine Repair

Auto Maintenance and Light Repair

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

Sustainable Ag 1&2

Agricultural Production

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

Floral Design I

Floral Design II

FOOD SERVICE & HOSPITALITY

Culinary Arts



Meet Mr. Smith:

CTE Bicycle Technology Instructor


CTE PATHWAYS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

draft of pathway from sccs to cabrillo

SCCS District CTE Advisory

According to California Education Code, every school district that offers CTE programs must also have a board appointed district CTE Advisory Committee that is made up of students, parents, CTE teachers, counselors, administrators, and industry partners. The purpose of this committee is to:

  • Advise on the types of CTE programs offered to SCCS students (e.g., CTE pathways, courses, work based learning experiences, etc.) aligned with regional workforce data.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the SCCS CTE program. This committee will develop guidelines and use data to determine effectiveness and impact of SCCS CTE programs.

  • Study and make recommendations to help solve CTE related problems presented to the district/program by the school board on which further information is needed.


2021-22 SCCS CTE

Advisory Committee Meetings 5:00-6:30pm

  • September 20th - In person @ COE, Ocean Pacific Room, upstairs (400 Encinal, Santa Cruz)

  • October 18th - Zoom

  • November 15th - In person @ COE, Board Room (400 Encinal, Santa Cruz)

  • February 7th - Zoom

  • April 18th - In person @ COE, Board Room (400 Encinal, Santa Cruz)


CONTACT:

District CTE Director

Julia Hodges juliahodges@sccs.net

CTE Counselor

Sheri Williams sherylwilliams@sccs.net