Career Technical Education

Industry professionals with years of real-world, on-the-job experience prepare students in our Career Technical Education (CTE) program for entry-level employment, career advancement, and industry certification. The CTE program serves adults and concurrently enrolled high school students. Individuals with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to participate.

 
PROGRAMS OFFERED
 
 
 
ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
 

The Video Production program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in film. The courses provide students with technical instruction and practical experience with video production.

 

Program Information: 

270 Hours / 15 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

 

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Video Production 1
This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for video production. It focuses on the basic setup and breakdown of camera, sound, and lighting equipment, basic principles of story development, planning and creation of a studio production and editing of production projects. 
90 Hours / 5 Credits
 
Video Production 2
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for video production. It focuses on the use of the camera, sound, and lighting equipment, the development of “soft,” “hard,” and “feature” stories, the creation of a storyboard, the studio and field production techniques and the editing and transmitting of a video story. 
90 Hours / 5 Credits
 
Video Production 3
This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for video production. It focuses on the supervisory tasks involved in camera, sound, and lighting equipment use, soft/hard/feature story development, storyboard creation, studio and field production and video story editing and transmitting. 
90 Hours / 5 Credits
 
BUSINESS AND FINANCE

 

The Accounting Clerk program consists of three classes and is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the field of accounting. The courses provide students with technical instruction and practical experience with accounting systems. Emphasis is placed on basic accounting principles, journals, general ledger, worksheets, adjusting and closing entries, spreadsheet accounting, accounts payable, accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, uncollectible accounts receivable, inventories and investments, short-term and long-term liabilities, basic banking principles and procedures related to accounting, financial statement analysis, payroll, discounts, returns and allowances, job costing accounting, plant assets and depreciation, accrued items, and end-of-fiscal period.

 

Program Information: 

300 Hours / 15 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books and exam preparation are approximately $380. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Accounting 1

This competency-based course places emphasis on regulatory agencies and professional groups, basic accounting principles, journals, general ledgers, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, spreadsheet accounting, accounts payable, accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, uncollectible accounts receivable, inventories and investments, short-term liabilities, and basic banking principles and procedures related to accounting. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits 

 

Accounting 2

This competency-based course places emphasis on the forms of business organizations, fixed assets, long-term liabilities, financial statement analysis, payroll, discounts, returns and allowances, job costing accounting, plant assets and depreciation, notes and interest, accrued items, and end- of-fiscal period. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Accounting Clerk Upgrade 

This competency-based course introduces the principles and processes in manual accounting prior to computerized systems and cycle. It includes automated accounting (calculators and computers used for recording and reporting), critical thinking/problem solving, employability skills, assessment of skills, and ethical decision-making skills which prepare individuals for employment in accounting and related occupations. 

120 Hours / 5 Credits

 

The Administrative Assistant program consists of three classes and is designed to prepare individuals for a career as Administrative Assistants. The courses provide students with technical instruction and practical experience with office procedures.

 

Program Information: 

270 Hours / 15 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books are approximately $320. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Administrative Assistant 1 – Office Procedures

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of office tools and equipment including electronic calculating machines and reprographic equipment, telephone etiquette, email and mail processing, data and records management, the appropriate use of reference materials, and travel arrangements.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Administrative Assistant 2 – Business English

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. Emphasis is placed on the rules of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and the applications of those rules in business writing and reporting. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Administrative Assistant 3 – Business Math

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. Emphasis is placed on the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers as well as the applications of the mathematical rules in the computation of word and money problems. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

 

The Computer Operations program consists of five classes and is designed to prepare individuals for careers as Computer Operations Clerks. The courses provide students with technical instruction and practical experience with computer operations procedures.

 

Program Information: 

450 Hours / 25 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, test preparation and test are approximately $320. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Computer Operations 1 – Foundations

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of courses designed for computer operation. It includes orientation, workplace safety, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the computer and its parts, computer operating systems, word processing, file management, Internet applications, e-mail, computer ethics and security, and virus and spyware protection.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Computer Operations 2 – Applications 

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of courses designed for computer operation. Emphasis is placed on the techniques for word processing and electronic spreadsheets. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Computer Operations 3 – Database Management 

This competency-based course is the third in a sequence of courses designed for computer operation. Emphasis is placed on basic filing, alphabetic indexing, cross-referencing techniques for on-file documents, application of system commands for file maintenance, and the creation, documentation, and protection of functional data files. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Computer Operations 4 – Presentation

This competency-based course is the fourth in a sequence of five designed for computer operation. Emphasis is placed on the different types of presentation graphics software, understanding the parts of the PowerPoint screen, navigating an existing presentation, creating a new presentation using the basic principles of design, filling in text boxes, inserting and formatting objects to edit and improve the presentation graphics, adding private notes for the speaker, printing the slides, and tips to maximize the effect and utility of the presentation. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Computer Operations 5 – IC3 Certification Preparation

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of five designed for computer operation. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in fulfilling the requirements of the Internet and Computing Core Certificate (IC3) Program, a global training and certification program for students and employees who want to excel in a digital world. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

The Microsoft Office Specialist program consists of two classes and is designed to meet the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification requirements.

 

Program Information: 

180 Hours / 10 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, test preparation and test are approximately $400. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Microsoft Office Specialist [MOS]/1: Word (Core/Expert Levels)

This competency-based course provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in two levels of Word training- core and expert. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on working with texts, paragraphs, and documents, as well as file management, use of tables, and working with pictures and charts for the core level. The expert level emphasizes working with paragraphs and documents, using tables, working with pictures and charts, using mail merge and advanced features, and collaborating with work groups.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Microsoft Office Specialist [MOS]/2: Excel (Core/Expert Levels)

This competency-based course provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in two levels of Excel training – core and expert. Instruction includes an introduction, resource management, business math, entrepreneurship, and reviews of workplace safety and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on working with cells and files, formatting worksheets, page setup and printing, working with worksheets and workbooks and using charts and objects for the core level. The expert level emphasizes the use of templates and multiple workbooks, formatting numbers, printing workbooks, working with toolbars, using macros, displaying and formatting data, using analysis tools, and collaborating with workgroups.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

The Typing Clerk program consists of two classes and is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the clerical field. The courses provide students with technical instruction and practical experience with computer systems. Emphasis is placed on accuracy and speed in typing. 

 

Program Information: 

120 Hours / 10 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

 

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Typist: Keyboarding 1

This competency-based course is designed to introduce limited English proficient students to computer keyboarding skills. The course emphasizes the development of accuracy and speed, proper operation of a microcomputer, computer applications in an office, and basic exploration of employability skills.

60 Hours / 5 Credits 

 

Typist: Keyboarding 2

This competency-based course is designed to introduce students to skills used in office occupations. The course includes computer terminology, operation safety and maintenance, keyboarding review, document formatting and applications, office career preparation, and basic employability skills.

60 Hours / 5 Credits 

 
EDUCATION, CHILD DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SERVICES
 

The child development program consists of three classes: Child Development 1, 2, and 3. The competency-based courses emphasize theories of human development and growth. Field observations and experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are provided as application components of studying child development program goals, guidance techniques, health and nutrition practices, indoor and outdoor environments, special education requirements, principles and practices of effective curriculum planning including play-based curricular activities and activities that enhance familial and societal relationships of students, project-based experiences in child development program supervision. Emphasis is placed on program development, supervision, evaluation, staff and volunteer recruitment and retention, staff relations, facility maintenance, business practices, staff and student health and nutrition, parental involvement, and public relations.   

 

Program Information: 

360 Hours / 20 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, supplies, and industry permit fees are approximately $475. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Child Development/1: Foundations

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of four designed for early childhood education. It provides students with project-based experiences in child development programs. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, techniques on communications and critical thinking, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the theories of human development and growth. Field observations and experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are provided as application components of studying child development program goals, guidance techniques, health and nutrition practices, indoor and outdoor environments, and special education requirements.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Child Development/2: Curriculum

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for early childhood education. It provides students with project-based experiences in child development curricula. Instruction includes an introduction and reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the principles and practices of effective curriculum planning including play-based curricular activities and activities that enhance familial and societal relationships of students. Field observations and experiences with groups of young children are included as part of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the health, arts, language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education curricula.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Child Development/3: Supervision

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in business mathematics. It includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety procedures and employability skills, and entrepreneurial skills. Emphasis is placed on the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers as well as the applications of the mathematical rules in the computation of word and money problems.

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

Education 4 / Special Ed.

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of four designed for teacher training. It provides students with project-based experiences in special education programs. Emphasis is placed on the policies, principles, and practices in special education highlighted by portfolio development based on field observations. 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 
HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
 

The Dental Assistant program consists of three classes: Dental Assistant 1, 2, and 3. Emphasis is placed on the areas of dental specialization, organization of the dental health team, legal/ethical/compliance issues, head and neck anatomy, dental nomenclature, dental anatomy, dental pathology, microbiology and dental infection control, pharmacology, anesthesiology, the impact of nutrition on dental health, procuring a patient’s medical/dental history and vital signs, completion of a dental chart, the instruments/materials/techniques used in chairside procedures and dental emergencies, dental office management procedures, dental radiography, digital radiography, and in-service clinical practice.

 

Program Information: 

540 Hours / 45 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, test preparation and test are approximately $800. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Dental Assisting / 1

Technical instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, and communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the areas of dental specialization, organization of the dental health team, legal/ethical/compliance issues, head and neck anatomy, dental nomenclature, dental anatomy, dental pathology, microbiology and dental infection control, pharmacology, anesthesiology, and the impact of nutrition on dental health. It also covers the materials, equipment, and procedures used in a dental laboratory. 

180 Hours / 15 Credits

 

Dental Assisting / 2

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. It provides students with project-based experiences in chairside assisting and dental emergency procedures. Technical instruction includes an introduction, review of workplace safety policies and procedures, compliance review, dental mathematics, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on procuring a patient’s medical/dental history and vital signs, completion of a dental chart, and the instruments/materials/techniques used in chairside procedures and dental emergencies.

180 Hours / 15 Credits

 

Dental Assisting / 3

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. It provides students with project based experiences in the dental office and clinic. Technical instruction includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, compliance issues, and employability skills, as well as introductory entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on dental office management procedures, dental radiography, digital radiography, and in-service clinical practice.

180 Hours / 15 Credits

 

The Health Information Tech / 1: Terminology class is the first in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in medical and dental health informatics. Technical instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on medical word formation, analysis, spelling, pronunciation, abbreviation, and applications, an overview of healthcare specializations, and understanding of case reports, body systems, clinical/diagnostic/surgical procedures, pathological conditions, and medications. Practice in the use of a medical dictionary and other medical reference books is also included. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum.

 

Program Information: 

90 Hours / 5 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

 

The Pharmacy Technician class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

 

Program Information: 

540 Hours / 40 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, supplies, and licensing are approximately $800. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

The Cybersecurity Specialist program consists of three classes and focuses on preparing individuals for industry examinations and a career in the cybersecurity field.

 

Program Information: 

330 Hours / 25 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, test preparation and tests are approximately $2,000. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals 

This competency-based course is designed to prepare the student for the 210-250 SECFND exam. This exam is the first of the two required exams to achieve the CCNA Cyber Ops certification. This course equips students with the basic knowledge, foundational principles, and entry-level skills needed by today's organizations that are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents.  

120 Hours / 10 Credits

 

Implementing Cybersecurity Operations  

This competency-based course is designed to prepare the student for the 210-255 SECOPS exam. The Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) exam (210-255) is a 90-minute, 60-70 question assessment. This is the second of two exams that must be passed to receive an associate-level CCNA Cyber Ops certification. This course equips students with the basic knowledge, foundational principles, and entry-level skills to begin a career within a Security Operations Center (SOC), working with Cybersecurity Analysts at the associate level.  

90 Hours / 5 Credits

 

CompTIA Security + 

This competency-based course provides a solid foundation in cybersecurity concepts, practices, functions, and applications. The course maps to the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA) Security+ examination. Technical instruction includes an introduction and covers basic networking security, threats and vulnerabilities, compliance and operation security principles, basic cryptograph, as well as application, data and host security, identity management. Emphasis is on preparing the student for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam.  

120 Hours / 10 Credits

 

The Networking Technician program consists of three classes and focuses on preparing individuals for a career in networking. The courses prepare individuals for industry exams. 

 

Program Information: 

330 Hours / 25 Credits

COST: FREE DURING COVID-19 REMOTE LEARNING.

(Books, test preparation and tests are approximately $2,000. These fees are separate from registration fees and may need to be paid directly to an outside vendor). 

 

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Networking/1 

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to prepare students to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) examination. Emphasis is placed on data bus, memory, network storage devices, communication ports, input and output devices, communication with other computers, portable computers, hardware configuration, operating systems, introduction to computer networking, introduction to network operating systems, connecting to the network and logging in, accessing data files on the network, OSI model, IEEE networking specifications, networking architecture, network layout design, networking media, networking interface cards, network protocols, and the network operating system.  

180 Hours / 15 Credits

 

Networking/2 

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of two courses designed to prepare students to pass the Interconnecting Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) examination. Emphasis is placed on setting up user accounts and login security, setting up the network file system, managing the file system, file system security, multi-vendor networks, network transmission, network management, setting up network printing, creating login scripts, configuring network applications for users, network fault tolerance, the internet, backing up servers and workstations, performing a simple network installation, and network test review including study guides and simulated online testing.  

180 Hours / 15 Credits

 

Network Control Operator 

This competency-based course is designed to provide students with an introduction to network administration. It includes a review of the micro-computer, DOS, Windows, an understanding of the relationship of desktop hardware and software to the network, general networking concepts, and reinforcement of the relationship between desktop networking components.

240 Hours / 20 Credits

 
 
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