Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Our Career Technical Education (CTE) program provides opportunities for learners to explore career pathways in middle and high school. A career pathway is a sequence of courses within a specific industry field. It should connect a learner’s interest with future career goals. It will help learners acquire knowledge and skills to continue the career pathway beyond high school.
Learners may take 1 CTE course to fulfill graduation requirements, or take 3 CTE courses in a Pathway to become a Pathway Completer. All CTE courses are facilitated by a credentialed CTE teacher, and schools may use these courses to count toward College/Career Indicators on their California State Dashboard.

To become a CTE Pathway Completer, learners must complete three year-long upper school courses in their designated pathway.

CTE courses are the perfect place to develop interest, skills, and experience in a career related industry. CTE completion supports college admission and can be used on resumes for career placement.

Courses can be taken individually or in the suggested pathway sequence. Have questions? Connect with us to learn more!

 

Current CTE Pathways at iLEAD Online

Arts, Media & Entertainment

Career Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts
School Program: Digital Arts and Animation
Related Careers: Digital Animator, Artistic Director, Commercial Artist, Animator, Graphic/Digital Artist, Video Game Designer

CTE Media

MS Introduction Courses
(7th or 8th grade)

Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)

Career Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts
School Program: Fine Arts
Related Careers: Photojournalist, Professional Event Photographer, Studio/Portrait Photographer


MS Introduction Courses
(7th or 8th grade)

Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)

Career Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts
School Program: Photography
Related Careers: Comic Book Artist, Commercial or Freelance Artist, Curator, Gallery Manager, Illustrator, Instructor


Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Or

Career Pathway: Performing Arts
School Program: Theater Arts
Related Careers: Film and Video Producer, Editor, Director, Production Assistant, News Anchor, A/V Technician, Content Creator, Video Engineer, Post-Production, Stage Tech, Screenwriter


MS Introduction Courses
(7th or 8th grade)

Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Acting Capstone Project
(shadowing/internship)

Career Pathway: Production and Managerial Arts
School Program: Film and Video Production
Related Careers: Film and Video Producer, Editor, Director, Production Assistant, News Anchor, A/V Technician, Content Creator, Video Engineer, Post-Production, Stage Tech, Screenwriter


Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Video Production II

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Video Production III

Business & Finance

Career Pathway: Business & Finance
School Program: Entrepreneurship and Business
Related Careers: Business Owner, Business Accountant, Financial Analyst

CTE Biz

Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Entrepreneurship
Or
Innovation Lab

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Business Capstone Project

Career Pathway: Business & Finance
School Program: Finance
Related Careers: Accounting, Economics, Financial Analyst


Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Finance Capstone Project

Education, Child Development and Family Services

Career Pathway: Family and Consumer Sciences Education
School Program: Child Development

CTE EDU

Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Literacy and Language Development (Semester 1)
and
Equity and Diversity in Early Child Education
(Semester 2)

Capstone Course
(11th or 12th grade)
Child Development Capstone Project

Health Science and Medial Technology Sector

Career Pathway: Biotechnology Pathway
School Program: Biotechnology
Related Careers: Biochemist, Microbiology, Scientist

CTE Health

Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Medical Capstone Project

Information and Communication Technologies

Career Pathway: Software and Systems Development
School Program: Computer Science
Related Careers: Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer, IT Specialist, Web Developer

CTE IT

MS Introduction Courses
(4th or 6th grade)

Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
AP Computer Science

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Computer Science Capstone Project

Public Services

Career Pathway: Legal Practices
School Program: Criminal Justice
Related Careers: Corrections, Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Military Service, Paralegal, Court Reporter, Lawyer

CTE Public

MS Introduction Courses
(7th or 8th grade)

Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)