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
Related Careers: Artistic Director, Commercial Artist, Graphic/Digital Artist, Digital Illustrator

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: Animation
Related Careers: Digital Animator, Artistic Director, Commercial Artist, Storyboard Artist

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)
Animation Capstone Project

Career Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts
School Program: Fine Arts
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)

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


Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)

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: Journalism
Related Careers: Journalist, News Editor, News Producer, News Reporter, Columnist, Correspondent


MS Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Journalism 2

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

Career Pathway: Production and Managerial Arts
School Program: 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


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)
Video Production III

Career Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts
School Program: Film Studies and Production
Related Careers: Film Historian, Film Critic, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Development Executive


Introduction Courses
(9th or 10th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Screenwriting
or
Movie Production Capstone Project

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)
Finance

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
Related Careers: Preschool Teacher, Child Care Worker, Educator, Assistant Teacher, Child Psychologist, Play Worker, Play Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Child Advocate

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 Medical Technology Sector

Career Pathway: Health Care Operational Support Services
School Program: Biomedical Engineering
Related Careers: Biomedical Engineer

CTE Health

Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Biomechanical Engineering

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Biomedical Engineering Capstone


Career Pathway: Patient Care
School Program: Nursing
Related Careers: Biochemist, Microbiology, Scientist, Nursing

Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)

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


Career Pathway: Patient Care
School Program: Sports Medicine
Related Careers: Athletic Trainer, Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Epidemiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Psychologist


Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Sports Medicine

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Sports Medicine Capstone

Information and Communication Technologies

Career Pathway: Games and Simulation
School Program: Game Design
Related Careers: Video Game Designer, Game Developer, Game Tester, Concept Artist

CTE IT

MS Introduction Courses
(7th or 8th grade)

Introduction Courses
(8th or 9th grade)

Concentrator Courses
(10th or 11th grade)
Game Design 2

Capstone Courses
(11th or 12th grade)
Game Design Capstone Project