Career Technical Education

Welcome to the Career Technical Education Site for San Marcos Unified School District

engineering classCareer Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in 16 Career Clusters and 79+ career pathways throughout the US. 

In San Marcos, students are currently being trained for a wide variety of future careers, from engineering, computer science, public safety, graphic design, and more.  CTE students are better prepared for the world of work, as well as college, since they are introduced to core academic skills, employability skills, and technical, job-specific skills through curriculum that is provided in a hands-on context.

In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE career pathway students is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

CTE INDUSTRY SECTORS AND CAREER PATHWAYS FOR SMUSD STUDENTS

Click on the below icons for more information:

 CTE AG Icon
AGRICULTURE
 CTE Art Icon
ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
 CTE Building Icon
BUILDING TRADES & CONSTRUCTION
 CTE Education Icon
EDUCATION,
CHILD DEVELOPMENT,
 & FAMILY SERVICES
 CTE Engineering Icon
ENGINEERING & DESIGN
 CTE Health Icon
HEALTH & MEDICAL
 CTE Hospitality Icon
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, & RECREATION
 CTE Manufacturing Icon
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 CTE Public Safety Icon
PUBLIC SERVICES


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