New CTE Building and Expansion of CTE Classes
A new Career Technical Education (CTE) building will open in August at Vista Murrieta High School.
The new building is part of the district's expansion of Career Technical Education in response to the growing popularity of classes that include real-world work experience.
New Career Technical Courses being offered in the 2018/19 school year are:
- Cyber Security
- Exploring Computer Science
- Audio Technology III
- Multimedia III
- Food Service and Hospitality
- Digital Electronics
CTE partnerships with the following businesses and organizations provide valuable work experience for
- All Star Physical Therapy
- City of Murrieta
- iA Robotics
- Inland Coalition
- Rady Childrens’ Hospital
- Temecula Valley OBGYN
- Temecula Valley Toyota
- Murrieta Police Department
- Murrieta Fire Department
- Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
- Mt. San Jacinto College
- University of California, Riverside
Last year approximately 3,000 high school students in the district were enrolled in 49 different CTE courses. "The CTE pathway programs
give students opportunities to gain real world experience and occupational skills that lead to post-secondary degrees and/or certifications for high-wage and high-demand fields,” said Mary Walters, Executive Director of Secondary Education.
Students are learning the tools of the trade on high quality industry-standard equipment including a CNC milling machine, band saw, Tricaster integrated video production system, 3D printers, photo and laser scanners in addition to tablets and computers.
Many of the career technical classes meet the criteria for community college credit and a-g UC/CSU admission requirements, and students earn both high school and college credit for articulated courses with area colleges and universities. Students can earn industry certifications in Adobe and Autodesk at all high schools. Seniors who have completed a CTE pathway will be awarded a CTE pin to wear at graduation during the district's annual CTE recognition event which will be held at Vista Murrieta High School on May 1 at 6:30 pm. Click here to see a complete list of CTE courses at the district's high schools.