Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education | Natomas Unified School District

Career Technical Education prepares students for lifelong skills.

Natomas Unified School District offers an array of Career Technical Education pathways at our high school sites. CTE pathways enable students to gain knowledge and experience through career-themed courses and pathways to help prepare them for options in both higher education and careers. All NUSD CTE pathways allow students to meet graduation requirements, UC/CSU ‘a-g’ requirements, and some even provide students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school.  

Career Technical Education prepares students for lifelong skills (english)

CTE Booklet – English version

Career Technical Education prepares students for lifelong skills (spanish)

CTE Booklet – Spanish version

NUSD 5-Year Career Technical Education Plan 2019-2024

CTE 5-Year Plan

Overview of Pathways

Hospitality at Discovery High

Students will understand how to prepare food in quantity for sales while learning about cost control, nutrition, menu planning and dining room service. To learn more about the Hospitality Pathway and how you can enroll, please visit the Discovery High School website.

Broadcast Media at Inderkum High

The Broadcast Media Pathway provides students with the ability to gain and master skills in video storytelling, media arts, news broadcasting, and interviewing skills. To learn more about the Broadcast Media Pathway and how you can enroll, please visit the Inderkum High School website.

Digital Media at Natomas High

The Digital Media Pathway provides students with the ability to gain and master skills in computer graphics, digital photography, graphic design, digital filmmaking, media arts, photography, and digital photo illustration. To learn more about the Digital Media Pathway and how you can enroll, please visit the Natomas High School website.

Engineering at Natomas High

All Engineering courses allow students to learn and apply the design process, acquire strong teamwork and communication proficiency and develop organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills. To learn more about the Engineering Pathway and how you can enroll, please visit the Natomas High School website.

Health at Natomas High

Throughout the Health courses students will attend Health related field trips, complete clinical hours at the B. Teri Burns Health Clinic on Natomas High School’s campus, and work with community mentors to learn more about the Health industry. To learn more about the Health Pathway and how you can enroll, please visit the Natomas High School website.

Transportation (Automotive) at Natomas High

The Transportation Pathway provides students with the essential skills required to secure an entry-level position with the automotive field and/or foundational knowledge necessary to transition into a post-secondary program in automotive technology. To learn more about the Transportation Pathway and how you can enroll, please visit the Natomas High School website.

Building & Construction Trades at Natomas High

The Building and Construction Trades Pathway is designed to provide a rigorous academic program and career preparation for those interested in any of the multiple fields of construction. 

Music Production Pathway

The Music Production Pathway at Natomas High School is a two-course sequence pathway that exposes and prepares students for career opportunities in the audio field. This is accomplished through learning the basic principles of signal flow, multi-track recording, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) Programming, digital audio workstations, advanced band recording, advanced mixing, synthesis, “off-site” recording and mixing, and live sound reinforcement. Students are able to create and perform their own live electronic performance pieces and explore their personal interests (digital music production, film scoring, sound design), while being challenged with real-world concepts and technologies found in today’s professional audio industries.

Bicycle Technology

Bicycle Technology covers a wide range of opportunities in the bike industry and transferable skills for other careers. Students study the mechanical fundamentals of bike assembly and repair while practicing these skills hands-on. Students also practice safe cycling habits, environmental awareness, and healthy living.

Cosmetology Pathway

Students will learn the foundational aspects of health and safety, hair care, hair styling, shaving, fading, skin care, manicuring, and pedicuring, as well as business skills for entrepreneurs. Students will learn from cosmetologists in a state-of-the-art salon. 

Public Safety at Inderkum High

In partnership with the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Fire Department, the Public Safety Pathway is designed to provide a rigorous academic program and career preparation for those interested in law enforcement and firefighting related fields. 

Contact

For questions regarding NUSD’s CTE pathways, please contact us at (916) 567-5425 or email [email protected].
AJ Giersch, Director of CTE Programs

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