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College and Career

The Career Technical Education (CTE) program in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District offers elective courses in a sequential CTE pathway, within an industry sector that incorporates science, math, English Language Arts (ELA), and CTE common core standards. Increasingly, states and districts are organizing educational opportunities along with experiential learning through a coherent career pathway system. This secondary school strategy ensures students receive career knowledge combined with rigorous academics and hands-on learning resulting in deeper engagement, attainment of workplace skills, and academic achievement for students. Career pathways encourage student choice in the direction and alignment with local industry and career opportunities; they also help students transition from school to post-secondary education and careers through purposefully designed courses and services.  Learn more about our middle school and high school CTE programs below.

Middle School Career Exploration

Learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math are used to understand, invent, design and create items used everyday.    

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High School

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Business Management

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn to run a business. 

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Child Development

Explore early childhood education and help children learn, grow, & thrive!

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Digital Media Arts

Use your creativity to develop technical skills and explore careers options!

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Film/Video Production

Experience creative and technical aspects of video production and film making!

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Engineering Design

Step into the role of engineer and turn your ideas into reality.

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Master the skills necessary for success in the restaurant and food service industry.

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Patient Care

Be inspired to pursue a full range of career opportunities in the medical field.

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Professional Music

Learn the skills of producing and recording music!

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Practice the skills necessary to be successful in the construction field.

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Software & Systems 

Learn how to design software applications and simple computer programs.

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Stage Technology

Explore careers in the creative and technical world of stage production.

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Contact Us

Lisa Snowden, M.Ed.
Coordinator II, Work-based Learning