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Career Technical Education & Dual Enrollment

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.

PVPUSD courses which meet the District’s Visual/Performing or Career Technical Arts graduation requirements are indicated as CTE in the course handbook.  Those courses which meet University of California (UC) and/or California State University (CSU) subject requirements are so designated.  Such courses will be accepted by these university systems to determine a student’s admission status.  Below the title of each course, Grade indicates what grade levels may enroll in the course; also provided is the length of the course (semester or year).  Prerequisite indicates a preceding class or other condition, which should be completed prior to enrollment in the course. 

Students who wish to take CTE courses at their high school or through Southern California Regional Occupational Center should contact their counselor for more information.


Dual Enrollment with Los Angeles Harbor College
PVPUSD is excited to partner with Los Angeles Harbor College to offer Dual Enrollment Certificate Pathways to our students starting in Fall of 2023.  There are three pathways to consider: Culinary Arts, Data Analytics, and Business.
You can view the webinar for more information about this program and opportunity.  You may also view this presentation from the February 8, 2023 Board Meeting for additional information.
Habor College Dual Enrollment 2023