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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 learns. 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.


Snowline offers 10 Industry Sectors with 17 Pathways

  1. Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • Agriculture Mechanics Pathway
    • Agriscience Pathway
    • Animal Science Pathway
    • Agriculture Business Pathway
  2. Arts, Media and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual and Media Arts Pathway (MMA)
    • Performing Arts
  3. Building and Construction Trades
    • Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking
    • Residential and Commercial Construction **
  4. Finance & Business
    • Business Management
    • Financial Services
  • Education, Child Development, and Family Services
    • Child Development
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Patient Care *
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
    • Food Service and Hospitality
  • Information and Communication Technologies
    • Software and Systems Development
    • Games and Simulation
  • Marketing, Sales, and Services
    • Marketing
  • Public Services
    • Emergency Response
*Courses offered at Chaparral High School and Serrano
** Course offered at Chaparral High School

Snowline participates in 4 Student Organizations (CTSO's):

DECA: An Association of Marketing Students
California DECA is a student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
SkillsUSA is a national student organization for industrial and technical education programs.


Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
A student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.
Future Farmers of America (FFA)
FFA is a national student organization for agriculture education students in grades 9–12.


CTE Core Performance Indicators

Under Perkins IV, states are required to report annually on the following core indicators of performance. States are also required to report disaggregated data on the performance of students by race, ethnicity, gender, and special population categories.
For more information, please see the CTE CDE website.