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WHAT IS CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION?
The RBVHS Career Technical Education (CTE) program is designed to provide all students with opportunities for enhanced learning experiences, preparation for future career decisions and a realistic view of the world of work.
Elective CTE Courses provide students with the academic knowledge and skills needed to prepare for post-secondary education. Many of the CTE courses are articulated with Palomar College and offer students an opportunity to earn college credit. Students also receive a strong experience and understanding of all aspects of the industry they are considering for a future career. The competency based applied learning methodology featured in CTE courses contributes to the academic knowledge, problem solving abilities, work attitudes, technical expertise and future employability.
CTE - Career Technical Education & ROP - Regional Occupational Program
ROP courses provide students with the skills they need to compete in today's technical job market. ROP offers classes in many areas, including: Arts, Media and Communications; Engineering Technology, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, TV, Film and Broadcasting and Heath Careers.
In addition to the job training skills that are learned in the classroom, students will learn how to advance on the job with work maturity skills, complete job applications, develop a resume, promote themselves with confidence in the job interview, network with others to obtain the job of their choice, and be introduced to developing a personal career portfolio. Students can earn college credit at Palomar Community college and/or University of California in most of the ROP classes offered at RBV.