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CTE Programs & Pathways

Career Technical Education

Career Readiness begins with obtaining a high school diploma. In addition, many employers require evidence of skill attainment. This may include an industry recognized certification, skills portfolio, or resume of work experience. Completion of a CTE pathway within HJUHSD will provide students with the skills to enter the workforce at the entry level. Industry certifications, skills portfolios and a resume of work experience may provide graduates with an opportunity to enter the workforce at a higher level. See the options below for making yourself career ready.

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a program of study that includes completing a multiyear sequence of courses in the same industry known as a pathway. These CTE pathways integrate core academic knowledge with occupational knowledge and technical skills that provide students with a smooth transition to postsecondary education and careers. During their studies, students will experience a mixture of classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and various industry partnership experiences including, but not limited to, guest speakers, industry tours and student internships.

Every student learns differently, and CTE provides an alternative approach that works to help students become college and career ready. Explore the pathways available at each of our high schools and contact their CTE Facilitator, or the HJUHSD Educational Services Office at 583-5901 for more information.

CTE Pathways

Hanford High School Pathways

Hanford High School CTE Facilitator
Brian Combes

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Arts, Media and Entertainment

Building & Construction Trades

Business and Finance

Education, Child Development and Family Services

Information and Communication Technologies

Hanford West High School Pathways

Hanford West High School CTE Facilitator
William Chambers

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Arts, Media and Entertainment

Business and Finance

Health Science and Medical Technology

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Manufacturing and Product Development

Marketing, Sales and Services

Sierra Pacific High School Pathways

Sierra Pacific High School CTE Facilitator
Lilly Pimemtel

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Building & Construction Trades

Business and Finance