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Career Technical Education - Grades 9-12

What is Career Technical Education?

  • Career Technical Education is a program designed to prepare students for a career. The purpose of Career Technical Education Programs is to provide a wide variety of specialized career education programs to Stanislaus County residents aged 16 and older.
  • High School credit can be earned
  • Services offered by Career Technical Education include job training, career counseling, and job placement assistance.
  • Training develops marketable skills, abilities, attitudes, and work habits so students may:
    Secure jobs
    Upgrade skills
    Prepare for advanced careers

Employment Possibilities

  • Classes are offered after careful research that reveals promising career and job opportunities in that field.
  • Career Technical Education students learn to work through practical experience. After basic classroom training, many students are placed at work sites throughout the community and are taught by skilled employees.


  • There are over 100 CTE/ROP courses being offered throughout Stanislaus County school districts. All courses offer high school credit. Some courses offer community college credit through 2+2 articulation.  Curriculum Outlines


  • It's simple. High school students should visit their high school counselor or career center for detailed information on classes.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF COURSE OFFERINGS BY DISTRICT, click the following link; CTE in Stanislaus County


Visit to learn more about training, education, and career opportunities in Stanislaus County. 



Summer Academies at MJC

Registration Form

Modesto Junior College Summer Academies is a two-week experience with activities that will help students get familiar with their chosen pathways. Students will learn about MJC student services, tour both East and West campuses, and get a head start on their college experience during their 1-unit summer course. The academy also includes a 3-unit follow-up course based on the chosen pathway of study in Fall Semester.

Please contact your High School Career Navigator if you are interested in participating.


Students were introduced to the Career Pathways during the summer (2021) Check out the video highlighting the two-week academy. The event was also highlighted in the Stanislaus Magazine.




Career Inspiration Center


The Career Inspiration Center is an exciting and innovative program that includes hands-on learning and career pathway awareness opportunities for Stanislaus County 7th-12th graders of partnering school districts, which include Ceres, Denair, Hughson, and Patterson.

The Career Inspiration Center focuses on 4 career pathways which include Technology, Health, Agriculture, and Manufacturing industry sectors. Students from the partnering school districts will be bussed to the Career Inspiration Center @ Teel, and participate in activities throughout the course of the year.  Modesto Junior College will be providing after-school seminars in the 4 career pathways, and also offer college credit career guidance opportunities for students. Stanislaus State University will be supporting the program with student facilitator support and additional college awareness and access opportunities for students.

Students who participate in the program will also have access to additional resources and program offerings which may include summer workshops, after-school training opportunities, field trips to businesses, educational programs, internships, industry-recognized certifications, and an end-of-year culminating activity.

The following businesses (post-secondary agencies) will be offering program support and guidance including Gallo, VOLT Institute, Bay Valley Tech, Medical Society, National Ag Science Center, Ag Safe, and First Lady Permanente.

For more information please contact Sanjay Bhan at sbhan [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org or (209) 238-6635

Career Inspiration Center at a glance! 



February is CTE Awareness month check out this short video! 





4th Annual Apprenticeship Expo- Thursday, October 13, 2022  


Contact: Casey White cwhite [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org or Kevin Fox kfox [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (subject: Apprenticeship%20Expo) ( )

Destination Medicine- Saturday, April 22,2023

170 students attended the February 22, 2020 4th Annual Destination Medicine Student Health Conference.  This event is put together through a partnership with The Stanislaus Medical Society and SCOE’s Educational Options Division. Students had the opportunity to explore hands-on learning experiences in Laparoscopy, Surgery including a Da Vinci robot demonstration, Radiology/Ultrasound, Urgent Care, and an EMT-CPR workshop.


Occupational Olympics & Career Expo- Thursday, March 2, 2023  

Occupational Olympics 2022 Winners                                                                    

Contact: Casey White at cwhite [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (subject: OOCE)


Key Contacts

Kevin Fox

Kevin Fox

Director I CTE
Casey White

Casey White

Event Planning Specialist II
Photo of Sanjay Bhan

Sanjay Bhan

Career and Technical Education Coordinator- Career Inspiration Center