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    Registration now open for Spring Extended Learning Classes
    Classes begin on 1/13/20 and finish 5/21/20

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    New Library and CTE space at Santa Ana High School  Click here to view video 


    Work Permits -   New online application for work-permit


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    CTE Student Certifications and Internships - (2018 - 2019)

     Certification  Passed     Certification  Passed 
     Automotive Service Excellence
     (A6 Electrical)
    89    First Aid & CPR  295
     Microsoft Office Specialist  70   Certified SolidWorks Associate   2
     Food Handler / ServSafe  116    Adobe Certified 30
    Dental Board of California - x-ray
    American Red Cross
    Red Cross  
    S/P2 225    Snapon 58 
    Valvoline  431      
    2018 - 2019 Industry Certifications:  1451 
    2018 - 2019 Internships:  462  

    CTE Student Competitions and Challenges - (School year 2018 - 2019)



    Faceboook’s Engineering Challenge

    Valley H.S. 


    Fashionista  OC Fair

    Santa Ana H.S.

     9th -12th Division Winners



    Upcycle and Fiber Arts Division, Clay Division Wood and Metal Arts - Mendez Intermediate

     7th -8th Division Winners

    Manipulated Photography OC Fair

    Valley H.S.

     9th -12th Division Winners

    OC Maker Challenge

    Level 3 Category --Romero-Cruz Academy

    * 1st Place Middle School Division

    * Most Socially Conscious Project

    Rescue Robotics –Design Brief

     Godinez H.S.

    2nd Place

    Robotics OC Competition

    Clawbot Stock and Modified Division – McFadden Intermediate

    1st, 2nd and 3rdPlace

    Robotics OC Competition

    Modified Clawbot - Lathrop Intermediate

    2nd Place

    Skills USA  Pin Design

    Valley H.S.

    1st  State

    1st National


    Mock Trial "Constitutional Rights"

    Santa Ana High School

    "Top Role"

    UCI Energy Challenge

    Design Brief and Challenge Challenge

     Century HS

    * 1st “ Heavy Weight”

    * 1st “ Heavy Weight”


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    Career Technical Education
    Office Hours: 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM       
    1801 S. Greenville St.
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    (714) 241-6588
    (714) 241-6593 (Fax) 

Director's Note


     Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. Today's graduates must be prepared for the ever-increasing demands of college and the workplace. This year we will continue to update and expand courses in our Career Pathways at both the intermediate and high schools.  I am also very excited about our new Career Technical Education (CTE) units of study we will be piloting at 4 of our elementary schools using the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering curriculum.  Our goal in Career Technical Education (CTE) is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to move on to whatever career path they choose. Our Career Pathways include:

      ·         Sequence of courses between intermediate, high school and college

      ·         Credit-bearing college courses offered in all pathways

      ·         Workplace training internship programs

      ·         Industry certification opportunities

      ·         Updated CTE course outlines that meet the University of California A-G eligibility requirements

    Our hope is to prepare students for the full array of opportunities that await them after high school for both college and career.


    Our VISION:

    The Santa Ana Unified School District's Career Technical Education Department will provide exemplary CTE programs and pathways that prepare all students to be "College and Career Ready."  The necessary services, curriculum, and technology will be delivered to enable all students to be successful.  The CTE Department will partner with all community stakeholders including businesses, parents, students, higher education institutions and other agencies to create a maximum impact in every student's education.


    Don Isbell, CTE Director


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