Welcome to the Career Technical Education Department

  • Career Technical Education classes give students a chance to explore specific career pathways while discovering the real-world application of the knowledge and skills learned in core subjects. 

    In Career Technical Education classes, students use math to design buildings, create digital games, and prepare meals; they use reading and writing skills to critique restaurants, evaluate architectural styles, and develop storylines for student-produced videos.

    While some of our Career Technical Education programs prepare students for entry level employment, most students complete Career Technical Education courses with an understanding of the next steps they need to take on their career paths, whether it is continuing on to college for a degree or job-related certificate or applying to local apprenticeship programs where they can master a craft as they earn a living. 

    With a varied set of program offerings, Career Technical Education classes prepare students to be successful in life after high school.

SMUHSD Career Guide