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Career Technical Education (CTE) is a state-wide program designed to ensure students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school.  CCA offers seven pathways that build transferable professional skills through project-based learning aligned with industry standards and core content.  Courses are sequenced so that students build on prior knowledge and work toward advanced coursework in their capstone class.  Our pathways are designed with industry input, and focus on rigorous, relevant and real-world learning.  By integrating innovative instruction, vertically aligned courses, and transferable professional skills, those who complete our pathways leave high school ready for their future in college and beyond.
Students can start a pathway in their freshmen, sophomore or junior year.  To complete a pathway, students must pass at least two courses within the pathway, including the capstone.  Some pathways offer additional enrichment courses for students who are looking to increase their skills or broaden their experience.  The benefits of being in a pathway include:
  • Access to real-world learning that helps connect core academics to industry applications
  • Access to updated technology, facilities and tools that enable students to apply their knowledge in meaningful and creative ways.
  • Completors are better prepared for college and career thanks to rigorous, relevant coursework, work-based learning experiences, and contact with the professional world
  • Courses are infused with essential professional skills including interviewing techniques, resume building, labor market research, and interpersonal skills
CTE pathways help students connect their core academics with their personal interests, skills, and creativity.  Our pathway students feel more connected to their academics, and are more driven and focused when they get to college and enter the workforce. 
Please visit the Counseling CTE Website for details about courses, pathways, Articulation, and much more!
  Canyon Crest Academy Pathways
 Pathway Introduction Concentration Capstone Enrichment
Biotechnology I*
Biotechnology II*  
Business Management  
Introduction to Business Management* 
Advanced Business Management*  Business Finance  
Marketing Principles* 
Design Visual & Media Arts   Fine Art & Digital Photography* Photo Imaging*  Advanced Fine Art & Digital Photography*
Engineering Technology Introduction to Engineering*  Digital Electronics*  Advanced Engineering & Technology*  
Film, Video Production    Video Film*  Advanced Video Film* Cinema Conservatory, Digital Media Production, Cinema Lab
Graphic Design   Digital Art & Design* Advanced Digital Art & Design*  
Performing Arts(Professional Music)   Digital Composition Recording Arts
Advanced Recording Arts Envision Conservatory 
Rock Band Music Industry 
Software, Systems Development 
Computer Science Foundations*
AP Computer Science Principles*  AP Computer Science A* Machine Learning*
Computer Game Design 
*UC Approved Course  Community College Articulated Course