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Career Integrated Academics

Career Integrated Academics 

Linking High School to the Future!

  • Today’s global economy demands that all students graduate from high school prepared for post-secondary education and career opportunities.
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District strives to provide high school students with rigorous and relevant educational experiences through a number of opportunities.

Career Integrated Academics prepare students for careers and college based on their unique interests and abilities and to make sure what is learned each day in school is useful and relevant to their lives and their futures. Students experience hands-on learning opportunities in exciting and relevant professional pathways that reflect industry driven curriculum designed for the jobs of the future, giving students a better idea of what's out there in the world and the tools to be successful. MDUSD High Schools provide such educational experiences through career academies, career pathways, and career technical education courses, including courses provided by ROP.

Academies, and Career Technial Education Pathways and Courses

  • College Park High School
    • BioMed Pathway - includes PLTW Principles of BioMedical Science
    • Video Production Pathway - Art of Video Productions (ROP) and Computer Art & Animation (ROP)
    • Introduction to Law (ROP)
    • Photography I - Advanced Photography (ROP)
    • Art Design A/B/3D
    • Art and Animation (ROP)
    • Biotechnology (ROP)
    • Sports Medicine (ROP)
  • Concord High School
    • Communications & Human Services Academy
    • Engineering Pathway (PLTW Engineering)
    • Woodworking I and II, and Construction Technology (ROP)
    • Art and Animation (ROP)
    • Biotechnology (ROP)
    • Business Finance - Accounting (ROP)
    • Computer Applications (ROP)
    • Foods I - Foods II
    • Photography I - Advanced Photography (ROP)
    • Robotics Engineering Tech (ROP)
    • Transportation I - Auto Technology (ROP)
  • Mt. Diablo High School
    • Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering (A.C.M.E.) Academy - includes PLTW Engineering and Construction Technology (ROP)
    • Digital Safari Academy - includes Multimedia I, II and III; Computer Science pathway
    • International Hospitality and Tourism Academy (IHTA) - includes Restaurant Occupations (ROP) and Commercial Banking (ROP); Food Science and Sustainability pathway
    • Medical Biotech Academy - includes Biotechnology (ROP) and Sports Medicine
    • AP Environmental Science (ROP)
    • Photography I - Photography II
  • Northgate High School
    • Design It Pathways:
    • Animation Pathways - includes:
      • Computer Art & Animation
      • Photo I - Photo II - Advanced Photo (ROP)
      • Introduction to 2D Animation - articulated with Diablo Valley College (DVC)
      • Art 2: Graphic Design - articulated with DVC
      • AP Graphic Design - articulated with DVC
    • Engineering Pathway - includes:
      • Introduction to Engineering
      • PLTW Principles of Engineering (ROP)
    • Careers in Teaching (ROP)
    • Computer Programming
    • Journalism Productions (ROP)
    • Sports Medicine (ROP)
    • Vet Science (ROP)
  • Ygnacio Valley High School
    • Careers in Education Academy - includes Careers in Teaching (ROP) and Careers in Teaching Internships (ROP)
    • Health Science Academy
    • Project Lead the Way Engineering Pathway
    • Biotechnology (ROP)
    • Computer Art & Animation
    • Photo I - Photo II - Advanced Photo (ROP)
    • Sports Medicine (ROP)