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Career and Technical Education

MDUSD College & Career Readiness Vision Statement


Mt. Diablo Unified School District is committed to preparing its students for college and career. We will provide students with access to rigorous, relevant, and technical experiences to bridge academic and career and knowledge and skills, including effective communication, community collaboration, complex thinking and self-directed learning. In these experiences, students will acquire a strong sense of the role they play in the workplace and the changing global society, while developing problem solving skills to address challenges in every-day life.
 

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California Partnership Academies

 

A California Partnership Academy (CPA) is a rigorous academic program that integrates academics, with career technical classes. These programs receive funding from the California Department of Education to create a school within a school, with students taking 3 academic plus their academic classes together. Additionally, academies engage in rich project-based learning that provides students with real world experiences within their career interest.  Finally, academies work closely with community partners to provide students with work based learning experiences such as mentorships, job shadows, and internships. MDUSD has 7 CPAs, One high school, Mt. Diablo HIgh School is wall to wall academies, with 4 CPAs.  All MDHS students are given the opportunities for these intensive career related experiences.  

 

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Concord High School  Human Services Academy
Mount Diablo High School

Medical Biotechnology Academy (MBTA), Digital Safari Academy (DSA), 

International Hospitality & Tourism Academy (IHTA), Architecture, Construction

Manufacturing & Engineering Academy (ACME)

Ygnacio Valley High School Health Science Academy, Education Academy

 

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CTE Programs

CTE programs offer students with opportunities to take classes that give them high-quality work based learning experiences while preparing them for college. MDUSD offers CTE programs in elementary, middle and high schools.  Students can explore different career fields, while experiencing hands-on learning and learning new skills that will help prepare them for college and career. Students enrolled in academies or career pathways have opportunities to participate in internships, providing them with more intensive experience in a particular career field. 

 

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Career Pathways

 

Career Pathways are programs that offer career development opportunities to students.  Through the CTE classes, students in career pathways are exposed to possible careers within the industry sector, while learning industry related career skills.  Additionally, students learn transferrable skills in career readiness. Even if a student chooses a different career, they will have valuable skills that will ensure they are career ready.  Career pathways also offer students the opportunity to participate in mentorships, job shadows and internships.

 

 

College Park High School Project Lead the Way (PLTW)  BioMedical Science, PLTW Computer Science, Sports Medicine, Art Design, Photography
Concord High School PLTW Engineering, Construction Technology, Commercial Art, Photography
Northgate HIgh School 

PLTW Engineering, Art Design, 2D Animation/3D Model Design, Computer Science, Photography

Ygnacio Valley High School

PLTW Engineering, Sports Medicine, Photography, Art & Animation