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.
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.
|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|
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.
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