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Career Technical Education

The Career Technical Education program (CTE) in The Newport-Mesa Unified School District offers elective courses in a sequential CTE pathway, within an industry sector that incorporates science, math, ELA, and CTE common core standards. Increasingly, states and districts are organizing educational opportunities along with experiential learning through a coherent career pathway system. This secondary school strategy ensures students receive career knowledge combined with rigorous academics and hands-on learning resulting in deeper engagement, attainment of employability skills, and academic achievement for students. Career pathways encourage student choice in the direction and alignment with local industry and career opportunities; they also help students transition from school to post-secondary education and careers through purposefully designed courses and services. 

Click photos below to learn more about our 8 active pathways.

man using saw
Residential & Commercial Construction 
Digital, Visual, & Media Arts 
recording studio
Production & Managerial Arts
food prep
Food, Service, & Hospitality 
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Patient Care 
Software & Systems Development 
conference room
Business Management 
Engineering & Design for High School
Engineering & Design for Middle School

Michael Vossen 
(714) 424-5042

Anne Younglove 
Program Analyst
(714) 424-5032

Lisa Snowden
Coordinator II, Career Counseling
(714) 424-5036

Breck Lytle 
Administrative Assistant
(714) 424-5044 

Melissa Do
Office Assistant III
(714) 424-7552

Click photo to learn more about our CTE pathways and courses at NMUSD.

CTE Catalog

Please click the photo to learn more about each pathway's career program opportunities at various community colleges in Orange County. 

career matrix