Career Technical Education (CTE) Courses

We are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) high school program offering 28 courses (21 of which are UC “a-g” approved) that prepare students for college and future careers.

The program is FREE for qualified 11th & 12th grade students who are curious about a specific career path. Students who enroll in the program must commit to the morning (7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) or afternoon (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) session Monday - Friday. Bus transportation is provided from the student's home high school to SVCTE, and back to the home high school.


2017-2018 Courses

  • ANIMATION (UC “f”)
    Acquire skills in basic figure drawing, cell animation, and 2D and 3D computer animation. Develop an understanding of script writing, storyboarding, and sound design. 

  • AUTO BODY REFINISHING
    Use restoration techniques to prepare the surface of vehicle parts for finishing spray painting and detailing work. Learn in a professional shop environment.

  • AUTO BODY REPAIR
    Develop skills of welding, metal straightening and finishing, surface preparation to return cars to pre-accident condition. Apprenticeships may be available.

  • AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
    Study eight areas of basic and advanced skills in: automotive brakes and alignment, electrical & electronic systems, automatic and manual transmission repair, engine repair, engine performance, heating ventilation and air conditioning, and suspension and steering.

  • BAKING AND CATERING (UC “d”)
    Students learn the skills and knowledge required for employment in the baking and pastry industry. Catering and business skills are developed operating an in-house food operation and catering department.

  • CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (UC “c”)
    Design, estimate, and construct buildings with carpentry tools and equipment using industry standards.

  • CULINARY ARTS (UC “d”)
    Students train in our well-equipped kitchen to prepare stocks, cuts of meat, poultry and seafood utilizing a variety of cooking methods. Work in various kitchen positions and restaurant settings while preparing for your career and future college education. 

  • CYBERSECURITY (UC “g”)
    Train students for technical challenges in a networked computer system and learn methods to protect vital data in private and public industries. Prepare secure communications and identify risks for networks and devices.

  • DENTAL ASSISTING
    Preparation and internship for students who aspire to be dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dentists. Acquire chair-side assisting skills, laboratory, and x-ray capabilities. Qualified students may earn state certification in radiation safety and infection control.

  • ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE
    Students install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair residential and commercial electrical systems. Successful students are qualified to receive the California Electrical Training Card. 

  • ENGINEERING FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (UC “g”)
    Formerly known as Precision Machining
    Learn machining theory and hands-on operation of a variety of machining tools that include manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Control).

  • FASHION DESIGN & TEXTILE ART (UC “f”)
    Students learn entry-level skills in the clothing and fashion field. Style, line, color and design principles will set the tone for creating garments. Students will apply art elements and principles of fine art and design to their work.

  • FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION (UC “f”)
    Students learn to write for television and film, storyboarding, directing, and sound design engineering. Produce videos for business and entertainment from script writing to final edit.

  • FIRE SCIENCE/FIRST RESPONDER (UC “d”)
    Students will be introduced to Fire Department and Emergency Services related fields and techniques used to perform the job. The class focuses are academic, technical skills and employability practices.

  • FORENSIC SCIENCE (UC “d”)
    Develop the knowledge and training related to forensics while exploring the procedures to solve crimes. Topics include investigating crime scenes and laboratory safety rules and regulations.

  • HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) (UC “c”)
    Learn maintenance, overhaul, repair, and adjustment of residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units.

  • INTERNET ENGINEERING (UC “g”)
    Learn to install, diagnose, and repair hardware and software. Prepare for jobs in the computer industry in sales and setup, software installation, help desk, computer support, networks, and programming. 

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT
    Prepare for a career in public and private investigative fields. Understand the criminal justice system, investigate crimes, and improve decision-making skills.

  • LEGAL CAREERS  (UC “a”)
    Prepare for a career as a paralegal. Understand crimes and criminal procedure and court document preparation

  • MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING (UC “g”)
    The combination of electrical and mechanical engineering where students design, build, and program robotic mechanisms. Students will apply C++ and Python coding to direct microcontroller parts. 

  • MEDICAL ASSISTING (UC “g”)
    Learn back office medical procedures. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, lab procedures. Clinical training in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices is available.

  • MEDICAL SCIENCE/HEALTH CAREERS (UC “g”)
    Prepare students who aspire to become nurses and doctors for a career in the medical field. This course focuses on human biology and disease, practice hands-on patient care, medical terminology, leadership and teamwork, with hospital internships in emergency, surgery, physical therapy, radiology, pediatrics, and more.

  • METALS TECHNOLOGY (UC “g”)
    Learn welding theory and safety with hands-on experience in operation of welding equipment. Welding is used in auto repair, building construction, ornamental ironwork, and many machinery jobs.

  • MOBILE APP DESIGN AND COMPUTER CODING (UC “g”)
    Learn multimedia design, web development for internet technology and programming for mobile platforms and devices. Learn the process of designing, coding and deploying mobile applications for use in e-commerce, productivity, enterprise and web purposes.

  • PHARMACY CAREERS
    Dual credit with Foothill College - 10 month program
    This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills required for employment as a pharmacy clerk. It focuses on academics, technical skills, and employability practices essential in the pharmacy profession.

  • SPORTS MEDICINE & KINESIOLOGY (UC “d”)
    Acquire skills related to anatomy and physiology, nutrition, fitness and exercise, taping procedures, vital signs, training room management, injury treatment and training, patient care, and bio-metrics of movement. 

  • TRUCK MECHANICS (UC “d”)
    Repair and service the systems and components on light and heavy duty trucks and sports utility vehicles. Prepare for jobs in the auto/truck/heavy equipment industry.

  • VETERINARY SCIENCE (UC “d”)
    Learn anatomy and physiology, as well as animal health and disease, animal behavior and client communication to prepare for employment in Veterinary careers.

Download the SVCTE Course List

Advanced Courses

Only available to second year students or with counselor/teacher approval.

  • ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

  • ADVANCED FASHION DESIGN & TEXTILE ART

  • ADVANCED FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • ADVANCED METALS TECHNOLOGY

  • ADVANCED TRUCK MECHANICS

  • FIRE TECHNOLOGY II