Build Your Future Career

This sector is designed to provide a foundation in engineering and architecture sector pathways and occupations for students in California. Students are engaged in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation and focuses on career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation in four pathways that emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences of significant scope and depth: Architectural Design; Engineering Technology; Engineering Design; and Environmental Engineering. To prepare students for continued training, advanced educational opportunities, and direct entry to a career, the Engineering and Architecture programs offer the following components: classroom, laboratory, and hands-on contextual learning; project- and work-based instruction; and leadership and interpersonal skills development.

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Get your engineering career rolling with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight to get a head start in college and career. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Manufacturing Engineer

  • Prototype Machinist

  • Engineering Technician

  • CNC Tool Programmer

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering

  • Mechatronics Engineering

  • Robotics Industry


If you are interested in any of the following pathways and want to know what high schools offer them click here:

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning
college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

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Ready to Enroll? See your counselor to sign up.

If you are interested in a CTE course that is not available at your high school

you can submit a transfer request. click here.


Click on each high school to be taken to their Engineering webpage