Career Tech Education (CTE)

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On December 19, 2019, the DJUSD Board of Education approved the Career Technical Education program proposal, which includes fourteen pathways across six industry sectors.  This launches the broadest implementation of CTE programming in our District's history, and is a substantive step forward to providing high-quality and relevant learning opportunities for all of our students, particularly those who are furthest from opportunity.

DJUSD Receives $9 Million in Facilities Grant Funds to Improve CTE Facilities
We are proud to announce that Davis Joint Unified School District has received $9 million in facilities grant funds from the State of California to improve Career Technical Education facilities at Da Vinci High School for Computer Science, including pathways in Digital Arts and Software and System Development, and at Davis Senior High School for the Robotics, Automotive, and Agriculture programs. We would like to thank our local businesses, parents, and advocates in our community for dozens of letters in support, as well as thank our incredible CTE staff who have helped develop a vision for our CTE programs and facilities. More at DJUSD News.

In the fall of 2020, DJUSD staff began the rollout of the pathways below. All pathways will exist at Davis Senior High School, except those marked as occurring at Da Vinci Charter Academy (DVCA). 

Industry Sector

DJUSD Pathway

Ag & Natural Resources

1. Animal Science
2. Agricultural Mechanics
3. AgriScience


4. System Diagnostics, Service, Repair
5. Electric Vehicle Technology

Engineering & Architecture

6. Engineering Design (Robotics)

Arts, Media, Entertainment

7.  Design, Media, & Visual Arts (Photography)
8. Design, Media, & Visual Arts (Film)
9. Design, Media, & Visual Arts (Graphic Design)
10. Design, Media, & Visual Arts (Journalism)
11. Design, Media, & Visual Arts (Digital Arts) DVCA

Information and Communication Technologies

12. Software & Systems Development (Computer Science) DVCA
13. Networking & Cyber Security

Health Sciences & Medical Technology

14. Patient Care

Each pathway is  composed of a sequence of 2-3 courses, with the final course as a Capstone for applied practice of the pathway focus. Students who complete this sequence will be considered pathway "Completers" and eligible for Career Readiness status, community college articulation, or an industry certification.