Career and Technical Education
The CTE programs of study currently offered on the Mountain Ridge campus include:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Digital Communications
- Education Professions
- Film and TV Broadcasting
- Graphic Communications
- Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
- Software Development
Learning is not limited to the classroom. Internship opportunities are a supervised work-based learning experience in a paid or unpaid position within the CTE program of study. The CTE internship provides on the job experience and valuable industry networking. Students must complete the Online Application for DVUSD Career and Technical Education Programs. * The participating student will be responsible for their own transportation and the parent/guardian agrees to assume liability for travel to and from the facility.
CTE students can receive college credit for courses taken in their high school setting. These courses are offered at the high school and taught by high school teachers with community college certification and will earn students both high school credit and college credit. There will be a community college tuition fee for these courses. Not all CTE courses are dual enrolled. Students must check with their instructors to see if this opportunity is available.
What are the benefits of CTE?
- We are preparing our students today for jobs that don’t even exist yet! The global economy places a premium on skills acquisition and innovation. Students can cultivate and grow their knowledge and skills through further education.
- CTE programs prepare students to be successful by providing adaptable skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring flexibility to transition careers as interests change, opportunities emerge and the economy transforms.
- CTE programs provide students the rigor and relevance needed to succeed in today’s global economy. Students are presented with opportunities to develop specialized skills while in high school and apply their academic knowledge in real world settings. Regardless of Post-secondary plans, CTE provides all students with cutting edge training and opportunities in their chosen program of study.
DVUSD has provided our students with a wealth of opportunities you can obtain more detailed information about our CTE Programs and opportunities for your students from our district CTE web page
Career and Technical Student Organizations
Mountain Ridge also offers students a variety of career and technical student organizations, which are organizations (CTSO) that reinforce CTE instruction through co-curricular activities that prepare young people to, become productive citizens and leaders.
This organization is a national association of marketing education students, provides teachers and members with educational and leadership development activities to merge with the education classroom instructional program.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA):
This student organization is a dynamic organization of young people preparing for success as leaders in our businesses, government, and communities. This site was created to help current and prospective FBLA-PBL members find information about the association, its programs and services, and its members.
This organization is sponsored by PDK International, is a student organization that provides students interested in education-related careers with activities and materials that help them explore the teaching profession in a variety of ways. FEA helps students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators and significantly contributes to the development of the next generation of great educators.
This student organization is an international student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.
This organization is a national organization serving high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.