• Career and Technical Education 

    25Design Real World Scholars during the 2022 Spring Exhibition

    CTE is a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.

    We offer high quality career pathway instruction in 10 out of the 15 priority industry sectors in San Diego County. Visit the links below to check out our program videos:

  • Pathway Highlights


    In the thirty-seventh week of Photography class, @OHSPiratePhotography students were celebrated with one last opportunity to demonstrate all of the knowledge that they have gained throughout the school year. We share with you...

    Achievement On A Professional Level 

    Check out the artworks of 6 Pirate Photography Students, currently on exhibit in the OMA West Gallery of the Seabird Resort, through July 29

    Pirate Photography Newsletter Issue 37

    2nd Annual CTE Spring Exhibition was a success! Senior students exhibited capstone projects highlighting academic standards and competencies acquired during the full experience of entering a career pathway. 

    Sharon Strong Broadcast Journalism teacher with six senior graduates of a career pathway    


    El Camino High School students brought home three scholarship awards this past May after a strong presentation from our all-new, mostly 9th grade team during the Architecture-Construction-Engineering ACE Mentor Program Competition. 

    Congratulations scholars! A total of $8,000 in scholarships was awarded to this team! 

    ACE Mentees receive scholarship awards during ACE Mentor Competition     

    Civil Engineering & Architecture students recreate the Oceanside High Campus in Minecraft.

    Utilizing activity-project-problem -based (APB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will progress from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects. Check out the neat videos of how this project is unfolding! 


    Engineering & Architectural Design students compete in the First Robotics Challenge 

    "Our Oceanside High School Robotics Team, the "Wild Raccoons", competed in the First Robotics Competition at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Out of the 52 teams attending, OHS's rookie team finished 17-52, earning the "Rookie Inspiration" award." Congratulations Team! 

    Standout Students: Steven S., Sulin G.C., Morgan M. and Ethan C. 


    Interested in Computer Science?

    Students in AP Computer Science practice being engineers as they learn advanced computer principles by setting up eight different logic gates, sending information through computers using wires that represent 1s and 0s.








    Teacher Aaron Grable with his 25 Design Article

    Students run a local graphic and web design studio.

    Since 2016, our student-run graphic design and web design studio called “25 Design'' (http://25designcorp.com/) has been your on-stop-shop for everything it takes to make our local small businesses grow and reach more customers.  We offer custom graphic design, professional web design, marketing and branding, even access to web hosting and domain names.  It’s the first and only student-run graphic design and web design studio in the tri-city area!

    Starting with a solid base of skills in Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator, students then move on to learn how to create custom websites from scratch.  After creating a solid skill base, the students join together and create a business model that they use to get clients, create useful products, and earn funds that come back to the classroom and support our students (through the Wildcat Foundation) and local charities.

    Our success stems from us teaming up with well-known non-profit “Real World Scholars” (https://www.realworldscholars.org/) and Otterbox (https://ottercares.org/) who provide our program with a small amount of “seed money” that we can use for promotion and advertising.  That, plus the students’ motivation, creates a learning environment like no other.

    Stop by and see us in action any day of the week on the El Camino Campus - or visit us to learn more!

    OHS Instructor Juan Hernandez Leader Spotlight Summary

    Energy and Environmental Design Course 

    Students complete in-depth projects related to sustainable design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. With Introduction to Green Technology, this course offers complete coverage of California Technical Education standards for the Energy, Environment, Utilities industry sector - Energy and Power Technology Career Pathway. Students will conduct the following projects:

    o   Develop a Zero Net Energy Plan for your school: Utility bill analysis, Conservation Action Plan, Energy Audit report and School Solar Design project. Present to the School Board.

    o   Solar Installation Projects: ground-mounted system and/or residential rooftop system

    o   Building a residential circuit

    o   Evaluating the applications of energy storage

    o   Designing a green building

    The course is supplemented by suggested field trips and internships in the energy and environmental design fields. Students have the option to present their projects at an Energize Schools High School Green Careers Conference event.

    One of a kind sustainable design

    Career and Technical Education funding supported the purchase of the Primo Wind EnergiPlant ! A beautiful and innovative engineering design captures energy day and night. A bank of batteries stored inside the structures' benches, provides wifi, USB charging and lighting for daily campus use. Check out this week's Oside Week in One Minute Video to hear how one student viewed the experience. 

     EnergiPlant Spec Sheet                                                                                                                                                           

       Energiplant on the campus of oceanside high school  

  • In a farewell to our Beloved Broadcast Journalism Teacher, Mrs. Sharon Strong. We leave you with the final episode ECTV News of 2022! 


  • CTE Program Coordinator    


    Teresa Collis

    (760) 966-7853


    CTE Program Secretary

    Ariel Locke

    (760) 966-7854


    CTE Employment Training Specialist

    Photo of Jessica Sialoi

    Jessica Sialoi

    (760) 966-7855


  • Upcoming

    High School Planners 

    September 2022 

    All high school students will receive an academic planner focused on college + Career Readiness.


    Senior Career Conference

    October 12, 2022

    Smart Tutors LLC

    High school seniors will receive a full-day of career and college planning hosted by Smart Tutors. Our Keynote Speaker is Al Love, Senior Director of College and Career Readiness with the San Diego County Office of Education. Lunch and transportation is provided.


    CTE Spring Exhibition & Pathway Graduation Ceremony

    May 25, 2023

    5:00 - 8:00 PM

    El Corazon Event Center 

    3302 Senior Center Dr.

    Oceanside, CA 92057

    For questions, please contact Career Technical Education at (760) 966-7854