Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District offers a variety of rigorous CTE programs at both our comprehensive schools and through the Mark Richardson Career Technical Education Center and Agriculture Farm. 

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District offers Pathways in 14 Industry Sectors across four locations:

PathwayLocations Offered
Agriculture and Natural ResourcesSMHS, PVHS, ERHS, CTE Center
Fashion and Interior DesignSMHS, PVHS
Building and Construction TradesCTE Center
Information and Communication TechnologiesSMHS, PVHS, ERHS
Hospitality, Tourism and RecreationSMHS, PVHS, ERHS, CTE Center
Energy, Environment and UtilitiesERHS
Business and FinanceSMHS, PVHS
Engineering and ArchitectureSMHS, PVHS
Health Science and Medical TechnologySMHS, PVHS, ERHS
Marketing, Sales and ServiceSMHS, PVHS
Manufacturing and Product DevelopmentPVHS, CTE Center
Arts, Media and EntertainmentSMHS, PVHS, ERHS
Education, Child Development and Family ServicesPVHS, ERHS
TransportationSMHS, PVHS, CTE Center


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