The Rowland Unified School District Career Certification Program provides students the opportunity to earn a Certification of Completion in addition to their high school diploma in a multi-year sequence of courses that integrate core academic knowledge with Career Technical Education courses to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.
CAREER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Students in the Career Certification Program commit to completing the following requirements:
• Complete the pathway sequences of courses
• Earn a "B" average (80%) in the core courses
• Earn a "B" or better grades in advanced courses
• Earn a "B" or better in Senior Seminar
• Earn proficient evaluations from Professionals
WHAT IS A CAREER PATHWAY?
A Pathway is a sequence of courses within your area of interest.
A Pathway will connect your career interests from high school to college and/or career.
A Pathway is your educational road map guiding you to the high school courses and post-secondary options most relevant to your chosen career destination.
A Pathway will help you acquire the depth of knowledge and skill linked with specific post-secondary programs that will lead to a certificate or degree and/or career.
You choose, you decide what Pathway is right for you.
CTE PATHWAYS OFFERED AT ROWLAND UNIFIED:
There are 15 Career Pathways offered in the Career Certification Program:
ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CAREER CERTIFICATION
Design, Visual & Media Arts Career Pathway
Performing Arts Career Pathway
COMPUTER SCIENCE CAREER CERTIFICATION
EDUCATION & CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAREER CERTIFICATION
Child Development Career Pathway
Education Career Pathway
ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTION/TRANSPORTATION CAREER CERTIFICATION
Construction Career Pathway
Engineering Career Pathway
Transportation Career Pathway
FINANCE & MARKETING CAREER CERTIFICATION
Financial Services Career Pathway
Marketing, Sales & Service Career Pathway
HEALTH SCIENCE & MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CAREER CERTIFICATION
Bio-Technology Career Pathway
Patient Care Career Pathway
HOSPITALITY CAREER CERTIFICATION
Food Science & Nutrition Career Pathway
Food Service & Hospitality Career Pathway
PUBLIC SERVICES CAREER CERTIFICATION
Public Safety Career Pathway
MISSION & GOALS
The Mission of Rowland Unified School District is to inspire and educate individuals to realize their dreams and fulfill their responsibilities to society. The Career Certification Program aligns with the District mission by providing an opportunity for students to apply their high school learning to a broad-based career goal, using contextual learning experiences to connect academic studies with future career goals.
The goals of the Certification Program include:
Developing the students sense of professionalism in their work, presentation and appearance.
Developing the students transferable job skills that will benefit them in any career choice.
Connecting students with industry partners to experience the work world outside of school.
Assisting students to better define their career goals.
Understanding the importance of life-long learning regardless of their career choice.
ABOUT SENIOR SEMINAR
Senior Seminar brings together the knowledge and skills students have learned throughout the Career Certification Programs.