The Rowland Unified School District Career Certification Program provides students the opportunity to earn a Certification of Completion in a career pathway in addition to earning their high school diploma at graduation.
Students develop professional and personal skills preparing them for employment and higher education.
There are six career areas of concentration offered in the Career Certification Program:
Arts & Communications
Arts & Visual Communications
Family & Consumer Sciences
Food Service & Hospitality
Health & Medical Services
Entry & Technical Level
Public & Human Services
Public & Protective Services
Power & Transportation
Computers & Telecommunications
Students 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
Senior Seminar brings together the knowledge and skills students have learned throughout the Career Certification Programs.
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.