Career Certification Programs

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
  • Performing Arts


  • Accounting
  • Information Processing
  • Marketing

Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Interior Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Child Development
  • Food Service & Hospitality

Health & Medical Services

  • Entry & Technical Level
  • Advanced Degree

Public & Human Services

  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Public & Protective Services


  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Power & Transportation
  • Computers & Telecommunications

Program Requirements

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

Senior Seminar brings together the knowledge and skills students have learned throughout the Career Certification Programs.  

Click here to learn more about the Senior Seminar

Career Certification 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.
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