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To support student's college and career readiness Chatsworth Charter High School has many Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways:  

CTE is a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses that integrates core academic, technical, and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers. Students must minimally complete a Concentrator and a Capstone course for "pathway completion" (2-year sequence). CCHS CTE provides students real-world, 21st-century career and college readiness skills.  We offer unique pathways to distinct industry sectors for our students:


Sector-Pathway- Program Title

Arts, Media, & Entertainment


Arts, Media & Entertainment (AME)

Design, Visual, & Media Arts (DVMA)

Graphic Design

Description: Students will learn the techniques and principles of Graphic Design, which is the art of visual communication in Western society. Students will also learn to use Adobe Illustrator to create projects such as Logo Designs, Informational Posters, and Advertising Campaigns.



Description: Students will learn the first production stage for any animated film, video game, or movie, which is creating concept art. We will focus on Character Design, Animal/Creature Design, and Background Design. Artwork will be drawn by hand and painted on the computer. Additionally, students will build on the skills learned in the first course of drawing by hand and on the computer and apply them to 2D animation. We will learn the fundamentals of frame-by-frame animation and various techniques used in animation since its inception.   Students will animate and draw into the computer in various projects, bringing life to characters and backgrounds.

CTE Teacher: Jorvic Salazar (email)

Production & Managerial Arts (PMA)

Performing Arts - Professional Theater

Description: Chatsworth Charter High School’s Historic Theater Program boasts countless successful alumni in the theater and entertainment world. Our program offers students an immersive and comprehensive pathway to explore the world of theater arts while gaining practical skills and industry knowledge. Through hands-on experiences participating in and creating their own dramatic works and real-world projects, analyzing media, and learning theater history and culture, students develop the front stage and backstage skills necessary for success in various theater-related careers, and the skills of communication, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, and expression that they will carry with them their entire lives. 

CTE Teacher: Lucia Fasano (email)

Film and Video Production

Description: Students watch films critically to learn how a film’s sound and images blend to tell meaningful stories while drawing evidence from informational texts to support their critical analysis. Students collaborate in teams to write, develop, and publish coherent and impactful video projects. They learn technical skills in film development (screenwriting, formatting, and techniques), production (lighting/camera), and post-production (video and audio editing software).

CTE Teacher: Suchit Upadhyay (email)

Health Science & Medical Terminology

Health Science & Medical Technology (HSMT)

Patient Care (PC)

Hospice Careers and Medical Careers

Description: This is a CPA (California Partnership Academy) CTE Pathway. Certain requirements apply. Check with Ms. Ochoa or the counselor to see if you qualify. The Academy starts in the 10th Grade. The academy’s career theme is to prepare students for an entry-level job in the medical field, including but not limited to orderlies, nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants, nursing aides, home health aides, personal care aides, and psychiatric aides. Students will earn college credit through dual enrollment (college credit) courses and, after completing the program in the 12 grade, will be well qualified to take the state nursing assistant certification test. Our students will have local support through the current relationships with many hospice care providers- another untapped job resource, throughout our community. Many medical institutions provide entry-level employees with continuing education credits and higher-level schooling.

CTE Teacher: Raquel Ochoa (email)

Information & Communication Technologies


Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Software and Systems Development (SSD)

Computer Science

Description: 2-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathway in Computer Science for students interested in technology and programming. This pathway is a requirement for students in the G+STEAM magnet program. These Pathway courses will prepare students for the respective AP exams to potentially earn college credit. The computer science pathway allows students to spark an interest in technology, equip themselves with in-demand programming abilities, and get a head start on a computer science degree. Additionally, These courses provide excellent preparation for future education and jobs in software engineering, app development, cybersecurity, data science, and other computer science domains. We encourage any motivated students with an aptitude for logic, math, and problem-solving to apply for this exciting STEAM pathway.

CTE Teacher: Anthony Aiello (email)

Games and Simulations


Description: 2-year Computer Science Pathway. Exploring Comp Science CTE AB (Esports 1) & Comp Programming & Game Design AB (Esports 2) within the ICT sector will provide students with a unique, sequenced pathway to explore the exciting gaming world and careers in the gaming industry. Students will explore the many facets of gaming, such as playing different genres of games, streaming and broadcasting, marketing, branding, managing online environments, and working with clients to tailor games to their needs. Students will also be prepared to work internships during the summer of their incoming senior year. Students will also be prepared to interview for scholarship competitions and industry employment.

CTE Teacher: Bryant Cooper (email)

Food Service & Hospitality (HTR)
Food Service & Hospitality (FSH)
Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation (HTR)

Description: The Food Service and Hospitality pathway focuses on the critical aspects of the industry. Students pursuing this career pathway have in-depth, hands-on experiences emphasizing industry awareness, sanitation and safe food handling, food and beverage production, nutrition, food service management, and customer service. The curriculum covers the areas of safety and sanitation, basic cooking methods, baking and pastries, and meal prep. Also, students can earn the ServSafe Food Handler certificate in this pathway.

CTE Teacher: Chef Ramon Douglas (email)

Machine & Forming Technology (MFT)


Machine & Forming Technology (MFT)

Manufacturing & Product Development (MPD)

Machining Technology

Description: This pathway is designed as a survey of machine tool technology. Students focus on traditional machine tool technologies. Coursework includes setup and operation of the engine lathe, the milling machine, the drill press, and sawing and cutoff machines. Additional topics include calculating and setting up speeds, feeds, and measurements. Students considering Machining courses develop strong math fundamentals by learning plotting and mapping coordinates in the CNC processing. Communication and collaboration skills center on working with conventional and CNC machines for the safety of self and others. Students will also learn about three-dimensional (3D) printing - an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. The process works by laying down thin layers of material in liquid or powdered plastic, metal, or cement and then fusing the layers together.

CTE Teacher: Jeff Hill (email)