Graduation requirement: A total of one year of Foreign Language, Visual and Performing Arts, or Career and Technical Education classes are required to graduate (10 credits). One class for one semester is worth five credits.
UC/CSU a-g requirement: One year of college preparatory electives are required to attend a California State University or University of California campus. Some Career and Technical Education courses satisfy this requirement. Students must complete a year-long (2 Semester) course from UC approved VPA courses.
Career Technical Education (CTE) curriculum is driven by industry. State academic standards are integrated with current developments in the field to provide an optimal technical education. All Morro Bay High School CTE courses are approved for credit toward UC/CSU college admission for electives, fine arts, or science (A-G requirements). Some classes are Dual Enrollment with Cuesta College, meaning that they are taught on the high school campus but generate a college transcript for the student as well as high school credit.
A CTE Pathway is a sequence of classes totaling 300 hours or more of CTE instruction in a specific subject. The pathway is designed to prepare students to work after graduation or to progress in their education toward a technical or professional level career in a high demand occupation.
There are three types of CTE courses:
Students are CTE Completers after completing 300 hours of instruction in a sequence. An example is completing two 180 hour classes.
Career information for each Pathway can be found at: