Resources Page

The following are helpful resources.

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CTE Online provides an effective tool for local schools to share information about career and technical courses available on their campuses.

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The Statewide Career Pathways:

Creating the School to College Articulation project provides an opportunity for high school and college faculty to meet, collaborate and develop articulation agreements.

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CTE Toolkit Resources

Associate Degree for Transfer Student Checklist

Download our checklist, designed to help high school students navigate the steps to transfer from a California Community College to a CSU campus with a new Associate Degree for Transfer. 

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Counselor Lesson Plans and Handouts

The lesson plans and handouts can be used to help instructors provide exciting and engaging opportunities for students to explore, develop interview and presentation skills, and much more. 

Industry Sector Pathways Poster: A one-page document that lays out all 15 of the California Industry Sector Pathways in a unique, colorful way. Great for displaying in counseling offices.

Lesson Plans PDF: The lesson plans and handouts can be used to help instructors provide exciting and engaging opportunities for students to explore, develop interview and presentation skills, and much more.

Customizable Class Planning Tear Sheet: A blank version of the class planning tear sheet easily customizable for students with special academic desires or a nontraditional path. 

CTE ToolKit User Guide: This user guide to the CTE Toolkit will help you understand how to use the materials provided and who can benefit from the kit.

Materials for Students

Organized by the 15 Pathways highlighted on this site, the PDFs below are designed to be shared by educators with students. Each PDF includes two documents: 

  • Class Planning Tear Sheet: Designed to help students select the right classes to stay on track with a chosen pathway. Each sheet features a complete course map for your students’ secondary and postsecondary classes, along with a list of possible career options for each pathway.
  • Counselor Planning Card: Sample course listings for each pathway, plus a list of related careers organized by education level. Using these cards, students can fine-tune their career preferences and visualize the corresponding educational pathway.

Arts, Media & Entertainment

Building Trades and Construction

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Energy and Utilities

Fashion and Interior Design

Engineering and Design

Health Science and Medical Technology

Public Services

Finance and Business

Information Technology

Manufacturing and Product Development 

Marketing, Sales and Service


Education and Family Services

Roadtrip Nation

For students who are searching for a rewarding career path, there may not be a more entertaining or valuable resource than the PBS TV series Roadtrip Nation.

The show, currently in its eighth season, follows a small group of students as they crisscross the country in a bright green RV, interviewing successful professionals who chose careers based on passion rather than profitability. It is the perfect resource for any student struggling to answer that age-old question, "What are you going to do with your life?"

Roadtrip Nation airs on PBS stations around the country. Show episodes and information can be found online at or

Additional Resources

  • California Career Zone

    California Career Zone

    California Career Zone is a new way to explore exciting jobs and occupations that the Golden State has to offer and to learn about what career path interests you.

  • CCCApply


    CCCApply is a California Community College service provided free of charge to help students and their families plan for college.

  • California Career Cafe

    California Career Cafe

    CACareerCafe is a virtual career center for California Community College students. The website provides free activities and resources to help make decisions and get experience along the journey to a career and job!

Financial Aid

  • I can Afford College

    Find many different types of financial aid available year round at California Community Colleges that directly connect you with events in your area where you can get free professional assistance completing financial aid forms.

  • Fast Web

    Find college financial aid and scholarship information on this comprehensive search engine.