Career Education

Discover your passion, ignite your future!

With Oxnard Union High School District’s Career Education, students learn real-life skills and career knowledge that set them on a path to a bright, in demand career. Students exit our programs prepared for college and career with a strong academic background, the basic knowledge of the opportunities and requirements of a particular career strand and valuable workplace skills such as time management, initiative, leadership, responsibility and ethics.

Questions about these programs? Contact us!

Rebecca Chandler M.Ed. Director of Career Education
805-278-1607 | rebecca.chandler@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Clara Galvez Linked Learning Design Coach
clara.galvez@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Teresa Telles Coordinator of Work Based Learning
teresa.telles@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Rio Mesa High School

  • Machining
  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Informational Technology
  • Sports Video and Broadcasting
  • Automotive
  • Social Media Business
  • Baking and Culinary
  • Athletic Training

Adolfo Camarillo High School

  • Business
  • Sports Video and Broadcasting
  • Commercial photography
  • Product Innovation & Design
  • Robotics
  • Building and Construction
  • Sustainable Ag
  • Agriculture in the Modern World
  • Stage Production
  • IT
  • Education
  • Digital Music and Production

Channel Islands High School

  • Business & Finance
  • Marine Science
  • Culinary
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Medical
  • Robotics
  • Welding
  • Auto
  • Studio Product Design & Development

Hueneme High School

  • Engineering CPA
  • Sports Video & Broadcasting
  • Social Work
  • Robotics
  • Computer Networking
  • Marketing Sales & Service
  • Graphic Design
  • ROTC Public Service

Oxnard High School

  • Aviation
  • Green Technology
  • Law 7 Public Service
  • Multimedia
  • Sports Video & Broadcasting
  • Automotive
  • Commercial
  • Social Media Business
  • Culinary & Hospitality
  • Architectural Design & Construction
  • Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Social Justice
  • Building & Construction
  • Athletic Training

Pacifica High School

  • Culinary
  • Business
  • Health Science
  • Code Academy
  • Teaching & Education
  • Social Work
  • Sports Video & Broadcasting
  • Culinary & Hospitality
  • Robotics

Rancho Campana High School

  • Arts & Media Entertainment
  • Engineering
  • Health Science

The Academy Model

In 2007, the District launched its first “academy” model of instruction at two schools. The academy model is a 3 to 4-year program that includes each of the following elements:

  • A sequence of career technical education (CTE) courses that center on a specific industry strand;
  • An academic program characterized by rigorous, University of California compliant courses that utilize a Linked-Learning curriculum and Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities. These courses are thematically aligned with the specific career strand identified to the right;
  • A number of Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities and experiences, including guest speakers, field trips, job shadowing and even internships with local businesses; and
  • Support services including counseling, tutoring, college and career guidance and administrative support.

Academy students exit our programs prepared for college and career with a strong academic background, the basic knowledge of the opportunities and requirements of a particular career strand and the “soft skills” of the workplace such as time management, initiative, leadership, responsibility and ethics.

Due to the success of these programs and using both the California Partnership Academy (CPA) and the nationally recognized National Academy Foundation (NAF) model, OUHSD has encouraged the expansion and refinement of these academies which have now grown to 13, addressing the industries of engineering, manufacturing, marine science, transportation, law & public service, business, teaching, tourism and hospitality, and health. In 2014-15, utilizing a $6 million state grant, the District plans to introduce six new academies aligned with industries such as digital media and performing arts, information technology, agriculture and entrepreneurialism.

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