Career Education

Discover your passion, ignite your future!

With OUHSD Academies and Pathways, students learn skills and career knowledge that set them on a path to a bright future. Students exit our programs prepared for college and career with a strong academic background, the knowledge of the opportunities and requirements for a career, and with valuable workplace skills. When industry and academia are combined, students understand the importance of learning and how it applies to their future careers and studies.

Rio Mesa High
School

  • Video & Broadcasting
  • Automotive
  • Social Media Business
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Athletic Training
  • Mariachi
  • Robotics
  • Machining & Metalwork
  • International Baccalaureate

Adolfo Camarillo High School

  • Video & Broadcasting
  • Commercial Photography
  • Product Innovation & Design
  • Robotics
  • Sustainable Ag
  • Agriculture
  • Stage Production
  • Information Technology
  • Education
  • Digital Music & Production
  • CISCO Networking
  • Mariachi
  • Academy of Business & Technology

Channel Islands High School

  • Culinary & Hospitality
  • Medical (Spanish)
  • Robotics
  • Automotive
  • Dance Performance
  • Mariachi
  • Academy of Business & Finance
  • Academy of Marine Science

Hueneme High School

  • Video & Broadcasting
  • Social Work
  • Robotics
  • Social Media Business
  • Mariachi
  • Academy of Youth Education Services
  • Academy of Engineering

Oxnard High School

  • Film & Broadcasting
  • Commercial Photography
  • Social Media Business
  • Culinary & Hospitality
  • Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Building & Construction
  • Entrepreneurship & Finance
  • Mariachi
  • Green Technology Academy
  • Academy of Law & Public Service

Pacifica High School

  • Video Production
  • Culinary & Hospitality
  • Robotics
  • Mariachi
  • Education & Social Services
  • Social Media Business
  • Pacifica Culinary Arts Academy
  • Academy of Business
  • Academy of Health Science
  • Code Academy
  • Teaching & Educational Careers Academy (TECA)

Rancho Campana High School

  • Academy of Arts
  • Academy of Engineering
  • Academy of Health Science

Condor High School*

  • Networking
  • Education

*Students in Condor have access to sign up for any pathway on their respective campuses.

Frontier High School

  • Robotics
  • Auto Body & Auto Paint
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Ag Farm to Classroom
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sound Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship

How Does Career Education Work to Prepare Students for Careers AND College?

Career Education (CE) is delivered in two models, Pathways or Academies.

The CE Pathway Model

Pathways are 2-3 years of a single industry-based class, that apply academia and career skills training for a rich student experience of project-based coursework.

  • Students have the freedom to choose their other academic courses, allowing them to take University of California (UC) compliant Advance Placement (AP), World Language, Math, and English based on their skill level.
  • Students are encouraged to complete pathways but can choose another course of study if they desire.
  • Includes a number of Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities and experiences, including guest speakers, mock interviews, field trips, job shadowing, internships, and top students can earn an apprenticeship with local businesses.

Ultimately, students will graduate with workplace skills and experience, while completing requirements to attend the college of their choice.

The CE Academy Model

Academies are 3-4-year programs that include a CE pathway and a prescribed program of academic courses. This model is a school within a school, perfect for small learning communities and students at risk of not completing high school.

  • Students stay together for 3-4 periods a day throughout the life of the academy and will stay in this sequence until graduation.
  • Academic programs are characterized by rigorous, University of California (UC) compliant courses that utilize Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities and CE themes blended into academic coursework.
  • A number of Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities and experiences, including guest speakers, mock interviews, field trips, job shadowing, internships, and top students can earn an apprenticeship with local businesses.

Ultimately, students will graduate with workplace skills and experience, while completing requirements to attend their college of their choice.

Questions about these programs? Contact us!

Rebecca Chandler M.Ed.
Director of Career Education

rebecca.chandler@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Clara Galvez
Linked Learning Design Coach

(805) 385-5252
clara.galvez@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Teresa Telles
Coordinator of Work Based Learning

(805) 487-7582
teresa.telles@ouhsd.k12.ca.us