California high schools offer career-technical courses that can help students achieve university eligibility
One way California educators integrate college-prep coursework with career-technical education (CTE) in high school is by developing CTE courses that provide some of the college-prep units students need to be eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU). These course requirements are widely known as the "a-g" requirements.
- Statewide, many CTE courses were approved by UC to help public high school students fulfill the Laboratory Science ("d"), Visual/Performing Arts ("f"), and Elective ("g") requirements.
- CTE courses that helped fulfill the Foreign Language ("e") requirement were courses in American Sign Language that enabled students to learn interpreter skills for the public services industry sector.
- CTE courses that helped meet the History/Social Science ("a"), English ("b"), and Mathematics ("c") requirements were uncommon.
Data: California Department of Education, California High School Career Technical Education Courses Meeting University of California "a-g" Admission Requirements for 2010-11. EdSource 1/2012
* Includes courses in the Public Services career area.