Santa Barbara County Education Office
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6307
Santa Barbara County ROP/CTE Regional Occupational Program
Career Technical Education for High School Students

What is a Career Pathway


A career pathway is a coherent sequence of rigorous academic and technical courses that prepare students for successful completion of state academic standards and support transition to moreadvanced post-secondary coursework in a career area of interest. Career pathway courses are connected to the real world.

We offer career technical education courses in the following areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • Building Trades and Construction
  • Education, Child Development/Family Services
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Engineering and Design
  • Finance and Business
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Marketing, sales and Service
  • Public Services
  • Transportation
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