What is CTE
(Career Technical Education)?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. As a CTE student you have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships.

Statewide Career Pathways “Creating School to College Articulation”

What CTE programs are offered at PCI?

• Medical Assistant (MA) – View Flyer

Medical Assisting course description: This two – semester course divides a medical assistant’s role into administrative and clinical semesters. Learn administrative skills (front office) Fall semester, and clinical (back office) procedures and CPR during the Spring semester. After successfully completing both sessions, you are eligible to take the California Certified Medical Assistant’s exam.

Shriner’s Hospital Tour Nov. 2015

• Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG) – View Flyer

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Source: O*NetOnline.com

• Medical Terminology – (Prerequisite Class)

This course is an orientation to medical language. It covers the basic structure of medical terms and their components: prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms with emphasis on meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. This course also builds a medical vocabulary applicable to the specialties of medicine, the systems of the body, names of major diseases, and terms used in physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment. (Can be taken concurrently.)