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Career Technical Education (CTE)

About Us

John Mahlstedt Culinary Arts Teacher
Trisha Terrell CTE Coordinator
Stephanie Thomas Sports Medicine Teacher
Drew Zapadinsky Automotive Teacher

Department Highlights:

Automotive Technology:  Students learn basic theory and practice of the operating systems and maintenance of automobiles.  They also study on computer diagnostic training units and complete real-world projects, such as repairs, maintenance, and car shows.

Culinary Arts:  Students prepare for a career in culinary, offering a catering operation and kitchen that can serve both campus staff and the wider community.  Students engage in hands-on food preparation with emphasis on developing a critical palate, quality food, and teamwork skills.  In addition, students prepare for the ServSafe Food Handler certification test.

Sports Medicine:  Students learn medical terminology, the mechanism of injury, and the appropriate prognosis and treatment of sprains, strains, dislocations and other sports-related injuries. CPR certification is available to students who wish to be certified.

P.A.W.S. (Pathway Academy for Work and Service) Career English: Students who are enrolled in any of the pathways can take Career English as their English class in senior year.  Students practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills tailored for preparing for high school to career, certificate programs, and/or trade internship/apprenticeship.  Students also practice soft skills necessary for successful work life.

Helpful Links:

SCOE CTE resources

Sonoma County CareerFest


Maria Cabrillo High School

Courses Offered

Automotive 1, 2, 3
Culinary Arts 1, 2, 3 (Hospitality)
Sports Medicine
Athletic Training

P.A.W.S. Career English