Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies

Requirements (74 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Admission to the Program

As prerequisites for acceptance into the B.S. in Career and Technical Studies, students must complete the following as a "Pre-Career and Technical Studies major." Upon acceptance into the program, a student's major will be changed from "Pre-CTS" to "Career and Technical Studies" status.

Requirements to enter the B.S. in Career and Technical Studies:

  1. An earned AA or AS degree in a technical field or consent of the department advisor;
  2. Completed CSU GE-Breadth Certification from a California Community College, including the American Institutions requirements (U.S. History, U.S. Constitution, and California State and Local Government);
  3. A minimum of 90 earned quarter units;
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0;
  5. A formal application submitted to the program advisor.  Please see the Department of Science, Math, and Technology Education for forms.

Requirements for the B.S. in Career and Technical Studies (Program Code: CTEC)

Career and Technical Studies (26)
Students must complete 18 required units and 8 elective units from this area as specified in a program plan developed with a program advisor.
ECTS 501Principles and Methods for Teaching Designated Subjects4
ECTS 502Instructional Support for Teaching Designated Subjects4
ECTS 503Contemporary Issues in Teaching Designated Subjects4
ECTS 504Principles of Career and Technical Education4
ECTS 540Topics in Career and technical Education2
Eight units chosen from:8
Organization and Structure of Career and Technical Programs
Personnel Management in Career and Technical Programs
Field Work in Coordination and Supervision of Career and Technical Programs
Field Work in Designated Subjects
Computer Applications for Career and Technical Educators
Curriculum Development for Career and Technical Programs
Assessing Student Progress
Directing and Managing Occupational Programs
Learning Theory and Instructional Research Applied to Adult Learners
Instructional Technology (24)
Students will complete 12 required units and 12 elective units from this area as specified in a program plan developed with a program advisor.
ETEC 501Foundations of e-Learning4
ETEC 541E-Learning Design and Development4
ETEC 542DSeminar in Instructional Technology4
Twelve units chosen from:12
Foundations in Instructional Education
Computer Based Technology in Education I
Technology and Learning I
Design and Development of Instructional Materials I
Computer Based Technology in Education II
Entrepreneurship (24)
Students will complete 16 required units and 8 elective units from this area as specified in a program plan developed with a program advisor.
ENTR 543New Venture Opportunity Analysis4
ENTR 544New Venture Development4
ENTR 545New Venture Resource Requirements4
ENTR 549Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture4
Eight units chosen from:8
Entrepreneurial Finance
Small Business Management
Human Resources Management
Business Consulting
Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation
Managing a Growing Business
Internship
Professional Selling and Sales Management
Retailing
Total Units74

Note: In order to qualify for the Designated Subjects Career and Technical Education Teaching Credential, students should have at least three years of verifiable work experience directly related to each industry sector named on the credential.  One year must equal a minimum of 1000 clock hours for ROP or 1500 hours for adult education.  Students pursuing the credential must also earn a "B" or better in all professional education courses attempted (those with the ECTS prefix).