Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies

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 60 earned semester units;
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0;
  5. A formal application submitted to the program adviser.  Please see the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology for forms.

Requirements (60 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.S. in Career and Technical Studies

(Program Code: CTEC)

Career and Technical Studies (27)
Students must complete 15 required units and 12 elective units from this area as specified in a program plan developed with a program adviser.
ECTS 5010Principles and Methods for Teaching Designated Subjects3
ECTS 5020Instructional Support for Teaching Designated Subjects3
ECTS 5040Principles of Career and Technical Education3
ECTS 5080Organization and Structure of Career and Technical Programs3
ECTS 5410Topics in Career and technical Education3
Twelve units chosen from:12
Personnel Management in Career and Technical Programs
Field Work in Coordination and Supervision of Career and Technical Programs
Field Work in Designated Subjects
Instructional Technology 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
Instructional Technology (15)
Students must complete 15 required units as specified in a program plan developed with a program advisor.15
Foundations in Instructional Design & Technology
Foundations of e-Learning
E-Learning Design and Development
Seminar in Instructional Design & Technology
Instructional Design I
Technology Integration in The Classroom
Entrepreneurship (18)
Students will complete 15 required units and 3 elective units from this area as specified in a program plan developed with a program advisor.18
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Small Business Management
Ideation and Creative Problem Solving
Developing the New Venture
Resources for the Entrepreneur
Reflective Essay
Three units chosen from:
Business Consulting
Managing a Growing Business
Human Resources Management
Marketing Principles
Professional Selling and Sales Management
Total Units60

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).