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Career Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Pathways at NHHS

Business Management Pathway


11th Grade

IB Business Management HL1

12th Grade

IB Business Management HL2

Career Technical Student Leadership Organization

DECA. Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs.


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Culinary Arts Pathway


9th Grade


10th Grade

ROP Baking and Pastry

11th Grade

ROP Culinary Arts

12th Grade

ROP Advanced Culinary Arts

Career Technical Student Leadership Organization

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America



Computer Science Pathway


9th Grade

Exploring Computer Science

10th Grade

Introduction to Computer Science with Python

11th Grade

AP Computer Science Principles

12th Grade

AP Computer Science

Career Technical Student Leadership Organization




Digital Media Pathway


10th Grade

ROP Film Digital Arts

11th Grade

ROP TV Video

12th Grade

ROP Broadcast News TARtv

Career Technical Student Leadership Organization


Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship

11th & 12th Grade

ROP Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Construction Tech is offered to all NMUSD students through Coastline ROP after school at Estancia High School

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Interested in a good job with a great salary? Interested in skills that will be useful throughout your life? Try the ROP Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship program.

You will learn the following skills needed for a career in the construction industry;

  • How to read blueprints 
  • How to complete basic plumbing, electrical, and masonry jobs.  
  • How to install glass, tile, flooring, and drywall. 
  • Basic carpentry and roofing skills

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn valuable hands-on skills. 

Click on the video below to learn more about the opportunities open to Newport Harbor High School Students.

For more information about taking construction tech contact Ms. Murphy your ROP career specialist at

Construction Tech

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Career Connection Program

Career Connections: Giving H.S. Students a Head Start to a Solid Future

Career Connections is a program at Estancia High School, that is also open to Newport Harbor High School students. It’s a program created by today’s professional carpenters for the benefit of tomorrow’s professional carpenters. Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts' program is partnered with the Southwest Carpentry Training Center in Buena Park. 


Buena Park Training Center

7111 Firestone Blvd.
Suite 137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447 US

Phone: (714) 571-0449
Fax: (714) 571-0747
Training Center ID: 1286

Connections is designed specifically for high school students to introduce them to the craft and trade of carpentry. Student learn skills, but they also learn about the trade as a career choice.

Learn more about

Career Connections

Watch this short video!

“Carpentry is a viable alternative to college, and our goal with this program is to give schools across North America the tools to present that option to their students,” said Carole O'Keefe, coordinator of the program for the UBC. "As a result, Career Connections is one of the UBC’s most valuable recruiting tools.”

Career Connections authors are UBC carpenters from around North America who have both teaching and field experience. Before adding a project to the program, the projects are first built and tested in UBC training centers.

The program is presented to teachers by trained and certified Outreach Specialists—also veteran carpenters with teaching and field background. They support the instructional experience through mentoring, ensuring safe shop practices, speaking to groups, or arranging for professional speakers such as contractors or manufacturers.

One component of the program is "One Trade, Many Careers," which focuses on skills that research shows employers value most: Goal setting, good attitude, punctuality, teamwork, and taking initiative. It also introduces the typical construction job site. Other programs are basic and intermediate carpentry skills, residential construction, safety, blueprint reading and math review.

A major feature of the program is teacher support. Lessons are accompanied by a Teacher Annotated Edition with rubrics for each project, grading guides, a safety operation checklist, a skills matrix, and estimated lesson times.