Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART)

CART is a rigorous half-day career pathways driven learning experience operated jointly by CUSD and FUSD in the city of Clovis.  Students earn college-prep (University of California A-G approved) credit in English 11AB (P) or English 12AB (P), Technology, an Elective, and either a Science or Social Science course while using cutting-edge technology relevant to their chosen area of academic focus.  Learning at CART is project-based and aligned to real-world challenges which students must strategically address.  CART is availible at no charge to interested juniors and seniors.  Free bus transportation is provided daily.  Alternatively, students may drive their own vehicles to CART.  CART career pathways include: Biomedicine, Forensics, Psychology, Biotechnology, Robotics, Game Design, Digital Multi-Media, Web Design, Computer Networking, Law & Order, Environmental Science, Marketing, and Economics & Finance. Students attend either morning (7:30-10:30am) or afternoon (12:30-3:30pm) sessions five days a week.  Applications and informatoin are available through the CN Counseling Center.  Learn more at

CTE Educational Careers

Students in this class study the nature and scope of the school system, the duties and opportunities of the professional teacher, factors relative to success in teaching, and credentialing requirements. Students prepare for and take the CBEST test and have an opportunity to observe and work in CUSD elementary and intermediate schools. Credit Information: This course includes 10 credits per year for Education Careers as well as 10 English credits per year for either English 11AB (P) or English 12 AB (P). Additionally, successful completion of the course earns transferable college credit from CSUF (Unitrack credit), and/or articulation credit for FCC’s ED 30 and EDA 19 courses.

  CTE Medical Careers

This course is designed to provide the student with opportunities to learn transferable skills related to entry-level health occupations, explore career options, and become knowledgeable with post-secondary educational requirements as related to such career options.  The course introduces the student to health care, placing an emphasis on a set of core skills and knowledge applicable to many health care disciplines; desirable employee attributes and job seeking skills are also addressed.  Students will investigate career choices through classroom and worksite learning experiences, including, community classroom, job shadowing, tours, guest speakers, etc.  Career exploration activities (as related to specific job titles) are dependent on the availability of such opportunities with the district and community.  Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards (e.g., personal and interpersonal skills, problem solving, communication skills, etc.)

  CTE Principles of Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers work with athletes at all levels to help them both avoid and recover from athletic injuries. Students interested in a career in either therapeutic medicine or athletic training will benefit by taking this class. The course offers instruction and practice in the skills and techniques necessary for the prevention and care of athletic injuries and includes instruction in medical terminology, physical anatomy, and first aid/CPR. Students will learn to evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate patients suffering from athletic injuries.  Second semester, students will benefit from hands-on training experience working alongside certified athletic trainers.