GUSD College & Career Division

Career & Technical Education Month!

College & Career Division

The College & Career Division provides students and the school community information regarding colleges, universities, trade schools, financial aid, and career exploration resources.

February is CTE Month, where we celebrate the programs, teachers, and students of Career & Technical Education. CTE allows students to explore, select, and complete specific career pathways, earn industry certifications, and have a competitive advantage in their post-secondary journey.

Stay up to date with our College & University Representative visits that our scheduled on our College & Career Division Calendar, & check out the upcoming internship & externship opportunities available to our students!

CTE | Career & Technical Education Pathways
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Ford Motor Company donated a Ford Fusion Hybrid to Hoover High School's Automotive program, led by teacher Mr. Javier Luna. Ford representatives, along with Board President Shant Sahakian, Superintendent Vivian Ekchian, and College & Career Division Coordinator Dr. Narineh Makijan, visited Mr. Luna's class on November 15th, 2021 to learn about how the automotive program is preparing students for success in college, career, and life.

Thank you to Ford Motors for the generous contribution to the CTE Automotive Pathway at Hoover High School!

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Check out a Culinary class period at Wilson Middle School and the meals they prepared! All GUSD Culinary pathways also provide students with an industry certification. Students in the culinary pathway receive an eFoodHandlers card and receive state-of-the-art training built for food professionals.

Congratulations to these students!

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On September 30th, 2021, the inaugural cohort of students in the Glendale High School Cloud Computing & Computer Science Academy in partnership with Glendale Community College had their Family Night! Students, Families, District Administrators and Instructors opened up the classrooms to showcase student work and achievements.

Students in the Cloud Computing & Computer Science Academy have the ability to simultaneously earn their high school diploma, earn college credits, receive industry certifications, as well as a certificate in Cloud Computing.

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Sixteen Glendale High School students are participating in the Dignity Health - Glendale Memorial Hospital Internship this semester! Students learn about the medical field and work first-hand with medical professionals and prepare for a future in the healthcare field.

During this year-long program, students will be on-site at the hospital one day per week for a three hour block of time. Through this special internship, GMHHC will provide Glendale Unified School District students with a unique, inspiring and inclusive experience.

College & Career Division / Healthcare Professions Internship with Dignity Health Glendale Memorial (

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Congratulations to Nico Messerlian, a 7th grade student in the CTE Coding program from Wilson Middle School who created an app to help students deal with everyday stress and anxiety. Congressman Adam Schiff honored Nico and his 3rd place win in creating an app that provides an escape amid the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual world.

Congratulations Nico for this achievement!

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The Glendale High School CTE Culinary program students collaborated with Ms. Carnewal's Art class, and created some amazing edible artwork!

Art students drew their designs, and the culinary students stepped in and brought the drawings to life in dessert form! Nice work!

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Clark Magnet CTE Animation, Design, and Photography student work was displayed in the Glendale Unified Board Room this past December! Check out the amazing photography and digital design skills mastered by these students.
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Hoover High School Culinary Pathway students participated in the Great Steak-Off and worked in teams to cook their own steak recipes! The competition was judged by Hoover High School Administrators. Their food looks delicious!

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Congratulations to Clark Magnet High School CTE GIS students for winning the NASA TechRise Student Challenge. Students had to design an experiment to test on a suborbital rocket or high-altitude balloon. Honors Environmental GIS and GIS & Remote Sensing CTE classes won the opportunity to build and fly a payload on a high altitude balloon with Raven Aerostar.


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Online College & Career Academy

The Glendale Unified Online College and Career Academy is an innovative virtual school where students can earn free college credits towards their Associates Degree in Business at the same time as completing high school.

  • Weekly live teacher-directed breakout sessions
  • Academic coaches to support students’ academic progress & High school and college counselor support
  • Tutoring & Lab access
  • Social Emotional Learning (virtual and in-person) with Peer activities (virtual and in-person)

Please visit for additional information regarding enrollment and coursework.

Hoover High School Early College Academy

Glendale Community College has partnered with Herbert Hoover High School in the Early College Academy (ECA). ECA is an innovative way for high school students to earn both a high school diploma and complete two-years of college in the time it takes to go to high school—saving the student both time and money.

Participate in an informational session to find out more!

Deadline to apply is March 11, 2022

Glendale High School Cloud Computing & Computer Science Academy

The Cloud Computing & Computer Science Academy at Glendale High School is designed to prepare students for computer science related fields. Students will take college credit courses based on the Amazon Web Services curriculum framework in cloud computing and computer science career pathways courses as part of the high school schedule that leads to industry certifications and a cloud computing certificate.

Find out additional information by visiting the GCC Cloud Computing website!

Glendale Community College Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is an early college enrollment opportunity allowing you to take college classes at your high school!

What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?

1. Take a College Class at your High School!

2. Free Enrollment Fees

3. Free Student Services and Health Fees

4. Textbooks are provided

5. Earn College Credit and High School Credit

For course listings and registration information, please visit the Dual Enrollment website.

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College & Career Division

Dr. Narineh Makijan

Director, College & Career Division/Career & Technical Education