UC Curriculum Integration (UCCI)

As a part of UC's systemwide High School Articulation unit, the UCCI initiative enabled us to work with educators and administrators from across California to develop a suite of resources to better support California high schools with implementing courses that integrate academic study (A-G) with Career Technical Education (CTE) content and skills.

Launching UCCI’s new website

We are thrilled to announce yet another website launch! The new UCCI website (what you could call our “sister site”) will launch at the end of January! We’ve worked hard to make it easier for you to:

  • Preview (and get inspired by) 76 courses approved in all A-G subject areas that integrate academics with CTE
  • Learn how to add UCCI courses to your A-G course list
  • Connect with other teachers currently teaching integrated courses
  • Access resources for writing your own CTE courses for A-G approval in any subject area
  • Download the comprehensive UCCI Toolkit that includes everything you need to lead your own training!

We’ll include a link to the new website right here as soon as the new website is live! Stay tuned!

Learn about CTE

CTE can serve as a fantastic vehicle for contextualizing learning. Below is a list of the 15 CTE Industry Sectors and associated CTE Pathways from the California Department of Education. For more general information about CTE, please visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/gi.

1. Agriculture and Natural Resources

a. Agricultural Business
b. Agricultural Mechanics
c. Agriscience
d. Animal Science
e. Forestry and Natural Resources
f. Ornamental Horticulture
g. Plant and Soil Science

2. Arts, Media, and Entertainment

a. Design, Visual, and Media Arts
b. Game Design and Integration
c. Performing Arts
d. Production and Managerial Arts

3. Building and Construction Trades

a. Cabinetry, Millwork, and Woodworking
b. Engineering and Heavy Construction
c. Mechanical Systems, Installation, and Repair
d. Residential and Commercial Construction

4. Business and Finance

a. Business Management
b. Financial Services
c. International Business

5. Education, Child Development, and Family Services

a. Child Development
b. Consumer Services
c. Education
d. Family and Human Services

6. Energy, Environment, and Utilities

a. Energy and Power Technology
b. Environmental Resources
c. Telecommunications

7. Engineering and Architecture

a. Architectural Design
b. Engineering Design
c. Engineering Technology
d. Environmental Engineering

8. Fashion and Interior Design

a. Fashion Design and Merchandising
b. Interior Design
c. Personal Services

9. Health Science and Medical Technology

a. Biotechnology
b. Health Care Administrative Services
c. Health Care Operational Support Services
d. Mental and Behavioral Health
e. Patient Care
f. Public and Community Health

10. Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

a. Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition
b. Food Service and Hospitality
c. Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

11. Information and Communication Technologies

a. Games and Simulation
b. Information Support and Services
c. Networking
d. Software and Systems Development

12. Manufacturing and Product Development

a. Graphic Production Technologies
b. Machining and Forming Technologies
c. Product Innovation and Design
d. Welding and Materials Joining

13. Marketing, Sales, and Services

a. Entrepreneurship / Self-Employment
b. Marketing
c. Professional Sales

14. Public Services

a. Emergency Response
b. Legal Practices
c. Public Safety

15. Transportation

a. Operations
b. Structural Repair and Refinishing
c. Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair

Register for the upcoming UCCI Teacher Exchange

Join us in Huntington Beach for a free workshop designed to provide teachers with the time and space to prepare to teach UCCI courses. On March 21-22, 2019, the UCCI course of focus will be Functional Design through Algebra. To preview the course framework, visit http://bit.ly/2Qg4eCC.

Registered participants can expect to:

  • Observe a section of the course “in action” at Edison High School,
  • Review existing curriculum for the course, and
  • Work directly with a UCCI Teacher Exchange Leader to develop new curriculum suitable for your students and teaching style.

Register by March 14 at http://bit.ly/2Qdv524. You can download and share our workshop flyer at https://bit.ly/2D0D7qY.