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Contact Information

CTE Coordinator: Leslie De Rose
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003

Manufacturing & Product
Career Pathway

The Manufacturing and Product Development sector focuses on manufacturing processes and systems, including graphic design production, machine tooling and forming, welding and materials joining, and product innovation and design. Students engage in an instructional program that integrates academic and technical preparation and focuses on career awareness, career exploration, and skill preparation.


Departments & Programs

Department Programs Offered  
Welding Technology (W) Welding & Materials Joining Contact Department
Digital Media (DM) Graphic Arts Production Contact Department

Job Market

Typical Position Median Salary*
Commercial Photographer $26,679
Printing Press Operator $40,495
Solder and Brazer $38,150
Welder, Cutter, and Fitter $38,150
Machinist $40,550

Graphic Designer

$49,695
Desktop Publisher $39,840
Art Director $89,760
Web Developer $64,970


*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

Occupational & Career Information
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