Career and Technical Education - Oregon Virtual Academy

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at ORVA gives students an opportunity to learn more about high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in Oregon. Students do this through career awareness, career exploration, career preparation, and career training.

CTE Pathways

ORVA currently offers two CTE pathways: 1) Marketing and 2) Wildlife & Natural Resources. Each pathway offers a progression of courses, opportunities for students to develop technical and employability skills, earn industry recognized certifications, and gain experience through work-based learning.

Marketing Pathway

Students will learn employable skills to prepare them for careers in Marketing, Marketing Research, Advertising, Sales, Branding, Merchandising, and more. Average annual wages in these fields range from $35,511–134,188.

Earn Dual Credit

Within the Marketing pathway, students have the opportunity to earn college credits through our Dual Credit program, at no cost to the student. Upon successful completion of Marketing 1 / 2 students earn four college credits. Upon successful completion of Entrepreneurship 1 / 2 students earn three college credits.

Wildlife & Natural Resources Pathway

Students will learn employable skills to prepare them for careers in Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, Forestry, and more. Average wages in these fields range from $42,846–84,246.

View Current CTE Courses

Student Outcomes

  • Increased awareness about career opportunities and individual job prospects
  • Graduating high school with college credits earned
  • Real-world project experiences
  • Technical skills desired in the workforce
  • Resume experience 
  • Recommendations from industry professionals
  • Co-curricular experience in CTE Student Clubs like DECA
  • Developed leadership abilities

How to Sign Up

During student course forecasting, students can select CTE classes as part of their schedule request.

Questions? For more information contact your counselor.