Juniors and seniors can apply to attend CART (Center for Advanced Research and Technology), which is located off of Clovis Avenue, south of Sierra Vista Mall. Students that are accepted into CART spend half of the day at Buchanan High School and the other half of the day on the CART campus.

CTE (Career Technical Education) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

CART (Center for Advanced Research and Technology)


The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) provides a 75,000 square-foot state-of-the-art research and technology facility where students from Clovis Unified and Fresno Unified design and complete projects in collaboration with partners from the local, national, and international business community. Participation in CART is a privilege for students in 11th grade and 12th grade. Transportation is provided between Buchanan High School and CART. Students who are selected to enroll attend half-day classes in one of the 16 laboratories taught by teams of instructors from both education and business. Interested students must apply online and are selected through a lottery process.


Friday, December 1: On-line application opens

Monday, December 4: CART presentation at the BHS Library Lecture Hall. There will be a presentation each period that day. World History teachers will take their classes to the presentation. Sophomores that don't have a World History class and juniors are also invited to attend one of the sessions as long as they have permission from their teacher.

Thursday, January 11: BHS students tour CART campus, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Open to the first 100 students that turn in a completed permission slip (permission slips are available in the Counseling Center). Students that attend will miss 1st period and will return to campus at the beginning of 3rd period. Students will have a guided tour of CART while classes are in session and will participate in a "Q-and-A" session with the CART counselor and CART students.

Thursday, January 18: CART Showcase (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 25 and Thursday, February 1: Parent Information Nights at CART (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 9: On-line applications are due by 4:00 p.m.

Mid-March: Students that applied for CART will be notified about being accepted into a CART lab or if they will be placed on a waiting list.


CTE (Career Technical Education)

What is CTE?

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 12.5 million high school and college students are enrolled in CTE across the nation. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context.

What is ROP?

ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program, a state-funded educational program providing career preparation and guidance to meet identified educational and industry standards with some on the job training.  These classes are ideal for students that are determining their career focus, seeking a career, or enhancing their current skills. 

What is a CTE Pathway?

There are 15 Sectors in CTE and within each Sector are different Pathways.  A Pathway will have an introductory class, a concentrator course (more detail), and a capstone course (which includes community classroom, internships, high level skill development, & certifications). 

CTE Pathways at Buchanan High School

Click HERE to see the different CTE Pathways offered at Buchanan High School during the 2017-18 school year. 

CTE/ROP classes offered at CUSD high schools

Juniors and seniors have the option of taking CTE/ROP classes at any of the Clovis Unified high schools. Students attend CTE/ROP classes for two periods. Unfortunately, CUSD does not provide transportation to other school sites for any of the CTE/ROP classes.

2018-19 CTE Course Information

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Click HERE to see the different pathways and detailed course descriptions of the classes that will be offered during the 2018-19 school year. 


Here is a list of the CTE/ROP classes and CTE Pathways that are offered at each CUSD site during the 2017-18 school year:


Buchanan High School

Culinary Arts

Educational Careers

Journalism and Publishing

Sports Medicine/Fitness



CTE Pathways at BHS:

Environmental Resources

Patient Care

Environmental Engineering

Education Pathway

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Production and Managerial Arts

Design, Visual and Media Arts




Clovis North High School

Medical Careers

Principles of Athletic Training

Rehabilitation Therapy Careers


CTE Pathways at Clovis North:

Patient Care

Software and System Development




Clovis West High School

Auto Systems Technology

Educational Careers

Small Business Management

Theater Production


CTE Pathways at Clovis West:

Systems Diagnostics, Service and Repair

Financial Services/Business Management

Performing Arts




Clovis High School

Architectural Design

Architectural Engineering Design

Building Scaled Structures

Careers with Children

Electrical Systems, Sounds and Communication

Engine Technology


CTE Pathways at Clovis High School

Construction Careers

Systems Diagnostics, Service and Repair




Clovis East High School

Criminal Investigation

Criminal Justice

Fire Fighting Technology I and II

Veterinary Science

Welding Process and Fabrication


CTE Pathways at Clovis East

Public Safety (Law Enforcement)

Public Safety (Emergency Response and Firefighting Technology)

Plant Science

Agriculture Science

Animal Science

Agriculture Mechanics

Patient Care


Click HERE to access the Buchanan High School CTE website

Fresno/Clovis Area CTE Programs

Click HERE for the list of CTE programs available in the Fresno/Clovis area. (updated September 8, 2017)

Local Community Colleges offer CTE opportunities

Our local community colleges offer a variety of CTE opportunities for students. Click on the school logo to see what that school has to offer:



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