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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a program of study that involves a multiyear sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. 

CTE Vision & Mission

Vision: Career Technical Education will engage every student in high-quality, rigorous and relevant educational pathways and programs developed in partnership with business and industry promoting creativity, innovation, leadership, community service and lifelong learning and allowing students to turn their passions into paychecks -- their dreams into careers.

Mission: The mission of CTE is to provide industry-linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve economic self-sufficiency, compete in the global marketplace and contribute to California's economy prosperity. 

Teacher Bio's

Teachers Bio

EMA Teachers

Mr. Hayato Yuuki

This is my fourth year here at Estancia High School and I absolutely love it. I love being part of the EMA program as it is what I have been doing for the past 8 years. I started my ...more

Teacher Bio's

Teacher Bio's

Ema Teachers

Ms. Krista Schweers

I have known that I wanted to be involved in athletic training and sports medicine since I was 12 years old. I actually took the Sports Medicine class at Coastline ROP when I was ...more

CTE Department Chair

Should you have any questions regarding CTE, please feel free to contact me by any means listed below. My classroom is 263 in the World Languages Court.

Mr. Hayato Yuuki ext. 2831 (CTE Department Chair, EMA Coordinator/Facilitator)



Estancia Medical Academy

The Estancia Medical Academy is a program that combines academic instruction with specialized training in that perspective health profession. Our goal of the program is to expose students to the diverse health career opportunities available in the medical industry. Students that are interested in joining the EMA program will begin their experience in the sophomore year taking two classes for a total of one year. In the fall, they will take Introduction to Medical Careers, and then Medical Terminology in the spring. Their journey continues into their junior year by taking one full year of Emergency Medical Responder. In this class, students learn various pre-hospital medical emergencies and treatments which could lead them to a fire department ride-along or trauma shadow opportunities. And then as a senior, students will conclude the program with a year of Sports Medicine.   

Estancia Medical Academy Mission/Value Statement

Our Estancia Medical Academy values are the guiding principles that serve as the foundation for everything we think, say and do as a high school student and as a professional in the pre-hospital/medical environment. They are our organizational code of conduct and signify what we stand for. We refuse to be less than what these values represent. Any philosophy, policy, practice or behavior that is outside of these values is unacceptable and will either be improved or removed. 

EMA Classroom, 263 in the World Languages Court


CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

As a junior, students that take the Emergency Medical Responder class will each have the opportunity to pass and complete all steps required to receive an official American Heart Association CPR card. With this card, students are able to perform infant/child/adult CPR and are able to officially use the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator.)

CTE EMA Medallion


CTE Medallion Requirements

The purpose of the CTE Medallion program is to acknowledge graduating seniors who demonstrate superior performance in their chosen career technical education (CTE) pathway.  These are basic requirements that all students who desire this award must meet.  In addition, each site will be allowed to add additional requirements as appropriate.  The basic requirements used district-wide are:

1. Successful completion of all courses that comprise a specific, district recognized CTE pathway, such that a minimum of five (5) courses are completed of which two (2) are either ROP or college.


2. Participation in one (1) internship, job shadow and/or mentorship related to that specific CTE pathway for a minimum of 20 hours.

Verification of the above requirements will be left to each site’s CTE leadership team.  These requirements may be modified on a case-by-case basis to accommodate newly developing pathways and/or other special circumstances.  STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO WEAR THEIR CTE MEDALLION OVER THEIR GOWNS ON GRADUATION DAY.


The Estancia Medical Academy has launched and piloted a new program to the Academy. The Realityworks REALCARE BABY PROJECT is a curricula designed to give the parenting experience to the students. This is a mandated project that is to be done in the students sophomore year of EMA. They will sign up for designated weekends and have the baby from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. The students will take the simulated baby home, along with a diaper bag, and a car seat and act as an acting parent for the weekend. At ANYTIME, the baby may cry for whatever reason, and it is the job of the student to figure out what is wrong. The student must utilize their diaper bag and its contents to comfort the baby. Along with taking care of the baby, the students will complete a packet (approx. 20pages) that is to be due at the end of the week upon returning the baby. This packet includes a daily journal, short answer questions, and a parent/student collaborative quiz.


Sports Medicine

Teachers of EMA: Mr. Hayato Yuuki

Mr. Hayato Yuuki- CTE Department Chair

Teacher: Introduction to Medical Careers/Medical Terminology and Emergency Medical Responder

A Days, Periods 1, 3, 5 (Introduction to Medical Careers/Medical Terminology)

B Days, Periods 2, 4 (Emergency Medical Responder)

Students, I am always at school at least 45 minutes before the start of 1st period, and usually hang around for about 30-45 minutes after 5th period. If you have any questions regarding anything at all, please feel free to email me here on school loop or just stop by my classroom. 

Teachers of EMA: Ms. Krista Schweers

Ms. Krista Schweers

Teacher: Sports Medicine

Period 2, 3, 4 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays) Room 268

Introduction to Medical Careers (EMS Chapter)

Anaheim Fire Station Visits


Courses broken down year by year: SOPHOMORE

As a Sophomore, students will take Introduction to Medical Careers (Fall) and Medical Terminology (Spring) in which the instructor teaches most of the allied professions out there in the medical field. The topics range from Medical Doctors, Nurses, EMT's, Paramedics, Firefighters, Athletic Trainers, Xray Techs, Digital Medical Sonography, Dentists, Chiropractors, Vets, etc. This class teaches many practical jobs, but also teaches students the administrative perspective. This class also introduces the basic use of medical terminology used in the health professions as well.  

courses broken down by year: JUNIOR

As a Junior, students will take an Emergency Medical Responder class in which the instructor teaches all aspects of pre-hospital medical education. The students will learn the basics of First Aid, and certain signs and symptoms of true medical emergencies. The students will learn how to recognize and treat medical emergencies that range from heart attacks, seizures, breathing problems to cardiac arrest. Students will learn what it takes to become a Medical Responder/EMT/Paramedic and even a Firefighter.

Courses broken down by year: SENIOR

As a Senior, students will take Sports Medicine designed to provide students with an introduction in care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Learn the basic skills and fundamentals of sports medicine, including how to prevent athletic injury and increase athletic performance. Study body mechanics, nutritional guidelines for maximizing performance, protective sports equipment, taping and bracing, psychological aspects of competition, and training and conditioning techniques. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (“d” credit), students must complete a full year (two semesters) of the course and earn a grade of 70% or better.

Around the EMA classroom

Field Trip to the Orange County Crime Lab

Field Trip to the Orange County Crime Lab

Field Trip to the BODIES Exhibit (1 of 2)

Field Trip to the BODIES Exhibit (1 of 2)

Field Trip to the BODIES Exhibit (2 of 2)

Field Trip to the BODIES Exhibit (2 of 2)

Guest Speakers (Dr. Majestic from UCI Medical Center ER)

Guest Speakers (Dr. Majestic from UCI Medical Center ER)