Career Technical Education (CTE)

 

CTE Classes

 

Auto: Auto Maintenance is a set of courses that will introduce students students to automobile service and repair, shop safety, engine repair and will also prepare students for the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE Student Certification test. After the second course has been completed, students will be prepared for an internship or entry level position in today's automotive services industry, and will have completed the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation MLR curriculum. These courses will provide students the ability to apply the studied concepts in their math and science classes. The Advanced Auto course is a one year course where students work on rebuilding and blueprinting engines, performing major repairs on vehicles, welding and working on metal fabrication. 

Engineering: In addition to learning 3D modeling using paper and drafting tools, students will use Autodesk Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to help them design solutions for proposed problems. Students will use state-of-the-art rapid prototyping technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting to build their projects. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge to create solutions to various challenges throughout the course.

Tech Theatre: The Beginning Tech Theatre course is designed to teach students the skills and terminology of the various technical fields of live event and theatre production.

Video: This UC approved fine arts elective is designed to introduce a variety of techniques, concepts, and software used to create video projects. The class will complete an overview of the editing software, Adobe Premier. Emphasis is placed on the application of elements and principles of design.

Visual Imagery: Visual Imagery explores the fundamentals of photography and creative expression of ideas. Art appreciation is also an integral part of these classes.

Web Design: The curriculum is aligned to the CA CTE Model Curriculum Standards and Career Ready Standards for the Sector Information and Communication Technologies and Software & Systems career pathway. This course focuses on two major topic areas; 1) utilization of various parts of the Internet, including World Wide Web, Email, FTP, Usenet, Telnet, and Gopher; 2) development of a basic web site, including HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver.
 
Computer Science: The curriculum is aligned to the CA CTE Model Curriculum Standards and Career Ready Standards for the Sector Information and Communication Technologies and Software & Systems career pathway. AP Computer Science is a college level course that covers the design, development, testing, and debugging of computer programs using JAVA programming language. The course is designed to serve as a first course in computer science for students with no prior computing experience.
 
Entrepreneurship: In the Entrepreneurship course, simulate a business and negotiate with other organizations under the guidelines of the US Network of Virtual Enterprises, Students learn all aspects of a real-world business as they build their company with corporate Human Resources, IT, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Communications departments. Students participate in regional and statewide trade shows where they participate in judged competitions in all areas of their business, from trade booth, to business plan to elevator sales pitch, this is an exciting and valuable learning experience that will be an asset to students in any career and higher education program.