In January 2012,8081 students were enrolled in one or more CCTE courses at each of our high schools. See below the many College, Career and Technical Education Programs at our high schools.
Areas Of Study:
Agriculture and Natural Resources
In Agriculture and Natural Resources classes, students will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in a variety of exciting ways. They will learn about different ecosystems and environmental issues, propagate and grow plants in a greenhouse environment and learn landscape design. Students will create floral arrangements while running a retail floral shop on campus, care for animals in a pre-veterinary program or learn about small engines technology.
Classes in the Business Department offer comprehensive education and training opportunities for all students that will prepare them with the skills and knowledge to work in a 21st Century global economy, particularly as entrepreneurs or in other business settings. Participate in activities such as publishing the school Newspaper and Yearbook and do office internships right on campus.
A variety of art classes are offered aimed at expanding students’ creative skills in a challenging and fun environment using technology. Beginning courses are designed to help students learn the basics of the art principles. More advanced classes build upon skills and help students develop creative expressions, higher level thinking and the appreciation and understanding of art in a cultural and historical context.
Family and Consumer Science
Family and Consumer Science classes provide students the opportunity to identify and develop skills needed in balancing personal, family, and work lives. Courses provide students with an opportunity to learn preparatory skills that allow them to move toward careers in food science, nutrition and fitness, child development, education or finance. Each class allows for practice both in and out of the classroom and includes leadership, and developing community resources.
Do you enjoy learning about how things are made and why they are made from certain materials? Do you enjoy working with your hands and making things? If you answered yes, then this is the program for you. Manufacturing Technology offers a broad range of activities, skills and experiences within construction, metals, metal design, welding, machining and computer integrated manufacturing. Students will use hands on practices to learn basic and advanced technical skills which are needed throughout the skilled manufacturing career field, an area that is in high demand in southwest Washington.
Classes in the Marketing Department offer comprehensive education and training opportunities for all students that will prepare them with the skills and knowledge to work in a 21st Century global economy, particularly as entrepreneurs or in other business settings. Participate in activities such as operating the school store and school Credit Union.
Health care and medical careers are in high demand. Classes in Medical Science Careers provide students with the skills needed to continue their education to pursue a variety of careers within the Healthcare industry. The hands-on classes include intriguing laboratory experiences, dissections, training in first aide, guest speakers, and practice in basic medical procedures
Power, Energy And Transportation
Do you enjoy learning about the science behind how cars, machines, and other powered devices operate? If you answered yes, then this is the program for you. Students who take small engines will learn about troubleshooting engine systems, reconditioning and servicing 2 and 4 stroke engines, and how to diagnose system failure. Students who take alternative energy classes will get hands-on experience with developing biodiesel fuel, engineering solutions to problems with processors and other equipment, as well as the chemistry behind how biodiesel is made.
Pre-Engineering – Project Lead the Way
This high school pre-engineering program allows students to apply math and science skills to real world problems. Students will have the opportunity to explore the broad field of engineering to help them make career decisions. The program is presented in a project-oriented manner that encourages problem solving skills in a team-centered approach, similar to what students will be doing when they go to work in industry.
American Sign Language
In American Sign Language Interpreting, students learn language and communication skills necessary to communicate in class with each other, as well as with hard-of-hearing and deaf individuals. The program explores careers which require Sign Language Interpreting skills using finger spelling, expressing and receiving sign, understanding the nature of deafness, the deaf culture, and the physiology of the ear. Leadership and employability skills are emphasized.