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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

College, Career & Technical Education

What does it mean to be career and college ready?

In order for students to succeed, it is important they are prepared for the ever-changing world of work, which means not only college readiness, but career readiness.

You may ask: Where does Career and Technical Education (CTE) fit into an already packed set of expectations and requirements? Why should students who barely have an opportunity to explore the arts, health and fitness, or social studies, be directed to courses in manufacturing, horticulture, financial math, sports medicine, or integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? It is because CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills with specific goals. CTE not only prepares students for life after high school, it sparks engagement and excitement. CTE students succeed!

 

 

 

Click on Programs to find out more about each career pathway.

Please contact Toni Wise at Toni.Wise@evergreenps.org with any questions.

Programs

Agricultural Sciences

American Sign Language

Business and Marketing

Construction, Manufacturing, and Engineering

Computer Science

Digital Arts

Family and Consumer Science

Medical Science


Agricultural SciencesAgricultural Sciences

Consider a future in plant sciences, natural resources, or animal sciences! Learn biology, study environmental issues, or explore the possibility of veterinary medicine. Gain real-worl skills while running a business, and develop artistically in a fully functionoing floral shop.

Areas of Study

Plant Science: Learn the principles of growing and caring for plants, both in the classroom and while working in the greenhouse.  Participate in hands-on landscape labs and projects. Students learn advanced skills in horticulture science, such as production, species management, product and project management, and safety. Students develop business skills to successfully compete for employment or entrepreneurship in the horticulture industry through participation and project leadership in the greenhouse and horticulture area. 

In Floral 1, students will design and create floral products such as arrangements, corsages, boutonnieres, and holiday products, based on the principles and elements of art, including: color, line, form, and balance. Students will gain knowledge and skills in flower identification/classification, care and handling of fresh flowers, and the procedures and tools of the floral retail industry. In Floral 2 students design and construct arrangements each week, based on principles and elements of art, utilizing a variety of styles and techniques, to create a portfolio of work completed.  The emphasis is on retail business, advertising, marketing, planning, and management. Students enrolled in Floral Design 3-4 manage the school Floral Shop. Skills gained include: cash transactions, orders, design, inventory, care and handling of flowers, customer service, and shop maintenance. District Floral certification and internship opportunities are available.

Recommended Classes: Horticulture 1-4, Floral 1-4

Natural Resources: Learn how the environment impacts you and how you impact the environment. Explore current global environmental issues such as climate change, water quality, and resource redistribution. Gain a variety of skills to prepare you for a career working in environmental fields. Students will have opportunities for work-based learning experiences such as field work and field trips.

Investigate the interrelationships of the natural world and evaluate the risks posed by environmental problems, as well as their potential solutions. Develop the same real-world skills used by scientists currently working in the environmental field. Explore such topics as: climate change, deforestation, pollution, energy production, population, agriculture, and sustainable horticulture development. Field trips and field research opportunities are integral components of this course. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit, with a passing score on the AP exam.

Recommended Classes: Environmental Science 1-2, AP Environmental Science

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective or personal pathway credit.

Art Credit Option: Students can receive .5 credit towards their art requirement for graduation by passing Floral 1-2. This is a “2 for 1” credit as the student can fulfill their Occupational Education requirement at the same time.


American Sign LanguageASL

Are you interested in learning another language that you can use in your daily life? In the American Sign Language program you will learn language and communication skills necessary to communicate in a variety of settings. Completing up to four years in the American Sign Language program prepares you to move into a two- or four-year interpreter training program, and into a career as a Sign Language Interpreter.

Areas of Study

Sign Language Interpreting: in this pathway, Sign Language Interpreters become proficient in the language through a 2 or 4 year interpreter training programs. Many interpreters choose to focus in a given area to master the language such as medical, legal and educational interpreting. Other careers in this area include teaching, audiology, speech pathologist, deaf education, and social work for the deaf.

Recommended Classes: American Sign Language 1A-1B, 2A-2B, 3A-3B, 4A-4B

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective or personal pathway credit.

Two years of ASL meets University World Language requirement.

ASL 1A-1B, ASL 2A-2B: 5 credits for each year with Lower Columbia College for ASL 121 and ASL 122

Student Leadership Organizations

Student leadership organizations provide students co-curricular opportunities to apply what they learn, develop practical skills, compete, socialize, and become leaders. 


Business and MarketingBusiness & Marketing

No matter your interest or career, whether you want to own your own business or work for someone else, Business and Marketing classes are a cornerstone to all areas of study. Most companies have departments that require a business background and starting while in high school will give you an edge for those positions!

Areas of Study

Marketing: Are you interested in why people buy everything from candy bars to cars, what is branding and how does social media fit in to all of this? This pathway provides coursework that lead to careers in entrepreneurship, sales, advertising, and marketing research.

Recommended Classes: Marketing 1-2, Sports and Entertainment Marketing 1-2, Social Media Marketing 1-2, Advertising, Student Store, Entrepreneurship, Contemporary World Issues International, Marketing Research and Writing, Business and Marketing Capstone

Business Finance: Do you want to know what really makes a business work – what are the finances behind the daily operations and how to account for the money? This pathway provides coursework that lead to careers in accounting, banking, finance, entrepreneurship, and business management. 

Recommended Classes: Accounting 1-2, Banking and Financial Services 1-4, Entrepreneurship, Street Law 1-2, Financial Literacy 1-2, Contemporary World Issues International 1-2, Business and Marketing Capstone

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective or personal pathway credit.

Students can receive .5 credits toward their art requirement by passing advertising. This is a "2 for 1" credit, as the student can fulfill their occupational ed requirement at the same time.

Lower Columbia College:

  • Marketing 1-2 or Sports and Entertainment Marketing 1-2 – Salesmanship BUS165 (5 credits)

  • Marketing 3-4 – Retailing BUS159 (5 credits)

  • Marketing Research and Writing 1-2 – Starting/Managing a Business Bus259 (5 credits)

  • Office Procedures 1 or 2, Business Communications 1-2 – Microsoft IT Certification (up to 25 credits)

Clark College:

  • Accounting 1 – Basic Accounting BUS 028 (3 credits)

  • Accounting 2 - Basic Accounting Procedures BUS029 (3 credits)

  • Banking and Financial Services 1-2 – Professional Self-Development BTEC 147 (2 credits), 10-Key Calculator BTEC 135 (1 credit)

  • Business Communications 1-2 - Professional Self-Development BTEC 147 (2 credits)

  • Office Procedures – Computer Application Essentials BTEC149 (3 credits)

Student Leadership Organizations

Student leadership organizations provide students co-curricular opportunities to apply what they learn, develop practical skills, compete, socialize, and become leaders.


Construction, Manufacturing, and EngineeringManufacturing & Pre-Engineering

Construction classes incorporate geometry, carpentry, and architecture into hands-on experiences. Manufacturing courses offer a comprehensive introduction to the materials, design, and processes involved in welding and machine shop environments. Art, math, science, and technology all play a part. Engineering lets you develop an understanding of design and physics, while gaining skills in robotics, drafting, 3D modeling and printing, and more.

Areas of Study

Manufacturing: This course serves as an introduction to the entire process of manufacturing. Students work with a variety of materials and design and build several items of their choosing. This class is designed for the student who has an interest in learning welding skills and safety practices. Develop basic skills needed to machine parts while learning to use proper safety practices. Learn machine shop math, measurement skills, metallurgy, and how to operate mills, drills and lathes, etc. Leadership and team building activities are emphasized. Students have an opportunity to participate in Skills USA.

Students will have an opportunity to creatively and technically express themselves by fashioning art works from metals. This class includes instruction in material science, metal smithing and finishing; metal and non-metallic casting and molding; metal coloring; enameling; engraving and soldering. Students will create projects for themselves and others and develop customer relations skills.

This applied approach to science and technology engages students while increasing their understanding of the properties, processes, and uses of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites through actual hands-on problem solving experiences.  Students will develop skills used in industry and will become aware of the many diverse occupations related to materials science.

Recommended Classes: Imagine It, Design it, Build it, Welding 1-4, Machining 1-4,  Metal Design and Sculpture, Material Science

Woods/Woods Technology: This class gives students a basic understanding of the tools and processes in the woodworking industry.  Learn the safe and proper use of hand and power tools, the fundamentals of project planning and quality construction and the various opportunities available in the woodworking trades. Students will construct a small table in Wood Tech 1 and a mantle clock in Wood Tech 2. In Wood Tech 3-4 students learn advanced skills used in machine setup and wood fabrication. Students will be required to select and design, plan, and construct a woodworking project that incorporates a variety of wood joinery techniques.

Learn by doing.  Develop basic carpentry skills as you explore the building trades. Practice the safe use of hand and power tools used in the industry. Learn about career opportunities and training options related to building construction. 

This integrated hands-on approach for learning math blends Geometry 1-2 concepts with real-world construction skills.  Students will be exposed to construction careers such as engineering, architecture, construction trades and management, interior design, and surveying.  Students will learn: geometry in the context of construction, and drawing interpretation as they build a functional, full sized structure on campus.  This class partners with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

Architecture will engage students in the design and drafting of residential and commercial structures. Students will learn computer-aided design programs, sketching and drafting skills. Teams of students will collaborate and design a community based building project. 

Recommended Classes: Woods Tech 1-4, Carpentry 1-2, Geometry and Construction (EHS only), Architecture 1-4

Pre-Engineering: Engineering Design is a course which develops problem solving skills by means of a design process. Students will learn drafting skills as well as 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling and Arduino programming through a series of design projectPres. 

Physics through Engineering 1- 2 is a project-based physics course where students learn and apply physics concepts, mathematics, the scientific method, and the engineering design process.  Students will engage in labs, investigations, computer simulators, and projects that include wind energy conversion, robotics, safety testing, and earthquake towers. 

Recommended Classes: Engineering Design, Engineering Design

STEM Capstone:  In this course, small teams of students work on an authentic engineering project which fits your area of interest. Teams are formulated taking into consideration each student's unique skill and background in the manufacturing, computer science, and pre-engineering courses. Using the design process, students design, build and test a prototype that is presented at the end of the course.

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective or personal pathway credit.

Clark College

 Students who earn a "B" or better are eligible for Clark College credit which may be transferred to other colleges and universities.

  • Architecture 1-4 (Earn up to 15 credits)
  • Machining 1-4 (Earn up to 15 credits)
  • Welding 1-4

Art Credit Option: Students can receive one credit towards their art requirement for graduation by passing Architecture 1-2. This is a “2 for 1” credit as the student can fulfill their Occupational Education requirement at the same time.

Students can take Physics Through Engineering in place of 9th grade physics to fulfill their lab science requirement for graduation.

 


Computer ScienceComputer Science

Learn the foundations of computer science and basic programming. Practice your knowledge through game design, animation, and graphics. You can receive credit for both science requirements for graduation, while gaining credit for your occupation education requirement at the same time.

Areas of Study

Computer Science: Introduction to Computer Science is a blended-learning course that teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming. Students who complete the Introduction to Computer Science course, they will have learned about basic programming, Javascript and Graphics, Animation and Games, and Basic Data Structures. Students will create several projects and be challenged with activities throughout their structured lessons.

This course provides students with an opportunity to integrate concepts taught in 2-D and 3-D Animation and Computer Programming to address the growing job demand in digital/visual communications.  Students will learn as they develop and demonstrate multiple strategies, goal setting and problem solving into their game design projects featuring the industry recognized Unity game engine. Game design is a vehicle to teach students to read technical literature, write to various audiences through gaming instructions and storyboarding and use the scientific method in developing and solving game design problems.

Recommended Classes: Introduction to Computer Programming, Programming for Game Design (Unity) 

Advanced Placement Computer Science Courses: Computer Science A is designed to be equivalent to an introductory college-level computer science course. The blended-learning course covers program design, implementation and analysis used to solve problems and covers standard data structures and algorithms essential for solving problems. The object-oriented programming paradigm is taught and the Java programming language is used. Students will learn about a wide variety of problems addressed in computer science and will have assignments and projects that cover a broad range of application areas.

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career.

Recommended Classes: AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective or personal pathway credit.

CTE 2 for 1 credit: You can receive credit for both science requirement for graduation and also credit for your occupation education requirement at the same time by taking these classes.  

  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles

You can receive credit for Algebra 1A/1B by completing Introduction to Computer Programming 1-2.  

AP Exam and College Credit:  Please check with the admissions office of your desired college to see what requirements are in place to receive college credit as a result of AP exam scores. These policies differ from institution to institution. 

Dual Credit Option: We expect to have an agreement in place through Mt. Hood Community College for credit by the start of the 2017-2018 school year. 

  • Programming for Game Design (Unity)

Digital ArtsDigital Arts

Creativity meets technology! Learn integrated artistic and technical skills in video production, digital photography, graphic design and 3D animation using industry based sofware and state of the art equipment.

Areas of Study

Advertising, Design, Publishing: Are you interested in digitally creating and designing content through photography, graphic design and 3D Animation using Adobe Creative Cloud or Maya? Through classes in this pathway you can gain a solid base of advertising, design and publishing elements using industry standard software that prepare you for careers in desk top publishing, animation, graphic design and photography.

Recommended Classes: Digital Photo 1-2, AP Digital Photo, Graphic Design 1-2, Yearbook 1-4, Multimedia 1-2, 3D Animation 1-2, AP Studio Art, 3D Design, Advertising, Web Design 1-2

Entertainment Media: Whether you are behind or in front of the camera, this pathway will offer you a background in photo and video production. This pathway leads to careers in film and television production as editors, sound engineers, producer and directors as well as a career in animation, special effects and art design.

Recommended Classes: Digital Photo 1-2, AP Digital Photo, Graphic Design 1-2, Yearbook 1-4, Multimedia 1-2, 3D Animation 1-2, AP Studio Art-3D Design, Web Design 1-2, Video Production 1-4

Dual Credit and Graduaton Requirements

All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective or personal pathway credit.

Mount Hood Community College Integrated Multimedia (up to 3 credits):

  • Digital Photo 1 – 2
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia 1-2
  • Video Production 1-3

All digital arts classes provide art credit.

Student Leadership Organizations

Student leadership organizations provide students co-curricular opportunities to apply what they learn, develop practical skills, compete, socialize, and become leaders.


Family and Consumer ScienceFamily & Consuwmer Science

Develop skills in leadership, communication, and organization that can be used in any career. If you have an interest in teaching, food preparation and culinary, or healthrelated occupations, then this pathway could be the one for you!

Areas of Study

Early Childhood Education and Teaching Academy: in this pathway, students learn theories and styles of teaching children from pre-school through high school including classroom management, development of classroom lessons and strategies to work with struggling students. You have the opportunity to work in a pre-school or in an elementary school.

Recommended Classes: Child Psychology – Preschool, Child Psychology – School age, Child Psychology – Advanced, Teaching Academy and GRADS (for our pregnant and parenting students) 

Foods & Nutrition/ProStart: in this pathway, students are provided with a background for careers in food preparation and nutrition which can be used at home or in a professional career. ProStart is a nationally recognized two-year program designed by the National Restaurant Association. On the job training along with classroom instruction enable students to experience all aspects of operating and managing a food service establishment and help students build good business and management skills.

Recommended Classes: Foods & Nutrition, Food Science and Pro Start Years 1-2 

Health & Fitness: Explore classes that help you develop a healthy lifestyle and explore careers within the health field

Recommended Classes: Health, Bodywise (Nutrition/PE course) 

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

Dual Credit with Clark College - 3 Credits Advanced Child Care Basics (STARS)

  • Child Psychology - Preschool and Child
  • Psychology - School Age
  • GRADS (Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Graduation Requirements Met

  • All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit, or elective, or personal pathway credit.
  • PE Classes
    • Bodywise (.5 credit health and .5 credit PE)
  • Health Classes
    • Health credit

Student Leadership Organizations

Student leadership organizations provide students co-curricular opportunities to apply what they learn, develop practical skills, compete, socialize, and become leaders.

FCCLA


Medical ScienceMedical Science

If you like working with people and helping patients, or envision discovering a new medicine for a certain disease, then medical science classes are for you. After graduating from high school, there are many pathways within a broad range of medical and research science. If you have an interest in the field of medicine or medical research, check out our areas of study.

Areas of Study

Therapeutic: in this pathway, healthcare providers are focused on changing the health status of the patient over time and work directly with patients. They may also provide care, treatment, counseling and health education. Careers include nursing, physical therapist, and sports medicine

Recommended Classes: Medical Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Nursing and Patient Care Services, Sports Medicine, Pharmacy

Diagnostic: in this pathway, healthcare providers use tests and evaluations that aid in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries or other physical conditions. Careers include diagnostic medical sonographer, cardiovascular technologist/technician, magnetic resonance imaging technologist, and cytogenetic technologist.

Recommended Classes: Medical Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, Immunology, Epidemiology

Biotechnology Research and Development:  Careers involve bio science research and development as it applies to human health. Scientists may study diseases to discover new treatments or invent medical devices used to directly assist patients of to provide the accuracy of diagnostic tests. Careers include biology technician, biotechnology laboratory technician and medical scientist.

Recommended Classes: Medical Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Biotechnology, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dual Credit and Graduation Requirements

Clark College Dual Credit: 

Medical Science

  • 1 credit HIV/Aids
  • 1 credit Basic Life Support for Clinical Providers
  • 3 credits Health Delivery System
  • 3 credits Medical Terminology

Anatomy & Physiology

  • 3 credits Medical Terminology
  • 4 credits Non-Transfer Anatomy & Physiology

Graduation Requirements:

  • All classes provide CTE/Occupational Education credit
  • Science Lab Classes
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Immunology
    • Pharmacy – year 1 and 2
    • Nursing and Patient Care Services – year 1 and 2
    • Biotechnology
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • Advanced Physiology
    • Physiology of the Aging

Student Leadership Organizations

Student leadership organizations provide students co-curricular opportunities to apply what they learn, develop practical skills, compete, socialize, and become leaders.

HOSA

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Susan Dixon, CTE Director

Kim Berhow, Assistant Director

John Akers, Program Manager

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