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AHS-CTE Pamphlet

Introduction

Career Readiness = CTE

The case is this: in order for students to succeed, we need to prepare them for the ever-changing world of work, which means not only college readiness, but career readiness—students with access to post-secondary education and skills attainment possibilities that will prepare them to achieve in the 21st century.

We ask the question, “Why Career and Technical Education?” with honesty. Why, among the many competing education demands, student needs, and graduation requirements, does a program that has its foundations in the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act hold relevancy still? Between emphases on early learning to college preparation, where does Career and Technical Education (CTE) fit in and merit consideration? Why should students who barely have an opportunity to explore the arts, health and fitness, or social studies, be directed to courses in aerospace manufacturing, horticulture, financial math, sports medicine, or integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)?

The answer to the above questions, we believe, is that CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, nowhere else represented in education, of preparing students for all of life that comes after high school.

The following pathways are just a sample of what we offer at AHS & MVROP:

 

Arts, Media and Entertainment

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Media Arts/Info Tech

2-D Animation

Computer Animation

Game Design/Interactive Media (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers:  Graphic Designers, Camera Operators, Sound Technicians, Web Site Technicians, etc.

Education, Child Development,

and Family Services

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Computer Operations

Psychology (w/ permission)

Careers in Education 1 (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers in Education 2 (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers: Before/After School Program Aide, Teacher, Counselor, Social Worker, etc.

Engineering and Design

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Introduction to Design (PLTW)

Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

Digital Electronics (PLTW)

Civil Engineering and Architecture (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers: CAM/CAD  Technicians, Drafters/Designers, Civil Engineers, Architects, etc.

Engineering and Design

(Architectural and Design)

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Introduction to Design (PLTW)

Architecture 1

Architecture 2

Civil Engineering and Architecture (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers: Industrial Designers/Estimators, Structural Engineers, Surveyors, Architects, etc.

Health Science and Medical Technology

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Biology/Biology H

Anatomy & Physiology (concurrent w/ Chemistry)

Advanced Anatomy

Sports Therapy (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers: Biomedical Chemist, Biotechnology Technician, Medical Assistant, Exercise Physiologist, etc

Information Technology:

Games and Simulation

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Media Arts/Info Tech

2-D Animation

Computer Science and Software Design (PLTW)

Game Design/Interactive Media (2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers: Game Programmer, Multimedia Artist and Animator, Game Software Designer, etc.

Information Technology:

Software and Systems Development

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Media Arts/Info Tech

Web Design

Computer Science and Software Design (PLTW)

AP Computer Science

Careers: Computer Programmer, Web Developer, Information Security Analyst, etc.

Manufacturing and Product Development:

Graphic Production Technology

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Digital Photo 1

Digital Photo 2

Motion Graphics 1

(2 periods @ MVROP)

Motion Graphics 2

(2 periods @ MVROP)

Careers: Graphic Artist, Advertising Design, Network Engineer, Publications Manager, etc.

 

CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in an enormous variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, nowhere else represented in education, of preparing students for all of life that comes after high school.

CTE needs to be an integral part of every student’s education so that all students graduate from high school globally competitive for work, prepared for postsecondary education, and ready for life as positive, contributing members of society in the 21st century. With CTE, students succeed.

For more information about Mission Valley ROP (MVROP), please click here: www.mvrop.org

UC a-g Credits at CTE/MVROP

CTE Classes at American HIgh School

CTE Classes at MVROP