Career and Technical Education

  • CTE Courses Organized by Career Cluster and Cluster Pathway

    Washington State has adopted Career Clusters as a tool for seamless transition from education to career. Career Clusters are broad groupings of careers that have similar characteristics and employment requirements. They provide a useful framework to aid students in career exploration and can help students focus on programs of study based on personal interests. Career Clusters are supported in the career exploration application used by the district (Career Cruising), as well as other state and national websites such as Workforce Explorer and O*Net . For more information on Career Clusters, please visit www.careertech.org

  • TECH PREP/DUAL CREDIT College Credit

    Tech Prep/Dual Credit is a college-preparatory program for technical careers that prepares high school students for success by earning college credit in classes that they take at their high school. In Tech Prep/Dual Credit classes, students have the opportunity to explore career options early, in a hands-on challenging environment. Students discover their own interests and skills while experiencing practical, real-world ways to pursue their goals in a variety of high-skill, high-wage technical careers.

    Tech Prep/Dual Credit provides:

    • A head start in a certificate program, two-year associate of applied science degree, or apprenticeship program;
    • A solid basis for baccalaureate study; and
    • The ability to apply technical skills for immediate entry-level employment after high school while also attending college.

    Other benefits of Tech Prep/Dual Credit include:

    • Save cost of college tuition and books
    • Participate in high quality training programs that connect to the business and/or industry of your technical interests
    • The opportunity to graduate from college early

    Steps to receive Tech Prep/Dual Credit

    While in High School:

    1. Take a Tech Prep/Dual Credit certified class at your high school (see the high school registration booklet)
    2. Earn a “C” (2.0) or better in the class (additional requirements may apply)

    After High School Graduation:

    1. Register at a participating Community or Technical College (currently includes Green River Community College, Highline College, and Renton Technical College).
    2. Bring your high school transcript with you when you register and inform the registrar that you have Tech Prep/Dual Credit credits that you want to utilize.
    3. The college will analyze your high school transcript (fee may apply) and issue appropriate credit.
    4. Please be aware that Tech Prep/Dual Credit is not guaranteed. Colleges will make a determination at time of registration and may base their decision on such factors as: the college has discontinued the course, or the college course requirements have changed and no longer match the high school course.

    More information

    • See a high school counselor or a career specialist in your high school Career Center.
    • See Tech Prep/Dual Credit courses marked with a College Credit icon in this registration booklet.
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Cross-Credit list

  • APPROVED CROSS-CREDIT* LIST FOR RENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT COURSES
    2016-2017

    The following list indicates the approved courses that may be used to meet graduation credit requirements:

    Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit

    • Computer Aided Design & Drafting
    • Metal Design
    • Journalism
    • Multimedia
    • Video Production
    • Visual Communications
    • Website Design
    • Yearbook

    Health & Fitness (PE) or Career and Technical Education credit

    • Exercise Science – Components of Exercise
    • Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    • Introduction to Sports Medicine
    • Sports Medicine – Athletic Injury Recognition
    • Sports Medicine – Athletic Rehab and Prevention
    • Sports Medicine Practicum

    Science or Career and Technical Education credit

    • Anatomy and Physiology 1,2
    • AP Environmental Science 1,2
    • Environmental Science 1,2
    • Exercise Science – Science of Exercise
    • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    • Pre-Engineering 1,2
    • Robotics 1,2
    • Robotics Practicum

    Math or Career and Technical Education credit

    Math Equivalent
    • Algebra 1,2 Applied
    (equivalent to Algebra 1,2)
    • Geometry 1,2 Applied
    (equivalent to Geometry 1,2)

    3rd Credit Math

    Students may substitute a qualifying Career and Technical Education course listed below for their 3rd Math credit. See counselor for details.
    • Accounting 3-4
    • Real World Algebra (Collection of Evidence) 1,2
    • AP Computer Science 1,2
    • AP Computer Science Principals 1,2
    • Computer Programming 1,2
    • Financial Algebra 1,2
    • Independent Living

    Social Studies or Career and Technical Education credit

    • AP Economics – Macro
    • AP Economics – Micro
    • AP Psychology 1,2

    *Important: Cross-credited courses may not satisfy college admission requirements. Please check with your counselor or individual colleges for clarification.

CTE courses

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resouces


    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1,2

    Course Code: QSC013, QS014
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    This course provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. In addition, students will explore careers in this high-demand area of study.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1,2

    Course Code: QSC502, QSC503
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

    Architecture & Construction


    COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING College Credit

    Course Code: QVO957, QVO958, QFA051, QVO052
    (Fine Arts or Career and Tech. Ed credit)
    CAD skills are foundational for careers in many areas including architecture, manufacturing, robotics, engineering and construction. This course includes instruction in manual drafting (essential for understanding core concepts); AutoCAD; architectural drafting using HomeDesign and Chief Architect; and 3D modeling using Rhino and other programs used by manufacturers and other 3D industries. This course is repeatable for credit and subsequent semesters allow for in-depth exploration of individual student interest area(s).

    CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1,2 College Credit

    Course Code: QVO158, QVO159
    Students will focus on the construction industry and skill development will include safety, building foundations, framing, roofing, electrical, and finish work. Instruction will also include activities intended to develop leadership, teamwork, production and process skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of careers and provided the information necessary to make meaningful career and post-secondary training choices.

    Arts, A/V Technology &Communications


    METAL DESIGN

    Course Code: QFA166, QFA167
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Course exposes students to the manufacturing process and develops the skills necessary to design, produce, and repair jewelry. Participants will work with hand tools, processes, and machinery to design and build jewelry in an efficient and safe manner. Students will apply basic academic skills in the manufacturing of jewelry and further develop listening, research, recording, design, quality control, and problem-solving abilities
    JOURNALISM 1,2
    Course Code: QFA009, QFA010
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Ed. credit)

    JOURNALISM 1,2

    Course Code: QFA009, QFA010
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)

    JOURNALISTIC WRITING 1,2

    Course Code: QLA009, QLA011
    Prerequisite: 10th through 12th grades
    These courses cover the fundamentals of journalistic ethics, journalistic law, responsible journalism, news writing, copy editing, proofreading, make-up, caption writing, headline writing, features, editorials, columns, newspaper terminology, page layout planning and the background of the newspaper industry. Students will be responsible for production of the school paper including writing articles and editorials, designing layout, photojournalism, selling and advertising, and paper printing and circulation. See Editor Practicum course.

    EDITOR PRACTICUM

    Course Code: QLA123
    Prerequisite: Journalistic Writing and Journalism teacher’s approval – 10th through 12 grades
    Editor Practicum is primarily a newspaper production course. Students are expected to fill editorial staff positions and take on final responsibility for paper production: managing staff, planning, writing, producing, and editing stories, writing headlines, layout, placement of advertising, copy editing, proofreading, and distribution of the school paper. .5 credit each semester (repeatable for credit). See Journalistic Writing course.

    MULTIMEDIA College Credit

    Course Code: QFA020
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Multimedia represents the convergence of text, pictures, video and sound into a single form. The power of multimedia lies in the way in which information is linked and students will use a variety of software applications to produce multimedia projects that explore different ways to communicate through technology. Projects students will complete include: image editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements, editing sound and audio files using Audacity, and video editing using Adobe Premiere Elements. In addition to working with the software several pieces of multimedia hardware will be utilized and explored including: digital cameras, digital camcorders, and scanners.

    VIDEO PRODUCTION

    Course Code: QFA962, QFA963, QFA964, QFA965, QFA966, QFA967, QFA968, QFA969
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Video Production provides students the opportunity to develop fundamental knowledge and basic skills in video production, including hands-on experience in proper use of equipment, camera movement, framing, composition, lighting, audio and video editing. This course is repeatable for credit and subsequent semesters are an in-depth continuation of coursework with a more individualized curriculum.

    VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS College Credit

    Course Code: QFA011, QFA012, QFA013, QFA014, QFA 115, QFA016, QFA017, QFA018
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    The Visual Communications course focuses on developing skills in all aspects of graphic design. Areas of study include design principles, typography, illustration, computer graphics, photography, print design, web design and video. This course is repeatable for credit and subsequent semesters allow for in-depth exploration of individual student interest area(s).

    YEARBOOK College Credit

    Course Code: QFA266, QFA267, QFA300, QFA301
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    First year students have the responsibility for developing and producing a yearbook, which reflects all aspects of the academic and extracurricular activities of the school. Class members will be concerned with making layouts, writing copy, picture composition and cropping, editing, proof reading and distributing the yearbook. A second year of credit will be given to students who take this course as they assume the prime responsibility for planning and producing the yearbook.

    Business, Management & Administration


    Microsoft IT Academy

    MOS Certification is a qualification that colleges and employers look for. College admissions boards see certification as an indicator of motivation and digital literacy. Employers view it as a real-world, recognized credential that shows a comprehensive level of skill proficiency.

    IT ACADEMY – POWERPOINT/WORD College Credit

    Course Code: QVO028
    The IT Academy courses prepare students for success in high school and beyond. To that end, MOS certification (see above) is offered in Word 2013 (Core level) and PowerPoint 2013. Students will use these applications extensively in both required and elective courses throughout their high school careers. Other units taught include: Career Cruising (high school and college planning tool), research strategies, keyboarding review, and internet safety

    IT ACADEMY HONORS – POWERPOINT/WORD College Credit

    Course Code: QVO923
    The IT Academy Honors option has more rigorous expectations of students. The learning pace is accelerated and more in-depth thinking is required to complete projects. Students must be highly motivated and capable of independent problem solving. All subjects taught in the IT Academy – PowerPoint/Word course (above) are covered, with students choosing an additional MOS certification area to work towards.

    IT ACADEMY – EXCEL/ACCESS College Credit

    Course Code: QVO924
    The IT Academy courses prepare students for success in high school and beyond. To that end, MOS certification is offered in Excel 2013 and Access 2013. A firm grasp of the capabilities of these applications will give students an advantage in both high school and college courses.

    IT ACADEMY HONORS – EXCEL/ACCESS College Credit

    Course Code: QVO918
    This option has more rigorous expectations of students. The learning pace is accelerated and more in-depth thinking is required to complete projects. Students must be highly motivated and capable of working independently. All subjects taught in the IT Academy – Excel/Access course (above) are covered, and students also have the opportunity to certify in Excel 2013 (Expert level) with the goal of receiving Microsoft Office Master level certification.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Course Code: QVO928
    This course provides an opportunity for students to master project management concepts such as project scheduling, project tasks, timelines, task dependencies, and project resources. Students will utilize software applications such as electronic calendars/reminders, Word and Excel in the management of a project of their choice. Effective project presentation skills utilizing PowerPoint will also be covered in this course.

    TECHNICAL WRITING 1,2

    Course Code: QLA551, QLA552
    Technical writers make complicated information easy to understand. Students will explore the field of Technical Writing as an exciting Career Pathway. Using clear explanations, graphic design principles, and real-life examples, the Technical Writing course solidifies the relationship between industry principles and written communications. Students will (1) learn about design and typographic choices, (2) learn how an industry’s objectives affect writing choices, (3) practice clarity in writing and speaking, and (4) develop techniques in grammar and structure.

    Education & Training


    CAREERS IN EDUCATION 1-4 College Credit

    Course Code: QVO141, QVO143, QVO146, QVO147
    Prerequisite: 11th or 12th grade and teacher permission
    This course offers opportunities for students who plan to work with children as a career and/or who enjoy maximizing children’s development. It is designed to develop the student’s skills in communication, organization and leadership. Students study learning styles, issues in education, barriers to learning, and participate in observations, internship placement and a teaching practicum.

    Finance


    ACCOUNTING 1-4 College Credit

    Course Code: QVO921, QVO922, QMA024, QMA025
    (Accounting 3-4 is eligible for Third Credit Math option* or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Students learn principles, terminology, procedures and applications that will give them the basic skills necessary to perform bookkeeping and accounting functions. The second year study includes procedures and automated accounting on computers, simulations, and analysis of budget financial statements. *To count as third credit in math, this course must be taken after earning 1.0 credit in Algebra 1, 2.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ECONOMICS-MACRO

    Course Code: QSS008
    (Social Studies or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Macroeconomics is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of national income and price determination, and also developing familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ECONOMICS-MICRO

    Course Code: QSS007
    (Social Studies or Career and Technical Education credit)
    The Microeconomics course provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

    FINANCIAL ALGEBRA 1,2

    Course Code QMA803, QMA804
    Prerequisites: 1.0 credit earned in Algebra 1,2
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Financial Algebra is a full-year course that focuses on problem solving as related to: the stock market, modeling a business, banking, consumer credit, automobile ownership, employment basics, income taxes, planning for retirement, and preparing a budget. This course qualifies as a third math credit.

    Government & Public Administration


    LEADERSHIP

    Course code: QVO979, QVO980
    This year-long course, which can be repeated for credit, focuses on building interpersonal relationships in the school and community through project based learning. Students learn the Eight Keys of Excellence, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and a variety of leadership, relationship and team-building skills while participating in planning, organizing and implementing school and community projects.

    Health Science


    Foundational Courses

    HEALTH SCIENCES – CAREER EXPLORATION College Credit

    Course Code: QPE063
    (Health and Fitness or Career and Technical Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: 10th through 12th grades. Instructor approval may be required – check with your counselor.
    This class offers students the opportunity to explore the high-demand/high-wage career field of healthcare. Students will work in the classroom to study a variety of healthcare related topics such as ethics, confidentiality, safety regulations, professional behavior, medical terminology and medical math. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Fees for individual certifications may apply.

    ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1,2

    Course Code: QSC164, QSC165
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    This course is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare and covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Exploration into human growth and development, and the body's response to stress, diet and disease will enhance basic principles. Course includes both in-lab and virtual lab experiences.

    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

    Course Code: QVO134
    Prerequisite: Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    Medical Terminology is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare. Students will expand on information presented in Health Careers Exploration to study the fundamentals of medical terminology with emphasis on basic rules, vocabulary, pronunciation, and abbreviations related to body structure and anatomical systems. Students will also gain an understanding of pathologies, medical procedures, and medical specialties.

    Exercise Science

    COMPONENTS OF EXERCISE College Credit

    Course Code: QPE175
    (Physical Education or Career and Technical Ed credit)
    This class provides the student with introductory skills and knowledge needed to pursue interests and careers in Exercise Science. This knowledge is used by personal trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports equipment designers. The coursework examines the foundations of exercise and physical activity needed for people to optimize their physical and mental health. Students will examine their own abilities in order to determine plans for achieving their own fitness goals, as well as creating fitness programs for clients based on individualized needs.

    SCIENCE OF EXERCISE College Credit

    Course Code: QSC176
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Components of Exercise
    Ever wondered how science applies to what you do every day? Science of Exercise builds upon knowledge gained from fitness courses course to allow students to explore how the body responds to physical activity. The course includes field-based scientific lab and virtual lab experiences to gain skills used by fitness and healthcare professionals working in exercise physiology, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, and even in the design of sports equipment.

    Sports Medicine

    INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE College Credit

    Course Code: QPE177
    (Physical Education or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    This class serves as an introduction to the concepts of sports and rehabilitation medicine. Students explore the effects of injury and the environment on the body and their implications to athletic performance. Specific emphasis is placed on the prevention of injury and initial treatments to prevent re-injury. Students will gain knowledge and skills regarding evaluating patient status, athletic injury taping, emergency planning, as well as leadership in sports and medical settings. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education / preventing disease transmission. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY

    Course Code: QSC800
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine or Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    Musculoskeletal Anatomy builds upon knowledge gained from the Anatomy and Physiology course to provide students with a more detailed examination of the gross anatomy of the muscular and skeletal systems and the function and control of individual joints. Students will learn to identify muscles, bones, connective tissues, and joints, as well as identifying the major blood vessels and nerves. Course includes both in-lab and virtual lab experiences.

    ATHLETIC INJURY RECOGNITION College Credit

    Course Code: QPE178
    (Physical Education or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    Students explore specific injuries and conditions. Students learn how acute, chronic, and hereditary conditions occur. Students will also learn how conditions can be differentiated by an evaluation of the mechanism, signs, and symptoms found during physical examination. Specific emphasis is placed on the recognition and immediate treatment of head and neck injuries. This course serves to explore some of the decision making skills required for careers where diagnostic decisions are made. It is recommended to take Musculoskeletal Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology before taking this course. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    ATHLETIC REHAB AND PREVENTION College Credit

    Course Code: QPE179
    (Physical Education or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the role of prevention and rehabilitation in sports and even in everyday life. Students will learn the processes and decision-making involved with rehabilitation planning and treatment. Students will learn how to apply various physical activities and therapeutic modalities used in rehabilitation. This course serves to explore some of the decision making skills required for careers where therapeutic decisions are made. It is recommended to take Musculoskeletal Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology before taking this course. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICUM

    Course Code: QPE174
    Credit based on hours completed
    (Physical Education credit or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a Sports Medicine course
    Students will interact with athletes in various sports medicine settings including the training room and at athletic competitions. Opportunities will allow students to apply knowledge and skills related to sports and emergency medicine. Students will gain experience by learning to apply various preventative, emergency, and rehabilitation treatments while working with athletes.

    Hospitality & Tourism

    CULINARY SKILLS 1-4 College Credit

    Course Code: QVO941, QVO942, QV 043, QVO044
    Culinary Skills 1 focuses on safety and sanitation, basic cooking knowledge and techniques. Students will obtain hands-on training and a Food Worker’s Permit. Culinary Skills 2 focuses on careers and expanded nutritional concepts as well food services practices, budgeting, and meal planning. Advanced Culinary Skills 3 is an advanced course that gives in-depth knowledge of the food service industry including customer service, employability, and advanced culinary applications. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a mentor in the food service industry. Advanced Culinary Skills 4 prepares students for post-secondary culinary arts programs and for the food service industry. It focuses on advanced culinary applications including cooking techniques, management basics, and creating menus. To be taken in sequence.

    CULINARY SKILLS PRACTICUM

    Course Code: QVO046
    Credit based on hours completed
    This course synthesizes the skills learned in Culinary Skills 1-4 and core academics – reading, writing, math, and communication – are explicitly imbedded. Included in this fast-paced class are many of the skills needed to pursue the culinary arts as a potential career path. Time management, portion sizing, cost analysis, and event planning are all covered in a hands-on, practical way through the catering of events both for the Renton School District and for the community. Students learn the skills they need in order to achieve the goals of great taste, great presentation, great communication, and always on time.

    Human Services


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY 1,2

    Course Code: QSS111, QSS112
    (Social Studies or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Students will study the history of psychology, research methods, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal behavior and its treatment, and social psychology. By the end of this course students will be prepared to take and pass the AP Psychology Test. Successfully passing the AP exam allows this class to be counted as a required college class.

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT College Credit

    Course Code: QVO948
    This course explores the importance of understanding a child as an individual in regards to the child’s growth psychologically – socially, emotionally, morally physically, and intellectually. Students will learn about develop-mental theories, family structures, heredity, parenting styles, prenatal development, labor and delivery, and the needs of children birth through age six. Students will care for a RealCare baby simulator (or complete an alternate assignment) in order to find out what it is really like to be the parent of an infant. Who should take this course: people who plan to work with children in any capacity (teacher, pediatrician, childcare, etc.), people who may work in business or marketing careers that deal with children or children’s products, and people who plan to be parents at some point in their lives.

    HEALTH

    Course Code: QPE946
    (This course fulfills the health education requirement)
    Health is designed to prepare students for lifelong decision-making, problem solving, and health and wellness management. The focus is on helping students assume an active role in developing healthy lifestyles for themselves and others. Class topics include wellness, mental/emotional health, drug and alcohol prevention, nutrition, fitness, CPR/AED, and human reproduction.

    INDEPENDENT LIVING

    Course Code: QMA144
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option* or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Preparation for living on your own and making the transition into adult life! This course includes an overview of all of the skills needed to make good decisions about a successful lifestyle. Topics are looked at from a variety of perspectives
    and include understanding self and others, relationships, human sexuality, careers, housing, and insurance. Consumer issues include budgeting, money management, credit, banking, payroll, investments, income tax preparation and other related financial issues. *To count as third credit in math, this course must be taken after earning 1.0 credit in Algebra 1, 2.

    Information Technology


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE 1,2

    Course Code: QMA008, QMA009
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1,2
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    AP Computer Science is a fast-paced, yearlong course. Meant to replicate a college introductory programming class, it is designed for students who have an interest in business or computer related careers. Students need good problem solving skills and a willingness to work hard. Students will be learning JAVA, with emphasis on problem solving, computer science theory and program syntax. After the AP Test, students will select a study topic of interest, such as Lego-robot programming, game programming, or data management.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPALS 1,2

    Course Code: QMA128, AMA129

    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)

    Jumpstart your ability to secure a job! This class was created specifically to address the skills employers say are lacking in every industry. AP Computer Science Principles will give students the opportunity to use technology to address real-world problems and build relevant solutions. The course focuses on the innovative aspects of computing as well as the computational thinking practices that help students see how computing is relevant to many areas of their everyday lives. The course will introduce students to programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. Bonus! This course will expose you to great jobs in computer science that you may not be aware of.

    COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1,2 College Credit

    Course Code: QMA026, QMA028
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1,2
    (Eligible for Third Credit Math option or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    The first semester is an introductory course in Computer Science designed for beginning programmers who want to gain introductory level experience using Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET or 6.0 platform and to learn programming in oriented environment. The second semester is designed for students to explore other computer program compilers such as Java and C++.

    WEBSITE DESIGN 1,2 College Credit

    Course Code: QFA052, QFA053
    (Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education credit)
    These semester courses are designed to provide students the opportunity to:
    •Develop and publish web pages, integrating a variety of technologies to browse, select and retrieve information from multiple sources;
    •Learn to produce text that is individualistic, expressive, and engages the readers; and
    •Work collaboratively with others.

    Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security


    BUSINESS LAW

    Course Code: QVO122
    (Fulfills the Consumer Education Requirement)
    This course covers the legal aspects of everyday life. Students will increase their awareness of the legal system in their lives by learning about civil and criminal law, contracts, employment, business organizations and other types of law.

    POLICE SCIENCE 1,2

    Course Code: QVO006, QVO007
    This course prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation, and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

    Manufacturing


    AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING 1,2

    Course Code: QVO660, QVO661
    Students work individually and collaboratively to explore the aerospace industry. Utilizing Boeing CORE Plus curriculum as a foundation along with field trips and guest speakers, students learn the skills they will need in order to gain employment in an entry-level aerospace/manufacturing position. Topics of study include safety, measurement, print reading, electricity, corrosion, FAA regulations, and work readiness. Students engage in hands-on learning experiences where they practice the topics taught in a variety of projects which simulate the environment of the production floor.

    INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – INTRO

    Course Code: QVO002
    Industrial Technology provides students the opportunity to explore and develop fundamental knowledge and basic skills related to both personal and shop safety. Students explore these skills individually and collaboratively through a series of hands- on projects which are designed to build upon one another while increasing student proficiency with materials, tools, composites, 3D printing, assembly, and the building process. Applied math and physics are emphasized.

    INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – DESIGN PROCESSES

    Course Code: QVO003
    Prerequisite: Industrial Technology – Intro
    Industrial Technology – Design Process explores the world of design while further emphasizing personal, shop, and group safety in an industrial setting. Students work in teams and are given a set of parameters and material specifications with which they then design and build simple machines to meet the design requirements. Students are guided through the research and development phase needed to meet design challenges including prediction of outcomes. Applied mathematics and physics are emphasized.

    INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – MANUFACTURING

    Course Code: QVO016
    Prerequisite: Industrial Technology – Intro
    Industrial Technology – Manufacturing continues the emphasis on safety (personal, shop and group) while students create a start-up manufacturing company and produce a series of products. Topics covered include market research, product research/ development, materials analysis, design and manufacturing, and delivery/distribution. Applied math and physics are emphasized.

    PRE-ENGINEERING 1,2

    Course Code: QVO115, QVO116
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Pre-Engineering is a year-long course. Students will develop mastery of different technology through hands-on simulations and labs. Units include robotics, CAD, pneumatics, AC/DC, electrical controls, print reading, CNC, 3D Printing and more. Students work collaboratively to master these engineering skills. Final projects include synthesizing knowledge and skills to build/manufacture unique designs which solve real-world problems. This course is a springboard for robotics, manufacturing, aerospace and other exciting career-based classes!

    ROBOTICS 1,2

    Course Code: QSC903, QSC904
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Robotics is an interdisciplinary course that incorporates elements of science and technology, design, teamwork and competition. Students will learn how to take an initial idea through the design, development, construction, and evaluation cycle. Specific skills will be gained in brainstorming, teamwork and teambuilding, computer design, prototyping, construction, and self-evaluation. Projects may include robotic arms, computer /robotic programming, “sumo-wrestling” robots, and walking robots. The final project/competition affords students the opportunity to test their creativity, knowledge, and skill.

    ROBOTICS PRACTICUM

    Course Code: QSC910, QSC911
    Credit based on hours completed
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
    This course is for students interested in participating on a FIRST Robotics Team (www.usfirst.org). First year students will learn the fundamentals of physics, fabrication, robot design, and Computer Aided Design (CAD), as applicable to designing and building a robot for the FIRST Robotics competition. Second year students will concentrate on the fundamentals of programming electronic devices for competition robots. After-school and weekend hours are integral/required components of this course (workshops, team practices, build sessions). Speak with course instructor to familiarize yourself with these required components

    Marketing


    MARKETING – INTRO 1,2 College Credit

    Course Code: QVO931, QVO932
    This is a full-year course in which students learn the fundamentals of market information management, sales process, finance, communications, advertising, customer service, promotional techniques, economics, problem-solving, and career pathway opportunities. Students will develop the skills necessary to secure and succeed in the world of work. Students will participate and become members of the local DECA Chapter. Activities will include leadership, skill development, and participation at local, state and national leadership conferences

    MARKETING – ADVANCED 1,2 College Credit

    Course Code: QVO933, QVO934
    Full-year course for students with a career interest in sales, marketing, merchandising, or distribution. Class-room instruction is devoted to the skills and knowledge basic to any career development. Course content encompasses the following units: orientation, job placement, merchandising, advertising, economics, human relations, management, international marketing and communications. Students enrolled become members of DECA, an association of marketing students. The students are encouraged to be enrolled concurrently in Advanced Marketing Education and Marketing Worksite Learning. (It is the responsibility of the students to provide their own transportation to work.)

    MARKETING – STORE OPERATIONS 1,2

    Course Code: QVO004, QVO005
    A course that focuses on the general process and techniques of direct wholesale and retail buying and selling operations and introduces individuals to related careers. Includes instruction in the principles of, basic sales skills, distribution channels for goods and services, merchandising, inventory, customer service skills, etc. A supervised practical application experience utilizes the student store as a learning laboratory.

    MARKETING PRACTICUM

    Course Code: QVO235, QVO236
    Full-year course designed for advanced career preparation in the field of marketing and management by providing students an opportunity to further develop skills learned in Advanced Marketing. Students enrolled in the course become members of DECA, an association of marketing students and work on projects that may be eligible for State and National competitions. Students are also encouraged to be enrolled concurrently in Worksite Learning. (It is the responsibility of the students to provide their own transportation to work.)

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Math

    The emphasis of CTE Mathematics courses is to understand and apply functional mathematics to solve real-world problems. Students work on materials which integrate with core academic programs and help to develop skills and competencies in a contextual manner. CTE Math courses answer the question, “How might I use this in real life?”

    ALGEBRA 1,2 APPLIED

    Course Code: QMA114, QMA115
    Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1,2
    (Math or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Algebra1-2 Applied is a full-year course which focuses on the topics of relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations; linear and exponential relationships; descriptive statistics; expressions and equations; and quadratic functions and modeling; all imbedded in real-world, industry-based models. Earning credit in this course or in Algebra 1-2 Standard is a graduation requirement.

    GEOMETRY 1,2 APPLIED

    Course Code: QMA015, QMA016
    (Math or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Geometry 1- 2 Applied is a full-year course that focuses on the topics of congruence, proof and constructions; similarity, proof and trigonometry; extending these ideas to three dimensions; connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates; circles with and without coordinates; and applications of probability. The study of these concepts is imbedded in real-world, industry-based models. Earning credit in this course or in Geometry 1-2 Standard is a graduation requirement.

    CTE Math Courses that qualify as a Third Credit Math option are below.

    REAL WORLD ALGEBRA/COE 1,2

    Course Code: QMA003, QMA004
    Prerequisites: 1.0 credit earned in Algebra 1,2
    (Third Credit Math or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Real World Algebra/COE is a full-year course that focuses on problem solving with: formulas, powers and roots, linear and non-linear equations, systems of equations (including systems of inequalities), probability and statistics, quadratics, factoring, and completing the square, and trigonometry. All topics are imbedded in real-world, industry-based models. This course qualifies as a third math credit and is also the course that students should take if they wish to submit a Collection of Evidence (COE) in fulfillment of State graduation requirements.

    Other CTE Courses that qualify as Third Credit Math options:
    • ACCOUNTING 3,4
    • AP COMPUTER SCIENCE 1,2 

    • AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES 1,2

    • COMPUTER PROGRAMING 1,2
    • FINANCIAL ALGEBRA 1,2
    • INDEPENDENT LIVING

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Science

    The emphasis of CTE Science courses is to understand and apply scientific concepts to solve real-world problems. Students work on materials which integrate with core academic programs and help to develop skills and competencies in a contextual manner. CTE Science courses answer the question, “How might I use this in real life?”

    CTE Courses that qualify for Science credit:

    •ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1,2
    •MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY
    •ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1,2
    •AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1,2
    •PRE-ENGINEERING 1,2
    •ROBOTICS 1,2
    •ROBOTICS PRACTICUM 1,2
    •SCIENCE OF EXERCISE

    Cross Careers


    The following classes are not specific to a particular career area.

    CAREER CHOICES 1,2

    Course Code: QVO073, QVO074
    This is a full year exploratory course that is designed to encourage students to examine a variety of careers and related educational programs. Activities will focus on developing career awareness, employability skills, human relations, workplace safety, leadership, and personal financial management. Student field trips to work sites, community and technical colleges, and universities may be part of the instructional delivery.

    JOBS FOR WASHINGTON'S GRADUATES (JWT) 1,2

    Course Codes: QVO008,QVO011
    JWG provides students with personal management skills, employability skills and connections to Career and Technical Education programs that give them technical skills leading to post-secondary education, apprentice-ships and living wage careers. Students and instructor work together to identify barriers to both academic and personal success and then work to ultimately eliminate these barriers.

    WORKSITE LEARNING

    Course Codes: QVO131, QVO400, QVO500, QVO600, QVO601
    .5 credit per 180 hours work experience
    This course offers the students the opportunity to integrate and apply what they have learned in a CTE class while working part-time outside of school. Under the supervision of a certified Worksite Learning Coordinator the student can acquire related employment or a volunteer position and receive high school credit for the experience. This activity is treated just like a classroom situation. Students must complete a minimum number of work hours and demonstrate competency progression consistent with a pre-developed learning plan in order to earn credit. The Worksite Learning Coordinator and the employer will complete regular evaluations and communicate with students in the program.