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Skilled & Technical Sciences Pathway

Creative students who see themselves designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment, or processing materials into intermediate or final products will want to pursue courses in the Skilled & Technical Sciences Pathway.
 

NATIONAL CAREER CLUSTERS

Career Clusters are groupings of careers that have similar characteristics and employment requirements.

Construction Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Construction
  • Design and Pre-Construction
  • Maintenance and Operations

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Arts Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Audio Technology
  • Film
  • Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Video Technology
  • Visual Arts

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Manufacturing Career Cluster logo

Includes Careers in:

  • Installation and repair
  • Logistics and inventory control
  • Manufacturing production process development
  • Maintenance
  • Production
  • Quality assurance
  • Safety and environmental assurance

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

Law Career Cluster logo


Includes Careers in:

  • Correction services
  • Emergency and fire management

Law enforcement services
Legal services
Security and protective services

See more information on this Career Cluster on the Washington State OSPI website.

 

RELATED COURSES

CTE Courses

Architecture & Construction

  • CAD
  • CAD Architecture
  • Construction

Arts & Communications

  • Ceramics
  • IB Visual Arts
  • Metal Design
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Video Game Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Journalism


Manufacturing

  • Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing
  • Industrial Technology - Intro
  • Industrial Technology - Design Process
  • Technology Manufacturing
  • Industrial Technology - Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Welding & Plasma Cutting Arts

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  • Emergency Medicine
  • CERT

 General Education Courses:

Performing Arts

  • AP Music Theory
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir/Chorus
  • Drama
  • Guitar
  • Music Techniques
  • Piano

Communications

  • Creative Writing
  • Pop Culture Podcast
  • Speech and Debate

     Also see other Language Arts         courses especially Film.

Math courses, especially Geometry. 

Science courses, especially Physics

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RESOURCES

Program of Study document

Personal Program of Study samples
Arts & Communications  PDF
| Word
Construction  PDF  |  Word
Manufacturing    PDF 
Word

Dual College Credits are available for the following courses:

  • CAD
  • CAD Architecture
  • IB Visual Arts

Industry Certification(s) are available in the following courses:

  • Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing
  • Construction Technology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Metal Design
  • Welding & Plasma Cutting Arts
  • CERT

CTE Student Organizations

Career Exploration
Log in to your Career Cruising account.

Access Career Videos at the U.S. Department of Labor's careeronestop.org

Browse career profiles by Career Cluster at Washington Career Bridge and the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET site.

The following courses highlight knowledge and skills important for students in all Pathways

  • Career & College Prep
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Algebra
  • Health
  • High School Success Seminar
  • JAG-WA
  • Worksite Learning