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CTE Courses

CTE courses are rigorous instructional programs that expose students to a wide range of high-wage, high-demand careers. In additition to course-specific content, CTE courses include instruction in transferable skills and exposure to Career Connected Learning.

Below is an alphabetical list of CTE courses offered in the Renton School District. For course descriptions click on the course names. See COURSE NOTES for dual credit and cross-credit opportunities.


HIGH SCHOOL CTE COURSES

Accounting

ACCOUNTING A    PVO070
Accounting A-D is a sequence of courses in which 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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


ACCOUNTING B    PVO071
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PVO070 - ACCOUNTING A
      
ACCOUNTING C    PVO020
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PVO070 - ACCOUNTING A or PVO071 - ACCOUNTING B
      
ACCOUNTING D    PVO021
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PVO020 - ACCOUNTING C

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Aerospace/Advanced Manufacturing

AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING A    PVO013
Students work individually and collaboratively to explore the aerospace industry by utilizing Boeing CORE Plus curriculum as a foundation along with field trips and guest speakers, students learn the skills they will need 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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO014 - AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING B
If you take this course, you must also take PVO015 - AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING C


AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING B    PVO014
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO013 - AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING A
If you take this course, you must also take PVO015 - AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING C
      
AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING C    PVO015
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO014 - AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING B
If you take this course, you must also take PVO013 - AEROSPACE/ADVANCED MANUFACTURING A

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Anatomy & Physiology

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY     
All A&P courses will address medical terminology; anatomic organization; growth and development; response to stress, disease & injury, and some overlap of anatomy from other units to reinforce the dependency each of our body systems have with each other. The courses of the A&P sequence are designed to prepare students for both confidence and success in certificate-level healthcare programs through the collegiate zoology or human anatomy and physiology courses required for more advanced healthcare careers.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY A         PSC043
Anatomy & Physiology A focuses on the systems related to locomotion: skeletal and muscular systems. Emphasis on anatomy and function of the connective and muscular cells and tissues, bones and boney landmarks, joints and joint structures, and skeletal muscles. Course includes modeling, tissue and virtual lab experiences but does not include dissections.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY B    PSC044
Anatomy & Physiology B focuses on the systems related to control & protection: nervous, endocrine, lymphatic & immune and integumentary systems. Emphasis is on anatomy and function of the brain, special sensory organs, disease & immune response, and the skin. Course includes modeling, sensory, dissection, and virtual lab experiences.CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY C    PSC045
Anatomy & Physiology C focuses on the systems related to biological maintenance and energy transfer: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Emphasis is on anatomy and function of the heart & blood vessels, lungs, food & waste processing, and reproduction. Course includes modeling, dissection, live, and virtual lab experiences.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10

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Art

AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO A    PFA013
Expand your idea of what Art (and fashion) can be. Through the lens of fashion, students will develop portfolios that show quality design decisions, investigate a strong underlying visual idea, and demonstrate a range of abilities and versatility. This is 3D art, so you will create actual fashion pieces (not just drawings).
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO B

AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO B    PFA014
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take AP STUDIO ART: 3-D DESIGN PORTFOLIO A


ART I    PFA041
Utilizing the broad categories of drawing and painting, emphasis is on developing basic techniques and understanding the elements of art and principles of design. Instruction also aims at enhancing appreciation of art and attitudes toward art in society. Art I and II may be taken in any order, as techniques, mediums and/or projects will be different.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

ART II    PFA042
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


IB VISUAL ART HL A    PFA001
First in a sequence of five courses. Students will develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers. In addition to exploring and comparing visual arts from different perspectives and in different contexts, students are expected to engage in, experiment with and critically reflect upon a wide range of contemporary practices and media.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take IB VISUAL ART HL B, C, D and E

IB VISUAL ART HL B    PFA002
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take IB VISUAL ART HL A, C, D and E
      
IB VISUAL ART HL C    PFA003
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take IB VISUAL ART HL A, B, D and E
      
IB VISUAL ART HL D    PFA004
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take IB VISUAL ART HL A, B, C and E
      
IB VISUAL ART HL E    PFA005
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take IB VISUAL ART HL A, B, C and D

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Business Law

BUSINESS LAW    PVO041
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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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CAD

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)    PFA047
Have you ever wondered how to convert your imagination into creating products like automobiles, buildings, or even content for computer games? We can learn by starting at a basic level of drawing with traditional drafting tools and pencils on paper. Soon we will be using simplified step by step demonstrations to create cool computer aided drawings. Within weeks, through guided hands-on instruction we will be making three dimensional computerized models of products used in the construction and manufacturing industries.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


CAD ARCHITECTURE    PFA048
Have you ever thought about how to design and build a house, maybe your dream home? In this course, we will use some very cool computer tools to create and furnish your own virtual three-dimensional residence in which you can simulate walk throughs. We’ll look at some exciting examples of modern buildings designed by the professionals and explore well-paid career opportunities in architecture, interior design, engineering, and construction management.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Career & College Prep

CAREER & COLLEGE PREP    PVO040
What does it take to be successful in a career and/or college? Explore career pathways and the educational routes to get where you want to be. Learn about employability skills, human relations, workplace safety, leadership, and other skills that will help you progress up a career ladder. Personal finance skills, as they relate to managing your paycheck, are also explored. Field trips to work sites, community and technical colleges, and universities may be part of the instructional delivery.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

This course is suitable for all Career Pathways.

Ceramics

CERAMICS I    PFA043
Both courses focus primarily on hand building techniques, complimentary surface decoration methods and the glazing process/application. Courses may be taken in any sequence since different skills and techniques are taught in I and II. While many students choose to build functional items (ceramic pinch pots, mugs, coil pots, slab tiles & boxes, wall pockets), more sculptural options are available. Depending on student interest and time, basic wheel techniques will also be taught.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

CERAMICS II    PFA044
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Child Development

CHILD DEVELOPMENT    PVO063
This course explores the importance of understanding a child as an individual in regard to the child’s growth psychologically, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Students will learn about developmental theories, family structures, heredity, parenting styles, prenatal development, labor and delivery, and the needs of children from 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 those who plan to be parents at some point in their lives.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Computer Technologies - Computer Science and Programming

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I    PMA147
These Computer Programming trimesters can be taken in any order and are designed for beginning programmers who want to gain introductory level experience in an object-oriented environment.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd year Math credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II    PMA148
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A       PMA138
AP Computer Science is a fast-paced course meant to replicate a college introductory programming class, it is designed for students who have an interest in 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd year Math credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I-A, B.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA139 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE B and PMA140 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE C: Java

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE B    PMA139
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA138 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A and PMA140 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE C: Java
      
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE C: Java    PMA140
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA138 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A and PMA139 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE B
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: PMA155 - JAVA GAME PROGRAMMING is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.


AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES A       PMA144
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd year Math credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA145 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES B
If you take this course, you must also take PMA146 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES C: JavaScript

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES B    PMA145
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA144 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES A and PMA146 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES C: JavaScript
      
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES C: JavaScript    PMA146
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA144 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES A and PMA145 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES B


JAVA GAME PROGRAMMING       PMA155
This course is the optional, but recommended follow up course for AP Computer Science. Develop your Java skills while reviewing for the AP test through game-related projects. Expand your opportunities with this popular, cross-platform programming language.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: AP Computer Science or teacher permission.
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: PMA140 - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE C: Java is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.


JAVASCRIPT PROGRAMMING       PMA156
This course is the optional, but recommended follow up course for AP Computer Science Principles. Review for the AP test while learning this popular web programming language. JavaScript can be described as the language that makes up the behavior of a page. As most languages consist of being server side, the advantages of being front-end make it a much more interactive experience for the users.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: AP Computer Science Principles A and B or teacher permission.

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Computer Technologies - Cyber Security and Networking

CYBER SECURITY    PVO066
As the awareness of cybercrime and data breaches grows, professionals who can protect digital space are sought after in nearly every industry. In fact, information security jobs are expected to increase by 18 percent through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s more than twice the 7 percent average growth rate for all occupations. Explore if this career field is for you through hands-on computer activities/projects.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY A       PVO080
Who is this course for? This is a hands-on course intended for students with an interest in a career in computer information systems. This is a one or two trimester course that provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Instruction includes, network terminology and protocols, LANs, WANs, cabling, router programming, ethernet, TCP/IP, and network standards. 
Students in the second trimester are introduced to: switches and virtual local area network (VLAN) design, configuration and maintenance. At the end of this course students will be prepared to take the CompTIA Net+ certification exam.
COURSE NOTE: Students planning on passing the certification exam should take two trimesters.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12

NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY B    PVO081
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12

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Computer Technologies - User Support

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT A    PVO078
In this class, students will participate in a technology support team going from classroom to classroom supporting teachers and students. Students will also learn about computer hardware that will prepare them to earn the CompTIA A+ industry certification. In this course the students will be helping teachers and other students to use new technology and software.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT B    PVO079
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12

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Construction Technology

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I    PVO042
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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

     CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II    PVO043
     CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Culinary

CULINARY FOUNDATIONS    PVO035
Culinary Foundations is a prerequisite for all other culinary courses. Culinary Foundations focuses on basic cooking knowledge and techniques, introduction to the food service industry, and food safety/and sanitation.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


BAKING & PASTRY    PVO036
The baking and pastry course is an advanced culinary class that explores the science and art behind baking. Through classroom instruction and practical lab work, students will discover how to make quick and yeast breads, mousses, sauces, custards, cakes, cookies and confections. Decorating techniques with chocolate and sugar work, candies and plating will also be mastered.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PVO035 - CULINARY FOUNDATIONS


GOURMET FOODS    PVO037
Gourmet Foods explores advanced culinary techniques. Take this course to enhance knife skills, master different dry and wet cooking methods, and explore a variety of foods in numerous practice labs. Students will explore specialty techniques and ingredients used to create many dishes and improve skills in customizing recipes. Students will also practice garnishing techniques, and learn how to plate elegant and sophisticated foods. This course is one of the many pathways for students who are planning to pursue a degree in the culinary arts, as well as culinary enthusiasts.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PVO035 - CULINARY FOUNDATIONS


INTERNATIONAL FOODS    PVO038
This trimester course provides students with information about food customs, as well as the opportunity to prepare and taste foods of different ethnic groups. This course is for the student who wishes to prepare a variety of foods originating from all over the world. Various regions of the world will be covered including North America, Latin America, Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, and the Middle-East, among others. Students will study patterns of family meals, current customs and food habits, and cooking techniques and equipment unique to those countries. Lab experiences will provide opportunities to prepare and taste foods from around the world.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PVO035 - CULINARY FOUNDATIONS

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Economics


AP MACROECONOMICS    PSS037
Macroeconomics is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system. Emphasis is placed on the study of national income and price determination, and developing familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 10-12


AP MICROECONOMICS    PSS036
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 10-12


INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS    PSS038
Everyone has heard that we now live in a "global economy," but what exactly does that mean and how might it affect you? This course is the optional, but recommended follow up course for both AP Micro and Macro Economics. Make sure you are ready for the AP tests while learning about the pros and cons of a world economy.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: AP Economics or teacher permission.

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Emergency Medicine

CERT: COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM           PVO067
CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team, a FEMA-organized system designed to provide skills for local responders to disasters. While the skills and knowledge serve as a great foundation to those intending to pursue careers in emergency medicine and emergency / disaster management, they improve every healthcare provider’s ability to respond to emergencies when emergency services are delayed or not available. Students will learn disaster preparedness, fire & utilities safety, disaster medical operations, light urban search & rescue, disaster psychology, and emergency communications. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in the incident management system used in both local and national emergency responses. While practice and assessment scenarios will be utilized in class, students may also have the opportunity to participate in opportunities outside of school hours in mock disaster drills, both as simulated patients and as rescuers.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


EMERGENCY MEDICINE A    PVO022
The Emergency Medicine sequence introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed in careers related to emergency care such as: EMT/Paramedic, ski-patrol, search & rescue, and emergency room technicians / nurses / physicians. Emergency Medicine A is focused on patient assessment, cardiac & respiratory emergencies, prevention and treatment of shock, and the role of EMS in the healthcare system. Emergency Medicine B focuses on bleeding control, splinting & immobilization, non-cardiac medical emergencies, mass casualty incidents, and EMS operations. Completion of the 2-course sequence prepares students for success in the King County EMS, North Seattle College, or Green River College EMT programs. Mastery may allow participants more competitive access to these programs. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in in basic life support, Bloodborne Pathogens, and emergency incident management.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO023 - EMERGENCY MEDICINE B


EMERGENCY MEDICINE B    PVO023
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO022 - EMERGENCY MEDICINE A

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Entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEURSHIP    PVO062
According to the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index, the United States provides the best environment for cultivating entrepreneurship, ranking 1st out of 138 countries. Is it a fit for you? Learn about what makes a successful entrepreneur and the pros/cons of starting your own business.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Environmental Science

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE A    PSC040
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC041 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE B and PSC042 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE C

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE B    PSC041
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC040 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE A and PSC042 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE C
      
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE C    PSC042
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 11
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC041 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE B and  PSC040 - AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE A


IB ENVIRO SYSTEMS & SOC SL A    PSC034
IB Environmental Systems courses prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Environmental Systems exam at the Standard level by providing them with the knowledge, methods, and techniques to understand the nature and functioning of natural systems, the relationships that affect environmental equilibrium, and human impact on the biosphere. Topics also include ecosystem integrity and sustainability, students' own relationships to the environment, and the nature of internationalism in resolving major environmental issues.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC035 - IB ENVIRO SYSTEMS & SOC SL B and C

IB ENVIRO SYSTEMS & SOC SL B    PSC035
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC034 - IB ENVIRO SYSTEMS & SOC SL A and C

IB ENVIRO SYSTEMS & SOC SL C    PSC036
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC034 - IB ENVIRO SYSTEMS & SOC SL A and B

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Exercise Science

COMPONENTS OF FITNESS    PPE003
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 fitness and health. Students will examine their own abilities to determine plans for achieving their own fitness goals and learn to apply that understanding to create fitness programs for patients or clients based on individualized needs. Students will suit up and spend time in the gym, weight room, and fields in this course to the concepts of each component of fitness into practice.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a PE credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: PPE007 - PE FOUNDATIONS A is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.


SCIENCE OF EXERCISE    PSC050
Ever wondered how science applies to what you do every day? Science of Exercise builds upon knowledge gained from fitness courses 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd science lab credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Components of Fitness or Freshman PE.


IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL A    PSC037
This course explores the study of the science that underpins physical performance. It incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition. Students cover a range of topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC038 - IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL B and PSC039 - IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL C


IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL B    PSC038
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC037 - IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL A and PSC039 - IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL C
      
IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL C    PSC039
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC037 - IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL A and PSC038 - IB SPORT, EXERCISE, HEALTH SL B

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Financial Algebra

FINANCIAL ALGEBRA A    PMA151
Math that matters! Take your first step to financial freedom. Financial Algebra 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. Learn math that will benefit you for the rest of your life!
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd year Math credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA152 - FINANCIAL ALGEBRA B

FINANCIAL ALGEBRA B    PMA152
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd year Math credit or CTE credit. This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PMA151 - FINANCIAL ALGEBRA A

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Health

HEALTH    PPE001
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Health credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Health Sciences Core Courses

HEALTHCARE CAREER EXPLORATION    PVO030
Explore the high-demand, high-wage career field of healthcare. Students will learn about all five health science strands: Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Health Informatics, Health Support Services, and Biotechnology & Research. You may be surprised to know that some healthcare careers require less than a year of post-secondary training. Discover certificate/degree “stacking” opportunities, where once you earn your first certificate/degree, you can begin working while progressing towards the next level of certificate/degree. Students will also study a variety of healthcare related topics such as ethics, confidentiality, safety regulations, licensure, and professional behavior.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


HEALTHCARE CORE SKILLS    PVO028
Students will learn foundational skills and knowledge critical to success in nursing, sports medicine, emergency medicine, rehabilitation, and others. The content serves as a basis for those intending to pursue educational programs from single quarter certification programs through programs requiring 4-year degrees such as medical school. Students will have the opportunity to receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Fees for individual certifications may apply.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY    PVO029
Medical Terminology is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare. Students will 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor.


Also see Anatomy & Physiology


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High School Success Seminar

HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS SEMINAR    PVO077
Through the use of various digital tools, students will explore a variety of topics that will contribute to their success in high school and beyond. Topics will cover four broad areas: Getting Along, Getting Work Done, Getting to Graduation, and Getting Connected. Students will learn specific skills in presentation, word processing and spreadsheet applications that they will use in their required math, science, language arts and social studies courses.Learning/studying/research/testing/collaborative strategies will also be covered.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

This course is suitable for all Career Pathways.

IB Business & Manangement

IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL A    PVO000
IB Business and Management courses prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Business and Management exam at either the Subsidiary or Higher level. In keeping with Individual and Society courses, IB Business and Management promotes problem-solving by identifying the problem, selecting and interpreting data, applying appropriate analytical tools, and recommending solutions by evaluating their quantitative and qualitative implications. These courses also equip students with knowledge and understanding of business terminology, concepts and principles.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO001 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL B, PVO002 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL C, PVO003 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL D and PVO004 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL E


IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL B    PVO001
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO000 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL A, PVO002 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL C, PVO003 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL D and PVO004 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL E
      
IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL C    PVO002
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO000 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL A, PVO001 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL B, PVO003 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL D and PVO004 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL E
      
IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL D    PVO003
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO000 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL A, PVO001 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL B, PVO002 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL C and PVO004 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL E
      
IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL E    PVO004
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO000 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL A, PVO001 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL B, PVO002 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL C and PVO003 - IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL D
      
IB BUSINESS & MGMT HL F    PVO005
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12

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Independent Living

INDEPENDENT LIVING    PMA153
This course will prepare young adults to competently make decisions for their future. The responsibilities of being independent and managing resources are strongly emphasized. Students will research the expenses of finding a place to live, choosing insurance companies, furnishing an apartment or home, buying a new car and more. This course will also explore maintaining checking and savings accounts, paying taxes and keeping a budget. The course emphasizes acquiring knowledge skills and attitudes to help ensure successful living on one's own.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a 3rd year Math credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Industrial Technology

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – INTRO    PVO031
Industrial Technology 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 that 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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – DESIGN PROCESS    PVO032
Industrial Technology – Design Process 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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – MANUFACTURING    PVO033
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 and development, materials analysis, design and manufacturing, and delivery/distribution. Applied math and physics are emphasized.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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IT Academy

IT ACADEMY – POWERPOINT & PRESENTATIONS    PVO050
Microsoft Office Specialist (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. 
Love it or hate it, PowerPoint dominates the presentation software market. Learn how to avoid "death by PowerPoint" and earn Microsoft Office Specialist certification while polishing your presentation skills. Alternative presentation applications will also be covered.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


IT ACADEMY – WORD    PVO051
Microsoft Office Specialist (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. 
Everyone knows how to use Word, right? Well, yes… and no. Many of us limp along knowing the bare minimum and don't realize how much our productivity can improve with better use of this tool. Earn Microsoft Office Specialist certification while mastering the application used by over a billion users worldwide. Proper keyboarding technique will also be covered.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


IT ACADEMY – EXCEL    PVO052
Microsoft Office Specialist (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. 
No matter what industry you go into, understanding data, manipulating data, and presenting data is an essential skill that you need and one that employers are looking for. (Oh, and it will help you in high school and college, too.) Learn the ins and outs of Excel as you earn Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


IT ACADEMY – MASTERY    PVO053
Microsoft Office Specialist (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. 
Continue on your Microsoft Office Specialist certification journey by earning Master certification. This requires an advanced level of certification in both Word and Excel and also one "elective" certification such as Outlook.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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JAG-WA

JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) A      PVO019
This course 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, apprenticeships 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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Counselor Referral and Instructor Permission.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO074 - JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) B and PVO075 - JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) C

JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) B    PVO074
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Counselor Referral and Instructor Permission.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO019 - JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) A and PVO075 - JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) C
      
JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) C    PVO075
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Counselor Referral and Instructor Permission.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO019 - JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) A and PVO074 - JAG-WA (JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES) B

This course is suitable for all Career Pathways.

Journalism

JOURNALISM A    PFA007
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA008 - JOURNALISM B and PFA009 - JOURNALISM C

JOURNALISM B    PFA008
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA007 - JOURNALISM A and PFA009 - JOURNALISM C
      
JOURNALISM C    PFA009
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA008 - JOURNALISM B and PFA007 - JOURNALISM A


EDITOR PRACTICUM    PLA048
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as English Language Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Leadership

LEADERSHIP A    PVO016
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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO072 - LEADERSHIP B and PVO073 - LEADERSHIP C

LEADERSHIP B    PVO072
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO016 - LEADERSHIP A and PVO073 - LEADERSHIP C
      
LEADERSHIP C    PVO073
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO016 - LEADERSHIP A and PVO072 - LEADERSHIP B

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Marketing

MARKETING EXPLORATION    PVO055
Why should you study Marketing? 1/4 to 1/3 of the entire civilian U.S. workforce performs marketing activities as it is a proven route up the corporate ladder, and it will help you become a better-informed consumer Explore marketing basics and become familiar with many different marketing-focused careers.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


MARKETING MIX    PVO056
Delve deeper into the four basic marketing strategies (otherwise known as the Marketing Mix) called the four P's: product, place, price, and promotion. Learn how to analyze each component to craft a Marketing Plan.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


MARKETING MANAGEMENT    PVO058
Marketing management allows an organization to track, review and analyze their marketing resources and activities. Learn how to synthesize information gathered from all seven core marketing functions and use it to better align all aspects of the business.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


MARKETING – STORE OPERATIONS    PVO059
This course 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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


MARKETING PRACTICUM    PVO060
Designed for advanced career preparation in the marketing field, this course provides students an opportunity to further develop skills learned in other business and marketing courses. Students work individually with the instructor to design a course of study that may include opportunities related to Career and Technical Student Organizations (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, FIRST Robotics, HOSA, SkillsUSA) or other extended learning opportunities. After-school and/or weekend hours are integral/required components of this course (workshops, meetings, conferences/competitions, work sessions, events). Speak with course instructor to familiarize yourself with these required components.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Instructor Permission.


SELLING    PVO057
Whether you are selling a product, or selling yourself, learn why selling is considered the one skill everyone needs to succeed. What makes a successful sales professional? What are some of the finer points of the sales process? Take this class and find out more about this core marketing function.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING    PVO061
The ability to use social media to get people’s attention, build an engaged audience and express a corporate personality is becoming an essential digital skillset in the 21st-century knowledge-based economy. Whether you want to investigate careers in this area or create your own as an entrepreneur, find out what social media marketing is and how to be good at it.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Metal Design

METAL DESIGN I    PFA037
Whether you want to learn to make a ring, craft a chain, set stones, or carve wax, this course is for you. Course exposes students to the manufacturing process and develops the skills necessary to design, produce, and repair jewelry. Metal Design I and II may be taken in any order, as forming, joining and surface decorative techniques, and/or projects will be different.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

METAL DESIGN II    PFA038
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Multimedia

MULTIMEDIA    PFA034
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY I    PFA033
Students will develop and expand their skills in producing both artistic and commercial photographs using digital DSLR cameras and equipment. Students learn to take artistic digital photos following rules of composition, light, exposure, elements of art and principles of design which also enhances their ability to produce quality commercial work. Adapting and updating student’s skill set to the ever-changing software and hardware technology is a constant goal of all the photography course.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


PHOTOGRAPHY II    PFA084
Provides more opportunities for students to expand their basic skills learned in Digital Photography I. Students will be provided more in-depth learning experiences in photographic composition, digital image capture and editing techniques and advanced digital camera controls and operation. Students will learn industry standard image editing software and lighting techniques, including use for artistic expression.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PFA033 - PHOTOGRAPHY I

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Pre-Engineering

PRE-ENGINEERING A    PVO026
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 class.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a science lab credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO027 - PRE-ENGINEERING B

PRE-ENGINEERING B    PVO027
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a science lab credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO026 - PRE-ENGINEERING A

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Psychology

AP PSYCHOLOGY A    PSS039
Students will study the history of psychology, research methods, the biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences. This course will help prepare students to pass the College Board’s AP Psychology Exam. Successfully passing the AP exam may earn college credit for a course required at most universities.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS040 - AP PSYCHOLOGY B and  PSS048 - AP PSYCHOLOGY C

AP PSYCHOLOGY B    PSS040
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Social Studies credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS039 - AP PSYCHOLOGY A and PSS048 - AP PSYCHOLOGY C
      
AP PSYCHOLOGY C    PSS048
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a Social Studies credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Advanced Placement    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS039 - AP PSYCHOLOGY A and PSS040 - AP PSYCHOLOGY B


IB PSYCHOLOGY HL A    PSS042
IB Psychology courses prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Psychology exams at either the Subsidiary or Higher level. Course content includes developmental and social psychology, cognition and learning, and personality subject areas, which are approached from biological/physiological, behavioral, and humanistic points of view. These courses may include a study of research design and statistics and involve practical work in psychological research.
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS043 - IB PSYCHOLOGY HL B, C, D and E

IB PSYCHOLOGY HL B    PSS043
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS042 - IB PSYCHOLOGY HL A, C, D and E

IB PSYCHOLOGY HL C    PSS044
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS042 - IB PSYCHOLOGY HL A, B, D and E
      
IB PSYCHOLOGY HL D    PSS045
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS042 - IB PSYCHOLOGY HL A, B, C and E
      
IB PSYCHOLOGY HL E    PSS046
COURSE NOTE: This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: International Baccalaureate    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSS042 - IB PSYCHOLOGY HL A, B, C and D

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Robotics

ROBOTICS A    PSC048
This course is for students interested in an introduction to robotics. The class is an interdisciplinary class which covers design, assembly, programming and testing of a robot. Students will learn how to write programs to make the robot do different tasks. Optionally, students can learn about using a variety of tools including 3D printers, laser cutters, or milling machines to make or modify parts used on the robot. At the end of the year, students are given the rules of a robot competition. Their job is to design a robot for that competition. The skills they learned throughout the course are applied to this robot. The competition robot allows the students an opportunity to use their creativity, knowledge and skill to come up with different solutions to the competition.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a science (non-lab) credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC049 - ROBOTICS B


ROBOTICS B    PSC049
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a science (non-lab) credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PSC048 - ROBOTICS A


ROBOTICS PRACTICUM    PSC051
Designed for advanced career preparation in the Robotics/Manufacturing field, this course provides students an opportunity to further develop skills learned in other Robotics, Industrial Technology, and/or Manufacturing courses. Students work individually with the instructor to design a course of study that may include opportunities related to Career and Technical Student Organizations (DECA FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, FIRST Robotics, HOSA, SkillsUSA) or other extended learning opportunities. After-school and/or weekend hours are integral/required components of this course (workshops, meetings, conferences/competitions, work sessions, events). Speak with course instructor to familiarize yourself with these required components.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Instructor Permission.

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Sports Medicine

SPORTS MEDICINE EXPLORATION    PPE004
This class serves as an introduction to concepts within sports and rehabilitation medicine. Students explore the effects of injury and the environment on the body and their implications to physical performance. Specific emphasis is placed on the prevention of injury, assessment of function, initial injury treatments, and basic rehabilitation. Students will gain knowledge and skills regarding evaluating patient status and athletic injury taping. Students will suit up and spend some time in the gym, weight room, and fields in this course to practice and perform prevention & rehabilitation exercises. Students are encouraged to also take Healthcare Core Skills course for complimentary skill development.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a PE credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


SPORTS MEDICINE II    PPE006
Students explore the role of sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. Students will learn how therapeutic modalities are used to promote healing and why rehabilitation creates the best opportunity for a full return to participation. It would be beneficial (but not required) to take Anatomy & Physiology A before taking this course. Students are also encouraged to take Healthcare Core Skills course for complimentary skill development.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as a PE credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: PPE004 - SPORTS MEDICINE EXPLORATION

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Teacher Academy

TEACHER ACADEMY A    PVO007
APPLICANTS NEEDED! Because of Washington’s teacher shortage there is increased need and support for early teacher preparation, support, and retention. Learn the fundamentals of the education system and practice lesson-planning, instructional best-practices, and classroom management. Delve into cultural competencies and discover the impact that culturally responsive teaching can bring to a community. Participate in a weekly 2-3 hour internship in district elementary and middle schools. Prepare for the Para Educator Exam and earn your Para Educator certification upon high school graduation. Visit college campuses and experience classes and workshops taught by CWU professors. Earn college credits from CWU upon successful completion of this course.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO008 - TEACHER ACADEMY B and  PVO009 - TEACHER ACADEMY C

TEACHER ACADEMY B    PVO008
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO007 - TEACHER ACADEMY A and PVO009 - TEACHER ACADEMY C
      
TEACHER ACADEMY C    PVO009
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO007 - TEACHER ACADEMY A and PVO008 - TEACHER ACADEMY B and
      
TEACHER ACADEMY D    PVO010
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO009 - TEACHER ACADEMY C, PVO011 - TEACHER ACADEMY E and PVO012 - TEACHER ACADEMY F
      
TEACHER ACADEMY E    PVO011
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO010 - TEACHER ACADEMY D and PVO012 - TEACHER ACADEMY F
      
TEACHER ACADEMY F    PVO012
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PVO010 - TEACHER ACADEMY D and PVO011 - TEACHER ACADEMY E

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Technical Writing

TECHNICAL WRITING    PLA043
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.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Video

VIDEO FOUNDATIONS    PFA045
Video Foundations course focuses on introducing and developing skills in all aspects of video production, including hands-on experience in proper use of equipment, camera movement, framing, composition, lighting, audio and video editing. This course is required for all subsequent video production courses.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


VIDEO PRODUCTION    PFA046
Video Production provides students the opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge and 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 trimesters allow for in-depth exploration of individual student interest area(s).
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PFA045 - VIDEO FOUNDATIONS

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Visual Communications

VISCOM FOUNDATIONS    PFA031
This course focuses on developing foundational skills in all aspects of graphic design. Areas of study include design principles, typography, illustration, computer graphics, photography, and print design. This course is repeatable for credit and subsequent trimesters.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12


VISCOM DIGITAL DESIGN    PFA032
Further explore the Visual Communications field and allow for in-depth exploration of individual student interest area(s).
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: PFA031 - VISCOM FOUNDATIONS

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Web Design

   WEB DESIGN – HTML & CSS    PFA035
With other options, available for building websites such as WordPress, why learn HTML and CSS? Two reasons: Ultimate functionality and control you get by creating a website from scratch, without a solid basis in HTML and CSS you will find it more difficult to customize sites built on other web platforms.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
WEB DESIGN – WORDPRESS    PFA036
Not just for blogs anymore, 29 percent of all sites across the web are built using WordPress, including Spotify, TIME.com, Disney, Mercedes-Benz and TED. Learn how to set up and customize websites using this popular, open source Content Management System (CMS).
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
This course has dual credit available, high school & college, please see instructor for more information.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

 

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Welding & Plasma Cutting Arts

WELDING & PLASMA CUTTING ARTS    PFA040
Students in this course explore and develop fundamental knowledge and basic skills related to welding and plasma cutting processes. Students explore these skills individually and collaboratively through a series of hands-on art welding projects. These projects are designed to build upon one another while increasing student proficiency with design principles, material types, tools and the welding process.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12

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Worksite Learning

WORKSITE LEARNING
.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 to earn credit. The Worksite Learning Coordinator and the employer will complete regular evaluations and communicate with students in the program.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: At least 16 years of age.

This course is suitable for all Career Pathways.

Yearbook

YEARBOOK A    PFA010
First year students develop and produce a yearbook, which reflects all aspects of the academic and extracurricular activities of the school. Class members do page layouts, write copy, take photos, edit, proofread and distribute the yearbook. A second credit will be given to students who take this course as they assume the prime responsibility of planning and producing the yearbook.
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA049 - YEARBOOK B and PFA050 - YEARBOOK C

YEARBOOK B    PFA049
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA010 - YEARBOOK A and PFA050 - YEARBOOK C
      
YEARBOOK C    PFA050
COURSE NOTE: This course can be taken as Fine Arts credit or CTE credit.
CREDIT: 0.5    TYPE: Regular    GRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PFA049 - YEARBOOK B and PFA010 - YEARBOOK A

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Teacher Academy

Students in the Renton Teaching Academy

The Renton School District is working to engage our own students in becoming teachers through the Recruiting Washington Teachers (RWT) program, where diverse groups of high school students are assisted through the process to become future teachers who more closely reflect the population of today's children and youth.


 

Middle School CTE Courses

Computing and Society

COMPUTING AND SOCIETY      QVO753
Have you ever seen a problem in the world that could be solved with an app but didn't know how to create one? This course will explore ways to solve real-world problems for people using computers, data, and sensors. Then build, test, and improve your app to see how it works. We will also discuss the ethics and social impacts of collecting massive amounts of data on how people use their apps. What will you create and how will you change the world?

Explore-Design-Create

EXPLORE-DESIGN-CREATE       QVO751
Every day you see problems that could be solved, if only someone would write an app, build an invention, or create a better tool.  Now is your chance to be that problem solver.  Come figure out how best to link two cities, keep a weather sensor in the air, or produce the perfect podcast.  This is a project-based course with unique projects each term.

Family & Consumer Sciences

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES A       QVO742
The first trimester of Family and Consumer Sciences introduces students to the basic elements of Family and Consumer Science which includes: Cooking, Character Development, & Financial Literacy.  In addition, students will be introduced to careers in Family and Consumer Sciences that can be pursued further at the high school and post high school levels.


FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES B       QVO743
The second trimester of Family and Consumer Sciences continues to build off the skills learned in first trimester with the addition of sewing. Students continue to explore careers in Family Consumer Sciences through cooking, sewing, and character development.

Food & Nutrition

FOOD & NUTRITION A     QVO843
The first trimester of Food & Nutrition, students will have the opportunity to prepare a variety of foods along with conducting food experiments.  Students will be introduced to careers in Food & Nutrition that can be pursued further at the high school and post high school levels.


FOOD & NUTRITION B     
The second trimester of Food & Nutrition further develops the skills learned in the first trimester, preparing food along with conducting experiments.  Students will continue to explore careers in Food & Nutrition that can be pursued further at the high school and post high school levels.