Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

  •  Planning, managing and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.

    Programs of Study: Engineering, Science/Math

    Renton School District courses in this Career Cluster include:

    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
    1.0 credit
    Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1-2 Standard
    (Math or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Algebra1-2 Applied is a full-year course that focuses on problem solving techniques, conversions, ratios and proportions, vectors, scientific notation, powers and roots, formulas, linear and non-linear equations, graphing, statistics, probabilities, factoring, patterns and functions, polynomials, quadratics, systems of equations, and inequalities with all topics 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
    1.0 credit
    (Math or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Geometry 1- 2 Applied is a full-year course that focuses on discovering geometry, reasoning and proof, triangle theorems, similar triangles, right triangle properties, trigonometry, polygons and quadrilaterals, coordinate geometry, perimeter and area, circles, surface area and volume, and transformational geometry with all topics 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.

    ALGEBRA APPLICATIONS
    1.0 credit
    Prerequisites: 1.0 credit earned in Algebra 1-2
    (Third Credit Math or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Algebra Applications is a full-year course that focuses on algebra: problem solving, powers and roots, formulas, linear and non-linear equations, graphing, probability and statistics, trigonometry, factoring, patterns and functions, quadratics, systems of equations, and inequalities with all topics imbedded in real-world, industry-based models. This course qualifies as a third math credit.

    Other CTE Courses that qualify as Third Credit Math options:
    • ACCOUNTING 3-4
    • AP COMPUTER SCIENCE
    • COMPUTER PROGRAMING
    • FINANCIAL ALGEBRA
    • INDEPENDENT LIVING
    • TRADES MATH

    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?”

    PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY 1-2
    1.0 credit
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    This full-year course is designed to prepare students for technical careers. The complexity and rapid change of modern technology require training applicable to more than a single job.  Technicians must understand the mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal principles on which modern equipment operates.  If technicians understand the principles on which their current work is based, they can apply those principles to new tasks as the need arises.

    Other CTE Courses that qualify for Science credit:
    • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • SPORTS MEDICINE - MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY
    • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1-2
    • AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1-2
    • EXERCISE SCIENCE - SCIENCE OF EXERCISE

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