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Career Technical Education

CJUHSD CAREER READINESS

CTE PATHWAYS

Information Technology
Design, Visual and Media Arts
Computers, Careers & Finance
Computers, Careers & Finance
Computer Programming I
Digital Film I
Cybersecurity II
Digital Film II
Business Technology Intern
Digital Photo I
 
Digital Photo II
Industrial Technology
Computer Graphic Design I
Wood Design I
Computer Graphic Design II
Construction II
Business Technology Intern

 

   Non-Pathway Courses

   A.P. Computer Science
   A.P. Studio Arts

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Mastery of information technologies is an essential part of nearly all successful business organizations today. People who have experience in information support services are constantly in high demand for a variety of positions. Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve the implementation of computer services and software, provision of technical assistance, creation of technical documentation, management of information systems, and network protection (cybersecurity).

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS

Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media to communicate with existing and potential customers. This pathway introduces students to the world of digital photo, digital film, and computer graphics. Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve creating, designing, and producing multimedia products and services. Learning the skills and knowledge for creating, refining, and sharing work in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and decision-making abilities. These are traits that are necessary to function successfully in the competitive and media-rich twenty-first century. Through the manipulation of sight, sound, and motion, those choosing this pathway reach out in unique ways to enhance the quality of life for those around them.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

This pathway consists of a technical and aesthetic exploration of the design elements and principles using wood as a medium. The technical aspects of the pathway include basic drafting instruction and layout as well as safety and machine use. The students explore this medium (wood) using additive and subtractive methods to combine both the utilitarian and aesthetic methods within the framework of the design elements and principles. Within the capstone course (Construction II), students will design and build a scaled sustainable structure that encompasses the various facets of the building and construction trades. The sustainable structure capstone requires that a broad variety of the trades be represented.This program begins with the safety precautions in suing shop equipment. Once students have passed all of the safety tests, they construct their own wood projects using a variety of tools and techniques. This pathway can be followed for up to four years. This allows students to continue to build on their skills each year. Completion of the Wood Design pathway provides students with the skills necessary to enter the work force in the areas of carpentry, cabinetmaking, and furniture production.

CTE CLASSES
 
 

Computer Graphics I-1, I-2 (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn how to draw and create graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.  Students will learn basic computer skills and will learn to make pictures, background, and text.  Students will learn how to edit photos.  Students will also learn to edit graphics, text and photos (First Semester-Illustrator, 2nd Semester- Photoshop).  

Computer Graphics II-3, II-4 (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Computer Graphics I
Students will learn advanced Graphics skills.  Students will continue learning graphic design and manipulation software, but now will be incorporating the two together and creating documents such as brochures, newsletters, etc.  Students will also incorporate page layout and animation. The focus in this class will be on portfolio creation.  

Computers, Careers & Finance I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
This course will prepare students to be both college and career-ready through technology, career exploration, employability, life, and learning skills.  Real world topics will provide a foundational understanding for making informed post-secondary, career, and financial choices.

Computer Programming with Game Design (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn to create programs using Java and Python.  Java is one of the major Computer Programming Languages used on the Internet today and Python is a great starting point for object oriented programming.  This course enforces good programming style, logical thinking and requires only basic math skills.

Cybersecurity II (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
This course includes an in-depth introduction to network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities, data and host security, identity management, and cryptography. Students will be able to understand various network devices, and to explain security measures for hardware and design.  Students will also be able to discuss email vulnerabilities, explain spam, and identify hoaxes and ransomware.

Digital Film I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Students will learn how to use a digital camera, download movies to their computer, and use software to edit the videos. Students will also learn all of the techniques that go into the production of a video.

Digital Film II (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Digital Video I
Students will learn to create original videos and edit them in a professional lab setting.  Students will learn advanced Digital Video Skills using Final Cut Pro.  Course emphasis will be on using editing software to cut and edit footage to be used for publication on the web.


Digital Photography I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Digital Photography introduces students to the main concepts of photography. Semester one introduces students to the technical information central to photography and introduces photography as a fine art. Semester two further explores the technical and creative aspects of photography and introduces how the photograph is used in the media. Units consist of reading and notebook assignments, lab assignments, critique, and the history of photography.
 

Digital Photography II (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Creative Photography I or teacher recommendation
Digital Photography II offers advancement in the basis processes and procedures of photography learned in Photo I. The emphasis is on development of a personal style through refinement of camera controls and the introduction of digital imaging. Portraiture, commercial photography, and color theory will be addressed. Students will explore contemporary uses of photography through reading and notebook assignments, applied lab work, and individual research.

AP Computer Science (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Any Computer Class with a grade of C or better or teacher approval
This course helps prepare students for the AP Computer Science exam.  The topics that are covered include: objects, methods, writing classes, arrays, inheritance, and recursion.  Students are expected to take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course.
Level: Advanced.  Recommended for: Motivated, college-bound students

AP Studio Art (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art I/Digital Photo I and at least one advanced level art class or instructor’s approval
This course will prepare students to produce a portfolio of their work, including slides, to submit for the AP examination in Studio Art. This course will encourage creative investigation of the formal and conceptual issues, emphasize the making of  art as an ongoing process, develop technical skills using the elements and principles of design. This course will also encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute to their culture through the making of art.
Level: Advanced.  Recommended for: Motivated, college-bound students

Wood Design I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to wood technology and project building to stress the safe use of hand tools, portable tools, and basic production machines. Assembly and finishing techniques are also included.  The course will provide an opportunity for personal achievement in the construction of projects, with an emphasis on construction design.

Construction II (one year course) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Wood Design I with a grade of C or better or teacher approval
In this course, students will further develop knowledge and techniques taught in Wood Design, and will design and build a scaled sustainable structure that encompasses the various facets of the building and construction trades. The capstone project involves design and construction of a “Tiny Home" structure on a trailer, that may be used as a living space, business office, or studio with the interior of the sustainable structure having finished walls, flooring, and cabinetry.  The sustainable structure capstone requires that a broad variety of the trades be represented and may include skills for rough framing, roofing, doors and windows, insulation, electrical systems, finish carpentry, plumbing systems, roofing, sheet metal, painting, solar power system, and HVAC.

Contact Us

 
Russell Kline
CTE Department Chair
Email: kline@cjuhsd.net
Ph: (909) 460-5798
Fax: (909) 391-5334

CTE Instructors

 

Todd Lipschultz
Computers, Careers, & Finance

Christy Gonzales
Computers, Careers, & Finance

Karreen Siskowski
Computer Graphics I & II

Russell Kline
Computer Programming
A.P. Computer Science
Digital Film I & II

Sam Jacoby
Wood Design I
Construction II

Tara Cutts
Digital Photo I & II
A.P. Studio Arts