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CTE features & pathways

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CTE Features

Career Technical Education (CTE) experiences and opportunities fit directly under STEM education and are growing more popular as policy-makers and students realize just how marketable and valuable skills are in a 21st-century STEM-based world. CTE courses prepare students to directly enter the workforce with portfolios, experiences, and employability skills ready for work. Additionally, many companies pay for employees to continue schooling/training as part of their employment offer.

  • PROJECT-BASED

    CTE courses bring out opportunities for hands-on and minds-on application and discovery of STEM foundational concepts. The funnest part is designing and then creating solutions to real-world, meaningful problems.

  • MASTERY-BASED LEARNING

    Sometimes referred to as competency-based learning, mastery learning provides students opportunities to learn deeply and demonstrate their skills and abilities before moving on to a different concept. CTE gives students a sense of purpose, a high level of confidence in their abilities, and ample opportunities to develop 21st-century skills in authentic contexts.

  • CAREER READINESS

    In general, CTE experiences from middle school up through high school and beyond provides all students access to high-quality, rigorous career-focused programs that result in attainment of credentials with labor market value.

  • MARKETABLE SKILL DEVELOPMENT

    CTE experiences scaffold and integrate skill mastery with authentic learning and skills, equipping our kids with competitive portfolios, and prepared to enter the world of work. More and more higher education institutions and career fields are looking for real-world experience, proven skills, and marketable abilities rather than standardized exam scores.

CTE Pathways

and suggested course sequences

Architecture & Construction

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Architecture & Construction 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Architecture & Construction 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Audio/Visual Technology

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

A/V Tech 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

A/V Tech 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

A/V Tech 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Digital Media & Graphic Arts

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Digital Media & Graphic Art 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Digital Media & Graphic Art 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Digital Media & Graphic Art 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Digital Media & Graphic Art 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Business & Entrepreneur 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Business & Entrepreneur 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Exploring Entrepreneurship

Ages 15+

Internet of Things (IOT) and applications

Ages 15+

BLOCKCHAIN TECH. & APPLICATIONS

Ages 15+

Business & Entrepreneur 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Business & Entrepreneur 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Computer Science & Information Tech.

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

CS & IT 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

CS & IT 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

CS & IT 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

CS & IT 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

CS & IT 5

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Smart Cities


Ages 15+

Cybersecurity

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Cybersecurity 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Cybersecurity 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Education & Training

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Education & Training 1

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Education & Training 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Education & Training 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Technology

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Engineering & Technology 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Technology 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Technology 3

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Technology 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Technology 5

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Engineering & Technology 6

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Smart Cities


Ages 15+

Finance & Marketing

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Finance & Marketing 1

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Finance & Marketing 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Health Science

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Health Science 1

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Manufacturing

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Manufacturing 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Manufacturing 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Transportation

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Transport. 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Transport. 2

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration

Core Courses

  1. We recommend starting with 2 or 3 of these K-8th Academy courses.
  2. Choosing where to start is always up to the student. Encourage them to follow their interests.
  3. Consider the recommended ages for each course, but don’t let the age discourage students if they want to explore the course.
  4. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Become A Trep


Ages 8-13

Career Exploration 1

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration 2

  1. *These courses are part of the K-8th Academy.
  2. Remember, courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration 3

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Career Exploration 4

  1. **These courses are part of the 9th-12th Academy.
  2. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

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