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Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education

Course Guide

Graduation Requirements:
1.0 CTE for a standard 24 credit graduation pathway
More CTE graduation pathways are available: Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career Connections 1
HCT1298
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Any realistic career planning must begin with developing a better understanding of oneself. The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the career planning process directly related to local industry data, career interest, and skill attainment. Through the course, students will be developing a professional career portfolio, which includes career assessments, resumes, cover letters, and artifacts of student’s work that demonstrate their 21st century skills. Students will evaluate their employability skills, identify their personal values, learning styles, personality types, and career interests as they start to plan for their future through authentic classroom projects, career panels, field trips, internships and job interviews. Students can explore future careers, set goals and create a professional portfolio in order to be successful in their transition to life after high school.

Career Connections 2
HCT1299
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Any realistic career planning must begin with developing a better understanding of oneself. The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the career planning process directly related to local industry data, career interest, and skill attainment. Through the course, students will be developing a professional career portfolio, which includes career assessments, resumes, cover letters, and artifacts of student’s work that demonstrate their 21st century skills. Students will evaluate their employability skills, identify their personal values, learning styles, personality types, and career interests as they start to plan for their future through authentic classroom projects, career panels, field trips, internships and job interviews. Students can explore future careers, set goals and create a professional portfolio in order to be successful in their transition to life after high school.

Worksite Learning Internship (Course Codes Vary)
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This course (internship) is a student worksite experience in the field that emphasizes connecting activities, coordination and integration between worksite and classroom learning, uses written agreements to outline mutual expectations. Internships will meet District and State academic standards for academic credit. During an internship, a student completes structured activities or projects that connect work to learning at school, relate to the real work of the company, give a broad understanding of a business or occupational area, and reinforce 21st Century Skills. To be eligible, student must have taken a CTE course and earned a C or better, or be enrolled in a CTE course, maintaining a C grade or better.

Woods 1
HCT7963
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This introductory class in Woodworking that provides students with the opportunity to work with many of the tools, materials, and processes common to working with wood and wood construction. Start by building birdhouses and move on to building dog houses, play houses and tiny houses while developing a skill set that can take you around the world building all kinds of cool stuff

Woods 2
HCT7964
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Woods I, or Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4.
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This course is designed for the students who wish to pursue advanced study in the area of specialization that is an extension of choices made in earlier wood classes.

Residential Carpentry 1A
HCT6893 (Residential Carpentry 1B: HCT6894)
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Woods I, or Woodworking 1, 2, 3, 4.
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Residential Carpentry is a preparatory course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. Includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

Intro to Engineering Design
HCT1574
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Want to solve the world’s problems through design and technology? Then learn how to use the design process to take an idea from concept to reality. The first course of the Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering) Program is an introductory course, which develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis placed on the development of three- dimensional solid models.

Graphic Design Beginning
CFA2543
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts

Graphic Design Beginning is an introductory course that teaches the fundamentals of creatively and effectively communicating through digital images. Employing both traditional and digital tools, students learn graphic design skills, software, and industry standards.

Graphic Design Advanced
CFA2544
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Graphic Design Beginning
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts

Graphic Design Advanced emphasizes the development of an individual style and creative approach to design. Students are challenged to grow as an independent learner with more complex and open-ended design assignments. Students explore real-world, client-based projects such as Yearbook or promotional materials for the district, school, or class.

Publishing Yearbook 1
HCT7285-6 (1st Year) HCT7287-8 (2nd Year)
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None, but photo or graphic design strongly encouraged.
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed (Fine Art for 2nd Year)

The students on the Annual Staff in this class are responsible for the publication of our school yearbook, CACHE. Working under strict deadlines and with the help of the advisor, students use online design software to capture the year’s events. If you are creative, dependable, enjoy teamwork and want to experience the creation and publishing of a book from scratch, learn to speak yearbook! Learn or develop layout and design skills, photography, copy and caption writing-experience a production environment and be part of creating something that will last forever.

Photography Beginning
CFA2536
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts

Photography Beginning is designed to explore photography as a method of creative visual communication. Students in this course learn basic camera operations and principles of photography such as photo composition, lighting, exposure, and editing.

Photography Advanced
CFA2537
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINNING
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts

Photography Advanced is designed for students interested in expressing their personal creative vision through photography. Students in this course develop their own ideas through open-ended assignments and explore photography as a potential career pathway.

Video Beginning A & B
CFA2452-3
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts

This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of creatively and effectively communicating visual stories through the lens of a video camera, including critical media analysis. Students collaborate while learning the video production process: pre-production (planning, developing ideas, and identifying resources), production (lighting, composition, and audio recording techniques), and post-production (editing with graphics, sound, and visual effects). Types of productions may include narrative, documentary, news, informational, and experimental.

Video Advanced A & B
CFA2454-5
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: VIDEO BEGINNING A & B
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts

This is a hands-on, project-based course in which students work in teams to produce a variety of increasingly complex productions. Students refine their understanding of the production process, incorporating more advanced techniques in development, shooting, sound, lighting, editing, graphics and special effects.

IB Design Technology
HCT2545-6
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: None (Graphic Design, Photo, or Video Production highly suggested)
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

IB Design Technology is a year-long class where students will learn to generate and execute design of products that exist in a complex, global environment. Diploma Programme design technology achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling students to develop critical-thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical context. While designing may take various forms, it will involve the selective application of knowledge within an ethical framework. A well-planned design programme enables students to develop not only practical skills but also strategies for creative and critical thinking. Students will need a basic knowledge of computer design skills, Graphic Design, Photo, or Video Production are suggested prerequisites for this course.

Marketing 1 (Intro to Business & Marketing)
HCT5077
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Marketing is a hands-on class which will expose students to the fundamental concepts of marketing. Students will evaluate interpersonal communication concepts and skills. Students explore steps to starting a business; analyzing the market, financing, and creating a form of organization that will accommodate future growth. They learn about the operational issues that new businesses face, such as regulations, protecting intellectual property, and the financial risks of starting a business.

Project Management 1 & 2
HCT4361-2
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Marketing 1 or involvement in ASB
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This class is an introduction to Project Management in contemporary organizations. It includes the role of the project manager characteristics and attributes of successful project managers; and the challenges of managing projects in a multicultural, global environment. The class covers goal setting, project planning systems, work breakdown structure analysis, negotiation and conflict resolution to facilitate planning. Students must be able to work independently to be successful in this class.

IB Business Management SL
HCT5603-4
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: Marketing 1 or Project Management
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

The role of business is to produce and sell goods and services that meet human needs and wants by organizing resources. In this year-long course students learn to analyze, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. Emphasis is place on strategic decision-making and the operational business functions of human resource management, finance and accounts, marketing and operations management. Through the exploration of six concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation and strategy), the business management course allows students to develop their understanding of interdisciplinary concepts from a business management perspective. Students may choose to take the IB exam for this course for possible college credit, or as a requirement for the IB Career-path certificate or the IB diploma.

IB Personal & Professional Skills “PPS”
HCT4326-7
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: IBCP Students
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This class, a requirement for the IB Career Program, emphasizes the development of transferable skills needed to operate successfully in society. The focus of the PPS course is studying what we know in a specific career and technical field of knowledge and how we know it. Curriculum will focus on critical thinking, personal and interpersonal development, problem-solving and the acquisition of practical skills.

Marketing Store 1 & 2
HCT5057 and HCT 5060
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: Marketing 1 or Project Management
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Marketing Store is a hands-on, year-long course that provides students with real life experience of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising. Students learn about each phase of marketing and the wide range of options that all marketing managers and business owners consider as they create, or revise marketing plans.

Nutrition & Wellness
HCT2227
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This class will cover information concerning nutritional requirements for different age groups, how diets affect human growth, dietary guidelines, meal planning and preparation, characteristics of fitness and exercise, eating disorders, vegetarianism, organic vs. non-organic and consumer practices. Students will learn how to cook delicious, yet healthy meals occasionally throughout the semester.

Culinary 1A
HCT7280
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: NUTRITION & WELLNESS Recommended
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Through a lab-based study of cooking techniques and related culinary arts, students explore topics that include instruction in food preparation, sanitation and safety, applicable regulations, equipment operation and maintenance, and principles of food service management. A project-based approach utilizes higher order thinking, communication, management processes and develops leadership skills. Identify food production career opportunities such as fast food, catering, institutional food, family dining and fine dining. Students will demonstrate appropriate food handler safety, including basic first aid, and sanitation procedures.

Baking and Pastry (Advanced Culinary Arts)
HCT2457
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: CULINARY ARTS 1A
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This is a semester advanced culinary class that focuses on basic baking and pastry skills. Learn to create and plate gourmet desserts, pastries, breads, and quick breads. Experiment with chocolate and other desserts while building basic math skills like measuring and converting recipes. Learn basic safety and sanitation skills while in the kitchen as well as develop food service and marketing skills. You will also be able to explore food photography and journalism through this class. A CTE/FACS pathway to graduation includes a 3-course sequence in high school: Nutrition & Wellness, Baking and Culinary Arts courses.

Family Health
HCT7004
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed, Health

This class will include topics in nutrition, health and wellness, growth and development, global, mental, community, and reproductive health, health risks, fitness, and safety. Additional topics include an introduction to health careers. National FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) programs incorporated into the course assessments. Students use a variety of learning strategies, vocabulary, scenarios, technology, real-world activities, and applications to explore topics, career ad skills leading to health-related certifications.

Child Development
HCT2430
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

An introduction to developmental psychology, exploring the different stages of human life and the biological, psychological and social changes occurring in individuals during them. Child development focuses on the development of a child from utero to age 12. A child’s development in their families through parenting, typical and atypical development in physical, emotional, social, and intellectual areas will be introduced. Students will learn about safety, engagement strategies, nutrition, and age appropriate activities. Students have the opportunity to work monthly with young children and experience a simulation with a simulator baby to have practical experiences with children. Students will have the opportunity to earn 5 college credits; 20 STAR basic training; and an infant/child CPR certification.

Intro to Medical Careers
HCT7123
Length: 1 Semester
Credit: 0.5
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

This course integrates the National Health Science Standards as the core foundation of this course. The course focuses on the interrelationships of career exploration and foundation skills necessary for a career in the Healthcare field. Topics include History and Trends of Healthcare, Personal and Professional Qualities of a Healthcare Worker, Legal and Ethical Responsibilities, Emergency Care, Infection Control, Medical Math, Wellness and Nutrition, Client Status and Medical Terminology. Students apply 21st Century Skills and utilize student leadership activities to assess learning.

IB Sports, Exercise, and Health Science
HCT9657-8
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed, Science

This course incorporates the traditional disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and Nutrition and will be studied in the context of Sport, Exercise and Health. Students will study a range of core and option topics. They will undertake practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze issues of internationalism and ethics by considering Sport, Exercise and Health relative to the individual and in a global context.

IB Psychology SL
HCT8065-6
Length: 2 Semesters
Credit: 1.0
Grade(s): 11, 12
Prerequisite: None Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed

Offered at the Standard Level (SL), IB Psychology offers students a broad understanding of psychology through multiple levels of analysis. The course guides students through the study of human behavior by exploring key topics from four district levels of analysis; socio-cultural, cognitive, biological and abnormal behavior. Students will also study research design, methods, statistics, ethical issue in psychological research and application. This in-depth learning opportunity will have you asking more questions about human behavior, and provide a deeper understanding of yourself. Students will learn how to design a research study and prepare for the rigorous IB exam.

CTE Pathways at Chief Sealth International High School

CTE Pathways at Sealth

  • Career Connections 1 & 2 and Worksite Learning can count toward any pathway
  • Students must have 2 credits in a pathway. Preference for the sub-pathways but can be two from the underlined macro pathway.
  • Students must have 2 credits in a pathway. Preference for the sub-pathways but can be two from the underlined macro pathway.

Business and Marketing

  • Business Management and Finance
    • Project Management (1.0)
    • IB Business Management (1.0)
  • Publishing
    • Yearbook 1&2 (1.0)
    • Yearbook 3&4 (1.0)
  • Marketing
    • Marketing 1 (0.5)
    • Marketing Store 1&2 (1.0)

Culinary and Hospitality

  • Culinary Arts
    • Nutrition and Wellness (0.5)
    • Culinary Arts 1 (0.5)
    • Culinary Arts 2 (0.5)

Health Sciences

  • Health and Medical Careers
    • Intro to Medical Careers (0.5)
    • IB Sports Medicine (1.0)

Education and Human Services

  • Early Childhood
    • Child Development (0.5)
    • IB Psychology (1.0)
  • Health and Wellness
    • Family Health (0.5)
    • Nutrition and Wellness (0.5)
    • IB Psychology (1.0)
  • Human Services
    • IB Psychology (1.0)

Skilled and Technical Sciences

  • Construction Trades
    • Woods 1 (0.5)
    • Woods 2 (0.5)

STEM Engineering

  • STEM Engineering
    • Intro to Engineering Design 1 (0.5)
    • Intro to Engineering Design 2 (0.5)

Arts, Design, and Graphics

  • Media Arts Video
    • Video Beginning A (0.5)
    • Video Beginning B (0.5)
    • Video Advanced A (0.5)
    • Video Advanced B (0.5)
  • Media Arts Photography
    • Photography Beginning (0.5)
    • Photography Advanced (0.5)
  • Media Arts Design
    • Graphic Design Beginning (0.5)
    • Graphic Design Advanced (0.5)
    • IB Design Technology (1.0)