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New and updated pathways and courses at SHS

Career Pathway List/Overview for 2020-2021

  1. Architecture and Construction
  2. Automotive Technology
  3. Culinary Arts
  4. Health Services
  5. Information and Technology

Career Pathways are designed to give students an organized list of courses to help them explore certain career strands.

Details below, and more in the updated curriculum guide for 2020-21.

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Architecture and Construction

There is a documented national and local shortage of workers who can work in the skilled trades. Student will understand both the practical and career skills needed to enter the workplace prepared and confident, as they will have hands-on opportunities to learn and use these skills.

Courses:

  • Woodworking
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction*
  • General Carpentry
  • General Construction Workplace Experience
  • Orientation to Computer Science*

Automotive Technology

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.  The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise. More entry-level service technicians will be needed to perform basic maintenance and repair, such as replacing brake pads and changing oil, on these vehicles.

Courses:

  • Introduction to Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive II
  • Auto Service
  • Orientation to Computer Science*

Culinary Arts

Employment of food preparation and serving related occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, a gain of about 1.5 million jobs. Population and income growth are expected to result in greater consumer demand for food at a variety of dining places, including restaurants and grocery stores.

Courses:

  • Introduction to Culinary Arts & Hospitality*
  • International & American Regional Cuisine
  • Advanced Culinary Arts & Hospitality*

Health Services

This cluster is one of the most popular choices, with more than 35% of all CTE students pursuing health care careers.  Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

Courses:

  • Medical Office Procedures*
  • Medical Terminology*
  • Anatomy & Physiology*
  • Anatomy & Physiology Intern*
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Orientation to Computer Science*

Information and Technology

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.  The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

Courses:

  • College Computer Fundamentals*
  • College Computer Game Design*
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Local Area Networking
  • Mobile Application Development*
  • Network Technology
  • Orientation to Computer Science*



*College credit available through Lane Community College.