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CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpgGreg Berger


Technologies & Computer Education Cluster Staff:
Len Apodaca
John Bryant
Jim Doorn

Business, Marketing, and Finance Cluster Staff:
Richard Faulkner,
Lacee Manus

Trades and Services Cluster Staff:
Greg Berger

Trades & Services (Automotive, Drafting, Woods, Metals)

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.

 

The Career & Technical Education Department was created at La Cueva High School to provide an interdisciplinary pathway for the life-long learner. With modern technologies playing a major role in the educational process, students participate in hands-on learning experiences, which assist them in developing marketable skills. The department works closely within a technology alliance, which includes educational institutions, businesses, and governmental agencies at the local, state, and national levels. This alliance allows for the students to be taught in an environment that is consistent with industry standards and allows them to gain marketable skills, which can be utilized, regardless of their chosen post-secondary pathway. Various courses utilize “vendor neutral” (i.e., generic concepts which can be implemented regardless of the manufacturer of the networking equipment or software) assessment tools to demonstrate credentials to potential employers. The following clusters represent the department:

  • Computer Science & Technologies Cluster

  • Business & Marketing Cluster

  • Trades & Services Cluster

  • Marine Corps Jr. ROTC

  • General Electives

√ WOODS TECHNOLOGY I

80135      1 Yr.       9-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: This course meets the requirements for a practical arts credit. A $40.00/year lab fee may be charged for items that become property of the student.
Description: Woods I introduces the student to most phases of woodworking and its application to industry and society. The focus is on safety, design, planning, measurement, hand tools, power tools, assembly and hardware, preparation and finishing materials, and employability skills. The student completes projects that are enjoyable to make and useful.


*Students cannot enroll in this course after the second week of the first semester.

WOODS TECHNOLOGY II

80136      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Woods I
Special Requirements: Fulfills practical arts requirement. As this is an elective course, a lab fee of $40.00/year per student may be charged for items that become the student’s property.
Description: Woods II continues to expose the student to more advanced phases of woodworking. The focus is on safety, design, planning, measurement, power tools, assembly and hardware, preparation and finishing materials, and employability skills. The student works in a self-paced environment working on a major project.

*Students cannot enroll in this course after the second week of the first semester.

PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY (DIRECTED STUDIES)

80138     1 Yr.     10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Woods II or Metals II.
Special Requirements: This course satisfies the graduation requirement that a student must earn one (1) career cluster, workplace readiness or language credit. Activity fee: $40.00/year lab fee may be charged.
Description: In Production Technology – Directed Studies, advanced individual study is pursued in an area of metal working or advanced manufacturing/woodworking. The student assumes responsibility for identifying, pursuing, and culminating an activity that expands knowledge about some phase of industry. An individual plan is required to be approved by instructor, parent/guardian, student, and school administrator. This course may be a CNM articulated/concurrent enrollment course.

*Students cannot enroll in this course after the second week of the first semester.

CONSTRUCTION I/CARPENTRY A

80139      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Woods I.
Special Requirements: The student may be required to pay $40/per year for materials used for projects that are taken home.
Description: Construction I/Carpentry A is the first course in a two-year program that introduces the student to a competency-based program where the student shows that he/she can perform specific related tasks in preparation for a construction profession. The focus is on basic safety, an introduction to construction math, hand and power tools, responsibilities of a person working in the construction industry, and wood building materials, fasteners, and adhesives. The student follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) guidelines. The benefit of this is that construction craft training is standardized and many technical schools and colleges are using the same program.

WOODS TECHNOLOGY III

80145     1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Woods II.
Special Requirements: This course satisfies the graduation requirement that a student must earn one (1) career cluster, workplace readiness or language credit. Activity Fee: $40.00/year lab fee.
Description: Woods Technology III enhances the student’s skills in cabinet making and trains him/her to perform to industry standards. The focus is on safety
design, planning, measurement, technical reading, listening, and reviewing, assembly and hardware, preparation, materials and employability skills.