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Academic Courses » Career Technical Education & SVCTE Courses

Career Technical Education & SVCTE Courses

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a category of study focused on providing vocational training. CTE is offered at Del Mar High School through Academic Course Programming* and/or at SVCTE (Silicon Valley Career Technical Education) Center.
 
ELECTIVE PATHWAYS - CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
 
Image of Career Technical Education course pathways for class of 2021 and beyond
Del Mar High School offers the following CTE courses*.
  
I) Academic Course Programming
 
APPLIED ARTS
General Work Experience Education (GWEE)
Grade 11-12; A-G Requirement - CTE/Applied Arts; UC/CSU Designation - None

This one-year course is designed for seniors and it combines supervised part time employment with academic and skill preparation in the classroom. Students are assisted in acquiring desirable work habits and attitudes. Students meet on the high school campus at least one period per week. Credit is awarded based on the number of hours spent at the paid employment site, their classroom preparation, and in the completion of all paperwork and assignments. Student job placements are part of a specific career pathway, capstone course, or paid internship in the field the student is pursing.  The course meets once/week every Thursday at 7:00am at Del Mar.

Prerequisite: Students must be at least 16 years of age and employed by the first class meeting. Jobs must be approved by the instructor.

Credits: 2.5-10 credits per year 

HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & RECREATION
Foods I - Nutrition
Grade 9-12; One-Year Term; A-G Requirement - Applied Arts; UC/CSU Designation - Elective (g)
This course focuses on cooking skills with a heavy emphasis on nutrition. Laboratory experiences, demonstrations, lectures, and skill building exercises provide a high activity-based, low stress format for learning. In addition to cooking skills, students will explore career information and develop skills to make informed food choices. At the end of the course, students take home a recipe collection. Materials donation may be requested.
 
Foods II - Culinary Arts
Grade 10-12; One-Year Term; A-G Requirement - Applied Arts; UC/CSU Designation - Elective (g)
This course continues from Foods I with a focus on cooking skills with an emphasis on, but not limited to, cooking methods utilizing heat/cold transfers, nutritional science, culinary organization, food science, culinary careers, culinary professionalism, recipe development and costing, menu research and development, business research and development. Laboratory experiences, demonstrations, lectures and skill drills will provide an active and thriving environment in a low stress format for learning. In addition, to cooking skills, student-chefs will utilize career information to make informed culinary decisions. At the end of the course, student-chefs will take with them a culinary repertoire and work ethic that will be transferable to most industries. Materials donation may be requested.
 
Prerequisite: Foods I
 
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Graphic Publication (Yearbook)
Grade 9-12, One-Year Term; A-G Requirement - English; UC/CSU Designation - None
This course is designed to develop student’s publishing skills. The main objective of the class is to produce a record of the school year by using photographs, graphic artwork, and copy as means of creative communication. Students master a desktop publishing software program, Adobe InDesign. This class is responsible for producing the high school Yearbook.
 
Video Production I
Grade 9-12; One-Year Term; A-G Requirement - Applied Arts/CTE; UC/CSU Designation - VAPA (f)
This course provides a project-based video media program which guides students to achieve the standards in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Pathway of career technical training by providing students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video and film makers in the production of film, video and new media projects. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of film making in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. Students are instructed on the three stages of project creation. UC/CSU Designation in Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA).
 
Video Production II
Grade 9-12; One-Year Term; A-G Requirement - Applied Arts/CTE; UC/CSU Designation - VAPA (f)
This course provides a progressive, project-based video media program that builds on the skills learned in Video Production I. Students work individually and as group members in the production of video and new media projects. Students experience the creative and technical elements of filmmaking in the three stages of project creation: pre-production, production, and post-production. An emphasis will be given to project management, oversight and new methods of distribution.
 
 
* For course numbers, terms, grade levels, specific curriculum details, A-G credits, and UC/CSU designations, please refer to pages 8-25 of the 2018-19 CUHSD Course Catalog.  Should you require additional information, please speak with your Guidance Counselor.
 
 
 
II) SVCTE - Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center
 
Students interested in additional areas of study may wish to explore course offerings at SVCTE, the Regional Occupational Center providing CTE training to high school juniors and seniors.  SVCTE is located at 760 Hillsdale Avenue. Transportation is provided for students attending SVCTE.
 
Students attend SVCTE for three hours a day and may choose from approximately 30 career programs** such as: 
  • animation
  • automotive services
  • catering
  • construction
  • culinary arts
  • entrepreneurship
  • forensic science
  • medical and veterinary care, and more.
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** For a complete list of SVCTE courses, course codes, specific curriculum details, A-G credits, and UC/CSU designations, please refer to the 2018-19 SVCTE Course List below.  Students interested in SVCTE should contact their Guidance Counselor.  For general information, please contact SVCTE at (408) 723-6400.