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Career & Technical Education

What is CTE?

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. CTE provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

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CTE Classes & Descriptions

Business

(83001) – Students will develop skills beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double-entry accounting systems related to service businesses organized as a sole proprietorship. Skills include understanding the accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, entering transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period statements, preparing closing entries, and managing and protecting cash.

(83011) – Students will develop advanced skills that build upon those acquired in Accounting 1. Students continue applying concepts of double-entry accounting systems related to a merchandising business. Additional accounting skills will be developed, including preparing and journalizing payroll records, calculating and recording adjusting entries, and interpreting financial information. Exposure to automated accounting procedures is strongly encouraged.

(83081) – Great for ANYONE that wants to be a manager; own a business; work at job; make money! This course seeks to develop sound management skills in students, as management plays a role in any future employment opportunity. Students are able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data from the other functional areas of business (e.g., marketing, finance, accounting, and production) as well as focus on managing one’s time and the time and talents of others. Effective management requires decision-making abilities, long-range planning knowledge, human relations expertise, and motivational skills. Students learn leadership skills and are able to select appropriate management styles. Finally, students are taught current technological applications and the effect international trade has on management style and decisions. Participation in the FBLA youth organization may be an integral part of this course.



(83161) – Learn the Office Suite: WORD; PowerPoint; Excel

This course applies advanced concepts and principles using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic presentation software. Students may have the opportunity to obtain a Microsoft Office Specialist industry certificate through Microsoft and Certiport per district discretion. The certification is recognized worldwide as the best method for employers to validate computer skill proficiency. Students will integrate applications learned. Participation in a CTSO may be an integral part of this course.

 

(98421) – Learn the Office Suite: WORD; PowerPoint; and Excel while getting Concurrent Enrollment credit. Counts as the HS Digital Literacy credit.

A hands-on introduction to problem solving using Computer Tools. Basic hardware and Office software products topics are discussed.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Salt Lake Community College. You must apply and register for this class through Salt Lake Community College to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for SLCC: CSIS 1020

(83261) – Students will gain an understanding of the marketing and management principles necessary to start and operate their own business. They will develop an awareness of the opportunities for small business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to open a small business. Students will become aware of the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Students will gain an awareness of knowledge needed in research, planning, and regulations affecting the small business. They will understand the specific strategies of business management and marketing and the economic role of the entrepreneur in the market system. Entrepreneurship is designed for students enrolled in business and marketing education, and/or other courses, who have an interest in developing the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for successful entrepreneurs.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Weber State University. You must apply and register for this class through Weber State to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. CE Code for Weber State: ENTR 1002

(83671) – The Event Planning and Management course is designed for students interested in learning about this multi-billion dollar industry. Students are introduced to many facets of event planning including: site selection, budgeting, promotion, and catering. Students will organize, plan, and evaluate various meetings and events. Examples include, but not limited to, conferences, sporting events, weddings, and workshops.

 

(83611) – The Hospitality and Tourism course provides the student with an understanding of one of the largest industries in Utah and the world. Specific applications include marketing, promoting, and selling the product of airlines, international travel, ground transportation, cruising, hotel and lodging, re

staurants, and tours. Students will learn the importance of hospitality and tourism’s impact on the economy.

 (98391) – This is an introductory business course which will expose students in the diverse world of business, revealing how each of us is connected to business personally, professionally, and how business connects us culturally and socially. Students will learn how individuals function within a specific field and how various disciplines work together in cross functional teams.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Salt Lake Community College. You must apply and register for this class through Salt Lake Community College to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for SLCC: BUS 1010

(83581) – Are leaders born or can they be made? What is the difference between a leader and a manager? How can I be a better and more effective leader? Leadership Principles explores all this and more!

This course is recommended for club presidents or officers. This class teaches how to be an effective leader. Concepts include leadership history, goal setting, time management, effective communication, diversity, and decision making. Participation in a CTSO is an integral part of this course.

(83491) – Marketing I explores the seven core functions of marketing which include: marketing planning – why target market and industry affects businesses; marketing information management – why market research is important; pricing – how prices maximize profit and affect the perceived value; product/service management – why products live and die; promotion – how to inform customers about products; channel management – how products reach the final user; and selling – how to convince a customer that a product is the best choice. Students will utilize knowledge in hands-on projects which may include: Conducting research, creating a promotional plan, pitching a sales presentation, and introducing an idea for a new product/service.

(83540) – This course will prepare the student to operate businesses that sell, rent, or lease goods and services. This course will provide insight into the theory and application of merchandise/service assortment, pricing, promotion mix, location, store layout, and customer service activities necessary for successful retail operations. Students taking marketing-related courses should have the opportunity to participate in a related CTSO organization.

*This course requires Counselor/Instructor approval.

(83651) – How do teams and athletes make money? Why are stadiums so expensive? Love sports and want to learn how it all works – Sports Marketing is your class!

This is an introductory course that will help students gain an understanding of marketing concepts as they apply to the sports and entertainment industry. The areas this course will cover include: core marketing standards, market segmentation, target marketing, the event marketing triangle (events, fans, sponsors), sports and entertainment promotion, and marketing plans.

(81282) – Development of up-to-date concepts and skills that are used in the development of today’s web sites. Students will learn the fundamentals of how the Internet works. They will learn and use the basic building blocks of the World Wide Web: HTML5 coding, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Javascript. They follow the steps to create a website by planning, designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining the web site projects. Students will learn and use different scripting technologies to create more dynamic and interactive web sites. They will learn what it takes for a career in web development as they complete projects and create their own web site.

(02121) – Related Work-Based Learning provides on the job training opportunities that are directly related to a career goal and course of study identified through the CCR. Therefore, a student must have taken or currently be enrolled in a CTE class related to the internship opportunity. This Work-Based Learning experience is designed to bridge the gap between school and work. Appropriate supervision by a school / district coordinator must be maintained.

For more information contact: David Smith David.Smith2@canyonsdistrict.org

(83281) – The purpose of this course is to research and solve real-world business needs. This course is designed for advanced business students to further their business knowledge and skills. The Business Capstone encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively to integrate experience and knowledge in real-world situations. Membership and participation in DECA and FBLA are highly encouraged.

Child Development

(87021/87052) – These two classes are taken concurrently in the same semester in back-to-back class periods to allow time for students to run the Preschool. 

87052 – This semester course introduces students to child-related careers and the child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Instruction is given regarding developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and curriculum and facility design for young children. ECE lab training may be a part of the course. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events in a CTSO may be integrated into this course. Previous completion of the Child Development course is required.

87021 – This course provides students an opportunity to work with children in a lab setting. Instruction includes: demonstrating employment skills required to work with children, maintaining a healthy environment for children, implementing developmentally appropriate practices in a lab setting, developing and implementing curriculum and developing positive relationships with children. Onsite lab experiences will be a major component of the course. Participation in the FCCLA youth organization may be an integral part of the course.

Prerequisite: Child Development

(87041/87032) – These two classes are taken concurrently in the same semester in back-to-back class periods to allow time for students to run the Preschool. 

(87041) This course provides students an opportunity to work with children in a professional lab setting. Students enrolled in this course will: teach young children, demonstrate positive employment skills, maintain a healthy environment for children, and develop positive relationships with children. On-site lab experiences will be a major component of the course.

(87032) The primary focus of this class is hands-on offsite early child development experiences. This course prepares individuals for careers related to early childhood education. Experiences include: program planning and management, resources and facility management, supervising recreational and play activities, preparing and implementing a large variety of learning experiences for children, the application of individual teaching skills, and preparation for a career and/or entrepreneurial opportunities (This is a zero funded course). Participation in the FCCLA youth organization may be an integral part of the course.

Prerequisite: Child Development

(87001) – Students will understand the aspects of child growth and development, positive guidance techniques, and child-related issues. Learning activities, observation techniques, and lab experiences in working with young children may be included. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) supports student leadership and has competitive events that may be an integral part of the course.

Creative Media

(86071) – An introduction to the field of commercial photography. This course will cover concepts, including but not limited to purchasing a digital camera; image capture; image editing; and image output. This course will also feature Adobe Photoshop, its features, and its use. These concepts will enable the student to be more knowledgeable and prepared to enter the field of commercial photography.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Salt Lake Community College. You must apply and register for this class through Salt Lake Community College to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for SLCC: ART 1050

(86091) – This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities. It is an application of the skills learned in Basic Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in commercial photography. A portfolio of each student’s work is expected at the end of the course. Participation in a CTSO may be an integral part of this course.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Dixie State University. You must apply and register for this class through DSU to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for DSU: ART 2060

(86221) – This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the graphic design industry. It is intended to serve as a starting point for several pathways including Digital Media, Graphics and Printing, 3D Animation, and Game Development. This includes instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: creative design & layout, typography, color, related software, and computer and professional skills.

(86531) – This is a course in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Instruction includes training in concept design, layout, and techniques such as screen printing, drawing, cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

(85041) – This class is designed to teach the basics of video journalism, including electronic news gathering, electronic field production, editing, audio, lighting, scripting, graphics, directing, and production crew work. Depending on the needs and interests of the school, productions may include live television broadcasting, on-camera performance, monthly or bi-monthly magazine, daily school news shows, and/or video features. Live-streaming sports is a key component. This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the television broadcasting industry. This includes instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: camera operation, audio systems, lighting systems, pre-production, studio operations, control room operations, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws.

(85071)Continue to build on the skills acquired in Television Broadcasting 1. This class is designed to teach the basics of video journalism, including electronic news gathering, electronic field production, editing, audio, lighting, scripting, graphics, directing, and production crew work. Depending on the needs and interests of the school, productions may include live television broadcasting, on-camera performance, monthly or bi-monthly magazine, daily school news shows, and/or video features. Live-streaming sports is a key component. This course is designed to provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills related to the television broadcasting industry. This includes instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: camera operation, audio systems, lighting systems, pre-production, studio operations, control room operations, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws.

Prerequisite: Television Broadcasting 1

(85151) – Learn to tell stories using professional editing tools and techniques to produce commercials, public service announcements (PSA), documentaries & short films. Learn the basics of creating videos worthy of the best social media influencers. Have fun being creative with various electronic media. This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the video production industry. Includes instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: Camera operation, recording audio, lighting systems, preproduction, production, post production, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws.

(85161)Continue to build on the skills acquired in Video Production 1. Learn to tell stories using professional editing tools and techniques to produce commercials, public service announcements (PSA), documentaries & short films. Learn the basics of creating videos worthy of the best social media influencers. Have fun being creative with various electronic media. This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the video production industry. This includes instruction and hands-on assignments in the following areas: camera operation, audio systems, lighting systems, pre-production, studio operations, control room operations, visual effects and graphics, and copyright laws.

Prerequisite: Video Production 1

FACS

(87501) – This course is the foundational course in the Culinary Pathway and Food Science, Dietetics and Nutrition Pathway. Experiences will include food safety and sanitation, culinary techniques, food selection, and basic nutrition with a focus on career readiness. Student leadership and competitive events (FCCLA) may be integrated into this course.

(87511) – This course is the second step in the Culinary Pathway. Experiences will highlight food safety and sanitation careers, introduce knife skills and cooking techniques, and basic culinary skills related to stocks, sauces, and yeast breads. There will be a focus on career readiness. Student leadership and competitive events (FCCLA) may be integrated into this course.

(87600) – ProStart 1 is a professional start to the Foodservice and Culinary Arts industry. It is a program sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The ProStart curriculum introduces students to career opportunities in the restaurant and foodservice industry and provides them with foundational skills in culinary arts and restaurant management that will jump-start their post-secondary experience, in college and/or careers. In Utah, FCCLA may complement this course. Students will develop an understanding of basic principles of sanitation and safety. Be able to apply them in food service operations. Reinforce personal hygiene habits, protecting consumer’s health. Class is prerequisite/concurrent for any lab class.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Salt Lake Community College. You must apply and register for this class through Salt Lake Community College to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for SLCC: CHEF 1110

(99241) – In this course students learn about basic nutrients, food labeling, current issues in nutrition, and application of nutritional principles to menu development.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Salt Lake Community College. You must apply and register for this class through Salt Lake Community College to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for SLCC: CHEF 2520

(87771) – This course explores the field of interior design through engaging learning activities. Identification and use of the elements and principles of design are emphasized. Other topics are furniture arrangement, floor plan evaluation, space planning, and design-related careers. Skills learned can be applied to current living environments and future career options. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

(87781) – This course provides students the opportunity to develop skills in applying the elements and principles of design to interiors. Projects are integrated throughout the course to provide applications as the students’ study: architecture, furniture styles and constructions, surface treatments and backgrounds, design and function of space and lighting. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and strands outlined in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. FCCLA may be an integral part of this course.

(87301) – This course explores how fashion influences everyday life and introduces students to the fashion industry. Topics covered include: fashion fundamentals, elements and principles of design, textiles, consumerism, and fashion related careers, with an emphasis on personal application. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Participation in a CTSO may be an integral part of this course.

(87281) – This course introduces students to basic apparel design and construction skills. These skills prepare students for the exciting global apparel industry and entrepreneurial opportunities. Students will sew apparel and accessory projects. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events in a CTSO may be integrated into this course.

(87322) – Students will further strengthen and broaden apparel design and production techniques. In this course they design and construct intermediate level projects using various construction techniques. These skills prepare students for the exciting global apparel industry and entrepreneurial opportunities. This course will strengthen comprehension of concepts and standards outlined in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Student leadership and competitive events in a CTSO may be integrated into this course.

Maufacturing

(89021) – This is the first instructional course in a sequence prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out and shape stock, assemble projects,saw and sand projects. The course stresses the safe use of a variety of hand and power tools and machinery. Recommended projects would be anything that would allow students to incorporate all joints and tools.

(89020) – This is the first instructional course in a sequence prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out and shape stock, assemble projects,saw and sand projects. The course stresses the safe use of a variety of hand and power tools and machinery. Recommended projects would be anything that would allow students to incorporate all joints and tools.

(89100) – The third instructional course in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills, set up and operate industrial woodworking machinery, and use such machinery to design and fabricate custom cabinets and architectural millwork. It stresses the safe use of trade hand and power tools and machinery used in the production of millwork items. Cabinets, such as kitchen and vanities, are constructed, finished, and installed as part of this program. Participation in a CTSO may be an integral part of this course.

Health Science

 (71011) – This semester course is designed to create an awareness of career possibilities in health care and inform students of the educational options available for health science and health technology programs. Instruction includes beginning anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical ethics, diseases, and disorders. The course prepares students for the Medical Anatomy/Physiology course and/or for a variety of health technology programs.

(72060) – ​​This course is designed to introduce the student to the area of physical therapy and athletic training. Students will also learn components of sports medicine including human anatomy and physiology, injury prevention, first aid practices, injury evaluations, healing processes, therapeutic modalities, sports nutrition, performance skills and career options. Participation in HOSA or Skills USA chapter is strongly recommended. Participation in HOSA youth organization may be an integral part of this course.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course provides the required training of the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Services for EMT certification. This training is also applicable to those in the fire service, law enforcement, and private security, as well as, various other health providers.

(91321) – Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the first semester of a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence that focuses on the structure and function of the human body. Course module topics include: the atomic and molecular levels of organization, cell biology and metabolism, microbiology, and the integumentary, skeletal and muscular body systems. Weekly integrated laboratory sessions serve to enhance the lectures through discussions, data analysis, hands-on activities, and activities utilizing cadaver specimens and interactive digital cadaver technology.

Prerequisite: Medical Anatomy (91200)

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Weber State University. You must apply and register for this class through Weber State to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. CE Code for Weber State: HTHS 1110

(91341) – Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II is the second semester of a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence that focuses on the structure and function of the human body. Course module topics include: the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular (blood), cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels), respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive body systems. Laboratory sessions serve to enhance the lectures through discussions, data analysis, hands-on activities, and activities utilizing cadaver specimens and interactive digital cadaver technology.

Prerequisite: HTHS 1110 (91321)

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Weber State University. You must apply and register for this class through Weber State to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. CE Code for Weber State: HTHS 1111

(91370) – Case Studies in Health Sciences is a course designed for students wishing to explore the interdisciplinary nature of health care using case study models. Each case study focuses on a disease process. Progression through each case study involves a review of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology and a study of a variety of health professionals including their educational and training requirements. Additionally, the student will explore key medical diagnostic tests (e.g. laboratory, imaging) used in patient disease diagnosis, management and prevention. The course emphasizes the importance of the team approach to patient care.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Weber State University. You must apply and register for this class through Weber State to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. CE Code for Weber State: HTHS 1120

 (97251) – Course uses videos supplemented with lecture and discussion covering more than 350 medical word roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Emphasis is placed on the pronunciation, spelling, and proper usage of medical terminology. Medical abbreviations are also introduced. Participation in HOSA youth organization may be an integral part of this course.

Students can earn Concurrent Enrollment Credit for this course through Salt Lake Community College. You must apply and register for this class through Salt Lake Community College to receive College Credit otherwise you will only receive High School Credit for this course. 

CE Code for SLCC: MA 1100

Technology

(84031/84011) – These classes are taken consecutively 1st and 2nd semester.

The first and second in a sequence of courses that prepare individuals for careers in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. This course includes instruction in 2D or 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to draw a small residential home with an emphasis on blueprint reading as well as on residential methods and materials of construction, codes, and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

 

(84001/81001) – These courses are taken consecutively in the 1st and 2nd semester.

These courses prepare individuals to develop technical knowledge and skills required to plan and prepare scale pictorial interpretations and technical documentation of engineering and design concepts. This includes instruction in the use of 2D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, sketching, drawing layout, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and dimensioning. “Hands-on” courses that tie observations and concepts common to a variety of different engineering disciplines in order to develop a better understanding of basic math and science principles used in engineering. By utilizing problem-solving skills in a laboratory environment, students will develop skills and attitudes that impact and expand occupational opportunities.

(84021/84061) – These courses are taken consecutively 1st and 2nd semester.

The second in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with an emphasis in developing technical knowledge and skills to develop 3D models in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. This includes instruction in the use of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, model creation, and technical communication.

The third in a sequence of courses that prepares individuals with an emphasis in developing technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings in support of mechanical and industrial engineers, and related professionals. This includes instruction in the use of 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, threads & fasteners, welding symbols, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, and assemblies.

(91261/91271) – These courses prepare individuals with a lab based, hands-on curriculum combining electrical, mechanical and engineering design principles. Students will learn to design, build, program, and control robotic devices. A rigorous study and application of electrical concepts will include: sources of energy, electrical safety, use and identification of basic electronic components, sensors and actuators. Engineering concepts will include: mechanical design, prototype development, design testing, programming, and proper engineer documentation.



(81211 & 81221) – An introductory course in computer programming/software engineering and applications. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs while applying mathematical concepts. Teachers introduce concepts and problem solving skills to beginning students through a programming language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, or JavaScript.The second half of the year reviews and builds on the concepts introduced in the first semester. This semester introduces students to more complex data structures and their uses, including sequential files, arrays, and classes. Students will learn to create more powerful programs.

(81425) – The course emphasizes the principles of computer science rather than just programming. Big ideas and concepts include: (1) Computing is a creative activity. (2) Abstraction reduces information and detail to facilitate focus on relevant concepts. (3) Data and information facilitate the creation of knowledge. (4) Algorithms are used to develop and express solutions to computational problems. (5) Programming enables problem-solving, human expressions, and the creation of knowledge. (6) The internet pervades modern computing. (7) Computing has global impacts.

(81460) – AP Computer Science emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with an emphasis on problem-solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester course in computer science. It also includes the study of data structures and abstraction.

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. In this course, students will learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs. They will incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge

(CE) indicates that class can be taken for Concurrent Enrollment Credit.
This means students will receive High School and College Credit for the class, but the class is still taught at Alta High campus.
You must still apply and register at the college allowing the concurrent enrollment credit.
For more information Click on the Concurrent Enrollment tab at the top of this page.

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