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     Technical Education Department

     

    CTE

  • Courses Offered

    Advanced Criminal Justice
    Non-UC/CSU approved course.
    Graduation credit only.
    Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 11-12
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Administration of Justice with a grade of “C” or higher.
    This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system, focusing on state and federal laws designed to safeguard the public. Also included are analysis of civil rights guarantees, an introduction to the state and federal court system and an overview of the role of law enforcement personnel within the justice system. Students are introduced to the academic, personal, physical and psychological prerequisites for a career in law enforcement and the shared mission of local, state, federal and international safety agencies in safeguarding the public and property.

    Auto Service I: Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering, and Suspension
    Non-UC/CSU approved 
    course.
    Graduation credit only.
    Meets Elective requirement.

    Grades: 9 -12
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)

    Prerequisites: Completion Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology
    During the first semester, students in this class will be introduced engine performance, which includes various systems that keep the automobile running at its maximum fuel efficiency. During the second semester, students in this class will be introduced to the brake, steering and suspension elements of the automobile, which include various systems that keep the automobile driving at its maximum safety. Each system is introduced separately to make it easier for the student to understand and apply its concepts. Students will demonstrate applied technical competencies involving all of the engine performance, brakes, steering, and suspension systems; show a high level of skills on all course tasks and tests necessary to progress Auto Service II, the capstone course, as well as possible employment in the automotive industry.

    Auto Service II: Auto Diagnostics and Mastering Skills
    Non-UC/CSU approved course
    Graduation credit only 
    Meets Elective requirement

    Grades: 10 -12 
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)

    Prerequisites: Completion of Auto Service I with a "C" or better. The student should be at least 16 years of age
    Students in this class will be introduced to and exposed to the automobile service industry, including all electronic diagnostic services and the various stages that a car goes through for repairs. Each student will have the opportunity to improve his automotive skills culminating in mastery and competitions. In addition, students will also learn disassembly and reassembly diesel engine. Students will demonstrate applied technical competencies involving all skills learned in Auto Service I, show a high level of skills on all course tasks, keep a journal of all jobs performed, be able to perform service repairs on anything that comes into the shop as well as volunteer two hours at a local car dealership or independent shop, to explore a career in the automotive field.
    This course is articulated with Monterey Peninsula College and Hartnell College Auto Introduction courses.

    Beginning Culinary
    Non-UC/CSU approved course 
    Graduation credit only 
    Meets Elective requirement 

    Grades: 9-12 
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)

    Prerequisites: Completion of Introductory Course for Service Industries
    This concentration course expands on the comprehensive core and prepares students to understand the scientific principles of nutrition, the relationship of nutrition to health and well-being, and careers related to food and nutrition. Instruction includes nutrition and health, safety and emergencies, food safety and sanitation, meal management, food preparation, food purchasing, food in culture, the science of food and nutrition, food costs and production, and food technology. Instruction will include preparation of meats, fruits, vegetables, as well as baked goods and pastries. This course provides a solid background for a wide range of careers in food science, dietetics, and nutrition, as well as foodservice and hospitality.

    Certified Nurse Assistant/Health Aide
    Non-UC/CSU approved course 
    Graduation credit only 
    Meets Elective requirement
    Grades: 10-12 
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong, a block (2-periods) Course)
    Prerequisites: Students must be 16 years of age to take the state certification exam.
    This program is designed to meet the criteria for State Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide. Students learn basic nursing skills and practice them both in class and in the long-term nursing care setting. Extra hours, outside of the classroom, are necessary to be eligible for State Certification. This class is a registered/licensed nursing prerequisite for local colleges. Uniform required. Guaranteed employment in the industry upon completion.

    Engineering Design, Development, and Student Enterprise
    Non-UC/CSU approved cours.
    Meets Elective graduation requirement
    Grades: 11-12
    Credits: 10 (Year-long course)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction of Design, Engineering, and Technology with a grade of “C” or higher
    Students in this class will be introduced to the process of developing a product and selling it from idea to marketable product, which includes the concepts of design, drafting, prototyping, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their area of interest introduced in the Introduction to Design, Engineering and Technology course. By the end of the course, students will produce at least three products: a group product, a partner-developed product, and an individually developed product, which can be marketed and sold. Students will learn basic skills in ideation, drafting, 3D modeling, product development, and entrepreneurship. (Include CAD)

    Foundations to Medical Careers
    Non-UC/CSU approved course.
    Graduation credit only
    Meets Elective requirement 
    Grades: 10 -12
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Introductory Course for Services Industries

    This course is an introduction to the nursing profession, its responsibilities, and its legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. The class will cover basic concepts and nursing care in the following areas: medical-surgical, pediatric, mental health and maternal-newborn. Students will learn pharmacology to include drug preparation, dosages, and administration. Common nursing procedures such as venipuncture, IV skills, wound care, and urinary catheterization are taught. Job shadowing is performed in local hospitals or medical offices.

    Hartnell Introduction to Public Health (Spring Semester)
    Grades: 11 - 12
    Credits: 5 (Semester-long Course)
    UC/CSU: (Will fulfill college elective credit)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Hartnell Medical Terminology
    This course provides an introduction to the discipline of public health and an overview of terminologies and basic concepts of public health, public health professions, institutions, and public health disciplines. Areas of public health such as epidemiology, prevention, and control of diseases in the community, analysis of social determinants of health, health disparities, community health promotion programming, environmental health and safety, and healthcare policy will be covered.

    Hartnell Medical Terminology  
    Grades: 11 - 12
    Credits: 5 (Semester-long Course)
    UC/CSU: (Will fulfill college elective credit)
    Prerequisites: None
    This course introduces the foundations of medical word-building principles as essential tools for effective communication in the health services industry.

    Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology
    Non-UC/CSU approved course
    Graduation credit only
    Meets Elective requirement
    Grades: 9-12   
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: None
    In this course, students will be introduced to Industrial Arts concepts as well as Small Engine Repair. Students will be exposed to a variety of materials (paper, plastic, wood, metal) and processes (drafting, 3D modeling, cutting, joining, welding, sanding, and finishing) as they learn to design, test and refine small projects. The class will cover the design process in at least 3 areas: recyclables, woods, and metals in which students will design, build, test, and refine projects to accomplish various goals. Possible projects that students may create include balloon-powered recyclable cars, water­powered rockets, rat trap-powered wooden cars and ball bearing wire roller coasters. The final project for the Industrial Arts portion will require students to combine their knowledge of design, materials, and processes to construct a vehicle that accomplishes a challenging task. During the Small Engine Repair portion of the course, students will gain valuable hands-on experience in basic engine overhaul and machining techniques applicable to gasoline engines. The use and care of tools, the theory of operation, and professional repair methods will be used. 

    Introduction to Public Service/First Responder-Fire, Police, EMT
    Grades: 10-12     
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course) 
    Meets Elective requirement.

    Prerequisites: None
    This course introduces theories, principles, and techniques used in occupations that fall under the heading of Public Safety including police, corrections, and homeland security, as well as an outline of the Emergency Medical System, assessment skills, and pathophysiology of common neurological, respiratory, and cardiac-related emergencies. The course is also a training course for emergency medical technicians performing as ambulance attendants. It covers techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician and emphasizes the development of student skills in recognition of symptoms of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care. Policies, procedures, and skills needed in services that provide for the safety and security of people and property and prevention of theft and damage are included. First Responder medical aid will also be a part of the course to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to adequately assess and provide care for victims at the scene of injury.

    Introduction to Welding
    Non-UC/CSU approved course 
    Graduation credit only 
    Meets Elective requirement
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)     

    Prerequisites: None
    This course provides students with a basic understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in welding and related industries. Representative topics include the introduction to interpretation and layout of welded and assembled-part prints. This introductory instructional program prepares individuals to use both gas welding and any combination of arc welding processes. Those processes may include shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to weld metal parts. It prepares individuals for basic fabrication and assembly of a variety of products and includes instruction in the layout

    Multimedia Art
    Non-UC/CSU approved course 
    Graduation credit only 
    Meets Elective requirement

    Grades: 9-12     
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)

    Prerequisites:  21st Century Skills or equivalent course 
    In Multimedia Art, students will learn the elements of art and principles of design as applied to various forms of media and a series of projects to learn the Photoshop tool and learn the artistic concepts students need to produce art. In the second semester, students will expand their knowledge through a series of projects to learn the Illustrator tools to become critical and creative in analyzing media and creating multimedia projects. Additionally, the projects created will help students to develop skills in graphic design, photography, and web design. 

    Product Development, Engineering Customization, and Entrepreneurship
    Non-UC/CSU approved course 
    Meets Elective requirement 
    Grades: 11-12
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisite: Completion of Engineering Design,
    Development, and Student Enterprise with a grade of “C” or higher
    Students will apply and further hone the skills learned in Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology and the Engineering Design, Development, and Student Enterprise course to construct a Teardrop Trailer and to customize a bike or motorcycle based on student-developed designs. Students will further develop skills in ideation, drafting, 3

    Sports Medicine - Kinesiology
    UC/CSU approved course 
    Meets Laboratory Science or G-Elective Requirement 
    Grades: 11-12
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    UC/CSU: (fulfills D or G requirement)
    Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in Foundation to Medical Careers
    This course meets the UC requirement for laboratory science. This competency-based course is designed for all students seeking a career in the healthcare field. The course will focus on the concepts and principles of structure, functions, and systems of the human body. Students will gain an understanding of the anatomical and physiological principles that govern the human body. This course focuses on lab methods, critical thinking, communication and the technological skills needed to advance as a science major or Kinesiology student in the UC system.

    21st Century Skills
    Grade: 9               
    Credits: 5 credits (One Semester)

    All 9th-grade students will take one semester
    Meets Elective requirement.

    Prerequisites: None
    This course is designed for 9th-grade students for the current and future world of work, learning, technology, community, as well as self and social awareness. With a focus on technology and college and careers, this course provides equity and accessibility to multiple Career Technical Education pathways and allows students to gain exposure to the opportunities within CTE, explore site based CTE courses while also creating foundations for success in these areas. It is meant to enrich and assist students as they learn to become effective team members, citizens of the community, self-directed lifelong learners, effective researchers, effective communicators and proficient with technology, and adaptable to change in an ever-expanding world.

    Welding Fabrication
    Non-UC/CSU approved course 
    Graduation credit only 
    Meets Elective requirement

    Grades: 10-12     
    Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)

    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in Introduction to Welding 
    This course provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in welding and related industries. This instructional program prepares individuals to use both gas welding (OAW) and any combination of arc welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW) to weld metal parts and plan and layout materials as specified by diagrams, blueprints, or written specifications. Representative topics include the interpretation and layout of welded and assembled-part prints, mechanical bonding, joining, cohesive bonding, adhesive bonding, and mechanical fastening. It prepares individuals to fabricate and assemble a variety of products and includes instruction in layout; the sequence of design; the construction of templates and fixtures; and the positioning, aligning, fitting, and welding of parts.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Career & Technical Education Teachers

    Mr. Matt Maurin
    Instructional Leader CTECourse(s) Taught: Engineering Design & Development, 
    Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology,
    Introduction to Welding, Welding Fabrication
    matt_maurin@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3268
    Room 18/19

    Ms. Renee Fertig
    Course(s) Taught: Advanced Culinary & Hospitality, Beginning Culinary, 
    Introduction to Service Industry
    Email: rfertig@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3301/3303
    Room 70/71

    Mr. Sandro Lopez
    Course(s) Taught: 21st Century Skills
    Email: sandro_lopez@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3343
    Room 11

    Mr. Sergio Marquez
    Course(s) Taught: Automotive Service I, Automotive Service II, 
    Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology
    Email: smarquez@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3232
    Room 22

    Mr. Chris Mouser
    Course(s) Taught: 
    Public Service: Criminal Justice,
    Fire Science, & Government
    Email: christen_mouser@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3252
    Room 109

    Mr. Jonathan Sandoval
    Course(s) Taught: Foundations to Medicine, 
    Hartnell Medical Terms/Hartnell Public Health
    Sports Medicine
    jonathan_sandoval@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3308
    Room 85/101

    Dr. Curtis Smith
    Course(s): Physics & Engineering, Engineering Design & Student Enterprise,
    Introduction to Design Engineering Technology
    curtis_smith@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3252
    Room 17

    Ms. Rita Whiteford
    Course(s) Taught: Certified Nursing Assistant
    rwhiteford@nmcusd.org
    831-633-5221 Ext. 3308
    Room 85