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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Career & Technical Education

 

WHAT

CTE is a series of classes designed to prepare students for specific career pathways and general skills for employment or college.

 

WHY

Students need training in professional skills and practice in professional behaviors to be independent and successful after high school. Students are also required to graduate with one year of occupational credit from CTE classes.

 

WHO

  • All students are encouraged to take CTE courses to gain skills and experience for employment, college, armed forces, or other future plans.
  • CTE instructors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and bring industry experience to the classroom.
  • Advisory committee members meet throughout the year to ensure each course curriculum is current and relevant to professional industry standards.

 

STUDENT LEADER ORGANIZATIONS

DECA - marketing, finance, hospitality, management

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America

SkillsUSA - trade skills

FIRST Robotics

HOSA - Sports Med

FCCLA - Family, Career, Community Leaders of America

 

DUAL CREDIT

College credit is available for select courses.

 

EMPLOYABILITY

Soft skills are behaviors that are learned through training and practice in all CTE classes. They include: communication, problem solving, leadership, time management, punctuality, initiative, etc.

 

School CTE Programs

 

 Arts, A/V, Technology, Communications

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Avanti HS

ORLA

Middle Schools

Drawing/Painting

1&2

Visual Art/

Adv. Visual Art/

Adv. Studio

Commercial Art

Film, Media,

Photography

DigiTools

Ceramics/

Adv Ceramics

Ceramics

Graphic Communications

 

 

Visual Communications

Visual Communications

 

 

 

Yearbook

Glass Art

 

 

 

Stage Craft

Web Development

 

 

 

Capital News Service

Olympia News Service

 

 

 

Game Design

Yearbook

 

 

 

Photo/Video

Production

Stage Craft

 

 

 

School of Rock

Textile Design

 

 

 

Web Development

 

 

 

 

Generation Tech (IB)

 

 

 

 

 

Business Management and Administration

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Avanti HS

Espresso Store Management 1&2

Civics

Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning

Work Based Learning

 

Street Law/ Law and Justice

Farm Management

 

Leadership Beg/Adv.  

AP Statistics

 

 

Finance

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Financial Algebra

Accounting/

Adv. Accounting

Personal Finance

Personal Finance

 

Health Science

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Health

Food and Nutrition

Foundations of/

Sports Medicine/

Practicum

Human Biology/ Sports Med I

Introduction and Biology thru Horticulture

Human Anatomy/

Sports Medicine II

 

Adv. Human Anatomy

 

 

Information

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Digital  Design 1&2

AP Computer Science

 

Computer and Network Tech

 

Web Development

 

Manufacturing

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Manufacturing

Woods

Woods

 

Drafting Math

 

Boat Manufacturing

 

Metals and Welding

 

Bicycle Manufacturing

 

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Avanti HS

ORLA

Middle Schools

Intro to Robotics/

Robotics Engineering

STEM Robotics

Robotics

Beg. Robotics

Robotics and STEM

Engineer Drafting

Robotics Engineering/

Industrial Tech Ed.

 

 

 

Adv. Engineering

Material Science

1&2

 

 

 

 

 

Education and Training

Capital HS

Olympia HS

American Sign Language 1&2

American Sign Language 1&2

 

Marketing

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Intro to Marketing

Intro to Marketing

School Store Management

Adv. Marketing

Marketing Seminar

Marketing Seminar

Adv. Marketing

AP Marketing

 

School Store Management

 

 

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Capital HS

Olympia HS

Avanti HS

GRuB

(Bio/Hort)

Sustainable Agriculture

Garden

Intro to Horticulture

Agriculture

 

CTE Biology

Applied Microbiology

 

 

Human Service

Capital HS

Olympia HS

CTE Health

CTE Health

 

Early Child Educ/

Oly Bear

 

Adv. Early Child Educ/ Oly Bear

 

Architecture and Construction

Capital HS

Architectural Drafting

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson, Marshall, Reeves & Washington Middle Schools:

  • Digitools
  • Environmental Science (Aquaculture)
  • Horticulture
  • Robotics & other STEM Classes
  • Wood Shop

Olympia Regional Learning Academy:

  • Digital Film, Media & Photography
  • Robotics

Avanti High School:

 Capital High School:

  • American Sign Language
  • Art
  • Capital News Service
  • Career Center
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Design
  • Drafting
  • Espresso Store Management
  • Financial Algebra
  • Health
  • Introduction and Biology thru Horticulture
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals & Woods
  • Personal Finance
  • Robotics
  • School Store Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Visual Communications
  • Work Based Learning
  • Olympia High School:
  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language
  • Anatomy/Sports Med
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Statistics
  • Art
  • Career Center
  • Ceramics
  • Computers & Network Tech
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Glass Art
  • Health
  • Human Biology
  • Marketing
  • Material Science
  • Micro Biology
  • Olympia News Service
  • Oly Bear Preschool
  • Robotics
  • School Store Management
  • Textile Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Web Development
  • Woods
  • Work Based Learning
  • Yearbook

Contact Information:

Frank O'Connor, Interim Director of Career & Technical Education 360.596.6109

Gretchen Maliska, Career & Technical Education Program Manager 360.596.6107