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Career Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Community College Programs

CTE AT Wilson HS

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.

CTE course offerings:

 

Contemporary Video 

Contemporary Video (2669)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

General CTE Course/Introductory Level

(Concentration only at Poly)

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 9­12

Prerequisite: None

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

Contemporary Video is a media production course for students who wish to further their knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design as they relate to video and film. Students will learn the history of filmmaking and the technological advances that have come about in this art form. Students will use appropriate aesthetic and technical vocabulary. Film will be studied as an art form and as a means of communication. Students will learn to storyboard, direct, tape and edit their personal ideas to create finished films. Students will analyze the use of the elements of art and the principles of design as they relate to meaning in video, film or electronic media. Students will study the impact of film and television on society from a social, economic and political viewpoint. Historical and cultural ramifications of digital video in film will be addressed. A variety of films will be previewed and students will analyze and respond to these films, and make critical assessments. Students will learn to critique their own work, that of their peers and master filmmakers throughout film and television history. Students will learn how film, video, and television are connected to other art forms, subject areas and careers. The following software programs are utilized in this course: Apple Final cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple iLife tools including iDVD, iMovie, Microsoft Office, Firefox, Safari. Hardware required for this course includes 40 Apple iMac Computers that support Apple Final Cut Pro X,10 HD camcorder(s) with firewire connection, card readers, tripods, Microphone(s)”Blue Icicle” amps/sound boards for voice overs, Networked Printer.

Advanced Contemporary Video (2676)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

General CTE Course/Concentration Level

(Capstone Level only at Poly)

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 10­12

Prerequisite: Contemporary Video

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

Advanced Contemporary Video offers students the opportunity to develop media literacy skills necessary to achieve creative and critical independence in their knowledge, enjoyment, and production of media as an art form. The course involves the detailed study of films, sequences, international and Hollywood styles of filmmaking from 1895 to present. The students will be able to view films critically, and analyze them for their narrative structure, composition, artistic technique, and gain an understanding of the film as an artistic genre.  Students will also learn the overall structure of filmmaking, the nature of the relationships amongst the production team, and the need for discipline and set protocol. Students will build on the core vocabulary and terminology and use that knowledge to express themselves in their original writing compositions. The end result of each unit is to produce meaningful film projects both individually and within a group using the American Film Institute screen education process for presentation in multiple formats, including DVD and online.

Digital Media (2693)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

CTE Career Practicum/Capstone Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 11­12

Prerequisite: Advanced Contemporary Video

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

This course provides students with communication skills and competencies in broadcast media includingweb and emerging broadcasting technologies. The course includes a meaningful focus on understanding the role of broadcasting in society and developing broader communication skills, including listening,asking questions, public speaking, and finding, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information.Students use the power of social media to promote and report emerging school news as it happenStudents can gain valuable job skills while modeling responsible social media practices for their audiences. Learning by doing, students create their own news segments. They begin with a broad topic, learn to identify a specific angle or focus topic, and then find newsworthy content through researching the written record, interviewing and observation. They learn production skills including information gathering, video and audio production, and editing techniques. Students will become familiar with a variety of career opportunities that present themselves in the broadcasting industry and have employable training using industry standard Final Cut Pro X, post production software, to complete projects and have the option to pursue Apple Certification upon completion of the course.

 

Architectural Design 

Architectural Design 1-2 (2642)

MULTIPLE PATHWAYS

General CTE Course/Introductory Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 9­12

Prerequisite: None

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Engineering and Architecture Linked Learning Pathways

Architectural Design 1­2 requires students to create and develop design sensibilities, learn presentation skills, become technically knowledgeable and develop industry standard skills and techniques. Through the application of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, students create a variety of unique designs that demonstrate mastery in all areas of foundation architecture design.

Students will analyze visual information; respond to architects’ works as well as their own, in written and oral form using critical thinking and philosophical theory to make their judgments. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of the historical timeline of architecture and its perception as a cultural and political symbol of society, as well as a work of art. Students will also learn about career pathways in architecture and interior design as well as recognize the impact of new technology as a means to broaden and expand upon their artistic knowledge and skill.

The role of this class is to enable students to create a relationship between art and technology that enables all types of buildings to be both technically appropriate and aesthetically acceptable. Students will develop the understanding and artistic vision for well­ designed interior space.

 

Architectural Design 3-4 (2644)

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PATHWAY

General CTE Course/Concentration Level

(Capstone Level only at Jordan)

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 10­12

Prerequisite: Architectural Design 1­2

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Engineering and Architecture Linked Learning Pathways

Architecture is the science of planning, designing, reviewing and constructing buildings and structuresthat reflect functional, technical, social and aesthetic considerations. This second year class builds on skills and learnings from architecture 1­2, and requires students to create and develop design sensibilities, learn presentation skills, become technically knowledgeable and learn vocational skills that are part of the Architectural and Structural Engineering pathway.  Through the application of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design students create a variety of unique artworks that demonstrate mastery in all areas of architecture design. Students will analyze visual information; respond to architects’ works as well as their own, in written and oral form using critical thinking and philosophical theory to make their judgments. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of the historical timeline of architecture and how it is perceived as cultural and political symbols of society as well as works of art.  Students will learn about career pathways in architecture, as well as recognize the impact of new technology as a means to broaden and expand upon their artistic knowledge and skill. The role of this class is to enable students to continue a relationship between art and technology that enables all types of buildings to be both technically appropriate and aesthetically acceptable.

 

Architectural Design 5-­6 (2605) (Not an A-G Class)

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PATHWAY

General CTE Course/Concentration Level

(Capstone Level only at Poly)

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 11­12

Prerequisite: Architectural Design 3­4

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Engineering and Architecture Linked Learning Pathways

Architectural Design is a course in which the student will express him or herself visually and be able toshowcase their creativity. Instruction will be given in the following areas: elements of design, architectural history, technical drafting, sketching, model building, and computer design. The course will give the students confidence in organizing ideas and the ability to work ideas into new and useful creations in harmony with the site and environment. Architecture 5­6 is a class that is part of a program that builds on the information learned in Architectural Design 3­4. This class will prepare the student for a career in architecture or will transfer to LBCC through an articulation agreement that will permit architecture students to earn up to 8 units of college credit. The classes are taught as lecture/lab with occasional field trips. The lectures are directly related to lab work (drawings). There is out of class work and a portfolio of drawings to be kept by the student. This course meets the electives graduation requirement.

Architectural Design 7-­8 (2606) (Not an A-G class)

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PATHWAY

General CTE Course/Capstone Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 11­12

Prerequisite: Architectural Design 5­6

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Engineering and Architecture Linked Learning Pathway

Building on skills learned in previous graphics courses, Architectural Design 5­6 covers functional aspects of architectural drafting, stressing current practice in the field of domestic architecture. Drafting room procedure is followed with reference to handbooks, drafting room manuals, tables, and other reference materials. Architectural problems are developed in detail from preliminary sketch to complete set of working drawings. Independent study is emphasized at this level of work.

Art and Animation 

 

Art and Animation 1-­2 (1044)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Introductory Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 9­-12

Prerequisite: None

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

This course while utilizing the Visual and Performing Arts and California Technology Education Standards offers an introductory look into the field of animation.  Students will explore their visual creativity through drawing, storytelling traditional and digital animation.  They will build drawing skills by creating original characters, drawing original backgrounds, creating storyboards, sketches model sheets and more. While the focus of the class will be the exploration of traditional animation techniques utilizing paper and pencil. Students will also explore the role of technology in the field of animation. Instruction will be given on animation methods and techniques, drawing techniques, perspective and background drawings, character animation, history of animation and careers in the industry. Students will learn the origins of animation and look at how it has progressed through the years. They will understand various roles and jobs in the animation process and how to prepare for a potential job in this field. Ultimately students will create a demo reel of their own original work in order to prepare for a career in the field.

 

Art and Animation 3-4 (1045)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Concentration

Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 10-­12

Prerequisite: Arts and Animation 1­2

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

This course is an advanced study into the field of animation. Art and Animation 3­4 builds on the traditional animation skills learned in Animation 1­2, but goes much deeper into the practical applications of computers in the field of animation. Students continue to build their drawing skills both on paper and in the computer (with graphic tablets) by creating storyboards, character sketches, model sheets and more. Students will focus on the integration of drawing and computers in the production of original animations and look at the various roles involved in the process. They will work individually and in groups to create advanced animations, both in 2D and 3D. Through the production of short animated studies and more in­-depth projects, students will build a quality animation portfolio to help in their advancement to either a career or post­secondary education. In addition, students will gain an understanding and appreciation for the history of animation and of the various styles, influences and artists involved with its progression. Theories of aesthetic valuing and art criticism are infused within the curriculum all year. The California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework, as well as the California Career Technical Education Foundation Standards, drive the course purposes and outcomes.

 

Art and Animation 5-­6 (1063)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Capstone Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 11-­12

Prerequisite: Arts and Animation 3-­4

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

Art & Animation 5­6 is an advanced animation course that focuses on the creation of animation and content for use in games and interactive media. The history of video games will be explored as well as the economic impact of games and the jobs they create. Students will understand a wide variety of concepts that apply to both animation and game development, including the role of programming in games, using a game engine and the creation of both 2D and 3D content. Students will create concept art and final art designs by focusing on drawing character designs, level designs and producing character animation. Students will work in small groups to create their own independent game from start to finish. Students will gain an understanding of the various roles and jobs related to the animation and game industry to prepare for a potential job in this field. Theories of aesthetic valuing and art criticism are infused within the curriculum all year. The California State Visual and Framework, as well as the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, drive the course purposes and outcomes.

Graphic Design & Printmaking 

 

Graphic Design & Printmaking 1-­2 (2639)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Introductory Level

(Concentration Level only at Jordan)

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 9 ­ 12

Prerequisite: None

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

 

This course provides students with an understanding of the processes and systems common to careers in graphic arts and printmaking and other forms of media distribution. Graphic design and printmaking are the processes of organizing and composing words and images to create a message. They are a visual communication of messages to inform, to persuade, to categorize, to identify and to help make choices.  Students will learn about the history of graphic design, the graphic design process, and explore the graphic design and advertising that companies use to reach customers. Students will learn how graphic designers plan, submit, revise and complete their designs. Students will explore basic design components such as typography, printing, photography, illustrations, printmaking processes and publications and their purpose. Emphasis is placed on the elements and principles of design throughout the course. Historical periods and graphic artists are explored, compared and contrasted through reading, writing, hands on, and computer activities. Students will be committed to lifelong learning as they grow individually, participate in groups, think analytically, create artistic products, and contribute to production of a major project. Students will learn illustration design software to create projects that will be printed in traditional and digital formats. Aesthetic valuing and criticism are infused within the curriculum through verbal and written critiques of student work, along with selected artwork being studied. The five components in The California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework are integrated into the curriculum.

 

Graphic Design & Printmaking 3-­4 (2646)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Concentration

Level

(Capstone Level only at Jordan)

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 10­12

Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Printmaking 1­2

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

 

This course continues to provide students with an understanding of the theories, processes, and systems common in the fields of graphic design and printmaking and other forms of media arts. Graphic design and printmaking are the processes of organizing and composing words and images to create a message. Students will continue to explore and apply the theories of graphic design and their relevance within a historical and cultural context. Various methods of visual communications used by graphic design and advertising firms and the purpose for which communication is intended will be investigated. Students will continue to learn and apply the design process and basic design components such as typography, printing, photography, illustration, printmaking processes, and a variety of media publications and their purposes. Throughout the course, students will continue to learn and apply the theories of composition through the use of the elements and principles of design. Historical periods, relevant artists, graphic designers, and other notable figures will be researched and analyzed through reading, writing, and hands­-on projects, through traditional and digital formats, including current illustration, photo manipulation, and layout design software. Students will be committed to lifelong learning as they grow individually, participate in groups, think analytically, create artistic products, and contribute in the production of major projects.  Aesthetic valuing and criticism are infused within the curriculum through verbal and written critiques of student work, along with selected artwork beingstudied. The five components in The California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework are integrated into the curriculum.

 

Intermediate 2­D Design 2549

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Concentration

Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 10­12

Prerequisite: a Graphic Design and Printmaking 3-­4

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

Intermediate 2­D Design allows highly motivated students to further explore, expand, and develop their creative voice while applying the processes and concepts common to careers in two­-dimensional visual design. This yearlong course challenges students to produce a portfolio of work that represents both a breadth of understanding as well as a focused concentration in an area of interest to them, all within the realm of two­dimensional design. The design portfolio may include a variety of media and concepts including but not limited to graphic design, illustration, fashion design/illustration, digital imaging, printmaking, fiber/textile design, and photography. As a design course, portfolio development will involve purposeful decision making about how to use the elements of art and principles of design in an integrative way while investigating a variety of concepts and approaches in design, including techniques, composition, execution of ideas, and creative problem ­solving. The five components of The California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework ­­ Artistic Perception; Creative Expression; Historical and Cultural Context;Aesthetic Valuing; and Connections, Relationships, and Applications are fully integrated into the curriculum. Students will be asked to further their investigation of historical periods, cultures, artistic movements, and artists and designers through a variety of assignments and projects that will include research, and two­-dimensional analog and digital manipulation that will employ design and illustration software. Students will review and apply the design process and continue to broaden their knowledge and understanding of two­-dimensional design techniques used to reach consumers and the public. Aesthetic valuing and art criticism are infused throughout the curriculum through verbal and written critiques of student work, along with selected artworks being studied. By the end of the year, students should have developed a portfolio of work that should represent an intermediate skill level.

 

Advanced 2­D Design (2649)

DESIGN, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS PATHWAY

Academic Career Course (CTE and Art)/Capstone Level

Length of Course: 2 semesters

Grade Level Options: 11-­12

Prerequisite: Intermediate 2D Design

Co­requisites: Recommended: Enrolled in Arts, Media, and Entertainment Linked Learning Pathway

Advanced 2­D Design Portfolio allows highly motivated students to further explore, expand, and develop their creative voice while applying the processes and concepts common to careers in two­-dimensional visual design. This year long course challenges students to produce a portfolio of work that represents both a breadth of understanding as well as a focused concentration in an area of interest to them, all within the realm of two­-dimensional design. The design portfolio may include a variety of media and concepts including but not limited to graphic design, illustration, fashion design/illustration, digital imaging, printmaking, fiber/textile design, and photography. As a design course, portfolio development will involve purposeful decision making about how to use the elements of art and principles of design in an integrative way while investigating a variety of concepts and approaches in design, including techniques, composition, execution of ideas, and creative problem­ solving. The five components of The California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework – Artistic Perception;Creative Expression; Historical and Cultural Context; Aesthetic Valuing; and Connections, Relationships,and Applications are fully integrated into the curriculum. Students will be asked to further their investigation of historical periods, cultures, artistic movements, and artists and designers through a variety of assignments and projects that will include research and two­-dimensional analog and digital manipulation that will employ design and illustration software. Students will review and apply the design process and continue to broaden their knowledge and understanding of two­-dimensional design techniques used to reach consumers and the public. Aesthetic valuing and art criticism are infused throughout the curriculum through verbal and written critiques of student work, along with selected artworks being studied. By the end of the year, students should have developed a portfolio of work that should represent an advanced skill level.