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Russell Kline
CTE Department Chair
Email: russell.kline@cjuhsd.net
Ph: (909) 460-5798
Fax: (909) 391-5334

CTE Instructors

Todd Lipschultz
Computers, Careers, & Finance

Christy Gonzales
Computers, Careers, & Finance

Karreen Siskowski
Computer Graphics I & II

Russell Kline
Computer Programming
A.P. Computer Science
Digital Video I & II

Barry Harp
Wood Tech I, II, III, & IV

Tara Cutts
Creative Photo I & II
A.P. Studio Arts

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Career Technical Education

CTE Pathways

     Software & Systems Development Design, Visual, and Media Arts
     Computers, Careers, & Finance Computers, Careers, & Finance
     Computer Programming I Digital Video I
     Business Technology Intern Digital Video II
     Industrial Technology Creative Photo I
     Wood Design I Creative Photo II
     Wood Design II Computer Graphics I
     Wood Design III Computer Graphics II
     Wood Design IV Business Technology Intern

 

   Non-Pathway Courses

   A.P. Computer Science
   A.P. Studio Arts

Information & Support Services

Mastery of information technologies is an essential part of nearly all successful business organizations today. People who have experience in information support services are constantly in high demand for a variety of positions. Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve the implementation of computer services and software, provision of technical assistance, creation of technical documentation, and management of information systems.

Design, Visual, and Media Arts

Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media to communicate with existing and potential customers. This pathway introduces students to the world of digital photo, digital video, and computer graphics. Students in this pathway prepare for careers that involve creating, designing, and producing multimedia products and services. Learning the skills and knowledge for creating, refining, and sharing work in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector promotes teamwork, communication, creative thinking, and decision making abilities. These are traits that are necessary to function successfully in the competitive and media-rich twenty-first century. Through the manipulation of sight, sound, and motion, those choosing this pathway reach out in unique ways to enhance the quality of life for those around them.

Wood Design

This program begins with the safety precautions in suing shop equipment. Once students have passed all of the safety tests, they construct their own wood projects using a variety of tools and techniques. This pathway can be followed for up to four years. This allows students to continue to build on their skills each year. Completion of the Wood Design pathway provides students with the skills necessary to enter the work force in the areas of carpentry, cabinetmaking, and furniture production.

ALHS CTE Classes Graphic

Computer Graphics I-1, I-2 (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Students will learn how to draw and create graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.  Students will learn basic computer skills and will learn to make pictures, background, and text.  Students will learn how to edit photos.  Students will also learn to edit graphics, text and photos (First Semester-Illustrator, 2nd Semester- Photoshop).  

Computer Graphics II-3, II-4 (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Computer Graphics I

Students will learn advanced Graphics skills.  Students will continue learning graphic design and manipulation software, but now will be incorporating the two together and creating documents such as brochures, newsletters, etc.  Students will also incorporate page layout and animation. The focus in this class will be on portfolio creation.  

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Computers, Careers & Finance I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

This course will prepare students to be both college and career-ready through technology, career exploration, employability, life, and learning skills.  Real world topics will provide a foundational understanding for making informed post-secondary, career, and financial choices.

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Computer Programming with Game Design (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Students will learn to create programs using Java and Python.  Java is one of the major Computer Programming Languages used on the Internet today and Python is a great starting point for object oriented programming.  This course enforces good programming style, logical thinking and requires only basic math skills.

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Digital Video I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Students will learn how to use a digital camera, download movies to their computer, and use software to edit the videos. Students will also learn all of the techniques that go into the production of a video.

Digital Video II (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Digital Video I

Students will learn to create original videos and edit them in a professional lab setting.  Students will learn advanced Digital Video Skills using Final Cut Pro.  Course emphasis will be on using editing software to cut and edit footage to be used for publication on the web.

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Creative Photography I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

Creative Photography introduces students to the main concepts of photography. Semester one introduces students to the technical information central to photography and introduces photography as a fine art. Semester two further explores the technical and creative aspects of photography and introduces how the photograph is used in the media. Units consist of reading and notebook assignments, lab assignments, critique, and the history of photography.

Creative Photography II (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Creative Photography I or teacher recommendation

Creative Photography II offers advancement in the basis processes and procedures of photography learned in Photo I. The emphasis is on development of a personal style through refinement of camera controls and the introduction of digital imaging. Portraiture, commercial photography, and color theory will be addressed. Students will explore contemporary uses of photography through reading and notebook assignments, applied lab work, and individual research.

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AP Computer Science (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Any Computer Class with a grade of C or better or teacher approval

This course helps prepare students for the AP Computer Science exam.  The topics that are covered include: objects, methods, writing classes, arrays, inheritance, and recursion.  Students are expected to take the AP exam at the conclusion of the course.
Level: Advanced.  Recommended for: Motivated, college-bound students

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AP Studio Art (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Art I and at least one advanced level art class or instructor’s approval

This course will prepare students to produce a portfolio of their work, including slides, to submit for the AP examination in Studio Art. This course will encourage creative investigation of the formal and conceptual issues, emphasize the making of  art as an ongoing process, develop technical skills using the elements and principles of design. This course will also encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute to their culture through the making of art.
Level: Advanced.  Recommended for: Motivated, college-bound students

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Wood Technology I (one year course) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to wood technology and project building to stress the safe use of hand tools, portable tools, and basic production machines. Assembly and finishing techniques are also included.

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Wood Technology II (one year course) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Wood Technology I with a grade of C or better or teacher approval

This course will further develop knowledge and techniques taught in Wood I. The course will provide an opportunity for personal achievement in the construction of projects, with an emphasis on furniture. The course will enhance the student’s ability to work safely with power tools.

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Wood Technology III & IV (one year course) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Wood Technology II with a grade of C or better or teacher approval

This course will further develop knowledge and techniques taught in Wood I and II. The course will provide an opportunity for personal achievement in the construction of projects, with an emphasis on cabinetmaking. The course will enhance the student’s ability to work safely with power tools. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for entry level employment in the woodworking industry.