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TRUSD offers many cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways that prepare youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and highdemand careers that are integrated with their academics. Many of the courses are A-G approved and/or give students the opportunity to receive college credit.
Below are the 2020-2021 syllabus for our CTE Department. For questions or more information, please contact the teacher either using the student's TRUSD Gmail account or through your Aeries Parent Portal communication feature.

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Construction 1  
Prerequisite: None
CTE Pathway (level): Construction (concentrator)
This course is an introduction to the building materials, components, methods, and sequences in residential construction. It is designed to give students basic, entry-level skills in construction and related trades along with an overview of career opportunities available. Emphasis is placed on safety and proper use of both hand and power tools. This course provides students the experience of participating in the building of a shed along with various woodworking skill building projects.
Construction 2
Prerequisite: Construction 1
CTE Pathway (level): Construction (capstone)
This course is comprehensive, building upon foundational skills learned in an introductory class. The course will focus on all aspects of the building process, including site layout/survey foundations, masonry, floor systems, framing, roofing, exterior finishing, electrical, HVAC, waste systems, and plumbing. The course introduces advanced construction concepts and practices in current use in the construction industry


Culinary 1
Prerequisite: None
CTE Pathway (level): Culinary Arts (concentrator)
This course prepares students with food production, preparation, customer service, and teamwork skills for employment. The Culinary Arts program effectively prepares students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to successfully enter the job market or transition to postsecondary education programs. Instruction includes topics such as planning, selecting, storing, purchasing, preparing, testing, serving, and selling of quality food and food products.
Culinary Arts 2
Prerequisite: Culinary 1
CTE Pathway: Culinary Arts (capstone course)
The course is the capstone for students interested in the restaurant, baking, and food services industry. Included are core content standards such as sanitation, food service operations, nutrition, food preparation and preparation, dining room and guest services, understanding products, and management concepts. The course will emphasize employability hard and soft skills

Digital Media

Digital Imaging 1
Prerequisite: None
CTE Pathway (level): Digital Photo (concentrator)
Students in Digital Imaging 1 will learn, apply, and create new digital photos through the use of digital cameras and their accessories. Students will also be trained in the use of Adobe Photoshop in editing and processing their digital photos. The course will culminate each semester in a semester-long portfolio of each student’s work.
Digital Media
Prerequisite: None
CTE Pathway (level): Digital Media (concentrator)
This course explores the integration of digital media including computer graphics, video production, audio production, digital imaging, and animation. Students work on multimedia projects from concept (content gathering/research) to project completion (authoring/transmission) and focus on the media needed by small and large companies for marketing and corporate communication purposes. Students develop and demonstrate skill through the creation of multimedia productions and presentations on venues such as in portfolios, web productions, and live presentations.
Digital Media Production
Prerequisite: Digital Media 1
CTE Pathway (level): Digital Media (capstone) CDE Course Code
Digital Media Production is a survey class that introduces students to electronic media production. The class covers music production and recording, digital photography and imaging, videography and film-making, web design, journalism, desktop publishing, music editing, and other electronic media. Digital media will provide basic concepts and tools of digital media. The class will feature several industry-standard applications including photo manipulations software such as Photoshop, video editing programs, and web design applications. 

Energy Academy

Energy Generation Trans & Storage (GTS)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Energy
CTE Pathway (level): New Energy Academy (concentrator)
Students will continue to explore topics related to the power industry. The course will follow the topics for the California Content Standards for physics, and will use hands-on projects in solar, wind, and thermal energy to connect those topics to the power industry
Advanced Alternative Energy
Prerequisite: Energy Generation Trans & Storage
CTE Pathway (level): New Energy Academy (capstone)
Students in this course will complete their National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification and earn introductory certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standards. Student will continue to explore energy production and prepare for careers in Energy and Utilities sector. Students will also participate in the Solar Regatta and build a solar-powered boat.

Kinesiology/ Sports Medicine

Kinesiology/Sports Medicine
Prerequisite: None
CTE Pathway: Sport Medicine (concentrator course)
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement that can lead to an understanding of the health and exercise professions. An overview of career opportunities in teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions will be covered. Emphasis is on the practical application of these concepts as practitioners in sports medicine, exercise science, and movementoriented careers. This class meets the content standards for Health Science and is a prerequisite to Sports Medicine 2.
Sports Medicine 2
Prerequisite: Kinesiology CDE Course Code
CTE Pathway: Sports Medicine (capstone)
In this course, students will explore each of the human body systems. In addition, for each body system students will study a wide range of health care aspects that include the following categories: human body systems pathologies, medical terminology, health care careers, public health, fitness training certification, coaching, CPR/first aid certification, medical insurance, sports media, and sports management. This course offers internship opportunities with various high school sports teams. 

Work Experience

Work Experience
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in CTE pathway
CTE Pathway: None
Career Technical Work Experience Education (CTWEE) course is designed to support students in the various career-connected academies and pathways in TRUSD. Students enrolled in either concentrator or capstone courses are eligible for the CTWEE course while on an identified internship within their chosen career sector and with the approval of their career technical education teacher/ coordinator. The CTWEE course provides additional opportunities for students to research and develop a plan in their chosen area of interest as it reinforces and extends the skills learned through a combination of related classroom instruction in WEE and supervised, paid employment in the occupation or industry sector for which they have begun preparation.