Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Vision: To prepare all students for life after graduating high school.
Mission: To facilitate the teaching of relevant skills and knowledge for learning, career and life.
Goal: To increase graduation rates and prepare students for employment by engaging them in learning related to career interests and workplace readiness / 21st Century skills.
- We believe all students when provided the opportunity, will flourish in an environment that engages them in learning.
- We believe through collaborative work, we can positively impact our students learning and their preparation for the world of work.
- We believe that keeping programs current by staying connected to what is happening in business/industry will have a positive impact on our students.
- We believe there are many paths traveled to get to a desired career and our job is to assist students in understanding those various paths so they choose the best one to fit their needs.
Benefits of Career & Technical Courses
- Many of our courses provide an opportunity to gain college as well as high school credit
- Many of our classes provide an opportunity for credit equivalency to help students meet their graduation requirements
- Provide technical skills that transfer into the world of work
- 21st Century Skills are taught helping students prepare for the workplace
Learn More About CTE
Learn more about our changing economy, in demand careers in our region, along with their education and salary levels:
- Career Bridge - Washington
- Map your career
- “Success In The New Economy: How Prospective College Students Can Gain A Competitive Advantage” by Brian Marsh
Taking CTE classes can earn credit at Clark College:
|Woodland High School Course||Clark College Equivalent||Credits Earned|
|Anatomy and Physiology||HEOC 100 - Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|Medical Science 1 & 2 (Year-Long)||HEOC 104||3|
|Medical Science 1 (Semester)||HLTH 124||1|
|Take all of the courses listed above||BMED 110 & 111||6|
Taking CTE classes can earn credit at Lower Columbia College:
|Woodland High School Course||Lower Columbia College Equivalent||Credits Earned|
Early Childhood Education
(Year-Long, Grade of B or better)
|ECED 105, ECED 107 & ECED 120||12|
||ECED 100 - Basics of Childcare||3|
||Total Credits Earned:||15|
In order to align with our new State graduation requirements and to meet our goal of preparing students for their future, we begin helping students build their High School & Beyond Plan in middle school.
Students use tools as a way to learn more about their interests and learning styles which connect them to potential careers. This process helps them in determining their career pathway.
Career Cluster Pathways
Below are the 16 Career Cluster “Pathways” which link to more information, including example careers within the pathway.
Woodland Public Schools CTE Course Catalog
The following is Woodland Public Schools' entire CTE course catalog. Not all courses are offered every semester/year.
Taught by Kendra Pearce
- Floral Design 1*
- Floral Design 2*
- Floral Design 3*
- Floral Design 4*
- Floral Shop Management
- Horticulture 1
- Horticulture 2
Business Management & Administration
Taught by Rose Ruff
- Career Choices
- Computer Applications
- Digital Arts*
- Financial Fitness
- Office Skills and Communication
- Retail Operations
- Web Design 1
- Web Design 2
Family Consumer Science
Taught by Kimberly Miller
Family & Consumer Science
- Creative Chef
- Early Childhood Education
- Ethnic Cooking
- Independent Living
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- AP Biology
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Science 1
- Medical Science 2
Taught by Rose Ruff
- Introduction to Computer Science
- AP Computer Science
Skilled & Technical Services
Taught by Wayne Miller
- Auto Maintenance
- Metal 1 (Beginning)
- Metal 2 (Advanced)
- Maritime Trades
* designates a course that receives cross-credit or college credit