CTE

Career & Technical Education

Existing Technology Education High School Sequence Structure

1 Unit: Foundation Courses

Courses designed around specific criteria that will provide students with skill experiences that will comprise a base of knowledge that can be applied to designing broad areas of technological subsystems. Previously some of these courses were titled; material processing, energy and power, or technical drawing.

  • Materials Processing
  • Energy
  • Energy/Power
  • Graphic Communications
  • Electricity/Electronics
  • Technical Drawing
  • Design and Drawing for Production (First Half)

1/2 Unit: System Courses

Courses that help students understand the universal aspects of all systems and apply problem-solving techniques in their search for solutions to technological problems. These universal aspects have typically been taught in the context of communications, production or transportation systems courses.

  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Transportation

1/2 Unit: Career and Financial Management

(Previously known as Introduction to Occupations)
Plus the content of two 1/4-unit elective modules infused in the Foundation and Systems courses, fulfill this requirement.

3 Units: Electives

Courses intended to provide students the opportunity to fulfill sequence requirements and permit a more in depth study in a specific technology pathway of interest to the student.

  • AC/DC Electronic Theory **
  • Aerospace
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Audio Electronics
  • Automotive Technology
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communications Electronics
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Aided Design **
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing *
  • Computer Graphics *
  • Construction Engineering/Management **
  • Design and Drawing for Production **
  • Digital Electronics
  • Energy Applications
  • History of Technology
  • Land Transportation **
  • Media Production Technology **
  • Photography
  • Principles of Engineering **
  • Product Design and Engineering **
  • Production Research and Development *
  • Residential Structures
  • OR Any Foundation or Systems Course not completed previously


Total Units: 5

** Course may be offered as 1/2 or 1-unit
* Course remains an acceptable component of a Technology Education sequence but some content has been incorporated into newly developed courses.

  • Automotive Technology subsumes Land Transportation
  • Media Production Technology subsumes Computer Graphics
  • Product Design and Engineering subsumes Production Research and Development as well as the Computer Aided Manufacturing syllabi.

Wherever possible, sequences should not contain content duplication.

Last Updated: March 17, 2011