• UC (A-G) Approved CTEp Courses



    Art of Animation I
    f – Visual & Performing Arts 

    This program introduces students to the art of animation. It includes the fundamentals of art and design along with the historical development, concepts and principles of animation.  Students study the basic elements of art, color theory, drawing, and animation, as well as story development and the use of creative expression to visually communicate ideas.

    Art of Dance Composition
    f – Visual & Performing Arts

    This course will develop student’s ability to translate emotional and dramatic content into personal dance performances of an increasingly complex range of combinations and variations.

    Art of Digital Photography
    f – Visual & Performing Arts

    This course introduces students to the art of Digital Photography. The course includes the fundamentals of art and design along with the historical development, concepts and principles of photography.  

    Art of Graphic Design
    f – Visual & Performing Arts 

    The course introduces students to the art of graphic design.  Students learn about the history and development of this art form, explore cultural influences and examine its role in societies from different parts of the world.  Study of the aesthetics of art and graphic design will allow students to develop perception and analysis skills that they can employ to critically examine their own work and the work of others.

    Business Economics & Finance
    g – Elective; Category: History/Social Science

    The course analyzes fundamental micro and macro economic principles as they relate to business financial activity and outcomes.  Concepts taught in this course will enable students to understand key elements involved in managing and planning business financial success.

    Biomedical Science (PLTW-BS)
    g – Elective; 

    In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.


    Child Development
    g – Elective

    This course introduces students to the history, philosophy and major theories of child growth and development. Students will study the physical, emotional and cognitive aspects of development from conception to early adolescence. 

    Computer Science and Software Engineering (PLTW-CSE)
    g – Elective

    Open doors in any career with computer science! In CSE, students create apps for mobile devices, automate tasks in a variety of languages, and find patterns in data. Students collaborate to create and present solutions that can improve people’s lives, and weigh the ethical and societal issues of how computing and connectivity are changing the world. This course aligns with the AP Computer Science Principles course.

    Engineering Design and Development (PLTW-EDD)
    g – Elective

    The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. 


    Exploring Computer Science (ECS)
    g – Elective 
    This is the first course in the Information and Computer Technology (ICT) Sector Pathways.  Students are introduced to the foundations of Computer Science using an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to understand and solving real world computing problems.  Instruction includes the areas of Human Computer Interaction, Problem Solving, Web Design, Programming, Data Analysis and Robotics.  Emphasis is placed on the creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary and problem-solving nature of
    computing.  Upon completing the course, students will be prepared to pursue more advanced courses in the pathway, and to further their exploration of college and careers in the ICT Industry. 

    Introduction to Engineering and Design (PLTW-IED)
    g – Elective  
    Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. 

    Medical Interventions (PLTW-MI)
    g – Elective  
    Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. 

    Principle of Engineering (PLTW-POE)
    g – Elective  
    Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

    Sports Medicine
    g – Elective; Category: Science-Biological

    This Health Science course prepares students for the field of Sports Medicine.  Students study anatomy, physiology and bodily systems and apply their knowledge within the area of Sports Medicine.  Students will expand on their understanding of the scientific foundations in the evaluation, assessment and care of injuries, as well as preventive techniques and wellness.

Last Modified on September 15, 2018