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Spring 2022 CTE 

Live Oak High School

https://liveoak.mhusd.org/cte 

All of the videos were done by students taking Audio Video Production, the capstone course for the Production and Managerial Arts pathway

Yearbook:

Yearbook (aka Intro to Journalism and Tech Writing) is a class at Live Oak where the students are involved in the complete process of planning, creating, and distributing the school yearbook, La Encina. Students get to learn about and build skills in graphic design, photography, print production, and sales. By the end of the year, all students in the class will have had a hand in the creation of that year's book, and ownership of its theme, coverage, and design. This is the capstone course for the Design, Visual, and Media Arts pathway. Next year, we will be introducing the concentrator course, Intro to Graphic Design! https://liveoak.mhusd.org/cte 

School: Live Oak, Teacher: Jillian Ray - rayj@mhusd.org 

Multimedia and Video Production:

Advanced Multimedia is a class at Live Oak where students learn the basics of video and film, from pre-production through post-production. Students get to build skills in directing, acting, videography, video editing, script writing, and marketing. Students have access to industry standard software and equipment for hands-on learning. This is the concentrator course for the Production and Managerial Arts pathway. The capstone course is Audio and Video Production. In this course, students run a school production, News from the Nuthouse, where they write, film and produce daily news and creative segments for the school to see. https://liveoak.mhusd.org/cte 

School: Live Oak, Teacher: Jillian Ray - rayj@mhusd.org 

 

Woodworking:

Woodworking 1 and 2 courses are designed to introduce students to skills, practices, tools, machines, millwork and cabinetmaking. All students are put through a rigorous safety program including examination, performance assessments, and tool certifications. The level 1 course focuses on basic hand and power tool applications with introductions to machine usage such as a table saw, bandsaw, routers, planer and drum sanders. Students have opportunities to build simple step stools, cutting boards, small cabinets, and progress into designing and building a project of their choosing. 

Woodworking 2 students go into greater depth of skills and practices learned in the entry course, as well as enhance their tool and machine knowledge and safety with further advancements in their tool certifications, such as machine setup protocols.There is a greater focus on cabinet making with team competition builds, and opportunities to create a wide variety of projects as orders come in throughout the year.

Teacher: CJ Goularte - goulartec@mhusd.org 

School: Live Oak, Teacher: CJ Goularte - goulartec@mhusd.org 

Construction:

The Live Oak High School Construction program aims to introduce and connect students to the many career opportunities in the building trades and construction industry. Construction 1 is our entry level course that moves students through 20 different modules in all phases of a commercial or residential build such as pre-construction , structural construction, mechanical construction and finish construction. Modules include CAD, Introduction to engineering, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, wall and roof framing, masonry, tile, finish carpentry and more.

Construction Tech 2 is a continuation of the basic carpentry skills learned in Construction Tech  1. This class goes into greater depth on many carpentry skills including all aspects of framing, site  surveying and site planning, blueprints, and concrete and masonry applications. The course also  investigates carpentry careers as well as further investigations into other career opportunities in the construction trades. All students enrolled in Construction 2 will earn OSHA-10 Construction certifications, and will have opportunities for work-based learning, job shadowing, apprenticeships, and structured career planning. Students must have successfully passed Construction Tech 1 in order to enroll in  Construction 2.

School: Live Oak, Teacher: CJ Goularte - goulartec@mhusd.org

Foods & Culinary:

Advanced Foods and Culinary are both courses in the Food Service and Hospitality CTE Pathway at Live Oak High School. The Advanced Foods class covers basics like measurement, culinary terminology, safety and sanitation, and foundational knife skills, as well as nutrition, cultural food traditions, and personal finance. There is no prerequisite needed before taking Advanced Foods, and students range from Freshmen to Seniors. Successful teamwork is a big part of this class. Each week the class groups make one (or more) dishes to practice their skills.

Culinary is for Juniors and Seniors who have already passed Advanced Foods. The expectation is that they remember how to do the basics covered in Foods and are ready for more challenging projects. Students all get a Food Handlers Certificate to demonstrate their understanding of food safety and sanitation. This class teaches more about the Culinary industry, and is articulated with the Mission College (Junior College in Santa Clara) Hospitality Program. 

School: Live Oak, Teacher: Teresa Rounds - roundst@mhusd.org 


Agriculture Education:

There are three CTE Pathways in the Agriculture and Natural Resources sector at Live Oak High School: Agriscience, Agricultural Business, and Plant Science. All three of these pathways start with Ag Biology as the introductory course and Soil Chem as the concentrator course. The main difference is in the capstone courses. The capstone course for Agriscience is Vet Science, the capstone course for Agricultural Business is Ag Sales and Service, and the capstone courses for Plant Science is Art and History of Floral Design or Horticulture. Morgan Hill FFA Recruitment (1).pdf 

Art and History of Floral Design:

Art and History of Floral Design is a course in the Plant Science CTE Pathway at Live Oak High School. Students in the class become proficient in making and creating arrangements. They are taught the design that goes into floral arrangements as well as the background of how the industry works and marketable skills to make them more employable. Students’ arrangements are sold through subscription service. The money that they make selling their work is used as a budget for their next project. 

Teacher: Nikki Jorgenson - jorgensonn@mhusd.org

 

 

 

Ann Sobrato High School
Sobrato CTE/VAPA Electives
Course Info 2021-2022

health sciences:

Ann Sobrato High School is proud to share about their Health Science CTE Electives with you: Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Health Science teacher, Humberto Medina, was recognized as State Coach of the Year by NHSSCA. This award is given annually to a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach in recognition for his or her coaching achievements and passion for the profession. The State Coach of the Year is selected from among the top coaches across each state.  https://nhssca.us/state/  

Check out our fliers for more information! 

School: Sobrato, Teacher: Dr. Christine Taylor - taylorc@mhusd.org 

Health Sciences CTE

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Introduction to Computer Science:

Introduction to Computer Science is the first course in the Software and Systems Development CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. It is open to all students at any level!

Teacher: Eric Alfaro - alfaroe@mhusd.org 

AP CS: Principles:

AP Computer Science Principles is a course in the Software and Systems Development CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. It is open to all 10th-12th grade students at Sobrato. There is no prerequisite, but we recommend taking Introduction to Computer Science first if you can.

Teacher: Eric Alfaro - alfaroe@mhusd.org

AP CS A:

AP Computer Science A in Java is the highest Computer Science course offered in the Software and Systems Development CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. It focuses on the foundations of Java. You must have taken Introduction to Computer Science or AP Computer Science Principles before taking this course.

Teacher: Eric Alfaro - alfaroe@mhusd.org

Agriculture Biology:

Agriculture Biology is a course in the Agriculture Science CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This is a first time course open to all students at any level.

Teacher: Katherine Gardner - gardnerk@mhusd.org

 

Food Science:

Food Science is a course in the Agriculture Science CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This course provides students an opportunity to explore scientific principles of food preparation and processing. Evaluative techniques will be used to compare a wide variety of food products. Students will explore career opportunities and research current events in the food science field. Food Science is a first time course open to all students at any level.

Teacher: Kayla Erath - erathk@mhusd.org 

Soil Chemistry:

Soil Chemistry is a course in the Agriculture Science CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This course is open to all tenth grade students - there are no prerequisites before taking this course.

Teacher: Katy Stoffel - stoffelk@mhusd.org

 

Veterinary Science:

Veterinary Science is a course in the Agriculture Science CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. Veterinary Science courses impart information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals, typically emphasizing domestic and farm animals. Course topics focus on anatomy and physiology, nutrition, behavior, and reproduction, sanitation, and use of veterinary supplies and equipment. Veterinary Science is open to all 11th and 12th grade students and there are no prerequisites needed before taking this course. https://watch.screencastify.com/v/GxX9mR0K5U7LHwT3jyau 

Teacher: Katherine Gardner - gardnerk@mhusd.org

 

Art and History of Floral Design:

Art and History of Floral Design is a course in the Agricultural Business CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This course involves the fundamentals of floral design theory, techniques, and skills currently practiced in the floral design industry. Art and History of Floral Design is open to all 11th and 12th grade students 

Teacher: Katy Stoffel - stoffelk@mhusd.org

Horticulture:

Horticulture is a course in the Agricultural Business CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This course exposes students to the art and science of growing plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Horticulture is open to all 11th and 12th grade students and there are no prerequisites.

Teacher: Katy Stoffel - stoffelk@mhusd.org

Agriculture Sales and Service:

Agriculture Sales and Service (also known as Agriculture Leadership) is a course in the Agricultural Business CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This course teaches students different service and sales techniques, leadership, public speaking, and employability skills. Agriculture Sales and Service is open to all 10th - 12th grade students and is designed for student leaders within the FFA Organization or students interested in being more involved in FFA.

Teacher: Katy Stoffel - stoffelk@mhusd.org

Agriculture Mechanics:

Agriculture Mechanics is a course in the Agriculture Mechanics CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This course provides theory and hands-on experiences that provide opportunities for students to develop basic knowledge and skills in agricultural mechanics. Instructional areas include the basic fundamentals of maintaining and repairing small gasoline engines, basic electricity, welding, construction, cold metal work, and operating agricultural equipment safely. Agriculture Mechanics is a first time course open to all students at any level. 

Teacher: Kayla Erath - erathk@mhusd.org 

Drama 1 CP:

Drama 1 CP is a course in the Performing Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This class is beneficial for students who are interested in a career in acting or any career that involves public speaking and critical thinking. Topics covered include character development, script analysis, and improv theatre. Drama 1 CP is open to all students and grade levels. 

Teacher: Christopher deMelo - demeloc@mhusd.org 

Advanced Drama:

Advanced Drama is a course in the Performing Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. If you are considering a career in film, television, theatre, or acting, this class will provide you with the advancing skills to perform in those industries. Some of the topics covered are character development, musical theatre, theatre history, and audition and performance techniques. Advanced Drama is geared towards 10th-12th grade students who have passed Drama 1. 

Teacher: Christopher deMelo - demeloc@mhusd.org 

Stagecraft 1:

Stagecraft 1 is a course in the Production and Managerial Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. The skills taught in this class will be beneficial for students interested in technical theatre as well as any students interested in any other construction or building career. Students will work on sets, lighting, costumes, makeup, and sound. Stagecraft 1 is an introductory CTE course and is open to all students at any grade level. 

Teacher: Christopher deMelo - demeloc@mhusd.org 

Stagecraft 2:

Stagecraft 2 is a course in the Production and Managerial Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. Stagecraft 2 is primarily for 10th through 12th grade students who have completed Stagecraft 1. 

Teacher: Christopher deMelo - demeloc@mhusd.org 

 

Studio Art:

Studio Art is a course in the Design, Visual, and Media Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. Content in this class includes visual arts construction, line and texture, color, and form and would be ideal for students interested in careers such as being a concept artist, graphic designer, 3D artist, or photographer. Studio Art is a first time course open to all students at any level. 

Teacher: Seibert “Dale” Dowd - dowds@mhusd.org 

Advanced Studio Art:

Advanced Studio Art is a course in the Design, Visual, and Media Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. This class is open to 10th-12th grade students who have already taken Studio Art.

 

Ceramics CP:

Ceramics CP is a course in the Design, Visual, and Media Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. Students in this class learn how to work with clay to create sculptures and pottery. This class is ideal for students who are creative or who want to learn how to be creative. Ceramics CP is an introductory course open to all students and grade levels. 

Teacher: Abiam Alvarez - alvareza@mhusd.org

Advanced Ceramics:

Advanced Ceramics is a course in the Design, Visual, and Media Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. Students in this class learn how to use the pottery wheel, make glazes, and use a clay 3D printer. Advanced Ceramics is open to 11th and 12th grade students who passed Ceramics CP with C- or higher.

Teacher: Abiam Alvarez - alvareza@mhusd.org

AP Art:

There are two pathways to get to AP Art: Ceramics or Drawing and Painting. Students interested in taking AP Art with a 3D need to have completed Ceramics and Advanced Ceramics. Students interested in taking AP Art with a drawing portfolio need to have completed Studio Art and Advanced Studio Art. 

Teacher: Abiam Alvarez - alvareza@mhusd.org

Photography:

Photography is a course in the Design, VIsual, and Media Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School. Students learn to use DSLR cameras, composition, use of editing software and studio lighting. Students produce a final portfolio that is physical and digital.  Photography is open to 11th and 12th grade students. 

Teacher: Allan Barnes - barnesa@mhusd.org 

Graphic Design:

Graphic Design is a course in the Design, VIsual, and Media Arts CTE Pathway at Sobrato High School.  Students create projects that include text, images and combinations of both.Class projects include creation of advertising and product labeling, posters, brochures, book covers, greeting cards, menus. Graphic Design is open to 11th and 12th grade students.