Brawley Union High School
Brawley Union High School
High school students register for CTE classes on their campus with their counselor or Guidance Technician. Home-schooled, private school and out-of-district students may also enroll.
Note: Classes meeting during the bell schedule are only open to high school students.
Introduction to Agriculture
Pathway: Ornamental Horticulture
Landscaping Design, Installation & Maintenance - This course trains students in practical experiences which involve locating, planting and maintaining turfs, plants, shrubs, trees, and other devices which help beautify residential and/or commercial grounds. Students learn techniques of landscape design, ground preparation, ornamental horticulture, design installation and maintenance of automated water and light systems.
Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Graphic Design - Prerequisite: Equivalent of one-year computer training and/or demonstrated proficiency in computer operation. This course provides instruction in basic design concepts, layout techniques, image editing, color enhancements, web designs and animation. Instruction includes the creation of documents and projects in applying learned techniques.
Pathway: Production and Managerial Arts
Stage & Theatre Technology - This course includes instruction in set construction, tools, technology, and techniques. Topics include set/scenery design, lighting, sound, stage management, the front of house and box office duties, and use of computer technology. Topics include safety rules and regulations, use of hand and power tools, basic set construction, general understanding of theater as collaborative art forms, understand the elements of running a show, basic lighting, and basic sound equipment operations.
Pathway: Residential and Commercial Construction
Construction & Building Technology - This course provides instruction in construction and building technology occupations. The hands-on training includes all components of building a house. Employment possibilities include construction laborer, carpenter, and maintenance. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
General Contracting - This course is an introduction to the construction and building technology program. Instruction includes safety, tools and machines, terminology, specialized skills, planning and design, blueprint reading, construction and manufacturing standards.
Pathway: Patient Care
Nursing Assistant - Prerequisites/Requirements: Students must, prior to enrollment: 1) have 2.0 GPA or better; 2) have 8th grade reading level on a norm reference test; 3) have basic math skills (add, multiply, divide, fractions); 4) have interest in career; 5) be a high school senior or 17 years of age or older; 5) maintain a grade of 70% or better while enrolled; 7) maintain good attendance (95% required); 8) capable of performing level of activity required for patient care (lifting 50 lbs., bending, twisting, turning, and/or transferring); 9) hold patient medical information, employee medical information and all medical record information in the strictest confidence during and after training; 10) be aware topics that may be considered controversial are discussed (anatomy, physiology, child birth, birth control, etc.); 11) provide scrubs, shoes and second-hand watch; 12) take health physical, screen for seasonal flu and booster shots, tuberculosis test and additional vaccines recommended by Center for Disease Control; 13) be aware that upon successful completion, students apply to take a Competency Skills Test provided by the California Department of Health Services ($90 testing fee and provide own transportation to testing site outside of Imperial County); 14) have the Department of Justice fingerprinting and child abuse index clearance (fees paid by IVROP), and 15) have name tag provided by IVROP). This course trains students for entry-level placement in health service occupations; students study a broad curriculum in medical occupations, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation practices. Students are taught professional ethics and patient relationship skills in a classroom setting and practical application in a medical facility. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
Public and Community Health
Pathways: Information Support and Services
Community Office Occupations - Prerequisite: One year of keyboarding and demonstrate an interest in business careers. This course prepares students for entry-level jobs as office clerks, receptionists, and clerk typists. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical experience, students learn or upgrade office skills, office procedures, use reference materials, filing, telephone techniques, machine calculation, and simple business records. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
Computer/Office Occupations - This course prepares students for entry-level jobs as office clerks, receptionists, and clerk typists. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical experience, students learn or upgrade office skills, office procedures, use reference materials, filing, telephone techniques, machine calculation, and simple business records.
Introduction to Computers
Pathway: Welding and Materials Joining
Welding - This course prepares students with the skills necessary for entry-level positions within the welding field. The training emphasis is on safe practices in welding, knowledge of welding equipment and supplies, and welding procedure in oxy-acetylene welding. Training is given in basic math concepts and blueprint reading. Skills tests are given at the end of each phase. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
Retail Trades - This course provides students with an opportunity to develop communication skills for personal success in the retail industry. Students develop good work habits and attitudes. Areas to be taught include cashiering, shipping and receiving, stocking, merchandise presentation, and customer relations.
Pathway: Public Safety
Corrections Academy - This course prepares students to obtain entry-level employment at a jail facility. In partnership with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, students receive instruction in various components: agency specific training; California Criminal Justice System orientation; codes, statutes and other legal documents; professionalism and ethics; classification of inmates; contraband; interpersonal, tactical and practical communication; defensive tactics and restraint techniques; booking and receiving; releasing; maintaining security; reporting and record keeping; supervising inmates; distribution of supplies and commissary; monitoring psychological and physical health; management of inmate workers; screening and monitoring of visitors; screening and distribution of mail; transport outside of facility; emergency procedures; testifying in court; and physical tasks and conditioning.