Calipatria High School
Calipatria 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 Agri-science - The first course in the Agri-science Pathway. The course provides a foundation for understanding the industry of Agriculture, the career pathways in the agriculture industry, and the application of science contained within them. The course provides introductory knowledge and skills in the areas of animal science, plant and soil science, and agricultural business management. Participation in FFA student organization activities is integral to the course and involves leadership development, career exploration, and reinforcement of academic concepts.
Ag Biology - The second course in the Agri-science Pathway. This course applies biological principles and understanding to plant and animal science in order to produce or refine agricultural products. Course topics can include: microbiology, genetics, growth and production, the structural basis of living systems, the chemistry of living things, quantitative problem solving, and data acquisition and display. Participation in FFA student organization activities is integral to the course and involves leadership development, career exploration, and reinforcement of academic concepts.
Advanced Agri-science - The third course in the Agri-science pathway. This course provides students with opportunities to further their knowledge of applications in science in the agricultural industry. Topics may include, but are not limited to: commercial versus organic farming practices, biotechnology uses in plant and animal production, and chemical uses in production, and sustainability. Participation in FFA student organization activities is integral to the course and involves leadership development, career exploration, and reinforcement of academic concepts.
Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Graphic Design I - First course in the Arts, Media and Design Industry Sector (Design, Visual and Media Arts Pathway). This course introduces students to the elements and principle of design, a variety of artistic media, and the foundational skills of drawing, painting and three dimensional art, making connections to the commercial context. Students design, execute layouts and make illustrations for advertising displays and instructional manuals. It includes introductory instruction in the preparation of copy; in lettering, poster, package, and product design; Adobe / Graphic Design introduced. Students will explore the variety of career paths for professional artists as well as the skills and competencies required for specific artistic and commercial careers.
Graphic Design II -The second course in the Arts, Media and Design Industry Sector (Design, Visual, and Media Arts Pathway). This course provides instruction in basic design concepts, layout techniques, image editing, color enhancements, web designs and basic animation. Instruction includes the creation of documents and projects in applying learned techniques. As with the introductory course, students explore the variety of career paths for professional graphic design work, as well as the skills and competencies required for specific artistic and commercial careers. This course articulates with Adobe Photoshop, CIS 149, at IVC -Imperial Valley College. If the student passes the Credit-By-Exam assignment associated with this course, 3 units of CSU transferable credit (no cost) may be obtained through IVC.
Pathway: Food Service and Hospitality
Food Technology I - The Introductory course in a two-course sequence in the Food Service and Hospitality Pathway of the Hospitality, and Recreation Industry Sector. Instruction includes nutrition and health, safety and emergencies, food safety and sanitation, meal management, food preparation, food purchasing, food in culture, the science of food and nutrition, food costs and production, and food technology. This course provides a solid background for a wide range of careers related to food science, dietetics, and nutrition, as well as food service and hospitality.
Food Technology II - The second of two courses in the Food Service and Hospitality Pathway, this capstone course prepares individuals with the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for employment in food and beverage production and preparation occupations. Instruction includes such topics as customer relations; industry awareness; sanitation and food handling; nutrition; standardized recipes and measurements; tools, utensils, appliances and equipment; and operational procedures. Students develop skills to select and use proper equipment, supplies and procedures to produce a variety of food products to be sold or served; plan menus and arrange for equipment, decorations, entertainment, transportation and storage of food.
Pathway: Information Support and Services
Computer Tech Foundations
Desktop Publishing - This course provides entry-level skills in publishing and graphic communication. Instruction includes state-of-the-art typesetting, designing with type, paste-up, print shop techniques, and production of the project.
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.