Central Union High School

Central 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. 


Arts, Media, and EntertainmentBuilding and Construction Trades | Business and Finances

Information Communication Technologies | Public Services | Transportation


 Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts

Design Animation

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.


 Building and Construction Trades

Pathway: Cabinetry, Millwork and Woodworking

Advanced Woodworking - This course introduces and reinforces personal safety, usage of tools and machinery used in the cabinet making process leading to machining and construction of cabinet casework. Tool identification and function, materials and adhesives, basic shop math, and shop plans are included. 

Woodworking I - 

 Business and Finance

Pathway: Financial Services

Computerized Accounting - Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills of 25 words per minute. This course provides students with manual and computerized instruction in the area of accounting/record keeping, basic payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and computerized spreadsheets to include QuickBooks. Instruction in income tax preparation and volunteering in the VITA program are added component. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.

 Information and Communication Technologies

Pathway: Networking

AP Computer Science

Computer Repair - This course prepares students to learn to operate, repair maintain, and upgrade computer equipment, as well as, different electronic components. The course provides an introduction to networking connectivity. Students prepare to take the A+ Certification examination.

Pathway: Information Support and Services

Computerized Office Systems - Prerequisite: Keyboarding of 35 words per minute or completed one year of keyboarding and ability to work well independently. This course prepares students for entry-level jobs in word processing and computer operations.  Students receive training in word processing, data entry, electronic spreadsheet and data base management applications.  Courses also taught in units for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. This course is articulation with Imperial Valley College. 

Exploration Computer Science

Introduciton to Computers

Web Design

 Public Service

Pathway: Public Safety

ACAD Tech 10

Law Enforcement Academy 11/12 - This course, provides classroom instruction and hands-on training in the area of police organization, criminal law, patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, report writing, criminal investigations, juvenile law, narcotics and dangerous drugs, special services theories of criminology, special police enforcement, disaster control measures, self-defense, jail operations, security officer training, police weapons, firearms, baton, weapons and chemical agents, crime victims/witnesses, career development, reading, community relations, attitudes and behavior. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College. 


Pathway: Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair

Auto Drive Train

Auto Electric System

Auto Engine/Performance

Automotive Maintenance and Light Duty Repair (NATEF) - This course gives students both theory and hands-on. Instruction includes understanding of the basic skills necessary to enter the field of automotive repair and to prepare for national certification examinations. This course provides a study and practice of shop safety, automotive technician tools, brakes, electrical systems and engine performance. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College. This course is approved by NATEF and students completing the course successfully are eligible to take the ASE exam in brakes; electrical; suspension and steering; and engine performance. 


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