Southwest High School

Southwest High School


High school students register for ROP supported 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.

Agriculture & Natural Resources | Arts, Media, and Entertainment | Business and Finance

Health Science and Medical Technology | Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Information and Communication Technologies

 Agriculture & Natural Resources

Ag Integrated Science

Agriculture I

Agriculture II

 Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts

Design & Animation - This is set up as a pathway course enhancing the skills used through Toon Boom software.  Introductory Model and Game Design are explored using 3DS Max Autodesk to apply maps and materials to the 3D models. 3DS MAX Autodesk is professional software that is recognized worldwide. Modifiers to enhance the design will also be introduced. Lighting a scene, manipulating the camera, applying beginning animation techniques, character design and rigging are introduced. As part of the 3D Design and Animation Class, students will learn to use Unity Pro for game design and produce an original video game.

Graphic Design 

Theater Technology

 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. 

Health Science and Medical Technology

Pathway: Patient care

Dental Assistant - The Dental Assistant course is designed to give the student the knowledge, skills, and practice for those who would like to obtain entry-level employment within a dental facility.  This course is designed to provide training in the fundamentals of assisting the dentist, chair-side duties, equipment sterilization, dental materials preparation, patient communication, and general office procedures. Instruction includes an introduction to additional dental education opportunities. Select the link for more information Dental Assistant.

Health Science/Terminology

Introduction to Sports Med

 Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Pathway: Food Service and Hospitality

Culinary Arts I - The course prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding hospitality industry. Students learn to prepare food in restaurant and catering type settings. Instruction includes: kitchen terminology, culinary nutrition, food sanitation, menu production, food pairing, recipe analysis, meat identification, product knowledge, demonstration of skills and much more. The course offers students an opportunity to view careers in the food service industry and provides a basic knowledge as the beginning of a foundation for advanced training in college level hotel and restaurant courses. The course helps prepare students for entry-level jobs in the commercial food industry.

Culinary Arts II

Introduction to Food Service

 Information and Communication Technologies

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 database management applications.  Courses also taught in units for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. This course is articulation with Imperial Valley College.

Introduction to Computers 

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