Career and Technical Education (CTE) (OCC ED)

 

Career and Technical / Occupational Education classes offer students hands-on experiences in many career areas. Explore careers and prepare for your future!

 

Some of the skills developed in C.T.E. / Occ. Ed. classes

  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm & Attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism

Please explore the teacher and course information linked below

  • If you have any questions, please contact the instructor for more details


C.T.E. / Occ.Ed. Instructors

Wade Arnold Wade Arnold GRuB's Youth Programs Lead Educator 2016 Elliott Ave. NW warnold@osd.wednet.edu 753-5522 Homepage
Amanda Beers Amanda Beers Career Center Counselor / Yearbook Adviser  Career Center abeers@osd.wednet.edu 596-8041  
Steve Bellande Steve Bellande Athletic Director / Sports Med. Room C10 sbellande@osd.wednet.edu 596-8070  Homepage
Kristina Cummins Kristina Cummins English / Drama / Stagecraftst Stage kcummins@osd.wednet.edu 596-8043  Homepage
Angel Elam Angel Elam Activities Director Room A13/E2 aelam@osd.wednet.edu 596-8167  Homepage
Brenda Grabski Brenda Grabski Marketing   bgrabski@osd.wednet.edu 596-8227 Homepage
Tighe Kraves Tighe Kraves Ceramics / Dept. Head Room H-1 tkraves@osd.wednet.edu 596-8203 Homepage
Scott Le Duc Scott Le Duc Arts / Technology / Dept. Head Room F1 sleduc@osd.wednet.edu 596-8241 Homepage
Andrew Lopez Andrew Lopez Math / Drafting Room G1 / C7 alopez@osd.wednet.edu 596-8072 Homepage
Allison McFadden Allison McFadden Business Ed. 
Future Business Leaders of America [FBLA] Advisor
Room E3 amcfadden@osd.wednet.edu 596-8254 Homepage
Jacob Merz Jacob Merz ASL   jmerz@osd.wednet.edu 915-5744  Homepage
William Murray William Murray Wood and Metal Technology G2 wmurray@osd.wednet.edu

596-
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Cecily Schmidt Cecily Schmidt Art Room H-2 ceschmidt@osd.wednet.edu 596-8205 Homepage
Caroline Street Caroline Street English / Newspaper Room B-3 cstreet@osd.wednet.edu 596-8263 Homepage
Kathleen Watts Kathleen Watts Science / Horticulture Room I10 kwatts@osd.wednet.edu 596-8267 Homepage
Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Video / CNS / Photo / Robotics / Coach Room F2 / I1 kwright@osd.wednet.edu 596-8271 Homepage

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C.T.E. / Occ.Ed. Courses

  • This list provides a view of course options offered in a particular path or emphasis.
  • For more details view the CAPITAL COURSE CATALOG

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

woods metals

BUSINESS & MARKETING

business

MEDIA DESIGN & PUBLISHING

arts and tech

BUILDING & BIOLOGY

horticulture

STAGECRAFT
(CTE or Fine Art)
Learn the technical aspects of putting on a play; from scenic design, set construction, stage lighting, sound, and costuming. Be a part of the behind-the-scenes production crew of the Capital High School Theatre.
INSTRUCTOR: CUMMINS
MARKETING
Learn about the world of business & advertising for products, sports and entertainment. Marketing students participate in DECA.
INSTRUCTORS: ELAM / GRABSKI
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO PRODUCTION
Students work with cameras ranging from point and shoot to 35mm DSLR’s with changeable lenses to take pictures and make films.
INSTRUCTORS: WRIGHT
SPORTS MEDICINE 
This is a course designed for students who plan on making health care a career or has an interest in helping with sports teams.
INSTRUCTOR: BELLANDE
STEM INTRODUCTORY ROBOTICS
This course will introduce students to engineering concepts and technology design through the Lego EV3 Robotics system.
INSTRUCTOR: WRIGHT
DIGITAL DESIGN
(CTE or Fine Art)

Design your own creations as a hobby or turn your marketable skills into a future job with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, DreamWeaver and Flash! (3 year program) [FBLA]
INSTRUCTORS: MCFADDEN
FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY (IB and Non-IB)
(CTE or Fine Art)
Learn the art of film language, film history, and what makes great films by creating your own and start a professional film reel portfolio.
INSTRUCTOR: LE DUC
DRAFTING / ENGINEERING
For anyone who desires to become an architect or engineer, or who is interested in mechanical drafting.
INSTRUCTOR: LOPEZ
STEM ROBOTICS ENGINEERING
Robotics Engineering builds on the learning and skills from Introductory Robotics. Compete in First Tech Challenge. Out of class requirements.
INSTRUCTOR: WRIGHT
STREET LAW / LAW AND JUSTICE
Study criminal & civil law - speakers, mock trials & field trips to watch real trials bring it to life! [FBLA]
INSTRUCTOR: MCFADDEN
CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE (CNS)
Students work in teams to create the news for Capital HS, using high end video editted equipment and tools.
INSTRUCTORS: WRIGHT
INTRO TO WOODS
Do you like the smell of fresh sawdust? Do you love making things? Build your own wood projects in this intro to woodworking class.
INSTRUCTOR: MURRAY
STEM ROBO-MATH
This course equips students with a hands-on understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of the robotics engineering and technology.
INSTRUCTOR: WRIGHT
STUDENT STORE
The student store is a fun upbeat place to put your business skills into practice.
INSTRUCTOR: ELAM
GAME DESIGN
Use the Unity game development ecosystem to learn about the game making process and make your own games.
INSTRUCTOR: LE DUC / WRIGHT
INTRO TO METALS
Did you ever wonder how metal objects were built? Learn to weld and other metal fabrication techniques in this intro to metalworking class.
INSTRUCTOR: MURRAY
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
(CTE and World Language)
2 year course discussing language, how to converse with Deaf people, the origins and history of ASL, and Deaf rights. ASL can be one credit for both World Language & CTE.
INSTRUCTOR: MERZ
ESPRESSO / SMOOTHIE OPERATIONS & MGMT
Improve your retail & management knowledge with computer sims that will have you testing yourself against others in the class! Operate the Espresso Store - participate in promotional sales! [FBLA]
INSTRUCTOR: MCFADDEN
SCHOOL OF ROCK
Learn to compose, record, mix, and share sound and music. Learn to create songs, podcasts, and sound for films and start a professional portfolio.
INSTRUCTOR: LE DUC
BOAT MANUFACTURING / CorePLUS
Learn to build full sized boats or prepare for a job at Boeing as an aerospace assembler in this combined class.
INSTRUCTOR: MURRAY
DRAWING / PAINTING
(Will be CTE in 2018-19)
(Fine Art)
Students develop art making skills and approaches specific to drawing and painting.
INSTRUCTOR: SCHMIDT
FINANCIAL ALGEBRA
(CTE or 3rd Year Math Credit)
Apply math skills to the real world - budgeting, credit, saving, taxes, investing, retirement & more!
INSTRUCTOR: MCFADDEN
YEARBOOK
By application only - apply in April for next year Length: 1 year. Grade level: 10, 11, 12.
INSTRUCTOR: BEERS
BICYCLE MANUFACTURING / CorePLUS
Learn to design and build bicycle frames or prepare for a job at Boeing as an aerospace assembler in this combined class.
INSTRUCTOR: MURRAY
CERAMICS, SCULPTURE, & 3D DESIGN
(Will be CTE in 2018-19)
Work with clay, wood, plaster, wire, paper, etc. to create three dimensional artwork.
INSTRUCTOR: KRAVES
LEADERSHIP
Leadership students are hands on in planning, marketing, and facilitating all school assemblies, dances and events.
INSTRUCTOR: ELAM
JOURNALISM
(CTE and Senior English Credit)
Produce student news both paper and digitally. Learn InDesign, Photoshop, DSLR camera skills. Produce and maintain social media.
No experience needed.
INSTRUCTOR: C. STREET
PRECISION MANUFACTURING / CorePLUS
Manufacture your own micro steam engine with precision machining or prepare for a job at Boeing as an aerospace assembler in this combined class.
INSTRUCTOR: MURRAY
PRINTMAKING 
(Will be CTE in 2018-19)
Create original images and designs with processes such as screen, transfer, monotype, and block printing.
INSTRUCTOR: KRAVES
IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (SL) & (HL)
This challenging course focuses on understanding technical innovation, daily business functions including marketing, human resources, management and finance . Students participate in the leadership organization DECA.
Length: 2 years. Grade level: 11, 12
INSTRUCTOR: GRABSKI
  INTRO TO HORTICULTURE
Apply classroom learning to the real world – grow plants for the annual FFA Plant Sale as you prepare for life after high school.
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
GRuB SCHOOL
A 3 block class emphasizing job skills, social skills, and communication skills through a hands-on sustainable farming curriculum.
INSTRUCTOR: ARNOLD
WORK-BASED LEARNING
Students who are employed and work at least 10 hours a week and have been in a related OCC Ed program are eligible to earn Work-based Learning credit. Must be 16 years of age.
INSTRUCTOR: GRABSKI
  BIOLOGY CTE
Work and play indoors and out as you learn to restore wetlands, identify plant parts and processes.
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
IB Visual Arts
(Will be CTE in 2018-19)
Advanced/IB visual arts encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers.
INSTRUCTOR: SCHMIDT
WORK-BASED LEARNING
Students who are employed and work at least 10 hours a week and have been in a related OCC Ed program are eligible to earn Work-based Learning credit. Must be 16 years of age.
INSTRUCTOR: GRABSKI
  BIOLOGY CTE
Work and play indoors and out as you learn to restore wetlands, identify plant parts and processes.
INSTRUCTOR: TBA

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