High School CTE

What is CTE?

In the state of Utah all students are required to take courses in Career and Technical Education (CTE).  We are greatly expanding our CTE course offerings at AISU this year to include Design Courses and Marketing as well as Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science Courses.

High School Graduation Requirements

  • 1.0 credit Career and Technical Education
  • 0.5 credit Digital Literacy

What that means at AISU:

1.0 credit Career and Technical Education

  • Trimester courses are .25 credits each = 4 CTE courses to graduate
  • Students enrolled in 1A must also be enrolled in 1B sections
    • Eg. Robotics 1A must also take Robotics 1B
  • Students interested in an internship must take a related course before the internship
    • Eg. student wants a Fashion Design Internship, they take Fashion Design 1A/1B

0.5 credit Digital Literacy

  • Computer Tech is NO LONGER REQUIRED
  • Students must take .5 credits in a class that uses a computer
    • Eg. CAD, Computer Programming, Graphic Design, Digital Photography

Elective Courses:

Course Title CTE Credit Brief Description Teacher Notes:
HS Robotics 1A/1B .25/.25 Introduction to mechanical and electrical design and computer programming Burton Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Robotics 2 0.25 Advanced Robotics Concepts Burton All FRC team members should be enrolled
HS CAD – Mechanical Design 1A/1B* .25/.25 Learn Computer Aided Drafting Burton Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Computer Programming 1A/1B* .25/.25 Learn a computer programming language Burton Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Digital Electronics 0.25 Learn the basics of circuits and sodering Burton
HS App Development* 0.25 Develop Web Based Apps Lee
HS Exploring Computer Science* .5 Introduction to digital applications and programming Lee
HS Engineering Principles .25/.25 Learn about engineering and practice design thinking Youmans Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Engineering Capstone Full year (1 credit) Learn about engineering and practice design thinking Youmans Students MUST have a pre approved project proposal
HS Graphic Design 1A/1B* .25/.25 Students are introduced to Graphic Design Concepts Stephens Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Digital Photo 1A/1B* .25/.25 Students are introduced to Digital Photography Stephens Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Fashion Design 1A/1B .25/.25 Students are introduced to Fashion Design Stephens Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
HS Interior Design 1A/1B .25/.25 Students are introduced to Interior Design Stephens Students MUST take A and B sections in one year.
AISU News* 0.25 Student record weekly AISU News Kelly Cassaday
AISU Podcast* 0.25 Student record weekly AISU News Kelly Cassaday
Makerspace TA .25 Elective Experienced students may TA in the Makerspace Youmans