Career And Technical Education

Annette Fewins

Annette Fewins

Teacher

afewins@beniciaunified.org

Andreas Kaiser

Andreas Kaiser

Teacher

akaiser@beniciaunified.org

Steve Shields

Steve Shields

Teacher

Sonya Seslar-Pagsolingan

Sonya Seslar-Pagsolingan

Teacher

DIGITAL MEDIA/INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY    Earn College Credit
Media & Design Arts Career Pathway

This course will cover design concepts, processes and aesthetic interpretation of creating digital imagery. Using digital cameras and Photo Shop software, students will learn the elements of co position, photo management, and photo editing.  Students will learn about web design and create a web-based portfolio. This course is recommended for those who want to strengthen their digital media skills or may be interested in Yearbook or Journalism.  Benicia High has entered into an articulation agreement with Diablo Valley College (DVC) whereby students who complete this class may receive 3 units college credit (transferable to California State Universities).  This course meets the “F” Fine Arts UC electives admissions requirement.                                                                                                     

Earn College Credit                   Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12         Year                       UC/CSU – f

INTRO TO ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE                                                         

Prerequisite: completion of Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 upon instructor approval
In this course students explore the fields of engineering and architecture.  Students incorporate sketching, computer aided design (CAD) skills into projects that focus on architectural design, mechanical design, and civil engineering.  Benicia High has entered into an articulation agreement with Diablo Valley College (DVC) whereby students who completed this class may receive 3 units of college credit (transferable to UC and California State Universities).  This course meets the “F” Fine Arts UC electives admissions requirement. For more info, see: http://kaiserworld.weebly.com/.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12             Year               UC/CSU – f

INTRO to COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & ROBOTICS

Prerequisite: completion of Integrated Math 2 or upon instructor approval
This course includes hands-on experience in the field of computer programming, electronics, and robotics.  Students create their own video games, and learn basic electronics. Students will also design, build, and program robots and other microprocessor controlled electronics. Benicia High has entered into an articulation agreement with Diablo Valley College (DVC) whereby students who completed this class may receive 2 units of college credit (transferable to UC and California State Universities).  This course meets the “G” Fine Arts UC electives admissions requirement. For more info, see: http://kaiserworld.weebly.com/

Grades: 9,10,11,12             Year                      UC/CSU – g

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Prerequisite: completion of Integrated Math 2. Otherwise instructor approval is required.

 This advanced placement course introduces students to the concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. Covered topics include the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. This course meets the “G” General UC electives admissions requirement. For more info, see: http://kaiserworld.weebly.com/

Grades: 10, 11, 12                 Year               UC/CSU – g

iQUEST – For Seniors Only

Prerequisite: Application & Interview, must have a specific interest area, consent of instructor.

iQuest will provide students an opportunity to learn and explore an area of interest or passion and connect classroom learning of the world of work.  Students are empowered to take ownership of their education and develop an internship or self-study that connects to their individual needs and interests.  The practical experience gained through this program will enhance their high school education beyond the traditional classroom

Grade: 12                           Year                         UC/CSU – g

CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING TRADES 1   New

This course covers the vital skills necessary to enter the residential and light commercial construction trades.  Skills range from safety, hand and power tool usage, to framing and finish trim.  Students will gain hands-on experience of most construction components from the foundation to the shingles (electrical, plumbing, and framing are included in these courses.)  The goal is for students to leave this course with the skills to enter directly into the construction trades, the confidence to continue woodworking as a personal hobby or maintain their personal property.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                 Year               UC/CSU – g (Pending) 

BASIC WELDING/AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM  New

 This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of welding.  It provides the student with opportunities for hands-on training in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), gas metal arc welding (MIG) and oxyfuel gas welding.  Students will also be instructed in the safe use of plasma cutter, oxyacetalene cutting torch and various saws and grinders, as well as training in welding and machine shop safety.

The auto technology class will explore the theory, maintenance, and repair of various automotive vehicle systems.  Both theory and practical application will be covered.  Engine, drive train, cooling and lubrication systems, fuel system, suspension-steering, braking, electrical systems, and engine performance will be explained during the one year class.  This class will integrate the study of math, science, communication skills, and writing skills applicable to the automotive industry throughout the year.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                 Year         UC/CSU – g (Pending) 

INTRODUCTION to MEDICAL CAREERS   New

This course is designed to expose students to the Health Care industry by surveying the wide spectrum of Health Care occupations and equipping them with the entry-level knowledge and skills that apply to a variety of health occupations.  Students explore the anatomy and physiology of the human body and related careers.  This course examines organ system structures and functions, diseases and disorders, as well as the language of healthcare (Medical Terminology). Students who successfully complete this course will acquire the necessary core knowledge and skills that will allow them to pursue an education and/or career in the Health Care industry.  This course is the first of two courses as part of the Health Science and Medical Technology Pathway.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                 Year           UC/CSU  – g (Pending)

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