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High School CTE Courses by Pathway 

Agriculture & Environmental Science | Business & Marketing | Health Sciences | Human Services | Skilled Trades | STEM

College Credit and Industry Certification

Many of our courses align with college credit through College Board's Advanced Placement and through Pierce County Careers Connection (PC3).  The partnership with PC3 allows students to earn college credit, free of charge to students and their families, known as Dual CTE Credit (formerly known as Tech Prep). For more information on college credit, visit

CTE as a Graduation Pathway

The State of Washington now allows career and technical programs to meet a graduation pathway for students.  If students complete two credits in the same career pathway, students can meet their graduation pathway.  See your counselor for more information.

Agriculture & Environmental Science
College Credit & Industry Certification
AP Environmental Science
  • AP Test
  • Orientation to Environmental Science (PC3)
  • Intro to Ecology (PC3)


Business & Marketing
College Credit & Industry Certification

Introduction to Computer Science


AP Computer Science Principles

  • AP Test

AP Computer Science A

  • AP Test
  • Introduction to Programming (PC3)

AP Economics

  • AP Test

College, Career, & Financial Exploration (CCFE)


Communication in the Workplace

  • Business Communications (PC3)

Competitive Speech and Debate




Learning Through Interests

Marketing I & II
  • Customer Service Applications (PC3)
  • Creative Sales (PC3)
Marketing III & IV
  • Customer Relationship Management (PC3)
  • Creative Sales & Customer Relations Management  (PC3)
  • Principles of Marketing (PC3)
Publishing: Newspaper and Yearbook
  • Electronic Layout and Design (PC3)

Worksite Learning



Health Sciences
College Credit & Industry Certification
Principles of Biomed Science
(Project Lead the Way, Year 1)


Human Body Systems
(Project Lead the Way, Year 2)
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Fitness Professional (PC3)
Medical Interventions
(Project Lead the Way, Year 3)


Biomedical Innovations
(Project Lead the Way, Year 4)
Medical Terminology
  • Medical Terminology I (PC3)
  • Medical Terminology II (PC3)

Sports Medicine: Personal Trainer

  • Athletic Training and Acute Injury Management (PC3)
  • Programming & Marketing for Fitness Professional (PC3)

Sports Medicine: Rehabilitation

  • Athletic Training and Acute Injury Management (PC3)
  • Programming & Marketing for Fitness Professional (PC3)


Human Services & Family and Consumer Science
College Credit & Industry Certification

American Sign Language I


American Sign Language II


American Sign Language III


American Sign Language IV


Child Psychology


Ethnic Foods


Food Science



  • CPR/First Aid

Nutrition and Food Preparation




Teacher Academy

  • Careers in Education Practicum (PC3)


Skilled Trades
College Credit & Industry Certification

Navy JROTC/NNDCC *New for fall 2021!


Architecture and Design I and II

  • Introduction to CAD (PC3)



Digital Photography I, II, and III

  • Digital Photography (PC3)
  • Digital Imaging (PC3)

Forensic Science

  • Intro to Criminal Investigations (PC3)

Graphic Design

  • Electronic Layout and Design (PC3)
  • In Design (PC3)

Manufacturing I and II

  • Cabinet Millworking I (PC3)
  • Cabinet Millworking II (PC3)

Skilled Trades Pre Apprenticeship

  • Safety and Operating Certificate (PC3)
  • Basic Carpentry Skills (PC3)
  • Carpentry (PC3)
  • CPR/First Aid Certification Training
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Flagger Certification Training
  • Forklift Operator Certification Training
  • Scissorlift Operator Certification Training

Theater Design Technology


Video Production I and II

  • Introduction to Video Production (PC3)


Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
College Credit & Industry Certification

Aerospace Technology


Drone Pilot Certification (Coming fall 2022!)


Engineering Design I and II


Robotics I and II