Programs of Study


Business and Technology
Business management and administrative services is projected to be one of the fastest growing industries through the year 2008, with wage and salary jobs expecting to grow by 42 percent through 2010. As technology in business advances and the complexity of business increases so does the need for savvy
business professionals.
Careers in business cover a broad spectrum of industries including:
  • Accounting: Accountant, Bookkeeper, Auditor, Audit Clerk, Tax Examiner
  • Administrative: Executive Assistant, Secretary, Office Support Worker
  • Banking and Finance: Financial Manager / Analyst
  • Business Law: Legal Assistant, Paralegal
  • Business Management: Management Analyst, Human Resources Assistant
  • Computer Technology: Database Administrator
  • Desktop Publishing: Desktop Publisher
  • Word Processing: Word Processor, Office Clerk
Instructors:
Centennial High School – Christopher Madrill
Central High School – Brad Ranson, Kim VanHee 
East High School – Rachel Cesario
South High School –  Cathy Tkacik

ACCOUNTANT PLAN OF STUDY
DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR PLAN OF STUDY
FINANCIAL OFFICER PLAN OF STUDY
OFFICE MANAGER PLAN OF STUDY

Catering:
Instructors:
East High School – Marilyn Wagner, Janae Passalaqua

CHEF-HEAD COOK PLAN OF STUDY
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER PLAN OF STUDY

Communication Technology:
Instructors:
Centennial High School – Chad Williams
Central High School – Daniel Levinson
South High School – Kristyn Graham-Bieniewicz 

PRINTING AND PUBLISHING PLAN OF STUDY
VISUAL AND DESIGN ARTS PLAN OF STUDY
AUDIO, VIDEO, TECHNOLOGY, FILM PLAN OF STUDY

Construction Technology:

The major industrial areas of trade and technical are construction, manufacturing, transportation, communication, personal services, and protective services. People who work in trade and technical fields are found everywhere. They are the contractors who build your new home and the factory workers who assemble your stereo. They are the pilots who fly you to your vacation destination and the news anchors who bring you the news. They are the police officers who keep you safe and the auto technicians who use the latest technology to figure out why your car isn't working. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the automotive industry is rapidly growing and "the work of automotive service technicians and mechanics has evolved from simply mechanical to high technology." New cars today have more computers onboard than the first spacecraft and as a result today's technicians are "diagnostic, high-tech problem solvers." According to the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, technicians are in demand all across the nation and can earn $60,000 or more per year.
Careers in trade and technical include, but are not limited to:
  • Construction Trades: Carpenter, Cabinetmaker, Building Inspector
  • Mechanics and Repairs: Electrician, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Service Technician
  • Precision Production Trades: Architect, Drafter, Machine Tool Operator
  • Transportation and Material Moving: Air Traffic Controller, Commercial Pilot, Heavy Duty Diesel Operator, Industrial Truck & Tractor Operator Communications: TV Broadcasting
  • Protective Services: Firefighter, Law Enforcement
  • Personal Services: Cosmetologist, Travel Agent
  • Visual Arts: Commercial Photographer, Commercial Artist, Graphics Designer
Instructors:
Centennial High School – Mike Palumbo
South High School – Kevin Scott

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PLAN OF STUDY


Engineering Technology:

Nationally, engineering is the second largest of all professions. In Utah, it is one of the fastest growing industries having a projected growth rate of 4.7% through the year 2010, creating approximately 11,000 jobs. Due to the expansion of jobs in the technical fields and the increasing numbers of engineers who are retiring, the number of job openings in technology and engineering continues to increase. There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the field at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years. The variety of specialties can have an engineer developing pharmaceuticals for the medical profession, or designing a sustainable and efficient urban infrastructure.
Careers in technology and engineering include:

  • Construction: Operating Engineer
  • Manufacturing: Industrial Engineer, Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Design: Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Programmer
Instructors:
East High School –Rusty Imes

Health Academy:
The health care industry is robust and growing nationwide; however, it is actually experiencing a critical shortage of workers. As a result, these shortages are impacting the quality of care received throughout the industry. An increased demand for qualified health professionals is expected to continue through the year 2012, resulting in 16 percent of all new wage and salary jobs.
Careers in health care include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnostic Services: Geneticist, Clinical Lab Technologist, Pathologist, Phlebotomist,
    Radiologic Technologist
  • Therapeutic Services: Audiologist, Certified Nurse Assistant, Dental Assistant & Hygienist,
    Medical Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist,
    Surgical Technologist
  • Support Services: Biomedical, Dietitian, Industrial Hygienist, Services Technician,
    Transport Technician
  • Biotechnology Research & Development: Biomedical Chemist, Genetics Lab Technician, Microbiologist, Pharmacy Technician, Toxicologist
  • Health Informatics: Medical Coder, Medical Transcriptionist
Instructors:
Centennial High School - Kelly Anaya, Bret Orton, 

NURSING PLAN OF STUDY
DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PLAN OF STUDY
EMERGENCY MEDICINE PLAN OF STUDY
OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST PLAN OF STUDY
VETERINARY MEDICINE PLAN OF STUDY
PHYSICIAN PLAN OF STUDY

Marketing and Distribution Education:
Marketing is an expansive field that covers industries from advertising to travel and tourism, from retail to sports and entertainment, from real estate to Internet marketing. As people do everything from shopping and dating to trading stock and taking classes on the Internet, e-Commerce is only going to get bigger. As a result, the acceleration of the Internet has made marketing a rapidly growing field. In fact, it is estimated that worldwide over 30% of all workers work in some area of marketing.
Careers in marketing include:

  • Advertising & Promotion: Writer, Manager, Sales
  • Fashion Merchandising: Buyer, Display Coordinator
  • International Marketing: Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing: Market Research Analyst
  • Real Estate: Agent, Appraiser, Broker
  • Retailing: Buyer, Manager, Sales
  • Travel and Tourism: Travel Agent
Instructors:
Centennial High School – Joe Petrick
Central High School – Kim VanHee
East High School – Jacqueline Armenta
South High School – Cathy Tkacik

ADVERTISING MANAGER PLAN OF STUDY
ENTREPRENEUR PLAN OF STUDY
MARKETING RESEARCH ANALYST PLAN OF STUDY
MARKETING - SALES MANAGER PLAN OF STUDY
MARKETING - TECHNICAL SALES PLAN OF STUDY 

Engineering and Computer Science

In PLTW Engineering, students investigate topics such as aerodynamics and astronautics, biological engineering and sustainability, and digital electronics and circuit design, which gives them an opportunity to learn about different engineering disciplines before beginning post-secondary education or careers.
The PLTW Computer Science program of study engages high school students in computational thinking and prepares a computationally aware and capable workforce. This program comprises introductory, foundation, and specialty courses.
 
Instructors: 
Central High School – Kevin Buchanan

Biomedical Science

Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future. 
 
Instructors: 
Central High School – Melissa Waller

ProStart:

Instructors:

Central High School - Nancy Cornell
East High School - Janae Passalaqua

CHEF - HEAD COOK PLAN OF STUDY
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER
LODGING MANAGER PLAN OF STUDY


Work Experience Studies (WES):


Instructors:
Centennial High School – Holly Smith
Central High School – Kelly Zerfas- Roth
East High School – Tammy Highberger
South High School – Joshua Sisneros
Paragon Learning Center - Ian Martinez-McGraw

WES PLAN OF STUDY

Manufacturing Technology: On-Site
Central High School/South High School - Concurrent Enrollment
Instructors:   Larry Romero