Career & Technical Education
CTE offers high school students cutting-edge, relevant, and rigorous classes that prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and high-wage,
high-skill, high-demand careers of the 21st century.
Students who complete a CTE program:
- Gain technical skills and knowledge that help them prepare for college and career
- Receive CTE Honors upon graduation
- May earn college credit in high school
- Build a resume that signals strong career or academic interest in a particular field to potential employers and colleges
CTE Honors Requirements
In order to complete a CTE program and receive CTE Honors, a student must complete at least two courses in one program of study. Each program has at least one required course.
Many Wilson CTE courses are Dual Credit, allowing the student to earn college credit concurrently with high school credit. Dual Credit courses are aligned with specific courses at Portland Community College (PCC), which can then be transferred to many secondary institutions. Entering college with credits may allow students to graduate in less time or to take advanced coursework sooner in their college career.
Programs of Study
Education Preparation for Future Educators
Instructors: Kathryn Wolff, Kate Morgan
The Future Educators program offers students unique opportunities to strengthen leadership, communication, and helping skills. Students learn teaching strategies, develop multicultural awareness, and gain experiences working as freshman class mentors, peer counselors, and elementary classroom assistants. This program gives students first-hand information about the joys and challenges of careers in education professions.
- Introduction to Education (required)
- Elementary/Middle School Education Teaching Assistant (required)
- Peer Counseling
- Advanced Peer Counseling
- Community Mentor
Instructors: Nick Caldwell, Bruce McCleave
The Video Production program provides students with the opportunity to develop the technical skills needed in the video production industry. Storyboarding, cinematography, video editing and sound design skills allow students to discover their inner filmmaker.
- Sound Engineering 1-2
- Sound Engineering 3-4
- Sound Engineering 5-6
Instructors: Aaron Olsen, Blair Haddon
The Health Sciences program is designed for any and all students interested in exploring health and medicine. Course offerings and opportunities emphasize hands-on activities, experiential learning, and realistic scenarios. Students will gain first-hand experience in health care professions, have access to job shadow opportunities, and earn certifications and college credits.
- Health Occupations (required)
- Health Occupations 3-4
- Health Occupations 5-6
- Advanced Medicine/Clinical Rotations
- Anatomy & Physiology (required; one-year course)
Instructors: Sarah LeMier, Ken Muraoka
The Marketing program introduces students to the commonalities among businesses, such as personnel management, finance, marketing, planning and resource management. Students will identify consumers’ needs and wants, assess the competitive environment, select customer targets and develop an appropriate marketing strategy with the goal of building and maintaining satisfying customer relationships.
- Business Management 1-2
- Finance 1-2
- Intro to Marketing
- Intro to Sports Marketing
- Advanced Marketing
- Special Projects
Instructors: Chris Bartlo, Nick Nohner
The Computer Science program gives students the opportunity to learn how to create with technology. Students will learn how to code their own apps, games, and websites through a variety of engaging projects. Students in the program will learn the computational thinking necessary to take a complex problem, reduce it to a collection of simple tasks and develop a meaningful solution.
- Computer Science 1-2
- Computer Science 3-4
- Computer Science 5-6
- Computer Science 7-8
- Computer Science 9-10
Instructor: Steve Walmer
The Construction program teaches students about the career opportunities in the construction industries. Students practice the technical skills needed to succeed while gaining experience working with industrial tools.
- Woods and Metals 1-2 (required)
- Woods and Metals 3-4 (dual credit)
- Woods and Metals 5-6
- Woods and Metals 7-8
Engineering (Projected for 2019-20)
- Engineering 1-2
- Robotics Engineering 1-2