CTE Course Availability and Delivery Method
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are available to all secondary WISD students. To learn more about the non-discrimination policy please visit the WISD CTE website. CTE courses will be taught by certified WISD teachers, to the extent possible, whether the course is delivered virtually or on-campus.
All CTE courses will be offered in an on-campus format and students enrolling in on-campus learning will be able to participate in all projects and hands-on laboratory activities. ALL CTE courses are also available in a virtual format and students enrolling in virtual learning may take CTE courses:
Virtually with optional on-campus activities, or
Virtually with on-campus required activities
Equipment and Lab Material Check-out and Return Procedures
Some CTE courses may require students to check out equipment, materials, or supplies to complete virtual labs or learning activities. The CTE teacher will provide details for the check-out and return of the materials. Students are responsible for the materials and may be held financially responsible for loss, damage, or stolen equipment.
On-Campus Required Activities
CTE courses that require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities, and/or specific materials and technology are identified as “On-campus Required.” Course credit may not be awarded and attendance may be negatively impacted if a student does not complete on-campus requirements.
Some CTE courses require advanced computer hardware and software. Students with access to the appropriate technology may complete these courses virtually; students without access to the appropriate technology will need to complete these courses with on-campus participation which may be available in campus computer labs during after school hours. Course teachers will share a schedule at least one week in advance with after school hours options.
District transportation will not be provided for students who enroll in virtual learning. Students will provide their own transportation to/from campus or worksites for courses with on-campus requirements.
Does My Class have On-Campus Requirements?
The courses listed below have on-campus requirements. If you are enrolled in one of these courses please contact WHS, UHS, GWAMA or GWAHCA counselor immediately to discuss course participation options.
(GWAMA) - Construction Technology I
(GWAMA) - Construction Technology II
(GWAMA) - Practicum in Construction Technology
(GWAMA) - Intro to WeldingOccupational Safety & Environmental Technology I
(GWAMA) - Welding I
(GWAMA) - Welding II
(GWAMA) - Practicum in Welding…
(GWAMA) - AC/DC Electronics
(GWAMA) - Robotics II
(GWAMA) - Digital Electronics
(GWAMA) - Practicum ion Manufacturing
(GWAHCA) Practicum in Health Science
(GWAHCA) Health Science Theory/Clinical (CNA)
(WHS & UHS) Automotive Technology I
(WHS & UHS) Automotive Technology II
(UHS) Culinary Arts
(UHS) Advanced Culinary Arts
(UHS) Practicum in Culinary Arts
(UHS) Computer Integrated Manufacturing
(UHS) Engineering Design and Presentation (Rockets 1)
(UHS) Scientific Research & Design (Rockets 2)
On-Campus Optional Activities
Optional on-campus activities will not impact grades, credit, or attendance but do provide virtual learning students an opportunity to engage in authentic, hands-on experiences relevant to their program of study.
BEFORE YOU DROP A CTE ON-CAMPUS REQUIRED ACTIVITY COURSE!
When a CTE course is dropped it may negatively impact the student’s ability to continue in the program of study, which could result in a student not earning the selected endorsement and may impact a student’s graduation status. Additionally, if a student drops a CTE course, they may not be eligible for the aligned industry-based certification or be able to complete associated work-based learning experiences. Students should review their endorsement selection and graduation requirements with the school counselor prior to changing their schedule. Please note that, for most courses, arrangements can be made for students to schedule a time to work one on one with an instructor in order for them to demonstrate in-person requirements needed for the on-campus required course.
Students enrolled in CTE courses with an aligned industry-based certification can participate in certification preparation and testing at no cost. Many industry-based certification programs can be completed virtually. Certification programs that require on-campus or worksite activities are identified in the CTE On-Campus Required Course list.
Students who do not participate in required on-campus or worksite activities will not be eligible to complete the certification process. Students enrolled in a virtual CTE course with an industry-based certification that requires on-campus or worksite participation may complete the course for high school credit without completing the certification.
Students enrolled in Practicum or Career Preparation I/II should refer to the CTE On-Campus Required Course list to determine if any special conditions apply that may require on-campus or worksite participation. District transportation to worksites will not be available. Students enrolled in Extended Career Preparation I or Extended Career Preparation II are required to work an average of 15 hours per week at their place of employment (worksite).
Students participating in on-campus or worksite activities will follow the District’s health and safety guidelines in addition to any special requirements from the program partner or student employer
Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)
CTSO membership and participation is available and encouraged for virtual students enrolled in CTE courses. The CTSO Advisor (CTE teacher) will provide regular updates to members regarding activities and competitions.