• WHY CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at HUSD provides students with real-world skills in a variety of fields including Bioscience, Engineering, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Marketing, Sports Medicine, and Video Production.

    Our programs strive to lead the way in cutting edge technology. Our CTE programs are planned course sequences of high quality academic core content and technical skills.  Our Programs of Study prepare students to be college and career ready. With this preparation, our students can successfully transition toward their post-secondary goals.

     
    CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CTSO)

    CTSO’s are recognized as integral to all Career and Technical Education programs.

    CTSO’s provide a unique program of career and leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary students enrolled in career and technical programs.
    HUSD has three CTSO’s that support student growth:

    • DECA – azdeca.org
    • HOSA – azhosa.org
    • SkillsUSA – azskillsusa.org
    • FBLA ‐ azfbla.org
    • JEA ‐ jea.org/wp

     
    PROGRAMS AT HIGLEY HIGH SCHOOL

    • Honors Engineering
    • Graphic Design
    • Marketing
    Video Production
    Sports Medicine
    • Software Development
    • Criminal Justice 

    PROGRAMS AT WILLIAMS FIELD HIGH SCHOOL

    • Honors Bioscience
    • Honors Engineering
    • Digital Photography
    • Marketing
    Video Production
    Sports Medicine
    • Software Development
    • Criminal Justice

     
    SPORTS MEDICINE 1-2
    An introductory level course designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, physiology of exercise, biomechanics, and other sports medicine related fields.

    SPORTS MEDICINE 3-4
    The course covers prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of advance sports injuries, taping and wrapping of injuries, and emergency procedures.

    HONORS BIOSCIENCE I**
    This course is designed to develop higher levels of lab research technology currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students will develop laboratory skills, critical thinking, and communication skills.

    HONORS BIOSCIENCE II**
    Areas of study include DNA, protein structure, function & analysis, bioethics, and careers in biotechnology. Students will develop and perform a research experiment.

    INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN*
    Students will be instructed in the basic skills necessary to complete various types of publications, including the investigation of design and journalism related careers and employability skills.

    INTERMEDIATE GRAPHIC DESIGN*
    Students will learn planning, production, communication, integrated media, multimedia design, training, and marketing.

    ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN*
    Students will apply the skills they have learned in previous courses and will learn new skills including cover design, color scheme, theme development, editorial responsibilities, advertising, marketing, and curriculum development.

    MARKETING
    This course exposes students to many facets of business and marketing, including consumer behavior, legal and ethical issues, management, communication, employability skills, leadership, and decision making.

    ADVANCED MARKETING
    This course is designed to further the students’ knowledge in the field of marketing by examining product distribution, pricing, selling, market research, product planning, advertising, promotion, and visual merchandising.

    RETAIL OPERATIONS
    This course is designed to provide students with advanced training in retail sales, marketing, and the financial aspects of business operations. Valuable work experience, and skills are gained in a student run enterprise.

    INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION
    This course prepares students for a career in the video industry by providing technical skills in camera operation and video editing.

    VIDEO PRODUCTION
    Students will combine their creativity and technical skills to produce digital videos, movies, and TV broadcasts.

    TV BROADCASTING
    Students will build on their production experience by writing, producing, directing, and performing weekly television broadcasts for their school.

    HONORS INTRO. TO ENGINEERING DESIGN
    Students will become familiar with the engineering design development processes and technological systems.

    HONORS PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING
    Students will explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes to learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem solving process.

    HONORS DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
    This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals which is the foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, and more.

    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I**
    This course instructs the basic fundamentals of digital imagery, including image capture, image editing and image output.  Camera, computer and printing operations will be covered and aligned with the state standards. 

    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II**
    This course builds on the skills learned in Digital Photography I with an emphasis on production for the needs of clients, publication, or competition. 

    DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY III**
    This course is for students who are interested in pursuing photo and graphic communications professionally.  Each student will be expected to apply the skills learned in Digital Photography I and II during a service-learning project in which they provide a photographic service to an organization or business.

    CTE INTERNSHIP
    The CTE Internship Program has been created as a supplement to formal classroom instruction.  Its intent is to add significantly to the vitality and impact of courses that a student has taken in high school and/or post secondary training.

    *HHS Only
    **WFHS Only