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CTE Course: Design & Construction

Posted Date: 02/10/2021

CTE Course: Design & Construction

Student in Woodworking ClassFebruary is CTE (Career and Technical Education) Month. CTE prepares students to be college and/or career ready by providing core academic  skills,employability skills, and technical, job-specific skills. One of the CTE courses available at West Elk is the Design and Construction Pathway.  The mission of this pathway is to  prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for continued education and, ultimately, a successful career in architecture, construction, and skilled mechanical trades occupations. Students take courses that include Introduction to Industrial Technology, Cabinet Making/Furniture, Drafting/CAD, Advanced Materials Technology and Architecture Design or Advanced Furniture Design. Student in Woodworking Class

The Architecture & Construction Pathways of Study enable students:

-To obtain necessary skills through high quality classroom, laboratory, and field instruction

-To earn professional certifications required for employment

-To transition to postsecondary level institutions for additional education opportunities

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West Elk’s Design and Construction Pathway currently has two articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions. Students who enroll at Butler Community College and declare a major in Engineering Graphics Technology will be awarded 6 credit hours for taking Drafting/CAD and Architecture Design at West Elk.  Students who enroll at Fort Hays State University and pursue a  Bachelor of Science in Technology Studies will be awarded 6 credit hours for taking Cabinet/Furniture Making I and Cabinet/Furniture Making II OR 3 credit hours for taking Drafting/CAD and Architecture Design. Student in Woodworking Class