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Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Cascade's CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) program works with our students to offer courses that specialize in skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. We also work with local businesses to provide the opportunity to gain work experience through internships, job shadowing, and industry-certification opportunities. We are very proud of the program we offer and encourage you to explore this webpage to learn more about our Cascade CTE program and its instructors & students. Below you will see eleven different career pathways offered at CHS for graduation (min. 2 classes).
Between dual credit - WVC (55 CTE credits available), college in the classroom (60 college credits available), and advanced placement (AP) courses offered (25 college credits available), Cascade High School boasts a total of 140 college credits available to students.
In addition, we have six industry standard certifications (AutoCAD, Firefighting I, red card (wildland firefighting), first aid/CPR, food handlers permits, and MOUS - Microsoft Office User Specialist) that students can earn. There are seven career connected learning programs students can get involved in. Many of our student leadership opportunities are nationally affiliated organizations such as TSA (science, technology, engineering & mathematics), FBLA, Skills USA, FCCLA, WCTSMA. To learn more about these offerings, contact Kirk Sunitsch, CTE Director.
Career Pathways/Programs of Study
A Program of Study is a series of courses that are recommended for students interested in pursuing a career within a particular field. Explore careers and education options by clicking on a career field list on the left. Create a foundation for your future.
CTE Dual College Credit
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit, formerly known as Tech Prep, provides career pathways for high school students. CTE Dual Credit classes are taught at our high school and integrate academics with technical skills to help prepare students for advanced education and careers related to professional-technical occupations. All CTE Dual Credit courses offer high school and college credit for successfully completing the same class. Below are the CTE Dual Credit classes that Cascade High School currently offers for the 2022-2023 school year. There is a total of 63 CTE dual credits available for students to earn - with a "B" or better in the course.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT I - 5 college credits from Wenatchee Valley College
CHILD DEVELOPMENT II - 2 college credits from Wenatchee Valley College
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS - 5 college credits from Wenatchee Valley College
INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE - 5 college credits from Wenatchee Valley College
WEB DESIGN - 5 college credits from Wenatchee Valley College
MULTIMEDIA - 5 college credits from Wenatchee Valley College
NATURAL RESOURCE - 3 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
NATURAL RESOURCE/PLANTS - 3 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I - 5 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II - 5 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
FIREFIGHTING I - 10 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING - 4 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
CAREER CONNECTIONS - 3 credits from Wenatchee Valley College
SPORTS MEDICINE II - 3 credits from Wenatchee Valley College - Pending
Mission and Purpose
CTE is an organized system of programs grades 7-12 which are directly related to careers and prepares students for further education or the ability to step directly into the workplace.