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Career Technical Education (CTE)

Patient Care Pathway: 
The standards for the Patient Care pathway apply to occupations or functions involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. The standards specify the knowledge and skills needed by professional and technical personnel pursuing careers in this pathway. Sample occupations associated with this pathway: Physician/Physician’s Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Registered Nurse, Dietitian, Therapist, Radiologist, Dentist, Ophthalmologist, Pharmacist, Dental Hygienist, Hospital Administrator, Medical Assistant
Biomedical Pathway:
The courses in the Biotechnology pathway prepare students to design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century. Students in this pathway learn how to think and behave as scientists who: prevent and fight infections like COVID-19, diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, design treatments and interventions for when the organs of the body fail, and screen and evaluate the code in our DNA to personalize drug treatments for individuals. Students who complete this pathway are primed to achieve (free!) Ph.Ds in science or Master’s in Public Health and beyond. Sample occupations associated with this pathway: Laboratory Director, Clinical Trials Research Coordinator, Forensic Pathologist, Biostatistician, Geneticist, Epidemiologist
Systems Programming Pathway: 
Prepares for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment, and use of energy. Sample occupations associated with this pathway: Computer Programmer, Software Developer/Applications, Information Security Analyst, Web Developer, E-Business/E-Commerce Specialist
CTE Courses:
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Patient Care
Intro to Patient Care (Intro)
(No CTE Course)
Health Sci Emerg Medicine
Hosp Occupations
H. Princ. Of Biotech
H Medical Interven
(No CTE Course)
Biomedical Interventions
Systems Programming Exploring Comp Sci.
(No CTE Course) AP Comp. Sci. Princ. 
AP Comp. Sci
In 2016, King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science received a 1.5 million dollar grant from the California Department of Education to expand its industry-recognized work-based learning programs. Our school now includes Career Technical Education in the Health Science and Medical Technology industry sector with an emphasis in Patient Care. The purpose of the CTE program is to help students gain insight into the healthcare industry, explore health-related areas, and prepare for career entry/postsecondary education. The program is based on the comprehensive needs assessment of Career Technical Education programs in the state plan submitted under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act referred to as Perkins V. The health careers program presents information to students as early as possible with the intent that students will seriously consider a career in healthcare; to integrate the health careers curriculum across the disciplines; and to design cumulative, articulated content across the levels of education.
Exploring Health Care and Medical Careers 1 is a comprehensive study of the skills needed toward becoming competent and productive health care workers with an emphasis on employable skills such as team work, effective communication, professionalism and medical ethics. Additionally, students will explore the lifesaving techniques,body systems, effects of disease and research and data collection skills necessary for medical professionals. From there, students move on to an overview of careers in health care and detailed profiles of the most in-demand professions. This course meets one semester of the “g” elective of the a-g requirements for high school graduation and college entrance.
Exploring Health Care and Medical Careers 2 is an in depth and comprehensive exploration the anatomy and physiology of the human body and related careers. This course examines organ system structures and functions, diseases and disorders, and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle beginning with life on the microscopic level to the study of the entire organism. Students engage in inquiry based-learning by performing scholarly research in genetics,neurology, cardiology, immunology, nutrition, physiology, and sexual health in order to make predictions, collect and analyze data, and formulate conclusions. Students integrate their knowledge of anatomy and physiology with related careers within the health science and medical technology industry. The course is designed to expose students to the HealthCare industry by surveying the wide spectrum of HealthCare occupations and equipping them with the entry-level knowledge and skills that apply to a variety of health occupations. Students who successfully complete this course will acquire the necessary core knowledge and skills that will allow them to pursue an education and career in the HealthCare industry. Students will explore the major career fields and be able to distinguish between technical, professional, and entry level positions within each area. This course meets one semester of the “g” elective of the a-g requirements for high school graduation and college entrance.

Exploring Computer Science AB

Annual Course – Grades 9-10

Prerequisite: None



Course Description: Ethical and social issues in computing, and careers in computing, are woven throughout the six units. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on how computing enables innovation in a variety of fields and the impacts that those innovations have on society. Computing is situated within economic, social and cultural contexts and, therefore, influences and is influenced by each of these. The proliferation of computers and networks raises a number of ethical issues. Technology has had both positive and negative impacts on human culture. Students will be able to identify ethical behavior and articulate both sides of ethical topics. Students study the responsibilities of software users and software developers with respect to intellectual property rights, software failures, and the piracy of software and other digital media. They are introduced to the concept of open-source software development and explore its implications. Students identify and describe careers in computing and careers that employ computing.



Annual Course – Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Exploring Computer Science (recommended)



Course Description: In fall 2016, the College Board launched its newest AP® course, AP Computer Science Principles. The course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. The AP Program designed AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields and attracting and engaging those who are traditionally underrepresented with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities. AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles will give students the opportunity to use technology to address real-world problems and build relevant solutions. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.