CTE Pathways: Engineering

Mathematically and creatively inclined? A career in engineering or architecture may be just the ticket. Students will discover the careers available to them when continuing down these pathways and become career-ready for whichever option calls to them. Problem-solvers may especially enjoy the careers that await.

Engineering Pathway

In our Engineering pathway, students will build a foundation of engineering knowledge. In their third year along the pathway, students will have the opportunity to take a deeper dive either into aerospace engineering or civil engineering and architecture before coming back together for their capstone course.


YEAR 1: Engineering Sketching & Design

Course Description
This course focuses on the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activities, projects, and problem-based learning. In addition, students can hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning.
YEAR 2: Honors Applied Engineering Coming Fall 2025
Course Description

This course introduces fundamental engineering concepts and disciplines. Students learn about the engineering design process through introductory lessons in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing, and computer science. Project based labs cover engineering concepts.  Students then apply their knowledge of engineering and design through a long term class project.  The project allows the students to explore topics directly related to the various fields of engineering.

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Glenn Yamasaki, CTE Teacher


Students who complete Intro to Design 1, 2 receive an Autodesk Certified User certificate.

Learn More: CTE Pathways at DHS

Each CTE Pathway is industry-focused and usually consists of 2-3 courses. The last course in the pathway is the capstone. When students complete a course they may receive college credit or receive an industry certificate. Click on each industry below to see details about the courses and outcomes.

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Graphic Design

Commercial art

Visual & Commercial Arts


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Systems Diagnostic & Repair



Medical symbols

Patient Care

Food science

Food Science

Computer games

Game Programming


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