The Oakmont HS Career Technical Education Programs and Courses are designed to integrate core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge. This provides students with a clear pathway to various post-secondary options. We offer pathways in Engineering, Design/Media, and Culinary.

  • Culinary 1

    Culinary 1

    Intro to Food & Beverage is the introduction course for the OHS Culinary Program of Study. Students will study various food units including quick breads and yeast breads, eggs and poultry, rice and pasta, cakes and cookies, and pies and pastries. Emphasis will be on kitchen tools and techniques, food preparation and flavor profiles, and safety and sanitation. Students will prepare and taste recipes several times a week and will also complete written work and tests for each unit.

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  • Culinary 2

    Culinary 2

    Culinary Techniques is the concentration course for the OHS Culinary Program of Study. Students will continue with their classroom training in food preparation and also gain hands-on foodservice experience in our student operated restaurant, Café La Bleu. Additionally, students will complete Year One of the ProStart Curriculum, a nationally recognized school-to-career program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Additionally, students will create an electronic portfolio that includes a resume, references, and samples of work and receive the training and testing required for the CA Food Handler’s Card.

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  • Culinary 3 (Advanced Culinary)

    Culinary 3 (Advanced Culinary)

    Advanced Culinary is the capstone course for the OHS Culinary Program of Study. Students will take on a leadership role in the management and operation of Café La Bleu. They will continue their classroom training in advanced food preparation and service and will also complete Year Two of the ProStart Curriculum. Students must pass both the Year One and Year Two ProStart Finals with a 70% or better and show proof of foodservice work experience to be eligible to receive the ProStart Certificate. Additionally, students will continue to add to their electronic portfolio over the course of the semester.

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  • Child Development

    Child Development

    A major portion of the Child Development curriculum is working directly with young children in the OHS oncampus preschool, Tiny Vikes Preschool. The preschool is open three days a week and students will be trained as assistant preschool teachers. Emphasis will be on planning and implementing activities, writing lesson plans, and learning how to effectively guide and teach children. Students will also study the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development of children from birth through age 12 as it relates to their care and guidance. Additionally, students will participate in the parenting simulation project, RealCare Baby, by caring for a computerized baby for four days and three nights during the semester. This course is a resume builder as students will finish the semester with over 30 hours of practical early childhood experience. Students shall provide to the school nurse a certificate confirming they are free of communicable tuberculosis. An intradermal TB skin test may be obtained by 1) the school nurse upon completion of the school districts written consent form and verbal confirmation of parent/guardian signature, 2) consent from your child’s doctor, or 3) the health department.

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  • Multimedia

    Multimedia

    This is an entry level course designed for students interested in careers in the Media and Design Arts Pathway, in the Arts, Media and Entertainment industry sector. Students will be introduced to industry-standard tools, skills, and materials that they can manipulate as the primary means of creative expression. Students will explore basic applications of various multimedia tools to create visual, aural, and written projects in both digital and print format. Technically, students will learn to manage different file formats, use a variety of image capturing devices, and combine different types of media into effective and entertaining images and presentations. Programs used range from Photoshop, Flash, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, and Encore.

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  • Advanced Media Production

    Advanced Media Production

    This course provides students with more application and training in the use of television/computer equipment and production techniques. Students will produce programs for the school, other students, and for the internet. Extensive use of computers in video will be part of the class. There is significant time commitment that may extend before and after school hours. Students will often work independently, and all students are expected to maintain a serious work environment with professional behavior. Students must be highly self-motivated.

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  • Advanced Media Management

    Advanced Media Management

    This Capstone course for the Media pathway and is designed to provide students with training in the principles and practices of high quality business leadership and management. Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in pre-production, production, and post-production practices in an educational and work based environment. Students will create film and/or video and sound products that demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of professional film and video and sound production. Students will learn and apply knowledge and skills in planning and time management, team building, communications, motivating people, decision-making and problem-solving, ethics and integrity, resource management, conflict resolution, labor/government/business relations, workplace diversity, leadership qualities, and management styles – while serving in leadership positions with the OHS Media classes.

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  • 3D Animation

    3D Animation

    3D Animation is a one-term course designed for students interested in integrating technology and art. This beginning course will give students the basic artistic knowledge and technology skills needed to create computer animations. Students will learn how to manipulate shapes, textures and colors while changing motion, camera placement, and lighting. This course does require some drawing and /or photography. Students will learn to use “Maya” software from Autodesk. Good story telling is a must.

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  • Advanced 3D Animation

    Advanced 3D Animation

    Students will continue to develop their artistic design, story telling, and advanced animation techniques. Topics will include sophisticated modeling, advanced lighting, materials, character rigging, special effects, and particle systems. The class culminates in a large professional quality small group animation. This course allows students to advance their creative talents.

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  • Graphic Design 1 (Design & Digital Illustration)

    Graphic Design 1 (Design & Digital Illustration)

    Digital Illustration introduces students to the fundamental concepts of effective graphic communication with an emphasis on Adobe Illustrator as a primary design tool. Students will participate in the full design process, including brainstorming, conceptualizing, communicating with the client, pre-press production, and collaborative critiquing. Students will explore the fundamentals of graphic design theory, layout design, typography, and the career potential within the design field. Emphasis is on giving students real world experiences in creative problem-solving in the design environment.

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  • Graphic Design 2 (Design & Photo Illustration)

    Graphic Design 2 (Design & Photo Illustration)

    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of effective graphic communication with an emphasis on Adobe Photoshop as a primary design tool. Students will participate in the full design process, including brainstorming, conceptualizing, communicating with the client, pre-press production, and collaborative critiquing. Students will explore the fundamentals of graphic design theory and the career potential within the design field. Emphasis is on giving students real world experiences in creative problem-solving in the design environment through both drawing and photo manipulation within the Photoshop environment.

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  • Graphic Design 3

    Graphic Design 3

    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of effective graphic communication with an emphasis on Adobe Photoshop as a primary design tool. Students will participate in the full design process, including brainstorming, conceptualizing, communicating with the client, pre-press production, and collaborative critiquing. Students will explore the fundamentals of graphic design theory and the career potential within the design field. Emphasis is on giving students real world experiences in creative problem-solving in the design environment through both drawing and photo manipulation within the Photoshop environment.

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  • IB Film SL/HL 1

    IB Film SL/HL 1

    This course is designed to meet the elective requirements of the International Baccalaureate Program. The film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts. Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the Diploma Program film course explores film history, theory and socio-economic background. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts, theories and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations and cultures.

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  • IB Film SL/HL 2

    IB Film SL/HL 2

    This course is a continuation of IB Film SL/HL 1.

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  • Film SL 1/2

    Film SL 1/2

    The film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, students are taught to consider film texts, theories and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations and cultures.

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  • Construction Technology 1

    Construction Technology 1

    Students will receive instruction on the correct and safe use of materials, equipment and tools before making projects. Students will make both required and self-generated projects. Students will learn about careers in construction, cabinetmaking, custom woodworking and related industries. Topics covered in the course include project planning and designing, project cost estimating, joinery, machining, assembly, finishing, personal and shop safety.

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  • Construction Technology 2

    Construction Technology 2

    This is a BASIC CARPENTRY class that teaches beginning and intermediate carpentry skills. This course is designed for general level and college-bound students. Students will learn personal and worksite safety as practiced in the construction and engineering industry. In addition, students will study building construction including site preparation, forming, framing, interior and exterior finishes, mechanical and electrical systems. The fundamentals of carpentry will be covered giving students the chance to practice both structural and finish carpentry. Students will design, plan, and build a variety of model buildings and other structures using residential construction practices.

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  • Construction Technology 3

    Construction Technology 3

    This class is an introduction to Cabinet making and Furniture. Students will make both required and self-generated projects. Students will learn about careers in cabinetmaking, custom woodworking and related industries. Topics covered in the course include project planning and designing, project cost estimating, furniture joinery, intermediate/advanced machining, door and drawer making, assembly, finishing, personal and shop safety.

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  • Introduction to Engineering Design – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Introduction to Engineering Design – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

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  • Principles of Engineering – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Principles of Engineering – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

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  • Aerospace Engineering (Future Class Offering) – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Aerospace Engineering (Future Class Offering) – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.

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  • Civil Engineering and Architecture – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Civil Engineering and Architecture – Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development based on industry practices and standards. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software. Structural, plumbing and electrical systems will be covered as well as standard residential (wood framed) and commercial building (steel framed) systems.

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  • Engineering Design and Development

    Engineering Design and Development

    The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.

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  • IB Design Technology SL 1

    IB Design Technology SL 1

    The course will introduce students to how computer-based technologies have transformed the nature of the design and manufacture of products. This will be accomplished by starting with the study of Computer Aided Drafting, 3D solid modeling, and the development of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students will see first-hand how vital these skills are in the modern manufacturing world. Students enrolled in this course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the design process from design conception to the final manufactured product. This will be accomplished by using the latest technology available in the areas of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

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  • IB Design Technology SL 2

    IB Design Technology SL 2

    This course is a continuation of IB Design Technology SL 1. The course will introduce students to how computer-based technologies have transformed the nature of the design and manufacture of products. This will be accomplished by starting with the study of Computer Aided Drafting, 3D solid modeling, and the development of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students will see first-hand how vital these skills are in the modern manufacturing world. Students enrolled in this course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the design process from design conception to the final manufactured product. This will be accomplished by using the latest technology available in the areas of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

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  • Design Technology SL 1

    Design Technology SL 1

    The course will introduce students to how computer-based technologies have transformed the nature of the design and manufacture of products. This will be accomplished by starting with the study of Computer Aided Drafting, 3D solid modeling, and the development of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students will see first hand how vital these skills are in the modern manufacturing world. Students enrolled in this course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the design process from design conception to the final manufactured product. This will be accomplished by using the latest technology available in the areas of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). PLEASE NOTE that this is the same curriculum that is taught in the IB Design Technology SL/HL class. With the exception, students who choose this course do not take the IB exam.

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  • Design Technology SL 2

    Design Technology SL 2

    This course is a continuation of Design Technology SL 1. The course will introduce students to how computer-based technologies have transformed the nature of the design and manufacture of products. This will be accomplished by starting with the study of Computer Aided Drafting, 3D solid modeling, and the development of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). Students will see first hand how vital these skills are in the modern manufacturing world. Students enrolled in this course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the design process from design conception to the final manufactured product. This will be accomplished by using the latest technology available in the areas of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). PLEASE NOTE that this is the same curriculum that is taught in the IB Design Technology SL/HL class. With the exception, students who choose this course do not take the IB exam.

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