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CTE Admissions Requirements

Explanation of CPS CTE

Prosser offers the following Career & Technical Education programs:

CULINARY ARTS Culinary Arts is a great fit for students who want to learn how to cook, develop management skills, or own their own restaurant. During the three years students are enrolled in the Culinary Arts program, they gain practical culinary skills that increase in complexity as they progress. The program begins with an orientation-level course introducing students to topics such as food safety, sanitation, knife skills, basic nutrition, appetizers, sandwiches, baking, and menu planning. After mastering these skills, the program focuses on advanced-level food preparation, which includes cooking vegetables, meats, poultry, seafood, pasta, and grains, creating sauces and dressings, baking, and making soup. Students also learn entrepreneurial concepts, explore college and career options, and participate in work-based learning experiences, such as job shadows and internships.

CARPENTRY Students in Carpentry learn to estimate materials, prepare building sites, install rough framing, and install exterior and interior finishes. Hands-on experience includes working in the lab to prepare foundations, install rough framing, exterior finishes, interior finishes, basic framing (wall, floor, and roof), and choosing types of framing materials. Students gain the skills needed to design and construct buildings.

ELECTRICITY Students in Electricity learn the skills necessary to wire the interior of buildings. They practice selecting the size and type of wire installation necessary for installation of furnace motors, vent fans, 3-4 way switches, and switch boxes in drywall.

HVAC & REFRIGERATION  Students in HVAC & Refrigeration learn skills necessary to install and maintain heating and cooling systems. Students learn brazing, soldering and using gauges to set temperature relationships, among the other knowledge and skills necessary to service residential and commercial refrigerators, window and central air conditioners, ice machines, forced air furnaces, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers.

WELDING Students in Welding learn to permanently bond metal parts, joining ferrous and nonferrous metals, mastering various techniques that prepare them for careers in various fields including creation and maintenance of cars, appliances, and highway bridges, among other things, and their skills also allow them the artistic freedom to create metal art. 

GAME PROGRAMMING Game Programming provides learners with the programming and visual design skills to develop, test, debug, and modify games and mobile applications through the use of object-oriented programming (OOP) languages and visual design applications. Students are exposed to system analysis and design, and instruction includes the use of common OOP language features like encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism, then advanced data handling (pointers, arrays, strings, and files), and recursive, searching, and sorting algorithms. Students apply their programming skills to interact with and control robots and physical computing devices like micro:bits raspberry pis, and programmable drones. Students have the opportunity to earn three design and programming industry certifications throughout the three-year program that earn them college credit.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY In Automotive Technology, students learn the basics of computer diagnosis for automotive repair, as well as traditional tool usage for the entire repair process: evaluating, repairing, and maintaining vehicles. As students progress through the program, they gain the skills necessary to earn nationally recognized certifications, secure entry-level employment and/or enroll in an automotive technology program in college.

MACHINE TECHNOLOGY In Machine Technology, students are introduced to various technical applications in a lab while working hands-on with industrial equipment.

DIGITAL MEDIA Students are introduced to the ever growing array of new media forms.  Students interested in becoming producers, directors, journalists, website designers, and multimedia artists can explore their interests in this pathway.

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