The Career and Technical Education
These are the current state approved CTE Programs at WOHS:
STEMThe Career and Technical Education Department has prepared high-quality dynamic programs which are aligned with the national Career Clusters Framework in order to ensure the success of our students as they prepare for their future. Course offerings fall under three categories: Business Education, Family and Consumer Science, and Technical Education.
- Broadcast Journalism
- Child Development
- Cisco Academy
- Culinary Arts
- Finance: Accounting
- Health Sciences
- Graphic Design
Within each category there are state approved Career and Technical programs and programs of study several of which result in industry standard certifications and dual-credit opportunities with colleges and universities. Our students are provided with life and career skills needed to succeed in a dynamic global society and successfully meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
The state approved programs each consist of a coherent, rigorous sequence of courses. Students enrolled in CTE programs have a higher graduation rate in high school and success in college. Many of our West Orange High School graduates who enrolled in Career and Technical Education courses have shared that they began their college careers with a strong foundation that propelled them to success in their given field of study. Students completing at least two of the courses in the scope and sequence for their program have the option of participating in a CTE Workplace Cooperative Education experience during their senior year.