At Honoka'a High and Intermediate School the CTE department offers 4 career pathways. Within the pathways, the department offers 12 courses that students can select from.
All CTE courses are part of rigorous programs of study called Pathways. These Pathways assure strong academic and technical preparation along with critical learning and hands-on skills. Students who focus on a Pathway acquire the skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction.
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Natural Resources Career Pathway CORE
This course of study is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the Natural Resources Career Pathway. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in agriculture, earth sciences, environmental sciences, fisheries, and forestry. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following concepts will be covered: 1) Scientific processes and systems, 2) Technology and Biotechnology, 3) Natural Resources Management, 4) Environmental Protection, and 5) Legal Responsibility and Ethics. Students in this Pathway will have the opportunity for hands-on learning at the school farm and agriculture shop. Hands-on projects may include the following: growing vegetables in hydroponics greenhouses or via soil in the garden areas; growing native Hawaiian plants, building small farm projects in the agriculture shop; operate landscaping equipment to maintain the agriculture program’s farm and golf course areas. Guest speakers (i.e. game warden, farmer, marine biologists, etc) from the community may come to the classes to talk about opportunities in the field. This course is a recommended prerequisite for students pursuing natural resources programs of study after high school.
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Public and Human Services Career Pathway CORE
This course of study is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in the Public and Human Service Career Pathway. This is the first course in the pathway of Culinary Arts and Travel and Tourism. Students will learn essential human relations concepts that will provide a solid foundation for further study in preparation for careers dealing in public service. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following concepts will be covered: 1) Human behavior and relationships, 2) Professional accountability and personal attributes, 3) Legal system and ethics, and 4) Effective use of varied technologies appropriate to their occupation. This course is a prerequisite for students pursuing Public and Human Services programs of study.
Arts and Communication Career Pathway CORE
This course of study is designed for students who plan to purse careers in the Arts and Communication Career Pathway. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in Visual, Fashion, Performing, Written, and Media Arts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following concepts will be covered: 1) Aesthetics, 2) Creativity, 3) Culture, 4) Current Technology, 5) Customer Service, 6) Legal Responsibilities and Ethics,7) Management, 8) Impact of Media, and 9) Safety. This course is a prerequisite for students pursuing a Career and Technology Education program of study in Arts and Communication.
Industrial and Engineering Technology Career Pathway CORE
The Industrial and Engineering Technology Core is a comprehensive action-based educational course of study that introduces students to the following technological systems: Transportation Technology, (Automotive Technology, and Auto Body Repair), Manufacturing Technology (Welding and Fabrication), and Design and Engineering Technology (Drafting). The curriculum is designed around exploration of these systems and their impacts on society. Students will also be developing problem-solving and decision-making skills to relate technology to materials science, forces and motion, energy and power transformation, the design process, and developing a career plan. Emphasis is placed on broad exploration in cooperative and individualized activities increasing Career-Awareness, with skill development in workplace communication and safety. This is the required “Pathway” course for both Automotive, and Design Technology classes.
Department Head Contact Information:
CTE Teaching Staff
Kerie Dunn (Culinary & Public Human Service)
Manuel Jadulang (Natural Resource)
Lisa Anderson (Art)
Gary Washburn (Music)