School Year Courses

Your Future Starts, NOW with Seattle Skills Center

The Seattle Public Schools Career and Technical Education Skills Center program helps you prepare for future success. The Skills Center offers school-year courses and summer courses. 

Administrative Medical Office Assistant – John Marshall Building
Pre-requisites*; Science or Math cross credit; free TechPrep college credit; industry certifications; additional fees**

Administrative Medical Office Assistant (AMOA) is an ever-expanding allied health profession critical to patient care and smooth operations in medical offices, clinics or hospitals. These specialists assist allied health professionals by completing vital clerical information, patient intake, electronic records, using medical office equipment, and as staff supervisors. Upon completion of the Allied Health training, it can offer immediate employment with long-term employment probabilities.

Aerospace Science & Technology: Manufacturing – Rainier Beach High School
No pre-requisites; Math cross credit; free TechPrep college credit; industry certifications

Seattle is home to the world’s greatest aircraft company and many of its supporting industries. Launch your career and college acceptance by learning how to build, service, and modify aircraft and aircraft components. Learn safety, tool identification & proper use, fastener installation, aluminum and titanium metal drilling, and gain industry experience and college credit.

Automotive Technology – Location to be Determined
No pre-requisites; no cross credit; free TechPrep college credit; industry certifications

Are you interested in a hands-on class that requires critical thinking as well as an interest in the auto industry? Gain a solid foundation in automotive technology and the skills for gainful employment. You will learn about brake systems, maintenance, and other systems that function within a vehicle. Gain certification that meets industry needs. College credit can be earned in this program.

Construction Trades – Rainier Beach High School
No pre-requisites; no cross credit; industry certifications

This program provides experience in the skilled trades through classroom learning and hands-on construction projects such as tiny houses for the homeless. Skilled trades include crafts such as carpenter, plumber, electrician, painter and more. All phases of building construction are covered. Upon completing this course, students may have the opportunity to participate in a pre-apprenticeship program. After high school, students have the opportunity for possible direct entry into an apprenticeship.

Culinary Arts – Rainer Beach High School
Pre-requisites*; no cross credit; industry certifications; additional fees**

Hospitality is one of the fastest growing areas in the Seattle area. Join an exciting, demanding, professional culinary class and prepare for careers in catering operations, restaurants, baking, and other food service industries. Advanced training includes food preparation, culinary arts and food presentation, safety, sanitation, job shadowing, career skills including catering events, and preparation for industry education.

Digital Game Design: Animation – AIE at the Seattle Center
Pre-requisites*; Fine Arts cross credit; college credit; industry certifications

Create animation and games! Learn sketching and storyboarding in 2D animation and concepts of 3D, learn skills necessary for a career in the animation and gaming industry. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is a leading educator for Computer Game Development and 3D digital media. This college is a star of 3D animation, game design, and visual FX. This course is a great preparation for college and career.

Digital Game Design: Programming – AIE at the Seattle Center
Pre-requisites*; Math cross credit; college credit; industry certifications

This course focuses on the software, hardware and mathematical tools used to make video games! Students learn to function as software developers with specialized knowledge of game programming and computer graphics. Students will also practice concepts from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as they relate to interactive computer applications. This course can serve both new and experienced programmers. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is a leading educator for Computer Game Development and 3D digital media.

Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services – Rainier Beach High School
No pre-requisites; no cross credit; industry certifications

This course prepares students for careers as fire fighters and other emergency services careers. The cadet will be able to manage self, others, activities or events with responsibility for a positive outcome; apply leadership skills in real-world, family, community, and business/industry applications; and be tested on their ability to work with peers in a variety of subject areas by completing training and preparations at the highest levels.

Health Sciences/Medical Assisting – John Marshall Building
Pre-requisites*; Science or Math cross credit; industry certifications; additional fees**

Enter Medical Assisting, a fast-growing medical profession that is part of Allied Health and the Health Sciences career cluster. Students practice the language and skills of doctors and other Health professionals, using core knowledge that leads to healthcare and medical assisting occupations. The program uses National HOSA student leadership projects, modules, computer programs, industry standards, college curriculum, and problem-based activities in school and industry settings.

Information Technology Specialist: Computer Networking – Rainier Beach High School
No pre-requisites; no cross credit, industry certifications

Are you interested in taking advanced classes in Information Technology while still in high school? Looking for a way to pay for college or start a career in IT? Information Communications Technology (ICT) courses in Cisco CCNA and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) will lead to industry certification. This is a great step for your future. Learn PC hardware, software, and networking operating systems. Earn industry certification and college credit.

Maritime Operations: Transportation & Logistics – Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard
No pre-requisites; no cross credit; industry certifications

Learn how to work on ships in Puget Sound! This course blends modern and traditional seamanship and deckhand skills with training in engine maintenance and repair. Learn what it takes to work on fishing vessels, ferryboats, cargo ships and more! Develop fundamental skills in navigation, tides, currents, boat handling, knots, safety, communications, radar, meteorology, tool use, and marine engine maintenance and repair. Prepare for summer jobs and further training after high school that could result in Coast Guard certification.

Maritime Science & Technology: Manufacturing – Rainier Beach High School
No pre-requisites; Math cross credit; industry certifications

Seattle is surrounded by water and manufacturing careers in the maritime industry. Prepare for college and careers in maritime manufacturing. Learn safety, tool identification & proper use, fastener installation, aluminum & titanium metal drilling, the use of composite materials in the maritime manufacturing industry, and gain valuable college and career skills. Geography, map skills, and boating are also essential in this program.

Media Arts: Video Production – Location to be Determined
No pre-requisites; Fine Arts cross credit

In this course, students will gain a wide variety of video production skills and begin developing their own Media Arts portfolio.  Students will learn about the three phases of production and take on production jobs including editing, script writing, set design, lighting, camera work, audio production, directing, and graphic design.

Nursing Assistant – West Seattle High School
Pre-requisites*; Science cross credit; Free TechPrep college credit; industry certifications; additional fees**

Nursing Assistant training is a fast track to post-secondary Health Sciences, and related Nursing Careers and immediate employment in a rapidly growing field of nursing. Nursing is considered one of the entry points into the medical profession. Students first complete the 11 national health foundation standards, test basic knowledge and skills in their classroom and clinical site, then test for state licensure. National HOSA leadership, problem based learning, and clinical experiences provide opportunities.

Teaching Academy/Careers in Education – South Lake High School
No pre-requisites; no cross credit; industry certifications

This comprehensive course will take you on a journey of exploration into the world and work of teaching and the field of education.  Through hands-on learning, this course will provide opportunities to gain experience working in various educational settings and preparation for success in post-secondary teaching programs that may lead to a future career within this high demand career pathway. Can lead to career opportunities including childcare, instructional assistant, teacher, principal, and school counselor.

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