Career and Technical Education

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What is CTE?
CTE is comprehensive programming that delivers work-based learning and career centered curriculum in
DPS schools that are part of the Community College of Colorado System. CTE gives DPS students early exposure to thousands of career options as they learn more about their own passions and interests.
CTE classes prepare students for both college and career with their curriculum and work force readiness content.


Pathways offered at DMLK include:
Manufacturing
CTE Machining and Manufacturing

Basic fundamentals in the operation of machine tools are studied, including measuring tools, benchmark and layout, and tool grinding. The student performs various machine operations using the engine lathe, milling machine, vertical drills, and surface grinders.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
This is semester 2 of the specialized PLTW course called CIM. Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing.
At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system.


Tech Connect
CTE Multimedia
Students will identify Components of a computer, Career paths, Design Principles., Basic Image Editing, Basic Presentations, Basic Audio Editing, Basic Video Editing, Basic Project Management
MGD 1011 Adobe Photoshop

Concurrent enrollment course for community college class MGD 1011 Adobe Photoshop 1. Concentrates on the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop as an Illustration, design, and photo retouching tool. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos graphics and videos.

EdConnect
Ed Connect is a district-wide educational pathway that seeks to develop our current students into our educators of tomorrow. The pathway is designed to respond to the need for more culturally responsive and diverse educators within the district who understand and share the identities and lived experiences of our students.
Within EdConnect, students engage in academically rigorous and culturally relevant coursework while earning high school and college credit in the process. In addition, the work-based learning component of the pathway allows students to participate in hands-on service to gain the vital experience needed to be an effective educator. By working in our schools alongside expert mentor teachers and educators, EdConnect students are able to cultivate the necessary skills and tools to be successful during their postsecondary education and eventual career within the district.

Med Connect
The MedConnect Biomedical Science pathway at DMLK is an opportunity for students to explore future careers in health science while gaining valuable technical skills and knowledge. Using the Project Lead the Way Curriculum, students will use data, research, laboratory and clinical skills to address medical challenges and develop solutions. Our curriculum included the following courses, Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems and Medical Innovations. Students will then have opportunities to explore entry level certifications in the medical field before they graduate. 


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