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Animal Care and Services

 

These courses are offered at Vacaville High School. They are designed for the college bound student and emphasize knowledge of the biological principals of living things. Students learn livestock and small animal care as well as the economics of animal agriculture. 

agriculture and natural resources

Automotive Technology

 

These courses are taught at Will C Wood High School. The courses introduce students to the modern automobile, its basic components and operations.  The students learn practical instruction in maintenance, engine performance, electronics and braking.  

link to transportation industry

Biotechnology

 

This course is offered at Vacaville High School and Buckingham Charter Magnet High School.  The course introduces scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques used in the field of biotechnology.  Students develop laboratory skills, critical thinking and communication skills.  

health Science and Medical Technology

Building and Construction Trades

 

These courses are offered at Vacaville High School and Will C Wood High School.  The courses give hands on experience in building and construction, including tools, safety, mechanical/technical drawing and architecture.  

building and construction trades

Culinary Arts

 

These courses are taught at Vacaville High School and Will C Wood High School.  The courses provide students with competencies in the area of food and nutrition. Students learn food production, customer service and management skills.

hospitality tourism and recreation

Digital Media

 

These courses are taught at Buckingham Charter Magnet High School.  The courses familiarize students in the use of PC and Apple operating systems, Google, Microsoft Office, Photoshop and more. Students learn commercial applications of design.  

arts media and entertainment

Engineering & Architecture


This course is taught at Will C Wood High School.  Students learn about engineering and problem solving.  They are introduced to VEX Robotics design with a focus on computer sciences and programming.  

engineering and architecture

Kinesiology

 

These courses are taught at Vacaville High School and Will C Wood High School.  The courses provide students with a study of biological science in the healthcare field. Students learn about the foundations of and the professions related to kinesiology. 

health science and medical technology

Medical Science

 

These courses are taught at Vacaville High School. The courses provide students with a study of biological concepts related to the healthcare field.  Students study the structure and function of the human body, exploring disease, diagnosis and treatment procedures.  Students build on a common set of skills and knowledge necessary for health care employees including CPR, first Aid, evaluating vital signs and lab techniques.

health science and medical technology

Transportation & Aeronautics

These courses are taught at Will C Wood High School.  Students will be introduced to the history, principles, and basic physics of aviation.  Students will be introduced to the main components of the aircraft and learn about operation and maintenance.  transportation