MHS CTE Pathways
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Students completing the welding pathway will be well prepared for entry-level employment in the field(s) of welding and fabrication. Students will acquire entry level skills in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, oxyfuel welding, oxyfuel cutting skills.
Wage Data and Employment Outlook
Below is wage data and employment outlook information for one possible occupation with this pathway. Click here to visit ONET for additional occupations in manufacturing.
Median Earnings* for welder in the Central Valley
Employment Outlook* in the Central Valley
Projected Annual Openings in CV: 112016 Total Number of Jobs in CV: 345
2020 Estimated Number Jobs in CV: 350
Expected Growth 2016 to 2020: Expected growth of 7 jobs, or 2%
After completing this program, students will receive the opportunity to get an AWS Welding certificate.
Students in the Auto Pathway will receive the opportunity to attain 8 ASE student certifications by the end of the course.
Auto Service Tech:
Diagnose, repair and perform preventative maintenance on cars and light trucks. Virtually every system on today’s vehicles is electronically controlled by computers, and auto techs use sophisticated diagnostic tools to improve engine performance and repair transmissions, steering and suspension, brake, electrical and heating and air conditioning systems. There is a high demand for well-trained technicians.
Salary: $39,550 median salary1
Education: High school diploma required. Auto-specific certificate or degree recommended.
Traits of the Best Auto Service Techs:
- Love for hands-on work
- Drive to take on a challenge and solve problems
- Motivation to learn and adapt to ever-changing technology
- Attention to detail when working on cars
Architecture & Construction
This course covers a variety of subjects in the area of agricultural mechanics. Theory and hands-on skills are taught in the areas of woodworking, concrete, metalworking, electricity, plumbing and welding. Students will also practice employability skills including resume building, job applications and interview skills as well as building a portfolio.
Students in architecture and construction learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.
CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:
- Architectural and civil drafter or engineer
- Environmental designer
- Residential or commercial carpenter
- Construction worker
- Systems configuration manager
- Electrical design engineer
- HVAC/HVACR technician
- Building services technician
- Sheet metal technician