El Dorado High School

CTE/ROP Programs

ROP Courses:
CTE Courses Offered at EDHS:

CTE Courses Offered at EDHS:
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Wood I: Basic techniques in basic construction, cabinet making, furniture construction, upholstery, woodworking, wood finishing, and woodturning. Students develop accuracy, judgment, and craftsmanship, and participate in creative project activities. The correct and safe uses of tools, machines, materials, and processes are emphasized. Second-semester offers techniques in finished carpentry, wood finishing related to these areas, and woodturning. The student will use tools, machines, and techniques related to the light construction industry. Accuracy, neatness, sound work habits, and safe work practices are stress.

Finish Carpentry: This course will enhance the student's ability to use the tools of the construction trades while gaining the confidence to work safely. The student will learn advanced techniques and applications of the use of tools and equipment in the construction of those elements that make up the job of a finished cabinetmaker and carpenter. Second semester offers techniques in finish carpentry, wood finishing related to these areas, and woodturning. The student will use tools, machines, and techniques related to the light construction industry. Accuracy, neatness, sound work habits, and safe work practices are stressed. 


Engineering Design & Architecture I: This is a 1-year course for students with little or no drafting background. This course is recommended as a prerequisite for all engineering, construction, and manufacturing classes. Basic skills of sketching, board drawing, and computer operations are emphasized.
Engineering Design & Architecture II: This is a 1-year course for students who wish to continue learning about engineering design. Students will use the principles learned in Engineering I, understand how basic machines work, and to apply these mechanical devices to design features to solve engineering problems. Problem-solving techniques will also be applied to architectural problems. All work will be assembled into the student’s portfolio.






Exploring Computer Science: Exploring Computer Science is a hands-on introduction to computer architecture, programming, and using the computer as a creative tool. The class is taught in the computer lab and is project-based, rather than textbook-based. The class is divided into six basic units. Units consist of: a survey of computer architecture and human/computer interaction, algorithmic problem-solving, web site development, program design and development using scratch, data analysis, and robotics. Each unit uses a series of projects of increasing
complexity to introduce, refine, and integrate programming and development concepts, culminating with a “capstone” project as a unit final.
Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles: Designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing
course. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using
simulations to explore questions that interest them. The course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts. Students design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists,
Advanced Placement Computer Science A: This course includes all the topics of Advanced Placement Computer Science A emphasizing object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem-solving and algorithm development. It also includes the study of data structures, design, and abstraction. The course is designed for students with no prior computing experience and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester college-level course in Computer Science. 


Metals: This program is designed to provide the student with vocational experiences associated with the general metals area of sheet metal and bench metal, welding, foundry, forging, and machine tools. The student will explore the modern concepts and trends affecting the metalworking industry. It also looks into the social, economic, and ecological impact technology has had on our society. This program also provides the student an opportunity to develop competencies in metal fabrication and machine tool operation. 


Automotive Technology I: This is an introductory class designed to expose the student to the basic automotive systems and their functions. Information will be presented through lectures, demonstrations, and selected lab activities. Topics to be covered are engine performance, power train components, ignition, fuel, emissions, cooling, and suspension and brake systems. In the beginning class, students will remove and replace parts; in the advanced class, students will remove and repair parts. 


ICT Foundations: Information and communications technology (ICT) Foundations has been designed to prepare students to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills ina variety of real-world scenarios. The overarching objective of the course is to expose students to an array of programs, applications, and technology and provide the groundwork for success throughout a student's educational career. Students will engage in a host of hands-on activities designed to enhance technological efficiency and promote a positive future in the digital world. ICT Foundations will provide students with the tools necessary to be a well-qualified participant in today's perpetually changing global economy. After completing this course students will have fulfilled the El Dorado Union High SchoolDistrict Technology Requirement needed
for graduation and be able to select from a variety of courses within the ICT pathway.
Student Leadership: This course combines classroom instruction with leadership practices in a laboratory of practical school situations. It provides student leaders with the opportunity to study the basic concepts of democratic government, the meaning and techniques of leadership, parliamentary procedure, group processes, and the principles of human behavior, the objectives of education, and many problems of school administration. It provides opportunities to develop speaking and writing skills; to improve in courtesy, poise, and appearance; to work with peers of diverse backgrounds and attitudes, and to share responsibilities with adults and consider common problems. After school participation is mandatory.
CTE Department Head:
Lance Gunnersen