Skilled and Technical Trades

    Skilled and Technical Trades


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    Are you interested in how products and machines come together? Do you care about the quality of materials and of workmanship? If you dream of designing, planning, managing, building or maintaining the structures where we live, work and play, then the skilled and technical trades are for you. 

    Careers in this program are related to the technical sciences and public safety. These may include: 

    • Automotive repair 
    • Firefighting 
    • Forensics 
    • Criminal Justice 
    • C.E.R.T- Community Emergency Response Team 
    • Design and Pre-Construction  
    • Construction

    Is this pathway for you?

    • Do you enjoy creating, inventing or imagining new and different ways to do different things? 
    • Are you interested in technology and its ongoing innovation? 
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    Possible careers to explore

    *See classes listed by school, dual credit and equivalency credit 


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    Connecting career pathways through student leadership

    WA TSA

    Washington Technology Student Association
    Interested in careers in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, film/video production, graphic arts or other technical areas? TSA is the only student leadership organization devoted exclusively to students interested in technology. Learn through exciting competitive events and leadership opportunities. From engineers to business managers, alumni credit TSA with having had a positive influence on their lives.

    Local leadership opportunities are available at each school. Please see your teacher for more information.


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    LWSD elective recommendations

    Skilled and Technical Trades

    • MS – Manufacturing & Design I, II  
    • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 
    • Forensic Science 
    • Criminal Justice 
    • WANIC – Automotive Technology Y1, Y2 
    • WANIC – FIRE & EMS Y1, Y2 and Y3 
    • WANIC – DigiPen Video Game

    See classes listed by school, dual credit and equivalency credit.