Industrial & technology education

Statewide analysis

The number of UC-approved secondary Industrial and Technology Education courses increased statewide from 750 to 918, an increase of 18.3 percent compared to last year. Of the 1334 public comprehensive and alternative high schools in California, 423 or 31.7 percent have one or more UC-approved Industrial and Technology Education course. Presently, there are 8223 Industrial and Technology Education courses offered statewide of which 11.1 percent meet the “a-g” subject requirements.

A-G subject requirements

In analyzing the “a-g” subject requirements, Industrial and Technology Education courses are approved in all areas except the history / social science (“a”), English ("b") and language other than English (“e”) subject areas. There was a substantial increase (20.8 percent) from the previous year in courses approved in the “g” subject area.

Subject Area

Courses

Percent of Total

History / social science (“a”)

0

0.0%

English (“b”)

0

0.0%

Mathematics (“c”)

6

0.7%

Laboratory science (“d”)

33

3.6%

Language other than English (“e”)

0

0.0%

Visual and performing arts (“f”)

249

27.1%

College-preparatory elective (“g”)

630

68.6%

Total

918

100%

The top 15

In terms of specific courses approved, the top 15 Industrial and Technology Education courses are:

Course Title

Courses

1)  Principles of Engineering 1-4

130

2)  Introduction to Engineering Design

116

3)  Architectural Design 1-2

114

4)  Digital Electronics

40

5)  Engineering Design and Development

35

6)  Civil Engineering and Architecture

31

7)  Digital Imaging Production

31

8)  Introduction to Design

30

9)  Engineering 1-4

28

10)  Engineering Design

22

11)  Engineering Technology

18

12)  Bioengineering

15

13)  Computer Integrated Manufacturing

13

14)  Introduction to Engineering

13

15)  Aerospace Engineering

12

Source: CDE California High School Career Technical Education Course report [DOC]

Sample courses

Samples of courses approved in the Building and Construction Trades; Energy, Environmental and Utilities; Engineering and Architecture; Manufacturing and Product Design; and Transportation industry sectors are available for reference as you prepare your own course for UC approval.

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