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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are designed to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving, and technical skills required for the 21st-century workplace. Fremont High School offers CTE courses related to automotive, biotechnology, computer science, culinary, engineering and sports medicine careers. In general, CTE courses provide project-based learning that directly relates to what students would be doing in a similar career. 

Staff Directory

Capriles, Bob (408) 522-2488 ex.3887 Math & Engineering Teacher
Crawford, Mary (408) 522-2488 ex.3895 Sports Medicine Teacher
Dobervich, Mr. (408) 522-2488 ex.x3824 Math/Programming Teacher
Eeg, Aaron (408) 522-2488 ex.3821 Business Teacher
Ferguson, Thane (408) 522-3844 Auto Teacher
Koning, Derek (408) 522-2488 ex.3807 Math & Engineering Teacher
Harnett, Nicole (408) 522-2488 ex.3004/3148 CTE Culinary Careers and Foods/Living Skills Teacher

Courses

Autotechnology

The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide pre-employment training to students for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. Employment possibilities include parts assembly technician, technician helper, lube technician, tune-up technician and tire changer. Automotive Technology 1 provides students both theory and hands on experience in the following areas: shop safety, brakes, automatic transmission, electrical systems, suspension systems, air conditioning/heating and diagnosis and trouble-shooting repair procedures. Job search skills, business ethics, appropriate communication skills for the marketplace, and job retention skills, including attendance, punctuality and proper work attire will be reinforced at all levels of instruction.

Business

Business Education is a discipline that offers classes which teach students invaluable knowledge that is applied frequently in the business world, such as computer technology, marketing education and business law. These courses are designed to bring the business and school worlds closer together by instilling students with broad conceptual and social skills as well as practical and specific skills needed to succeed in today's dynamic world.

Technical Writing/Yearbook

Units: 10    UC/CSU section: None     Pre-requisite: None

This course is designed to foster teamwork, organization, creativity and spatial thinking, while instilling a passion for writing, reading, and creating a masterpiece

Yearbook is a class that takes the best of both worlds: handiwork and creativity. Every year, students in the class create a yearbook from scratch. Through this classroom dynamic, all yearbook students learn to appreciate and cultivate their creative, teamwork, and spatial, and computer skills. On their journey to create a yearbook (which has consistently been given an Honorable Mention in the Scripp's Yearbook Contest), students progress step by step using Adobe Photoshop and In-Design software. The best yearbook students even enjoy summer camp: an all expense paid trip to Pepperdine University in Malibu.

Computer Applications

Units: 10    UC/CSU Section: None     Pre-requisite: None

This class is designed to establish computer literacy and knowledge of computer functions, while creating familiarity with software programs and computer applications.

Business Law

Units: 10    UC/CSU Section: G     Pre-requisite: None

This class is designed to provide legal knowledge essential to thriving in the world, while instilling knowledge about protecting rights while not infringing on others.

Principles of Business

Units: 10    UC/CSU Section: None    Pre-requisite: None

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation for higher level courses in Business and Social Science, with a focus on the study of economics, finance and commerce.

DECA

Fremont DECA-Interact is a club that couples social responsibility with a thorough grounding in business. Advised by Jeanette Perez, DECA trains members beyond the classroom, giving members an opportunity to exercise business knowledge in competitions.

Culinary Careers

Culinary Careers I

Culinary Arts is an intermediate course in food preparation, safety and sanitation, menu planning and nutrition, and encompasses all aspects of the restaurant business. The goal is to allow you to explore your interest in Culinary Arts for personal enjoyment, as a possible career option or to enjoy learning professional techniques in the kitchen. This course will prepare you for an above entry-level job in restaurants, or onto to an institution of higher learning for a career in Food Service. You will refine your cooking skills & creativity by group and independent lab work (cooking).

Students in Culinary I have the opportunity to attend two Field Trips to Culinary Schools in the area. We often go to the French Culinary Institute in Campbell and the Academy of Arts College in Sunnyvale to visit their Culinary classes and kitchens, talk to the Chefs and find out about Scholarship opportunities. We often stay for a gourmet lunch provided by the current culinary students to cap off our day.

Textbook: Pro-Start: Becoming a Food Service Professional

Culinary Careers II: Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management is an advanced course in food preparation. This course prepares the student to work in the food service industry. Students will learn basic skills performed in the dining room and kitchen restaurant operations. Training areas covered in the course will include food service facilities and equipment; quality food costing and purchasing; health and safety regulations and practices; skills in food preparation and service; and practical experience in food service jobs. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, safety, technology and other employment skills. The full ServSafe curriculum and certification is a major emphasis of this course.  

Students also go on a Field Trip to Mission College's Hospitality Department where we see the kitchens, classrooms, Library, and Bookstore, along with having a lovely luncheon in the Owl Cafe, the restaurant run by current Mission College students. Advanced students also have the opportunity to return to Mission College, on a regular school day, to work, side-by-side with the Mission College students in their production kitchen, which provides the food and service for the Owl Cafe. A terrific opportunity for the students to practice the skills learned in our class and find out how tough and exciting it is to work in a real restaurant, and a great opportunity to see if you like the work and can cope with the pace and stress of working in a high volume restaurant!

Texts: Pro-Start: Becoming a Food Service Professional and ServSafe Essentials

Engineering

Fremont High School's Engineering Program is based on the Project Lead the Way model. Learn more by visiting the Project Lead the Way website. To learn more about the Engineering at Fremont program, please contact Fremont Engineering teachers Bob Capriles or Derek Koning.

Digital Electronics

Digital Electronics (DE) is a specialty course. The course exposes students to the foundations of electronics, designing with combinational logic, designing with sequential logic and controlling real-world system.  DE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

To be successful in DE, students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Digital Electronics is the third of three courses in the Project Lead The Way high school engineering program offered at Fremont High School.

CO-REQUISITES/PRE-REQUISITES

  • Co-Requisites:  Algebra 2
  • Pre-Requisites: Engineering Design, An Introduction (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE) or consent from Mr. Capriles

WHAT DO STUDENTS DO IN THIS CLASS?

  • Foundations of Electronics
  • Combinational Logic
    • Boolean Algebra
    • Karnaugh Maps
    • Universal Gates (NAND and NOR)
  • Sequential Logic
    • D Flip Flops
    • JK Flip Flops
    • "Ripple" Counters
    • Synchronized Counters

Engineering Design, An Introduction

Engineering Design, An Introduction (IED) is appropriate for 9th or 10th grade students who are interested in design and engineering or another technical career. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to a design process, professional communication and collaboration methods, design ethics, and technical documentation. IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills in research and analysis, teamwork, technical writing, engineering graphics, and problem solving through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills and creative abilities while applying math, science, and technology knowledge learned in other courses to solve engineering design problems and communicate their solutions. IED also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, an ultimate goal of education.

No previous knowledge is assumed, but students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science courses in order to facilitate the use and understanding of appropriate math and science concepts necessary for the successful completion of IED coursework. In addition, students will use industry standard 3D solid modeling software to facilitate the design and documentation of their solutions to design problems and challenges. As the course progresses and the complexity of the design problems increase students will learn more advanced computer modeling skills as they become more independent in their learning, more professional in their collaboration and communication, and more experienced in problem solving.

Introduction to Engineering Design is one of the foundation courses in the Project Lead The Way high school pre-engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.

CO-REQUISITES/PRE-REQUISITES

  • Co-Requisites: Algebra 1
  • Pre-Requisites: None

WHAT DO STUDENTS DO IN THIS CLASS?

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Instant Design Challenges
  • Drawing
  • Statistics
  • CAD Software - Autodesk Inventor

Principles of Engineering

Principles of Engineering (POE) is a survey course of engineering. The course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech careers. POE gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and problem solving skills based upon engineering concepts. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

To be successful in POE, students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Principles of Engineering is the second of three foundation courses in the Project Lead the Way high school engineering program.

CO-REQUISITES/PRE-REQUISITES

  • Co-Requisites:  Geometry
  • Pre-Requisites: Algebra

WHAT DO STUDENTS DO IN THIS CLASS?

  • Survey of Engineering - Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Software Engineering
  • Six Simple Machines
  • Energy Sources
  • Trusses