West Hills High School

West Hills CTE Pathways

West Hills CTE Pathways


Sports Medicine (A CTE Funded Pathway)

  1. 10th or 11th - Sports Medicine 1
  2. 11th or 12th - Sports Medicine 2

Project Lead the Way Engineering (PLTW)

    1. Intro to Design
    2. Principles of Engineering
    3. Aerospace Engineering
PTLW is a nationally recognized proven curriculum with robust curriculum, highly prepared teachers, and in-demand college ready students. With a focus on aerospace engineering, our program starts with engineering principles, moves on to more specialized and intermediate problem solving with robotics and then culminates with drone technology and a focus on aerospace applications. Field trips, industry insider guest speakers, and unique hands on opportunities allow for the critical thinking skills, creative problem solving and dynamic learning necessary to give our students the best introduction and preparation for pursuing careers within the engineering field. 

Manufacturing and Construction Pathway

Manufacturing Engineering is a three-year pathway that prepares students for both college and careers.  College credit is offered along with Industry Certifications with machinery and software.

Education CTE Pathway

The Education CTE Pathway is a 2-year program for Juniors and Seniors. The pathway allows students to explore careers in education, learn principles and theories of development, work collaboratively, and intern in a local elementary school. When students complete the pathway courses with a B or higher they can earn 7 college credits from Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, have over 5 industry certifications and over 80 hours of field experience.
Developmental Psychology of Children- Learn the developmental milestones from birth to 5 years old, research types of Early Childhood Programs, Child Development Principles and Theories and  design safe and healthy classrooms for young children. Meets UC-G credit requirement, students who maintain a  B or higher earn college credits.
Teaching and Learning- Students in the capstone course intern in an elementary classroom 3 days a week. They create and teach lessons in elementary classes, earn certifications to add to their resume, while learning about growth and development of children from ages 6-18. Students who maintain a  B or higher earn college credits.
CTE: Learning that works for California
What are pathways?

What are pathways?

Pathways improve high schools by providing an exciting learning environment that motivates students. Pathways include academic and technical courses centered on broad industry themes. 

Prepare for both college and career . . . .
  • challenging academic courses 
  • high skill technical courses 
Learn through connecting academics to real world applications
  • tackle authentic workplace projects 
  • consult with industry professionals 
  • advance your skills through an internship 
Have more options after high school 
  • community college college/university 
  • technical school military 
  • apprenticeship employment
Why enroll in a pathway? 
  • Prepare for college and career - not just one
  • Benefit from unique opportunities
  • Earn certifications and/or college credit
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills
  • Participate in industry tours, job shadows, internships, mentoring, and school enterprises