Industrial & technology education

Statewide analysis

The number of "a-g" approved secondary Industrial and Technology Education courses increased statewide from 918 to 1101, an increase of 16.6 percent compared to last year. Of the 1361 public comprehensive and alternative high schools in California, 472 or 34.6 percent have one or more "a-g" approved Industrial and Technology Education course. Presently, there are 7593 Industrial and Technology Education courses offered statewide of which 14.5 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 (50 percent) from the previous year in courses approved in the “c” subject area.

Subject Area

Courses

Percent of Total

History / social science (“a”)

0

0.0%

English (“b”)

0

0.0%

Mathematics (“c”)

12

1.1%

Laboratory science (“d”)

51

4.6%

Language other than English (“e”)

0

0.0%

Visual and performing arts (“f”)

262

23.8%

College-preparatory elective (“g”)

776

70.5%

Total

1101

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

148

2)  Introduction to Engineering Design

130

3)  Architectural Design 1-2

114

4)  Digital Electronics

71

5)  Engineering Design and Development

59

6)  Introduction to Design

44

7)  Civil Engineering and Architecture

37

8)  Biotechnical Engineering

34

9)  Digital Imaging Production

34

10)  Engineering 1-4

28

11)  Engineering Design

21

12)  Engineering Technology

19

13)  Automotive Engineering

17

14)  Aerospace Engineering

16

15)  Computer Integrated Manufacturing

16

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