• Career- Technical Course Offerings
    446 Vocational Medical Terminology I (11-12)
    Fall-semester course. May be counted as a science credit or elective credit.
    Prerequisite Successful completion of Health or Biology with a C or better, 3..0 GPA or better, or instructors permission, completed application, and access to transportation. Cost is $75 for 3 college credits per semester and $80 for the textbook.
    This course is designed for students interested in the Health Care/Medical field. The course is one semester long and includes: Anatomy/Physiology; Medical Terminology; Vital signs; Record keeping; CPR/1st certification. This course is articulated with UAS as HS 135 Medical terminology for Fall. Students receive 3 college credits per semester in addition to the high school .5 credit. This course is required for completion of twelve different medical programs. Students will be required to volunteer on a saturday at the Ketchikan Health Fair and extend two school days in the beginning of the term for CPR/1st Aid certification.
    446B Vocational Medical Terminology II (11-12)
    Spring -semester course.
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Vocational Medical Terminology I (11-12)  with a C or better, 3.0 GPA or better, or instructors permission, completed application, and access to transportation. Cost is $75 for 3 college credits per semester.
    This course is designed for students interested in the Health Care/ Medical field The course is one semester long and includes: Record keeping; Patient/People skills; Medical Laws and Ethics; Confidentiality; Death and Dying; Career for spring. Students receive 3 college credits per semester in addition to the high school credit. This course is required for completion of twelve different UA medical programs. Students will be extended the school day for April and May.
    804 Personal Finance (10-11-12) 
    Two-semester course. May be taken as a math credit.
    No prerequisites.
    Do you know how to use a checkbook and credit card to track your expenses? Personal Finance will help you learn the skills necessary to be a successful consumer. You will apply basic mathematical skills in computing gross and net pay, managing a personal checking and savings account, computing federal income taxes, preparing a budget, making informed shopping decisions, and determining the least expensive source of credit. You will complete many of the financial forms used in the real world to prepare you for life on your own. 
    855  Career Exploration (10-11-12)  
    Required for graduation; one semester. Necessary supplies: 1 1/2 in 3 ring binder and 6 divider tabs.
    Are you curious how people find careers that are exciting, satisfying, and rewarding? In the 21st Century there is an abundant opportunity. Get a jump start on your career goals by taking charge and planning for your future. 
    • Generate a great list of careers that fit your interest, personality, skills and values
    • Discover careers you never knew existed
    • Explore future job openings
    • Create a series of steps to achieve your future goals 
    • Gain real life insights by interviewing community members in your interest areas
    • Evaluate what is important in choosing a technical school, college, or other post secondary training
    • Sharpen your interviewing skills with employers in the community 
    • Learn work expectations of employers and complete the required job application
    860 Applied Child Psychology (9-10-11-12)
    Two-semester course. 
    No prerequisite. College credit available from UAS
    Are you thinking about a career in teaching, counseling, social or other human service fields? Do you know that there are practical skills that will help you be more effective in your chosen field? Would you like to: 
      Explore why children behave the way they do

    • Explore why children behave the way they do

    • Learn how certain experiences and opportunities influence the “wiring” of a child’s brain

    • Develop skills in communication and conflict resolution

    • Understand what influences a child’s ability to learn

    • Challenge your creativity by planning teaching projects

    • Explore how environment, heredity and development affect who you are

    • Apply your new skills by teaching pre-school children in the community that is the best part.


    865 CHILD CAREERS I (10-11-12)

    Two-semester course. College credit available from UAS

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Applied Child Psychology or permission of instructor.

    Would you like to continue to develop your skills in teaching and mentoring? Would you like to spend the

    majority of your class time in practical experiences? Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? If

    you answered yes to any of these questions, this may be the class for you. In the Child Careers class you will have

    the opportunity to:

    • Learn effective communication and mentoring skills

    • Work directly with children in the elementary classroom

    • Practice skills that will be useful in a future career

    • Plan and implement teaching projects using acquired skills

    • Experience both challenge and satisfaction in your role as a mentor for a child


    900 MARITIME I (9-10-11-12)

    Two-semester course (one hour per day)

    No prerequisite.

    Maritime I is designed to expose students to marine safety, seamanship, and navigation. Students will use the

    school’s 45’ training vessel, Jack Cotant, and the program’s 16’ open skiff to reinforce lessons learned in the

    classroom. This is an excellent course for anyone who plans on operating a boat, or working in the maritime field.


    905 DRAFTING I (9-10-11-12)

    Two-semester course.

    Prerequisite: Must have completed the 8th grade.

    Drafting 1 gives students the opportunity to gain basic skills and technical knowledge as they make drawings with

    drafting instruments and CAD (Computer Aided Drafting). The class covers the different areas within mechanical

    drawing and also gives the students an introduction to architectural drawing. The course is valuable for potential

    architects, engineers, contractors and tradesmen.


    912 WOOD WORKING I (9-10-11-12)


    Prerequisite: None

    Through the use of the textbook, workbook, magazine articles, lectures, demonstrations, field trips, and hands-on

    activities, students will develop an appreciation for the locally growing species of woods and their economic

    value. The student will learn to safely operate and use hand tools, portable power tools, and power machinery to

    process raw material (wood) into useful and valuable projects and products. Additionally, this course will

    increase the student’s awareness of the many skilled occupations from which to choose a career in the field of

    wood technology, including carpentry and cabinet making. Will learn the operation of CNL machinery and mass

    production principals.


    915 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (9-10-11-12)

    Two-semester course.

    Prerequisite: Must have completed the 8th grade and completed Wood Working I. There is a 15.00 per semester class fee.

    This is a practical, hands-on construction course that will cover basic building information, which will help

    students acquire many useful skills in the construction fields. Along with construction fundamentals students will

    learn and operate hand and power tools in a safe manner. This class participates with various agencies throughout

    the community in maintaining and building a variety of structures.


    918 BASIC WELDING (10-11-12)

    Two semester course. Students may elect to pay for UAS college credit. 5 spaces available and funded through a special district scholarship.

    A beginning level course covering the fundamentals of oxyacetylene welding, brazing and cutting, and electric arc

    welding. Emphasis in flat and horizontal welding positions on mild steel using a variety of welding rods and



    925 PRE-CULINARY (9-10-11-12)

    Two semesters.

    Prerequisite: none Class size is limited to 15. There is a 15.00 per semester class fee.

    Pre-culinary is primarily designed for incoming freshmen and introduces the students to the culinary part of the

    hospitality industry. It exposes them to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to pursue the culinary field. At

    the conclusion of the school year they should be have a basic understanding of career opportunities, kitchen safety

    and sanitation, knife skills, how to read a recipe, food preparation, the different cooking methods, nutrition and

    customer service.


    930 CULINARY ARTS I (10-11-12)

    Two semesters. One class period.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval Class size is limited to 12. Class fee $20.00

    Culinary 1 introduces sophomore through senior students to careers in food service and teaches them the basic

    skills needed for success in the food service industry. At the conclusion of the school year they should be have an

    thorough understanding of career opportunities, advanced kitchen safety and sanitation, basic knife skills, recipes,

    food preparation, different cooking methods, nutrition, and customer service.


    935 CULINARY ARTS II (11-12)

    Two semesters. One class period.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of both semesters of Culinary I with a min. grade of B and permission of instructor. Class fee of $20.00

    Culinary 2 is designed for juniors and seniors and continues to develop students in preparation for careers in the

    food service industry. By the conclusion of the school year they should have had opportunities for internships in

    the career field, certification in kitchen safety and sanitation, advanced knife skills, recipe modifications, advanced

    food preparation, cooking methods, nutrition, and customer service.


    951 SMALL ENGINES (9-10-11-12)

    Year-long class, 1 elective credit, 55 minute class, 179 hours, $50 shop fee.

    No Prerequisites.

    SMALL ENGINES is an introductory level shop class covering theory, operation, maintenance, repair, and

    overhaul of two and four stroke gasoline and diesel engines. Students will learn shop safety, tools and fasteners,

    precision measurement, engine systems, engine performance, and the use of specialized engine tools. SMALL

    ENGINES is open to all grades and is highly recommended for students wishing to enroll in the General Service

    Technology program.


    952 GENERAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN 1 (GST1) (10-11-12)

    Year-long class, One hour, 1.0 elective credits, 165 hours, $60 shop fee

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher Small Engines class recommended. Drivers license or learners permit required.

    Course Description: General Service Technician 1 (GST1) is the introductory course in the GST Program at

    Ketchikan High School. The GST program was created in response to the automotive industry needing entry-level

    technicians who have mastered a set of over 150 basic automotive service skills. After being introduced to theory

    and basic service procedures in the classroom, students perform actual service on vehicles owned by the

    community, including faculty and student vehicles. Students will learn to safely use tools and shop equipment,

    perform underhood service including fluid service, battery service and belt service. Students will learn to mount,

    balance and patch tires. The second half of the class is built around Brakes, Suspension and Steering Service.

    Successful completers of GST1 are eligible for 3 optional college credits at the University of Alaska Southeast.



    Year-long class, Two hour block class, two semester course, 2.0 elective credits, 358 hours, $60 shop fee

    Pre-requisite: Must have completed GST I with a C or better. Must have valid drivers license or permit.

    Course Description: GST 2 is the second and completion class for the 540 hours Ketchikan High School General

    Service Technician Program. The GST program was developed by the National Automotive Technicians

    Education Foundation (NATEF) to address the need for entry-level technicians with a broad range of skills.

    Students who complete the GST program will have had the opportunity to learn skills needed for career-entry

    employment in the automotive industry. Students will also be prepared to enter an automotive training program at

    the post-secondary level. GST 2 covers essential principals and maintenance on all systems of the automobile.

    The first semester will cover Suspension and steering, and Electricity/Electronics. The second semester will cover

    Engine Performance, Drivetrains and Heating/Ventilation systems. Part of the class will be devoted to preparing

    for the AAA/Ford Troubleshooting Alaska State competition.