• 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
Two-semester course (one hour per day)
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.
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)
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
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
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
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.
Year-long class, 1 elective credit, 55 minute class, 179 hours, $50 shop fee.
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
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.