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February is CTE month and we are excited to highlight the broad spectrum of fields that CTE has to offer our students. The second of the thirteen clusters we are highlighting is the Art, Audio Visual Technology and Communications Career Cluster. Within this career cluster, these are the pathways within our district that our students can take:

Pathway: Broadcasting and Digital Media

Technological improvements in the industry mean greater efficiencies in the workplace. Growth is expected to stem from businesses, schools, and radio and television stations seeking new equipment to improve their audio and video capabilities. According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to increase 8% nationwide through the year 2028.

Courses Offered:

  • Computer Science Principles
  • Computer Programming 1
  • Digital Graphics Art
  • Game Development
  • Screen Printing
  • Web Development
  • Digital Media 1 and 2
  • TV Broadcasting 1 and 2
  • Video Production
  • Internships
  • Capstone Course

CTSO Organization – Skills USA

SkillsUSA is the CTSO for students in the Broadcasting & Digital Media Career Pathway. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. Provo High School & Timpview High School both have chapters of SkillsUSA.

Possible Occupations: 

  • Video Editor 
  • Sound Engineer Technician 
  • Audio Video Technician 
  • Radio Broadcaster 
  • Announcer
  • Film and Video Editor

Collegiate/Tech Schools

  • BYU
  • University of Utah
  • UVU
  • Weber State University

Pathway:  Fashion Apparel and Textile

Employment growth for fashion designers will stem from a growing population demanding more clothing, footwear, and accessories. The best job opportunities will be in design firms that design mass market clothing sold in department stores and retail chain stores, such as apparel wholesale firms. From theater and dance to music and acting numerous performing arts companies call Utah home, employing individuals in fashion design, fashion merchandising, costuming, technical apparel design, and custom dressmaking.

Courses Offered:

  • Fashion Design Studio
  • Sewing Construction Textile
  • Digital Graphic Arts, Intro
  • Screen Printing, Technology
  • Sewing Construction Textiles 2
  • Internship

FCCLA – Student Organization:

FCCLA is the CTSO for students in the Fashion Apparel and Textiles Career Pathway. FCCLA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills, and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in life and careers.

Possible Career Opportunities:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Teacher
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Textile Scientist

Collegiate Programs

  • Bridgeland Technical College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Utah State University
  • Weber State University

Pathway:  Graphic Design and Communications

Graphic Design and Communications is the field of the future and is rapidly growing. Because our global economy is driven by technology, digital media is one of the most in demand fields.

Courses Offered:

  • Commercial Arts 1 and 2
  • Digital Graphic Arts Intro
  • Screen Printing Technology
  • Commercial Photo 1 and 2
  • Production Graphics 1

FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA – Student Organizations:

Students who participate in the Graphic Design and Communications Career Pathway can participate in one or all three of the CTSO organizations: FBLA, SkillsUSA, & TSA. Provo High School and Timpview High School both have chapters in all three CTSO organizations.

Possible Career Opportunities:

  • Commercial Photography
  • Web Developer
  • Art Director
  • Camera Operator
  • Commercial Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphics Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Software Developer

Collegiate and Technical Programs:

  • BYU
  • University of Utah
  • Utah Valley University
  • Utah State University
  • Weber State University
Shauna Sprunger
  • Coordinator of Communications
  • Shauna Sprunger