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Sierra Linda High School
Tolleson Union High School District

Career Technical Education

Career and Technical Education prepares students for a wide range of careers. These careers require varying levels of education, from high school and post-secondary certificates to two and four year college degrees. Sierra Linda currently offers classes in the following.

Biomedical Technology

Biomedical technology is one of the fastest growing career fields both nationally and in Arizona. Students participating in this four year academy will be involved in project-based research using laboratory techniques consistent with the industry standards. Careers in the biomedical technology field include: scientists, laboratory assistants, medical researchers, and biomedical engineers.

Please note: We require students to apply for this course. Summer internships may be available for 11th and 12th grade students.

Recommended Courses:

  • 9th grade: Principles of Biomedical Science
  • 10th grade: Human Body Systems
  • 11th grade: Medical Interventions
  • 12th grade: Science Research

Career Exploration

Students will explore different educational and career opportunities through projects and group activities. We emphasize communication skills, goal planning, and successful transition from high school. At the end of the course, students will have electronic portfolios with plans for high school, college, and careers.

Culinary Arts

In the culinary arts classes, students successfully completing this program will be prepared to apply technical knowledge and skills required for food production and service occupations in institutional and commercial food establishments. Skills developed in this program include food identification, selection, and storage; safety and sanitation; personal hygiene; and use of commercial equipment. We will also address nutrition, special diets, and management of food establishments. Careers in the culinary arts include: apprentice chef, pastry chef, prep cook, executive chef, and food & beverage manager.

Recommended Courses:

  • 9th grade: Word Processing and Career Exploration
  • 10-12th grade: Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • 11-12th grade: Culinary Arts
  • 12th grade: CTE Internship

Sports Medicine

This course covers a combination of classroom lectures, laboratory situations, and internships with the local high school sports teams, local hospitals, doctors, and professional sports teams. This course allows students to gain valuable experience in real world situations that face all medical professions on a daily basis.

CTE Staff

Joe Dean
Business / Info Tech
Ext. 207274
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Samantha Gordon
Ext. 207103
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Cecilia Roman
Ext. 207263
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Sonia Sanchez-Saenz
CTE Dept Chair
Ext. 207755
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Nicole Schuur
Early Childhood / Fashion
Ext. 207089
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