Career & Technical Education


 Our goal is to teach our students relevant career
 and industry skills to best prepare them for the
 world of work. For more information check the
 Office of Superintendent of Instruction:

Art CareersCareers in Automotive & WeldingCareers in CarpentryCareers in Forestry & DNRCareers in Military

For a smaller-sized school, we are fortunate to offer a wide variety of CTE opportunities for our students.  We encourage students to challenge themselves, try new classes, and take advantage of the opportunity to explore interests.  It is a free opportunity learn new skills, as well as determine career areas students like or don’t like, as both are valuable experiences!

Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) at Omak High School:

  • FFA-Future Farmers of America

  • FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America

  • FCCLA-Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

What is CTE?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a hands-on educational option that provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers.  CTE gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge within a selected career focus.

  • Over 2/3 of students are currently in at least one CTE class, although many students are in more than one class

  • 7 CTE/Dual Credit classes (earn WVC/SFCC college credits while in High School-Accounting I, Accounting II, Web Design, Computer Applications, Welding, Ag. Biology, Advanced FACSE)

  • 7 CTE Programs at Omak High School  (Automotive, Business/Computers, Agriculture, Ag. Welding/Carpentry, Family & Consumer Science Education, Theatre Tech, Commercial Art)

  • 1 CTE program available at Omak Middle School (STEM, Robotics, Computer Science)

  • Opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications (Microsoft 2016-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), plus a variety of certifications in other subject areas.

CTE Courses at OHS:

Agriculture - Veterinary Medicine, Principles of Agriculture, Greenhouse Operations, Agriculture Biology, Natural Resources, Beginning and Advanced Ag. Mechanics/Welding, Agriculture Carpentry

Business - Introduction to Computer Science, Accounting, Web Design, Computer Applications, Leadership

Automotive - Auto I, II & III

Family & Consumer Science Education - Beginning Foods, Health, Independent Living

Commercial Art Art Exploration, Commercial Art, Advanced Commercial Art

Theatre Tech. - Intro. and Advanced Theatre Tech

Middle School - Introduction to Computer Science, Robotics, and Intro. to STEM

**We also offer Worksite Learning where students can apply what they have learned in a job setting. 

In addition to current offerings, new courses will be offered as choices for the 2019-2020 school year:  Engineering Design, Intro. to Business & Marketing, Personal Finance, Equine Science, and Hospitality & Tourism.

CTE Works for High School Students

High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, graduate at higher rates and typically go on to post-secondary education.


CTE Works for Business

CTE addresses the need of industries and helps close the skills gap:

  • Half of all STEM jobs call for workers with less than a bachelor’s degree.

  • Health care occupations are projected to grow 18 percent by 2016, adding more than 2 million new jobs.

  • 3 million workers will be need for the nation’s infrastructure in the next decade, including designing, building and operating transportation, housing, utilities, and telecommunications.

  • Almost half of the energy workforce may need to be replaced by 2024, and demand for solar and wind energy technicians will double.

  • More than 80% of manufacturers report that talent shortages will impact their ability to meet customer demand.

Source: Association for Career and Technical Education-January 2018

CTE Monthly Newsletters

Contact Us!

Tanya Peterson Tanya Peterson
 CTE Director
 (509) 826-8363

Wendy Hensarling Wendy Hensarling
 CTE Secretary
 (509) 826-8501


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