New CTE Classes


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Louisa’s Career and Technical Education logo.

Landon Wilson, Reporter/Photographer

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Career and Technical Education(CTE) program will offer new classes. A survey was emailed to every student about their interest in classes and the top five were chosen. All the new classes offered are worth at least one credit.

“The goal of the new CTE courses is to expand offerings to allow more students to experience a wider array of classes that may match their interest,” Guidance Counselor Todd Ryan said. “The more classes we offer allows students to get a better understanding of what that field or profession is all about, and they may decide to pursue more course work in that area.”


Emergency Medical Technician-

To get in the class participants must be 16 years-old, pass a background check, fingerprinting, and drug screening. Students will learn the fundamentals of Emergency Medical Services along with anatomy and physiology. Patient care, shock treatment, resuscitation, and trauma care are skills the students will learn to care for. If students pass the class, they will be eligible to take the Virginia State Psychomotor Exam and the National Registry of Emergency Medical. 


TV Media Broadcasting-

There are no requirements to take this course. Students will learn how to produce fiction and non-fiction video clips. Being efficient and knowing how to work cameras is the overall goal of the class. Students will also explore careers in the industry of media production. 


Cybersecurity Operations-

No requirements are needed for the first course and all grades can sign up for the class. Students will learn computer and network administration security along with cybersecurity, protecting systems, and programs for digital attacks. Establishing, implementing, and maintaining a security network are the course’s goals. After passing the second course of the class, students will receive an industry certification.


Advanced Equine Science- 

To take the advanced course students must have passed the first equine science course. Equine Science is for students who love working with horses and being outside. It will focus on grooming, nutrition, handling, training, reproduction, transportation, and stable management. This course will partner with FFA and Leadership.


American Sign Language-

This class is an introduction to understanding the basics of sign language. The basics being covered in class are numbers, the alphabet, fingerspelling, vocabulary, and history and culture of the deaf community. The goal is for students to be able to carry on small conversations using sign language. This class will count as a foreign language to help students be able to graduate.


“All the classes will assist students in learning new content, receive industry certifications, and hopefully prepare them for next-level courses in college or provide a direct placement into the workforce,” Director of CTE & Workforce development, Bo Bundrick, said.