BGHS offers 2 CTE Signature Programs. Signature programs are offered on specific high school campuses but open to any DVUSD high school student interested in enrolling. BGHS Signature Programs are Culinary Arts and Drafting.
Students in Culinary Arts learn operational procedures and professional skills used in the food service industry: Professional cooking techniques, knife skills, garde manager, cold and hot food preparation, advanced pastries and baking, stocks, sauces, and plate presentation along with advanced French cooking methods.
In the Drafting courses the students are introduced to reading and interpreting technical drawings and blueprints for buildings and associate sites utilizing manual and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques. Students will analyze drafting calculations, material estimations, and architectural interpretations.
Barry Goldwater High School also offers the following CTE courses: Graphic Design, Information Technology, Business Operations, Marketing and Media Productions with industry standard software computer programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Animation. Students in Media Production are responsible for the schools’ student announcements, Marketing students run a BGHS school store and Graphics students design projects to fulfill jobs requested by both on campus and off campus groups.
Internship programs are available for students to participate in a supervised work experience of a minimum of 5 hours per week (paid or unpaid) in a position within the CTE program area of their choice. The CTE Internship provides on-the-job experience and valuable industry networking.