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ACHS - Product Innovation

PID Career Technical  Education Pathway

Build Your Dream Career

The Product Innovation Pathway gives students the opportunity to express their creativity by designing projects using real-world tools and technologies. Students will learn to think as designers through project-based learning, presentations, discussions, and critiques. This course incorporates the full power of “STEAM” – a cross-curriculum collaboration between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Students will use and learn various 3D computer programs, tools, and machines for designing, rendering, inventing, model-making, CAD, 3D printing, 3D modeling, lasers, manufacturing, and development. This integrated, immersive, multi-year sequence of career guidance, coursework, and work-based learning gives students knowledge and experience for a competitive advantage in their career.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new career in product innovation and design. Classes include:

  • Product Innovation & Design 1
  • Product Innovation & Design 2
  • Advanced Product Innovation & Design

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of product innovation and design. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Business/Workplace Visits
  • Design Companies 
  • Architectural Firms

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your college studies and future career in product innovation and design with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Model Maker
  • Product Designer
  • Set & Exhibit Designer

Industry Average: $50,000 - $85,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

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Ready to Innovate?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher:
Peter Wachtel
(805) 389-6407

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?


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