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Career & Technical Education

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Business Management and Administration

Students will participate in team projects and simulations to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship.  Prepare for your financial future  by learning a variety of money management skills that will help in running a school based enterprise, a household, or lead to success in business.

Computer Science and Robotics

Learn to design and program mobile apps, websites, and video games in the state of the art computer lab. Languages explored include HTML/CSS, Python, JAVA Script, and Blocks. Working in teams, students also learn to build and program robots using LEGO Mindstorms and VEX robotics. Explore sensors, engineering, coding and design while working in a fun and exciting classroom environment. The competitive robotics club competes in FIRST Tech Challenge using skills learned to solve specific tasks with robots built by students.  

Construction Technology

This program offers hands-on, project based instruction in wood technology using hand tools, power tools and industry standard machinery, including Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. Earn college credit with Lane Community College while you learn skills that you can use for a lifetime, including those that may earn you a job in the construction or wood products manufacturing industry.

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts pathway provides students with the properties and healthfulness of a variety of foods. Students will practice foundational culinary techniques by working with these foods as well as learn industry level standards of catering, kitchen and food safety.  

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education is a pathway that teaches the knowledge and skills needed to understand child growth and development - from prenatal to 12+ years of age. Students will have the opportunities to participate in our on-campus child development center and complete multiple hands-on activities related to careers that work with children and families. 

Film and Video

This pathway will offer students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the video production workflow, video editing skills, video recording, writing, performance and marketing, using industry standard equipment. Screenwriting offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals through practice and revisions. Classwork will lead up to the composition of a short film script, studying feature length films and their screenplays.

Health Sciences

Are you interested in helping people?  Health Sciences Program is dedicated to developing skilled, adept, and passionate health professionals that will be leaders in the healthcare industry. Our HOSA Chapter provides students real-world opportunities to learn health care skills through community service events, such as blood drives, school vision screenings, and CPR workshops.

Industrial Engineering and Drafting

Students interested in architecture, engineering, or fabrication should consider these classes since real-world projects first need to be designed! Students will learn how to read blueprints and other design skills that can lead to high wage/high demand  careers in this field. Motivated students can even earn up to 16 college credits towards an AAS degree in Drafting at Lane Community College.

Manufacturing Technology

Our metals  program offers hands-on projects in welding, sheet metal fabrication, electrical circuits, and machining. Students learn to safely use industry standard equipment, including digital readouts and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) plasma cutters. These classes offer an excellent entry into manufacturing and construction related careers or just for a lifetime of personal use.  

Natural Resources: Forestry

Natural Resources courses help students understand the environmental, economic and social importance of Oregon’s forests and watersheds as well as the hands-on principles behind sustainable forest management and watershed habitat restoration. Students in this learning pathway also participate in site tours of our partners in the forest products industry in addition to river and stream site visits.

Become A Partner

Springfield Public Schools aims to build dynamic partnerships with local businesses, nonprofits and institutions of higher education to offer our teachers and students opportunities for experiential and collaborative learning. Listed below are ways you can get involved.

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Industry Host

Hosting internships, field trips and job shadowing experiences

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Class Engagement

Share your knowledge and experience as a guest speaker or lead a project-based lesson in the classroom


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