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Southwest DeKalb High School

Dekalb County Schools


CTAE at Southwest DeKalb High School
Career, Technical & Agricultural Education 

Skills You Will Learn at SWD Career Pathways

Audio-Visual Technology and Film I Pathway
Create Movies, Commercials, News Anchor Skills, Reporter Skills, Audio and Visual Production

Business and Technology Pathway
Become a Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access)

Programming/Computer Science Pathway 
Create applications, games and learn programming languages. 

Graphic Communications Pathway
Create graphic designs in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and develop a professional online
portfolio. Students learn about small business management, how to start off as a freelancer and
how to interact, charge and communicate with clients.

Marketing and Management Pathway
Prepares you for in-depth and detailed study of marketing while also focusing on management with
specific emphasis on small business ownership. Learn to become a Small Business Owner!

Therapeutic/Patient Care Pathway
Basic Nursing Care/Medical Skills – Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

Engineering Pathway
Robotics and AutoCAD (design and drafting). Prototype development, engineering design process,
problem solutions using scientific investigation, analysis and interpretation of data, innovation,
invention, and fabrication.

Navy JROTC Pathway
Citizenship and leadership development, maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval
topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology.
Community service activities, drill competition, field meets, flights, visits to naval activities,
marksmanship training, and other military training.

Work Based Learning (Junior or Senior Year) 
Receive course credit while working in an environment related to your career pathway. Hands-on experience in the workplace environment!