Career & Technical Education

Mission Statement:
The Thurston High School CTE Department prepares student for both employment and post secondary education.  CTE courses are for all students and integrate academics with a rigorous, relevant curriculum.

Staff Members:
Matt LaBounty – – Class Web Site
Polly Kohl –
Greg Proden –
Diane Amundson – Director of Child Development Center –
Jan Hampton –
Jeff Rempel – Educational Assistant –

Thurston offers the following CTE programs:

Family and Consumer Studies – 
Infants and Toddlers
Preschool & Beyond(College Now credit for Infants & Toddlers and
Preschool & Beyond combined)
Careers with Children 1 (College Now Credit)
Careers with Children 2 (College Now Credit)
Preschool Assistant
Family Relationships
Creative Foods
International Foods

Drafting Technology —courses taught by Greg Proden

Technical Drafting (College Now credit)
Advanced Drafting (College Now credit)
Architectural Drafting (College Now credit)
Project / Leadership Drafting (College Now credit)

Students can earn 13 college credits if they take all 4 levels of drafting.

Manufacturing Technology
Welding Technology (College Now credit)
Machine Technology (College Now credit)
Metal Fabrication (College Now credit)
Electrical Circuits
Gasoline Engines
Electric Car Racing
Competitive Robotics – taught by Polly Kohl 

Construction Technology—courses taught by Matt LaBounty
Intro to Woods (College Now credit)
Cabinet Making (College Now credit)
Advanced Woodworking (College Now credit)
Creative Furniture
Project/Leadership Woods
Trade skills Fundamentals (College Now credit)