Class registration is an exciting time to think about, plan, and prepare for your future. Are you taking classes that will interest you? Are you taking classes that will prepare you for college and career? Are you taking classes that will save you money in college? Are you taking classes that will allow you to develop your interests? These are all questions you need to ask yourself before you register next week. The plan of studies listing all courses, pre-requisites, and descriptions can be found here. Check out the fun video that describes some of the elective classes offered here.
Here are some of the classes that past students have said they “wish” they would have taken in high school:
Metals I & II: Welding is a skill that is in high demand. Welders command excellent salaries and great benefits.
Recreational Engines I & II: Working on small engines will save you money with your own lawn and snow equipment, motorcycles, ATVs and more. You can also earn college credit to start your college transcript.
Building Trades I & II: Learning how to build a house will save you money in the future when you own/rent your own house. You can also earn dual credits to start your college transcript.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): This is the best entry-level position for those interested in a health care career. It also sets you up for a great job as a CNA working at either a nursing home, assisted living facility, clinic, or hospital. If you take this class on your own in town, it will cost you $500-600. Save money, take it in high school.
Contemporary Sewing: This will save you money by mending/reparing/sewing your own clothes. You can also start your own alterations business - sewing is a great life skill that is in high demand.
Cisco I-IV: Earn certifications that will allow you to be make more money. Every large company has a need for networking and IT individuals. This could be you!
Public Speaking: Most college majors require this class. Save money and take it in high school for dual credit. Public speaking is a life skill that will benefit you now and in the future.
Check out the newest offerings in Program of Studies: Automated Manufacturing, Aviation Technology, and many more!
West Fargo is a big district with so many choices! Take some time, and make the best choices for you.