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The Kelly Walsh Career and Technical Education department prepares students for the future. As one of the top CTE programs in the State of Wyoming, Kelly Walsh has produced numerous state and national contest winners in fields from automotive troubleshooting to technical drafting. The instructors help students create something that they can be proud of and discover their hidden passions. 

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Agriculture is the worlds largest and most vital industry. It was the first industry to ever be established and survives the test of time to continue producing food, fiber and shelter for all living creatures on earth! Without agriculture we as humans could not survive!

Being the most imperitive industry to our survival, students need to have a comprehensive understanding of agriculture. This aquisition of knowledge can happen through enrollment in the course!

In KWHS agriculture classes, students develop knowledge and ability in four major areas during each course. These areas include: Leadership. Science, Managment and Business.

*** There are 3 components to Agricultural Education, of which only the first is joining an Agriculture class.

*** The second part of developing a well-rounded agricultural education is to have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (or SAE). This is an experience for the student outside of class where the student gains experience in hours and/or cash profit. Examples of this can be in the form of a job, volunteering, scientific experiments, or owning your own business.

*** FFA is the third component to a well rounded agricultural education. FFA is a co-curricular component of agricultural education - meaning it is part of the curriculum - it is not EXTRAcurricular! FFA is the largest youth leadership organization in the country and is currently at 540,379 active members and growing! FFA used to be known as "The Future Famers of America", but a name change to "The National FFA Organization" occured to reflect the diversity in the agricultural industry. You don't have to be a farmer to be in ag! FFA develops leadership skills, self-confidence, speaking skills, employability skills, decision making skills, and other traits that encourage youth to become productive, contributing adults. The National FFA Organization gives out over 2 million dollars in scholarships each year! Traveling opportunities, ranging from state wide, to national and international travel exist for those active in FFA. The connections and friendships that FFA members make are valuable and last a lifetime!

Jessie Schell

Ag I

This is an entry-level course.
It is a comprehensive course where students will explore a wide variety of agricultural topics.

This course is hands-on and will include many laboratories and field trips that demonstrate the applicability of agriculture as an industry. Students will learn about FFA, will develop team working, organizational and speaking skills and will learn about agriculture's impact on the economy. Students will explore scientific systems in agriculture by studying the growth and maturation of livestock through raising chicks, explore growing and raising plants through first hand experience, and study the impact of weeds to our rangelands. Students will then explore the sheep, swine, beef, horse, and poultry industries. Finally, students will explore agricultural careers, record keeping and parliamentary procedure.


Agriculture and Natural Resources
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Ag/Comprehensive or instructor permission

This is a course that students who have taken Agriculture/Comprehensive or have appropriate agricultural experience (based on teacher discretion and permission) will take.

Students will continue developing their FFA careers, and will compound their team working, organizational and speaking skills. Students will gain knowledge in non-renewable and renewable natural resources and the importance they play in our local, state, national and international economies. Students will explore water and soil science as well as rangeland management. Wildlife identification and population management will be explored as well. Students will continue exploring agricultural careers and begin choosing potential career paths and will begin developing skills in prepared public speaking.


Agricultural Science
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Agriculture and Natural Resources or instructor permission

This is a course that students who have taken Agriculture/Comprehensive and Agriculture and Natural Resources, or who have had appropriate agricultural experience (based on teacher discretion and permission) will take.

Students will continue developing their FFA careers, and will compound their team working, organizational and speaking skills. Students will explore feeds and feeding of livestock, animal genetics and meat science. Livestock reproduction, digestion and other major life systems in livestock will be explored. Finally, students will continue exploring agricultural careers and begin choosing potential career paths and will begin developing skills in sales and service and extemporaneous speech giving.


FFA is a co-curricular activity associated with Agricultural Education. It furthers student development in leadership skills, personal growth and career success. FFA allows students the opportunity at millions of dollars of scholarships, state, national and international travel, networking and socializing opportunities, and development of employability skills. Students in Agriculture II and III will join FFA.
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       The automotive technology program at KWHS specializes in preparing students for entry - level positions in the automotive industry. Skills emphasized include engine building, transmission building, brakes, alignment, electronic and electrical systems, and body/chassis repair. The automotive technology program at Kelly Walsh participates in the Ford Troubleshooting and Skills USA competitions and has produced multiple state champions and has placed in the top 3 at the national contest several times.

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Ryan Owens
    Automotive Technology
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  • Auto shop 3
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We specialize in training for entry level positions in the Computer Aided Drafting and Design industry. Our courses range from beginning offerings for freshman to advanced offerings for seniors.

In Drafting and Computer Aided Drawing I, the students will learn to sketch, draw, and read technical and assembly drawings. In Drafting, and Computer Aided Drawing II, the students will learn to produce drawings using sectional views, auxiliary views, fasteners, and 3-d computer modeling. In Drafting and Computer Aided Drawing III, the students will produce drawings with computer aided drafting systems. Rendering of solid and surface models will be used for presentations of drawings.

Jon Vance
    Computer Aided Drafting
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      The electronics/robotics program at KW offers students the opportunity to learn basic electronics and computer repair skills as well as participate in the "First Robotics League". This league is composed of clubs from across the United States that participate in annual regional and national competitions.

Ryan Owens
  • Electronics I
  • Electronics II
  • Robotics
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Jeff Chavez
    Film and Television
  • Digital Media And Design I
  • Digital Media And Design II
  • Digital Photography I
  • Digital Photography II
  • Graphic Arts I
  • Graphic Arts II
  • Film and Television Production I
  • Film and Television Production II
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      The Welding Technology program at Kelly Walsh is designed to prepare students for work in the industry. Students work to improve welding fabrication skills as well as developing work place and employability skills. Courses range from beginning offerings for freshmen to advanced offerings for seniors. The KWHS Welding Technology program participates in the annual Skills USA competition.

Joe Feiler

Jon Vance

Introduction to Welding

Students will learn the basic skills and knowledge associated with the metalworking and welding trades. Content areas such as safety, measurement, power tools, and hand tools are taught. This class is for grades 9-10 and is worth 1 credit


Welding II

Student will utilize the skills and techniques learned in previous welding courses to design and construct detailed and complex projects as well as solve problems associated with the removal, replacement and repair of metal parts. This class is for 11-12 and worth 1 or 2 credits

Welding I

Students learn and enhance skills related to the metalworking and welding trades with emphasis placed on shop safety. Instruction is based upon the use of "Job Sheets" which students utilize to develop their skills. This class is offered for grades 9-12 and is worth 1 credit.


Welding III

Students are allowed to design their own course by choosing between a number of content areas, including, flux core arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, blueprint-welding symbol reading, internships, certified bend tests, and individual project work. This class is worth 1 credit and for grades 11-12.


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The woodworking class here at Kelly Walsh is determined to provide the students with job entry skills as well as skills needed to receive a Technical or Associates Degree. The classes get the students involved through projects that give them results that they can see for themselves. These projects also give them the knowledge they need to make career decisions in their future.


Course Description:

The objectives of these courses will be achieved through assigned projects as well as personal projects selected by the student. Grades will be based upon completion of assigned book units, demonstrations, safety tests, applications of proper safety practices, completion of a daily work log and productive hands-on lab experience. In Woodworking Technology II & III the student will acquire entry level skills for employment in the cabinet making, furniture making, and the construction industry.

Lucas Dow
    Woodworking/Building Trades
  • Woodworking Technology 1
  • Woodworking Technology 2
  • Woodworking Technology 3
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Construction Technology 2