James Lick High School


Silicon Valley Career Technical Education

  • Career-technical classes
  • Earn high school credits
  • Earn college credits
  • Hands-on training
  • If you're interested, contact your counselor today!

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Veterinary Assisting - Learn anatomy and physiology as well as animal health and disease to prepare for employment as a Veterinary Assistant in clinics, kennels, shelters, and pet stores.

Engineering & Design Industry

Computer Technology Careers - Learn to install, diagnose, and repair hardware and software. Prepare for jobs in the computer industry in sales & setup, software installation, help desk, computer support, networks, and programming.

Finance and Business Industry

Accounting & Financial Careers - Prepare and process financial data for computerized accounting systems, gain personal money management skills for life. 

Hospitality, Tourism, & Catering

Baking and Catering - Prepares students with the skills and knowledge required for employment in the baking and pastry industry. Catering and business skills are developed operating an in-house food operation and catering department. 

Culinary Arts - Passionate about food, its ingredients, the presentation and its taste? Train in our well equipped kitchen to prepare stocks, cuts of meat, poultry and seafood utilizing a variety of cooking methods. Work in various kitchen positions and restaurant settings while preparing your career and future college education. Our instructor is committed to your success!

Information Technology Industry

Office/Administrative Assistant - Learn Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and office skills such as keyboarding, filing, telephone etiquette, email, ten key/bookkeeping skills and internet. 

Marketing, Sales, & Service Industry

Small Business Management - Learn the basics of running a business and using Microsoft software.Prepare for jobs in accounting, human resources, information technology, or sales & marketing. 


Auto Body Repair & Refinishing - Learn to repair auto body damage, paint to new car brilliance, and perform body alignment and welding. Practice sanding, polishing, and detailing

Automotive Careers - Eight areas of study help students gain basic and advanced skills in: automotive brakes, electrical & electronic systems, automatic and manual transmission repair, engine repair, engine performance, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and suspension and steering. 

Truck Mechanics - Repair and service systems and components on large and small vehicles. Prepare for jobs in the auto/truck/heavy equipment industry. 

Arts, Media, & Entertainment

Animation - Acquire skills in basic figure drawing, cell animation, 2D and 3D computer animation. Develop an understanding of script writing, storyboarding, and sound design. 

Video Production - Learn to produce videos for business and entertainment from script writing to final edit. 

Building Trades & Construction

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Heating - Learn maintenance, overhaul, repair, and adjustment of residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units. 

Carpentry - Design, estimate, and construct buildings with carpentry tools and equipment using industry standards. 

Electrical Maintenance - Students planning to enter an electrical maintenance career will learn electrical installations, trouble shooting and repair. 

Fashion & Interior Design Industry

Interior Design - Enjoy hands-on activities and on-the job training in basic interior design through color, materials, furniture, lighting, and scale drawings. 

Health Science & Medical Technology

Dental Assisting - Learn chairside assisting, laboratory and X-ray procedures, with radiation and clinical experience, make impressions and models. Earn certificates in Dental Assisting, Infection Control, and Radiation Safety. Class includes dental internship.

Health Occupations - Preparing aspiring nurses & doctors for the medical professions with a focus on human biology and disease, college preparation, practicing hands-on patient care, medical terms, leadership and teamwork, with hospital internships in Emergency, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Pediatrics, and more. 

Medical Assisting - Learn back office medical procedures. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and lab procedures. Clinical training in hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices is available. 

Medical Office Careers - Prepare for employment in hospitals, medical offices and clinics. Obtain knowledge of terminology, patient billing, medical transcriptions, and medical office administrative procedures. 

Manufacturing & Product Development Industry

Metals Technology/Welding - Learn welding theory and safety with hands-on experience in operation of welding equipment

Precision/CNC Machining - Learn basic machining theory and hands-on operation of a variety of machining tools that include manual and CNC (Computer Numerical Control)

Public Services Industry

Fire Science/First Responder - Students will be introduced to Fire Department and Emergency Services related fields and techniques used to perform the job. The class focuses are academics, technical skills, and employability practices. 

Forensic Investigation - Develop the knowledge and training related to forensics while exploring the procedures to solve crimes. Topics include investigating crime scenes and laboratory safety rules and regulations. 

Law Enforcement - Prepare for a career in public and private investigative fields. Understand the criminal justice system, investigate crimes, and improve decision-making skills. 

Probation & Legal Careers - Prepare for working in the judicial system in careers such as probation officer, paralegal, legal assistant, legal secretary, court reporter, or attorney

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.