Product Innovation and Design

Franklin Product Innovation and Design Pathway

Careers and Certifications

  • Possible Careers:

    • Commercial/Industrial Designer
    • CAD Designer
    • Model Maker Product Developer
    • Biomass Power Plant Manager
    • Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker
    • Furniture Designer
    • Tool Designer
    • Architect
    • Mechanical Design
    • Machine Design
    • Electronic Design
    • Civil Engineering
    • Project Engineer
    • Facilities Supervisor/Manager
    • Product Design
    • Landscape Architect
    • Landscape Designer

    Certifications Offered Through SUSD:

    • OSHA-10 General
    • SkillsUSA Career Essentials
    • AutoDESK Inventor Certification

    Courses That Earn College Credit:

    • Product Innovation & Design (in process)


  • Kickstart your college studies and future career in product innovation and design with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

    • Industrial Design
    • Product Design
    • Automotive Design
    • Furniture Design
    • Engineer
    • Architect
  • Career Technical Student Organization


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Post-Secondary Planning

  • Apprenticeships/Technical Schools:

    • Local business and industry

    Community Colleges:

    • San Joaquin Delta Community College
    • Cosumnes River College
    • Modesto Junior college
    • Sacramento City College
    • Modesto Junior College
    • Chabot Community College

    4 Year Universities:

    • California State University of Sacramento
      San Jose State University
    • University California Berkeley
  • The Product Innovation and Design Pathway gives students the opportunity to express their creativity by designing projects using real-world tools and technologies. Students will learn to think as designers through project-based learning, presentations, discussions, and critiques. This course incorporates the full power of “STEAM” – a cross-curriculum collaboration between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Students will use and learn various 3D computer programs, tools, and machines for designing, rendering, inventing, model-making, CAD, 3D printing, 3D modeling, lasers, manufacturing, and development. This integrated, immersive, multi-year sequence of career guidance, coursework, and work-based learning gives students knowledge and experience for a competitive advantage in their career.

    Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select
    a career path they’re passionate about.