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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 Career Exploration                                                                                                             

Career Exploration courses help students identify and evaluate personal goals, priorities, aptitudes, and interests with the goal of helping them make informed decisions about their careers.  These courses expose students to various sources of information on career and training options and may also assist them in developing job search and employability skills.

Grade Level(s): 9 Required
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES:

INTRO to CULINARY                                                                                                       Nutrition and Food Preparation courses provide students with knowledge and skills about food preparation and/or production, with a strong emphasis on nutrition, balanced diets, and satisfying special dietary needs. Topics typically include assessing nutrient content, the science of food and nutrition, physiology and utilization of nutrients. Course content may also cover additives, contaminants, foodborne illnesses, and food technology.
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Career Exploration
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

 Culinary Arts 1/2 (Block)                                                                                                 
This course prepares students with advanced applications in kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, quality control, quantity food preparation and cooking skills.  Additionally, students have training in business operations of a food and beverage establishment.

Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Career Exploration
Credit: 2 Vocational Credits

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM:

 Industrial Technology

This foundation course will prepare students to use a wide variety of construction tools and equipment and maintain a safe work environment. The student will develop an understanding of construction math, financial operations, reading blueprints, basic rigging and basic construction techniques. The student will develop skills in oral and written communication as they relate to the construction industry. This course is designed to help students develop an enhanced understanding of teamwork, employability skills and career opportunities in the construction field.

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Career Exploration
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

 Building Trades 1/2 (Block)

This course prepares the individual to apply and demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and skills in various types of construction. This lab based course will provide the students an opportunity to participate in the planning, design and completion of project based activities. i.e. electrical, masonry/brick laying, concrete finishing, HVAC, plumbing, floor systems, wall and ceiling framing, site layout, interior and exterior finish and roof applications.

Grade Level: 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Industrial Technology
Credit: 2 Vocational Credits

 Woodworking

Woodworking courses introduce students to the various kinds of woods used in industry and offer experience in using selected woodworking tools. Students design and construct one or more projects and may prepare a bill of materials. Correct and safe use of tools and equipment is emphasized. As students advance, they focus on learning the terminology necessary to use power tools successfully, developing skills to safely use these tools in the workshop and becoming familiar with various kinds of wood-finishing materials. Advanced students typically design a project, prepare bills of materials, construct, and finish proposed projects.

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Career Exploration
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

BUSINESS PROGRAMS:

Accounting:                                                                                                                               
Accounting courses introduce and expand upon the fundamental accounting principles and procedures used in businesses. Course content typically includes the full accounting cycle, payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students may learn how to apply standard auditing principles and to prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, or other automated tools are usually used. Advanced topics may include elementary principles of partnership and corporate accounting and the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process.

Business Operations Support and Assistant Services:                                                
Office Procedures—Comprehensive courses provide students with numerous opportunities to explore and understand the responsibilities and duties common to most office personnel. These comprehensive courses cover such topics as communication skills, reception and transmission of information via data processing equipment, filing and record management, mail handling, scheduling meetings and conferences, creating itineraries, and word processing.                   

Advanced Business Operations Support and Assistant Services:   (Year 2)           
This second year course students enrolled in this course will develop advanced knowledge and skills in desktop publishing, office procedures, transcription, public relations, records management and customer service while integrating the skills attained in the introduction to Business Operations Support and Assistant Services course.              

Financial Strategies:                                                                                                              
Students enrolled in this course will receive instruction in a variety of customer services provided by banks, insurance agencies, investment brokers, credit unions and related enterprises.  General Knowledge of budgeting and credit management are outcomes of this course.  A computer with business applications software is used by students to perform business and finance related tasks.
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Course length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: career explorations
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

 Yearbook                                                                                                                                  Journalism courses (typically associated with the production of a school newspaper, yearbook, or literary magazine) emphasize writing style and technique as well as production values and organization. Journalism courses introduce students to the concepts of newsworthiness and press responsibility; develop students’ skills in writing and editing stories, headlines, and captions; and teach students the principles of production design, layout, and printing. Photography and photojournalism skills may be included.