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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 Career Exploration                                                                                                             

In this course students will rotate each nine weeks through Building trades, Culinary Arts, Business, and one of their choice.  Course content covers the AZ State Standards while learning about all CTE programs. Students will explore career interests, examining various occupations and the impact of society and the economy; develop an understanding of ethical and legal behavior and an appreciation for diversity. 

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

 Yearbook                                                                                                                              


Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

BUSINESS PROGRAMS:

 Financial Strategies                                                                                                               

This course is designed to prepare students with the financial skills, knowledge, and technical skills in budgeting, debt reduction and staying out of debt, careers and extra jobs, saving, smart shopping & buying bargains, basic record keeping skills, and  maintaining a checkbook. The course may integrate software packages, guest speakers, simulations and videos.
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Career Exploration
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

Accounting:                                                                                                                               
Students will learn overall accounting concepts, principles, and computerized accounting procedures for both a proprietorship and partnership type business.  This course is designed to help students learn how accounting relates to different careers; learn accounting terminology and how to apply accounting procedures.  (This is a three year program with the third year being an internship)

Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Course length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: career explorations
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

Business Operations Support and Assistant Services:                                                
This course is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge for employment and continuing education in business. Includes instruction in business communications, word processing and data entry, office machines operations and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, record keeping, filing systems, and report preparation.  Student will also solve problems and be prepared to enter the labor market with skills that are transferable.  (This is a two year program)                    
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Course length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: career explorations
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

Yearbook: Students will learn journalism skills necessary to produce a quarterly school newspaper as well as the yearbook.  Students will be responsible equipment, attending events to take pictures, editing their pictures, and interviewing individuals for editorial comments.  Students will also be responsible for completing their assigned pages of the yearbook in a timely manner. (This course needs instructor approval & may be repeated for additional years)

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES:

INTRO to CULINARY                                                                                                           Professional foods is a beginning foods preparation and nutrition course.  The students will learn the basics of food sanitation and safety procedures as well as practice techniques and terms used in the commercial food industry during many food lab settings.  The student will study health and nutrition, the “Food Pyramid,” food labeling, issues in nutrition, quick breads, yeast breads, vegetables, fruits, pastries, etc.  The food industry, as a career option, will be introduced to the student.  Successful completion of course will make the student eligible to continue into the Culinary Arts Program.

Grade Level: 10-12 
Course length:  1 year
Prerequisite:  Career Exploration
Credit: 1 vocational credits

 Culinary Arts 1/2 (Block)                                                                                                 
Professional foods is a beginning foods preparation and nutrition course.  The students will learn the basics of food sanitation and safety procedures as well as practice techniques and terms used in the commercial food industry during many food lab settings.  The student will study health and nutrition, the “Food Pyramid,” food labeling, issues in nutrition, quick breads, yeast breads, vegetables, fruits, pastries, etc.  The food industry, as a career option, will be introduced to the student.  Successful completion of course will make the student eligible to continue into the Culinary Arts Program.

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

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM:


 Industrial Technology

Introduction to construction technology including vocabulary, tools, safety, and reading blue prints.  Students will learn standards through hands on projects.
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Career Exploration
Credit: 1 Vocational Credit

 Building Trades 1/2 (Block)

1ST  Semester:  Students will explore a variety of occupations in the construction industry.  The Student will work using hands-on experiences and academics to obtain practical knowledge in plumbing, electrical, insulation, cabinetry, drywall, block laying, welding, ceramic tile, all framing, exterior finishes, roofing and measurement. 2ND Semester:  Students will construct several shed projects using a variety of roof types: gambrel, salt box, gable, etc.  The student will use the knowledge and hands-on skills learned in the 1st semester to construct these “quality” sheds that will be sold to the community.

2nd Semester:  The Student will work using hands-on experiences and academics to obtain practical knowledge in plumbing, electrical, insulation, cabinetry, drywall, block laying, welding, ceramic tile, all framing, exterior finishes, roofing and measurement  In this block course students will be constructing or remodeling homes in the community.  Students will be utilizing all aspects of construction technology in the construction/renovation of these houses.
Grade Level: 11, 12
Course Length: 1 Year
Prerequisite: Industrial Technology
Credit: 2 Vocational Credits