CTE

Agricultural Education

Animal Science I

This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes involved in livestock production in regards to management and husbandry, with an emphasis on food production. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal science issues, reproductive and digestive physiology, animal evaluation and grading, and career opportunities. Skills in biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and algebra are reinforced in this course.

    • COURSE #: AA212XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Animal Science I Honors

This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes involved in livestock production in regards to management and husbandry, with an emphasis on food production. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal science issues, reproductive and digestive physiology, animal evaluation and grading, and career opportunities. Skills in biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and algebra are reinforced in this course. Students will complete competency based projects and use problem solving skills on a regular basis. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in a small animal science field should continue and take the next level course, Honors Animal Science II.

    • COURSE #: AA215XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Animal Science II

Students must be willing to work with sheep, goats, cows, horses and other large animals. This course includes more advanced scientific principles and communication skills in the animal science world. Some topics include animal waste management, animal science economics, decision-making, and global concerns in the industry, genetics and breeding, anatomy of larger animals, and understanding live stock animals. English, mathematics, and science skills are reinforced in this class. Work based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience.

    • COURSE #: AA222XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I or Animal Science I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Animal Science II Honors

Students must be willing to work with sheep, goats, cows, horses and other large animals. This course includes more advanced scientific principles and communication skills in the animal science world. Some topics include animal waste management, animal science economics, decision-making, and global concerns in the industry, genetics and breeding, anatomy of larger animals, and understanding livestock animals. English, mathematics, and science skills are reinforced in this class. Work based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. Students will complete competency based projects and use problem solving skills on a regular basis. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in a large animal science field should continue and take the next level course, Veterinary Assisting.

    • COURSE #: AA225XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I or Animal Science I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Animal Science II: Small Animal

This course provides instruction in the broad field of Animal Science- Small Animals with an emphasis on the scientific and technical knowledge needed for a career in the field. Animal Science II focuses on domestic small animals involving topics such as introduction to the small animal industry, leadership for career development, developing and maintaining records in the animal industry, animal digestion and nutrition, animal reproduction and genetics, animal anatomy and physiology, breed identification, handling and caring for small animals, behavior and physiological processes, and disease identification and management. Skills in biology, chemistry, physics, English, marketing, and algebra are reinforced in this course. Work- based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agriscience projects, internships, and Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA Leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of the instructional competencies.

    • COURSE #: AA232XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I or Animal Science I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Animal Science II Honors: Small Animal

This course provides instruction in the broad field of Animal Science- Small Animals with an emphasis on the scientific and technical knowledge needed for a career in the field. Animal Science II focuses on domestic small animals involving topics such as introduction to the small animal industry, leadership for career development, developing and maintaining records in the animal industry, animal digestion and nutrition, animal reproduction and genetics, animal anatomy and physiology, breed identification, handling and caring for small animals, behavior and physiological processes, and disease identification and management. Skills in biology, chemistry, physics, English, marketing, and algebra are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agriscience projects, internships, and Supervised Agricultural Experiences. Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA Leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of the instructional competencies. Students will complete competency based projects and use problem solving skills on a regular basis. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in a small animal science field should continue and take the next level course, Veterinary Assisting.

    • COURSE #: AA235XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I or Animal Science I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Horticulture I

This course provides instruction on the broad field of horticulture with emphasis on the scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics in this course include plant growth and development, plant nutrition, media selection, basic plant identification, pest management, chemical disposal, customer relations, career opportunities, and leadership development. Skills in biology, chemistry, and algebra are reinforced in this course.

    • COURSE #: AP412XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-11
    • OFFERED: NMHS, UPHS

Horticulture I Honors

This course provides instruction emphasizing scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics in this course include plant growth and development, plant nutrition, media selection, basic plant identification, pest management, chemical disposal, customer relations, career opportunities, and leadership development. Hands-on learning experiences will include agriscience projects, internships, and supervised agriculture experiences. Research, experiments, and analysis papers to support project- based learning experiences are required.

    • COURSE #: AP415XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-11
    • OFFERED: NMHS, UPHS

Horticulture II

This course expands scientific knowledge and skills to include advanced scientific computations and communication skills developed in Horticulture I to include more advanced scientific, computation, and communication skills needed in the horticulture industry. It includes greenhouse plant production and management, bedding plant production, watering systems, lighting effects, basic landscape design, installation and maintenance, lawn and turf grass management, career planning, and leadership/personal development. This course reinforces skills in biology, chemistry, and algebra.

    • COURSE #: AP422XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I or Horticulture I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, UPHS

Horticulture II Honors

This honors course extends the Standard Course of Study in Horticulture to a higher, more challenging level. Topics discussed in this course include greenhouse plant production, bedding plant production, watering systems, light effects, basic landscape designs, lawn and turf grass management, career planning, and leadership/personal development. Students are expected to conduct research and write a research paper.

    • COURSE #: AP425XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I or Horticulture I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, UPHS

Horticulture II Landscaping

This course, based on the skill standards for certified Landscape Technician, provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape technicians in the field. Students are instructed in interpreting landscape designs, identifying plants, and planting/maintaining trees, shrubs, and turf. Landscape construction is emphasized in the areas of grading and drainage, irrigation, paver installation, and the use/maintenance of landscape equipment.

    • COURSE #: AP442XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I or Horticulture I Honors
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Horticulture II Turf Grass Management

This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes eight units of instruction including: fundamentals of soils and pests; environmental issues related to turf management; landscape basics; lawn care and turf production; golf course management; sports turf and turf irrigation; turf equipment and maintenance; and human resources and financial management. Opportunities exist for students to conduct internships or apprenticeships related to landscaping, lawn care, and golf course management.

    • COURSE #: AP432XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Horticulture I or Horticulture I Honors
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Natural Resources I

This course provides an introduction to environmental studies, which includes topics of instruction in renewable and non-renewable natural resources, history of the environment, personal development, water and air quality, waste management, land use regulations, soils, meteorology, fisheries, forestry and wildlife habitat.

    • COURSE #: AN512XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9 -12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Veterinary Assisting Honors

This course provides instruction for students desiring a career in animal medicine. Topics include proper veterinary practice management and client relations, pharmacy and laboratory procedure, advanced animal care, and surgical/radiological procedures. Applied mathematics, science and writing are integrated throughout the curriculum. Advanced FFA leadership will be infused throughout the curriculum to develop the student's ability to work with the public. All aspects of this course will feature hands-on skill sets designed to enhance experiential learning.

Students who wish to take the Veterinary Assisting Exam developed by Texas Veterinary Medical Association to be a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Level 1 should complete an additional 500 hours of supervised agricultural experience (SAE) during their three animal science courses. Two hundred SAE hours focus on the care and management of animals; will be substantiated by records, and conducted under the direct supervision of the agricultural teacher. Hours may be earned any time during the year including summer months. An additional 300 hours of supervised agricultural experience (worked based learning) will be conducted as an internship program in animal medicine under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or certified veterinary technician who will attest that participating students have mastered a standard set of skills used in animal medicine as identified by the cooperating teacher. Hours may be earned any time during the year including summer months.

    • COURSE #: AA415XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 11-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Animal Science II or Animal Science II Small Animal or Animal Science II Honors or Animal Science II Small Animal Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Business, Finance and Marketing Education

Accounting I

This course helps students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Units include recording business transactions, preparation and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, and banking and payroll activities.

    • COURSE #: BA102XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Accounting II Honors

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions. This course includes partnership accounting, adjustments and inventory control systems, budgetary control systems, and cost accounting.

    • COURSE #: BA205XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Accounting I
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Business Management I

This course is designed to introduce students to core management concepts. The experience includes how managers plan, organize, staff and direct the business's resources that enhance the effectiveness of the decision-making process. Also, the experience includes students working through ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations with customer service using academic and critical-thinking skills.

    • COURSE #: BB40XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9 -12
    • PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business and Finance or Principles of Business and Finance Honors
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Entrepreneurship I

Students will evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

    • COURSE #: ME112XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Field/Standard
    • GRADE: 9 -12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Entrepreneurship II Honors

Students develop an understanding of pertinent decisions to be made after obtaining financing to open a small business. Students acquire in-depth understanding of business regulations, risks, management, and marketing. Students will develop a small business management handbook. English and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, internship, entrepreneurship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

    • COURSE #: ME125XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Entrepreneurship I or Entrepreneurship I Honors
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Financial Planning I/Wealth Building

This course is designed to cover key strategies for wealth building as students learn to evaluate businesses for investment opportunities while incorporating current headlines and trends, financial resources and stock market simulation. Also, students will develop techniques to enhance personal wealth building for a secure financial future. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete activities. Throughout the course, students are presented ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic, team-building and critical-thinking skills.

    • COURSE #: BF212XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10 -12
    • PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business and Finance or Principles of Business and Finance Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS

Principles of Business and Finance

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.

    • COURSE #: BF102XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Principles of Business and Finance Honors

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management. Students will have to complete an honors portfolio for this class.

    • COURSE #: BF105XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Sports and Entertainment Marketing I

In this course, students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among related industries for planning sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Topics included are branding, licensing, and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; human relations; and safety and security. Mathematics and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: MH312XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Sports and Entertainment Marketing II Honors

In this course, students acquire an understanding of selling, promotion, and market planning of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. English/Language Arts, Mathematics and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: MH325XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Sports and Entertainment Marketing I
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Career Development Education

CTE Internship

CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities. The teacher, student and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship.

    • COURSE #: CS972XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Computer Science and Information Technology Education

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

This course is designed for students to develop knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, application and software, software development, database fundamentals and security. The course is also designed for students to develop the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills to install software, establish basic network connectivity, identify or prevent basic security risks, explain troubleshooting theory and provide preventative maintenance for devices.

    • COURSE #: BI122XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS

Computer Engineering Technology I

This course is the first in a two course series that introduces the skills required for entry level PC technicians. It includes objectives in the following four domains: a.) PC Hardware, b.) Networking, c.) Mobile devices, d.) Hardware and networking troubleshooting.

    • COURSE #: II212XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    • OFFERED: PHS

Computer Science I

An introductory course intended to familiarize students with the general concepts and thinking practices of computing, computer science, and information science. Students will learn computing concepts through authentic visual and interactive projects using visual programming languages. Students will focus on the "big CS ideas" in creative ways that emphasize conceptual knowledge and thinking practices rather than on programming alone. The bid ideas in CSP include computing as a creative activity, abstraction, facilitating knowledge creation through computing , algorithms, problem-solving, the Internet, and the global impact of computing, Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, communication, creativity and exploring the impacts of computing on how we think, communicate, work and play.

    • COURSE #: BP412XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS

Cybersecurity Essentials

This course is designed for students who are considering IT as a career with specialization in cybersecurity. This foundation course provides an overview of the fundamentals of networking and general concepts involved in maintaining a secure network computing environment. This course also provides students with an overview of the fundamentals of cybersecurity, the nature and scope of today's cybersecurity challenges, strategies for network defense, as well as detailed information about next-generation cybersecurity solutions.

    • COURSE #: BC102XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS

Introduction to Computer Science

This course is designed to introduce students to coding and computer science by way of making and designing using the revolutionary new micro:bit microcontroller board and Microsoft's easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment. This course is project-based with a maker philosophy at its core. The idea is that by making physical objects, students create a context for learning coding and computer science concepts.

    • COURSE #: BP012XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-10
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS

Python Programming I

This course is designed to introduce Python as a beginning course (not intended for experienced programmers). The course is designed for students to learn and practice coding in an online environment that requires only a modern web browser and Internet connection. No special software is required to complete this course. The course includes video content, practice labs and coding projects.

    • COURSE #: BP142XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Counseling and Mental Health I

This course is designed to introduce students to the counseling and mental health field through understanding how to create healthy, respectful, and caring relationships across the life span. Emphasis is placed on understanding mental health, family and friend dynamics, effective communication and healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: FC132XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Culinary Arts & Hospitality I

This course is designed to introduce students to the hospitality and food service industry by learning about components of professional practice and building basic knowledge and skills in food preparation, garde manger, baking and food service operations. The introduction includes students learning food safety, breakfast cookery, salads and sandwiches, quick breads and cookies and dining room service.

    • COURSE #: FH102XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Culinary Arts & Hospitality II Internship

This course is designed for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in basic food preparation, garde manger, baking and food service operations through mentored work experiences in the food service industry. The experience includes students preparing and selling breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, and quick breads and cookies while applying safety, sanitation and guest service skills.

    • COURSE #: FH122XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Culinary Arts & Hospitality I
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Food and Nutrition II

In this course, students experience the intersection of nutrition science and food preparation, while building skills for an expanding range of career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on health and social responsibility while improving the way people eat. Students learn how to manage food safety; plan and prepare meals for a variety of consumers and clients; and explore the food system and global cuisines. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Course note: *For safety and sanitation reasons, enrollment should not exceed 20 in this course.

    • COURSE #: FN422XO
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Food and Nutrition I or Food and Nutrition I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Food and Nutrition II Honors

In this course, students experience the intersection of nutrition science and food preparation, while building skills for an expanding range of career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on health and social responsibility while improving the way people eat. Students learn how to manage food safety; plan and prepare meals for a variety of consumers and clients; and explore the food system and global cuisines. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Students will have to complete an honors portfolio for this course.

Course note: *For safety and sanitation reasons, enrollment should not exceed 20 in this course.

    • COURSE #: FN425XO
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Food and Nutrition I or Food and Nutrition I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Health Science Education

Biomedical Technology

This course challenges students to investigate current medical and health care practices using technology and advances in health care research. Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: HB112XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Health Science I
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Biomedical Technology Honors

This course challenges students to investigate current medical and health care practices using technology and advances in health care research. Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Students will be required to complete a research paper and product related to new Biomedical Technology trends.

    • COURSE #: HB115XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Health Science I
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Pharmacy Technician Honors

This course has self-paced, on-line instruction designed to prepare high school seniors for a pharmacy technician career. Topics included in this course are federal law, medication used in major body systems, calculations, and pharmacy operations. Mathematics is reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, or mentorship. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. This course is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (APCE). Upon successful completion of this course and after graduation, the student is eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.

    • COURSE #: HH325XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 12
    • PREREQUISITE: Health Science II or Health Science II Honors
    • OFFERED: UPHS, PHS

Health Science I

This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies. Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body system. Biology is recommended as a preparation for this course.

    • COURSE #: HU402XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Field/Standard
    • GRADE: 9-11
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Health Science II

This course focuses on the National Healthcare Foundation Standards and Accountability Criteria and the National Health Science Career Cluster Model pathways. The course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication.

    • COURSE #: HU422XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Field/Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Health Science I or Health Science I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Nursing Fundamentals Honors

This course is designed for students who are interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing care skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I curriculum. Students who successfully complete the course will be prepared to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) competency exam for Certified Nurse Aide I. A clinical internship in a long-term care facility is required. HOSA activities support networking with health care agencies and professionalism through the development of clinical expertise and volunteerism.

COURSE NOTE: Students must provide their own transportation to clinicals. Nursing Fundamentals is usually taken by Seniors able to take the NNAAP after completing the course.

    • COURSE #: HN435XOS
    • CREDIT: 2
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 12
    • PREREQUISITE: Health Science II or Health Science II Honors
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Trade,Technology, Engineering and Industrial Education

Engineering Design

This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering process in related career fields. Topics include investigating technological system, design optimization, and problem solving. Students utilize CAD and physical and virtual modeling concepts to construct, test, collect, and report data. Art, English/language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

COURSE NOTE: Due to potentially hazardous process and equipment, a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: TE132XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Field/Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Technology Engineering and Design
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Digital Design and Animation I

This course is an introductory level course focusing on the concepts and tools used by digital artists in a wide variety of creative careers including graphic design, film, and game design. Students work with professional-grade creative software packages to develop 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students use Adobe CC Suite, and digital 3D modeling with 3DS Max to build needed skills for subsequent courses.

    • COURSE #: TS242XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Pilot/Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS

Digital Design and Animation II

This course emphasizes the use of industry-standard digital technology and media to help students develop the artistic and technical skills necessary to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to 21st Century communications problems. Students engage in digital art activities using professional-grade creative software packages to develop complex 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students apply Adobe CC Suite and 3DS Max skills to industry-related activities and projects, mirroring workplace scenarios.

    • COURSE #: TS252XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Pilot/Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Digital Design and Animation I
    • OFFERED: PHS

Technological Design

This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of design. The design fields of graphics, industrial design, and architecture receive major emphasis. Engineering content and professional practices are presented through practical application. Working in design teams, students apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering and design problems. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors and ethics. Art, English/language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

COURSE NOTE: Due to potentially hazardous process and equipment, a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: TE122XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Field/Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Technology Engineering and Design or Technology Engineering and Design Honors
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Technology Engineering and Design

This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem-solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills to produce physical and virtual models.

    • COURSE #: TE112XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Field/Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Automotive Service Fundamentals

This course introduces automotive safety, basic automotive terminology, system & component identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tools, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also careers and various job opportunities in the automotive repair industry will be discussed. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT112XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Automotive Service Fundamentals Honors

This course introduces automotive safety, basic automotive terminology, system & component identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tools, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also careers and various job opportunities in the automotive repair industry will be discussed. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. Students must complete an honors portfolio for this course.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT115XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Automotive Service I

This course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, servicing, and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair(MLR) requirements.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT162XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: IT11 Automotive Service Fundamentals or Automotive Service Fundamentals Honors (formerly IT11 Introduction to Automotive Services)
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Automotive Service I Honors

This course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, servicing, and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair(MLR) requirements. Students must complete an honors portfolio for this course.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT165XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: IT11 Automotive Service Fundamentals or Automotive Service Fundamentals Honors (formerly IT11 Introduction to Automotive Services)
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Automotive Service II

This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Automotive Service I and develops advanced knowledge and skills in vehicle system repair and/or replacement of components in the brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT172XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Automotive Service I or Automotive Service I Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Automotive Service II Honors

This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Automotive Service I and develops advanced knowledge and skills in vehicle system repair and/or replacement of components in the brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the MLR requirements; students will understand, analyze and evaluate these topics.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT175XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Automotive Service I or Automotive Service I Honors
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Automotive Service III

This course builds on the skills and knowledge introduced in Automotive Service I & II. Building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair, and diagnosis of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, while emphasizing hands-on experience. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT182XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 11-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Automotive Service II or Automotive Service II Honors
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Automotive Service III Honors

This course builds on the skills and knowledge introduced in Automotive Service I & II. Topics include building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair, and diagnosis of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, while emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the MLR requirements; students will understand, analyze and evaluate these topics.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IT185XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 11-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Automotive Service II or Automotive Service II Honors
    • OFFERED: UPHS

Carpentry I

This course covers basic carpentry terminology and develops technical aspects of carpentry with emphasis on the development of introductory skills to include orientation to the trade, building materials, fasteners, and adhesives, hand and power Tools, reading plans and elevations, introduction to concrete, reinforcing materials, and forms, floor system construction procedures, wall and ceiling framing procedures, and basic stair layout. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC212XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Core and Sustainable Construction
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Carpentry II Honors

This course builds on skills mastered in Carpentry I and provides an emphasis on roof framing procedures, roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, windows and exterior doors installation, exterior finishing, and the introduction to weatherization module.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC225XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Core and Sustainable Construction and Carpentry I
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Carpentry III

This course builds on skills mastered in Carpentry II and develops advanced technical aspects of carpentry with the emphasis on commercial drawing, cold-formed steel framing construction methods, drywall installations, drywall finishing procedures, doors and door hardware installation, and windows, door, floor and ceiling trim procedures. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC232XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Core and Sustainable Construction, Carpentry I and Carpentry II
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Construction Core (formerly Core and Sustainable Construction)

This course covers the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification modules required for all of the NCCER curriculum-area programs, and an additional Green module. The course content includes: basic safety, introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills and basic employable skills and “Your Role in the Green Environment”.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC002XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Adobe Visual Design

This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, In-design, and illustrator certification. English/language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: II312XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Adobe Digital Design

This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in Web design and animation using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash certification. English/language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: II322XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Adobe Visual Design
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Adobe Video Design

This course is a project-based video course that develops career, and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English/language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    • COURSE #: II332XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Adobe Visual Design
    • OFFERED: PHS, UPHS

Drafting I

This course introduces students to the use of simple and complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas, concepts and trends found in the areas of architecture, manufacturing, engineering, science, and mathematics, sketching and computer assisted design (CAD) skills and techniques.

    • COURSE #: IC612XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: PHS

Drafting Architectural II Honors

This course focuses on the principles, concepts of architectural design , and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), used in the field of architecture. An emphasis is placed on the use of 3D CAD tools in the design and execution of floor plans , foundation plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. An understanding of 3D CAD concepts and terms , and the use of 3D CAD software such as REVIT , are essential to this course, and the required method of producing finished drawings.

    • COURSE #: IC625XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Drafting I
    • OFFERED: PHS

Drafting Architectural III Honors

This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Emphasis is placed on the continued use of 3D CAD tools and software such as REVIT, in the design and execution of site and foundation plans, electrical/lighting plans, stair/railing design, bath and kitchen details, multi-level floor systems, site development, renderings and walkthroughs, as well as small commercial building and design.

    • COURSE #: IC635XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Drafting Architectural II or Drafting Architectural II Honors
    • OFFERED: PHS

Masonry I Honors

This course covers basic masonry terminology and develops technical aspects of the masonry industry with emphasis on the development of introductory skills to include the introduction to masonry, masonry tools and equipment, measurement, drawings and specifications, mortar procedures, and masonry units and installation techniques.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC115XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Core and Sustainable Construction
    • OFFERED: PHS

Masonry II

This course builds on skills mastered in Masonry I and provides an emphasis on residential plans and drawing interpretation, residential masonry, grout and other reinforcement processes, metalwork in masonry, and the introduction to weatherization.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC122XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Core and Sustainable Construction and Masonry I
    • OFFERED: PHS

Masonry III Honors

This course builds on skills mastered in Masonry II and provides an emphasis on advanced laying techniques, construction techniques and moisture control procedures, and construction, inspection and quality control processes. Introductory skills for the Crew Leader are also introduced in this course.

*Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

    • COURSE #: IC135XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Honors
    • GRADE: 10-12
    • PREREQUISITE: Core and Sustainable Construction and Masonry I and Masonry II
    • OFFERED: PHS

Drone Technology I

This course is designed to provide students basic information about the drone industry to gain an understanding of careers and skills in this field. FAA 14 CFR part 107 (The Small UAS Rule), officially known as "Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate" is covered. The Small UAS rule adds a new part 107 to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) to allow for routine civil operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) and provide safety rules for those operations. This course is also designed for an introduction to basic flight of drones to include manual flight and flight and mapping software.

    • COURSE #: ID112XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 9-12
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS

Drone Technology II

This course is designed to provide students, who have their FAA CFR 14 Part 107 (The Small UAS Rule), officially known as "Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate" the knowledge and skills needed to be a commercial pilot in the Drone Industry. Entrepreneurship, Fleet management and Drone software are included in this course with the main focus being on the student choosing a specific field within the Drone Industry to complete an industry application. Industry application choices include Construction, Agriculture, Public Safety and Cinematography.

    • COURSE #: ID122XOS
    • CREDIT: 1
    • TYPE: Standard
    • GRADE: 10 -12
    • PREREQUISITE: Drone Technology I
    • OFFERED: NMHS, PHS, UPHS