Career and Technical Education (Design)

Design
  • Design, and the resultant development of new technologies, has given rise to profound changes in society: transforming how we access and process information; how we adapt our environment; how we communicate with others; how we are able to solve problems; how we work and live.

    Design is the link between innovation and creativity, taking thoughts and exploring the possibilities and constraints associated with products or systems, allowing them to redefine and manage the generation of further thought through prototyping, experimentation and adaptation. It is human-centred and focuses on the needs, wants and limitations of the end user.

    Competent design is not only within the reach of a small set of uniquely skilled individuals, but can be achieved by all. The use of well-established design principles and processes increases the probability that a design will be successful. To do this, designers use a wide variety of principles which, taken together, make up what is known as the design cycle.

    • Designers adapt their approach to different design situations, but they have a common understanding of the process necessary to form valid and suitable solutions.
    • A designer has a role and responsibility to the community and the environment. Their decisions can have a huge impact and, therefore, their ethics and morals can and should be questioned regularly.
    • A designer should have the ability to maintain an unbiased view of a situation and evaluate a situation objectively, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of a common product or system.
    • Good communication is a key trait of any good designer through visual and oral presentation.

    Designing requires an individual to be imaginative and creative, while having a substantial knowledge base of important factors that will aid or constrain the process. Decisions made need to be supported by adequate and appropriate research and investigation. Designers must adopt an approach that allows them to think creatively, while conforming to the requirements of a design specification.

    Both the ideas of design and the process of design can only occur in a human context. Design is carried out by a community of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions, and this has clearly influenced the way design has progressed at different times. It is important to understand, however, that to design is to be involved in a community of inquiry with certain common beliefs, methodologies, understandings and processes.

    MYP design challenges all students to apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems; encourages students to explore the role of design in both historical and contemporary contexts; and raises students’ awareness of their responsibilities when making design decisions and taking action.

    Inquiry and problem-solving are at the heart of the subject group. MYP design requires the use of the design cycle as a tool, which provides the methodology used to structure the inquiry and analysis of problems, the development of feasible solutions, the creation of solutions, and the testing and evaluation of the solution. In MYP design, a solution can be defined as a model, prototype, product or system that students have developed and created independently.
    A well-planned design programme enables students to develop not only practical skills but also strategies for creative and critical thinking.

    The MYP expects all students to become actively involved in, and to focus on, the whole design process rather than on the final product/solution.

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    IB Middle Years Programme | Arts guide (2014)

Courses Offered

Business Finance And Information Technology

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Computer Programming I
  • Computer Programming II
  • Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel & Access
  • Multimedia and Webpage Design
  • Personal Finance
  • Principles of Business and Finance
  • Project Management I
  • Project Management II
  • SAS Programming I
  • IB Business and Management

Family And Consumer Sciences

  • Foods I
  • Foods II - Enterprise
  • Parenting and Child Development
  • Principles of Family and Human Services
  • Early Childhood Education I
  • Early Childhood Education II
  • Interior Design I
  • Interior Design II

Health Science

  • Health Team Relations
  • Health Science I
  • Health Science II
  • IB Sports Exercise and Health Science

Marketing And Entrepreneurship

  • Marketing I

Technology Engineering And Design

  • Technology Engineering and Design
  • Technological Design
  • Engineering Design

Trade And Industrial

  • Introduction to Automotive Service I
  • Automotive Service I/II
  • Automotive Service III/Ind. Study
  • Drafting I
  • Drafting II: Architectural
  • Drafting III: Architectural
  • Digital Media I
  • Advanced Digital Media
  • Computer Programming
  • Project Managment

CTE Courses

  • Accounting I Credit Type: Standard / Honors
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, banking and payroll activities, basic types of business ownership, and an accounting career orientation. Mathematics is reinforced throughout the course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. In addition to the standard course requirements for Accounting I, the Honors-level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high achievement. Honors credit will be awarded to students that successfully complete an Honors portfolio for the course that consists of college/career-themed projects and assessments.

    Accounting II Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Accounting IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    This honors-level course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions. Emphasis includes departmental accounting, corporate accounting, cost accounting, and inventory control systems, managerial accounting and budgeting, and further enhancement of accounting skills. Students that successfully complete this course will earn Honors credit. Students will be expected to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Microsoft Excel & Access Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 9-12

    In addition to the standard course requirements for Microsoft Excel & Access, this Honors-level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently, and has a history of high academic achievement. . Honors CREDIT will be awarded to students that successfully complete an Honors portfolio for the course that consists of college/career-themed projects and assessments. Students will be expected to take and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

    Microsoft Word & Power Point Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 9-12

    In addition to the standard course requirements for Microsoft Word & PowerPoint, this Honors-level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently, and has a history of high academic achievement. Honors CREDIT will be awarded to students that successfully complete an Honors portfolio for the course that consists of college/career-themed projects and assessments. Students will be expected to take and pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam for Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

    Multimedia And Webpage Design Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Microsoft Word & PowerpointRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design. Communication skills and critical thinking are reinforced through software applications. English language arts and arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Personal Finance Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and 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.

    Principles Of Business And Finance Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    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. English language arts, social studies, and mathematics are reinforced. Students will have daily access to computers for application of content current/real world topics. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Apparel And Textile Production I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    In this course students are introduced to clothing production in the areas of preparation for clothing construction, basic clothing construction techniques, consumer decisions, textiles, historical perspectives and design, and career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on students applying these construction and design skills to apparel and home fashion. Art, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and Cooperative education are not available for this course. 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.

    Apparel And Textile Production II Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Apparel and Textile Production IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    In this course students are introduced to advanced clothing and housing apparel development skills. The use of fibers and fabrics is combined with design and construction techniques to develop and produce clothing or housing apparel products. A real or simulated apparel business enterprise and FCCLA activities allow students to apply instructional strategies and workplace readiness skills to an authentic experience and to develop a portfolio. Mathematics and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. 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.

    Interior Design I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course focuses on housing needs and options of individuals and families at various stages of the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on selecting goods and services and creating functional, pleasing living environments using sound financial decisions and principles of design. Topics of study include elements and principles of design, backgrounds and furnishings, architectural styles and features, and functional room design. Art and mathematics are reinforced. Work- based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Family, Career 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.

    Interior Design II Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Interior Design IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    This course prepares students for entry-level and technical work opportunities in the residential and non-residential interior design fields. Students deepen their understanding of design fundamentals and theory by designing interior plans to meet living space needs of specific individuals or families. Topics include application of design theory to interior plans and production, selection of materials, and examination of business procedures. Art and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. 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.

    Foods I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 9-12

    This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability for a global society, and time and resource management. English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. 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.

    Foods II - Enterprise Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Foods IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course focuses on advanced food preparation techniques while applying nutrition, food science, and test kitchen concepts using new technology. Food safety and sanitation receive special emphasis, with students taking the exam for a nationally recognized food safety credential. Students develop skills in preparing foods such as beverages, salads and dressing, yeast breads, and cake fillings and frostings. A real or simulated in-school food business component allows students to apply instructional strategies. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing. 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. In addition to the standard course requirements for Foods II, the honors level of this course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high academic achievement. Students will be expected to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available.

    Parenting And Child Development Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory with children from infancy through age six. Areas of study include parenthood decisions, child care issues, prenatal development and care, and development and care of infants, toddlers, and children three through six. Emphasis is on responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the influence parents have on children while providing care and guidance. Art, English language arts, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. 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.

    Early Childhood Education I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Parenting and Child Development. Students must be 16 by October 1.Recommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    This two-credit course prepares students to work with children in early education and child care settings. Areas of study include personal and professional preparation, child development from birth to age 12, techniques and procedures for working with young children, and history, trends and opportunities in this field. An internship makes up 50 percent of instructional time. Work- based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education and apprenticeship are not available for this course. 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.*N***Because they intern in early childhood centers that must meet NC Child Care General Statute 110.91, Section 8, students must be 16 years of age prior to October 1 to enroll in this course or 16 by the start date for the course.

    Early Childhood Education II Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education IRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    In addition to the standard course requirements Early Childhood II, this honors level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high academic achievement. Students will be expected to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available.

    Family And Consumer Sciences Advanced Studies Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster, one of which is a completer courseRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits in Family and Consumer Sciences, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. 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.

    Health Science I Credit Type: Standard / Honors
    Prerequisite: BiologyRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    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 systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content. 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. In addition to the standard course requirements of Health Science I, the honors level of this course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high academic achievement. Students will be extended to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available.

    Health Science II Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Health Science IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    In addition to the standard course requirements Health Science II, this honors level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high academic achievement. Students will be expected to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available.

    Health Science Advanced Studies Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster, one of which is a completer courseRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits in Health Science, one of which is a completer course, in the Health Science Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. 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.

    Marketing Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and their impact on business operations. Mathematics and social studies are reinforced throughout the course. 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.

    Sports And Entertainment Marketing I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    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 throughout the course. 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.

    Sports And Entertainment Marketing II Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: MH31 Sports and Entertainment Marketing IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    In this course, students acquire an understanding of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Emphasis is on business management, career development, client relations, contracts, ethics, event management, facilities management, legal issues, and sponsorships. Mathematics and social studies are reinforced throughout the course. 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. In addition to the standard course requirements for Sports and Entertainment Marketing II, this Honors-level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high academic achievement. Honors CREDIT will be awarded to students that successfully complete an Honors portfolio for the course that consists of college/career-themed projects and assessments.

    Marketing And Entrepreneurship Advanced Studies Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster, one of which must be a completer courseRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education, one of which is a completer course, in one Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students will demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. 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.

    Technology Engineering And Design Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 9-12

    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 and produce physical and virtual models. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, English language arts, and art. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are 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. Students who have taken 8110 Fundamentals of Technology should not be enrolled in this course.

    Engineering Design Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Technology Engineering and DesignRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering processes 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.

    Technological Design Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Technology Engineering and DesignRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    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. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are 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.

    Technology Advanced Studies Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career ClusterRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits in Technology Education, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. 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.

    Introduction To Automotive Service Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course introduces automotive safety, basic automotive terminology, system & component identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tolls, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also careers and various fob 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.

    Automotive Service I / II Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive ServiceRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    Part I of this course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, serving and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drive train, engine, HAVC and steering, suspension system, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. Part II of this course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in part 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 and suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements.

    Automotive Service III / T&I Advanced Studies Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Automotive Service I / IIRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Automotive Service I and II. Building advanced knowledge and skills in vehicle system repair and/or replacement of components in the brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HAVC and steering and suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. The Advanced Studies portion of this course augments the content of the Automotive Service III and prepares students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of an Automotive Service teacher in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Drafting I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course introduces students to the use of simple and complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas and concepts found in the areas of architecture, manufacturing, engineering, science, and mathematics. Topics include problem-solving strategies, classical representation methods such as sketching, geometric construction techniques, as well as computer assisted design (CAD), orthographic projection, and 3-D modeling. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Drafting II - Architectural Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Drafting IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    In addition to the standard course requirements for Drafting II - Architectural, this honors level course extends the standard course of study to a more challenging level for the student who is highly motivated, able to work independently and has a history of high academic achievement. Students will be expected to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available.

    Drafting III - Architectural Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Drafting II – ArchitecturalRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer assisted design (CAD) tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Common Core Math II is recommended as preparation for this course.

    Digital Media I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course provides students with industry knowledge and skills in the overall digital media design field. Areas covered in these two courses include graphics, animation, video, and web design. Industry certifications are used to align curriculum with industry needs. An emphasis is placed on the concepts of graphic design, various digital media technologies, non-linear editing, product development and design, and career development. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA and FBLA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Common Core Math II is recommended as preparation for this course.

    Advanced Digital Media Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Digital MediaRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    This course provides students with industry knowledge and skills in the overall digital media design field. Areas covered in these two courses include graphics, animation, video, and web design. An emphasis is placed on the fundamental concepts of graphic design, various digital media technologies, non-linear editing, product development and design, and career development. Art, English language arts, and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA and FBLA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    CTE Trade And Industrial Advanced Studies Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career ClusterRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits in Trade and Industrial Education, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Computer Programming I Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grades 10-12

    This course is designed to introduce the concepts of programming, application development, and writing software solutions in the Visual Studio environment. Emphasis is placed on the software development process, principles of user interface design, and the writing of a complete Visual Basic program including obtaining and validating user input, logical decision making and processing, graphics, and useful output. Mathematics is reinforced throughout the course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include entrepreneurship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    Computer Programming II Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: Computer Programming IRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    This Honors-level course is designed to teach students advanced programming concepts. Including class structures, multimedia programming, advanced arrays, and file structures. Students will apply course concepts through the development of XNA Game Studio computer games. Students that successfully complete this course will earn Honors credit. Students will be expected to take and pass the appropriate industry certification exam associated with the course, if available. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeships, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essentials standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

    SAS Programming I Credit Type: Honors
    Prerequisite: One course in another computer programming languageRecommended for Recommended for Grades 11-12

    This course is the entry point for students to learn SAS programming. Students will learn how to plan and write SAS programs to solve common data analysis problems. Instruction provides practice running and debugging programs. The emphasis is placed on reading input data, creating list and summary reports, defining new variables, executing code conditionally, reading raw data files and SAS data sets, and writing the results to SAS data sets. Students that successfully complete this course will earn Honors credit. Mathematics is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, entrepreneurship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. This course can help prepare students for the SAS Base Programming Exam for SAS 9 certification exam.

    CTE Internship Credit Type: Standard
    Prerequisite: NoneRecommended for Recommended for Grade 12

    A 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. A student must complete 135 hours of work-based learning to earn 1 credit.