Career & Technical Education

Below is a list of courses for this program. It is broken up into the following sections:

  • Agriculture

  • Business, Finance and Management

  • Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Health Occupations

  • Internships and Apprenticeships

AGRICULTURE:

 

Agriscience Applications

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-10 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on integrating biological/physical sciences with technology as related to the environment, natural resources, food production, science, and agribusiness. Topics of instruction include agricultural awareness and literacy, employability skills and introduction to all aspects of the total agricultural industry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. Participate in FFA activities. 

Agricultural Mechanics I

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-11 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Agri Science Applications suggested

This course develops knowledge and technical skills in the broad field of agricultural machinery, equipment, and structures. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to handle the day-to-day problems and repair needs they will encounter in their chosen agricultural career. Topics include agricultural mechanics safety, agricultural engineering career opportunities, hand/power tool use and selection, electrical wiring, basic metal working, basic agricultural construction skills related to plumbing, concrete, carpentry, basic welding, and leadership development. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. Participate in FFA activities.

 

Agricultural Mechanics II

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Agricultural Mechanics I 

In this course, the topics of instruction emphasized are non-metallic agricultural fabrication techniques, metal fabrication technology, safe tool and equipment use, human resource development, hot/cold metal working skills and technology, advanced welding and metal cutting skills, working with plastics, and advanced career exploration/decision making. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. 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. Participate in FFA activities. 

 

Horticulture I

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Agri Science Applications suggested 

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, and career opportunities. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. Participate in FFA activities. 

 

Horticulture II

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Horticulture I 

This course covers instruction that expands scientific knowledge and skills to include more advanced scientific computations and communication skills needed in the horticulture industry. Topics include greenhouse plant production and management, bedding plant production, watering systems, light effects, basic landscape design, installation and maintenance, lawn and turf grass management, and personal development. English language arts, mathematics, and 

science are reinforced. 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. Participate in FFA activities. 

 

Horticulture II-Landscape Construction

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Horticulture I 

This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape technicians in the field. Students are instructed in interpreting landscape designs, identifying landscape 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. Current topics discussions provide students an understanding of careers and the employability skills needed to enter the landscape industry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Workbased learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. Participate in FFA activities. 

 

CTE Advanced Studies 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster 

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, 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.

 

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND INFO MANAGEMENT

Career Management 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None

This course prepares students to locate, secure, keep, and change careers. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment of characteristics, interests, and values; education and career exploration; evaluation of career information and creation of a career plan. Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to communications, interpersonal skills, problem solving, personal management and teamwork. English language arts are reinforced.

 

Marketing

Credit: 1

Grade: 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation of products/services. Students develop an understanding of skills in the areas of distribution, marketing information management, market planning, pricing, product/services management, promotion, and selling. 

 

Principles of Business and Finance

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

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. 

 

Microsoft ITA:Word, PowerPoint and Publisher 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world class Microsoft curriculum and cutting edge software tools to tackle real world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is a supplemental section where students will learn to create, edit, organize, and share a virtual notebook. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands and features to create, enhance, customize and deliver presentations. In the last part, students will learn to use the basic features of the newest version of Microsoft Publisher to create, customize, and publish a publication. 

 

Microsoft ITA:Word, PowerPoint and Publisher Honors

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world class Microsoft curriculum and cutting edge software tools to tackle real world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is a supplemental section where students will learn to create, edit, organize, and share a virtual notebook. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands and features to create, enhance, customize and deliver presentations. In the last part, students will learn to use the basic features of the newest version of Microsoft Publisher to create, customize, and publish a publication. 

 

Microsoft ITA: Excel and Access 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is designed to help you use the newest version of Microsoft Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. In the second part of the class students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in newest version of Microsoft Access. Students will learn how to create, modify, and locate information as well as how to 

create programmable elements and share and distribute database information. 

  

Microsoft ITA: Excel and Access Honors

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. The first part of the class is designed to help you use the newest version of Microsoft Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. In the second part of the class students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in newest version of Microsoft Access. Students will learn how to create, modify, and locate information as well as how to 

create programmable elements and share and distribute database information.  

 

Entrepreneurship I/ME 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Marketing OR Personal Finance OR Principles of Business and Finance 

In this course, students 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. English language arts 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.

 

Entrepreneurship II

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship I

In this course, students 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. English language arts 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.

 

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

In this course, students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Students acquire transferable Marketing I 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 onsite 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.

 

Multimedia & Webpage Design

Credits: 1

Grade: 10-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Word and PPT

This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.

 

Personal Finance 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

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 in this course. 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. 

Marketing Co-op

Credit:

1 for 135 contact hours

2 for 270 contact hours

Grades:  11-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite:  Application - Must take a Marketing class in the same year to receive credit

Provides on the job training for students through a cooperative agreement among the school, the employer, and the student.  A cooperative education coordinator is responsible for providing classroom instruction related to the occupation in which the student is placed and for contact with the student and the appropriate supervisor at the training site.  Written training agreement and written training plans between the school and the employers are cooperatively developed and available. Students will receive on the job training for a minimum of 135 hours during a semester. Students may receive one unit of credit for each period spent in the classroom and another unit for the one the job training component.

 

CTE Advanced Studies 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, 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 AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Principles of Family and Human Services

Credit: 1

Grades: 9-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

Students learn life literacy skills and individual, family, and community systems in the context of the human services field. Emphasis is placed on human development, professional skills, diversity, analyzing community issues, and life management. Activities engage students in exploring various helping professions, while building essential life skills they can apply in their own lives to achieve optimal wellbeing. English/language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, technology, interpersonal relationships are reinforced.

 

Food and Nutrition I

Credit: 1

Grades: 9-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on fundamental of food production, kitchen and meal management, food groups and their preparation, 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. 

 

Food and Nutrition II

Credit: 1

Grades: 10-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite:  Food and Nutrition I

In this course students experience the cross-section 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 explore food protection, nutrients, life cycle nutrition, sports nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, and American and global food ways. English/language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, technology, interpersonal relationships are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentor

​-​ship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing. 

 

Interior Design I

     Credit: 1

     Grades: 10-12

     Weight: S

     Prerequisite: None

Study interior design as a means of individual expression, imagination, and creativity. Learn how applying design principles can lead to pleasing effects in one’s home. Study architecture, house styles, furniture, floor coverings, windows and wall treatments, floor plans, lighting, and employment opportunities.

 

Interior Design II 

      Credit: 1 

      Grades: 10-12 

      Weight: S 

      Prerequisite: Interior Design I 

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.

 

Child Development

     Credit: 1

     Grades: 11-12

     Weight: S

     Prerequisite: None

Investigate role and responsibilities of parenting with instruction in infant and early childhood development. Learn about care and guidance of children, how family influences a child’s development, how to analyze parenting concerns in today’s world, and creative activities appropriate for children. Explore job opportunities and careers in the field of early childhood education.

 

Personal Finance 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

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 in this course. 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. 

 

CTE Advanced Studies 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster 

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, 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.

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

Health Science I 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Biology recommended 

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 Science I Honors

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Biology recommended 

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 Science II 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Allied Health Science I 

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. Healthcare skills, language arts, mathematics, and communications are reinforced in this course. Students learn health care skills related to the Health Science Career Cluster pathways. Language arts, mathematics, and communications are reinforced in this course. HOSA activities support networking with health care professionals through volunteerism.

 

Health Science II Honors

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Allied Health Science I 

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. Healthcare skills, language arts, mathematics, and communications are reinforced in this course. Students learn health care skills related to the Health Science Career Cluster pathways. Language arts, mathematics, and communications are reinforced in this course. HOSA activities support networking with health care professionals through volunteerism.

 

Nursing Fundamentals  

   Credit: 2 

   Grade: 12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Allied Health II and Health Science II 

This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). Students who pass the NNAAP become listed on the NC NAI Registry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a required clinical internship in a long-term care agency. Healthcare agencies may require testing for tuberculosis and/or other diseases and a criminal record check for felonies related to drugs. Cooperative education is not available for this course.

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Intro to STEM Careers

Credit: 1

Grades: 9-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Phoenix STEM Academy

Intro to STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.  This introductory course for Phoenix STEM Academy students promotes group interaction, communication of ideas, use of the design process, and problem solving. 

 

Intro to Design Honors

Credit:1

Grade: 9-12

Weight: H

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Phoenix STEM Academy

The Intro to Design course is intended to emphasize creativity as a major driver of success in the 21st century economy. The course is designed to help engineers think like artists and artists to think like engineers.

 

Technology, Engineering and Design Honors

Credit: 1

Grades: 9-12

Weight: H

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Phoenix STEM Academy

This honors 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. 

 

Robotics Engineering I Honors

Credit: 1

Grades: 10-12

Weight: H

Prerequisite: Math 1, TED

Students enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with building and programming robots to perform a variety of tasks.  Students will learn the basics of both autonomous and operator robot control along with the use of various sensors. Also students will use C programming language to program their robots to perform both movement, input, and output of sensors.  At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to design, build, program, and interact with robots along with troubleshooting both mechanical and programming challenges. Emphasis is placed on both post-secondary education and careers related to robotics, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.

 

Robotics Engineering II Honors

Credit: 1

Grades: 11-12

Weight: H

Prerequisite: Robotics Engineering I Honors

Students enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with more advanced robotics.  Students will identify and use electronic components to build stand-alone electronic devices that can be integrated into their robots.  Using Proportional, Integral and Derivative algorithms, students will create advanced programs using C programming language. Students will create industrial robots while learning about lifting, intake, and drive train systems.  Emphasis is placed on both post-secondary education and careers related to robotics, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.

 

Architectural Design Honors

Credit: 1

Grades: 9-12

Prerequisite - Math 1

Architecture is the subject of buildings, structures, landscapes, sites, etc. and the art and science of designing them. In Architectural Design students will look at the interdisciplinary nature of building design and urban planning. They will be encouraged to engage in both theory and practice by exploring design ideas in concept and seeking to integrate engineering technologies. The class will find a balance between conceptual thinking and practical problem-solving. Throughout the course, students will study the values and intentions in architectural movements, sustainability in architecture, and the social and cultural impacts our built world has. 

 

Technology Engineering and Design 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None

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. 

 

Technological Design 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Technology Engineering and 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. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. 

 

Engineering Design  

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Technology Engineering and Design 

This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principals of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering processes in related career fields. Topics include investigating technological systems, 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-base enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Cooperative education is not available for this course. Apprenticeship is not available for this course. 

 

Intro to Design

Credit:1

Grade: 9-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

The Intro to Design course is intended to emphasize creativity as a major driver of success in the 21st century economy. The course is designed to help engineers think like artists and artists to think like engineers.

 

Adobe Visual Design

Credit: 1

Grade: 9-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

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, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications.

 

Adobe Video Design

Credit: 1

Grade: 10-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Adobe Visual Design

Adobe Video Design develops key digital communication skills suck as design, project management, research and communication, and video and audio design, and production technical skills using Adobe tools.

 

Drafting I:

Credit: 1

Grades: 10-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: None

Learn basics of drafting using computer and AutoCAD software. Study tools of the trade and opportunities for careers using computer-drafting skills.

Drafting II: Architectural:

Credit: 1

Grades: 11-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Drafting I, Geometry recommended

Study principles, concepts and use of complex graphic tools used in architecture, structural systems and construction trades. Emphasis will be placed on the use of CAD tools to create floor plans, wall sections and elevation drawings. 

 

Drafting III: Architectural:

Credit: 1

Grades: 11-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Drafting: Architectural II

Refine your understanding and skills by studying advanced architectural design concepts. Use CAD tools in design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographic information and detail drawings.

 

Drafting II - Engineering

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Drafting I 

This course focuses on engineering graphics introducing the student to symbol libraries, industry standards, and sectioning techniques. Topics include coordinate systems, principles of machine processes and gearing, and the construction of 3-D wireframe models using computer assisted design (CAD). English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. 

 

Drafting III - Engineering

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Drafting II - Engineering 

This course introduces the student to advanced engineering concepts using computer assisted design (CAD) tools. Topics studied include descriptive geometry, geometric tolerancing, and advanced engineering design concepts such as surface and solid modeling. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Workbased learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing.

 

 

CTE Advanced Studies 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, 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. 

 

CTE Advanced Studies 

   Credit: 1 

   Grades: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, 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.

INTERNSHIPS AND APPRENTICESHIPS

 

Career Development Internship

Credit: 1 for 135 hours

         2 for 270 hours

Grades: 12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Application and acceptance

Internships are an essential way for today's youth to experience the value of work, and mature personally.  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. Career major internships deviate from the traditional internship in that the workplace activity is related to a potential career path of the student.  The student must complete a minimum of 135 hours for 1 credit and 270 hours for 2 credits.

 

CTE Apprenticeship

Credit: 1 for 135 hours

         2 for 270 hours

Grades: 11-12

Weight: S

Prerequisite: Application and acceptance

Students who participate in apprenticeships or pre-apprenticeships through the North Carolina Department of Labor, Apprenticeship and Training Bureau can also earn CTE credit while they earn hours and experience t ward an adult apprenticeship leading to a completed journeyman certificate.  This course is appropriate for occupations that do not require a college degree but require a high level of skill and knowledge. The high school student can begin when he/she turns 16 years of age and is part of the high school apprenticeship program. Visit RockATop.org for more details.

 
 
 
 
 

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McMichael High School

6845 NC Highway 135

Mayodan, NC 27027

Phone (336) 427-5165

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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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