Career and Technology Education

  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) FUNDAMENTALS 1 6670
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-10
    Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding proficiency

    Students are introduced to a broad range of computer technology including web page design, programming, graphics, computer applications, networking, internet fundamentals and computer maintenance/upgrading/troubleshooting. Teamwork and communication skills are emphasized. Students will participate in FBLA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    ACCOUNTING 1 6320 - ACCOUNTING/COE 2 6320C
    Credit(s): 1 or 2 Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    This course is designed for the student who might be considering a business or finance major in college or wants to one day operate his or her own business. This course covers the competencies needed to take the associated certification exam. By passing the exam a student will obtain a verified credit. Students may participate in Cooperative Education and earn an additional unit of credit. Students will participate in FBLA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    ADVANCED ACCOUNTING 1 6321 - ADVANCED ACCOUNTING/COE 2 6321C
    Dual Enrollment (if available) 6321D
    Credit(s): 1 or 2 Grade level(s): 11-12

    Prerequisite(s): Accounting and Keyboarding proficiency Students utilize automated accounting software to automate, analyze, and interpret accounting applications including payroll, inventory, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Students may participate in Cooperative Education and earn an additional unit of credit. Students will participate in FBLA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    BUSINESS LAW 6131 - BUSINESS LAW/ COE 6131C
    Credit(s): 1 or 2 Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    Students focus on the individual's legal rights and responsibilities that govern their conduct. Practical guidelines are provided for becoming an effective citizen, both now and in the future. They examine the foundations of the American legal system. Students will participate in FBLA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    MS OFFICE APPLICATIONS 1 6612 - MS OFFICE APPLICATIONS/COE 2 6612C - Dual enrollment 6612D
    Credit(s): 1 or 2 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): Keyboarding proficiency

    Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through MS Office basic and advanced word processing, spreadsheet, database, and multimedia presentation software, and through integrated software activities. Students may participate in Cooperative Education and earn an additional unit of credit. Students will participate in FBLA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE 6120 - Dual enrollment 6120D
    Credit(s): 1 (Dual Enrollment: 1W) Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit insurance, spending taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. This finance course is required for graduation; it may not be used to fulfill the sequential elective requirement or the Fine Arts / CTE elective requirement.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    Computer Science and Technology

    AP Computer Science A may be considered a standard credit as mathematics course, a laboratory science, or career and technical education course under the conditions pursuant to House Bill 1054 (2014). Colleges and universities have varying ways of applying computer science course credits during the admission process. Many colleges and universities do not accept computer science as a mathematics or laboratory science course on student transcripts. Consult with school counselor for requirements.

    PRE-AP COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 6640P
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    This course is designed to develop the students’ understanding of computer technology, equipment, operating methods, and appropriate vocabulary of the computer system using programming languages. Emphasis will be placed on the use of a disk operating system, programming design by analysis, coding, and documentation of the problems as encountered in mathematics, science, and business applications.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A 3185
    Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): Pre-AP Computer Programming or permission of instructor

    The major emphasis is on programming methodology, algorithms, and data structures. Applications of computing provide the context in which these subjects are treated. Applications are used to develop student awareness of the need for particular algorithms and data structures, as well as to provide topics for programming assignments to which students can apply their knowledge. A particular programming language constitutes the vehicle for implementing computer-based solutions to particular problems. Treatments of computer systems and the social implications of computing are integrated into the course and not isolated as separate units.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    FASHIONS AND INTERIOR DESIGN 8248
    Credits: 1 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    This course offers an opportunity to explore the fashion industry and to study interior architectural styles and principles of design. Fashion industry components include wardrobe planning and coordination, purchasing practices, and proper care and storage of clothing and accessories. Interior design components include appropriate selection and construction of furnishings and accessories, as well as development of cost estimates. Students will participate in FCCLA activities.

    School(s) offering course: Not offered 2017-18; Offered 2018-19

    TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW 9062 - (Dual enrollment available) 1W 9062D
    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 11-12
    Prerequisite(s): Application process and approval of instructor.

    Teachers for Tomorrow provides introductory instruction and training for prospective teachers. Students enrolled will receive instruction in human cognitive and psychological development, learning styles, diversity, and self-respect. Successful students will learn and practice effective teaching strategies, lesson planning, and lesson delivery. The course includes a classroom practicum. Students must abide by any dress code in effect at their practicum placement. Students planning to enroll in the Teaching Internship as seniors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Teachers for Tomorrow program in the 11th grade.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    Marketing

    Co-op definition—the marketing coordinator visits the workstation and works cooperatively with the student’s employer to evaluate job performance.

    INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING 8110
    Credit(s): 1.0 Grade level(s): 9-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    Introduction to Marketing is the basic elective course offered in the three-year Marketing Program. The course is designed to provide students with the competencies needed for successful entry-level employment in marketing occupations. It equips students with the social, economic, marketing, and job search competencies necessary for successful employment in retail, wholesale, and service businesses. Manager, assistant manager, supermarket jobs, waitress, hotel/motel manager, cashier, fashion coordinator, salesperson, buyer, and many more jobs will be explored. Students will participate in DECA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    MARKETING (Non-Co-op) 8120 -  (Co-op) 8120C
    Credit(s): 1 (Non-Co-op); 2 (Co-op) Grade level(s): 11-12
    Prerequisite(s): If the student enrolls in Co-op, he/she must have instructor approval and be willing to accept employment in a marketing occupation; student must be 16 by November 1. Marketing is designed for students pursuing a career in marketing. The course provides students with instruction that enables them to obtain and succeed in their chosen marketing occupation. Students may elect to combine classroom instruction with continuous, on-the-job training during the school year supervised by the marketing coordinator. On-the-job training during summer months also may be counted if supervised by the marketing coordinator with a training agreement and plan. Students concentrate on marketing competencies in the areas of economics, market planning, self-development, marketing math, employment and advancement, human relations, communications, physical distribution, personal selling, and sales promotion. Students will participate in DECA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    ADVANCED MARKETING (Non-co-op) 8130 - (Co-op) 8130C
    Credit(s): 1 (Non-Co-op); 2 (Co-op) Grade level(s): 12
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of Marketing, Fashion Marketing, or Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing. If the student enrolls in Co-op, he/she must have instructor approval and be willing to accept employment in a marketing occupation; student must be 16 by November 1.

    Advanced Marketing enables students to develop competencies needed to advance in full-time employment in marketing. Students develop advanced competencies in several of the same areas studied in Marketing and, in addition, develop competencies in the areas of supervision, merchandising, market research, and management. Students combine classroom instruction with continuous, on-the-job training during the school year supervised by the marketing coordinator. On-the-job training during summer months also may be counted if supervised by the marketing coordinator with a training agreement and plan. Students will participate in DECA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP 9093
    Credits: 1 Grade Level(s): 10-12
    Prerequisite(s): None

    This course introduces students to the exciting world of creating, owning, and launching their own business. Students will learn concepts and techniques for planning an innovative business and living the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Students will learn concepts beyond business skills including economics, marketing, finance, and customer service.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND (Non –Co-op) 8175 - RECREATION MARKETING (Co-op) 8175C
    Credit(s): 1 (Non-Co-op); 2 (Co-op) Grade level(s): 11-12
    Prerequisite: If the student wants to co-op, he/she must have instructor approval and be willing to accept employment in the sports or entertainment or recreation industry; student must be 16 by Nov. 1.

    This Marketing Cooperative Education course is designed to develop skills in the areas of marketing analysis, event marketing, communications, and human relations along with a thorough understanding of the sports, entertainment, and recreation industry, and career options available. Students combine classroom instruction with continuous, on-the-job training during the school year supervised by the marketing coordinator. On-the-job training during summer months also may be counted if supervised by the marketing coordinator with a training agreement and plan. Students will participate in DECA activities.

    School(s) offering course: All HS