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High School Career Tech & Tech Prep

High School Career Tech & Tech Prep Course Offerings
 
Business Foundations of Arts and Communications, 6920
Grades: 9, 10
Credit: 1  Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None 
 
The Business Foundations of Arts and Communications course provides core and cluster competencies including information on entry-, technical- and professional level career pathway possibilities within the Arts and Communications cluster. Its basis is intensive, specialized career-technical and academic coursework. Instruction focuses on competencies identified in the Arts and Communication Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies (ITAC) such as: Analyze trends and issues in arts and communications industries: explore various arts and communications careers; and demonstrate knowledge of basic arts and communications concepts. 

Business Foundations of Health, 6790
Grades: 9, 10
Credit: 1  Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None 

The Business Foundation of Health course is the starting point for students preparing for careers in any occupation within this cluster. It is the basis for intensive specialized career-technical and academic coursework at the 11thand 12thgrade level. Instruction focuses on competencies identified in the Health Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies (ITAC) such as: Assisting Health professionals in diagnostic tests; Preventive Care; Restorative/Rehabilitation Services; and Therapy. 


Business Foundations of Human Services, 6840
Grades: 9, 10
Credit: 1  Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None 

The mission of the Business Foundations of Human Services program is to prepare 9thand 10thgrade students for a career focus in this cluster by empowering them to be proactive in: (1) Realizing foundation knowledge, skills and processes used in all careers in this cluster, which are: Education and Training; Social Services and Public Administration; Legal and Protective Services; and Personal Care Services; (2) Developing technical and academic competencies generic to career paths in this cluster; (3) Raising personal standards of practical reasoning and critical thinking; (4) Increasing awareness of real world career environments.

Construction Technology 1, 632
Grades:  11 & 12
Credit:  3 credits (3 periods)  Weight Factor:  1.5
Prerequisite:  C or better in Algebra 1 and a 2.0 GPA; recommend Geometry, physically able to perform construction related tasks and work outside. 
 
The Construction Technology 1 Program uses classroom, Laboratory and project site experiences, along with rigorous academic coursework to teach the essential skills and knowledge common to the construction industry. Students will learn to use hand and power tools, while they learn the basics of carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical wiring. 


Construction Technology II,  634
Grades: 12
Credit: 3 (3 periods)  Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Construction Technology 1, along with all the prerequisites of Construction Technology 1

The Construction Technology II Program uses classroom, laboratory and project site experiences, along with advanced rigorous academic coursework to teach the advanced skills and knowledge common to the construction industry. Students are introduced to Construction management and estimating along with advanced basics of carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical wiring. After successful completion of Construction Technology II and graduation from High School, students can pursue an advanced pathway to the construction industry by attending an apprenticeship program or going to a technical college for construction management.


Mechanical and Architectural Design I, 6350
Grades 11, 12
3 Credits   Weight factor 1.5
Prerequisite: None 
 

Mechanical and Architectural Design II, 6360

Grade 12
3 Credits    Weight factor 1.5
Prerequisite: Mechanical and Architectural Design I or permission  

This Career Tech program uses 3D CAD software and advanced computers to provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge and skills relating to mechanical devices and architectural structures. A graduate can earn 24 hours of college credit in Engineering or Architecture at Ohio colleges and universities. Graduates can expect to find employment in engineering departments in industry and in architectural firms. Students may become eligible for early placement during the second semester of the second year. 

Construction Tech., 8280
Grades: 9,10,11
Credit: 1    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 
Construction Tech. is a class for 9th, 10th, and 11thgrade students interested in pursuing careers in the Trades and Industry fields. This class prepares students for Auto Technician, Machinist, Construction, and other fields. Students will gain first hand experiences by visiting the different labs and using their tools, machines, and materials. Students will be able to count the hours in this class towards hours in the appropriate labs for career technical certification upon completion.
 

Culinary Arts 1, 6150
Grades: 11,12
Credit: 3 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 

Culinary Arts II, 6160
Grades: 11,12
Credit: 3 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

This is a Tech Prep Course. A study of the food service industry through both lab and related classroom work. The instruction will be laboratory and application based including lecture, demonstration, project-based learning integrated with science, communications, and math with applied techniques. Course content includes history, professionalism, use of industry equipment, knife skills, safety, sanitation, cooking and baking skills, employability skills, and participation in FCCLA activities. Upon completion, students will be able to enter a post-secondary culinary or restaurant management program with articulated college credit. Students will also be able to secure employment in the food service industry. 

Early Childhood Education I, 6270
Grades: 11, 12
Credit: 3 (3 periods) Weight factor 1.5
Prerequisite: None
Fee: $80.00
 

Early Childhood Education II, 6280
Grades: 12
Credit 3 (3 periods) Weight factor:1.5
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I
Fee:$80.00

This course prepares students for careers working with young children. Related careers include child care, preschool, elementary education, nanny, parent educator, or other child development careers. Course content includes an introduction to the early childhood field, child development, establishing an appropriate learning environment, providing for the health and safety of young children, and planning and implementing activities to promote development. Students participate in classwork, lecture and discussion, developing resources to be used within a classroom setting, working with children in the preschool setting, planning and providing instruction, and participation in FCCLA activities. Upon successful completion of the program students have the opportunity to obtain in-service credit hours required by ODJFS for entry level positions in the industry, and college articulation credit with specified post-secondary programs.

Foundations of Business and Management, 8110
Grades: 9, 10
Credit: 1    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

The business foundation course is the starting point for students preparing for careers in any occupation within the cluster. It is the basis for intensive specialized career-technical and academic coursework at the 11thand 12thgrade level. Instruction focuses on competencies identified in the Business and Management Integrated Technical and Academic Competencies (ITAC) such as: applying analytical skills in business operations; communicating using telecommunications tools; creating spreadsheets for business operations. This class utilizes modular based instruction that teaches many competencies found in all Business and Management fields. Students rotate through modules utilizing the most updated technology to learn the different benchmarks found in the cluster.
 
Foundations of Construction 6810
Grades: 9,10
Credit: 1    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None 

The mission of the “Industrial Systems Pathways Foundations” program is to prepare 9thand 10thgrade level students for a specific career focus by empowering them to be proactive in: realizing industrial processes, developing concrete technical and academic competencies generic to a career path, raising personal standards of practical reasoning and critical thinking, and increasing awareness of real world career environments. This class also utilizes equipment that teaches aspects on all Construction/Engineering fields through modular based instruction. Students rotate through the different modules utilizing updated technology to learn competencies within the cluster. The students may also spend time in the Machine Tech. and Construction Tech. labs.

Health Technologies I, 6600
Grades: 11
Credit: 3 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Physiology and Chemistry or Honors Chemistry may be taken concurrently

Health Technologies I is the first course in a two-year program. Students in this course will study a variety of health care careers, analyze the business process of health science career fields, effective communication, legal and ethical issues, health and safety practices, First Aid and CPR, medical terminology, and basic Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Physical Therapy Assistant skills. Field trips and a job shadowing experience are also integrated throughout the school year.
 

Health Technologies II, 6610
Grades: 12
Credit: 3 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Health Technologies I

Health Technologies II is the second course in a two year program. Students in this course will participate in the Nurse Aide Training Competency and Evaluation Program (NATCEP). Upon completion, students will be able to sit for the State Tested Nurse Aide Exam, administered by the Ohio Department of Health. In addition students will focus on employability skills such as applying for jobs, writing a resume, and job interviewing. If students meet specified criteria they are eligible for early job placement in any health care career setting during the second semester of their senior year. Upon completion of the two year program students can pursue additional training in respiratory technology, physical therapy, and nursing.
 
Interactive Media 1, 6870
Grades: 11,12
Credit: 3    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Algebra A/B sequence (C or better) and 2.0 GPA 
 

Prepares students to design, create and produce 2D/3D animations; write, record, and edit music and video in broadcast quality; design artwork for print and electronic mediums and learn basic lighting and sound reinforcement. We are currently working on a partnership with a company that has been involved in over 400 Hollywood movies as well as a Columbus-based live production company. (Eligible to receive up to 20 college credits)
 

Interactive Media 2, 6880
Grades: 12
Credit: 3    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Digital Media 1 
 
Prepares students to design, create and produce 2D/3D animations; write, record, and edit music and video in broadcast quality; design artwork for print and electronic mediums and learn basic lighting and sound reinforcement. We are currently working on a partnership with a company that has been involved in over 400 Hollywood movies as well as a Columbus-based live production company. (Eligible to receive up to 20 college credits)
 

Machine Technology I, 6450
Grades: 11, 12
Credit: 3    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None 

This course is designed for students interested in a career in machining, i.e., machinist, tool and die maker, parts inspector, CNC machinist, or CNC programmer. The machine technology portion of this course focuses on the operation machine shop equipment and hand tools used in business and industry. The student will be able to understand the operating procedure for the following: drilling machines, pedestal grinders, surface grinders, shapers, metal saws, vertical and horizontal milling machines, engine lathes, hand tools, heat treating and precision measuring devices. Students will also learn and adhere to all safety precautions and rules associated wit machine shop equipment and hand tools. The student will be introduced to basic mechanical blueprints .An introduction to simple mechanics and welding are used throughout the program.

Machine Technology II, 6460
Grades: 12
Credit: 3    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Machine Technology I 
 

This course is designed for students interested in a career in machining, i.e., machinist, tool and die maker, parts inspector, CNC machinist, or CNC programmer. Machine Technology II will focus on more advanced machining techniques, and performing jobs related to industry. Each new step will be built on previous information using all shop equipment and as always working on safety. Students may become eligible for early job placement (looking at grades, attendance, and availability) during the second semester of the second year.

Students completing the two year program may be eligible for college related credits.

Marketing Sales, 6230
Grades: 11, 12
Credit: 1    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

This course is a preparatory course for the student to become better acquainted with the distribution and sale of merchandise. The student learns about purchasing, warehousing, advertising, displaying, selling and communicating in business.
 

Marketing Theory, 6240
Grades: 12
Credit: 1    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Marketing Sales (can be taken concurrently) 

This course is a continuation of 6230 (Marketing Sales) with more emphasis on management of retail, wholesale, and service establishments. Emphasis is on techniques used in merchandising, advertising, promotion, public relations and sales. 

Marketing Work, 6260
Grades: 12
Credits: 2 (2 periods)    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None 
 
The work experience time is spent at an approved training station in a cooperating business establishment. The student must work a minimum of 10 hours per week. 

Marketing Work, 6250
Grades: 12
Credits: 3 (3 periods)    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

The work experience time is spent at an approved training station in a cooperating business establishment. The student must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.


Pre-Professional Business, 6070
Grades: 12
Credit: 2 (2 periods)    Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA, C or better in Algebra sequence, English 11, Science, Social Studies 
 
This program is for students to intern in various professional careers in law, health, social, education and other fields. It is designed so students receive 3 weeks of instruction with 6 weeks of internship in the career field of choice of the student and instructor. The instructor has final approval of internship location and placement. The 3-week/6-week rotation occurs grading periods 2, 3, and 4 allowing students to rotate internship placement within the career choices of the student. 




Project Lead the Way, Engineering Design (ED)
Grades:  9, 10, 11 12
Credit:  1   Weight Factor:  1.5
Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 or C or above in Gateway to Technology 8th grade course

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects.  They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.  College credit can be earned at North Central State College and other colleges depending on EOC exam scores.  The instructor is adjunct faculty at NCSC.

Principles of Engineering
Grades:  10, 11, 12
Credit:  1  Weight factor:  1.5
Prerequisite:  Algebra 2/Trig or above or C or above in Engineering Design

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation.  Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.  College credit can be earned at North Central State College and other colleges depending on EOC exam scores.  The instructor is adjunct faculty at NCSC.

Specialized Courses - available 2015/2016
Grades:  11, 12
Credit:  1, Weight factor:  1.5
Prerequisite:  C or above in Engineering Design and C or above in Principles of Engineering

While these courses were approved by the District Curriculum Committee in spring of 2014, the specific course or courses will not be chosen until fall of 2014.  The complete course list is a follows:  Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Architecture and Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biological Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Capstone Course - Engineering Design and Development - available 2016/2017
Grades:  12
Credit:  1, Weight factor:  1.5
Prerequisite:  C or above in Engineering Design and C or above in Principles of Engineering, and C or above in the Specialization course section.  All three prior courses must have been completed.

The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers.  

Public Safety, 6420 and Criminal Justice, 6430
Grades: 11, 12
Credit: 3.0 Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

Public Safety Core is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills applicable to public safety careers. Some of the curriculum focus includes Stress/Physical Fitness/Nutrition, CPR/First Aid, Equipment and Patrol Bicycle Training, Ethics, and Safety. The Public Safety Core requires a minimum of 240 hours, and is to be taught ONLY in conjunction with a Firefighter, EMS, Criminal Justice, Criminal Science Technology or other approved senior-level specialized public safety training program. The Public Safety Core is taught in the 11thand/or 12thgrade only (10thgrades may be accepted into program at the discretion of scheduling advisor and instructor)