SCHOOL-TO-CAREER DEPARTMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Advanced Computer Application
AP Computer Science Principles
Fire Tech I
Fire Tech II
Intro to Video Production
Broadcast and Video Production
Wood Technology I
Wood Technology II
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 9 10 11 12
Computer Applications begins with an introduction to components and functions of computer information systems. The course proceeds with a thorough study of the main applications used in business today. These applications include word processing, data base management, spreadsheet and presentation software.
ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 10 11 12
Prerequisite: “B” or better in Computer Application
Advanced Computer Applications is a one-term course that teaches students the intermediate through advanced usage of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite of software programs currently used in business and industry. Students will use Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The course is designed to prepare students to be job ready and/or to be able to use many of the software programs required in college classes.
WEB DESIGN 9 10 11
Prerequisite: “C” or better in Computer Application and approval of the instructor.
This class is an 18-week course where students will learn how to create, edit, and maintain web pages using current and emerging technologies and techniques. This course will include a variety of computer graphic elements within its coursework.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS 9 10 11 12
Computer Graphics is a course designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of computerized graphic art design illustration and production techniques. Emphasis is placed on how art is used in design and illustration, photography, multimedia presentation, and desktop publishing. Students will also learn about career opportunities, understand and utilize the principals and elements of design, and apply media, technology, techniques and processes related to the visual arts. Software used will be Adobe Photoshop.
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES Prerequisites - Web Design and Computer Graphics
The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world.DECORATIVE ARTS 9 10 11 12
In this class, you will combine artistic ability, technical skills, and creative innovation, as you learn to take a design from conception to product. You will learn a wide range of skills including, but not limited to, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, recycling t-shirts and plastic bags into decorative art projects, and drop spindle projects. There will be at least one community service project
FOODS I 10 11 12
Students in Foods I learn basics of nutrition and cooking skills, the art of entertaining, how to plan and prepare meals and the fundamentals of good eating habits. Normally food is prepared and served two to three times a week. Teacher demonstrations, as well as student directed food preparation, are integral to the course. During the various holiday seasons special types of cooking projects are introduced. A lab fee/donation is requested to pay for materials.FOODS II 10 11 12
Prerequisite: “C” or better in Foods I and approval of the instructor.
Foods II will emphasize foods from other nations as well as various regions within the United States. Preparation of baked goods (yeast breads, cakes and cake decorating) will also be included. Food garnishes and presentation will be covered as well as current consumer and nutritional issues. Food service careers will be explored and investigated. A lab fee/donation is requested to pay for materials.
INTRO TO VIDEO PRODUCTION 9 10 11 12
Intro to Video Production is a College and Career Technical Eduction course that meets the VAPA (F) requirement on A-G college subject requirements. This course will expose students to the powerful medium of video for various audiences and mediums. While this course will focus on producing videos from pre-production through post-production, we will emphasize the importance of story and communicating with your intended audience. Several genres of video production will be explored and produced. Students will assess these different styles of video and know when to employ them.
VIDEO PRODUCTION 10 11 12
Video Production is a College and Career Technical Education course that meets the VAPA (F) requirement on A-G college subject requirements This course will hone video production skills and focus students on creating content for broadcast either locally, for live daily broadcast, or more broadly on the Internet and Video Contests. Students will evaluate the elements of art, principles of design and the integration of technology to achieve the desired message and communication with an audience. An overarching theme of this course will be the importance of story. Students will highlight and reflect on the role of story in every unit of study. Students will move beyond basic video production techniques and develop their skills in camera operation, framing and composition. In post production, students will hone their techniques in the mechanics and theory of editing, graphic creation, including text and captions, color choice and correction and the impact of audio. Students will be introduced to television broadcasting jobs and working in a television studio. Students production skills and speed will be pushed to prepare for working on a deadline.
BROADCAST AND VIDEO PRODUCTION 10 11 12
Broadcast and Video Production is a College and Career Technical Education capstone course in Production Managerial Arts. This course will fulfill the college-preparatory elective (G) requirement on the college subject requirements. This course will provide students the skills and competencies in broadcast media. Television, web-streaming and radio will be covered with a focus on live television broadcasting and web delivery. Current and emerging technologies will be studied and implemented into live daily broadcasts. Students will work collaboratively in production crews that have assigned control room or studio jobs where they will develop the skills needed for a variety of career opportunities in the live broadcasting and video production fields.
WOOD TECHNOLOGY l 9 10 11 12
Woods is designed to give the student a basic and safe understanding of the hand, power tool and stationary machinery used in woodworking. Through the selection of required projects, the student will be exposed to all the common woodworking tools, their proper usage, selection and safe operation. These projects will incorporate the selection of different wood species, joinery, and finishes available. Approximate material fee/donation is $50.00.
WOOD TECHNOLOGY II 10 11 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wood Technology I and teacher signature.
Advanced students will further develop skills and techniques learned in Wood Technology I. Required projects will be focused on precise measurement and joint making techniques. Students will also design, draw and construct projects of their choice with instructor’s approval. Approximate cost is $50 to $100 depending on choice of projects.
Fire Tech I
Introductory course to fire protection and emergency services. Must complete to enroll in Fire Tech II.
Fire Tech II
Prerequisite: Fire Tech I with 80% or better.
This course is the second course of introduction to fire protection and emergency services. Fire Protection Organization is recommended as the first course in the series of fire technology courses. Topics covered include: career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; philosophy and history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; an introduction to fire protection systems; and an introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives. This course meets the National Fire Academy, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum model for the Principles of Emergency Services.