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Curriculum Guide  for the 2014 - 15 School Year

AGRICULTURE EDUCATION

 AP412X0A ¯ HORTICULTURE I (JTH)
Credit               1 unit    Grades 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite
       None

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, career opportunities, and leadership development.  Skills in biology, chemistry, and algebra aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced.  

AP442X0A ¯ HORTICULTURE II-LANDSCAPING (JTH)
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
       Horticulture I  

 This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape technicians in the field. This course is based on the North Carolina Landscape Contractors Association skill standards for a certified landscape technician.  Students are instructed in interpreting landscape designs, identifying 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.  Students gain an understanding of careers and the employable skills needed to enter the landscape industry.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internships and apprenticeship programs with certified landscape technicians.

 AP432X0A ¯ HORTICULTURE II -TURF GRASS (JTH)
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12 
Prerequisites
     Horticulture I, Horticulture II - Landscaping

 This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of plant science and soils as related to the turf grass industry.  Hands-on instruction is provided on specific areas including environmental issues, turf grass maintenance, landscape basics, lawn care and turf production, sports turf and turf irrigation, turf equipment and maintenance, golf course management, and public relations.  Instruction on leadership skills and employable skills are incorporated.  Students have an opportunity to access internships and apprenticeship programs through this course.

CS972X0A ¯ CTE INTERNSHIP               
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
     Students must have completed a level II course in a CTE Cluster. See CTE Facilitator for more information.

 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.

BUSINESS EDUCATION

 BA102X0A ¯ ACCOUNTING I
Credit               l unit     Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites
    Microsoft Excel and Access Recommended   

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a school-based enterprise, service learning, an internship and job shadowing.

BA202X0A ¯ ACCOUNTING II
Credit               l unit     Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
       Accounting I

This 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. Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. 

BB302X0A ¯ BUSINESS LAW
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite       Principles of Business and Finance

 This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic legal principles common to all aspects of business and personal law. Business topics include contract law, business ownership including intellectual property, financial law, and national and international laws. Personal topics include marriage and divorce law, purchasing appropriate insurance, renting and owning real estate, employment law, and consumer protection laws. Social studies and English language arts aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this internship, and job shadowing. 

 BB402X0A ¯ BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Credit             1unit Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite     Principles of Business and Finance

 This course expands student understanding of management, including customer relationship management, human resources management, information management, knowledge management, product-development management, project management, quality management, and strategic management. Economics, finance, and professional development are also stressed throughout the course. English language arts aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced. 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.

 BM102X0A ¯  MICROSOFT WORD and POWERPOINT
Credit               1 unit    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite
       None

Note:  Enrollment is not to exceed 25.

 Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from the world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. Students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. Integration of English/ Language Arts Common Core Standards are reinforced.

 BM105X0A ¯  HONORS MICROSOFT WORD and POWERPOINT
Credit               1 unit    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite
       None

 Note:  Enrollment is not to exceed 25.

Students in the Honors Microsoft IT Academy will benefit from a world-class Microsoft curriculum along with software tools by linking academic learning to real-world job skills. Students will learn at a more challenging level  the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents. Students will also learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. In addition, students will learn to use the basic features of Publisher to create, customize, and publish a quality publication. Students will choose among honors recommended projects in addition to the activities in the standard curriculum.  Integration of English Language Arts Common Core Standards are reinforced.

BM202X0A ¯  MICROSOFT EXCEL AND ACCESS
Credit               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Recommended Prerequisite  
Algebra I (Math1), Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

 Note:  Enrollment is not to exceed 25.

 Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from the 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 students 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. Integration of Math Common Core Standards are reinforced.

 BM205X0A ¯  HONORS MICROSOFT EXCEL AND ACCESS
Credit               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Recommended Prerequisite  
Algebra I (Math 1), Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

 Note:  Enrollment is not to exceed 25. 

The Honors Microsoft Excel and Access course is distinguished by a difference in the depth and scope of work required. Students must possess the interest, ability and motivation to meet the challenge of this Honors course. Students will benefit from the world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting edge software tools by aspiring to an advanced level of learning through quality work. Students will be introduced to 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. Students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new features in 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. Math Common Core Standards are reinforced.

 BD102X0A ¯ MULTIMEDIA AND WEBPAGE DESIGN
Credit               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite
       None

 Note:  Enrollment is not to exceed 25.

 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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning, an internship and job shadowing.

 BF052X0A ¯  PERSONAL FINANCE
Credit               1 unit   Grades 11, 12
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. Integration of English/Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards is reinforced.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. 

BF055X0A ¯  HONORS PERSONAL FINANCE
Credit               1 unit   Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite      None

 The Honors Personal Finance course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. Students will be required to design and maintain an electronic portfolio of their quality work as a demonstration of 21st century skills. 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. Integration of English/Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards are reinforced.

BF102X0A ¯ PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Credit               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

 BD125X0A ¯ HONORS e-COMMERCE I
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
       Multimedia and Webpage Design

 Note:   This is an online course.  Students are expected to log in and work on the weekly course lessons, read the announcements, email, and participate in the online discussion board every school day. 

This course is designed to help students’ master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students learn through project-based applications as they plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an e-commerce website. Art aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards is reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include entrepreneurship, an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

 CS972X0A ¯ CTE INTERNSHIP             
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
    Students must have completed a level II course in a CTE Cluster. See CTE Facilitator for more information.

 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.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

FA312X0A   ¯ APPAREL I (JTH, NHHS)
Credit               1 unit    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite       None

For safety and equipment purposes, enrollment is not to exceed 20.

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

FA322X0A  ¯  APPAREL II - ENTERPRISE (JTH, NHHS)
Credit                1 unit    Grades 11, 12    
Prerequisite       Apparel I

For safety and equipment purposes, enrollment is not to exceed 20.

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 allows students to apply instructional strategies and workplace readiness skills to an authentic experience and to develop a portfolio. Mathematics and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing.

FH202X0A  ¯  INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS AND HOSPITALITY
Credit               1 unit    Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite      Foods I is recommended for Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Note:  Students must enroll in Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Hospitality I to receive prerequisite credit needed to enroll in Culinary Arts and Hospitality II.

In this course, basic safety and sanitation practices leading to a national industry-recognized food safety credential are introduced. Commercial equipment, small wares, culinary math, and basic knife skills in a commercial foodservice facility are taught. Art, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

FH212X0A   ¯ CULINARY ARTS AND HOSPITALITY I 
Credit                 1 unit    Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite        Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitali
ty 

 Note:     Students must enroll in Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Hospitality I to receive prerequisite credit needed to enroll in Culinary Arts and Hospitality II.         

This course focuses on basic skills in cold and hot food production, baking and pastry, and service skills. Art, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Students are responsible for acquiring inoculations and drug screening required for participation at internship sites.

FH222X0C   ¯  CULINARY ARTS AND HOSPITALITY II 
Credit               2 units Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite     Culinary Arts and Hospitality I

This course provides advanced experiences in cold and hot and food production, management (front and back of the house), and service skills. Topics include menu planning, business management, and guest relations. Art, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include entrepreneurship, an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing. Students are responsible for acquiring inoculations and drug screening required for participation at internship sites.

FE112X0C  ¯ EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I 
Credit                2 units Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite      Parenting and Child Development is recommended

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, service learning, and job shadowing. Early Childhood Education interns come into contact with children on a regular basis.  Therefore, it is required that all students have a criminal background check and a current tuberculosis screening before beginning their Early Childhood internships. 

FE125X0C   ¯ HONORS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II 
Credit               2 units        Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite     Early Childhood Education I

Early Childhood Education II is the second course in a two-course, four-credit sequence designed to prepare students to work with young children in early education and child care settings. This Honors course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level as well as creating a digital portfolio of their work. Major areas of study include personal and professional growth, observation and teaching methods, guidance techniques, health and safety policies and procedures, child development from birth to age twelve, developmentally appropriate activities and programs, history of the early childhood field, and opportunities in early childhood education. This two-credit course with work-based learning comprises 50 percent of instructional time. In addition to the internship, other work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing. Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced.

FN412X0A  ¯  FOODS I 
Credit               1 unit        Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite     None

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

FN422X0A  ¯   FOODS II - ENTERPRISE
Credit:             1 unit       Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:   Foods I or Culinary Arts and Hospitality I

 Note:  For safety and sanitation reasons, enrollment should not exceed 20 in this course.

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards 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.

FI512X0A ¯ INTERIOR DESIGN I (JTH, NHHS)
Credit               1 unit    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite       Apparel I

For safety and equipment purposes, enrollment is not to exceed 25.

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

FE602X0A  ¯ PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 
Credit               1 unit    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite     None

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. It is recommended as an excellent preparation for the study of Early Childhood Education I and II.

BF052X0A   ¯ PERSONAL FINANCE
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
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
aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

BF055X0A   ¯ HONORS PERSONAL FINANCE
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite     None


The Honors Personal Finance course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. Students will be required to design and maintain an electronic portfolio of their quality work as a demonstration of 21st century skills. 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. Integration of English/Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards are reinforced.

 CS972X0A CTE INTERNSHIP               
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite     Students must have completed a level II course in a CTE Cluster. See CTE Facilitator for more information.

 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.

HEALTH SCIENCE

HB102X0A   ¯  BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (LHS)
Credit              1 unit   Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite   
Biology

 This course challenges students to investigate current medical and health care practices using technology and advances in health care research.  Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research.  English language arts and science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced in 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.

 Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30

HU402X0A    ¯ HEALTH SCIENCE I
Credit                 1 unit    Grades 10, 11    
Prerequisite       None

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

HU425X0A   ¯ HONORS HEALTH SCIENCE II 
Credit                1 unit    Grades 10, 11    
Prerequisite       Health Science I

The Honors Health Science II course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. This course is designed to help students expand a deeper understanding of trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication.  Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training. Integration of English/Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards are reinforced. 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. 

 *Class enrollment limited to 20 to establish a foundation of knowledge critical to the application of patient care skills.

HN435X0C   ¯  HONORS NURSING FUNDAMENTALS                   
Credit                  2 units    Grade 12
Prerequisite        Health Science II

NOTE:  This course has a maximum enrollment of ten students.

Honors Nursing Fundamentals is designed for students interested in medical careers where basic nursing skills are required. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum. The honors course extends the Essential Standards curriculum to a higher, more challenging level. This course helps to prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a required clinical internship in a long-term care agency. Students will be required to provide a current drug screening and tuberculosis screening before beginning the clinical internship. Interested students should see the Allied Health Science teacher for other details.

MARKETING EDUCATION

 ME112X0A ¯ ENTREPRENEURSHIP I
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced.  Work based learning strategies appropriate include entrepreneurship, an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

MH422X0A ¯ HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
Credit               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
       Marketing or Sports and Entertainment Marketing I 

 In this course, students are introduced to the industry of travel, tourism, and recreational marketing. Students acquire knowledge and skills on the impact of tourism, marketing strategies of the major hospitality and tourism segments, destinations, and customer relations. Emphasis is on career development, customer relations, economics, hospitality and tourism, travel destinations, and tourism promotion. Mathematics and Social Studies aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

MM512X0A ¯ MARKETING
Credit               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite      None

 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 impact on business operations. Mathematics and Social Studies aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include an internship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing.

BF052X0A ¯  PERSONAL FINANCE
Credit               1 unit   Grades 11, 12
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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.

BF055X0A ¯  HONORS PERSONAL FINANCE
Credit               1 unit   Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite      None

The Honors Personal Finance course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. Students will be required to design and maintain an electronic portfolio of their quality work as a demonstration of 21st century skills. 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. Integration of English/Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards is reinforced.

MH312X0A ¯ SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING I
Credit                 1 unit     Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite
       None

 n 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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include entrepreneurship, internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

MH322X0A ¯ SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING II
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:
       Sports and Entertainment Marketing I

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 aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate include internship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing.

 CS972X0A ¯ CTE INTERNSHIP
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:
     Students must have completed a level II course in a CTE Cluster. See CTE Facilitator for more information.

 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.

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

TS312X0A ¯  GAME ART AND DESIGN 
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Scientific and Technical Visualization I

Note:  For safety and equipment reasons, maximum enrollment is not to exceed 20.

This course introduces students to techniques used in the electronic game industry. Students will focus on the principles used in game design including mathematical and virtual modeling. Emphasis is placed on areas related to art, history, ethics, plot development, storyboarding, programming, 2D visual theory, and interactive play technologies. Students develop physical and virtual games using hands-on experiences and a variety of software. Art, English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are reinforced.

TS322X0A ¯ ADVANCED GAME ART AND DESIGN
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Game Art and Design

 Note:  For safety and equipment reasons, maximum enrollment is not to exceed 20.

This course is a continuation in the study of game design and interactivity. Emphasis is placed on visual design, evaluating, scripting and networking protocols, and legal issues as well as 3D visual theory. Students compile a game portfolio. Advanced topics include the use of audio and visual effects, rendering, modeling, and animation techniques. Students work in collaborative teams to develop a final 3D game project. Art, English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Science aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

TE112X0A ¯ TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
Credit:               1 unit     Grade 9
Prerequisite:       None

Note:  Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

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 Mathematics, Physical and Social Sciences. English/Language Arts, and Art aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

TE122X0A ¯ TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN  
Credit:                 1 unit    Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite:       Technology Engineering and Design

Note:  Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

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 aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

TE132X0A ¯ ENGINEERING DESIGN
Credit:              1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Technology Engineering and Design

Note:  Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

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 aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

 TS212X0A ¯ SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL VISUALIZATION I
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:      None

 Note:  For safety and equipment reasons, maximum enrollment is not to exceed 20.

 Students are introduced to the use of complex graphic tools. Emphasis is placed on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic and visualization tools as applied to the study of science and technology. Students use complex 2D graphics, animation, editing, and image analysis tools to better understand, illustrate, explain, and present technical, mathematical, and/or scientific concepts and principles. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer-enhanced images to generate both conceptual and data-driven models, data-driven charts and animations. Science, math, and visual design concepts are reinforced throughout the course. Activities are structured to integrate Physical and Social Sciences.  Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Art aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

TS225X0A ¯ HONORS SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL VISUALIZATION II  
Credit:              1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Scientific and Technical Visualization I

 Note:  For safety and equipment reasons, maximum enrollment is not to exceed 20.

 The Honors Scientific and Technical Visualization course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. Student learning must go beyond the skills of recognition, fact gathering and recall with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. Students will be required to design and maintain an electronic portfolio of their quality work as a demonstration of 21st century skills.  This course provides students with advanced skills in the use of complex visualization tools for the study of science, technology, or mathematical concepts. Students design and develop increasingly complex data and concept-driven visualization models. Students use complex 2D and 3D graphics, animation, editing, and image analysis tools to better understand, illustrate, and explain concepts. Students present technical, mathematical, and/or scientific concepts and principles. Activities are structured to integrate Physical and Social Sciences. Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Art aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

TRADES AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION

 II312X0A 1 ¯ADOBE ACADEMY– ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN
Credit:              1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite :    none

 This course covers the Adobe curriculum. The course content includes the following applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design and Adobe Illustrator.  English Language Arts and Mathematics are reinforced.  This course helps students prepare for the Adobe Photoshop certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Art and Language Arts aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

II322X0A ¯ADOBE ACADEMY – ADOBE DIGITAL DESIGN
Credit:              1 Unit    Grades 10, 11, 12                 
Prerequisite:    Adobe Visual Design                                                  

 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, In-design, and Illustrator certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Art and Language Arts aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

 IT112X0A ¯ INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
Credit:               1 unit   Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite:      None

Note:  This course is taught at NHHS but is available to other high school students.

 This course introduces automotive safety, basic automotive terminology, system and components identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tools, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also careers and various job 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. English/Language Arts aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing.

 Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

IT116X0A ¯ AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE I                   
Credit:               1 unit   Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite:       Introduction to Automotive Service

This course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, servicing and basic testing of 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. English/ Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, job shadowing and internship.

Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

IIT172X0A ¯AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE II (completer course)
Credit:               1unit     Grades 11, 12 
Prerequisite:       Automotive Service I

This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Automotive Service 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. English/Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing and internship. This course helps students prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light repair (MLR –GI).

Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

 IT172X0A ¯AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE III
Credit:               1unit     Grades 11, 12 
Prerequisite:       Automotive Service

This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Automotive Service I & II. Building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair, and diagnosis of brakes, electrical systems, and drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, while emphasizing hands-on experiences. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR )  requirements. English/Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing and internship. This course helps students prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light repair (MLR –GI).

Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

 IC002X0A  ¯ CORE AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
Credit:                 1 Unit    Grades 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite:        None    Required Entry level course for Electrical Trades and Carpentry
Recommended Prerequisite:   Geometry or Math II

Note:   Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

This course covers the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification modules required for all of the NCCER curriculum-area programs, and an additional Green module.  The course content includes: basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to hand tools, introduction to power tools, introduction to blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills, and basic employability skills, and “Your Role in the Green Environment”.  The additional Green module has been added to provide students with instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems.  Also it will help students better understand their personal impacts on the environment and make them more aware of how to reduce their carbon footprint.  English/Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship and job shadowing.  This course helps prepare students for additional National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.   

IC212X0A ¯ CARPENTRY I    
Credit:               1 unit   Grades 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite:      Core and Sustainable Construction

 This course covers basic carpentry terminology and develops technical aspects of carpentry with emphasis on development of introductory skills. English/Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an apprenticeship, cooperative education, an internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

IC222X0A ¯ CARPENTRY II
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Carpentry I

Notes:  Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

This course covers additional technical aspects of carpentry with emphasis on development of intermediate skills. The course content includes floor systems, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, introductions to concrete, reinforcing materials and forms, windows and exterior doors, and basic stair layout. English/Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an apprenticeship, cooperative education, an internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

IC232X0A  ¯ CARPENTRY III
Credit:               1 units  Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Carpentry II
Recommended Prerequisite:      Geometry or Math II

 Notes:  Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

This course develops advanced technical aspects of carpentry with emphasis on development of skills. The course content includes roofing applications, thermal and moisture protection, exterior finishing, cold formed steel framing and drywall installations. English/Language Arts and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an apprenticeship, cooperative education, an internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. 

IC612X0A ¯ DRAFTING I
Credit:              1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Geometry or Math II

 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 aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

IC625X0A * HONORS DRAFTING II - ARCHITECTURAL
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Drafting I

This accelerated course utilizes complex graphic tools to reinforce principles and concepts used in the field of
architecture, structural systems and construction technologies. Computer Assisted Design (CAD) is used to create multilevel floor plans, wall sections and elevation drawings. Students will demonstrate their learning through performances, presentations, demonstrations, applications, processes and products. This Honors course extends learning beyond the regular curriculum by instituting a major research/conceptual design project and a final electronic portfolio to enhance all major concepts of the standard curriculum. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

IV225X0A ¯ HONORS DRAFTING II - ENGINEERING
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Drafting I

The Honors course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. Students will be required to design and maintain an electronic portfolio of their quality work as a demonstration of  21st century skills. 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). Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an internship and job shadowing. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

IC635X0A ¯ HONORS DRAFTING III - ARCHITECTURAL
Credit:               1 unit   Grade 12
Prerequisite:       Honors Drafting II - Architectural

 Students utilize advanced CAD tools to design advanced site and foundation plans as well as topographical detailed drawings. Students will develop architectural plans according to standard building codes and design 3-D models of the sites. Interior elevations and architectural rendering will be required. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an internship and job shadowing. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced. This honors curriculum teaches students the necessary skills required to continue study at the post-secondary level.

IV235X0A ¯ HONORS DRAFTING III - ENGINEERING
Credit:               1 unit    Grade 12
Prerequisite:      Honors Drafting II-Engineering

 This course introduces the student to advanced engineering concepts using computer assisted design (CAD) tools. Topics studied include descriptive geometry, geometric tolerance, and advanced engineering design concepts such as surface and solid modeling. The assignments in this honors course are more rigorous and challenging to students. Students must be critical thinkers and problem solvers in order to complete the hands on projects required. The design project and portfolio allow the student to explore the creation of a unique product from scratch and requires a great deal of professionalism to achieve at an Honors level. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Standards are reinforced.

IC412X0A ¯ ELECTRICAL TRADES I (EAL)
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite:       Core and Sustainable Construction

Note:   Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

This course covers basic electrical trades terminology and develops technical aspects of electrical trades with emphasis on development of introductory skills such as residential wiring, electrical installation, and service. Topics include basic electricity, electrical construction codes and practices, the National Electrical Code, the use of test equipment, and electrical hand and power tools. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

IC422X0A ¯ ELECTRICAL TRADES II (EAL)                                        
Credit:
               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisites:     Electrical Trades I and Geometry or Math II

 Note:   Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

 This course builds on skills mastered in Electrical Trades I and provides an introduction to the National Electric Code, devices boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, construction drawings, residential services, test equipment, alternating circuits, grounding and bonding. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work – based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

 IC432X0A  ¯ELECTRICAL TRADES III (EAL)
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Electrical Trades II                    

 Note:   Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.

 This course content includes motors, electric lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, circuit breakers and fuses, control systems, and concepts. Upon successful completion of the this course, students should be prepared to enter the workforce as an electrical helper and/or continuing education towards degrees in Construction Management or Electrical Engineering. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification.

II212X0A ¯ COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY I
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:       None

This course includes basic computer hardware, software, applications, troubleshooting, and customer service as integral parts of the course requirements. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ credential. For optimum A+ credential preparation it is recommended that students take this course and Computer Engineering Technology II in the same school year.

II225X0A ¯ HONORS COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY II
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Computer Engineering Technology I

 Note:  Work-based strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing, internship programs.  See course instructor for details.

In this Honors course students learn the essential operating systems competencies for an entry-level PC service technician. These are also the skills needed for CompTIA A+ Certification, a nationally recognized certification for computer service technicians. Students will demonstrate knowledge of building, installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting and repairing operating systems. Hands-on experiences provide opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development. This course includes advanced computer hardware, software, applications, troubleshooting, and customer service as integral parts of the course requirements. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced.  

II112X0A ¯ NETWORKING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY I
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite:       Computer Engineering Technology I

This course provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Content includes personal computer hardware and operating systems, connection to networks and to the Internet through an ISP, network addressing, network services, wireless technologies, basic security, and troubleshooting networks. This course uses Cisco CCNA Discovery - Networking for Home and Small Businesses curriculum and must be conducted using the Cisco Networking Academy connection. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an internship and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certificate.

II122X0A ¯ NETWORK ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY II
Credit:               1 unit    Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:       Networking Engineering Technology I

This Honors course is designed for students who are motivated, organized and independent learners, capable of moving through material at a more rapid pace and at a more in-depth cognitive level. This course provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, security, email services, web space, and authenticated access. Content includes the Internet and its uses, Help Desk operations, planning network upgrades, planning the addressing structure, configuring network devices, routing, ISP services, ISP responsibilities, troubleshooting, and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam preparation. This course uses Cisco CCNA Discovery -Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP curriculum and must be conducted using the Cisco Networking Academy connection. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. This course can help prepare students for the CCENT industry certificate.

II135X0A ¯ HONORS NETWOK ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY III
Credit:               1 unit    Grade 12
Prerequisite:       Network Engineering Technology II  

In this honors course, students are introduced to the concepts of wide area networks, advanced router configurations, switched networks, VLANS, and simple vendor-specific network management protocols through hands-on experiences. This course is designed for students with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills. Presentation and communication skills used by a network engineer are emphasized and practiced throughout the semester through student demonstrations and PowerPoint’s.  One of the expectations of this course is to prepare students for the CCNA industry-credentialing exam. The curriculum is provided by the Cisco Network Academy.  Work-based strategies appropriate for this course are internships programs.

IA112X0A  ¯ INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
Credit:                1 unit      grade 10
Prerequisite:       None

Note:  For safety and equipment purposes, enrollment is not to exceed 25.

This course provides students an overall understanding of the printing industry, its major operations, and the fundamental measurement, math, and interpersonal skills needed for a career in the printing industry. The content is theory-based and requires students to learn production-related issues, rather than to demonstrate performance. Art, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

IA122X0A  ¯ DIGITAL FILE PREPARATION
Credit :               1  unit      grade 11, 12
Prerequisite:      Introduction to Graphic Communications

Note:  For safety and equipment purposes, enrollment is not to exceed 25.

 This course focuses on the digital aspects of designing and programming needed in the digital printing age. Knowledge needed in this area requires students to understand the basic concepts and procedures in each step of file preparation. Students learn about file-related issues and to demonstrate various skills in creating and exporting images and laying out a page in appropriate software. Presses are not required. English language arts, mathematics, and science aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards 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.

IA132X0A  ¯ PRINT ADVERTISING AND DESIGN 
Credit               1 unit      Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite:     Digital File Preparation

Note:  For safety and equipment purposes, enrollment is not to exceed 25.

This course covers digital aspects of designing and programming needed in the digital printing. Hands-on activities for this course include the use of computer equipment and digital input devices. No presses are required. The course involves the application of creative thinking and development of design problems. Art, English/Language Arts, and Mathematics aligned with the Common Core Essential Standards are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, 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.