Algebra I - Algebra I introduces basic concepts dealing with the real number system, its properties and operations. The course includes solving equations and inequalities, working with ratios and proportions, converting units and re-writing formulas, graphing linear equations, simplifying and evaluating expressions and functions, factoring, performing operations on polynomials and rational expressions, and solving systems of equations and rational equations. Emphasis is placed on increasing students’ math vocabulary knowledge, improving their problem-solving skills by working through story problems and hands-on projects, and enhancing their language development within the context of the above-mentioned topics.
Algebra II – (prerequisite: Geometry) This course includes the basic study of various algebraic equations, including developing the skills in solving linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations. The students will also develop skills in simplifying rational expressions, radicals, exponents, and logarithms.
General Math – This course reinforces general math skills, extends these skills to include some pre-algebra and algebra topics, and the use of these skills in a variety of practical, consumer, business, and occupational applications. Course topics include rational numbers, measurement, basic statistics, ratio and proportion, basic geometry, formulas, and simple equations.
Geometry – (prerequisite: Algebra I) This course includes topics such as properties of plane and solid figures; deductive methods of reasoning and use of logic; geometry as an axiomatic system including the study of postulates, theorems, and formal proofs; concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, and proportion; and rules of angle measurement in triangles.
Math Focus – Students participate in personalized math practice with ongoing assessment to guide the student through an individualized curriculum. Course work includes online software, peer-assisted learning, think-alouds, small group discussion, and one-on-one opportunities. Programs are explicitly designed to help each student master the content specified in the Illinois Learning Standards.
Pre-Algebra – This class focuses on the improvement of basic math skills as a transition from General Math to Algebra I. Topics include reviewing fractions, decimals, and percent and applying these concepts in real life situations. Also included are an introduction to variables and methods of solving equations, use of statistical terms, and a basic study of coordinate graphs.
Pre-Calculus – (prerequisite: Trigonometry) Pre-Calculus is an advanced study of functions. The students will focus on polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and circular functions. Also, the students will be introduced to the development of three-dimensional graphing and vectors. This course is designed for college-bound students.
Trigonometry – (prerequisite: Algebra II) Trigonometry is the study of basic trigonometric functions and the coordinate plane. The students will develop skills in graphing six trigonometric functions and solving real-world problems with trigonometric tables. This course is designed for college-bound students.
ASL I - Designed to introduce students to American Sign Language, American Sign Language I courses enable students to communicate with deaf persons through finger spelling, signed words, and gestures. Course topics may include the culture of and issues facing deaf people.
Composition 1 – Composition 1 utilizes the textbook Elements of Language Third Course. Each chapter uses nonfiction texts and real-world documents to explore the different modes of communication. Students will learn narration, description, exposition, and persuasion through a variety of tasks and assignments. Students will also receive focused instruction on how to revise and improve their sentences. Students will learn how to write complete and effective sentences and understand paragraph structure. In addition, they will also receive grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction including parts of speech, agreement, punctuation, verbs, pronouns, modifiers, and spelling.
Composition 2 – (prerequisite: Composition 1) Composition 2 utilizes the textbook Elements of Language Fourth Course. Each chapter uses nonfiction texts and real-world documents to explore the different modes of communication. Students will learn narration, description, exposition, and persuasion through a variety of tasks and assignments. Students will also receive focused instruction on how to write complete and effective sentences by identifying fragments, eliminating run-on sentences, and creating compound and complex sentences. Students will learn how to improve their sentence style, write quality paragraphs and compositions. In addition, they will also receive grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction including parts of speech, agreement, spelling, punctuation, and how to use pronouns, verbs, and modifiers correctly.
Composition 3 – (prerequisite: Composition 2) Composition 3 utilizes the textbook Elements of Language Fifth Course. Each chapter uses nonfiction texts and real-world documents to explore the different modes of communication with an emphasis on exposition and persuasion. Students receive focused instruction on how to write clear sentences, combine sentences, and improve sentence style. After mastering sentence structure, students learn the basics of good paragraphs, including how to achieve unity and coherence and how to use effective transitions between paragraphs in a longer piece of writing. In addition, they will also receive grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction including parts of speech, agreement, pronouns, modifiers, punctuation, spelling, and common errors.
Composition 4 – (prerequisite: Composition 3) Composition 4 utilizes the textbook Elements of Language Sixth Course. Each chapter uses nonfiction texts and real-world documents to explore the different modes of communication with an emphasis on narration, exposition, and persuasion. Students receive focused instruction on how to achieve clarity, combine sentences, revise for variety, and reduce wordiness. After mastering sentence structure, students learn the basics of good paragraphs, including parts of a paragraph, unity, coherence, elaboration, and the use of paragraphs within compositions. In addition, they will also receive grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction including parts of a sentence, phrases, clauses, agreement, clear reference, modifiers, punctuation, and common errors
Language – Language courses build upon students’ prior knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, word usage, and the mechanics of writing. As students advance through the reading curriculum they will learn about the alternate aims and audiences of written compositions by writing persuasive, critical, and creative multi-paragraph essays and compositions. Curriculum includes materials that are designed for students who are reading below grade level.
Literature 1 - In this course, students receive a basic introduction to the elements of literature, including plot, setting, character, voice, theme, and use of figurative language. In addition, they read poetic, mythological, and dramatic works, including Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Students also read informational texts in order to develop the skills of synthesizing, questioning, and evaluating. A selection of high-quality novels, both classical and contemporary, completes the reading done in this course.
Literature 2 - (prerequisite: Literature 1) In this course, students receive more in-depth instruction in the elements of literature, including plot, setting, character, voice, theme, and use of figurative language. In addition, they read poetic and dramatic works, including one of Shakespeare’s comedies, and learn about literary criticism. Students also read informational texts in order to develop the skills of synthesizing, questioning, and evaluating. A selection of high-quality novels, both classical and contemporary, completes the reading done in this course.
Literature 3 – (prerequisite: Literature 2) In this course, key social and political events in American history guide our study of literature; this course fills in the literature piece missing from United States history courses. Students read, analyze, and evaluate seminal American literary works, both fictional and informational. Major viewpoints covered include Deism, Modernism, Naturalism, Postmodernism, Rationalism, Realism, Romanticism, and Transcendentalism. In addition, literary elements are reviewed (e.g. plot, setting, characterization) and new reading skills are taught, including literary skills (e.g. archetype, aphorism, hyperbole, stereotype, and understatement), reading skills (e.g. comparing texts, evaluating evidence, analyzing logical appeals, and activating prior knowledge), and vocabulary skills (e.g. Greek and Latin roots and affixes, jargon, connotation, and denotation). A selection of high-quality novels, both classical and contemporary, completes the reading done in this course.
Literature 4 – (prerequisite: Literature 3) In this course, key social and political events in British history guide our study of literature. Students read, analyze, and evaluate seminal British literary works, both fictional and informational. Major time periods covered are the Anglo-Saxons, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Restoration, the Romantic Period, and the Victorian Period. Key authors studied are Chaucer, Malory, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Voltaire, de Cervantes, Wollstonecraft, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Tennyson. In addition, reading skills are reviewed (e.g. comparing texts, drawing conclusions, evaluating evidence, analyzing logical appeals, and summarizing) and new reading skills are taught, including literary skills (e.g. antithesis, apostrophe, caesura, epigram, epitaph, and oxymoron) and vocabulary skills (e.g. Anglo-Saxon roots and affixes, connotation, and denotation). A selection of high-quality novels and dramas completes the reading done in this course.
Reading – Reading courses focus on the improvement of a student’s vocabulary, critical-thinking and analysis skills, and reading rate and comprehension level. These courses emphasize both works of fiction and nonfiction. The courses include diagnostic and remedial activities designed to correct reading difficulties that interfere with students’ progress in developing reading skills and understandings. Curriculum includes materials that are designed for students who are reading below grade level.
Biology – Biology is a laboratory science course that will cover the concepts of life science including basic ecology, plant and animal cells, heredity, classification, plant characteristics, and animal characteristics. The course will emphasize the application of these concepts to everyday life.
Chemistry – This laboratory science course will focus on concepts of chemistry including the physical and chemical properties of matter, chemical reactions, analysis of the periodic table and related element characteristics, and the application of chemical laws. The course includes related laboratory work, related laboratory reporting, and demonstrations. The course will emphasize the application of these concepts to everyday life.
Environmental Science – (prerequisite: General Science, Life Science, or Biology) This laboratory science course focuses on the concepts of ecology including human population, resource types and availability, alternative energy sources, ecosystem basics, and laws dealing with pollution discharge and cleanup. The course will emphasize the application of these concepts to everyday life.
General Science – This course will cover basic information about matter, motion and machines. It will also cover information about the earth and related topics including the environment and plants. These topics will focus on science as related to everyday life. Students who complete this course will be eligible for Life Science or Biology with teacher approval.
Geology – This course provides an in-depth study of the forces that formed and continue to affect the earth’s surface. Earthquakes, volcanoes, and erosion are examples of topics that are presented.
Human Anatomy & Physiology – This laboratory science course focuses on the various systems of the human body with emphasis on the study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. We will focus on areas of normal structure and function, common diseases, and health maintenance.
Life Science – This course will cover basic information about the earth and its water habitats. It will also cover information about land animals including the human anatomy. These topics will focus on science as related to everyday life.
Physical Science – This course involves the study of the structures and states of matter including such topics as forms of energy, wave phenomenon, electromagnetism, and physical and chemical interactions.
Intro to World History – This course provides students with an overview of the history of human society from early civilization to the contemporary period, examining political, economic, social, religious, military, scientific, and cultural developments.
Modern World History – This course provides an overview of the history of human society in the past few centuries—from the Renaissance period, or later, to the contemporary period—exploring political, economic, social, religious, military, scientific, and cultural developments.
US Government/World Affairs – This course studies the history, organization, and functions of the United States government. Beginning with the Declaration of Independence and continuing through to the present day, students explore the relationship between individual Americans and our governing bodies. Students take a close look at the political culture of our country and gain insight into the challenges faced by citizens, elected government officials, political activists, and others. Students also learn about the roles of political parties, interest groups, the media, and the Supreme Court, and discuss their own views on current political issues. Students will complete the US Constitution exam as a part of this course.
US History – This course provides students with an overview of the history of the United States, examining time periods from discovery or colonialism through World War II or after. This course also includes a historical overview of political, military, scientific, and social developments.
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/CONSUMER SCIENCE
Consumer Education – Consumer Education is the development of the individual in the skills, concepts, and understandings required for everyday living to achieve, within the framework of one’s own values, maximum utilization of, and satisfaction from, one’s resources. To manage personal economic affairs to gain maximum satisfaction from their income level, students must become economically competent in the use of resources. Natural and human resources, as well as capital goods, are expended as consumers choose jobs, earn, spend, save, borrow, invest, and plan for the future.
Employability Skills – This course provides students with an overview of workplace skills. Students match their interests and aptitudes to career options with a focus on using employment information effectively, acquiring and improving job-seeking and interview skills, composing job applications and resumes, and learning the skills needed to remain in and advance within the workplace. Course content also includes consumer education and personal money management topics.
Student Work Experience – This course provides students with work experience in a field related to their interests. Goals are typically set cooperatively by the student, teacher, and employer (although students are not necessarily paid). This course also includes classroom activities involving further study of the field or discussion regarding experiences that students encounter in the workplace.
Transitional Living Skills – This course provides students with information about a wide range of subjects to assist them in becoming wise consumers and productive adults. These courses often emphasize such topics as goal-setting, decision-making, and setting priorities; money and time management; relationships; and the development of the self. Practical exercises regarding meeting transportation needs, preparing food, personal hygiene, selecting clothing, selecting and furnishing houses, and building a wardrobe are integral to this class. In addition, specific topics such as insurance, taxation, and consumer protection are also covered.
Fitness Education – This course emphasizes conditioning activities that help develop muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.
Health – Students also need to understand written and oral communications ranging from warning labels to medical advertisements and health-related news reports. They should be able to question and analyze information to help them make individual decisions about good health. In health, students also learn how to acquire and understand basic health information, assess such information and address health problems.
Physical Education – This course covers the basics of physical education. It addresses an individual’s physical, emotional, social, and ethical well-being. It delivers opportunities to develop a basic level of fitness and evaluation of each individual to enable the individual to plan for the future. Cooperative activities, game situations, concepts for various areas of physical education are addressed.
Driver Education (Classroom) –A study of the Illinois Secretary of State, Rules of the Road book. Units of study include: Illinois Driver’s License; Driver’s License Tests; Traffic Laws; Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol; Traffic Accidents; License Revocation, Suspension, Denial and Cancellation; Road Signs; Traffic Signals and Pavement Markings; Sharing the Road; Safe Driving Practices. The length of the course is one quarter (nine weeks/45 days).
Driver Education (Behind the Wheel) – (prerequisite: Driver Education (Classroom) with a C or above)
A Study and Practice of Safe Driving Skills. Units include: Preparing to Drive (Locating and Identifying the Functions
of Gauges and Controls in a Vehicle/Performing a Vehicle Safety Check); Curb Stops and Backing; Right and Left Turnabouts/Reversing the Direction of Travel; Driving in Low to Moderate Traffic; Driving on Multi-Lane Streets; Driving on Four Lane Interstate Highways; Driving on Rural Roads and Two Lane Highways; Driving on One Way Streets; Parking on Hills; Angle and Perpendicular Parking; Parallel Parking; Final Driving Skills Test. The length of the course is one quarter (nine weeks/45 days).
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Architectural Drafting I - This course is designed to provide students interested in a career in Architecture with information and practical experience needed for the development of job-related competencies. Students are made aware of the career opportunities available in the Architectural Drafting and Architectural Drafting CAD - CADD field. Instruction is provided in the areas of planning and organizing activities, researching information, performing general office procedures, preparing of preliminary drawings, basic layout, detail drawings, reproduction techniques, producing working drawings, and computer aided drafting. Students are also provided with instruction in producing architectural drawings in the areas of presentation, floor plans, illustration of landscape features, sketching preliminary floor plans, drawing foundation plans and sections, exterior elevations, stair sections, chimney sections, roof sections, finish schedules, preparing plumbing, HVAC and electrical plans, and structural drawings.
Architectural Drafting II - Instruction is provided in the areas of locating information using computer data files, determination of materials and availability, project conferences, checking plan dimensions, drawing schematic sketches, preparing scale sketches, producing drawings from written/verbal instructions, application of coordinate dimensioning standards, creating drawings using a plotter/printer, producing renderings and/or charts and graphs, and common plan features. Instruction is also provided in the areas of drawing framing plans, wall sections, fireplace sections, door sections, door and window schedules, dimensioning structural steel drawings, constructing column detail drawings, preparation of structural foundation, slab and floor plans, drawing electrical, block, schematic, and electrical connection drawings. Skills relating to CAD include preparation of a basic CAD drawing, building and editing a data base, developing a 3-dimensional drawing and selecting appropriate line work, line weight, and color.
Audio/Video Production I - This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed for a career in the technical aspects of radio and television broadcasting. Instruction includes camera operations, basic audio and video editing, sound and lighting techniques, and sound mixing (based on individual student audiogram). Students learn the operation and maintenance of video/digital cameras, microphones, computers, lighting/grip equipment, and other production equipment used in the video and audio production of television programs.
Audio/Video Production II - This course is for students who have completed Audio/Video Production I. In addition to expanding on the activities explored in the first course, students work in a team-based environment to create a variety of video and audio related broadcasts. Instruction includes single and multi-camera operations, linear and nonlinear video editing, production and post-production processes, animation graphics, sound mixing, multi-track production, audio editing, and special effects (based on individual student audiogram). Students learn how to use digital editing equipment and software to electronically cut and paste video and sound segments together. This course also provides students with an understanding of the FCC and other governmental agencies regulations related to radio and television broadcasting.
Auto Body I - This is a course designed to build on the foundation established in Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing - Comprehensive and further the students’ understanding of the professional field of Automotive Collision Repair and Restoration. In this course, students will put into practice the basic theory and tools used in the Auto Body industry. They will develop these skills by repairing and restoring automobiles. The students use some of the latest technologies and theories in Auto Body repair, while maintaining a grasp and use of the foundational principals. While students will experience the full spectrum of the work field, from initial damage analysis, to repair, refinishing, and delivery preparation, focus will be on safe practices, component and tool identification, damage analysis and repair, corrosion repair, body filler application and sanding, and priming.
Auto Body II - This is a course designed to build on the foundation established in Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing - Comprehensive and Auto Body I to further the students’ understanding of the professional field of Automotive Collision Repair and Restoration. In this course, students will put into practice the basic theory and tools used in the Auto Body industry. They will develop these skills by repairing and restoring automobiles. The students use some of the latest technologies and theories in Auto Body repair, while maintaining a grasp and use of the foundational principals. While students will experience the full spectrum of the work field, from initial damage analysis, to repair, refinishing, and delivery preparation, focus will be on safe practices, paint preparation sanding, masking, priming, topcoat application, topcoat inspection and repairing, and delivery preparation.
Automotive Comprehensive - This is a course designed to establish a foundation and introduction the area of Automotive Mechanics and Service. This course will be a rigorous classroom experience with short lab experiences. This course will emphasize the diagnosis and repair of automobile engines and support systems such as brakes, cooling, drive trains, electrical/electronic components, emissions, fuel, ignition, steering, suspension and transmissions.
Automotive Detailing - This course offers hands-on experience with various types of cleaning agents and the techniques to use them properly and efficiently. The course emphasizes cleaning the interior and exterior of automobiles. Students work, both independently and cooperatively, in order to restore a vehicle’s shine and luster. Safe working habits and mastery of products and materials are taught in order to prepare students for an expanding field in the Automotive Industry.
Automotive Technician I - Course Description: This course builds on the foundations laid in Automotive Mechanics—Comprehensive and provides experiences related to maintenance, repair and servicing of a variety of transportation and maintenance equipment. Planned learning activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and methods and to develop technical skills related to automotive mechanics and various forms of internal combustion engines. This course will emphasize skills in engine performance diagnostics, brakes, steering and suspension, computer systems, lubrication, tires, drivability and power train management.
Automotive Technician II - This course builds on the foundations laid in Automotive Mechanics—Comprehensive and Automotive Technician 1 and provides experiences related to maintenance, repair and servicing of a variety of transportation and maintenance equipment. Planned learning activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and methods and to develop technical skills related to automotive mechanics and various forms of internal combustion engines. This course will emphasize skills in engine performance diagnostics, transmissions, HVAC, testing and diagnostics, input and output sensors, and overall automobile performance.
Basic Drafting - Basic Drafting courses, usually offered as a sequence of courses, introduce students to the technical craft of drawing illustrations to represent and/or analyze design specifications and then refine the skills necessary for this craft. Basic Drafting courses use exercises from a variety of applications to provide students with the knowledge and experience to develop the ability to perform freehand sketching, lettering, geometric construction, and multiview projections and to produce various types of drawings (working, detail, assembly, perspective, and so on). Computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems (if available) are typically introduced and used to fulfill course objectives.
Cabinetmaking & Millwork I - This course introduces students to the basic design and fabrication of residential cabinetry and custom furniture. The course also exposes students to the millwork and millwright industry. Instruction includes safety practices in using hand tools and power equipment. This is a two semester course.
Cabinetmaking & Millwork II - This course provides learning experiences related to the erection, installation, and maintenance of commercial and residential cabinetry, and the repair and maintenance of stationary woodworking machinery. Planned learning activities emphasize the development of more advanced knowledge and skills than those provided in Cabinetmaking and Millwork I. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic cabinetry construction and how it relates to the manufacturing process. In addition, more advanced woodworking machine maintenance skills are introduced. This is a two semester course.
Construction Trades I - This course provides experiences related to the erection, installation, and maintenance of residential buildings and related fixtures. Planned learning activities allow students to understand fundamental principles and methods, and develop technical skills related to masonry, carpentry, and finish work. Instruction includes safety principles and practices, recognition of standard lumber sizes, foundation layout methods, building concepts and procedures, local, state, and national codes, cost estimating, and blueprint reading. This is a two semester course.
Construction Trades II - This course provides learning experiences related to the erection, installation, maintenance, and repair of building structures and related utilities. Student technical skill experiences include instruction and activities in safety principles and practices, performing maintenance control functions, joining pipes, building water distribution lines and drains, installing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems, installing switch and outlet boxes, light fixtures, service entrances, roughing in and trimming out electrical devices and appliances, preparing foundations and footings, constructing residential chimneys and fireplaces, laying, jointing and pointing brick, and advanced building and construction methods and codes. All learning experiences are designed to allow the student to acquire job-entry skills and knowledge. This is a two semester course.
Graphic Communication I - Graphic Communications I provides learning experiences common to all graphic communications occupations. Instruction will include the use of color, balance and proportion in design; design procedures; layout; selection of type styles; and the use of the computer as a communication tool. Planned learning activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and methods and to develop technical skills related to the graphic arts industry.
Graphic Communication II - Graphic Communications II provides learning experiences related to the tools, materials, processes and practices utilized in the printing industry. Instruction is provided in industrial safety; stencil preparation; print screen preparation and printing; ink and color preparation; assembly, binding, and trimming operations; layout, digital paste up and copy preparation. In addition the course provides the student with learning experiences in the use of cameras, photocomposition, lithography, and offset presswork. Use of the computer in graphic arts occupations should be emphasized.
Graphic Design I - This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed for a career in the fields of advertising, commercial art, graphic design, web site development, and graphic illustrator. Students learn to apply artistic design and layout principles along with text, graphics, and drawing. Students use hardware and software programs to create, manipulate, color, paint, and layer scanned images, computer graphics, and original artwork. Students apply artistic techniques to design and create displays, publications, technical illustrations, marketing brochures, logos, trademarks, and computer-generated media.
Graphic Design II - This course continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Commercial and Advertising Art I. In addition to expanding on the activities explored in Commercial and Advertising Art I, students work in a project-based environment to create a variety of interactive online and CD/DVD-based products such as publications, marketing materials, presentations, and educational/training programs. Students create graphic sketches, designs, and copy layouts for online content. Instruction includes how to determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and arrange layout based upon available space. Students learn how to capture and edit images.
Home Maintenance - Home Maintenance courses provide students with knowledge and skills related to devices and systems found in the home. Course content may include electrical wiring, plumbing, window and door repair and installation, wall and floor repair and finishing, furniture repair and finishing, and small appliance repair.
Information Processing I - Information Processing I is a skill-level course that includes the concepts and terminology related to the people, equipment, and procedures of information processing as well as skill development in the use of information processing equipment. Students will operate computer equipment to prepare memos, letters, reports, and forms. Students will create rough drafts, correct copy, process incoming and outgoing telephone calls and mail, and transmit and receive messages electronically. Students will create, input, and update databases and spreadsheets. Students will create data directories; copy, rename, move, and delete files, and perform backup procedures. In addition, students will prepare files to merge, as well as create mailing labels and envelopes from merge files. Students will learn to locate and retrieve information from hard copy and electronic sources, and prepare masters for a presentations using presentation software. Students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading practices. Accuracy will be emphasized. Workplace skills as well as communication skills (thinking, listening, composing, revising, editing, and speaking) will be taught and integrated throughout this course.
Information Processing II - Information Processing II is a skill-level course for students who have completed Information Processing I. Students will create and update documents using word processing and desktop publishing programs and put together slideshows, speaker notes and handouts using presentation software. Students will revise data in a stored database and use queries to create customized reports. Students will edit and utilize calculation functions in spreadsheets, integrate graphics, spreadsheets, tables, text and data into documents and reports, and create graphs and charts from spreadsheets. Students will learn to conduct research on the internet and/or intranet, prepare and answer routine correspondence, organize and maintain a filing system, maintain an appointment calendar, make travel arrangements, prepare itineraries and expense reports, and prepare and process timesheets. In addition, students will maintain inventory, order equipment and supplies, and perform routine equipment maintenance. Students will apply proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and proofreading practices to documents and reports. Accuracy will be emphasized. Workplace skills as well as communication skills will be taught and integrated throughout this course. A simulated information processing center or work based learning experience may be used to provide students with the experience of working in the environment of an information processing center.
Introduction to Technology & Engineering Industrial (ITIE) - Introduction to Technology & Engineering is comprised of the following areas: Production, Transportation, Communication, Energy Utilization and Engineering Design but is not limited to these areas only. This course will cover the resources, technical processes, industrial applications, technological impact and occupations encompassed by that system.
Keyboarding & Formatting - Keyboarding and Formatting is a course designed to develop basic skills in touch keyboarding techniques for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information found on computers and terminals. Students may test out of this requirement by completing a skills assessment of typing; 20 words per minute with 80% accuracy. Students will learn to edit and format text and paragraphs, change fonts, cut and paste text, create and use tab keys, create labels, and work with multiple windows. Students will format documents such as letters, envelopes, memorandums, reports, and tables for personal, educational, and business uses. During the second half of the course, major emphasis is placed on formatting documents, improving proofreading skills, and increasing speed and accuracy.
Mechanical Drafting I - This course introduces students to layout to scale using specified tolerances, preparing detail drawing for individual parts from drawings, layout and creating assembly drawings, and preparing mechanical orthographic subassembly drawings. This course also includes a sequence of CAD experiences in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional drawing generation to include vocabulary development, system operation, entity creation, dimensioning and text insertion, plotting, three dimensional coordinate system, 3-D parts detailing and assembly drawings, wire frame models, and system management relative to hard disk and tape storage systems.
Mechanical Drafting II - Instruction is provided in the areas of identifying appropriate interfacing personnel (internal/external), producing renderings and project time schedules, producing structural working drawings as structural steel plans, dimension structural steel drawings, and draw beam connections, and producing electrical and electronic working drawings as electrical and electronic schematic diagrams. Additional skills introduced in this program include determining the requirements of a specific drafting job, preparing preliminary drawings such as freehand, isometric, orthographic, and oblique sketches; preparing detail drawings such as creating assembly drawings, orthographic projections, sectional views, auxiliary views, isometric views and letter drawings; producing mechanical working drawings such as detailing components of mechanical orthographic assembly and subassembly drawings; using CAD command processes as preparing a basic CAD drawing, start up, log on, retrieve, save, log off and shut down CAD system; creating disk files, copying disk files, and generating a grid on drawing.
Nutrition and Culinary Arts I (Foods) - This course includes classroom and laboratory experiences needed to develop a knowledge and understanding of culinary principles and nutrition for people of all ages. Course content encompass’: food service and preparation management using the decision-making process; meeting basic needs by applying nutrition concepts; meeting health, safety, and sanitation requirements; maximizing resources when planning/preparing/preserving/serving food; applying hospitality skills; analyzing nutritional needs in relation to change; and careers in nutrition and culinary arts, including entrepreneurship investigation.
Nutrition and Culinary Arts II (Foods) - Nutrition and Culinary Arts II provides principles of application into the hospitality industry, including nutrition, culinary, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Course content includes the following: selection, purchase, preparation, and conservation of food, dietary needs and trends, regional & international cuisine, safety and sanitation, and careers in food service industries. All of these concepts can be interpreted through laboratory experiences.
Sheet Metal Technology I - This course is designed to introduce students to the Sheet Metal Worker occupation. Students are instructed in areas of safety including hand tool, power tool, ladder and scaffolding. Students are introduced to the planning, layout, and fabrication of sheet metal parts. Students gain knowledge of blueprint reading and sketching to determine sequence and methods of fabrication and assembly of products. In addition, units of instruction include the proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools, metal identification, measuring and layout, metal separating, forming machinery, and basic welding.
Sheet Metal Technology II - This course is a continuation of and builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Sheet Metal Technology I. In this course students are introduced to precision measurement, power assisted sheet metal forming equipment, constructing ductwork, hand and power tools specifically designed for sheet metal fabrication, sheet metal production equipment, and advanced welding and brazing.
Web Page/Interactive Media Development I - Web Page/Interactive Media Development I is a skill-level course designed to prepare students to plan, design, create and maintain web pages and sites. Students will learn the fundamentals of web page design using HTML, HTML editors, and graphic editors. Students will work in a project-based environment to create a working website. Students will learn to create pages, add hyperlinks, make tables and frames, create forms, integrate images, and set styles. Students will use image-editing programs to manipulate scanned images, computer graphics, and original artwork. Instruction will include creating graphical headers, interactive menus and buttons, and visually appealing backgrounds. Students will use hardware and software to capture, edit, create, and compress video clips.
Web Page/Interactive Media Development II - Web Page and Interactive Media Development II is a skill-level course for students who have completed Web Page and Interactive Media Development I. Instruction will include using multimedia authoring applications and programming tools to create a web site that combines text, hyperlinks, images, and video. Instruction will include using hardware and software to capture, edit, create video clips as well as create animated text, graphics, and images. Other topics will include using tables to align images with text, creating newspaper-style columns, and inserting side menus and call-outs. Students will learn how to use templates and interactive elements to enhance web pages. Students are encouraged to develop a portfolio project that demonstrates their expertise in areas such as multimedia authoring, web development, video editing, and applications to create interactive web pages.
Welding I - This course assists students in gaining the knowledge and developing the basic skills needed to be successful in welding technology. Units of instruction include arc, TIG and MIG welding, metallurgy, cutting metal using arc, plasma, and oxy-gas. In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, precision measuring, layout, and production process planning.
Welding II - This course builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Welding Technology I. More in-depth skill development is used in various types of welding including horizontal, vertical, overhead, and circular techniques. Students also explore the use of robotic and automated production welding.