Career and Technical Education Courses

 

TAC2010     ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CAREER PATHWAY CORE     YEAR

This course is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the Arts and Communication Career Pathway. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in Visual, Fashion, Performing, Written, and Media Arts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following concepts will be covered: 1) Aesthetics, 2) Creativity, 3) Culture, 4) Current Technology, 5) Customer Service, 6) Legal Responsibilities and Ethics, 7) Management, 8) Impact of Media, and 9) Safety. This course is a prerequisite for students pursuing a Career and Technology Education program of study in Arts and Communication.

 

TAN2311     GAMING     YEAR

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation in the principles of interactive entertainment media and design. This will include a study of the gaming industry and gaming as a media form.  Emphasis will be placed on designs and products that meet specific goals or criteria.  Recommended Prerequisite:   Completion of TAC2010 Arts and Communication Career Pathway Core and TAU2210 Digital Med Tech.

 

TAU2210     DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY     YEAR

This course is designed to give students the skills necessary to support and enhance their learning about digital media technology. Topics will include researching on the internet, netiquette, copyright laws, web-publishing, use of digital imagery, forums, newsgroups, mailing lists, presentation tools, and project planning. The students will have the opportunity to use their skills in advanced technology, leadership, and service in their schools and communities. Prerequisite: Successful Completion of TAC2010 Arts & Communication Career Pathway Core.

 

THC4010     HEALTH SERVICES CAREER PATHWAY CORE     YEAR

This course is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the healthcare industry.  Using a multidisciplinary approach, students will gain essential knowledge, skills and attitudes in healthcare systems, legal and ethical principles, technology, safety practices (infection control, hazardous conditions, body mechanics), communication, employment expectations and the interdependence of major body systems as they relate to health and wellness.  Students will learn to apply cultural sensitivity, coping skills and effective communication in dealing with patients and personnel in the delivery of quality health care.  This course is a prerequisite for students pursuing a Health Services career pathway program of study.

 

THU4027     CLINICAL HEALTH      YEAR

Clinical Health is designed for students interested in health services careers.  Using the major body systems as the framework, students will learn about diseases, disorders, prevention and treatment and the roles of the various healthcare providers involved in diagnosis and/or treatment.  This course will combine content knowledge (body systems, communication, safety practices, legal issues, ethical concerns, healthcare systems) and basic skills common to all healthcare professions with work-based learning experiences that will result in a career selection consistent with the student's aptitude, interest, abilities and academic achievement.  Recommended Prerequisite:  Completion of THC4010 Health Services Career Pathway Core.

 

THU4400     MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY     YEAR

This course is designed to introduce students to different techniques used in biotechnology and genetic engineering through the use of hands-on laboratory training.  Students will develop extensive skills in preparing the materials and using the equipment necessary in genetic research.  In addition, students will obtain basic understanding of molecular biology; explore different careers in the field of biotechnology; and be able to discuss the ethical issues and impact of biotechnology research and its application.  Recommended Prerequisite:  THC4010 Health Services Career Pathway Core.

 

TIC5010     INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CAREER PATHWAY CORE     YEAR

The Industrial and Engineering Technology Core is a comprehensive action-based educational course that introduces students to the following technological systems:  Design and Engineering Technology, Transportation Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies, Building and Construction Technologies and Electronics and Computer Systems.  The curriculum is designed around exploration of these systems and their impacts on society.  Students will also be developing problem solving and decision making skills to relate technology to materials science, forces and motion, energy and power transformation, the design process, and improving a career plan.  Emphasis is placed on broad exploration in cooperative and individualized activities with skill development in workplace communication and safety. This course is a prerequisite for students pursuing an Industrial & Engineering career pathway program of study.

 

TIU5800     BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1     YEAR

This course features classroom and laboratory experiences that deal with building and construction technology. Learning activities include site selection, use of various leveling instruments, blueprint reading, use of building materials, foundation and floor framing, wall and ceiling framing, roof framing, and window, door, and interior wall finish. Prerequisite:  Successful completion of TIC5010 Industrial & Engineering Technology Career Pathway Core.

 

TIN5814     BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY 2     YEAR

Building and Construction Technology 2 features advanced study of building construction technology.  Students are provided with experiences in layout, fabrication, assembly, and installation of structural units.  Also included are estimating and calculating costs, and quality control processes through simulated class and on-the-job experiences.  Recommended Prerequisite:   Completion of TIC5010 IET Career Pathway Core and TIU5800 Building and Construction Technology 1.

 

TNC6010     NATURAL RESOURCES PATHWAY CORE     YEAR

This course is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the Natural Resources Career Pathway.  Students will be introduced to basic concepts in Natural Resources production, earth, environmental, and energy systems.  Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following will be covered:  1) Natural Resources systems and processes, 2) Technology and Biotechnology, 3) Natural Resources Management, 4) Environmental Stewardship, and 5) Legal Responsibilities and Ethics.  This course is a recommended prerequisite for students pursuing Natural Resources programs of study.

 

TNU6123     ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT     YEAR

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive contextual place-based program in environmental resource management as it relates to Natural Resources Pathway careers.  It emphasizes control, maintenance, and best practices to sustain environmental and natural resource areas.  The major concepts of geography, resource inventory and assessment, and sustainability and stewardship should be covered with the awareness of the various industries, social, and economic activities related to these areas.  Examples include wind farms, geothermal energy, and coastal water activities.  Recommended Prerequisite:  Completion of TNC6010 Natural Resource Core.

 

TNU6242     PLANT SYSTEMS     YEAR

This is a course designed to provide skills and technical information in horticulture.  The main areas of study include plant identification, plant propagation, safety, and pest control.  Special consideration is given to appropriate cultural technologies such as integrated pest management, sustainable agriculture practices, and native plant propagation practices.  Classroom study is combined with outdoor activities as an integral part of the course.  Recommended Prerequisite:  Completion of TNC6010 Natural Resource Core. Recommended Prerequisite:  Completion of TNC6010 Natural Resource Core.

 

TPC7010     PUBLIC & HUMAN SERVICES PATHWAY CORE     YEAR

This course is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in the Public and Human Service Career Pathway.  Students will learn essential human relations concepts that will provide a solid foundation for further study in preparation for careers dealing in public service.  Using an interdisciplinary approach, the following concepts will be covered:  1) Creation and management of organizational systems to promote quality service, 2) Communication skills, 3) Safety and healthy workplace behaviors, and 4) Legal and ethical principles.  This course is a prerequisite for students pursuing Public and Human Services programs of study.

 

TPU7216     CULINARY 1     YEAR

This course provides an introduction and orientation to a series of related occupations in the food industry and the qualifications of a successful food service worker.  The knowledge, skills, work attitudes, and habits developed will enable students to understand basic principles of quantity food preparation, safety and sanitation, use and care of equipment, and food service organization. This course provides practical work experiences in the classroom and laboratory. Prerequisite:  Completion of TPC7010 Public and Human Services Career Pathway Core.

 

TPN7223     CULINARY 2     YEAR

This Level 2 course is designed to qualify an individual for entry-level positions in the food industry.  Classroom and laboratory experiences place an emphasis on quantity food preparation and service, sanitation, safety, selection and purchasing of food and supplies, storeroom control, and care of supplies and equipment.  Recommended Prerequisite:  Completion of TPC7010 Public and Human Services Career Pathway Core, and TPU7216 Culinary 1.