Career & Technical

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Career and Technical Education provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills needed for secondary and post-secondary opportunities, skilled employment, and active citizenship. Programs of study represent a recommended sequence of courses based on a student's interests, goals, and aptitudes. Combined with a four-year plan of course work, students can utilize the programs of study in creating the framework for success.

Business Information Management I

In Business Information Management I, students put into use the ability to get along well with others, to strengthen individual performance at work and in the world, and to make successful changes in the workplace and in further education. Students apply abilities to do particular job-related tasks well, to address new business computer programs and technologies, to create word-processing documents, to create and edit spreadsheets, to create and edit databases, and to make electronic presentations using appropriate software.

Investigating Careers in Culinary Arts I

This course provides the opportunity to explore the basics and principles of the art of cooking and the science of baking. Additionally, students will explore and experience elements of the restaurant business and food beverage services. Knowledge and skills are acquired through rich and engaging hands-on and project-based instruction, which also includes delivery through laboratory-based training and exploration of the many career opportunities available within the Hospitality career cluster.

Investigating Careers in Robotics I

This course is designed to investigate the types of activities performed in the robotics industry. Through laboratory experiences and research, students will explore the skills and technologies of these industries. Content includes the application of technology; the design of products and services; emerging and innovative technology; safety and maintenance; codes, laws, and standards; as well as related career opportunities.

Investigating Careers in

Education & Training I

This course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal- through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children. Knowledge and skills are acquired through rich and engaging hands-on and project-based instruction and exploration of many career opportunities.

Investigating Careers in

Family, Food & Finance I

This comprehensive course provides opportunities to explore family relationships, personal development, and planning for the future. Emphasis is on the importance of the family; effective communication skills, management skills, decision-making, acceptance of responsibility, and childcare practices that promote positive development. Other content addresses self-image, nutrition, wellness, personal appearance, and career options. Expenses may be incurred for projects. This course may be taken once in grade six, seven, or eight.

Investigating Careers in Web Technology I

Students will gain knowledge and skills in web technology and learn the appropriate use of hardware, software, and connectivity technologies. Students will develop websites while showing proper online behavior (as written in the district network acceptable use policy) and explore related careers.

Investigating Careers in Information Technology I

This exploratory course will increase the student's knowledge of the operating system of a computer and enable the student to recognize and understand computer hardware and software and how to install and use both. They will also learn computer and internet navigation skills. The student will learn how to take apart computers, find the source of problems, and put them back together. Students will explore careers that involve designing, developing, supporting, and managing computer hardware and software.

Investigating Careers in Energy,

Power & Transportation I

This course is designed to investigate the types of activities performed in the energy, power, and transportation industry. Through laboratory experiences and research, students explore industry skills and technologies. Content includes the application of technology; the design of products and services; emerging and innovative technology; safety and maintenance; codes, laws and standards; as well as related career opportunities. Expenses may be incurred for projects.

Touch System Data Entry

Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment. Students will be provided instruction on how to create, format, and edit personal and business documents, including letters, reports, memos, and outlines. The course includes skill development in proofreading, spelling, and punctuation. Students will learn skills using software for word processing, visual presentation, and spreadsheet application while learning file management skills. By the end of the semester, all students are expected to key a minimum of 25 wpm with 80 percent accuracy. Students who do not want to earn 0.5 high school credit may complete the course for no credit.

Principles of Information Technology

In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer abilities and skills to use existing and new technologies found in schools, and in the worldwide workplace. Students will learn to use skills to get along well with others, and to prepare for changes in workplace conditions. Students will improve reading, writing, math/calculating, communication, and thinking skills and apply them to better use computers and information technology in school, and in the workplace.