Career and Technical Education (CTE)

The Career and Technical Department offers a wide variety of technical courses for collaboration with academic courses.  Our teachers are dedicated in the preparation of students to further their education in the post-secondary level of technical skills education, as well as preparing students to enter the job market with a positive influence.

Science Hill High School offers 12 career clusters. Within each career cluster, programs of study (also called career pathways) have been developed, which outline sequences of academic, career, and technical courses and training that begin as early as ninth grade and lead to progressively higher levels of education and higher-skilled positions in specific industries or occupations. Some of the career clusters that we offer here at Science Hill contain several programs of study or career pathways.

Each CTE Program of Study (POS) sponsors a CTE Student Organization (CTSO). These organizations, which are designed to enhance career and technical education programs, provide career and leadership development through peer interactions, adult mentoring, and contests and competitions based on knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to participate on a local, regional, state, and national levels.

Students must have 3 credits in an elective focus to graduate.  These credits can be in academics, fine arts, JROTC or a CTE cluster program.  To complete the elective focus credits in a CTE program, all 3 credits must be in the same program of study. **Class fee possibly required for some classes. Check fee list in student handbook.

 

 

 Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Principles of Manufacturing

Welding I

Welding II

   CTE Student Organization: Skills USA

   EPSO: OSHA 10


PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: None

Principles of Manufacturing is designed to provide students with exposure to various occupations and pathways in the Advanced Manufacturing career cluster, such as Machining Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Mechatronics, and Welding. In order to gain a holistic view of the advanced manufacturing industry, students will complete all core standards, as well as standards in two focus areas. Throughout the course, they will develop an understanding of the general steps involved in the manufacturing process and master the essential skills to be an effective team member in a manufacturing production setting.


 WELDING I

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Principles of Manufacturing

A course in which students will learn basics skills and knowledge related to cutting and welding applications. Course content includes safe practices, career research, leadership development, and basic arc welding and thermal cutting skills. Combined with the second and third year courses, Basic Principles of Welding and Welding Applications and Certification, the student should be prepared for Entry Level Welder Certification, as defined by American Welding Society QC10.


 WELDING II

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Welding I

A course designed to follow Introduction to Welding, in which students will learn more advanced skills and knowledge related to cutting and welding applications. Development of welding and cutting skills will be continued in the context of a series of projects. Combined with the third year course, Advanced Welding Applications and Certification, the student should be prepared for Entry Level Welder Certification, as defined by American Welding Society QC10.

 

Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Horticulture Science

Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture

SDC Intro to Plant Science

Landscaping and Turf Management

   CTE Student Organization: National FFA Organization (FFA)

   EPSO: OSHA 10


PRINCIPLES OF PLANT SCIENCE AND HYDROCULTURE

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the vast areas of the horticulture industry. Topics include leadership, greenhouse management, garden center operations, floriculture, nursery operations, landscaping, and turfgrass management. An introduction to plant and soil science is included as a necessary foundation to the success of today’s horticulturist.



SDC INTRO TO PLANT SCIENCE

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • EPSO
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture

This course is to prepare students with interests in higher-level, science-based plant agriculture. Students enrolled in this course will study rigorous standards related to the principles of plant growth, cell structure and functions, heredity and genetics (molecular biology), plant breeding and improvement, hormones and growth regulations, chemical nature of plant life, flower structure and function, seed formation and germination, DNA and biotechnology, and emerging technologies. Students will use scientific investigation to determine a plant problem. Today’s agriculture students are preparing to meet the needs of a growing world.


LANDSCAPING AND TURF MANAGEMENT

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Principles of Horticulture Sciences

This course includes standards to prepare students for creating beautiful environments for homes and businesses. This includes site analysis and preparation, landscape drawing,plant selection, and installation. Maintenance of healthy attractive landscapes and turf areas will be emphasized. With the increase of urban sprawl these career opportunities are increasing daily. Plant science and leadership skills taught in this class will prepare students to meet the demands of this exciting industry.

 

Architecture & Construction

Architectural &

Engineering Design

Architectural & Engineering Design I

Architectural & Engineering Design II

Architectural & Engineering Design II

   CTE Student Organization: Skills USA, TSA

   EPSOs: Students enrolled in Architecture & Engineering Design II and III will have the opportunity to earn college credit at Northeast State Community College by taking the following Dual Credit Exams: DRAF1210 Computer Aided Drafting I and ENGR 1110 Engineering Graphics. These credits may be transferable to other institutions. Students enrolled in Architecture & Engineering Design III will be given the opportunity to attain the CSWA (Certified Solidworks Associate) certification

 

Residential & Commercial Construction

Fundamentals of Construction

Residential & Commercial Construction I

Residential & Commercial Construction II

Construction Practicum

   CTE Student Organization: Skills USA

   ESPO: OSHA 10

 

ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING DESIGN I

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-12
  • Prerequisite: Good Math Skills/Algebra 1B

Architectural & Engineering Design I is a foundational course in the Architecture and Construction cluster for students interested in a variety of engineering and design professions. Upon completion of the course, proficient students will be able to create technical and architectural drawings of increasing complexity. Students will build foundational skills in sketching, manual drawing, computer aided drawing, and visualization of three dimensional objects in a two dimensional environment. Students will perfect drawing skills using both manual drafting equipment and AutoCAD. Students will conduct a research project to become informed about engineering and architectural career opportunities that peak students individual interests. Students will compile evidence of skills learned in a portfolio which will be continued in future Architectural and Engineering Design Classes.


 ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING DESIGN II

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Architectural & Engineering Design I; recommended minimum grade of C 

Architectural & Engineering Design II is a continuation of Architectural & Engineering Design I. Students will continue to learn technical drawing standards in dimensioning, sectioning, auxiliary view, architectural floor plan design, bridge design as well as other design projects. Students will create 3D models of a bridge design or an architectural structure. Students will take field measurements of a structure and in turn create a working drawing for that structure. This course includes an engineering research project that will increase student knowledge of careers and practices in engineering and architecture related fields of employment. Students will continue to compile artifacts for inclusion in a portfolio which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.


 ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING DESIGN III

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Architectural & Engineering Design II; recommended minimum grade of C 

Architectural & Engineering Design III is the third course in the Architectural and Engineering Design program of study. In this advanced course, students will apply technical drawing and design skills developed in the previous courses. This course uses online training to introduce leading industrial 3D software such as Solidworks and Revit. Students will initiate and complete a design project that reflects their engineering/architecture/design interests. Students develop a project management guide, create 3D models, and standard working drawings for their project. Students will work in teams to complete class projects of increasing difficulty. In this process, students will expand their problem–solving and critical thinking skills by assessing the requirements of a project alongside the available resources in order to accomplish realistic planning. Upon completion, proficient students will be able to employ methods of data collection and analysis to provide others with appropriate information for projects and to develop their own designs. Students will be able to utilize industry-specific technology to create visual representations of individual projects including 3D modeling software and 3D printing. Students will continue to compile artifacts for inclusion in a personal portfolio that will reflect their skill proficiency in the Architectural & Engineering Design Program of Study.


 FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None 

This course will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge applicable to all construction trades. Topics covered include safety, construction drawings, site layout, hand and power tools, linear and angular measurements, and application of algebraic and geometric principles to construction problems.


 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION I

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Construction 

A course that will introduce students to basic skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry. Topics covered include wood, metal, and concrete building materials; fasteners; hand and power tools; fabrication based on construction plans; and framing of platform and post-and-beam structures, in both wood and metal. This course gives students an introduction to the skill and knowledge base typically required for apprentice carpenters.


 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION II

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Residential & Commercial Construction I

A course in which students will extend their skills and knowledge related to residential and commercial carpentry. Topics covered include stairs, installation and trim of windows and doors, installation and repair of gypsum wallboard, advanced site layout, exterior finish work, thermal and moisture protection, and an introduction to welding. This course gives students a substantial skill and knowledge foundation typically required for apprentice carpenters.


CONSTRUCTION PRACTICUM

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Completion of Residential and Commercial Construction elective focus with at least a B in each class. Student must be a Junior or Senior and be approved by Residential & Commercial teacher(s) to sign-up.

Construction Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Architecture & Construction courses within a professional, working environment. Students learn to refine their skills in problem solving, communication, teamwork, and project management in the completion of on-site and off-site construction projects. A principle aim of the practicum is to assist students with placements where on-the-job training occurs, if available, so they can begin to log hours on a worksite and gain experience. Additionally, students are exposed to the great range of postsecondary opportunities in today’s construction fields as well.

 

Arts/A/V Technology & Communication

Digital Arts & Design

Digital Arts & Design I

Digital Arts & Design II

Digital Arts & Design III

  CTE Student Organization: Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA)

 

DIGITAL ARTS & DESIGN I

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • This course satisfies the fine art credit for graduation

A foundational course in the Arts, A/V Technology, & communications cluster for students interested in art and design professions. The primary aim of this course is to build a strong understanding of the principles and elements of design and the design process. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to utilize industry tools to conceptualize and create communications solutions which effectively reach targeted audiences. Students will acquire basic skills in illustration, typography, and photography. Standards in this course include career exploration, an overview of the history of design, basic business management, and legal issues. In addition, students will begin compiling artifacts for inclusion in a digital portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.


DIGITAL ARTS & DESIGN II

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Digital Arts & Design I

A course that builds on the basic principles and design process learned in the introductory Digital Arts & Design I course. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to perform advanced software operations to create photographs and illustrations of increasing complexity. Students will employ design principles and use industry software to create layouts for a variety of applications. Standards in this course also include an overview of art and design industries, career exploration, and business management. In addition, students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in a digital portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.



DIGITAL ARTS & DESIGN III

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Digital Arts & Design II with a grade of C or better

The third course in the Digital Arts & Design program of study that applies design skills developed in prior courses, students will expand their creative and critical thinking skills to create comprehensive multimedia projects and three-dimensional designs. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to use industry-standard software to create multimedia projects, web pages, three-dimensional models, and animations. Students will utilize research techniques to plan and enhance project outcomes. Standards in this course also include professionalism and ethics, career exploration, and business and project management. In addition, students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in a digital portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.

 

Business, Management & Administration

Office Management

Computer Applications

Business Communications

Advanced Computer Applications

   CTE Student Organization: Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA)

   EPSOs: Dual Credit with NE State & Industry Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-12
  • Prerequisite: This course is a required prerequisite for Advanced Computer Applications and a recommended prerequisite for all other computer technology courses.

Students will use a variety of computer software and hardware tools; explore the social, business, and ethical issues of using computer technology; and develop skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications. Students who complete this course have the opportunity to take an articulation exam for college credit.



BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Computer Applications with a C or better or had Advanced Computer Applications

Students will practice choosing and using appropriate tools for business communications with particular emphasis on electronic media. Though communications activities will have a business focus, all students who intend to continue in post-secondary education will benefit from practice in finding and validating electronic resources, using review and developer tools in Microsoft Word, and using electronic means of communication like email and blogs for professional purposes.


ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Computer Applications with a C or better 

Through project-based learning activities students will practice problem solving, leadership, and communication skills using integrated technologies. Students may choose areas of specialization and pursue industry certification in those areas.

 

Health Science

Nursing Services

Health Science Education

Medical Therapeutics

Anatomy and Physiology

Nursing Education

Therapeutic Services

Health Science Education

Medical Therapeutics

Anatomy and Physiology

Clinical Internship OR

 Pharmacological Science

Health Science Education

Medical Therapeutics

Dental Science

Dental Clinical

Sports and Human Performance

Health Science Education

Rehabilitative Careers

Anatomy and Physiology

Clinical Internship

OR

(as an elective only-will not count toward cluster)

Medical Terminology

   CTE Student Organization: Future Health Professionals (HOSA)

   EPSOs: Industry Certification – CAN & Pharmacy Tech; Dual Credit – Medical Terminology

 

HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-10
  • Prerequisite: None

Health Science Education is the beginning course in the Health Science Cluster.  Students will discover the wide variety of career choices available in healthcare and learn the qualities they need to achieve success in a healthcare career choice.  The class introduces basic anatomy, legal aspects, infection control, and other related topics. 


MEDICAL THERAPEUTICS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Heath Science Education with a C or better 

Medical Therapeutics investigates anatomy, physiology, and careers related to the medical therapeutic cluster. Pharmacology, safety, nursing and additional healthcare careers are included. Skills related to Medical Therapeutics cluster will be performed in the classroom setting. Successful students may apply for the clinical course.



REHABILITATION CAREERS

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Heath Science Education with a C or better 

Rehabilitative Careers is for students interested in rehabilitation careers in all areas of therapy. The students will demonstrate skills needed for Rehabilitative Careers. Topics addressed will include: anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and treatment of injuries, and other aspects related to health care. Successful students may apply for the clinical course.


DENTAL SCIENCE

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Pre-requisite:  Health Science Education and Medical Therapeutics with a C or better

Dental Science is an applied course in the Therapeutic Services program of study intended to prepare students with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the dental health care profession within the application of dental care. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to differentiate the many careers in dentistry and assess, monitor, evaluate and report on the dental health of patients/clients and relate this information to overall health.



MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Pre-requisite:  Any 2 classes taken in Health Science POS’s. Must have maintained a B average in both classes.   ELECTIVE COURSE ONLY – WILL NOT COUNT TOWARD CLUSTER

Medical terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.


ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

  • One Semester
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Pre-requisite:  Medical Therapeutics or Rehabilitative Careers
  • Can count as 3rd lab science

Anatomy and Physiology is an upper level course designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with Pathophysiology. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply the gross anatomy from earlier courses to a deeper understanding of all body systems, identify the organs, structures and functions of the body systems.


DENTAL SCIENCE CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

  • One Semester (Available in Spring Semester)
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 12
  • Pre-requisite: Enrollment is limited to seniors who have completed 3 courses in the Health Science cluster to include: Health Science, Medical Therapeutics, and Dental Science and are successfully completing the established application process.

The Dental Science clinical internship course is a work-based learning experience designed to provide students with a real-world application of skills and knowledge while being actively involved in numerous dental office settings as well as a dental educational facility. Working in partnering clinics, students will gain first- hand experience in environments that will teach them the skills needed to be successful in the field of dentistry.


PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  • One Semester (Available in Spring Semester)
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 12
  • Pre-requisite: Medical Therapeutics - Enrollment is limited to seniors who have completed 3 courses in the Health Science cluster and are successfully completing the established application process.

Pharmacology is an applied course in the Therapeutic Services program of study to prepare for students to be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board upon graduation. The course provides information on the role and responsibilities of the healthcare worker in a pharmacy setting and all aspects of pharmacology. Students will have supervised clinical experiences along with classroom learning.


 NURSING EDUCATION CLINICAL

  • One Semester (Available in Spring Semester)
  • 1 credit
  • EPSO
  • Grade 12
  • Pre-requisite: Enrollment is limited to seniors who have completed 3 courses in the Nursing Services cluster to include Medical Therapeutics and Anatomy and Physiology. Students must successfully complete the established application process in order to register for this Clinical Course.

Nursing Education is a supervised clinical experience in a healthcare facility with classroom learning that will prepare students to take the state CNA exam. Students will be job-ready and have hands-on experience. The knowledge gained will provide advantages for those pursuing higher education in a health-related field.



 CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • EPSO
  • Grade 12
  • Pre-requisite: 

    Enrollment is limited to seniors who have completed 3 courses in the Health Science Cluster (Medical Therapeutics and Rehab are recommended) and successfully completing the established application process

Clinical Internship is a capstone course and work-based learning experience designed to provide students with real world application of skills and knowledge obtained in the previous health science courses. Clinical Internship provides an opportunity for placement in athletic training centers, rehab centers, medical offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Observe and learn the role of a healthcare professional in the clinical setting.

 

Hospitality and Tourism 

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts I

Culinary Arts II

Culinary Arts III

   CTE Student Organization: Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

   EPSO: ServSafe Manger National Certification

 

Hospitality & Tourism

Hospitality & Tourism Exploration

Hospitality Marketing

Hospitality Management

/ Event Planning

   CTE Student Organization: Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

 

 CULINARY ARTS I

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-11 
  • Pre-requisite: None 

Culinary Arts I equips students with the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the culinary field as a personal chef, caterer, executive chef, and food and beverage manager. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have knowledge in the components of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, history of the foodservice industry, careers, nutrition, recipe basics, proper kitchen tools and equipment, and kitchen staples.


 CULINARY ARTS II

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-11  
  • Pre-requisite: Culinary Arts I with a grade of B or better 

Culinary Arts II is an applied-knowledge course to prepare students for careers in the culinary field as a personal chef, caterer, executive chef, and food and beverage manager. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have an understating of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, menu planning, food presentation, purchasing and inventory, preparation skills, cooking principles, and food preparation. Pro Start Certification available to those who qualify.


 CULINARY ARTS III

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 11-12
  • Pre-requisite: Culinary Arts II with a grade of B or better 

Culinary Arts III is an advanced course intended to further equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a variety of careers in the culinary field. Upon completion of the course, students will be proficient in components of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, dining room service, food preparation and presentation, bakeshop preparation skills and equipment, and advanced cooking principles. Students will gain experience in commercial food production and service operations, while preparing for further training at the postsecondary level.


 HOSPITALITY & TOURISM EXPLORATION

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 9-11
  • Pre-requisite: None 

Hospitality & Tourism Exploration is a foundational course for students interested in careers within the hospitality industry. The course allows students to explore the career opportunities and fundamental principles that guide the organization and management of hospitality and tourism services. Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in the foundations of hospitality and tourism, the segments of the industry, business concepts and operations, careers, and customer relations.


 HOSPITALITY MARKETING

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Hospitality & Tourism Exploration with a C or better

This course builds on the foundations learned in Hospitality & Tourism Exploration and introduces new topics related to the marketing of services in the hospitality industry. Students will develop proficiency in economic awareness, the role of marketing in the industry, the components of a marketing plan, and promotional concepts, all within the context of hospitality businesses. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to pursue advanced coursework in the Hospitality & Tourism Management pathway.


 HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Hospitality Marketing with a C or better

Hospitality Management is an applied-knowledge course, which allows students to continue to develop sound management skills in preparation for future careers in the hospitality industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have skills in management structures and the roles of managers in hospitality-related businesses, with particular attention on the areas of human relations, accounting, sales, professional communications, and legal/ethical considerations and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue post-secondary study and future employment in the hospitality industry.

 

Human Services

Human and Social

Sciences

Introduction to Human Studies

Lifespan Development

Family Studies

   CTE Student Organization: Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

   EPSO: Being Piloted/Available SY 2020-21

 

Cosmetology

Cosmetology 1

Cosmetology 2

Cosmetology 3

   CTE Student Organization: SkillsUSA

 

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN STUDIES

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 9-10
  • Pre-requisite: None

A foundational course for students interested in becoming a public advocate, social worker, dietician, nutritionist, counselor, or community volunteer. This course covers the human needs, overview of social services, career investigation, mental health, and communications.


LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Introduction to Human Studies
  • This course can also count as a social studies elective towards a humanities focus

Lifespan Development builds basic knowledge in human growth and development. The course standards include developmental theory, principles of growth, behavior of children from conception through adolescence, adult development and aging, and death and dying


FAMILY STUDIES

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 11-12
  • Pre-requisite: Lifespan Development

Family Studies is an applied knowledge course that examines the diversity and evolving structure of the modern family. Course standards focus on the demographic, historical, and social changes of interpersonal relationships, as well as parenting, and the effect of stressors on the family.


COSMETOLOGY I

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 9-11
  • Pre-requisite: None Due to limited class enrollment, seniors may not register for this class. Supply kit required

The first level of cosmetology that prepares students with work-related skills for advancement into the Design Principles of Cosmetology course. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire basic fundamental skills in both theory and practical applications of leadership and interpersonal skill development. Content stresses safety, environmental issues, and protection of the public and designers as integrated with principles of hair design, nail structure, and cosmetic procedures. Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the cosmetology industry.



COSMETOLOGY II

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Cosmetology 1 - Teacher approval required. Students must maintain a B average; supply kit required.

The second level of cosmetology prepares students for work-related skills and advancement into the Chemistry of Cosmetology course. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in both theory and practical application. Advanced knowledge and skills in hair design, nail artistry, and cosmetic applications will be enhanced in a laboratory setting, which duplicates cosmetology industry standards. Upon completion and acquisition of 300 hours, students are eligible to take the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology Shampoo examination for a Tennessee Shampoo Technician License.


COSMETOLOGY III

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Cosmetology 2 - Teacher approval required. Students must maintain a B average

The advanced level of cosmetology prepares students to perform work-related services using chemicals in the cosmetology industry. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire foundation skills in both theory and practical applications. Laboratory facilities and experiences will be used to simulate cosmetology work experiences. Students completing this portion of the course of cosmetology will acquire the necessary hours to transfer to a post-secondary course of study to complete the hours needed to be eligible to take the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology examination for the Tennessee Cosmetology License. Upon completion and acquisition of 300 hours, students are eligible to take the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology Shampooing examination for a Shampoo Technician License.

 

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security 

Criminal Justice & Correction Services

Criminal Justice I

Criminal Justice II

SDC Criminal Justice

   CTE Student Organization: SkillsUSA

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE I

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-11
  • Pre-requisite: None

Criminal Justice I is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the fields of law enforcement, legal services, corrections, and security. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in these fields, summarize the laws that govern the application of justice, and draw key connections between the history of the criminal justice system and the modern legal system. In addition, students will model the professional, moral, and ethical standards required of professionals in the fields of law, legal services, corrections, and security.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE II

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Criminal Justice I

Criminal Justice II is the second course in this program of study. It serves as a comprehensive survey of how the law enforcement, legal, and correctional systems interact with each other in the United States. Current issues will be researched in the context of local, state, and federal laws. Investigative skills will be developed in the areas of drug use, incident documentation and basic crime scene investigation. Additionally, upon completion of the course, students will understand the importance of communications and professionalism in law enforcement. Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in Technical Subjects.


SDC CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 11-12
  • Pre-requisite: Criminal Justice II

This class follows a state syllabus that covers topics such as crime theories, overview of the criminal justice system, courts and law, law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice. Students will have the opportunity to earn 3 college credit hours for Intro to Criminal Justice.

 

Marketing

Marketing Management

Introduction to Business & Marketing

Marketing & Management I: Principles

Advertising & Public Relations

Work Based Learning

   CTE Student Organization: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS & MARKETING

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 9-10
  • Pre-requisite: None

Introduction to Business and Marketing is an introductory course designed to give students an overview of the Business Management and Administration, Marketing, and Finance career clusters. The course helps students prepare for the growing complexities of the business world by examining basic principles of business, marketing, and finance in addition to exploring key aspects of leadership, ethical and social responsibilities, and careers. Students’ academic skills in communications, mathematics, and economics are reinforced with activities modeled in the context of business topics. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be equipped with the foundational skills to succeed in any of the Business, Marketing, or Finance programs of study and will be prepared to make an informed decision regarding which pathways they would like to pursue in high school.


MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT I: PRINCIPLES

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Introduction to Business & Marketing
  • This course satisfies the economics credit for graduation

Principles focuses on the study of marketing concepts and their practical application. Students will examine risks and challenges marketers face to establish a competitive edge. Subject matter includes economics, marketing foundations/functions, and human resource leadership development. Skills in communication, mathematics, economics and psychology are reinforced in this course.



ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: Marketing and Management I: Principles

This course emphasizes concepts and strategies associated with the dynamic and changing means of communication in order to promote products, services, ideas and/or images. Students will be encouraged to examine this field from the viewpoints of the creative staff, business person and consumer.


WORK-BASED LEARNING

  • One Semester (Available Fall and Spring)
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 12
  • Requirements for Work-Based Learning:  Instructor’s approval, enrollment in course related job, and 90% attendance rate. Open to Seniors Only. Pre-requisite: A minimum of 20 hours of employment weekly in a job related to course work.

A minimum of 20 hours of employment weekly in a job related to course work. Work-based learning connects the classroom with the world of work. Students must be enrolled in a related course and must be employed in a related area. Students receive credit for class instruction and work.

 

STEM

Technology

STEM I: Principles of Engineering and Technology

STEM II: Digital Electronics

STEM III: Robotics & Automated Systems

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STEM I: PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 9
  • Pre-requisite: None

Principles of Engineering and Technology is a foundational course in the STEM cluster for students interested in learning more about careers in engineering and technology. This course covers basic skills required for engineering and technology fields of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students are able to identify and explain the steps in the engineering design process. They can evaluate an existing engineering design, use fundamental sketching and engineering drawing techniques, complete simple design projects using the engineering design process, and effectively communicate design solutions to others.


STEM II: DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: STEM I

Digital Electronics is intended to provide students with an introduction to the basic components of digital electronic systems and equip them with the ability to use these components to design more complex digital systems. Proficient students will be able to (1) describe basic functions of digital components (including gates, flip flops, counters, and other devices upon which larger systems are designed), (2) use these devices as building blocks to design larger, more complex circuits, (3) implement these circuits using programmable devices, and (4) effectively communicate designs and systems. Students develop additional skill in technical documentation when operating and troubleshooting circuits. Upon completion of the Digital Electronics course, proficient students will be able to design a complex digital system and communicate their designs through a variety of media.



STEM III: ROBOTICS & AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: STEM I or Algebra 2 or Chemistry

Robotics & Automated Systems is an applied course for students who wish to explore how robots and automated systems are used in industry. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have an understanding of the historical and current uses of robots and automated systems; programmable circuits, interfacing both inputs and outputs; ethical standards for engineering and technology professions; and testing and maintenance of robots and automated systems. Note: Standards in this course are presented sequentially for students’ learning progression; however, instructors may tailor the order of course standards to their specifications. Students are expected to use engineering notebooks to document procedures, design ideas, and other notes for all projects throughout the course. Students will also be able to compete in MATE ROV Competition and FRC

 

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Maintenance & Light Repair I

Maintenance & Light Repair II

Maintenance & Light Repair III

(Offered SY 2020-2021)

Maintenance & Light Repair IV

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   EPSO: Industry Certification: Automotive Service Excellence Student Certification

 

MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR I

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 9-11
  • Pre-requisite: None

The Maintenance and Light Repair I (MLR I) course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair II. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional service technician. Content emphasizes beginning transportation service skills and workplace success skills. Students study safety, tools, equipment, shop operations, basic engine fundamentals, and basic technician skills.  


MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR II

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: MLR I

The Maintenance and Light Repair II (MLR II) course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair III. Students study automotive general electrical systems, starting and charging systems, batteries, lighting, and electrical accessories.


MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR III

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Pre-requisite: MLR II

The Maintenance and Light Repair III (MLR III) course prepares students for entry into Maintenance and Light Repair IV. Students study and service suspension and steering systems and brake systems.


MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR IV

  • One Semester 
  • 1 credit
  • Grade: 11-12
  • Pre-requisite: MLR I, MLR II, MLR III, and Teacher Approval

The Maintenance and Light Repair IV (MLR IV) course prepares students for entry into the automotive workforce or into post secondary training. Students study and service automotive HVAC systems, engine performance systems, automatic and manual transmission/transaxle systems, and practice workplace soft skills.