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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students to succeed in a world that is increasingly focused on highly skilled jobs. Students participate in a rigorous and relevant career and technical education program which leads to academic success and employment in a local and global economy.

CTE courses and career pathway programs lead to great opportunities across a variety of career studies and provide the sequential electives required for the standard diplomas. Through the Virginia Department of Education’s High School Industry Credentiling initiative, students can earn a credential or license by passing an approved exam. Students who successfully complete a career and technical education program and pass the accompanying state-approved credentialing exam may earn two verified credits to fulfill a graduation requirement. These students have a higher earning potential and ultimately will be more marketable.

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Career Technical Education Graduation Requirements can be fulfilled with courses described in this section. The following pages list the courses available by program area. For additional information on course offerings, consult your school counselor.

CTE Sequential Electives
Students qualifying for a Standard Diploma must successfully complete two elective courses that are sequential (courses that provide a foundation for further education, training, or preparation for employment). A course may satisfy the requirement for fine arts or career technical education and for sequential electives.

Business and Information Technology

These courses fulfill Fine Art/Career Technical Education graduation requirements. 
Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are offered at all high schools.

  
Applied Management Principles / BUS 202
PVCC

This course focuses on management practices and issues and may use case studies and/or management decision models to analyze and develop solutions to management problems. (CTE Code: 6115)

Prerequisite(s): Principles of Management
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
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Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS, WAHS
Audio Production I

Students enrolled in this course develop a foundational understanding of sound and how to capture it in a digital form. Students will learn the fundamentals of audio recording and editing, including hardware identification, terminology, and standard recording techniques. Working independently and in mixed-skill groups, they will produce original work in digital formats such as music, broadcast journalism, and creative prose. Students in this class are not required to have any prior experience with music or audio production. (CTE Code: 8120)

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8640
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Audio Production II

Students enrolled in this course will continue adding to their arsenal of recording techniques, while also refining the skills they learned in Audio Production I to create more sophisticated audio compositions. Students will develop a portfolio of finished work, which they’ll have the opportunity to publish. They will be exposed to a variety of audio art forms and encouraged to specialize in an area that incites their passion. (CTE Code: 8130)

Prerequisite(s): Audio Production I or instructor permission
Credit: 1
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8641
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Business Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Students who have a career objective in business can enroll in a cooperative education course. Credit is given to students who are in a paid, supervised parttime work experience. A coordinator along with the employer provide the student with an individualized training plan. The student must be employed for the duration of the course and must abide by the Cooperative Training Agreement. (CTE Code: 9071)

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6105
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Business Management

This is a foundation course for students to explore the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. Students receive instruction in developing communication and interpersonal skills, making consumer choices, and developing employability skills. (CTE Code: 6135)

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6136
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Computer Network Hardware I & II (1-year program)
PVCC
CATEC

Students will learn the basics of computer networking including hardware and software. This program is a certification program for entry-level Network Engineers, Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers. First year skills include installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting of medium-sized routed and switched networks as well as computer and network hardware repair and troubleshooting. Wireless networking is also introduced. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet, using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. It familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web space, and authenticated access.

Certifications: Cisco CCENT; CompTIA A+​

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); 10 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8542
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8543
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Computer Network Hardware III & IV (1-year program)
PVCC
CATEC

​This course familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. Hands-on exercises, including configuration, installation, and troubleshooting, reinforce student learning. Students will also design a network. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management.

Certifications: Cisco CCNA-RS

Prerequisite(s): Computer Network Hardware I & II
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); 6 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8544
IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8545
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Computer Science A, Advanced Placement

​This course covers object-oriented programming methodology with an emphasis on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester course in computer science. It also includes the study of data structures and abstraction. (CTE Code: N/A - Math)

Prerequisite(s): Algebra II or Programming
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3219
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Computer Science I & II

Students explore computer concepts, use logic procedures, and implement programming procedures using one or more programming languages. In addition, HTML or JavaScript may be used to create dynamic Web pages. (CTE Code: I - 6640 II - 6641)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s): Algebra I
Credit: 1
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6640
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6641
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Design, Multimedia and Web Technologies I & II

This course is a two-year sequence designed to develop students’ skills in Graphic, Print, and Web Design. Students will develop proficiency in using desktop publishing software. Students will create advanced Web sites (individually and in teams) using both HTML code and web authoring software. In addition, students learn software to populate their web pages with eye-catching graphics and animations. Students will also explore, “cyberethics.” Students will be required to present many of their projects to strengthen communication skills, which will enhance their employment or further education. (CTE Code: I - 6630 II - 6631)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1 credit each
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6200
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6631
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Economics and Personal Finance

Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success. Students will also explore entrepreneurship as they learn the skills needed to plan, organize, manage, and finance a small business. (CTE Code: 6123)

Note: This course is a graduation requirement for students entering the 9th grade in 2011 and beyond.

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6123
Virtual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6123V
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Economics and Personal Finance / FIN 107
PVCC

Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success. Students also will explore entrepreneurship as they learn the skills needed to plan, organize, manage and finance a small business. (CTE Code: 6123)​

Note: This course is a graduation requirement for students entering the 9th grade in 2011 and beyond.

Prerequisite(s): PVCC Placement Testing
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6121DE
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Entrepreneurship / BUS 116
PVCC

​Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. (CTE Code: 9093)

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6148
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: WAHS
Entrepreneurship I / Exploring Entrepreneurship

Presents the various steps considered necessary when developing an idea. Includes areas such as product analysis; market research; financing; ways to finance a startup; operations of the business; development of business plans; buyouts versus starting from scratch; and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. (CTE Code: 9093)

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9093
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Entrepreneurship II

This course is designed for students who wish to concentrate on advanced strategies for entrepreneurship, building upon concepts introduced in Entrepreneurship I. The focus of the course is on the iteration of student ideas and strategies for bringing an idea to market. Students will have the opportunity to connect with the local entrepreneurial community to help support the development of their idea. (CTE Code: 9094)

Prerequisite(s): Exploring Entrepreneurship
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9094
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Music Industry Technology (1-year program)
CATEC

​Working in conjunction with the Music Resource Center, this course is a survey of multiple aspects of the music industry and music technology. Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to learn critical thinking skills as it pertains to consuming and creating music. In addition, students will get foundational vocational training in a number of music industry fields including but not limited to Digital Music Production, Audio Engineering, Audio Mixing Technology, Songwriting and Composition, Music Journalism and Live Sound Engineering.

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8640
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Principles Of Information Systems / ITE 120
PVCC

​This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer information systems design and implementation with a focus on the role of computers in today’s business, and includes an introduction to computer ethics and security. Students will have an opportunity to work hands-on with spreadsheets, databases, and web design applications.​​ (CTE Code: 6612)

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6669
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
Principles of Management / BUS 200
PVCC

This course offers instruction in management and management functions including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Students will apply management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. (CTE Code: 6135)

Prerequisite(s): Business Management recommended
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
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Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS, WAHS
Web Design I / ITD 110

Web Design stresses a working knowledge of web site design, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML and includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, and forms. (CTE Code: 6630)​

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements; Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies II
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6633
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS, WAHS
Web Design II / ITD 210
PVCC

​Using web editor software, this course incorporates advanced techniques in web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management and maintenance.​ (CTE Code: 6631)

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements; PVCC Web Design I
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6634
Grades: 12
Offered at: MoHS, WAHS

Microsoft® Information Technology Academy

Students participating in the Microsoft IT Academy (MS IT) receive hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft software and industry approved curriculum. With the opportunity to earn Microsoft Certifications that are widely recognized by employers, students will gain an edge in today’scompetitive job market.

  
MS IT: I

​Offered at MoHS and AHS This course prepares students to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students will apply real-world problem solving strategies while creating documents, developing multimedia presentations, and exploring advanced communication methods.​ (CTE Code: 6612)

Prerequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6613
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
MS IT: II

​Offered at MoHS and AHS This course prepares students to earn their Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MOS Master) certification. This industry recognized certification validates overall proficiency and deep expertise of Microsoft Office programs and requires four exams: Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, and either Outlook or Access. Students will develop expertise in a hands-on learning environment guided by official Microsoft IT curriculum.​ (CTE Code: 6613)

Prerequisite(s): MS IT: I
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6614
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS

Technology Education

These courses fulfill Fine Art/Career Technical Education graduation requirements.
Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are offered at all high schools.

  
Architectural Drawing

Students learn about the principles of architecture and increase understanding of drafting practices, working drawings, and construction techniques. Students use Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) programs and established standards or codes to prepare plans for presentation. This course is recommended for all students, especially those interested in pursuing a career or major in architecture, interior design, or homebuilding. Completion of this course may prepare the student for industry certification. (CTE Code: 8437)

Prerequisite(s): Technical Drawing
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8437
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Architectural Drawing / ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I
PVCC

​Students learn more about the principles of architecture and increase understanding of drafting practices, working drawings, and construction techniques. Students use Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) programs and established standards or codes to prepare plans for presentation. This course is dual enrolled with PVCC as ARC 121 Architectural Drafting I. ARC 121 introduces techniques of architectural drafting including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols.

This course requires production plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Students study common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. This course requires development of a limited set of working drawings, a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. 

Students will earn 3 college credits that will transfer to the two year Associate’s Degree at PVCC. These credits will not transfer to the four year college/university. (CTE Code: 8437)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam is required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements; Technical Drawing
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8654
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS
Architecture II

This is a 100% computer assisted drawing course. Students learn to customize a menu; to adjust dimensioning variables; and to use commands to create, edit, dimension, and plot to scale. They also study and duplicate commercial blueprints. This course is recommended for all students, especially those interested in pursuing an architecture career or major. (CTE Code: 8438)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s): Basic Technical Drawing
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8492
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: WAHS
Basic Technical Drawing

​Technical Drawing is an introductory course to familiarize students with various drafting practices, resource materials, use of the drawing board, and the Computer- Aided-Drafting (CAD) system. The course covers the important aspects of the application of drafting principles of typical engineering drawings and design problems. (CTE Code: 8435)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8435
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Digital Imaging Technology I & II

​Digital Imaging Technology is a course in which students study the development of photography as a communication medium and its evolution into the digital realm. Students will learn to use specialized editing software such as Photoshop to manipulate images. Course topics include: elements of design; digital photo technique; differences between computer technology imaging and print imaging; how various graphic activities affects web imaging; video, sound and animation design; and storage and memory issues.  (CTE Code: I - 6630 II - 6631)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8456
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8459
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
Digital Imaging Technology III & IV

This course is designed for students who want an in-depth knowledge of digital photography, design, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Emphasis will be placed on creating a digital portfolio. Students will assist in designing their own projects which align to goals and competencies for learning. (CTE Code: III - 8458 IV - 8455)

Prerequisite(s): Digital Imaging I & II
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8183
IV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9185
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
Engineering Design / EGR 115
PVCC

​This course allows students to examine systems, the interaction of technology and society, ethics in a technological world, and the fundamentals of modeling while applying the engineering design process to areas of the designed world. Students will participate in hands-on projects in a laboratory setting as they communicate information through team-based presentations, proposals, and technical reports. Students will learn the principles of orthographic projection and multiview drawings. Other topics will include descriptive geometry with relationships of points, lines, and planes. Sectioning, dimensioning, and computer graphic techniques will be introduced. (CTE Code: 8441)​​

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements
Corequisite(s): Math Analysis
Credit: 1; 2 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8450
Grades: 10, 11
Offered at: MoHS
Engineering Drawing / DR 140 Technical Drawing
PVCC

​This course provides students the opportunity to learn the skills and concepts required for further engineering education and/or employment in the engineering field through the use of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) programs. This course is dual enrolled with PVCC as DR 140 Technical Drawing. DR 140 enhances the principles learned that are related directly to the field of drafting and design; gives a more in-depth exposure to detail and working drawings, dimensioning, tolerancing, and conventional drafting practices; teaches CAD modeling; and may include parametric modeling. Students will earn 3 college credits that will transfer to the two year Associate’s Degree at PVCC. These credits will not transfer to the four-year college/university. (CTE Code: 8436)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam is required at the end of this course. 

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements; Basic Technical Drawing
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1; 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8655
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Engineering Drawing I

​This course provides students the opportunity to learn the skills and concepts required for further engineering education and/or employment in the engineering field through the use of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) programs. (CTE Code: 8436)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8436
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: WAHS
Engineering Drawing II

Students use a graphic language for product design and technical illustration. This is a 100% Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) class using SolidWorks. They will increase their understanding of drawing techniques learned in the prerequisite courses. They research design-related fields while identifying the role of advanced drawing and design in manufacturing and construction industry processes. Topics will also include history of inventions and innovations through research and presentation projects. Students will apply the design process, analyze design solutions, reverse engineer products, create a 3D models using SolidWorks, construct physical models, and create multimedia presentation of finished designs. Students will create a company name and logo while working with clients in the school, outside of school, and with engineering firms. Completion of an engineering portfolio will be done throughout the class.​ (CTE Code: 8436)

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Drawing I
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8438
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: WAHS
Geospatial Technology I & II

The Geospatial Technology program introduces students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology. Students learn to integrate these technologies to collect, analyze, and display a variety of data to solve real life problems. Students are trained in the latest ESRI ArcMap software in a variety of scenarios. Classes have the opportunity to partner with James Madison University, allowing students to earn transferable college credit from JMU through its “Geospatial Semester” program.*  In these classes there is a focus on learning and applying the software through a variety of local projects that are connected with the community. (CTE Code: I - 8423 II - 8424)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Note: A JMU tuition fee applies to students who want to earn college credit for Geospatial I.

*Sophomores ineligible for JMU credit.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Algebra I
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8430
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8412
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Graphic Communications

​Graphic Communications deals with printed images such as newspapers, books, printed T-shirts, signs, photographs, and stationery. The course includes design/ layout composition, electronic publishing, and computer graphics. Students use a variety of processes and equipment to produce visual projects in printed graphics, similar to those produced by the graphic arts industry.​ (CTE Code: 8458)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8458
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Introduction to Engineering / EGR 120
PVCC

​This course allows students to examine systems, the interaction of technology and society, ethics in a technological world, and the fundamentals of modeling while applying the engineering design process to areas of the designed world. Students will participate in hands-on projects in a laboratory setting as they communicate information through team-based presentations, proposals, and technical reports. This course is dual enrolled with PVCC as EGR 120 Introduction to engineering. EGR 120 is an introductory level engineering class designed to introduce students to ideas, concepts, and methods universal to all disciplines of engineering. Engineering design, analysis, and teamwork will be emphasized through a semester-long project involving the Lego® Mindstorms Robot. In addition to problem solving, this class will emphasize important skills that will be useful to students throughout their careers including technical documentation, presentation skills, and the use of software-based computational tools for solving engineering problems.​ (CTE Code: 8439)

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements; Introduction to Engineering
Corequisite(s): Calculus A/B
Credit: 1; 2 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8451
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
Principles of Technology I & II

​Students in this single-period laboratory science course apply physics and mathematics concepts through a unified systems approach to develop a broad knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technical systems. Students study seven technical principles: force, work, rate, resistance, energy, power, and force transformers, emphasizing how each principle plays a unifying role in the operation of mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in high-technology equipment. This "principles and systems" approach to studying these technical principles provides a foundation for further education and career flexibility as technology and technical systems advance. (CTE Code: I - 9811 II - 9812) 

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9811
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9810
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Robotics and Automation

​Robotics and Automation is a lab-based course that uses a team-based approach to introduce the basic concepts of robotics, construction and programming of autonomous and semi-autonomous robots. The course will focus on careers in engineering, robotics, programming and game design. Course instruction will primarily be tied to lab experiments, as students will work collaboratively to build and test increasingly more complex robots. (CTE Code: 8491)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8429
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Robotics and Automation II

​Students engage in the study of computers and microprocessors and their applications to manufacturing, transportation, and communication systems. Topics include computer programing using Java, robotic design, control systems, and social/cultural impact of these technologies. Problem-solving activities challenge students to design, program, and interface devices with computer systems. Learning activities include building robots, using computer-aided design, 3D printing, and control of electromechanical devices. Students will participate in hands-on projects in a laboratory setting as they communicate information through team-based presentations, proposals, and technical reports. In addition, students will have the ability to compete in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics. This will challenge their engineering skills and give them the ability to communicate with other schools, businesses, and industry. (CTE Code: 8405)

Prerequisite(s): Robotics and Automation
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8432
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: WAHS
Social Media Content Production

​The course is a variation of Television Production. Essentially, students learn how to create and edit videos, but with a focus on creating content for YouTube, Twitch, etc. There is heavy focus on creating gaming content.  (CTE Code: 8688)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8687
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
Television Production I, II, III & IV

Students develop a basic understanding of the television industry with an emphasis on video production. Working individually and in teams, students produce various video projects both in and outside the studio setting. Students develop skills in equipment handling, filming techniques, lighting, editing, script writing, studio operations, and other skills related to video production. Students receive basic instruction in electronics to gain a working knowledge of studio equipment. (CTE Code: I - 8688 II - 8689 III - 8690 IV - 9071)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.​

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1 credit each
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8688
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8689
III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8690
IV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8692
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS

Career Connections

  
Career Strategies: Internship or On-the-Job

​The Career Strategies course is taught through the construction of a career portfolio consisting of reflections, interviews, and other career investigations while at an internship or place of work. The experience is designed to support a student’s long-range education and career goals while developing workplace readiness skills in an authentic workplace environment. Students enhance academic and technical skills as well as become more informed about career field expectations and requirements as they prepare their college and/or career plans. More information is available through each school’s Career Specialist. (CTE Code: 9071)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
Internship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9078
On-the-Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9077
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow I & II: SDV Orientation to Teaching as a Profession
PVCC

​his course introduces students to a career in teaching and education by allowing students to experience the components of learning, the school environment, and the classroom teaching environment. Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow aims to attract high school juniors and seniors to the field of education through participation in a rigorous, world-class curriculum and field experiences related to teaching. As part of that professional experience, students will be required to create a personal portfolio.

Students will earn 3 college credits for Teachers For Tomorrow I that will transfer to the two year Associate’s Degree at PVCC. Transfer of credit to a four-year college/university cannot be guaranteed.

This state program requires students to submit an application and recommendations and to meet specific criteria. See your school counselor or Teachers for Tomorrow instructor for more information.​​  (CTE Code: I - 9062 II - 9072)

Note: Level II is not a dual enrollment course.

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1; I: 3 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9062
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9067
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: WAHS

Marketing

These courses fulfill Fine Art/Career Technical Education graduation requirements.
Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are offered at all high schools.

  
Internet Marketing Through Social and New Media

Students receive an introduction to marketing functions and the business plan to study internet marketing’s role in the global economy. Students gain knowledge of the tools and techniques used in Internet marketing and learn how to design a web site. Students explore how new media is being used to create relationships, market products and services, engage key audiences, create brand awareness, and drive loyalty. This course covers techniques such as social networking, wikis, widgets, blogging, podcasting, web casting, social book marketing, mobile marketing, and mash-ups. Students explore ethical, legal, security aspects and prepare for a career in Internet marketing. Academic skills (mathematics, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. (CTE Code: 8120)

Computer/technology applications supporting this course are studied.​

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8126
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Marketing I

​Students examine activities in marketing and business that are important for success in marketing employment and postsecondary education. This course reinforces mathematics, science, English, and history/social science Standards of Learning (SOL’s). Computer/ technology applications and DECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. (CTE Code: 8120)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.​

Note: The cooperative education method is available for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1 (2 if taking Marketing Cooperative Education)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8120
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Marketing II

Students build on knowledge gained in a prior marketing course. Students participate in supervisory management activities. Students will prepare for advancement in marketing careers and postsecondary education. This course reinforces mathematics, science, English, and history/social science Standards of Learning (SOL’s). Computer/technology applications and DECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. (CTE Code: 8130)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam is required for all students at the end of this course.​

Note: The cooperative education method is available for this course.

Prerequisite(s): Marketing I
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1 (2 if taking Marketing Cooperative Education)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8130
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Marketing

This introductory course helps students develop a thorough understanding of fundamental marketing concepts and theories as they relate to the sports, entertainment, and recreation industries. The course supports career development skills and explores career options. Academic skills (mathematics, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. (CTE Code: 8175)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.​

Note: The cooperative education method is available for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8185
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Marketing II

​Students will build on prior knowledge of sports, entertainment, and recreation marketing. This course focuses on the principles of management and planning support by research, financial, and legal concepts. Academic skills (mathematics, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content area a part of this course. Computer/ technology applications supporting the course are studied. (CTE Code: 8177)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam is required for all students at the end of this course.​

Note: The cooperative education method is available for this course.

Prerequisite(s): Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Marketing, or Marketing I
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8178
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS

Health and Medical Science

These courses fulfill Fine Art/Career Technical Education graduation requirements.
Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are offered at all high schools.

  
Dental Careers I & II (1-year program)
J. S. Reynolds Community College PVCC
CATEC

This one-year program prepares students to perform all the tasks of a Dental Assistant. These include taking x-rays, preparing materials for procedures, making impressions, removing sutures, placing topical anesthetics, and making diagnostic study models. Dental Assistant students also study maintenance of patient records, disinfection of instruments and equipment, and preparation of patients for dental treatment. This program will give students a foundation to pursue a Dental Hygienist post-secondary degree through a two- or four-year college.

Certifications: Radiation Health and Safety, Infection Control, CPR, & First Aid

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 3 Elective Credits; 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); 4 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC & TBD: dual enrollment college credits with RCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8328
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8329
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Emergency Medical Technician I & II (1-year program)
PVCC
CATEC

Students will learn the basics of emergency medical care including anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, fractures, spinal injuries and other medical emergencies. Course requires strenuous physical activity.

Certifications: Virginia EMT-Basic, CPR

Prerequisite(s): Must be 16 or older by start of school; Other requirements as set forth by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 3 Elective Credits; 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); TBD: dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8333
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8334
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS, WAHS, CATEC (available to all students)
Fire Service Academy / Firefighting I & II (1-year program)
J. S. Reynolds Community College PVCC
CATEC

​First semester instruction includes fire department organization and procedures. Supervised internships are provided with fire and rescue and are managed by the teacher. Second semester focuses on fire-ground management and operations. Course requires strenuous physical activity & occasional exposure to smoke-filled environments.

Certifications: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, CPR, First Aid, Hazardous Material Operation, FEMA 100, 200, and 700. Highway safety is covered during incidents for first responders and introduction to technical rescue.

Prerequisite(s): Must be 16 or older by start of school; Other requirements as set forth by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); 1-2 Verified Credits; 2 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC (CPR, Basic First Aid) & 6 dual enrollment college credits with RCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8705
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8706
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Health and Medical Sciences I

​This is a survey course covering healthcare and the healthcare system. Students are supported in understanding their interests and strengths with a goal of matching these to a particular health job/career. (CTE Code: 8302)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

To be a CTE Completer and fulfill sequential elective requirement (2 credits), a student must take Health and Medical Sciences.

Prerequisite(s): ​Sciences at grade level or above​
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8302
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS
Medical Terminology / HLT 141
PVCC

​This course is designed to help students learn health care language. Topics are presented in order beginning with each body system’s anatomy and physiology and progressing through pathology, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, and finally pharmacology. Students learn concepts, terms and abbreviations for each topic. (CTE Code: 8383)

Prerequisite(s): Meet dual enrollment admission requirements; AHS & MoHS: Health and Medical Sciences I
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1; 2 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8383
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Nurse Assistant I & II (1-year program)
PVCC
CATEC

This course emphasizes study of nursing occupations as related to various health care systems. Students study body systems and disorders, basic nursing skills, study of human growth and development, first aid, nutrition, simple body structure, medical terminology, microbes and disease, vital signs, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Clinical experience is provided in nursing homes and hospitals. Community service outreach projects are required and organized by students. This course prepares students to take their state board to be a licensed CNA.

Certifications: VA Certified Nurse Aide, CPR, First Aid

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 3 Elective Credits; 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); 11 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8360
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8362
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Pharmacy Technician I & II (1-year program)
PVCC CATEC

This one-year program will prepare students to perform all the tasks of a Pharmacy Technician. Students also study safety procedures, medication and inventory control, maintaining records, preparing labels, and processing insurance claims.

This program prepares students to successfully complete the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) examination.

Certifications: Virginia Pharmacy Technician, CPR, First Aid

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 3 Elective Credits; 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); 10 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC, with 4 additional credits awarded upon passing the Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8305
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8306
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Veterinary Science I & II (1-year program)
CATEC

Students will learn about veterinary science in a classroom setting, on site visits, and in a simulated small animal veterinary hospital, with hands-on training in small animal care. This course will introduce students to the technical knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in careers pertaining to companion animals, including, but not limited to, pet care industries, government agencies, laboratory research institutions, pharmaceutical occupations, and veterinary medical assisting and technology, as well as postsecondary education. Additional educational opportunities include special guest speakers, animal demonstrations, and field trips to small animal care facilities. Students also will learn workplace readiness and leadership skills to further them on their pathway to success.​

Certification: Veterinary Assistant

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 3 Elective Credits; 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer)
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8088
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8089
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)

Family and Consumer Science

  
Cosmetology I, II & III (2-year program)
CATEC

Students in this program are eligible to take their State Board examination after successfully completing the two-year course. Students will gain theory and practical knowledge through instruction and lab participation. First-year students will participate in a job shadowing program and second-year students during their second semester will participate in an internship two days a week.

Certifications: State Board of Cosmetology License

Cosmetology I: Open to grades 10 & 11
Cosmetology II & III: Open to grades 11 & 12

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); II & III: 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer)
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8527
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8528
III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8529
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Culinary Arts Specialization

Continuing from Introduction to Culinary Arts, this course provides students with opportunities to obtain comprehensive knowledge of the food service industry as well as to expand their technical skills in a food service specialty. Students explore careers and refine their skills in implementing safety and sanitation standards, applying nutritional principles, planning menus, using business and math skills, and selecting and maintaining food service equipment.  (CTE Code: 8279)

Students will prepare to take the ServSafe Industry Certification, and with a passing score, will test out of PVCC HRI 158 Sanitation and Safety.

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Culinary Arts
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8277
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS
Early Childhood Development

​This course focuses on the principles of child growth and development. Students use these principles to develop learning experiences for children in a safe and healthy environment. Careers related to the child care industry are emphasized. (CTE Code: 8234) 

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8283
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Fashion Design

​Students prepare for a career in the fashion industry by learning to use basic construction. Focus is on how to use the principles of color and design to produce original textiles. This course explores the individual careers within the fashion design, manufacturing, and merchandising industry.  (CTE Code: 8248)

Industry Certification/Credentialing Exam may be required at the end of this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8247
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS
Introduction to Culinary Arts

The Introduction to Culinary Arts curriculum provides students with opportunities to explore career options and entrepreneurial opportunities within the food service industry. Students investigate food safety and sanitation, explore culinary preparation foundations, practice basic culinary skills, explore diverse cuisines and service styles, investigate nutrition and menu development, and examine the economics of food. (CTE Code: 8250)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8252
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS
Principles of Culinary Arts I / HRI 106/219
PVCC

​Introduces the fundamental principles of food preparation and basic culinary procedures. Stresses the use of proper culinary procedures combined with food science, proper sanitation, standards of quality for food items that are made, and proper use and care of kitchen equipment. (CTE Code: 8250)

Prerequisite(s): Culinary Arts Specialization
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1; 6 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8266
Grades: 11, 12
Offered at: MoHS
Professional Culinary Arts I & II (2-year program)
PVCC
CATEC

Culinary Arts prepares students to enter employment in food service occupations or to pursue additional education in culinary school. Instruction focuses on sanitation, nutrition, food preparation, catering, purchasing, and inventory control in addition to food presentation and service. Our learning emphasis is academic, hands-on, and includes community-based service learning.

Certifications: Commercial Foods Assessment (NOCTI); Serve Safe Certification

Articulated credit available for Culinary Institute of Virginia.

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); I: 9 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC; II: 11 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8521
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8522
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)

Trade and Industrial Education

  
Auto Body Technology I, II & III (2-year program)
CATEC

Students in this program are prepared for careers in this field through the use of the latest technologies and state of the art equipment. Throughout the program students gain knowledge of classroom and shop experience by working on vehicles. Selected students may be eligible for work experiences at local repair facilities. Successful completion of the two-year Auto Body program can reduce the two years of experience required for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification by one year. This course is not recommended for individuals with respiratory or allergy problems.

Certifications: Auto Body Assessment (NOCTI), NATEF, ASE

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); III: 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer)
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8676
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8677
III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8678
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Automotive Service Technology I & II (2-year program)
J. S. Reynolds Community College
CATEC

Automotive Service Technology is a two-year program for students who wish to become automotive technicians. The program is dual enrolled with Reynolds Community College and has articulation agreements with several other institutions. The program is industry-certified through NATEF and Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) program. The program includes the study of engine repair, engine performance, electricity/electronics, automatic transmission, clutch and manual transmission, HVAC (air conditioning), brakes, steering, and suspension. In the classroom students will study automotive theory and put the theory into practical use in the auto lab. Automotive manufacturers and local dealerships sponsor the Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) at CATEC. This program offers employment opportunities with dealerships and independent repair shops for students who qualify and are selected during the spring semester of the first year. The program prepares graduates to pursue the Virginia State Inspector’s License.

Articulation Agreements: Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Lincoln Technical Institute/ Nashville Auto Diesel College, and University of Northern Ohio

Certifications: NATEF and AYES

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); II: 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); 10 dual enrollment college credits per year with RCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8506
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8507
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Building Trades I & II (1-year program)
PVCC CATEC

This course will teach all the basic skills of the following trade areas: carpentry, residential wiring, residential plumbing, and masonry. Blueprint reading and drawing are introduced at the beginning of the course. The latter part of the course focuses on carpentry from framing to the finishing trim and roofing. Plumbing is introduced as it relates to the other trades during the year. Residential wiring emphasizes the basics of wiring a house and the National Electrical Code. All aspects of residential construction from project planning, purchasing material to code compliance are taught. Emphasis will be placed on proper employability skills and attitude throughout both years of the course.

Certifications: NCCER, OSHA10

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer); 9 dual enrollment college credits with PVCC
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8515
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8516
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
CATEC Exploratory
CATEC

​Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of CATEC classes. An individualized program is developed for each student and students spend 9 weeks in each of four program areas.

9th grade: PM only
10th grade: AM only

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 3 Elective Credits
9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9070
10th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9071
Grades: 9, 10
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Design I: Industrial Design and Prototyping

This is a foundational design theory course that introduces students to a variety of tools that focuses specifically on the nature of design and aesthetic appeal. Students will identify the specific needs of worldly concern or a customer, generate concepts, pitch ideas, and create physical or digital  prototypes for evaluation. Students may interact with a variety of problems or iterate a few designs based on the needs of the class. (CTE Code: 8425)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8425
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Design II: Product Design and Development

​Students will work in teams to design and create unique, functional and meaningful products that will benefit society. Teams will apply knowledge and skills of design and manufacturing techniques combined with entrepreneurial thinking and social justice to bring ideas and products to market. Throughout the process, they will evaluate how aesthetics, materials, societal impact, and people’s interactions with their creations influence the final product or idea. (CTE Code: 8427)

Prerequisite(s): Design I: Industrial Design and Prototyping
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8431
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Electrician I & II (1-year program)
CATEC

Students develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. They also study electrical theory and mathematical problems related to electricity, navigate the National Electrical Code Book, select and install conductors, examine lighting, communication, and power systems, and work with conduit and raceways, panel boards, switchboards, grounding systems, and generators. Students who complete this program may qualify to receive credit for one year of Apprenticeship with the Department of Labor.

Certifications: NCCER, OSHA10

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 2-3 Elective Credits (2 if taken in conjunction with a CATEC English class); 1-2 Verified Credits (certification, completer)
I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8533
II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8534
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: CATEC (available to all students)
Engineering I: Tools and Manufacturing

Introductory course in Engineering Design, design tools, and advanced manufacturing technologies. This course is a foundation for learning creative problem solving using a variety of hand tools and CAD/CAM machines. Students will learn the basics in 3D modeling, 2D design, maintenance through application of wood and metalworking equipment, and a variety of technology, including CNC machines, laser cutters, and 3D printers. Students will utilize these tools to solve a variety of problems and create physical and digital solutions. (CTE Code: 8433)

Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8433
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
Engineering II: Design and Applications

​Students will apply design thinking to solve real world problems with advanced manufacturing tools and techniques. Throughout this course, students will iterate ideas utilizing software simulation and physics applications to bring functional and practical designs to life. (CTE Code: 8431)

Prerequisite(s): Engineering I: Tools and Manufacturing
Corequisite(s):
Credit: 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8426
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Offered at: AHS, MoHS, WAHS
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