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Career and Technical Education Department Overview

Agricultural Science

 

701 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE      Grades 9-10     2.5 CR
The agriculture industry offers over 300 challenging and rewarding careers. This course will help students survey their interests in the agricultural field, our nation’s largest employer. Students’ experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions and learning. This course is hands on and lab-based, providing real-world experiences in agricultural fields. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 60 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

702 WILDLIFE AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT      Grades 10-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science
Did you ever wonder why turkeys have beards, how Yellowstone National Park came to be one of the most visited places in the United States, or why bears and coyotes are now commonly seen in New Jersey when fifteen years ago they were scarce? Many people enjoy being in the outdoors, either hiking, camping, boating and even more people enjoy viewing wildlife in their natural habitat, but how many of us really know about the inter-connectedness of living things, their environment, and their interactions with humans? This course offers you an opportunity to learn about the natural world around you. After completion of this course, students will be able to identify hundreds of wildlife species (plants and animals) commonly found in the Northeast and be able to improve habitats for wildlife species as well as complete New Jersey Hunter Education Requirements and will be eligible to receive their hunter’s safety cards, allowing them to hunt game species in New Jersey. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised
Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

703 AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT      Grades 10-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science
If you love fishing and spending time in the outdoors, then this is the course for you! Students will explore fishing from a recreational and commercial viewpoint as well as develop knowledge of North American fish species and how they are managed. Students will also learn how to improve stream habitat for trout and other cold water species, identify aquatic insects, make their own fishing tackle, and review laws enacted to protect this valuable resource. Additionally, students will design and construct aquaculture systems in order to raise fish in the classroom, as well as conduct research on growth rates and reproduction habits of fish species. Aquaculture (or fish farming) is the fastest growing segment of animal agriculture in the world with careers in the industry projected to grow at over 22% by the year 2020, resulting in more than 100,000 jobs in the US alone for highly skilled and trained workers. Get your jump start on the rest of the work force by gaining hands on experience in the industry! Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

704 AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTON AND MACHINERY MAINTENANCE     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion at least one previous Agriculture Course and/or Instructor Approval
Building and maintaining structures and equipment in agriculture is essential to the success of any agricultural pursuit. Students in this course will learn how to design and construct irrigation systems, fences, animal facilities, outdoor living spaces, and other structures/utilities used in agriculture. Additionally, students will maintain agricultural machinery, including tractors, small gasoline powered landscape tools, maintain greenhouse structures, and learn to restore and preserve antique equipment. This course will challenge student’s ability to think critically and problem solve on a daily basis, as well as teach important employability skills and safety practices associated with careers in agricultural mechanics and construction. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

705 H ANIMAL SCIENCE     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR 
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science or Veterinary Science
Students in this course will explore the world of animal agriculture and develop a management guide for an animal of their choice. Areas of study include history and domestication, handling and behavior, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, health, selection and marketing. The main focus of this course is the production of livestock for use in agriculture and the proper care of companion animals, such as dogs and cats. Students will work with live animals throughout the course, helping to feed, groom, construct and clean their facilities as well as maintain the animal’s overall health. This course is fast paced and challenging. Students who successfully complete the course requirements are eligible to receive college credits for one Animal Science course offered at Rutgers University and Delaware Valley University respectively. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 60 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

706 VETERINARY SCIENCE     Grades 11-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science; Instructor Approval for 10th Graders
This course is designed for students who have a desire to be a veterinarian and care for animals and their various health needs. The course will cover the career opportunities in large and small animal veterinary practices, as well as specialty areas such as equine, avian and exotic animals. Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of companion animals and livestock, animal handling and restraint procedures, identification of tools and equipment used in a typical veterinary office, animal behaviors and diseases, genetics and reproduction, and nutritional requirements of animals, all while gaining hands on experience with live animals conducting basic veterinary procedures. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.


707 LANDSCAPE I - LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science
Landscaping is one of New Jersey’s top industries and one of the best opportunities to operate your own business. The Landscape Maintenance Course is designed to teach students the basics of the Landscaping Industry, including the safe use of tools commonly used in the landscape trade, tractor and equipment operation and safety, plant identification, plant and tree installation, mulching of landscape beds, proper mowing techniques, fertilizing, and management of weeds and invasive plants. The main focus of this course will be on managing turf grasses and ornamental landscapes as these practices account for the majority of successful landscape businesses in New Jersey. Students should come to this course with a safe working attitude, willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions and an interest in learning the skills necessary to gain entry level employment in the Landscape Industry, or pursue a certification in Turf Grass Management to care for sports fields and golf courses. Course Expectations: All students must dress appropriately for course work each day, including long pants, close toed shoes or boots, and outerwear appropriate for the weather conditions. All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.


708 LANDSCAPE II – DESIGN AND INSTALLATION     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science
Landscape design is one of the fastest growing agricultural careers in the nation, bringing with it a high paying salary and the opportunity to own and operate your own business. If you are artistic and enjoy creating something beautiful from a blank canvas, as well as bringing happiness to other people, then a career in landscape design could be right for you. Students will leave the course having successfully completed landscape designs using industry leading design software to create appealing presentations for clients that are three-dimensional and life-like. After completing landscape designs, students will learn how to properly layout landscape features using a design plan. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for
maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

709 ADVANCED LANDSCAPING     Grades 11-12     5.0 CR
Prerequisite: Landscape I or II
This course is aligned with NJCCCS. The topics addressed include tractor and machinery operation, construction of basic landscaping structures, advanced plant identification and residential and commercial grounds maintenance. This is a hands-on course where students truly learn the skills needed to be a competent landscaper. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to complete 60 hours of Supervised Agricultural Experience Project of their own design, in addition to their traditional assessments, such as tests, quizzes and lab assignments. In addition, all students should be properly dressed for outside work and/or equipment operation.

710 H PLANT SCIENCE     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science and Ornamental Horticulture I-Introduction to Floral Design
The United States is a plant wealthy nation that produces an array of plant based products that are used daily in everyone’s life through food, fuel, fiber and medicinal purposes. Students in this course will explore the world of plants including areas of study that focus on plant anatomy and physiology, taxonomy and classification, plant identification and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will also learn about the impact of plant production on the local and global economy. Students will receive hands-on experience in ordering, processing, producing and marketing plants in the greenhouse throughout the year, in addition to propagation methods. Students who successfully complete the course requirements are eligible to receive college credits for one Plant Science course offered at Rutgers University and Delaware Valley University respectively. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 60 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the
agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

711 ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE I INTRODUCTION TO FLORAL DESIGN     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Introduction to Agricultural Science
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of floral design. Students will learn general design principles on how to construct boutonnieres, corsages, bud vases and small holiday arrangements. Students will begin to identify various cut flowers and foliage used in a floral business and work habits that are effective in a business. Students will learn various procedures to prepare them for the second level floral design class such as processing, ordering flowers and designing on their own through the New Jersey Horticulture Exposition. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

712 ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE II FLORAL DESIGN BUSINESS AND PRODUCTION     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Ornamental Horticulture I- Introduction to Floral Design
This advanced floral design class will encourage our students to use creativity and imagination on a daily basis. Students will gain knowledge of the various cut flowers and foliage used through plant identification. Students will process and order flowers from wholesalers, design their own arrangements, apply business applications by taking and processing orders from customers, create advertisements and display boards in order to run the FFA Flower Shoppe at the high school. Students will research and design their own arrangements for the New Jersey Horticulture Exposition. This course is designed to provide students an experience in working at a floral shop and they are encouraged to utilize their skills in a local shop. Course Expectations: All students will be expected to actively participate in leadership activities outside of class time provided by the National FFA Organization and complete 30 hours of a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project of their own design. SAEs must relate to the agricultural industry and students are responsible for maintaining records and evidence of activities completed related to their experiences.

713 LEADERSHIP IS INFLUENCE     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR
Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less! How are you using your influence on a daily basis? Would you like to make a greater impact on those around you? Do you find fulfillment from your relationships with friends, family and teammates? Find out how to answer these tough questions and, more importantly, how to live a life of integrity, honesty, and self-worth by influencing others in a POSITIVE way each and every day. Learn how to develop a routine of respecting others and filling their lives with optimism and positive emotions in turn, you will find a more positive outlook and renewed energy for life. This course is designed to enhance student leadership by developing their potential to become influential. Students will work their way through the five levels of leadership and learn how they can make their home, school and community a better place. If you are a leader of an organization, or captain of a team, or strive to be in a position of the leadership in the future, this course is a must! Course Expectations: Students in this course will become active contributors to their school and community through multiple service projects. All students will be expected
to complete four community/school service projects per marking period in addition to their traditional assessments, such as tests, quizzes and lab assignments.


714 LEADERSHIP IS STILL INFLUENCE     Grades 10-11     2.5 CR
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Leadership is Influence and/or Instructor Approval
By popular demand, Leadership is STILL Influence challenges the school’s top leaders in a whole new way! If you have completed the Leadership is Influence course and were left craving more, develop your potential for premier leadership and personal growth through this accelerated leadership course that will help you to create important “habitudes”. Think you have what it takes? Prepare to have your values, ethics, character and morals tested. Throughout the course, you will develop habits of highly effective people, sharpen your public speaking and communication skills, complete a strength-finder assessment, organize and implement service projects in the school and community, and complete case studies of some of the world’s past and present leaders. Course Expectations: Students in this course will become active contributors to their school and community through multiple service learning projects. All students will be expected to design and implement community/school service projects each marking period in
addition to their traditional assessments, such as tests, quizzes and lab assignments.

 
 
 
Business

 

720 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS     Grades 9-10     2.5 CR

This course is designed to be the very first business course students take. Basic coverage of finance, marketing, production, and management provide an over-all approach to business operations. It explores social responsibility and ethics, economics, career planning, decision-making, and technology. With Introduction to Business, students will investigate many different job opportunities ranging from a proprietorship to being a CEO in a corporation. Students will gain firsthand knowledge of a corporation by investigating a corporation of their choice in a corporate research project.

721 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business

This course is designed to expand on the study of important business concepts, including management responsibilities, financial management, cyber communications, and human resource management. Students will demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge through the completion of a project where they create a business of their choice.

722 ADVERTISING     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

This course explores the power of advertising in our consumer world. Students will study and complete market research, plan an advertising campaign, create newspaper, radio and television commercials and more.

723 SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

Spectators of sporting events are the potential consumers for a wide array of products. Finding their interests and planning a product or service that spectators will buy is what sports and entertainment marketing is about.

724 ACCOUNTING     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Business Management /Entrepreneurship or Departmental Approval

This course will give students a background in basic accounting procedures used to operate a business. These accounting procedures will serve as a solid basis for employment in office jobs and preparation for studying business courses in college.

725 MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS     Grades 9-11    2.5 CR

Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office applications which include Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint. MS Word will focus on citing information, formatting letters, working with graphics and tables. MS Publisher will focus on creating flyers, newsletters, and brochures. MS Excel will focus on basic spreadsheet skills including functions, formulas and references. MS PowerPoint will focus on creating and saving basic presentations that include PowerPoint’s effective text and graphic tools. Students will learn how to apply styles, use templates, add animations and sound and develop note pages and handouts. The class will also allow for the comparison of Microsoft Office to Google Apps: Docs, Sheets and Slides.

727 DESKTOP PUBLISHING FOR SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Applications

Please note: This course is highly recommended for students who are considering working on yearbook/newspaper. Using Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign, students will learn to create professional-looking documents such as newsletters, brochures, and flyers. Publishing projects will progress from simple announcements to more complex multi-page newsletters. Skills including proofreading, editing, attractive designs and page layout will be stressed. Students work on actual documents for the high school—programs, announcements, and flyers.

728 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

This course will introduce basic computer concepts, such as the history of computers, basic hardware components, understanding of the Windows operating system, and understanding of file management systems. In addition, students will be provided a basic introduction to the Internet, Internet safety, and email. Students will expand their visual spatial skills by completing projects in Microsoft Word and will also have experience creating a multimedia presentation using the following software: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Fireworks.

729 WEB PAGE DESIGN     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Technology

This course introduces students to basic web design using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The course does not require any prior knowledge of HTML or web design. Throughout the course students are introduced to planning and designing effective web pages; implementing web pages by writing HTML and CSS code; enhancing web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, images, and multimedia; and producing a functional multi-page website. Students should have a general background in using a computer, managing files, and a basic knowledge of the Internet. Students should also be able to navigate to and within a website using a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a good foundation in web design using HTML and CSS and will be prepared to study more advanced web design topics.

730 SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS (YEARBOOK, NEWSPAPER AND NEWSLETTER)     Grades 11-12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Desktop Publishing for School Publications and Departmental Approval

Students in this class will create the high school yearbook (Karux), newspapers (The Karux), newsletters (The Messenger), and any other publications needed for the high school. Students will learn to use the desktop publishing software package Adobe InDesign, one of the industry standards for the field of graphic design. Students will learn the proper use of digital cameras to take many of the photos used in all of these publications. They will also learn to edit the photos in the software program Adobe Photoshop.

731 SCHOOL STORE PRACTICE     Grades 11- 12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Introduction to Business and at least one other Business course and Departmental Approval

This course is a full year course and is designed to give students practical experience in retail operations of the Liner's Den, the high school store. The student taking this course will be responsible for market research, advertising and sale promotion techniques, as well as ordering, stocking, pricing and inventory. The last requirement will be time outside of the school day to sell at sporting events and special sale events. Admittance into this course requires approval of the instructor.

 
 
 
Family and Consumer Science

 

740 SEW COOL     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

This course is designed to teach basic sewing construction. Units include use and care of the sewing machine, understanding fabrics, and use and selection of patterns. Projects include bulletin board, purse or gym bag, boxer shorts or pants, and various mini projects. This is an introductory course for all sewing classes.

741 CULINARY ARTS I – FOOD SCIENCE     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

Students learn essential kitchen basics that will be the foundation for great cooking skills. The first comprehensive unit includes safety, use and location of small equipment and appliances, how to use a recipe, culinary terms, measuring equivalents and techniques, table setting and etiquette. Students will also learn about the Dietary Guidelines, Choose My Plate Guide and the six nutrients in order to consider healthy food choices and good nutrition. Food labs will include the preparation of different foods in the food groups, as well as learning how to work cooperatively as a group. There are helpful teacher demonstrations on skills and group cooking.

742 CULINARY ARTS II- FOOD SERVICE AND SAFETY     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I

This course offers advanced skills in the planning and preparation of food service. Advanced cooking methods are used to create soups, sauces, salads, casseroles and appetizers. Styles of restaurant service and menu planning are taught. Principles of baking techniques and terms are also taught. Foods studied and prepared include cookies, cakes, and pastry desserts, with an emphasis on catering. Teacher demonstrations are often used to show techniques. Students will complete the ServSafe Certification as part of this course.

743 FOOD AND FITNESS     Grades 11-12     2.5 CR

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I

This course stresses the crucial role eating a nutritious diet plays in overall health. It highlights the importance of goal setting and motivation while being physically active as part of a daily routine and healthful eating habits for wellness. Students will work in the food labs to practice the principles discussed throughout the course. The students will also keep a journal and track their progress through the course. Students will better understand tips and resources through nutrition fundamentals dealing with healthy eating patterns and weight management. The science of nutrition will be a focus in the course, with many activities involving BMI, nutrients’ affects in the body, pedometer tracking, and how food produces energy.

744 INDEPENDENT LIVING     Grades 11-12     2.5 CR

This course assists students to make good decisions and choices upon entering adulthood. The course gives students an appreciation of themselves as individuals and also family members. Active involvement helps each student look at their attitudes, selfexpectations and abilities. Students will gain skills in financial planning, career research, decision-making and coping with peer pressure.

745 INTERIOR DESIGN     Grades 10-12     2.5 CR

This course gives students the ability to understand and use artistic and physical elements of home design. Students will learn to recognize housing designs and roof styles. An in depth study of the four elements of design and five principles of design will help students make appropriate selections for decorating

 
 
 
Industrial Technology

 

750 INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

This course familiarizes students with the essential principles of woodworking. Topics include industrial safety, wood technology, project planning, construction procedures, proper use of hand tools, portable power tools, and basic machinery. Emphasis is placed on safety, proper technique, and shop policies for the woodworking facility. Students are required to pass a safety exam and will complete a series of projects designed to develop primary woodworking skills.

751 INTERMEDIATE WOODWORKING     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Introduction to Woodworking

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to correctly perform woodworking operations using hand and power woodworking equipment. Instructional emphasis is placed on the safe, proper operation and care of woodworking equipment. Selection of materials, understanding woodworking processes, and the importance of design is emphasized. After the safety indoctrination and passing the required safety test, simple projects will lead to more difficult construction. Planning and construction of required projects will be the focus for much of the course. Students may be required to pay a fee for materials used beyond that allotted for instructional projects. This fee will be based on our replacement cost for materials. All projects started must be completed.

752 BASIC DRAFTING     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

This course is for students who may be interested in engineering, architecture, or design vocations. Students develop an ability to express ideas through accurate drawing techniques. Projects will promote the development of skill in lettering, geometric construction, multi-view drawing, isometric drawing, dimensioning, and solid modeling. While instrument (board) drawing will be introduced, the focus of the course is on AutoCAD.

753 ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Basic Drafting

This is an intermediate to advanced course based on the basic principles of drafting introduced in the Basic Drafting class. It is intended to give students that aspire to Architectural or Engineering pursuits an opportunity to experience important aspects of these careers. Students have the opportunity to develop skill and knowledge of AutoCAD as they draw a variety of 2D, solid models (3D), sections, elevations, assemblies and exploded views. Projects may include the development of parts for 3D printing and/or CNC (computer numerically controlled) operation.

754 BASIC ENGINES     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

This course is designed to teach students the fundamental theory of the internal combustion engine. Automotive hand tools are identified with emphasis on care and safety. The focus of the course centers on disassembling and reassembling, troubleshooting, running and tuning small gasoline engines. This is an introductory course to Automotive Maintenance and Advanced Mechanics.

755 BASIC CAR CARE     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR

Note: Students who are presently in or have completed System Maintenance and Advanced Mechanics are not eligible for this course. This course is designed to help students understand the full extent of the costs of driving and maintaining a vehicle. It will provide the basic information needed to make economical decisions and take preventative measures that will enable a student to become an educated automotive consumer. Class discussions and lab activities will provide fundamental knowledge that pertains to owning and maintaining an automobile.

756 SYSTEM MAINTENANCE     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: Basic Engines and Departmental Approval

Students will become familiar with vehicle maintenance and the understanding of basic vehicle systems, including lubrication, cooling, exhaust, basic electricity, braking, steering and suspension. Practical work will include changing and repairing tires, checking air pressure, oil changes, greasing, coolant maintenance, battery service, tune up, and exterior/interior detailing. Emphasis will be on vocabulary, parts identification and practical work. The course will give all level students an opportunity to become familiar with vehicle maintenance.

757 ADVANCED MECHANICS     Grades 11-12     5.0 CR

Prerequisite: System Maintenance and Departmental Approval

Students will study the theory of mechanical systems. Students will perform practical work involving continued auto maintenance, individualized projects and extensive repair jobs. Students will also engage in repairing and troubleshooting on a variety of machine applications. Students will utilize knowledge of system theory, problem solving skills, and independent (team) research to complete a mechanical assignment. This course will also include the utilization of metal working tools, as well as basic auto body repair and welding principles.

758 H INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING     Grade 9     2.5 CR 

Prerequisites: Honors Algebra 1

This course will provide an overview of the history of engineering as well as a survey of engineering career fields (bioengineering, civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical). Each career field will be examined for the required training and potential workplace skills needed in order to be successful. Students will be using the engineering design process to think critically and develop solutions to problems found in the field of engineering. This introductory course is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in the field of eng

 
 
 
Informational Technology

 

760 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE     Grades 11-12     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: Intermediate Programming and Departmental Approval

This course will prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in Java. It is assumed that the students have already had a good grounding in programming terminology and theory. This course will expand upon this foundation and introduce the students to advanced programming concepts such as encapsulation, instantiation, classes, the AP classes, constructors, destructors, member functions, and other related topics.

761 CP INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING     Grades 9-11     2.5 CR 

This course will introduce students to the world of computer science and computer programming via the higher-level language BASIC. Students will learn computing terminology, concepts and techniques. Students will write programs utilizing i/o procedures, loops and statements (ex. Conditional, read-data, etc.) and learn the classes of problems each of the above constructs are utilized to solve.

762 H INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING     Grades 9-12     2.5 CR 

Prerequisite: Honors Algebra I may be taken concurrently

This course will introduce students to the world of computer science and computer programming via the higher level language BASIC. Students will learn computing terminology, concepts and techniques. Students will write programs utilizing algorithmic development, i/o procedures, conditional statements, looping structures, functions, sub routines, arrays(both single and double dimensional), Sorting and searching algorithms, and learn the classes of problems each of the above constructs are utilized to solve. Upon completing this course students will have an understanding of the arithmetic, comparison and logical operators of BASIC, be familiar with “if-else-if”, “for” and “while” programmed loops structures and understand the difference among syntax, run-time and logic errors. The course ends with an introduction to Object Oriented programming.

763 H INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING     Grades 9-12     2.5 CR

Prerequisite: CP or H Introduction to Programming and Departmental Approval

This course will continue the study of computer science and programming via the high level language BASIC that was started in the Introduction to Programming course and transition to an introduction to JAVA. Additional topics that may be covered, depending upon time constraints, are concatenation of strings, structured-programming techniques (ex. subroutines and functions), arrays (single and multi-dimensioned), graphics and text files.

764 CP PC TECHNICIAN – IT ESSENTIALS     Grades 9-11     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: CP Algebra 1 or Higher

This is course is based on an A+ industry certification program. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Hands-on lab activities are an essential element of the course. In support of this, virtual learning tools are integrated into this course.

765 H COMPUTER NETWORKING AND CYBER SECURITY - CISCO I     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: CP Algebra 1 or Higher and CP PC Technician – IT Essentials

This course is a part one in a two part industry certification class the CCENT(Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician). Students will learn to set up a personal computer system, including the operating system, interface cards, and peripheral devices. They will plan and install a small network connecting it to the Internet. They will troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity as well as share resources such as files and printers among multiple computers. Students will also be able to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network and configure an integrated wireless access point and wireless client.

766 H COMPUTER NETWORKING AND CYBER SECURITY - CISCO II     Grades 10-12     5.0 CR 

Prerequisite: H Computer Networking and Cyber Security – CISCO I

This course is a part two in a two part industry certification class the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician). Students will develop an understanding of the structure of the Internet and how communication occurs between hosts. They will install, configure, and troubleshoot CISCO IOS devices, plan a basic wired infrastructure to support network traffic and configure a server to share resources and provide common Web services. Students will also implement basic WAN connectivity using Telco services and demonstrate proper disaster-recovery procedures and perform server backups.