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     Technical Education Department

     

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    Courses Offered


    Advanced Computer Applications

    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 10-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion with a "C" or better Beginning Computer Applications
    This course continues to build on the skills learned in Beginning Computer Applications. Students will become proficient in the use of spreadsheets, word processing and presentation applications, including cloud and Internet-based applications. Successful completion of this course may lead to Microsoft Office Specialist certification, an industry-recognized certification valued by potential employers. 

    Advanced Computer Science
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.

    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion with a "C" or better in Introduction to Computer Science
    This is a capstone course in the Computer Science pathway and continues to develop student understanding of the conceptual ideas of computing. Students will continue to develop their computational thinking practices, problem-solving, and programming skills and provides the opportunity to apply these skills in coding, 2D and 3D design, robotics, developing phone apps, Java programming, and website development.

    Advanced Culinary and Hospitality
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 10-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Student must have earned a grade of C or higher in Beginning Culinary.
    A capstone course that prepares individuals with the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for employment in food and beverage production and preparation occupations. Instruction includes such topics as customer relations; industry awareness; sanitation and food handling; nutrition; standardized recipes and measurements; tools, utensils, appliances and equipment; and operational procedures. Students develop skills to select and use proper equipment, supplies, and procedures to produce a variety of food products to be sold or served; plan menus and arrange for equipment, decorations, entertainment, transportation and storage of food. Culinary instruction will include advanced knife skills, food styling and plating, and advanced cooking methods, including international foods. Students may also pursue their Serv-Safe certification.

    Auto Service I: Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering, and Suspension
    Non UC/CSU approved 
    course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 9 -12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Completion Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology
    During the first semester, students in this class will be introduced engine performance, which includes various systems that keep the automobile running at its maximum fuel efficiency. During the second semester, students in this class will be introduced to the brake, steering and suspension elements of the automobile, which include various systems that keep the automobile driving at its maximum safety. Each system is introduced separately to make it easier for the student to understand and apply its concepts. Students will demonstrate applied technical competencies involving all of the engine performance, brakes, steering, and suspension systems; show a high level of skills on all course tasks and tests necessary to progress Auto Service II, the capstone course, as well as possible employment in the automotive industry.

    Auto Service II: Auto Diagnostics and Mastering Skills
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 10 -12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Auto Service I with a "C" or better. The student should be at least 16 years of age.
    Students in this class will be introduced to and exposed to the automobile service industry, including all electronic diagnostic services and the various stages that a car goes through for repairs. Each student will have the opportunity to improve his automotive skills culminating in mastery and competitions. In addition, students will also learn disassembly and reassembly diesel engine. Students will demonstrate applied technical competencies involving all skills learned in Auto Service I, show a high level of skills on all course tasks, keep a journal of all jobs performed, be able to perform service repairs on anything that comes into the shop as well as volunteer two hours at a local car dealership or independent shop, to explore a career in the automotive field.
    This course is articulated with Monterey Peninsula College and Hartnell College Auto Introduction courses.

    Beginning Computer Applications
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement. 
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: 21st Century Skills or equivalent course
    This course is project-based designed to provide students with the hands-on use of spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation applications while studying computer concepts such as cloud computing and the Internet. The effective use of technology and internet resources are used to further develop teamwork, communication and presentation skills in a variety of formats. These applications may be taught through a wide variety of units of study which may include topics like Internet Safety, Career Exploration, and Financial Literacy. 

    Beginning Culinary
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades:  -12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Introductory Course for Service Industries
    This concentration course expands on the comprehensive core and prepares students to understand the scientific principles of nutrition, the relationship of nutrition to health and well-being, and careers related to food and nutrition. Instruction includes nutrition and health, safety and emergencies, food safety and sanitation, meal management, food preparation, food purchasing, food in culture, the science of food and nutrition, food costs and production, and food technology. Instruction will include preparation of meats, fruits, vegetables, as well as baked goods and pastries. This course provides a solid background for a wide range of careers in food science, dietetics, and nutrition, as well as food service and hospitality.

    Certified Nurse Assistant/Health Aide
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement
    Grades: 10-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong, a block (2-periods) Course)
    Prerequisites: Student must be 16 years of age to take state certification exam.
    This program is designed to meet the criteria for State Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide. Students learn basic nursing skills and practice them both in class and in the long-term nursing care setting. Extra hours, outside of the classroom, are necessary to be eligible for State Certification. This class is a registered/licensed nursing prerequisite for local colleges. Uniform required. Guaranteed employment in the industry upon completion.

    Child Development in Education
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Introductory Course for Service Industries
    This concentration course prepares students to understand children's physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development as well as provide for their care and guidance. It will also provide provides a study of research theories in human growth and development. This course provides a solid foundation for any career that involves working with children, including childcare and education. Instruction will be provided in establishing positive learning environments, social interaction, and communication skills. Topics to be explored include prenatal development, inherited characteristics, health and safety, guidance and discipline, cultural diversity, child abuse and neglect, changes and crises, and children with special needs. This course is highly recommended for students interested in careers in education.

    Foundations of Nursing
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 10-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Introductory Course for Services Industries
    This course is an introduction to the nursing profession, its responsibilities and its legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. The class will cover basic concepts and nursing care in the following areas: medical-surgical, pediatric, mental health and maternal-newborn. Students will learn pharmacology to include drug preparation, dosages, and administration. Common nursing procedures such as venipuncture, IV skills, wound care, and urinary catheterization are taught. Job shadowing is performed in local hospitals or medical offices.

    Introductory Course for Service Industries (Hospitality, Education, and Therapeutic Services Pathway)
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: None                  
    This introductory course for Service Industries is focused on providing a strong foundation for the Hospitality, Education, and Patient Care Pathways. Instruction in the content areas of child development and guidance; consumer education; family and human development; education; food and nutrition; individual and family health; and leadership is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function effectively as family members; leaders, workers, and citizens. This course also covers the history and development of the medical profession, healthcare organization, and medical specialties, as well as skills that qualify students to work as assistants in both front and back medical offices and clinics. This class will also assist students in identifying aptitudes in health careers, and also learn medical terminology, patient care skills, and medical instruments. Job shadowing may be performed in local hospitals or medical offices. CPR and First Aid certifications will be gained in this course. 

    Introduction to Computer Science
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: 21st Century Skills or equivalent course

    This course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. Student’s computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem-solving and programming will be developed. Interface design, limits of computers and societal and ethical issues will be introduced. In-depth understanding of how the content of their course connects to careers in Information and Communication Technology sector and careers with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will be gained.

    Introduction to Design, Engineering, and Technology
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: None
    In this course, students will be introduced to Industrial Arts concepts as well as Small Engine Repair. Students will be exposed to a variety of materials (paper, plastic, wood, metal) and processes (drafting, 3D modeling, cutting, joining, welding, sanding, and finishing) as they learn to design, test and refine small projects. The class will cover the design process in at least 3 areas: recyclables, woods, and metals in which students will design, build, test, and refine projects to accomplish various goals. Possible projects that students may create include balloon-powered recyclable cars, water­powered rockets, rat trap-powered wooden cars and ball bearing wire roller coasters. The final project for the Industrial Arts portion will require students to combine their knowledge of design, materials, and processes to construct a vehicle that accomplishes a challenging task. During the Small Engine Repair portion of the course, students will gain valuable hands-on experience in basic engine overhaul and machining techniques applicable to gasoline engines. The use and care of tools, the theory of operation, and professional repair methods will be used. 

    Introduction to Public Service/First Responder-Fire, Police, EMT
    Grades: 10-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)

    Prerequisites: None
    This course introduces theories, principles, and techniques used in occupations that fall under the heading of Public Safety including police, corrections, and homeland security, as well as an outline of the Emergency Medical System, assessment skills, and pathophysiology of common neurological, respiratory, and cardiac-related emergencies. The course is also a training course for emergency medical technicians performing as ambulance attendants. It covers techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the emergency medical technician and emphasizes the development of student skills in recognition of symptoms of illnesses and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care. Policies, procedures, and skills needed in services that provide for the safety and security of people and property and prevention of theft and damage are included. First Responder medical aid will also be a part of the course to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to adequately assess and provide care for victims at the scene of injury.

    Introduction to Welding
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)     

    Prerequisites: None
    This course provides students with a basic understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in welding and related industries. Representative topics include the introduction to interpretation and layout of welded and assembled-part prints. This introductory instructional program prepares individuals to use both gas welding and any combination of arc welding processes. Those processes may include shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arch welding (GMAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) to weld metal parts. It prepares individuals for basic fabrication and assembly of a variety of products and includes instruction in the layout

    Multimedia Art
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 9-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites:  21st Century Skills or equivalent course 
    In Multimedia Art, students will learn the elements of art and principles of design as applied to various forms of media and a series of projects to learn the Photoshop tool and learn the artistic concepts students need to produce art. In the second semester, students will expand their knowledge through a series of projects to learn the Illustrator tools to become critical and creative in analyzing media and creating multimedia projects. Additionally, the projects created will help students to develop skills in graphic design, photography, and web design. 

    21st Century Skills
    Grade: 9               Credits: 5 credits (One Semester)
    All 9th-grade students will take one semester.
    Prerequisites: None
    This course is designed for 9th-grade students for the current and future world of work, learning, technology, community, as well as self and social awareness. With a focus on technology and college and careers, this course provides equity and accessibility to multiple Career Technical Education pathways and allows students to gain exposure to the opportunities within CTE, explore site based CTE courses while also creating foundations for success in these areas. It is meant to enrich and assist students as they learn to become effective team members, citizens of the community, self-directed lifelong learners, effective researchers, effective communicators and proficient with technology, and adaptable to change in an ever-expanding world.

    Welding Fabrication
    Non UC/CSU approved course. Graduation credit only. Meets Elective requirement.
    Grades: 10-12     Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in Introduction to Welding
    This course provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in welding and related industries. This instructional program prepares individuals to use both gas welding (OAW) and any combination of arc welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW) to weld metal parts and plan and layout materials as specified by diagrams, blueprints, or written specifications. Representative topics include the interpretation and layout of welded and assembled-part prints, mechanical bonding, joining, cohesive bonding, adhesive bonding, and mechanical fastening. It prepares individuals to fabricate and assemble a variety of products and includes instruction in layout; the sequence of design; the construction of templates and fixtures; and the positioning, aligning, fitting, and welding of parts.