• Career and Technology Education Department

Mark Lindberg
Career Education
 
Anais Washington
Career Education
 
  • Life Skills Courses

  • Skills for Living and Career

    Grade Placement: 7 and 8
    Prerequisite: None
    One-semester course

    This introductory level course is designed to encourage students to begin thinking about and planning for a career. They will complete personal assessments, explore career clusters, and develop skills for personal, academic, and professional success. Students will have the opportunity to fully explore several career areas by working in a lab setting to plan and prepare foods and design and construct a simple item using the sewing machine. Lab participation will involve learning and modeling workplace skills such as decision making, teamwork, and time management. This
    course is invaluable for exploring careers and learning skills for a fulfilling lifestyle.

  • Life Management and Careers

    Grade Placement: 7 and 8
    Prerequisite: None (Skills for Living and Careers is recommended, but not required)
    One-semester course

    This course expands on essential personal and career skills learned in Skills for Living and Careers. Students will explore educational and career training options for their future and management of living independently, including money management. Students will work in lab settings to plan and prepare meals and construct a sewing project. Labs involve learning and modeling skills for personal and professional success such as teamwork, goal setting, decision making, and time management. Life Management & Careers is a great asset to teens in managing their lives successfully.

  • Technology Courses

  • Gateway to Technology – Design & Modeling/Automation & Robotics

    Grade Placement: 8
    Prerequisite: None
    One-semester course

    In this hands-on course, students learn how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. This math, science, engineering, and technology integrated program relates technology to students’ daily lives. Design and Modeling will introduce students to the design process and use that process to show how solid modeling has influenced their lives. Students will also explore the history and development of automation and
    robotics while learning about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. This curriculum helps students develop and hone skills that enable them to enter high school with a foundation necessary for success in preengineering. PLTW is a nationally-recognized program that promotes pre-engineering courses at the middle and high school/senior high level. Students will receive high school credit and high school grade points.

  • Exploring Arts, AV and Communications

    Grade Placement: 7 and 8
    Prerequisite: None
    One-semester course

    This course provides students the opportunity to create and manipulate computer graphics, learn how to edit video and audio, take on the role of a designer and use 3D solid modeling software to design and present ideas, and learn how to effectively use presentation software to communicate ideas. While doing fun and engaging activities, students also explore the skills needed for college and career readiness, learn about the labor market and develop skills for success in the workplace.

  • Exploring Information and Computer Technology

    Grade Placement: 7 and 8
    Prerequisite: None
    One-semester course

    Explore the technology behind computer software and hardware, use 3D simulation software to design, build and ride virtual roller coasters, create web pages, build and program robots, learn to program computers to make animations and interactive games, and learn how to effectively use presentation software to communicate ideas. While doing fun and engaging activities, students also explore the skills needed for college and career
    readiness, learn about the labor market and develop skills forsuccess in the workplace. 

  • Class Information
    Planning/Conference Period(s):
    8:30 - 9:16 a.m. and 11:36 - 12:22 p.m.

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