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    CAREER CONNECTIONS 1
    HCT1298
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Any realistic career planning must begin with developing a better understanding of oneself. The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the career planning process directly related to local industry data, career interest, and skill attainment. Through the course, students will be developing a professional career portfolio, which includes career assessments, resumes, cover letters, and artifacts of student’s work that demonstrate their 21st century skills. Students will evaluate their employability skills, identify their personal values, learning styles, personality types, and career interests as they start to plan for their future through authentic classroom projects, career panels, field trips, internships and job interviews. Students can explore future careers, set goals and create a professional portfolio in order to be successful in their transition to life after high school.

    CAREER CONNECTIONS 2
    HCT1299
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Any realistic career planning must begin with developing a better understanding of oneself. The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the career planning process directly related to local industry data, career interest, and skill attainment. Through the course, students will be developing a professional career portfolio, which includes career assessments, resumes, cover letters, and artifacts of student’s work that demonstrate their 21st century skills. Students will evaluate their employability skills, identify their personal values, learning styles, personality types, and career interests as they start to plan for their future through authentic classroom projects, career panels, field trips, internships and job interviews. Students can explore future careers, set goals and create a professional portfolio in order to be successful in their transition to life after high school.

    WORKSITE LEARNING INTERNSHIP
    (Course Codes Vary)
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    This course (internship) is a student worksite experience in the field that emphasizes connecting activities, coordination and integration between worksite and classroom learning, uses written agreements to outline mutual expectations. Internships will meet District and State academic standards for academic credit. During an internship, a student completes structured activities or projects that connect work to learning at school, relate to the real work of the company, give a broad understanding of a business or occupational area, and reinforce 21st Century Skills. To be eligible, student must have taken a CTE course and earned a C or better, or be enrolled in a CTE course, maintaining a C grade or better.

    WOODWORKING 1
    HCT7965
    (2: HCT7966, 3: HCT7967, 4: HCT7968)
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None (2, 3, 4 are taken sequentially) 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Want to learn skills in a high demand high paying industry? Then learn to make a living by using your hands and power tools. Start by building birdhouses and move on to building dog houses, play houses and tiny houses while developing a skill set that can take you around the world building all kinds of cool stuff.

    TECH FOUNDATION MESA
    HCT2304
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    MESA stands for Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement. This course will provide opportunities for students to make connections among various technologies, math and science. Students use their hands to build and program robots, use 3D printer to create parts for projects, build and destroy bridges and many learn science through other hands on activities.

    INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN
    HCT1574
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Want to solve the world’s problems through design and technology? Then learn how to use the design process to take an idea from concept to reality. The first course of the Project Lead the Way (Pre-Engineering) Program is an introductory course, which develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis placed on the development of three- dimensional solid models.

    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
    HCT0557
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    You will use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel for the rest of your life. Why not get an industry recognized certificate in each application and make yourself more employable and efficient in their use. Self-paced learning environment. Eligible to earn college credits through Tech Prep.

    BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
    HCT4002
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    In this course, students learn to use existing business oriented computer software programs including spreadsheets, database, and graphics programs. Programs that integrate the spreadsheet, database and graphics functions such as Lotus 1-2-3 are also taught.

    GRAPHIC DESIGN BEGINNING
    CFA2543
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None 
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    Graphic Design Beginning is an introductory course that teaches the fundamentals of creatively and effectively communicating through digital images. Employing both traditional and digital tools, students learn graphic design skills, software, and industry standards.

    GRAPHIC DESIGN ADVANCED
    CFA2544
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: GRAPHIC DESIGN BEGINNING
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    Graphic Design Advanced emphasizes the development of an individual style and creative approach to design. Students are challenged to grow as an independent learner with more complex and open-ended design assignments. Students explore real-world, client-based projects such as Yearbook or promotional materials for the district, school, or class.

    PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINNING
    CFA2536
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    Photography Beginning is designed to explore photography as a method of creative visual communication. Students in this course learn basic camera operations and principles of photography such as photo composition, lighting, exposure, and editing.

    PHOTOGRAPHY ADVANCED
    CFA2537
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINNING
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    Photography Advanced is designed for students interested in expressing their personal creative vision through photography. Students in this course develop their own ideas through open-ended assignments and explore photography as a potential career pathway. This course may be cross-credited for Fine Arts. This course may be repeated for credit.

    VIDEO BEGINNING A & B
    CFA2452-3
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of creatively and effectively communicating visual stories through the lens of a video camera, including critical media analysis. Students collaborate while learning the video production process: pre-production (planning, developing ideas, and identifying resources), production (lighting, composition, and audio recording techniques), and post-production (editing with graphics, sound, and visual effects). Types of productions may include narrative, documentary, news, informational, and experimental. This course may be cross-credited for Fine Arts.

    VIDEO ADVANCED A & B
    CFA2454-5
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: VIDEO BEGINNING A & B
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    This is a hands-on, project-based course in which students work in teams to produce a variety of increasingly complex productions. Students refine their understanding of the production process, incorporating more advanced techniques in development, shooting, sound, lighting, editing, graphics and special effects. This course may be cross-credited for Fine Arts. This course may be repeated for credit.

    IB DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
    HCT2545-6
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed or Fine Arts
    IB Design Technology is a year-long class where students will learn to generate and execute design of products that exist in a complex, global environment. Diploma Programme design technology achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling students to develop critical-thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical context. While designing may take various forms, it will involve the selective application of knowledge within an ethical framework. A well-planned design programme enables students to develop not only practical skills but also strategies for creative and critical thinking. Students will need a basic knowledge of computer design skills, so Intro to Media Arts, Graphic Design, Photo, or Video Production are suggested prerequisites for this course.

    PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
    HCT1253
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    An introduction to the Academy of Finance. Students learn general economic principles through games including stock market games, and Cash Flow. Students learn how to handle their own finances in life after high school. Prepares students for future academy classes and careers in business and finance.

    MARKETING 1
    HCT5077
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE recommended
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Marketing is a hands-on class which will expose students to the fundamental concepts of marketing. Students will evaluate interpersonal communication concepts and skills. Students explore steps to starting a business; analyzing the market, financing, and creating a form of organization that will accommodate future growth. They learn about the operational issues that new businesses face, such as regulations, protecting intellectual property, and the financial risks of starting a business.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1 & 2
    HCT4361-2
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    This class is an introduction to Project Management in contemporary organizations. It includes the role of the project manager characteristics and attributes of successful project managers; and the challenges of managing projects in a multicultural, global environment. The class covers goal setting, project planning systems, work breakdown structure analysis, negotiation and conflict resolution to facilitate planning. Students must be able to work independently to be successful in this class.

    IB BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SL
    HCT5603-4
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    The role of business is to produce and sell goods and services that meet human needs and wants by organizing resources. In this year-long course students learn to analyze, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. Emphasis is place on strategic decision-making and the operational business functions of human resource management, finance and accounts, marketing and operations management. Through the exploration of six concepts (change, culture, ethics, globalization, innovation and strategy), the business management course allows students to develop their understanding of interdisciplinary concepts from a business management perspective. Students may choose to take the IB exam for this course for possible college credit, or as a requirement for the IB Career-path certificate or the IB diploma.

    EXPLORING HOSPITALITY
    HCT6238
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    This is the first course students take in the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and provides an overview of the current hospitality and tourism industry. Students learn about the history of the industry, explore traveler motivation and consumer needs, the industry’s economic and environmental impacts, domestic and international travel, and sales in tourism. Finally, students explore careers in the hospitality and tourism industry.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE
    HCT6239
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: EXPLORING HOSPITALITY Recommended
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Customer Service introduces students to the concept of service as a critical component of a hospitality or tourism business. It combines learning current theory and practice with observations of customer service in action, role-play, and critical analysis of models to provide a comprehensive perspective on this subject. Topics include trends in customer service; the psychology governing interactions between customers and providers; the phases of the customer service encounter; common mistakes; internal customer service; customer feedback; the role of management; and customer service issues that are specific to the hospitality and tourism industries.

    ACADEMY OF FINANCE/ ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM INTERNSHIP
    (Course Codes Vary)
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5 (minimum six weeks in the summer)
    Grade: 11
    Prerequisite: AOF or AOHT Academy Students
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    A significant component of the AOF/AOHT curriculum is the internship experience. The paid summer internship provides valuable, hands-on experience to increase the student’s skills, motivation, and work ethic. Students in the Academy have exclusive access to apply for a number of internships.

    PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SKILLS “PPS”—INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
    HCT4326-7
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: IBCP Students
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    This class, a requirement for the IB Career Program, emphasizes the development of transferable skills needed to operate successfully in society. The focus of the PPS course is studying what we know in a specific career and technical field of knowledge and how we know it. Curriculum will focus on critical thinking, personal and interpersonal development, problem-solving and the acquisition of practical skills.

    MARKETING STORE 1 & 2
    HCT5057 and HCT 5060
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Marketing or other Academy of Business eligible course with teacher sign off
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Marketing Store is a hands-on, year-long course that provides students with real life experience of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising. Students learn about each phase of marketing and the wide range of options that all marketing managers and business owners consider as they create, or revise marketing plans. This course is being offered to complement the schools’ DECA (International Association of Marketing Students) and student store.

    INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (COMPUTER SCIENCE)
    HCT2447
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: Computer Apps highly recommended. Algebra 1 completion required. Geometry recommended.
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to programming/coding. An emphasis is on process skills and knowledge to understand some of the code behind software technology we use daily. The course incorporates problem solving and thinking as a computer scientist to enable writing effective code and understand algorithms. Tech prep collect credit is available to students that meet select criteria.

    ANNUAL STAFF- YEARBOOK
    HCT7285-6 (1st Year)
    HCT7287-8 (2nd Year)
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None, but photo or graphic design strongly encouraged.
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed (Fine Art for 2nd Year)
    The students on the Annual Staff in this class are responsible for the publication of our school yearbook, CACHE. Working under strict deadlines and with the help of the advisor, students use online design software to capture the year’s events. If you are creative, dependable, enjoy teamwork and want to experience the creation and publishing of a book from scratch, learn to speak yearbook! Learn or develop layout and design skills, photography, copy and caption writing-experience a production environment and be part of creating something that will last forever.

    INDEPENDENT LIVING
    HCT2429
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Students begin to make decisions about living on their own. This course helps students explore the decisions about living on their own. Topics include issues such as relationships, buying a car, domestic violence, money management, credit cards, investments, insurance, housing, and how to get a job. Each student will create his or her own “Career Portfolio” (resume / cover letter /references) as a culminating project.

    NUTRITION & WELLNESS
    HCT2227
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    This class will cover information concerning nutritional requirements for different age groups, how diets affect human growth, dietary guidelines, meal planning and preparation, characteristics of fitness and exercise, eating disorders, vegetarianism, organic vs. non-organic and consumer practices. Students will learn how to cook delicious, yet healthy meals occasionally throughout the semester.

    CULINARY ARTS
    HCT3263
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: NUTRITION & WELLNESS Recommended
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Through a lab-based study of cooking techniques and related culinary arts, students explore topics that include instruction in food preparation, sanitation and safety, applicable regulations, equipment operation and maintenance, and principles of food service management. A project-based approach utilizes higher order thinking, communication, management processes and develops leadership skills. Identify food production career opportunities such as fast food, catering, institutional food, family dining and fine dining. Students will demonstrate appropriate food handler safety, including basic first aid, and sanitation procedures.

    FAMILY HEALTH
    HCT7004
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed, Health
    This class will include topics in nutrition, health and wellness, growth and development, global, mental, community, and reproductive health, health risks, fitness, and safety. Additional topics include an introduction to health careers. National FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) programs incorporated into the course assessments. Students use a variety of learning strategies, vocabulary, scenarios, technology, real-world activities, and applications to explore topics, career ad skills leading to health-related certifications. Students that receive a minimum of a B- in course are eligible for Tech Prep credit.

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT
    HCT2430
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    An introduction to developmental psychology, exploring the different stages of human life and the biological, psychological and social changes occurring in individuals during them. Child development focuses on the development of a child from utero to age 12. A child’s development in their families through parenting, typical and atypical development in physical, emotional, social, and intellectual areas will be introduced. Students will learn about safety, engagement strategies, nutrition, and age appropriate activities. Students have the opportunity to work monthly with young children and experience a simulation with a simulator baby to have practical experiences with children. Students will have the opportunity to earn 5 college credits; 20 STAR basic training; and an infant/child CPR certification.

    SPORTS MEDICINE 1
    HCT3902
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Sports Medicine gives students the opportunity to explore the field of sports medicine by spending one period in the classroom and time after school in the training room with an athletic trainer. The major emphasis of the class will be to apply the skills learned to real-life situations. Students will earn Emergency First Aid / CPR / AED certification. They will learn human anatomy and physiology of the lower extremities, science vocabulary, prevention and care of athletic injuries, and the basic concepts of injury rehabilitation. Students will also explore the field of sports medicine learning about the various occupations, educational opportunities and requirements, and basic employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

    SPORTS MEDICINE 2
    HCT3903
    Length: 1 Semester; Credit: 0.5
    Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
    Prerequisite: SPORTS MEDICINE 1
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed
    Sports Medicine 2 gives students the opportunity to continue their exploration of sports medicine by spending one period in the classroom and time after school in the training room or on the athletic field with an athletic trainer. Students will learn human anatomy and physiology, prevention and care of athletic injuries, injury evaluation, and basic concepts of injury rehabilitation of the upper extremities. Students will also learn about nutrition, legal issues, HIV/AIDS, blood borne pathogens, and infectious diseases. The second semester focuses on building on previously-learned skills and the application in real-life situations.

    IB SPORTS, EXERCISE, AND SPORTS SCIENCE
    HCT9657-8
    Length: 2 Semesters; Credit: 1.0
    Grade(s): 11, 12
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Occupational Ed, Science
    The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology and Nutrition and will be studied in the context of Sport, Exercise and Health. Students will study a range of core and option topics. They will undertake practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze issues of internationalism and ethics by considering Sport, Exercise and Health relative to the individual and in a global context.