New CTE Courses for 2020-2021

Career and Technical Education (CTE)
New Courses for 2020-2021


Adobe Visual Design

Industry Credential: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

 

This course is project-based and develops career, information technology and communication skills in graphic design using Adobe software. Students create artistic works using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software and have home access to the Adobe Suite for the duration of the course. This course is aligned to the Adobe Photoshop (photo editing), InDesign (page layout), and Illustrator (drawing/illustration) certification. English language arts, fine art, and elements and principles of design are reinforced. All students sit for the Adobe Certified Associate exams, like Microsoft certification.


Adobe Video Design

Prerequisite: Adobe Visual Design

Industry Credential: Adobe Premiere

 

This course is a project-based video/film creation course that develops career and communication skills in video and audio production using Adobe video and audio editing software, and school provided cameras and equipment. Students create artistic works using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software and have home access to the entire Adobe Suite for the duration of the course. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification but students will also learn Adobe Audition and Adobe After Effects to enhance their movie production skills. All students sit for the Adobe Certified Associate exams, like Microsoft certification.

 


 

Animal Science II 

Prerequisite - Animal Science I

This second level course gives students an opportunity to work hands on with livestock animals. Students will go more in depth in learning livestock anatomy and physiology, livestock management skills, global agriculture and the importance of genetics and breeding. Students will also develop their skills in communication, decision making, record keeping and leadership through the student organization, FFA and through work-based learning.


Digital Design and Animation I

Digital Design and Animation I is an introductory level course focusing on the concepts and tools used by digital artists in a wide variety of creative careers including graphic design, film, and game design. Students work with professional-grade creative software packages to develop 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students use Adobe CC Suite, and digital 3D modeling with 3DS Max to build needed skills for subsequent courses.

Second Level Course Options 2021-2022 Game Art Design or Digital Design and Animation II


Drone Technology I 

This course is designed to provide students basic information about the drone industry to gain an understanding of careers and skills in this field. FAA 14 CFR part 107 (The Small UAS Rule), officially known as "Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate" is covered. The Small UAS rule adds a new part 107 to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) to allow for routine civil operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) and provide safety rules for those operations. This course is also designed for an introduction to basic flight of drones to include manual flight and flight and mapping software. 

Second Level Course Options 2021-2022 Drone Technology II


Financial Planning I

This course is designed to cover key strategies for wealth building as students learn to evaluate businesses for investment opportunities while incorporating current headlines and trends, financial resources, and stock market simulation. Also students will develop techniques to enhance personal wealth building for a secure financial future. Current technology will be used to acquire information and to complete activities. Throughout the course, students are presented with ethical dilemmas and problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic, team-building and critical-thinking skills.

Second Level Course Options 2021-2022 Financial Planning II


Hospitality and Tourism 
Prerequisites - Marketing or Sports & Entertainment Marketing I or Principles of Business

In this course, students acquire an understanding of the economic impact and marketing strategies for hospitality and tourism destinations. Emphasis is on destination complexity, customer relations, economics, legal and ethical responsibilities, safety and security, and tourism promotion.


PTLW Intro to Engineering and Design

AP Weighted Course

In this foundation Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering (PTE) course, students are exposed to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems and learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. 

Second Level Course Options 2021-2022 TBD
Sales & Merchandising I 

Learning the steps of the sales process to educate the customer on products/services.  How to use shelf placement strategies and in-store displays to market a product and maximize exposure to customers. 

Examples include:  how professional sports teams use merchandising to increase brand loyalty?  How do events use sales to increase attendance and increase brand loyalty?

Second Level Course Options 2021-2022 Sales & Merchandising II

Woodworking I

This course introduces career information, employment opportunities, and skills required for work in the woodworking and cabinetmaking industry. Topics include the woodworking industries, health, and safety design and layout, materials, hand tools, power tools, portable and stationary, preparation, construction and assembly, and finishing. Replacing Carpentry I.


Woodworking II Prerequisite - Woodworking I

The course teaches the development of knowledge and advanced skills in the woodworking and cabinetmaking industry. Emphasis is placed on advanced principles applied to the woodworking and cabinetmaking industry. Topics include advanced levels of the cabinet making industry, health and safety, design and layout, materials, hand tools, power tools, portable and stationary, preparation, construction and assembly, and finishing.  Replacing Carpentry II.