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Description of Career and Technical Courses 5/24/2013

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Computer Applications

This one semester course offers students the opportunity to investigate all aspects of the computer.  Students will examine the history and basic operations.  Multidisciplinary projects will involve using various applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics and presentations.  Students will also have the opportunity to conduct research on the Internet, explore new technological innovations and examine technology-related careers.


Desktop Publishing

Students will apply keying, formatting, typography, and layout and design skills in developing electronic publishing documents.  The student will develop skills in electronic publishing design, layout, composition, and photo journalism.  Content provides the opportunity to acquire marketable skills and to prepare for entry level employment or entry into post-secondary education in the graphic communications industry. Prerequisite:  Computer Applications


Web Design

This introductory web design course is designed to give students experience working with the elements and principles of design and apply those principles to web page creation. This class develops the fundamentals necessary for successful completion of additional classes in the CTE Business and Marketing program. Class activities are project-based and give students an opportunity to practice art fundamentals while learning technical skills including Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) coding and web design software as well as Photoshop software applications. Through class activities, students will explore related careers, assume leadership roles and practice skills used in the workplace. Prerequisite: Computer Applications & Desktop Publishing or instructor approval.


Marketing I

Prepares students for entry-level employment and study in marketing, merchandising, and management, including sales, promotion, economic principles and marketing research.  Opportunities to develop leadership, social, civic, and vocational skills are provided through a variety of DECA (An Association of Marketing Students) activities.  This course satisfies the graduation requirement of economics. 

Marketing II
This course provides an expansion of knowledge and skills developed in Marketing I.  Included in an Introduction to Entrepreneurship (business ownership).  Senior Marketing II students may co-op 1 or 2 Blocks.

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a specialized course designed to offer students an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills related to the growing sports and entertainment industry. Students will develop skills in the areas of facility design, merchandising, advertising, public relations/publicity, event marketing, sponsoring, ticket distribution, and career opportunities as they relate to the sports and entertainment industry.


Marketing Co-Op

Students will earn an advanced marketing course credit by working 10-20 hours per week, with 10 of those hours on school days. Through the student’s work experience, he/she will apply principles of marketing and management and integrate time management principles in organizing his/her schedule, evaluate and apply principles of ethics as they relate to the work-based experience, and employ safety principles to the work-based experience.

Health Science Education
An exciting introduction to the many careers available in the healthcare setting. Students will be involved in interesting activities to help them learn about the healthcare environment and enhance your skills and opportunities for employment in the incredible area of healthcare.  Students will also build leadership skills through Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Rehabilitative Therapies
Designed for students who are interested in careers in physical therapy, sports medicine, occupational therapy, speech/language therapies, music/dance therapy, etc.  This course focuses on enabling the person to live to the fullest capacity possible. 20 hours of shadowing required (20% of grade).  These students must pay malpractice insurance, have a physical, provide their own transportation, and purchase their scrubs.

Medical Diagnostics
For students who desire careers working in radiology, medical laboratories and related clinical settings.  Students will learn methods of testing to determine medical diagnoses including setting up and reading EKGs and other technical methods.

Medical Therapies
Designed for students who are interested in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, respiratory, social work, dental, dietetics, medical assisting, home health, etc.  It provides knowledge and skills to maintain or change the health status of an individual over time.

Emergency Medical Services
Involves pre-hospital experience and training including First Aid and CPR.  Students who are interested in careers such as EMT, paramedic, ER nurse, flight nurse or ER physician will learn skills to help them succeed in their profession. 

An overview of how science is applied to solving crimes.  Topics including history of forensic sciences, collecting of evidence, analyzing results and hands-on application of many laboratory techniques used in solving crimes and identifying people and future careers.  Students will participate in a mock (staged) crime scene to apply knowledge and skills gained.  Students should be a junior or senior; prerequisites are:  biology, chemistry and anatomy/physiology.  This course also qualifies as a “science” credit.

Nursing Education
The course consists of 18 units of study dealing with directly bedside nursing care.  Clinical experience will consist of supervised practice in the nursing home as well as demonstrations in the classroom.  Students can be registered by the Tennessee Department of Health after completion of the course (60 hours clinical and 80 hours theory), passing a state test (both written and skills) and will be job ready.  Students should have two credits of Health Science and Technology coursework and a “C” average in the classes.   Fall Semester.  Students must pay malpractice insurance, have a physical, provide their own transportation and pay for scrubs.  Since this course leads directly to industry certification, it qualifies for “Honors” points.

Clinical Internship
Students may choose to complete a clinical internship after completing two credits of Health Science and Technology coursework and maintaining a “C” average in the classes.  Internship is designed to be completed in a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility.  Spring Semester.  These students must pay malpractice insurance, have a physical and provide their own transportation and scrubs.

Health Careers Cooperative Education
Offers students the opportunity to work in the healthcare environment and enhance their employment skills.  All students taking this course must have completed the nursing assistant training at Red Bank High School.  Students are responsible for finding a job in a healthcare related area, maintaining malpractice insurance, obtaining a physical exam including TB skin test, and completing the state forms.  Students are required to work 120 hours for each credit earned.

Computer Aided Drafting 1
Stresses sound development of basic drafting skills using both conventional and computer –aided drafting methods.  Both architectural and mechanical drafting problems will be assigned.  No artistic ability is required, but a sound working knowledge of basic math is.

Computer Aided Drafting 2
An extension of skills acquired in Drafting I and is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in drafting or to be used in pre-engineering, interior design, or pre-architecture.  Only computer-aided mechanical and architectural drafting problems will be assigned.

Advanced Drafting & Design

Is a class in which computer-aided drafting software will be used to create complex engineering drawings including plan views, assembly drawings, welding, section, 3D representations, and bill-of-materials.  Emphasis is placed on drawing projects with increasing complexity.  Prerequisite:  Instructor approval.

Broadcasting 1
Designed to give students a broad overview of the television industry and basic television production.  Students will learn videography, editing, reporting, newsgathering, anchoring (broadcast journalism) and how to put together a newscast.  The curriculum also includes production instruction in directing, switching, audio, graphics and studio operations.

Broadcasting 2
Will teach advanced newsgathering and television production skills.  Students will train to produce student newscasts (“The Mane News”) and eventually take over the show.  Prerequisite:  Media I AND instructor approval.

Broadcasting 3/4
Students will produce the newscast (“The Mane News”) as well as another major TV production (i.e. entertainment show, game show, soap opera, drama or sit-com).  Students will also have the opportunity to provide technical assistance for extra-curricular activities.  This course may be taken for two years.  Prerequisite:  Media I AND instructor approval.