JCCCA Career Pathways

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster

Food Animal Systems Pathway


02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

02.42100       Animal Science and Biotechnology                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This course introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experience and leadership programs and activities.

 

01.43200       Agricultural Animal Production & Management               Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

The goal of this course is to provide all students instruction in establishing and managing agricultural animal enterprises; includes instruction in selecting, breeding, feeding, caring for and marketing beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, sheep and poultry. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. 

 

Forestry and Animal Systems Pathway


02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.  

 

03.45100       Forest Science                                                         Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

02.42100       Animal Science and Biotechnology                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This course introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experience and leadership programs and activities.

 

 

 

Forestry/Wildlife Systems Pathway

 

02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

03.45100       Forest Science                                                         Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

03.45300       Wildlife Management                                            Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course introduces students to the principles of wildlife management and conservation and to opportunities for further education and careers in the field of wildlife biology. The course includes instruction in the history of wildlife management, ecological concepts, habitat assessment, habitat management techniques for wildlife, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, wildlife species biology and identification, human-wildlife conflict resolution, the role of hunting in conservation, game and fish laws and regulations, hunters’ safety, and the application of scientific principles to managing wildlife habitat and populations. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

Horticulture and Animal Systems Pathway

 

02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

01.46100       General Horticulture and Plant Science           Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture-Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

02.42100       Animal Science and Biotechnology                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This course introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experience and leadership programs and activities.

 

Horticulture and Forest Science Pathway

 

02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

03.45100       Forest Science                                                         Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

01.46100       General Horticulture and Plant Science           Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture-Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

 

 

Plant and Landscape Systems Pathway

02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

01.46100       General Horticulture and Plant Science           Prerequisite:  Basic Agricultural Science

This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture-Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

01.47000       Nursery and Landscape                                        Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the green industry in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

Veterinary Science Pathway

02.47100       Basic Agricultural Science                                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

 

02.42100       Animal Science and Biotechnology                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This course introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experience and leadership programs and activities.

 

02.42400       Veterinary Science                                                 Prerequisite:  Animal Science and Biotechnology

This course in veterinary science covers the basics of animal care. Topics covered include disease, parasites, feeding, shelter, grooming, and general animal care. The target population is career preparatory students desiring to continue education after high school or to enter the workforce after graduation from high school. College preparatory students benefit from the course as an elective if they plan to enter college and pursue a degree to enter the veterinary profession. This course allows students entering the workforce after graduation from high school to develop entry-level skills to become employed and to continue education on the job.

 

 

 

Architecture and Construction Career Cluster

Carpentry Pathway (Dual Enrollment Opportunity)

 

46.54500       Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety (DE)     Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry pathway to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general and will provide the trainee with the option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core.

 

46.54600       Introduction to Construction (DE)                     Prerequisite:  Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

This course is preceded by the Occupational Safety and Fundamentals course. This course offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety. It introduces them to fours construction craft areas and is also the second step towards gaining a Level One Industry Certification in one of the craft areas. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the history and traditions of the carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical craft trades. Students will explore how the various crafts have influenced and been influenced by history> The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints related to each individual craft area.

 

46.55000       Carpentry I (DE)                                                     Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction

This course is preceded by Introduction to Construction and is the third of three courses that provides the student a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. As the third step in gaining a Level One Industry Certification in Carpentry, the course provides an overview of the building materials used in the carpentry craft, as well as teaching techniques for reading and using blueprints and specifications related to the carpentry craft. The course provides specific knowledge and skills in site layout and floor and wall framing systems, and includes basic industry terminology for a carpentry craftsperson.

 

 

​Welding Pathway (Dual Enrollment Opportunity)

 

46.54500       Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety (DE)     Prerequisite:  NONE

This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry pathway to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general and will provide the trainee with the option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core.

 

48.58100    Introduction to Metals (DE)                              Prerequisite:  Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

This course is designed to acquaint students with the three major technical occupations (welding, sheet metal, and machining). The various activities equip high school students with the skills needed to select a metal industry occupation, enter the work force, and continue to advance in one of these specialized metals occupations. Experiences include an introduction to the basic requirements of each of these fields, exposure to the structure and nature of career opportunities, and an introduction to types of training and skills required and the use of specialized tools, equipment, and materials. This course is designed to familiarize students with fundamentals of various metal occupations for the purpose of preparing them to select either welding, sheet metal, or machining for more highly specialized training in subsequent courses. Minimum performance requirements for this course are based on successful completion according to the National Center for Construction Education and Research Center (NCCER) Occupation Standards and the National Institute for Metal-Forming Skills (NIMS) standards. Students who successfully complete the course in accordance with NCCER standards are eligible for registration with the NCCER National Craft Worker Registry or obtain NIMS credentials.

 

48.55100       Welding I (DE)                                                        Prerequisite: Introduction to Metals

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and safe operating skills needed to demonstrate proper set of equipment in oxyfuel, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). The students will perform oxyfuel cuts using acetylene and propate gases. The students will select electrodes and perform welds using SMAW and GMAW to current industry standards. Welding symbol will be sued to interpret detailed drawing used for fabrication. American Welding Society codes will be used to determine the soundness of welds. Minimum performance requirements for this course are based on successful student completion according to the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research Center (NCCER) standards. Students who successfully complete the course in accordance with NCCER standards are eligible for registration with the NCCER National Craft Worker Registry.

 

 

 

 

Business, Management and Administration Career Cluster

Entrepreneurship Pathway

 

07.44130       Introduction to Business and Technology        Prerequisite:  NONE

IBT is the foundational course for Business and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources Management pathways. The course is designed for high school students as a gateway to the career pathways above, and provides an overview of business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Knowledge of business principles, the impact of financial decisions, and technology proficiencies demanded by business combine to establish the elements of this course. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standard and content standards for this course.

 

06.41500       Legal Environment of Business                          Prerequisite:  Introduction to Business and Technology

This course addresses statutes and regulations affecting businesses, families and individuals. All students will benefit with the knowledge of business law as they will eventually assume roles as citizens, workers, and consumers in their communities and in society at large. Students will get an overview of business law while concentrating on the legal aspects of business ownership and management. Legal issues addressed include court procedures, contracts, torts, consumer law, employment law, environmental law, international law, ethics, and the role of the government in business.

 

06.41610       Entrepreneurship                                                    Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business

Students will experience how to turn ideas into businesses.  Entrepreneurship focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business, and operating and maintaining a business.  Students will be exposed to the development of critical thinking, problem solving and innovation in this course as they will either be the business owner or individuals working in a competitive job market in the future. Integration of accounting, finance, marketing, business management, legal and economic environments will be developed throughout projects in this course. Working to develop a business plan that includes structuring the organization, financing the organization, and managing information, operations, marketing and human resources will be a focus in the course. Engaging students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small business owner will be fulfilled in this course.

 

 

Education and Training Career Cluster

Early Childhood Care and Education I Pathway

 

20.52810       Early Childhood Education I                               Prerequisite:  NONE

The Early Childhood Education I course is the foundational course under the Early Childhood Care & Education Pathway and prepares the student for employment in early childhood education and services. The course addresses the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children.

 

20.42400    Early Childhood Education II                             Prerequisite:  Early Childhood Education I

Early Childhood Education II is the second course in the Early Childhood Care and Education Pathway and further prepares the student for employment in early childhood care and education services. The course provides a history of education, licensing and accreditation requirements, and foundations of basic observation practices and applications. Early childhood care, education, and development issues are also addressed and include health, safety, and nutrition education; certification in CPR/First Aid/Fire Safety; information about child abuse and neglect; symptoms and prevention of major childhood illnesses and diseases; and prevention and control of communicable diseases. Mastery of standards through project-based learning, laboratory application, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the CTSO, Future Educators of America (FEA), will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice when continuing their education and training.

 

20.42500               Early Childhood Education III                  Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education II

Early Childhood Education III is the third course in this pathway. The course provides in-depth study of early brain development and its implication for early learning, appropriate technology integration, and developmentally appropriate parenting and child guidance trends. Also addressed are collaborative parent/teacher/child relationships and guidance, child directed play, the changing dynamics of family culture and diversity, the causes and effects of stress on young children, and infant nutrition.

 

 

 

 

Health Science Career Cluster

Therapeutic Services/Patient Care Pathway (Dual Enrollment Opportunity)

 

25.52100       Introduction to Healthcare Science                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This is the foundational course for all Health Science pathways and is a prerequisite for all other Healthcare Science pathway courses. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication, and technoloogy skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care area evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid. This course will provide students with a competitive edge to be the better candidate for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

 

25.44000       Essentials of Healthcare                                       Prerequisite:  Introduction to Healthcare Science

Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare course is a medical-focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders.

 

25.43600       Patient Care Fundamentals                                 Prerequisite:  Essentials of Healthcare

This course is designed to provide students interested in the careers that involve patient care with entry level skills most commonly associated with the career Nursing Assistant. The students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a specific focus on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Upon completion of this course and its prerequisites, this course meets the Certified Nurse Assistant curriculum content as specified by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Students meeting all academic, attendance, and age requirements may sit for the Georgia Registry’s Examination. Successful completion of the Georgia Registry Examination allows students to seek employment in the state of Georgia as a Certified Nurse Assistant (programs and instructors must affiliate with and be approved by the GA Medical Care Foundation www.gmcf.org in order for students to be able to sit for the GA Registry Examination. Requirements for equipment, clinical hours, etc. can be found through the GA Medical Care Foundation). Any healthcare science course that includes a clinical component (excluding a shadowing experience field trip) must adhere to identified guidelines under (WBL) work-based learning (available at ctae.gadoe.org under WBL manual).

 

 

Therapeutic Services/Exercise Physiology Pathway

 

25.52100       Introduction to Healthcare Science                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This is the foundational course for all Health Science pathways and is a prerequisite for all other Healthcare Science pathway courses. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication, and technology skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care area evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid. This course will provide students with a competitive edge to be the better candidate for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

 

25.44000       Essentials of Healthcare                                       Prerequisite:  Introduction to Healthcare Science

Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare course is a medical-focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders.

25.44600     Sports Medicine                                          Prerequisite: Essentials of Healthcare Science

Sports Medicine is the third course in the Therapeutic Services/Sports Medicine Career Pathway. The course is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career in healthcare with a focus on the musculoskeletal system, injury prevention, or rehabilitation including careers in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Services. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to therapeutic services skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of anatomy and physiology, assessment, preventative and rehabilitative care are introduced. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated, including medical terminology, kinesiology, patient assessment, record keeping, ad basic life support. The prerequisites for this course are Introduction to Healthcare and Essentials of Healthcare. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, technical-skills practice, and leadership-development activities of the career and technical student organization, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), will provide students with a competitive edge for entry into either other healthcare global marketplace or a post-secondary institution to pursue further education and training.

 

 

Health Information Management-Medical Office Pathway

 

25.52100       Introduction to Healthcare Science                   Prerequisite:  NONE

This is the foundational course for all Health Science pathways and is a prerequisite for all other Healthcare Science pathway courses. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication, and technology skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care area evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid. This course will provide students with a competitive edge to be the better candidate for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

 

25.44000       Essentials of Healthcare                                       Prerequisite:  Introduction to Healthcare Science

Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare course is a medical-focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders.

 

25.49700       Health Information Management/Medical Office              Prerequisite:  Essentials of Healthcare

This course will orient the student to health information management and working in a medical office. Topics include introducing students to skills and knowledge utilized in a medical office, the structure of healthcare in the United States, healthcare providers, and the structure and function of professional organizations. The course provides students with medical office computer and software skills that include hardware and software components of computers for medical record applications; database software and information management; specialized information management systems in healthcare; methods of controlling confidentiality and patient rights; and accuracy and security of health information data in computer systems.

 

 

​​Human Services- Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition and Food Science Pathway

 

20.41610       Food, Nutrition and Wellness                              Prerequisite:  NONE

Food, Nutrition and Wellness is the foundational course in the nutrition and food science pathway.  The focus of the course is centered on healthy food and lifestyle choices. Students will investigate the interrelationship of food, nutrition and wellness to promote good health. Mastery of standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of Family, Career and Community leaders of America (FCCLA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the education global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

 

20.41400       Food for Life                                                           Prerequisite:  Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Food for Life is an advanced course in food and nutrition that addresses the variation in nutritional needs at specific stages of the human life cycle: lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood including elderly. The most common nutritional concerns, their relationship to food choice sand health status and strategies to enhance well-being at each stage of the lifecycle are emphasized. This course provides knowledge for real life and offers students a pathway into dietetics, consumer foods, and nutrition science careers with additional education at the post-secondary level.

 

20.41810       Food Science                                                     Prerequisite:  Food for Life

Food science integrates many branches of science and relies on the application of the rapid advances in technology to expand and improve the food supply. Students will evaluate the effects of processing, preparation, and storage on the quality, safety, wholesomeness, and nutritive value of foods. Building on information learned in Nutrition and Wellness and Chemistry, this course illustrates scientific principles in an applied context, exposing students to the wonders of the scientific world. Related careers will be explored.

 

 

 

 

Information Technology Career Cluster

Programming Pathway

 

11.41500       Introduction to Digital Technology                    Prerequisite:  NONE

IDT is the foundational course for Web & Digital Communications. This course is designed for high school students to understand, communicate and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and the content standards for this course.

 

11.47100       Computer Science Principles                               Prerequisite:  Introduction to Digital Technology

Computer Science (CS) Principles is an intellectually rich and engaging course that is focused on building a solid understanding and foundation in computer science. This course emphasizes the content, practices, thinking and skills central to the discipline of computer science. Through both its content and pedagogy, this course aims to appeal to a broad audience. The focus of this course will fall into these computational thinking practices: connecting computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communicating, and collaborating. Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources and application of computer science. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry.

 

11.47200       Programming, Games, Apps and Society          Prerequisite:  Computer Science Principles

This course is designed for high school students to strategize, design, and develop games and mobile and desktop applications that can be produced in the real world. Students will learn about life-cycles of project development and use models to develop applications. Attention will be placed on how user interfaces affect the usability and effectiveness of a game or an application. Programming constructs will be employed which will allow students’ applications to interact with “real world,” stimuli. The course exposes students to privacy, legality, and security considerations with regards to the software industry. Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources, software, and applications of programming. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of the employability skills standard for this course.

 

Web and Digital Design Pathway

 

11.41500       Introduction to Digital Technology                    Prerequisite:  NONE

IDT is the foundational course for Web & Digital Communications. This course is designed for high school students to understand, communicate and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and the content standards for this course.

 

11.45100       Digital Design                                                          Prerequisite:  Introduction to Digital Technology

Using web design as the platform for product design and presentation, students will create and learn digital media applications using elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video and digital imaging for various format. The digital media and interactive media projects developed and published showcase the student skills and ability. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management, digital citizenship, and web processes. Students will create and design web sites that incorporate digital media elements to enhance content of web sites.

 

11.45200       Web Design                                                              Prerequisite:  Digital Design

Taking this course will equip students with the ability to plan, design and create a web site. Students will move past learning how to write code and progress to designing a professional looking web site using graphical authoring tools that contains multimedia elements. Working individually and in teams, students will learn to work with web page layout and graphical elements to create a professional looking web site. This is the third course in the Web & Digital Design Pathway in the Information Technology Cluster. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to take the end of pathway assessment in this career area.

 

 

​​​Marketing Career Cluster

Marketing Communications and Promotions Pathway

 

08.47400       Marketing Principles                                                               Prerequisite:  NONE

This is the foundational course for all marketing pathways. It addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop a basic understanding of Employability, Foundational and Business Administration skills, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, Human Resources Management, Information Management, Marketing, Operations, Professional Development, Strategic Management, and Global Marketing strategies. Instructional projects with real business, work-based learning activities including school-based Enterprises, and DECA application experiences should be incorporated in this course.

 

08.45100       Promotion and Professional Sales                     Prerequisite:  Marketing Principles

Promotion and Professional Sales is the second course in the Marketing Communications and Promotions pathway. This course focuses on the performance of key responsibilities required in a retail environment. Students develop skills in pricing, visual merchandising, advertising, special promotions, professional sales, and customer service. In order to increase the number of application experiences, students should participate in (1)

Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities in the classroom and perhaps in a formal WBL Program; (2) DECA Career and Technical Student Organization

competitive events that are directly aligned with course standards and (3) a School-Based Enterprise.

 

08.45200       Marketing Communication Essentials           Prerequisite:  Promotion and Professional Sales

Marketing Communications Essentials is the third course in the Marketing Communications and Promotion Career Pathway. This course focuses on the communication aspects of the business in relation to customer/consumer relationships. Students develop knowledge and skills in advertising, direct marketing, public relations, sales promotions, and digital marketing communications. Students learn how communications affects budget considerations, marketing information decision-making and all future business opportunities. In order to increase the number of application

experiences, students should participate in (1) Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities in the classroom and perhaps in a formal WBL Program;

(2) DECA competitive events that are directly aligned with course standards and (3) a School-Based Enterprise. The prerequisite for this course is Promotion and Professional Sales.

 

 

Career and Technical Education Electives

 

  • Work-Based Learning – grades 11 and 12 – see Work-Based Learning Coordinator to apply.

Work based learning students have the opportunity to see how skills they are learning in their selected pathway are applied by professionals working in their field of interest and develop their own career-related skills as they become active participants in a business or industry setting.  Work-based learning activities are designed for enrichment and application of in-school student learning and are, therefore, not included in the career pathway course sequence. 

 

  • Youth Apprenticeship Program (Electrician, Aircraft Structural, etc.) – grades 11 and 12 – see Work-Based Learning Coordinator to apply.

Youth Apprenticeship offers juniors and seniors school-based and work-based learning opportunities that are related to the students’ career interest area.  Students earn while they learn by working in their career interest area with a mentor during their fourth block class period.

CALL US

Tel: 478-986-5444 | Fax: 478-986-1589

EMAIL US

2nd Tuesday of every month

131 Gordon Street

Gray, GA  31032

VISIT US

339 Railroad Street

Gray, GA  31032

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