Multi-Hour C4 Classes by ClusterAGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND BUSINESSAg Co-Op Related & On-The-Job This course provides training in agricultural work areas by combining classroom instruction and work experience in community workstations. In addition to a morning schedule of required and elective courses the student attends the cooperative education related class as scheduled by the coordinator, before being released to work in the community during the afternoon. In the related class the student will study topics related to employee effectiveness and making the transition into the workforce. Work sites are identified through a cooperative effort of the student and teacher/coordinator, who will supervise the total program. A minimum of three weeks may be spent in the classroom with intensive related training and work-based placement activities. A joint effort by the student and the coordinator will be developed to locate community placement sites.Advanced Life Science: Animals A standards-based, interdisciplinary science course that integrates biology, chemistry, and microbiology in an agricultural context. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and carry out animal-based laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students investigate key concepts that enable them to understand animal growth, development, and physiology as it pertains to agricultural science. This course stresses the unifying themes of both biology and chemistry as students work with concepts associated with animal taxonomy, life at the cellular level, organ systems, genetics, evolution, ecology, and historical and current issues in animal agriculture. Students completing this course will be able to apply the principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems related to biology and chemistry in highly advanced agricultural applications of animal development.Advanced Life Science: Foods A standards-based, interdisciplinary science course that integrates biology, chemistry, and microbiology in an agricultural context. Students enrolled in this course formulate, design, and carry out food-based laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students investigate key concepts that enable them to understand how biology, chemistry, and physics principles apply to the composition of foods, food nutrition and development, food processing, and storage. Students completing this course will be able to apply the principles of scientific inquiry to solve problems related to biology and chemistry in highly advanced agriculture applications of food.BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND FINANCEFinance Academy A year-long course, Accounting 1 presents basic accounting principles that are applied to manual data processing systems. The entire accounting cycle is covered. Financial reports such as income statements, distribution of net income, capital statements and balance sheets are prepared. Accounting 2 begins with a business simulation on the computer to apply the basics learned in the first semester. Students will be introduced to corporation accounting, depreciation, bad debts, interest payable-receivable and other corporation accounting procedures. Securities & Insurance This semester course focuses on the roles and functions of modern securities organizations and elements of the insurance industry. Students will study the structure of brokerage firms, the trading process, credit and margin practices, automated processes, and government regulations. They will learn about insurance needs and products for businesses and individuals, insurance sales, rate-setting, insurance and financial planning, insurance regulations, and careers in securities and insurance. Banking & Credit Presents a survey of the principles and practices of banking and credit in the United States in this semester class. The students learn about the major functions of banks and other depository and modern trends in the banking industry. The credit component provides an overview of credit functions and operations including credit risk evaluation, loan creation and debt collection. This course culminates in the Fed Challenge project. Personal Finance This semester course is designed to help a person properly manage money in today's environment. This course will benefit the college preparatory and non-college preparatory student. Areas of study include personal financial planning, financial statements, services, budgeting, investments, portfolio management, interpreting financial statements, stocks vs. bonds, insurance protection, credit management, consumer purchases, rights, and responsibilities, a decision-making skill for all aspects of life as consumers, producers, entrepreneurs, and economic citizens. Instructional strategies may include use of projects, cooperative learning simulations, real world experiences, guest speakers, Internet research, and computer/technology applications. International Finance This semester course explores major components of the international financial system. Included are the study of foreign trade, international monetary systems, foreign exchange rates and markets, international financial markets, international banking and the multinational corporation.
COMMUNICATIONSMulti-Media Technology This course will provide the unique opportunities for students to work with technological devices that involve communication technology. The students will work with digital editing software and computer-editing software. The class will work extensively with lab activities that will produce projects for TV, public announcements, publications and presentations.Printing C4 Printing is a program of instruction to prepare students for entry-level positions in the printing industry. The students receive extensive exposure to planning, electronic imaging/publishing, layout, design, typography, photography, plate-making, press-work, and finishing. Customer relations, attitudes, and lifelong learning are also stressed with the goal in mind of future employment in supervisory or ownership positions in the printing industry. The beginning year will be equipment and processes learning experience. The year will include developing typical forms that are required by the general public from a commercial printer. The students will learn to use all equipment in the classroom. In the intermediate year, more emphasis will be placed on color and full-color process printing. Larger-sized projects to fit the larger offset presses will also be included.3-D Visualization & Animation 3D Visualization and Animation students are visually oriented individuals who are interested in animation, modeling, graphics, engineering design, electronic publishing, and illustration. This course introduces and explores three-dimensional animation techniques as used by the animation and graphics industry today, and teaches the student the theories, elements, and software components used in the production of various types of rendered images, illustrations, and animations. This course applies the use of 3D computer animation, digital video output, and a variety of computer technologies to produce digital images. Course assignments stress the use of current strategies to solve two-dimensional layout and three-dimensional modeling problems. Students will be responsible for the design, development, and production of a graphics and a video based digital animation product. At the completion of the course the student will design a portfolio comprised of completed class projects. The intermediate program is a continuation of the beginning program. Animation, modeling, graphics, engineering design, electronic publishing, and illustration will be studied in greater detail.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGYComputer Technology Students will learn to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance as well as the features and functions of networking components, install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. Students who complete and meet benchmark standards of 90% or better may be eligible for optional industry standard certification. Student is responsible for covering cost of certification examination and optional course media. Optional course media allows the student the ability to work on the curriculum outside of class. The Intermediate Networking students will perform tasks such as leading the infrastructure design, installation, configuration, diagnosing and preventative maintenance. Students will help local community members with computer related projects for real life experience. Students who complete and meet benchmark standards of 90% or better may be eligible for optional industry standard certification. Student is responsible for covering cost of certification examination and optional course media. Optional course media allows the student the ability to work on the curriculum outside of class.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGYBeginning Construction Engineering Technology (CET) is a course of study examine many aspects of the construction, engineering, and design industries. Students will complete minimum competencies relating to general construction before selecting a specific area of study. Technical areas of study include architecture, architectural drafting, construction management, carpentry, masonry, electrical systems, mechanical systems, interior design and surveying. Students will design, manage and build various projects in group activities taking place in the classroom and on the job site. CET is open to students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering or construction. Articulation with post-secondary institutions has been established for program graduates.Architectural Engineering & Design Introduction to Architectural Engineering & Design (AED) will explore the areas of residential and commercial structure design. Students will utilize architectural and engineering practices in the design of residential structures at the beginning and intermediate levels. Course work involves the construction of a drawing set and required engineering of structural components and systems. Students will utilize technical research skills in the acquisition of current construction products and materials. Course work will utilize AutoCad, Architectural Desktop, Microsoft Office, and Internet Explorer software. A strong background in basic mathematics and geometry is required. Architectural and engineering course work can be continued to the advanced level (AED III) exploring commercial structure design and engineering. Architectural Engineering & Design is course work designed for the individual interested in pursuing a career in the areas of architecture, architectural drafting, structural engineering or construction management. This course will provide the foundation for post-secondary study and/or entry into a technical career. Information from course work in this area can be applied to a variety of careers in and related to the construction industry.ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGYEngineering Drawing CAD The beginning year of the program is for those students interested in becoming engineers, draftspersons, and computer-aided drafting CAD technicians. This lab intensive course introduces the student to computer-aided design and drafting. The fundamental concepts of creating, plotting and editing drawings are covered. The course utilizes the latest in CAD software and hardware. The intermediate year is a lab intensive course which examines the drawing commands and productivity techniques necessary to effectively create and manipulate detail, assembly, and working drawings. It provides students with experience in the fundamentals of 3D wire frame and the creation of surface and solid models. The course covers the principles of parametric feature base solid modeling and customizing working knowledge of a personal computer and an understanding of drafting principles. The course utilizes the latest in CAD software and hardware.Electronics Technology The beginning course has a computer-based learning format. Students design, build, and test electronic circuits on a computer before wiring them in real-world hands-on laboratory activities. The beginning year of the program involves study in the fundamentals necessary for any electronics career. Included are basic D.C. and digital circuits, schematic reading, soldering, solid-state devices and usage of test equipment such as digital multi-meters, function generators, oscilloscopes, and power supplies. The computer-based intermediate year (II) involves activities in A.C. electronics, intermediate digital circuits, and solid-state power supplies and amplifiers. Emphasis is on the design, circuit analysis, application and troubleshooting of these circuits.Machine Trades The beginning course is offered to students with emphasis on lathe work, drill press, tool grinding, basic milling operations, surface grinding, CNC programming, and precision measurement. Blueprint reading and basic math are also covered. The intermediate program is for seniors who have successfully completed Machine Trades I with emphasis placed on advanced lathe work, milling operations, surface grinding, precision measurement, math and blueprint reading. CNC programming and operating CNC lathes and mills is also taught. Qualified students are eligible for a school-to-work placement in the community.Welding Beginning welding class experiences can prepare students for a career in welding or supplement other careers such as Engineering, machining, heavy construction, etc. Students will learn Arc and Mig welding in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Lab activities are patterned after a project oriented job shop. This format is used to encourage development of leadership, team building and problem solving skills essential in the workplace. Related areas include weld inspection, power equipment, work attitude and ethics. Students in the intermediate class will be prepared to be on advance placement. Welding class experiences can prepare a student for a career in welding or supplement other careers such as machining, heavy construction, etc. Students will learn Tig and cutting processes. Tig welding will be performed in the flat, horizontal or vertical positions. Cutting processes will include oxygen acetylene and plasma. Lab activities are patterned after a project oriented job shop. This format is used to encourage development of leadership, team building and problem solving skills essential in the workplace. Related areas include blueprint reading; weld inspection, work attitude and ethics.HEALTH SCIENCESHealth Sciences Training The beginning year course provides the student entry-level training in a nursing, dental or veterinary career. The program offers an excellent opportunity for employment and/or experience toward college/technical training. This course provides valuable exposure to students pursuing professional or technical health care careers, i.e. Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Dental Assistant, Veterinary Technician, etc. The focus of the first semester is classroom and laboratory training. Clinical (on-the-job) training is provided during school hours the second semester. The intermediate course is designed for the student who has already received training as a nursing, dental, or veterinary assistant. The curriculum offers medical clerical training. The focus of the first nine weeks is classroom and laboratory training. Clinical on-the-job training is provided during school hours following the first nine weeks.Students needing to access RX for Health should click on the page listed to the left.
HUMAN SERVICESEarly Childhood Education This training is designed for those who are interested in learning more about children through observation and participation experiences. One semester, students have the opportunity to operate an in-school nursery school. Students are responsible for the operation of the school and assume the responsibilities of the various personnel in a child care center. The other semester students will intern in a child care related occupation of their choice. The students return to the classroom for further training emphasizing job success skills, career planning, and the knowledge of operating their own childcare facilities.Cosmetology This course is licensed by the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and enables a successful graduate to take the board examination to become a cosmetologist. In this two-year program, students learn how to provide personal care to improve appearance of hair, skin and nails. When students attain competencies, they apply these acquired skills to serve public patrons in the cosmetology clinic. Students must earn a minimum of 375 hours each semester in order to receive high school credit. Attendance is required five days per week, five hours each day. Students are required to purchase a cosmetology kit, a hardback book, and consumable workbooks through the one-time tuition cost. In addition to the tuition cost, students must purchase uniform shoes and a lab coat. Students must have their own, dependable transportation. A school bus is provided from the home school to cosmetology; however, students must have transportation at the end of the day. Second-year acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of first-year requirements. Second-year cost involves rental of $1.00 for a lock.Culinary Arts Culinary Arts offers unique opportunities for students interested in careers in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Students investigate a variety of possible professions in food, lodging, recreation, or travel-related services. Units of instruction include basic culinary skills, service skills, food production skills, baking and pastry skills, marketing, purchasing, and management skills. The program can be individualized to meet any student's needs, offers an excellent opportunity for employment and can allow the student to qualify for a national certification from the National Restaurant Association. Students continuing their education at a post-secondary level will have an opportunity to qualify for dual credit with both regional and national colleges and universities. On-the-job training in the community may be available to qualified students. Students are encouraged to become involved in the American Culinary Federation.Teacher Education Teacher Education prepares students for employment in education, and related services and provides the foundations for study in higher education that leads to education and other child-related careers. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership and management processes is recommended in order to integrate suggested topics into the study of education and services. The course of study includes, but is not limited to: planning and guiding developmentally appropriate activities for school-age children, K-8 grade; developmentally appropriate practices of guidance and discipline; application of basic health and safety principles when working with children; overview educational settings; Indiana state regulations related to school-age children; and employability skills. Intensive experiences in one or more school laboratories (classrooms), resumes, and career portfolios are required components. A standards-based plan for each student guides the student's laboratory/field experiences. Students are monitored in their laboratory/field experiences by the Early Childhood, Education & Services teacher. Student laboratory/field experiences will be school-based. CTA's (Certificates of Technical Achievement) and CTA assessments are available for this career area. Articulation with postsecondary programs is pending. This course is recommended for students with interests in education and services career paths and provides the foundation for study in higher education that leaders to child-related careers.PROTECTIVE SERVICESLaw Enforcement Beginning Law Enforcement will guide the student through the many facets of law enforcement in local, county, state, DNR, and national agencies. This class will explore the criminal judicial system along with the enforcement of law in each area. Many labs will be conducted along with the classroom setting of this class. Intermediate Law Enforcement allows the second year student to develop competencies in the following areas in order to prepare for gainful employment and to continue education in the field. First aid and CPR, First Responder certification, technical communications and organization, defense techniques during physical apprehensions, photography and evidence, police reports and records, collect, examine and test evidence, K-9 techniques, SCUBA for law enforcement, and community internship.TRANSPORTATIONAuto Technology Beginning students interested in the auto or diesel field will study engine repair, suspension and steering system and electrical/electronic systems. The automotive technology program is NATEF certified and offers the students who complete the course the opportunity to receive post-secondary credits toward future training. Intermediate students will study engine performance and brakes. After completing all the requirements, qualified students may have an opportunity to be placed into a community workstation. This opportunity is offered at the end of their second year and/or during the third year of Automotive Technology.
SCHOOL TO WORKInterdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) This course provides occupational training in work areas not currently provided for in the regular C4 cluster courses. It combines classroom instruction and work experiences in community workstations. In addition to a morning schedule of required and elective courses, the student attends related class as scheduled before being released to work in the community during the afternoon. In the related class, the student will study topics related to employee effectiveness and making the transition into the work force. Work sites are identified through a cooperative effort of the student and the teacher, who will supervise the total program. Students are usually required to provide their own transportation to job sites.
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