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7123 Construction Trades: General Carpentry

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Construction Trades: General Carpentry covers the NCCER Carpentry Level 1. Its modules cover topics such as building materials, fasteners, adhesives, hand and power tools, introduction to construction drawings, specifications, layout, floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joist and roof framing, basic stair layout, and introduction to building envelope systems.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: CON TRD GC

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Construction Trades

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7124 Electrical Fundamentals

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course covers NCCER Electrical Level 1. Its modules cover topics such as orientation to the electrical trade, electrical safety, introduction to electrical circuits, electrical theory, introduction to the National Electrical Code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and electrical test equipment. The NCCER Electrical Level 1 certificate and wallet card will also be awarded upon successful completion of this course.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: ELEC FUN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Construction Trades

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7125 HVAC Fundamentals

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

HVAC Fundamentals introduces fundamentals applicable to the heating and refrigeration phases of air conditioning. Includes types of units, parts, basic controls, functions, and applications. Emphasizes practices, tool and meter use, temperature measurement, heat flow, the combustion process and piping installation practices. Covers the basic sequence of operation for gas, oil and electric furnaces. Introduction to compression systems used in mechanical refrigeration including the refrigeration cycle and system components. Introduces safety procedures, proper use of tools used to install and service refrigeration equipment, refrigerant charging and recovery, system evacuation, calculating superheat and subcooling and using a refrigerant temperature/pressure chart. This course will use lecture, lab and online simulation to prepare students for the nationally recognized certification exam as part of the outcome assessment learning objectives.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: HVAC FUN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of HVAC

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7126 HVAC Service

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

HVAC Service continues the study of air conditioning and refrigeration along with the procedures used to analyze mechanical and electrical problems encountered when servicing heating systems. Students will better understand compressors, metering devices, system recharging, refrigerant recovery, basics of motor types, equipment installation and troubleshooting practices as they apply to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Additionally, students will be able to understand electrical schematics and connection diagrams, combustion testing, venting and combustion air requirements, sequence of operation, heating controls, troubleshooting techniques, installation practices, basic codes applying to furnace codes, and service procedures. This course will use lecture, lab and online simulation to prepare students for the nationally recognized certification exam as part of the outcome assessment learning objectives.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: HVAC SER

Required Prerequisites: Principles of HVAC, HVAC Fundamentals

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7127 Interior Design Fundamentals

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course provides students with an overview of the field of environmental design. Exercises include small scale space analysis and functional planning based on user needs, application of the principles of design, furniture arrangement and selection, materials and finishes considerations and presentation techniques. Content also provides an intensive study of textiles from fiber sources, identification and classification to finish and sustainable qualities. Also introduces the study of interior textile fabrications including window treatments, upholstery, carpet and wall coverings.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: INT DES FUN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Interior Design

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7128 Materials, Finishes, and Design

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course examines the physical properties and characteristics of furniture, materials, finishes, and architectural detailing. Content addresses environmental issues and problems in specifying, estimating, and installing these materials. Study also involves the requirements and space planning for kitchens and baths, utilizing industry standards.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: MAT FIN DES

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Interior Design; and Interior Design Fundamentals

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7129 Plumbing and Pipefitting Fundamentals

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Plumbing and Pipefitting Fundamentals will build on the knowledge and skills developed in the principles course. Students will gain a better understanding of a variety of plumbing materials and fittings. As well as focus on common plumbing installations including piping, drains, fixtures and valves.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PLB PIPE FUN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Construction Trades

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7130 Principles of Construction Trades

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Principles of Construction Trades covers the NCCER Core Curriculum and is a prerequisite to most other construction courses. Its modules cover topics such as basic safety, communication skills, and introduction to construction drawings; all basic skills needed to continue education in the construction program.

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PRIN CON TR

Required Prerequisites: None

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7131 Principles of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) This covers many of the topics needed for students to be successful in the mechanical construction industry. Its modules include history of HVAC industry, OSHA 10-hour construction industry training, communication and customer service skills. This course will also cover basic electricity concepts.

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PRN HVAC

Required Prerequisites: None

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7132 Principles of Interior Design

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course provides students with an overview of skills and strategies necessary to reach their educational, career, and life objectives. Topics include time management, study skills, learning styles, campus and community resources, critical thinking, utilization of technology, career skills, and diversity in society. Content also introduces students to fundamental design theory. Investigations into design theory and color dynamics will provide experiences in applying design theory, ideas and creative problem solving, critical peer evaluation, and presentation skills. The course provides an understanding of conventional and green building practices, building structures, residential construction techniques, building materials and plan reading. Includes building codes, sustainable design practices, and the preparation of site and construction plans, elevations, sections, three-dimensional drawings details and hand renderings as they relate to construction and presentation drawings.

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PRIN INT DES

Required Prerequisites: None

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7133 Principles of Plumbing and Pipefitting

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Principles of Plumbing and Pipefitting covers much of the NCCER Level I curriculum for Plumbing and is a prerequisite to future plumbing courses. Its modules cover topics such as an introduction to the plumbing profession, basic safety, tools used in the plumbing trade, an introduction to plumbing drawings, and all basic skills needed to continue education in the plumbing program.

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PRIN PLB PIPE

Required Prerequisites: None

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7134 Advanced Graphic Design

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course addresses the issues pertinent to the proper and creative use of type and the enhancement of communication. Covers the history of type, typographic terminology, design, attention to aesthetics, common sense, and how we read. It introduces students to a full range of image input technology and manipulation including conventional photography, digital imaging, and computer scanners. Students will learn to communicate concepts and ideas through various imaging devices. Projects emphasize an appreciation of the practical use of type, explore composition, and foster creativity.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: ADV GR DES

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Visual Communication; and Graphic Design and Layout

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7135 Audio and Video Production

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Audio and Video Production provides an in-depth study on audio and video production techniques for radio, television, and digital technologies. Students will learn skills necessary for audio production and on-air work used in radio and other digital formats. Additionally, experience will be gained in the development of the video production process; including skills in message development, directing, camera, video switcher, and character generator operations.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: AUD VID PROD

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Radio & TV

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7136 Intermediate Photography

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course further develops advanced camera skills and black and white photographic vision. Special attention is placed on the practice and theory of the zone system. The course introduces special techniques and digital processes while refining black and white printing and processing skills. It will also emphasize good composition and the use of photography as a communication tool. Additionally, this course develops photographic skills out in the field. Focus will be placed on a variety of situations, on-location, which photographers may be faced with in the photographic profession. Possibilities include photographing state parks, the zoo, sporting events, theatrical productions, concerts, botanical gardens, and metropolitan areas. The course introduces equipment and techniques unique to photographing out in the field.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: INTM PHOTO

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Visual Communication; and Visual Communication Fundamentals

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7137 Mass Media Performance

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Students will study the theory and practice in the voice and visual aspects of radio and television performance. In addition, this course introduces the skills used to acquire and deliver news stories in a digital media format. Students will learn how to research issues and events, interview news sources, interact with law enforcement and government officials, along with learning to write in a comprehensive news style.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: MASS MED PERF

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Radio & TV

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7138 Motion Graphics

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course introduces students to a full range of image input technology and manipulation including conventional photography, digital imaging, and computer scanners. Students will learn to communicate concepts and ideas through various imaging devices. Study explores composition and fosters creativity. Additionally, this course examines the virtual world of 2-D and how it can be applied as an illustration and animation element in multimedia. Students explore navigation, modeling, rendering, animation, and camera and lighting techniques

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: MOT GRAPH

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Visual Communication; and Visual Communication Fundamentals

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7139 Principles of Radio and TV

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Principles of Radio & TV provides an introduction to the fundamentals of digital production. Students will develop basic skills in digital production techniques for audio, video, studio, and field production.

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PRIN RAD TV

Required Prerequisites: None

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7140 Principles of Visual Communication

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course introduces students to fundamental design theory and fundamental computer graphics in visual communications. Investigations into design theory and color dynamics will provide experiences in applying design theory, ideas and creative problem solving, critical peer evaluation, and presentation skills. This course will include basic computer terminology and use, mastering fundamental skills, and developing efficient working styles. These skills are further developed through work with vector-based, raster-based, and page layout software used in the professional visual communications industry.

Recommended Grade: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: PRIN VIS COMMS

Required Prerequisites: None

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7141 Visual Communication Fundamentals

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the field of video technology. Students will learn the basics of planning, shooting, editing and post-producing video and sound. Projects include exercises in technical and creative skills application, equipment usage and production techniques. Additionally, this course covers basic photographic theory and technique. Includes image capture, processing, various output methods and physics of light. Study of cameras, lenses, exposure, characteristics of photographic media and output

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Arts, AV Tech and Communications

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: VIS COMMS FUN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Visual Communication

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7142 Advanced Supply Chain Management

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Advanced Supply Chain Management will build upon the knowledge and skills developed in the fundamentals course by focusing on specific aspects of Supply Chain Management such as procurement, operations management, and transportation systems.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: ADV SUP CH MAN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7143 Business Administration Fundamentals

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Business Administration Fundamentals describes the functions of managers, including the management of activities and personnel. Students will also study key Marketing concepts including environmental analysis, marketing research, consumer behavior, segmenting, targeting, positioning, branding, product management, price strategy, supply chain management, integrated marketing communications, and market analytics. Students will be asked to apply management and marketing principles through the development of a business plan.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: BUS ADM FUN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Business

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7144 Business Office Communications

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

The Business Office Communications course emphasizes the analysis of business communication environments and the use of communications standards to direct the choice of oral and written communication methods and techniques. It includes practice in writing a variety of messages used to communicate in business and industry with an emphasis on the potential impact of the message on the receiver as a basis for planning and delivering effective business communications. Through projects and the development of messages students will develop their knowledge and skills for the use of Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: BUS OFF COMM

Required Prerequisites: : Principles of Business Operations and Technology

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7145 Digital Marketing

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Digital Marketing provides an introduction to the world of e-commerce and digital marketing media. The course covers how to integrate digital media and e-commerce into organizational and marketing strategy. Students will explore e-commerce applications and the most popular digital marketing tactics and tools. Emphasizes familiarity with executing digital media, understanding the marketing objectives that digital media can help organizations achieve, and establishing and enhancing an organization’s digital marketing presence.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: DGTL MARK

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing Fundamentals

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7146 Digital Record Keeping

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Students will study activities required for records filing and storage, methods for managing records systems, and managing the administration of the life-cycle of business essential records. Students will use Microsoft Excel to sort and search records, combine files, produce reports, and to extract data from a file will be presented. This course is designed to include creating and formatting worksheets, using formulas and basic functions, creating charts, and printing professional-looking reports. Additionally students will use Microsoft Access to create a database and to manage a database through the creation and modification of a query. Students will also be expected to produce reports from the information.

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: DGTL REC KEEP

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Business Operations and Technology

Recommended Prerequisites: None

7147 Entrepreneurial Financial Management

Counts as: A directed elective or elective for all diplomas

Credits: 2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum

Course Description:

Entrepreneurial Financial Management will help students identify and evaluate the various sources available for funding a new enterprise; demonstrate an understanding of financial terminology; read, prepare, and analyze basic financial statements; estimating capital requirements and risk, exit strategies; and prepare a budget for their business, including taxes and personnel costs. In addition, the student should be able to explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student should also be able to identify financing needs, and prepare sales forecasts. 

Recommended Grade: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Industry or Service: Business Management, Finance, and Marketing

Program Type: Next Level Programs of Study Courses

Course Code: ENT FIN MAN

Required Prerequisites: Principles of Entrepreneurship

Recommended Prerequisites: None

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