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    Technology and Design for Science and Engineering (728)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None
    Technology and Design is a comprehensive design course that provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand the connection between science and technology. Through a series of activities students will creatively solve design problems related to science and technology. Mathematic and science connections are emphasized throughout the course.  Upon completing this course, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to design, document, build, test, and present solutions to technological issues in science and other courses across the curriculum.  This course is a highly recommended pre or co requisite for Physics Honors students.

    Electronics Fabrication (719)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None
    Electronics Fabrication is a hands-on course that is designed for students interested in understanding, building, testing and repairing of basic electronic components and circuits.  The first half of the year focuses on electronics fundamentals, math principles, numbering systems, components, schematics, and using test equipment. Student will gain practical experience in soldering, digital multi-meter usage, and Ohm’s Law applications for testing and troubleshooting electric circuits. The second half of the course focuses on the design and fabrication of electrical circuits and their applications.  This course will also provide information about careers and the work place.

    Engineering CAD 1 (710)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts related to communicating engineering-related technical information/design ideas. Through a series of hands on experiences, students will become familiar with the sketching, lettering, scale drawing, print reading, visualization, dimensioning and problem solving techniques used by engineers and designers.  Students will use AutoCAD Inventor software throughout the course to produce a wide range of 2 and 3 dimensional drawings and solutions to engineering-related problems.

    Architecture CAD 1 (713)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts related to communicating architecture-related technical information and design ideas.  Through a series of hands-on experiences, students will become familiar with the sketching, lettering, scale drawing, print reading, visualizations, and problem solving techniques used by architects, interior designers, and the building trades.  Students will become familiar with the process used to design and develop homes and will develop their own floor plan, cross section, elevation, and perspective drawings.  CAD software will be used throughout the course.

    Visual/Graphic Communications (718)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Visual/Graphic Communications provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the tools, techniques, and processed that allow one to effectively communicate ideas in a variety of visual and graphic modes.  Using a “graphic design” approach, students work with a variety of tools including cameras, film scanners, computer software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and printers/presses to produce photographs, page layouts, web page layouts and other printed media.

    Transportation & Automotive Systems  (714)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Transportation and Automotive Systems provides students with an overview of transportation-related technologies and systems.  Through hands-on projects and assignments, students will become familiar with the design processes related to various types of vehicles and their impact on the consumer and society.  In addition, the course provides students with the basic knowledge needed to maintain automobiles in the 21st century, including the use of contemporary computer-assisted diagnostic equipment.  Alternative fueled vehicles and power sources will be covered in the course.  Students perform lab assignments on their own vehicle or school-provided cars.  Career awareness and consumer knowledge are integrated throughout the course.

    Stage Craft 1 (723)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite:  None
    Stage Craft 1 is intended for students who have an interest in stage/set design and construction and/or lighting/sound management.  Students will learn the fundamentals of set/scenery design and theater layout.  Students learn how to safely construct scenery and sets and to operate the various types of lighting and sound equipment associated with theatrical productions.  After-school participation with school productions is not required for the class.

    Woods 1 (717)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None
    Wood Technology 1 is an introductory course that provides students with the opportunity to learn the skills and processes associated with various types of woodworking.  Through hands-on projects that use woodworking tools and techniques, students develop competence with woodworking safety, project planning and layout, basic project construction, joinery, manufacturing production, and construction systems.  Students plan and construct projects aligned with their interests and abilities.
    Sports Nutrition and Foods (722)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None
    Sports Nutrition and Foods is designed to inform, challenge, and customize the food selection patterns of students so they may better achieve their performance goals while maintaining nutritional health.  Students become familiar with nutrition information, the variables that link eating patterns to good health and vitality, and emerging careers related to this rapidly-developing field.  Lab experiences include food preparation techniques, modifying recipes for flavor and health, and student selection of recipes to fit a variety of lifestyles.

    Fashion 1 (711)Full YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None
    Fashion 1 introduces students to the exciting world of fashion, consumer influences, trends and career opportunities.  Students explore the basics of the fashion industry, fashion design, and fabrics.  Students have the opportunity to design and construct an outfit of their choice.  Other topics included in this course are the global influences on marketing, fashion retailing, and e-commerce.

    Interior Design (712)Half YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite:  None
    Interior Design is an entry-level course which involves the study of personal priorities in housing, house styles, basic principals in design, and color and space utilization for in-home business needs.  Students use decision-making and creative skills in applying these principles when choosing colors, furniture, fabrics, floor covering, and other materials and when designing floor plans.  This course introduces students to the variety of careers related to the field of interior design.

    Hotel and RestaurantManagement (720)Half YearGrades 9-12
    Prerequisite: None

    Hotel and Restaurant Management introduces students to the hospitality industry.  Students gain an insight into the fundamentals, economics, operations, trends and career opportunities of this field.  Current trends in the travel and tourism industry are explored.  The impact of computers and technology in all aspects of the hospitality industry is studied in conjunction with hands-on experiences in food service.