In order to meet graduation requirements students have the option of taking a State-Approved Career and Technology completer program. To meet this requirement, students must take four credits in one of the Career and Technology completer programs. All available courses are listed in the High School Program of Studies.
- Interactive Media Production
5501 Principles of Art, Media and Communication (Graphic Arts) (1 Credit) This course provides students with an understanding of all aspects of the Arts, Media and Communication industry. Students will become proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator computer software. They design graphic layouts, manipulate photographic images, and create dynamic illustrations. This course meets the graduation requirements for one Fine Arts credit.
5502 Interactive Media Production (1 Credit) This course further develops student skills in media design and the interactive media process. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills in media design and production through project planning and project development. In Interactive Media Production students master the fundamental skills of Adobe Flash and InDesign. Students apply traditional and computer animation techniques and create short films.
5503 Advanced Interactive Media Production – A (1 Credit)
5504 Advanced Interactive Media Production – B (1 Credit) In Advanced Interactive media Production students develop several websites with Adobe Dreamweaver, building on their knowledge of design and layout. They also create interactive Flash games and animations. In the second semester of the Advanced Media Production course, students further their expertise by focusing on one or more of the Adobe Suite programs, building an impressive portfolio of their skills.
5505 Work-Based Learning Experience – Media (1 Credit) This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the Interactive Media Production program and would like to apply for a supervised work experience placement with a local business. Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Advanced Interactive Media Production and 75 hours of Service-Learning.
- Business Management
5210 Principles of Business, Administration, and Management (1 Credit)
This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized.
5018 Principles of Accounting and Finance (1 Credit)
This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to manage and maintain a company’s financial resources in daily operating decisions. A mastery of fundamental accounting concepts, skills and competencies is essential to making informed business decisions. Students will learn to apply generally accepted accounting principles to determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity as they apply to various forms of manual and computerized systems for service and merchandising business.
5211 Financial Management Using Software Applications (1 Credit)
This course presents finance from a business point of view. Students learn financial fundamentals, long-term and short-term funding sources, business risk management, use of technology, and concepts of international finance.
5212 E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship (1 Credit)
This course teaches students the basics of how to start and operate a small business with particular emphasis on the use of new technologies. Students will research an idea for a small business and develop a business plan; study current legal and ethical issues related to conducting an online business; explore effective marketing techniques or design a business web page; and study how to maintain and interpret accurate financial records for the operation of a business.
5029 Work-Based Learning Experience – Business (1 Credit)
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the Business Management program and would like to apply for a supervised work experience placement with a local business. Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Business Management Pathway and 75 hours of Service-Learning.
- Construction Trade Profession – Carpentry
5065 Introductory Craft Skills (1 Credit) The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum is taught within this course and is bases for all construction skills. The curriculum cover topics such as: Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings.
5051 Carpentry I (1 Credit) The course of study for Carpentry I includes demonstration of student mastery of the following topics: Wood Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives; Hand and Power Tools; Floor Systems; Wall and Ceiling Framing; Roof Framing; and Windows and Exterior Doors.
5052 Carpentry II (1 Credit) The course of study for Carpentry II includes demonstration of student mastery of the following topics: Reading Plans and Elevations; and Site Layout One.
5053 Carpentry III (1 Credit) The course of study reinforces basic wood construction skills plus cost estimating, ordering of materials, advanced roof and ceiling framing, exterior and interior finishing and stair construction.
50541 Carpentry IV – Work Experience (1 Credit) This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the Construction Trade Professions - Carpentry program and would like to apply for a supervised work experience placement with a local business. Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Carpentry III and 75 hours of Service-Learning.
- Culinary Arts (AFC)
5070 Culinary Basic I (1 Credit) This course is the introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques in the profession of culinary arts. It provides hands-on clinical experience through school-based enterprises, giving the students the opportunity to develop the technical skills required in future culinary and baking courses as well as the foodservice industry.
5071 Culinary Basic II (1 Credit) Students will learn about the history of the food science industry, organization of modern kitchens and standards of expected culinary professionalism. Students will experience various leadership styles in lab settings. Students will also learn how to operate a kitchen following approved government standards, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). In the lab, students will use and structure standardized recipes including conversions and food costs.
5072 Culinary Pathway I (1 Credit) In this course, students participate in real world culinary experiences by planning and preparing for the Garden Bowl Restaurant, as well as catered functions. This course continues to build on the foundation concepts and techniques from the Culinary Basics course. Students will be instruction on the fundamental concepts, techniques, theories, ingredients, and methodologies involved in the preparation of basic menu items.
5073 Culinary Pathway II (1Credit) Students in this course explore the fundamental concepts and techniques in baking. They will be instructed in the fundamentals of banking science, terminology, equipment, ingredients, weights and measurements, formula conversion and cost of recipes while maintaining the professional standards of the foodservice industry. Production includes both casual and formal dishes: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, as well as holiday bakeshops and a variety of catering requests.
5074 Professional Culinary Work-Based Learning Experience (1 Credit) Students participating in an internship will be placed in a professional setting under the supervision of a chef or pastry chef that allows students to apply the skills and knowledge of professional cooking or baking acquired from their previous coursework. The internship includes a minimum of 135 hours, which may be paid or unpaid. Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation, Culinary Pathway I and 75 hours of Service-Learning.
- Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)
5039 Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (1 Credit) Students will experience exciting “hands-on” activities, projects and problems, which will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning.
5001 Plant Science (1 Credit) The course structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in plant science so that students may continue through the sequence of courses in the CASE program. Students will work in teams, exploring hands-on projects and activities, to learn the characteristics of plant science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery managers and producers, and plant research specialists face in their respective careers.
5038 Animal Science (1 Credit) The course structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in animal science so that students may continue through the sequence of courses in the CASE program. Students will work in teams, exploring hands-on projects and activities, to learn the characteristics of plant science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, or industry personnel face in their respective careers.
5601 Animal and Plant Biotechnology (1 Credit) In this course students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems designed to build content knowledge and technical skills in the field of biotechnology. Students are expected to become proficient at projects involving micropipetting, bacterial cultures and transformations, electrophoresis, and polymerase chain reaction. Research and experimental design will be highlighted as students develop and conduct industry appropriate investigations.
5041 Agricultural Business, Research and Development (Capstone) (1 Credit) The Maryland developed Agricultural Research and Development course will serve as the capstone and completer curse for students that have completed three of the following CASE courses: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Plant Science or Animal Science, Animal and Plant Biotechnology. Instruction and continued inquiry-based projects are designed to integrate key learning from the CASE sequence of courses and have students apply them to real-world career situations through student-directed research, Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE) projects, or other internship/work-based learning opportunities.
- Biomedical Science: Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
5701 Principles of Biomedical Science (1 Credit) Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bioinformatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.
5702 Human Body Systems (1 Credit) Students will engage in the study of the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important biomedical concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection.
5703 Medical Interventions (1 Credit) Through projects students will investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including diagnostics, pharmacology, surgery, gene therapy, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care.
5704 Biomedical Innovation Research (1 Credit) In this capstone course students design and conduct experiments related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or illness. They apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or to solve problems related to the biomedical sciences.
- Teacher Academy of Maryland
5301 Human Growth & Development through Adolescence (1 Credit) This course focuses on human development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues.
5302 Teaching As A Profession (1 Credit) This course focuses on the profession of teaching – its history, purposes, issues, ethics, laws, regulations, roles and qualifications. Emphasis is placed on identifying the current, historical, philosophical and social perspectives of American education.
5303 Foundations of Curriculum & Instruction (1 Credit) This course explores curriculum delivery models in response to the developmental needs of all children. Emphasis is placed on the development of varied instructional materials and activities to promote learning, classroom management strategies, and a supportive classroom environment.
5304 Education Academy Internship (1 Credit) The internship is the culminating course of the Education Academy Program. Students will have an opportunity to integrate content and pedagogical knowledge in an educational area of interest. They will have an opportunity to extend and apply their knowledge about teaching in a classroom setting under the supervision of a mentor teacher.
- Fire Science: Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
5400 EMT/Fire and Rescue (MFRI) (Year Long) (4 Credits) This program is offered in partnership with instructors from the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) of the University of Maryland. Students progress through courses on fire prevention and control and emergency medical technology. The program includes classroom instruction as well as formal training at local fire companies. The course sequence is the following:
Emergency Medical Technician – This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency medical care in a pre-hospital environment at the basic life support level.
Fire Fighter One – This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform basic firefighting operations as a part of a firefighting team.
- Hazardous Materials Operations – This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to response to hazardous materials incidents. Students will learn to categorize hazardous materials, their storage and transportation; recognize the presence of hazardous materials and the likely behavior of such materials; estimate likely harmful emergency outcomes related to hazardous materials; and select appropriate action related to hazardous materials situations.
- Rescue Technician – This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of rescue operational planning, technical rope skills, principles of rigging, patient packaging and transfer, rescue techniques for slope operations, vehicle stabilization and extrication equipment, extrication equipment and technique, passenger conveyance extrication and passenger commercial conveyance extraction principles and issues.
- Engine Co./Truck Co. Operations – Students will be able to understand the functions and responsibilities of the engine and truck companies and demonstrate the tools and equipment during simulated fire ground operations involving the attack, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage & overhaul and ladder operations.
- Pre-Engineering: Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
5102 Introduction to Engineering Design (1 Credit) This foundation course emphasizes the development of a design. Students use 3-D computer software to produce, analyze and evaluate models of projects solutions. They study the design concepts of form and function, then use state-of-the-art technology to translate conceptual design into reproducible products. This course meets the graduation requirements for one Technology Education credit.
5101 Principles of Engineering (1 Credit) This course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students develop problem-solving skills by tackling real-world engineering problems. Through theory and practical hands-on experiences, students address the emerging social and political consequences of technological change.
5103 Digital Electronics (1 Credit) This course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games and computers.
5104 Civil Engineering & Architecture (1 Credit) This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities.
5105 Engineering Design & Development (1 Credit) This capstone course enables students to apply what they have learned in academic and pre-engineering courses as they complete challenging, self-directed projects. Students work in teams to design and build solutions to authentic engineering problems. Each team will be responsible for delivering progress reports and making final presentations to a community review panel.
5106 PLTW Work Experience (1 Credit) Students who have successfully completed the first three courses in the Project the Way program sequence may apply for work experience. Students must have the recommendation of their PLTW instructor and one academic teacher to quality and must have completed 75 hours of Service-Learning.
- Automotive Technician (NATEF)
5067 Automotive Technology I (2 Credits) This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in Automotive Technology. Students will complete the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program areas of brakes and steering/suspension systems. Students will learn to diagnose and determine needed repairs on drum and disc brake systems and steering & suspension systems.
5068 Automotive Technology II (3 Credits) Students will complete ASE program areas of Electrical/Electronics Systems, and Engine Performance. Students will learn how to check continuity in electrical circuits using a test light and voltmeter, oscilloscope, and wiring diagrams. Students will conduct engine performance tests using an engine analyzer to determine needed repairs.
5069 Automotive Technology III – Work Experience (1 Credit) Students who have successfully completed Automotive Technology II may apply for a supervised work experience placement with a local automotive technology repair facility or dealer.
5092 AYES Summer Work Experience (1 Credit) Automotive students who have successfully met the following requirements are eligible to participate in a paid summer work experience through the National Automotive Youth Excellence Systems Program. Students must have successfully completed Automotive I, have a cumulative 80% GPA for the first three marking periods of the junior year, have a cumulative attendance of 96% during the junior year, have a letter of recommendation from the Automotive instructor and one Academic teachers. Also students must have completed 75 hours of Service Learning.