• CAREER, TECHNICAL, & AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

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    In addition to the courses listed below, this chart will show classes taught in CTAE that may count for the 4th year of science.  

    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Basic Agriculture Science

    Course Number

    2542.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    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. This course is the prerequisite for all AFNR pathways. The following are examples of topics that can be covered: Veterinary Medicine, Plant Science, Animal Science, Natural Resources, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Plant Sciences and Biotechnology

    Course Number

    2540.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Plant science is a basic component of the AgriScience pathway. This course introduces students to the scientific theories, principles, and practices involved in the production and management of plants for food, feed, fiber, conservation and ornamental use. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course gives an overview of the plant science industry. The following are examples of topics that can be covered: Greenhouse Management, Nursery/Landscape Design, Plant Physiology, Plant Taxonomy, Genomics and Plant Genetics, and Hydroponics.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Agriculture Science

     

    Course Title

    Animal Science and Biotechnology

    Course Number

    2560.4Y

     

     

     

    Course Description

    As part of the AgriScience pathway program of study, 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. 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 experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course gives an overview of the animal science industry. The following are examples of topics that can be covered: Animal Physiology, Agricultural Animal Science Industry, Small Animal Care & Management, Equine Management, Pre-Veterinary Medical Practices, Wildlife Management, Aquaculture, and Genomics & Animal Genetics.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Agriculture Science

     

    Course Title

    Biotechnology

    Course Number

    2520.4Y

     

    Course Description

    The capstone project is a culminating learning experience requiring the application of knowledge and skills from the agriscience pathway. The capstone project comprises independent work culminating in a solution to an issue or problem that is presented through scholarly writing and presentation. Students will participate in Henry County Schools Science Fair and FFA Science fair.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Agriculture Science, Plant Sciences and Biotechnology, and Animal Science and Biotechnology

     

     

    Course Title

    Small Animal Care - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2554.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    The goal of this course is to provide students with skills and concepts involved with the care and management of companion animals. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. The following are examples of topics that can be covered: zoonotic diseases, proper handling procedures of small animals, pet ownership, animal rights and animal welfare.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Agriculture Science


     

    Course Title

    Veterinary Science – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2550.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized in the veterinary field. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course gives and overview of veterinary procedures and practices: Hospital Procedures, Laboratory Procedures, Anatomy, Physiology, Animal Handling, and Biotechnology.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Agriculture Science, and Small Animal Care

     

    Architecture and Construction Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Drafting and Design

    Course Number

    2624.5Y

     

    Course Description

    . Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of computer-aided drafting, and multi- view drawings. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design. The standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Architectural Drawing and Design I

    Course Number

    2214.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Architectural Drawing and Design I introduces students to the basic terminology, concepts, and principles of architectural design. Emphasis is placed on house designs, floor plans, roof designs, elevations (interior and exterior), schedules, and foundations. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the postsecondary level.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Drafting and Design

     

    Course Title

    Architectural Drawing and Design II

    Course Number

    2224.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Architectural Drawing and Design II builds on the skills developed in Architectural Drawing and Design I. Emphasis is placed on schedules, plumbing, heating and air, graphic presentations, plot/site plans, specifications, and building estimations. While the term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used extensively throughout the course. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the postsecondary level. Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Drafting and Design, and Architectural Drawing and Design I

     

     

    Course Title

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2758.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Machining, and Welding pathways 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.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

     

    Course Title

    Welding Fundamentals and Occupational Safety – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2774.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed as the foundational course in the Metals and Welding pathway to prepare students for pursuit of any career in metals. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a work site and in the industry in general.

    Prerequisite

    None

     
     
     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Construction – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2950.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    This course offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Occupational Safety. 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, as is related to each individual craft area.

    Prerequisite

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety


     

    Course Title

    Carpentry – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2760.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course provides the student a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. 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.

    Prerequisite

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Masonry – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2764.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course provides students with a solid foundation in masonry skills and knowledge. The course provides knowledge and skills related to types and properties of mortar and concrete mixtures, as well as skills needed to operate hand tools, power tools, and equipment used in mixing mortar. Additional course components include knowledge and skills related to cutting, laying, and finishing of masonry units.

    Prerequisite

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Plumbing – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2766.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    This course provides students with a solid foundation in plumbing. This course provides basic skills and knowledge needed to apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safety concepts and practices relating to the plumbing trade. The student is introduced to the basic knowledge and application of plumbing codes, as well as the handling, estimating, and storing of materials used in the plumbing trade. Involved in this process is the correct interpretation and application of architectural and construction drawings, related to plumbing installation.

    Prerequisite

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Electrical – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2762.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    This course provides the student a solid foundation in electrical skills and knowledge. The course builds on the concepts of electrical safety introduced in Occupational Safety and provides knowledge and basic skills of the hardware and systems used by an electrician. The course incorporates general knowledge of the National Electrical Code and electrical systems, including series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. In additional, students will be provided an introduction to the skills and knowledge of conduit bending and installation.

    Prerequisite

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Metals – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2768.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The metals technology curriculum, Introduction to Metals, 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.

    Prerequisite

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

     

    Course Title

    Welding I – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2770.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    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 propane gases. The students will select electrodes and performs welds using SMAW and GMAW to current industry standards. Welding symbols will be used to interpret detailed drawing used for fabrication. American Welding Society codes will be used to determine the soundness of welds.

    Prerequisite

    Construction Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Metals


    Arts, Audio-Video and Communications Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Audio-Video Technology and Film I

    Course Number

    0478.4Y

     

    Course Description

    . The course prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Audio-Video Technology and Film II

    Course Number

    3175.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is the second in a series to prepare for a career in Audio & Video Technology and Film and/or to transfer to a postsecondary program for further study. Topics include: Planning, Writing, Directing and Editing a Production; Field Equipment Functions; Operational Set-Up and Maintenance, Advanced Editing Operations, Studio Productions, Performance, Audio/Video Control Systems, Production Graphics, Career Opportunities, and Professional Ethics. Skills USA-VICA and the Georgia Scholastic Press Association are appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and are considered an integral part of the instructional program.

    Prerequisite

    Audio-Video Technology and Film I

     

    Course Title

    Audio-Video Technology and Film III

    Course Number

    3177.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to allow the student to participate in an Audio & Video Technology and Film environment and develop news and feature broadcasts for use throughout the school. Competencies will be obtained in a laboratory setting on the school campus. Topics include: Production; Communication Skills; and Professional Ethics. Skills USA-VICA and the Georgia Scholastic Press Association are appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and are considered an integral part of the instructional program.

    Prerequisite

    Audio-Video Technology and Film I, and Audio-Video Technology and Film II

     

     

    Course Title

    Broadcast Video Production Applications

    Course Number

    0475.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Broadcast/Video Production Applications is the fourth course in the BVP pathway and is designed to assist students in mastering skills necessary to gain entry level employment or to pursue a post-secondary degree or certificate. Topics include advanced camcorder techniques, audio production, scriptwriting, producing, directing, editing, employability skills, and development of a digital portfolio to include resume’, references, and production samples. Skills USA, the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Student Television Network are examples of, but not limited to, appropriate organizations for providing leadership training and/or for reinforcing specific career and technical skills and may be considered an integral part of the instructional program.

    Prerequisite

    Audio-Video Technology and Film I, and Audio-Video Technology and Film II and Audio-Video Technology and Film III

     
     
     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Graphics and Design – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3719.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    The Graphics and Design course provides students with the processes involved in the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries. In addition, the Graphics and Design course offers a range of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts that includes typography, visual arts, and page layout.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Graphics Design & Production – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3181.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course builds on knowledge and skills learned in the Introduction to Graphics and Design course and focuses on procedures commonly used in the graphic communication and design industries. Students will gain more experience in creative problem solving and the practical implementation of those solutions across multiple areas of graphic design and graphic communications.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Graphics and Design

     

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Graphic Design – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3185.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Students will continue to explore the principles of design and layout procedures as they relate to the field of graphic design in an increasingly independent manner from direct teacher control. Content will cover electronic systems and software programs used in graphic design, page composition, image conversion, and digital printing. Knowledge and skills in digital design and imaging will be enhanced through experiences that simulate the graphic design industry and school-based and work-based learning opportunities.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Graphics and Design and Graphics Design & Production


     

     Course Title Advanced Graphic Output Processes – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3184.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Students will gain more advanced levels of experience to complete the output processes of various projects in an increasingly independent manner. Students also learn to manage the output and completion process as a whole including customer relations management, printing, finishing, and binding. Students will continue to accumulate work samples that will constitute their personal portfolio. Upon successful completion of the course, students are prepared to move into employment or a post-secondary educational environment where self-motivation and a high level of skill are expected.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Graphics and Design and Graphics Design & Production

     

    Business Management and Administration Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Business and Technology

    Course Number

    0200.4Y

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The course is designed for high school students as 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. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society. Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired 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 content standards for this course.\.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Legal Environment of Business

    Course Number

    0202.4Y

     

    Course Description

    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.

    Students will not only understand the concepts, but will also apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions, decisions, and choices.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business and Technology

     

    Course Title

    Entrepreneurship

    Course Number

    2684.4Y

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course concentrates on the management skills necessary for successful business operation. Students will study management strategies for developing and implementing business plans; structuring the organization; financing the organization; and managing information, operations, marketing and human resources.

    International business principles are infused in the standards for Entrepreneurial Ventures. An integral component of the Entrepreneurial Ventures course is a school-based or community-based entrepreneurial venture that will engage students in the creation and management of a business and the challenges of being a small business owner. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace. .

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business and Technology and Legal Environment of Business

     

    Education and Training Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Early Childhood Education I

    Course Number

    2480.4Y

     

    Course Description

    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.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Early Childhood Education II

    Course Number

    2717.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    This course 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 illnesses.

    Prerequisite

    Early Childhood Education I

     

    Course Title

    Early Childhood Education III

    Course Number

    2719.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Early Childhood Education III is the third course in the Early Childhood Care & Education pathway and one option for program completers, who may not choose to participate in the Early Childhood Education Practicum. The course provides in-depth study of early brain development and its implications 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.

    Prerequisite

    Early Childhood Education I and Early Childhood Education II

     

    Course Title

    Early Childhood Education Practicum – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2721.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The practicum offers a candidate in the Early Childhood Education career pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a certified early childhood educator (mentor). This field experience may be used as partial requirements for the candidate to earn the nationally recognized CDA credential. The practicum stresses observing, analyzing, and classifying activities of the mentor and comparing personal traits with those of successful early childhood educators. The candidate intern will develop a portfolio of their skills, plan and teach a lesson or lessons, understand and practice confidentiality as it pertains to the teaching profession, meet the needs of students with special needs, maintain the safety of the students, practice professionalism, and demonstrate ethical behavior.

    Prerequisite

    Early Childhood Education I and Early Childhood Education II

     

    Course Title

    Examining the Teaching Profession – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0011.0Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Examining the Teaching Profession prepares candidates for future positions in the field of education. Teaching Profession candidates study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs, and plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, community, and curriculum performance standards.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Contemporary Issues in Education - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0014.0Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    This course engages the candidate in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. The candidate will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States and actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside of the school. Against this backdrop, the candidate will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy.

    Prerequisite

    Examining the Teaching Profession


     

    Course Title

    Teaching as a Profession Internship - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0016.5Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    The practicum offers a candidate in the Teaching as a Profession career pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher (mentor teacher). The internship stresses observing, analyzing, and classifying activities of the mentor teacher and comparing personal traits with those of successful teachers. The candidate intern will develop a portfolio of their skills, plan and teach a lesson or lessons, understand and practice confidentiality as it pertains to the teaching profession, meet the needs of special education   students, maintain the safety of the students and practice professionalism and ethical behavior. .

    Prerequisite

    Examining the Teaching Profession and Contemporary Issues in Education

     

    Energy Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Foundations of Energy Technologies – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3191.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    This introductory course is designed to allow students to develop a broad understanding of the energy industry including infrastructure, generation, transmission and distribution of nonrenewable, renewable, and inexhaustible energy sources. Energy sources will be researched to include the regional and global economic implications, environmental, and sustainability issues. Students will explore future trends of energy and power. Students will develop, through research, an alternative energy system that will demonstrate their understanding of a unique, as well as appropriate, approach to energy and power generation.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Energy and Power : Generation, Transmission, & Distribution Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2946.5Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    In this course, students will continue to learn about energy and power industry fundamentals by furthering their knowledge regarding electric power generation, transmission and distribution. In addition, the students will gain knowledge about business models, regulations, and safety within the energy industry.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Energy Technologies

     

    Course Title

    Energy Systems Applications – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2948.5Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course explores the relationship between force, work, energy, and power. Students study the characteristics, availability, conversion, control, transmission, and storage of energy and power, as well as examine and apply the principles of electrical, fluid, and mechanical power. Students research renewable, non-renewable, and inexhaustible resources and conservation efforts. Using their course-acquired skills, students will further understand the many careers that exist in energy and related technologies.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Energy Technologies and Energy and Power: Generation, Transmission, & Distribution

     

    Finance Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Business and Technology

    Course Number

    0200.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The course is designed for high school students as 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. Emphasis is placed on developing proficient fundamental computer skills required for all career pathways. Students will learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business.

    Students will not only understand the concepts, but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired 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 content standards for this course. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready.

    Prerequisite

    None


     

    Course Title

    Financial Literacy

    Course Number

    0189.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Areas of study taught through application in personal finance including sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies including savings accounts, mutual funds and the stock market, buying a vehicle, and living independently. Based on the hands-on skills and knowledge applied in this course, students will experience developing financial goals, creating realistic and measurable objectives to be MONEY SMART! Financial literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and communicating financial data throughout this course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business & Technology

     

    Course Title

    Principles of Accounting I

    Course Number

    0102.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Students perform accounting activities for sole proprietorships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures. Students analyze business transactions and financial statements, perform payroll, examine the global perspective of accounting, and evaluate the effects of transactions on the economic health of a business. Competencies for the co- curricular student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are integral components of the performance standards. FBLA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business & Technology and Financial Literacy

     

    Course Title

    Accounting and Banking – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0104.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Students will incorporate basic accounting principles for sole proprietorships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures into the world of banking and finance.  Students will analyze business and banking transactions and financial statements, perform payroll, and evaluate the effects of banking and business transactions on the economic health of a business.  Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to observe and shadow the on-site branch bank as they prepare for future careers in the banking and accounting industry.  Opportunities to participate and compete through FBLA will be provided.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business & Technology and Financial Literacy

     

     

    Course Title

    Accounting & Investing – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0105.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    Students build on the knowledge acquired in Accounting and Banking as they further their studies in accounting and investing. Students perform accounting activities for partnerships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures. Students apply accounting procedures to the formation, dissolution, and liquidation of business entities. In addition, students apply managerial accounting techniques. Students will be introduced to a variety of investment options and learn to determine the appropriate options for an investment goal.  By analyzing financial reports and employing other tools to predict growth rates and return on investment, students will develop strategies to produce financial growth strategies for a business Throughout this course, students will have the opportunity to shadow and intern in the on-site branch bank as they prepare for future careers in the finance industry. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are integral components of the performance standards. FBLA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business & Technology , Financial Literacy, and Accounting & Banking

     

    Course Title

    Banking, Investing and Insurance

    Course Number

    2670.4Y

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    Explore the financial world as students dive into the main areas of financial services: banking, investing, and insurance. Basics of banking and credit including a brief history of money and banking, negotiable instruments, creation of credit, and the function of banks are explored. Methods for measuring the financial performance of financial institutions are analyzed. Students will be introduced to a variety of investment options and learn to determine the appropriate options for an investment goal. By analyzing financial reports and employing other tools to predict growth rates and return on investment, students will develop strategies to produce financial growth strategies for a business. Through projects students will determine the risks faced  by individuals and businesses and decide on the proper risk management techniques to mitigate those risks. Investigating both personal and business insurance products and deciding which products are suitable for a specific customer profile. Ethical issues and case students involved in the financial services industry will be used to determine how industry regulations are developed. An investigation of careers in the financial  services industry will be explored throughout this course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business & Technology and Financial Literacy

     

     

    Government and Public Administration Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    JROTC Navy I – Located at ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5012.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    This course combines all information on military drill and ceremonies, uniform regulations, physical fitness, orienteering, principles of health, first aid, survival, leadership and communications, and helps students understand the mission, goals and opportunities available as members of the NJROTC program. Students develop an understanding of our nation, our values, traditions, heritage, respect for our laws, and becoming informed responsible citizens. Successful completion of three courses of credit will qualify the student for advanced placement in a college ROTC program or accelerated promotion in the military service.

    Prerequisite

    None


     

    Course Title

    JROTC Navy II - Located at ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5032.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Naval Science II further develops the traits of citizenship and leadership in students and introduces cadets to the maritime history of the world and the United States from the American Revolution up to the present time. Core technical skills that are mastered through integration include geography, oceanography, astronomy, physical science, meteorology, and weather. Successful completion of three courses of credit will qualify the student for advanced placement in a college ROTC program or accelerated promotion in the military service.

    Prerequisite

    JROTC Navy I

     

    Course Title

    JROTC Navy III - Located at ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5052.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Third year Naval Science further develops the foundation in citizenship and leadership providing classroom and contextual application in Naval Organization and ship, an expounding upon the virtues of United States citizenship with knowledge of uses of the world’s waterways through the viewpoint of National power and International law. Successful completion of three courses of credit will qualify the student for advanced placement in a college ROTC program or accelerated promotion in the military service.

    Prerequisite

    JROTC Navy I and JROTC Navy II

     

    Course Title

    JROTC Navy IV - Located at ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5072.4Y

     

    Course Description

    In Naval Science IV students take a more in-depth look at what leadership is, learn how to maximize leadership abilities, effective communication, and draw parallels to leadership in the unit to the school, community, and life. Successful completion of three courses of credit will qualify the student for advanced placement in a college ROTC program or accelerated promotion in the military service.

    Prerequisite

    JROTC Navy I, JROTC Navy II, JROTC III

     

     

    Course Title

     

    Air Force JROTC I – 28.01100 – Aviation History and LE ILocated at DHS and OHS

     

    Course Number

    5092.4Y

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This is the first AS course for all new cadets. It is an aviation history course focusing on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses through time to modern day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets.

     

     

    LE 100 introduces cadets to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program providing a basis for progression through the rest of the AFJROTC program while instilling elements of good citizenship. It contains sections on cadet and Air Force organizational structure; uniform wear; customs, courtesies, and other military traditions; health and wellness; fitness; individual self-control; and citizenship.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Air Force JROTC II – 28.01200 – Science of Flight and LE II - at DHS and OHS

    Course Number

    5112.4Y

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The Science of Flight: A Gateway to New Horizons is an introductory course that focuses on how airplanes fly, how weather conditions affect flight, flight and the human body, and flight navigation. The course is designed to complement materials taught in math, physics, and other science-related courses and is aligned with the National Science Education Standards, the Math Standards and Expectations, and ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students.

     

     

    LE 200 stresses communications skills and cadet corps activities. Much information is provided on communicating effectively, understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership, solving conflicts and problems, and personal development. 

    Prerequisite

    Air Force JROTC I – 28.01100 – Aviation History and LE I


     

    Course Title

    Air Force JROTC III – 28.01500 – Exploration of Space and LE III– Located at DHS, OHS

    Course Number

    5132.4Y

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This is a science course that includes the latest information available in space science and space exploration. The course begins with the study of the space environment from the earliest days of interest in astronomy and early ideas of the heavens, through the Renaissance, and on into modern astronomy. It provides an in-depth study of the Earth, Sun, stars, Moon, and solar system, including the terrestrial and the outer planets. It discusses issues critical to travel in the upper atmosphere such as orbits and trajectories unmanned satellites, and space probes. It investigates the importance of entering space and discusses manned and unmanned space flights,

     

    focusing on concepts surrounding spaceflight, space vehicles, launch systems, and space missions. The section on manned spaceflight focuses on the Space Shuttle, space stations and beyond, covering milestones in the endeavor to land on the Moon and to safely orbit humans and crafts for temporary and prolonged periods. The course covers the human aspect of spaceflight, focusing on the human experience in space. It also examines the latest advances in space technology, including robotics in space, the Mars Rover, and commercial uses of space.

     

    LE 300 is designed to prepare students for life after high school in the high-tech, globally oriented, and diverse workplace of the 21st century. Students will learn how to become a more confident financial planner and to save, invest, and spend money wisely, as well as how to avoid the credit trap. They will learn about real-life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, warranties, legal notices, personal bills, practical and money-saving strategies for grocery shopping, apartment selection, and life with roommates. The Holland Interest Inventory and other self-assessments will help them to reveal their attitudes, aptitudes, and personal skills. This self-understanding will allow them to explore career paths and understand requirements that they will need to be successful at work and in life.

    Prerequisite

    Air Force JROTC II – 28.01200 – Science of Flight and LE II

     

    Course Title

    Air Force JROTC IV – 28.01600 – Management of the Cadet Corps and LE IV– Located at DHS and OHS

    Course Number

    5152.4Y

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The cadets manage the entire corps during their fourth year in the Air Force Junior ROTC program. This hands-on experience affords cadets the opportunity to put theories of previous leadership courses into practice. Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by cadets. They will put into practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational skills.

     

     

    LE 400 provides exposure to the fundamentals of management. The course addresses many leadership topics that will benefit students as well as provide them with some of the necessary skills needed to put into practice what they have learned during their time in AFJROTC. We are confident this course, coupled with what cadets have already learned during their time in AFJROTC, will equip them with the qualities needed to serve in leadership positions within the corps. 

    Prerequisite

    Air Force JROTC III – 28.01500 – Exploration of Space and LE III

     

    Health Science Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Healthcare

    Course Number

    8572.4Y

     

     

     

    Course Description

    Introduction to Healthcare 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 are 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.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Essentials of Healthcare

    Course Number

    2692.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare 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 be 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.

    **Successful completion of this class will result in a full credit being awarded for Anatomy and Physiology.  This credit will appear on the transcript with a P(Pass) grade.** 

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare


     

    Course Title

    Allied Health and Medicine

    Course Number

    2696.4Y

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of various allied health opportunities. Students focusing on a career path in the healthcare field may apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct or simulated client care. The curriculum allows instructors to provide options for classroom/student growth opportunities in area(s) of interest to the student.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval

     

    Course Title

    Emergency Medical Responder – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2934.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Blood-borne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators. The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario based learning/testing.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval

     

     

    Course Title

    Pharmacy Operations and Fundamentals – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2700.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is an introduction to pharmacy technology professions, employment opportunities, and basic pre- pharmacy technician skills which may be utilized in either clinical or community settings such as retail, home health care, and ambulatory care pharmacies. Intensive pharmacy specific safety and security training are provided including potential drug addiction and abuse issues relative to pharmaceutical care such as robberies and identification of forgeries. Students are required to adhere to Federal Regulatory Agencies and            Acts guidelines including Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in addition to the pharmacy regulatory agencies within the state of Georgia. Technical skills in the preparation and administration of medications are practiced in simulated clinical labs. Students must demonstrate the utilization of all professional and safety guidelines as designated by applicable Federal and State regulatory agencies and acts such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Controlled Substance Act while performing simulations. The impact of pharmaceuticals on the provision of healthcare and the importance of client education are integrated throughout the course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval


     

    Course Title

    Diagnostics Phlebotomy – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2698.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to help students be prepared for the phlebotomy technician certification exam, upon completion of all required components. Topics covered in this course include: employability skills, careers, terminology and equipment, safety and compliance, quality assurance, site specific anatomy, patient preparation for venipuncture, performing venipuncture, and special processing and transport. During this course, simulated venipuncture may be performed. However, for national certification, live sticks are required. If school systems choose not to allow live sticks during this course, the certifying agencies may choose to allow a provisional certification with the live stick requirement being completed after high school graduation.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval

     

    Course Title

    Principles of Sports Medicine – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2704.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    The course is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career in healthcare with a focus on the musculoskeletal system, injury assessment, 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, and basic life support.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval

     

    Course Title

    Surgical Tech I – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2936.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    The goal of this course is to provide fundamental surgical technician skills and knowledge to include the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the Surgical Technology profession including safety, infection control, pharmacology, surgical equipment, perioperative procedures, instruments and sterilization. Students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the operating room and the education required at each level.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval

     

    Course Title

    Essentials of Health IT – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2938.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    Health IT is a growing and expanding industry in our state and across the country. This course takes an overall look at the current state of healthcare in the United States. Students will analyze the larger role that technology and information technology will play in our healthcare system, the impact that technology has on the healthcare field and what careers will be available due to these changes. Terminology utilized in Health IT including Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Informatics, and Health Information Management (HIM) will be discussed. The impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and future legislation act will be evaluated. Students will also investigate the advancement of mobile technology (mhealth) and telemedicine, and the benefits of its use.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare

     

    Course Title

    Applications of Health IT – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2940.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    In this course, students will analyze the three main groups of HIT applications in hospitals and the clinical functions. The importance of patient confidentiality and security will be analyzed. The challenges with the Health Information Exchange implementation will be evaluated. Students will research the HIT project life cycle and HIT project management components and stages. Further exploration of telemedicine and the use of electronic health records will be demonstrated in this course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Health IT

     


    Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Culinary Arts –Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2420.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Introduction to Culinary Arts is a course designed to introduce students to fundamental food preparation terms, concepts, and methods in Culinary Arts where laboratory practice will parallel class work.

    Fundamental techniques, skills, and terminology are covered and mastered with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures. Course also provides an overview of the professionalism in the culinary industry and career opportunities leading into a career pathway to Culinary Arts.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Culinary Arts I –Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2422.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Culinary Arts I is designed to create a complete foundation and understanding of Culinary Arts leading to post-secondary education or a foodservice career. Building from techniques and skills learned in Foundation of Culinary Arts, this fundamentals course begins to involve in- depth knowledge and hands on skill mastery of Culinary Arts.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Culinary Arts

     

    Course Title

    Culinary Arts II –Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2424.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Culinary Arts II is an advanced and rigorous in-depth course designed for the student who has continued the Culinary Arts Pathway and wishes to continue their education at the post- secondary level or enter the foodservice industry as a proficient and well-rounded individual. Strong importance is given to refining hands on production of the classic fundamentals in the commercial kitchen.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Culinary Arts and Culinary Arts I

     

    Human Services Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Personal Care - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    8174.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care professions including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers, and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Cosmetology II - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3187.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course, as well as additional advanced cosmetology courses, aligns with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements and licensure as well as with the Technical College System of Georgia. This course is designed to enhance the understanding of anatomy of the skin and hair and how it relates to the Cosmetology Industry. Students will master shampooing, permanent waving, haircutting, basic skin care and make-up application while maintaining safety and sanitation in the workplace set forth by OSHA standards.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Personal Care

     

    Course Title

    Cosmetology III - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3189.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course will cover haircutting, hair color, and relaxers. Both theory and practical work will be implemented for students to have basic entry level skills in the field of cosmetology. Safety and infection control will be applied throughout this course. Professional work ethics, communication skills, critical thinking skills, soft skills and professional image will be utilized during this course. This course aligns to the regulations and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Personal Care and Cosmetology II

     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Consumer Relations - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    8920.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    One of the most important aspects of human services is the ability to provide positive consumer interactions.  Students will learn effective interpersonal skills to build and maintain consumer relations.  Emphasis is placed on examining policies and procedures, communication skills, and consumer interactions.  Students will be afforded the opportunity to not only understand the concepts, but also apply their knowledge and skills in project based activities.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Housing & Community Management - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2430.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Housing is a basic necessity in life and ranges in type from sprawling communities to cosy neighborhoods comprised of single family residential, duplexes, townhomes, condominiums, and apartments.  The upsurge in demand for multi-family homes is requiring more people to work in these communities.  Careers in the housing industry include corporate and on-site personnel to jobs related to the goods and services that are supplied to the industry.  Students in this pathway will have the opportunity to participate and compete with FCCLA.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Consumer Relations

     

    Course Title

    Managing Diverse Property Types - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2431.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Housing that is specifically designed for college students, military personnel, low income families, and retirees are just a few of the types of communities that offer unique opportunities.  Each requires creative problem solving, targeted marketing and intensive management and can be built in many styles.  This course takes a more focused look into special property types and related careers.  The US Department of Labor indicates that the demand for property managers will increase 15 percent by 2016.  Students in this pathway will have the opportunity to participate and compete with FCCLA.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Consumer Relations and Housing & Community Management

     

     

    Course Title

    Food, Nutrition, & Wellness

    Course Number

    2493.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    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.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Food for Life

    Course Number

    2709.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    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: pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, including old age. The most common nutritional concerns, their relationship to food choices and health status, and strategies to enhance well-being at each stage of the life cycle are emphasized. This course provides knowledge for real life and offers students a pathway into dietetics, consumer food, and nutrition science careers with additional education at the post-secondary level.

    Prerequisite

    Food, Nutrition and Wellness

     

    Course Title

    Food Science

    Course Number

    2497.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    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. Careers in food production and handling will be explored.

    Prerequisite

    Food, Nutrition & Wellness and Food for Life


    Information Technology Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Digital Technology

    Course Number

    2592.4Y

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    Introduction to Digital Technology is the foundational course for Web & Digital Communications, Programming, and Advanced Programming pathways. 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 to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired 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 content standards for this course. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the digital world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical  and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as a foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career ready. The knowledge and skills taught in this course build upon each other  to form a comprehensive introduction to digital world.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Computer Science Principles

    Course Number

    2628.4Y

     

    Course Description

    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.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology


     

    Course Title

    AP Computer Science A

    Course Number

    4890.0Y

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The AP Computer Science “A” course is designed to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of an introductory college course in Computer Science. The AP Computer Science A course emphasizes object-oriented programming using the Java programming language with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development, and includes the study of data structures, design, and abstraction. Other topics covered include an overview of the history of computing, basics of computing systems, ethics in computing, syntax/semantics in Java, subroutines, selection, repetition, classes, and their methods, and an introduction to the GridWorld Case Study. The GridWorld case study provides a graphical environment in which students can experiment with different types of objects and observe how programming changes will affect the behavior of those objects. It is a required part of the AP Computer Science A curriculum. This is a two-semester course that will culminate in the AP Examination in Computer Science A.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology and Computer Science Principles

     

     

    Course Title

    Programming, Apps, and Game Design

    Course Number

    2638.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    The 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.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology and Computer Science Principles

     

    Course Title

    Digital Design

    Course Number

    2688.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    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 site.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology

     

    Course Title

    Web Design

    Course Number

    2690.4Y

     

    Course Description

    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.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology and Digital Design

     

    Course Title

    IT Essentials – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2662.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Students taking this course will develop a skill set to solve computer problems, perform preventive maintenance, and explain functions of purposes of computer elements. Existing in a world full of computer technology, students will gain practical experience in assembling a computer system, installing an operating system, troubleshooting computers and peripherals, and using system tools and diagnostic software.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology

     

    Course Title

    IT Support – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2664.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    How do you make the device work? Students will apply Information Technology Essentials skills to diagnose and correct computer problems. By building knowledge and skill, students will install, build, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on computer hardware, operating systems, laptops and portable devices. Practical and hands-on experience of troubleshooting and maintenance will allow students to demonstrate mastery of skills.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology and IT Essentials


     

    Course Title

    Networking Fundamentals – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2680.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information on workstations and networking. Students will learn the processes involved in designing, implementing, upgrading, managing, and otherwise working with networks and network technologies.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology

     

    Course Title

    Networking Systems and Support – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2682.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Students will apply a variety of fundamental skills utilized in entry-level computer network systems administration positions. Exposure to various aspects of network hardware and software maintenance and monitoring, configuring and supporting a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN), Internet systems and segments of network systems will allow students to develop a strong knowledge base for networking systems and support. Students will be involved in designing, implementing, upgrading, managing, and working with networks and network technologies.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology and Networking Fundamentals

     

     

    Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    Course Number

    8527.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (LPSCS) is the pre-requisite for all other courses within the Career Cluster. This course provides students with career focused educational opportunities in various LPSCS fields. It examines the basic concepts of law related to citizens’ rights and the responsibilities, and students will receive instruction in critical skill areas including: communicating with diverse groups, conflict resolution, ethics, CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Training, or similar program), basic firefighting, report writing, terrorism, civil and criminal law. Career planning and employability skills will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Criminal Justices Essentials

    Course Number

    2723.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Criminal Justice Essentials provides an overview of the criminal justice system. Starting with historical perspectives of the origin of the system, the course then reviews the overall structure. Students will then be immersed in criminal and constitutional law. Then the course gives students a review of basic law enforcement skills. The course ends with a mock trial to provide the participants with a firsthand experience of the criminal justice system.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

     

    Course Title

    Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations

    Course Number

    2725.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations is a course designed to contextualize scientific principles within the career studies of students interested in criminal justice. Students will study the forensic application of principles  of chemistry, biology, physics and other disciplines. Students will utilize chromatography, electrophoresis, microscopic observation and other scientific techniques in their studies. Students will also learn some investigative techniques and crime scene investigation skills all through the lens of the scientific method.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security and Criminal Justices Essentials

     

    Manufacturing Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Mechatronics: DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2711.4Y.AAS

     

     

     

    Course Description

    By completing this course, students will be introduced to direct current concepts and applications, pneumatic system fundamentals, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, series, parallel, and simple combination DC circuits, pneumatic system principles and components, and PLC installation and programming. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.  Furthermore, this course introduces students to the operational theory, systems terminology, installation, and programming procedures for PLCs. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

    Prerequisite

    None


     

    Course Title

    AC Theory, Electric Motors, and Hydraulic Systems – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2714.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course further expands the student’s knowledge and understanding of Mechatronics through introducing students to: alternating current theory and applications of varying sine wave voltages and current, inductance and capacitance, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, and hydraulic system principles and components. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Mechatronics – DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers

     

    Course Title

    Semiconductors, Mechanical Systems, Pump and Piping Systems – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2715.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    By completing this course, students will be introduced to electronics theory, mechanical systems, and pump and piping systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, diodes and amplifiers, semiconductor fundamentals, mechanical drives, measurement processes and techniques, maintenance tools, manufacturing processes, bearing design and application, and pump and piping systems. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed and illustrated through labs.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Mechatronics – DC Theory, Pneumatic Systems, and Programmable Logic Controllers, and AC Theory, Electric Motors, and Hydraulic Systems

     

    Marketing Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Marketing Principles

    Course Number

    3001.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Marketing Principles 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 businesses, School-Based Enterprises, and DECA application experiences should be incorporated in this course.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Marketing & Entrepreneurship

    Course Number

    2727.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Marketing and Entrepreneurship begins an in-depth and detailed study of marketing while also focusing on management with specific emphasis on small business ownership. This course builds on the theories learned in Marketing Principles by providing practical application scenarios which test these theories. In addition, Marketing and Entrepreneurship focuses on the role of the supervisor and examines the qualities needed to be successful.

    Prerequisite

    Marketing Principles

     

    Course Title

    Marketing & Management

    Course Number

    2729.4Y

     

     

    Course Description

    Students assume a managerial perspective by applying economic principles in marketing, analyzing operation’s needs, examining channel management and financial alternatives, managing marketing information, pricing products and services, developing product/service planning strategies, promoting products and services, purchasing, and professional sales. This course also deals with global marketing in that students analyze marketing strategies employed in the United States versus those employed in other countries.

    Prerequisite

    Marketing Principles and Marketing & Entrepreneurship

     

    Course Title

    Promotions & Professional Sales – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2731.4Y.AAS

    Course Description

    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. Students in this pathway will have the opportunity to observe and shadow in the school store and café.  Students in this pathway can participate and compete in DECA activities.

    Prerequisite

    Marketing Principles


     

    Course Title

    Marketing Communications Essentials – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2942.4Y.AAS

    Course Description

    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.  Students in this pathway will have the opportunity to shadow and intern in the school store and café.  Students can participate in DECA activities.

    Prerequisite

    Marketing Principles and Promotions & Professional Sales

     

     

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Foundations of Electronics - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2650.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This foundational course is designed for students who are interested in careers related to the design, production, analysis, repair, and operation of devices that use electronics. Students will study and apply using project based learning activities the fundamentals of electricity and electronic systems including the theory and operation of how the basic components function, how a variety circuits are connected, and how to design these circuits.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Advanced AC and DC Circuits - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2652.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed for advanced students who are interested in careers related to the design, production, analysis, repair, and operation of devices that use electronics. The course is designed around major individual and class projects that promote critical thinking, problem solving, and abstract reasoning. Teachers should develop units around real-life work centered situations that integrate content across the curriculum. The integrated project should provide the student with opportunities to develop and demonstrate technical, academic, cognitive, and personal competencies. Job shadowing, interviews, and internships are encouraged.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Electronics

     

    Course Title

    Digital Electronics - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2654.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Digital Electronics is the third course in the Electronics pathway. Students have opportunities to apply prior learning in electronics to the digital world in which they live. Students use applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities with tools, materials, and processes as they develop functional devices and working prototypes aided by computer simulations.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Electronics and Advanced AC and DC Circuits

     

    Course Title

    Foundations of Engineering & Technology

    Course Number

    2603.4Y

     

    Course Description

    This STEM driven course provides the students with an overview of engineering and technology including the different methods used in the engineering design process developing fundamental technology and engineering literacy. Students will demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned through various project based activities while using an engineering design process to successfully master the “E” in STEM.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Engineering Concepts

    Course Number

    2607.4Y

    Course Description

    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of engineering. Students learn about areas of specialization within engineering and engineering design, and apply engineering tools and procedures as they complete hands-on instructional activities.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Engineering & Technology

     

    Course Title

    Engineering Applications

    Course Number

    2611.4Y

     

    Course Description

    Students have opportunities to apply engineering design as they develop a solution for a technological problem. Students use the application of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities with tools, materials, and processes as they develop working drawings and prototypes.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Engineering & Technology and Engineering Concepts


     

    Course Title

    Research, Design, and Project Management

    Course Number

    2619.4Y

    Course Description

    This is the fourth course in the engineering pathway. Students conduct research and/or design an engineering project. Research strategies, prototype testing and evaluation, and communication skills are emphasized.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Engineering & Technology, Engineering Concepts, and Engineering Applications

     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Design – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2602.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of computer-aided drafting, and multi- view drawings. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and 3D design. The standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Survey of Engineering Drawing – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2618.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Survey of Engineering Graphics is designed to further the development of student knowledge and skills in the Engineering Drawing and Design field. Students learn to illustrate more complex objects using the Computer- Aided Drafting (CAD) system and develop skills in dimensioning, tolerancing, pictorials, sections, auxiliary views, and intersection and developments. While the term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used extensively throughout the course. Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Drafting and Design or Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Design

     

    Course Title

    3D Modeling and Analysis – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2622.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Solid Modeling is designed to further the development of student knowledge and skills in engineering and related mechanical design drafting areas. Emphasis is placed on 3-D working and assembly drawings  including rendering and animation. While the term computer-aided design (CAD) does not appear in each competency, CAD tools and software should be used extensively throughout the course. Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Drafting and Design and Survey of Engineering Drawing

     

    Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Basic Maintenance and Light Repair – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2740.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Students in this course will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as aa automotive maintenance and light repair technician. Students will be exposed to courses in automotive preventative maintenance and servicing and replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. In addition, student will learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical theory, perform basic tests and determine necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Maintenance and Light Repair II – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2742.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as an automotive maintenance and light repair technician and will expose students to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, as well as replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. Students will also learn general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic test requirements, and determining necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Maintenance and Light Repair


     

    Course Title

    Maintenance and Light Repair III – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2744.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as an automotive maintenance and light repair technician and will expose student to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, replacing brakes, as well as steering and suspension components. Students will learn about general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic tests that are required, and determine the necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Maintenance and Light Repair and Maintenance and Light Repair II

     

    Course Title

    Automotive Service Technology IV – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2746.4Y.AAS

     

     

    Course Description

    Students in this major will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician. This career major will expose the student to courses in automotive preventative maintenance and servicing and replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. They will also learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical theory, perform basic tests and then determine necessary action. In addition, they will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Maintenance and Light Repair, Maintenance and Light Repair II, and Maintenance and Light Repair III

     

    Course Title

    Automotive Service Technology V – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2748.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician and will expose students to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, as well as replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. Students will also learn general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic test requirements, and determining necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Maintenance and Light Repair, Maintenance and Light Repair II, Maintenance and Light Repair III and Automotive Service Technology IV

     

    Course Title

    Automobile Service Technology Internship

    Course Number

    2750.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    The Automobile Service Technology Internship is an elective course for all Automobile Service Technology pathways. Students have the opportunity to practice finished work and develop problem solving skills.

    Students practice adaptability to job equipment and technology and exhibit progressive productivity and acceptable job performance.

    Prerequisite

    Basic Maintenance and Light Repair, Maintenance and Light Repair II, and Maintenance and Light Repair III

     

    Course Title

    Logistics Fundamentals

    Course Number

    2752.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    The Logistics Fundamentals course is the foundational course for the Distribution and Logistics pathway. Employment opportunities in the transportation, distribution, and logistics fields will be explored. In this course the student will be exposed to all areas of distribution and logistics. Basic skills in all of the above mentioned areas will be taught.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Logistics Operations

    Course Number

    2754.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    This course will introduce students to global supply chain logistics covering topics, such as the global logistics environment, the importance of planning and logistics strategies, customer service, material handling safety and operations, global supply chain operations, and quality control. Students will be instructed through the use of lecture, guided inquiry, project-based learning, and interviews with industry professionals, authentic learning experiences, teamwork, simulations, and problem solving.

    Prerequisite

    Logistics Fundamentals

     

    Course Title

    Materials Management

    Course Number

    2756.4Y.AAS

     

    Course Description

    Materials Management is concerned with planning, organizing, and control flow of materials from their initial purchase to destination. Topics include product receiving, proper materials storage, order processing in relation to warehouse operations, packaging materials, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, transportation modes, dispatch, routing and tracking operations.

    Prerequisite

    Logistics Fundamentals and Logistics Operations


    Work-Based Learning Programs

     

     

    Program Description:

    Work-Based Learning (WBL) placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience. To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old. Students  must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in the Work-Based component of Career- Related Education. This is especially important for cooperative education students in that their job placement is directly related to the curriculum of the CTAE class in which they are concurrently enrolled. There are four different opportunities for CTAE students to participate in a work-site instruction.

     

    Cooperative Education

    Cooperative Education, an extension of the curriculum of a Career and Technical and Agricultural Education course, is a combination of technical and academic coursework and related worksite experiences. Students earn both course credit and pay, working in jobs secured through written cooperative training agreements and plans. Application required.

     

    Youth Apprenticeship

    Youth Apprenticeship is an articulated curriculum linking secondary and post-secondary education, incorporating employer-paid experiences and related worksite learning in high-skill, high wage occupations, incorporated in formal training plans. Students earn both course credit and pay. YA programs are based on the authorization provided by O.C.G.A. Code 20-2-161.2. Application required.

     

     

     

     

    Internship

    Internship - An internship or practicum (synonymous terms used for two similar models) can take two different forms. The first is a one-time, short-term placement which lasts any amount of time less than what would be required to earn 1/2 or more units of credit, typically one to six weeks. An effective Internship experience should run for at least 10 hours and no more than 120 hours per semester. The second, more involved internship may last for as long as one year. It should involve the equivalent number of hours that the student would have spent in class in order to qualify for course credit. Both of these experiences, which may be either paid or unpaid, can occur only after the completion of coursework related to the placement. If the intern is functioning as an unpaid worker, whether as a short term “observer” or for a longer period in a  formal internship course, he or she would not be covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Application required.

     

    Note

    Students participating in Work-Based Learning are expected to be drug-free, obtain accident insurance, and are required to provide their own transportation to and from the work site. Students must also be eligible for a work permit, including a letter of good standing for school attendance.