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    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Basic Agriculture Science

    Course Number

    2542

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    (2758 Construction)   (2774 Welding)

     

    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

    Introduction to Construction – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2950

     

     

    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

     

    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

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Masonry – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2764

     

    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

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Plumbing – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2766

     

     

    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

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Electrical – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2762

     

     

    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

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety and Introduction to Construction

     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Metals – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2768

     

     

     

    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

    Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

     

    Course Title

    Welding I – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2770

     

     

    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

    Welding Industry 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

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

    Introduction to Graphics and Design – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    3179

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

    3183

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

    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 have the opportunity of participating 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

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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 Practicum - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0016

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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 Technology

     

    Finance Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Business and Technology

    Course Number

    0200

     

     

     

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

    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. Students will also integrate the skills and practices that undergird our banking system.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Business & Technology and Financial Literacy

     

    Course Title

    Accounting and Investing – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    0105

     

     

     

    Course Description

    Students build on the knowledge acquired in Principles of Accounting I as they further their studies in accounting. Students perform accounting activities for partnerships and corporations following generally accepted accounting procedures. Uncollectible accounts, plant assets, inventory, notes payable and receivable, prepared and accrued expenses, and unearned and accrued revenues are analyzed and related adjustments are calculated. Students apply accounting procedures to the formation, dissolution, and liquidation of business entities. In addition, students apply managerial accounting techniques. 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, Accounting and Banking

     

    Course Title

    Banking, Investing and Insurance

    Course Number

    2670

     

     

     

     

    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 AAS, ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5012

     

     

    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 AAS, ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5032

     

    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 AAS, ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5052

     

    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 AAS, ELHS, HCHS, LHS, SHS, and UGHS

    Course Number

    5072

     

    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

    JROTC Aerospace Science I– Located at DHS and OHS

    Course Number

    5092

     

     

     

    Course Description

    The course is designed to enable the student to sort through the key aspects of the historical development of flight and the role of the military in history. Students develop and illustrate ideas about attempts to fly in ancient civilizations throughout the world, the first record of scientific study, first flights, and the impact aviation had on the conduct of war. The course enables the students to distinguish the United States’ position at wartime and how wars brought about the development of new weapons, new methods of warfare, new aircraft, more pilots, and the need for pilot training. The course is designed for students to examine the historical development of flight and the role of the military in history. Students explore the U.S. policy of containing the spread of communism and the role of air power during the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. The students review the peaceful roles and missions in support of national objectives in which the military is involved, and the value of air power during the Persian Gulf War.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    JROTC Aerospace Science II - at DHS and OHS

    Course Number

    5112

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    In this course, the students identify the history, mission, purpose, goals, objectives, and importance of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC). They develop an understanding of the importance of attitude, discipline, respect, and practice values and ethics that are so important for self-growth. The students demonstrate the importance of individual self-control and how an effective stress management program improves the quality of life. The Leadership Education portion of the course explains why courtesies are rendered to the United States flag and the National Anthem. Students model being good, democratic citizens and study different forms of governments. The students practice wellness techniques and encourage others to live healthy lifestyles. The students use first aid techniques to minimize injury and harm to themselves and others. The importance of staying well permeates their studies. Students begin to conduct basic individual drill and ceremonies demonstrations, and must adhere to establish grooming standards by exemplifying proper wearing of the  United States Air Force uniform.  In Drill and Ceremonies students cover the basic aspects of drill. Students learn the importance, purpose, and meaning of military drill terms, the significance of the United States Flag, positions and movements required of each individual in forming elements, flights, and squadrons and the commands to execute those positions and movements. Students also learn about the drill of the flight and squadron.

    Prerequisite

    JROTC Aerospace Science I

     

    Course Title

    JROTC Aerospace Science III– Located at DHS, OHS

    Course Number

    5132

     

     

     

     

     

    Course Description

    This course focuses on the science of flight. Students explore the aerospace environment and the human requirements of flight. Students identify the basic facts and general principles of the atmosphere and the elements of weather. Learning the weather elements and a general understanding of how all these parts interact to give us the weather is critical to understanding the aerospace environment. After developing an understanding of the environment, how environment affects flight is introduced. The students study the human circulatory system, the effects of acceleration and deceleration, and protective equipment to understand their use in the aerospace environment. The course is designed to introduce the students to the principles of aircraft flight navigation, theory of flight and basic aeronautics. The students determine why the forces of lift, weight, thrust and drag are essential to successful flight. Students practice basic navigation, including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind. The performance standards in this course are based on the performance standards identified in the curriculum for the United States Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC). Successful completion of at least 3 units of credit of the AFROTC programs will qualify the students for advanced placement in a college ROTC program or accelerated promotion in the military service.

    Prerequisite

    JROTC Aerospace Science I and JROTC Aerospace Science II

     

    Course Title

    JROTC Aerospace Science IV– Located at DHS and OHS

    Course Number

    5152

     

     

     

    Course Description

    In leadership education, written reports and speeches compliment the course material. The students develop communications skills and participate in cadet corps activities. Cadet corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of corps projects. These activities emphasize the concepts of effective communication. The course work allows students to examine themselves in relation to others, and the society in which they live. The course also builds communication and interpersonal skills. The students focus on team building to improve quality and productivity. They develop an understanding of the complexity of leadership and its contribution to mission accomplishment. Unlocking Your Potential (UYP) prepares and inspires the students to succeed in life by setting goals. It explains how setting goals and creating positive habits pave the road to success. It also helps build self-esteem and motivates the student’s inner strength. It shows the students they have the potential to believe and accomplish anything they desire.

    Prerequisite

    JROTC Aerospace Science I, JROTC Aerospace Science II, and JROTC Aerospace Science III

     

    Health Science Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Introduction to Healthcare

    Course Number

    8572

     

     

    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

     

     

    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. An additional Human Anatomy and Physiology credit of the same grade awarded for Essentials of Healthcare will be posted to the transcript.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare

     

    Course Title

    Allied Health and Medicine

    Course Number

    2696

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

    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 thecourse.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Healthcare, Essentials of Healthcare and instructor approval

     

    Course Title

    Diagnostics Phlebotomy – Academy of Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2698

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

    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

    2940

     

     

     

    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

     

    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 theuse 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

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

    Course Number

    3187

     

    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

    Course Number

    3189

     

    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

    Food, Nutrition, & Wellness

    Course Number

    2493

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

     

     

     

    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

     

    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, andcollaborating.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology

     

    Course Title

    AP Computer Science

    Course Number

    4890

     

     

     

    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 Society

    Course Number

    2638

     

     

    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

    Introductory to Cybersecurity – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2640

     

     

    Course Description

    This course examines how the concept of security integrates into the importance of user involvement, security training, ethics, and trust, application of cybersecurity practices and devices, and best practices management. The fundamental skills cover internal and external threats to network security and design, how to inforce network level security policies, how to protect an organization’s information, and a broad range of other topics. Students will operate in a virtual network environment during this course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology

     

    Course Title

    Advanced Cybersecurity – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2641

     

    Course Description

    This course explores the field of cybersecurity with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. It builds on existing contents introduced in Introduction to Cybersecurity and expands into malware threats, cryptography, organizational security, and wireless technologies. Students will conduct risk assessments and learn network protocols. Students will operate in a virtual network environment during this course.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Digital Technology and Intro to Cybersecurity

     

    Course Title

    IT Essentials – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2662

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

    2713

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

     

    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

    Promotion and Professional Sales – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2731

     

    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.

    Prerequisite

    Marketing Principles

     

    Course Title

    Marketing Communications Essentials – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2942

    Course Description

    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.

    Prerequisite

    Marketing Principles and Promotion and Professional Sales

     

     

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cluster Courses

    Course Title

    Foundations of Electronics - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2650

     

    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

     

     

    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

     

    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

     

    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

    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

     

    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 andprototypes.

    Prerequisite

    Foundations of Engineering & Technology and Engineering Concepts

     

    Course Title

    Research, Design, and Project Management

    Course Number

    2619

    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 Drafting and Design - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2602

     

    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

    Survey of Engineering Drawing – Academy for Advanced Studies

    Course Number

    2618

     

     

    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

     

    Course Title

    3D Modeling and Analysis – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2622

     

    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

     

     

    Course Description

    Students in this course will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a 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

     

    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

     

    Course Title

    Maintenance and Light Repair III – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2744

     

    Course Description

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a 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

     

     

    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

     

    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 VI - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2750

     

    Course Description

    Students in this course will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician and will explore students to automotive preventative maintenance, servicing and replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. The students 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

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

     

    Course Title

    Introduction to Diesel Mechanics – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2706

     

    Course Description

    Students in this course will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a diesel mechanic technician. Students will learn the basic operations of a diesel engine and learn to diagnose and repair basic issues.

    Prerequisite

    None

     

    Course Title

    Diesel I – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2707

     

    Course Description

    Students in this course will expand the skills learning in Intro to Diesel Mechanics as the learning general diagnosis, theory, and operations requirements. Students will interface with diesel engines and follow curriculum similar to curriculum used by industry partners for certification in Diesel Mechanics.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Diesel Mechanics

     

    Course Title

    Diesel II – Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2708

     

    Course Description

    Students will use skills learned in the first two courses as they diagnose and repair diesel engines. Students will work closely with industry partners to ensure they have the skill level needed to obtain certification in Diesel Mechanics.

    Prerequisite

    Introduction to Diesel Mechanics and Diesel I

     

    Course Title

    Logistics Fundamentals - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2752

     

    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 - Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2754

     

    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- Academy for Advanced Studies only

    Course Number

    2756

     

    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, Fine Arts, World Language, or Advanced Academic 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 pathway in which they are concurrently enrolled. There are four different opportunities for CTAE students to participate in a work-siteinstruction.

     

    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.