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Teacher Name: Mr. Ty Lewis
SkillsUSA webpage: https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Domain/7341
Courses I teach:
Intro to Drafting and Design
Introduction to Drafting and Design is the foundational course for the Architectural Drafting and Design pathway. 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).
Architectural Drawing and Design I
Architectural Drawing and Design I is the second course in the Architectural Drawing and Design pathway and 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 to continue their education at the postsecondary level. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, SkillsUSA, are integral components of both the core employability skills
standards and the technical skills standards. The prerequisite for the course is Introduction to Drafting and Design.
Architectural Drawing and Design II
Architectural Drawing and Design II is the third course in the Architectural Drawing and Design pathway and builds on the skills developed in Architectural Drawing and Design I. Emphasis is placed on the design process, site plans, electrical plans, plumbing plans, sections and details, project presentations, and a course portfolio. 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. Students who successfully complete this and other drafting courses should be prepared to take an End of Pathway Assessment. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, SkillsUSA, are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skills standards. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Drafting and Design and Architectural Drawing and Design I.
How money smart are you? Step into this course specifically designed for high school students to understand the importance of the financial world, including planning and managing money wisely. Areas of study taught through application in personal finance include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, credit laws and rights, personal bankruptcy, insurance, spending, taxes, investment strategies, 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 develop financial goals, and create realistic and measurable objectives to be MONEY SMART! Through project-based learning activities and tasks, students will apply mathematical concepts in realistic scenarios and will actively engage by applying the mathematics necessary to make informed decisions related to personal finance. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representing, connecting and
communicating financial data. $$$
Principles of Accounting 1 is a skill-level
course that is of value to all students pursuing a strong background in business, marketing, and
management. Using financial information, students will learn how to make decisions about
planning, organizing, and allocating resources using accounting procedures. Performing
accounting activities for sole proprietorships and corporations following Generally-Accepted
Accounting Procedures are included in the course. Students analyze business transactions and
financial statements, perform payroll, and evaluate the effects of transactions on the economic
health of a business.