Career & Technical Education

RCS CTE Website 


CTE Apprenticeship Video 

Below is a list of courses for this program. It is broken up into the following sections:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

  • Art, A/V Tech and Communication

  • Business, Finance and Management

  • Health Science

  • Information Technology

  • Marketing Sales and Service

  • STEM

  • Transportation and Logistics

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

 

Program Description

Agricultural Education is a systematic program of instruction available to students desiring to learn about the science, business, technology of plant and animal production, and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems.

 

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Agricultural Education prepares students for more than 300 careers in the agricultural industry including production, financing, processing, marketing, and distribution of agricultural products.  Agricultural Education develops leaders for the vast network of supporting careers that provide the supplies, services, management, and conservation of our natural resource systems.

 

The Agricultural Education program is built on the three core areas of classroom and laboratory instruction and supervised agricultural experience programs.  The quality Agricultural Education program is designed for delivery through a balance of these three core educational strategies:

  • Classroom/Laboratory Instruction – Quality instruction in and about agriculture that utilizes a “learning by doing” philosophy.  Agricultural Education is an applied science that incorporates math, reading, social studies, and physical, chemical and biological sciences into each course.

  • Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs – Students put knowledge and theory to use through relevant, experiential, agricultural learning projects.  While completing SAE projects, students learn to apply the concepts and principles taught in their agriculture classes to real-world problems and scenarios.

 

The major program outcomes for students enrolled in an Agricultural Education program are:

  • Opportunity to explore career options available in agriculture-related fields and to assist them in planning for a future career.

  • Technical skills training for success in an agriculture-related career.

  • Connectivity of school-based instruction with work-based learning.

  • Leadership and personal development training needed to succeed in an agriculture-related career including teamwork, problem solving, and communications.

  • Competitive advantage for students to succeed in an international economy.

  • Commitment to community development and service through projects that require interaction with parents, agribusiness leaders, and other community organizations.

  • Development of skills necessary for lifelong learning in agriculture leading to career advancement and success.

 

Career Cluster Alignment

Agricultural Education includes curriculum offerings for students in grades 7 through 12. Agricultural Education is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for career and postsecondary education in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster.  All Agricultural Education courses are contained in the following five career pathways.

  • Agribusiness Systems

  • Animal Systems

  • Natural Resources Systems

  • Plant Systems

  • Power, Structural and Technical Systems

 

What is a CTE concentrator?

A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.

 

What is a completer course?

A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.

 

 

PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES

Course Number: FC11

Prerequisite:  None

 

Students learn life literacy skills and individual, family, and community systems in the context of the human services field.  Emphasis is placed on human development, professional skills, diversity, analyzing community issues, and life management.

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

Course Number: BF05

Prerequisite: None

 

This course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances.

 

FOODS I

Course Number:  FN41

Prerequisite: None

 

This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability for a global society, and time and resource management.  

 

FOODS II – ENTERPRISE*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: FN42

Prerequisite: FN41 Foods I OR FH21 Culinary Arts and Hospitality I

 

This course focuses on advanced food preparation techniques.  Food safety and sanitation receive special emphasis, with students having the opportunity to take the exam for a nationally-recognized food safety credential.  Students develop skills in preparing foods such as yeast breads, cake fillings and frostings, and learn knife and garnishing skills. A real or simulated in-school food business component allows students to apply entrepreneurial strategies.  English/Language Arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

 

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster. This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.

 

The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.

 

MULTIPLE ENHANCEMENT COURSES OFFERED

  • CC45 Career Management

  • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint (Standard & Honors Level Offered)

  • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • MM51 Marketing

  • ME11 Entrepreneurship I

  • BF10 Principles of Business and Finance

  • CS97 CTE Internship


 

 

Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Courses

 

Program Description

Creative students who see themselves designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing or publishing multimedia content will want to pursue courses in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Career Cluster.

You will apply artistic talent to practical problems and learn visual arts principles that prepare you with skills and techniques to work in any number of creative design and entertainment fields.

 

Career Cluster Alignment

This career cluster is organized into six career pathways:

  • Audio and video technology and film
  • Broadcasting and journalism
  • Performing arts

  • Printing technology

  • Telecommunications

  • Visual Arts

 

Career and Technical Education Student Organization

The student organizations for Arts, A/V Technology and Communications are:

 

Education After High School

After taking CTE classes in arts, A/V technology and communications, you could pursue any number of opportunities including:

  • On-the-job education as an actor, artist, dancer, graphic designer, set designer or musician. These experiences can be started while you are still in high school

  • A credential in graphic design

  • A two-year degree in drama, music, art, radio or TV broadcasting

  • A four-year degree in communications, graphic art composition, vocal performance drama/theater, education, art, or music, radio, TV or film production.

 

Sample Occupations Relating to this Career Cluster

  • Video or web producer

  • Film maker

  • Graphic designer

  • Television studio producer

  • Stage designer

  • Publisher

  • Radio broadcaster

  • Fashion/apparel designer or illustrator

  • Interior designer

  • Home furnishing coordinator

  • Textile designer or chemist

  • Curator or gallery manager

  • Costume designer

 

ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN

Course Number: II31

Prerequisite: None

This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

 

ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: II33

Prerequisite: II32 Adobe Digital Design

This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

 

MULTIMEDIA AND WEBPAGE DESIGN

Course Number: BD10

Prerequisite: Microsoft ITA: Word and PowerPoint

This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.

 

MARKETING

Course Number:  MM51

Prerequisite:  None

In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.

 

FASHION MERCHANDISING

Course Number: MI21

Prerequisite: None

In this course students are introduced to the fashion and merchandising industries. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among the concepts of the business of fashion, fashion promotion events, the evolution and movement of fashion, the fashion industry, career development, merchandising of fashion, and the selling of fashion.  

 

MICROSOFT WORD AND POWERPOINT

(Standard & Honors Level Offered)

Course Number: BM10

Prerequisite: None

Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment.  In the first part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them.  In the second part, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations.

 

APPAREL & TEXTILE PRODUCTION I

Course Number: FA31

Prerequisite: None

In this course students are introduced to clothing production in the areas of preparation for clothing construction, basic clothing construction techniques, consumer decisions, textiles, historical perspectives and design, and career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on students applying these construction and design skills to apparel and home fashion. Art, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and Cooperative education are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP I

Course Number: ME11

Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing

OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10

Principles of Business and Finance

In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers.

 

Multiple Enhancement courses offered

  • CC45 Career Management

  • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • FC11 Principles of Family & Human Services

  • BF10 Principles of Business & Finance

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • CS97 CTE Internship


 

Business Management & Administration, Finance, and Information Technology Education 

Program Description

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education prepares students for successful transition from school to work and postsecondary education. It empowers them to use business principles and concepts while they manage their current and future responsibilities as informed consumers and productive workers in the 21st century.

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education is a broad, comprehensive that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about business, finance, and information technology.  Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education plays a major role in preparing a competent, business-literate, and skilled workforce. The program area is designed to integrate business, finance, and information technology skills into the curriculum.  

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the business world and for advanced educational opportunities. The instructional program begins in the middle grades with the development of proficiency in basic computer software applications.  Career pathways are offered that provide knowledge and skill development in these Career Clusters™:

  • Business, Management, and Administration

  • Finance

  • Information Technology

 

Literacy and numeracy skills are an integral part of the Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education program. Computer literacy and proficiency in the various applications are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, economic literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and problem-solving is a part of each of the career pathways.

Career Cluster Alignment

The Business, Finance and Information Technology Education program is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Information Technology Education Career Clusters™.  The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education courses also provide students core instruction in the other Career Clusters™.

 

Certifications and Credentialing

Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education courses provide students multiple opportunities to obtain industry credentials.  Students may earn credentials ranging from Microsoft Office Specialist to Oracle SQL and PL/SQL certifications as well as SAS Base Programming certification and W!SE Financial Literacy.

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

Course Number: BF05

Prerequisite: None

This course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances.

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Course Number: BF10

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL AND ACCESS HONORS

Course Number: BM20

Prerequisite: None

Students in Microsoft IT Academies benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment.  The first part of the class is designed to help you use the newest version of Microsoft Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data.  Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data. In the second part of the class, students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in newest version of Microsoft Access.  

 

MICROSOFT WORD AND POWERPOINT

(STANDARD AND HONORS LEVELS OFFERED)

Course Number: BM10

Prerequisite: None

In the first part of this course, students will learn to use the newest version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them.  In the second part, students will learn to use the Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations.

 

MULTIMEDIA AND WEBPAGE DESIGN*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: BD10

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.

 

E-COMMERCE I HONORS*

(COMPLETER Taught Online Through NCVPS)

Course Number:  BD12

Prerequisite: Multimedia and Webpage Design

This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two tech credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP I & II*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: ME11 & ME12

Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing

OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10

Principles of Business and Finance; ME11

In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

 

ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN

Course Number: II31

Prerequisite: None

This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

 

ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: II33

Prerequisite: II32 Adobe Digital Design

This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification.

 

ACCOUNTING I & II*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: BA10 & BA20

Prerequisite: None; BA10

This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, banking and payroll activities, basic types of business ownership, and an accounting career orientation.


 

Health Science Education Courses

 

Program Description

Health Science Education is a broad curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about health care careers.  Health Science Education plays a major role in meeting present and predicted needs for health care professionals within a health care delivery system characterized by diversity and changing technologies.  

 

Health Science Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the health care industry and for advanced educational opportunities.

 

Literacy and numeracy skills are an integral part of the health science program. Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, economic literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and problem-solving is a part of each of the career pathways. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and health care skills are provided through Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Career and Technical Student Organization for health science education and the Health Science Academy (HSA). Integration of the health science program with appropriate academic concepts/courses is strongly encouraged.

 

Career Cluster Alignment

Health Science Education courses provide students opportunities to obtain industry certifications.  Students may prepare to earn certifications in Nurse Aide I and Pharmacy Technician.
 

What is a CTE Concentrator?

A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.

 

What is a completer course?

A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.

 

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY I

(HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY ONLY)

Course Number: HB11

Prerequisite: None

This course challenges students to investigate current medical and health care practices using technology and advances in health care research.  Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research.

 

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY II*

(HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY ONLY)

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: HB12

Prerequisite: HB11

This course focuses on genetics, neurobiology, sleep disorder and biological rhythms, bioethics, the evolution of medicine, and use of technology to study cellular and molecular biology. Students will learn about careers in biotechnology within the context of the course content.

 

HEALTH TEAM RELATIONS

(HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY ONLY)

Course Number: HU10

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members.  Topics include terminology, the history of health care, health care agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, careers, holistic health, human needs, change, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision making.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE I (HONORS)

Course Number: HU40

Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies.  Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content.  
 

HEALTH SCIENCE II* (HONORS)

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: HU42

Prerequisite: HU40 Health Science I Honors

 

This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication.  Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training.

 

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS (HONORS)

Course Number: HN43

Prerequisite: HU42 Health Science II Honors

This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used.  This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP).  

 

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Course Number: HH32

Prerequisite: HU42 Health Science II Honors

This course has self-paced, on-line instruction designed to prepare high school seniors for a pharmacy technician career. Topics included in this course are federal law, medication used in major body systems, calculations, and pharmacy operations. Mathematics is reinforced in this course.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY I

Course Number: IP21

Prerequisite: None

This course is aligned to the EMT Basic certification available from the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services and is part I of a two course sequence require to meet the mandatory hours of training. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY II

Course Number: IP22

Prerequisite: IP21

This course is aligned to the EMT Basic certification available from the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services and is part II of a two course sequence require to meet the mandatory hours of training. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel.
 

MULTIPLE ENHANCEMENT COURSES OFFERED:

  • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint  

  •       (Standard and Honors Level Offered)BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • MM51 Marketing

  • FN41 Foods I

  • FC11 Principles of Family & Human Services

  • ME11 Entrepreneurship I

  • BF10 Principles of Business and Finance

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • CC45 Career Management

  • CS97 CTE Internship


 

Hospitality and Tourism Courses

 

Program Description

The Hospitality and Tourism Cluster prepares learners for careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel-related services. Hospitality operations are located in communities throughout the world.

 

Travel and tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Each year, travel and tourism employers around the world pay more than $1.6 trillion in wages and salaries and create 12.5 million new jobs. Beginning salaries depend on the employee's skills, education and job level at a hotel, restaurant, tourism office, recreation facility, amusement park or attraction site. Salaries range from entry-level wages to six figures. This industry is known for promoting from within and for its large number of young managers

 

What is a CTE Concentrator?

A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.
 

What is a completer course?

A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.

 

Sample Occupations Relating to this Career Cluster

  • Lodging Manager

  • Chef

  • Travel & Tourism Manager

  • Food Service Manager

 

 

FOODS I

Course Number:  FN41

Prerequisite: None

This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability for a global society, and time and resource management.  

FOODS II – ENTERPRISE*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: FN42

Prerequisite: FN41 Foods I OR FH21 Culinary Arts and Hospitality I

This course focuses on advanced food preparation techniques.  Food safety and sanitation receive special emphasis, with students having the opportunity to take the exam for a nationally-recognized food safety credential.  Students develop skills in preparing foods such as yeast breads, cake fillings and frostings, and learn knife and garnishing skills. A real or simulated in-school food business component allows students to apply entrepreneurial strategies.  English/Language Arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.

 

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING I

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING II*

Course Number: MH31 & MH32

Prerequisite: None, MH31

In this course, students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among related industries for planning sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Topics included are branding, licensing, and naming rights; business foundations; concessions and on-site merchandising; economic foundations; human relations; and safety and security.

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Course Number: BF30

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.

 

MARKETING

Course Number: MM51

Prerequisite: None

In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.

 

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: MH42

Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing or MH31 Sports and Entertainment Marketing I

In this course, students are introduced to the industry of travel, tourism, and recreational marketing. Students acquire knowledge and skills on the impact of tourism, marketing strategies of the major hospitality and tourism segments, destinations, and customer relations. Emphasis is on career development, customer relations, economics, hospitality and tourism, travel destinations, and tourism promotion.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP I

ENTREPRENEURSHIP II*

Course Number: ME11 & ME12

Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing

OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10

Principles of Business and Finance; ME11

In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation.

 

MULTIPLE ENHANCEMENT COURSES OFFERED:

  • CC45 Career Management

  • BD10 Multimedia & Webpage Design

  • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint (Standard and Honors Level Offered)

  • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • FC11 Principles of Family & Human Services

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • CS97 CTE Internship

 

Information Technology Courses

Program Description

Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

 

IT careers involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. The IT industry is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that has a revolutionary impact on the economy and society. In addition to careers in the IT industry, IT careers are available in every sector of the economy - from Financial Services to Medical Services, Business to Engineering and Environmental Services. Anyone preparing for an IT career should have a solid grounding in math and science.

Even in times of economic downturn, there is still a large market for people with IT skills in organizations of all sizes. ITAA expects continued growth opportunities within the IT field.

 

Career Cluster Alignment

The Business, Finance and Information Technology Education program is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Information Technology Education Career Clusters™.  The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™. Business, Finance and Information Technology Education courses also provide students core instruction in the other Career Clusters™.

 

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists

  • Computer Network Architects

  • Computer Programmers

  • Computer Support Specialists

  • Computer Systems Analysts

  • Database Administrators

  • Database Manager

  • Information Security Analysts

  • Multimedia Producer

  • Network Administrator

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

  • Software Developers

  • Software Engineer

  • Technical Writer

  • Web Developers

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Course Number: BF10

Prerequisite:  None

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.

 

MICROSOFT EXCEL AND ACCESS (HONORS)

Course Number:  BM20

Prerequisite:  None

Students in MS IT Academies benefit from world-class MS curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment.  The first part of the class is designed to help you use the MS Excel interface, commands, and features to present, analyze, and manipulate various types of data. Students will learn to manage workbooks as well as how to manage, manipulate, and format data.  Students will learn how to create and work with a database and its objects by using the new and improved features in MS Access.

 

MS WORD AND POWERPOINT

(STANDARD AND HONORS LEVEL OFFERED)

Course Number: BM10

Prerequisite:  None

Students will learn to use the Microsoft (MS) Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. They will also learn to use the MS PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations.

 

MULTIMEDIA AND WEBPAGE DESIGN*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number:  BD10

Prerequisite:  Microsoft ITA: Word and PowerPoint

This course focuses on desktop publishing, graphic image design, computer animation, virtual reality, multimedia production, and webpage design.

 

ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN

Course Number: II31

Prerequisite: None

This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

 

ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: II33

Prerequisite: II32 Adobe Digital Design

This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

 

E-COMMERCE I HONORS (VIRTUAL)*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: BD12

Prerequisite: BD 10 Multimedia & Webpage Design

This course is designed to help students master skills in the design and construction of complex web sites for conducting business electronically. Emphasis is on skill development in advanced web page construction and entrepreneurial applications of

conducting business electronically as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues related to electronic business. Students learn through project-based applications as they plan, design, create, publish, maintain, and promote an e-commerce website. Art is reinforced.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two tech credits in one Career Cluster.

The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.

 

Multiple Enhancement courses offered

  • CC45 Career Managements

  • ME11 Entrepreneurship I

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • CS97 CTE Internship

 

 

Marketing Sales and Services Courses

Program Description

This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.

According to the latest statistics, there are 16 million jobs in sales and related occupations. Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations and sales managers hold more than 700,000 jobs. Over 300,000 high-paying management positions are likely to be available over the next decade. Employment opportunities for retail salespeople are expected to be good. Individuals with a college degree or computer skills will be sought for managerial positions in sales, logistics, and management information systems, marketing and e-marketing.

 

Career and Technical & Technical Education Student Organization

 

DECA (an association for Marketing Education students)

  • DECA for high school students

  • DECA for college students

  • Professional Division for business people, DECA alumni, educators, and parents who all support the goals of the association

 

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. It provides students with leadership opportunities at the local, state, and national levels. Members may seek elected office or serve in positions of committee leadership. Students gain valuable hands-on, authentic leadership skills by being active in the student-led student organization.

 

DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community, and providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning through competitive events. Members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.

 

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER

  • Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

  • Cashiers

  • Customer Service Representative

  • Fashion Designers

  • Floral Designers

  • Interior Designer

  • Market Research Analysts

  • Models

  • Real Estate Sales Agents

  • Retail Salespersons

  • Sales Engineers

  • Service Station Attendants

  • Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

  • Telemarketers

 

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Course Number: BF10

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.

 

MARKETING

Course Number: MM51

Prerequisite: None

In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.

 

FASHION MERCHANDISING

Course Number: MI21

Prerequisite: None

In this course students are introduced to the fashion and merchandising industries. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among the concepts of the business of fashion, fashion promotion events, the evolution and movement of fashion, the fashion industry, career development, merchandising of fashion, and the selling of fashion.  

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP I*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP II

Course Number: ME11 & ME12

Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing

OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10

Principles of Business and Finance; ME11

In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

 

STRATEGIC MARKETING HONORS

Course Number: MU92

Prerequisite: MM51 Suggested

This fast-paced course challenges students by combining into one course the concepts taught in the Marketing and Marketing Management courses. The curriculum, activities, and resources utilized in this course are written at the freshman college level. The Strategic Marketing course focuses on the impact of marketing on society, procedures used in buying behavior, procedures to manage marketing information, procedures to develop and manage products, pricing procedures, promotion, marketing channels, supply chain management, retail operations, and global marketing.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster. This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.

The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.

 

CO-OP COURSES

Course Number: Various

Prerequisite: Application – Must take a co-op training class in the same year to receive credit

 

Multiple Enhancement courses offered

  • BD10 Multimedia & Webpage Design

  • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint (Standard and Honors Level Offered)

  • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • MH42 Hospitality & Tourism

  • CS97 CTE Internship

  • CC45 Career Management

  • FA31 Apparel & Textile Production I

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Courses

Program Description

The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide middle and high school students essential and enduring 21st century skills. Technology Engineering and Design is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that uses the arts, engineering, languages, technologies, AND sciences to understand, communicate, and design.

 

National Standards

The Standards for Technological Literacy were initiated by the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The project, Technology for All Americans, has created a rationale, structure, and framework for Technology Education K-12. These standards identify what all students should know and be able to do with respect to understanding technology. The North Carolina Technology Engineering and Design Core and Visualization strands have been designed by the (ITEEA) STEM Center for Teaching and Learning, to reflect the Standards for Technological Literacy standards and benchmarks.

 

Career Cluster Alignment

The Technology Engineering and Design program is designed to provide students with appropriate, comprehensive preparation for careers and postsecondary education in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Clusters™.  The Program of Studies is constructed to provide maximum career opportunities to students in those Career Clusters™. Technology Engineering and Design courses also provide students core instruction in other Career Clusters™.

 

Certifications and Credentialing

Technology Engineering and Design courses provide students multiple opportunities to obtain industry certifications.

 

What is a CTE Concentrator?

A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.

 

What is a Completer Course?

A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.

 

TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & DESIGN HONORS

Course Number: TE11

Prerequisite: None

 

This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models.

 

ROBOTICS I HONORS

Course Number: IL18

Prerequisite: Math I, TE11 Technology

Engineering and Design

 

Students enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with building and programming robots to perform a variety of tasks. Students will learn the basics of both autonomous and operator robot control along with the use of various sensors. Also students will use C programming language to program their robots to perform both movement, input, and output of sensors. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to design, build, program, and interact with robots along with troubleshooting both mechanical and programming challenges. Emphasis is placed on both post-secondary education and careers related to robotics, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.

 

ROBOTICS II HONORS*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: IL19

Prerequisite: IL18 Robotics Engineering I Honors

 

Students enrolled in this course will have hands-on experience with more advanced robotics. Students will identify and use electronic components to build stand-alone electronic devices that can be integrated into their robots. Using Proportional, Integral and Derivative algorithms, students will create advanced programs using C programming language. Students will create industrial robots while learning about lifting, intake, and drive train systems. Emphasis is placed on both post-secondary education and careers related to robotics, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.

 

ENGINEERING DESIGN*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number: TE13

Prerequisite: TE11 Technology Engineering

and Design  

 

This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering processes in related career fields. Topics include investigating technological system, design optimization, and problem solving. Students utilize CAD and physical and virtual modeling concepts to construct, test, collect, and report data. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.  

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster. This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.

 

The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.

Multiple Enhancement courses offered

  • CC45 Career Management

  • BD10 Multimedia & Webpage Design

  • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint  (Standard and Honors Level Offered)

  • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • ME11 Entrepreneurship I

  • BF10 Principles of Business & Finance

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • CS97 CTE Internship


 

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Courses

 

Program Description

This Career Cluster exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical support services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistic services, and the maintenance of mobile equipment and facilities.

 

Transportation, distribution and logistics is a critical sector of the United States economy. Almost 10 million people are employed in transportation or transportation-related occupations. High-growth industry and career specialties offer high-tech, high-wage opportunities. This industry sector represents over 11 percent of the gross domestic product, and is among the fastest growing of all sectors. There will be a growing number of career opportunities in a variety of professional and technical occupations as well as high paid, entry-level occupations that can provide career advancement opportunities.

 

What is a CTE Concentrator?

A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.

 

What is a Completer Course?

A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER

  • Air traffic controller

  • Airline pilot

  • Auto or auto body mechanic

  • Automotive Technician

  • Cargo and freight agent

  • Electrician

  • Engineer: Aerospace, flight, railway, industrial health and safety, marine

  • Fleet manager

  • Flight Attendant

  • Health and safety manager

  • Industrial equipment mechanic

  • Logistician

  • Logistics Manager

  • Longshore worker

  • Marketing manager

  • Operations technician

  • Pilot

  • Railroad safety inspector

  • Sales representative

  • Ship, tugboat or ferry pilot

  • Shipping and receiving supervisor

  • Storage and distribution managers

  • Transportation manager

  • Truck Driver

  • Urban or regional planner

  • Vehicle and system inspector

  • Warehouse Manager


 

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

Course Number: IT11

Prerequisite: Math I

 

This course introduces automotive safety, basic automotive terminology, system & component identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tools, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also careers and various job opportunities in the automotive repair industry will be discussed. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing.

 

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE I

Course Number: IT16

Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive Service

 

This course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, servicing and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing.

 

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE II*

(COMPLETER COURSE)

Course Number:  IT17

Prerequisite: Automotive Service I

 

This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in automotive servicing I and develops advanced knowledge and skills in vehicle system repair and/or replacement of components in the brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

 

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE III

Course Number:  IT18

Prerequisite: Automotive Service II

 

This course builds on the skills and knowledge introduced in Automotive Service I & II. Building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair, and diagnosis of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, while emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

 

MARKETING

Course Number: MM51

Prerequisite: None

 

In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP I

Course Number: ME11

Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing

OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10

Principles of Business and Finance

 

In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

 

STRATEGIC MARKETING HONORS

Course Number: MU92

Prerequisite: MM51 Suggested

 

This fast-paced course challenges students by combining into one course the concepts taught in the Marketing and Marketing Management courses. The curriculum, activities, and resources utilized in this course are written at the freshman college level. The Strategic Marketing course focuses on the impact of marketing on society, procedures used in buying behavior, procedures to manage marketing information, procedures to develop and manage products, pricing procedures, promotion, marketing channels, supply chain management, retail operations, and global marketing.

 

CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

Course Number: CS95

Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

 

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.

The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.

 

Multiple Enhancement courses offered:

  • CC45 Career Management

  • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint (Standard & Honors Level Offered)

  • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors

  • BF10 Principles of Business and Finance

  • BF05 Personal Finance

  • CS97 CTE Internship

 

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