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AGRICULTURE

HORTICULTURE SCIENCES   #80340 

(Grades 9, 10, 11)                                                                       

Prerequisite:  None

Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes for entry into employment and advancement in areas such as floriculture, landscape design, greenhouse operations and production, and turf management. Students receive instruction in using soil and other growing media and in identifying, propagating, and growing horticultural plants in the greenhouse lab. Instruction is provided in safety practices and leadership development.  Membership in FFA is encouraged.

GREENHOUSE PLANT PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT #8035 (Grades 10, 11, 12)            

Prerequisite:  Pass Horticulture Sciences with a C or better

Students learn the operating procedures for a greenhouse. Units of instruction include developing plant production facilities, science application in plant production, and identifying plants. Business management and marketing skills are emphasized to prepare students for careers in greenhouse plant production and management industry. Leadership development is offered through participation in FFA.

LANDSCAPING  #8036 (Grades 10, 11, 12)                                                                                                                                              

Required:  Pass Horticulture Sciences with a C or better

Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, habits, and attitudes for entry into employment and advancement in areas such as landscape design, construction and maintenance. Students receive instruction in sketching and drawing, analyzing a landscape site, function and aesthetics, identifying and selecting landscape plants, purchasing and installation, maintaining the landscape by watering, fertilizing, mulching, pruning, and pest control.

LANDSCAPING II  #8039 (Grades 11, 12)

Prerequisite:  Landscaping I and teacher recommendation

In this course, students examine contemporary garden design from a historical perspective. Commercial and high-end residential landscape designs are developed that incorporate a wide range of specialty garden styles. Landscape projects are approached from an entrepreneurial aspect. Business management issues considered include contract estimating for installation and maintenance projects, the role of professional organizations, educational opportunities for landscape professionals, development of a business plan and management of human resources. Applications of technology in the design process and management of a landscape business are researched. The course emphasizes leadership development through participation in the FFA.

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION CO-OP #8099 (Grades 11, 12)                                                                                                        

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of an approved sequence of courses from the Agricultural Education department with a minimum grade of B and recommendation of the instructor.

Agricultural Co-Op (Cooperative Education) includes supervised on-the-job training, record keeping of wages and hours, and reporting in a journal style of what happens on the job.  Students utilize what they have gained in their classroom coursework to compete in the outside job market, earning a fair wage for work done.  Their Agricultural Co-Op Coordinator evaluates the student with her/her on the job supervisor at least four (4) times during the school year.  Students average 11-15 hours per week on the job.  Agricultural Co-Op is a year long course.  Students must work both semesters to earn this credit.  Co-Op application must be returned to the instruction

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an association of all business students and is a co-curricular activity in all business classes that combine educational and leadership development activities with classroom instruction. All business students are automatically FBLA members. Dues paying FBLA members can participate in local, state, and national leadership development conferences and competitions. It is strongly encouraged for all business students to be involved with FBLA.

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND MARKETING #81150 (Grade 9)         

Prerequisite:  None                             

This course will provide students the opportunity to sample both marketing and business topics of study at their most basic levels. It will allow the students to make an educated choice on which CTE pathway they want to pursue as upper classmen. Students explore the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. Basic financial concepts of banking, insurance, credit, inheritance, taxation, and investments are investigated to provide a strong background as students prepare to make sound decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. The real-world impact of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills is evident throughout the course. This course also supports career development skills and explores career options.  Membership in FBLA and DECA are strongly advised.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) FUNDAMENTALS #66700 (Grades 9, 10)                Prerequisite:  None

This course is for 9th & 10th grade students that wish to continue course work in Computer Information Systems (6612) and Advanced Computer Information Systems (6613).  It is a good introductory course in computers and their uses.  Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals introduces the essential skills needed for students to pursue specialized programs leading to technical and professional careers and certifications in the IT industry. Students have an opportunity to investigate career opportunities in four major IT areas: Information Services and Support, Network Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Interactive Media. The focus of the IT Fundamentals course is on introducing skills related to information technology basics, Internet fundamentals, network systems, computer maintenance, upgrading, troubleshooting, computer applications, programming, graphics, Web page design, and interactive media. Students explore ethical issues related to computers and Internet technology and develop teamwork and communication skills that will enhance their employability.

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS #6612 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)                                                                                             

Prerequisite: Keyboarding or ITF

Computer Information Systems is designed to introduce students to microcomputer technology and business applications using spreadsheets, databases, graphics, and word processing. This course also includes an introduction to the BASIC programming language and telecommunications. FBLA membership is strongly encouraged.

ADVANCED COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS #6613 (Grades 11, 12)

Prerequisite:  Computer Information Systems with C or better

This course is for 11th & 12th graders who have successfully completed Computer Information Systems 6612.  The successful completion of these two courses along with Keyboarding Applications (6152) give the student CTE completer status and will receive a CTE Completer Seal on his/her diploma if the courses are completed with a B average.  Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and Web publications. Students work individually and in groups to explore advanced computer maintenance activities, Web site development, programming, networking, emerging technology, and employability skills. Completion of this course may prepare the student for industry certifications.

DESIGN, MULTIMEDIA, AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES #66300 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12) 

Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog.  (ITD 110/170)

Prerequisite: Keyboarding or ITF

Students develop proficiency in using desktop software to create a variety of printed or electronic publications. Students will incorporate journalistic principles in design and layout. Students work with sophisticated hardware and software to develop Web sites and multimedia presentations. Current versions of PowerPoint, Publisher, and Front Page will be used in this course. FBLA membership is strongly encouraged.

ADVANCED DESIGN, MULTIMEDIA, AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES #66310 (Grades 10, 11, 12) Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog. (ITD 210/112)

Prerequisite:  Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies with a C or better

The successful completion of these two courses along with Keyboarding Applications (6152) give the student CTE completer status and will receive a CTE Completer Seal on his/her diploma if the courses are completed with a B average.  Students develop advanced skills in creating interactive media, Web sites, and publications for print and electronic distribution. Students work with sophisticated hardware and software applying skills learned to real world projects. Completion of this course may prepare students for industry certifications.                                

ACCOUNTING #6320 (Grades 10, 11, 12)
Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog.  (ACC 110)

Prerequisite: Good math background and keyboarding skills

Accounting emphasizes accounting principles as they relate to both manual and computerized financial systems. Instruction integrates microcomputers and electronic calculators as the relationships and processes of annual and computerized accounting are presented. FBLA membership is strongly encouraged.

ADVANCED ACCOUNTING #6321 (Grade 11, 12) Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog.  (ACC 112)

Prerequisite: Accounting with a C or better

Advanced Accounting is designed to utilize microcomputers to automate, analyze, and interpret business applications including payrolls, inventory, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Management of financial records through various business activities, partnership and corporate accounting, general ledger, and cost accounting are also included. FBLA membership is strongly encouraged.

ECONOMICS AND PERSONAL FINANCE #6120 (Grades 11, 12)  Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog.  (ECO 110/FIN 107)

Prerequisite:  None

Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success. In addition to developing personal finance skills, students in the course will also study basic occupational skills and concepts in preparation for entry-level employment in the field of finance. The course incorporates all economics and financial literacy objectives included in the Code of Virginia §22.1-200-03B.  Students will evaluate the economic value of postsecondary studies, including the cost of attendance, potential student loan debt, and potential earnings.  Students may join FBLA or DECA.  Note: As enacted by the General Assembly of 2011 and prescribed by the Board of Education, beginning with students who enter the ninth-grade class of 2011-2012 and beyond, students shall earn one (1) standard credit in Economics and Personal Finance in fulfillment of the graduation requirement for the Standard and Advanced Studies diplomas. The one (1) standard credit earned for the Economics and Personal Finance course (6120) shall count only once towards graduation requirements.

BUSINESS LAW #6131 (Grades 10, 11, 12)

Prerequisite:  None

Students who are seeking employment, as well as college bound business students, are encouraged to enroll in Business Law.  Students will examine the foundations of the legal system.  Students will explore economic and social concepts as they relate to legal principles and to business and personal laws.  Topics will include contractual law, commercial and consumer law, agency and employee law, and personal law.  Students learn through case study and lecture.  Written and oral presentations done individually and in groups will be required. FBLA membership is strongly encouraged.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT #6135 (Grades 11, 12)                                                                                                                                 

Prerequisite: None

Students study basic management concepts and leadership styles as they explore business ownership, planning, operations, marketing, finance, economics, communications, the global marketplace, and human relations. Quality concepts, project management, problem solving, and ethical decision making are an integral part of the course. Student leadership skills may be enhanced by participation in school-based or virtual enterprises, job shadowing, internships, cooperative education, and/or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). 

MARKETING

DECA, an Association of Marketing Students, is the co-curricular activity for all Marketing students that provides educational and leadership development activities which merge with classroom instructional programs. This is an intrical activity for all Marketing students.  This organization has local, regional, state, and national leadership development conferences and competitions for its members and teams. 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND MARKETING #81150 (Grade 9)                                              

Prerequisite: None

This course will provide students the opportunity to sample both marketing and business topics of study at their most basic levels. It will allow the students to make an educated choice on which CTE pathway they want to pursue as upper classmen. Students explore the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. Basic financial concepts of banking, insurance, credit, inheritance, taxation, and investments are investigated to provide a strong background as students prepare to make sound decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. The real-world impact of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills is evident throughout the course. This course also supports career development skills and explores career options.  Membership in FBLA and DECA are strongly advised.

INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING #8110 (Grades 9,10)

Prerequisite: Principles of Business and Marketing

recommended, but not required.

Students gain basic knowledge about marketing in today’s society. They develop skills related to interpersonal communication, self-presentation, economics, marketing, sales, employability, career discovery, and ethical decision-making.  This course reinforces mathematics, science,

English, and history/social science Standards of Learning (SOL). Computer/technology applications and DECA activities support this course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. Students will also be provided the opportunity to run a small group or class business based on their own design for providing a service or product needed at our school or in our community. In this course, they will learn business terminology, basic entrepreneurship concepts, and fundamental business operating principles. (Active DECA membership is part of this course.)

MARKETING #8120 (Grades 10, 11, 12) Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog, take the entrance test, and pay the $15 for the 3 college course credits. (MKT 100)

Recommended, but not required:  Introduction to Marketing

Students examine activities in marketing and business important for success in marketing employment and postsecondary education. Students will learn how products are developed, branded, and sold to businesses and consumers. Students will analyze industry trends and gain hands-on experience in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas. Topics will include professionalism in the workplace, product planning and positioning, promotion, pricing, selling, economic issues, and the impact of technology on the marketplace. This course reinforces mathematics, science, English, and history/social science Standards of Learning (SOL). Computer/technology applications and DECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. The cooperative education method (Marketing Co-Op 8120C) is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. (Active DECA membership is part of this course.)

MARKETING CO-OP #8120C (Grades 11, 12) Prerequisite:  Must be taking Marketing #8120 in the same year as the co-op. The credits for the course and the co-op are tied together. This is a year-long 1-credit course.  Co-Op application must be returned to the instructor.

This course is a companion course to Marketing #8120.  Marketing Co-Op (Cooperative Education) includes supervised on-the-job training, record keeping of wages and hours, and reporting in a journal style of what happens on the job.  Students utilize what they have gained in their classroom Marketing #8120 coursework to compete in the outside job market, earning a fair wage for work done.  The Marketing Co-Op Coordinator evaluates the student with his/her on-the-job supervisor during the school year.  Students earn one credit for this course, holding a job for the whole school year, working a minimum number of hours, averaging 11 to 15 hours per week.  The student must receive a credit for Marketing #8120 in order to receive a credit for Marketing Co-Op #8120C. (Active DECA membership is part of this course.)

ADVANCED MARKETING #8130 (Grade 12)
Dual Enrollment class in agreement with Rappahannock Community College. Students must complete the RCC application located on the last page of this catalog, take the entrance test, and pay the $15 for the 3 college course credits. (MKT 270)

Prerequisite:  Pass Marketing or Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation Marketing.

Students build on knowledge gained in a prior Marketing course. Students participate in supervisory and management activities focusing on the marketing mix, purchasing, financing, human resources, global marketing, pricing, and emerging technologies. Students will prepare for advancement in marketing careers and postsecondary education. This course reinforces mathematics, science, English, and history/social science Standards of Learning (SOL). Computer/technology applications and DECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. The cooperative education method (Advanced Marketing Co-Op 8130C) is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.  Students will also take an Industry Certification test at the end of the school year and be considered a “CTE Completer” with the completion of this course and its previous sequence. (Active DECA membership is part of this course.)

ADVANCED MARKETING CO-OP #8130C (Grade 12) Prerequisite:  Must be taking Advanced Marketing #8130 in the same year as the co-op. The credits for the course and the co-op are tied together. This is a year long 1 credit course.  Co-Op application must be returned to the instructor.

This course is a companion course to Advanced Marketing #8130. Advanced Marketing Co-op (Cooperative Education) includes supervised on-the-job training, record keeping of wages and hours, and reporting in a journal style of what happens on the job. Students utilize what they have gained in their classroom Advanced Marketing #8130 coursework to compete in the outside job market, earning a fair wage for work done. The Marketing Co-Op Coordinator evaluates the student with his/her on-the-job supervisor during the school year. Students earn one credit for this course, holding a job for the whole school year, working a minimum number of hours, averaging 11 to 15 hours per week. The student must receive a credit for Advanced Marketing #8130 in order to receive a credit for Advanced Marketing Co-Op #8130C. (Active DECA membership is part of this course.)

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING #8175 (Grades 11, 12)                   

Recommended, but not required:  Principles of Business and Marketing and/or Introduction to Marketing

This course helps students develop a thorough understanding of fundamental marketing concepts and theories as they relate to the sports, entertainment, and recreation industries. Students will investigate the components of branding, sponsorships and endorsements, as well as promotion plans needed for sports, entertainment and recreation events. The course also supports career development skills and explores career options. Academic skills (mathematics, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. DECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. The cooperative education method (Marketing Co-Op 8120C) is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.  (Active DECA membership is part of this course.)

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT #8177 (Grade 12) Prerequisite:  Pass Sports and Entertainment Marketing or Marketing. Students will build on prior knowledge of sports, entertainment, and recreation marketing. This course focuses on the principles of management and planning supported by research, financial, and legal concepts. Students will be able to plan and execute an event, develop a career plan, and establish a sports, entertainment, or recreation marketing product/business. Academic skills (mathematics, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. Computer/technology applications supporting the course are studied.  DECA activities enhance the course. DECA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events.  The cooperative education method (Advanced Marketing Co-Op 8130C) is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.  Students will also take an Industry Certification test at the end of the school year and be considered a “CTE Completer” with the completion of this course and its previous sequence.

(Active DECA membership is part of this course.

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

 DRAFTING I: Basic Technical Drawing #8530 (Grades 9, 10, 11)                                                            Prerequisite: Algebra I Part I or Algebra I

This course is an introduction to drafting – the graphic language of industry. Engineers and architects use drafting to communicate their ideas. Course content focuses on fundamental drawing concepts and techniques. Students will learn how to correctly use drafting instruments, construct geometric shapes (geometry), read scales, letter freehand, use projection, visualize and interpret 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects. The student is also introduced to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using AutoCAD LT Software. Drafting students are strongly encouraged to join and participate in Skills USA., a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations. Students should possess good hand-eye coordination. It is highly recommended the student have a strong math background.  Freshmen should have completed Algebra I minimally before enrolling in Drafting I.

DRAFTING II: Mechanical Drawing #8531(Grades 10, 11, 12)
Prerequisite: Geometry, Drafting I (pass with a “C” or better)

This course focuses on creating auxiliary views, fasteners, pictorial drawings – technical illustration, surface developments, working drawings, and sectional views. The student will use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using AutoCAD LT software and manual drawing techniques. All skills learned in Drafting I will be applied. A strong math background is highly recommended. Drafting students are strongly encouraged to join and participate in Skills USA., a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations. Students should possess good hand-eye coordination.

DRAFTING III: Architectural Drafting #8532 (Grades 11, 12)

Prerequisite:  Geometry, Drafting II (pass with a “C” or higher, or recommendation from instructor)

This course focuses on architecture. The topics of space planning, materials and construction methods, plot plans, foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, electrical plans will be covered. The student will explore various systems such as floor, wall, and roof framing systems. The student will study building costs, building codes, and zoning regulations. The student will use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using AutoCAD LT software and manual drawing techniques. All skills learned in Drafting II will be applied. A strong math background is recommended. Drafting students are strongly encouraged to join and participate in Skills USA., a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations. Students should possess good hand-eye coordination.

BUILDING TRADES I #8515 (Grades 10, 11)                                                                                                                                            

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Part 1 or Algebra I

This course introduces students to the Fine Arts of Woodworking. Using a series of increasingly challenging projects, students will learn to master woodworking machines. Grades will be determined by these projects and the student’s proficiency of machine use to achieve quality woodworking techniques.

BUILDING TRADES II #8516 (Grades 10, 11, 12)                                                                                                                                    

Prerequisite: C or better in Building Trades I

Students will experience all aspects of the Construction Industry. Using a hands-on approach, students learn current methods of the building trades; from foundations to roofing, studding to trim work, designing to inspections. This course is designed to prepare students for apprenticeship in the world of construction.

Carpentry I #8601 (Grades 10, 11, 12) With an emphasis on safety, students are taught to use hand and power tools, cut stock, apply construction mathematics, and interpret blueprints. Students will become proficient in identifying types of residential construction components to form foundations and frame walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, doors, and windows.

CARPENTRY II #8602 (Grades 10, 11, 12)

Students are taught the safe use of hand and power tools common to the industry. Students will become proficient in assembling and installing various types of residential construction components that are current with industry standards, including rigging and job-estimating procedures, forming foundations, framing floors, walls, ceiling, roofs, trusses, roofing materials, stairs, exterior doors and windows, decks, and porches. Successfully passing this course leads to CTE program completion.

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY (Grades 10, 11, 12)                                                             

Prerequisite: Algebra I Part I or Algebra I;  Additionally, students desiring to enroll in any “Part II” course must attain at least a “C” in Part I of that course or have a teacher recommendation before taking any “Part Two” course. 

Industrial Maintenance Technology is composed of eight (8) interdependent units of study that are offered on a semester basis. Students may elect to take any portion of the course that is offered although it is suggested that students begin the course in the 10th grade, first semester, and progress through at least six (6) consecutive units of the offerings or four (4) to complete the sequence and be considered a “completer”.

Present schedule for the above is tentatively planned as follows:

Fall 2017 - Residential Electric Part I #8533                 

Fall 2017 - Welding Part I #8672

Spring 2018- Welding Part II #8673

Spring 2018 - Residential Electric Part II #8534

Fall 2018 - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Part I #8503              

Fall 2018 - Sheet Metal Part I #8663

Spring 2019- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Part II #8504         

Spring 2019- Sheet Metal Part II #8664

CRIMINAL JUSTICE I #8702 (Grades 10, 11) Prerequisite: None

Students are introduced to the principles, techniques, and practices for pursuing careers within the criminal justice services system.

Video/Media Technology #8497 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)                                                    

In this project based course, students will explore the elements of video production, lighting design, camera operation, script writing, and advertising.  Students will develop skills in pre and post production techniques through the creation of short broadcasts which will be aired throughout the school. Students will learn to operate equipment such as video cameras/recording equipment, microphones, and audio/video editing systems.  They will practice skills related to production, direction, and scripting of programs as well as set design and construction.  Students will learn control room procedures and responsibilities.

VIDEO/MEDIA TECHNOLOGY II #84970 (Grades 11, 12)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of VIDEO/MEDIA TECHNOLOGY I and teacher approval.  This course is both first and second semester.  In this project-based course, students will explore the elements of video production, lighting design, camera operation, script writing, and advertising.  Students will develop skills in pre and post production techniques through the creation of short broadcasts which will be aired throughout the school. Students will learn to operate equipment such as video cameras/recording equipment, microphones, and audio/video editing systems.  They will practice skills related to production, direction, and scripting of programs as well as set design and construction.  Students will learn control room procedures and responsibilities.

EDUCATION

TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW-TEACHER CADETS #90620 (Grade 11, 12)

Prerequisite: Minimum GPA of 2.7, 3 letters of recommendation, a completed application turned in to their counselor, the application essay completed and an interview.

The teacher cadet course introduces juniors and seniors to a career in teaching and education.  The primary elements of the curriculum components are Experiencing Learning, Experiencing the Profession, and Experiencing the Classroom.  The components are intentionally broad in scope and provide great flexibility based on the career interest of the student.  In addition to the fundamental curriculum components, all students are to observe and participate in an internship outside the Teacher Cadet classroom.  The internship may be done from preschool through high school.

ADVANCED TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW-TEACHER CADETS #9072 (Grade 11, 12)

Prerequisite: Teachers for Tomorrow with a B or higher and permission from instructor.

The advanced Teachers Cadet course will continue immersing the students in the career of education.  The cadets will work with the Teacher Cadet instructor to determine their long-term learning goals as well as their potential path into the teaching field.  They will participate in a semester-long internship/co-op that will provide them hands-on experience in the classroom. Cadets will be required to meet with the teacher cadet instructor for debriefing session and evaluations. Cadets will also complete an extensive portfolio for submission. The internship may be done at either the elementary or middle school level. Students must provide their own transportation.

NJROTC

NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS curriculum overview: The Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) prescribes the courses for naval science for NJROTC. NSTC routinely updates the curriculum to include new texts, instructional materials and lesson plans. The curriculum is developed and revised by civilian educators and NJROTC instructors. The wide variety of subjects includes the following:

·                                                                                             CITIZENSHIP -- Instillation of values of good, responsible citizenship.
·                                                                                             NAVAL ORIENTATION -- Basic introduction to the Navy’s customs and traditions.
·                                                                                             NAVAL OPERATIONS/ORGANIZATION -- Familiarization with national naval strategy and daily military operations.
·                                                                                             NAVAL HISTORY -- History of the United States Navy from the colonial period to the present.
·                                                                                             NAVIGATION -- Introduction to piloting and navigation.
·                                                                                             SEAMANSHIP -- Introduction to basic seamanship and ship handling.
·                                                                                             LEADERSHIP -- Ongoing study of leadership, with opportunities to develop leadership abilities.
·                                                                                             NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY -- Study of astronomy and its use in navigation.
·                                                                                             ELECTRONICS -- Introduction to electronics as the basis for communications and weapons systems.
·                                                                                             OCEANOGRAPHY -- Information on the collection of data on the world's ocean systems.
·                                                                                             DRILLS, COMMANDS, AND CEREMONIES -- Close order drill and parade ceremonies.
·                                                                                             PHYSICAL FITNESS -- Activities to promote healthy, active lifestyles.

NAVAL SCIENCE I #79130 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12) Prerequisite: none (The student must have instructors’ prior approval to take two NJROTC courses in the same year.)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft.  These elements are pursued at the fundamental level.

The course includes an introduction to the NJROTC program; introduction to Leadership, Citizenship and the American Government; introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid to include diet, exercise and drug awareness, and introduction to the U. S. Navy.

NAVAL SCIENCE II #79160 (Grades 10, 11, 12) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Naval Science I (The student must have instructors’ prior approval to take two NJROTC courses in the same year.)

The purpose of this course is to build on the general introduction provided in Naval Science 1, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership, and to introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U. S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world’s oceans to the continued well-being of the United States.  The course includes ongoing instruction into Leadership; introduction to Maritime History, including the American Revolution, Civil War, the rise of the U. S. to world power status, World Wars 1 and 2, the Cold War Era and the 1990s and Beyond; introduction to Nautical Sciences to include Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences.

NAVAL SCIENCE III #79180 (Grades 11, 12) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Naval Science I and II (The student must have instructors’ prior approval to take two NJROTC courses in the same year.)

The purpose of this course is to broaden the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intrinsic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, and the importance of sea power and national security.  Students gain a more in-depth knowledge of naval ships and aircraft and an introduction to marine navigation and seamanship.  This course includes instruction in Sea Power and National Security, Naval Operations and Support Functions, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea.  It provides introduction to Ship Construction and Damage Control, Shipboard Organization and Watch Standing, Basic Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons and Aircraft.  Ongoing instruction in leadership, citizenship and discipline is provided.

NAVAL SCIENCE IV #79190 (Grade 12) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Naval Science I, II, and III; B in NS III; have earned Petty Officer 2nd class; Naval Science Instructor recommendation (The student must have instructors’ prior approval before enrolling in Naval Science IV.)

The purpose of this course is focused primarily on practical leadership techniques and implementation.  The intent is to assist seniors in understanding leadership and improving their leadership skills by putting them in positions of leadership, under supervision, then helping them analyze the reasons for their varying degrees of success throughout the year.  Seniors are placed in leadership positions within the NJROTC unit. They are assessed on their ability to apply theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance.  Students will become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and activities for a work group, and the proper ways to set a leadership example.  Classroom activities include classroom presentations and practical work with younger cadets.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

SPORTS MEDICINE/ATHLETIC TRAINING #7660 (Grades 11, 12)                                                  

Prerequisites:  B or better in Biology, PE 9 and PE 10; an interest in career fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, and sports medicine.

This course will cover fundamental concepts of basic anatomy, care of common injuries, first aid, injury prevention, rehabilitation techniques, reconditioning procedures, other health concerns, and administrative procedures.  It also discusses different types of injuries; care and rehabilitation for each area of the body; and how and when to use specific forms of padding, taping, and bandaging.  In addition, students will be required to perform approximately 5-8 hours a week of clinic time after school.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES #8302 (Grades 9-12)

This course introduces the student to a variety of healthcare careers and develops basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. It is designed to help students understand the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system and to learn basic healthcare terminology, anatomy and physiology for each body system, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of traumatic and medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instruction emphasizes safety, cleanliness, asepsis, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency within the healthcare environment. Students also begin gaining job-seeking skills for entry into the health and medical sciences field. In addition, instruction may include the basics of medical laboratory procedures, pharmacology fundamentals, biotechnology concepts, and communication skills essential for providing quality patient care.

NURSE AIDE (CNA) #8360 (Grades 11, 12 with priority given to seniors)

Prerequisites: Students must place into the program by meeting the placement test requirements through Rappahannock Community College.  Students may test any evening Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  No appointment is needed.  There is no cost to test.  Maximum of 10 students in the course.

The Nurse Aide program is a college level course with dual enrollment through Rappahannock Community College.  This is a full-year program designed to help a student learn basic knowledge and develop skills necessary to become a nurse aide.  At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the State Board Licensure Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide.  Successful completion of the exam allows the student to be placed on the Virginia Nurse Aide Registry.  In the classroom, students will experience a combination of workbook review, lectures, videos, and interactive discussion.  Students will be involved in role playing, skills practice/review, and a multitude of hands-on activities.  Students are required to complete 40 hours of clinical work in 8 hour shifts.  Students will be responsible for approximately $150 to purchase scrubs, vaccines, Criminal Background Check, become CPR certified, and name tags.  There is an additional cost to take the State Board Licensure Exam. 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY #8383 (Grades 11, 12) 

Medical Terminology provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology.  


PROGRAM

COURSE NAME & NUMBER

COMPLETER

(Successful completion-diploma seal awarded if B average in all courses of sequence)

Agriculture Education

Horticulture Sciences #8034

#8034 AND/OR

#8035 AND/OR

#8036

Greenhouse Plant Production & Management #8035

Landscaping #8036

Information Technology Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Technology Fundamentals #6670

Choose any TWO

 

 

 

 

ITF completer options: 6612, 6613, 6630, and/or 6631

 

All other choose any 2 Including all in Business EXCEPT Econ & Finance 6120 for Web Design, Keyboarding, and ITF.

Design, Multimedia, & Web Technologies #6630 (and Advanced #6631)

Computer Information Systems #6612

Advanced Computer Information Systems #6613

 

Business

Accounting #6320

Advanced Accounting #6321

Economics and Personal Finance #6120

Business Law #6131

Business Management #6135

Principals of Business and Marketing #6115

Marketing Education

Introduction to Marketing #8110

Choose any TWO

Marketing #8120

Marketing Co-Op #8120C

Advanced Marketing #8131

Advanced Marketing Co-Op #8130

Sports, Entertainment & Recreation Marketing #8175

Advanced Sports, Entertainment & Recreation Marketing #8177

 

Trade & Industrial Education

Building Trades I #8515

#8515 AND

#8516

#8530 AND

#8531

#8503 AND

#8504

#8672 AND

#8673

#8533 AND

#8534

#8601 AND

#8602

Building Trades II #8516

Drafting I #8530

Drafting II #8531

HVAC I #8503

HVAC II #8504

Welding I #8672

Welding II #8673

Electricity I #8533

Electricity II #8534

Carpentry I #8601

Carpentry II #8602

 

NJROTC

NJROTC I # 7913 & NJROTC II #7916

Must complete Levels I & II in a sequence

Teachers for Tomorrow

Teacher Cadets #9062

Advanced Teacher Cadets #9072

Must complete #9062 AND #9072

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine I #7660

Sports Medicine II #7662

Must complete #7660 AND #7662


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