Construction (Year 1)

The Construction course introduces students to fundamentals of construction safety, tools, math, and blueprint reading, as well as basic carpentry, electrical, masonry, and plumbing skills. The curriculum framework for this program was developed in partnership with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF). MCEF is the accredited sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Carpentry (Year 2)

The Carpentry course consists of an in-depth study of basic safety, construction math, materials, wall, ceiling, and roof framing; windows and doors; and construction essentials. Upon the completion of this course, students will have the knowledge to complete the NCCER Level I Certification

 

Digital Media Technology I

Digital Media Technology I encompasses the foundation skills necessary in the digital media industry. Content such as safety, ethical issues and production, photography, graphic design, and print production will be offered to students. The Audio Production and Media Rich Content portion of the course emphasizes real-world, hands-on practice.

Digital Media Technology II

Digital Media Technology II focuses on the process of video production and editing as well as career opportunities in audio and video technology. Another component of the course is motion graphics.

 

Health Sciences (Core) -Year 1

The Health Sciences (Core) course introduces students to the theory and practical applications of tasks related to employment in the field of health science. Students will cover topics such as safety in the workplace, infection control, health care systems, and the vital organs of the human body. The course offers insight into careers in health care as well as educational requirements and the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities involved.

Healthcare and Clinical Services -Year 2

The Healthcare and Clinical Services course helps the student establish insight in the healthcare field. Students will be exposed to the theory and applied tasks related to careers within health care. This course covers topics such as human growth and development, health informatics, information technology, and therapeutic and rehabilitative services. Other topics include medical and emergency services, mental health, and pharmacological and nursing services.

 


Culinary Year 1

Orientation to Culinary Arts includes a survey of the foundational skills necessary in the foodservice industry. Content such as food safety and sanitation, equipment, safety and security, culinary foundations and math, and an introduction to the hospitality industry are included in the course. Mastery of the competencies listed in the food safety and sanitation unit will prepare the student to take the NRA's ServSafe exam to become ServSafe Food Safety certified. Theory and Applications of Culinary Arts I emphasizes real-world, hands-on practice of food preparation. Food preparation techniques included in this course include breakfast foods, dairy, and sandwiches; fruits, vegetables, salads, and garnishes; and potatoes and grains.

Culinary Year 2

Theory and Applications of Culinary Arts II emphasizes real-world, hands-on practice of food preparation. Food preparation techniques included in this course include desserts and baked goods; meat, poultry, and seafood; and stocks, sauces, and soups.
Advanced Studies in Culinary Arts is a culminating course that places emphasis on an internship experience. While students participate in on-the-job training, they will use their skills related to management and business concepts, customer communication, and customer service.

 


Information Technology Associate I

This course covers the explanation of technology and computer hardware basics, compatibility issues, common errors associated with computer hardware, software installation and functions, security risks and prevention, Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers.

Information Technology Associate II

Networking Fundamentals teaches the basic concepts of networking, each network operating system, networking types, standards and how data is encoded and transmitted. This course is designed to prepare students for the Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals Certification Exam.

 


Introduction to Welding (Year 1)

This course focuses on the NCCER Learning Series Core and SMAW. Students will leave the class with a firm foundation of knowledge in the areas of employability skills, safety, and basic tool knowledge. Additionally, students will learn Oxyfuel Cutting fundamentals. Students will cover proper equipment setup, safety measures, and correct welding techniques.

Advanced Welding (Year 2)

This course focuses on specialized welding symbols used in blueprints and drawings as well as PAC, CAC, and advanced techniques used in SMAW. Additionally, this course will offer students the opportunity to examine GMAW and FCAW. Additionally, students will learn about GTAW. Students will learn safety measures, setup procedures, and welding techniques for each type of welding.

 


Engineering I

Engineering I teaches students the history of engineering and the careers associated with the field. The students will also learn the foundations and fundamentals of engineering and materials, as well as the engineering design process and the steps one follows for successful design planning. Additionally, students are introduced to the advanced concepts of 3-D sketching and modeling with CAD software. The course introduces students to the field of robotics in engineering. It also focuses on several fields of engineering specialization.

Engineering II

Engineering II is a comprehensive course that focuses on the following four systems: electrical, fluid, mechanical, and thermal. It also introduces students to flexible manufacturing systems, or how robotics and drafting work together to create products. Additionally, the course teaches students advanced robotic concepts. Students will also learn valuable workforce readiness skills and prepare for jobs in the field of engineering.

 


Automotive Service Technology I

The Automotive Service Technology I course contains an introduction to shop operations, safety, tools and equipment, and preparing the vehicle for both service and the customer. The engine repair course focuses on the overall internal combustion engine, cylinder and valve train, and lubrication and cooling systems. The transmission course is an introduction to both automatic and manual drive train and axles. This course also contains an introduction to electrical/electronic information and terminology. The Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains electrical/electronic system theory, battery systems, starting systems, and charging systems. It also contains an introduction to disc brakes, drum brakes, and antilock brakes.

Automotive Service Technology II

The Engine Performance I course contains a review on shop operations, safety, tools and equipment, and preparing the vehicle for both service and the customer. The Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains information on lighting systems, concepts of gauges, warning devices, driver information systems, horn system, wiper/washer system, and accessories system diagnostic repair. The Engine Performance and Steering and Suspension course contains information on fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems; concepts of emission control system; concepts of engine service; general suspension/steering theory; steering system inspection, diagnosis, and repair; concepts of front, rear, and miscellaneous systems; and wheel/tire alignment concepts. The Automotive Heating and Air information is for service and maintenance to the heating, ventilation, and engine cooling system.

 

STUDENT SERVICES

Student Services is a special division of the Career-Tech Center that provides students with comprehensive tutoring on all subjects. Students may get permission from their teacher to visit the Student Services Coordinators during regular class hours when they need help on specific assignments, such as writing and formatting a term paper or getting help before an upcoming trigonometry test. Students should plan their visits in advance of the actual deadlines for the projects that are due to ensure there is adequate time to cover the material.