Allied Health Occupation

A cluster program with a combination of subject matter and experiences designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in a minimum of three related health occupations under the supervision of a licensed health care professional. Instruction consists of core course content with clinical experiences in one or two health related occupations. The core curriculum consists of planned courses for introduction of health careers, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communications and at least three planned courses for the knowledge and skills for the occupational area such as medical assisting, ward clerk, nursing assisting, etc.

Auto Body Repair Technology

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair damaged automotive vehicles such as automobiles and light trucks. Students learn to examine damaged vehicles and estimate cost of repairs; remove, repair and replace upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders; remove and replace glass; repair dented areas; replace excessively damaged fenders, panels and grills; straighten bent frames or unibody structures using hydraulic jacks and pulling devices; and file, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools. Students refinish repaired surfaces by painting with primer and finish coat.

Automotive Technology

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles and light trucks. This program includes instruction in the diagnosis and testing, including computer analysis, of malfunctions in and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems and drive train and suspension systems. Instruction is also given in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as cooling systems, drive trains, fuel system components and air conditioning and includes the use of technical repair information and the state inspection procedures.

Building Construction Technology

This program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skills in the construction technology field. Instruction is provided in the basic skills in a variety of areas associated with building construction such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, heating and electrical. Instruction includes but is not limited to blue print reading; cost estimating; uses of hand and power tools; cutting, fitting, fastening and finishing various materials; and applying technical specifications and knowledge concerning the physical properties of materials.

Computer Aided Drafting & Design

An instructional program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills as each relates to gathering and translating of data or specifications including basic aspects of planning, preparing and interpreting mechanical, architectural, chemical, structural, civil, pneumatic, marine, electrical/electronic, topographical and other drawings and sketches used in various engineering fields. Instruction is designed to provide experiences in drawing and CAD; the use of reproduction materials, equipment and processes; the preparation of reports and data sheets for writing specifications; the development of plan and process charts indicating dimensions, tolerances, fasteners, joint requirements and other engineering data; the development of models; and drafting multiple view assembly and sub-assembly drawings as required for manufacture, construction and repair of mechanisms

Computer Information Systems

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to support the design and development of software applications, manage data systems and related mathematical statistics for analysis and forecasting of business data, process and retrieve business information, and prepare and interpret process and data models. Students will create a relational database, receive instruction in a variety of computer programming languages including writing, testing and debugging code; writing related system user documentation; demonstrating an understanding of core computer concepts to include the internet and the basic functions of business desktop applications; and analyzing common hardware, software and network processes. Students will receive instruction in business ethics and law, economics, office procedures and communications. Students will learn office safety, computer fundamentals, database administration and computer maintenance/troubleshooting

Culinary Arts

An instructional program that prepares students for employment related to institutional, commercial or self-owned food establishments or other food industry occupations. Instruction and specialized learning experiences include theory, laboratory and work experience related to planning, selecting, preparing and serving of quantity food and food products; nutritive values; use and care of commercial equipment; safety; and sanitation precautions. Instruction skills are provided to individuals desiring to become employed in all areas of the food service industry at entry level.

Dental Assistant

An instructional program that prepares individuals to function effectively as an integral member of the dental health team. The practitioner will perform chair-side assisting, related office duties and selected dental office laboratory procedures and dental radiography under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The planned courses should include instruction in universal precautions, OSHA regulations, communications skills, computer literacy, psychology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and nutrition. Dental Science instruction shall include content in dental materials, dental radiography, oral anatomy, histology, oral embryology, oral pathology and therapeutics. Clinical science should emphasis the principles and application of office management, chair-side assisting, dental emergencies and legal/ethical aspects of dental practice. Clinical practice is an integral part of the program designed to perfect students’ competence in performing dental assisting functions The program must include concurrent theoretical and practical application of content areas.

Electronic Technology

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply basic electronic principles and technical skills to the production, calibration, estimation, testing, assembling, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment. Emphasis is on passive components and solid-state devices; digital circuits; optoelectronic devices; operational amplifiers; audio and RF amplifiers; oscillators; power supplies; and AM, FM and PCM modulators. Knowledge is acquired through theoretical instruction, experimentation and hands-on activities. Instruction will develop basic levels of knowledge, understanding and associated skills essential for entry-level employment in communications, industrial electronics, digital processing, robotics, avionics, biomedical technology and other electronics occupations.

Heavy Equipment Repair Technology

This is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the specialized maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, and other commercial and industrial vehicles. The program includes instruction in diesel engine mechanics, suspension and steering, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, preventive maintenance inspections, drive trains, HVAC systems, and auxiliary equipment installation and repair.

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Instruction includes theory and application of basic principles involved in conditioning of air (cooling and heating); filtering and controlling humidity; operating characteristics of various units and parts; blueprint reading; use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions; overhaul, repair and adjustment of units and parts such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs and connections; and repair of electric/electronic and pneumatic control systems.

Machine Tool Technology

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in all aspects of shaping metal parts. Instruction involves making computations relating to work dimensions, tooling and feeds and speeds of machining. Emphasis is placed upon bench work and the operation of lathes, power saws, shapers, milling machines, grinders, drills and computer operated equipment (CNC and CIM). Instruction also includes the use of precision measuring instruments such as layout tools, micrometers and gauges; methods of machining and heat treatment of various metals; blueprint reading; and the layout of machine parts. Instruction prepares students to operate all types of hand and computer controlled machines.

Natural Resources

An instructional program having a combination of organized subject matter and practical experiences that generally prepares individuals to produce, process and market plants, shrubs and trees used principally for ornamental, recreational and aesthetic purposes and to establish, maintain and manage horticultural enterprises. Instruction emphasizes knowledge, understanding and application important to establishing, maintaining and managing horticultural enterprises such as aboriculture, floriculture, greenhouse operation and management, landscaping, nursery operation and management and turf management

Protective Services

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills required to perform entry-level duties in law enforcement, firefighting, EMT and other safety services. This program stresses the techniques, methods and procedures peculiar to the areas of criminal justice and fire protection especially in emergency and disaster situations. Physical development and self-confidence skills are emphasized due to the nature of the specific occupation(s). In addition to the application of mathematics, communication, science and physics, students receive training in social and psychological skills, map reading, vehicle and equipment operations, the judicial system, pre-hospital emergency medical care and appropriate emergency assessment, treatment and communication.

Welding Technology

An instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in gas, arc, shielded and non-shielded metal arc, brazing, flame cutting and plastic welding. Hand, semi-automatic and automatic welding processes are also included in the instruction. Students learn safety practices and types and uses of electrodes and welding rods; properties of metals; blueprint reading; electrical principles; welding symbols and mechanical drawing; use of equipment for testing welds by ultrasonic methods and destruction and hardness testing; use of manuals and specification charts; use of portable grinders and chemical baths for surface cleaning; positioning and clamping; and welding standards established by the American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Bureau of Ships.