Career & Technical Education
AP Computer Science A
• COURSE OVERVIEW: AP Computer Science A has been audited and approved by College Board to provide students with a college-level learning experience. This course instructs students on core aspects of computer science. Students will learn to create and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today's society, as well as deploy programming tools and effectively deal with complex problems through hands-on application and examples. This course is California A-G Approved.
• Unit 1 This unit discusses introductory computer programming concepts, such as primitive data types, how to write a basic program using arithmetic data, converting between number bases, and beginning programming using math. It continues with writing a program with mathematic operators, what relational operators are and how to program with them, truth tables using logical operators, what operator precedence is and how to program with it, and scanner input.
• Unit 2 This unit expands on basic computer programming concepts with decision making statements and how to program with them, iteration and how to write a program using it, and the difference between public and private definitions. Following this, students learn to understand headers, method overloading, variable scope, parameters reference versus primitives, and how to program using classes, as well as with data files.
• Unit 3 This unit explores superclass/subclass versus instance variables, using a super call in the sub constructor, method overriding, and inheriting methods and variables. Students also learn to create a super/sub class program, and to use polymorphism, abstract classes, and interfaces (implements).
• Unit 4 This unit discusses string classes. Students learn skills such as combining strings with the “+”, comparing strings, and writing string methods. The unit concludes by exploring the math class and the wrapper class.
• Unit 5 This unit introduces arrays, discussing both one- and two-dimensional arrays. Students learn how to traverse arrays, as well as to add to, delete from, and insert into an array. Also covered are parallel arrays, array list methods, and writing a 2D array program.
• Unit 6 This unit explores searching and sorting. Students learn to perform a sequential search and a binary search. Also discussed are programming a number search, recursion, and performing selection, insertion, bubble, and merge sorts, as well as coding for the selection sort.
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Business Management is a course that is appropriate for both students on a business career path as well as students seeking to attend college in a business related field. Course topics include: Management and Leadership; Planning and Change; Economics and Ownership; Regulation and Communication; Business Metrics; Capitalization; The Product; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources; Managing the Manager; Business Management is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 The introductory unit of this course introduces students to the history of management, the changing role of management, management efficacy, supervision, and informed management. Students will also be introduced to leadership, leadership development, leadership styles, as well as workplace rules and culture.
• Unit 2 This unit delves into planning, planning tools, organization, increasing organization efficiency, implementing change, managing change, communicating change, and embracing change. Additionally, this unit covers the changing business climate, career development, and control.
• Unit 3 Students will learn about human resources, cultural values, ethics and social responsibility, the supply curve, the demand curve, the supply and demand graph, and producer and consumer surplus. Students will also learn about competition, capitalism, managing economic change, international business, and types of international business. They will then learn about international trade theories entrepreneurs and proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability corporations, as well as corporations, and unique ownership structures.
• Unit 4 This unit explores competition regulations, regulations to protect the public, regulations to protect businesses, and business taxes. The unit will also explore communication flow communication management, organizational communication, and communication styles, as well as international communication, electronic communication, and communication permanence.
• Unit 5 Students delve into the mathematics of management, calculating key performance indicators, using key performance indicators, quantifying management success, statistics, data-backed decisions, and decision tree analysis. Students will also delve into budgeting, assets, liabilities, shareholder's equity, balance sheet, gross sales, costs of goods sold, expenses, net income, and income statements. Students will then learn about, free cash flow from operations, investing, and financing, cash flow statement, analyzing financial data, and key financial metrics
• Unit 6 In this unit, students explore capitalizing a business, capital structure, raising capital, equity financing, debt maturity, interest rates, the credit rating process, and credit ratings and interest rates, as well as short term debt financing, long term debt financing, short term vs. long term debt, and debt vs. equity financing. Students will also explore financial institutions, financial services, investments, credit principles, managing credit, insurance, and choosing insurance.
• Unit 7 This unit builds upon product development, product design, soft launch, user interface, user experience, customer data, manufacturing, service marketing, marketing analytics, marketing strategies, and marketing strategy development. The unit will also introduce product management, distribution channels, product distribution, pricing a product, promoting a product, and social media promotion.
• Unit 8 Students will learn about the supply chain, the impact of supply chain, vertical integration, benefits and drawbacks of vertical integration, horizontal integration, and benefits and drawbacks of horizontal integration, and differentiating vertical and horizontal integration. Students will also learn about logistics, choosing suppliers, and supply chain contingency.
• Unit 9 In this unit, students will gain knowledge about talent acquisition, effective interviewing, interview vs. task based hiring, diversity in the workforce, employee redundancy, performance-based employment termination, employment law, equal opportunity employment, and employee compensation, as well as gender discrimination, FMLA requirements, employee benefits, hidden employee costs, and improving employee performance.
• Unit 10 Students will end the lesson learning about personal career planning, delegation, micromanagement, hierarchical organizations, flat organizations, risk taking, SMART goals, and creative thinking, Students will then learn about information technology in business, depreciation, managing IT, and business technology strategy.
Electrical Technology I
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This CTE course, filmed in 3-D, gives students who are interested in a career path in an electrical-related field - including general construction - a foundation of knowledge and practice necessary for a successful career. Electrical Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 - Electrical Technology Introduction The introductory unit of this course introduces career opportunities in the electrical field, training requirements for electrical fieldwork, employee responsibilities, and employer responsibilities, as well as safety rules and regulations.
• Unit 2 - Electrical Job-Site Hazards This unit discusses electrical shock, personal protective equipment, screwdrivers, saws and cutting tools, pliers, specialty tools, and power tools. This unit also discusses ladder & scaffolding safety & inspection, lifting precautions, and working safely with asbestos, batteries, lead and other tools.
• Unit 3 - Introduction to Electrical Theory Within this unit students will learn about defining electrical theory, atomic theory, electrical power generation & distribution, electrical charge and current, and Ohm's law on current, resistance, and voltage, as well as basic schematics.
• Unit 4 - Resistive Circuits In this unit, students learn about resistors, using electrical measuring instruments, power equations, resistance in a series circuit, and resistance in a parallel circuit.
• Unit 5 - Introduction to the National Electrical Code This unit guides students through the national electrical code, the purpose & history of the NEC, navigating the NEC, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, and equipment and general use. This unit also guides students through special equipment, conditions, and systems.
• Unit 6 - Introduction to Device Boxes This unit discusses the introduction to device boxes, sizing device boxes, installing device boxes, NEC requirements for device boxes, and proper connections to device boxes.
• Unit 7 - Conduit Bending and Joining Students will gain the knowledge regarding conduit bending, hand bending equipment, conduit bending geometry, bending a 90 degree elbow, making offset bends, making saddle bends, and joining metallic conduits. Students will also gain the knowledge related to cutting, reaming and threading metal conduit, non-metallic sheathed cable, and bending PVC conduit.
• Unit 8 - Introduction to Raceways and Conduit Students begin this unit learning about defining conduits and raceways, metallic conduit, metallic conduit fittings, and identifying conduit and conduit body sizes, as well as seal fittings, fasteners and anchors to secure conduit. Students will also learn about wire ways, storing and handling raceways, and construction methods for raceways.
• Unit 9 - Conductors In this unit students will learn about conductors, including the concepts of sizing conductors, temperature limitations, conductor correction factors, conductor selection, grounded conductors, grounding conductors, and ungrounded conductors. Students will also be introduced to installing conductors in raceways, conduit fill, and preparing conductors for conduit installation.
• Unit 10 - Construction Drawings Within this unit students gain knowledge related to construction drawings, architectural scale & measuring tools, residential construction drawings, and commercial construction drawings. Additionally, students will learn about drafting lines, drawing symbols, analyzing drawings, power plan, lighting plan, and important details and diagrams.
• Unit 11 - The Residential Electrical Service This unit discusses introduction to service calculation, determine square footage of dwelling, required small appliance branch circuits, required laundry circuit, applying table 220.42, fastened in place appliances, and the clothes dryer & related calculations. This unit also discusses range calculations, heating & air conditioning loads, increasing the largest motor load, adding it all together for service size, sizing feeder conductors, determining neutral conductor size, the grounding electrode conductor, as well as sizing the load center after calculation, and grounding.
• Unit 12 - Wiring Principles Students will learn about installing boxes and conductor, installing single pole switch lights, installing three way switches and a light, installing three way and four way switches and a light, installing receptacles on dedicated circuits, installing receptacles on a lighting circuit, and installing switched receptacles on lighting circuits. Students will also gain knowledge related to installing GFCI receptacles & feed-thru devices, installing dryer circuits & range outlets, installing a doorbell system, installing a thermostat, and installing a ceiling fan circuit.
• Unit 13 - Electrical Service Installation In the concluding unit, students will learn about the introduction to the electrical service, installing the underground conduit system, installing the service meters, and installing the main panelboard. Students will also learn about installing the feeders, installing the grounding system, equipment bonding for system panelboards, and bringing it all together.
Electrical Technology II
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This 3-D course builds on the foundation of Electrical Technology I to give students additional knowledge and skills they will need for a career in an electrical-related field and prepares them for the Electrical Technology certification exam. Electrical Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 The introductory unit of this course introduces alternating current, single phase and three phase power, practical applications of one and three phase power, conductor selection and calculations, conductors in conduit systems, de-rating conductors, and voltage drop. The introductory unit also involves loading calculations, branch circuits, and feeders, conduit selection and calculations, pull and junction boxes, calculating straight pulls for large enclosures, calculating angle pulls for large enclosures, calculating U pulls, and calculating raceways.
• Unit 2 This unit discusses general lighting load calculations, storage area lighting, show window lighting allowances, track lighting uses and calculations, roof/specialty receptacles, and commercial receptacle loads and applications. The unit also discusses sign outlet requirements, motor load calculations overview and steps 1 - 6, and the installation of motors.
• Unit 3 Within this unit students will learn about defining branch circuits, determining the minimum number of branch circuits, continuous loads, non-continuous loads, selecting branch circuit over-current protection, and code rules for commercial receptacles. This unit will also guide students through GFCI receptacles, code rules for GFCI receptacles, AFCI receptacles, and code rules for AFCI receptacles.
• Unit 4 In this unit, students learn about rigid metal conduit codes, intermediate metal conduit code rules, electrical metallic tubing code rules, and flexible metal/non-metallic conduit code rules. Students will also learn about commercial boxes in different metallic box types.
• Unit 5 This unit guides students through appliances as defined by specific articles, appliance branch circuit, over-current protection, appliance grounding, appliance disconnection means, the basic components of motor circuits, disconnect rules for motor circuits, feeder ampacity rules, feeder over-current protection rules, feeder temperature limitations 110.14c, feeder conductor selection, feeder component selection, and feeder conductor selection step 1. The unit will also guide students through minimum feeder conductor selection step 2, feeder conductor selection step 3, feeder neutral conductor selection, harmonic loads, and surface metal raceways, as well as multi outlet assemblies, communication systems, and floor outlets.
• Unit 6 This unit discusses the transformer overview, transformer construction and theory transformer, over-current protection, transformer connections, connecting single phase transformers, connecting three phase transformers, the open delta system, three wire delta systems, three phase, and four wire way systems. This unit also discusses the commercial service entrance, commercial metering systems, the commercial electrical service, the commercial service entrance conductor size, working space around equipment considerations, and the grounding system.
• Unit 7 Students will gain knowledge regarding incandescent lighting, fluorescent lighting, HID lighting, LED lighting, lighting circuit design, and lighting over-current protection, as well as types of luminaries, luminaire listing and labeling, code requirements for installing recessed luminaries, and emergency and legally required standby power systems.
• Unit 8 Students begin this unit learning about overcurrent protection overview, disconnect switch coordination, fuses and circuit breakers, dual element time delay fuse, non time delay fuses, cartridge fuses, plug fuses, and testing fuses. Students will also learn about circuit breakers, thermal magnetic circuit breakers, circuit breaker coordination, HACR circuit breakers, and low voltage lighting systems.
• Unit 9 In this unit students will learn about refrigeration system components, cooling system controls in a commercial setting, electrical system requirement, wall rough in with MC cable, wall rough in with EMT, building a conduit rack system with unitrust, the building grounding system, pulling wire for office lighting, pulling wire for office power, installing stranded wire on a lighting circuit, and installing stranded wire on three way switches, installing communication conduit systems, installing cat 5 cable systems, grounding the transformer, installing fluorescent lighting, installing outdoor lighting systems.
• Unit 10 Within this unit students gain knowledge understanding basic motor control components, installing a motor controller, the basic start stop system, the forward reverse system, multiple e-stop locations, wiring the contactor for start stop motor operation, wiring the contactor for forward reverse operation, wiring a basic start stop with the motor in operation, and wiring a basic forward reverse with motor in operation. Students will also gain knowledge with a relay and how to wire a relay, using a timing relay to turn on a single light, and using a timing relay to turn on a run/stop light.
• Unit 11 In the concluding unit of this course students will learn about troubleshooting a bad coil, determining the health of a motor, thermal overload rules, troubleshooting a bad pushbutton, troubleshooting a bad wire, troubleshooting a bad switch, troubleshooting a bad light fixture, and troubleshooting rules and practices.
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning-and Refrigeration course, filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the HVAC-R field. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for HVAC–R certification. HVAC-R I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 - Introduction to HVAC-R In this unit students learn about the development and history of HVAC-R. They further discuss what heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration are, and, in a general way, how they work. Students also discuss the role of the HVAC-R technician.
• Unit 2 - HVAC-R Career Opportunities In this unit students learn about various career opportunities in the field of HVAC-R. They study the careers of industrial technicians, owner/operators, and sales in HVAC-R. They further discuss employee and employer responsibilities in this field.
• Unit 3 - Tools of the HVAC-R Trade In this unit, students study the tools that are used in the HVAC-R trade. They begin with commonly-used HVAC-R hand tools, followed by electronic tools, specialty tools, and metal tools,
• Unit 4 - HVAC-R Safety In this unit students learn safety precautions for working at heights, as well as how to safely handle refrigerants and oils, and how to safely work around gas furnaces. They also discuss safety precautions for the job site and electrical safety concerns.
• Unit 5 - Basic Electrical for HVAC-R In this unit students come to understand the basics of electricity as it pertains to the field of HVAC-R. They learn about power generation and distribution, AC and DC power, and electrical theory. They study two basic laws of physics in electrical theory, and study Ohm's Law, and electric circuits, including series and parallel circuits, as well as voltage, current, and resistance. In addition, they learn about basic electrical components in an HVAC-R System, and about wiring schematics and symbols.
• Unit 6 - Thermodynamics In this unit, students explore heat as energy. They learn about BTU's, heat transfer, latent heat, condensation, vaporization, and fusion. They investigate specific heat versus latent heat, as well as super heat, sub-cooling, state changes in a refrigeration cycle, and gauge pressure versus atmospheric pressure.
• Unit 7 - Major HVAC-R Components In this unit students gain understanding of the major HVAC-R components. They study the compressor, metering devices, and evaporator and condenser coils.
• Unit 8 - Introduction to the Refrigeration Cycle In this unit students begin to understand the refrigeration cycle. They have a quick review of the components, and then learn to identify various refrigerant lines. They learn about saturation soldering, brazing the condenser and evaporator, and about service valves. They learn to calculate super heat and sub-cooling, and learn about compressor types.
• Unit 9 - Introduction to Heating In this unit students learn about heat transfer, conduction, convection, radiation, and combustion. They study incomplete combustion versus complete combustion, and learn what combustion efficiency is, as well as how to define AFUE. They learn the three fuels that are typically used for heating, as well as the components of a furnace. They also learn about the heat exchanger, the gas valve, induce draft motors, ignition systems, circulator blower motors, circuit boards, and safety switches.
• Unit 10 - Copper and Plastic Pipe In this unit students learn the sequence of operation for an 80% furnace. They further learn about copper tubing, different copper tubing types, identifying copper labeling, copper tube sizes, and common copper tubing fittings. They learn to cut and measure copper tubing and how to properly hang and support copper tubing. Students also learn about different types of plastic pipe, different plastic pipe schedules, how to join plastic pipe, and about cementing solvent for connecting plastic pipe.
• Unit 11 - Soldering and Brazing In this unit students learn to do soldering and brazing. They learn to prepare tubing and fittings for soldering and for soft solder, and learn the tools and equipment needed for brazing. They learn how to prepare the material and fittings for brazing, how to light and use an Oxyacetylene Torch, and how to braze dissimilar metals.
• Unit 12 - Refrigeration In this unit, students gain understanding of refrigeration. They learn the difference between commercial and industrial refrigeration, and learn the main components in a refrigeration system. They study controls for refrigeration and the defrost cycle in refrigeration, and learn what to expect in a typical service call for refrigeration. In addition, they learn to do a hot gas defrost, a timed defrost, and a cycle defrost, and learn about refregerants used in low temperature freezers.
• Unit 13 - Scheduled Maintenance of A/C and Furnace (Residential) In this unit students learn to do a scheduled, residential air conditioner and furnace maintenance call. They learn to clean the blower assembly, the indoor coil, and the outdoor coil, and learn to check the air conditioning safety switches. They also learn to check and record the electrical readings and the pressure and temperature readings.
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning-and Refrigeration 3-D course builds on the knowledge and skills taught in HVAC-R I to provide students the preparation they need for their career and for the HVAC-R certification exam. HVAC-R II is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1: Alternating Current In the introductory unit of this course, students are introduced to alternating current generation, sine wave generation, direct current generation, frequency, single phase power, three phase power, resistive circuits, and inductive circuits. This unit will also introduce how a transformer operates, different types of transformers, transformer phasing, correct transforming, single phase motors, multi-speed motors, capacitors, split phase motors, permanent split capacitor motors, CSCR and CSIR motors, and how to test a shaded pole motor, as well as learning about three phase motors, motors of grounded windings, fuses, and how to test capacitors.
• Unit 2: Compressor In this unit students explore the use of a hermetic compressor and a semi-hermetic compressor, how a reciprocating compressor operates, the operation of a rotary compressor, a scroll compressor, a screw compressor, and a centrifugal compressor, and capacity control and different controls of differing compressors. In this unit students will also learn the multiple compressor method, the cylinder unloading method, a scroll compressor capacity control, hot gas bypass capacity control, screw compressor control methods, and the centrifugal compressor capacity control method.
• Unit 3: Compressor Failures Within this unit students will learn about compressor slugging, flood back system contamination, compressor overheating, common compressor electrical failures, the operating voltages for compressors, and three-phase voltage imbalance, as well as compressor motor overload protection, current and voltage monitoring devices, and pressure protection devices. Students will also learn about compressor oil protection, lock out protection, short cycle protection, and electronic head pressure control.
• Unit 4: Compressor Analysis In this unit, students learn about mechanical evaluation of a hermetic compressor, and how to perform an operating analysis. Additionally, students will learn to operate a compressor as well as how to perform an electrical check.
• Unit 5: HVAC-R Refrigerants and Oils This unit guides students through the history of refrigerants and oils, refrigerant characteristics, common refrigerants and their applications, and refrigerant structure. This unit will also guide students through CFC refrigerants, HCFC refrigerants, HFC refrigerants, HC refrigerants, refrigerant identification, environmental effects of refrigerants, ODP and GWP, and EPA certification, as well as refrigerant composition, the three types of blended refrigerants, bubble point, dew point, and temperature glide. Students will then learn about fractionation, refrigerant safety classifications, cylinder identification, refrigerant cylinder safety, the temperature pressure chart, the lubricating oil properties, the different oil types, the oil handling guidelines, refrigerant conversion issues, and common refrigerant conversions.
• Unit 6: System Evacuation, Recovery, Charging and Leak Detection This unit introduces students to leak detection, leak detection methods, how to leak test a system, refrigerant recovery, refrigerant recycling, refrigerant reclamation, refrigerant record keeping, and how the EPA is enforcing the law. This unit will also be discussing types of refrigerant recovery equipment, recovery safety, evacuation principles, evacuation procedures and equipment, and how to charge by the super heat method.
• Unit 7: Metering Devices Students begin this unit learning about the functionality of metering devices, direct expansion systems, fixed orifice metering devices, the expansion of valve metering devices, the distributor, capillary tube devices, and how to troubleshoot a fixed metering device. Students will also learn about manual versus automatic expansion valves, thermal expansion valves, internal versus external equalized expansion valves, how to troubleshoot an expansion valve issue, and how to locate an expansion valve sensing bulb.
• Unit 8: Heat Pumps In this unit students will learn about heat pumps, coefficient performance, the heat pump refrigeration cycle, air-to-air heat pumps, water-to-air heat pumps, water-to-water heat pumps, air-to-water heat pumps, and ground source heat pumps. Students will also learn about reversing valves, accumulators in heat pumps, dual fuel heat pump systems, electric heating, and how to troubleshoot electric heating.
• Unit 9: Basic Maintenance Within this unit students will gain knowledge of gaskets, packing, seals, and bearings, non-mechanical versus mechanical seals, different bearing types, properties of lubricants, different belt types, belt drive maintenance, and environmental health hazards. Students will also learn about gas furnace maintenance, how to inspect a heat exchanger, maintenance procedures for cooling equipment, and maintenance for electronic air cleaners.
• Unit 10: Chimneys, Flus, and Vents In this unit students discuss combustion and flu gas properties, the basic requirements for venting, how to properly size a furnace and a heat anticipator, and the general guidelines for metal vents. They also explore natural-draft versus induced-draft furnaces, and how to properly size metal venting, as well as condensing a furnace venting practices.
• Unit 11: Sheet Metal Duct Systems Students will gain understanding of the common type of sheet metal used in ducts, duct sealing, how to properly support and hang metal duct, access doors and take offs, and flexible duct information. Students will also learn about the use of fiberglass duct, as well as duct systems overall.
• Unit 12: Commercial Systems In this unit, students will learn about operating characteristics of commercial systems, single zone constant volume systems, and multi-zone constant volume systems. In addition, they will investigate variable volume temperature systems, standard diffusers versus concentric diffusers, commercial packaged equipment types, and economizers.
• Unit 13: Indoor Air Quality This unit teaches students about factors that affect air quality, humidity control, humidifiers versus dehumidifiers, mechanical air filters, electronic air cleaners, and ultraviolet light air purification systems. Students also learn about AC/Energy/Heat recovery ventilation systems.
• Unit 14: Introduction to Hydronic Systems In this concluding unit students will learn about hydronic heat system principles, hydronic heating types, hydronic heating operation and safety controls, and the expansion tank. Students will finish up with learning about single-pipe versus two-pipe systems and hydronic heat zoning.
Info Management I
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Information Management I provides students with an introduction to how businesses use technology to manage immense amounts of data and develops general study skills for continuing education. Through historical context, extensive examples, and practice, students learn about the importance of making informed decisions based on data mining and analysis and the inquiry skills necessary to avoid pitfalls. This course develops communication skills while providing a firm foundation for students looking to excel in technology and management related advanced postsecondary degrees. Students will gain an understanding of using the Internet to promote a business and the responsibility that goes along with worldwide communications. Information Management I is A-G approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 – Managing Digital Information This unit focuses on the importance of computers in the 21st century and how information management has shifted from paper to digital formats. Students will develop analytical reading and writing skills through timed exercises requiring them to study several documents and then to compose a written response. Students will study the history of managing information in a business environment and how technology has changed that environment. Students develop research skills as they analyze the powers and pitfalls of the World Wide Web. Students apply reasoning and problem-solving skills to questions about the ethics of technology in the workplace and the appropriate use of Social Media. Through video and textual reading resources, students analyze concepts surrounding the pros and cons of “cloud” storage verses server storage systems. Students also learn the importance of academic and career connections.
• Unit 2 – Communicating Clearly In this unit students learn techniques and the benefits that come from clear communication. They develop general study skills by writing an essay requiring a thesis statement, documented proof and evidence from assigned documents, and a convincing conclusion. Students practice the various forms of communication with an emphasis on learning to customize communications based on the setting and target audience. Students analyze when it is appropriate to communicate with email verses printed letter and if there is any benefit to one over the other. Students discuss the value of formatting, proofing, editing, and using correct sentence structure. They experience the benefits of digital communications through the use of hyperlinks and websites. These skills lay foundations for major and minor studies at the university level. Formative and summative assessment is performed throughout this and all units in this course through quizzes, unit exams, and teacher-supervised activities.
• Unit 3 – Analyzing Table Information Students begin this unit with a discussion on the how the information about a business is important to its success or failure. Students will take part in analytical thinking exercises that will require them to choose and then defend a position on related topics. Students learn how day to day information relating to a business is often, and effectively, presented in a table. Students experience how to create a table, how to put text into a table, and how to sort data in that table. By using the table to make specific calculations, data can be analyzed by the students to make outcome predictions. When studying data presented in a table, students use problem-solving skills to identify and manipulate desired information. Students will demonstrate comprehension of table analysis as related to business finances, reports, and forecasting. In addition to quizzes and unit exams, students engage in debates and other activities to develop their oral and writing skills throughout this course.
• Unit 4 – Using Spreadsheets to Make Economic Choices In this unit students delve into the complexities of making sound economic choices. Through video and textual resources, students explore the versatility of using spreadsheets to format information to leverage successful decision making. Students will also engage in research requiring analytical reading skills to determine the three main ideas in each of a variety of assigned sources. Student learn how to format cells and columns, create formulas within cells, select, copy, move, or paste to best represent the information presented. Students are challenged to understand the benefits of different spreadsheet views and to hone their skills through data manipulation, formatting, and sorting exercises. Students are taught useful skills for postsecondary environments such as the ability to do scheduling, basic accounting, product sales, and the tracking of customer data within spreadsheets.
• Unit 5 – Data Mining and Analyzing Records This unit focuses on the basics of databases, data mining, and analyzing records while continuing to build general study skills. Students gain an understanding on the fundamental principles of creating a database and why putting information in a database is important. Students are introduced to database functions including queries. Students take part in research assignments that include verbal discussions or free response essays that will require analytical thinking. Students also practice analytical skills to determine the type of data mining to use in a query. Students will be presented with problems to solve in various database-related scenarios. Students discover how data mining can be used to find financial trends and patterns in the marketplace. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking in the formation of predictions relating to business data.
• Unit 6 – Building Effective Presentations In this unit students explore what makes a slide show presentation effective. Using critical thinking skills, students will analyze presentations looking at the number of slides, readability of font, simple wording, and good visual effects. Students will collaborate on group research assignments and build their communications skills through the creation of power point presentations and written outline. Presentations that use animated transitions and sounds and those that do not will be discussed and compared. Students oral and communication skills will be honed and challenged as they learn how to engage an audience with a presentation. Students learn to define the key components of effective presentations and how to deliver them.
• Unit 7 – Creating Effective Reports In this unit students gain a deeper knowledge how to create effective reports while the oral communications skills of the students will be strengthened through structured debate activity. Students are given opportunities to see how textual citations and footnotes are correctly used in creating good reports. The importance of accuracy and honesty in the creation of reports is stressed and discussed. Using critical and analytical thinking skills, students will be challenged to find solutions to problems cited in example reports. As operations expand to countries around the world, businesses are faced with customizing reports to new audiences and students will be exposed to these issues.
• Unit 8 – Using Design to Enhance Communication In this unit, students continue to advance their communications skills with further study on clear communication techniques. Students learn about the different types of document templates that are available to leverage business communications and keep things organized. Further debates with required reading and note taking will continue to develop speaking and listening skills as well as general study skills. Through video and textual resources, students gain an understanding of how to use itineraries and spreadsheets to keep a team organized and on target to reach goals. Also discussed are the benefits of knowing how to use applications and templates to create documents such as invoices, purchase orders, schedules, itineraries, and press releases. Using critical thinking and problem-solving skills, students can determine the types of forms and communication needed to make sure a clear message is being presented.
• Unit 9 – Managing Communications and Schedules Discussed in this unit are the benefits that come from scheduling properly and staying on top of important tasks. In a multi-part project geared for four days, students will use analytical thinking and study skills to create a presentation to share with the class. Students will be expected to produce a power point and outline adhering to specific parameters and to deliver a well-researched presentation lasting 10 to 15 minutes. Students learn about successful time management techniques and gain a working knowledge of managing contact list, emails, and meeting calendars. Students are also introduced to the various ways that digital information can be shared and the importance of keeping those communications secure. From these discussions, students compare and contrast various communication practices.
• Unit 10 – Creating Websites This unit introduces students to the design and creation of a successful website. They learn how websites can be a powerful tool in communicating business messages to a vast audience. Students are provided with several videos and textual resources to help them differentiate the components that go into creating a successful webpage. Student have opportunities to build skills in the business use of websites, including marketing, direct selling, research, communication, and collaboration. Students use critical thinking skills to determine the focus of a website, improve its usability through design and functionality, and optimize it for search engines. Students are given a knowledge of security issues and how to stay updated on the latest technical advances.
• Unit 11 – Becoming a Successful Digital Citizen In this unit students study the essential points of digital etiquette. Students learn the basic rules of respect in digital communicating via websites, videos, audio, text, and animation. Additional debate activity in this unit includes required reading and note taking which develop oral and listening skills. Students discover the laws that cover digital communication such as theft, plagiarism, and even cyber bullying. Security risks associated with digital commerce are presented to the students to give them opportunities to use problem-solving skills in finding solutions to common issues faced by business using e-commerce. The role of social media and the precautions that should be taken to protect personal information are also discussed.
• Unit 12 – Real-World Applications In this unit, students are presented with real-world scenarios to help them practice skills in using tables, calendars, slide presentations, managing contacts, spreadsheets, data mining, and report forms. Using critical thinking skills students get to determine what message should be communicated in each situation. Students demonstrate their understanding of data mining and using the data to create meaningful reports to communicate with a team. Students will be required to analyze a selection of reading assignments, further developing their analytical thinking skills. Throughout this and all units of this course, students will interact with computer-based video, diagrams, and assessments which provide opportunities to enhance their technology skills.
• Unit 13 – Introduction to Power Points (Proper Business Use) In this unit, students delve into the effective usage of Power Points. Students learn to develop a compelling presentation, modify that presentation to fit unique needs, and utilize the various views of the Power Point program. An emphasis is placed on acquainting students with the extended abilities of Power Point and their practical application. These include slide layouts and designs, tables, clip art, printing capabilities, speaker notes, hyperlinks, outlines, and handouts. From this foundation, student are required to use analytical thinking to identify effective business applications of the academic knowledge acquired. Finally, students compare and contrast the pros and cons of Power Point to determine its applicability and practicality in various scenarios.
Info Management II
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Information Management II builds on previous instruction to give students management and study skills and for postsecondary education and beyond. Students will learn the basics of workplace communication, become familiar with financial statements, learn to structure business documents, and gain an understanding of how businesses function. Students will learn about economics, business legalities, and be given training on skills such as oral presentation and timed writing. From writing a resume to managing employees, this course will enable students to strengthen their business skills and prepare them to gain further knowledge through the study of business related college majors and careers. Information Management II is A-G approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 – Managing Written Communication In this unit students learn how to structure professional business letters and memos. Students understand how to structure headings, content, and closing remarks in an impressive and straightforward manner. Students develop general study skills by writing an essay requiring a thesis statement, documented proof and evidence from assigned documents, and a convincing conclusion. Students learn how they can improve reader comprehension by using active language, highlighting key points, and staying focused on the main message. Students comprehend the importance of clear communication when working with others. Formative and summative assessment is performed throughout this and all units in this course through quizzes, unit exams, and teacher-supervised activities.
• Unit 2 – Preparing and Analyzing Financial Documents This unit allows students to become familiar with important types of financial documents. Students continue to develop expository writing and analytical thinking skills through timed reading and writing assignments. Students analyze the meaning of terms such as assets, liabilities, equity, and financial position. Students learn to read income statements, cash flow statements, and understand what information can be gained from these statements. Students evaluate net profit, divided payments, changes in value, and the impact these have on finances. Insurance is also discussed along with common insurable risks. Students learn the purpose of budgeting and how such planning can positively affect finances. At the end of this unit, students are assessed to ensure they have learned the material before moving on.
• Unit 3 – Using Design to Create Effective Business Documents This unit delves into document design and how to effectively design a business document. Students recognize that there are templates available for use when writing documents. Students will use analytical thinking and build general study skills in debate prep activity including identifying debate arguments from assigned reading materials and writing down talking points. Students discuss newsletter publications, column reports, and business publications such as memorandums, transactions and, letters. Students analyze different methods of designing these types of work-related documents. Students understand that these documents should use clear communication and should always be checked for spelling. Students are taught that the appearance of these documents should be pleasing and easy to understand, yet professional.
• Unit 4 – Analyzing Information Efficiently and Effectively During this unit students explore concepts associated with sorting through data in order to find the information that is actually important. Students will develop analytical reading and writing skills through timed exercises requiring them to study several documents and then to compose a written response. Students practice analyzing data and assessing for whom the information is meant and what it is meant to communicate. Students evaluate the benefits of staying informed through technology. Students analyze academic and career applications using statistics and documentation. Students respond to prompts on the impact education has on careers and how the skills and information they gain at academic institutions will affect them later on. At the end of the unit, students are assessed with an exam.
• Unit 5 – Becoming an Entrepreneur In this unit students study the process of starting a business, starting with an organized plan and then going into details such as selecting a location, raising capital, obtaining a license, and finding a source of quality resources. Students will take part in analytical thinking exercises that will require them to choose and then defend a position on related topics. Students will evaluate the skills involved with running a business and managing employees. Students understand the costs involved when trying to operate a business including insurance. The requirements of leadership are also discussed such as the probability of working long hours, the necessity of learning to budget, and the need to have patience with employees. Students recognize that becoming an entrepreneur is a serious decision, but an achievable route if they are willing to commit.
• Unit 6 – Enhancing Visuals to Communicate Effectively This unit expands on using visual communication to convey messages more clearly. Students analyze the use of graphics and multimedia to attract the attention of audiences. Students will also assess the validity, compare and contrast, evaluate relative importance, and analyze the significance of assigned research documents to develop analytical thinking skills. Types of advertising are compared so that students understand when and how to use them effectively. Students realize the benefits of advertising and how advertisements impact public relations. Students learn to study their audience's perceptions and use this information to create successful and profitable advertisements for their business. At the end of this unit, students are assessed to ensure they have learned the material.
• Unit 7 – Understanding Our World This unit encourages students to think about the global effects their business causes. Students analyze strategies on working with multiple nations, as well as their local community. Students consider the benefits of using local resources. The health of the environment is also discussed. Students evaluate the impact of recycling, energy conservation, correct use of natural resources, and how businesses must lead their communities in maintaining these standards. Students learn to evaluate media messages to find their meaning and weigh the impact these messages have worldwide. Students understand the importance of global business and communication. The also examine the necessity of considering long-term effects of actions committed today.
• Unit 8 – Preparing for the Workplace This unit expands on what preparations must take place prior to entering the workplace. Students learn what should be included in a career portfolio and how to properly compose a resume, both on paper and digitally. Students understand what to expect in a job interview and how to behave in order to make the correct impression. Employment forms are also discussed such as agreement forms, verification letters, tax forms, and compliance forms. Students will take part in analytical thinking exercises that will require them to choose and then defend a position on related topics. Students realize the importance of confidence and professionalism when entering the workplace. Students analyze the process of finding a job and finding success in the workplace through polishing their skills and improving their communication and confidence.
• Unit 9 – Being an Effective Employee In this unit students discuss how to be effective in the workplace and students continue to engage in activity to develop speaking and listening skills. Students use analytical thinking and general study skills to identify debate arguments from assigned reading materials. Students understand the process of establishing stability in a new job through building relationships with coworkers and managers, communicating clearly, and earning credibility. Students identify the importance of self-evaluation and self-improvement when trying to grow a career. Students discuss professional development and how investing time in this area will affect future job opportunities and improve the likelihood of promotion. As with each unit, this unit includes assessment activities throughout.
• Unit 10 – Real-World Applications This unit covers certain skills that are crucial in business. Students learn the importance of timed writing and see examples of when this skill might be used in the workplace. Students understand that this involves working to a deadline and what pressures are involved in this. Students become familiar with a keyboard layout and are given tips on keystroke patterns and hand placement to increase their overall typing skills. Students evaluate how this knowledge will affect them professionally and save valuable time later on. Students understand that practicing these skills will benefit their future careers.
• Unit 11 – Assessing Advanced Information Management Skills In this unit students discuss business management skills and critical thinking involved with running an organization. Students analyze how global connections affect business through resources, the labor force, and government involvement. Different types of ownership are compared and contrasted such as sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, LLCs, and trusts. Students become familiar with the current market and discuss important factors such as consumers, value of produce, cost of productions and future-casting. Students understand the impact ethics have on business and the importance of avoiding unethical practices when managing a business.
• Unit 12 – Economic Systems and the U.S. Economy In this unit students compare and contrast economic systems such as traditional, command, market, and mixed. Students also analyze business cycles and the factors that affect these cycles. Student learn about the factors of profit including competition, strength of demand, advertising, and pricing. Students understand how to draw a demand curve and find the equilibrium price. Also discussed are the impact of imports and exports and the importance of world trade. Students evaluate how politics, technology, and policies affect world trade. Students learn the risk and benefits associated with the stock market and the purpose of shares and dividends. Students understand how all these factors impact the economy.
• Unit 13 – Understanding Legalities of Business This unit covers the legalities involved in business. Students learn about labor unions and the impact of salary, safety, benefits, and profits. Students analyze the law of diminishing returns and the concept of division of labor. Students discuss the impact government has on business through contract enforcement, consumer and employee protection, environmental protection, and taxation. Students are made familiar with business statements of finance such as payroll, cash inflow, cash payments, stock, balance sheets, and taxes. Students understand that businesses have certain legal responsibilities regarding their products and employees and must abide by particular laws.
• Unit 14 – Personal Financial Ability This unit delves into personal financial requirements. Students analyze individual income tax forms including W-4, W-2, and 1040 as well as federal, state, and local taxes in general. Students also review bank statements and how mortgages and loans can affect personal financial situations. Students understand how and why to balance checking accounts and keep track of all financial transactions. Students realize the impact savings will have on their future. Encryption is discussed and the value of online safety due to society’s high use of technology. Students evaluate the importance of financial literacy and how this knowledge will empower and protect them in later years.
• Unit 15 – Understanding Business Communication This unit discusses certain skills and specific knowledge that will aid students in the workplace, enabling them to be more efficient and professional. Students will take part in analytical thinking exercises to choose and then defend a position on related topics. Students understand the importance of simple abilities such as using a keyboard and proofreading. Students comprehend that formatting documents correctly and professionally could have a large impact on their careers. Students learn how to structure a business letter properly as well as format a business report and business outline. Students understand the need to meet deadlines, focus their writing, and organize their information. Students evaluate the importance of these and other skills when trying to communicate in the workplace.
• Unit 16 – Using Media and Technology in the Workplace This unit expands on the effective use of media and technology in gathering information. Students understand the importance of keeping up-to-date on news and research by using books, newspapers, magazines, or the internet. Students learn to discover whether information is reliable by checking the source, author, publisher, and intended audience. Students discuss how this information and technology might be used to find potential customers and network with other businesses. Students evaluate the purpose of staying connected and informed.
• Unit 17 – Oral Business Presentation Skills In this unit students learn about different methods of public speaking and when they should be used. Students learn how to prepare before giving a speech or presentation by identifying their audience, their message, and a strategy to keep audience attention. Students analyze the use of multimedia in presentations and when this tool is appropriate to use. Students understand the necessity of making eye contact with listeners and using body language to convey a message of confidence. Students discuss the benefits of studying related material before public speaking and realize that practice will affect how they perform in these situations.
• Unit 18 – Personal Communication Skills This unit discusses the impact personal communication has on your professional image. Students comprehend that use of social media is public and can be viewed by business associates. Students analyze the use of communication in the workplace and how to appropriately communicate good or bad news as well as how to communicate when feeling stress. Students realize that business email is not personal and should be kept professional. Students understand the importance of proofreading and how catching their own mistakes will improve their reputation as being competent and qualified. Students evaluate the impact professional communication has on careers.
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Medical Terminology provides general study skills and a firm foundation for students preparing for postsecondary education to pursue a career in the medical field. Anatomical instruction is coupled with the investigation of key related terminology not only dealing with “what” but also “why” and “how” allowing students apply the information. Specifically, students explore the structures, functions, and terms related to disease and the bodily systems, including the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Students learn about specific health care professions and the unique role each plays. Through the study of this material students learn effective deciphering skills enabling them to decode medical terminology they have seen and terminology to which they are yet to be exposed. Medical Terminology is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 – Introduction to Medical Terminology This unit introduces students to the basic building blocks of terminology, developing study and analysis skills that will prepare them for more advanced studies. Students apply this knowledge to achieve efficiency in basic deciphering techniques to be utilized throughout this course and beyond. Through video, graphics, and textual examples, students are introduced to and practice identifying correct spelling and pronunciation of basic medical terminology building blocks, while analyzing why they are needed and how they interrelate with other parts of the body along with concepts surrounding the key use of medical terms in describing disease conditions. Formative and summative assessment is performed throughout this and all units in this course through quizzes, unit exams, and teacher-supervised activities.
• Unit 2 – The Human Body in Health and Disease This unit discusses the Anatomic Reference Systems used in when studying the human body and a health career path. Students will also collaborate on group research assignments and build their communications skills through the creation of power point presentations and written outline. Students will develop an understanding of the body planes and why they are important within a health oriented career while mastering directional terms. Students will investigate the major body cavities and membranes. Regional awareness of the anatomy of man is developed, starting with the abdomen and thorax. A foundational understanding of various structures within the body is laid while students are introduced to the bodily systems at work within the body. Throughout this and all units of this course, students will interact with computer-based video, diagrams, and assessments, providing opportunities to enhance their technology skills.
• Unit 3 - The Skeletal System Within this unit students extend their basic knowledge of the skeletal system to reach a firm understanding of its specific structures and how they function. Students will take part in analytical thinking exercises that will require them to choose and then defend a position on related topics. Students investigate the skeletal system; study its joints, the skeleton itself, and the appendicular skeleton. From this depth of understanding students are guided through an exploration of new word parts and pathology terms that are integral to any health profession. Students take part in exercises to test their understanding of these important elements of the skeletal system itself while building analytical terminology enabling them to identify and discuss procedural terms, fractural terminology. Ultimately, students apply these individual building blocks in word building exercises to apply their knowledge of the skeletal system and how it works.
• Unit 4 - The Muscular System This unit discusses the specific structures, functions, and the importance of the muscular system. Students will be required to analyze a selection of reading assignments, further developing their analytical thinking skills. Students develop a mastery of muscle types while investigating major muscular identification. Additionally, students are led in the discovery of new word parts that pertain to the muscular system. These word parts are integrated into the understanding of muscular pathology and procedural terms. Students integrate this knowledge in a word building exercise discovering the link between this academic knowledge and practical industry application.
• Unit 5 - The Cardiovascular System Within this unit students extend their knowledge of the cardiovascular system to include a firm understanding of the specific structures and how they relate. Particular importance is placed on the heart and blood vessels and why they work the way they do. Students will develop analytical reading and writing skills through timed exercises requiring them to study several documents and then to compose a written response. The importance of inter-cooperation within the system is stressed and students learn the details of circulation and the electrical system of the heart. Additionally, students participate in a breakdown of human blood and the integral part it plays in maintaining homeostasis. From this, students move to the discovery of new word parts pertaining to the cardiovascular system and incorporate this knowledge into the deciphering of procedural and pathological terms relating to this system. Finally, an integration of their newly obtained knowledge takes place in the form of a word building exercise, during which real life and career connections are made.
• Unit 6 - The Lymphatic and Immune Systems In this unit, students explore the lymphatic system, its structures, functions, and why it works. Students will be required to analyze a selection of reading assignments, further developing their analytical thinking skills. New word parts are learned and the mastery of these is extended to an understanding of pathological terms that pertain to the system. Students apply their understanding of the material in the deciphering of procedural terms. Students integrate their lympho-immune knowledge in a word building exercise discovering the link between this academic knowledge and practical industry application. Throughout this and all units of this course, students will interact with computer-based video, diagrams, and assessments, providing opportunities to enhance their technology skills.
• Unit 7 - The Respiratory System In this unit students continue to add to their academic repertoire by integrating a deep knowledge of the respiratory system and how it works. They start by learning its major structures and functions. Students are then guided through the concepts of ventilation and respiration while learning about the interconnectivity and collaboration of the individual system structures to achieve the system function. Upon this understanding, students place new word parts. Respiratory pathology terms and procedural terms are acquired. Finally, an integration of this knowledge takes place in the form of a word building exercise, during which real life and career connections are made.
• Unit 8 - The Digestive System This unit discusses the anatomy, specific structures, and functions of the digestive system. Students will develop expository writing and analytical thinking skills through timed reading and writing assignments. The students develop mastery of new word parts associated to the digestive system. Students are then introduced to terms within digestive pathology. Additionally, students discover key procedure terms then integrating these concepts in a word building exercise discovering the link between this academic knowledge and practical industry application.
• Unit 9 - The Urinary System Within this unit students extend their knowledge of the urinary system to include a firm understanding of the specific structures and functions contained therein. Students learn the details of new word parts pertaining to the urinary system and incorporate this knowledge into the deciphering of procedural and pathological terms relating to this system. Students will take part in analytical thinking exercises that will require them to choose and then defend a position on related topics. Finally, an integration of their newly obtained knowledge takes place in the form of a word building exercise, during which real life and career connections are made.
• Unit 10 - The Nervous System This unit guides students through the discovery of the complex nervous system. They develop a firm understanding of the specific structures and functions contained therein. Particular importance is place on the Central Nervous System and the individual importance of neurons. The importance of inter-cooperation within the system is stressed as students learn about nerves. From this, students move to the discovery of new word parts pertaining to the nervous system and incorporate this knowledge into the deciphering of pathological terms relating to this system. An emphasis is also placed on the understanding of the levels of consciousness. Finally, students learn the procedural terms of this system before building words by applying the knowledge they have acquired.
• Unit 11 - Special Senses: The Eyes and Ears This unit discusses the anatomy and functions of special senses. Students develop their analytical thinking skills through exercises where they must form conclusions based on assigned reading and then defend their choices. Students discover the unique structures of the eyes and ears and how they function. The students develop mastery of new word parts associated to both the eyes and then the ears, separately. Students are then introduced to terms within eye and ear pathology. Additionally, students discover key procedure terms then integrating these concepts in a word building exercise to integrate their knowledge of the special senses.
• Unit 12 - Skin: The Integumentary System Within this unit students extend their knowledge of the skin to include a firm understanding of the structure and function of the integumentary system. Students work to identify and grasp new word parts that are applicable specifically to the integumentary system. Pathological terms relating to this system are introduced while particular emphasis is place on burns and burn identification. Procedural terms are established preparing students to apply their newly obtained knowledge by engaging in the word building exercise.
• Unit 13. The Endocrine System This unit focuses on the endocrine system. Students discover the individual structures of the system and learn of their role in the function and purpose of the endocrine system. Furthermore, students develop mastery of new word parts associated the system before being introduced to pathological and procedural terms within the system. Additionally, students apply these concepts in a word building exercise to integrate their knowledge of the endocrine system.
• Unit 14. The Reproductive System This unit teaches about male and female reproductive systems. Students will use analytical thinking and build general study skills by identifying debate arguments from assigned reading materials and also writing down talking points. Students also develop a firm understanding of the specific structures and functions of the male reproductive system, discover new word parts, pathological, and procedural terms that are applicable to the male system. Students then learn about the structures and functions of the female reproductive system, discover new word parts, as well as pathological and procedural terms that are applicable to the female system. Throughout this and all units of this course, students will interact with computer-based video, diagrams, and assessments, providing opportunities to enhance their technology skills.
• Unit 15. Pregnancy and Childbirth This unit discusses the anatomy and specific structures that contribute to pregnancy and childbirth. Students delve into key terminology used within the health field to determine maternal medical history. Students compare and contrast terminology used during fetal development and types of pregnancy. Students use analytical thinking apply this terminology to neonate situations and common complications that arise in pregnancy and childbirth Additionally, students discover key procedure terms then integrating these concepts in a word building exercise. A strong connection is made to application of these terms within the career field.
• Unit 16. Diagnostic Procedures In this unit students learn basic diagnostic procedures, beginning with an understanding of terminology used within physical examinations. Student compare and contrast the pros and cons of different exam positions and their impact on specific exams. Students are exposed to the laboratory setting and key terminology used therein. The terminology and application of key procedures are discussed, including biopsies, endoscopy, centesis, and common blood-work. From here, students are introduced to the field of radiology and key imaging techniques and applications. Students compare and contrast the use of imaging options available to a radiology tech. Finally, students examine new word parts and apply this knowledge to common diagnostic procedures.
• Unit 17. Pharmacology and Abbreviations In this unit students begin by learning about professions and key terminology within the pharmacology sector. Students will develop analytical reading and writing skills through timed exercises requiring them to study several documents and then to compose a written response. Key pharmacological terms and descriptions are discussed. Student use analytical thinking to identify and apply these key terms to the field of drug administration. Principles of drug administration as well as delivery methods of medication to the body are discussed. Student then move to a discovery of medical abbreviations used across the entire medical field. Students use analytical thinking to apply these critical abbreviations to sectors of the medical field that have been discussed throughout the course, meanwhile real life and career connections are made.
• Unit 18. Health Care Professionals /Alternative Medicine In this unit student learn about the vast professions in the medical field. Students will be required to analyze a selection of reading assignments, further developing their analytical thinking skills. Students will also learn about specific duties of professional that practice is all fields discussed through the course. Concept integration is included to allow students to truly understand the role and function each profession plays. Students use analytical thinking to identify potential career interests. Students then learn about the subfields of alternative medicine and complementary medicine including acupuncture, energy therapies, and chiropractic’s. This unit strongly focuses on helping students to make career connections that will empower them to plan beyond high school.
• Unit 19. Pathological Terms This unit begins with the study of genetics. Students learn the terminology used within the field and their application and importance. Students then build mastery of the terminology related to the study of tissues, the pathology of tissues. Glandular terminology is then discussed. Students compare and contrast the usage of key terminology pertaining to infectious diseases. Common and serious infectious diseases are discussed. Finally, students apply the newly acquired terminology in the discovery of the many types of diseases that exist.
• Unit 20. Psychiatry Students begin this unit with an introduction to psychiatry. The oral communications skills of the students will be also be strengthened through structured debate activity. Students learn the role that a psychiatrist plays and its key differentiation from a psychologist. They then analyze common anxiety disorders and phobias. Additionally, compare and contrast developmental disorders including those found on the autism spectrum. Mental health disorders are discussed. Finally, substance abuse and psychiatric treatments are investigated. Throughout this and all units of this course, students will interact with computer-based video, diagrams, and assessments, providing opportunities to enhance their technology skills.
Plumbing Technology I
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This CTE Plumbing course filmed in 3-D, provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skill required for a career in the plumbing technology field. It is also useful for students desiring a career in general construction. It is the first in a two-part course of study preparing students for Plumbing Technology certification. Plumbing Technology I is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 - The Plumbing Professional In this unit, students are introduced to the work of a plumber. They begin with what a plumber is and what kind of work he does, and they explore what education a plumber needs.
• Unit 2 - Plumbing Safety In this unit students learn about safety in the work of a plumber. They discuss the consequences and repercussions of accidents, personal protective equipment, and safety hazards on the job site. They learn about ladder safety, scaffolding, fall protection, and electrical safety. They study hand and power tool safety, compressed gas and fire safety, the hazard communication standard, and acute and chronic symptoms.
• Unit 3 - Tools of the Plumbing Trade In this unit students explore the tools that are used in the Plumbing trade. They learn about respirators, heat exposure and confined-spaces, hand tools in the plumbing profession, and leveling instruments. They further learn about power tools, the types of cutting tools, pipe cutters, drilling tools, and drill bits, as well as pipe threading equipment, what wrenches a plumber needs, and hammers, screwdrivers and pipe vises.
• Unit 4 - Plumbing Math In this unit, students investigate the math concepts needed for plumbing trainees. They learn why fractions are necessary, what math is needed for construction print reading, what area and volume are, what a 45-degree piping offset is, and what a multiple piping offset is.
• Unit 5 - Plumbing Drawings In this unit students gain understanding of plumbing drawings. They learn why we need construction plans, how a plumbing drawing is interpreted, what a set of plans is, who approves the construction plans, symbols used in plumbing and mechanical drawings, and what other drawings are used in plumbing.
• Unit 6 - Plastic Pipe and Fittings In this unit students focus on plastic pipe and fittings, learning the different types, where plastic pipes are used, how to measure, cut, join, and support PVC pipe, how to measure, cut, join, and support CPVC pipe, how to measure, cut, join, and support PEX tubing, how to following manufacturer’s instructions, and piping support.
• Unit 7 - Copper Pipe and Fittings In this unit students study copper pipe and fittings. They learn sizing and labeling requirements, applications for copper pipe and fittings, cutting, joining, and installing copper pipe, soldering, brazing, insulation, pressure testing, and seismic codes, and methods for joining copper tubing.
• Unit 8 - Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings In this unit students learn about cast-iron pipe and fittings. They study hub-and-spigot and no-hub cast iron pipe, joining methods, installation, and testing.
• Unit 9 - Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings In this unit students focus on carbon steel pipe and fittings. They study sizing and labeling requirements of steel pipe, what threading and fittings are, pipe threading, pipe thread sealant, corrugated stainless steel tubing, and types of valves used in the plumbing industry.
• Unit 10 - Plumbing Fixtures In this unit students receive an in-depth understanding of plumbing fixtures through a series of six lessons. They also study fixture fittings.
• Unit 11 - Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems In this unit, students study drain, waste, and vent systems. They learn about traps, trap arms, trap seal loss, vents, drains. and drainage fittings. They also learn about grade and septic tank systems.
• Unit 12 - Water Distribution Systems In this unit, students explore water distribution systems. They learn about water sources, locating a well, what shallow wells are, what submersible pumps are, what water treatment is, and how to size a water system. They also learn what a cross-connect is and begin to understand plumbing codes.
Plumbing Technology II
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This CTE Plumbing course filmed in 3-D, builds on the principles and skills of Plumbing Technology I to provide students with the additional knowledge and preparation they need both practically for their career as well as for the HVAC-R certification exam. Plumbing Technology II is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 - Introduction In this unit students learn about the advanced math needed by plumbers, as well as rolling offset, reading advanced construction prints, fixture specification sheet, what a water closet cut sheet is, what a bathtub cut sheet is, and what a bathtub vent is. Students also study structural penetrations and pipe insulation.
• Unit 2 - Rough Ins and Drainage In this unit students explore rough ins and drainage. They learn what a rough in is, and study lav rough ins, drainage fittings, water closet rough ins, drainage, and sanitary tee rough ins. They gain understanding of a second rough in, a lav wall carrier, a lav rough in water line, a hot water line rough in, and grade. They further learn about slab layout, trenching, and checking the rough measurements, as well as the bathtub rough in, a sleeve, a drainage test, and an LPI.
• Unit 3 - Drains and Venting In this unit students investigate drains and venting. They learn about floor drains, roof drains, clean outs, backwater valves, wet venting, and clothes washers.
• Unit 4 - Installing a Water Supply System In this unit students learn to install a water supply system. They explore where water lines are located, how to size the water distribution system, what the supply route is, and what under slab waterlines are. They learn how potable water is supplied, and study well water supply, components of a water system, water hammers, and how to pressure-test the water supply system, as well as peppermint tests, backflow, RPZ, valves, throttling valves, and check valves.
• Unit 5 - Water Closet Finish Work, Bath and Shower Rough In In this unit students learn water closet finish work and bath and shower rough in. They learn what finish work is, as well as how to install water closets, water closet tanks, and water closet seats. They gain understanding of water closet tank repair, fill valve repair, call backs, water closet bowl repairs, bath and shower installation, diverters, and storage water heaters.
• Unit 6 - Installing Water Heaters In this unit students learn to install water heaters. They learn what a gas water heater is and study anode rods, tankless water heaters, hot water capacity, and gas pilots. They further come to understand oil fired water heaters, an FVIR, and a gas fired condensing water heater.
• Unit 7 - More Water Heaters Continuing their study of water heaters, in this unit students gain knowledge of heat pump water heaters, indirect water heaters, solar water heaters, and types of solar heating. They learn about evacuated tubes, electric water heaters, and T&P maintenance. They study super-heated water, mixing valves, how to get more hot water, how to select a water heater, what a water heater rough in is, and thermal expansion.
• Unit 8 - Using Electricity with Plumbing In this unit students learn how to work with electricity in plumbing. They study electrical safety, the effects of thermal expansion, ammeters, multimeters, voltage, and ohm meters. They come to understand Ohm's Law, ladder diagrams, Watt's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, series parallel circuits, electromagnetism, relays, LRA, how to install tub finish, and water closet repairs.
• Unit 9 - Fuel Systems In this unit students study fuel systems. They discuss fuel gas and fuel oil safety, LP gas and fuel oil, fuel system components, fuel system installation materials, combustion air, and fuel gas systems installation techniques. They also explore the manometer, how to design a fuel system, and how to size, purge, and test fuel gas systems.
Intro to Accounting
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Introduction to Accounting explores the field of accounting, covering the process of recording, analyzing, classifying, summarizing, and communicating accounting information. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to interpret and formulate financial information for use in management decision making, helps students to investigate the impact of industry standards as well as economic, financial, legal, and ethical factors.
• Unit 1: The Role of the Accountant This unit introduces the field of accounting and its importance in our modern industries. Students are introduced to careers in accounting, technology and its impact in accounting, GAAP, and certifications.
• Unit 2: Accounting Fundamentals The Accounting Fundamentals unit introduces students to assets, liabilities, shareholder’s equity, balance sheet, capitalizing a business, debits, and credits. This unit also includes T-Accounts, journal entries, general ledger, trial balance, adjusting entries, closing entries, post closing trial balance, and the accounting cycle.
• Unit 3: Financial Statements This unit introduces financial statements, current assets, accounts receivable, current liabilities, statement of equity and retained earnings, issuance of stock, gross sales, costs of goods sold, expenses, EBIT, income taxes, and income statement. This unit also delves into free cash flow from operations, investing, and from financing activities as well as a free cash flow statement, linking free cash flow with income statement, linking income statement with balance sheet, and linking balance sheet with income statement and free cash flow.
• Unit 4: Accounts Payable In the accounts payable unit, students learn about vendors, accounts payable ledger, organizing transactions, processing invoices, and accounts payable schedule.
• Unit 5: Accounts Receivable Building on the previous unit, this unit analyzes customers, T-Accounts for AR, transaction analysis, processing invoices, accounts receivable schedule, factoring accounts receivable, and T-Accounts for uncollectible accounts receivable.
• Unit 6: Inventory The unit on inventory addresses inventory invoices, recording changes to inventory, inventory adjustments, inventory cost, FIFO, and LIFO.
• Unit 7: Payroll This unit introduces hourly vs. salary employees, employees vs independent contractors, time records for hourly employees, employee records, gross pay vs. net pay, and withholding tax. Also covered in this unit is the payroll register, T-Accounts for employee pay, payroll tax, and payroll tax reports.
• Unit 8: Financial Ratios The Financial Ratios unit introduces the importance of financial ratios, liquidity, current ratio, quick ratio, operating cash flow ratio, profit margin, inventory turnover, inventory days, and burn rate.
• Unit 9: Cash Controls This unit introduces cash control procedures, proving cash, petty cash, banking activities, EFTs, and purchase requisitions and purchase orders.
• Unit 10: Special Assets, Communication, & Taxes This unit covers book value of assets, asset depreciation, asset disposition, intangible assets, and annual reports. Additionally, this unit addresses private vs. public company communication, common vs. preferred stock, business taxes, capital gains taxes, dividends payable with tax implication, and interest taxes.
• Unit 11: Regulation and Ethics Extending on the knowledge gained in the previous units, this unit delves into ethical accounting and its importance in industry, accounting controls, SEC, state regulation in accounting, fraud, off-shoring money, and off-balance sheet debt.
Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance
• COURSE OVERVIEW: This CTE Business course provides a basic business, marketing, and finance background for students looking for a career in business or for students desiring further preparation before entering college in a business and finance related major. Principals of Business, Marketing, and Finance is A-G Approved through the University of California.
• Unit 1 The introductory unit of this course introduces the production possibilities frontier, the law of increasing opportunity costs, demand curve, supply curve, market equilibrium for supply and demand, and producer and consumer surplus. This unit also introduces measuring economic growth, business cycles, economic performance metrics, circular flow, international business, and global markets, as well as international business organizations and protectionism
• Unit 2 This unit discusses business ownership, business equity, business structure, entrepreneurialism, starting a small business, and small business designation. This unit also discusses limited liability corporations, partnerships, non-profit designation, management, and leadership, as well as ethics, embracing change, and business culture.
• Unit 3 Within this unit students will learn about marketing, marketing strategies, marketing strategy development, product development, product distribution, information technology in business, managing IT, business technology strategy, types of production, and production planning. Students will also learn about managing business operations, risk management, insurable risks, and uninsurable risks.
• Unit 4 This unit guides students through financial planning, financial records and statements, key financial performance indicators, financial leverage and financial decisions. This unit will also guide students through the break even time period, consumer finance, consumer rights, consumer protection, personal financial statements, budgeting decisions, and opportunity cost of budgets
• Unit 5 In this unit, students learn about financial future planning, financial institutions, financial services, payment methods, credit, cost of credit, credit score, credit application, credit rights protection, savings vs investment, types of investment, equity investments, and debt investments. Students will also learn about debt ratings, investment grade debt, non-investment grade debt, mutual fund investments, real estate investments, derivative investments, and exponential growth of investments.
• Unit 6 This unit discusses vehicle insurance, property insurance, life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, and other types of insurance. This unit will also discuss an insurance business model, actuarial impact on insurance, and cyclically balanced budget.
• Unit 7 Students will gain knowledge about capitalizing a business, assets, liabilities, shareholder's equity, balance sheet, current assets, current liabilities, FIFO, LIFO, accounts receivable, gross sales, costs of goods sold, and expenses. Students will also gain knowledge regarding income taxes, net income, income statement, free cash flow from operations, finances, and statements, as well as linking free cash flow with income statement, linking income statement with balance sheet, and linking balance & income reports, cash flow.
• Unit 8 Students begin this unit learning about communication flow, communication management, organizational communication, communication styles, international communication, and electronic communication. Students will then learn about communication permanence, 10-K, annual reports, and private vs. public company communication.
• Unit 9 In this unit students will learn talent acquisition, effective interviewing, interview vs. task-based hiring, diversity in the workforce, employee redundancy, performance based workforce reduction, employment law, equal opportunity employment, and employee compensation. Students will also learn gender discrimination, employee benefits, hidden employee costs, and improving employee performance.
• Unit 10 Within this unit students will learn about personal career planning, education vs. income, education vs. unemployment, and educational attainment in the USA. Students will also gain knowledge for weighing education cost and benefit, risk taking, SMART goals, and negotiation.
• Unit 11 In the concluding unit students will learn about US progressive tax brackets, business taxes, capital gains taxes, dividend taxes, interest taxes, and property taxes, alongside money laundering, fraud, offshoring money, and off-balance sheet debt.
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Investigating Careers gives students an overview of many career options and the education, training, and skills required for each. Career Path
• Unit 1 - Agriculture and Natural Resources The Agriculture and Natural Resources unit of this course introduces managerial work in agriculture, resource science, and resource tech; all in the areas on plants, animals, and the environment. Students will additionally learn about general farming, nursery, grounds keeping, pest control, forestry and logging, hunting and fishing, and mining and drilling.
• Unit 2 – Architecture and Construction In this unit, students investigate managerial work in architecture and construction, architectural design, architecture & construction engineering, and construction crafts, as well as systems & eqp installation, maintenance, repair, and construction support.
• Unit 3 – Arts and Communication In the Arts and Communication unit, students will learn about managerial work in arts and communication, writing and editing, news, broadcasting, and public relations. They also will look into studio art, design, drama, music, dance, media technology, and communications technology.
• Unit 4 – Business and Administration This unit consist of managerial work in general business, managerial work in business detail, human resources support, secretarial support, accounting, auditing, and analytical support. Students will also dive into clerical mathematical support, and records and materials processing.
• Unit 5 - Education and Training In this unit, students will learn about managerial work in education, preschool, elementary, and secondary education, postsecondary and adult teaching and instructing. They will additionally learn library services, archival and museum services, counseling, health, and lastly, fitness education.
• Unit 6 – Finance and Insurance In the Finance and Insurance unit, students will acquire the knowledge of managerial work in finance and insurance along with learning about analysis, record processing, customer service, and sales and support in the finance and insurance category.
• Unit 7 – Government and Public Administration The lessons that the Government and Public Administration unit contains involve, managerial work in government and public admin, public planning, regulations enforcement, public administration, and clerical support.
• Unit 8 – Health Science In the Health Science unit, students will delve into managerial work in medical and health services, medicine and surgery, dentistry, health specialties and animal care. They will also look into medical technology, medical therapy, patient care and assistance.
• Unit 9 – Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation This unit consist of managerial work in hospitality and tourism, recreational services, hospitality and travel, services, and food and beverage preparation & service. Additionally, the unit consists of sports, and barber and beauty services.
• Unit 10 – Human Service The concepts addressed in the Human Service unit include counseling and social work, religious work, child/personal care and services, as well as client interviewing.
• Unit 11 – Information Technology In this unit students will delve into the managerial work in information technology, information technology specialties, and digital equipment repair.
• Unit 12 – Law and Public Safety Students will learn all about managerial work in law and public safety, legal practice and justice administration, and legal support. Students will additionally learn law enforcement and public safety, emergency responding, and military.
• Unit 13 – Manufacturing This unit introduces students to managerial work in manufacturing, machine setup and operation, production work, assorted materials processing, welding, brazing, and soldering. Students will also be introduced to production machining technology, graphic arts production, machinery, electrical and electronic repair, vehicle and facility mechanical work, as well as medical and technical equipment repair, utility operation, and energy distribution.
• Unit 14 – Retail and Wholesale Sales and Service Students will acquire the knowledge of managerial work in retail/wholesale, technical and general sales, and personal solicitation as well as purchasing, and customer service.
• Unit 15 – Scientific Research, Engineering, and Mathematics The lessons this unit consists of include managerial work in scientific research, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, life and social sciences, and laboratory technology. Additionally, students will delve into the fields of mathematics and data analysis, research and design engineering, industrial and safety engineering, and engineering technology.
• Unit 16 – Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics The last unit in Investigating Careers will consist of managerial work in transportation, air vehicle operation, truck driving, rail vehicle operation, water vehicle operation, and to end, Mr. E's Pep Talk.
College and Career Readiness
• COURSE OVERVIEW: College and Career Readiness course provides students with basic knowledge and skills they need as they prepare for further training in a career or go on to college.
• Unit 1 - Preparing Your Path for Success The Preparing Your Path for Success unit of this course introduces students to career expectations, thier PATH to success, planning for career success, and important steps in planning a career in culinary arts. Concepts also covered in this unit include preparation for college, and a Mr. E pep talk having to do with preparation for success.
• Unit 2 – Discovering Career Choice Influences This unit delves into people, values, web influences, planning a career in informational technology, and real life focus on discovery. Students will also dive into college and career choice along with a Mr. E pep talk having to do with career choice.
• Unit 3 – Understanding Yourself Students will learn about career development, learning about themselves, informal assessments and planning a career in marketing as well as understanding real life focus, understanding college, and ending with a Mr. E pep talk having to do with who they are.
• Unit 4 – Looking into the Future This unit students will learn about future-casting, working differently, planning a career in manufacturing, real life focus and collge for the future as well as a Mr. E pep talk about their future.
• Unit 5 – Planning Your Internal Career Design In this unit students will gain knowledge about, starting the plan NOW, career decisions, creating internal career design, and planning a career in finance. Students will also gain knowledge in planning for real life focus and college, along with a Mr. E pep talk about what their plan is going to be.
• Unit 6 – Setting Goals Students will learn about self-motivation, action plans, time management and planning a career in science, as well as goals for college and real life focus. Mr. E will again, give a pep talk about setting goals.
• Unit 7 – Understanding Finances This unit focuses on finances 101, financial planning, preparing for the future, and planning a career in architecture & construction. Additionally, this unit focuses on real life and college finances along with a Mr. E pep talk on how much money matters.
• Unit 8 – Considering Career Preparation Choices Students will dive into finding the right path, education & training for high school, and education & training for beyond high school. Students will also dive into planning their career preparation path, planning a career in government, real life and college choices, and a Mr. E pep talk on how much school is enough school.
• Unit 9 – Going from Here to Your Career This unit focuses on, a career preparation path, education/training path, career plan implementation, and planning a career in human services along with, real life focus on your career and your career and college, Mr. E will then give a pep talk on how students can get to a career.
• Unit 10 – Searching for a Job In this unit students will gain knowledge in personal career goals, the job market, the job search, and possible pitfalls as well as, narrowing the focus, planning a career in law, corrections, security, and a real life focus on the search for a career. Lastly students will learn about the search for the right college and then Mr. E will give a pep talk on where to begin.
• Unit 11 – Applying for a Job Students will become aware with personal fact sheets and resumes, job applications and pre-employment, tests, and references and cover letters. Students will also become aware with planning a career in health science, applying for a job in society and for college, as well as a Mr. E pep talk on how important the application is.
• Unit 12 – Interviewing for a Job This unit students will be introduced to the interview process and preparation, the interview itself, what happens after the interview, a real life focus on the interview, and the interview process for college. Mr. E will then give a pep talk on putting the best foot forward.
• Unit 13 – Succeeding in a Career In this unit students will gain knowledge for what employers want, adjusting to the workplace, growth in the workplace, a real life focus in success, and success in college as well as a pep talk from Mr. E about success.
• Unit 14 – Understanding the Workplace Students will learn about employment laws, employment forms, employment types and employer expectations, and planning a career. There will then be a real life focus on the workplace and a pep talk on their reputation in the workplace.
Instructional Standards in Education and Training
• COURSE OVERVIEW: Instructional Standards in Education and Training provides students with background knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, develop materials for educational environments, record keeping, and other responsibilities of teachers, or other educational personnel. Course topics include: Foundations of Education; Career Options in Education; Effective Teachers; Communication Skills; Teaching Style; Preparing an Effective Learning Environment; Educational Technology; Lesson Planning; Administration; Extra-Curricular Activities; Life Outside the Classroom; Getting Your Teaching Job
• Unit 1: Foundations of Education The foundations of education unit introduces the importance that education has on our country and the historical foundations of education, common schools & the progressive era, as well as the evolution of the education system from post world war II schools to present.
• Unit 2: Career Options in Education This unit covers a survey of careers in education and training, special focus is placed on the career of a teacher, counselor, principal, and superintendent, as well as careers in higher education.
• Unit 3: Knowledge is Power In this unit students learn about the importance of knowledge of self and students, knowledge of subject, and knowledge of educational theories and research in the education profession. This unit investigates personal comfort levels, strengths of self and strengths of students, as well as weaknesses of self and students and how to improve weaknesses.
• Unit 4: Communications Skills In the Communication Skills unit, students learn about verbal and non-verbal communication, communication with home, promoting literacy, conflict management and mediation strategy, maintaining consistency, respect, how to handle difficult moments, district and school expectations, school handbook/policies, and communication from teacher to teacher and from teacher to home.
• Unit 5: Teaching Style This unit addresses teacher styles, including what methods and styles are best for what age, the "buffet line" of teaching, why variety is good for you, and for your students, and the importance of doing your job well. This unit also delves into purpose, emotion, and drive, and how you see your role as a teacher and the role your students play. Unit 6: Preparing an Effective Learning Environment In this unit student learn about preparing for an effective learning environment, nervousness, human development from pre-k to elementary, middle, and high school as well as higher education, and how human development relates to teaching, the learning process, and effective instructional practices. This unit also addresses how every class and every year is different, desk and room organization, organization of curriculum, and calendar organization.
• Unit 7: Educational Technology The educational technology unit address the role of technology in instruction, communication, technology applications for student/class needs, technology as a tool to improve management, and school websites.
• Unit 8: Lesson Planning In this unit student learn about lesson planning and why we have lesson plans, the expectations of lesson plans, theories that impact lesson planning, learning styles, special populations, objective writing, administrations use of lesson plans, school paperwork, the role of assessment, and assessment process.
• Unit 9: Administration The Administration unit focuses on the importance of and role of administrators, how to prepare for an evaluation, a teacher’s role is in the evaluation process, the importance of an open-line of communication, and knowing your administrator, and the line between friendship and professionalism,
• Unit 10: Extra-Curricular Activities & School Stuff In the Extra-Curricular Activities & School Stuff unit students learn about coaching and its motive, expectations, and priority, as well as the motive and expectations relating to school clubs. Also covered in this unit is the teacher's lounge, the importance of putting positive people first!, and the standing of teachers as role models.
• Unit 11: Life Outside the Classroom This unit addresses life outside of the classroom for an educator, teacher burnout and it’s reasons and methods of prevention, the “super-teacher" trap, when and how to say "no.", the importance of exercise, and quality time for you. Also covered in this unit is the importance of behavior in public, morality statues, being a role model, being a community member, ethical conduct and characteristics, and ethical standards for the teaching and training profession.
• Unit 12: Getting Your Teaching Job In this unit students learn about steps to take after graduation from college, looking for a job, online applications, developing your Portfolio & Resume, interview, how to choose your job, the expectations of the employer, what to know about your school, community, and salary, as well as how to tell if the system match your expectations.
• Unit 13: Go For It! This unit build on knowledge gained in previous units and reinforces the importance of remember why you chose to be an education, that ultimately students should always come first, and the need to never stop improving.
Mastering Microsoft Excel
• COURSE OVERVIEW: The Mastering Microsoft® Excel® course focuses of providing students with a solid foundation on the many features and applications of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. Excel, being a vastly versatile and widely used tool in the modern workforce, is a skill integral to success for students planning for any business-related career. This course explores topics from basics of creating workbooks to advanced functions using macros, as well as how to work with other Microsoft Office programs. "Microsoft" and "Excel" are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• Unit 1 - Getting Started This introductory unit of Mastering Microsoft Excel conveys a basic foundation of the Excel interface and basic tasks including creating workbooks, modifying workbooks, and modifying worksheet columns, rows, and cells. Additionally, this unit helps students get to know the Excel menu, change how the Excel program window displays, and customize the Excel Program Window. Vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 2 - Working with Data & Excel Tables This unit covers entering and revising data, moving data within a workbook, finding and replacing data, correcting and expanding upon worksheet data, and defining Excel tables. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 3 - Performing Calculations on Data In the Performing Calculations on Data unit, students learn about naming groups of data, introduction to formulas, creating formulas to calculate values, summarizing data that meets specific conditions, as well as finding and correcting errors in calculations. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 4 - Changing Workbook Appearance This unit delves into formatting cells, defining styles, applying workbook themes and Excel table styles, making numbers easier to read, changing the appearance of data based on value, and adding images to worksheets. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 5 - Focusing on Specific Data by Using Filters In the Focusing on Specific Data by Using Filters unit students delve into limiting data that appears on your screen, manipulating worksheet data, using random functions, and defining valid sets of values for cell ranges. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 6 - Reordering and Summarizing Data This unit focuses on sorting worksheet data, organizing data into levels, and looking up information in a worksheet. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 7 - Combining Data from Multiple Sources In the Combining Data from Multiple Sources unit students learn how to using workbooks as templates for other workbooks, link to data in other worksheets and workbooks, consolidate multiple data sets into a workbook, and group multiple sets of data. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 8 - Analyzing Alternative Data Sets This unit focuses on defining an alternative data set, defining multiple alternative data sets, using goal seek analysis to get a desired result, finding optimal solutions by using solver, and analyzing data by using descriptive statistics. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 9 - Creating Dynamic Worksheets by Using PivotTables The Creating Dynamic Worksheets by Using PivotTables unit focuses on analyzing data dynamically by using PivotTables, filtering, showing, and hiding PivotTable data, editing PivotTables, formatting PivotTables, creating PivotTables from external data, and advanced PivotTables. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 10 - Creating Charts and Graphics In this unit, students learn about creating charts, customizing the appearance of charts, finding trends in data, and summarizing data by using Sparklines. Also covered in this unit are the concepts of creating dynamic charts by using PivotCharts, creating diagrams by using SmartArt, as well as creating shapes and mathematical equations. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 11 - Printing The Printing unit focuses on adding headers and footers to printed pages, preparing worksheets for printing, printing worksheets, printing parts of worksheets, as well as printing charts. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 12 - Automating Repetitive Tasks by Using Macros This unit delves into enabling and examining macros, creating and modifying macros, running macros when a button is clicked, running macros when a workbook is opened, and using relative references in macros. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 13 - Working with Other Microsoft Office Programs In this unit, students learn how to include Office documents in workbooks, store workbooks inside other Office documents, create hyperlinks, and paste charts into other documents. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced.
• Unit 14 - Collaborating with Colleagues In the Collaborating with Colleagues unit, students learn about sharing workbooks, managing comments, tracking and managing colleagues' changes, protecting workbooks and worksheets, finalizing and authenticating workbooks, and saving workbooks for the web. Additional vocabulary and keyboard shortcuts are also introduced
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