High School CTE Courses

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (8431Y), Grades 10 & 11, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course.
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Jerry Dudley - dudleyjm@lcsedu.net

Students will be introduced to three general areas of study including carpentry, electrical wiring, and plumbing in this course. Students will design, build, and test scale model structures and work with projects that help them to understand the jobs of architects, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, surveyors, contractors, design engineers, and a variety of other construction careers. Maximum number of students per class 20.

Sequential options: None

 

BUILDING TRADES I (8240Y), Grade 11, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course. 
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Jerry Dudley - dudleyjm@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. This course is designed to prepare individuals to erect, install, maintain and repair buildings and other structures. Carpentry, masonry, electricity, and plumbing will be emphasized. Also included is instruction in cost estimating, cutting, fastening, and fitting various materials, using hand and power tools and following technical specifications and blueprints. Maximum number of students per class 20.

Sequential options: Building Trades II

 

BUILDING TRADES II (8250Y) Grade 12, Heritage High, Full Credit  Year  Course. 
Prerequisite: Building  Trades  I (8240Y)
Teacher: Jerry Dudley - dudleyjm@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Course content includes construction, customer relations, job pricing, custom construction, and installing interior millwork. Building Codes will be stressed in carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing and masonry. The course also includes special emphasis on job opportunities, project management, and job integrity in the construction trades. Maximum number of students per class 20. This course may be taken as a dual- enrollment course earning 6 college credits from Central Virginia Community College under the course numbers 8258AC, 8258BC (CVCC course numbers are BLD 149 (3 credits) and BLD 249 (3 credits).

 

ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design,  journalism,  and entertainment services. 

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS A & B (8561A, 8561B) Grades 10-12, Heritage High, 1st  or 2nd  Sem. One-half Credit. 
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Jon Roark - roarkjs@lcsedu.net

This is an introduction class for students preparing for jobs as advertising artists, and illustrators. Students learn both hand and computer generated  layout and illustration used for brochures, posters, catalogues, advertisements and logos. Students learn skills in the areas of advertising design, illustration, printing advertisements, digital photography, and digital imaging.

Sequential options: Video and Media Technology

 

VIDEO AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (7450Y) Grades 10-12, E. C. Glass and Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course.
Prerequisite: None
Teachers: (ECG) Kimberly Gibson-McDonald - gibsonmcdonaldkq@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) Rich Glover - gloverrl@lcsedu.net

This course offers students an opportunity to study all aspects of video and media production, from planning and writing for production to operating studio and editing equipment. Students practice various methods of gathering news and information from individuals, research, and online resources. In addition, students are introduced to analog and digital principles of film production.

Sequential options: Communication Systems

 

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in Business Management and Administration and Finance, careers that encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration and Finance career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy. 

ACCOUNTING I (6160Y), Grades 10-12, Full Credit Year Course. 
Prerequisite: None

Content includes theory of basic bookkeeping, use of journals and ledgers, worksheets, and income statements. Also included is the preparation of financial records, taxes and payroll projects; special problems related to sales and purchases. Students learn fundamental accounting procedures using a manual system.

Sequential options: Accounting II, Business Law, Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia, & Web Technologies, Keyboarding Applications, Principals of Business  & Marketing.

 

ACCOUNTING II (6170Y), Grades 11 or 12, Full Credit Year Course. 
Prerequisite: Accounting I (6160 A & B) and Keyboarding (6240)

Content includes management of financial records through various business activities, partnership accounting, and general ledger. Students use manual accounting skills to analyze and interpret accounting transactions. Also included is the study of corporate and cost accounting and budgetary controls.

Sequential options: Business Law, Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia, & Web Technology, Keyboarding Applications, Principals of Business and Marketing.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (6140A) Grades 11 or 12, 1st Sem., One-half Credit.
Prerequisite: None

This one-semester course includes an overview of American business and the social and economic environments in which it operates. Main topics of study are economics, business finance, and personnel administration. Members of the class start and operate a corporation through Junior Achievement.

Sequential options: Accounting I, Business Law, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia, & Web Technology, Marketing, Principals of Marketing.

 

BUSINESS LAW (6150B) Grades 11 or 12, 2nd Sem., One- half Credit.
Prerequisite: Business Management

This course is focused on personal law, the law of contracts and the rights and responsibilities of individuals in our society. Laws affecting daily business contracts and employment are emphasized.

Sequential options: Accounting I, Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia, & Web Technology, Principals of Business  & Marketing.

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (3740Y), Grades 9-12, Full Credit Year Course. 
Prerequisite: None. Keyboarding skills recommended.

This course develops skills and provides experience with major computer applications. These applications include word processing (using both text and graphics-based programs), spreadsheet, database, and integration of applications. Students use these applications for problem solving and file and disk management. Keyboarding and general computer understanding are addressed  as needed. Also included is work with multi-media research, the Internet, presentations, desktop-publishing, video conferencing and digital cameras, computer graphics, and computer communications.

Sequential options: Accounting I, Business Law, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia & Web Technology, Keyboarding Applications, Principals of Business & Marketing, Programming.

 

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (6340Y) Grades 11 or 12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
This course develops skills and provides experience with the major business applications of the microcomputer. These include Microsoft Windows and word processing using Microsoft Office. Also included are business computer terminology, systems and procedures, spreadsheets, database management, desktop publishing, and presentation graphics using Microsoft Office. Students will attempt the Internet and Computing Core Certification (lC3) exam. The lC3 exam is offered through Certiport.

Sequential Options: Accounting I, Business Law, Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia, & Web Technology, Keyboarding Applications, Principals of Business and Marketing, Programming.

 

DESIGN, MULTIMEDIA,  & WEB TECHNOLOGIES (6260A, 6260B), Grades 9-12, 1st  or 2nd  Sem., One-half credit
Students develop proficiency in creating desktop publications, multimedia presentations/projects, and web sites using industry standard application software. Students incorporate principles of layout and design in completing publications and projects. Students design portfolios that may include business cards, newsletters, mini-pages, web pages, multimedia presentations, and projects, calendars, and graphics. Completion of this course may prepare students for industry certifications.

Sequential options: Accounting I, Business Law, Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Keyboarding Applications, Principals of Business & Marketing, Programming.

 

KEYBOARDING  APPLICATIONS (6250A, 6250B),  Grades 9-12, 1st or 2nd Sem., One-half Credit.
Prerequisite: Keyboarding (6240) or mastery of touch typing

Students apply keyboarding skills to create and edit a variety of personal and business documents including announcements, memos, various business letter styles, tables, forms, reports (including bibliography page, title page, and tale of contents), labels and envelopes. Students will utilize formatting functions, including margins and justification, font sizes and styles, line spacing, word wrap, bullets and outline features, spell check, and thesaurus. Special emphasis is placed on speed, accuracy and production. Proofreading and editing skills are also address as is the ability to compose at the keyboard.

 

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND MARKETING A & B (6370A, 6370B), Heritage High, Grades 9-12, 1st or 2nd Sem., One-half Credit.
Prerequisite: None

Students explore the role of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. They study how the American economy operates as they prepare to make decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens.

Sequential options: Accounting I, Business Law,  Business Management, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Design, Multimedia, & Web Technology, Keyboarding Applications, Marketing I, Sports, Entertainment,  & Recreation Marketing.

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services or related learning support services. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I (6541Y), Grade 11, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application

Course will not be offered in 2017-2018 school year. This is a double-period course. Students prepare to be primary providers of home-, family-, or institution-based child care services by focusing their study on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring and supervision; record keeping; and referral procedures. Teachers highlight the basic skills of math, science, and communication when appropriate. Maximum number of students per class 20.

Sequential options: Early Childhood Education II, Teachers for Tomorrow I

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II (6542Y), Grade 12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I (6541)

Course will not be offered in 2017-2018 school year. This is a double-period course. Students prepare for positions in child care centers as child care attendants, kindergarten aides, or child care assistants; as foster parents; or as entrepreneurs. Opportunities for mentorship under the supervision of the instructor will be a part of the class curriculum. Teachers highlight the basic skills of math, science, and communication when  appropriate in the content. Completion of this sequence may prepare students for the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential by the Council for Professional Recognition. Maximum number of students per class 20. This course may be taken as a dual-enrollment course for 6 college credits from Central Virginia Community College under numbers 6548AC, 6548BC. CVCC course numbers CHD 120 (3 credits) and CHD 165 (3 credits).

 

TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW (6550Y), Grades 11 & 12, Full Credit Year Course, E. C. Glass and Heritage High School. 
Prerequisite: Have & maintain a minimum 2.7 grade point average. Submit three satisfactory teacher recommendations, a brief essay & application to Lynchburg College  (a special application  form will be used)
Teachers: (ECG) Marcell Howard - howardmt@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) Michele Wisskirchen - wisskirchenmg@lcsedu.net

Virginia's Teachers for Tomorrow Program is offered to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in teaching and education. Students will experience the profession as they are guided through the history of education and the functions of schools and school divisions. Additionally, the students will experience the classroom as they become acquainted on a personal and professional level with teachers and teaching; including a brief internship in a classroom setting. This course may be taken as a dual-enrollment course earning 4 college credits from Lynchburg College under the LCS course numbers 6558AC and 6558BC. The LC course numbers are EDUC 101 (3 credits) and EDUC 202 (1 credit).

 

TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW II (9072Y), Grades 11 & 12, Full Credit Year Course, E. C. Glass and Heritage High School. 
Prerequisite: Teachers for Tomorrow I
Teachers: (ECG) Marcell Howard - howardmt@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) Michele Wisskirchen - wisskirchenmg@lcsedu.net

In this course, students continue to explore careers in the Education and Training cluster and pathways. This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for careers in education as they research postsecondary options, learn about the process of teacher certification in Virginia, and participate in a practicum experience.

 

HEALTH SCIENCES

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information science, support services, and biotechnology research and development. 

DENTAL CAREERS I (6810Y) Grade 11, E. C. Glass High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved application
Teacher: Jennifer Tyree - tyreejs@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. This is a double period health occupational preparatory course. Students learn dental anatomy, care and sterilization of instruments, and basic oral hygiene skills. Topics include: clinical skills necessary to assist the dentist in the routine function of a dental office, chair-side dental procedures, instrument set- up, and basic laboratory procedures including material manipulation. Maximum number of students per class 20.

 

DENTAL CAREERS II (6820Y) Grade 12, E. C. Glass  High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Dental Careers I (6810)
Teacher: Jennifer Tyree - tyreejs@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Students continue developing their skills and mastering competencies through classroom instruction and simulated clinical experiences. Topics include: taking and processing dental x-rays, laboratory procedures, and identification of instruments and material manipulation. Students receive Dental Radiation Safety and Hygiene certification upon satisfactory completion of the unit test. The final part of the Dental Careers program combines classroom instruction  with actual hands-on training with area dentist, assistants, hygienist, and laboratory technicians. The clinical training will take place during the regular school hours and will be graded but not necessarily for pay. Classroom instruction will include entry level clerical skills as well as clinical skills. Maximum number of students per class 20.

 

EMERGENCY  MEDICAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS (8337Y), Grades 9-12, Full Credit Year Course, E. C. Glass. 
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Jennifer Tyree - tyreejs@lcsedu.net

This course is designed to develop entry-level skills needed in a telecommunications environment for rescue, fire and police. Upon completion, students will be able to summarize issues involving the telecommunication’s role and responsibilities as a member of the health and public safety environment, summarize issues involving available resources to a telecommunicator, the importance of maintaining confidentiality, liability and legal issues involving emergency tele communicators and their agencies, and summarize the process of stress management for inside and outside a communications department/center.

Sequential options: Keyboarding Applications

 

NURSE AIDE I (8360Y), Grades 11 & 12, Heritage High School, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Valerie Newcomb

This is a double-period class. Virginia Board of Nursing approved course to qualify for the Certified Nurse Aide Exam. This course features a dual focus on theory and practical skills. The theory component includes basic anatomy and physiology, ethics, health care systems, medical terminology, and professionalism. The skills are taught in the nursing lab and include transfer techniques, assessment of vital signs, assisting with patient hygiene and grooming, and infection control procedures.

Sequential options: Nurse Aide II

 

NURSE AIDE II (8362Y), Grade 12, Heritage High School, Full  Credit  Year  Course 
Prerequisite: Nurse Aide  I (8360)
Teacher: Valerie Newcomb

This is a double-period course. Virginia Board of Nursing approved course to qualify for the Certified Nurse Aide Exam. This course integrates the principles and skills introduced in Nurse Aide I. Students practice skills and concepts from the course in a closely supervised clinical setting. The course also includes preparation for the Virginia certification exam.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING I (5260Y), Grades 11-12, E. C. Glass and Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: Interest in athletic training and permission of the instructor
Teachers: (ECG) Jennifer Armstrong - armstrongjl@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) Chris Hallberg - hallbergct@lcsedu.net

Students interested in athletic training as a career, physical therapy, or medicine should consider these courses. Sports medicine will be covered from three aspects: recognition of injuries; prevention of injuries; and rehabilitation of injuries. Some lab work with athletic teams may be required.

Sequential options: Athletic Training II

 

ATHLETIC TRAINING II (5261Y), Grade 12, E. C. Glass and Heritage High, Full  Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Athletic Training I (5260) and permission of  the instructor
Teachers: (ECG) Jennifer Armstrong - armstrongjl@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) Chris Hallberg - hallbergct@lcsedu.net

Students continue their study of sports medicine topics from three aspects: recognition of injuries; prevention of injuries; and rehabilitation of injuries. Some lab work with athletic teams may be required.

 

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services. 

INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY, TOURISM  AND RECREATION (6440Y), Grades 10-12, Full Credit Year Course, E. C. Glass and Heritage High
Prerequisite: None
Teachers: (ECG) Renee Stephens - stephensjr@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) John Garretson - garretsonjb@lcsedu.net

Students enrolled in the Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation focus on developing professional skills and using emerging technologies to prepare for employment in this global industry, rich in diverse career opportunities. The program includes instruction in the industries of lodging, food and beverage, travel and tourism, and recreation and fitness. Maximum number of students per class 20.

 

CULINARY ARTS I (6441Y), Grades 10-11, E. C. Glass and Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teachers: (ECG) Renee Stephens - stephensjr@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) John Garretson - garretsonjb@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Students are taught the managerial, production, and service knowledge and skills used in government, commercial, or independently owned institutional food establishments and related food industry occupations. This course includes planning, selecting, storing, purchasing, preparing, and serving food and food products; basic nutrition, sanitation, and food safety; the use and care of commercial equipment; serving techniques; and the operation of institutional food establishments. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of culinary arts are emphasized. Maximum number of students per class 20.

Sequential options: Culinary Arts II

 

CULINARY ARTS II (6442Y), Grades 11-12, E. C. Glass and Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I (6441)
Teachers: (ECG) Renee Stephens - stephensjr@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) John Garretson - garretsonjb@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Students extend and expand skills learned in Culinary Arts I, preparing for occupations such as chef/cook, baker/pastry helper, pastry decorator, hospitality worker, dietetic aide/assistant, food demonstrator, mixologist, and entrepreneur. Opportunities for mentorships under the supervision of the instructor will be a part of the class curriculum. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of culinary arts are emphasized. Teachers highlight the basic skills of math, science, and communication when appropriate in content. Maximum number of students per class 20. This course may be taken as a dual enrollment course for six college credits from CVCC under numbers 6448AC and 6448BC. CVCC course are HRI 106 (3 credits) and HRI 158 (3 credits).

Sequential options: Culinary Arts Specialization

 

CULINARY ARTS SPECIALIZATION (6443Y), Grade 12, E.  C. Glass and Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I (6441); Culinary Arts II (6442)
Teachers: (ECG) Renee Stephens - stephensjr@lcsedu.net
   (HHS) John Garretson - garretsonjb@lcsedu.net

The Culinary Arts Specialization curriculum provides students with continuing opportunities to obtain comprehensive knowledge of the food service industry as well as to expand their technical skills in a food service specialty. Students explore careers and refine their skills in implementing safety and sanitation standards, applying nutritional principles, planning menus, using business and math skills, and selecting and maintaining food service equipment. Students specialize in one of the following four areas: Baking and Pastry Food Preparation Techniques; Catering/Banquet Food  Preparation Techniques; Restaurant Operation Techniques; or Quantity Food Preparation Techniques. The curriculum continues to place a strong emphasis on science and mathematics knowledge and skills as it emphasizes critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurial  opportunities  within the field of culinary arts. Spots are limited.

 

HUMAN SERVICES

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs. 

COSMETOLOGY I (8340Y), Grade 11, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Kendra Henderson - hendersonka@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. The course includes professional ethics, hygiene, good grooming, manicuring, and hair shaping and styling. This course also includes student practice in scalp and hair treatments, the care and styling of wigs, permanent waving and hair removal. Related topics also include skin, scalp and hair disorders. Maximum number of students per class is 20.

Sequential options: Cosmetology II

 

COSMETOLOGY II (8350Y), Grade 12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course 
Prerequisite: Cosmetology 1 (8340)
Teacher: Kendra Henderson - hendersonka@lcsedu.net

This is a triple-period course. The course includes beauty salon management and operation, additional work developing competencies in electricity and light therapy, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, chemical hair relaxing and hair coloring. Students will complete final preparation for taking the state license cosmetology examination.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Courses in this area can prepare students for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia,  and systems integration services. 

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY I (8540Y), Grades 9-11, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Brandon Karnes - karnesbm@lcsedu.net

This is a double period course. This course focuses on the soft and technical skills needed to obtain entry-level positions as network, computer, or  help-desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of networking concepts, such as LANS, WANS, networking design, setup, and software. Students will study the impact of MMO and LAN gaming on networks, including designing, building, and securing a LAN gaming network. All students will complete the (IC³®) exam by Certiport. Students will service microcomputer hardware and support peripherals; build a computer from parts; diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve personal computer basic hardware and software issues.

Sequential options: CST II

This course may be taken as a dual enrollment course earning 3 college credits from Central Virginia Community College under the course numbers 8548AC, 8548BC. The CVCC course number is ETR 149.

 

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY  SYSTEMS II (8550Y), Grades 10-12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course 
Prerequisite: Computer Systems I (8540) Prerequisite may be waived by instructor if sufficient technical knowledge is proven.
Teacher: Brandon Karnes - karnesbm@lcsedu.net

This is a double period course. This course equips students with the advanced knowledge, skills, and understanding that will enable them to install, troubleshoot and maintain computers and their associated networks. Students diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve advanced hardware and basic networking issues. Numerous  hands on exercises, including configuring, installing, and troubleshooting operating systems, third  party  software, and hardware will reinforce student learning and understanding. Creating email accounts,  configuring wireless technologies, appropriate use of social media are part of the course work. All students will complete the CompTIA A+ Essentials and A+ Specialization exams. Students may be eligible to participate in a number of certification exams offered through CISCO and CompTIA. This course may be taken as a dual enrollment course earning 4 college credits from Central Virginia Community College under the  course numbers 8558AC, 8558BC. The CVCC course number is ITE 221.

 

CYBER SECURITY (8553Y), Grades 9-12, Heritage High School, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Brandon Karnes - karnesbm@lcsedu.net

This is a double period course. This course prepares students for entrance into the career of cyber security, data loss prevention, and network security. The cyber security field is the fastest growing field in the IT industry, and by 2016 will be the most needed profession in the United States. Students will be prepared to take and pass the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ examinations and be able to enter the IT security field directly from high school, if they choose. Topics of study include: Linux Operating Systems; OSI model; TCP model; Local and WAN security; ethical hacking (white hat); security careers and penetration testing.

 

INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY  ASSISTANT I (7140Y), Grades 10-12, Full Credit Year Course
This course is designed to develop students’ understanding of technical support as an assistant to the Instructor, a trained Help Desk professional. Students will learn how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve computer and tablet hardware and software problems. Students will develop an understanding of the logistics of properly documenting problems and solution. Students will develop technical problem solving skills through hands-on, supervised experience.

 

INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY  ASSISTANT II (7150Y), Grades 10-12, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Information Technology Assistant I

This course is designed to further develop students’ technical support skills while providing an opportunity for students to step into a leadership role. Students who have completed the first semester course will be challenged with increasingly difficult hardware and software problems. Students will also assist the instructor with prioritizing, planning,  and scheduling tasks to IT Assistant I students and ensure work is completed correctly and in a timely manner.

 

LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS & SECURITY

Courses in this area prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE I (8702Y), Grades 11-12, E. C. Glass High School, Full Credit Year Course 
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Kelly Glenn - glennkm@lcsedu.net

This course presents an overview of the criminal justice system and introduces the major components in law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Students learn theory, principles, and techniques of developing/managing services for the safety and protection of people and property. Students will participate in lessons on and off campus and in activities that take place after-school hours. Students enrolled in this course are expected to join and participate in SkillsUSA.

Sequential options: Criminal Justice II

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE II (8703Y), Grades 11-12, E. C. Glass High School, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I (8702Y)
Teacher: Kelly Glenn - glennkm@lcsedu.net

This course covers the complex responsibilities of criminal investigation. Students will learn the principles and techniques of conducting specific investigations such as homicide, assault, and robbery. Students will also learn the principles of crime scene investigation including photography, sketching, and the securing of evidence. Students enrolled in this course are expected to join and participate in SkillsUSA.

 

MANUFACTURING

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. 

PRECISION MACHINE TECHNOLOGY I (8450Y), Grade 11, E. C. Glass High, Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Paul Ewing - ewingpd@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Content includes safety, hand tools, bench work, layout work, blueprint reading, drilling and tapping, machine shop math, and introduction to welding. The course also includes precision measuring tools, use of charts and tables, an introduction to the CNC mill and lathe, tool grinding, and surface grinding. Maximum number of students per class 20.

 

PRECISION MACHINE TECHNOLOGY II - INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE TOOLS (8460Y), Grade 12, E. C. Glass High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Precision Machine Technology I (8450)
Teacher: Paul Ewing - ewingpd@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Course content includes metal lathe work, drilling, milling machine, and speed and feed calculations. Drill press work includes drilling and countersinking. Also included is an introduction to computerized vertical milling machine and lathe. Qualified seniors are eligible to participate in a work experience program with local machining companies. Maximum number of students per class 20. This course may be taken as a dual-enrollment course earning 6 college credits from Central Virginia Community  College under the course numbers 8468AC, 8468BC. The CVCC course numbers are MAC 161 (3 credits) and 162 (3 credits).

 

MARKETING, SALES & SERVICE

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. 

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT (6942Y) Grades 10-12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Andrew Kelso - kelsoag@lcsedu.net

Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Marketing (SER) is an entry level course offered in the two-year marketing program. This course is designed to develop an understanding of sports, entertainment and recreation marketing and its importance. Students develop fundamental skills for SER event planning, implementing, and evaluating. Students will learn market research, advertising, public relations, professional communications, effective selling, licensing and merchandising, branding, and event safety and security. Students learn career options available in the SER industries as well as develop skills necessary for successful initial  employment experiences.

Sequential options: Marketing I, II, and Principles of Business and Marketing

 

MARKETING I (6951Y), Grades 10-12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course 
Prerequisite: Approved Application. Continuous part-time employment and/or project plan and DECA membership are required.
Teacher: Andrew Kelso - kelsoag@lcsedu.net

Content includes risk management, product planning, communicating effectively and selling techniques. In special situations, a project plan may be substituted for the work experience requirement. This option must be teacher approved in advance. Content also includes relationships with employers, co-workers, and customers, advertising, inventory, safety, ad layout, display, free enterprise system, pricing, and economics.

Sequential options: Marketing II, Business Management, Principles of Business and Marketing

 

MARKETING II (6960Y), Grade 10-12, Heritage High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Marketing I (6950) or Sports, Entertainment  and Recreation  Marketing (6942). Continuous part-time employment and/or project plan and DECA membership are required.
Teacher: Andrew Kelso - kelsoag@lcsedu.net

Students earn one-half credit per semester for the classroom component of this course and another one- half credit per semester for the required 360 hours of on-the-job training each semester. Content includes human resource, marketing research, creative selling, payroll, merchandising, determining profit, and purchasing. In special situations, a project plan may be substituted for the work experience requirement. This option must be teacher approved in advance. Content also includes supervisory communications, personnel management, leadership styles, supervision of sales promotion, supervision of product transportation, and responsibilities of supervisory and mid-management personnel. If, in an exceptional case, a student is only able to participate in the classroom component, one-half credit per semester can be earned under the course numbers 6370A or 6370B.
 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services. 

DRAFTING I (6740Y), (formerly Basic Technical Drawing) Grades 9-12, E.C Glass. Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: It is preferable that students have completed Algebra I.
Teacher: Kim Hansen - hansenkf@lcsedu.net

This entry-level course is designed with an emphasis on the basic principles of drafting and sketching techniques, object visualization, the application of math concepts, and basic through intermediate computer assisted drawing (CAD) applications. Although 2D CAD techniques are emphasized, students also learn 3D modeling techniques at the end of the course. Students may be given the opportunity to compete in regional and state CAD competitions.

Sequential options: Drafting II, II

 

DRAFTING II (6750Y), (formerly Engineering Drawing) Grades 10 -12, E.C Glass. Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: Drafting I (6740) & it is preferable that students have completed Algebra I
Teacher: Kim Hansen - hansenkf@lcsedu.net

This advanced-level course begins with sharpening skills learned in Basic Technical Drawing on the Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) software. Students will be able to construct three-dimensional and solids drawings, as well as assembly drawings. As students' skills progress, CAD will be used as a tool to assist in completing design projects of increasing difficulty. Engineering principles are introduced and explored through the design projects. Emphasis will be on the development and honing of problem-solving skills and assembling professional design portfolios. The students will also be given the opportunity to compete in regional and state competitions in CAD and engineering design.

Sequential options: Drafting III

 

DRAFTING III (6760Y), (formerly Architectural Drawing) Grades 10-12, E.C Glass. Full Credit Year Course Prerequisite: Drafting I (6740) & it is preferable that students have completed Algebra I
Teacher: Kim Hansen - hansenkf@lcsedu.net

This upper-level course begins with the basics of residential design and progresses through an entire set of house plans. The students will learn architectural CAD software, as a tool for creating professional, three- dimensional architectural designs and drawings. The students will design and build model displays as projects. The students will also be given the opportunity to compete in regional and state competitions in architectural design and modeling.

Sequential options: Drafting I, Drafting II

 

INTRODUCTION  TO ENGINEERING  DESIGN-PLTW (8439Y), Grades 9-10, Full Credit Year Course, Heritage High.
Prerequisites: None

In this course, students are introduced to the engineering design process, and apply math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems. Students solve design problems for which they develop, analyze and create product models using engineering notebooks and 3D modeling software. This course covers ten units: Design Process, Technical Sketching and Drawing, Measurements and Statistics, Modeling Skills, Geometry of Design, Reverse Engineering, Documentation, Advanced Computer Modeling, Design Team, and Design  Challenges.

Sequential options: Future PLTW course offering TBD

 

TECHNOLOGY OF ROBOTIC DESIGN (8429Y), Grades 11 & 12, Full Credit Year Course, E. C. Glass.
Prerequisites: It is preferable that students have completed Algebra I
Teacher: Kim Hansen - hansenkf@lcsedu.net

The first semester includes study of the evolution and history of robotics with an emphasis on automated and flexible manufacturing. Topics covered will include: machining, welding, electronics, pneumatics/hydraulics, design and mechanics, sensors and controls programming. Students will apply concepts learned in class to mechanical construction with LEG0 and the FIRST Tech Challenge. During the second semester students study nondestructive examination and testing methods in order to examine an object, material, or system without impairing its future usefulness. Students will use visual and optical testing (VT), liquid penetrant testing (PT), magnetic particle testing (MT), radiographic testing (RT), ultrasonic testing (UT), and eddy current testing (ET) to assess various parameters. Students will also cover the basic fundamentals and application of radiation. This course may be taken as a dual enrollment course for 3 college credits from Central Virginia Community College under the course numbers 6778AC and 6778BC. The CVCC course number is IND 195.

 

TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS (6640Y), Grades 9-12, Full Credit Year Course, Heritage High.
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Rich Glover - gloverrl@lcsedu.net

Technology Foundations is a modular approach to an academic and technology integrated curriculum. The topics include alternative energy, astronomy, computer- aided drafting, computer graphic design, computer problem solving, construction technology, desktop publishing, residential modeling, satellite communications, video communications, and weather and meteorology. Presentations, field trips, and guest speakers will complement the modular concept.

Sequential options: Technology Transfer

 

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (6650Y), Grades 10-12, Full Credit Year Course, Heritage High.
Prerequisite: Technology Foundations (6640)
Teacher: Rich Glover - gloverrl@lcsedu.net

Technology Transfer is a course developed around a modular approach. The topics are animation, biotechnology, fiber optics, forensic technology, the Internet, and virtual reality. When the students complete these modules, they will be introduced to advanced levels of the modules they completed in Technology Foundations. This course will assist students in developing problem solving techniques, using resources and developing critical thinking skills.

Sequential options: Technology Foundations

 

TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

Courses in this area can prepare students for careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and  management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. 

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY I (8141Y), Grades 9 & 10, E. C. Glass High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Ron Snow - snowrw@lcsedu.net

Students learn fundamental skills associated with engine tune-up, electrical diagnosis and repair, lubrication and cooling system diagnosis and repair, brake system diagnosis and repair, basic fuel system diagnosis and repair, basic suspension system diagnosis and repair, and basic routine maintenance of automobiles. Maximum number of students per class 20.

 

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY II (8140Y), Grades 10 & 11, E. C. Glass High, Full Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Approved Application
Teacher: Ron Snow - snowrw@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Content includes instruction in the safe operation of laboratory power equipment, hand tools, and testing devices. Students learn to access technical data through electronic media and paper manuals. Instruction in proper wheel and brake operation is included. Also included is instruction in diagnostic procedures regarding automotive steering systems and components. Students will learn to assess and repair problems relating to wheels, alignment, suspension, shocks, struts, and axles. Maximum number of students per class 20.

  

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY III (8150Y), Grades 11-12, E. C. Glass High,  Full  Credit Year Course
Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology II (8140)
Teacher: Ron Snow - snowrw@lcsedu.net

This is a double-period course. Content includes instruction in diagnostic procedures regarding automotive electrical systems and components and engine performance. Students will learn to assess and repair problems relating to circuits, battery systems, gauges, accessories, and lights. Students will learn to assess and repair problems relating to ignition, fuel, exhaust, and emission control systems. Instructional topics include pumps, carburetors, and associated electronics. Students learn to use testing and scanning equipment to analyze computer and mechanically controlled systems. Instruction will also include reading and interpreting electrical schematics. The second semester of this course provides an opportunity for students to enroll in a work-study program. Students are eligible to take the state A.S.E. Certification test upon completion of this program.