AGRICULTURE

AGRICULUTURE MECHANICS I (AS31)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course develops knowledge and technical skills in the broad field of agricultural machinery, equipment, and structures. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to handle the day-to-day problems and repair needs they will encounter in their chosen agricultural career. Topics include agricultural mechanics safety, agricultural engineering career opportunities, hand/power tool use and selection, electrical wiring, fencing, paints and preservatives, basic metal working, basic agricultural construction skills related to plumbing, carpentry, basic welding, and leadership development. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. *Course enrollment limited to 20 to ensure safety in laboratory settings. DMHS, RCHS

AGRICULUTURE MECHANICS II (AS32)

Prerequisite: Agriculture Mechanics I

Description: In this course, the topics of instruction emphasized are non-metallic agricultural fabrication techniques, metal fabrication technology, safe tool and equipment use, human resource development, hot/cold metal working skills and technology, advanced welding and metal cutting skills, working with plastics, plumbing, concrete and masonry, agricultural power and advanced career exploration/decision making. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. DMHS, RCHS

AGRISCIENCE APPLICATIONS (AU10)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course focuses on integrating biological/physical sciences with technology as related to the environment, natural resources, food production, science, and agribusiness. Topics of instruction include agricultural awareness and literacy, employability skills and introduction to all aspects of the total agricultural industry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. DMHS, RCHS

ANIMAL SCIENCE I (AA21)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes that are involved in animal physiology, breeding, nutrition, and care in preparation for an animal science career major. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition, animal science issues, career opportunities, and animal evaluation. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. RCHS

ANIMAL SCIENCE II (AA22)

Prerequisite: Animal Science I

Description: This course includes more advanced scientific principles and communication skills and includes animal waste management, animal science economics, decision making, and global concerns in the industry, genetics, and breeding. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced in this class. RCHS

HORTICULTURE I (AP41)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course provides instruction on the broad field of horticulture with emphasis on the scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics in this course include plant growth and development, plant nutrition, media selection, basic plant identification, pest management, chemical disposal, customer relations, and career opportunities. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. DMHS, RCHS

HORTICULTURE II- LANDSCAPING (AP44)

Prerequisite: Horticulture I

Description: This course provides hands-on instruction and emphasizes safety skills needed by landscape technicians in the field. Students are instructed in interpreting landscape designs, identifying landscape plants, and planting/maintaining trees, shrubs, and turf. Landscape construction is emphasized in the areas of grading and drainage, irrigation, paver installation, and the use/maintenance of landscape equipment. Current topics discussions provide students an understanding of careers and the employability skills needed to enter the landscape industry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. DMHS

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE I (IT16)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, servicing, and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering and suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair(MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. DMHS, RCHS

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE II (IT17)

Prerequisite: Automotive Service I

Description: This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Automotive Servicing I and develops advanced knowledge and skills in vehicle system repair and/or replacement of components in the brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering and suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. DMHS, RCHS

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE III (IT18)

Prerequisite: Automotive Service II Description: This course builds on the skills and knowledge introduced in Automotive Service I and II. Building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair, and diagnosis of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering and suspension systems, while emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. DMHS, RCHS

BUSINESS AND MARKETING

ACCOUNTING I (BA10)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course is designed to help students understand the basic principles of the accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and recording of business transactions, preparation, and interpretation of financial statements, accounting systems, banking and payroll activities, basic types of business ownership, and an accounting career orientation. Mathematics is reinforced and entrepreneurial experiences are encouraged. DMHS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP I (ME11)

Prerequisite: Marketing or Personal Finance OR Principles of Business

In this course, students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements. English language arts and social studies are reinforced. DMHS

FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (B110)

Prerequisite: None Description: This introductory course provides students with the foundation to pursue further study in information technology. Emphasis is on network systems, information support and services, programming and software development, and interactive media. Mathematics is reinforced. RHS

MARKETING I (MM51)

Prerequisite: None

Description: In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations. Mathematics and social studies are reinforced.

MICROSOFT EXCEL (BM20)

Prerequisite: None

Description: Students in the Microsoft Imagine Academy benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and cutting-edge software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. This class is designed to prepare students for successful completion of the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Core and Excel Expert exams. Successful candidates for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certification exam will have a fundamental understanding of the Excel environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. They will know and demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Excel. Candidates create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use a graphic element to represent data visually. Workbook examples include professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, and dataentry logs. Expert-level candidates for the Excel exam have an advanced understanding of the Excel environment and have the ability to guide others to the proper use of the program’s features. They create, manage, and distribute professional spreadsheets for a variety of specialized purposes and situations. They customize their Excel environments to meet project needs and to enhance productivity. Expert workbook examples include custom business templates, multiple-axis financial charts, amortization tables, and inventory schedules. Career possibilities may include accountants, financial analysts, data analysts, commercial bankers, and others. DMHS, MHS, RHS, RCHS

MICROSOFT WORD AND POWERPOINT (BM10)

Prerequisite: None

Description: Students in the Microsoft Imagine Academy benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In the first part, students will learn to use the current version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the current version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. Art and English language arts are reinforced. DMHS, MHS, RHS, RCHS

PERSONAL FINANCE (BF05)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course prepares students to understand economic activities and challenges of individuals and families, the role of lifestyle goals in education and career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used in independent living, and shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs. The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, and information, protect personal and family resources, and apply procedures for managing personal finances. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced.

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE (BF10)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management. English language arts, social studies, and mathematics are reinforced.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (CS12)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course will introduce students to the principles, concepts, and software applications used in the management of projects. Through project-based learning, students will understand how to use the framework of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project in authentic situations. The core concepts of scope, time, cost, and integration will be examined during this course.

CAREER MANAGEMENT (BF10)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course prepares students to locate, secure, keep, and change careers. Emphasis is placed on self assessment of characteristics, interests, and values; education and career exploration; evaluation of career information and creation of a career plan. Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to communications, interpersonal skills, problem solving, personal management and teamwork. English language arts is reinforced. Student participation in Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. DMHS,MHS,RHS,RCHS

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (MH31)

Prerequisite: None

Description: In this course, students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among related industries for planning sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Topics included are branding, licensing, and naming rights, business foundations, concessions and on-site merchandising, economic foundations, human relations, and safety and security. Mathematics and social studies are reinforced. DMHS,MHS,RHS,RCHS

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING II (MH32)

Prerequisite: Sports and Entertainment Marketing I

Description: In this course, students acquire an understanding of selling, promotion, and market planning of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Emphasis is on business management, career development, client relations, contracts, ethics, event management, facilities management, legal issues, and sponsorships. English/language arts, mathematics and Social studies are reinforced. DMHS,MHS,RHS,RCHS

FASHION MERCHANDISING (MI21)

Prerequisite: Sports and Entertainment Marketing I

This course is designed to simulate a comprehensive experience of the business of fashion. The experience should bring alive the economics, distribution, promotion, and retail of fashion, and essential strategies of promoting and selling fashion. Upon completion of the course, students should be ready for entry-level fashion retail work or post secondary education. English, mathematics, social studies, and technology are reinforced. . DMHS

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

APPAREL AND TEXTILE PRODUCTION I (FA31)

Prerequisite: None

Description: In this course students are introduced to the apparel and textile industry in the area of design, textiles and apparel engineering. Emphasis is placed on students applying these design and engineering skills to create and produce apparel products. Art, literacy, mathematics, and science are reinforced.

APPAREL AND TEXTILE PRODUCTION II (FA32)

Prerequisite: Apparel and Textile Production I

Description: Students in this course will gain a deeper understanding of design principles, engineering, fabrication and global needs of an ever-changing apparel and textile industry. The course provides a major focus on textile design, textile science, product construction, global manufacturing, and the apparel/textile market while incorporating and scaffolding prerequisite concepts. Emphasis is placed on application of design and engineering skills used to create, produce, and prepare a product for market. Students will also gain the entrepreneurial skills, necessary for successful marketing and distribution of an apparel product. Art, literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies are reinforced throughout.

FOOD AND NUTRITION I (FN41)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals of food production, kitchen and meal management, food groups and their preparation, and time and resource management. English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

FOOD AND NUTRITION II (FN42)

Prerequisite: Food and Nutrition I

Description: In this course, students experience the intersection of nutrition science and food preparation, while building skills for an expanding range of career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on health and social responsibility while improving the way people eat. Students learn how to manage food safety; plan and prepare meals for a variety of consumers and clients; and explore the food system and global cuisines. *For safety and sanitation reasons, enrollment should not exceed 20 in this course. English/language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, technology, interpersonal relationships are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FN43)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course explores the food industry from the farm to the table using skills in food science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Government regulations, emerging trends, biotechnology, and technological career opportunities from scientists to technicians will be presented. The student examines production, processing, preparation, preservation, and packaging principles along the farm to table continuum. The student begins to understand how food technology affects the food that he/she eats. English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics are reinforced.

INTERIOR DESING I (FI51)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course engages students in exploring various interior design professions, while building the content knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide a foundational knowledge of the design industry. Emphasis is placed on design thinking and utilization of the interior design process; human, environmental and behavioral factors; color theory, elements and principles of design; hand sketching/digital design techniques, space planning, selection of products and materials for residential interiors; client relationship building and design communication techniques. English/language arts, mathematics, science, art, and technology are reinforced.

INTERIOR DESING II (FI52)

Prerequisite: Interior Design II

Description: This course prepares students for entry-level and technical work opportunities in the residential and non-residential interior design fields. Students deepen their understanding of design fundamentals and theory by designing interior plans to meet living space needs of specific individuals or families. Topics include application of design theory to interior plans and production, selection of materials, and examination of business procedures. Art and mathematics are reinforced.

PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (FE60)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory with children from infancy through age six. Areas of study include parenthood decisions, child care issues, prenatal development and care, and development and care of infants, toddlers, and children three through six. Emphasis is on responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the influence parents have on children while providing care and guidance. Art, English language arts, and science are reinforced.

HEALTH SCIENCE

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (HB11)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course challenges students to investigate current trends in health care . Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. MHS

BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY II (HB12)

Prerequisite: Biomedical Technology I

Description: This course focuses on genetics, neurobiology, sleep disorder and biological rhythms, bioethics, the evolution of medicine, and use of technology to study cellular and molecular biology. The curriculum was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Students will learn about careers in biotechnology within the context of the course content. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. MHS

HEALTH SCIENCE I (HU40)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology, human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies. Students will learn about healthcare careers within the context of human body systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course.

HEALTH SCIENCE II (HU42)

Prerequisite: Health Science I

Description: This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of healthcare agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication. Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training for healthcare professionals. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. DMHS, MHS, RHS, RCHS

HEALTH TEAM RELATIONS (HU10)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members. Topics include medical terminology, the history of health care, healthcare agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, health careers, holistic health, health care trends, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision making. English language arts are reinforced. DMHS, MHS, RHS, RCHS

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS (HN43)

Prerequisite: Health Science II

Description: This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). Students who pass the NNAAP become listed on the NC NAI Registry. English language arts mathematics, and science are reinforced. DMHS, MHS, RHS, RCHS

PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY (HH32)

Prerequisite: Health Science II or Biomedical Technology II

Description: This course has self-paced, on-line instruction designed to prepare high school seniors for a pharmacy technician career. Topics included in this course are federal law, medication used in major body systems, calculations, and pharmacy operations. Mathematics is reinforced in this course.

PUBLIC SAFETY

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT I (IP51)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course is the first in a series of courses aligned to the Emergency Management certifications from FEMA and are recommended by the North Carolina Emergency Management Office at the NC Department of Public Safety as appropriate for high school students. These certifications are those required by professional in this field. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students. English, language arts are reinforced.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN I (IP21)

Prerequisite: none

Description: This course is aligned to the EMT Basic certification available from the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services and is part I of a two course sequence require to meet the mandatory hours of training. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students. English language arts are reinforced.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN II (IP22)

Prerequisite: Emergency Medical Technician I

Description: This course is aligned to the EMT Basic certification available from the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services and is part I of a two course sequence require to meet the mandatory hours of training. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students. English language arts are reinforced.

FIRE FIGHTER TECHNOLOGY I (IP31)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course has self-paced, on-line instruction designed to prepare high school seniors for a pharmacy technician career. Topics included in this course are federal law, medication used in major body systems, calculations, and pharmacy operations. Mathematics is reinforced in this course.

FIRE FIGHTER TECHNOLOGY II (IP32)

Prerequisite: Fire Fighter Technology I

Description: This course covers additional NC Firefighter certification modules required for all Firefighters in North Carolina. The modules include: Building Construction; Ropes; Alarms and Communications; Forcible Entry; Ladders; Ventilation; Loss Control. English language arts are reinforced.

FIRE FIGHTER TECHNOLOGY III (IP33)

Prerequisite: Fire Fighter Technology II

Description: This course covers part of the NC Firefighter certification modules required for all Firefighters in North Carolina. The modules include: Water Supplies, Sprinkles, Fire and Life Preparedness, Rescue, Mayday, and Safety and Survival. English language arts are reinforced.

PUBLIC SAFETY I (IP11)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course provides basic career information in public safety including corrections, emergency and fire management, security and protection, law enforcement, and legal services. FEMA certifications NIMS 100,200, 700, 800 are also a part of this course. Additionally students will develop a personal plan for a career in public safety. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students. English language arts are reinforced.

PUBLIC SAFETY II (IP12)

Prerequisite: Public Safety I

Description: This course provides a deeper level of understanding of career information in public safety by focusing on the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Certification. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) developed certification that incorporates all areas of public safety. Additionally, FEMA ICS300 Intermediate Incident Command System is covered in this course.

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN (II31)

Prerequisite: none

Description: This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator certification. English language arts are reinforced.

ADOBE DIGITAL DESIGN (II32)

Prerequisite: Adobe Visual Design

Description: This course is the second in a services of courses that provides students with industry knowledge and skills in the overall digital media design field. Areas covered in this course include graphics, animation, video, and web design. An emphasis is placed on the fundamental concepts of graphic design, various digital media technologies, non-linear editing, product development and design, and career development. Art, English language arts, and mathematics are reinforced.

ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN (II33)

Prerequisite: Adobe Visual Design

Description: This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced.

DRAFTING I (IC61)

Prerequisite: none

Description: This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering processes in related career fields. Topics include investigating technological system, design optimization, and problem solving. Students utilize CAD and physical and virtual modeling concepts to construct, test, collect, and report data. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science ar reinforced.

DRAFTING II - ARCHITECTUAL (IC62)

Prerequisite: Drafting I

Description: This course focuses on the principles, concepts of architectural design , and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), used in the field of architecture. An emphasis is placed on the use of 3D CAD tools in the design and execution of floor plans , foundation plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. An understanding of 3D CAD concepts and terms , and the use of 3D CAD software such as REVIT , are essential to this course, and the required method of producing finished drawings. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced.

DRAFTING II - ENGINEERING (IV22)

Prerequisite: Drafting I

Description: This course teaches the development of knowledge and advanced skills in Engineering Drafting and Design. An understanding of 3D CAD concepts and terms, and the use of 3D CAD software such as INVENTOR or SolidWorks, are essential to this course, and the required method of producing finished drawings. Topics include cover advanced levels of Engineering Drafting and Design, Career Opportunities, Problem Solving, Manufacturing Processes, Parametric- Solid Modeling, Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Working Drawings, and 3D modeling. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced.

DRAFTING III - ENGINEERING (IV23)

Prerequisite: Drafting II- Engineering

Description: This course teaches the development of knowledge and advanced skills in Engineering Drafting and Design. An understanding of 3D CAD concepts and terms, and the use of 3D CAD software such as INVENTOR or SolidWorks, are essential to this course, and the required method of producing finished drawings. Topics include cover advanced levels of Engineering Drafting and Design, Employment Requirements, Engineering Design Concepts and Principles, Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Advanced Parametric-Solid Modeling, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Work Drawings and Assemblies, 3D Modeling, Sheet Metal Parts, and Professional Portfolio. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced.

ENGINEERING DESIGN (TE13)

Prerequisite: Technology, Engineering and Design

Description: This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of engineering. Students explore various technological systems and engineering processes in related career fields. Topics include investigating technological system, design optimization, and problem solving. Students utilize CAD and physical and virtual modeling concepts to construct, test, collect, and report data. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science ar reinforced.

GAME ART DESIGN (TS31)

Prerequisite: Scientific and Technical Visualization

Description: This course introduces students to techniques used in the electronic game industry. Students will focus on the principles used in game design including mathematical and virtual modeling. Emphasis is placed on areas related to art, history, ethics, plot development, storyboarding, programming, 2D Visual theory, and interactive play technologies. Students develop physical and virtual games using hands-on experience and a variety of software. Art, English language, arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN

Prerequisite: None

This honors course focuses on routinely questioning the qualities, characteristics, function, aesthetics, sustainability, and accessibility of the systems, process, and objects we use. Students will explore the design process through theoretical and practical projects. Students will gain the ability to access knowledge to thoughtfully define and analyze problems. They will also develop their ability to ask thought-provoking questions and communicate their thoughts and ideas. Issues of usability, sustainability, accessibility, and sustainability will be considered while students model concepts, evaluate for a set of criteria, and engage in meaningful critiques. Students will gain the ability to view failure as part of the creative process and utilize their failures as a platform for revision.

INTRODUCTION TO STEM CAREERS

Prerequisite: None

Intro to STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. This introductory course for Phoenix STEM Academy students promotes group interaction, communication of ideas, use of the design process, and problem solving. (STEM Academy only)

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL VISUALIZATION (TS22)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course introduces students to the use of complex graphic tools. Emphasis is placed on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic and visualization tools as applied to the study of science and technology. Students use complex 2D graphics, animation, editing, and image analysis tools to better understand, illustrate, explain, and present technical, mathematical, and/or scientific concepts and principles. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer-enhanced images to generate both conceptual and data-driven models, data-driven charts, and animations. Science, math, and visual design concepts are reinforced through the course. Activities are structures to integrate physical and social science, mathematics, English language arts, and art.

TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (TE11)

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course focus on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, English, language arts, and art.