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PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES CT100
This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities related to the agriculture industry, personal development, globalization, industry standards, practices, and expectations. To prepare for success, students need to have opportunities to learn, reinforce experience, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. The FFA student organization contributes to the advancement of leadership, citizenship, personal growth, and academic and technological skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND METAL TECHNOLOGIES CT101
This course is designed to develop an understanding of agricultural mechanics as it relates to safety and skills in tool operation, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete, and metal working techniques. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FFA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION CT104
Students apply principles of livestock breeding and nutrition in predicting the impact of current advances in genetics. They also examine the interrelationship of plants and animals.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
HORTICULTURE SCIENCE CT105
This course focuses on the identification, production and care of plants. The students will study propagation, fertilizing, transplanting, and growing various plants. Students will also investigate the various career pathways within the horticulture industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION CT106
This course covers the principles and procedures involved in the operation and maintenance of greenhouse facilities. Emphasis is placed on the operation of greenhouse systems, including the environmental control, record keeping, scheduling, and production practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to operate greenhouse systems and facilities to produce greenhouse crops.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Pre-requisites: Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies & Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES DESIGN AND FABRICATION CT102
The student will demonstrate principles of facilities design and fabrication related to agricultural structures as well as plan, construct, and maintain fences, corrals, and other agricultural enclosures. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FFA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Ag, Food, & Natural Resources and Agricultural Mechanics and Metal
VET MED APPLICATIONS CT110
Veterinary Medical Applications covers topics relating to veterinary practices, including practices for large and small animal species. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to animal
systems and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry
requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn,
reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
ADVANCED PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE CT111
Advanced Plant and Soil Science provides a way of learning about the natural world. Students should know how plant and soil science has influenced a vast body of knowledge, that there are still applications to be discovered, and that plant and soil science is the basis for many other fields of science. To prepare for careers in plant and soil science, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to plant and soil science and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
CAREER PREP 2 CT CP2
No description available
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
AG POWER SYSTEMS CT103
This course is designed to develop an understanding of power and control systems as related to energy sources, small and large power systems, and agricultural machinery. Students should have opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply and transfer their knowledge and technical skills in a variety of settings. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FFA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Agricultural Mechanics & Metal Technology, and Ag Facilities, Design and Fabrication
ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE CT107
Students will apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to produce and/or manage in a domesticated or natural environment. Students will gain knowledge in species specific operations, genetics, livestock operation, processing and reproduction. Algebra, biology, English, and human relations skills will be reinforced in this course. Students will examine the interrelatedness of human, scientific, and technological dimensions of livestock production. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FFA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources, Small Animal Management, and Veterinary Medical Applications
PRACTICUM IN AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES CT112
This course is recommended for students in Grades 11 and 12. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
CAREER PREP 1 CT113
No description available
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
PRINCIPLES OF ARTS, AUDIO VIDEO, AND COMMUNICATIONS CT206
Careers in audio and video technology and film production span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and video activities.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
AUDIO VIDEO PRODUCTION CT207
Careers in audio and video technology and film production span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production audio and video products.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: CT206 - PRINCIPLES OF ARTS, AUDIO VIDEO, AND COMMUNICATIONS
AUDIO VIDEO PRODUCTION II CT208
Careers in audio and video technology and film production span all aspects of the audio/video communications industry. Building upon the concepts taught in Audio/Video Production, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on pre-production, production, and post-production products. This course may be implemented in an audio format or a format with both audio and video.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: CT207 - AUDIO VIDEO PRODUCTION
ANIMATION I CT209
Students will be able to demonstrate animation principles, communicate abstract ideas through storyboards, execute animation sequences and develop artwork using digital tools. Students will develop an understanding of the history of the animation industry, create 2D animation, and learn about the different career opportunities in the animation industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Arts, Audio Visual and Communication or Principles of Technology
ANIMATION II CT210
Careers in animation span all aspects of motion graphics. Within this context, in addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to create two- and three-dimensional animations. The instruction also assists students seeking careers in the animation industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Arts, Audio Visual or Principles of Technology and Communication and Animation I
Business Management and Administration
TOUCH SYSTEM DATA ENTRY CT302
In Touch System Data Entry, students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment. Students will need to apply touch system data entry for production of business documents.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND FINANCE CT300
Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance is an introduction course where students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business, marketing and finance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-12
MONEY MATTERS CT315
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
ADVERTISING CT303
Advertising is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of advertising. Students will gain knowledge of techniques used in current advertising, including print, broadcast, and digital media. The course explores the social, cultural, ethical, and legal issues of advertising, historical influences, strategies, media decision processes as well as integrated marketing communications, and careers in advertising and sales promotion. The course provides an overview of how communication tools can be used to reach target audiences and increase consumer knowledge
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING CT304
Sports and Entertainment Marketing will provide students with a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and entertainment. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing concepts, publicity, sponsorship, endorsements, licensing, branding, event marketing, promotions, and sports and entertainment marketing strategies.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CT305
Social Media Marketing is designed to look at the rise of social media and how marketers are integrating social media tools in their overall marketing strategy. The course will investigate how the marketing community measures success in the new world of social media. Students will manage a successful social media presence for an organization, understand techniques for gaining customer and consumer buy-in to achieve marketing goals, and properly select social media platforms to engage consumers and monitor and measure the results of these efforts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
GLOBAL BUSINESS CT306
Global Business is designed for students to analyze global trade theories, international monetary systems, trade policies, politics, and laws relating to global business as well as cultural issues, logistics, and international human resource management.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
RETAILING AND E-TAILING CT307
In this course, students will learn and understand the important differences in the shopping experience. The Internet vs. the “brick-and-mortar” store- Retailing and E-tailing. You will learn and understand the importance of customer service and customer satisfaction and the important differences between these two shopping worlds. At this time of intense competition between these two shopping worlds you must learn to provide a satisfactory shopping experience or lose the customer. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills that involve electronic media techniques necessary for a business to compete in a global economy. Students will coordinate online and off-line marketing. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills using decision-making models, case studies, various technologies, and business scenarios.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT309 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CT309
Behind the production of every product or service there is human mind, effort and man hours (working hours). No product or service can be produced without help of a human being. The human being is the fundamental resource for making or constructing anything.
In this course, students recognize, evaluate, and prepare for a rapidly evolving global business environment that requires flexibility and adaptability. Students analyze the primary functions of human resources management, which include recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation. Topics will incorporate social responsibility of business and industry. Students develop a foundation in the economic, financial, technological, international, social, and ethical aspects of human resources in order to become competent managers, employees, and entrepreneurs. Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make appropriate human resources decisions.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT307 - RETAILING AND E-TAILING
VIRTUAL BUSINESS CT310
Virtual Business is designed for students to start a virtual business by creating a web presence, conducting online and off-line marketing, examining contracts appropriate for an online business, and demonstrating project-management skills. Students will also demonstrate bookkeeping skills for a virtual business, maintain business records, and understand legal issues associated with a virtual business.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: CT302 - TOUCH SYSTEM DATA ENTRY
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 1 CT316
In Business Information Management I, students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition
to the workforce and postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CT308
Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an entrepreneur. Students will learn the principles necessary to begin and operate a business. The primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services. In addition, students understand the capital required, the return on investment desired, and the potential for profit. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the DECA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
BUSINESS LAW CT311
Students analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the legal environment, business ethics, torts, contracts, negotiable financial instruments, personal property, sales, warranties, business organizations, concept of agency and employment, and real property. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of contemporary legal issues. Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, marketing, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make appropriate business decisions. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the DECA organization. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology, Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance, and Entrepreneurship
PRACTICUM IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CT312
Practicum in Business Management is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences occur in a paid or unpaid arrangement and a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies. Students develop a foundation in the economic, financial, technological, international, social, and ethical aspects of business to become competent consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the business environment. Students incorporate a broad base of knowledge that includes the legal, managerial, marketing, financial, ethical, and international dimensions of business to make appropriate business decisions.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Human Resource Management, Business Law, and Retail Management
PRACTICUM IN MARKETING CT313
Practicum in Marketing [I] is a series of dynamic activities that focus on the customer to generate a profitable exchange. Students will gain knowledge and skills that help them to be proficient in one or more of the marketing functional areas associated with distribution, financing, marketing information management, pricing, product planning, promotion, purchasing, risk management, and selling skills. Students will integrate skills from academic subjects, information technology, interpersonal communication, and management training to make responsible decisions. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical courses in marketing.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and any two of the Marketing cluster
ADVANCED MARKETING CT318
In Advanced Marketing, students will gain knowledge and skills that help them become proficient in one or more of the marketing functional areas. Students will illustrate appropriate management and research skills to solve problems related to marketing. This course covers technology, communication, and customer-service skills.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance and any two of the Marketing cluster
BUSINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 2 CT317
In Business Information Management II, students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create complex word-processing documents, develop sophisticated spreadsheets using charts and graphs, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate multimedia software.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Career and Technical Education
CAREER PREP 2 CT CP2
No description available
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
CAREER PREP 1 CT113
No description available
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Education and Training
PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING CT400
Principles of Education and Training is designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students use self-knowledge as well as educational and career information to analyze various careers within the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students will develop a graduation plan that leads to a specific career choice in the student's interest area.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-12
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN SERVICES CT700
This laboratory course will enable students to investigate careers in the human services career cluster, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, personal care and community services. Each student is expected to complete the knowledge and skills essential for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand human services careers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT CT403
Human Growth and Development is an examination of human development across the lifespan with emphasis on research, theoretical perspectives, and common physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developmental milestones.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: CT400 - PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CT701
This technical laboratory course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the TAFE organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Education and Training or Principles of Human Services
CHILD GUIDANCE CT702
This technical laboratory course addresses the knowledge and skills related to child growth and guidance equipping students to develop positive relationships with children and effective caregiver skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children, strengthen a culturally diverse society, and pursue careers related to the care, guidance, and education of children, including those with special needs. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA and TAFE organizations. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Education and Training or Principles of Human Services
INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING CT401
Instructional Practices in Education and Training is a field-based internship that provides students with background knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students work under the joint direction and supervision of both a teacher with knowledge of early childhood education and exemplary educators or trainers in direct instructional roles with elementary, middle school, and high school-aged students. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, develop materials for educational environments, assist with record keeping, and complete other responsibilities of teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel. LISD provides transportation to and from the local area intern sites. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Background Check
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Child Development or Child Guidance, 16 years of age
PRACTICUM IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING CT402
This course is a continuation of the teacher education program. Practicum in Education and Training is a field-based internship that provides students background knowledge of child and adolescent development principles as well as principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students in the course work under the joint direction and supervision of both a teacher with knowledge of early childhood education and exemplary educators in direct instructional roles with elementary, middle school, and high school-aged students. Students learn to plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of classroom teachers, trainers, paraprofessionals, or other educational personnel. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Background Check
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Instructional Practices in Education and Training, 16 years of age
Health Science
PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE CT500
Principles of Health Science provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-12
HEALTH SCIENCE THEORY CT501
Health Science is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers and to prepare students for the transition to clinical or work based experiences in health care. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development including Heartsaver First Aid and CPR training/ certification. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principals of Health Science
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY CT504
In Anatomy and Physiology, students conduct laboratory and/ or field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of required sciences for grade level
MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY CT502
Students in Medical Microbiology explore science systems and models, science and social ethics, nature of science and topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Three science credits or concurrent enrollment. Ability to meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement in this class.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY CT503
Students in Pathophysiology study disease processes and how humans are affected. Emphasis is placed on prevention and treatment of disease. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology. This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging on the system and the relationship of aging to disease are presented. It is designed to make difficult pathophysiology concepts easier to understand and is an ideal resource on basic diseases for anyone going into the medical profession.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Anatomy and Physiology or concurrent enrollment
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE I (CNA- Certified Nursing Aide) CT505
Credit: 2-3
HSP I / CNA is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences will occur in a variety of settings including but not limited to the classroom and a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) approved Long Term Care facility. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and competencies through clinical experiences and earn their certification as a certified Nursing Aide (CNA). The concepts and skills learned and tested in this course meet the TEKS for the TEA Health Science Practicum course as well as the Curriculum for CNA as prescribed by DADS. Students will learn to transfer knowledge and skills to new situations and apply problem solving strategies, update skills to enhance employablity in areas including certification in Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) and OSHA certification, and identify emerging technologies in the health science technology industry. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Flu Vaccine
* Scrubs
* Certification Testing Cost
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Health Science. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Student information packet and attend placement meeting, 16 years of age. A clear criminal background check, drug and alcohol test, and TB test.
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE II –PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CT506
Students will develop advanced clinical skills necessary for the health science professions or continued post-secondary education. This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills and competencies for Pharmacy Technician. This course will provide an overview of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of prescription and nonprescription medications. Course content will emphasize drug classifications, drug action, drug administration, ethical and legal issues, and safety. Students will develop an understanding of pharmaceutics and its impact on the health care industry. Career options in pharmacy will also be explored. The course will prepare the student to take the state certification test. Registration payment and testing is done post-graduation by the student. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This Practicum is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students must have reliable transportation for travel within Lockhart and to neighboring cities such as Luling or San Marcos. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Flu Vaccine
* Scrubs
* Certification Testing Fee
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Health Science, and Anatomy & Physiology (can be enrolled concurrently. Student information packet and attend placement meeting, 17 years of age. A clear criminal background, drug and alcohol testing, and TB testing. Must have reliable transportation for travel to internships.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT504 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE II – EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) CT507
This class prepares the student for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or an Emergency Medical Responder. Once a student successfully completes requirements for National Registry, he or she then may become certified by the state as an EMT-B. EMT Basic classes are fun, active, challenging, fast-paced courses designed for the adult learner. Students are expected to spend a large amount of time outside of class studying, practicing skills, and applying the material that is presented in class. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Flu Vaccine
* Scrubs/Uniform
* Certification Testing Fee
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Health Science, and Anatomy & Physiology (can be concurrently enrolled). Student information packet and attend placement meeting, 17 years of age. A clear criminal background, drug and alcohol testing, and TB testing. Must have reliable transportation.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT504 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Hospitality and Tourism
LIFETIME NUTRITION AND WELLNESS .5CT601
This laboratory course allows students to use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and health sciences. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA organization.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-11
PREREQUISITE: 2740 Principles of Hospitality & Tourism or 0814 Principles of Human Services
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT703 - DOLLARS AND SENSE
PRINCIPLES OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM CT600
This laboratory course allows students to use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality and tourism, education and training, human services, and health sciences. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
HOTEL MANAGEMENT CT602
Hotel Management focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to pursue staff and management positions available in the hotel industry. This in-depth study of the lodging industry includes departments within a hotel such as front desk, food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance, human resources, and accounting. This course will focus on, but not be limited to, professional communication, leadership, management, human resources, technology, and accounting.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Human Services, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS CT603
This course will emphasize obtaining Servsafe certification by the National Restaurant Association. The course will concentrate skills and attributes needed to fill entry level culinary and food service positions. Instruction includes training in the fundamental of basic food production, nutrition, sanitation, and management services. As a part of the instruction, reinforcement of basic skills in communication, listening, following directions, and math skills.
These students will learn every aspect of the food service industry from preparation, storage, presentation, service, and the business side. They will also be allowed to participate in caterings and all other events that Culinary I and II are participating.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Lifetime Nutrition and Nutrition and Wellness
CULINARY ARTS CT604
Culinary Arts begins with the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking and the science of baking and includes management and production skills and techniques. Students can pursue a national sanitation certification, or other appropriate industry certification. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Serv-Safe certification must be obtained during this course for credit to be granted at the college level.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness. Must also have Teacher approval and be 16 years old by Sept. 1st of 2017.
DOLLARS AND SENSE CT703
The Human Services Career Cluster focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care services, and consumer services.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 0814 Principles of Human Services or 2740 Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take .5CT601 - LIFETIME NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
PRACTICUM IN CULINARY CT605
This course is a continuation of Culinary Arts. This course is a unique practicum that provides occupationally specific opportunities for students to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with laboratory-based actual business and industry career experiences. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Reliable transportation may be needed for this class. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement to this class:
* Food Handlers Cost
* Serv Safe Certificate Cost
* Uniform
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Culinary Arts I
Human Services
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN SERVICES CT700
This laboratory course will enable students to investigate careers in the human services career cluster, including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, personal care and community services. Each student is expected to complete the knowledge and skills essential for success in high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand human services careers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CT701
This technical laboratory course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the TAFE organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Education and Training or Principles of Human Services
CHILD GUIDANCE CT702
This technical laboratory course addresses the knowledge and skills related to child growth and guidance equipping students to develop positive relationships with children and effective caregiver skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children, strengthen a culturally diverse society, and pursue careers related to the care, guidance, and education of children, including those with special needs. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA and TAFE organizations. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Education and Training or Principles of Human Services
DOLLARS AND SENSE CT703
The Human Services Career Cluster focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care services, and consumer services.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 0814 Principles of Human Services or 2740 Principles of Hospitality & Tourism
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take .5CT601 - LIFETIME NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
PRACTICUM IN HUMAN SERVICES I CT704
This technical laboratory course provides specific training and focuses on family and community services, consumer services, early childhood development and services, counseling and mental health services. Students will receive classroom instruction as well as field based learning instruction at local preschools and daycare centers, retail stores, hair salons, nail salons, and spas. Students should have good communication, critical thinking, problem solving, information technology, team work and leadership skills. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the FCCLA and TAFE organizations. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Background Check cost
* Uniforms
* TB Testing cost
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Human Services and Interpersonal Studies, Child Development or Child Guidance or 16 years of age
PRACTICUM IN HUMAN SERVICES II CT705
No description available
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Interpersonal Studies, Principles of Human Services, and Child Development or Child Guidance or 16 years of age or older or Practicum of Human Services I
Information Technology
PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CT200
Students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global market place. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment. Articulated credit may be awarded at Austin Community College.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-12
WEB TECHNOLOGIES CT201
Students in Web Technologies learn to create and design a website, understand the web design principles, web graphics, animation, navigation and the web design environment This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-11
COMPUTER PROGRAMING I CT203
In Computer Programming I, students will acquire knowledge of structured programming techniques and concepts appropriate to developing executable programs and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer programming. Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: 85 or higher in the last Math course
COMPUTER PROGRAMING II CT204
In Computer Programming II, students will expand their knowledge and skills in structured programming techniques and concepts by addressing more complex problems and developing comprehensive programming solutions. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer programming. Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming I with 85 or higher
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CT205
In Practicum of Information Technology,students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation and assessment of software applications. Students will create applications for mobile devices and learn terms and concepts related to mobile app development. Students will be prepared to work independently in this rapidly growing industry.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: A minimum of one high school information technology (IT) course.
Marketing
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND FINANCE CT300
Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance is an introduction course where students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business, marketing and finance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-12
ADVERTISING CT303
Advertising is designed as a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of advertising. Students will gain knowledge of techniques used in current advertising, including print, broadcast, and digital media. The course explores the social, cultural, ethical, and legal issues of advertising, historical influences, strategies, media decision processes as well as integrated marketing communications, and careers in advertising and sales promotion. The course provides an overview of how communication tools can be used to reach target audiences and increase consumer knowledge
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING CT304
Sports and Entertainment Marketing will provide students with a thorough understanding of the marketing concepts and theories that apply to sports and entertainment. The areas this course will cover include basic marketing concepts, publicity, sponsorship, endorsements, licensing, branding, event marketing, promotions, and sports and entertainment marketing strategies.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CT305
Social Media Marketing is designed to look at the rise of social media and how marketers are integrating social media tools in their overall marketing strategy. The course will investigate how the marketing community measures success in the new world of social media. Students will manage a successful social media presence for an organization, understand techniques for gaining customer and consumer buy-in to achieve marketing goals, and properly select social media platforms to engage consumers and monitor and measure the results of these efforts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
RETAILING AND E-TAILING CT307
In this course, students will learn and understand the important differences in the shopping experience. The Internet vs. the “brick-and-mortar” store- Retailing and E-tailing. You will learn and understand the importance of customer service and customer satisfaction and the important differences between these two shopping worlds. At this time of intense competition between these two shopping worlds you must learn to provide a satisfactory shopping experience or lose the customer. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills that involve electronic media techniques necessary for a business to compete in a global economy. Students will coordinate online and off-line marketing. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills using decision-making models, case studies, various technologies, and business scenarios.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT309 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CT308
Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an entrepreneur. Students will learn the principles necessary to begin and operate a business. The primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services. In addition, students understand the capital required, the return on investment desired, and the potential for profit. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the DECA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
ADVANCED MARKETING CT318
In Advanced Marketing, students will gain knowledge and skills that help them become proficient in one or more of the marketing functional areas. Students will illustrate appropriate management and research skills to solve problems related to marketing. This course covers technology, communication, and customer-service skills.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Information Technology and Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance and any two of the Marketing cluster
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED ENGINEERING CT800
Principles of Applied Engineering provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will have an understanding of the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PRESENTATION I CT801
Engineering Design and Presentation I is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Principles of Applied Engineering. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I and Principles of Applied Enginnering
ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PRESENTATION II CT802
Engineering Design and Presentation II is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Engineering Design and Presentation I. Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, 34 and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Emphasis will be placed on using skills from ideation through prototyping.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Algebra I, Geometry, Principles of Applied Engineering, and Engineering Design and Presentation I
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
ENERGY, POWER, AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CT900
In the Principles of Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics course, students gain knowledge and skills in the safe application, design, production, and assessment of products, services, and systems. Students apply knowledge and skills in the application, design, and production of technology as it relates to the transportation, distribution, and logistics industries.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
AUTOMOTIVE I: MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR CT901
In Automotive Technology, students gain knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle systems. The focus of this course is to teach the theory of operation of automotive vehicle systems and associated repair practices. . This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Energy, Power, and Transportation Systems, Distribution & Logistics
COLLISION AND REPAIR CT902
Collision repair and refinishing services include knowledge of the processes, technologies, and materials used in the reconstruction and alteration of vehicles. This course is designed to teach the concepts and theory of systems related to automotive collision repair and refinishing. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the Skills USA organization. . This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Energy, Power, and Transportation Systems, Distribution and Logistics
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II: AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CT903
In Advanced Automotive Technology, students gain expanded knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle systems. The focus of this course is to teach the theory of operation of automotive vehicle systems and associated repair practices. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Automotive Technology
ADVANCED COLLISION, REPAIR, AND REFINISHING CT904
Collision repair and refinishing services include advanced knowledge of the processes, technologies, and materials used in the reconstruction and alteration of vehicles. This course is designed to teach the application of advanced technical skills and practices related to collision repair and refinishing. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the Skills USA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Collision, Repair, and Refinishing
PRACTICUM IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AUTOMOTIVE CT906
Practicum in Transportation Systems is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience such as internships, mentorships, independent study, or laboratories. The Practicum can be either school lab based or worked based.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Energy, Power, and Transportation Systems, Distribution & Logistics and any two of the courses in Automotive Technology or Collision and Repair
PRACTICUM IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS PAINT AND BODY CT905
Practicum in Transportation Systems is designed to give students supervised practical application of knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience such as internships, mentorships, independent study, or laboratories. The Practicum can be either school lab based or worked based.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12