Career and Technical Education

  • High school students will explore one or two career clusters for further exploration and development. Students will understand educational requirements, entry-level and midpoint position expectations, salary bands as well as career attributes. Early college credit and work based internships are embedded into Pathway course sequences. Students who complete the required sequence of courses will be eligible for internship opportunities. Prior to graduation, students will receive financial aid literacy and in depth postsecondary selection support.

  • Accounting I (BUS6824/BUS6825)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Students will develop skills beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double-entry accounting systems. Skills will include knowledge of the accounting cycle, entering transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period worksheets, adjusting and payroll systems, and writing communication examples. 

  • Accounting II (BUS6827/BUS6828)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Accounting I

    Students will analyze transactions involving departmental purchases, sales, cash receipts, and payments. Students will learn different methods of reporting prepaid and accrued expenses and income. Students will complete a simulation on partnerships and corporate financial activities. The student is exposed to transactions affecting capital stocks and bonds and corporate financial reports. The student becomes familiar with the basic principles of cost accounting found both in a service and a manufacturing business. The student will also be able to make basic management decisions by analyzing financial statements to determine what financial changes have taken place from one fiscal period to the next. 

  • Business Law (BUS6819/BUS6820)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: Articulated with ECC BUS 113 (Business Law).

    Students will identify law as it applies to our common experiences. Students will investigate the nature and kinds of laws; civil vs. criminal law, courts and the court system, legal rights and duties, how contracts are made, and when they are void or voidable. Students will compare and contrast buyer and seller, legal relations, the differences between real property and personal property, and landlord and tenant legal relations. Students will investigate the rights of holders of commercial paper and the liability of parties involved, including bailments, warranties, and product liability. Students will become engaged in a Mock Trial, playing the roles involved in a trial.

  • Computer Applications (BUS6805)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only.

    This course integrates word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. The Microsoft Office suite is taught using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher. Students will develop awareness and understanding of application software and equipment used by employees to perform tasks in business, marketing, and management.

  • Computer Design (BUS6807)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course utilizes the Internet and multi-media software to develop and create brochures, invitations, calendars, signs, and advertisements. The primary software used is Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Students will create, format, illustrate, design, edit, and print publications. 

  • Cooperative Work Program-Classroom (BUS6851/BUS6852)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.

    In the classroom portion of the Work Program, students will complete the process of finding a job, beginning a job, keeping a job, and leaving a job. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of human relation skills, communication skills, and mathematical skills needed to be a success in the world of work. Students will investigate the legal aspects of employment. 

  • District 300 Internship Program (BUS6869/BUS6870)

    Length: May be taken for 1 semester or 2 semesters (each semester is scheduled as a double period,­ may also be combined with early release in order to provide robust internship experience). 

    Credit: 1.0 units/2.0 units 

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: 2.5 unweighted GPA (cumulative).

    Other Info: An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

    The District 300 Internship Program is a partnership between the high schools and the industrial, business, professional and service communities of the Fox Valley area. The program provides students with an opportunity for hands-on career exploration allowing them to observe daily operations, dialogue with personnel, and gain an understanding about how a particular job/career functions within a total system. Interns receive credit per semester per district guidelines. Interns are not paid and devote a total of 55 to 65 hours over a semester to their internship (ten hours are spent doing career related course work with the program coordinator). An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

  • Introduction to Business (BUS6812/BUS6813)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10 (API approval for 11, 12)

    Other Info: Meets the Global Economics Graduation Requirement. 

    In this course, students will survey an array of topics and concepts related to the field of business. Students will become acquainted with an overview of the American economic system, forms of business organization, small business ownership, human resources, marketing, and management. Topics also include banking, finance, the role of government in business, consumerism, credit/investment, and management. The course will also expose students to the varied opportunities in business, accounting, management, and related career fields. Lastly, get the information you need to buy and insure a car, obtain credit, save and invest your money, and manage a checking account.

  • Marketing (BUS6816)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: Articulated with ECC MKT 103 (Marketing).

    Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scope and importance of the field of marketing and distribution. Students will develop a basic knowledge, attitude and skills needed for entering the field of marketing and management. Students will be introduced to marketing research, product design, pricing, packaging, publicity, international marketing, and entrepreneurship.

  • Multimedia I (BUS6808)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course is a skill-level course designed to prepare students to plan, design, create and maintain web pages and sites. Students will learn the fundamentals of web page design using HTML, HTML editors, and graphic editors as well as programming tools. Students design logical, creative frames and screen presentations incorporating sounds, graphics, animations, paint and draw programs. Software used: Photoshop, Adobe CC, Web Blender, Frames 4, Audacity, Mixcraft and Comic Life.

  • Multimedia II (BUS6809)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Multimedia I

    Students create more advanced screen presentations, video editing, video special effects, sound editing, music editing, finalizing video for DVD format, Podcasting, and basic game design. Software used: WebBlender, Audacity, Mixcraft and Adobe Master Collection CS4 (Photoshop, Soundbooth, After Effects, Premier Pro, Encore, Contribute and On Location).

  • On-The-Job Work Program (BUS6856/BUS6857)

    Length: 2 semesters 

    Credit: 1.0 unit (depending on the job, this may be extended to a double period for 2.0 units-may also be combined with early release in order to maximize time on the job)

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation.

    In On-The-Job, the student is placed in a job approved by the teacher/coordinator. The student is required to work at a part-time job a minimum of 15 hours per week. The job is a training station and credit is given for on-the-­job training. 

  • Personal Financial Concepts (BUS6815)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: Meets the Global Economics Graduation Requirement 

    This course is designed to make students successful in life! Students begin by planning their future through career & college exploration. They will then learn to manage their money by exploring different banking and investments options, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, 401Ks, etc. Students will also spend time exploring the process of home and car buying. This course enables students to become educated consumers in our society. It also fills their consumer education requirement for graduation. 

  • Sales & Advertising (BUS6817)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: Articulated with ECC MKT 105 (Sales).

    Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the general principles of advertising and sales. The student will be prepared, as realistically as possible, for the business world. Students will discuss communication skills, advertising, publicity, sales promotion, and advertising layout. The student will complete an oral sales presentation as the culminating activity for the class. 

  • Video Game Design (BUS6850)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9 (API approval for 10, 11, 12)

    Prerequisite: Multimedia I

    Description: The Video Game Design/Programming course will offer students experience in solving problems by applying a design development process. This beginner course will introduce students to Game Maker programming language to develop computer games. Often using solid modeling computer design software, students will develop, analyze, and test product solutions models as well as communicate the features of those models. This course will also prepare students to use technology in a proficient and responsible manner in school, the workforce and in every day life.

  • Web Development (BUS6810/BUS6811)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only.

    Web Site Construction instructs students how to design and develop web sites. Students will use html language, graphics, buttons, and make animated movies to build web pages. Software used: Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash. 



  • Childhood Growth and Development I (FCS7864/FCS7865)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1 unit 

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Industry Credential: Gateways to opportunity ECE credential Level 1.

    Description: Childhood Growth and Development I introduces the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and child development of infants and children. The focus is on research-based nurturing, practices and skills, including brain development research, that support positive development of children. Students will explore opportunities in human services and education-related careers and develop a career portfolio aligned with Gateways ECE Level I Credential. 

  • Childhood Growth and Development II (FCS7870/FCS7871)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1 unit 

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Childhood Growth and Development I

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: Students will evaluate the influence of families, educators and society on a child's early development. Special needs and crisis situations for children will also be discussed. Students will study lesson design, learning styles, and services/ programs available for children. Students will develop techniques to enhance a child’s development in music, art, math, science, nutrition, language, and social development. Students will plan, prepare, and present developmentally appropriate activities in the previously discussed areas. Students will continue utilizing observation and child guidance techniques through the lab experience. This course requires students to complete field base work at local elementary schools, daycares, or preschools. 

  • Culinary Arts I (FCS7856)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Students will be introduced to the principles and practices of working with food and culinary equipment. Students will practice the basic skills and knowledge necessary for food preparation by planning, preparing, and evaluating a variety of simple, economical, and nutritious dishes. Areas of focus include baking, egg products, and grains. Students will survey careers in the areas of hospitality.

  • Culinary Arts II (FCS7857)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I.

    Students will expand upon principles and methods of cookery. Areas of focus include the preparation of yeast breads, soups, meats, and the development of knife skills. Students will continue to develop and refine skills regarding safety, sanitation, kitchen management techniques and survey careers in the areas of hospitality. 

  • Culinary Arts III (FCS7858)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Culinary Arts II

    Industry Credential: ServSafe Food Handling

    Students will focus on pastry preparation, cake preparation and decoration, ethnic cuisines, and influences on cuisine and quick prep dinner dishes. Students will continue to refine and develop skills regarding safety, sanitation, nutrition, kitchen management techniques, and personal qualities for employment success. Students will also demonstrate a small commercial food service experience.

  • Culinary Arts IV (FCS7859)

    Length: 1 semester (scheduled as double period for one semester)

    Credit: 1 unit 

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Culinary Arts III

    Industry Credential: ServSafe Allergens

    Students will advance skills in safety and sanitation, including HACCP. Students will demonstrate garnishing and flavor concepts. Students will examine cultural influences, regional cuisine and careers in the hospitality industry. Students will apply concepts of kitchen management and food service operations to implement a restaurant experience. 

  • Early Childhood Education (FC7872/FC7873)

    Length: 2 semester

    Credit: 1 unit 

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Childhood Growth and Development II

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: Students will continue building on the concepts, knowledge and skills developed in Child Development I & II which includes evaluating the influence of families, educators and society on a child's early development. The focus of this class will be on children in early childhood education which includes children from birth to kindergarten. Students will study lesson design, learning styles, and services/ programs available for children. Students will continue developing techniques to enhance a child’s development in music, art, math, science, nutrition, language, and social development. Students will plan, prepare, and present developmentally appropriate activities in the previously discussed areas. Students will continue utilizing observation and child guidance techniques through the lab experience. This course rmay include field base work at local elementary schools, daycares, or preschools.

  • Fashion and Apparel I (FCS7854)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only.

    Students will comprehend the relationship of apparel and fashion to the global society. Students will demonstration basic hand and machine construction techniques. Students will survey careers in the fashion industry.

  • Fashion and Apparel II (FCS7855)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Fashion and Apparel I.

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only.

    Students will demonstrate more advanced skills in clothing construction as well as clothing alteration. They will complete challenging projects incorporating these techniques. Students will survey potential careers in the industry. Students are responsible for materials and supplies.

  • Fashion Merchandising (FCS7867)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Students will evaluate how the field of fashion merchandising is incorporated in global society. Students will interpret the influence of design in merchandising selection and presentation. Students will explore techniques that are incorporated in marketing, advertising, and consumer behavior. Students will evaluate higher education and career opportunities in fashion merchandising through authentic situations. 

  • Teaching I (FCS7880)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units 

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: This course provides opportunities for students to explore skills and examine current teaching practices through an academic, social emotional and whole child learning lens. Coursework includes opportunity for students to learn about teaching objectives, components of lesson plans, and approaches currently used in core

    content areas. Students will examine and practice planning rigorous and relevant activities focused on core content as well as social emotional learning. Students will explore high yield teaching strategies and best practices as well as classroom management approaches. Students will begin to explore opportunities in education careers and begin to develop a portfolio as related to K-12 education. 

  • Teaching II (FCS7881)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units 

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Teaching I and Public Speaking

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: This course introduces students to the principles underlying teaching and learning, responsibilities and duties of teachers, and strategies and techniques to deliver knowledge and information. A combination of classroom and field experiences will enable the student to gain skilled knowledge and understanding of the education profession. Course content includes projects to develop an understanding of the learner and the learning process,career opportunities in the field of education and Illinois regulations and licensing requirements.

  • Teaching III (FCS7882)

    Length: 1 semester (scheduled as double period for one semester) 

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 10, 11, 12 

    Prerequisite: Teaching II

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to develop skills to teach and guide others. Coursework includes the opportunity for students to create and develop teaching objectives, design lesson plans, and experience teaching in a controlled environment. Students examine and practice teaching strategies, learning styles, time management and planning strategies, presentation and questioning skills, classroom management, and evaluation techniques. This course requires students to complete field base work at local elementary schools, daycares, or preschools.

  • ABC School of Cosmetology - Barbering 101 and Barbering 102 (ABCBAR101/ABCBAR102)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 2.0 units

    Grade: 12

    Other Info: An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

    Textbook and lab fees are paid by the student. Counts as Strand 3. ABC School of Cosmetology offers classes leading to licensure in Barbering. Enrollment is limited. 

  • ABC School of Cosmetology - Cosmetology 101 and Cosmetology 102 (ABCCOS101/ABCCOS102)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 2.0 units

    Grade: 12

    Other Info: An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

    Textbook and lab fees are paid by the student. Counts as Strand 3. ABC School of Cosmetology offers classes leading to licensure in Cosmetology. Enrollment is limited.

  • ABC School of Cosmetology - Esthetics 101 and Esthetics 102 (ABCEST101/ABCEST102)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 2.0 units

    Grade: 12

    Other Info: An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

    Textbook and lab fees are paid by the student. Counts as Strand 3. ABC School of Cosmetology offers classes leading to licensure in Esthetics. Enrollment is limited. 

  • ABC School of Cosmetology - Nail Tech 101 and Nail Tech 102 (ABCNTT101/ABCNTT102)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 2.0 units

    Grade: 12

    Other Info: An application and interview are required prior to enrollment in the program for the following school year.

    Textbook and lab fees are paid by the student. Counts as Strand 3. ABC School of Cosmetology offers classes leading to licensure in Nail Technology. Enrollment is limited. 



  • Advanced Manufacturing I (IND7941/IND7942)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: HHS only.

    Industry Credential: NIMS-Advanced Manufacturing

    This course enables students to create metal or plastic parts using various machine tools, hand tools and other equipment. Course content includes interpreting specifications for machines using blueprints as well as set-up and use of lathes, mills, saws and drills with skill, safety and precision. This course also includes speed and feed calculations, the use of precision measuring tools for part inspection and part layout. Basic CNC machine programming and operation are included in this course. Safe work practices are implemented and stressed. 

  • Advanced Manufacturing II (IND7943/IND7944)

    Length: 2 semesters 

    Credit: 1 unit 

    Grade: 10, 11, 12 

    Prerequisite: Automotive Technology I

    Description: The fall semester of Automotive Technology II will be an introduction to the operation and maintenance of automobile systems. The parts and operation of each of the following systems will be discussed, followed by hands-on lab activities reinforcing the inspection and basic maintenance each area requires. Systems included are the engine, cooling, lubrication, steering, suspension, brakes, electrical, ignition, fuel and basic computer control. Preventative maintenance and safety is stressed in each unit of instruction. Upon successful completion of this semester, students will earn dual credit with ECC’s AUT 152 - Intro to Auto Operation and Maintenance course (3 credit hours).

    The spring semester of Automotive Technology II will further teach the operation and repair of the automotive engine. Classroom and hands-on experiences will be combined to provide skills in all areas of engine service, including engine disassembly, inspection, measurement, and reassembly. Topics include cylinder head valve guide and seat service, piston and cylinder service, crack detection, and cleaning practices. Upon successful completion of this semester, students will earn dual credit with ECC’s AUT 151 - Automotive Engine Service & Repair course (7 credit hours).

  • Advanced Manufacturing III (IND7945/IND7946)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Advanced Manufacturing II

    Other Info: HHS only.

    This course is a continuation of Advanced Manufacturing II and provides more in-depth skill development in various precision tool operation, especially using mills, lathes and surface grinders to perform tasks. Students will further explore CNC machine programming, set-up and operation with an emphasis on greater degrees of precision machining as well as production machining. Advanced measuring and part inspection will be part of the course. Safe work practices are implemented and stressed. 

  • Automotive Technology I (IND7901)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units 

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 

    Description: Automotive Technology I course emphasizes preventative auto maintenance and general automobile troubleshooting. Course outcomes include routine maintenance and service schedules; and knowledge of mechanical fasteners, automotive related measurements, disc brakes, tires, cooling, electrical, emission, fuel, ignition, steering, suspension, and transmission systems. A strong emphasis will be on shop safety and tool usage. Career exploration opportunities will provide students with information about the automotive industry.

  • Automotive Technology II (IND7905/IND7906)

    Length: 2 semesters 

    Credit: 1 unit 

    Grade: 10, 11, 12 

    Prerequisite: Automotive Technology I

    Description: The fall semester of Automotive Technology II will be an introduction to the operation and maintenance of automobile systems. The parts and operation of each of the following systems will be discussed, followed by hands-on lab activities reinforcing the inspection and basic maintenance each area requires. Systems included are the engine, cooling, lubrication, steering, suspension, brakes, electrical, ignition, fuel and basic computer control. Preventative maintenance and safety is stressed in each unit of instruction. Upon successful completion of this semester, students will earn dual credit with ECC’s AUT 152 - Intro to Auto Operation and Maintenance course (3 credit hours).

  • Automotive Technology III (IND7909/IND7910)

    Length: 2 semesters(Year long) 

    Credit: 2 units

    Grade: 11, 12 

    Prerequisite: Automotive Technology II

    Industry Credential: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

    Description: This class prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing that leads to Automobile Service Technology (AST) certification. The units of instruction will consist of the following 8 areas as defined by ASE Education Foundation: Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Manual Drive-train and Axles, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance and other related units approved by the instructor. Students will perform live jobs and services under instructor supervision through our auto shops. There will be the use of a variety of testing devices, equipment and specialty tools to supplement learning in the areas of advanced systems diagnosis. Entry- level skills are reinforced, applied, and further developed. Safety is stressed. 

  • Computer Aided Design I (IND7911)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 

    Other Info: Articulated with ECC CAD 108 (Intro to Micro-CAD/ Auto-CAD) if taken with Computer Aided Design II.

    Description: Students will learn the basic fundamentals of drafting and/or computer aided drafting. Students will discover the importance of drafting and other communication technologies in a variety of industrial occupations. Students will learn basic drafting and communication methods

    and techniques and become familiar with the language of those technical fields. Students will be introduced to computers, computer-aided-drafting (CAD), image duplication, freehand sketching, orthographic projection, lettering techniques, dimension standards, pictorial drawings, and drawing reproduction and other similar forms of technical communication. This course will also provide the opportunity for the student to become familiar with the most popular drafting software available today-AutoCAD. The student will be taught basic AutoCAD drawing and editing commands, layout procedures, layering techniques, input methods, set-up processes, dimensioning, and plotting.

  • Computer Aided Design II (IND7912)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 

    Prerequisite: IND7911.

    Other Info: Articulated with ECC CAD 108 (Intro to Micro-CAD/ Auto-CAD) if taken with Computer Aided Design I.

    Description: Computer Aided Design II introduces students to advanced drafting principles and practices. Students will use their previously acquired geometric construction and dimensioning skills to complete multi-view drawings, auxiliary views, sections views, revolutions and working drawings. The student will be taught advanced AutoCAD drawing and editing commands, layout procedures, layering techniques, input methods, set-up processes, blocks, hatching, dimensioning, and plotting.

  • Pre-Engineering CAD/3D Modeling (IND7916/IND7917)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design II

    Description: Pre-Engineering CAD is a capstone class designed for the college bound engineering student. This course will teach the student solid modeling by creating and manipulating solid, three-dimensional (3D) representations of a model, otherwise known as solid modeling. The student will be taught basic and advanced 3D modeling CAD commands including: creating and editing, modeling parameters, feature relationships, manipulation and assembly, layout, dimensioning and plotting. Designing and printing products using the 3D Printer will also be covered.

  • Robotics I (IND7921/IND7922)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Robotics courses develop and expand students’ skills and knowledge so that they can design and develop robotic devices. Topics covered in the course may include mechanics, electrical and motor controls, pneumatics, computer basics, and programmable logic controllers.

  • Small Gas Engines (IND7907)

    Length: 1 semester 

    Credit: 0.5 units 

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Description: Small engine repair is an instructional program that prepares individuals to troubleshoot, service, and repair a variety of small internal-combustion engines, involving both two and four cycle engines used on portable power equipment. Planned activities will allow students to become knowledgeable of fundamental principles and technical skills related to troubleshooting, repairing, identifying parts and making precision measurements. Safety will be a key component of this class. Students will have the opportunity to take the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) Entry Level Certification called Principles of Small Engine Technology. Students will also be exposed to career opportunities related to small engines.

  • Welding Fundamentals (IND7951/IND7952)

    Length: 2 semesters

    Credit: 1.0 unit

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: HHS only.

    This enables students to gain knowledge of the properties, uses, and applications of various metals, skills in various processes used to join and cut metals (such as oxyacetylene, shielded metal, metal inert gas, and tungsten arc processes), and experience in identifying, selecting appropriate techniques. This course include welding safety, blue print reading, welding symbols, welding practices and welding fabrication techniques. 

  • Welding I (IND7953/IND7954)

    Length: 2 semesters (double period)

    Credit: 2.0 units

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Welding Fundamentals

    Other Info: HHS only 

    Description: This course assists students in gaining the knowledge and developing the basic skills needed to be successful in welding technology. Units of instruction include arc, TIG and MIG welding, metallurgy, cutting metal using arc, plasma, and oxy-gas. In addition, students learn the basics of blueprint reading, welding symbols, precision measuring, layout, and production process planning. Students will also perform 3g vertical up welding for evaluation for American Welding Society certification. 

  • Welding II (IND7955/IND7956)

    Length: 2 semesters (double period)

    Credit: 2.0 units

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Welding I with “C” or better

    Other Info: HHS only

    Industry Credential: American Welding Society (AWS)

    Description: This course builds on the skills and concepts and concepts introduced in Welding Technology I and will provide more in-depth skill development in various types of including horizontal, vertical and overhead as well as 3G certification welds for MIG. Units of instruction include advanced out of position arc, TIG and MIG welding, industry weld fabrication techniques and welding print interpretation and process organization. In addition the students will learn to analyze weld quality and troubleshoot problem welds.

  • Woods and Production Technology I (IND7971)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only.

    Woods I is a basic introduction to the construction and manufacture of wood products. Students will learn about tool and laboratory safety, construction materials and fasteners, production planning and evaluation, safe hand and machine tool set-up and application, project component construction, assembly and finishing methods and techniques, basic manufacturing systems and career exploration. 

  • Woods and Production Technology II (IND7972)

    Length: 1 semester

    Credit: 0.5 units

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Woods and Production Technology I

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: Woods II is an exploration of the art and technology of fine cabinetmaking. Students will select, design, construct, and finish wood furniture and cabinetry projects. Students will also learn about more advanced and complex machine tool set-up, safety and applications, materials and fasteners unique to furniture and cabinet construction, detailed project planning and evaluation, furniture and cabinet ­related component construction, project assembly, advanced finishing methods and techniques, and career exploration.

  • Woods and Production Technology III (IND7973)

    Length: 1 semester (this course is scheduled as a double period for one semester, in the second half of the year)

    Credit: 1.0 unit 

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Woods and Production Technology II

    Other Info: DCHS and HHS only

    Description: This course offers a planned sequence of learning experiences which provide students with the opportunities to develop competencies needed for employment in a variety of manufacturing-related occupations. This course introduces the theory and application of manufacturing and management systems and technology as they relate to commercial production and custom work. Students will participate in various lab experiences and activities to gain knowledge and competencies that readily transfer to a variety of industrial manufacturing fields. Topics covered in this course include applying machine tool and lab safety practices, enterprise development and management, record keeping, customer needs and product design, manufacturing systems design, production planning, industrial materials selection, inventory and handling, hand and machine tool processes and applications for separating, forming and combining materials, precision measurement, mass production techniques practices and processes, and advanced product finishing techniques.