• CTE Course Offerings 

    Applied Engineering Technology

    Applied Engineering Tech 1                        Course Number 8401110
    This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software.

    Applied Engineering Tech II           Course Number 8401120

    Applied Engineering Tech III         Course Number 8401130

    This course helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology and prepares them for postsecondary engineering programs by developing a more in-depth mastery of the required knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology. Through problem-based learning strategies, students study key engineering topics, including mechanisms, energy sources, energy applications, machine control, fluid power, statics, material properties, material testing, statistics, and kinematics.

    Web Development Program

    Web Design 1 (Foundations)                            Course Number 9001110

    This course is designed to provide a basic overview of the Internet, Intranet, and WWW. The content includes operating systems; basic HTML commands; navigation of the Internet, Intranet, and Web; and Web page design. Students will focus on learning HTML5 code and CSS to create websites.


    Web Design 2 – User Interface Design      Course Number 9001120

    Web Design 3 – Web Script Fund             Course Number 9001130

    User Interface: Students will focus on learning more in-depth features of Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015 and take the certification exam for this program. They will also learn JavaScript, a coding language, and be introduced to Adobe Photoshop to edit graphics.

    Web Script: Students will focus on adding interactivity with their websites by creating animations with Adobe Flash and jQuery, a coding language. 

    Digital Design Program

    Digital Design I       Course Number 8209510
    Digital Design II      Course Number 8209520
    Digital Design III     Course Number 8209530
    Digital Design IV     Course Number 8207340

    These courses are designed to develop the entry-level skills required for careers in digital design. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; digital imaging, communication, collaboration and decision-making activities; critical thinking and problem-solving.

    Commercial Foods Culinary Arts

    Culinary Arts I               Course Number 8800510
    Culinary Arts II             Course Number 8800520
    Culinary Arts III            Course Number 8800530
    Culinary Arts IV            Course Number 8800540

    The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as restaurant cooks. Students will learn food preparation and serving; and identification, storage, selection and presentation of a wide variety of foods. Lab activities include instruction in the use of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the industry.

    Medical Skills and Services

    Medical Skills and Services                               Course Number 8400320
    This course provides technical skill proficiency and include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster. Medical terminology is an integral part of the course.


    Health Science Anatomy & Physiology           Course Number 8417100
    This course is part of the Secondary Health Core consisting of a study of the human body, both structurally and functionally with emphasis on the pathophysiology and transmission of disease. Medical terminology is an integral part of the course.
    Laboratory investigations that include scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, emerging technologies, tools and equipment, as well as, experimental quality, and safety procedures will be an integral part of this course. Students will interact with materials and primary sources of data or with secondary sources of data to observe and understand the natural world. Students will develop an understanding of measurement error, and develop the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the data and resulting conclusions. Equipment and supplies will be provided to enhance these hands-on experiences for students. A minimum of 20% of classroom time will be dedicated to laboratory experiences.

    Health Science Foundations                                Course Number 8417110 

    This course is part of the Secondary Health Core designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the health care system and associated occupations. Emphasis is placed on communication and interpersonal skills, use of technology, ethics and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will also learn first aid skills and demonstrate the measurement of vital signs. Students may shadow professionals throughout the course.

    Electrocardiograph Technician III                      Course Number 8427130
    Prerequisite(s): Health Science Anatomy & Physiology, and Health Science Foundations

    This course prepares students to be employed as Electrocardiograph Technicians. Content includes, but is not limited to, a foundation in the cardiovascular system, safety measures for the individual, co-workers and patients as well as training in the appropriate theories and instruments used by an Electrocardiograph Technician.

    Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education 1         Course Number 8405110
    The purpose of this course is to assist students to identify career and job opportunities; to maintain a safe, clean and healthy learning environment; to identify principles of child development; to identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect; and to identify rules and regulations that govern childcare. Early Childhood 1 is both an elective and the foundation for the Early Childhood program at NPHS. For those that wish to continue in the program, the goal is to achieve a nationally accredited Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or an Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) by graduation. This credential will earn the student the opportunity to become a lead teacher in a 0-5-year-old childcare setting. Department of Children and Family (DCF) tests taken at this level: HSAN, CAAN, CGAD, and FACR.

    Early Childhood Education                          Course Number 8405120                                                                         
    The purpose of this course is to continue the Early Childhood program by assisting students to identify various observations and recording methods; to maintain a safe, clean and healthy learning environment; to guide physical, intellectual, social and emotional development activities; to assist with the food service program; to use appropriate guidance and discipline techniques, and to understand and identify age and developmentally appropriate activities for children. Students will also start work on their CDA portfolios, as well as, start their classroom observation and hands on learning hours in our on-site childcare center. DCF tests taken at this level: BOSR, UDAP, ITPR and either ELC or VPK.

    Early Childhood Education III                    Course Number 8405130
    The purpose of this course is to complete the ECPC and/or CDA portfolio; work towards earning 480 clock hours working with children by interning at a local 0-5 childcare/pre-school setting; design and implement age-appropriate lessons across all developmental domains: and to apply ECE1 and ECE 2 practices in a classroom setting.

    Early Childhood Education IV                    Course Number 8405140
    The purpose of this course is to complete the ECPC and/or CDA portfolio; complete the minimum required 480 clock hours working with young children; design and implement age-appropriate lessons across all developmental domains; earn CPR and First Aid certifications, to apply and earn ECPC and/or CDA credential.

    CTE Elective

    Emerging Technology in Business                Course Number 8207010

    The purpose of this program is to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to the area of Emerging Technology in Business. The content includes but is not limited to electronic research methods, business communications including speaking, listening, writing, and telecommunicating, multimedia presentation skills, ethical considerations related to technology, and emerging technologies affecting business environments. Instruction is designed to provide an understanding of the advances being made in technology today and in the future.

    On the Job Training (OJT)

    Cooperative Diversified ED (OJT)             Course Number 8300420
    This course provides on-the-job training for students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. This course is an extension of the school's classroom setting in which learning experience is provided to prepare students for employment in CTE occupations/career clusters.

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