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Career and technical education the key to your future

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATIONTHE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE!


Career and technical education the key to your future

KNOWLEDGE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME AND UNLOCKS YOUR FUTURE!

Business Education

Family and Consumer Sciences

Technology Education

For Course Descriptions:

egcsd.org/columbia/guidance

then

Click on Program of Studies


Business education

BUSINESS EDUCATION


Career and technical education the key to your future

Accounting

Business Communications

Business Law

*Business Mathematics and

Quantitative Business Applications

CFM--Career and Financial Management

CEIP--Career Exploration Internship Program

*Computer Concepts/Applications I and II

COOP--Cooperative Work Experience

Entrepreneurship

Financial Decision Making

Keyboarding

*Organization and Management

Parenting/Financial Life Skills

Principles of Marketing

Sports and Entertainment Marketing

*Web Page Design and Management

Word Processing I and II 

*Student May Earn Hudson Valley Community College Credit


Career and financial management

CAREER AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Assess your aptitudes, abilities, and skills—match them to potential careers

  • Gain practical employment skills such as resume writing and interview skills

  • Learn about Banking, Credit, Insurance, Loans, and Investments

  • Participate in the Junior Achievement Career Skills Program


Entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • If you are thinking about majoring in business in college—this course is a must

  • Great for students who want to own and operate their own businesses some day

  • Learn about business plans

  • Enjoy hands-on activities and projects in the computer lab—make business cards, brochures, PowerPoint presentations

  • Play the Stock Market Game on-line

  • Learn how to be a better consumer


Keyboarding

KEYBOARDING

  • Learn correct keyboarding techniques

  • Learn to type reports, job application documents, and business letters

  • Learn Microsoft Word basic concepts


Word processing

WORD PROCESSING

  • Required for the college-bound student of today and the executive of tomorrow

  • Become proficient with Microsoft Word 2007 by learning advanced word processing concepts

  • Learn how to page, reference, link to e-mail and internet, create graphics and formal documents

  • Prerequisite: Keyboarding (unless a senior)


Career and technical education the key to your future

CEIP

  • C = CAREER

  • E = EXPLORATION

  • I = INTERNSHIP

  • P = PROGRAM

    * Non-paid, out-of school intern experience

    * Explore college and careers to meet your goals

    * Learn skills to help you become a successful college student and employee


Cooperative work experience

COOPerative Work Experience

  • Earn credit while working part-time

  • Gain practical work experience

  • Earn references for your future

  • Explore Career Options


Financial decision making

FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING

  • Develop positive financial skills in your personal and professional life

    • Financial planning

    • Budgeting

    • Banking

    • Credit

    • Investments

    • Insurance

  • Learn of career opportunities in several financial service industries

  • Examine business and personal financial documents


Principles of marketing

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

  • Learn the Marketing Mix

  • Plan a Marketing Strategy

  • Analyze Advertising (Television/Print)

  • Create Product Testing

  • Enjoy this Project-Oriented Class!


Sports and entertainment marketing

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING

  • Learn to think like a sports manager or entertainment marketer

  • Learn to plan and schedule sporting and entertainment events

  • Budget and promote events

  • Analyze different sports stadiums

  • Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing


Business law

BUSINESS LAW

  • Become familiar with the legal system

  • Topics include: Civil and criminal law, the court system, torts, contracts, fraud, product liability, employment, automobile, and credit laws

  • Discuss and understand current events related to the law

  • Guest speakers from various legal professions


Accounting

ACCOUNTING

  • Planning on pursuing a career in business? This is your best bet for an entry-level position

  • Despite the poor economy—accounting continues to be a “hot track” for career opportunities and success

  • Use Peachtree and Excel software

  • Play the stock market game

  • Visit area businesses


Computer applications

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

  • Be ahead of the game when you start college; learn Microsoft Office Suite for Windows 7 which includes the following:

    • Word (word processing)

    • Access (database)

    • PowerPoint (presentations)

    • Excel (spreadsheets)

  • Prerequisite: Keyboarding ( Except for seniors)

    Earn HVCC College Credit


Business math quantitative business applications

BUSINESS MATH/QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

  • Apply math to real world problems

  • Learn the cost of borrowing money

  • Learn how to calculate investments

  • Learn how to problem solve

Earn Seven College Credits!


Business organization and management

BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Do you want to be the boss?

Management topics include the following:

  • Organizing

  • Planning

  • Staffing

  • Directing

    Earn HVCC College Credit


Web page design and management

WEB PAGE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

  • Learn how to create web pages on Dreamweaver

  • Master techniques using graphics and images

  • Create and design web pages for others

  • Earn HVCC College Credit


Career and technical education the key to your future

Advanced Psychology

**Advanced Foods

**Basic Foods

**Creating Your Own Food Business

Early Childhood Development

Fashion Design and Sewing I

Fashion Design and Sewing II

Food Science/Nutrition

**Gourmet Foods

Housing

Interior Design

International Foods

Parenting/Financial Life Skills

School Age Child Development

**Student May Earn Schenectady County Community College Credit or SUNY at Cobleskill Credit


Interior design

INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Use color and design principles

  • Design your dream bedroom

  • Create your own house plans and decorate using color and style


Fashion design i

FASHION DESIGN I

  • Learn to use a sewing machine

  • Recycle and restyle vintage clothing

  • Make pajama pants, tops, handbags, and dresses


Fashion design ii

FASHION DESIGN II

  • Use your sewing skills to create unique looks

  • Learn to make custom clothes by combining pattern, fabric, and style

  • Learn more about famous fashion designers

  • Create and construct the Art Show quilt


Child development

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

  • Explore all aspects of children and their growth from birth to age 5

  • Discover new developments in child care and child psychology

  • Participate in a variety of hands-on projects such as play days with infants, toddlers, and pre-school children

  • Visit a day-care site to observe and implement skills in working with children

  • Explore educational opportunities in both two-year and four-year programs

  • Learn about careers such as day care, pre-school, child care, and others dealing with children


School age child development

SCHOOL AGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT

  • Expand skills in child psychology and study in-depth development of children from 5-12 years of age

  • Develop age-appropriate lessons

  • Participate in a variety of hands-on activities and projects

  • Visit elementary schools to observe and practice skills learned in class

  • Teach a lesson to a kindergarten class

  • Learn about educational opportunities in both two-year and four-year programs

  • Explore careers relating to children


Adolescent psychology

ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

  • Expand skills in psychology and study in depth development of adolescents

  • Explore current issues facing teens

  • Learn about yourself

  • Complete a service learning project as a class

  • Fun team building hands-on activities


Food classes activities

Food Classes Activities:

  • Columbia Iron Chef cooking competition

  • Districtwide Art Show food displays


Basic foods

BASIC FOODS

  • Learn easy and fun techniques to make your favorite foods

  • Save money and calories

  • No time for breakfast—make one in 5minutes or less

  • Make a delicious meal in 30 minutes or less


Advanced foods

ADVANCED FOODS

Select, store, sauté, and bake foods such as: poultry, fish, soups, salads, eggs, yeast breads, rolls, cookies, etc.

Plan meals that are nutritious

Guest Chefs and demonstrations

Develop skills for career and personal use

Prerequisite: Basic Foods (waived for seniors)


International foods

INTERNATIONAL FOODS

Study United States Regional and Foreign Cuisine

Understand and appreciate all kinds of foods: vegetarian, New England, Southern, Southwestern, Cajun, Pennsylvania Dutch, Pacific Coast, Mexican, Italian, Oriental, French, etc.

Field trip to a hibachi restaurant

Prerequisite: Basic Foods (waived for seniors)


Gourmet foods

GOURMET FOODS

Learn fine food techniques and plate presentations

Explore careers related to food photography, food journalism, and food styling

Explore garnishing, chocolates, cake decorating, and specialized equipment

Field trip to Culinary Institute of America

Prerequisite: Basic Foods (waived for seniors) Recommended: Advanced Foods


Creating your own food business

CREATING YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS

Visit operating food businesses and talk with successful owners

Run an in-school food business: breakfast cart sales, Thanksgiving pies, holiday activities, and take-out meals

Job-shadowing experiences

Prerequisite: Basic Foods (waived for seniors) Recommended: Advanced Foods


Technology education

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION


Career and technical education the key to your future

Architectural Drawing and Design

*Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Construction: Light Residential

*Design and Drawing for Production

*Digital Electronics

Energy Technology

Engineering Drawing and Design

Home Repair and Maintenance

Materials Processing Metals I

Materials Processing Metals II

Materials Processing Wood I

Materials Processing Wood II

Outdoor Power Equipment Technology and Repair

Production Systems

*Principles of Engineering

Transportation Systems

*Courses Recommended for Students Pursuing a Career in Engineering


Energy technology

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

  • Study energy technology as a resource of society

  • Research, experiment, design, and fabricate projects, scale models, and mockups which utilize or demonstrate generation and application of energy


Home repair and maintenance

HOME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

  • Learn how to repair and maintain a home

  • Use basic skills and tools for carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electricity

  • Learn when to call the expert or do it yourself


Materials processing wood i

MATERIALS PROCESSING WOOD I

Experience the machines, tools and processes of the woodworking industry

Learn about craftsmanship, quality, and the machines and processes found in the woodworking industry

Design and build various projects


Career and technical education the key to your future

MATERIALS PROCESSING WOOD II

  • Develop an appreciation for design and workmanship

  • Develop working drawings (plans) for all project based activities

  • Prerequisite: Materials Processing Wood I and Design and Drawing for Production or permission from the instructor


Materials processing metals i

MATERIALS PROCESSING METALS I

“Hands-on” experience with various machines and processes of metal

Experience the machines, tools and processes of the metal working industries

Design, plan, form, cast, machine, and weld projects


Materials processing metals ii

MATERIALS PROCESSING METALS II

Develop working drawings (plans) for all project based activities such as fine metal working (jewelry), cold and hot metal forming techniques, and conventional techniques and metals processing

Prerequisite: Materials Processing Metals I and Design and Drawing for Production or permission from the instructor


Production systems

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Study two modules—manufacturing and construction

MANUFACTURING: the processes, controls, and outputs of the process

CONSTRUCTION: Study commercial and residential buildings as well as roadways, dams and bridges

Prerequisite: Materials Processing Metals I or Materials Processing Wood I


Transportation systems

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Study today’s transportation systems: aerospace, marine, and land transportation

Activities include production of electric vehicles, gliders, wind-propelled boats, and service and repair work on a variety of internal combustion engines

Prerequisite: Materials Processing Metals I, Materials Processing Wood I, or permission of the instructor


Outdoor power equipment technology and repair

OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY AND REPAIR

Enter into the growing and ever-changing field of outdoor power equipment

Obtain a background for further education at a post-secondary technical school

Prerequisite: Transportation Systems


Construction light residential

CONSTRUCTION: LIGHT RESIDENTIAL

“Hands-on” study of light residential construction practices currently being used throughout the building industry

Major emphasis on framing, surveying, design, site layout, print work, masonry foundations, electrical systems, and plumbing systems

Prerequisite: Materials Processing Wood I


Design and drawing for production

DESIGN AND DRAWING FOR PRODUCTION

Develop a 3-D model or solid rendering of an object

Practice hand drawing methods of sketching and technical drawing (multi-view and pictorial drawings)

Use of modern, state-of-the-art computer hardware and software (Computer Aided Design System--CAD) used by today’s industry

Design and development of a product and how a model of that product is produced, analyzed, and evaluated using a CAD System.

Ninth grade students must be enrolled in Algebra. (This course may be used by any student to satisfy the art/music requirement.)


Architectural drawing and design

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND DESIGN

Focus on the problems and techniques of developing architectural drawings as they relate to Residential Architecture

“Hands-on” experiences in the development of various Architectural drawings that study aesthetic, creative, and technical aspects of Architectural design.

Survey, draw, create models, and complete a “structural” building project

Experience architectural model development for both landscape and structural models

Prerequisite: Design and Drawing for Production or permission from the instructor to enroll in this course


Engineering drawing and design

ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN

Study engineering drawings and methodologies related to mechanical drafting and design

Practice those drawing techniques acquired in Design and Drawing for Production

Create designs and drawings using creative thinking, decision-making and problem-solving

Use of both the drawing board and Computer Aided Design (C.A.D.)

Prerequisite: Design and Drawing for Production or permission from the instructor


Digital electronics

DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

Study basic electrical theory and application of electronic circuits and devices

Apply problem solving skills to the solution of problems

Study circuits that are found in watches, calculators, video games, computers, etc.

Test and analyze simple circuitry using computer software programs and bread boarding exercises

Design circuits, export those designs, and generate printed circuit boards

Essential for a student exploring a career in engineering/engineering technology


Computer integrated manufacturing

COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING

Apply principles of rapid prototyping, robotics, and automation

Use computer controlled rapid prototyping and CNC equipment to solve problems by constructing actual models of their three-dimensional designs

Study fundamentals of robotics and how this equipment is used in an automated manufacturing environment

Evaluate their design solutions using various techniques of analysis and make appropriate modifications before producing their prototypes

Prerequisite: Design and Drawing for Production


Principles of engineering

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING

Explore the relationship between science, technology, and engineering

Problem solving through accepted technological procedures.

Fabricate and develop individual, small group and large group projects within the various sciences (i.e. physical, biological, chemical, environmental, etc.)

Design and develop projects using conventional scientific means supplemented by the use of computers and software

Prerequisite: Two credits of science, two credits of math, and Design and Drawing for Production


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