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Waxahachie ISD Career & Technology Center. Course Handbook for Area Students 2003-2004 http://www.hs.wisd.org/cate. Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology.

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waxahachie isd career technology center
Waxahachie ISD Career & Technology Center

Course Handbook for Area Students



automotive collision repair refinishing technology
Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

These laboratory-oriented courses provide job-specific training for entry level employment in the rapidly changing automotive after-market care field of auto collision repair and refinishing. Course curriculums include frame and unibody repair; sheet metal, fiberglass, and synthetic materials repair; welding skills; preparation and application of primers and paints. Entrepreneurship, safety, leadership training, and career opportunities awareness are also included. These 2 credit courses are open to 11&12 graders.

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

859 Auto Collision I 8:35 – 11:45 175 none 2 Every Other Day

860 Auto Collision II 8:35 – 11:45 175 Auto Collision I 2

Every Other Day

automotive technician
Automotive Technician

These laboratory-oriented courses offer job-specific training in the use of repair manuals, service and repair of basic components of an automobile fuel systems, engine, emission control, power trains, chassis, electrical systems, brakes, heating, and air conditioning. Entrepreneurship, safety, leadership, and career opportunities are also included. The auto technician program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is approved by the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) initiative. Student completers will be qualified to be employed as an entry-level service technician, or to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities in automotive technology. 

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

  • Auto Tech I-2C 8:35 – 11:45 179 none 2 Every Other Day

873 Auto Tech I-3C 8:35 – 11:45 178 none 3 Every Day

  • Auto Tech II 8:35 – 11:45 178 Auto Tech I 3 Every Day
  • Auto Tech III 8:35 – 11:45 178 Teacher Approval 3

AYES Cert. Every Day


These laboratory-oriented courses provide students with job specific training for entry-level employment in the field of Cosmetology. The course includes subject matters such as sterilization and sanitation, shampooing, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hairstyling, permanent waving, hair coloring and hair lightening, manicuring and artificial nail application, safety, leadership and career opportunities as well as entrepreneurship. Students must clock the final 500 clock hours to meet the state board guidelines as well as taking the licensing exam in Austin prior to the end of the school year in order to receive course credit. Placement into the Cosmetology 2 program is based solely on the instructors’ recommendation using the following criteria: attendance, human relation skills, test scores, practical lab scores and overall manipulative ability. The cost for the state board kit is a minimum of $250.00 with half of the balance being due at the end of the Junior year, remaining balance is due on the first day of school their Senior year. Other costs are $35.00 book and lab fees as well as a health certificate provided by the instructors to be completed by a physician during the summer of the Junior and Senior year.

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

865 Cosmetology I 8:35 – 11:45 191 none 3 Every Day

866 Cosmetology II 8:35 – 11:45 191 Cosmetology I 3 Every Day

welding metal manufacturing
Welding & Metal Manufacturing

These laboratory-oriented courses offer job specific training for entry level employment in welding careers. The courses include blueprint reading, cutting and welding with oxyfuel, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, and gas metal arc welding processes, entrepreneurship, safety, leadership, and career opportunities. Second year instruction is designed to enhance job-specific training for employment in welding careers.

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

855 Welding I 8:35 – 11:45 176 none 2 Every Other Day

856 Welding II 8:35 – 11:45 176 Welding I 2 Every Other Day

building trades
Building Trades

These are laboratory-oriented courses which provide entry level employment in various building careers. Specific areas of study will include the following: carpentry, bricklaying, cabinet making, painting, plumbing, and electrical wiring. Also included is a study of entrepreneurship, leadership, and career opportunities. Second year instruction is designed to enhance job-specific training for employment in construction related careers As usual students will construct a house on site as part of the curriculum this school year.

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

851 Building Trades I 8:35 – 11:45 203 none 2 Every Other Day

852 Building Trades II 8:35 – 11:45 203 Build Trades I 2 Every Other Day

health science technology

These courses are recommended for students who have a special interest to enter the health care profession after graduation. The courses include development and application of skills in the classroom and clinical settings relating to a group of health occupations. The student will observe and/or give assistance to professional health care personnel in a clinical environment. The courses provide the opportunity, through observation and supervised professional assistance, to view interdepartmental functions of selected hospital departments. A specified amount of the student’s school day will be spent on location at local medical nursing, pediatrics, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, respiratory therapy, and surgical nursing facilities. The courses prepare the students for employment or advanced standing at the post-secondary level.

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

836 Health Sc Tech II 8:35 – 10:05 192 Biology I 2 Every Day

  • Health Sc Tech III 12:35 –2:05 192 Health Sc Tech I 2

Every Day

Entry Criteria:

    1. Course: Biology 1

    2. A grade of 85 or above in previous regular mathematics and science courses or 80 or above in advanced

placement mathematics and science courses

3. Good prior attendance and minimal disciplinary infractions

technology education
Technology Education
  • Engineering Graphics, a course in basic computer systems used in drafting and design. Hardware and software operations will include: booting, displays, files, commands, defaults, input-output devices, disks, printers, plotters, precision utilities and data bases. A technical course in engineering geometry, detail and assembly drawings and reproduction drawings.
  • Architectural Graphics, a second year course in AUTOCAD applications of applied geometry, orthographic projections, dimensioning, pictorial drawings, sectional views and working drawings. Students will focus on designing and planning residential and commercial construction systems. Activities focus on the development of original working drawings, presentation drawings, and model building.
  • Computer Multimedia and Animation Technology, a technical course which develops advanced knowledge and skills in the use of computers for multimedia presentations and digital animation. Course introduces students to 3 – D modeling and rendering techniques and resources. This hands-on course allows students to create, edit and render characters, vehicles, scenes and objects and to design and produce multimedia presentations that use images, video, and audio resources to deliver a message.

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

830 Engineering Graphics 8:35 – 10:05 181 none 1 Every Other Day

831 Architectural Graphics TBA 181 Engineering Graphics 1 Every Other Day

721 Comp. Mult. Media 8:35 – 10:05 178 none 1 Technology Every Other Day

computer technology networking
Computer Technology & Networking
  • Basic Computer Technology A+ Certification , A+ is an industry-standard certification course that is required for anyone desiring to work in the area of computer repair or technical support. Topics covered in this course will include basic PC architecture, peripheral devices, MS_DOS, Windows 3.x and 9x operating systems, basic trouble shooting and repair.
  • Networking Essentials - N+ Certification , N+ is an Industry Standard Certification Course for anyone desiring to work in the area of Computer Networking.
  • Telecommunications and Networking/Business Support Systems (Cisco Academy) These 2 courses will constitute the first 2 credits and first 8 college hours towards the 16 hour program in becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). All students in this course must be dual enrolled in the Navarro College Cisco Program and pay all fees associated with those 2 college courses. Basic Telephony, the local and long distance voice Communications; Data Communications; Satellite Communications; Local Area Networks (LANs); Wide Area Networks (WANs); Internet and IntraNet; and finally, Closed Circuit Television. The coverage will be focused on basic design and utilization specifications. Both hardware and software requirements and concerns will be discussed

Course # Course Name Meeting Times Room # Pre-Requisite Credits

715 Comp. Tech “A+” 8:35 – 10:05 190 none 1 Every Other Day

714 Networking “N+” 10:05 to 11:45 190 A+ Certification 1 Every Other Day

712 Telecommunications I 7:05 to 8:35 190 A+ Certification recommended 1 (Cisco 1) Every Day FALL Semester

713 Business Support Systems 7:05 to :35 190 Telecommunications I 1 (Cisco 2) Every Day SPRING Semester

career strategies cooperative education programs
Programs of cooperative part‑time training shall be designed to provide classroom instruction and on‑the‑job supervised training and work experience for high school students preparing to enter employment in occupational classifications related to the specific program choice. A student must be a minimum age of 16 to enroll in any cooperative program. All applicants must have maintained good prior attendance and have accumulated minimal disciplinary infractions before acceptance into a cooperative program.

Description: The following classes are cooperative part-time training courses that focus on advanced and in-depth study of concepts and skills in various systems and administrative procedures that enable a worker to manage or function in the workplace. These courses enhance technology skills and oral and written language skills relating to effective communications, emphasizes planning and organizing work, establishing priorities, records and information management, and operation of equipment. The student will meet a one-block class for individualized instruction directly related to her/his job and will be a salaried employee in a local business for at least 15 hours per week.

waxahachie isd career technology center http www hs wisd org cate
Waxahachie ISD Career & Technology Centerhttp://www.hs.wisd.org/cate

The Waxahachie Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, national origin or age in the educational programs or activities which it operates, as required by Title IX, Section 504, Title VI; and the Age Discrimination Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The district’s nondiscrimination policy extends to admission or access to treatment or employment in its programs and activities within its jurisdiction. For information about student rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Administrator, Mike Turner, Section 504/Administrator, at 411 Gibson Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

  • Mark Bosher, Directormbosher@hs.wisd.org

972.923.4600 ext. 518

  • Gary Rowland, Career Placement Coordinatorgrowland@hs.wisd.org

972.923.4600 ext. 519

  • Donna Shepherd, Special Populations Coordinatordshepherd@hs.wisd.org

972.923.4600 ext. 185

  • Lynn Shoemaker, Office Manager


972.923.4600 ext. 516