• Career Technical Education

     

    P-Animation                                                                                 Course #4094
    Level:                     10-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    This course focuses on traditional and three dimensional and animation techniques. It introduces the principles of 2D animation and 3D modeling. Students learn professional animation production techniques. Mastering these fundamental skills is essential for a career in the digital industry.

    P-Advanced Animation                                                             Course #4098
    Level:                     11-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Animation
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement or elective credit College Prep:    VAPA (f) requirement
    This course will further explore the techniques of traditional, and computer animation techniques to help students build a strong portfolio for college/career goals in the field of animation.


    P-Graphic Design 1                                                                    Course #1548
    Level:                     9-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement College Prep: VAPA (f) requirement
    This is an introductory course for students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design. Students will be introduced to the techniques, vocabulary and history of design as it pertains to print based media. They will build skills in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Illustrator while creating menus, books, posters, logos and illustrations.

    P-ROP Graphic Design 2                                                          Course #1549
    Level:                    10-12
    Length:                  Year (10 credits); repeat to 30 credits
    Prerequisite:           Graphic Design 1
    Graduation:            VAPA (f) requirement
    This is an advanced level course for students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design. Students will further their knowledge of the techniques, vocabulary and history of design as it pertains to print based media.
     

    P-ROP The Art of Video Production                                                  Course #6182
    Level:                     11-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Age 16
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    Video Production provides students the opportunity to develop basic video production techniques. Students design, shoot, edit, and produce video projects. Students use field and studio equipment to produce professional-quality video programs.
     
    P-ROP Advanced Video Production                                                   Course #6185
    Level:                     11-12 or age 16
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Video Production or instructor approval
    Graduation:             Elective credit
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    This is an advanced level course using computers and video equipment to plan, shoot, and edit video programs. Emphasis is on advanced level scriptwriting, audio techniques, lighting, camera operation and editing. Computers are used as a creative and organizational tool for the purpose of producing high-quality videos. Program styles include documentary, educational, and dramatic video production. Students use field and studio equipment to produce professional-quality video programs.
     

    Game Design using JavaScript                                              Course_#TBA
    Level:                  9-12
    Length:               Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:        None, except interested in computer science, Coding, and programming.
    Graduation:         Elective credit
    College Prep:       Elective (g) credit
    Game Design teaches the foundations of creating video games in JavaScript. The course utilizes a blended classroom approach. The content is web-based, with students writing and running code in the browser. The teacher will utilize tools and resources to leverage time in the classroom and give focused attention to students. Each unit of the course is broken down into lessons. Lessons consist of video tutorials, short quizzes, example programs to explore, and written programming exercises. Each unit ends with a comprehensive unit test that assesses student’s mastery of the material from that unit. The course is highly visual, dynamic, and interactive, making it engaging for new coders.
     
    P-ROP Digital Arts/Designs for the Web                              Course #4039
    Level:                 10-12
    Length:               Year (10 credits) repeat to 30 credits
    Prerequisite:        Age 16 and basic computer skills recommended
    Graduation:         Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:       VAPA (f) requirement
    Students create, design and publish web pages using professional programs like Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Photoshop. Students learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript and FTP for creating and uploading content to the web. As part of the ROP program, students learn about industry jobs and create a professional online portfolio. Students who complete the program successfully receive ROP certification for skills gained in this course.
     
    Mobile App Development                                                       Course #TBA
    Level:                  9-12
    Length:               Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:        None, except interested in computer science, coding programing.
    Graduation:         Elective credit
    This Mobile Apps course is designed to introduce high school students to the highly sought-after world of mobile app development using MIT App Inventor platform. MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets both Android and IOS. MIT App Inventor blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. Students will learn how to create scalable, custom, and fast mobile applications.

    Exploring Computer Science                                                  Course #4077
    Level:                 9-12
    Length:               Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:        Basic computer skills
    Graduation:         Elective credit
    Exploring computer Science is a yearlong course consisting of 6 units. The course was developed around a framework of both computer science content and computational practice. Assignments and instruction are contextualized to be socially relevant and meaningful for diverse students. Units utilize a variety of tools/platfo9rms and culminate with final projects around the following topics; human computer interaction problem solving, web design, programming, computing and data analysis and robotics.

    P-AP Computer Science Principles                                       Course #4746
    Level:                 10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:             Basic computer skills
    Graduation:       Elective credit
    College Prep: Elective (g) credit
    Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. Code.org is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles. This endorsement affirms that all components of Code.org CS Principles’ offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CS Principles assessment.
     
    Design Drafting                                                                           Course #4036
    Level:                    9-12
    Length:                  Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:           Algebra 1 (or concurrent enrollment highly recommended)
    Graduation:            Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    Design Drafting is a one-year course designed to acquaint students with a pictorial language used throughout industry. The course teaches drafting fundamentals and provides hands-on experience for developing drafting skills and techniques. It is designed to provide the student with a background in basic mechanical and technical drawing. This course helps students develop problem-solving ability, interpret the ideas of others, and express themselves visually in an understandable manner. Drafting provides a wide range of skills that are transferable to many aspects of everyday life. Emphasis is on the basic use of traditional drafting equipment and the understanding of design/drafting principles as they apply, but are not limited to, future pursuits in the architectural and engineering career field.

    P-Jumpstart to Engineering                                                    Course #4252
    Grades:                9-12
    Length:                Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:         Algebra 1 and/or Design Drafting (or concurrent enrollment highly recommended)
    Graduation:          Elective credit College Prep: Elective (g) credit
    This is an introductory class designed to provide students with a hands-on approach to exploring the connections and relevance of science, engineering, and technology in science. The main component to the class is the design, construction, and analysis of several long term projects using computers as part of the design process. Students will be introduced to structural, mechanical, aerospace and robotic engineering.
     
    Business and Marketing                                                           Course #2296
    Level:                 10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Business Computer Applications recommended
    Graduation:        Elective credit
    In this business course, students will study the importance of business and marketing in the global economy. Emphasis will be placed on both oral and written communications, problem solving, and critical thinking skills, as they relate to selling, promotion, distribution, pricing, product/service management, and entrepreneurship, finance and career development. Using technology applications, students will work through engaging projects and simulations to learn and apply business concepts and skills.
     
    Mock Trials, Moot Courts, and Trial Advocacy                  Course #5329
    Level:                 10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:             Law Enforcement
    Graduation:                Elective credit
    This course will familiarize high school students with basic concepts of law, the American justice system and teach them effective trial advocacy techniques. All students will learn about persuasive oral presentation, critical thinking, legal analysis and public speaking as they actively participate in trial and appellate court case studies, mock trials and moot courts. This course will cover: basic concepts of law, courtroom demeanor, direct and cross-examination, opening statements, closing arguments, courtroom exhibits, evidentiary trial objections, witness portrayal, the appeals process, and case precedence. Instruction on controversial and current event issues shall be related to curriculum: trial and court processes and case precedence. Instruction will be presented in a balanced manner, addressing all sides of the issue without bias or prejudice and without promoting any particular point of view.
     
    Business Computer Applications                                        Course #2297
    Level:            9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    Business Computer Applications is an introduction to computer applications as it relates to business and home use. The course introduces software topics in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet, World Wide Web, electronic mail, file management, and data communications. Hardware topics include PC system components and troubleshooting issues. Other topics include typing skills, computer-based careers and trends, electronic computing issues, terminology, electronic communication skills, ethics, security, and netiquette in today’s business computing environment. Business Computer Applications will provide students with computer knowledge and skills to increase their productivity which will give them a competitive advantage in the job market.


    P-Child Development                                                               Course 2516N
    Level:                  10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    College Prep:               Elective (g) credit
    Child Development is a course which enables students to understand how to work with and care for children as they grow. Students learn how children from prenatal stages through adolescence grow physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.
     
    P-ROP Careers with Children                                                  Course #2730
    Level:                 11-12
    Length:                      Year (double-blocked class 20 credits)
    Prerequisite:       Must be 16 years or older
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    College Prep:               Elective (g) credit
    Students explore careers related to education through the study of child development, positive guidance techniques, curriculum development and health and safety. Active class participation is enhanced by fieldwork at school sites under the guidance of a mentor teacher. All students are required to observe and/or participate in a variety of settings in elementary classrooms at the preschool level. Completion of this course with a B or better and 95% positive attendance articulates with LMC Child Development 1 worth 3 units of credit at LMC. This course includes Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
     
    ROP Law Enforcement                                                  Course #0061
    Level:          10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    This course introduces students to the field of law enforcement, criminal justice and police science. Students will become familiar with the structure and organization of the criminal justice system and gain knowledge of basic police procedures, regulations and responsibilities. Included is a brief overview of law and penal code, laws of arrest, search and seizure guidelines, patrol and investigation procedures, and emergency response, along with field trips to police stations and courtrooms. Emphasis is placed on developing awareness of citizens’ rights and responsibilities, the realities of police work, and the positive role of law enforcement in the community. Law Enforcement prepares students for further training or entry-level positions in the field of law enforcement. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, workplace safety, technology, and employment literacy. factual information shall be provided to help students objectively analyze and evaluate the issue and draw their own conclusions as they relate to law.
     
    ROP Fire Science                                                                       Course #2750
    Level:                         11-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:             Must be 16 years or older
    Graduation: Elective credit
    This class follows the California Firefighter 1 Curriculum and is also articulated with the Essentials of Firefighting 4th Edition Textbook. This class prepares students for future study of fire science, as well as providing them hands-on experience with firefighting equipment.

    P-ROP Sports Medicine                                                            Course #5582
    Level:                 11-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:             Must be 16 years or older
    Graduation:          Elective credit
    College Prep:           Elective (g) requirement
    Areas covered in this course are human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, equipment fitting, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries. This course includes CPR certification and first aid. (Internship at sporting events is required.)
     
    ROP Sports Medicine II                                                             Course #5585
    Level:                 11-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:        Age 16, ROP Sports Medicine I, Anatomy and Physiology (may be concurrently enrolled)
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    This course provides classroom instruction and practical experience in the field of sports medicine and fitness. Students learn human anatomy, first aid, CPR, taping and wrapping skills, injury prevention, rehabilitation and care, nutrition, and exercise physiology. This prepares students for careers in the field of sports medicine. Students complete five hours per week of classroom instruction, plus an additional five hours per week of internship. Students study advance course work in this area.
     
    P-Athletic Management                                                              Course #5660
    Level:  10-12
    Length:                       Year (10 credits) repeat for credit
    Prerequisite:     Teacher recommendation
    Graduation:     Elective Credit
    College Prep:            Elective (g) requirement
    Athletic Management is a course which introduces students to the skills necessary for success in the athletic world. Student will learn steps necessary to run effective athletic programs and events. Course topics include philosophy, legal issues, game management including incorporation of technology such as press releases and webcasting, athletic field management and athletic survey of middle schools, high school, college, and professional programs. Students will patriciate in a variety of projects throughout the course which will enhance the overall athletic and academic experience of the campus.

     
    Basic Electronics                                                                      Course #5197
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    Students learn the fundamentals of electricity and how it is used and controlled in electronic circuits. Students learn practical skills for solving real-life problems. Students write explanations of component and circuit functions as part of ongoing lab work. For the final project, students construct (solder) a circuit board project and complete a written report explaining how it works.
     
    Virtual Enterprise                                                                        Course #2310
    Level:                         11-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    In this exciting business course, students will create and operate a virtual business! Under the guidance of a teacher mentor, students will determine the nature of the enterprise, its products, services, and management structure. They will use current business software to conduct business with other students across the United States via the Internet. As business employees, students will receive a virtual salary, which they will use to pay virtual bills. They will also be able to make virtual purchases from other virtual enterprises across the country. In addition, as a part of the Virtual Enterprise program, students will also have the opportunity to work with real business partners, and even travel to some trade fairs where they will compete with other virtual enterprises throughout California. Anyone who wants to try out a possible business career should think about enrolling in the Virtual Enterprise.

    Personal Finance                                                                        Course #2596
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits)
    Prerequisite: None
    Graduation:              Elective credit
    This course introduces students to a way of thinking about personal financial decisions. Students learn to plan and manage their personal finances, achieve a financially successful life, and take responsibility as a citizen. Students think harder and farther about the larger and longer consequences of making financial decisions. Although many of the more practical aspects of personal finance will change over time, due to practices, technologies, customs, and laws, the fundamental awareness of ways to think about solving financial issues can always be useful.
     
     
    Fashion Design 1                                                                       Course #1491
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None (Beginning Art Recommended)
    Graduation:            Elective credit
    Fashion Design I is the first course of a two course CTE pathway. This course will focus on the fashion industry. The student will: Learn the aesthetic aspects of design necessary to create sketches, designs, and original fashions. It also studies fashion trends throughout history, from ancient times, to modern-day and includes an understanding of cultural, social, political, and economic influences on fashion design. Students utilize the elements and principles of design to create their own original designs in fashion. Through the use of a variety of fabrics, trims, embellishments and decorations students will express and explore fashion, art and design. Students will analyze the artistic nature of fabric and fashion design, explore the elements of the contemporary fashion movement and create their own interpretations of fashions. Throughout the year, students learn how fashion design is connected to other academic disciplines and the career opportunities that are related to the fashion industry and the world of fashion.
     
    Fashion Design II                                                                               (Pending)
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Fashion Design I (Beginning Art Recommended)
    Graduation:              Elective Credit
    This course will continue the student’s focus on the fashion industry. Students will explore and demonstrate knowledge in cultural and social influences on the fashion industry. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the elements and principles of design in both two and three dimensions. They will learn industry terminology. They will become familiar with prominent designers (past and present), recognize the impact of other art forms on the fashion industry, and use academic discipline as part of their learning the industry. Students will create a portfolio of sketches, figures drawings, study the world of textiles, as well as create fashion. Students will be required to research educational and career requirements and opportunities in the field of fashion. Students will explore how technology has impacted niche marketing and look at online (Etsy/e-bay) marketability of personal creations. Students will also explore interior design and how the fashion industry extends beyond the clothes they wear.