Other Career and Technical Opportunities

  • ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1/2

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Health Sciences – Career Exploration

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Science or Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare and covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Exploration into human growth and development, and the body's response to stress, diet and disease will enhance basic principles. Course includes both in-lab and virtual lab experiences.

     

    AP PSYCHOLOGY

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Social Studies or Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description:  Students will study the history of psychology, research methods, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, cognition, motivation and emotion, developmental psychology, personality, testing and individual differences, abnormal behavior and its treatment, and social psychology. By the end of this course students will be prepared to take and pass the AP Psychology Test.  Successfully passing the AP exam allows this class to be counted as a required college class.

     

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT

    Length: Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description: This course explores the importance of understanding a child as an individual in regards to the child’s growth psychologically – socially, emotionally, morally physically, and intellectually. Students will learn about developmental theories, family structures, heredity, parenting styles, prenatal development, labor and delivery, and the needs of children birth through age six. Students will care for a RealCare baby simulator (or complete an alternate assignment) in order to find out what it is really like to be the parent of an infant. Who should take this course: people who plan to work with children in any capacity (teacher, pediatrician, childcare, etc.), people who may work in business or marketing careers that deal with children or children’s products, and people who plan to be parents at some point in their lives.

     

    CULINARY SKILLS 1/2

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit) or Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description:  Culinary Skills 1 focuses on safety and sanitation, basic cooking knowledge and techniques.  Students will obtain hands-on training and a Food Worker’s Permit. Culinary Skills 2 focuses on careers and expanded nutritional concepts as well food services practices, budgeting, and meal planning.

     

    HEALTH SCIENCES – CAREER EXPLORATION

    Length: Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite:

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed or health

    Course Description:  This class offers students the opportunity to explore the high-demand, high-wage career field of healthcare.  Students will work in the classroom to study a variety of healthcare related topics such as ethics, confidentiality, safety regulations, professional behavior, medical terminology and medical math.  Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, Bloodborne Pathogens. Fees for individual certifications will apply.

     

    INDEPENDENT LIVING

    Length: Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Eligible for Third Credit Math option* or Career and Tech Ed credit

    Course Description: Preparation for living on your own and making the transition into adult life! This course includes an overview of all of the skills needed to make good decisions about a successful lifestyle. Topics are looked at from a variety of perspectives and include understanding self and others, relationships, human sexuality, careers, housing, and insurance. Consumer issues include budgeting, money management, credit, banking, payroll, investments, income tax preparation and other related financial issues. *To count as third credit in math, this course must be taken after earning 1.0 credit in Algebra 1,2.

     

    Jobs For Washington’s Graduates (JWG)

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisites: None

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description: Students will develop employability skills, go on field trips, have 1-1 academic support, develop leadership skills and learn how to live on their own.  This is an interactive class. JWG focuses on helping students find a career after graduation, enroll in college or a training program. Those students who are interested in this class must talk to their counselor and complete the application/interview process. 

     

    LEADERSHIP

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite:

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description: This year-long course, which can be repeated for credit, focuses on building interpersonal relationships in the school and community through project based learning. Students learn the Eight Keys of Excellence, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and a variety of leadership, relationship and team-building skills while participating in planning, organizing and implementing school and community projects.

     

    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

    Length: Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Health Sciences – Career Exploration

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description: Medical Terminology is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare.  Students will expand on information presented in Health Careers Exploration to study the fundamentals of medical terminology with emphasis on basic rules, vocabulary, pronunciation, and abbreviations related to body structure and anatomical systems.  Students will also gain an understanding of pathologies, medical procedures, and medical specialties.

     

    YEARBOOK 1-4

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit) or Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Fine Arts or Career and Tech Ed

    Course Description: First year students have the responsibility for developing and producing a yearbook, which reflects all aspects of the academic and extracurricular activities of the school. Class members will be concerned with making layouts, writing copy, picture composition and cropping, editing, proof reading and distributing the yearbook. A second year of credit will be given to students who take this course as they assume the prime responsibility for planning and producing the yearbook.

Last Modified on December 26, 2017