Career and Technical Education

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The Career and Technical Education department offers a curriculum designed to assist all students in developing business concepts, computer skills, and family/consumer awareness that will provide a smooth transition to post-secondary education and/or employment. The program provides skills that students can utilize in their personal lives to be productive/responsible citizens and knowledgeable consumers.  It provides students with a unique blend of electives and sequence opportunities.

507 Introduction to C++ Computer Programming - 1 credit     Grades 9-12     40 weeks
This course is designed for the student with little or no computer programming background.  The programming language used is Turbo C++.  It is strongly recommended that this course be completed satisfactorily before taking A.P. Programming.
SUNY College Credits are available and are transferable to all SUNY Schools as well as many other colleges.
509 A.P. Computer Science A - 1 credit     Grades 11-12     40 weeks
The A.P. Computer Science course emphasizes procedural and data abstraction, object-based programming methodology, algorithms, and data structures. The A.P. Computer Science Examination requires knowledge of the programming language Java. The exam will continue to cover the fundamentals of computer science taught in first-year college courses.
512 Visual Basic Coding - ½  credit     Grades 9-12      20 weeks
This semester course in Visual Basic will allow students to learn the fundamental commands and techniques used in programming languages.  This is a fun, hands-on  introductory to programming class.  Upon completion, students may take Robotics Engineering, C++ Programming, or A.P. CSA (Java).
SUNY College Credits are available and are transferable to all SUNY Schools as well as many other colleges.
513 Computer Skills  - ½ credit      Grades 9-12       20 weeks
This one-semester course is designed to develop keyboarding and word processing skills. The focus is on building the necessary tools that students need for college and the work world. Units of instruction include resumes, cover letters, personal correspondence, letters of application, and research papers using Microsoft Word. Also, students will receive instruction in the advanced presentation features of PowerPoint, and in developing spreadsheets and charts using Excel, a skill colleges expect students to know before enrolling.
514 HTML5 Web Design - ½ credit     Grades 9 -12      20 weeks
The course is designed to teach students the technology necessary to develop professional quality web pages. Students will learn Photoshop CS for enhancing and creating with images, Adobe Animation to create movies within websites, and the coding behind the development of a website.
523 Math and Financial Applications - 1 credit      Grades 11-12       40 weeks
This course is for students who have successfully completed two full years of high school math. It fulfills one of the three units of mathematics required for a Regents’ diploma and was designed to meet commencement level math standards. It will prepare students for both college-level business programs and help them understand the complex financial world they will encounter after graduation.
524 Accounting - 1 credit      Grades 11-12      40 weeks
This course provides students with an understanding of financial accounting principles at the introductory college level.  Students will gain a thorough knowledge in the applications of fundamental accounting concepts and procedures.  It is an essential course for those students planning to major in Accounting, Finance, and/or Business Administration in college.  The course utilizes a college textbook and course syllabus. Students will prepare all assignments both manually and on the computer using accounting software. SUNY College Credits are available and are transferable to all SUNY Schools as well as many other colleges.
532 Business Law - 1 credit     Grades 11-12     40 weeks
The emphasis of this course is on your legal rights and obligations. Business Law includes the study of criminal, tort, and family law as well as individual rights. Learn how to enter into a valid contract, protect yourself with warranties, how to write a will, and know your rights in the workplace. In addition, discover how to purchase and insure your car as well as use credit and write checks. Guest speakers and field trips will supplement the curriculum. SUNY College Credits are available and are transferable to all SUNY Schools as well as many other colleges.
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34 Business Ownership and Marketing - 1 credit      Grades 11-12     40 weeks
Entrepreneurship and Marketing will be the focus of this course. Students will analyze various companies’ marketing and business strategies to see what makes some successful and others fail.
Students successfully completing this course are provided with the skills necessary to start and manage a small business. They will also have a solid foundation in concepts that may be utilized in college-level studies in Business Administration.  SUNY College Credits are available and are transferable to all SUNY Schools as well as many other colleges.
535 Child Psychology  - ½ credit      Grades 10-12      20 weeks
Entrepreneurship and Marketing will be the focus of this course. Students will analyze various companies’ marketing and business strategies to see what makes some successful and others fail.
Students successfully completing this course are provided with the skills necessary to start and manage a small business. They will also have a solid foundation in concepts that may be utilized in college-level studies in Business Administration.  SUNY College Credits are available and are transferable to all SUNY Schools as well as many other colleges.
L-538 Adolescent Psychology - ½  credit     Grades 10-12     20 weeks
This course is designed to help teenagers gain a better understanding of themselves, their families, and relationships.  Students will learn about strategies to help them cope with their stresses and problems of daily living.  They will learn how to deal effectively with those around them; peers, family members, younger children, and other adults.  Students will also investigate issues facing teens today.  The course will help students discover and strengthen behaviors to improve their interaction with others.
536 Early Childhood Education I - 1 credit      Grades 11-12       40 weeks
In this course, students will begin to learn the basics of working in an early childhood education class setting. Through their readings, they will learn about the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of preschool children ages 3-5, and assist the high school senior student teachers in the preparation of activities for the pre-k program. They will also be required to do projects on classroom design, writing storybooks and doing observations. Juniors may take this course for one period, and seniors may take it for two periods.
517 Computer Information Systems - ½ credit      Grades 11-12      20 weeks
Students who enroll in this half year introductory course will learn computer languages and computer programming. This class will fulfill prerequisite for Visual Basic and will provide a strong foundation for other computer science classes. Three SUNY credits are available.
518 Gaming and App Development - ½ credit      Grades 9-12      20 weeks
Students in this half year course will have opportunities to code using a variety of applications. The focus of this class will be on developing high quality working apps that solve real life problems. This course is designed for students who enjoy web based programming tools and want to build upon their skills.
537 Early Childhood Education II - 2 credits      Grade 12      40 weeks
In this course, the senior students will have the opportunity to plan activities for the preschoolers in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts & Crafts, and developing gross motor skills, as well as using the SmartBoard for interactive, hands-on learning activities. Students will have the opportunity to develop a testing assessment for pre-kindergarten readiness and act as mentors to the junior assistants. A portfolio must be submitted by the end of the course which will include all work completed for the year. Students will be able to take this course for two periods (2 credits).
L-533 Internship/Work Study - ½  credit      Grade 12        20 weeks
This course offers a work-based learning opportunity to assist students with the link between school and careers.  During the first ten weeks, the course will prepare students for an internship experience through a variety of activities including workplace issues, resume writing, the employment process, etc. Students will then have the opportunity to intern and obtain awareness of specific careers by working with mentors in their related field of interest.
Note: Students enrolling in this course must also sign up for the following courses: 045-English 12 Internship and 162-Internship/Politics.
520 Personal Finance - ½ credit     Grade 12     20 weeks
Are you smart with your money? Learn how to manage your finances responsibly in today’s world. This course is intended to introduce high school students to the myriad of concepts applicable to personal finance. Whether you are going to college or starting out in the work force after graduation, learn to budget and manage your money to create personal wealth. Should I buy a vehicle or is leasing cheaper? Should I buy my own place or should I rent? If you do not know the answers to these questions and more, then this course is for you.
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77 Robotics - 1 credit     Grades 10-12       40 weeks
This one-year course studies the design, construction, and programming of various self-directed robots.  Students will be able to program robots to move, grab objects, deal with obstacles, run through a maze, react to spoken commands and compete with other robots in competition.  Robotics Engineering is a hands-on, fully interactive course open to 10th, 11th, and 12th students.
L-548 FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) - ½ credit      Grades 9-12     20 weeks
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is the largest career student organization in the world.  Students will prepare for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities. Students will develop leadership, communication, presentation, and teamwork skills while building a portfolio of accomplishments that will serve them well in college and the work world.  Students will earn recognition on the local, state, and national levels through the Business Achievement Awards, open up their access to scholarships, and opportunities to travel.