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Career &Technical Education

Three credits of World Languages/Fine Arts/CTE are required to graduate from CMASAS. These can be combination of any courses from World Language, Fine Arts, or CTE. Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.

 

Courses

3D Modeling

Heart valves, cars, cartoons, and buildings may not seem to have much in common, but they all share one spectacular attribute: all originated as a 3D model. 3D modeling has changed the way the world makes things, and in this course, you’ll learn the basics to begin creating in 3D! You’ll learn how different 3D models are built and how to practice using a variety of modeling methods. By the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a portfolio of your ingenious modeling ideas.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: None

ACT Test Prep

Students build their math, reading, and writing skills through this course.  Students can listen to math, verbal and writing tutorials and each tutorial is accompanied by a quiz to test student mastery.  The program is highly adaptive and keeps track of a student’s strengths and weaknesses.  Students have access to a large pool of practice questions and receive instant feedback upon completion of each question.  This feedback includes easy-to-understand explanations.

Duration: 1 Semester

Animation

Do you wonder what it would be like to create the next blockbuster animated movie or do you want to make the next big video game? Do you have an eye for drawing, technology, and timing? If so, Animation is the course for you! You will learn how to use animation tools to conceptualize and bring your creations to life. You’ll learn the ins and outs of creating 2D and 3D animation, from start to finish.

Duration: 1 Semester

Applied Leadership

Silver

Students engage in activities that require the application of leadership skills.  Students complete 90 or more hours of involvement in activities such as student government, community service, charitable organizations, proactively serving a cause, overseeing a group to solve a specific program, and other activities that require the student to learn and meet leadership competencies in communication, technology, organizational skills, and personal responsibility and integrity.

Duration: 1 Semester

Argiculture, Principles of

Did you know that the world’s population could be as high as 11 billion people by the year 2050? And certainly, as our population is growing, so too are our food needs. Even today, millions of people around the world experience hunger. How can we balance growing populations and keeping everyone fed? This is where the importance of agriculture, food, and natural resources comes in!

Duration: 1 Semester

Career Planning

Students evaluate their interests, skills, and preferences; this can include personality type, innate talents, training, values, hobbies, and topics of interest. They research and compare a variety of career options, and analyze for each the job description, salary expectations, job outlook, and the training and skills required. They build a career portfolio of a resume, references, sample letters that can be adjusted for future use, and other items that one might want to showcase.

Duration: 1 Semester

Careers in Criminal Justice

Most of us have watched a sensationalized crime show at one time or another, but do we really know how things work behind those dreaded prison bars? Do we really understand all the many factors in our justice proceedings? The criminal justice system is a very complex field that requires many seriously dedicated people who are willing to pursue equal justice for all.

Duration: 1 Semester

Childhood Development

Childhood development is aimed at promoting knowledge and skills important for parenting and for working with children of many ages. Students learn about different phases of childhood development, from prenatal to adolescence, and explore the physical, emotional, and intellectual changes and needs of each age group.

Duration: 1 Semester

Coding I

In Coding I, you will explore the role technology plays in our lives as well as study the fundamentals of computer science, review hardware and software, and learn how the internet functions. You will also discover how to create and build your own website using HTML and CSS and learn basic and complex commands and sequences as you become familiar with programming languages like JavaScript and Python Programming.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Computer Fundamentals

Silver

Students learn key skills and programs commonly used in the world of work and in colleges. They develop knowledge of computer basics and use an operating system. They also learn spreadsheet basics, including using data to create charts, and learn how to create and present electronic presentations. Students gain a foundation in using the Internet, including online navigation and search skills and how to use email. Ethics and legal considerations are also covered. 

Duration: 1 Semester

Cosmetology I

Interested in a career in cosmetology? This course provides an introduction to the basics of cosmetology. Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology, learn about the common equipment and technologies used by cosmetologists, and examine the skills and characteristics that make someone a good cosmetologist.

Duration: 1 Semester

Cosmetology II

Helping people put their best face forward is a growing, vibrant industry which needs skilled and personable professionals well-versed in the latest trends and technological advances. In Cosmetology 2: The Business of Skin and Nail Care, experience what the day-to-day life of a cosmetologist is like. You will discover that cosmetology is much more than knowing and applying techniques.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: Cosmetology I

Cosmetology III

Cosmetology is a specialized field with a high skill set. Students taking this course will be exposed to the complexities of cosmetology by learning to perform a hair, scalp, and skin analysis. Students will also learn about hair types, face shapes, and color theory. Finally, to effectively prepare students for a career in cosmetology, color techniques with an emphasis on salon and chemical safety is examined.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: Cosmetology II

Cosmetology IV

Building on the prior prerequisite course, students will delve into the realm of hair styling and cutting techniques. Students will explore varieties wigs, extensions, and hairpieces, while also developing knowledge about shampooing and conditioning. Manual curling and the use of chemicals to curl and straighten hair are highlighted in this course as well as safety when working with chemicals. Students can expect to be well versed with a plethora of hair skills upon completion.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: Cosmetology III

Criminology

Students will be given the rare opportunity to climb inside the mind of a criminal and examine the ideas and motivations at work. The mental state of a criminal can be affected by many different aspects of life-psychological, biological, sociological-all of which have differing perspectives and influences. Students will also how the criminal justice system remains committed to upholding the law through diligence and an uncompromising process.

Duration: 1 Semester

Culinary Arts I

This introductory course will provide you with basic cooking and knife skills while preparing you for entry into the culinary world. Discover the history of food culture, food service, and global cuisines while learning about food science principles and preservation. Finally, prepare for your future by building the professional, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills that are crucial to a career in the culinary arts.

Duration: 1 Semester

Culinary Arts II

Culinary Arts II will help you build a strong foundation and grow your knowledge of this exciting industry. In this course, you will explore baking and desserts, learn how to prepare proteins, and study nutrition and safety in the kitchen. You will also enhance your understanding of sustainability in the food industry, learn to prepare meals from a global perspective, and dissect the business of cooking, from managing a kitchen to successfully running a catering company.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: Culinary Arts I

Cybersecurity

Students will learn about the various parts of a computer, how they work together, and how students can manipulate them to keep their data safe. They will also dive into the tools, technologies, and methods that will help protect them from an attack and discover the many opportunities in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Early Childhood Education

Children experience enormous changes in the first few years of their lives. They learn to walk, talk, run, jump, read and write, among other milestones. Caregivers can help infants, toddlers, and children grow and develop in positive ways. This course is for students who want to influence the most important years of human development.

Duration: 1 Semester

Engineering & Technology

What if you could do the impossible? Engineers understand a lot of things, but the word impossible definitely isn’t one of them. Through Concepts of Engineering and Technology, you’ll learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity.

Duration: 1 Semester

Entrepreneurship, Introduction

Do you dream of owning your own business? This course can give you a head start in learning about what you’ll need to own and operate a successful business of your own. Students will explore creating a business plan, financing a business, and pricing products and services. Students will also learn more about the regulations that apply to businesses, marketing products and services, and the legal and ethical guidelines that govern businesses.

Duration: 1 Semester

Fashion & Interior Design

In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business.

Duration: 1 Semester

Fashion Design

Silver

Students learn an overview of fashion design and the fashion design industry, including career paths within the field. They analyze the purposes of clothing, and the many influences on clothing choices. They learn about fashion history and current trends, including famous fashion designers. Students analyze the importance of color in fashion design and the selection of clothing for each individual.

Duration: 1 Semester

Game Design I

Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing video games or coding? Does the idea of creating and designing your own virtual world excite you? If so, this is the course for you! Tap into your creative and technical skills as you learn about the many aspects involved with designing video games. You will learn about video game software and hardware, various gaming platforms, necessary technical skills, troubleshooting and internet safety techniques, and even the history of gaming.

Duration: 2 Semesters

Health Science I

In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases. The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas.

Duration: 1 Semester

Health Science II

Health Science II will show you how to become part of this meaningful vocation. Promoting wellness, communicating with patients, and understanding safety in the workplace are just a few of the essential skills you will learn, all the while becoming familiar with some of the more prominent areas in the field, such as emergency care, nursing, infection control, and pediatrics.

Duration: 1 Semester

Health Science: Nursing

In Health Science II Nursing, you will explore communication and ethics, anatomy and physiology, and the practice of nursing. Learn how to build relationships with individuals, families, and communities and how to develop wellness strategies for your patients. From emergency to rehabilitative care to advances and challenges in the healthcare industry, discover how you can launch a fulfilling career providing care to others.

Duration: 1 Semester

Health Science: Public Health

You will study both infectious and non-communicable diseases as well as learn how we conquer these on a community and global level through various methods, including proper hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition. Explore the role current and future technologies play worldwide as well as consider the ethics and governance of health on a global scale. Discover unique career opportunities, and fascinating real-life situations.

Duration: 1 Semester

Hospitality & Tourism

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas.

Duration: 1 Semester

International Business

This course provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course.

Duration: 1 Semester

Keyboarding

Silver

Students learn touch-typing skills with proper finger placement, building both accuracy and speed. Students should be able to type all letters and numbers with 80% or better accuracy at 24 wpm by the end of Keyboarding A. Students should achieve 35 wpm at 90% or better accuracy by the end of Keyboarding B, and this includes typing with punctuation marks and capital letters.  

Duration: 2 Semesters

Peer Counseling

This course explains the role of a peer counselor, teaches the observation, listening, and emphatic communication skills that counselors need, and provides basic training in conflict resolution, and group leadership. Not only will this course prepare you for working as a peer counselor, but the skills taught will enhance your ability to communicate effectively in your personal and work relationships.

Duration: 1 Semester

Personal Finance

Honors, Silver

This course leads students through the basic concepts and practices associated with day to day financial living. Concepts taught will included sound financial practices for making, saving and spending money. Students will become familiar with record keeping, banking and investing, as well as planning for their financial future.  Completion of this course provides a solid foundation in basic handling of finances and an understanding of building and implementing a personal budget. 

Duration: 1 Semester

Real World Parenting

The process of parenting is more than just having a child and making sure they eat, sleep and get to school on time. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps a parent can take to create the best environment and life for their child. Parenting roles and responsibilities; nurturing and protective environments for children; positive parenting strategies and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course.

Duration: 1 Semester

SAT Test Prep

Students build their math, reading, and writing skills through this course.  Students can listen to math, verbal and writing tutorials and each tutorial is accompanied by a quiz to test student mastery.  The program is highly adaptive and keeps track of a student’s strengths and weaknesses.  Students have access to a large pool of practice questions and receive instant feedback upon completion of each question.  This feedback includes easy-to-understand explanations.

Duration: 1 Semester

Senior Seminar

Silver

This is course is instructed by the school counselor and is meant to help seniors prepare for graduation and post high school endeavors.   

Duration: 1 Semester

Social Media, Introduction

In this course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You’ll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit—personally, academically, and eventually professionally as well.

Duration: 1 Semester

Web Design

Silver

Essential web design skills are learned. Students have choice in the direction to take this course. Students can study HTML or just the design aspects of web site creation.

Duration: 2 Semesters