CTE Pathways Flowchart 2020
<div>The foundation for animating in any genre is explained and explored. Students build a robust portfolio of both 2D and 3D animation works (think Sunday morning cartoons and Pixar). Students become familiar with industry terminology and learn how to give and receive constructive criticism. Students are given the tools and opportunity to create and communicate original stories from start to finish, from preproduction to postproduction.</div>
<div><b>Animation II w/ lab/ Advanced Animation, 13008410, 2 CH</b></div><div>Students begin to explore the more advanced offerings of 3D animation software. There is a heavy emphasis on original creation. Students delve into every stage of the animation pipeline, from concept art and storyboarding, to modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting, rendering and editing. Students are encouraged to identify and refine their preferred area of expertise. Students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively and are expected to act as part of a team.</div><div><br></div>
<div><b>Not available until Fall 2021 at Westside</b></div>
<div><b>Graphic Design and Illustration I, </b>13008800, 1 CH <b>- </b>Students will develop an understanding of the industry with a focus on fundamental elements and principles of visual art and design. Students will learn foundational graphic techniques though hands on experiences.</div>
<div><b>Graphic Design and Illustration II w/ Lab, </b>13008910, 2 CH <b> – </b>Within this context, in addition to developing advanced technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry with a focus on mastery of content knowledge and skills. Students will design and then produce professional graphics.</div>
<div><b>Not available until Fall 2021 at Westside </b></div>
<div><b>Audio/Video Production I, 13008500, 1 CH</b>- Introduction to computer-based non-linear editing using integrated software packages. Application of digital graphics, animation, multimedia and video, and online delivery. Project based class that merges multiple media into a final product. </div>
<div><b>Audio/Video Production II, 13008600, 1 CH</b>- Advanced use of visual media creation/editing applications, components, uses as related to film, television and visual communications industries. Style, ethics and the politic of the editor emphasized. </div>
<div><b>Practicum in Audio/Video Production, 13008700, 2 CH</b>- Application of professional video techniques in programming. Emphasis on studio operation. Fundamentals of using multiple media to produce for print, broadcast and online platforms. Video pre-production and production management, including techniques of script breakdown, scheduling, budgeting, and producing of professional productions and student projects.</div>
<div><b>Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources/ Principles of Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, 13000200, 1 CH</b>Comprehensive introduction to the B-REAL course. Students get their hands dirty, expanding their understanding and explore Wolf Prairie. Find out where food comes from and how its production impacts our health and planetary systems. Analyze strategies for raising food that keeps us, our economy and our ecology strong. Investigate environmental issues that impact society from endangered species to water conservation. Meet local professionals involved in related careers. </div>
<div><b>Scientific Research and Design / Urban Agriculture, 13037200, 1 CH</b>Students will learn about principals of plant biology, soil science and permaculture; current trends in urban agriculture and the local food movements; comparison of industrial agriculture and sustainable agriculture; entrepreneurship and marketing in farmer’s markets; cooking techniques to make healthy food enjoyable and attractive. The course has the components of any rigorous scientific or engineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, formulation, and presentation of the conclusions. Students learn how to grow their own food, how to prepare it and why this is important. Students will focus on techniques appropriate for our urban setting. This class manages the Westside Garden and Aquaponics system. Students work as a team to produce food for sale to the Westside Community.</div>
<div><b>Not available until 2022 at Westside</b></div>
<div><b>Not available until 2021 at Westside</b></div>
<div><b>Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance, 13011200, 1 CH</b>We cover almost every topic associated in the business industry at a introductory level. Examples are business ownership, goods and services, production, retail, price, ethics, marketing, advertising, sales, and finance. As far as work we create business ideas, marketing plans, and a lot of practical items that are used in business today.</div>
<div><b>Financial Mathematics, 13018000, 1 CH</b> - The basis of this class is personal finance. We learn how to buy cars, houses, apply for loans and credit cards. Any financial responsibility a grown-up has is taught through this class. Students are taught how to apply for jobs, create resumes, and practice job interview questions.</div>
<div><b>Virtual Business, 13012000, ½ CH – </b>Virtual Business is a course designed for students to start a virtual business by creating a web presence, conducting online and offline marketing, examining contracts appropriate for an online business, and demonstrating project-management, bookkeeping, and record maintenance skills. This class will focus on professionalism, critical writing, and effective communication.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Global Business, 13011800, ½ CH - </b>Global Business is a course designed for students to analyze global trade theories, international monetary systems, trade policies, politics, and laws relating to global business as well as cultural issues, logistics, and international human resource management. This class will focus on professionalism, critical writing, and effective communication.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Business Law, 13011700, 1 CH -</b> Business Law is a survey course covering the basic legal concepts relevant to business. Students will learn the foundational cases of American business law and discuss, debate, and apply civil procedure, property law, torts, contracts, agency law, and ethics. This class will focus on professionalism, critical writing, and effective communication. This course has a Dual Credit option.</div>
<div><b>Business English, 13011600, 1 CH - </b>In Business English, students enhance communication and research skills by applying them to the business environment, in addition to exchanging information and producing properly formatted business documents using emerging technology. This course develops hard <i>and</i> soft skills with authentic cases, examples, documents, etc. used in businesses and corporations for “real-world” business application. Learning objectives include:</div><div> College application, Resume / job applications, Letters &amp; memos, Operational manuals, Marketing communications, Digital portfolio, Develop, present, and pitch ideas, and Professional &amp; interpersonal skills.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Business Management, 13012100, 1 CH </b>This course introduces students to business management concepts, human resources management, project management, and team building. Students will have the opportunity to use real–world scenarios to apply business management concepts in a project-based learning environment. This course is offered for a dual credit option.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Practicum in Business Management, 13012200, 2 CH - </b>The course will help the student make a smooth transition from the classroom to a job. The student will get hands-on job experience that will teach them communication, networking, job-specific skills, professional soft skills and much more. Along with the hands-on experience, the students will complete and discuss classroom assignments to delve deeper into the characteristics and qualities needed to succeed on the job. </div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div><b>Accounting I, 13016600, 1 CH </b>This course introduces students to general accounting concepts, principles, and procedures. Students will have the opportunity to use real –world accounting software, business documents, and financial statements. Students complete practice sets or simulations, use calculators, and process some data electronically. This course is offered for dual credit. Upon successful completion of Accounting 1303, students will receive ½ high school semester credit and 3 college credits for the fall semester. Students will be enrolled into Accounting 1304 for the spring semester</div>
<div><b>Accounting II, 13016700, 1 CH </b>This course introduces students to cost and manufacturing accounting concepts, principles, and procedures. Students will have the opportunity to use real –world accounting software, business documents, and financial statements. Students will apply concepts and prior accounting knowledge to complete assignments, simulations, and projects. Students will also develop the skills and knowledge to apply to industry accounting certifications. This course is offered for a dual credit option.</div>
<div><b>Introduction to Culinary</b>, <b>13022550, 1 CH:</b>This is a one credit course where students cover the fundamentals of the culinary profession. First semester will be completely classroom based; second semester is where students apply what they learn into the kitchen. Class Fee is a non-refundable $75; <i><b>pro-active </b></i>payment plans can be arranged. Students receive professional kitchen approved hat, pants, and apron this year. Non-slip shoes should be purchased elsewhere by student.<i>Class Focus:Industry Basics, Culinary Vocabulary, Workplace Safety, Food Safety, Weights and Measures, Stocks, Knife Skills, Egg Cookery, Introduction to Baking</i></div>
<div><b>Culinary Arts, 13022600, 2 CH: </b>Students will receive their Texas Food Handlers Certification through the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Program. Students will test for the first level of the National Restaurant Associations Certificate of Achievement. Class fee is a non-refundable $150; <i><b>pro-active </b></i>payment plans can be arranged. Students receive professional kitchen approved hat, chef jacket, pants, and apron this year. Non-slip shoes should be purchased elsewhere by student/previous shoes can be re-used depending on the quality of the shoes. <i>Class focus: Food Safety, Workplace Safety, Quick Breads, Yeast Breads, Starch Cookery, Time-Management, Food Preparation Techniques, Knife Skills, Stocks, Soups, and Sauces</i></div>
<div><b>Advanced Culinary, 13022650, 2 CH: </b>Class Fee is a non-refundable $150; <i><b>pro-active </b></i>payment plans can be arranged. Students will test for the second level of the National Restaurant Associations Certificate of Achievement. Students receive professional kitchen approved hat, chef jacket <i>with their name</i>, pants, and apron this year. Non-slip shoes should be purchased elsewhere by student/ previous shoes can be re-used depending on the quality of the shoes. <i>Class Focus:Advanced food preparation, Time-management, Full-Plating, Advanced Culinary Techniques</i></div>
<div><b>Practicum in Culinary Arts, 13022700, 2 CH: </b>Class Fee is a non-refundable $150; <i><b>pro-active </b></i>payment plans can be arranged. Students will receive their ServSafe Food Managers Certification through the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Program. Students will work to complete their required practicum hours for the Certificate of Achievement. Students receive professional kitchen approved hat, chef jacket <i>with their name and school logo</i>, pants, and apron this year. Non-slip shoes should be purchased elsewhere by student/ previous shoes can be re-used depending on the quality of the shoes. <i>Class focus:Culinary Management, Cost Controls, Marketing, Global Cuisine, Banquets, A la Carte, Colleges and Higher Education</i></div>
<div><b>Introduction to Engineering Design, (IED) N1303742, 1 CH</b></div><div>Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3-D modeling software and use an engineering notebook to document their work. </div>
<div><b>Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), N1303748, 1 CH</b> is the study of <b>manufacturing</b> planning, integration, and implementation of automation. The <b>course</b> explores <b>manufacturing</b> history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the <b>course</b> incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design.</div>
<div><b>Digital Electronics,13037600, 1 CH - </b>From smartphones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.</div>
<div><b>Engineering Design and Problem Solving, 13037300, 1 CH - </b>The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in Engineering Design and Problem Solving as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing Engineering Design and Problem Solving ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.”</div>
<div><b>Fundamentals of Computer Science, 03580140, 1 CH - </b>The course emphasizes the various aspects of computing such as problem solving, algorithm design, and program construction. Students also explore the application of computer science to various real-world problems. An object-oriented programming language is used to develop the student’s problem solving and programming skills. </div>
<div><b>Computer Programming I /Computer Programming, 13027600, 1 CH - </b>Students learn the approach and logic to computer programming. Students will begin to learn computer programming concepts such as string processing, control loops, conditional statements, methods, algorithms, and variable types. Students build programs utilizing visual programming languages such as ScratchTM and advance into programming using Python. </div>
<div><b>Computer Programming II /Advanced Computer Programming, 13027700, 1 CH - </b>After learning programming logic, students begin to learn JAVA TM. Students write code in EclipseTM, an Integrated Development Environment. Students will understand data types &amp; variables, strings, mathematical &amp; logical expressions, flow control, and object – oriented programming. Students will have the opportunity to continue into AP Computer Science A or take the IT Practicum course. </div>
<div><b>Practicum in Information Technology /IT Practicum, 13028000, 2 CH - </b>Students have the opportunity to go to a job site 2-3 days a week and shadow an IT manager. This is an unpaid internship. Students gain hands on experience with hardware and software installation at the job site. Other days, while in the classroom, students work on IT certifications and serve the high school for developing IT solutions. </div>
<div><b>Computer Science I PreAP , 03580200, 1 CH </b>This course is an introduction to computer science using Scratch and Python to solve problems and create programs. Students will write many programs, implementing algorithm development, data types, variables, object-oriented programming techniques, decision making, iteration and arrays. Software development concepts and group learning in real word simulations will be experienced. </div>
<div><b>Computer Science II PreAP, 03580300, 1 CH </b>This course is an introduction to computer science using Java to solve problems and create programs. Students will write many programs implementing algorithm development, data types, variables, object-oriented programming techniques, decision making, iteration and arrays. Software development concepts and group learning in real word simulations will be experienced. </div><div><br></div><div><b>AP Computer Science Principles, A3580300, 1 CH</b>The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be the equivalent to the first semester introductory college computing course. It is recommended that the AP Computer Science Principles course should have successfully completed a first year high school algebra course with a strong foundation in basic linear functions and composition of functions and problem solving strategies.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div><b>Practicum in Information Technology /IT Practicum, 13028000, 2 CH - </b>Students have the opportunity to go to a job site 2-3 days a week and shadow an IT manager. This is an unpaid internship. Students gain hands on experience with hardware and software installation at the job site. Other days, while in the classroom, students work on IT certifications and serve the high school for developing IT solutions. </div>
<div><b>Principles of Health Science, 13020200, 1 CH</b> The course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students develop health care knowledge and skills by understanding effective communication, ethical and legal responsibilities and patient care. The students are taught to view the health care system as consumers as well as potential health care professionals. It prepares students to reason, think critically and communicate effectively. Students will recognize that quality healthcare depends on the ability of an individual to be a good team player and to work well with others. </div>
<div><b>Medical Terminology, 13020300, 1 CH</b>A course designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care.</div>
<div><b>Health Science Theory, 13020400, 1 CH</b> This course is designed to enable all students at the high school level to learn the basics of health science. The course will help the students develop an understanding of biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; biological and chemical processes; and various diseases that affect the body. The course is based on Texas state standards for Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the health science industry.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Anatomy and Physiology, 13020600, 1 CH - </b>This course is designed to introduce students to the basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Its overall emphasis will be dominated by the understanding of how structure and function complement one another in the normal, healthy human body. Students will have opportunities to explore the human anatomy through models, animal specimens, and prepared microscopy. It is an advanced science class that encourages students to unify coherent knowledge base, stimulate critical thinking, and hopefully appreciate the wonders of the human body.</div>
<div><b>Practicum of Health Science/ Pharmacy Tech, 13020500, 2 CH </b> This course introduces students to the practice and procedures used to assist the pharmacist in various pharmacy operations and settings. Students will review the history of pharmacy practice, technician roles, the importance of regulatory laws and agencies, safety, licensing, competencies, career requirements, and associations for technicians. </div><div> </div><div><b>Practicum of Health Science/ Medical Assisting, 13020510, 2 CH</b>This course is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. This course will be taught by different methodologies, such as preclinical lab, clinical rotation, and cooperative education. During clinical rotation, students will observe in numerous specialty areas including ER, Sports Medicine, Nursery, ICU, Cancer Center, etc. In select settings, students will provide direct patient care under the supervision of professionals in the medical field.</div>
<div><b>Pathophysiology, 13020800, 1 CH - </b>The main objective of this course is to provide an in-depth exploration into the pathogenesis of human body systems with the intent to understand the physical manifestation observed in a clinical setting. Students will get a glimpse into the clinical approach of how to manage pathological conditions. Students will also learn the causes of many diseases and how they develop through time. With a little dedication and appreciation for the subject, this class will be worthwhile for the aspiring healthcare professionals!</div>
<div><b>Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communication, </b>13008200, 2 CH<b> - </b>The goal of this course is for the student understands arts, audio/video technology, and communications systems. Within this context, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the various and multifaceted career opportunities in this cluster and the knowledge, skills, and educational requirements for those opportunities.</div>
<div><b>Political Science I, 13018300, 1 CH - </b>. An introduction to the History, Civilization, , scope, and methods of political science. Among the topics covered are the different conceptions of politics and science and the relationships between them, the major controversies over the possibility and shape of political science, and the different approaches employed in the study of politics. The student will compare current, classic, or contemporary political theories. They will explore the historical nature of politics and the role of public opinion on society.</div>
<div><b>Business Law, 13011700, 1 CH- </b>Students will learn the foundational cases of American business law and discuss, debate, and apply civil procedure, property law, torts, contracts, agency law, and ethics. This class will focus on professionalism, critical writing, and effective communication. This course has a Dual Credit option.</div>
<div><b>Project-Based Research, 12701500, 1 CH ­- </b>The student conducts a project using analytical problem-solving techniques. The student is expected to: research a problem such as a government and public administration issue, a feasibility study, or a product evaluation; investigate the issues associated with the problem; collect primary data such as interviews, surveys, and observations; express thoughts logically and sequentially in preparing a formal report; interpret and present quantitative data in graph format within the report; prepare visuals and handouts to support the presentation; and make a final presentation of the study to the appropriate stakeholders.</div>

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