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Jefferson High School

Career Technical Education classes include:

 

Building Trades and Construction Industry Sector - Wood Technology 1, 2

 

Wood Tech 1
Grades: 9 - 12

Wood Tech 1 is an introductory course in hand tool and machine woodworking.  Students are acquainted with procedures and methods of machine and hand tool woodworking by means of required projects.  Safety, the use of woodworking machines, hand tools, design construction techniques, joinery, associated wood products (i.e., glue, fasteners, etc.) and finishing techniques will be stressed.  Students will construct a variety of assigned projects to aid in the achievement of a high level of understanding of woodworking skills, to explore career pathways, and skills that will assist them in becoming life-long learners.  Math, science and reading/writing skills will be developed and refined throughout the course.

 

The Wood Tech I program introduces students to possible career pathways along with leisure time activities through the use of hands on experiences in the construction and woodworking areas.  this course gives each student an opportunity to make a more meaningful decision as to where their career interests may lay and the requirements they will have to satisfy to become successful in the construction and woodworking industry.  Students will develop their problem solving skills with the instructor using the "Student-as-Worker, Teacher-as-Coach" approach to learning.

 

Wood Tech 2

Grades: 9 - 12

the fundamentals of cabinet making, joinery and mass-production techniques will be studied and applied.  Furniture making is fine-tuned.  Safety, tools and equipment and joinery will be studied and practiced.  Individual project design and building make up a portion of class activities.  Further career planning will be done by individual students to include schools beyond graduation.  The forming of a small business, mass production, career planning and marketing concepts is a significant part of the Wood Technology curriculum.  Personal projects must be paid for by student.

 

 

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Industry Sector

Foods & Nutrition

Grades: 9 - 12

This course is an introduction to the culinary program.  Students study sanitation and safety, measurement, equipment, and baking techniques the first semester.  Strong emphasis is placed on nutrition concepts.  Food labs first semester focus on dry heat methods of cooking, like baking including cookies, quick breads, and a Thanksgiving meal. Second semester students focus on nutrition and preparing balanced meals and explore foods from different areas of the world.  Food units include pasta, rice, vegetables, and poultry dishes.

 

Culinary Arts

Grades: 9 - 12

The second year class focuses on careers in the hospitality industry as well a more advanced culinary concepts and techniques pertaining to the front and back of the house.  Class includes discussion of quality food-service practices, elements of a professional kitchen, and more in depth study of culinary applications.  Emphasized concepts include: how cooking alters food, dry vs. moist cooking techniques, seasonings and flavorings, stocks and sauces, soups and appetizers, desserts, and fruits, vegetables & legumes.  Students also help plant and maintain the classroom herb and vegetable garden.  Concepts and current issues related to sustainable resources and the local food movement are threaded through the entire course.

 

 

Transportation Industry Sector - Auto


Auto Tech 1

Grades: 9 - 12

Auto Tech 1 is an automotive course for all students with or without any previous knowledge of automotive technology.  This course is designed to acquaint the student with the modern automobile, its role in American society, and the economic and historical factors involved in its development.  Emphasis is on safety, hand tools, measurements and the basic knowledge of construction and function of the components of the car and on the more common malfunctions and their repair.  Students will get a "hands on" experience throughout the year.

This course is designed to acquaint all students with all levels of ability.  It fulfills the high school graduation requirement for Career Technical Education.  It also introduces students to the tech prep program which leads to 4.5 units of college credit articulated with Auto 710 at Skyline College.

 

Auto Tech 2 - 3

Grades: 10 - 12

This course is designed to further the study of the modern automotive, its role in American society, and the economic and historical factors involved in its development.  This class is designed for the more serious automotive student. This class builds upon the knowledge presented in Auto Tech 1.  Emphasis is on the more complex study of construction and function  of the components of the car and malfunctions and their repair.  Students will get a "hands on" experience throughout the year.  This course is designed to give the student a chance to further develop skills and knowledge about the function and repair of the automobile.  It fulfills the high school graduation requirement for Career Technical Education.  It also gives further study in the tech prep program which leads to 4.5 units of college credit articulated with Auto 710 at Skyline College.

 

 

Information Technology Industry Sector


Computer Concepts 1

Grades: 10 - 12

This is a one year career technical education course with a focus on teaching skills for technology proficiency and success in the workplace.  Students will learn to use technology as a resource for use in their educational, personal, and professional life.  Course work includes using operating systems, word processing, multimedia presentations, spreadsheets, internet, email etiquette, keyboarding, computer ethics and copyright laws.

Activities incorporate professional document preparation productivity, work ethics, work place skills, as well as development of cover letters and resumes.  Students may be eligible to petition for community college credit.  Those planning to enroll in community colleges can save money if community college credits are earned through this course.

 

Computer Concepts 2

Grades: 10 - 12

This is a one year advanced career technical education computer course where students develop advanced skills using Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and other essential software programs.  Real life practical applications of computer technology will demonstrate technological proficiency and incorporate employability skills and work ethics.  Projects include integrating software, creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, stationary, booklets, and other advanced computer based documents.  This is an elective course with two advantages for students.  Students may be eligible to petition for petition for community college credit.  Those planning to enroll in community colleges can save money if community college credits are earned while still in high school.

Students leave the course prepared with necessary skills to be competitive in the job market or utilized in higher education courses.

 

 

Education, Child Development, and Family Services Industry Sector


Life Management

Grades: 9 - 12

This course prepares students to live on their own with an emphasis on relationships, consumer issues, job skills, and healthy meal planning.  We study child development from conception through early childhood.  Some activities are: budgeting, resume writing, apartment hunting, tax preparedness, buying clothes and food, being responsible for a life-like infant, planning children's parties, planning, preparing, and serving simple meals and basic sewing skills.  Emphasis is placed on personal growth and awareness.  Guest speakers are used to inform and made the students aware of community services, and to introduce them to job opportunities and career paths.