Career and Technical Education
The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students for employment. Our program is connected to a preschool where every student has the opportunity to work on and enhance sought after employability skills needed to succeed in any job. Students will actively participate in real life instruction including: child growth and development, child health, nutrition, safety, planning and supervision of developmentally appropriate play and learning activities. Hands-on learning involves working with preschoolers every week, preparing sensory bins, and designing a variety of educational games or activities for preschoolers.
The Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students to use what they learned in ECE 1, in an actual classroom. Students will gain hours of real work experience, as they continue honing their employability skills and their ability to work with adults and preschoolers at the Vail Inclusive Preschool. Students continue learning about the development of children, typical and atypical students, and age appropriate activities. Students design lesson plans and teach small groups of preschoolers. Students create teacher’s bulletin boards, take pictures of their classroom activities, and create playful learning kits.
PrerequisitesEarly Childhood Education I
Do you want to continue to solve problems that engage and challenge yourself? Engineering 2 will continue to explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Apply what you know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car and other hands-on projects. Develop skills in problem-solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. There will be times in which students will need to have closed-toe shoes and will need to wear safety glasses while working on projects.
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 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. This program develops student’s understanding of engineering problem solving and design practices. It is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended, real-world problems in a real-world context.
PrerequisitesSports Medicine 1
Culinary 2 is a continuation of food and kitchen safety and sanitation. Students will also be introduced to menu planning and facilitating large events, ordering and receiving, inventory, and introduction to restaurant management and hospitality.
PrerequisitesCulinary Arts 1
The Culinary Arts program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills required for food production and service occupations in commercial foodservice establishments. Students completing this program will possess the technical knowledge and skills required for planning, selecting, storing, purchasing, preparing and serving quality food products. Nutritive values, safety and sanitation procedures, use of commercial equipment, serving techniques and management of food establishments will also be studied. Throughout the Culinary Arts instructional program, students will develop advanced critical thinking, applied academic, career development, life and employability skills, business, economic, and leadership skills required for culinary arts occupations.
This course focuses on the training of students in journalistic style in order to prepare them for the creation of the Mica Mountain High School yearbook. It is a prerequisite for entrance into the Yearbook class. Students will learn the elements of design, copywriting, and the basics for photography. This course is deadline-oriented, and may require time outside of class. This course requires organization, initiative, responsibility, motivation, and maturity.
This course focuses on the creation of the Mica Mountain High School yearbook. Students will be developing a product that is to be sold. Responsibilities consist of digital and conventional photography, copy writing, graphic design, and photo manipulation. This course is deadline oriented, and requires organization, initiative, responsibility, motivation, and maturity.
PrerequisitesDigital Photography / Documentary 1
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of Welding and an incite into exciting and successful careers! Students will learn the art and technology of joining metals together with heat, using special equipment to perform different welding processes such as oxy-fuel, plasma cutting, wire feed welding (GMAW), arc welding (SMAW), and TIG welding (GTAW). They will also learn to accurately fabricate a project, work from blueprints, repair broken parts, problem-solve a welding dilemma using math and measurement skills to set up and lay out the parts used for the welding project. This is a welding course that applies many of the major processes used in major industries. From day one, you’ll be learning about SAFETY. You’ll be getting dirty. You’ll be making sparks. There are a ton of job opportunities all over the world for welding, meaning this is a career that has boundless opportunities in the job market, locally, nationally, and globally. Students should expect to wear safety glasses, closed-toe boots, and cotton clothing as well as other protective equipment during this class.
Course fee required. See Course Fee Chart.