Career and Technical Education

Students need either one CTE or one fine art credit for graduation. These programs are supported and enhanced by the Pima JTED. All CTE courses are at least 50% lab-based. Since maintaining class and program integrity is essential to the success of our students and CTE programs, every CTE class is, by default, A YEAR-LONG COMMITMENT. Requiring students who take CTE courses to stay in these courses will enable them to better transition to higher academic and personal expectations, and will ensure future success. Students may not be able to drop classes at the end of first semester.

Business

Business Management 1

Career and Technical Education program designed to offer students’ knowledge and skills that meet the needs of today's workplace. The Business Management 1 program includes instruction with hands-on participation in project management, business communication and networking, business management practices, and the employment process. Students will also gain an understanding of business intelligence and professionalism, planning and logistics, marketing and research, and technology and web-based tools. Business Management 1 students will develop leadership, social, civic, and career skills through participation in project-based learning.

Grade: 10-12

1 Credit

2 Semester

Culinary Arts

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The Culinary Arts program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills required for food production and service occupations in commercial food service 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.

Culinary Arts I
(JTED Course)

Culinary 1 prepares students in food and kitchen safety, sanitation, basic food knowledge, nutrition, menu planning, storage, food rotation, use of residential and commercial kitchen equipment.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Culinary Arts 2
(JTED Course)

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.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites: Sussessful completion of Culinary Arts 1 

Culinary Arts 3
(JTED Course)

Culinary 3- Students will learn to efficiently and effectively run and manage the back of house and front of the house of a restaurant by operating and managing large events, orders for Jolt Cafe, and the food truck. Students will lead in ordering, receiving, and inventory products for the business and learn other managerial skills like scheduling, managing HR issues, and marketing. At the end of this course, students will have a well-rounded knowledge of restaurant management.

Grade: 11-12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Culinary Arts 2, ServSafe Manager Certification, and passing the Arizona Culinary Arts State Exam.
Dual Enrollment Course through Pima Community College

Education

Early Childhood Education I

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.

Career Preparation: Preschool teacher, Child care worker, Elementary teacher, Primary care worker. Career Pathway: Early Childhood 1, Early Childhood 2, Early Childhood 3, Early Childhood 4.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Early Childhood Education II (Learning Lab)
(JTED Course)

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 teaches small groups of preschoolers. Students create teacher’s bulletin boards, take pictures of their classroom activities, and create playful learning kits.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed ECE I

Early Childhood Education III: Learning Lab
(JTED Course)

Early Childhood Education Level 3 students will enhance and increase their knowledge, skills, and experiences critical to providing children and families with high-quality Early Childhood Education. This program takes into account the most recent developments in Early Childhood Education and looks at trends that will shape the future of preschool teaching. On completion, participants will have a sound understanding of child development, be able to create positive environments, effectively facilitate curriculum, provide developmentally appropriate assessments and establish and maintain meaningful relationships with children and families.

Students will Work in an early year’s childcare environment for a minimum of 200 hours. (Participants are required to submit prescribed monthly forms, to show proof of volunteer work). Students will work 3 out of 4 days at the preschool.

Attend all the prescribed workshops that pertain to:

• Child Growth and Development
• Environments for Early Learners
• Curriculum and Lesson Planning
• Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
• Language and Literacy Development
• Ethics and Professionalism
• Family Engagement
• Health & Safety
• Teaching Philosophy

Grade: 11-12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed ECE II

Engineering
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Engineering I
(JTED Course)

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.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Engineering 2
(JTED Course)

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.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites: Engineering 1

Engineering III- Introduction to Engineering (U of AZ Dual Enrollment Course)
(JTED Course)

Engineering 102 High School (ENGR 102 HS) is a three-unit, dual credit, UA course for high school students who want to learn more about engineering. Since ENGR 102 is a required course for all UA engineering students, those who take it in high school get a head start on their freshman year of college. The ENGR 102 HS credit is transferable to all Arizona public institutions of higher learning as well as to most of those out of state. ENGR 102 HS is taught in participating high schools by trained high school teachers. This award-winning, hands-on course is offered in 35 high schools across Arizona and California. Students who sign up pay significantly reduced tuition. High school juniors and seniors who are taking pre-calculus or above may enroll. Check here to see if your school offers ENGR 102 HS.

While taking ENGR 102 HS, students learn about opportunities in various engineering fields and experience how engineers improve people’s lives. In addition to the solar oven project, catapults, and paper helicopter design and build, high school teachers and their students select additional topics to study throughout the school year, for example:

• Solar go-karts
• Cellphone chargers
• Robotics
• Balsa wood bridges
• Arduino microprocessor activities
• Duct tape canoes
• Neuro Engineering projects
• Design and build a Biomechanical hand
• Model an artificial heart valve
• Design for artificial bone growth

Grades: 11-12

1 Credit(3 college credits)

2 Semesters

Pre/Corequisite: PreCalculus Course Fee: $496.00 tuition

Media

Digital Photography / Documentary I
(JTED Course)

This course focuses on learning basic journalistic skills in order to prepare them for the creation of the Mica Mountain Yearbook. Students will learn the elements of design, the basics of photography, camera usage, and compositional skills. We will also focus on layout and page design. Writing assignments will include interviewing techniques, caption writing, and printed story methods, including polls, surveys, feature stories, and headline construction. In addition, we will focus on ethics in journalism, including copyright, and proper use of trademarked materials. A special emphasis will be on staying organized, teamwork, motivation, maturity, responsibility, critiquing, editing, and meeting authentic deadlines.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Digital Photography / Documentary II

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, copywriting, graphic design, and photo manipulation. This course is deadline-oriented and requires organization, initiative, responsibility, motivation, and maturity.

Grade(s): 11-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed Digital Photography I and Teacher Approval

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Digital Photography / Documentary III

This course has been designed to provide students to take on a greater leadership role in the yearbook (editor or editor-in-chief). Editors will take a larger role in theme selection, page layout and creation, decision-making, and developing teamwork amongst their fellow students. Students will gain more knowledge in journalism skills and the ability to apply those skills to the actual production of the yearbook. Units of study include teamwork, responsibility, brainstorming, content, coverage, concept, reporting, writing, headlines, captions, editing, photography, typography, design, graphics, finances, marketing yearbook campaigns, advertising, and distribution. The publication strives to maintain a tradition of excellence in which the school and the community can take pride. Mastery of the goals and objectives fully verse staff members in all areas of publication production and students should be able to pursue journalism with a strong background either in their advanced studies or in a career.

Grade(s): 11-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed Digital Photography/Documentary II and Teacher Approval

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Naval Science I
(JTED Course)
Taught at Cienega High School campus)

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promote an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provide the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are pursued at the fundamental level. This course includes introduction to the NJROTC program; introduction to Leadership, Citizenship and the American Government; introduction to Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid to include diet, exercise and drug awareness, introduction to Geography, Orienteering, Survival and Map Reading Skills; Financial Skills and introduction to the U.S. Navy.

(New students who are grade 11 and 12 or have at least one-year prior JROTC credit will be placed in Naval Science 2)

Career Preparation: Service Academies, Scholarships, Armed Forces- Advanced promotion upon enlistment. Career Pathway: Naval Science 1, Naval Science 2, Naval Science 3, Naval Science 4.

Grade: 9-12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Naval Science II
(JTED Course)

The purpose of this class is to build on the general introduction provided in Naval Science 1, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership, and to introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U.S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world’s oceans t the continued wellbeing of the United States. This course includes ongoing instruction into Leadership; introduction to Maritime History, including the American Revolution, Civil War, the rise of the U.S. to world power status, World Wars 1 and 2, the Cold War Era and the 1990’s and Beyond; introduction to Nautical Sciences to include Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Physical Sciences

Grade: 10-12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Naval Science 1.

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Naval Science III
(JTED Course)

The purpose of this class is to broaden the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intrinsic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, and the importance of sea power and national security. Students gain a more in-depth knowledge of Naval ships and aircraft and an introduction to marine navigation and seamanship. Course content includes instruction in Sea Power and National Security. Naval Operations and Support Functions, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea. Provides an introduction to Ship Construction and Damage Control, Shipboard Organizations and Watch Standing, Basic Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons and Aircraft.

Grade: 11-12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Naval Science 2.

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Naval Science IV
(Career & Technical Education Course)


The purpose of this course is to focus primarily on practical leadership techniques and implementation. The intent is to assist seniors in understanding leadership and improving their leadership skills by putting them in positions of leadership, under supervision, then helping them analyze the reasons for their varying degrees of success throughout the year. Classroom activities include seminars, reading assignments, classroom presentations, and practical work with younger cadets. Seniors are mentored/guided in their preparation for life after high school to include college preparation, scholarship applications, and the variety of choices that are available to them. Course content includes instruction in theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance. Students will become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and activities for a workgroup, and the proper ways to set a leadership example. Students are provided access to ACT/SAT prep courses, guidance in selecting a college and pursuing available scholarships, and mentoring in establishing long-range life goals. This program is enhanced through JTED funding.

Grade: 12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Naval Science 3.

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine I

This course is for students interested in the field of sports medicine. Students will receive an introduction to various professions and learn about the following topics: medical terminology, basic injury evaluation, treatment and prevention of common sports-related injuries and conditions, and exploration of careers in the sports medicine field. Students will gain hands-on experience through various lab activities and will also be responsible for accumulating observation hours in the Athletic Training room outside of normal class time. It is also advised to take this class alongside Anatomy and Physiology.

Career Preparation: Athletic Training, Pre-Med, Chiropractor Career Pathway:

Sports Medicine 1, Sports Medicine 2.

Grade(s): 10-11

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites: Grade:10 – 11 1 Credit 2 Semesters Requirements: This class will require (15) hours of after-school observation. You must commit to outside class hours. Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed and passed (1) full year of Biology.

Class Fee required, see Course Fee Chart

Sports Medicine II

This course is for students interested in pursuing a career in the sports medicine field. Sports Medicine I knowledge will be applied through hands-on experiences. Topics covered will include: CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, tissue healing, pharmacology, sports law and ethics, therapeutic modalities, and medical budgeting. Students will read medical case studies, evaluated sports medicine hot topics, and gain an understanding of evidence-based medicine. Students will apply their Sports Medicine I knowledge through extensive after-school observations.

Grade:11 – 12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Requirements: This class will require 1 sports season of observation hours after school that you must commit to.

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Sports Medicine 1.

Sports Medicine III

Sports Medicine 3 emphasizes the student’s ability to apply concepts from previous Sports Medicine coursework to real-world situations and scenarios. A priority will be placed on understanding the current research and evidence-based practices affecting the practice of Sports Medicine professionals. Students will develop policies, procedures, and guidelines based on these aspects, as well as explore detailed treatment and rehabilitation procedures for common athletic injuries. Students are expected to participate in clinical situations either at school with their athletic department or in an outside clinical setting for real-world experience.

This course is recommended for students in grade 12. Students must have successfully completed Sports Medicine 1 & 2 with a grade of 75 or higher.

Grade 12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Welding Technologies
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Welding Technologies 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 layout 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.

Grade(s): 10-12

1 Credit(s)

2 Semester(s)

Course Fees: Course fee required. See Course Fee Chart.

Welding II
(JTED Course)

This course will dive deeper into the details needed to prepare students for an exciting and successful career! Students will hone their skills of joining metals together with heat, using specialized 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 refine their abilities to accurately fabricate projects, work from blueprints, repair broken parts, problem-solve welding dilemmas using math and measurement skills to set up and layout the parts used for the specialized projects. This is a welding course that applies many of the major processes used in major industries. There are countless job opportunities in this starving market, locally, nationally, and globally. Put the hard work in to get a leg up and a foot In the door of this industry.

Grade: 11-12

1 Credit

2 Semesters

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Welding I

Course Fees: Course fee required. See Course Fee Chart.