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Career & Technical Education

Susan Jaroscak
Director of Instruction & Gifted Education

216.587.6100, x3401
susan.jaroscak@mapleschools.com

Career & Technical Education
5740 Lawn Avenue
(216) 587-6100 ext. 3400


 

 

Students enrolled in a Career Technical Program must complete the year to receive credit.  No partial credit is granted.  Also, students who make a Career Technical choice are not permitted to change to a different Career Technical Program

 

** All programs are housed at Maple Heights High School unless otherwise noted ** 
**Limited enrollment on all programs **

 

Audio Engineering

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

Students learn the skills necessary to be successful in an entry-level position in the audio industry.  Those skills include music theory, piano skills, composition, digital audio theory, digital signal processing, acoustics, electronic music, recording technology, mixing, and microphone design and application.  These skills will prepare them for certification, college degree or entry-level position in the audio, broadcasting, music education, media or video gaming industries. *Housed at Cleveland Heights

 

Biotechnology

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

This program is designed as a rigorous series of four semester courses in the field of Biotechnology.  The program is offered as elective courses to college preparatory students who have an interest in and the ability to do advanced biological study and research.  The Biotechnology courses are structured to mirror the content and laboratory skills of the Biotechnology industry and college level Biotechnology courses.  As a result, the Biotechnology will prepare students to be successful in the Biotechnology industry or at the collegiate level.  *Housed at Bedford

 

Business Management

Juniors:        Fundamentals of Business Administration
                      Office Management
Seniors:        Management Principles
                       Human Resource Management
Grade:           11 & 12                                                           Length:            2 Years
Dues:             $ 45 BPA dues  per year                                Credit:              2 per year                                                        

This program focuses on those interested in pursuing a career in professional business management, administrative support, human resources, and business administration. Students will obtain knowledge and skills in fundamental business activities. They will acquire knowledge of business processes, economics and business relationships. Students will use technology to synthesize and share business information. Employability skills, leadership and communications and personal financial literacy will be addressed.  Students will also apply techniques used to manage people and information in a business environment. They will learn the skills of building relationships with clients, employees, peers and stakeholders and assisting new employees. They will manage business records, gather and disseminate information, and preserve critical artifacts. Business office tools and applications will be emphasized. The program includes on-the-job training and related in-school instruction. Club participation in Business Professionals of America is an integral part of this program and help build leadership skills. 

 

Career Based Intervention (C.B.I.) – Career Connections

Grade:             9-10-11-12                                                      Length:            1 Year
                                                                                                Credit:             3

CBI-CC programs are designed to assist students who have experienced barriers to academic and career success to improve competence, develop employability and social skills, and implement a career pathway plan.  This is accomplished through small group academic instruction and intervention, work-based learning, and providing students with a safe and supportive structure.  The goal of the program is to assist the student in preparing for post-secondary education, career training, or employment post high school.  Students are grouped by age level and academic achievement.

Work Requirement: 1 block

 

Clinical Health Careers

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

Students will learn the core curriculum required of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals including: anatomy, physiology, infection control, therapeutic communication, medical law and ethics while mastering hands-on skills needed to assist with exams and procedures and care for patients.  They will gain real-world experience in healthcare working side by side with doctors and nurses as they complete clinical rotations. *Housed at Cleveland Heights



Cosmetology

Juniors:            Microbiology and Infection Control
                        Salon Operations and Communications

Seniors:           Fundamentals of Haircutting and Styling
                        Skincare Fundamentals and Enhancement
Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 years
Dues:               $320 (Uniform and Kit, Cosmetology 1)        Credits:            3 per year
                        Cosmetology 1 State Testing - $31.50
                        $10 dues each year


In this two-year program, Students will learn basic shampooing, conditioning and haircutting including trimming, wet styling and thermal styling techniques when working with natural and synthetic hair. Students will also learn infection control and safety. They will learn to apply the principles of anatomy, skin analysis, infection control and safety to skin care, as well as learn advanced skin care treatments, targeted massage, and enhancement applications using specialized products.  Basic bacteriology, infection control, and salon safety practices will be incorporated in the study of the fundamentals of managing a cosmetology salon. Graduates are prepared to take the State Board of Cosmetology examinations for an operator’s license.

Students must have 1500 hours to meet all State Board requirements in order to receive credit.  Additionally, passing grades must be maintained in English, Math, and Science Classes.  Academic grades are reported to the State Board each semester.

 

Criminology

Juniors:          American Criminal Justice System
                        Security and Protective Services
Seniors:          Police Work and Practices
                        Investigations and Forensics
Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 years
Fees:               Yearly dues (See Advisor)                               Credit:             4 total

The student in the Criminology program will study the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. These students will study criminal behavior and apply constitutional and criminal law to crime and punishment. Acquiring the knowledge of law enforcement terminology, classifications, and elements of crime will be a component of the curriculum.  The program also focuses on the use of private security measures to protect lives, property, and proprietary information. Students will learn self-defense and subject control techniques, methods to conduct patrols, surveillance, and traffic procedures.  The psychology of criminal behavior and how it applies it to investigative procedures will be a focus. Students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Successful program graduates will earn state recognized credentials (OPOTA) and find immediate opportunities in law enforcement upon graduation for employment or higher education.

 

Digital Design

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

This focus of digital design is placing cutting edge technology in the hands of students and exposing them to basic design and production principles in the image generation, digital animation, and television and film production fields.  Additionally, students will learn the principles of composition and interactive application development for use in student designed video games and will learn industry standard programming languages and constructs to write programs and create games that feature the principles of design and game play.  Students will learn how to design game elements including: artificial intelligence, physics engines, and animation.  *Housed at Bedford

 

Digital Video Production

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

This program exposes students to the vast areas of video production.  From researching a project, developing a story angle, interviewing techniques, editing on cutting edge software – Final Cut Pro X – students will make stories come to life. *Housed at Cleveland Heights

 

Engineering Technology – Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

Students complete a sequence of four courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college.  PLTW offers a different approach to learning and teaching.  Through an activity, project and problem based curriculum, PLTW gives students the chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find creative solutions and lead their own learning.  The rigorous and relevant Engineering program offers students opportunities to develop highly transferable skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking which can lead to success in any chosen career.  *Housed at Warrensville Heights & Cleveland Heights

 

Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

Students in this fast paced active program will study the science of human movement while exploring a wide range of sports medicine and fitness careers through practical lab experiences and high-level academic coursework to develop the skills necessary to become an athletic trainer or a physical/occupational therapist including opportunities that can lead to careers working with professional athletes. *Housed at Cleveland Heights

 

Financial Management

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

This program is preparatory for careers in accounting, financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, real estate and business financial management.  Students will learn to analyze data and use it for decision making, as well as to share forecast information with management. The studies emphasized include investments, money management, insurance, professional development, accounting, banking, marketing and management.  Put your analytical and problem solving skills to work, while you learn how to make your money grow.  *Housed at Bedford

 

Firefighting/EMT Academy

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

In this fast paced and highly challenging program, you will learn about the science of firefighting, fire prevention and the safety and hazards associated with fires.  You will study the behavior, suppression, compartmentalization and investigation of fire and its related emergencies, and all the associated training of an Emergency Medical Technician.  Students will spend their senior year on the campus of Cuyahoga Community College Fire Academy earning college credit and the opportunity to become certified Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians.  *Housed at Warrensville Heights

 

Graphic Imaging Technology

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

Students will design and produce advertising and marketing projects from concept to completion including estimating, ordering materials, following job specifications, and delivering client projects on schedule using the same computer hardware/software as professional graphic designers. *Housed at Warrensville Heights

 

Ground Transportation

Juniors:          Maintenance & Auto Suspension
                        Steering & Breaking
Seniors:          Engine and Powertrain
                        Electrical/Electronics
Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 years
Fee:                 $55 each year                                                 Credits:            1.5 per year

In this career technology program, students will apply skills needed to inspect and perform general service on vehicles. Students will research applicable service information and technical service bulletins, and perform maintenance on vehicles. They will learn to inspect and service engine, drive train, suspension, steering, electrical and braking systems. Students will perform ignition maintenance including spark plug/glow plug and ignition wire and coil pack replacement. Additionally, students change fluids, filters and inspect vehicles for leaks and fluid condition. The skills of identifying customer’s needs, determining labor rates, and creating estimates will be used throughout the program.

 

Health Science

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years
Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

This pathway helps to prepare students to enter the Healthcare professions.  It allows students to continue their education or directly enter the workforce after graduation.  The program will cover topics of human structure and function, disease and disorders, technical reporting, communication skills, legal responsibilities, ethical practices, infection control, environmental safety, emergency protocols and procedures, and teamwork.  The student must have a strong background in science and math.  This program offers excellent preparation to the student interested in the nursing, medical assistant and patient care.  *HOoused at Bedford

 

Marketing Management

Juniors:          Marketing Principles
                        Professional and Technical Skills
Seniors:          Marketing Research
                        Strategic Entrepreneurship
Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:     2 years
Dues:               $35 DECA dues each year                               Credit:     2 junior year
                        $22.50 Senior Workbook Fee                                            4 senior year


Marketing is the study of the sale and distribution of ideas, goods, and services that will satisfy the needs of consumers.  This course will explore the nine functions of marketing: distribution, financing, marketing, information management, pricing, product/service planning, purchasing, risk management and selling. In this career program, students will obtain fundamental knowledge and skills in marketing communications, marketing management, marketing research, merchandising and professional selling. They will acquire knowledge of marketing strategies, market identification techniques, business ethics and law, economic principles and international business. Students will develop and implement marketing strategies and techniques across marketing functions: marketing research, market planning, pricing, product/service management and branding. They will use marketing operations procedures and activities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Students will generate, screen, and develop new product ideas. Technology, employability skills, leadership and communications will be incorporated in classroom activities. The program includes on-the-job training and related in-school instruction. Students must work a minimum of 15 hours per week.  Club activities in DECA are an integral part of this program and help build leadership skills.

 

Media Arts

Juniors:          Media Arts Primer
                        Media Arts Video Productions
Seniors:          Media Arts Writing
                        Media Arts Video Broadcasting
Grade:            11-12                                                               Length:            1 year
Fees:               $30 each year for dues                                   Credit:             2 total

 

In the Media Art Career Technology Program, students will learn the basics of how to convey messages through journalism, commercial advertising and marketing. Curriculum focuses on creating and adapting content for multiple purposes with print, radio, TV and the Web.  Students conduct and synthesize research and interviews to write persuasive and unbiased copy. They evaluate and edit text for purpose, style, space limitations and accuracy. Additionally, students will learn video production for commercial use.  Skills attained include pre-production documentation and planning; in-production audio and video recording; and post-production editing and distribution. Finally, students will apply their knowledge by creating video broadcasts. Skills attained include interviewing, image capture, color manipulation, audio and video blend, lighting and editing.  Additionally, students plan and shoot video for live and recorded use.

 

Pharmacy Technician

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 Years

Fee:                 See Advisor                                                     Credit:             2

 

Students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program will explore a wide range of pharmaceutical principles, career concepts, and skills needed to become a pharmacy technician.  Skills include: assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, customer service, inventory management, compliance with privacy regulations participating in retail pharmacy procedures through a state of the art lab.  Upon successful completion, and passage of the appropriate examination, the student can be eligible to become a nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. *Housed at Cleveland Heights

 

Structural Systems

Juniors:          Construction Technology
                        Structural Systems
Seniors:          Carpet & Masonry Technical Skills
                         Structural Coverings and Finishing
Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            1 year 
Fee:                 $15 each year                                                 Credit:             2 each year


In this career program, students will be training for technical and professional level careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining built environments. Students will learn about the materials and methods of carpentry, including application of construction layout and framing.  Learning the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems will allow students to apply these skills to actual construction projects.  Students will also gain experience in interpreting plans and diagrams.  Occupational communication and employability skills are incorporated into the curriculum.


Teachers Academy 1 and 2

Grade:             11-12                                                               Length:            2 years
Fee:                 $30 each year                                                  Credit:             2 Each Year
Dues:               $20 OFEA and PDK Membership

This program is a two year orientation for the teaching profession. Students are exposed to teaching careers and the education system through simulations, “hands-on” activities, and observations. Students will learn the essential skills of conceptualizing, planning, and implementing curriculum to a variety of student populations. Content also includes a study of the legal and social issues surround public education. Students will gain a background in child development and learning theory.  In addition to the curriculum components, all students are required to participate in a field experience in a public school classroom for approximately 5 weeks.

 

Architecture

Grade: 10-11-12                                                                     Length:            1 Quarter                                                                                                        Credit:             .5

This introductory course will provide students the foundation and basic skills in architecture and design  that can be used for college classes, home ownership, or a career in this field.  

 

Broadcasting

Grade: 10-11-12                                                    Length:    1 Semester       
                                                                               Credit:      1

This course focuses on the broadcast journalism industry. Skills attained include interviewing, image capture, color manipulation, audio and video blend, lighting and editing. Students critique news broadcasts and research content. They plan and shoot video for live and recorded use in a specific time slot while adhering to laws related to defamation, libel, copyright and privacy.

 

Intro Public Safety

Grade:             10-11-12                                          Length:    1 Quarter   
                                                                                 Credit:      .5

This course is the Introductory Level course in the Public Safety Pathway and prepares high school students for work in entry-level positions in Public Safety through classroom instruction, hands-on training and community experience. This pathway encompasses career opportunities in a variety of jobs in which the main focus is ensuring the general safety and well-being of the community. The careers included in this pathway primarily address public order, fire protection and emergency medical services.

 

Intro to Structural Systems

Grade: 10-11-12                                                       Length:     1 Quarter
                                                                                  Credit:       .5

Students will briefly learn procedures and techniques required for layout and framing of walls and ceilings, including roughing-in door and window openings, constructing corners and partitions; bracing walls and ceilings; applying sheathing, methods of roof, cold formed steel, and wood stair framing, site and personal safety, material properties, design procedures, and code requirements for structural systems

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Programming

Grade:             10-11-12                                                         Length:            1 Semester
                                                                                                Credit:             .5

Introduces the design of computer and video games. Students learn the practical aspects of game implementation using computer game engines and 3D graphics tools, while simultaneously studying game concepts like history, genres, storylines, gameplay elements and challenges, and the design process.

 

AP Computer Science A

Grade:                         11                                                        Length:            1 Semester
                                                                                                Credit:             1

The design and implementation of computer programs to solve involve skills that are fundamental to the study of computer science.  This includes the development and analysis of algorithms and fundamental data structures, and the use of logic and formal methods.  In addition, students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to take the AP exam for college credit.

 

AP Computer Science Principles

Grade:                         12                                                        Length:            1 Semester
Prerequisite:               AP Computer Science A                      Credit:             1

This course introduces you to the essential ideas of computer science and shows how computing and technology can influence the world around you.  You can pursue your interests in digital projects – like apps, films, games or music – that showcase your creativity, and use your creations to make a difference in your community.   In addition, students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to take the AP exam for college credit.

 

Pre-Engineering                                                                                             

Grade: 10-11-12                                                                     Length:            1 Semester
                                                                                                Credit: 1

The objective of pre-engineering course are to introduce basic concepts in electrical and computer engineering in an integrated manner; to motivate basic concepts in the context of real applications; to illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions; and to convey the excitement of the profession. These goals are attained through analysis and construction that incorporates concepts from a broad range of areas within engineering.

 

Robotics 

Grade: 10-11-12                                                                     Length:            1 Semester
                                                                                                Credit:             1

In this course, students take on the roles of mechanical engineers, computer scientists and electrical engineers. Students research dynamics, kinematics and sensors. Subjects such as motion planning and obstacle avoidance, velocity and acceleration, serial chain mechanisms, pneumatic actuators, and drive circuits are covered. Students put knowledge into practice through lab settings where robots are created with teams. This is likely to be the first course in a robotics program.

 


All courses and programs are offered by the Maple Heights City School District without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, marital status, disability, or age in its educational programs, activities, employment policies or admission policies and practices as required under Title VI and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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