CTE - Business and Industry

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit GISD Prerequisite
    Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    Animal Science (Vet Med Sequence)
    9000 Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 9-10   1  
    9008 Small Animal Management  10-12   0.5  
    9350 Equine Science  10-12   0.5  
    9005 Livestock Production  10-12   1  
    9015 Veterinary Medical Applications* 11-12   1 Equine Science and Small Animal Management or Livestock Production
    9010 Advanced Animal Science* 11-12 AAC 1  
    9025 Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    (Vet Med)*^
    12 AAC 2 Vet Med Applications
    9026 Extended Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Vet Med)* 12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in AFN
    Horticulture Sequence
    9365 Floral Design 9-12   1  
    9040 Greenhouse Operation and Production 10-12   1 Floral Design
    9045 Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 
    (Horticulture)*^
    12 AAC 2 Greenhouse Operation and Production
    Welding Sequence
    9000 Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 9-10   1  
    9050 Agricultural Mechanics & Metal Tech 10-12   1  
    9055 Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication* 11-12   1 Ag Mechanics and Metal Tech
    9060 Practicum in AFN (Welding)*^ 11-12 AAC 2 Ag Structures Design and Fabrication
    9061 Extended Practicum in AFN (Welding)* 11-12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in AFN
    Other Ag Electives
    9360 Wildlife, Fisheries & Ecology Management^ 9-12   1  
    9045 Agriculture Laboratory and Field Experience 11-12   1  
    9070 Professional Standards in Agribusiness  9-12   1 Officers Only
    Arts and AV
    Graphic Design and Illustration Sequence
    9200 Principles of Arts and AV  9-10   1  
    9150 Graphic Design and Illustration I^ 10-12   1  
    9155 Graphic Design and Illustration II and Lab*^ 10-12 AAC 2 Graphic Design and Illustration I
    9195 Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration* 10-12 AAC 2 Graphic Design and Illustration II and Lab
    9196 Extended Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration* 10-12   1 Corequisite: Graphic Design I or II
    Video Sequence
    9200 Principles of Arts and AV  9-10   1  
    9205 Audio Video Production I 10-12   1  
    9210 Audio Video Production II and Lab 11-12 AAC 2 Audio Video Production I
    9215 Practicum in Audio/Video Production  12 AAC 2 Audio Video Production II and Lab
    9220 Extended Practicum in Audio/Video Production  12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in AV Production
    Business Management and Administration
    Business and Finance
    9505 Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance  9-10   1  
    9400 Banking and Financial Services  11-12   0.5  
    9525 Dollars and Sense  11-12   0.5  
    9405 Accounting I 10-12   1  
    9410 Accounting II* 11-12 AAC 1 Accounting I
    9413 Practicum in Business Managment 12 AAC 2 Accounting II
    Career Development
    9420 Career Prep I* 11-12   2  
    9425 Career Prep II* 11-12   2 Career Prep I
    9430 Extended Career Prep* 11-12   1 Corequisite: Career Prep I or II
    Marketing
    9505 Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance  9-10   1  
    9705 Adversting and Sales 10-12   0.5  
    9710 Sports and Entertainment Marketing 10-12   0.5 Adversting and Sales
    9265 Entrepreneurship 11-12   1 Adversting and Sales and Sports and Entertainment Marketing
    9715 Practicum in Marketing* 12 AAC 2 Entrepreneurship
    9716 Extended Practicum in Marketing* 12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in Marketing
    Information Technology
    9630 Principles of Information Technology 9-10   1  
    9633 Video Game Design 10-12   1 Does not count toward endorsement. 
    9636 Computer Programming I 10-12   1  
    9631 Computer Programming II* 11-12 AAC 1  
    9641 Practicum in Information Technology* 12 AAC 2  
    9642 Extended Practicum in Information Technology* 12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in Information Technology
    Hospitatilty and Tourism
    Culinary Arts Sequence
    9500 Principles of Hospitality and Tourism 9-10   1  
    9510 Introduction to Culinary Arts 10-12   1  
    9515 Culinary Arts^ 11-12   2  
    9516 Practicum in Culinary Arts* 11-2 AAC 2  
    9517 Extended Practicum in Culinary Arts* 12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in Culinary Arts
    Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
    Automotive Technology
    9800 Automotive Basics 9-10   1  
    9835 Small Engine Technology I 10-12   1 Automotive Basics
    9805 Automotive Technology I 11-12   2  
    9818 Introduction to Airplane Mechanics 11-12   1 Small Engine Technology
    9830 Practicum in Transportation Systems* 11-12 AAC 2 Auto Tech I
    9831 Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems* 11-12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in Transportation Systems

     

    * Denotes Advanced CTE credit for Endorsement
    ^ Denotes Certfication can be earned

    Principles classes are recommended for grades 9 and 10.  A student who completes a principles-level course and changes career pathways may enter the next course in any pathway except for engineering.  Engineering students must start with Introduction to Engineering (IED). 

Course Descriptions

  • AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    ANIMAL SCIENCE (VETERINARY MED SEQUENCE) 

    Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Res. (9000)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

    Business

    Agriculture feeds and clothes the world! Learn about all aspects of agriculture including animals, horticulture, natural resources, and green energy. This foundational class introduces FFA and various leadership opportunities and competition within the ag program.  Students do not have to raise an animal to be a part of the ag program. 

    Small Animal Management (9008)
    ½  Credit – Grades 10-12
    GISD Requirement: Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    Business

    Small Animal Management is a course designed to prepare students for a career in the field of animal science as it relates to small animal care and production. Students will learn responsibility of small animal ownership, animal welfare, care and management, and examine career opportunities. Small animal species to be addressed in this course may include, but are not limited to, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, avian, dogs, and cats. This course is a stepping stone into the field of veterinary medicine or animal science. 

    Equine Science (9350)
    ½  Credit – Grades 10-12
    GISD Requirement: Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    Business

    Equine Science may address topics related to horses, donkeys, and mules. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must enhance academic knowledge and skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.

    Livestock Production (9005)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    GISD Requirement: Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    Business

    Got stock show? This course teaches basic animal care including immunizations, feeding schedules and animal showmanship. This one-year course builds the foundation for veterinary medicine and strengthens large animal care skills. Large animal anatomy and physiology, genetics, reproduction and livestock disease are a part of the curriculum. 

    Veterinary Medical Applications* (9015)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Equine Science and Small Animal Management or Livestock Production

    Business

    Do you love pets? Get prepared to work in a veterinary clinic and gain skills to be a veterinary assistant. This is a laboratory-oriented course that provides hands-on experience with large and small animal care, customer service, and employability skills. 

    Advanced Animal Science* (9010)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry or IPC; Algebra 1 and Geometry; and either Small Animal Management and Equine Science or Livestock Production

    4TH SCIENCE OPTION 

    AAC STEM Business

    This course builds and expands upon Livestock Production and offers further study in large animal care and is intended for students interested in large animal veterinary care. Classes often meet in the ag barn and assist students with immunizations and nutrition/feed schedules for barn animals. Recommended for students working toward a Veterinary Assistant Certificate. 

    Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Vet Med)*  (9025)
    2 Credits – Grades 12
    GISD Requirement: Vet Med App

    AAC Business Certification

    This is your opportunity to have an internship at a veterinary clinic and get high school credit. Students work side-by-side with veterinary professionals and will gain direct insight into veterinary medicine. Students must intern at a clinic an average of 10 hours per week. Some clinics offer paid internships. The Veterinary Technician Certification exam preparation is the focus of this course.  Veterinary Medical Assistant Certification may be offered. 

    Extended Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Vet Med)*
    1 Credit – Grades 12
    Corequisite: Practicum in AFN

    This is an extended time for students to work independently on a project within the classroom or outside the classroom, under the supervision of the classroom teacher or practicum mentor/employer. 

    HORTICULTURE SEQUENCE 

    Floral Design (9365)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business Certification

     

    Bloom where you are planted! Start your semester with homecoming mum designs and learn how to make a profit with your talents. Discover art within natural elements and use your talent to create beautiful floral arrangements. This class teaches a variety of floral skills and horticulture development while applying artistic design. Students will have the opportunity to earn a floral certification. Can count as a fine arts credit for graduation requirements.

     

    Greenhouse Operation and Production (9040)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    GISD Requirement: Floral Design

     

    Business

     

    Students will experience classroom instruction and greenhouse operation. Students will transfer knowledge from Floral Design and learn to grow and nurture seeds and plants.  Agriculture production, processing, marketing and distribution will lay the foundation for successful greenhouse operation.

     

    Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Horticulture)*  (9045)
    2 Credits/2 Periods – Grades 12
    GISD Requirement: Floral Design and Greenhouse Management

    AAC Business

    The practicum course is a paid or unpaid project based experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in field of Horticultural Sciences. 

     

    WELDING SEQUENCE 

     

    Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (9000)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

     

    Agriculture feeds and clothes the world! Learn about all aspects of agriculture including animals, horticulture, natural resources, and green energy. This foundational class introduces FFA and various leadership opportunities and competition within the ag program.  Students do not have to raise an animal to be a part of the ag program.

     

    Agricultural Mechanics & Metal Tech (9050)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

     

    Business

     

    Have you ever wanted to build a pipe fence, a trailer, deer blind or smoker? This is the first year in a series of three welding courses that will help you gain the skills to build and weld these things. This course develops an understanding of safety, tool operation, and metal working techniques. Students will be expected to use the cutting torch and MIG welders. 

     

    Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication* (9055)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Recommended Prerequisite: Ag Mechanics & Metal Tech

     

    Business

     

    Build a trailer, smoker or special interest project and enter your design in the Hood County Stock Show. This is the second course in a series of three welding classes. Your skills will be developed and strengthened as you fabricate a product. Students will gain academic and technical knowledge related to agricultural power systems and industry expectations.

     

    Practicum in AFN (Welding)* (9060)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: Any AFN Course

    GISD Requirement: Ag Structures Design and Fabrication 

     

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This is your opportunity to have an internship as a welder and get high school credit. Students work side-by-side with welding professionals and will gain experience in welding and fabrication. Students must intern at a welding-related business an average of 10 hours per week. Some businesses offer paid internships. A major construction project for exhibition and/or competition is required. 

     

    Extended Practicum in AFN (Welding)* (9061)

    1 Credits – Grades 11-12

    Corequisites: Practicum in AFN

     

    This is an extended time for students to work independently on a project within the classroom or outside the classroom, under the supervision of the classroom teacher or practicum mentor/employer.

     

     

    OTHER AG ELECTIVES

    Wildlife, Fisheries & Ecology Management (9360)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisite: None 

    Business Certification

    Are you an outdoor enthusiast? If you enjoy hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities, this class will interest you. Wildlife, natural resources, fish, aqua crops, and ecology will be studied. Hunter safety exam preparation and certification is a part of the curriculum. The Texas exam must be passed to earn the certification. Texas Hunter Education may be offered. 

    Agriculture Laboratory and Field Experience (9045)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Recommended Prerequisite: One AFN Credit 

    Corequisite: Enrollment in any AG course, other than Principles of AFN

     

    Business

     

    This course provides an enhancement opportunity for students to develop the additional skills necessary to pursue industry certification and may not be taken as a stand-alone course.

     

    Professional Standards in Agribusiness (9070)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-12

    Prerequisites: Officer Election

     

    Business

     

    This course primarily focuses on leadership, communication, employer-employee relations, and problem solving as they relate to agribusiness. This class is intended for FFA officers and will be used to complete FFA duties and tasks associated with the agricultural program.

     

    ARTS AND AV 

    GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION SEQUENCE

    Principles of Arts and AV (9200)
    1 Credit – Grade 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

     

    If you like movies, graphic design, drawing, or taking and editing pictures then the Arts/AV cluster is for you. The students in this course get the chance to get their feet wet in all these different areas. The students will spend time learning the very basics of graphic design, video production, animation, and commercial photography. This class is the base level class required for any student wanting to work in the Arts/AV cluster. This course will provide foundational information for the Adobe CC Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, and Illustrator. This course leads to a variety of Adobe certifications.

     

    Graphic Design and Illustration I (9150)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Arts and AV

     

    Business Certification

     

    In this fast-paced class, student will analyze current and emerging technologies in graphic design. Students will create and design projects that address customer needs and industry standards. Students will learn color theory, art principles, and layout and design concepts. Students will work with Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Certification may be offered. 

     

    Graphic Design and Illustration II and Lab* (9155)
    2 Credits – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: Graphic Design and Illustration 1

     

    AAC Business Certification 2 Periods Per Day

     

    Students will learn advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator while demonstrating an understanding of the graphic design standards that are used in the industry. Students will focus on advanced elements and principles of visual art and design. Students should be self-motivated and be able to manage time wisely. Students will create a digital portfolio that can be used for opportunities in employment or post-secondary education. Students will participate in various community projects designing professional publications and graphics. Adobe Certification may be offered.

     

    Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration* (9195)

    2 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration 2 and Lab

     

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This is an independent study course available to students to work in a self-paced independent production course focused on productions related to GISD as well as the Hood County Community. The students will be expected to successfully create a digital portfolio of their work that will be presented to a business/industry panel and can be used for acceptance to various colleges, trade schools, and internships. *Extra hours outside of the normal class time may be required to complete projects and/or cover district activities and events at various GISD campuses.

     

    Extended Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration* (9196)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: Graphic Design and Illustration 1 or 2 

     

    This one credit, independent study course is designed for Practicum students to have extended independent study within the classroom or outside the classroom on assignment with a GISD customer. The student could also work on other Adobe certifications during this time. Cannot be taken as a standalone course. 

     

    Business

     

    VIDEO SEQUENCE

    Principles of Arts and AV (9200)
    1 Credit – Grade 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

     

    If you like movies, graphic design, drawing, or taking and editing pictures then the Arts/AV cluster is for you. The students in this course get the chance to get their feet wet in all these different areas. The students will spend time learning the very basics of graphic design, video production, animation, and commercial photography. This class is the base level class required for any student wanting to work in the Arts/AV cluster. This course will provide foundational information for the Adobe CC Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro, and Illustrator. This course leads to a variety of Adobe certifications.

     

    Audio Video Production I (9205)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Arts and AV

     

    Business

     

    This hands-on class is an exciting introduction into the world of video production. Students learn the various ins and outs of the media industry including both remote and in-studio production. With state-of-the-art equipment, students will produce commercials, public service announcements, music videos, and news stories. In addition, students will learn the production process, including concept brainstorming, storyboarding, directing, recording, video editing, and special effects. 

     

    Audio Video Production II and Lab (9210)
    2 Credits – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Audio Video Production 1

     

    AAC Business Certification 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This course refines the audio/video production skills to prepare the student for post-secondary education or entry-level employment in the media industry. Students will work as employees in a real-world television studio on campus where they will serve as the production crew for the high school channel. Students will also work individually and on teams producing video projects for the school district, student activities, special community events, and non-profit organizations. This advanced course is designed to significantly challenge students and is recommended for students who are self-motivated and willing to push themselves. Extra hours outside of the normal class time may be required to complete projects and/or cover district activities and events at various GISD campuses. Adobe Premier Pro Certification may be offered. 

     

    Practicum in Audio/Video Production (9215)

    2 Credits – Grade 12

    Prerequisite: Audio Video Production 2 and Lab

     

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This is an independent study course designed and structured to work as an open and largely self-directed course that allows students to expand and deepen the skills they learned in Audio/Video Production 1 and 2. A wide variety of production projects will be produced during the year. All students will compile a portfolio (video resume) of their work. 

     

    Extended Practicum in Audio/Video Production

    1 Credit – Grade 12

    Prerequisite: Audio Video Production 2 and Audio Video Production Lab 2

    Corequisite: Practicum in AV Production

     

    Business

     

    This one credit, independent study course is designed for Practicum students to have extended independent study within the classroom or outside the classroom on assignment with a GISD customer. The student could also work on other Adobe certifications during this time. **Must be taken as an extension of a Practicum in Audio/Video Production class.  Cannot be taken as a standalone course. 

     

    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

    BUSINESS AND FINANCE 

    Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance (9505)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

     

    Have you ever thought about owning your own business? This class examines the foundations of small business management including product sales, advertising, and financial management. Learn about the small business world through projects, guest speakers, and relevant activities.

     

    Banking and Financial Services (9400)
    ½ Credit – Grades 11-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

     

    Business

     

    Money, money, money – MONEY! Do you want to earn more money, save more money, and invest more money? Earn, save, and invest are the cornerstones of this class. Banking functions and financial literacy will be learned. Local bankers teach students banking strategies and how to be a successful banker, beginning with teller skills and services.

     

    Dollars and Sense (9525)

    ½ Credit – Grades:  11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Human Services

    GISD Requirement: Principles of Education and Training; or Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance; or Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

     

    Business

     

    Dollars and Sense focuses on consumer practices and responsibilities, money management processes, decision-making skills, impact of technology, and preparation for human services careers.

     

    Accounting I (9405)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

     

    Business

     

    The FBI wants you......all Accounting majors. One of the leading government agencies has an "ALL-CALL" out for accounting majors to fill their positions involving "white-collar" crime.  If this interests you, then YOU need to register for Accounting 1 next year. This course also affords you the opportunity to try out for the three-time UIL State Winning Accounting Team at Granbury High School.  Our Accounting Team is held in very high esteem throughout the state.  Accounting is known as the "language of business". Learn how financial records are a part of everyone's life and everything in the business world revolves around ACCOUNTING. Students reflect on this knowledge as they engage in the process of recording, classifying, summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information.

     

    Accounting II (9410)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Accounting 1

     

    AAC Business

     

    Students continue the investigation of the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and ethical factors. Students reflect on this knowledge as they engage in various managerial and cost accounting activities. Students formulate and interpret financial information for use in management decision making. Students will also learn automated accounting systems utilizing QuickBooks and will have the opportunity to earn QuickBooks certification.

     

    Practicum in Business Managment (9413)
    2 Credits – Grade 12
    Prerequisites: Accounting II

     AAC Business

    Practicum in Business Management is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences occur in a paid or unpaid arrangement and a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and to make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education.

     

    CAREER DEVELOPMENT

     

    Career Prep courses are 2 periods; 1 period in class & 2 periods dismissal for work. If a student wants 3 credits, they can add extended Career Prep, but the job must be related to an advanced CTE course.  

    These courses can count as the elective CTE credit in endorsements with that option. 

     

    Career Prep I* (9420)
    2 credits – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: None 

    Outside of Class Commitment

    What’s going to set YOU apart in the work world?  Career Preparation provides the student participation in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experiences and supports strong partnerships among school, business, and stakeholders. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a fast-changing workplace. Students are taught employability skills, which include job-specific skills applicable to their training station, job interview techniques, communication skills, financial and budget activities, human relations, and portfolio development.  Career Preparation is relevant, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success.

    Career Prep II* (9425)
    2 credits – Grade 12

    Prerequisite: Career Prep I 

    Outside of Class Commitment

    What’s going to set YOU apart in the work world?  Career Preparation provides the student participation in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experiences and supports strong partnerships among school, business, and stakeholders. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a fast-changing workplace. Students are taught employability skills, which include job-specific skills applicable to their training station, job interview techniques, communication skills, financial and budget activities, human relations, and portfolio development.  Career Preparation is relevant, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. 

    Extended Career Prep* (9430)
    1 credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: One advanced CTE course

    Corequisite: Career Prep I or Career Prep II 

     

    Outside of Class Commitment

     

    This course must be taken concurrently with Career Prep 1 and/or Career Prep 2.

     

    MARKETING

     

    Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance (9505)

    1 credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

    Have you ever thought about owning your own business? This class examines the foundations of small business management including product sales, advertising, and financial management. Learn about the small business world through projects, guest speakers, and relevant activities.

    Advertising and Sales (9705)

    ½ credit – Grades 10-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance

     

    Business

     

    Advertising teaches the essentials of marketing a product and making a profit. Creative sales strategies and advertising models will help businesses maximize their success. This is a great course to learn to grow a small business and offers an outgoing student the opportunity to learn how to market products and services.

     

    Sports and Entertainment Marketing (9710)

    ½ Credit – Grades 10-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance

    GISD Requirement: Advertising and Sales

     

    Business

     

    Have you ever dreamed of working with athletes and celebrities? This growing market of professional sports and entertainment management will teach you the steps in working in this fast-paced business. This is a great class for sports enthusiasts and those interested in following the entertainment industry. if you are interested in being an agent, an event planner, or want to learn more about this industry, come learn the various stages of sports and entertainment marketing.

     

    Entrepreneurship (9265)

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance

    GISD Requirement: Advertising and Sales and Sports and Entertainment Marketing

     

    Business                           

     

    Have you ever dreamed of owning your business? Research studies project that over 80% of students will own some type of small business in their life time. Entrepreneurship will guide students in the steps necessary to begin and operate a small business. The primary focus of the course is to help students understand the principles of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services. The bottom line is profit – come learn how to own your own business!

     

    Practicum in Marketing* (9715)

    2 Credits – Grades 12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance

    GISD Requirement: Entrepreneurship

     

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This course will focus on the customer and the ability to generate a profitable exchange. Students integrate skills from academic subjects, information technology, interpersonal communication, and management training to make responsible decisions regarding distribution, advertising, promotion, risk management, pricing and selling skills. This course may include paid or unpaid career preparation experience, including the management of the GHS School Store.

     

    Extended Practicum in Marketing*

    1 Credit – Grades 12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance

    Corequisite: Practicum in Marketing

     

    Business

     

    This one-credit course is designed for students enrolled in the Practicum in Marketing and who have time in their schedule to work another period in the School Store, under the guidance of the Marketing teacher. 

     

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Principles of Information Technology (9630)
    1 Credit – Grade 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

    Business

    This is a game development foundation course where students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment while gaining the foundation of game development. IC3 certification may be offered. 

    Computer Programming I (9636)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology; Algebra 1

    Business

    Students will acquire knowledge of structured programming techniques and concepts appropriate to developing executable games and creating appropriate documentation by learning game development with the Java language. 

    Computer Programming II (9631)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Computer Programming 1

    AAC Business

    Students will expand their knowledge and skills in structural programming techniques and concepts by addressing more complex problems and developing comprehensive programming solutions using C# and game development. 

    Practicum in Information Technology (9641)
    2 Credits – Grade 12
    Prerequisites: A minimum of 2 high school IT courses

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

    Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and assessment of products, services, and systems using HTML, HTML5, and JavaScript. Students will demonstrate industry skills through JavaScript game development, and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)-HTML5 App Development Fundamentals certifications may be offered. Students may earn credit in a variety of settings including job shadow or work in a related field, or the student may work through extended learning in the classroom. Students may be required to provide transportation.

    Extended Practicum in Information Technology (9642)
    1 Credit – Grade 12
    Prerequisites: A minimum of 2 high school IT courses

    Business

    Corequisite: Practicum in Information Technology

    Students have the ability to extend the practicum course for one additional class period, under the guidance and supervision of the Information Technology teacher. Students may be required to provide transportation and may job shadow or work off campus.  

    HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

    CULINARY ARTS SEQUENCE

    Principles of Hospitality and Tourism (9500)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

     

    This is a classroom-based course. The Hospitality/Tourism industry encompasses lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, and food/beverage operations. This industry maintains the largest national employment base in the private sector. Students use knowledge and skills that meet industry standards to function effectively in various positions within this multifaceted industry. Additionally, students may compete on the local, district, state, and national levels through membership in FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America).

     

    Introduction to Culinary Arts (9510)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

     

    Business

     

    A blend of classroom and laboratory experience will emphasize the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. Students will be provided insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant. The course provides insight into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills. This is an entry-level course for students interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry. Students can pursue a Texas Food Handlers license during this course. Additionally, students may compete on the local, district, state, and national levels through membership in FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America).

     

    Culinary Arts (9515)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Hospitality and Tourism; Introduction to Culinary Arts

     

    Business Certification 2 Periods Per Day

     

    A blend of classroom and laboratory experience will teach students the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking, the science of baking, and analyze management, production skills, and techniques within the food service industry. Students will be working in a commercial kitchen setting. They will focus on food service, preparation, safety and sanitation, customer service, and other employability skills throughout the course. Students will demonstrate their knowledge through opportunities to cater various school-related events and work in the bistro. Students will complete a professional career portfolio. Students can pursue a Certified Food Manager Certification or any other appropriate industry certifications through this course. Additionally, students may compete on the local, district, state, and national levels through membership in FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America).

     

    Practicum in Culinary Arts (9519)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: Culinary Arts

     

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

     

    Students will manage the culinary kitchen and Bistro under the supervision of the classroom teacher. 

     

    Extended Practicum in Culinary Arts (9517)

    1 Credit – Grade 12

    Prerequisites: Culinary Arts and concurrent enrollment in Practicum in Culinary Arts

    GISD Requirement: Advanced Culinary Arts

     

    Business

     

    Students will manage the culinary kitchen and Bistro under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

     

     

     

    TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS 

    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 

    Automotive Basics (9800)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

    Business

    Do you like to work with your hands and figure out how things work? The Auto Tech series of courses allows students to troubleshoot and learn how mechanical systems work together. This first-year course introduces students to the business and industry of transportation careers. Students will learn to understand the interaction between various vehicle systems and will practice safe shop practices. Foundational logistics and distribution services will be studied as students study a global plan of moving goods and services. 

    Small Engine Technology I (9835)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    GISD Requirement: Automotive Basics

    Business

    Small Engine Technology I includes knowledge of the function and maintenance of the systems and components of all types of small engines such as outdoor power equipment, motorcycles, generators, and irrigation engines. This course is designed to provide training for employment in the small engine technology industry. Instruction includes the repair and service of cooling, air, fuel, lubricating, electrical, ignition, and mechanical systems.

    Introduction to Airplane Mechanics (9818)
    1 Credit – Grades 11 - 12
    GISD Requirement: Small Engine Technology

    Introduction to Airplane Mechanics is the theory of the operation of aircraft airframes, powerplants, and associated maintenance and repair practices. Maintenance and repair practices include knowledge of the function, diagnosis, and service of general curriculum subjects, airframe structures, airframe systems and components, powerplant theory and maintenance, and powerplant systems and components of aircraft

    Automotive Technology I (9805)
    2 Credits – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Automotive Basics

    Business 2 Periods Per Day

    Automotive services include knowledge of the function of the major automotive systems and the principles of diagnosing and servicing these systems. In Automotive Technology, students gain knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle systems including oil changes, tire rotation, tire repair and brake systems. This study allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. 

    Practicum in Transportation Systems (9830)
    2 Credits – Grades 11-12
    GISD Requirement: Automotive Technology 1

    AAC Business 2 Periods Per Day

    The Practicum in Transportation Systems is a capstone course that allows students to work in a paid or unpaid internship in the automotive industry. A student could be released 1-2 periods per day in order to work in an automotive-related internship. A student could also extend their learning in the automotive classroom and laboratory, focusing on certifications and furthering technical knowledge. 

    Extended Practicum in Transportation Systems (9831)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Corequisite: Practicum in Transportation Systems

    Business

    This course allows students to add an additional period to extend their learning in an internship or classroom/laboratory experience under the guidance of the auto tech teacher.