CTE - Public Services

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit GISD Prerequisite
    Health Science
    9450 Principles of Health Science 9-10   1  
    9455 Medical Terminology* 9-12 AAC 1  
    9460 Health Science Theory 11-12 AAC 2 Medical Terminology
    9465 Practicum in Health Science (CNA)*^ 12 AAC 1 Health Science Theory
    9466 Practicum in Health Science (EMT Certification)*^ 11-12 AAC 2 Health Science Theory
    9470 Anatomy and Physiology* 11-12 AAC 1  
    Education and Training
    9320 Principles of Education and Training 9-10   1  
    9560 Child Development 10-12   1  
    9325 Instructional Practices* 11-12   2 Child Development
    9335 Practicum in Education and Training* 12 AAC   2 Instructional Practices
    9336 Extended Practicum in Education and Training* 12   1 Coreqisite Practicum in Education and Training
    Childcare/Daycare Sequence
    9320 Principles of Education and Training 9-10   1  
    9565 Interpersonal Studies 9-12   0.5  
    9525 Dollars and Sense 11-12   0.5  
    9508 Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness 10-12   0.5  
    9562 Child Development (Daycare Sequence) 10-12   1  
    9570 Family and Community Services 10-12   1 Child Development
    9575 Child Guidance* 11-12   2 Family and Community Services
    Law and Public Safety
    9645 Principles of Law and Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 9-10   1  
    9650 Law Enforcement I 10-12   1  
    9655 Law Enforcement II*^ 11-12 AAC 1 Law Enforcement I
    9670 Criminal Investigations* 11-12   1 Law Enforcement II
    9660 Forensic Science* 11-12 AAC 1  
    9657 Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security*^ 12 AAC 2 Law Enforcement II
    9658 Extended Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security* 12   1 Coreqisite Practicum in Law, Public Safety, and Security

     

    * 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

  • HEALTH SCIENCE 

    Background Check

    Please be advised that this endorsement requires a background check, a negative drug screening, a negative TB skin test, and a flu shot. Additionally, students must comply with Lake Granbury Medical Center and other health care facility policies and procedures. 

     

    Principles of Health Science (9450)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisite: None

     

    Public Service

     

    This course provides a foundation in health science careers and will hear multiple guest speakers. Principles of Health Science includes an overview of anatomy and physiology, diseases, disorders, health and wellness, diagnostics and biotechnology systems of the health care industry.

     

    Medical Terminology* (9455)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    AAC Public Service

     

    This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffices, word roots, combining forms, and singular and plural forms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. This course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. The student is expected to demonstrate communication skills using the terminology applicable to the health science industry.

     

    Health Science Theory (9460)
    2 Credits – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science and Biology

    GISD Requirement: Medical Terminology

     

    AAC Public Service Background Check 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and health care skills related to a wide variety of health careers. This course includes learning patient care skills such as first aid, vital signs, CPR/AED, range of motion, and activities of daily living, as well as the subjects of safety, team building, problem-solving, and ethical and legal responsibilities. Students will have hands-on experience in clinical settings, including various patient care departments within the hospital and other health care facilities. This course has additional requirements including: A background check, a negative drug screening, a negative TB Skin Test, and a flu shot. Additionally, students must comply with LGMC and other health care facility policies and Procedures.

     

    Practicum in Health Science* (CNA Certification) (9465)

    1 Credit – Grades 12
    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science Theory and Biology

    GISD Requirement: Health Science Theory and Clinical

     

    AAC Public Service Background Check Certification 2 Periods Per Day
     

    The Practicum is designed to give students practical application, in the classroom and in clinical settings, of previously studied knowledge and skills of health science professions. Practicum experiences also include completion of a CNA course, preparing the student for the certification exam. 50% certification fee required. If certification is passed, GISD will reimburse student.

     

    Practicum in Health Science (EMT Certification)* (9466)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science Theory and Biology

    GISD Requirement: Health Science Theory and Clinical

     

    AAC Public Service Background Check Certification 2 Periods Per Day

     

    The Practicum is designed to give students practical application, in the classroom and in clinical settings, of previously studied knowledge and skills of health science professions. Students interested in pursuing an EMT certification will have the opportunity to complete a portion of the foundational coursework from the Weatherford College EMT program and be prepared for rotations with an EMS Department. Students must apply to the Weatherford College program upon graduation and be accepted in order to complete the EMT program. Students must enroll and meet all WC requirements. Prior to the EMT exam, the student must complete ride-along requirements. Students are responsible for the cost of the ride-along hours and EMT exam. 

    Students must be 18 by January 1, 2018, in order to participate in EMT Clinical Rotations. Students who are not 18 by January 1, 2018, may gain credit for the class, but will not have the opportunity to complete their certification while enrolled at GISD. 

    Anatomy & Physiology*(9470)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Biology I and a second science credit

    *4TH SCIENCE OPTION

     

    NCAA AAC STEM Public Service

     

    This course extends understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Students will explore physiological systems and associated pathologies. Higher order thinking is stressed through assessment and synthesis of the anatomical knowledge combined with exposure to clinical analysis. Principles of physiology will be applied to human health and well-being. 

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING 

    Practicum in Education and Training is usually offered 0 and 1st periods. Instructional Practices is usually offered 2nd and 3rd periods. Students who have conflicts can be placed in the opposite section. Mornings are best suited for the elementary schedules; therefore, the district is willing to work with student schedules so that student goals and pathways can be met.  

    Principles of Education and Training (9320)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Public Service

     

    This course is intended for students who are interested in teaching or other educational careers. Students are introduced to the foundations of teaching and instruction. Students learn about children, behaviors, and learning styles. This pathway leads students into job shadowing programs in our elementary schools.

     

    Child Development (9560)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Public Service

     

    This course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children. Students will become equipped with child development knowledge that can be used to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and to investigate careers related to the care and education of children. Infant simulators are an optional project as part of the educational experience

     

    Instructional Practices*(9325)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    GISD Requirement: Child Development

     

    Public Service 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This is a combination classroom and field-based internship in an elementary/intermediate school. This class prepares students with background knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as the principles of effective teaching and training practices. Students will work under the joint direction and supervision of the classroom teacher as well as the partnering elementary/intermediate teacher. Students will learn lesson plan development, instructional strategies and other responsibilities related to education. This is a 1st period course only and will require transportation to an elementary campus.

     

    Practicum in Education and Training* (9335)

    2 Credits – Grade 12

    Prerequisite: Instructional Practices

     

    AAC Public Service 2 Periods Per Day

     

    Education students have the opportunity to shadow an elementary/intermediate teacher in a pre-student teaching role. This is the capstone course for Education and Training and places a high school student in an elementary/intermediate classroom to learn all aspects of teaching from a veteran teacher. Students are required to volunteer in an elementary/intermediate classroom 10 hours per week.

     

    Extended Practicum in Education and Training* (9336)

    1 Credits – Grade 12

    Corequisite: Practicum in Education and Training

     

    Public Service 2 Periods Per Day

     

    This course is designed for students who have time in their schedule to spend more time at an elementary/intermediate campus. Students must have own transportation.

     

    CHILD CARE/DAY CARE SEQUENCE

     

    Principles of Education and Training (9320)

    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Public Service

     

    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).

     

    Interpersonal Studies (9565)
    ½ Credit – Grades 9-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Hospitality and Tourism or Principles of Human Services

     

    Public Service

     

    This course examines how the relationships between individuals and among family members significantly affect the quality of life. Students use knowledge and skills in family studies and human development to enhance personal development, foster quality relationships, promote wellness of family members, manage multiple adult roles, and pursue careers related to community and state services. This pathway leads students to a Certified Day Care Assistant.

     

    Dollars and Sense (9525)

    ½ Credit – Grades:  11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Education and Training; or Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance; or Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

     

    Public Service

     

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

     

    Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness (9508)
    ½ Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Education and Training

     

    Public Service

     

    This course concentrates on nutrition, food choices, and food management skills for individuals and families. Students learn to make informed choices that promote wellness, especially for children and families. Students will learn about careers related to hospitality, child care, and human services.

     

    Child Development (Daycare Sequence) (9562)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Human Services

     

    Public Service


    This course addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children. Students will become equipped with child development knowledge that can be used to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and to investigate careers related to the care and education of children.

     

    Family and Community Services (9570)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Human Services

    GISD Requirement: Child Development

     

    Public Service

     

    This course involves students in meaningful community and school-based activities through direct service or service-learning experiences. Students will be provided opportunities to interact and serve our community, school and students through volunteer service. Organizational and leadership skills are targeted trainings for this class.

     

    Child Guidance* (9575)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Human Services; Child Development

    GISD Requirement: Family and Community Services

     

    Public Service Certification 2 Periods Per Day

     

    Certified Daycare Assistant curriculum and testing will be available.

    LAW, PUBIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITIES

    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (9645)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-10
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Public Service

     

    Do you like to watch Cops, The First 24, or CSI television series? If you are interested in learning more about law, enforcement, firefighting, and other public service careers, then this course in law/public safety is for you. This class introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, firefighting, and emergency services. This course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in the public service field. 

     

    Law Enforcement I (9650)
    1 Credit – Grade 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

     

    Public Service

     

    Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.  Students participate in mock trials, traffic stops, arrest procedures, and have the opportunity to visit local court systems and the law enforcement center.

     

    Law Enforcement II* (9655)

    1 Credit – Grade 11-12

    Recommended Prerequisite: Law Enforcement I

     

    AAC Public Service Certification

     

    Law Enforcement II includes knowledge of and preparation for postsecondary education and training or employment in the law enforcement field in the areas of forensic science, communications, law enforcement and investigations. The rules, regulations, laws and techniques that assist the law enforcement professional are applied through a variety of case studies and research analysis. Students participate in accident investigations, use of force, dispatching procedures, and interview and interrogation techniques. This course will offer the opportunity for 12th grade students to become certified in telecommunications and/or as a jailor.

     

    Criminal Investigations* (9670)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Prerequisite: Law Enforcement II

     

    Public Service

     

    Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentation. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, shoe and tire impressions, bite marks, drugs, tool marks, firearms and ammunition, blood spatter, digital evidence, and other types of evidence.

     

    Forensic Science* (9660)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry
    *4TH SCIENCE OPTION

     

    NCAA AAC STEM Public Service

     

    Have you ever watched CSI and asked “Do they really do that stuff” or think “I want to do that”? In Forensic Science you will learn that there is more to CSI than little flashlights and sunglasses. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scenes, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will use scientific methods to collect and analyze evidence, such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, blood spatter, bones, autopsies, and DNA. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science. Do you have what it takes to be a true Crime Scene Investigator?

     

    Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security* (9657)

    2 Credits – Grade 12

    GISD Requirement: Law Enforcement II

     

    AAC Public Service Certification

     

    Practicum in LPSCS places students into the field of criminal justice (police, probation, courts, and jails) and allows them to observe and experience real situations where the basic principles, theories, and techniques taught in the classroom are applied. Through partnerships with local criminal justice agencies, each student will complete a series of rotations that focus on the practical aspects of law enforcement, corrections and the court system. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations. This course will offer the opportunity for students to become certified in telecommunications and/or as a jailer. Students must complete course request paperwork and pass a background check to be in this program. Students may be required to provide transportation to Practicum site.

     

    Extended Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security* (9658)

    1 Credit – Grade 12

    Corequisite: Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

    GISD Requirement: Law Enforcement II

     

    Public Service

     

    Practicum in LPSCS places students into the field of criminal justice (police, probation, courts, and jails) and allows them to observe and experience real situations where the basic principles, theories, and techniques taught in the classroom are applied. Through partnerships with local criminal justice agencies, each student will complete a series of rotations that focus on the practical aspects of law enforcement, corrections and the court system. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations. This course will offer the opportunity for students to become certified in telecommunications and/or as a jailer. Students must complete course request paperwork and pass a background check to be in this program. Students may be required to provide transportation to Practicum site.