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  
    9352 Dual Credit Equine Science 1210-2   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 Biology and Chemistry or IPC; Algebra 1 and Geometry; and either Small Animal Management and Equine Science or Livestock Production 
    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
    Plant Science Sequence
    9000 Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 9-10   1  
    9365 Floral Design 9-12   1  
    9040 Greenhouse Operation and Production 10-12   1 Floral Design
    9370 Advanced Floral Design 11-12   1 Floral Design
    9045 Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 
    (Horticulture)*^
    12 AAC 2 Greenhouse Operation and Production
    Applied Agriculture Engineering (Welding)
    9000 Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources 9-10   1  
    9050 Agricultural Mechanics & Metal Tech 10-12   1  
    9052 Dual Credit Agricultural Mechanics & Metal Tech 10-12   1 Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    9055 Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication* 11-12   1 Ag Mechanics and Metal Tech
    9057 Dual Credit 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 Elective
    9070 Professional Standards in Agribusiness  9-12   1 Officers Only
    Arts and AV
    Design and Multimedia Arts Sequence
    9200 Principles of Arts and AV  9-10   1  
    9158  Digital Design and Media Production 10-12   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
    Digital Communications/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
    Accounting and Financial Services
    9505 Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance  9-10   1  
    9403 Money Matters 10-12   1  
    9405/9407 Dual Credit Accounting I 10-12   1  
    9410/9440 Dual Credit Accounting II* 11-12 AAC 1 Dual Credit Accounting I
    9413 Practicum in Business Managment 12 AAC 2 3 Years of Business Classes
    Career Development
    9420 Career Prep I* 11-12   3  
    9425 Career Prep II* 11-12   3 Career Prep I
    Marketing and Sales
    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
    9700 Social Media Marketing 10-12   0.5 Advertising and Sales and Sports and Entertainment Marketing 
    9703 Fashion Marketing 10-12   0.5  Advertising and Sales and Sports and Entertainment Marketing 
    9712 Fundamentals of Real Estate 11-12   2 2 Years of Business Classes 
    9715 Practicum in Marketing* 12 AAC 2 3 Years of Business Classes 
    9716 Extended Practicum in Marketing* 12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in Marketing

    Information Technology

    Web Development

    9630 Principles of Information Technology 9-10   1  
    9635 Computer Science I 10-12 AAC 1 Principles of Information Technology
    9640 Dual Enrollment Computer Science I 10-12 AAC 1 Principles of Information Technology
    9617 Web Game Development 11-12   1 Computer Science I or Web Design 
    9641 Practicum in Information Technology* 12 AAC 2  2 Years of IT Classes
    9642 Extended Practicum in Information Technology* 12   1 Corequisite: Practicum in Information Technology
    Culinary Arts Sequence
    9510 Introduction to Culinary Arts 10-12   1  
    9502 Foundations of Restaurant Management 9-12   1  
    9515 Culinary Arts*^ 10-12   2 Introduction to Culinary Arts 
    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 Automotive Basics
    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.

    Dual Credit Equine Science (9352)
    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. Dual credit fees apply.

    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. 

    Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Livestock Emphasis)*  (????)
    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. 

     

    PLANT SCIENCE 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.

     

    Advanced Floral Design (9370)

    1 Credit - Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: Floral Design

     

    Business

    In this course, students build on the knowledge from the Floral Design course and are introduced to more advanced floral design concepts, with an emphasis on specialty designs and specific occasion planning. This course focuses on building skills in advanced floral design and providing students with a thorough understanding of the design elements and planning techniques used to produce unique specialty floral designs that support the goals and objectives of a specific occasion or event. Through the analysis and evaluation of various occasion and event types, students explore the design needs and expectations of clients and propose and evaluate appropriate creations. From conception to evaluation, students are challenged to create and design appropriate specialty floral designs that meet the needs of the client. Furthermore, an emphasis on budgetary adherence and entrepreneurship equips students with many of the necessary skills needed for success in floral enterprises.

     

    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. 

     

    APPLIED AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING (WELDING) 

     

    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 (9052)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

     

    Business  Dual Credit

     

    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. 

     

    Dual Credit Agricultural Mechanics & Metal Tech (9052)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

    Business  Dual Credit  

    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. Dual credit fees apply.

     

    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.

     

    Dual Credit Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication* (9057)
    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. Dual credit fees apply.

     

    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 ELECTIVE

    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 

    DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA ARTS SEQUENCE

    Principles of Arts and AV (9200)
    1 Credit – Grades 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.

     

    Digital Design and Media Production (9158)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Prerequisites: None

     

    Business

    Digital Design and Media Production will allow students to demonstrate creative thinking, develop innovative strategies, and use communication tools in order to work effectively with others as well as independently. Students will gather information electronically, which will allow for problem-solving and making informed decisions regarding media projects. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of digital design principles that is transferable to other disciplines. The six strands include creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking; problem-solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. In addition, students will learn public communication skills, interviewing techniques, and various communication strategies. Students will be expected to attend some after school and public events as a representative of Pirate Production Studios and the Pirate Sports Network. 

    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

     

    DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS/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

    ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 

    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.

     

     

    Money Matters (9503)

    1 Credit – Grades:  10-12

     

    Business

    In Money Matters, students will investigate money management from a personal financial perspective. Students will apply critical-thinking skills to analyze financial options based on current and projected economic factors. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to establish short-term and long-term financial goals. Students will examine various methods of achieving short-term and long-term financial goals through various methods such as investing, tax planning, asset allocating, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning.

     

    Dual Credit Accounting I (9405/9407)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance

     

    Business

     

    Accounting is known as the language of business.  Students investigate the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and ethical factors. They will learn accounting terminology, the fundamental accounting equation, and its application to accounting procedures, and the basic steps in the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship.  Emphasis will be on a service business, with an introduction to merchandising businesses.  You can extend your knowledge and the application of accounting by competing with our UIL Accounting Team. Participation and advancement can lead to fantastic scholarship opportunities.  This course is strongly recommended for students planning to major in Business in college.

     

    Dual Credit Accounting II (9410/9440)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Dual Credit Accounting 1

     

    AAC  Business

     

    Accounting 1 Students continue the investigation of the field of accounting.  In this second-year course, emphasis will be placed on merchandizing businesses organized as a corporation, analysis of financial statements, and managerial and operational accounting.  Students will formulate, interpret, and communicate 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: 3 Years of Business Management

     AAC  Business  2 Periods Per Day

    This capstone course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences occur in a paid or unpaid arrangement and in 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

    Career Preparation 1 is a work-based learning experience that combines classroom instruction with the student's employment experience to develop a variety of employability and job-specific skills for a fast-changing workplace. The Career Preparation program supports strong partnerships between the school, businesses, and the community. Students will develop resumes, strengthen interview skills, investigate potential careers, discover strategies for improving human relations in the workplace, and cultivate an understanding of budgeting and financial topics through real world examples. Students will leave with a portfolio of items necessary for career and workplace success. An average of 15 hours of work per week are required.

    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. 

     

     

    MARKETING AND SALES

     

    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.

     

    Social Media Marketing (9700)

    ½ Credit – Grades 10-12

    GISD Requirement: Advertising and Sales AND Sports and Entertainment Marketing

     

    Business                           

    Social Media Marketing is designed to look at the rise of social media and how marketers are integrating social media tools in their overall marketing strategy. The course will investigate how the marketing community measures success in the new world of social media. Students will manage a successful social media presence for an organization, understand techniques for gaining customer and consumer buy-in to achieve marketing goals, and properly select social media platforms to engage consumers and monitor and measure the results of these efforts.

    Fashion Marketing (9703)

    ½ Credit – Grades 10-12

    GISD Requirement: Advertising and Sales AND Sports and Entertainment Marketing

     

    Business                           

    Fashion Marketing is designed to provide students with knowledge of the various business functions in the fashion industry. Students in Fashion Marketing will gain a working knowledge of promotion, textiles, merchandising, mathematics, selling, visual merchandising, and career opportunities.

    Fundamentals of Real Estate (9712)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    GISD Requirement: 2 Years of Business Classes (Accounting or Marketing)

     

    Business  2 Periods Per Day                      

    This course contains the curriculum necessary to complete the pre-licensure education requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to obtain a real estate salesperson license. Includes the following TREC course materials: Principles of Real Estate I and II, Law of Contracts, Law of Agency, Real Estate Finance, and Promulgated Contract Forms.

    Practicum in Marketing* (9715)

    2 Credits – Grades 12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance

    GISD Requirement: 3 Years of Business Classes (Accounting or Marketing)

     

    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

    WEB DEVELOPMENT

    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 Science I (9635)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Business  AAC

    Computer Science I will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of computer science through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts. The six strands include creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking; problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts.

    Dual Enrollment Computer Science I (9640)
    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

    Business  AAC

    Dual Enrollment Computer Science I will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of computer science through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts. The six strands include creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking; problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts. Dual enrollment fees apply.

    Web Game Devlopment (9617)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    GISD Requirement: Computer Science I or Web Design

    Business

    Web Game Development will allow students to demonstrate creative thinking, develop innovative strategies, and use digital and communication tools necessary to develop fully functional online games. Web Game Development has career applications for many aspects of the game industry, including programming, art principles, graphics, web design, storyboarding and scripting, and business and marketing. The six strands include creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking; problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts.

    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.  

    CULINARY ARTS SEQUENCE 

    Foundations of Restaurant Management (9502)

    1 Credit - Grades 9-12

     Business

    Foundations of Restaurant Management provides students with a foundation to understand basic culinary skills and food service-restaurant management, along with current food service restaurant industry topics and standards. Building on prior instruction, this course provides introductory insight into critical thinking, financial analysis, industry technology, social media, customer awareness, and leadership in the foodservice restaurant industry. Students will gain an understanding of food service-restaurant operations and the importance of communicating effectively to diverse audiences, purposes, and situations in food service-restaurant operations and management. Students will learn how the front of the house and the back of the house of management operate and collaborate and obtain value-added certifications in the industry to help launch themselves into restaurant/foodservice careers.

    Introduction to Culinary Arts (9510)

    1 Credit – Grades 10-12

     

    Business

     

    Introduction to Culinary Arts will emphasize the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of foodservice operations. The course will provide insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide 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. This course is offered as a classroom and laboratory-based course.

     

     

    Culinary Arts (9515)

    2 Credits – Grades 11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: 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
    Recommended Prerequisite: 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.

    Automotive Technology I (9805)
    2 Credits – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisite: 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.