Course Descriptions

Elective Applied Technology Education

Career Exploration/ Internship: Elective Course for 0.5 Credit
This course consists of structured career development and guidance activities designed to foster the basic job skills and self-awareness needed to successfully match an individual’s potential and interests with today’s work environment. Topics include work success, critical thinking, quality control, applied math, safety, workplace economics, and computer literacy.

Adult Roles & Responsibility: Elective Course for 0.5 Credit
This course prepares students to understand the nature, function, and significance of the interpersonal relationships of individuals and families. Topics discussed include: family living, parenting, household and money management, decision-making skills, communication skills, self-awareness, crisis management, and the individual’s roles and responsibilities within the family and community. Emphasis is placed on basic cooking, cleaning, shopping, sewing, and budgeting skills.

SAT Preparations and Transition to college: Elective Course for 0.5 Credit
This course helps students prepare for the transition to college. It helps prepare them to take the SAT by teaching them test-taking skills such as effective review of directions and strategies for approaching each sub-section. Additionally, the course walks the students through the steps of deciding which colleges to apply to, requesting and completing applications, writing the college essay, applying for financial aid and scholarship, visiting colleges, choosing the right college, and transitioning to college life.

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