Career and Technology Electives

  • Computer Applications

    The student will learn how to use the computer as a resource or tool which can be applied to current and future educational or employment pursuits and increase their comfort level using computers. Advanced topics on computer applications will include multimedia, the Internet, and computer-based tools. Culminates in a final project.

    Auto-CAD - M

    This is a computer-aided drafting course. It is designed to introduce the drafting student to the basics of AUTO CAD. Topics of study include toolbar exploration; geometric construction, dimensioning, developing drawings; and placing text on drawings.

    General Electronics

    General electronics is designed for students needing an introductory course in basic electronics. This lab-based course will cover safety, basic DC and AC circuit theory as well as an introduction to semiconductors. The course will be beneficial to students in the engineering, auto, and computer science pathways and for any student planning on taking physics.

    School To Careers

    Participation in a work-based experience (paid or unpaid) will support the student's chosen pathway and enhance the student's school-based experiences. Prior to participating in an STC work-based experience, students and the internship site mentor will complete a "School-to-Careers Training Agreement," which is available in the high school guidance office. Students must have a satisfactory attendance record with no history of unlawful absences. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the internship site. Grades are reflected as pass/fail only. Note: If approved, a student may earn up to 4 credits (135 hours of work-based experience = 1 credit) per year for a total of four STC credits prior to graduation.

    Information Technology - H

    These courses prepare a student for CCNA certification. The course uses a SOHO network to introduce some basic networking terminology, concepts, and skills such as network models, LANs, networking topologies, devices, MAC and IP addressing, and other networking protocols, as well as cabling, wireless, and security, and how to plan, deploy and troubleshoot small networks. Hands-on labs are designed to give students practical experience. Additionally, students use small and medium business and enterprise-sized networks to take concepts such as IP addressing, switching, and routing, WAN technologies, and security to the next level. Topics covered include TCP/IP, routing protocols and processes, router commands and configuration, and troubleshooting routers. Note: Students selecting this course MUST register at Garrett College and have their own transportation. The two courses students must take are CIS163 Introduction to CISCO Networking and CIS164 Router Fundamentals.