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Reidsville High School

1901 South Park Drive

Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

Phone (336) 349-6361; FAX:  (336) 349-3205

Principal:  Ann Mitchell

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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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Career & Technical Education

Below is a list of courses for this program.

Apparel I

Prerequisite:  None (Course Number: 7035) 

In this course, students are introduced to clothing production in the areas of preparation for clothing construction, basic clothing construction techniques, consumer decisions, textiles, historical perspectives/design and career opportunities.  Emphasis is placed on instructing/training students to apply these construction/design skills to apparel and home fashion. Art, Mathematics and Science are reinforced. Work based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.  Apprenticeship and Cooperative Education are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), competitive events, community service and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards with workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

*For safety reasons, enrollment  is not to exceed 20 students (or 2 per sewing machine) in this course. 

 

Apparel II - Enterprise

Prerequisite:  7035, Apparel I  (Course Number: 7036)

In this course, students are introduced to to advanced clothing and housing apparel development skills.  The use of fibers/fabrics is combined with design and construction techniques to develop and produce clothing or housing apparel products.  A real or simulated apparel business enterprise with FCCLA activities allow students to apply instructional strategies/workplace readiness skills to an authentic experience and to develop a portfolio.  Mathematics and Science are reinforced. Work based learning strategies appropriate for this course include cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing.  Apprenticeship is not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), competitive events, community service and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards with workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

*For safety reasons, enrollment  is not to exceed 20 students (or 2 per sewing machine) in this course. 

 

Career Development Internship

Prerequisite: Application allows for the student development of workplace competencies, Credit: 1 credit for 135 hours, 2 credits for 270 contact hours, Grade: 12, Weight: S

Internships are an essential way for today's youth to experience the value of work and mature personally.  Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers and perform certain job tasks.

This activity is exploratory and allows the student to receive hands-on experience in a number of related activities.

Career major internships deviate from the traditional internship in the sense that the workplace activity is related to a potential career path chosen by the student.

The student must complete a minimum of 135 hours for 1 credit and 270 hours for 2 credits.

 

Digital Communication Systems

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to teach basic digital input skills including keying using the touch method, speech recognition, and use of hand-held devices.  Emphasis is on the daily use and operation of commonly used digital communication devices to develop skill with concentrated application of those skills in the production of business communication and correspondence.

 

Principles of Business and Personal Finance

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces the major principles and concepts that are the foundation for future study of business and management.  Topics of study include basic business principles, personal finance concepts, management concepts, systems thinking, quality management, and the current environment for business in a multinational market-place.  Communication skills and basic mathematical concepts are reinforced in this course.

 

Computer Applications I

Prerequisite: Keyboarding, minimum of 35 words per minute; Digital Communications recommended

Master advanced skills in the areas of word processing, database management, spreadsheet, telecomunications, desktop publishing and presentation applications.  Study and use data communications, Internet and e-mail, as well as skill development in the integration of software application, ethical issues pertaining to information systems and information technologies careers.

 

Computer Applications II

Prerequisite: Computer Applications I

Master advanced skills in the areas of integrating technology devices, Internet research strategies and uses, complex desktop publishing, multimedia production and basic web page design.  Learn the economic, ethical and social issues in the information technologies area.

 

Allied Health Sciences I

Prerequisite: Biology and Health

Investigate the health care delivery system, its services and occupations, nature of health maintenance and preventive medicine, diseases and disorders, diagnosis and treatment, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal medicine, and the role of nutrition and diet problems in health care.  Study specific health problems related to birth, infants, and the aged, the metric and apothecaries systems, communicable diseases, and the future of health occupations in light of modern technological innovations.

 

Allied Health Sciences II

Prerequisite: Allied Health Sciences I

Gain an understanding of medical personnel, establishment of health and saftey standards, various diagnostic, therapeutic, restorative, and rehabilitative measures available in the health care delivery system, and employment opportunities.  Participate in classroom and/or laboratory learning and a clinical internship in the medical community.

 

Teen Living

Prerequisite: None

Utilize hands-on simulated activities to examine roles and responsibilities associated with the work of the home and family.  Study nutrition and wellness, food preparation, clothing and fashion, child development, and family living. Develop an understanding of consumer choices, management of the home environment, and leadership development.

 

Parent and Child Development

Prerequisite: None

Investigate role and responsibilities of parenting with instruction in infant and early childhood development.  Learn about care and guidance of children, how family influences a child's development, how to analyze parenting concerns in today's world, and creative activities appropriate for children.  Explore job opportunities and careers in the field of early childhood education.

 

Early Childhood Education I

Prerequisite: Parenting and Child Development

Begin your career of working with young children from birth to age 8 by studying the development of young children while participating in laboratory experience in a childcare center.  Topics covered in the classroom include health, safety, guidance, and developmentally appropriate activities for children.

 

Early Childhood Education II

Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education I

Continue your career preparation for working with young children in this second level course.  Prepare for opportunities in management and business ownership in the childcare industry by studying topics in the classroom that include curriculum development, record keeping and personnel management.  Spend the majority of class time in laboratory experiences working with young children.

CTE Advanced Studies
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one career cluster, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: S
This culminating course is for Juniors and Seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a computer course, in one career cluster.  The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the computer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education, then into future careers.  Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the computer course, as well as, collaboration with community members, business representatives and other school-based personnel.  The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st Century skills.

 

Marketing

Prerequisite: None

Prepare for a career or further education in Marketing by studying job seeking skills, wholesaling, retailing, salesmanship, human relations, display, advertising, consumer economics, and leadership.  Earn one additional credit by participating in on-the-job training.

 

Marketing Management

Prerequisite: Marketing or Fashion Merchandising

Study hiring, training, and evaluation of employees, management, purchasing, pricing, and sales management.  Develop supervisory-management skills and participate in optional on-the-job training and early release.

Interior Design I

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

This course focuses on housing needs, as well as, options for individuals and families at various stages of the life cycle.  Emphasis is placed on selecting goods, services and creating functional, pleasing living environments by using sound financial decisions, as well as, principles of design.  Topics of study include elements/principles of design, backgrounds, furnishings, architectural styles/features, as well as, functional room design. Also, Art and Mathematics are reinforced.  In addition, work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include: cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing.

Personal Finance

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S

This course prepares students to understand economic activities, as well as, challenges of individuals, families, the role of lifestyle goals in education, career choices, procedures in a successful job search, financial forms used for independent living, shopping options and practices for meeting consumer needs.  The course also prepares students to understand consumer rights, responsibilities, information, protect personal, as well as, family resources and apply procedures for managing personal finances. English Language Arts and Mathematics are reinforced during this course. In addition, work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course, include: mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning and job shadowing; however, apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available.

 

Drafting I

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

This course introduces students to the use of simple, as well as, complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas/concepts found in the areas of Architecture, Manufacturing, Engineering, Science and Mathematics.  Topics include Problem Solving Strategies, Classical Representation Methods such as Sketching, Geometric Construction Techniques, as well as, Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Orthographic Projection and 3-D Modeling. Also, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are reinforced.  In addition, work-based learning strategies that are appropriate for this course, include: Apprenticeship, Cooperative Education, Internship and Job Shadowing.

 

Drafting II: Architectural

Prerequisite: Drafting I, Geometry Recommended, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S

This course focuses on the principles, concepts and use of complex graphic tools used in the fields of Architecture, Structural Systems and Construction Trades.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of computer assisted design (CAD) tools, to create floor plans, wall sections and elevation drawings. Also, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are reinforced.  In addition, work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include: Apprenticeship, Cooperative Education, Internship and Job Shadowing. 

 

Drafting III: Architectural

Prerequisite: Drafting II, Architectural

This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts.  Emphasis is placed on the use of computer assisted design (CAD) tools in the design and execution of site/foundation plans, topographical information and detailed drawings of stairs, as well as, wall sections.  Also, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are reinforced. In addition, work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include: Apprenticeship, Cooperative Education, Internship and Job Shadowing.