Career & Technical Education
CREATIVE DESIGN AND ARTS ACADEMY
The Reidsville High School Creative Design and Arts Academy was developed to prepare students for careers within an array of design oriented fields. The Academy will prepare students with the foundational visual design skills, design thinking, and computer aided design skill that will prepare them for careers in fields such as graphic design, apparel design, interior design, animation and game art design. Contact Yolanda Stubblefield for more information.
ADOBE DIGITAL DESIGN
This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in Web design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Dreamweaver certification. English language arts are reinforced.
ADOBE VIDEO DESIGN
This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
ADOBE VISUAL DESIGN
This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
APPAREL AND TEXTILE PRODUCTION I
In this course, students are introduced to the apparel and textile industry in the area of design, textiles and apparel engineering. Emphasis is placed on students applying these design and engineering skills to create and produce apparel products.
APPAREL AND TEXTILE PRODUCTION II
Students in this course will gain a deeper understanding of design principles, engineering, fabrication and global needs of an ever-changing apparel and textile industry. The course provides a major focus on textile design, textile science, product construction, global manufacturing, and the apparel/textile market while incorporating and scaffolding prerequisite concepts. Emphasis is placed on the application of design and engineering skills used to create, produce, and prepare a product for the market. Students will also gain the entrepreneurial skills, necessary for successful marketing and distribution of an apparel product.
This course prepares students to locate, secure, keep, and change careers. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment of characteristics, interests, and values; education and career exploration; evaluation of career information and creation of a career plan. Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to communications, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, personal management and teamwork. English language arts is reinforced. Student participation in Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory with children from infancy through age six. Areas of study include parenthood decisions, child care issues, prenatal development and care, and development and care of infants, toddlers, and children three through six. Emphasis is on the responsibilities of parents, readiness for parenting, and the influence parents have on children while providing care and guidance. Art, English language arts, and science are reinforced.
CTE ADVANCED STUDIES
The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in 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.
Students who participate in apprenticeships or pre-apprenticeships through the North Carolina Department of Commerce can also earn CTE credit while they earn hours and experience toward an adult apprenticeship leading to a completed journeyman certificate.
A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. 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 get hands-on experience in a number of related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship.
DIGITAL DESIGN AND ANIMATION
Digital Design and Animation I is an introductory level course focusing on the concepts and tools used by digital artists in a wide variety of creative careers including graphic design, film, and game design. Students work with professional-grade creative software packages to develop 2D and 3D digital graphics and audio/video media. Students use Adobe CC Suite, and digital 3D modeling with 3DS Max to build needed skills for subsequent courses.
In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.
In this course students are introduced to the fashion and merchandising industries. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among the concepts of the business of fashion, fashion promotion events, the evolution and movement of fashion, the fashion industry, career development, merchandising of fashion, and the selling of fashion.
FOOD AND NUTRITION I
This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability for a global society, and time and resource management.
FOOD AND NUTRITION II
This course focuses on advanced food preparation techniques. Food safety and sanitation receive special emphasis, with students having the opportunity to take the exam for a nationally-recognized food safety credential. Students develop skills in preparing foods such as yeast bread, cake fillings, and frostings, and learn knife and garnishing skills. A real or simulated in-school food business component allows students to apply entrepreneurial strategies. English/Language Arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced.
FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH SCIENCE
This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members. Topics include medical terminology, the history of health care, healthcare agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, health careers, holistic health, health care trends, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision making.
GAME ART AND DESIGN
This course introduces students to techniques used in the electronic game industry. Students will focus on the principles used in game design including mathematical and virtual modeling. Emphasis is placed on areas related to art, history, ethics, plot development, storyboarding, programming, 2D Visual theory, and interactive play technologies. Students develop physical and virtual games using hands-on experience and a variety of software. Art, English language, arts, mathematics and science are reinforced.
HEALTH SCIENCE I
This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies. Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content.
HEALTH SCIENCE II
This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication. Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training.
INTERIOR DESIGN I
This course engages students in exploring the various interior design professions, while building the content knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide foundational knowledge of the design industry. Emphasis is placed on design thinking and utilization of the interior design process; human, environmental and behavioral factors; color theory, elements and principles of design; hand sketching/digital design techniques, space planning, selection of products and materials for residential interiors; client relationship building and design communication techniques.
INTERIOR DESIGN II
This course prepares students for entry-level and technical work opportunities in the residential and non-residential interior design fields. Students deepen their understanding of design fundamentals and theory by designing interior plans to meet the living space needs of specific individuals or families. Topics include the application of design theory to interior plans and production, selection of materials, and examination of business procedures.
INTRO TO DESIGN
This course provides a project-based curriculum that presents the elements and principles of visual design using the design process established by Project Lead the Way.
In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.
MICROSOFT WORD AND POWERPOINT
Students in the Microsoft Imagine Academy benefit from world-class Microsoft curriculum and software tools to tackle real-world challenges in the classroom environment. In the first part, students will learn to use the current version of Microsoft Word interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, share and create complex documents, and publish them. In the second part, students will learn to use the current version of Microsoft PowerPoint interface, commands, and features to create, enhance, customize, and deliver presentations. Art and English language arts are reinforced.
This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP).
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE
This course introduces students to topics related to business, finance, management, and marketing to cover business in the global economy, functions of business organization and management, marketing basics, and significance of business financial and risk management.
PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY AND HUMAN SERVICES
Students learn life literacy skills and individual, family, and community systems in the context of the human services field. Emphasis is placed on human development, professional skills, diversity, analyzing community issues, and life management.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING I
In this course, students are introduced to the industry of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Students acquire transferable knowledge and skills among related industries for planning sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Topics included are branding, licensing, and naming rights, business foundations, concessions and on-site merchandising, economic foundations, human relations, and safety and security. Mathematics and social studies are reinforced.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING II
In this course, students acquire an understanding of selling, promotion, and market planning of sports, entertainment, and event marketing. Emphasis is on business management, career development, client relations, contracts, ethics, event management, facilities management, legal issues, and sponsorships. English/language arts, mathematics and Social studies are reinforced.
TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & DESIGN
This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem-solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models.