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Career & Technical Education

All potential course offerings in the subject of Career & Technical Education are listed alphabetically below.   Please Note: In any given year, whether a course is offered depends on the number of requests received for that course. 

 

 

ADVANCED CREATIVE ART‐ COMPREHENSIVE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 51541

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Creative Art‐Comprehensive

Description: Students will build on the foundations from Creative Art, with an emphasis on developing the professional skills associated for a career in the Visual Arts and Design field. This class will allow students to continue to develop skills, knowledge, and technique in a chosen art field while at the same time guide students through the process of researching a career as a visual or design artist. Students will create visual and design projects, research creative careers, develop websites and portfolios, and work with local artists and gallery owners to build a foundation for a career in the Visual and Design Arts.

 

ADVANCED PLANT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 180522

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Plant Science & Technology

Description: Advanced Plant Science & Technology is a class tailored to those students interested in additional education in the plant sciences. The class is a continuation of Plant Science & Technology. This course will begin with plant disease and pests. It will explore the topics of sustainable agriculture, plant biotechnology, and plant diversity. Students will look at organic vs. inorganic food production, plant genetics, and the effects of greenhouse conditions on plant growth. Students will work in both greenhouses at DHS, learning about hydroponics and aquaponics.

 

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: 

Description:  Aerospace Engineering is a fall semester course that explores flight vehicles and systems, covering space flight (spacecraft, rockets, satellites) and atmospheric flight (airplanes, helicopters, missiles) and the application of these concepts to other fields of engineering, such as automotive aerodynamics and materials engineering. The physics of space travel and science of life in space will also be explored. Students wishing to enroll in Durango Aerospace for the first time are encouraged to take this course in the fall.

 

AGRIBUSINESS ‐ WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 182480

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Instructors approval and active FFA membership

Description: This course is designed for juniors and seniors to complete a supervised practical experience in the agricultural industry only.  It consists of onsite observation and training in an agribusiness specific to the agricultural area of study of that student.  The class will aid in confirming current educational and career goals and in obtaining hands-on experience.  The student will be responsible for keeping a record book of daily site activities and expenses.  Student must be able to document a minimum of 60 on-site hours and schedule a minimum of one on-site instructor visit per semester.  Daily sign-in with instructor is required before leaving campus for site experience.

 

AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 182010

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture

Description: This course covers the basic concepts of starting your own business related to agriculture. Students will create a business plan, research business concerns, learn about basic financial planning and analysis, sources of funding, how to apply for funding, and setting up and marketing a business. Businesses studied included tack shops, feed stores, raising rodeo bulls, raising and training horses, starting a florist shop, and raising exotic fish (Japanese Koi). Students are encouraged to be both creative and rigorous in designing their business and analyzing profitability. Students will acquire skills applicable in any entrepreneurial venture.

 

AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGY | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 30511

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Agricultural Biology is a laboratory science course with the goal of giving students the opportunity to explore biology as it relates to agriculture, food, and natural resources. The course emphasizes detailed knowledge of the biological principles of the following areas: molecular and cellular aspects of living things, structure and function of plants and animals, genetics, physiology, plant and animal diversity and principles of classification, ecological relationships, and animal behavior. Protein synthesis, classification of life, and comparative anatomy units will also be included in this course. Students will participate in discussion, lectures, and readings based on the Colorado Science Standards and the Colorado Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource standards. Additional topics to be studied include opportunities in the FFA, Colorado agriculture, animal production, plant production, genetics and record keeping. This course may serve as a substitution for Biology if a student completes an approved pathway in Agricultural Education.

 

AGRICULTURAL ENTEREPRENEURSHIP | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 182020

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: This course emphasizes basic economic concepts, basic financial concepts, and functions of business, business technology, and career preparation. Students will be exposed to various aspects of the agribusiness world. Such topics to be discussed are: marketing, management, economics, accounting, finance, business law, and entrepreneurship. Students will also be exposed to various careers in agribusiness. Furthermore, students are introduced to the steps and research necessary to create their own business. Projects include preparing a Business Plan, business cards, and making a Power Point presentation of their business to community members. Students will also serve as the development and management of the on‐going and developing school based enterprises in the agricultural education program.

 

AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 182030

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Instructor approval and active FFA membership

Description: Students in this class provide leadership and are responsible for the implementation of the FFA plan of activities, as well as the business administration and management of the DHS school farm. Students enrolled in this course will receive credit based on their work outside of school hours to accomplish FFA plan of activities and to provide care and maintenance of the school farm, and its related enterprises. Students will maintain a record book where they maintain a record of their time before school, after school and on weekends. Their record books will document their work to plan and implement FFA service project (2 per semester), FFA activities and travel plans (3‐4 per semester.) Students will also complete daily maintenance activities related to the school chickens, rabbits, attached and independent greenhouses, and garden plots. In addition these students will advise business decisions and manage the finances of the FFA Chapter with the supervision of the Teacher/ Advisor.

 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #:
Grades: 9, 10, 11 12
Prerequisites: Mathematics I or Algebra I
Description: AP Computer Science A is a full year course using the Java programming language to learn Object Oriented Programming. The goals of AP Computer Science A are to: design, implement, and analyze solutions to problems; use and implement commonly used algorithms; use standard data structures; develop and select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve new problems; write solutions fluently in an object-oriented paradigm; write, run, test, and debug solutions in the Java programming language, utilizing standard Java library classes and interfaces from the AP Java subset; read and understand programs consisting of several classes and interacting objects; read and understand a description of the design and development process leading to such a program; understand the ethical and social implications of computer use.

 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 101571

Grades: 9, 10, 11 12

Prerequisites: Mathematics I or Algebra I

Description: AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career. Whether it's 3-D animation, engineering, music, app development, medicine, visual design, robotics, or political analysis, computer science is the engine that powers the technology, productivity, and innovation that drives the world. The course will develop leaders in computer science fields and attract and engage students.

 

AQUATIC SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 183061

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Areas of training in this class involve the care of fish and aquatic plant life, which is a developing industry worldwide. The history of aquaculture and how it pertains to the world will be studies. Aquaculture anatomy and physiology will also be studied. This class will cover aquaculture disease and parasites as well as fish biology and reproduction. Marketing of aqua cultural products will be explored. Knowledge and skills gained in this class will provide opportunities for advanced study at the college level or entry level employment in fisheries, water quality, and care of natural streams and lakes.

    

ART PORTFOLIO | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 51700

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: An Advanced class of any studio, i.e. Drawing-Advanced, Painting -Advanced, Watercolor-Advanced, Ceramics-Advanced, Digital Photo-Advanced or Teacher approval

Description: This course is intended for highly motivated, independent students who are seriously interested in the study of art. This course is not limited to students interested in painting and drawing only. Students can pursue studies within other studio courses such as ceramics, photography, and/or sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on the use of elements and principles to develop a body of work that addresses a personal visual interest or theme. Each student will be expected to produce a certain amount of art and develop both a traditional and digital portfolio. Portfolios will be formally presented at the end of the semester.

 

CABINETMAKING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 170070

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Woodworking

Description: With the knowledge and abilities acquired from Woodworking, students further their woodworking skills and confidence. Students will demonstrate the designing and construction of higher skill level projects throughout this course. Old and new techniques in woodworking will be utilized during the lab time. Practice in areas of design and the drawing of plans will be extended and deepened, beyond the introductory level.

  

CARPENTRY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 170030

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Woodworking or Instructor approval

Description: Basic residential and commercial construction processes and skills learned in the Construction I class will be applied to simulated business oriented projects.  Planning, designing, figuring bills of materials, bidding and shop-job site safety will be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to meet with local contractors to learn even more of what is required to become an employee of a contractor or to own a business in the trade.

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ‐ ADVANCED | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 51672

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Digital Photography

Description: This course is for students that have completed Digital Photography and want to continue improving their digital photography skills and producing creative photographs. Students will learn additional techniques for editing, manipulating and finishing their photographs and produce a portfolio of work that addresses a focused interest in photography. Students who are seriously interested in photography are encouraged to repeat this course for credit.

 

DRAFTING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 211070

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: A beginning drafting course that teaches the fundamentals of drafting and mechanical drawing. This course is designed to introduce concepts and practices of the discipline of architecture and pre-engineering.

 

DRAWING ‐ ADVANCED | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 51562

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Drawing

Description: Students will engage in visual problem solving, striving to reach new levels of understanding and expand imaginative thought. Students will build on the foundations from Beginning Drawing, with more emphasis on self-expression and use of advanced techniques. Students will utilize a variety of critique methods to improve upon their ability to communicate about their work and will be required to create and present a digital portfolio of their work from the class. 

 

DURANGO AEROSPACE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 221061

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Application & interview

Description: Durango Aerospace is a spring semester course in which students take part in a rigorous aerospace industry simulation while exploring such topics as astrophysics, sustainable agriculture, technical writing, psychology, architecture, graphic design, automation and marketing. Students will apply their learning to create the annual qualifying proposal, which is submitted to NASA judges. Because the request for proposal is different each year, this course may be repeated for credit.

 

ENERGY IN COLORADO | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 18505

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture

Description: Energy in Colorado is a course tailored to those students interested in careers in the energy field. It is an introduction to different types of energy in Colorado. Colorado is rich in renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biofuels. Students will study the agricultural uses of biofuels such as ethanol and methane. Petroleum energy and natural gas will also be covered. We will also explore careers in the energy industry.

  

FOREST & FIRE ECOLOGY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 185041

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture

Description: Forest & Fire Ecology is tailored to students interested in careers in forestry or fire science. It is an introduction to forest ecology, forest management, forest health, watersheds and wildfire behavior. Students will use the Project Learning Tree and National Fire Sciences Lab curriculum.

 

FRAMING CARPENTRY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 170040

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Construction 1 or Instructor’s approval

Description: Basic residential and commercial construction processes and skills learned in the Construction I class will be applied to simulated business oriented projects.  Planning, designing, figuring bills of materials, bidding and shop-job site safety will be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to meet with local contractors to learn even more of what is required to become an employee of a contractor or to own a business in the trade. 

 

GENERAL HORTICULTURE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 180520

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture

Description: Students will study plant life, including wild, garden, and greenhouse varieties. They will

have the chance to see exotic and aquatic species in the school greenhouse, visit local greenhouses and

gardens, and set up plant growing projects themselves. They will also study garden design, landscape

design including water structures such as ponds and waterfalls, and explore careers in horticulture.

Floral design including both dried and living arrangements will be included. The applications of modern

scientific knowledge to plant culture will be discussed.

 

 HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MARKETING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 121590

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Description:  Hospitality and Tourism Marketing courses introduce students to and help them refine marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in food service, lodging, tourism, and recreation careers. Students will: Analyze the theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution with a focus on hospitality and tourism marketing, demonstrate marketing competencies through the use of hospitality and tourism marketing role-plays, apply the marketing processes and strategies to business and the individual consumer, develop hands-on projects using marketing principles with emphasis on  career opportunities in hospitality and tourism marketing, invite local and national guest speakers (via speakerphone or Skype) to our classroom to discuss marketing career opportunities in the greater 4 Corners region.

 

INTERNSHIP | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 229981

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: By application only

Description: The Internship Program affords highly motivated DHS juniors and seniors the opportunity to apply knowledge they have learned in school by participating as an intern in a field that connects with their career pathway. Students participate for 12 weeks, in a non-paid, work-based program gaining valuable experience and insight into a chosen field. Students must meet with the internship coordinator prior to the trimester during which they will work before this course will be added to their schedules.  

   

INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #:

180010

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Students will begin to establish a career path for high school and beyond. They will develop an individualized Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP) and be introduced to FFA, a co-curricular agricultural student leadership organization.  Animal Science, Ag Business, parliamentary procedure, FFA, landscaping techniques, record keeping, public speaking skills, leadership qualities and career opportunities will be explored.  Students will have the opportunity to start a record book enabling them to earn their FFA Greenhand Degree - SAEs may consist of livestock to show at the county fair, production agriculture or agriculturally related jobs.   All information can be used in developing and presenting the FFA or SAE Career Portfolio.

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AND MARKETING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 120510

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Description: Introduction to Business and Marketing gives students a chance to explore many aspects and careers within the world of business in a fun, engaging manner.  Students will gain and learn to apply knowledge in the following areas: Focus on the operation of business in the United States, develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the economy, the business cycle, marketing, management, tools of business, the financial system, and social responsibility, understand and compete in a stock market game while also gaining a basic understanding of long-term investing, and develop and present a basic marketing plan for their own small business including logo, website, and Facebook page.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 210061

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Introduction to Engineering is a year-long class that introduces the basics of mechanical and structural engineering and robotics through extensive use of hands-on projects. Woven throughout the course are technical writing and drawing skills, statistical analysis of prototypes and quality control processes. Students will explore the various specialties within engineering, apply the engineering design process, and develop their collaboration and communication skills through group and individual projects.

 

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 111043

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce the school newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, or other printed publication. Students may gain experience in several components (writing, editing, layout, production, and so on) or may focus on a single aspect while producing the publication.

 

JOURNALISM | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 111010

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Journalism

Description: Students in this class are responsible for the publication and distribution of the monthly student newspaper, El Diablo. Students learn reporting, editing, researching and layout skills, as well as photography, advertising and production. Students are required to do high quality work on a strict deadline.

 

JOURNALISM LEADERSHIP | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 2| Course #: 111011

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: El Diablo Editors Only or Teacher Approval

Description: Students in this class provide leadership and are responsible for the publication of the monthly student newspaper, El Diablo.

 

MARKETING IN ACTION | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 121991

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: 

Description: Marketing in Action is a rigorous introduction to Marketing, International Business, Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance. Using technology and traditional Marketing techniques, students will research and produce an 18-30 page academic paper and presentation for the class.  Students have the option of becoming DECA members and presenting their project at the DECA State Leadership Conference, held annually in late February at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  Here they will compete against students from around the state, with a chance to advance to the DECA International Career Development Conference (locations vary annually).  Additional fees apply for DECA members.  

 

MARKETING WORK EXPERIENCE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 121980

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Student must be concurrently enrolled in Marketing Work Experience Class in order to enroll in MWE internship. Students will: earn school credits for working under the supervision of an experienced supervisor and instructor/coordinator, document work hours in order to earn the proper amount of credit, arrange for employer evaluations of job performance, become eligible for optional early release from school to work in a paid position locally.

 

PAINTING ‐ ADVANCED | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 51572

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Painting or Watercolor

Description: Students will continue their painting studies through acrylic, oil and/or watercolor by building upon the foundations acquired in either Painting or Watercolor. The emphasis of Painting-Advanced is to develop self-expression and creative problem solving skills through the advanced use of materials and processes. At the same time, a strong focus will be placed on developing student ownership of their work throughout the entire creative process. Students will utilize a variety of critique methods to improve upon their work and their ability to communicate about their work.  Students will also be required to create and present a digital portfolio of their work.

 

PARTICULAR TOPICS IN CARPENTRY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 170050

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Cabinetmaking or instructor approval

Description: This class is designed to take students further with their skills and apply them to the designing and building of cabinets, furniture and other fine woodworking projects. Business oriented and simulated processes will be applied in this course.

 

PLANT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 180521

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture

Description: Students will study plant life, including wild, garden, and greenhouse varieties. They will have the chance to see exotic and aquatic species in the school greenhouse, visit local greenhouses and gardens, and set up plant growing projects themselves. Students will manage the plant science pursuits of the DHS school farm. They will also study garden design, landscape design including water structures such as ponds and waterfalls, and explore careers in horticulture. Students will learn how to build and manage basic technical systems related to plant growth including hydroponics, sprinkler systems, drip systems, and small tool care and maintenance.

 

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2 | Course #: 

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering

Description: Engineering Principles is a year-long course that builds upon the ideas introduced in Introduction to Engineering. New topics will include electrical engineering, manufacturing processes, materials properties and hydraulics/pneumatics. Students will engage in more complex projects that integrate the above topics with mechanical and structural engineering while reinforcing the technical writing, drawing, and math skills from Introduction to Engineering.

 

ROBOTICS | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description:  Robotics is a one-semester course in which students build, program, troubleshoot and maintain robotics systems. Students will learn to use a variety of robot languages to program using sensors, actuators, and motors in order to complete challenges based on national competitions. Lego, VEX, Fischer Technik and TETRIX robot systems are used in this course.

  

 

SOCIAL MEDIA, ADVERTISING & PROFESSIONAL SALES | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 121652

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: none

Description: Social Media, Advertising & Professional Sales will explore the advertising and selling functions of marketing. Students will be able to analyze critique and create effective print, digital and multi-media advertisements.  Upon successful completion, students will also be able to gain entry-level employment in a retail merchandising enterprise by mastering professional selling techniques. Students will understand the role merchandising plays in creating a successful customer experience, develop and demonstrate ethical sales techniques within the marketing process, examine how social media and retail merchandising have impacted 21st century consumer trends, learn the principles of advertising and how to use advertising techniques to increase awareness, profits and brand image, study and demonstrate advertising principles of media, copy, layout, and create a comprehensive advertising campaign for a local business as a final project.

 

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 121630

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

Description: Sports and Entertainment Marketing courses introduce students to and help them refine marketing and management functions and tasks that can be applied in amateur or professional sports or sporting events, entertainment or entertainment events, and the sales or rental of supplies and equipment.  Students will:  Analyze the theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution with a focus on sports and entertainment marketing; demonstrate marketing competencies through the use of sports and entertainment marketing role-plays; apply the marketing processes and strategies to business and the individual consumer; develop hands-on projects using marketing principles with emphasis on career opportunities in sports and entertainment marketing; invite local and national guest speakers (via speakerphone or Skype) to our classroom to discuss marketing career opportunities on Broadway, Hollywood, the video game industry, the ski industry,  the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB.

 

VETERINARY SCIENCE | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 181050

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture

Description: This course is designed for students who are considering a career involving Veterinary Medicine, such as a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or any other type of animal care professional. Anatomy, physiology and medicine for dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, and exotics such as tropical birds and some zoo animals will be studied. The textbook includes many real life case studies which is the basis for this course.

 

VIDEO | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 110550

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Students will explore the technical and creative aspects of video communications, incorporating both the technical and artistic aspects of video media. Topics covered in the course include the use of video equipment; film techniques, special effects, and editing in Final Cut Pro Students typically create two to three video presentations.

 

 

WELDING 1 | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 132071

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Welding 1 is an exploratory course designed to familiarize the student with basic theory and welding techniques. Students will learn safe metal working and welding procedures to apply in a welding shop, the construction industry, and everyday living. Students receive instruction in all related areas of the welding trades. They are introduced to project plans, welding symbols, and metallurgy. Students will learn to weld using arc, oxyacetylene, and will learn to cut using oxygen and acetylene gases. Included in the course is instruction in reading and communication, with special emphasis on the necessary communication skills to get and keep a job.

 

WELDING 2 | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 132021

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Welding 1

Description: Welding 2 students receive review training of both arc and gas welding in addition to M.I.G. welding. Cutting methods with oxyacetylene and plasma are included in training. Students will do some new fabrication and repair of various components throughout the course. The focus is independent hands‐on welding and fabrication. Project plans, figuring a bill of materials, and customer relations are included in the curriculum. A portfolio is required, based on this project completion and skill experiences must be created for further development of career planning. The portfolio is a form of final assessment and it must be presented at the end of the trimester to the community.

 

WELDING 3 | Credits: 1 | Terms: 2| Course #: 130551

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Welding 2

Description: Welding 3 students expand their skills through training, including: identification and knowledge of equipment, metal properties, inspection and management of equipment/shop, supply distribution and ordering economics. A review of all the previous welding methods, and training on TIG welding is also a part of the curriculum. Estimating a bill of materials, developing project blue prints/project plans, and customer service on projects in the shop will be part of the course focus. Students are required to work hands on by completing an individual project or a community customer project. A portfolio is required, based on this project completion and skill experiences must be created for further development of career planning. The portfolio is a form of final assessment and it must be

presented at the end of the trimester to the community.

   

 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 185010

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:  Intro to Agriculture

This course discusses the biology and relationships among species of wild animals. We will study both Colorado game and exotic game systems. We will learn to identify different species, understand their place in their ecosystem, and apply that knowledge to game and population managements. Discussion will also include hunting and fishing regulations, water and water pollution, and career options in wildlife and natural resource management.

 

WOMEN'S WOODWORKING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description:  This course is designed for women interesting in learning practical woodworking and home repair skills in the comfort of an all-female class.  Female can enter the Woodworking class without any knowledge of woodworking. This class addresses  introductory and basic concepts and skills. Female students will utilize tools and skills acquired during this course.  They also will obtain confidence while constructing projects from drawings they created in class. Most importantly, female students will learn and demonstrate proper safety procedures while operating hand and power tools. By the end of this course, female students will have the knowledge and ability to create and construct wooden designs.

 

WOODWORKING | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 170060

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites:

Description: Students can enter the Woodworking class without any knowledge of woodworking. This class addresses introductory and basic concepts and skills. Students will study history of woods and utilize tools and skills acquired during this course. Students will explore and appreciate the beauty and uses of some of the exotic woods. They also will obtain confidence while constructing projects from drawings they created in class. Most importantly, students will learn and demonstrate proper safety procedures while operating hand and power tools. By the end of this course, students will have the knowledge and ability to create and construct wooden designs.

 

 

YEARBOOK | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 111042

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Journalism

Description: Yearbook concentrates on using the skills necessary for applied writing and photography. Students collect information, write, and compose publications. The pace is fast and the learning curve is steep, requiring students to produce high quality work on firm deadlines. Due to the demands of the course, Intro to Journalism OR teacher approval is required.

 

YEARBOOK LEADERSHIP | Credits: 0.5 | Terms: 1 | Course #: 111041

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Toltec Editors Only or Teacher Approval

Description: Yearbook Leadership concentrates on student administration of the Yearbook class, which uses the skills necessary for applied writing and photography. Students collect information, write, and compose publications. The pace is fast and the learning curve is steep, requiring students to produce high quality work on firm deadlines.