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North Lawrence Career Center

Course Descriptions

  Programs at the Career Center are designed to prepare all students of all ability levels for life after high school, whether that be the military, apprenticeship, college or directly to the workforce. Our programs use curriculum and standards designed to meet professional expectations in all programs. Most programs include dual college credit which enables a student to complete college more quickly and save thousands of dollars. Many programs also offer industry recognized credentials which add value to the high school diploma and the college degree.

All programs at the Career Center are rigorous and use state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and teaching methods in career and technical education. Students are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and attitude, which includes work-ethic, attendance, cooperation, and other work-ready skills. In addition, basic communication, math, and science are stressed. Career awareness, occupational requirements, and career ladders to professions are a part of the curriculum. Participation in courses not traditionally associated with a gender is encouraged, for example, males in nursing or females in engineering and skilled trades.

Indiana offers a Technical Honors Diploma for those students who complete Core 40 with a 3.0 GPA and no grade lower than a C in any required class. A total of 47 credits is required plus six credits in a single career center pathway. In addition, students must earn 6 dual college credits in the pathway or an industry recognized credential approved by the State of Indiana. Students will also need some criteria from the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma or specific test scores. See diploma requirements on the counseling page for more information.


ENGINEERING

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Learning by Doing

Automation and Robotics, Affordable housing design, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Subtractive Manufacturing (CNC Milling), 2D manufacturing (Laser Engraving/Cutting); these are all hands-on; real-world challenges students’ face in their PLTW Engineering courses.  Throughout the program, students step into the varied roles engineers play in our society, discover new career paths and possibilities, and develop engineering knowledge and skills. In addition, as students work in teams to design and test solutions, they’re empowered develop in-demand, transportable skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.  Students are encouraged to start their Engineering career with IED (Introduction to Engineering Design). Students are encouraged to explore the PLTW website at: http://www.pltw.org/index.cfm for more information.

672 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN

Grade Level: 9-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Students are introduced to the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to identify and design solutions to a variety of real problems.  They work both individually and in collaborative teams to develop and document design solutions using engineering notebooks and Autodesk INVENTOR, mechanical design & 3D CAD modeling software.  Dual credit opportunity with Ivy-Tech.

673 CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development.  They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using Autodesk REVIT, architecture design & 3D modeling software.

674 PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, robotics and automation.  Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. Dual Credit opportunity with Ivy-Tech.

675 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

This is an advanced PLTW course that teaches applied digital logic through work with electronic circuitry. Students will design, construct and test actual circuits to fix real world problems. This course is part of the Engineering Pathway.

Digital Electronics has Dual-Credit Agreements in place with Vincennes University in which students may receive college credit toward a degree in the field of Electronics Technology or Electrical Engineering.  

679 COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing.  This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation.  Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system. This class also aligns with the Engineering Pathway. Possible Dual Credit opportunities with Ivy-Tech.

Students are encouraged to explore the PLTW website at: http://www.pltw.org/index.cfm for more information.

AGRICULTURE

Students wishing to pursue a career in natural sciences or resource management are encouraged to enroll in some or all of the offerings from the agriculture curriculum.  Students enrolling in this program are associated with FFA which allows students opportunities for leadership and skill development and competitions.

600 INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Grade Level: 9, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is a two semester course that is highly recommended as a prerequisite to and a foundation for all other agricultural classes. The nature of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals of agricultural science and business. Topics to be covered include: animal science, plant and soil science, food science, horticultural science, agricultural business management, landscape management, natural resources, agriculture power, structure and technology, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career opportunities in the area of agriculture, food and natural resources.

*Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

604 ANIMAL SCIENCE

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Animal Science is a two semester program that provides students with an overview of the field of animal science. Students participate in a large variety of activities and laboratory work including real and simulated animal science experiences and projects. All areas that the students study can be applied to both large and small animals. Topics to be addressed include: anatomy and physiology, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, common diseases and parasites, social and political issues related to the industry and management practices for the care and maintenance of animals while incorporating leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and learning about career opportunities in the area of animal science.

*Fulfills a Life Science or Physical Science requirement for the General Diploma only or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

*This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech.

605 ADVANCED LIFE SCIENCE: ANIMALS

Grade Level:  11-12, Term:  All Year, 1 period (2 credits)

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Animal Science; Chemistry; and Biology

Advanced Life Science: Animals is a two semester course that provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including laboratory work. Students investigate concepts that enable them to understand animal life and animal science as it pertains to agriculture. Through instruction, including laboratory, fieldwork, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and the exploration of career opportunities, they will recognize concepts associated with animal taxonomy, life at the cellular level, organ systems, genetics, evolution, and ecology, historical and current issues in animal agriculture in the area of advanced life science in animals.

*Fulfills a Core 40 Science requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas or counts as an Elective or Directed Elective for any diploma.

6582/6583 AGRICULTURE POWER, STRUCTURE, & TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level: 11-12, Term: All Year, 2 periods (4 credits)

Agriculture Power, Structure, and Technology is a two semester, lab intensive course in which students develop an understanding of basic principles of selection, operation, maintenance and management of agricultural equipment in concert while incorporating technology. Topics covered include: safety, electricity, plumbing, concrete, carpentry, metal technology, engines, emerging technologies, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career opportunities in the area of agriculture power, structure and technology.

*Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

606 NATURAL RESOURCES

Grade Level:  10-12, Term: All Year, 1 period (2 credits)

Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Natural Resources is a two semester course that provides students with a foundation in natural resources. Hands-on learning activities in addition to leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career exploration encourage students to investigate areas of environmental concern. Students are introduced to the following areas of natural resources:  soils, the water cycle, air quality, outdoor recreation, forestry, rangelands, wetlands, animal wildlife and safety.

*Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

*This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech

607 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES

Grade Level: 11-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 Credits)

Recommended Prerequisite: Natural Resources

Sustainable Energy Alternatives is a two semester course that broadens a student's understanding of environmentally friendly energies. In this course students will use a combination of classroom, laboratory, and field experiences to analyze, critique, and design alternative energy systems. Class content and activities center on renewability and sustainability for our planet. Topics covered in this course include the following types of alternative energies:  solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and emerging technologies. Leadership development, supervised agricultural experience and career exploration opportunities in the field sustainable energy are also included.

*Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

608 AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 period (2 credits)

Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agribusiness Management provides foundational concepts in agricultural business. It is a two semester course that introduces students to the principles of business organization and management from a local and global perspective while incorporating technology. Concepts covered in the course include food and fiber, forms of business, finance, marketing, management, sales, leadership development, supervised agricultural experience career opportunities in the area of agribusiness management.

*Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic *Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

*This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech.

*Qualifies as a Quantitative Reasoning course for the General diploma only.

610 PLANT & SOIL SCIENCE

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 period (2 credits)

Plant & Soil Science provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including lab work.  Topics covered include: the taxonomy of plants, various plant components and their functions, plant growth, plant reproduction and propagation, photosynthesis and respiration, environmental factors affecting plant growth, diseases and pests of plants and their management, biotechnology, the basic components and types of soil, calculation of fertilizer application rates and procedures for application, soil tillage and conservation, irrigation and drainage, land measurement, cropping systems, precision agriculture, principles and benefits of global positioning systems, harvesting, and career opportunities in the field of plant and soil science.

*Fulfills a Life Science or Physical Science requirement for the General Diploma only or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

*This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech

612 HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 period (2 credits)

Horticultural Science is designed to give students a background in the field of horticulture and its many career opportunities.  It addresses the biology and technology involved in the production, processing, and marketing of horticultural plants and products.  Topics covered include: reproduction and propagation of plants, plant growth, growth media, management practices for field and greenhouse production, marketing concepts, production of plants of local interest, and pest management.  Students will do extensive work in the greenhouse.

*Fulfills a Life Science or Physical Science requirement for the General Diploma only or counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

*This course is aligned with postsecondary courses for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech.

5228 SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE)

Grade Level: 11-12, Term: Fall Semester, 1 period (1 credit)

** Instructor approval  required

SAE is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain experience in the agriculture field in which they are interested.  Students should experience and apply what is learned in the classroom, laboratory, and training site to real-life situations. Students work closely with their agricultural science teacher, parents, and/or employers to get the most out of their SAE experience.  This courses can be repeated with instructor permission.

* Course can be taken during the summer with Instructor approval

ARTS, AV TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION

620/6202/6203 GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 2 - 3 periods (4-6 credits)

Graphic Design and Layout includes organized learning experiences that incorporate a variety of visual art techniques as they relate to the design and execution of layouts and illustrations for advertising, displays, promotional materials, and instructional manuals.  Instruction also covers advertising theory and preparation of copy, lettering, posters, and artwork in addition to incorporation of photographic images. Communication skills will be emphasized through the study of effective methods used to design commercial products that impart information and ideas.  Advanced instruction might also include experiences in various printing processes as well as activities in designing product packaging and commercial displays or exhibits.

6232  INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 2 periods (4 credits)

Interactive Media prepares students for careers in business and industry working with interactive media products and services, which includes the entertainment industries. This course emphasizes the development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced products using multimedia technologies. Students will develop an understanding of professional business practices including the importance of ethics, communication skills, and knowledge of the "virtual workplace". This course will allow students to have experiences in various software programs involved in creating multimedia presentations, digital movies, digital animation, and introductory scripting. Students explore the role of contemporary marketing and design. The main software/languages used will be Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Director, Alice, and XML.

This course is aligned with a postsecondary course for Dual Credit with Vincennes University

6452/6453 RADIO & TV 1

Grade Level:10-12, Term: All Year, 2-3 periods (4 or 6 credits)

Radio & TV 1 focuses on communication, media, and production.  Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, production, programming, promotion, sales, performance, and equipment operation.  Students will develop oral and written communication skills, acquire software and equipment operation abilities, and integrate teamwork skills.  Instructional strategies may include a hands-on school-based enterprise, real and/or simulated occupational experiences, job shadowing, field trips, and internships.

6462/6463 RADIO & TV 2

Grade Level: 11-12, Term: All Year, 2 or 3 Periods (4 or 6 credits)

Radio & TV 2 prepares students for admission to television production programs at institutions of higher learning.  Students train on professional equipment creating a variety of video projects. Students enrolling in this program should have successfully completed Radio & TV 1.  During this second-year program, students integrate and build on first-year curriculum while mastering advanced concepts in production, lighting, and audio.


BIOMEDICAL PATHWAY- PLTW


644 PLTW PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 period (2 credits)

Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bioinformatics.  Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.  A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that  might have prolonged the person’s life. Key biological concepts included are; homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease. Fulfills a Core 40 Science requirement for all diplomas.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

6422/6423/6432/6433 EARLY CHILDHOOD ED 1, 2

Grade Level:10-12, Term: All Year,  2-3 periods (4 or 6 credits)

Suggested prerequisite: Child Development

The program prepares students for entry level positions in child care facilities and post-secondary education opportunities in the field of Early Childhood Education, which can include careers such as preschool and elementary school teachers, child care directors, and elementary school aides.  We run a child care lab with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years, which allows students an opportunity to interact with children across the developmental stages. During the first year, students will be introduced to child development, health and safety regulations, state licensing requirements, education history, theory and foundations, and lesson planning.  The first year aligns with Ivy Tech’s ECED 100 and ECED 101 dual credit courses. During the second year, students will further develop knowledge gained from the 1st year in addition to learning about relationships with families, program management, and professionalism, while also working to obtain their Child Development Associate Credentials.


FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE


629 NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

Grade Level: 9 - 10, Term: One Semester, 1 period (1 credit)

Nutrition and Wellness is an introductory course valuable for all students as a life foundation and academic enrichment; it is especially relevant for students interested in careers related to nutrition, food, and wellness. This is a nutrition class that introduces students to only the basics of food preparation so they can become self sufficient in accessing healthy and nutritious foods. Major course topics include nutrition principles and applications; influences on nutrition and wellness; food preparation, safety, and sanitation; and science, technology, and careers in nutrition and wellness. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in order to integrate these topics into the study of nutrition, food, and wellness. Food preparation experiences are a required component. Direct, concrete mathematics and language arts proficiencies will be applied. This course is the first in a sequence of courses that provide a foundation for continuing and postsecondary education in all career areas related to nutrition, food, and wellness.

634 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS / FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Grade Level: 9-12,   Term: One Semester, 1 period (1 credit)

Students build communication (verbal and non-verbal) skills for personal and job situations.  Students also learn and practice assertive behavior and conflict resolution techniques. Learning how to recognize and work with emotions and feelings, how to get along with other people, and how to respect others as individuals, are the primary goals of the course.  Topics addressed are: yourself, family, friends, and community, and their influences in your life.

635 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & WELLNESS

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: One Semester, 1 Period (1 credit)

Human Development & Wellness is valuable for all students as a life foundation and academic enrichment; it is especially relevant for students interested in careers impacted by individuals' physical, social, emotional, and moral development and wellness across the lifespan.  Major topics include principles of human development and wellness; impacts of family on human development and wellness; factors and practices that affect and promote human development and wellness; managing resources and services, and career exploration in human development and wellness.  Life events and contemporary issues addressed in this course include (but are not limited to) change; stress; abuse; personal safety; and relationships among lifestyle choices, health and wellness conditions, and diseases. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes is recommended in order to integrate the study of these topics.  Authentic applications through service learning are encouraged.

636 ADULT ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: One Semester, 1 Period (1 credit)

Adult Roles & Responsibilities is recommended for all students as life foundations and academic enrichment, and as a career sequence course for students with interest in family and community services, personal and family finance, and similar areas.  This course builds knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that students will need as they complete high school and prepare to take the next steps toward adulthood in today's society. The course includes the study of interpersonal standards, lifespan roles and responsibilities, individual and family resource management, and financial responsibility and resources.  A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, management processes, and fundamentals to college and career success is recommended in order to integrate these topics into the study of adult roles and responsibilities. Direct, concrete mathematics and language arts proficiencies are applied. Service learning and other authentic applications are strongly recommended.  This course provides the foundation for continuing and post-secondary education in all career areas related to individual and family life.

638 CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: One Semester, 1 period (1 credit)

Child Development is the study of prenatal growth and the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of a child through their first five years. Skills for effective parenting and special problems of the child and the family will be studied.  Laboratory experience will be provided in the childcare laboratory. This class is a suggested prerequisite for Early Childhood Education and Advanced Child Development. This class is offered first semester only.

641 ADVANCED CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: One Semester, 1 period (1 credit)

Advanced Child Development builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in Child Development with greater emphasis upon the laboratory portion of the class.  This class is a suggested prerequisite for Early Childhood Education. This class is offered second semester only.


HEALTH CAREERS


615 VETERINARY CAREERS I

Grade Level: 11-12, Term: All Year, 2 Period, (4 credits)

Recommended Prerequisites:  Animal Science; Advanced Life Science Animals. Veterinary Careers I is a lab intensive course that introduces students to animal care and veterinary medicine.
Through classroom and field experiences, students will attain the necessary skills to demonstrate standard
protocols that are used in veterinary careers. This course also provides students with the knowledge, attitudes,
and skills needed to make the transition from high school, to post-secondary opportunities, and to work in a
variety of health science careers. Students are encouraged to focus on self-analysis to aid in their career selection.Job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, and completion of the application process for admission into a post-secondary program are also areas of focus. Participation in HOSA or FFA  encourages development of leadership, communication, and career related skills, and opportunities for community service. Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas.

681 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Grade Level: 12,  Term: All Year, 1 Period  (2 credits)

Medical Terminology prepares students with language skills necessary for effective, independent use of health and medical reference materials.  It includes the study of health and medical abbreviations, symbols, and Greek and Latin word part meanings. This course builds skills in pronouncing, spelling, and defining new words encountered in verbal or written information.  This course is eligible for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech. This course is a Core 40 directed elective as part of a technical career area.

6832/6833/6843 HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION 1 & 2

Grade Level: 10 - 12, Term: All Year, 2 or 3 Periods (4 or 6 credits)

Health Science 1, offered for two or three periods, introduces students to various careers in healthcare such as nursing, physical, speech, occupational, and respiratory therapy, pharmacy, radiology, dental careers, etc.  Students are introduced to ethics, job seeking skills, medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology as related to body systems, disease, and skills needed in the clinical area. Health Careers 1 students volunteer and job shadow one day a week in clinical areas.  Health Science 2 is the second year of the program and is offered for three periods. After initial instruction, students will complete up to 5 days a week clinical rotations in their chosen areas such as local hospitals, long term facilities, medical, dental, and vet offices, therapy clinics, etc.  Health Science 2 students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical areas. Successful completion of Health Careers 1 with a "C" or higher and good attendance is required for entrance into Health Science 2. Students will have opportunities to be certified in CPR. This course may lead to post-secondary education in a related field.  Students may choose to obtain certification as a certified nursing assistant and receive certification in CPR and First Aide. Students may also be eligible to participate in the Co-Op program which enables students enrolled in 3 semesters with a C or higher, and good attendance, to go to an approved site of employment to work. Health Science 1 is eligible for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech.  In Health Science 2 if students complete the CNA prep they are eligible for Dual Credit with Ivy-Tech also. Affiliated with HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America). This is a Core 40 directed elective as part of a Technical Career area.


HUMAN SERVICES


695/696 COSMETOLOGY 1 & 2

Grade Level: 11 - 12, Term:  All Year, 4 Periods (6 credits)

The cosmetology program is regulated by the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and requires at least 1,500 hours to complete.  Students are then eligible to take the state licensing test. This is a two-year program for juniors and seniors and requires an extended school day.  This program is currently contracted to the Indiana Cosmetology Academy. Students must provide their own transportation to/from the Academy. Students must purchase a kit which includes curlers, scissors, and mannequins.

633 INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS AND HOSPITALITY

Grade Level: 9-11, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Introduction to Culinary Arts and Hospitality is recommended for all students regardless of their career cluster or pathway, in order to build basic culinary arts knowledge and skills.  it is especially appropriate for students with an interest in careers related to Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts. A project-based approach that utilizes higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes is recommended.  Topics include basic culinary skills in the food service industry, safety and sanitation, nutrition, customer relations and career investigation.  


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

639 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

Grade Level:  9 - 10 Term:  1 - 2 semester (1 credit per semester)

Introduction to Computer Science allows studentsto explore the world of computer science. Students will gain a broad understanding of the areas composing computer science. Additionally, there is a focus on the areas of computer programming, gaming/mobile development, and artificial intelligence/robotics.

678 COMPUTER SCIENCE 1

Grade Level: 9-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Computer Science 1 is an introductory college preparatory course that is composed of six foundational units with lessons designed to promote an an inquiry-based approach to learning foundational concepts in CS.  They include Human Computer Interaction, Problem Solving, Web Design, Introduction to Programming, Computing and Data Analysis, and Robotics. Lessons also highlight the computational practices and problem solving associated with CS.  The professional development experience for CS is based on three major pillars: computer science content/concepts, inquiry, and equity.


680 COMPUTER SCIENCE 1: PRINCIPLES

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

The course covers the fundamental concepts of programming through explanations and effects of commands and hand-on utilization of lab equipment to produce accurate outputs.  Topics include program flowcharting, pseudocoding, and hierarchy charts as a means of solving problems. The course covers creating file layouts, print charts, program narratives, user documentation, and system flowcharts for business problems; algorithm development and review, flowcharting, input/output techniques, looping, modules, selection structures, file handling, and control breaks.  At the completion of this course the students will have the opportunity to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam.

670 COMPUTER SCIENCE 2: PROGRAMMING

Grade Level:  11 -12, Term:  All Year, (1- 3 credits (6 max)

Explores and builds skills in programming and a basic understanding of the fundamentals of procedural program development using structured, modular concepts. Coursework emphasizes logical program design involving user-defined functions and standard structure elements. Discussions will include the role of data types, variables,structures, addressable memory locations, arrays and pointers, and data file accessmethods. An emphasis on logical program design using a modular approach, which involvestask oriented program functions.


TRADE & INDUSTRY

CONSTRUCTION

689 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION

Grade Level: 9-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Introduction to Construction is a course that will offer hands-on activities and real world experiences related to the skills essential in residential, commercial, and civil building construction.  During the course, students will be introduced to the history and traditions of construction trades. The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade.  In addition, students are introduced to blueprint reading, applied math, basic tools and equipment, and safety. Students will demonstrate building construction techniques, including concrete and masonry, framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, HVAC, and painting as developed locally in accordance with available space and technologies.  Students learn how architectural ideas are converted into projects and how projects are managed during a construction project in this course. Students study construction technology topics such as preparing a site, doing earthwork, setting footings and foundations, building the superstructure, enclosing the structure, installing systems, finishing the structure, and completing the site.  Students also investigate topics related to the purchasing and maintenance of structures, special purpose facilities, green construction, and construction careers.

6872/6873/6882/6883 CONSTRUCTION TRADES 1 & 2

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 2 or 3 Periods (4 or 6 credits)

Students receive instruction and experience in residential and light commercial construction fundamentals and practice.  Experience is provided in construction trade skills such as masonry, rough framing, electrical wiring, plumbing, interior and exterior finishing, and site preparation.  Classroom work in related technical and general information is provided. Students in this program gain hands-on experience through a diversity of construction projects.  This program is affiliated with Skills USA.


MANUFACTURING

667 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Grade Level: 9-12, Term: All Year, 1 Period (2 credits)

Computers in Design and Production is an entry level course that is specified for all Career Clusters and all of Indiana's College & Career pathways.  It specializes in using modern technological processes, computers, design, and production systems in the production of products and structures through the use of automated production systems.  Emphasis will be placed on four major areas: Information Technology, 3D Printing, App Development, and Robotics

6641/6642/6652 ELECTRONICS & COMPUTER TECH 1-1 & 1 & 2

Grade Level: 9-12, Term: All Year, 1 or 2 Periods (2 or 4 credits)

Electronics and Computer Technology 1-1 is an introductory program designed for Freshman or Sophomores who think they may be interested in my more advanced classes. This course is nice because it only requires a one period commitment per day.

Electronics & Computer Technology 1 & 2 programs are designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the exciting field of Electronics.  Students are provided with a solid foundation in Analog and Digital Electronics. A variety of learning experiences are provided to furnish students with a sound knowledge of electronic components and circuitry.  Classroom and laboratory instruction is provided.

Dual Credit for College

The Electronics & Computer Technology Program has Dual-Credit Agreements in place with area colleges in which students may be granted up to 14 college credits toward a degree in Electronics Technology while still in high school and not be required to pay tuition or lab fees for them.

National Certification

Electronics & Computer Technology students may successfully acquire national certification through Electronics Technician Association (ETA) organization as Student (SET) and Associate Level Certified Electronics Technicians (CET) while still in high school.

Co-Operative Learning Experience

The Electronics Technology Program has several co-operative learning partnerships with businesses and industries which have included Crane NSWC, PTS Electronics, Pynco Electronics, C&M Manufacturing, Bloomington Hospital, and Electronic Communications Systems. These partnerships provide electronics technician trainees a variety of learning experiences.

6501/6502/6503/6512/6513 PRECISION MACHINING 1 &  2

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year,  1, 2 or 3 Periods (2, 4 or 6 credits)

Precision Machining is a program designed to provide experience and training in layout, lathe work, millwork, grinding, and other miscellaneous machine tool operation. Related instruction in technical and general related information is also a part of the course.  The above experiences are provided through a number of shop projects chosen by the instructor and students. Advanced problems and projects will also be pursued. Blueprint reading and mathematics are taught in the class in an applied manner so the student recognizes a need for both.  The intent of the class is to teach job entry skills and a strong background for post-secondary opportunities for the various related trades using basic machine shop equipment. Some of the trades using these skills are die makers, pattern makers, grinders, machine operators, and machine repairmen.  Students who successfully complete the Precision Machining program and Metalworking Technology may receive a Metalworking Technology Certificate from Vincennes University upon completion of their post-secondary math and English courses. Students are affiliated with Skills USA.

6562/6563/6572/6573 WELDING TECHNOLOGY 1 & 2

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year,  2 or 3 Periods (4 or 6 credits)

Welding Technology is a course which prepares the student for employment upon satisfactory completion. The training is oriented to the metal working industry. The training provided is practical and the testing required is based on national qualification standards and specifications by the AWS (American Welding Society). The areas of instruction are oxy-fuel welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals, reading welding symbols, blueprints, and metal fabrication. Each student is measured and graded through welding skill, welding knowledge, attitude, and safety. A prerequisite for Welding 2 is a passing grade in Welding 1. As students' progress through the program, they begin to fabricate larger projects such as trailers, sand rails (dune buggies), and farm implements, etc. Welding 2 students concentrate on A.W.S. weldments and workmanship qualifications.  These activities result in A.W.S. certification upon satisfactory completion. The welding program is a Cooperative Education program which enables the student who has been enrolled for three semesters and has grades of "C" or better, and good attendance, to go to an approved site of employment to work. This program is affiliated with Skills USA. Taking Welding Technology 1 and 2 can earn college credit at Vincennes University and Ivy-Tech University.  A student completing the two year welding program with a grade of "C" or better, in all four semesters, will earn a Certificate of Completion from NLCC.


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6541/6542/6543/6552/6553 AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level: 9-12 ,Term: All Year, 1, 2, or 3 Periods (2, 4, or 6 credits)

Automotive Collision Repair Technology is a program that provides job entry skill in the various occupations associated with this trade. The course includes technical and general related material to enhance the laboratory learning experiences. Base coat-clear coat painting, assembly and disassembly of sheet metal parts, glass installation, MIG weld, car clean-up, and metal straightening are emphasized. This program is associated with Skills USA which provides leadership and skill development opportunities and competition for students.  Dual Credit opportunities with Vincennes University.

6521 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES TECHNOLOGY 1-1

Grade Level: 9-12, Term: All year, 1 Period (2 credits)

This is a classroom based course designed to explore the Automotive Industry by introducing students to safety, basic hand tools and parts identification.  Students also learn the costs of insurance, car payments, repair estimates and automotive maintenance. This is a 1 period morning or afternoon class that if taken must be passed to advance to Automotive Technology AM or PM.  Dual Credit opportunities are available through Ivy Tech. This is not a prerequisite for Auto AM or PM.

6522/6523/6532/6533 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES TECHNOLOGY AM & PM

Grade Level: 10-12, Term: All Year, 2 or 3 Periods (4 or 6 credits)

This program is designed to provide experience and familiarization with all parts of the automobile. This is a NATEF/ASE accredited program that will cover four areas (brakes, steering & suspension, electronics, and engine performance) through classroom lectures, assessment testing, and hands-on competencies. Other areas such as engine repair, manual drive-trains, automatic transmissions & transaxles, and heating & air conditioning will be discussed as time is allowed. BNL students may enter the Auto Tech program during their freshman year with Automotive Services Technology 1-1, a one period class, or during their sophomore or junior year with Automotive Services Technology 1-2 (two  periods) or 1-3 (three periods). Once a student enters the program, each course must be passed in order to move to the next level. Students will become proficient in the use of hand tools, test equipment, and specialized tools needed in the automotive trades industry. Students that successfully complete the program will possess job entry level skills of an automotive technician or one of the many closely related occupations. Post-secondary credit is available for this program through articulation and dual credit agreements with Ivy Tech - Indianapolis and Vincennes University. A cooperative education work program is also available to second year students who qualify and are selected for the program. This program is associated with Skills USA which provides leadership, skill development opportunities, and competition for students.



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694 WORK BASED LEARNING

Grade Level: 11-12, Term: 1 or 2 Semesters, 3 Periods (3 credits per semester)

Students who have completed 4 credit hours in a Career Center program are eligible to enroll in the WBL program. Enrollment in this program requires approval from the Career Center instructor. Only students with good attendance and skill attainment will be considered. Students are enrolled in the advanced class in the afternoon and are released during that time to go to a program related job. Job placement must be directly tied to the participating CTE Pathway. Enrollment in the program is no guarantee of a job. Students are responsible to attend class at NLCC one day per week.  Training plans are developed by the course instructor and employer to plan course and employment based standards to be covered in job experience. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the job site. If a student loses their job during the semester, they must return to the advanced section of their program area.


 
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