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    Welcome!
    Welcome to East Paulding High School CTAE department! Here we will provide information about the CTAE teachers, classes, programs, and organizations. The CTAE department strives to engage all students in active and participatory learning with the goal of creating elite students, informed and engaged citizens, and life-long learners. 

    Our Pledge:
    Our pledge is that every teacher in the CTAE department is committed to trying his/her best to help your child grow as a student and a person. At the end of a school year, in addition to knowing more about the subject of a particular class, our students should be better at:

    • conducting research through multiple mediums
    • constructing written arguments using supporting evidence
    • determining fact from opinion 
    • determining the bias of information sources
    • determining the main idea of an article, video or film
    • engaging in discussion with peers
    • enjoying the study of various areas of science
    • explaining current events with scientific background
    • keeping aware of community issues and concerns
    • knowing how to be a focused and contributing group member 
    • planning for college and career life
    • listening during discussions, lectures, group work, etc.
    • planning and time management
    • retaining information 
    • seeing the connection between subject matter and their lives 
    • speaking publicly to small or large audiences
    • taking notes in class and at home
    • taking tests and various formal assessments
    • truly wanting to know more about class subjects 
    • using the internet critically and productively 
    • using libraries and computer labs effectively 
    • voicing opinions and ideas to community leaders

    Career pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs defined as a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career related courses usually commencing in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, and/or an industry-recognized certificate or licensure, and/or a baccalaureate degree and beyond.

    Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides all Georgia students with the opportunity to select at least three sequenced electives in a career pathway, along with recommended academic course work, to prepare them to continue their education at any level or enter the world of work.

    Selection of a pathway will be based on self-awareness and the investigation of occupations plus related educational levels aligned with the pathway. Most high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations in all concentrations still require education beyond high school. Implementation of career pathways is a collaborative effort between the local system, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia.

  • Note: All teachers are available for tutoring.  Check with your teacher for their tutoring times.  You can also see other teachers who teach the             same subject for help. 

    CTAE Department

     

     

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    Halie Bissell -
    Department Chair
    Marketing Principles
    Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Marketing Management

     

    Leon Bowers - 
    Intro to Digital Technology
    Computer Science Principles
    Work-Based Learning (WBL)

    TBA - 
    Intro to Healthcare Science
    Essentials of Healthcare
    Sports Medicine

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    Kyle Chapman - 
    Basic Ag Science
    Forest Science
    Wildlife Management

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    Megan Dupree - 
    Marketing Principles
    Intro Sports Entertainment Marketing
    Advanced Sports Entertainment Marketing

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    Kathy Gerau - 
    Intro to Graphics & Design
    Graphic Design & Production
    Advanced Graphic Design

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    April Goodson - 
    Intro Personal Care Services
    Cosmetology II
    Cosmetology III

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    Msgt. Tanya Hagarman - 
    A/O Science Leadership 100
    A/O Science Leadership 200
    A/O Science Leadership 300
    A/O Science Leadership 400
    A/O Science Cultural Studies
    A/O Science Survival

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    Bryan Jacobson -
    Intro to Business & Technology
    Business & Technology
    Marketing Principles

     

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    Zack Kilday -
    Intro to Healthcare Science
    Essentials of Healthcare
    Allied Health & Medicine

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    MSgt. Stan Parker - 
    A/O Science Leadership 100
    A/O Science Leadership 200
    A/O Science Leadership 300
    A/O Science Leadership 400
    A/O Science Cultural Studies
    Flight Science  

       

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    Masude Sayedzada - 
    Automotive Technologies I
    Automotive Technologies II
    Automotive Technologies III

    Justin Summey

    Justin Summey -
    Contemporary Issues in Education
    Exam Teaching Profession

     

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    Keesha Walker - 
    Intro to Culinary Arts
    Culinary Arts I
    Culinary Arts II

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    Matt Walker - 
    Audio, Video Tech & Film I
    Audio, Video Tech & Film II
    Audio, Video Tech & Film III

     

     

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    Arthur Wilson - 
    Intro to Drafting & Design
    Arch Drawing & Design I
    Arch Drawing & Design II

     

     

     

  • Pathway Offerings  
    Air Force (JROTC)

    Ninth Lit

     

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9  

     Course #:
       


    Journalism II  

     

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9  

     Course #:

     


    Journalism II  

     

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9  

     Course #:

     

    Architectural Drawing & Design

    Intro Drafting and Design

     

    Introduction to Drafting & Design

    The Introduction to Drafting and Design course is the foundational course under the Architectural Drawing and Design pathway and prepares students for a pursuit of any career in the field of Drafting/Architecture. The course provides the basic knowledge of mathematically drawing objects to scale and the use of CAD.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 48.54100  

     

     


    Architectural Drafting Design  

    Architectural Drawing & Design I

    The Architectural Drawing & Design I course introduces students to the basic terminology, concepts, and principles of architectural design. Emphasis is placed on house designs, floor plans, roof designs, elevations (interior and exterior), schedules, and foundations. Students are introduced to Autodesk Revit Residential.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Introduction to Drafting and Design  
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 48.54500  

     


    Architectural Drafting Design II  

    Architectural Drawing & Design II

    Architectural Drawing & Design II is a course that builds on the skills developed in Architectural Drawing & Design I. Emphasis is placed on schedules, plumbing, heating and air, graphic presentations, plot/site plans, specifications, and building estimations. CAD tools and software are used extensively throughout the course. Students continue usage of Autodesk Revit Commercial.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Architectural Drawing & Design I  
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 48.54600

     

    Automotive Technologies

    Auto Tech I

     

    Automotive Technologies I

    Students in this course will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician. Students will be exposed to courses in automotive preventative maintenance and servicing and replacing brakes and steering and suspension components. In addition, student will learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical theory, perform basic tests, and determine necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. The hours completed in this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are a base for the entry-level technician.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 47.45000  

     

         


    Auto Tech II  

    Automotive Technologies II

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician. The course will expose students to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, as well as replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. Students will also learn general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic test requirements, and determining necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. Standards for this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are an excellent foundation for the entry-level technician.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 47.45100

     


    Auto Tech III  

    Automotive Technologies III

    Students will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician and will expose student to automotive preventative maintenance and servicing, replacing brakes, as well as steering and suspension components. Students will learn about general electrical system diagnosis, electrical theory, basic tests that are required, and determine the necessary action. In addition, students will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. The standards in this course are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and are an excellent foundation for the entry-level technician.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 47.45200

     

    Audio Video Technology & Film Pathway

    AVTF I

     

    Audio Video Technology & Film I 

    This course will serve as the foundational course in the Audio & Video Technology & Film pathway. The course prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: terminology, safety, basic equipment, script writing, production teams, production and programming, lighting, recording and editing, studio production, and professional ethics. 

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12

     Course #: 10.51810     

     

       


    AVTF II  

    Audio Video Technology & Film II

    This one credit course is the second in a series to prepare for a career in Broadcast/Video production and/or to transfer to a postsecondary program for further study. Topics include: Planning, Writing, Directing and Editing a Production; Field Equipment Functions; Operational Set-Up and Maintenance; Advanced Editing Operations; Studio Productions; Performance; Audio/Video Control Systems; Production Graphics; Career Opportunities; and Professional Ethics.    

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: AV Tech & Film I
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12

     Course #: 10.51910

     


    AVTF III  

    Audio Video Technology & Film III

    This one credit transition course is designed to facilitate student-led broadcasts/videos under the guidance of the instructor. Students work cooperatively and independently in all phases of broadcast/video production.   

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: AV Tech & Film II
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12

     Course #: 10.52010

     

    Business & Technology

    Intro Business Tech

     

    Introduction to Business & Technology

    Designed to teach the basics of business technology, human resources, and entrepreneurship. Students will use computers to learn essentials for working in a business environment, managing a business, and owning a business. An emphasis will also be placed on professional communication skills and practices, problem solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12

     Course #: 07.44130  

       


    Business and Technology  

    Business & Technology

    This course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global, and innovative business world of today and tomorrow. Mastery use of spreadsheets and the ability to apply leadership skills to make informed business decisions will be a highlight of this course for students. Publishing industry appropriate documents to model effective communication and leadership will be demonstrated through project-based learning. Students will use spreadsheet and database software to manage data while analyzing, organizing and sharing data through visually appealing presentation. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Business and Technology.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Introduction to Business & Technology
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12

     Course #: 07.44100

     


    Business Communications  

    Business Communications

    This course teaches students to create, edit, and publish professional-appearing business documents with clear and concise communication. Creative design, persuasive personal and professional communications will be applied through research, evaluation, validation, written, and oral communication. Leadership development and teamwork skills will be stressed as students work independently and collaboratively. Presentation skills will be developed and modeled for students’ master presentation software in this course. The prerequisites for this course are Introduction to Business and Technology and Business and Technology.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Business & Technology
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12

     Course #: 07.45100

     

    Culinary Arts Pathway (Industry Certified)

    Intro Culinary Arts

     

    Introduction to Culinary Arts 

    Designed to introduce students to fundamental food preparation terms, concepts, and methods in Culinary Arts where laboratory practice will parallel class work. Fundamental techniques, skills, and terminology are covered and mastered with an emphasis on basic kitchen and dining room safety, sanitation, equipment maintenance and operation procedures.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12

     Course #: 20.53100  

      


    Culinary Arts I  

    Culinary Arts I

    Designed to create a complete foundation and understanding of Culinary Arts leading to post-secondary education or a foodservice career. Building from techniques and skills learned in Intro to Culinary Arts, this fundamentals course begins to involve in-depth knowledge and hands on skill mastery of Culinary Arts.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Intro to Culinary Arts
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12

     Course #: 20.53210  

     


    Culinary Arts II  

    Culinary Arts II

    An advanced and rigorous in-depth course designed for the student who has continued in the Culinary Arts Pathway and wishes to continue their education at the post-secondary level or enter the foodservice industry as a proficient and well-rounded individual. Strong importance is given to refining hands on production of the classic fundamentals in the commercial kitchen.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Culinary Arts I
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12

     Course #: 20.53310  

     

    Forestry / Wildlife Systems

    Basic Ag Science

     

    Basic Agricultural Science

    This course is designed as an introduction or support course for the Agriscience Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.  

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 02.47100

        


    Forest Science  

    Forest Science

    This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. 

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Basic Agricultural Science
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 03.45100

     

     *Counts as 4th Science Credit.


    Wildlife Management  

    Wildlife Management

    This course introduces students to the principles of wildlife management and conservation and to opportunities for further education and careers in the field of wildlife biology. The course includes instruction in the history of wildlife management, ecological concepts, habitat assessment, habitat management techniques for wildlife, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, wildlife species biology and identification, human-wildlife conflict resolution, the role of hunting in conservation, game and fish laws and regulations, hunters safety, and the application of scientific principles to managing wildlife habitat and populations. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 03.45300

     

    Graphic Design Pathway (Industry Certified)

    Intro Graphic Design

     

    Introduction to Graphics & Design

    This class is designed to provide an overview of the design and production of printed material. Students use a Macintosh computer platform that includes the Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat). Projects for the class include notepads, business cards, greeting cards, retouched/color corrected photos, booklets, brochures, logo design, cartoons, post cards, package design, etc. Related careers include printing, publishing, packaging, advertising, graphic design, illustration, photography and are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12

     Course #: 48.56100

      


    Graphic Design Production  

    Graphic Design & Production

    This is the second level course in graphic design and is project based. Students will focus on creative problem solving and implement techniques in design principles, color theory, digital file preparation, output operations and bindery. Student projects will include CD/DVD covers, posters, screen printing (t-shirts), multi-color and multi-page projects, logo design, photoshop editing techniques, and some live work.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Intro to  Graphics & Design
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12

     Course #: 48.56200  

     


    Advanced Graphic Design  

    Advanced Graphic Design

    In this class, students will continue to explore the principles of design and layout procedures as they relate to graphic design. Projects will include portfolio development, digital printing, corporate identity, business ethics, magazine covers, t-shirt design and screen printing. PrintED certification is available to students who complete 3 credits of graphics and maintain an 85 or above average in graphics. PrintED certification is administered through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) and is a national accreditation based on industry standards for Graphic Communications.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Graphic Design & Production
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12

     Course #: 48.42800  

     

    Marketing & Management

    Marketing Principles

     

    Marketing Principles

    A foundational course that addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop a basic understanding of Employability, Foundational and Business Administration skills, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, Human Resources Management, Information Management, Marketing, Operations, Professional Development, Strategic Management, and Global Marketing strategies. Instructional projects with real businesses, work-based learning activities including School-Based Enterprises, and DECA application experiences are incorporated.  

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 08.47400  

       


    Marketing Entrepreneurship  

    Marketing & Entrepreneurship

    The second course in the Marketing and Management Career Pathway. Marketing and Entrepreneurship begins an in-depth and detailed study of marketing while also focusing on management with specific emphasis on small business ownership. This course builds on the theories learned in Marketing Principles by providing practical application scenarios which test these theories. In addition, Marketing and Entrepreneurship focuses on the role of the supervisor and examines the qualities needed to be successful. 

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Marketing Principles
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 18.44100  

     


    Marketing Management  

    Marketing Management

    The third course in the Marketing and Management pathway. Students assume a managerial perspective by applying economic principles in marketing, analyzing operation’s needs, examining channel management and financial alternatives, managing marketing information, pricing products and services, developing product/service planning strategies, promoting products and services, purchasing, and professional sales. This course also includes global marketing where students analyze marketing strategies employed in the United States versus those employed in other countries.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 08.44200  

     

    Personal Care Services

    Intro Personal Care Services

     

    Introduction to Personal Care Services

    This course introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care professions including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers, and cosmetologists. Emphasis is placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students experience basic hands-on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the GA State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12 

     Course #: 12.54400

     

     

       


    Cosmetology II  

    Cosmetology Services II

    After exploring the different areas of Personal Care Services in the introduction course, students may choose to pursue further training in cosmetology services. This course as well as additional advanced cosmetology courses is aligned with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements and licensure, and with the Technical College System of Georgia. This course is designed to enhance the understanding of anatomy of the skin and hair relating to the Cosmetology Industry. Students will master shampooing, permanent waving, haircutting, basic skin care, and make-up application while maintaining safety and sanitation in the workplace set forth by OSHA standards.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Intro to Personal Care Services
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12 

     Course #: 12.41000

     


    Cosmetology III  

    Cosmetology Services III

    This course will cover haircutting, hair color, and relaxers. Both theory and practical work will be implemented for students to have basic entry level skills in the field of cosmetology. Safety and infection control will be applied throughout this course. Professional work ethics, communication skills, critical thinking skills, soft skills and professional image will be utilized during this course. This course aligns to the regulations and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Cosmetology Services II
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 12.41100

     

    Therapeutic Services / Allied Health and Medicine

    Intro Healthcare Science

     

    Introduction to Healthcare Science

    Appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the postsecondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 25.52100  

       


    Essentials Healthcare  

    Essentials of Healthcare

    Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare is a medical focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders, and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might be utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. Course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders.  

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 25.44000  

     

    *Course meets fourth science requirement by the Board of Regents, and an Anatomy credit is awarded at successful completion of this course.  


    Allied Health Medicine  

    Allied Health & Medicine

    This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of various allied health opportunities. Students focusing on a career path in the healthcare field may apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct or simulated client care. The curriculum allows instructors to provide options for classroom/student growth opportunities in area(s) of interest to the student. These options may be determined by community need, available resources, and/or student interest, etc. Instructors may select which classroom content standards 1-14 best meet his/her individual classroom needs in addition to the required clinical/capstone project to equal total class time available for the course.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 25.43700  

     

    Sports & Entertainment Marketing

    Marketing Principles

     

    Marketing Principles

    A foundational course that addresses all the ways in which marketing satisfies consumer and business needs and wants for products and services. Students develop a basic understanding of Employability, Foundational and Business Administration skills, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, Human Resources Management, Information Management, Marketing, Operations, Professional Development, Strategic Management, and Global Marketing strategies. Instructional projects with real businesses, work-based learning activities including School-Based Enterprises, and DECA application experiences are incorporated.  

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 08.47400  

       


    Sports Entertainment  

    Introduction to Sports & Entertainment Marketing

    Introduces students to the major segments of the Sports & Entertainment Industry and the social/economic impact the industry has on the local, state, national, and global economies. The products and services offered to consumers and the impact of marketing on these products and services are examined.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 08.47800  

     


    Advanced Sports Entertainment  

    Advanced Sports & Entertainment Marketing

    Provides students opportunities to develop managerial and analytical skills and deepen their knowledge in sports/entertainment marketing. Topics include: Marketing-Information Management, Selling, Pricing, Publicity, Public Relations, Sales Promotion, Management of Promotion, Product Mix, Positioning, and Marketing Planning.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 08.48500  

     

    Teaching as a Profession

    Examining Teaching Profession

     

    Examining the Teaching Profession

    This course is the foundational course under the Teaching as a Profession pathway and prepares students for future positions in the field of education. Teaching as a Profession students study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs, and plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, community, and curriculum performance standards.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 13.01100

       


    Contemporary Issues Education  

    Contemporary Issues in Education

    This course engages the candidate in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. The candidate will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States and actively examines the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside of the school.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 13.01200

     


    Teaching Practicum  

    Teaching as a Profession Practicum

    The practicum offers a candidate in the Teaching as a Profession career pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher (mentor teacher). The practicum stresses observing, analyzing, and classifying activities of the mentor teacher and comparing personal traits with those of successful teachers.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 13.01300

     

    Web & Digital Design / Web Development

    Intro Software Technology

     

    Introduction to Software Technology

    This course is designed for high school students to understand, communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world. Exposure to foundational knowledge in programming languages, software development, app creation, and user interfacing applications are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    9-12  

     Course #: 11.44600

       


    Computer Science Principles  

    Computer Science Principles

    An intellectually rich and engaging course that is focused on building a solid understanding and foundation in computer science. This course emphasizes the content, practices, thinking and skills central to the discipline of computer science. Through both its content and pedagogy, this course aims to appeal to a broad audience. The focus of this course will fall into these computational thinking practices: connecting computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communicating, and collaborating.

    Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources and application of computer science. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organizations are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course. 

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Introduction to Software Technology
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    10-12  

     Course #: 11.47100

     

     *Counts as 4th Science Credit


    Web Development  

    Web Design* or Web Development

    This course will equip students will the ability to plan, design, and create a web site. Students will move past learning how to write code and progress to designing a professional looking web site using graphical authoring tools that contains multimedia elements. Working individually and in teams, students will learn to work with web page layout and graphical elements to create a professional looking web site.

    Various forms of technologies will be used to expose students to resources, software, and applications of web design. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are enhanced in this course to prepare students to be college and career ready. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organizations are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: Computer Science Principles
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12  

     Course #: 11.45200*
     Course #:
    11.42500

     

     *Web Development  Counts as 4th Science Credit

    Work-Based Learning

    Work Based Learning

     

    Eligible students must…

    • Be at least 16 years old and in the 11th or 12th grade.
    • Meet program admission requirements related to transportation, GPA, attendance, and discipline.
    • Have completed or be currently enrolled in an advanced level CTAE course and be placed on a job site that aligns with their career goals and courses of study.

     Required: No / Elective
     Prerequisites: None
     Credit: 1.0
     Grades:
    11-12

     Course #:

       

     
     
    *Web & Digital Design is being phased out. Students that completed both Intro to Digital Tech and Digital Design as their 1st & 2nd level courses but didn’t complete Web Design prior to 21-22 should take Web Design (#11.45200) to complete the Web & Digital Design pathway. All other students should complete the Web Development pathway by taking Computer Science as their 2 nd level course and Web Development as their 3rd level course.
  • Graduation Requirements  
      . CTAE, Modern Languages/Latin
        or Fine Arts: 3 Units Required
    Students are required to have a combination of 3 credits in one or more of these three areas: CTAE, Fine Arts, or Modern Language. 
      
    Updated 2.15.22   
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