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Career and Technical Education Course Guide

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a broad discipline that enables students to build a foundation for business and computer related majors in college. The selection of course offerings is designed to provide a variety of options for students to meet graduation requirements while developing broad based, transferable skills and specialized competencies. In addition, students can gain entry level employment skills and be able to fulfill their own business related personal responsibilities.

Many students begin their high school career with Academy Career Exploration. This course teaches them the basic study skills necessary to be successful at this level and begin the employment preparation process. They prepare for their role as a working citizen and develop the skills necessary to manage their financial resources as an adult. Students and parents are encouraged to exercise flexibility in selecting specific courses to form a program which provides a background in accounting, marketing, computer skills, or any combination of these. Students wishing to develop personal competencies and earn college credit from SUNY Farmingdale should consider the following courses: College Accounting, Commercial Law, Introduction to Microcomputer Applications, Principles of Marketing and BA/BCA (Virtual Enterprise).

The CTE program also provides students with a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings. The student leadership program, Future Business Leaders of America, allows them to network within the school community and across New York State. The Moot Court Club gives students an opportunity to compete against their peers as they develop a keen awareness of our judicial system. Additionally, the New York State Business Honor Society recognizes students' accomplishments and excellence in academic and business courses.


BUSINESS EDUCATION

1900 (ACE) Academy Career Exploration (½ Credit)

 ACE prepares 9th grade students for high school, college and careers.  The goal of ACE is to give students at Longwood a competitive edge by analyzing their interests and abilities to tailor their course selection advantageously in the pursuit to become career and college ready.  Students will research a career based upon their interests, explore the requirements to get into a college with their major, set goals based upon college and career choices, draft a resume to gain experience in that field, and participate in a mock interview.  Additionally, students will examine the course offering at Longwood High School to determine which pathway best suits their academic needs.  Financial literacy topics include how to manage a checking account, prepare a personal budget, the importance of credit and how to avoid identity theft.  Students will learn different facets of economics including types of economies, industries, business ownership, resources and entrepreneurship.  To be prepared for college, students will learns skills such as test taking, how to study, organization, time management and goal setting.  Culminates in a career portfolio and an in-class final exam.

Grade Taught: 9

 

0603 Computer Keyboarding Applications I (½ Credit)

This one-semester course is designed to provide a solid foundation in the operating techniques basic to “touch” keyboard operation on the computer. Basic computer operation will be merged with instruction on the alphabetic and numeric keyboard. Topics will include centering, enumerations, letters (business and personal), reports (MLA and business format). This course is strongly recommended for all students. Requirements include being present to finish the assigned classwork, and projects.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

0606 Computer Keyboarding Applications II (½ Credit)

Prerequisite: Computer Keyboarding Applications I.

This is a course for all students who wish to further develop the keyboarding and computer literacy skills gained in Computer Keyboarding Applications I. Topics include MLA academic reports (including short and long quotations, works cited page) research papers, resumes, business letters, tables, e-mails and memorandums. In addition, students will gain speed and accuracy on timed writings.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0607 Business Analysis/Business Computer Applications "Virtual Enterprise"   (1 Credit)

Prerequisite or Co-requisite:  Students enrolling in this course must have taken or be currently enrolled in ONE of the following Business Courses:  Personal and Business Law, Principles of Marketing, College Accounting, Sports Marketing, Introduction to Microcomputer Applications.

Learn what is involved in starting your own business. This entrepreneurial and global simulation provides students with an opportunity to unleash their potential through creating and managing a business venture.  The "virtual" business replicates all of the functions and demands of a real business in both structure and practice, from product development, production and distribution, to marketing, sales, human resources, finance and accounting.  As "employees" of the "virtual" business, students are accountable for their company's management and performance.  Through a web-based network, student-run businesses are connected throughout the world to other "virtual" businesses.  "Virtual Enterprise" students experience the expectations of the global economy and find new solutions to drive business results by trading across industries, borders and cultures.  To further enrich this "virtual" experience, students participate in a series of extended learning opportunities:  VEI Global Business Challenge, VEI Advertising Futures Competition, Business Plan Competition, and Local, National, and International Trade Shows.  This course carries dual credit towards the high school diploma, and for a fee, three college credits through SUNY Farmingdale College.  Participating students are considered non-matriculated undergraduate students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12 

 

0608 Personal and Business Law (1 Credit)

Topics covered will take you through a lifetime experience with law: crimes, personal injury law, criminal and civil trial procedures, contracts, employment laws dealing with minors, renting, marriage and divorce laws, and current cases in the news/experiences of students. Students will actively participate in mock trials and one on one civil court cases in the classroom court. The culmination of their legal studies includes a one-day field trip to People's Court TV where students will sit in the audience of TV court and witness actual cases being taped for airing. Requirements: Students are required to participate in mock trial presentations during class time

Grades Taught: 10 - 12
NCAA Approved

 

0614 Principles of Marketing (1 Credit - Honors)

This course includes the essentials of marketing. Instructional areas include: the development of the 5 P's of Marketing: Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and Public Relations. Classroom instruction will be reinforced through the use of class projects relating to the lessons. Students will be exposed to key concepts, methods of analysis, strategies, and tactics critical to managing profitable customer relationships in today's world.  This course carries dual credit towards the high school diploma, and for a fee, three college credits from a designated college. Participating students are considered non-matriculated undergraduate students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

0615 College Accounting 1 (1 Credit - Honors)

This course focuses on the basic concepts, principles, and assumptions which underlie the processing and reporting of economic data for profit-making businesses. The student develops a working knowledge of the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements as well as an understanding of how the computer is used in this environment. This course carries dual credit towards the High School Diploma, and for a fee, 3 college credits from a designated college. Participating students are considered non-matriculated undergraduate students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

0616 Sports Marketing (½ Credit)

This course is designed for students with an interest in the sports industry. Through various projects, students will learn how to create a need in others for a product through the various components of the marketing mix: product, price, place, promotion and public relations. Students will create a fantasy team and market it throughout the course with state of the art activities such as a team logo, stadium design, ticket design, team promotional brochure and team magazine cover. Students will complete a final project.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

0617 General Education Work Experience Program  (½ Credit)

This course will require 150 hours of paid, school-supervised work experience, supported by at least one period per week of related in-school instruction for which the student will earn one half unit of local elective credit toward graduation requirements. Topics include: obtaining a job, human relations skills, understanding laws related to employment, and opportunities for advancement.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

0618 Career Exploration Internship Program (½ Credit)

This program is designed to permit students to develop and demonstrate their skills at a supervised worksite. Students will learn about the world of work and career opportunities. Students will learn firsthand about the skills and educational requirements necessary for career areas in which they believe they are interested. Through this program, students will be able to play an integral part in designing their own high school program and in choosing courses they should take to reach their career objective.  Requirements: Students must complete 81 hours on the worksite and meet at least once per week with the School-to-Career Coordinator.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

0620 Commercial Law (1 Credit - Honors)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 0608 Personal & Business Law.

Commercial Law is a college level business law class that affords students the opportunity to earn dual credit. Students may take the course for three college credits by paying a nominal fee.  Credits may be transferrable to the future college of your choice in addition to earning one high school credit applicable towards the high school diplomas at the same time.  This course is designed for students who enjoy taking part in debates and class mock trials, as well as those having a passion for the law.  Students are provided with an in-depth study of the law beyond what was introduced in the prerequisite course, Personal Business Law.  Students will routinely prepare and perform cases from topics covered in class such as Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Environmental Law, Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Employment Law, Personal Injury Law, Trademark and Copyright Law, Warranties and Product Liability, and Contract Law.  Students will also become acquainted with the sources and theories of law, functions of the state and federal court systems, and current events/legal cases in the news.  Students may also participate in a one day field trip for real life courtroom experience. 

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

0625 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (1 Credit - Honors)

This course will provide the student with fundamental Internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, desktop publishing, and web design skills, as well as a basic understanding of information technology. This hands-on computer course features self-paced instruction on some of the most popular software packages used in business today--Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Photo Story and Publisher. Students will also receive instruction in Web Design utilizing Microsoft Web Expression, HTML and Macromedia Dreamweaver. This course carries dual credit: 1 high school credit- applicable towards the high school diploma, and for a fee, 6 college credits from a designated college. Participating students are considered non-matriculated students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

0626 Math and Financial Applications (1 Credit)

Math and Financial Applications is a 1-unit specialized interdisciplinary business course related to the mathematics learning standards. This course is designed to prepare students for college level programs and to understand the complex financial world they will encounter during their lives. The following topics will be studied: payroll, interest, creating formulas, budgeting/depreciation, loans/banking, annuities, credit, investment, financial statement analysis, and United States currency vs. foreign currency. This course may only be used by seniors as a third unit of math.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

The following courses are adapted to provide for student needs and accommodations as specified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Prerequisites: IEP, current teacher approval, department chairperson/supervisor approval.

 

1950 – (ACE) Academy Career Exploration (½ Credit) 

ACE prepares 9th grade students for high school, college and careers.  The goal of ACE is to give students at Longwood a competitive edge by analyzing their interests and abilities to tailor their course selection advantageously in the pursuit to become career and college ready.  Students will research a career based upon their interests, explore the requirements to get into a college with their major, set goals based upon college and career choices, draft a resume to gain experience in that field, and participate in a mock interview.  Additionally, students will examine the course offering at Longwood High School to determine which pathway best suits their academic needs.  Financial literacy topics include how to manage a checking account, prepare a personal budget, the importance of credit and how to avoid identity theft.  Students will learn different facets of economics including types of economies, industries, business ownership, resources and entrepreneurship.  To be prepared for college, students will learn skills such as test taking, how to study, organization, time management and goal setting.  Culminates in a career portfolio and an in-class final exam. 

Grade Taught: 9

 

0652 Business Communications/Keyboarding Applications (1 Credit)

This course is designed to develop computer literacy skills as well as alphabetic and numeric keyboarding skills needed for success in the computer age. This subject is required for all business education sequences. It is strongly recommended that all students complete this course.

Grades Taught: 9 – 12

 

0658 Career Exploration Program (1/2 Credit)

This course is designed to develop job skills at a worksite through the supervision and guidance of a job coach.  Students will learn about the world of work and career opportunities related to interests and vocational aptitude.  Workforce readiness skills are developed through on-site participation.  This course will require a minimum of 54 hours in an unpaid school-supervised work experience.  This course is a four period course of study that is one semester in length.  Participation in this course is determined by CSE.  Completion of this course satisfies the work-based hours required for a CDOS credential.

 

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

INTEREST GROUPS

COURSE

CREDIT

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION

 

Communication Systems

Design & Drawing for Production

Computer Aided Design

Graphic Communications

Media Production 1/2

Advanced Media Productions

 

½

1

½

½

1

1

 

 

ELECTRONICS

 

Electricity/Electronics

Design & Drawing for Production

Energy and Power

 

½

1

½

 

 

 

MATERIAL

 

Architectural Drawing

Technical Drawing

Design & Drawing for Production

Construction Systems

Production Systems

Computer Aided Design

Residential Structure

 

½

½

1

½

½

½

½

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Electricity/Electronics

Transportation Systems

Land Transportation

Auto Service Technology I

Auto Service Technology II*

Advanced Auto Service Tech

 

½

½

½

½

½

1

 

 

PRE-ENGINEERING

 

Technical Drawing

Design & Drawing for Production

Computer Aided Design

Architectural Drawing

Principles of Engineering*

Archit. Draw. & Model Construct.

 

½

1

½

½

1

1

 

 

CISCO ACADEMY

 

IT Essentials

Network Fundamentals I*

Network Fundamentals II*

 

1

1

1

*Courses offer college credits for additional fee

 

1202 Communication Systems (½ Credit)

This course examines how people communicate information and ideas. Student participation in individual and group laboratory activities involving photo image editing, desktop publishing, audio/sound design and presentation graphics. Students will be introduced to the latest communications technology and career opportunities.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1203 Construction Systems (½ Credit)

Construction Systems provides instruction in all aspects of construction. Areas covered are needs assessment, blue prints, planning, occupational assessment, history, funding, new techniques and materials. Each student will construct a model of a structure to a scale of ½" = 1' - 0. The processes of construction are covered with the construction of this model (foundations, superstructures, enclosure systems, and utility systems. One major project (model) and a comprehensive final examination are required.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1204 Energy and Power (½ Credit)

Prerequisite: Students must have a minimum grade of 75 or better in Electricity/Electronics.

Energy and power will provide high school students with the opportunities to directly test and evaluate the theories and practices of the Electricity/Electronics course offered. Through the utilization of direct evaluation techniques, such as performance testing, students will relate energy and power applications to areas directly affecting changes and improvement in the lives of members of the global community.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1205 Production Systems (½ Credit)

Students will learn about the areas of manufacturing and construction (structures), their resources, processes, products, and quality assurance relating to each area. Both areas are project oriented with the manufacture of a student designed mass production project. Students will use hand tools, machine tools, standard machines and computer numeric controlled equipment (CNC). A comprehensive final exam is required at the conclusion of the course.  All students are involved in the mass production of the assembly line project.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

  

1206 Transportation Systems (½ Credit)

This course provides an overview of aerospace, land and marine transportation systems. Students will study various forms of transportation, internal and external combustion, pneumatics, hydraulics, automated control systems, energy and power principals. Technical innovation and environmental impact on all forms of transportation will be addressed. Grading in Transportation Systems is comprised of weekly tests, quizzes, and homework. This course is predominantly lesson, demonstration and text. This course is the prerequisite for all the automotive courses.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1207 Electricity - Electronics (½ Credit)

This is a foundation course covering electron theory, charges, circuits, sources of electricity, voltage, current, resistance, Ohm’s law, Watt’s law, multi meters, AC & DC, magnetism, electronic components and semiconductors. Requirements include constructing an operating motor, and assembling a minimum of six electronic projects. Demonstrating basic skills in using test equipment is also required.

Grades Taught: 9- 12

1208 Technical Drawing (½ Credit)

This is a foundation course covering basic technical drawing techniques and the use of drafting tools.  Topics taught include measuring, scaling, orthographic projections, auxiliary views, sectional views, isometric drawings and oblique drawings.  A comprehensive final exam is required at the conclusion of this course.  Students must successfully complete a prescribed number of drawings each marking period.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1209 Design & Drawing for Production (1 Credit)

This course emphasizes creative problem solving, designing, and technical drawing skills which reflect the approach used in business and industry in the development of new products. Students will develop solutions to various design activity problems. Proposed solutions are researched, sketched, refined, and rendered as technical drawings. Activities will include but are not limited to the re-designing and production of already existing products, magnetic levitated vehicles and independent design activities. In addition, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer aided drawing which they may apply to the design activities. This course satisfies the one credit requirement for art toward graduation.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1210 Architectural Drawing  (1  Credit)

A college preparation course exploring architectural styles, construction methods and materials, building codes, and sound architectural principles. Students will prepare all drawings using Chief Architect design software. Drawings will include floor plans, foundation plan, elevations and construction drawings.  

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1211 Computer Aided Design (½ Credit) 

Computer Aided Design utilizes the use of computers and computer related equipment to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the design, drafting and development of manufactured products. Students will acquire basic skills in the use of computers, printers, plotters and the use of Key Creator software to develop three-view, three-dimensional and solid drawings. Students are graded on each of the assigned projects and a comprehensive final exam. Offered both spring and fall semesters.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1212 Architectural Drawing and Model Construction (1 Credit)

Prerequisite:  Computer Aided Design

Includes all the aspects of Architectural Drawing 1210. In addition to creating plans using Chief Architect software, students will actually construct a scale model of the house they design. This structure will be placed on a landscaped site designed by the student. Students will prepare a site plan, blueprints for a home, a landscape plan and construct a scale model of the structure and its site.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1213 Graphic Communications (½ Credit)

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Communication Systems.

Students will study graphic communications and how it interfaces with other mediums of communications. Required laboratory computer activities include advanced photographic digital imaging, desktop publishing and vinyl signage. Related career opportunities in the graphics industry will be discussed.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1214 Land Transportation (½ Credit)

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 75 or better in Transportation Systems.

This course investigates the various systems of land vehicles. Some of these systems include: Power Train Systems, Ignition Systems, Charging and Starting Systems, Fuel Systems, Lubrication Systems, Cooling Systems, Brake Systems, Suspension Systems, and Electrical Systems. Land Transportation is a “hands on” course, the majority of class time is lab centered. Students will be instructed in the operation and safety of all the automotive service equipment. Students will be required to demonstrate their mastery of this equipment.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1215 Auto Service Technology 1 (½ Credit)

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of 75 or better in Transportation Systems and Land Transportation. Electricity/Electronics is recommended as a co-requisite.

In this course, students will gain the skills needed for entry level employment and admission to advanced technical programs in post-secondary and technical schools. Topics include: tire and wheel service, lubrication service, exhaust work, cooling system service, maintenance and repair; which includes bulbs, hoses, switches, fuses and electric motors. Auto Service Technology I and II are live automotive hands-on classes. Students will be required to perform all the duties of a Service Writer, Shop Foreman, and Line Technician, (light work), on a rotational basis. Outside work is contracted, the work order is written, the repair is performed, and the customer is billed. Quizzes and lab performance make up seventy percent of the grade. The remainder of the grade is calculated from the student’s individual billable hours. Class overtime is also factored into the student’s grade. Students may work during study halls, lunch, and after school. The Auto Lab is always available for Auto Tech students.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1216 Auto Service Technology 2 (½ Credit and 3 college credits)

Prerequisites: Transportation Systems, Land Transportation and Auto Technology 1.

Basic Electricity/Electronics is strongly recommended as a co-requisite. In this course, students will gain additional automotive skills and continue to develop those skills introduced in Auto Service Technology 1. The topics covered include: Electrical and Fuel System trouble shooting, Emission Control System service, Brake System service, Tune-up, Advanced Automotive line work and four forms of welding. Students will concentrate on their elected areas of expertise. Live work and applicable mini lessons comprise the bulk of the class time. Grades are calculated from quizzes and the student’s individual billable hours. A lab file record consisting of bills and written work will be kept for future employers or technical school recruiters, offering an example of the student’s accomplishments in Auto Technology 2.  This course carries dual credit; 1/2 high school credit towards the high school diploma and, for a fee, 3 college credits from Suffolk Community College.  Advanced Auto Service Technology is offered second semester only.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

 1217 Residential Structures/Set Construction (½ Credit) 

Prerequisite:  Successful completion with a grade of 80 or better in either of the following courses:  Production Systems, Construction Systems or by teacher recommendation. 

This course is a study of the many systems and skills involved in the construction of living space.  Course content includes resources (e.g. planning, materials, finances) and processes (e.g. specialized foundation, framing, enclosing, roofing, and utilities).  Activities include the design and building of both models and a full-size construction.  Offered fall semester. 

Grades Taught:  10 - 11

  

1218 Media Production I (½ Credit) 

Prerequisites:  Minimum grade of 70 or better in Communication Systems and Graphic Communications. 

In Media Production, students will review Communications Systems Technology.  Required laboratory activities consist of performance competencies using audio/video computer systems in the production facility.  Students will also explore possible career opportunities. 

Grades Taught:  10 - 12 

 

1219 Media Production II (½ Credit) 

Prerequisites:  Media Production I 

In this course, students will continue to study the processes of electronic mass communication systems.  Student activities will focus on communication concepts, proposal development, script/scoreboard creation, and electronic production techniques applied to individual and group projects.  Student projects will utilize computer applications in advanced photo imaging, authoring interactive media and non-linear video editing.  

Grades Taught:  10 - 12

 

1222 Principles of Engineering (1 Credit and 3 college credits)

Principles of Engineering introduces students to the design engineering process. Through case studies that will include teamwork, extensive research, a hands-on approach and technical communication skills, students will follow the process involved to develop solutions to basic engineering design problems. Students will apply the principles of mathematics and natural sciences to the final development of the case study where applicable. Engineering disciplines investigated will include, but are not limited to, aeronautical, structural, design analysis, civil, mechanical, creative and technical communications. This course carries dual credit; 1 high school credit towards the high school diploma and, for a fee, 3 college credits from SUNY Farmingdale College.  Participating students are considered non-matriculated undergraduate students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

Cisco Networking Academy is an innovative global education initiative that delivers information and communication technology (IT) skills to help meet this growing demand while improving career and educational opportunities for students around the world. Networking Academy prepares students for industry recognized certifications and professional career opportunities in IT through the following courses:

1223 IT Essentials; PC Hardware/Software Repair/Maintenance (1 Credit)

Covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. New topics include laptop and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. Hands-on lab activities will continue to be an essential element of the course. An addition in support of this; virtual learning tools will now be integrated into this course. After successful completion of this course students will be prepared to take, if they wish, the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1224 Network Fundamentals I (1 Credit – Honors and 6 college credits)

Prerequisite: Completion of IT Essentials with a grade of 75 or better and a teacher recommendation.

Network Fundamentals I teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. It also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help-desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners and cameras. This course also prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email service, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and the final chapter helps them prepare to take the CCENT certification exam. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context.  This course carries dual credit; 1 high school credit towards the high school diploma, and for a fee, 6 college credits from SUNY Farmingdale College. Participating students are considered non-matriculated undergraduate students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 10 - 12

 

1225 Media Production 1 & 2 (1 Credit)

Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of 65 or better in Communications Systems and Graphic Communications.

In Media Production 1 & 2, students will create and produce select media projects.  Student activities will focus on communication concepts, proposal development, script/scoreboard creation, and electronic production techniques applied to individual group projects.  Required laboratory activities consist of performance competencies using audio/video computer applications, interactive media, photo image editing, desktop publishing and vinyl signage in the production facility.  Students will also explore possible career opportunities.

Grades Taught:  10 - 12

 

1226 Network Fundamentals II (1 Credit - Honors)

Prerequisite: Completion of Network Fundamentals 1 with a grade of 75 or better.

Network Fundamentals II familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephone requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. Hands-on exercises including configuration, installation, and troubleshooting, reinforce student learning. The second half of the year introduces students to network design processes using two examples; a large stadium enterprise network and a medium-sized film company network. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management. Lifecycle services, including upgrades, competitive analysis, and system integration are presented in the context of pre-sale support. In addition to the Packet Tracer and lab exercises found in the previous courses, there are many pen-and-paper and role-playing exercises that students complete while developing their network upgrade proposals. At the completion of this course, students will have the necessary skills to prepare for the CCNA certification exam. This course carries dual credit towards the high school diploma, and for a fee, 6 college credits from SUNY Farmingdale College. Participating students are considered non matriculated undergraduate students at the designated college.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12

 

The following courses are adapted to provide for student needs and accommodations as specified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Prerequisites: IEP, current teacher approval, department chairperson/supervisor approval.

1252 Production Systems (1 Credit )

This course covers systems of manufacturing and construction; their resources, process, products, and quality assurance. The impact of the manufacturing and construction industries on the economy, environment, and society are explored. Students will actually design and manufacture a product and build a scale construction project. Computerized stress testing equipment will be used to test student designs and constructed projects. Activities include model bridge design, building, and testing and the mass production of student designed projects.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1253A Transportation Systems (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: This class is a prerequisite for all the automotive courses.   

This course presents an overview of Aerospace, Land, and Marine transportation systems. Students will study a variety of power systems, energy sources, chemical, mechanical and electrical mechanisms. This course is predominantly lesson, demonstration and text. Tests, quizzes, and homework are required.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1255A Construction Systems (1 Credit)

This course provides instruction in the construction aspects of production. It is organized around the universal systems model of inputs, resources, processes, outputs and control as major topics. These five topics have been specifically tailored to construction of a structure on site.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

1257 Design & Drawing for Production (1 Credit)

This course emphasizes creative problem solving, designing, and technical drawing. The course reflects the approach used in business and industry to create new products. Students will develop solutions to various design activity problems. Proposed solutions are researched, sketched, refined and rendered as technical drawings. Activities will include but are not limited to re-designing and producing an existing product, magnetic levitated vehicles, and independent design activities. In addition, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer aided drawing which they may apply to the design activities. This course satisfies the one credit requirement for art.

Grades Taught: 9 - 12

 

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