Career and Technical Education

Career and Technology Education

Career and Technical Education Programs

Career and Technical Education is offered in Gwinnett County Public Schools in order to better prepare high school students for the demands of the 21st century economy and post secondary education. All courses provide an environment where students can learn the relevance of combing technical skills with academic knowledge.

Business and Computer Science
All courses in Business and Computer Science are offered as elective credit. Mastery of business skills with project-based learning and leadership development activities through Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will give students a competitive edge for the global marketplace.

Marketing
Students who are interested in a career in marketing, entrepreneurship, public speaking, public relations and selling, should prepare by registering for Marketing courses. Students who are in Marketing classes may further develop their skills through participation in DECA, a student organization.

Family and Consumer Science

Students who are interested in a career food nutrition and wellness, food science or just have an interest learning about healthy food options and prepartion should register for a course in the family consumer science pathway. 

Engineering

Students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering should prepare by registering for an Engineering course. 

Audio Video Technology

Students who are interested in a career in the film or broadcasting industry should prepare by registering for a Audio Video Technology course. 

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES

1.   Why are CTE courses good choices for students?

CTE courses benefit all students, even the ones who are not college bound.  These classes allow students to try career related fields to see if they really are interested in them before they go to college and choose a major or enter the workforce.  Students in these courses may have higher graduation rates because they are interested in the content.  Courses also have co-curricular organizations to participate in.

2.      Why should a student complete a CTE pathway?

Each student will gain deep content knowledge in a specific area and will have the opportunity to take an industry recognized credentialing test.  The content specific certification will give students an advantage over other applicants in the workforce. All students that complete a pathway are required to take the end of pathway exam to show mastery of the concepts in that pathway. *Mill Creek students that complete a pathway will earn an honor cord for graduation.

 

 

NOTE: All courses should be taken in order.

Name of Pathway

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

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Nutrition and Food Science

Food, Nutrition, and Wellness  grade 9 

Learn about nutrients, food safety, cooking basics, and factors that influence food choices

April Mashburn

Pathway can be taken in any order

Food for Life* grades 10-12

Learn about nutrient requirements from conception to adulthood

Food Science* grades 11-12

Chemistry based evaluation of food and nutrients, cooking, food preservation, and new products; Pre-requisite is Chemistry

Audio and Video Technology

and Film

Audio and Video Technology and Film I grades 9-12

Study video and film production; .

Tom Kutter

Audio and Video Technology and Film II grades 11-12

Advanced video production/ school news show Pre-requisite is Level I

Audio and Video Technology and Film III grade 12

Advanced video production/ school news show Pre-requisite is Level II

Engineering  and Technology

Foundations of Engineering and Technology grades 9-12

Study various careers in engineering with a focus on CAD based programs and design.

Glenn Burrows or

Alex Reed

Engineering Concepts  grades 10-12

Study engineering and engineering design, and apply engineering tools and procedures as they complete hands-on instructional activities.  Pre-requisite is Foundations of Engineering

Engineering Applications grades 11-12

Study applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities as they develop drawings, prototypes, and complete working products.

Pre-requisite is Engineering Concepts

Other

Courses

Work Based Learning grade 12

Do you want to earn school credit at your job?  This may be the right fit for you!  Application required.  See Mr. Kutter in M102. Pre-requisite: any CTE elective

Tom Kutter

Teaching as a Profession grade 12

Are you planning to become a teacher?  Study, apply, and practice teaching strategies in this course!  Application required.  See Mr. Kutter in M102.

Tom Kutter

       

 

Name of Pathway

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE Courses

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Web and Digital Design

Introduction to Digital Technology grades 9-12

Develop foundational knowledge in hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support and networks.

Jarrod Shirley

Digital Design grades 10-12

Learn basic website construction, expressive coding and aesthetics; Pre-requisite is Intro to Digital Tech

Web Design grades 11-12

Increase knowledge of digital media and create internet productions; Pre-requisite is Digital Design

Computer Science

Note: the first course of this pathway is Introduction to Digital Technology

 

Computer Science Principles* grades 10-12

Teaches the foundational concepts of computer science including programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts; students are recommended to have strong math skills; Pre-requisite is Introduction to Digital Technology

Ruth Page

AP Computer Science* grades 10-12

College level course where you develop computer programs using JAVA programming language; very advanced math concepts

Financial Services

Introduction to Business and Technology grades 9-12

Introductory course to all things business; computers, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, human resources, risk management and more!

Matt Page/Brett Godwin

Financial Literacy grades 10-12

Money management, investments, insurance, how to buy a car/house, live debt free and how to be financially successful. Recommended pre-requisite is Introduction to Business and Technology

Principles of Accounting 1 grades 10-12

Using financial information, students will learn how to make decisions about planning, organizing, and allocating resources using accounting procedures. Performing accounting activities for sole proprietorships and corporations following Generally-Accepted Accounting Procedures are included in the course. Students analyze business transactions and financial statements, perform payroll, and evaluate the effects of transactions on the economic Recommended pre-requisite is Financial Literacy

Business and Technology

Note: the first course of this pathway is Introduction to Business and Technology

Brett Godwin

Business and Technology grades 10-12

A fun and interactive class environment that takes an in-depth look at leadership, management, employability skills, and more while learning how to use databases, developing research skills, and managing data in a business setting while working in teams to learn from other students!  Pre-requisite is Introduction to Business and Technology

 

Marketing Management

Marketing Principles grades 9-12

A creative, fun class that teaches you about the basics of marketing in a hands on environment

Faith Davenport  

Marketing and Entrepreneurship grades 10-12

For creative thinkers; create business plans;  learn how to start, operate, and close your own business; Pre-requisite is Marketing Principles

Marketing Management grades 11-12

Gain retail experience while working in the school store!  Application required.  See Ms. Davenport in E104. Pre-requisite: Marketing Principles

 

Promotion and Professional Sales grades 9-12 (This is currently a stand alone course)

For students with an interest in retail, sales, entrepreneurship and marketing. Students develop skills in pricing, visual merchandising, advertising, special promotions, professional sales, and customer service.

 

Fashion, Merchandising, and Retail

Note: the first course of this pathway is Marketing Principles

 

Joey Farah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Dyar

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Joey Farah

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing Essentials grades 10-12

Learn about fashion trends, designers, and the basics of the fashion industry; Pre-requisite is Marketing Principles

Advanced Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing grades 11-12 

Students will develop skills necessary for managing the following elements: pricing, visual merchandising, advertising, special promotions, professional sales, and customer service; Pre-requisite is Fashion, Merchandising, and Retailing Essentials

Project Based Learning Pathways- Requires application and 9th grade entry PBL Link

Engineerting Pathway-PBL

Foundations of Engineering and Technology grades 9-12

Study various careers in engineering with a focus on CAD based programs and design.

Engineering Concepts  grades 10-12

Study engineering and engineering design, and apply engineering tools and procedures as they complete hands-on instructional activities.  Pre-requisite is Foundations of Engineering

Engineering Applications grades 11-12

Study applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities as they develop drawings, prototypes, and complete working products.

Pre-requisite is Engineering Concepts

Entrepreneurship Pathway-PBL

IBT grades 9

Introductory course to all things business; computers, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, human resources, risk management and more!

Entrepreneurship grade 10

Students will create business plans;  learn how to start, operate, and close your own business; 

Legal Enviroment of Business grades 11

Study applications of mathematics and science to predict the success of an engineered solution and complete hands-on activities as they develop drawings, prototypes, and complete working products.

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