Courses & Descriptions
7215 - COMPUTER KEYBOARDING APPLICATIONS (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Want to spend a lot less time producing letters and reports? Want another chance to learn touch typing? This course teaches the lifelong skill of touch typing the right way, not the hunt-and-peck method. Also emphasizes simple document formatting useful for letters and reports. Two college credits available for Juniors and Seniors in Dual Enrollment with NIC. This course is strictly a keyboarding class and does not fulfill the computer requirement for graduation.
7225 - COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Learn Microsoft Office. Everyone should take a class like this: an introduction to Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets and charts), and PowerPoint (slide shows) software. Use of the Internet and email basics will be taught and used. 2 NIC credits possible for juniors and seniors.
Prerequisite: Computer Keyboarding Applications or equivalent typing proficiency of 25wpm w/3 or less errors on a 3 minute timed writing.
7290 - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN (YEARBOOK) (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1Semester
Students will receive instruction in layout, design, proofing, copy, desktop publishing, digital photography and design elements by incorporating those skills into projects such as: personal digital scrapbook, poster, coupon, sign, postcard, family calendar, personal newsletter, brochure, cookbook, advertisement, advertising presentation and business card. Student will learn how to integrate a variety of different computer software and peripheral components together to make projects. Students will also assist the yearbook staff by completing tasks to assist in producing the school yearbook.
7235 - COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 2: WORD (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Learn a great word processing software package through personal and business-related projects. Students will also learn PowerPoint multi-media presentation software. This is a fun and hands-on class using the advanced features of Word and PowerPoint for creating slide shows. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification at the professional level of in Word and PowerPoint. SKILL SET: Microsoft Office
Prerequisite: Computer Software Applications I or permission and Computer Keyboarding Applications or equivalent typing proficiency of 25wpm w/3 or less errors on a 3 minute timed writing. Four college credits available for Juniors and Seniors in Dual Enrollment with NIC.
7245 - COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 3: SPREADSHEETS/DATABASE (10, 11, 12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course emphasizes the Excel and Access components of Microsoft Office. Super class for those students interested in owning/operating a business and/or going to college. Students should be able to pass the Microsoft certification at the professional level of Microsoft Office User Specialist in Excel and Access upon completion of this class. Other programs will be available depending on time and student interests. SKILL SETS: Microsoft Office and 10-Key Operations
Prerequisite: Computer Software Applications I or permission and Computer Keyboarding Applications or equivalent typing proficiency of 25wpm w/3 or fewer errors on a 3 minute timed writing. Two college credits available for Juniors and Seniors in Dual Enrollment with NIC.
7320 - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY (BPA Leadership) (BE 0150) (11, 12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Want the skills to run your own business? Planning on getting a job in an office? This course provides up-to-date, real-life and valuable information for the office of tomorrow with an emphasis on realistic, practical and integrated computer applications. In addition to a core curriculum students work on their choice of units relating to a chosen content area. Students involved in our Business Professionals of America club will have the opportunity to work on units that will help them prepare for the competitive events. Leadership skills will also be taught in this class. Students can take this class as a semester or as a year long class. SKILL SETS: Office Documentation Production and Essentials of Office Communication.
Prerequisite: Two of the three courses: Computer Software Applications 1,2,3 or with instructor approval. Sophomores may take class ONLY with instructor approval.
7451 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (BE 9900) (12) (BPA Work Experience) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Open to students who have taken at least 2 business education course one must be a level 2 course. Provides opportunities through community based instruction in office administration to acquire specialized skills unique to an occupation or industry through on-the-job learning experiences. In addition, Cooperative Education provides learning experiences that reinforce classroom learning. This is a paid work experience course requiring a minimum of 20 hours per week of paid work experience. Students can take this class as a semester or as a year long class.
Prerequisite: 2 Business Courses (at least one being a level 2 course) or Instructor Approval.
7453 - BUSINESS ED INTERNSHIP (BE9800) (12) (BPA Unpaid Work Experience) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Open to students who have taken at least 2 business education course one must be a level 2 course. Provides opportunities through community based instruction in office administration to acquire specialized skills unique to an occupation or industry through on-the-job learning experiences. In addition, Cooperative Education provides learning experiences that reinforce classroom learning. This is an unpaid work experience course requiring a minimum of 5 hours per week of unpaid work experience. Students may choose to work as a school office aid intern with instructor and office manager permission. Student can take this class as a semester or as a year long class.
Prerequisite: 2 Business Courses (at least one being a level 2 course) or Instructor Approval.
7265 - WEB DESIGN 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Build your own Web sites for fun, family, school, and/or business. You will learn the skills needed to design Web sites with sound, images, and special effects by using HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Dreamweaver, and graphical software. Certification and three (3) college credits available upon successful completion.
7266 - WEB DESIGN 2 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Take Web building to a whole new level! You'll reach this by using Adobe's Dreamweaver, Fireworks/Photoshop, and Flash to produce the coolest cutting-edge Web pages in town. You may also create and/or edit Web pages for the school's Web site. Certification and three (3) college credits available upon successful completion.
Prerequisite: Web Design 1
7267 - WEB DESIGN 3 (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Prerequisite: Web Design 2
7271 - BYTE INTO TECHNOLOGY (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Do you find computers intimidating? Or maybe you would like to learn more about how they can benefit your lifestyle. Then this class is for you! This is an introductory class to computers and technology concepts. You will study the history of technology, file management, Web page development, basic programming, and the makeup of a computer and its components. Oh, and how many other classes do you get to do all this while using the Internet? Three (3) college credits available.
7274 - VISUAL BASIC (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Have you ever wanted to create a program you thought would make your life a little simpler? Then Visual Basic is for you! Microsoft's Visual Basic is an object-oriented programming language used for developing Windows applications. In this class you will learn how to design, enter, compile, run and debug programs developed using Visual Basic native code, compilation, and drag and drop form creation. Applications you create range from a simple address book to more complex games.
7276 - CAREER TECHNOLOGIES 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Digital simulation technologies are valuable to all careers because they allow you to understand complex things visually and through interaction. The purpose of this course is to help those in any career learn how to solve problems through computer modeling. Activities will include exploring applications relevant to the fields of art, biology, ecology, economics, engineering, psychology, sociology and sports. The first semester investigates several user friendly applications for basic modeling and simulation design with discipline specific activities and rapid development techniques.
7277 - CAREER TECHNOLOGIES 2 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
See Career Technologies 1 for course description. The second semester will require the student to choose a focused career interest simulation project. Prerequisite: Career Technologies 1
8185 - MULTIMEDIA 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This class will focus on digital video; students will learn the basic skills of generating audio and animated titles. Students will learn brainstorming a script, generating an outline, finalizing a script and creating a storyboard. Students will work in groups to create various video projects and if they choose, they may burn them to DVD. Software includes: Livetype, Soundtrack, and final Cut Pro. Experience with computers and multimedia software recommended.
8186 - MULTIMEDIA 2 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This class will build upon the skills learned in Intro to Multimedia. The main focus of the class will be to generate quality videos that practice advanced digital editing and video capture skills. Emphasis will be placed upon artistic projects that are built upon strong script writing, creative filming, and editing.
Prerequisite: Multimedia 1 or Instructor's Approval
8187 - MEDIA PRODUCTION-Multimedia (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This class will put to use the skills the students have learned in Multimedia 2. They will focus on high end video projects to be submitted to the Fang-O-Rama film festival. This class will also be responsible for producing the KFNG news program at school, as well as various other video projects including the open house, and freshman orientation videos.
Prerequisite: Multimedia 2 and Instructors Approval.
8188 - MEDIA PRODUCTION Computer Graphics (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This class will put to use the skills the students have learned in Computer Graphics 2. Students will design and print large posters for many sources including display in the backlight wooden display cases in the school. They will also design the school agenda cover.
Prerequisite: Computer Graphics 2 and Instructors Approval.
8190 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS 1 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course will focus on the visually creative aspects of the computer. Topics addressed include: scanning images, digital photography, image retouching, morphing, vector drawing and desktop publishing. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Design
8192 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS 2 (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This class will build upon the skills learned in Intro to Computer Graphics. The focus will be on graphic design and its application in the business and art worlds. Topics addressed include: design of large format posters, digital photography, and desktop publishing. Students will learn advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Design. This class will prepare you for Media Production (Computer Graphics).
Prerequisite: Computer Graphics 1 or Instructor's Approval
7670 - ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SHOP 1 - (TE 1905) (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1Semester
This class is a prerequisite class for all of the Engineering and Technology classes here at Lake City High School. Technical communication skills, computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) software, and hand tools are the major focus of this course. These skills are central to all subsequent technology courses. The computer and other electronic devices are necessary for teaching an understanding of contemporary communications, manufacturing, power/energy/transportation and construction systems. An engineering focus of problem solving requires students to define a given problem, conduct appropriate research, develop solutions to the problem, construct prototypes, and evaluate their work. Students learn to sketch solutions to problems, create technical drawings and presentations, build models, and apply creative problems solving methods. Emphasis is placed on accessing and communicating information, using tools in a safe manner, and increasing the students’ awareness of occupations in related fields.
7671 - ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SHOP 2: (TE 1905) (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The main focus of Engineering and Technology Shop 2 is to learn the safe use of power tools using standard materials and processes. Hands on applications using real world tools and materials helps students to understand and apply the fundamental technological concepts used in planning, plan reading, material selection, material layout, construction, and machine processes. Class participants will build several projects requiring them to use a wide variety of tools and materials. At the same time we explore how peoples have historically increased their capabilities through innovation, improvisation, and invention. Along this line we look at machine engineering and design, and the inner workings of these machines. We will also explore power transfer, cutting speeds, calibration, cutting tool geometry, and common materials used in machine components and assemblies. Three key dimensions of technological literacy will be enhanced in this course, knowledge, ways of thinking and acting, and capability with the goal of developing technologically literate citizens. Prerequisite: Engineering and Technology Shop 1
7612 - MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 2 (TE 1932) (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Manufacturing Systems II is a semester course designed to enhance and compliment the skills, techniques and knowledge acquired in Manufacturing Systems I. (Skill sets may articulate with NIC Drafting/Design programs. See instructor.)
Prerequisite: Manufacturing Systems 1
7644 - ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING (TE 0224) (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
A course designed to prepare students with basic skills that support the fields of architectural development. Architectural drawings may include assignments that relate to residential, light commercial, marine and aerospace related structures. Math is an integral part of this class. Computers used about 50% of the time. (Skill sets may articulate with NIC Drafting/Design programs. See instructor.)
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Technology
7755 - PERSONAL FINANCE (ME0100) (12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The students will learn the financial planning process including goals, credit, investing, retirement, insurance, safety net, taxes, and creating a personal financial portfolio.
7410 - MARKETING ECONOMICS (ME0200) (11) (DECA-Sem 2) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Second semester of a year long class. Applies decision making in personal and societal affairs in order to satisfy needs and wants with limited resources that have alternative uses. The theories and principles of the economic free enterprise system at work in our society are studied. Meets State graduation requirements for economics if Principles of Marketing is taken first semester.
Prerequisite: Instructor's Approval and registration in Marketing Education Lab -- Juniors Only
7412 - PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (ME0300) (11) (DECA-Sem 1) 1 Credit/1 Semester
First semester of a year long class. Understanding of the marketing concept and the business environment and management systems within which it is implemented. Focuses on marketing functions and foundations and their relationship to the competitive enterprise system that controls marketing behavior. Marketing theory is presented and applied to business problems and practices.
SKILL SETS: Retail, Customer Service, and Cash Register Operation
Prerequisite: Instructor's Approval -- Juniors Only
7420 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (ME0500) (12) (DECA-Sem 1) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Open to seniors who have taken Marketing Economics and Principles of Marketing. Accomplishing the goals of an organization through the effective use of people and other resources studied. The functions of management are discussed and analyzed. Role playing, case analysis, guest lecturers and assignments are used to bring together the total management functions.
Prerequisite: Marketing Economics Principles of Marketing.
7422 - BUSINESS OWNERSHIP/ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ME0600) (12)(DECA-Sem 2) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Open to seniors who have taken Marketing Economics and Principles of Marketing. Provides knowledge, skills and understanding related to the ownership and management of a business. The focus of the course is on the development of a viable business plan related to the student's area of entrepreneurial interest.
7452 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (12) (Me9900) (DECA Work Exp.) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Open to students taking Principles of Management and Business Ownership. Provides opportunities through community based instruction in marketing to acquire specialized skills unique to an occupation or industry through on-the-job learning experiences. In addition, Cooperative Education provides learning experiences that reinforce classroom learning.
7453 - BUSINESS ED INTERNSHIP (BE9800) (12) (BPA Unpaid work Experience) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Open to students who have taken at least 2 business education courses - one must be a level 2 course. Provides opportunities through community based instruction in office administration to acquire specialized skills unique to an occupation or industry through on-the-job learning experiences. In addition, Cooperative Education provides learning experiences that reinforce classroom learning. This is an unpaid work experience course requiring a minimum of 5 hours per week of unpaid work experience. Students may choose to work as a school office aid intern with instruction and office management permission. Student can take this class as a semester or as a yearlong class Prerequisite: 2 Business Courses (at least one being a level 2 course) or Instructor Approval
FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE
7710 - TEEN LIVING (0531) (9,10) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Focus is on the teen as a participating and contributing member of the family. Curriculum includes: nutrition and food labs, basic sewing skills and personal and family goals and relationships.
7711 - TEEN LIVING 2 (0532) (9,10,11) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The emphasis of this course is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family, school and community. The curriculum includes: personal development, dating relationship, food labs, sewing skills, career choices and leadership skills.
7715 - CAREER AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (Leadership) (0516) (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Focus is on young adult as an individual preparing for responsibilities related to the workplace. The student will gain self-awareness, career knowledge and exploration, employability skills, leadership, and family management skills.
7720 - ADULT LIVING (0514) (11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Focus is on the knowledge and skills necessary for fulfilling leadership roles in individual and family life. Emphasis: balancing work and family life, lifestyles, financial decision-making, effects of family on work and lifestyles, nutrition and food preparation, housing decisions, and transferability of home and family skills to the workplace.
7729 - PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (0505) (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Content includes pregnancy stages of prenatal development and the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of the infant and young child. This course is designed to strengthen parenting and guidance skills, positive family relationships, safety, and health practices. Students will learn to evaluate child services and to explore careers related to young children.
Prerequisite: One semester of teen living with a grade of "C" or higher.
7738 - HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM (10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
The Hospitality Services provides an introduction to the growing hospitality industry. This program is designed to prepare you the students for employment in positions that provide customer-focused services in four pathways; Restaurant Services, Lodging, Recreation and Travel and Tourism. A work experience may be located in area hotels, or other hospitality related job sites. FCCLA activates are integrated into this program.
7746 - NUTRITION AND FOODS (0503) (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The focus of this class is to address nutrition, wellness and personal lifestyle. Curriculum includes food safety and sanitation, food preparation techniques, meal management skills, consumers skills, nutrition, and career options. Skill Sets: Food handler certificate and customer service.
Prerequisite: One semester of Teen Living with a grade of "C" or higher.
7760 - FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDIZING (0550) (10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Fashion is a billion-dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing down or going away. This is a year-long class designed for students who want to explore the fashion industru and related fields. Course work and assessment will be project based with portfolio development strongly recommended. An internship component will provide students opportunity to further investigate careers, learn and practice work place skills, while gaining real-world job experiences. It is recommended that you come with a "can-do" attitude as this course emphasizes full-class participation, teamwork, and individual projects and/or study. The recommended program sequence includes Career and Personal Development and Fashion and Textiles as prerequisitesto Fashion Design & Merchandizing. The Instructor has 13 years of Industry Experience at all levels Display Design, Buyer, Management, Forecasting, and Troubleshooting. As a Fulbright Scholar - Fabric of Indian Life, the instructor spent a month researching the history and techniques of a 4,000 year old industry know as "Fashion"! Prerequisite: Career & Personal Development and Fashion & Textiles
7765 - FASHION & TEXTILES (0555) (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
Fashion and Textiles explores a growing industry where teens see themseles as active stakeholders. This course reflects on fashion history, exposes students to the science of textiles, and requires students to demonstrate knowledge and skill in various applications of basic design. Students examine the social and psychological aspects of fashion, understanding how acquisition of clothing has changed over time. While Fashion and Textiles provides the preliminary essential component of an occupational sequence in Fashion and Merchandizing, course work is beneficial to students as consumers today and in the future.
7790 - LEADERSHIP (22101) (9,10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The course is designed to allow students to explore character traits and to discover the characteristics that are needed to become an effective leader. Students are given an opportunity to apply the knowledge they gain of character and leadership through the planning and implementation of a community service project. Recommended for Team Captains, Club Leaders, and anyone who wants to strengthen their leadership skills.
7890 - COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (9900) (10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
The Hospitality Service Class will provide an overview to high school students to the growing hospitality industry. The class is designed to prepare students for employment in the four areas fo customer-focused services; Restaurant Services, Lodging, Recreation, Travel and Tourism. The focus of this class is on applied and problem based instruction that is designed to enable and inspire students to develop career skills in the hospitality industry. The students will have opportunities to have work experience in their communities through industry partnerships. This partnership with community industry will provide the students with invaluable hospitality knowledge and skills required of this growing career field.