Career Pathways COURSES

****Agriculture—CTE****

*Any student completing 3 or more vocational credits during their high school career will be taking the KOSSA test (Kentucky Occupation Skills Assessment).  Students who pass the KOSSA test and have 4 credit hours in that pathway will receive 3 free college credit hours.

ANIMAL SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY—105

58006, 58007:   Agriscience & Technology                                                                                        Grade Level:  9-11                                              1 Credit

A foundational course describing the principles, theories and science of the Agricultural food, intro to SAE’s, FFA, parliamentary procedure, and hand tools.

 

5807:  Small Animal Technology                                                                                           Grade Level:  10-12                                               ½ Credit

A course that describes the theories, principles, and science of small animals, including pets, nutrition, health, reproduction, training, etc. Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

5805, 58055 - Animal Science  A                                                                                            Grade Level: 10 – 12                                                1 Credit Description: A course that describes the theories, principles and science of animals and animal products, including nutrition, disease, management, etc .  Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

5816, 58165- Veterinary Science                                                                                           Grade Level:  10-12                                                 1 Credit   Pre requisite:   *Animal Science recommended but not required    This course introduces students to the field of veterinary science. Major topics include veterinary terminology, safety/sanitation, anatomy/physiology, clinical exam. Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

5649 - Employability Skills                                                                                                                     Grade Level: 9 - 12                                 ½ Credit Description: A course that describes theories, principles and the application of sound employability skills,  including writing resumes, job interview skills, competing applications, dress, appearance, communication  skills, etc

7200 –AGR 100:  Animal Science                           DUAL CREDIT (Murray State Racer Academy)      Grade Level: 11/12                                 ½ Credit This is a basic course in animal science including the importance and place of livestock in agriculture types, market classes, and grades of beef, sheep, and swine, origin and characteristics of breeds, and the judging of beef, sheep, and swine.

7201 –AGR 181:  Veterinary Science                     DUAL CREDIT (Murray State Racer Academy)      Grade Level: 11/12                                 ½ Credit This course examines basic principles of veterinary science, including breeds, biology, veterinary tools, parasitology, office management, animal control, and basic clinical exam techniques for large and small animals. The purpose of this course is to provide upper classmen agricultural education students, at the high school level, with an introduction to the basic principles of veterinary science. This requires students to understand the biology of both large and small breeds of animals, as well as specifics related to the area of veterinary medicine.

AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTION—104

58006, 58007:   Agriscience & Technology                                                                                        Grade Level:  9-11                                                 1 Credit

A foundational course describing the principles, theories and science of the Agricultural food, intro to SAE’s, FFA, parliamentary procedure, and hand tools.

 

5808, 58085 - Small Engines                                                                                                                  Grade Level: 10 - 12                                1 Credit

Description: A course that describes theories, principles, and the application of operating, repairing, maintaining of power equipment and small engines. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.  

 

5806, 58065:  Ag. Construction                                                                                                             Grade Level 10-12                                  1 Credit This course prepares students to construct and maintain agricultural structures and equipment.  Develops basic skills such as:  tool identification, interpreting plans, calculating a bill of materials, carpentry and, welding. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.  

 

 

5649 -Employability Skills                                                                                                                      Grade Level: 9 - 12                                 ½ Credit Description: A course that describes theories, principles and the application of sound employability skills,  including writing resumes, job interview skills, competing applications, dress, appearance, communication  skills, etc

PLANT AND HORTICULTURE SYSTEMS—107

 58006, 58007:   Agriscience & Technology                                                                                       Grade Level:  9-11                                                 1 Credit

A foundational course describing the principles, theories and science of the Agricultural food, intro to SAE’s, FFA, parliamentary procedure, and hand tools.

 

5803, 58035 - Plant, Land Science                                                                                         Grade Level: 9 - 12                                                 1 Credit

Description: A course that describes the theories, principles, and science of Agronomy.

 

5813- Landscape                                                                                                                                     Grade Level: 10 – 12                              ½ Credit Description: This course combines landscaping and turf management curriculum. The material includes identification of landscape plants and their characteristics, site evaluation, site design, calculation of materials needed, costs for bidding, and installing landscape plans.  Landscape plant maintenance will also be presented.  Selection, culture and management of turf species used for lawns, golf courses, athletic fields and erosion control may also be included.  Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

5649 -Employability Skills                                                                                                                      Grade Level: 9 - 12                                 ½ Credit Description: A course that describes theories, principles and the application of sound employability skills,  including writing resumes, job interview skills, competing applications, dress, appearance, communication  skills, etc

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/NATURAL RESOURCES—106

58006, 58007:   Agriscience & Technology                                                                                        Grade Level:  9-11                                                1 Credit

A foundational course describing the principles, theories and science of the Agricultural food, intro to SAE’s, FFA, parliamentary procedure, and hand tools.

 

5803, 58035 - Plant, Land Science                                                                                         Grade Level: 9 - 12                                                 1 Credit

Description: A course that describes the theories, principles, and science of Agronomy.

 

5801:  Wildlife Resources                                                                                                      Grade Level:  10-12                                                  ½ Credit

A course describing theories, principles and science of producing, managing, preserving and improving wildlife resources, including habitat management, harvesting marketing, etc. Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.  

 

5649 -Employability Skills                                                                                                                      Grade Level: 9 - 12                                 ½ Credit Description: A course that describes theories, principles and the application of sound employability skills,  including writing resumes, job interview skills, competing applications, dress, appearance, communication  skills, etc

****Business—CTE****

*Any student that takes 3 or more vocational credits in a career pathway during their high school career will be taking the KOSSA test (Kentucky Occupation Skills Assessment).  Students may also have an opportunity to take Industry Certificate Exams.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT—109

5642, 56425:  Business Principles                                                                                          Grade Level:  9-12                                                  1 Credit This course establishes basic foundations for further study in business and marketing courses and provides essential information for making financial and economic decisions. Students learn about the fundamentals of the American free enterprise system and world economies; application of sound money management for personal and family finances; credit management; consumer rights and responsibilities; forms of business ownership; risk and insurance; and the importance of international trade

5646, 56465:  Business Management                                                                                   Grade Level: 10-12                                                 1 Credit This course emphasizes the skill needed for managing a business. Students will explore forms of business ownership, typical organizational structure, and various types of economic systems.  Students will understand economic principles and concepts fundamental to business operations.  Students will evaluate and create a business plan, research and cite major laws and regulations that affect business management.  Students will describe the importance of business and personal code of ethics.  Students will develop an employment portfolio and demonstrate job interview techniques.

5640, 56405:  Digital Literacy (Computer Applications)                                                       Grade Level:  9-12                                                  1 Credit Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and email to prepare basic documents and reports.  The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.  Issues regarding software copyright, licensing, copying, and protection from computer viruses will be covered.  Students will demonstrate the ability to manipulate files and folders.    Students will gain a thorough understanding of basic computer terminology.  Future Business Leaders of America activities will be utilized for content and leadership development.

5648, 56485: Finance Foundations                                                                                        Grade Level: 10-12                                                 1 Credit This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance.  Topics will include career exploration, business organization (sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation), business ethics and governing agencies associated with finance, business math calculations, managing a checking account, spreadsheet usage, and basic accounting terminology.  Students will practice various financial calculations.  Career exploration in the various fields of finance will be available. Technical writing will be provided through exploration of case studies.   Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. 

5646, 56465:  Business Law                                                                                                   Grade Level:  10-12                                                1 Credit This course develops an understanding of legal rights and responsibilities in personal law and business law with applications applied to everyday roles as consumers and citizens.  The student will have an understanding of the American legal system, courts/court procedures, criminal justice system, torts, the civil justice system, oral and written contracts, sales contracts and warranties and consumer protection.  Legal terminology is utilized.  Leadership development will be provided through Future Business Leaders of America.

FINANCE—110

5640, 56405:  Digital Literacy (Computer Applications)                                                       Grade Level:  9-12                                                  1 Credit Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and email to prepare basic documents and reports.  The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.  Issues regarding software copyright, licensing, copying, and protection from computer viruses will be covered.  Students will demonstrate the ability to manipulate files and folders.    Students will gain a thorough understanding of basic computer terminology.  Future Business Leaders of America activities will be utilized for content and leadership development.

5642, 56425:  Business Principles                                                                                          Grade Level:  9-12                                                  1 Credit This course establishes basic foundations for further study in business and marketing courses and provides essential information for making financial and economic decisions. Students learn about the fundamentals of the American free enterprise system and world economies; application of sound money management for personal and family finances; credit management; consumer rights and responsibilities; forms of business ownership; risk and insurance; and the importance of international trade

5648, 56485: Finance Foundations                                                                                        Grade Level: 10-12                                                 1 Credit This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance.  Topics will include career exploration, business organization (sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation), business ethics and governing agencies associated with finance, business math calculations, managing a checking account, spreadsheet usage, and basic accounting terminology.  Students will practice various financial calculations.  Career exploration in the various fields of finance will be available. Technical writing will be provided through exploration of case studies.   Leadership development will be provided through FBLA.  

56556, 56557, 56558:  Viking  Bank A, B, and C                                                    Grade Level: 10-12                                                 ½-3 Credit

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in finance or business.  It involves operation of a student financial center in cooperation with a sponsoring bank which provides application of banking and financial procedures and concepts.  Leadership development will be provided through Future Business Leaders of America. This course may be taken multiple times for up to 3 credits.

Viking Independent Bank B/C  will give students the opportunity to continue to learn and practice financial activities in addition to assuming management and supervisory responsibilities such as training “new employees.”  Employment portfolio will be updated.  Shadowing the sponsor bank employees will provide excellent experience.  Future Business Leaders of America activities will provide leadership development. This course may be taken multiple times for up to 3 credits.

5641: Adv. Computer Apps  CIS 101:  Computers for Learning             DUAL CREDIT w/MSU            Grade Level:  11, 12                               1 Credit Prerequisite: Computer Applications A and B  Can be taken without college credit offered as Advanced Computer Applications  To receive Dual Credit, students must have a 18 ACT Composite or an 22 PLAN Composite and a 3.0 GPS.Students will use creativity in this advanced-level dual-credit course creating practical applications through hands-on instruction.  Design pamphlets, newsletters, greeting cards, flyers, and dynamic PowerPoint presentations building on the skills you acquired in Computer and Technology Applications.    Get ready for college by learning to type reports using MLA and APA styles and endnotes.   Students will learn to use advanced features in Excel and Access.  Increase your computer skills by learning integration of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 

  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT—108

5640, 56405:  Digital Literacy (Computer Applications)                                                       Grade Level:  9-12                                                  1 Credit Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, spreadsheet, internet, and email to prepare basic documents and reports.  The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.  Issues regarding software copyright, licensing, copying, and protection from computer viruses will be covered.  Students will demonstrate the ability to manipulate files and folders.    Students will gain a thorough understanding of basic computer terminology.  Future Business Leaders of America activities will be utilized for content and leadership development.

5642, 56425:  Business Principles                                                                                          Grade Level:  9-12                                                  1 Credit This course establishes basic foundations for further study in business and marketing courses and provides essential information for making financial and economic decisions. Students learn about the fundamentals of the American free enterprise system and world economies; application of sound money management for personal and family finances; credit management; consumer rights and responsibilities; forms of business ownership; risk and insurance; and the importance of international trade.

5648, 56485: Finance Foundations                                                                                        Grade Level: 10-12                                                 1 Credit This course will provide an introduction to both areas of accounting and finance.  Topics will include career exploration, business organization (sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation), business ethics and governing agencies associated with finance, business math calculations, managing a checking account, spreadsheet usage, and basic accounting terminology.  Students will practice various financial calculations.  Career exploration in the various fields of finance will be available. Technical writing will be provided through exploration of case studies.   Leadership development will be provided through FBLA. 

5641: Adv. Computer Apps  CIS 101:  Computers for Learning             DUAL CREDIT w/MSU            Grade Level:  11, 12                ­_______1 Credit Prerequisite: Computer Applications A and B  Can be taken without college credit offered as Advanced Computer Applications  To receive Dual Credit, students must have a 18 ACT Composite or an 22 PLAN Composite and a 3.0 GPS.Students will use creativity in this advanced-level dual-credit course creating practical applications through hands-on instruction.  Design pamphlets, newsletters, greeting cards, flyers, and dynamic PowerPoint presentations building on the skills you acquired in Computer and Technology Applications.    Get ready for college by learning to type reports using MLA and APA styles and endnotes.   Students will learn to use advanced features in Excel and Access.  Increase your computer skills by learning integration of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 

5646, 56465:  Business Management                                                                                   Grade Level: 10-12                                                 1 Credit This course emphasizes the skill needed for managing a business. Students will explore forms of business ownership, typical organizational structure, and various types of economic systems.  Students will understand economic principles and concepts fundamental to business operations.  Students will evaluate and create a business plan, research and cite major laws and regulations that affect business management.  Students will describe the importance of business and personal code of ethics.  Students will develop an employment portfolio and demonstrate job interview techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

****Engineering and Technology—CTE**

*Any student that receives 3 or more vocational credits in a pathway during their high school career will be taking the KOSSA test (Kentucky Occupation Skills Assessment).

ROBOTICS AND ANIMATION—111

 5941:  Energy, Power, and Transportation                                                                                          Grade Level:  9-11                                  ½ Credit This course provides the "foundation" for students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory activities encourage student applications of Kentucky Core Content. This course will focus on the three dimensions of technological literacy: 1) knowledge, 2) ways of thinking and acting, and 3) technological capabilities. The goal being that students develop the characteristics of a technologically literate citizen. The course will employ teaching/learning strategies that enable students to build their understanding of new ideas. It is designed to engage students in exploring and deepening their understanding of "big ideas" regarding technology. This can be accomplished through modular or other instructional strategies. Instruction should be enriched through participation in Kentucky Technology Student Association challenges. This course may be 18 or 36 weeks in duration.

5942:  Communication & Manufacturing                                                                                              Grade Level:  9-11                                  ½ Credit This course is intended to inform students how technological systems work together to solve problems and capture opportunities. A system can be as small as two components working together (technical system/device level) or can contain millions of interacting devices (use system/network level). We often break down the macro-systems into less complicated micro-systems in order to understand the entire system better. However, technology is becoming more integrated and systems are becoming more and more dependent upon each other than ever before. Electronic systems are interacting with natural (i.e. biological) systems as humans use more and more monitoring devices for medical reasons. Electrical systems are interacting with mechanical and fluid-power systems as manufacturing establishments become more and more automated. This course will give students general background on the different types of systems but will concentrate more on the connections between these systems. This course may be 6 to 18 weeks in duration.

5950, 59505: CAD ITCD 103  Computer Aided Design                         MSU Dual Credit                     Grade Level:  11-12                                1Credit Using Auto CAD software commands, students in this course will learn professional drafting techniques. Computer-aided drafting skills are adaptable to a wide variety of professions including engineering, architecture and interior design.  This class counts for Dual Credit with MSU.  Also see description below under Engineering and Technology – CTE - Dual Credit.

5946, 59465: Intro to Robotics                                                                                                              Grade Level:  9-12                                  1 Credit This course provides students with the foundation in content and skills associated with robotics and automation, including artificial intelligence, electronics, physics, and principles of engineering.

 

5948, 59485:  Advanced Robotics                                                                                                         Grade Level:  10-12                                1 Credit This course provides students with content and skills essential to the design and operation of robotic systems. Students activities will include artificial intelligence specialized sensors, electronic applications, engineering technologies, environmental physics, manufacturing, topographical considerations, programming, motions physics, electric motors, communications, simulations, simulation and modeling, and critical thinking skills.

 

5943: Plastics                                                                                                                                          Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Plastics is a broad-based course taught in both classroom and laboratory settings.  Its content includes the study of and use of the materials, processes, tools, and machines associated with manufacturing systems.  The content also includes product research, design and engineering, as well as organization, operation, and management of a manufacturing enterprise.  Opportunities are provided to apply problem solving and critical thinking skills through the development of a product.  Students learn and demonstrate skills and work habits that lead to success in future schooling and work.

7019: Technology Systems (IET 120)                                                     DUAL CREDIT w/MSU            Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit “RCHS…We have a problem.”  When you are faced with problems, what problem solving technology approach do you use in innovating solutions?  Investigate technology systems in the most common areas utilized everyday such as communications, manufacturing, transportation, construction and biotech.  The course offers hands-on problem solving projects for you to innovating creative solutions to common and future problems we all may experience.

 

 

CIVIL ARCHITECT AND CONSTRUCTION—112

 5941:  Energy, Power, and Transportation                                                                                          Grade Level:  9-11                                  ½ Credit This course provides the "foundation" for students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory activities encourage student applications of Kentucky Core Content. This course will focus on the three dimensions of technological literacy: 1) knowledge, 2) ways of thinking and acting, and 3) technological capabilities. The goal being that students develop the characteristics of a technologically literate citizen. The course will employ teaching/learning strategies that enable students to build their understanding of new ideas. It is designed to engage students in exploring and deepening their understanding of "big ideas" regarding technology. This can be accomplished through modular or other instructional strategies. Instruction should be enriched through participation in Kentucky Technology Student Association challenges. This course may be 18 or 36 weeks in duration.

5942:  Communication & Manufacturing                                                                                              Grade Level:  9-11                                  ½ Credit This course is intended to inform students how technological systems work together to solve problems and capture opportunities. A system can be as small as two components working together (technical system/device level) or can contain millions of interacting devices (use system/network level). We often break down the macro-systems into less complicated micro-systems in order to understand the entire system better. However, technology is becoming more integrated and systems are becoming more and more dependent upon each other than ever before. Electronic systems are interacting with natural (i.e. biological) systems as humans use more and more monitoring devices for medical reasons. Electrical systems are interacting with mechanical and fluid-power systems as manufacturing establishments become more and more automated. This course will give students general background on the different types of systems but will concentrate more on the connections between these systems. This course may be 6 to 18 weeks in duration.

5944, 59445:  Woods and Construction                                                                                                 Grade Level:  10-12                                1 Credit This course addresses the positive and negative impacts of technology and the intended and unintended results of its implementation. Students investigate and analyze critical historical and emerging issues affecting the creation, development, use and control of contemporary and future technology. Laboratory activates will allow students to propose and implement alternative solutions. Students will measure, quantify, assess, and communicate the impacts of these proposals and the issues that accompany them. The goals of this course can be accomplished through various classroom and laboratory instructional strategies. Instruction should be enriched through participation in Kentucky Technology Student Association challenges.

5950, 59505: CAD ITCD 103  Computer Aided Design                         MSU Dual Credit                     Grade Level:  10-12                                1Credit Using Auto CAD software commands, students in this course will learn professional drafting techniques. Computer-aided drafting skills are adaptable to a wide variety of professions including engineering, architecture and interior design.  This class counts for Dual Credit with MSU.  Also see description below under Engineering and Technology – CTE - Dual Credit.

5945, 59455: Construction Engineering                                                                                                                Grade Level:  10-12                                1 Credit This is an introductory course in which students will work with many of the basic materials associated with construction including wood, metal plastic, and ceramics. Students will construct projects using custom building and mass production techniques. The course engages students in the process of determining engineering challenges, then designing and building projects and/or machines that meet those challenges. Through this process students will acquire technical literacy and academic proficiencies in math, science and technology.

7019: Technology Systems (IET 120)                                                      DUAL CREDIT w/MSU             Grade Level:  11-12                                 ½ Credit “RCHS…We have a problem.”  When you are faced with problems, what problem solving technology approach do you use in innovating solutions?  Investigate technology systems in the most common areas utilized everyday such as communications, manufacturing, transportation, construction and biotech.  The course offers hands-on problem solving projects for you to innovating creative solutions to common and future problems we all may experience.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY—113

5941:  Energy, Power, and Transportation                                                                                           Grade Level:  9-11                                  ½ Credit This course provides the "foundation" for students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory activities encourage student applications of Kentucky Core Content. This course will focus on the three dimensions of technological literacy: 1) knowledge, 2) ways of thinking and acting, and 3) technological capabilities. The goal being that students develop the characteristics of a technologically literate citizen. The course will employ teaching/learning strategies that enable students to build their understanding of new ideas. It is designed to engage students in exploring and deepening their understanding of "big ideas" regarding technology. This can be accomplished through modular or other instructional strategies. Instruction should be enriched through participation in Kentucky Technology Student Association challenges. This course may be 18 or 36 weeks in duration.

5942:  Communication & Manufacturing                                                                                              Grade Level:  9-11                                  ½ Credit This course is intended to inform students how technological systems work together to solve problems and capture opportunities. A system can be as small as two components working together (technical system/device level) or can contain millions of interacting devices (use system/network level). We often break down the macro-systems into less complicated micro-systems in order to understand the entire system better. However, technology is becoming more integrated and systems are becoming more and more dependent upon each other than ever before. Electronic systems are interacting with natural (i.e. biological) systems as humans use more and more monitoring devices for medical reasons. Electrical systems are interacting with mechanical and fluid-power systems as manufacturing establishments become more and more automated. This course will give students general background on the different types of systems but will concentrate more on the connections between these systems. This course may be 6 to 18 weeks in duration.

5950, 59505: CAD ITCD 103  Computer Aided Design                         MSU Dual Credit                     Grade Level:  11-12                                1 Credit Using Auto CAD software commands, students in this course will learn professional drafting techniques. Computer-aided drafting skills are adaptable to a wide variety of professions including engineering, architecture and interior design.  This class counts for Dual Credit with MSU.  Also see description below under Engineering and Technology – CTE - Dual Credit.

5943: Plastics                                                                                                                                          Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Plastics is a broad-based course taught in both classroom and laboratory settings.  Its content includes the study of and use of the materials, processes, tools, and machines associated with manufacturing systems.  The content also includes product research, design and engineering, as well as organization, operation, and management of a manufacturing enterprise.  Opportunities are provided to apply problem solving and critical thinking skills through the development of a product.  Students learn and demonstrate skills and work habits that lead to success in future schooling and work.

5955:  Technology Topics                                                                                                                                       Grade Level:  9-12                  ½ Credit  This course addresses the positive and negative impacts of technology and the intended and unintended results of its implementation. Students investigate and analyze critical historical and emerging issues affecting the creation, development, use and control of contemporary and future technology. Laboratory activates will allow students to propose and implement alternative solutions. Students will measure, quantify, assess, and communicate the impacts of these proposals and the issues that accompany them. The goals of this course can be accomplished through various classroom and laboratory instructional strategies. 

5944, 59445:  Woods and Construction                                                                                                 Grade Level:  10-12                                  1 Credit This course addresses the positive and negative impacts of technology and the intended and unintended results of its implementation. Students investigate and analyze critical historical and emerging issues affecting the creation, development, use and control of contemporary and future technology. Laboratory activates will allow students to propose and implement alternative solutions. Students will measure, quantify, assess, and communicate the impacts of these proposals and the issues that accompany them. The goals of this course can be accomplished through various classroom and laboratory instructional strategies. Instruction should be enriched through participation in Kentucky Technology Student Association challenges.

7019: Technology Systems (IET 120)                                                     DUAL CREDIT w/MSU            Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit “RCHS…We have a problem.”  When you are faced with problems, what problem solving technology approach do you use in innovating solutions?  Investigate technology systems in the most common areas utilized everyday such as communications, manufacturing, transportation, construction and biotech.  The course offers hands-on problem solving projects for you to innovating creative solutions to common and future problems we all may experience.

5946, 59465: Intro to Robotics                                                                                                              Grade Level:  10-12                                1 Credit Electro-Mechanical Systems courses provide students with instruction and experience with mechanical devices, actuators, sensors, electronics, intelligent controllers and computers. Students gain an understanding of the principles of electricity and mechanics and their application to gears, including hydraulic/pneumatic equipment, cams, levers, circuits, and other devices used in the manufacturing process or within manufactured goods. Instruction should be enhanced through participation in Kentucky Technology Student Association challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

****Junior Guard ROTC****

 

6101: Junior Guard ROTC 1                                                                                                    Grade Level:  9-12                                               1.5 Credit  In this skill level the Junior Guardsman will learn their general orders, warrior ethos, army values, army ranks, Jr. Guard creed, physical fitness, phonetic alphabet, military time, the effects of drugs and alcohol, department of defense, history of the army, and drill and ceremonies. Students will also be required to participate in rigorous physical training (PT) twice a week and an end of year Field Training Exercise (FTX). Students must maintain a military appearance (haircut and shaved face) and wear their uniforms once per week.

6102: Junior Guard ROTC 2                                                                                                    Grade Level:  10-12                                              1.5 Credit In this skill level the Guardsman will learn leadership I, flags II, marine rank, tactical movements, goal setting, suicide prevention, violence prevention, map reading, leading a platoon, Swiss seats, one rope bridge, and drill and ceremonies. Students will also be required to participate in rigorous physical training (PT) twice a week and an end of year Field Training Exercise (FTX). Students must maintain a military appearance (haircut and shaved face) and wear their uniforms once per week.

6103: Junior Guard ROTC 3                                                                                                    Grade Level:  11-12                                              1.5 Credit In this skill level the Guardsman will learn land navigation, freedom, guard history, basic rifle marksmanship, medals and ribbons, diversity I, patriotism, writing skills, leading physical fitness, and drill and ceremonies. Students will also be required to participate in rigorous physical training (PT) twice a week and an end of year Field Training Exercise (FTX). Students must maintain a military appearance (haircut and shaved face) and wear their uniforms once per week.

6104: Junior Guard ROTC 4                                                                                                    Grade Level:  12                                                   1.5 Credit In this skill level the Guardsman will learn leadership II, navy rank, budgeting, health and nutrition, ASVAB prep, college prep, memory, test taking tips, etiquette, and drill and ceremonies. Students will also be required to participate in rigorous physical training (PT) twice a week and an end of year Field Training Exercise (FTX). Students must maintain a military appearance (haircut and shaved face) and wear their uniforms once per week.

 

**Family & Consumer Science Career and Technical Education**

*Any student that takes 3 or more Career and Technical Education classes during their high school career will be taking the KOSSA test (Kentucky Occupation Skills Assessment).

CONSUMER FAMILY MANAGEMENT—114

 5901, 59015:   Family and Consumer Science Essentials (FACS) formerly Life Skills                         Grade Level:  9-10                                  1 Credit Life Skills in an introductory course for your future as well as the present.  The class will cover a lot of life’s challenging questions: How am I going to make it through high school? Why should I study? How do I study? What I am going to do after graduation?  How do I stay healthy and look my best?  What role do I play within society?  Within my family?  How do I cope with the pressure and stress of life?  School?  DRAMA? Is my outfit flattering? Does this necklace/hat go with the outfit? Can I really buy that car? How am I going to pay for college? The class will help in discovering who you are and those around you. The curriculum for the class will focus on home environment, consumer education, family living careers and enabling skills and processes.

5908:  Relationships                                                                                                                               Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit A life choice class studying the different issues of Human Sexuality.  The student will study real-life situations of getting along with others, dating, marriage and finding the rewards of developing a strong relationship.  The student will learn the steps that take place while growing into an adult with the challenges to consider along the way.  They will also learn communication skills, dealing with peer pressure, conflict resolution and how to make a difference in their community.

5915, 59155:  Food & Nutrition                                                                                                             Grade Level:  10-12                                1 Credit Ever wonder why one steak tastes better than other?  Or why granny’s food is delicious?  Wonder no more.  This class will provide you with all the answers.  The class will provide a study of the basic principles of food selection, storage and preparation; identification and classification of fruits & vegetables, preparation of stocks, soups, & sauces, basic principles of cooking, baking, kitchen operations, and a study of breakfast food.

5906, 59065:  Money Skills                                                                                                                    Grade Level:  9-12                                  1 Credit A Personal Finance, Consumer Education class with hands-on, real-life situations that will give your students a chance to experience their futures in a fun and exciting way!  This course is designed to prepare students to understand and use sound financial management skills and practices contributing to financial stability, improving the quality of life for individuals and families.  This class will focus on consumer powers & protections, income and taxes, financial planning checking accounts, savings account and credit.

5907:  Parenting                                                                                                                                     Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit This special interest course is designed to aid in the development of life management skills:  acquiring, reinforcing, and applying enabling skills and processes, and parenting and care giving.  Through learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for the late adolescent, students will examine and solve aspects of the following practical problems:  Becoming an informed parent, caring for the newborn, being an effective parent/caregiver, caring for the sick and injured, caring for the elderly, exploring career opportunities in care-giving.

59055: Early Lifespan Development B (Human Development)                                                           Grade Level:  9-12                                  ½ Credit Looking for a class where kids are #1?  Look no further.  This class is designed for those interested in being around and knowing how to care for children.  Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, what games to play at what age, what foods to give, how to incorporate play into learning, formulating games/ideas designed for children at various ages.   Child/human development is about children and how they development in the following areas: social, physical, emotional, intellectually and morally. This class will focus on the ages of preschoolers and school age children.

CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION—115

 5905:  Early Lifespan Development A (Child Development)                                                               Grade Level:  9-12                                  ½ Credit Looking for a class where kids are #1.  Look no further.  This class is designed for those interested in being around and knowing how to care for children.  Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, what games to play at what age, what foods to give, how to incorporate play into learning, formulating games/ideas designed for children at various ages.   Child/human development is about children and how they development in the following areas: social, physical, emotional, intellectually and morally. This class will focus on the ages of infancy and toddlerhood.

59055: Early Lifespan Development B (Human Development)                                                           Grade Level:  9-12                                  ½ Credit Looking for a class where kids are #1.  Look no further.  This class is designed for those interested in being around and knowing how to care for children.  Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, what games to play at what age, what foods to give, how to incorporate play into learning, formulating games/ideas designed for children at various ages.   Child/human development is about children and how they development in the following areas: social, physical, emotional, intellectually and morally. This class will focus on the ages of preschoolers and school age children.

5913, 59135: Child Development Services 1                                                                                                              Grade Level: 10 – 12              1-2 Credit *Prerequisite Child/Human Development-----Instruction in planning, organizing and conducting meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring & supervision; record-keeping; and referral procedures. This course is designed for those wishing to go into a child care service career pathway. Students will gain the knowledge needed to work in a childcare service location. This course is the prerequisite to Child Care Services II where you will be placed in a child care service location.

5914: Child Development Services 2                                                                                                                     Grade: 11- 12                      1-3 Credits Prerequisite Child Development Services 1. Preparation for developing and managing effective child care programs and facilities. Includes instruction in the management of financial operations; selecting and developing facilities; selecting staff and staffing patterns; providing for staff development opportunities; developing a total program for children and working with parents, community organizations and others concerned with children.

5901, 59015:   Family and Consumer Science Essentials (FACS) formerly Life Skills                           Grade Level:  9-10                                  1 Credit Life Skills in an introductory course for your future as well as the present.  The class will cover a lot of life’s challenging questions: How am I going to make it through high school? Why should I study? How do I study? What I am going to do after graduation?  How do I stay healthy and look my best?  What role do I play within society?  Within my family?  How do I cope with the pressure and stress of life?  School?  DRAMA? Is my outfit flattering? Does this necklace/hat go with the outfit? Can I really buy that car? How am I going to pay for college? The class will help in discovering who you are and those around you. The curriculum for the class will focus on home environment, consumer education, family living careers and enabling skills and processes.

5907:  Parenting                                                                                                                                     Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit This special interest course is designed to aid in the development of life management skills:  acquiring, reinforcing, and applying enabling skills and processes, and parenting and care giving.  Through learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for the late adolescent, students will examine and solve aspects of the following practical problems:  Becoming an informed parent, caring for the newborn, being an effective parent/caregiver, caring for the sick and injured, caring for the elderly, exploring career opportunities in care-giving.

5908:  Relationships                                                                                                                               Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit A life choice class studying the different issues of Human Sexuality.  The student will study real-life situations of getting along with others, dating, marriage and finding the rewards of developing a strong relationship.  The student will learn the steps that take place while growing into an adult with the challenges to consider along the way.  They will also learn communication skills, dealing with peer pressure, conflict resolution and how to make a difference in their community.

CULINARY ARTS—116

 5915, 59155:  Food & Nutrition                                                                                                            Grade Level:  10-12                                1 Credit Ever wonder why one steak tastes better than other?  Or why granny’s food is delicious?  Wonder no more.  This class will provide you with all the answers.  The class will provide a study of the basic principles of food selection, storage and preparation; identification and classification of fruits & vegetables, preparation of stocks, soups, & sauces, basic principles of cooking, baking, kitchen operations, and a study of breakfast food.

5916: Culinary Arts 1                                                                                                                              Grade Level: 10-12                                1-3 Credit This advanced course allows students to increase competencies in a variety of food preparation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on food presentation, garnishing, menu planning and the skills necessary to prepare for a career in the culinary arts profession. Leadership development will be provided through the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

5917:  Culinary Arts 2                                                                                                                             Grade Level: 11-12                              1-3 Credit In this course, students resume progress in pursuing competencies in food production and services. Orientation to the food service industry and development of food preparation skills are reinforced. Food service management functions are introduced. More in-depth information is provided and higher levels of skills are taught. Time is provided for work based learning opportunities. Leadership development will be provided through the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

5901, 59015:   Family and Consumer Science Essentials (FACS) formerly Life Skills                           Grade Level:  9-10                                  1 Credit Life Skills in an introductory course for your future as well as the present.  The class will cover a lot of life’s challenging questions: How am I going to make it through high school? Why should I study? How do I study? What I am going to do after graduation?  How do I stay healthy and look my best?  What role do I play within society?  Within my family?  How do I cope with the pressure and stress of life?  School?  DRAMA? Is my outfit flattering? Does this necklace/hat go with the outfit? Can I really buy that car? How am I going to pay for college? The class will help in discovering who you are and those around you. The curriculum for the class will focus on home environment, consumer education, family living careers and enabling skills and processes.

****Health Care Services ****

*Any student that takes 3 or more Career and Technical Education classes during their high school career will be taking the KOSSA test (Kentucky Occupation Skills Assessment).

ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES—102 (LPN, CNA, Nursing-2 year programs)

1700:  Principles of Health Science                                                                                                       Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Orientation and foundation for occupations and functions across the health care cluster.  Includes broad health care core standards that specify the knowledge and skills that the vast majority of health care workers should have.

1704:  Medical Math                                                                                                                              Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Applied mathematics related to health care, metric measurements, conversions, and ratio/proportion.

1701:  Medical Terminology                                                                                                                  Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit An intense study of the medical language used in all health career major areas.  Pronunciation, spelling, and application rules of medical terminology are included.  **Can receive KCTCS college credit with an “A” or “B” average.**

1702:  Emergency Procedures                                                                                                                Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, emergency care procedures as outlined by approved first aid/CPR certifying agency.  **Can receive KCTCS college credit with an “A” or “B” average.**

1705:  Health Care Clinicals   (MUST take 1st and 2nd period for 1st & 2nd trimester)                         Grade Level:  12                                   1-3 Credits *Seniors ONLY.-----The course provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the students’ education objectives.  Classroom instruction is combined with clinical experience and observation.  Will be able to gain employment as an entry-level health care worker.

2517: Forensics                                                                                                                                       Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit Prerequisites: Completion of freshmen and sophomore science courses.-----Forensics is a class designed to introduce students to the scientific investigation of crime scene evidence.  The primary tool of a forensics investigator is observation.  This class will work on developing the students’ observational skills enhanced by scientific skills and principles.  Our studies will include the analysis of various types of evidence (blood, fingerprints, hair, DNA) and the overall processing of crime scenes.  The disciplines of biology and chemistry will be at the core of our investigations.  This course is offered to Juniors and Seniors.  Prerequisites: Completion of freshmen and sophomore science courses.

2522:  Disease Detectives                                                                                                                      Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit In this 12 week course, students will investigate infectious and non-infectious diseases.  Course topics include epidemiology, anatomy of an outbreak and symptoms/treatment of various diseases that affect humans and other animals. Students will explore “Demon in the Freezer” to learn how the CDC operates and how outbreaks are handled.  Participants will examine case studies, analyze lab tests, understand how the body combats diseases and learn about the transmission and prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases.

25146, 25147:  Anatomy & Physiology                                                                                                 Grade Level:  11, 12                               1 Credit Prerequisite:  Completion of Biology with “C” or above or permission of the instructor.  Suggested but not required:  Chemistry A & B-----This advanced course is designed for juniors and seniors, to study the structure and function of the human body.  Both Anatomy and Physiology is taught simultaneously through a systematic approach of the Integumentary system, Tissues, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Digestive, Respiratory, Urinary and Reproductive Systems.  Special emphasis is placed on the organization of the body, cells, histology, and biological etymology.  The use of models, slides, interactive computer experiments, dissection of various organs, and field trips supplement the course.  Minimum GPA of 2.5

7008 BIO 105:  Introduction to Biological Sciences              DUAL CREDIT w/MSU                            Grade Level:  12                                     ½ Credit An introduction to biological chemistry, cell structure and function, ecology, evolution, organismal diversity, reproduction, and genetics. Not acceptable for biology majors or minors. This course satisfies the area studies-natural and mathematical sciences for general education

2513:  AP General Biology                                                                                                                       Grade Level: 10                                      1 Credit Prerequisite: Completion of Biology.  Suggested but not required:  Chemistry and Anatomy & Physiology.   This course is recommended for 11th or 12th graders who have completed Biology.  This full year weighted-grade course is the equivalent of an introductory college course in biology.  It is especially helpful to students who plan to enter fields dealing with life sciences and medicine.  Emphasis is placed on laboratory techniques and their applications.  Summer assignments which must be completed before the class begins include reading one book and writing a critical review, and completing a chemistry packet.  Students should expect to spend at least five hours a week outside of class in supplemental work. 

**History and Appreciation of the Visual and Performing Arts**

The following courses are not in a career pathway.

VISUAL ART—100

2860:  *Introduction to Art                                                                                                                    Grade Level: 9-12                                   ½ Credit   Introduction to art explores the Renaissance to Modern times.  Historical context of the art works done by Master Artists are used to reinforce an understanding of how artists create.  Students will learn about master artists and create art projects relating to the time period being studied.

2863:  *Painting                                                                                                                                      Grade Level: 9-12                                   ½ Credit  Emphasis in this course is placed on learning about and experiencing different visual art painting techniques and media, including design, painting, and mixed media.

2862:  *Drawing                                                                                                                                     Grade Level: 9-12                                   ½ Credit  Emphasis in this course is placed on learning about and experiencing different visual art drawing techniques and media, including design, drawing, and mixed media.

2865:  *3-Dimensional Sculpture                                                                                                           Grade Level: 9-12                                   ½ Credit  3-D Sculpture focuses on creating three-dimensional works of art with various media.  Particular attention is paid to compositional design through the characteristics of the materials, the transformation, and the various methods by which sculptures are created.  This course will also include an introduction to ceramics and the potter’s wheel.

2869:  Studio Art                    1-3 terms                                                                                                 Grade Level: 11                                      1 Credit  This course is offered to allow students to complete an AP Studio Art portfolio over a two year period.  See AP Studio Art for more detailed description of the pieces expected from the course.

2870:  *AP Studio Art             1-3 terms                                 APPLICATION REQUIRED                       Grade Level: 12                                      1 Credit  Advanced Placement Studio Art is designed to be an advanced course in drawing, two-dimensional design, or three-dimensional sculpture for students of exceptional ability and motivation.  Some summer drawing will be assigned to be completed before the course begins.  In this course students will complete 29 high quality art pieces for an AP Studio Art portfolio.  The exam for college credit is this portfolio.  Work created in this course must be original and worthy of documentation and portfolio submission.

SPEECH AND DRAMA—100

23510, 23511:  *Speech/Theatre Activities [SPEECH TEAM]                                                               Grade Level:  9-12                                  1 Credit Prerequisite: Introduction to Speech and Theatre Activities -----*SPEECH and THEATRE ACTIVITES  is  required to participate on the Speech Team and must be taken during the 1st trimester. PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND AN AUDITION IS REQUIRED-----This course is designed for the student that has an interest in speech/theatre events that are offered at speech/theatre tournaments, festivals, and other performance events.  Areas of study and presentation are duo interpretation, improvisational acting, persuasive speaking, informative speaking, declamation speaking, congressional debate, extemporaneous speaking, broadcasting, humorous interpretation, dramatic interpretation, prose, poetry, storytelling, impromptu speaking, and group interpretation.  Individualized instruction is provided on topic and literature selection, research skills, speech writing, and delivery techniques.  The student will participate in individual lessons/rehearsals, speech tournaments, showcases, public performances, and other speech and theatre activities/performances that are outside the regular school day and on weekends. 

2353  *Stage Performance & Craft                                                                                                        Grade Level:  9-12                             1.5 Credit         Stage Performance class  is designed for the student who has an interest in acquiring knowledge and acting skills necessary for producing a live staged play. Students will participate in various performance activities, rehearsals, stage craft, and finished play productions in and outside the classroom and the school day.

 

CHORAL MUSIC—100

 

2825:  *Choir                                                                                                          Grade Level:  9-12                                                              ½-1.5Credit  This is an audition choir  which will perform a wide variety of secular and sacred music from early Renaissance through the 20th century.  Because of numbers, increased flexibility in the style of literature and performance will be attained.  All students will participate in the following activities:  Christmas and Spring Concerts, Solos & Ensembles, the MSU Choral Clinic, and the District 8 Choral Competition.  Other optional activities include KMEA All-State Chorus, the District 8 Festival at KCC, and the Madrigal Dinner (not done every year).

2824:  *Introduction to Dance                                                                              Grade Level:  9-12                                                                  ½ Credit Introduction to Dance provides a general overview of the arts, types of, and history of dance. Students study elements of dance, elements of production and elements of performance (including acting and dance). Many assignments will be performance based.

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC—100

 

28346:  *Concert Band                           INSTRUCTOR ASSIGNED                                        Grade Level:  9-12                                           ½-1.5 Credit Students will learn about music through the performance of band literature of varying styles from different historical periods including recently composed works.  Students will perform a minimum of two concerts per trimester.  Additional performances will take place at KMEA District and State Concert Band Festivals and National Band Festivals, various school and community functions.  Members of this group may also participate in State, District and University sponsored honor bands.  Members will also be encouraged to participate in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival.  Some after school section specific rehearsals and full band rehearsals may be required.

2835:  *Symphonic Band                                       INSTRUCTOR ASSIGNED                        Grade Level:  9-12                                          ½-1.5 Credit Students will learn about music through the performance of higher levels of band literature of varying styles from different historical periods including recently composed works.  Students will perform a minimum of two concerts per trimester.  Additional performances will take place at KMEA District and State Concert Band Festivals and National Band Festivals, various school and community functions.  Members of this group may also participate in State, District and University sponsored honor bands.  Members will also be encouraged to participate in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival.  Some after school section specific rehearsals and full band rehearsals may be required.

2833:  *Introduction to Music                                                                               Grade Level:  9-12                                                                  ½ Credit Introduction to  Music courses include the study of music including the elements of music, music styles, historical and cultural contexts; including study of instrumental music (acoustic and electronic) and vocal music. Although performance is a part of the course the focus is on learning about music. Public performance may be a part of the learning process.

2832:  *Music and Film                                                                                          Grade Level: 9-12                                                                   ½ Credit This course will allow students to explore fundamental elements of music and art.  Students will apply this knowledge to discover diverse relationships between the humanities via music and image in film.  Students will also examine the craft of creating music and films as well as careers related to this field.  Throughout the course, students will participate in listening analyses of music used specifically for film in a variety of genres and time periods.  Students will complete the course with a proficient understanding of how and why composers/directors use specific elements when creating a film.

2831:  *Beginning Band                                                                                         Grade Level:  9-12                                                                  ½ Credit This course is designed for students interested in learning a musical instrument without prior knowledge.  Students enrolled in this course will choose to specialize on an instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion) and develop fundamental skills for performance.  Students will complete this course with a proficient understanding of music reading skills and instrument pedagogy associated with grade two music.  Additionally, students enrolled in this course will be required to attend concerts for observation and perform as a group on the spring concert.  Students who complete this course at a proficient level will be permitted to audition for participation in the Concert Band or Symphonic Band the following school year.

****Miscellaneous Electives****

The following courses are not in a career pathway.

2210:  Law and Justice                                                                                                                           Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Law and Justice is a study of law, citizenship, and our legal and justice systems.  Students will examine the need for the rule of law, interpretations of the constitution, both state and federal, Supreme Court decisions, and the Bill of Rights.  Students will engage in debates, web-based research of primary sources, interaction with community organizations and university professionals within the field, practical writing, role-playing, construction of policy proposals, and real-world application of classroom content.  The study of the basic social contracts of society will enable students to understand the preferred democratic values: justice, equality, rational process and human dignity.  Another important component of this course is service learning in which students will be required to commit to community service. 

2209:  Kentucky Studies                                                                                                                         Grade Level:  9-12                                  ½ Credit The Kentucky Studies elective course brings together various elements of Kentucky history stressed in the earlier grades.  The course focuses on the historical and cultural forces that have influenced the people and the institutions of the Commonwealth.  The Kentucky Studies elective will also broaden the focus to include an examination of Appalachia, with a particular emphasis on the Eastern Kentucky region.  The content will include frontier history through modern day issues, the culture of the settlers, the role of geography, the perceptions and stereotypes of Appalachian people, and economic and current issues.  

2207:  Psychology                                                                                                                                   Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit Psychology is an introduction to the basic scientific theoretical principles of individual human behavior.  Students will be exposed to various topics in the field of psychological research including: Schools of Psychology, Psychological Methods, Biology and Behavior, Sensation and Perception, Consciousness, Learning, Memory, Thinking and Language, Intelligence, Human Development, Personality, Stress and Health, Psychological Disorders and Social Psychology.  Readings, Case Studies, Writings and Note taking will all be types of learning styles utilized.  This class is a social studies elective.

2208:  Sociology                                                                                                                                     Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit Sociology is the scientific study of human society- primarily concerned with the behavior of human beings in group situations.  The study of sociology, therefore, consists of trying to understand the basic units and institutions of social life (the family, peer groups, schools, religious organizations, work environments, and neighborhoods just to name a few).   Students will analyze behaviors and the societal implications behavior through major sociological perspectives. Due to the content discussed and the level in which it is presented, this social studies elective it is available to juniors and seniors only. 

5947:  Digital Production                                                                                                            Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Presents principles, concepts, techniques, and materials used in the technical application of software as it relates to commercial and graphic design. Develops primary skills using software applications to digitally manipulate, enhance, and create composite photographs.

60040, 60041: Visual Communications                                                                                                 Grade Level:  9-12                             ½ -1  Credit  *May take ½ credit to 1.5 credits maximum.-----The media class produces the school yearbook.  Consent of the instructor is required for enrollment. 

6003:  Peer Tutoring                                                                                                                               Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Peer tutoring is a credited elective class for students without disabilities to gain experience working with same-aged students with severe cognitive and physical disabilities in educational settings.  While in the peer tutoring course, students without disabilities will learn about different cognitive and physical disabilities, different learning styles, instructional and motivational techniques, and careers in the special education fields.  Peer tutors will learn the characteristics of being a good role model, as well as helping some of their peers learn everyday skills.  Peer tutors will help students with disabilities set goals, monitor their progress, and reach their intended outcomes.  The day-to-day activity of a peer tutor can certainly change, depending on the student with whom the peer tutor is working and what is scheduled for the student that day.  The peer tutor could go to a regular education classroom, work in the special education classroom, go on Community Based Instruction, go to a job site, go on a field trip, or eat lunch with the students with disabilities.  Everyday will prove to be different!

6002: Library Media Science                                                                                                                  Grade Level:  10-12                                ½ Credit Are you a person of many talents?  Do you like to work with both people and things?  Library Media Science class may be the place for you!  School library aides provide assistance to the librarian, students and teachers in the school library. You will perform customer service, along with clerical and computer tasks, and some light maintenance. You will assist in collection development, choosing materials and processing library media materials.  School library aides check books and other materials in and out of the library. You will re-shelve books, magazines, compact discs and videotapes, straighten the collections and do light dusting.  School library aides show students how to use library resources such as reference materials and audiovisual media. You will teach students how to locate certain types of books in the library. School library aides may help coordinate special events, such as book fairs or sales, and activities that motivate students to read.  In other words, you will learn about applications in all areas of library and information science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Morehead State University Dual Credit Courses***

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THE COURSES LISTED BELOW ARE DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY.  STUDENTS WILL TAKE THESE COURSES ON EITHER MSU’s or RCSHS’s CAMPUS AND RECEIVE CREDIT AT RCSHS AS WELL AS AT MSU.  Courses taken on RCSHS’s campus MAY have a BOOK fee only.

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Courses highlighted in GREEN are the DUAL CREDIT courses taken at ROWAN COUNTY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

7000: ENG 100:  Writing 1                      DUAL CREDIT w/MSU                            Grade Level:  12                                                                     1 Credit Prerequisite: An ACT subscore of 18 in ENGLISH. This course is designed to help students understand and develop their writing, reading, and thinking abilities through the production and rhetorical examination of personal and academic texts. This course satisfies the required core-writing I for general education.

7060:  Math 131:  Problem Solving       (DUAL CREDIT w/MSU)                                                         Grade Level:  12                                     1 Credit A course providing the student with experiences designed to improve the ability to make decisions and solve a variety of problems. Emphasis is on learning to investigate, organize, observe, question, discuss, reason, generalize and validate. Mathematical content includes topics which are related to consumer mathematics, geometry, graphs, probability and statistics. This course satisfies the required core-math reasoning for general education. Prerequisite: One of the following: 1. C or better in MATH 090 or MATH 091 or MATH 091C or MATH 093 or MATH 093C 2. Minimum ACT Math score of 19 3. COMPASS Math score of 36-49 4. KYOTE score of 22

7001:  Math 152:  College Algebra        (DUAL CREDIT w/MSU)                                                         Grade Level:  12                                     1 Credit Prerequisite: minimum ACT math subscore of 22. Field and order axioms; equations, inequalities; relations and functions; exponentials; roots; logarithms; sequences. This course satisfies the required core-math reasoning for general education.  STUDENTS MUST RECEIVE A ‘’C’’ OR ABOVE TO RECEIVE MSU CREDIT.  RCSHS WILL AWARD CREDIT WITH A “D” OR ABOVE. 

7019:  IET 120: Technology Systems                     DUAL CREDIT w/MSU                                            Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit

“RCHS…We have a problem.”  When you are faced with problems, what problem solving technology approach do you use in innovating solutions?  Investigate technology systems in the most common areas utilized everyday such as communications, manufacturing, transportation, construction and biotech.  The course offers hands-on problem solving projects for you to innovating creative solutions to common and future problems we all may experience.

5950, 50595:  ITCD 103:  Computer Aided Design and Drafting I        DUAL CRDIT w/MSU              Grade Level:  11-12                                ½ Credit

Pablo Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci?  Pablo used art to paint his feelings and Leonardo used his art to describe his scientific ideas in detail.  This class can be described as scientific art on steroids from the two dimensional world view to the three dimensional construction of geometric objects and products.  Learn the easy to use CAD software to unleash your Leonardo for the engineering world.

56415:  CIS 101:  Computers for Learning                             DUAL CREDIT w/MSU                            Grade Level:  11, 12                               ½  Credit Students will learn effective strategies for learning and applying microcomputer software including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database management. The course introduces concepts, terminology, and tools of the microcomputer software operating and application system environment. Introduction to the effective utilization of networking for communication, research, and information downloading is also incorporated in the course. Emphasis is on preparing the student to use computer technology effectively in the education and work environment. This course satisfies the computer competency requirement for general education.

70166, 70167:  SPA 101 A, B:  Span Language and Culture 1               DUAL CREDIT w/MSU            Grade Level:  11, 12                                 1 Credit Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed RCSHS’s Span 2B with a “C” or better.   SPA 101:  Study of listening, speaking, reading, and writing basic Spanish with emphasis on the appreciation of the culture of Spain and other Hispanic cultures. This course satisfies the area studies-humanities for general education. 

9001:  On-Campus Dual Credit Program:  Students taking dual credit courses should sign up for class 9001.  Going on campus will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods.  Courses taken on KCTCS or MSU campus will have a tuition fee as well as book fee.  

 

 

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