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Tempe Union High School District

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Architectural Drafting

Campuses: Corona del Sol, McClintock

Architectural Drafting is designed to offer students the necessary technical skills to plan and prepare scale interpretations of engineering, mechanical, and architectural projects. Students will explore geometric shapes, wire-frame models, and mechanical dimensioning processes as well as experience work-related skills required of CAD operators, designers, and engineers. Students may participate in Industrial and Cooperative Education (ICE) their senior year. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people enrolled in trade and industrial programs.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Drafting Technology
Year 2: Architectural & Mechanical Design 1-2
Year 3: Architectural & Mechanical Design 3-4


Automotive Technologies

Campuses: Corona del Sol, McClintock

The Automotive Technologies program utilizes hands-on instruction to prepare students for a career in the automotive industry. This course covers automotive program knowledge and equipment skills necessary for employment in the auto mechanics field. Students may participate in Industrial and Cooperative Education (ICE) their senior year. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people enrolled in trade and industrial programs.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Introduction to Technology
Year 2: Auto Technology 1-2
Year 3: Auto Technology 3-4
Year 4: Auto Technology 5-6


Bioscience/Sustainability

Bioscience Campuses: Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe, Tempe High (Bioscience)

The Bioscience program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of biotechnology, as well as its uses and influence in society. The program examines the information, the application, and the ethics of a number of technologies that includes cellular, genetic, environmental, and agricultural topics. The program will prepare students for pursuit of lab technician training or higher educational opportunities in this field.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: HOSA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Biotechnology 1-2 or Honors Chemistry 1-2 or AP Chemistry 1-2
Year 2: Biotechnology 3-4 or Honors Biotechnology 3-4

Sustainability Campuses: Tempe High (Sustainability)

The Sustainability program is designed to prepare students to learn the concept of sustainable communities from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will investigate fundamental concepts of ecological economics, ecosystem health, ethics, and social ecology. Students will gain a working knowledge of sustainability through class discussion, interactive projects, case studies, and hands-on labs. The program will prepare students for pursuit of lab technician training or higher educational opportunities in this field.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: HOSA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Sustainability 1-2
Year 2: Sustainability 3-4


Business Management and Administrative Services (BMAS)

Campuses: Compadre, Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe, Tempe High

The Business Management and Administrative Services Program provides students with the knowledge to be competitive in a business-oriented society. The objectives emphasize developing effective oral and written communications, preparing and analyzing business records, operating appropriate equipment, utilizing software, and developing necessary knowledge and skills to interact successfully with others. Two student organizations for those enrolled in Business Education, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), contribute to the advancement of leadership, citizenship, personal growth, and academic and technological skills.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: DECA, FBLA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Computer Applications and/or Business Management (both are year-long classes), Multimedia Technology, PC 101
Year 2: Marketing, Accounting 1-2 or Honors Advanced Accounting, Certified Word and Power Point User, Advanced Multimedia, Internet & Web Design, Desktop Publishing, PC101
Year 3: Advanced Marketing, Business Internship, Entrepreneurship, Business Law, Applied Multimedia, Accounting 3-4, Financial Planning and Investing



Communication Media Technologies are:
Animation, Digital Photography, Film and TV, Graphic/Web Design, Journalism (Design Production/Yearbook), and Journalism.
See descriptions below.


Animation

Campuses: Desert Vista

This program offers two-dimensional computer-generated imagery and three-dimensional computer animation for print graphic or film production. Areas that will be studied include 3-D computer modeling, character animation, digital storyboards, digital composition, editing, and sound tracks for video and film production. Computer animation, computer game development, digital composition and editing will be explored.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: DECA, FBLA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Introduction to Computer Graphic Art
Year 2: Computer Animation & Design
Year 3: 3-D Modeling & Computer Animation


Digital Photography

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe, Tempe High

The photography program is designed to provide in-depth study in photographic techniques. Students will focus on special techniques that will include exposure to different camera formats. The student will develop and build a portfolio as well as study the application of photography as a means of artistic expression. Students will have the opportunity to plan, process, and produce advanced projects using their photography skills. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Photography 1-2 or IB Visual Arts Photography Year 1
Year 2: Photography 3-4 or IB Visual Arts Photography Year 2
Year 3: Photography 5-6
Year 4: Photography 7-8


Film and TV

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, Mt. Pointe

This program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of producing in-studio television shows. Students learn the basic roles of each member of a television production crew. The advanced class, which may be repeated for credit, includes script writing, directing, special effects, audio sound tracking, floor direction, electronic editing, camera operations, and film for TV. Students research and produce videotape services. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people enrolled in trade and industrial programs.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Production TV 1-2
Year 2: Production TV 3-4
Year 3: Production TV 5-6
Year 4: Digital Film Making


Graphic/Web Design

Campuses: Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe

This program offers advanced exploration into a wide variety of graphic art techniques using computers as well as traditional methods. Areas include vector and raster graphics, typography, layout-design, web design, and multimedia. Students will utilize critical thinking, applied academic, artistic principles, evaluation processes and studio techniques. Students will build a personal portfolio. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Introduction to Computer Graphic Art
Year 2: 2-D Graphic Art 1-2
Year 3: 2-D Graphic Art 3-4
Year 4: 2-D Graphic Art 5-6


Journalism (Design Production/Yearbook)

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe

This program is the production course for the school yearbook and gives students the opportunity to participate in advanced projects as well as work-based learning situations related to Graphic Communications. Students produce page designs and write, edit, and proofread copy, captions, and headlines as well as market and distribute the yearbook. Students have the opportunity to build their portfolios. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Design Productions (Yearbook) 1-2
Year 2: Design Productions (Yearbook) 3-4
Year 3: Design Productions (Yearbook) 5-6
Year 4: Design Productions (Yearbook) 7-8


Journalism

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, Mt. Pointe

This program teaches the basic skills in newspaper journalism. Students write and edit stories, headlines, and captions. Students work on the school newspaper and other journalism projects that are relevant to the field of graphic communications and to build their portfolios. Students will work to improve their journalism skills by using the newspaper as a laboratory experience. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Journalism 1-2
Year 2: Journalism 3-4
Year 3: Journalism 5-6
Year 4: Journalism 7-8


Computer Maintenance

Campuses: Tempe High

Information Technology provides a comprehensive experienced based course of study that allows students to gain knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, and assessment of products, services, and systems. The study of technology allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer their academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. Students may participate in the STRUT program and work toward their A+ certification. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization for young people enrolled in trade and industrial programs.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Introduction to Information Technology
Year 2: Computer Manufacturing



Construction Technologies

Campuses: Marcos de Niza, McClintock

The Construction Technologies Program provides students with the opportunity to further their knowledge of job and workplace safety and to study construction management, safety engineering, framing/structural design and fabrication, electrical, plumbing, masonry, concrete, cabinet design and construction, and finishing. Students may participate in Industrial and Cooperative Education (ICE) their senior year. Students in this program participate in Skills USA student organization for young people enrolled in trade and industrial programs.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Construction Technology 1-2
Year 2: Construction Technology 3-4
Year 3: Construction Technology 5-6
Year 4: Construction Technology 7-8



Culinary Arts

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe, Tempe High

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program will learn the principles of food preparation, food safety, proper use of equipment, and nutrition. Food lab experiences emphasize teamwork and job success. In the advanced Culinary Arts classes students will participate in lab experiences and will study American regional cuisine and the food service industry. Advanced meal planning and food preparation techniques are utilized. Students are encouraged to enroll in the cooperative education class HERO their senior year.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: FCCLA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Culinary Arts 1-2
Year 2: Culinary Arts 3-4
Year 3: Culinary Arts 5-6
Year 4: Culinary Arts 7-8 or Advanced Culinary Lab



Early Childhood Education

Campuses: Compadre Academy, Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe

Early Childhood Education focuses on developing skills in early childcare and education professionals. The program provides students the opportunity to work with 3- and 4-year olds, under supervision, in an on-site early learning center. In this setting students learn to establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment while nurturing the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of the young child. Students learn to provide guidance; promote positive and productive relationships with families; and ensure a well-run program. Students are encouraged to enroll in the Early Childhood Lab.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: FCCLA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Early Childhood 1-2
Year 2: Early Childhood 3-4, Early Childhood Lab
Year 3: Early Childhood 5-6
Additional courses in this program sequence:
Life 101, Psychology of Human Relations, ASPIRE to Teach, Life Choices

 


Engineering

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock and Mt. Pointe 

This program is a broad-based, hands-on program designed to help students understand the field of engineering and engineering technology and its career possibilities. Students will develop engineering problem solving skills that are involved in post-secondary programs and engineering careers. They will explore various engineering systems and manufacturing processes. Students will apply their reading and writing skills as they research engineering concepts and document their findings in a daily journal, technical reports, and oral presentations. They will apply math and science principles as they design and develop projects. This program offers dual credit through Arizona State University for six credit hours in Engineering 101 and 102.

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Engineering 1-2
Engineering 3-4
Engineering 5-6
Honors Mechanical Engineering 7-8
Mobile Apps 3-4
Mobile Apps 5-6
Mobile Apps 7-8


Fashion Design & Merchandising

Campuses: Corona del Sol and Mt. Pointe

This program is designed for students interested in an industry profession such as apparel design, construction, or merchandising and emphasizes apparel design, production, visual merchandising, and marketing. Advanced level projects include professional visual merchandising presentations, fashion illustration, fabric/textile design, and garment construction. Students will complete their own professional portfolio. Students are encouraged to enroll in the cooperative education class HERO their senior year.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: FCCLA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Fashion Design 1-2
Year 2: Fashion Design 3-4
Year 3: Fashion Design 5-6



Law, Public Safety and Security

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, Marcos de Niza, McClintock, Mt. Pointe

The Law and Public Safety Program promotes a philosophy of prevention. Students will learn the concepts, processes, and institutions of the Criminal Justice system and how laws work. Students will examine current issues and events, understand the important relationships of economics to our social and political problems, learn the purpose, structure, and operation of the national and state government systems, and study human behavior. Students who enroll in Legal Studies will develop higher level thinking skills through a study of the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court decisions. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic and business-related skills are provided through the Skills USA student organization.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes that are taught by a CTE certified teacher:
Year 1: Criminal Justice and one of the courses listed under Year 2
Year 2: (Choose 2 that are offered at your school) Government, Economics, Current Issues, 20th Century Multimedia, Legal Studies, Psychology, Sociology



Sports Medicine

Campuses: Mt. Pointe

The Sports Medicine program prepares students to perform technical services involved with planning, organizing, researching, directing and controlling functions and processes related to the provision of select healthcare services. An integrated approach to teaching and learning is provided as students develop interpersonal relations, career development skills and technical knowledge and skills associated with a core curriculum.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: HOSA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Sports Medicine 1-2
Year 2: Sports Medicine 3-4



Technical Theater

Campuses: Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza, Mountain Pointe

Students who participate in the Technical Theater Program will enroll in the Stagecraft classes and acquire a knowledge of design, construction, costuming, make-up, sound, lighting, and all other technical aspects of theater production. The program classes are project-based and involve hands-on practical experiences that will serve as an introduction to technical careers.


Career and Technical Education Student Organization Affiliation: Skills USA

Students should enroll in the following classes:
Year 1: Stagecraft 1-2
Year 2: Stagecraft 3-4
Year 3: Stagecraft 5-6
Year 4: Stagecraft 7-8


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