Anatomy & Physiology (7710) is required for students in the Health and Human Services cluster. The Anatomy/Physiology component is designed as an introduction to human anatomy and physiology as related to applications in the field of medicine. This course is intended for students in the nursing, dental assisting, medical assisting and related medical fields.
Blueprint Reading (722x) is designed to develop the necessary skills for reading, interpreting and implementing the directions contained in a drawing. Information that is specific to career areas will be introduced. Topics covered will include plan, profile, elevation, sectional, assembly, and exploded views. The schematics, flow diagrams, codes, and symbols as well as units of measure for specific disciplines will also be covered.
CAD, Introduction to (737x) is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of computerized drafting software. Students will become familiar with CAD menus and toolbars, basic commands, sketching, lettering, lines and geometric construction. They will create and design drawings related to their chosen career area.
CAD, Advanced (7390) will enhance the student's skills in drawing and design using computerized drafting software. Students will use the computer to complete project-based drafting activities related to their career area.
Core Concepts in Construction (788x) is an NCCER Course designed for beginning students in the construction trades areas. It covers safety practices on the jobsite and in the shop, as well as review of the basic math concepts of adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division of fractions and decimals. Also covered are basic measuring instruments and techniques, reading a ruler, and computation of linear feet, cubic yards, and other construction site calculations and measurements.
Drafting, Basic (731x, 7732x) is designed to develop the skills necessary for the engineering drafting specialties. All students will receive training in general principles such as lettering, the alphabet of lines, use of instruments, sketching, orthographic projection, pictorial drawings, dimensioning and symbols. The course will offer the basic objectives that are common to all areas. As students gain mastery of these techniques, they will proceed into the skill areas that relate to their programs and will develop proficiency in the application of drafting requirements that are unique to their particular career disciplines.
Electricity Fundamentals, Basic (751x) is designed to introduce the basic concepts of electricity and electron theory. Electrical safety will be introduced and continued as the different objectives are examined. Instruction will include segments concerning electron theory, OHMS law, types of current, schematic symbols and types of circuits. This course is designed primarily for DC (aviation, automotive, small engine, motorcycle and marine) applications.
Electricity Fundamentals/Schematic Reading, Basic (7500) Students will learn to read and interpret schematics and wiring diagrams and to analyze electrical malfunctions using information obtained from wiring diagrams and schematics.
Employment Seminar/Business Ownership (674x, 675x) is a course that will assist students in making a smooth transition from the classroom to a satisfying job. Students will engage in activities designed to develop the necessary skills to be successful in the world of work. Students will learn about succeeding in our economic system and the issues to consider when planning a business. The course will lead students through career planning, job searching and interviewing, work ethics, leadership and group dynamics, diversity and rights in the workplace, and help students identify the challenges they will meet while working in business and industry in the future.
Environmental Science (4700) is a laboratory science aligned with Delaware State Standards and requires mastery of scientific inquiry, earth science, and ecology knowledge and skills. Environmental Science is intended for SENIORS only who have completed State graduation requirements and are interested in a fourth credit in science. *Prerequisite: Successful completion of the State graduation requirements.
Law and Order (5710) is an elective course offered to seniors. It provides students with the ability to analyze, evaluate, and, in some situations, resolve legal disputes. Students will analyze current law-related public issues and be equipped with the skills necessary to serve as community problem-solvers. Through case studies, mock trials, role plays, and analysis of current events this course promotes in students a willingness and capability to participate effectively in the legal and political systems of our country. (.5 credits; credits cannot be used to satisfy vocational or social studies graduation credit requirements)
Nutrition & Related Nutrition (7720)
Organic Chemistry (7740) exposes students to the basic principles of the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. The course is a student-centered laboratory science involving problem-solving and practical applications in a manner that enhances students' knowledge of chemistry. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Chem Lab.
Psychology, Introduction to (5920) is a senior elective course. The course acquaints students with the basic principles, methods, fields, and areas studied in psychology. Students will learn how to ask questions and solve problems that focus on how people perceive the world, how they think, and why they behave the way they do. Students will utilize resources to examine the importance of psychology and make connections between the concepts studied in the text and events occurring in the world today. (.5 credits; credits cannot be used to satisfy vocational or social studies graduation credit requirements)
Related Math (786x) is designed to reinforce and build on basic math skills, such as manipulation of fractions, decimals and percentages, calculation of cubic and linear measure, reading and understanding various measurement tools such as rulers, dial indicators, micrometers, and dial and vernier calipers. Students will also calculate units of power including horsepower, torque, cubic inch displacement, BTU's, and watts. This course is designed primarily to enhance and reinforce math skills applicable to the mechanical trades.
Sociology, Introduction to (5810 – 0.5 credit; 5820 – 1 credit) is a senior elective course. The course provides the conceptual tools for analyzing and understanding social forces that shape our lives. The relationships among socialization and social groups, as well as economic, political, or religious systems are investigated. Students will utilize resources to examine the importance of sociology and make connections between the concepts studied in the text and events occurring in the world today. (.5 credits; credits cannot be used to satisfy vocational or social studies graduation credit requirements)
Spanish I (2310) is an introductory course designed to develop communication skills for a global society. Speaking and listening comprehension are emphasized. In addition to vocabulary building, grammar is also introduced. Reading and writing skills are developed along with an appreciation of the customs and culture of Spanish-speaking nations. (1 credit)
Spanish II (2320; Co-op 2329) is designed to increase language proficiency and vocabulary. An emphasis is placed on the use of the language in everyday situations. Recommended: Successful completion of Spanish I. (1 credit)
Spanish II for Native Speakers (2327)
Technology Applications (740x, 741x) is an introductory course to Microsoft Office applications focusing on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will learn the fundamentals of each software package and complete project-related activities that require the use of proper procedures that are used in the work place and for personal applications. These skills are transferable to other specialized software packages likely to be encountered.
Technology Applications, Advanced (742x) is a project-based course to assist students in becoming proficient with software applications used in business and industry. The course offers a variety of project-based activities designed to help students master advanced Microsoft Office applications and other business and industry related software.
Welding, Basic (754x) offered one period per day for one semester, is designed to provide introductory level skills in areas such as safety procedures, metal and filler rod characteristics, and power sources. In addition, students will be exposed to applications of Arc, MIG, and Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting.