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Course Catalog

  1. 1Courses Offered

  2. 2Registration

  3. All Courses

  4. AP Classes

  5. Art

  6. Band

  7. Business

  8. Driver's Ed

  9. English

  10. Family & Consumer

  11. Foreign Language

  12. Health & Phys Ed

  13. Marketing

  14. Mathematics

  15. Science

  16. Social Studies

  17. Wise Co. Technical

  18. Work Release

Courses Described

Not all courses are offered every semester. For the students that attend Central High School, the  Administration makes every attempt to provide as many courses as is possible. The Guidance Department sets the semester schedules. By clicking the following link you can view the current courses offered -  1Courses Offered  2Registration

Courses described here are taught by the staff at Central High School or at the Career and Technical Center. Advanced classes are taught at Central High School. Advanced Placement classes are now offered online through Virtual Virginia Online. For more information about the online AP (Advanced Placement)  classes use the AP Classes menu at the left.

The list below describes some of the courses that are offered, or that our teachers are qualified to teach. Note: As you read these descriptions, remember not all the courses described below are being taught at the same time. In addition, there may be other courses that are being taught that are not listed below.

In the list below, the courses are described and show the grade level requirements and credits acquired. To understand the courses read the descriptions below.

 

Course Title and Description

Courses - Grade level - Description - Credit Units


ENGLISH

English 9 -- Regular
Grade Level (s): 9 Prerequisite: English 8 English 9 emphasizes a working knowledge of the mechanics of grammar and stresses the use of the dictionary and vocabulary development. It also aids the student in developing an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary types including the short story, the novel, biography and autobiography, drama, and poetry. Using models, students examine descriptive, narrative, and expository paragraphs and then develop original paragraphs. The essay is introduced and used in personal writing. A letter-writing unit covers business as well as personal correspondence. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 9 -- Advanced
Grade Level (s): 9 Prerequisite: English 8
This course offers students an in-depth study of selected literary works from the literature text as well as the opportunity to explore young-adult literature and classic novels. The students will write to inform, explain, analyze and entertain. Mechanics and usage are addressed through the writing process. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 10 -- Regular
Grade Level (s): 10 Prerequisite: English 9
English 10 is a concentrated study in assorted selected literature, with reinforcement in grammar. Short story, poetry, drama and novels are read with emphasis upon character study, evaluation of author's creative abilities, and literary insight of universal themes abundant in life. Students study expository writing and elevate themselves from paragraph development to literature for depth of thought as well as enjoyment. A study of grammar includes usage, research and resources, vocabulary, and study skills. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 10 -- Advanced
Grade Level (s): 10 Prerequisite: English 9
Advanced English 10 is a concentrated study of selected poems, novels, and short stories. Emphasis is placed upon character analysis, recognition of universal themes, and the development of an increased awareness of literature as a source of enjoyment and knowledge. Students' language arts skills are utilized in writing essays, short stories, poems, and a research paper. The study of grammar is incorporated into the class and includes usage, vocabulary, and research. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 11 -- Regular
Grade Level (s): 11 Prerequisite: English 10
English 11 concentrates on the study of American literature. Additionally, language art skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking are emphasized. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 11 -- Advanced
Grade Level (s): 11 Prerequisite: English 10
This course offers an in-depth study of American literature, both classic and contemporary, in which students explore prevalent themes and characterizations that are reflective of American history and culture as well as the contributions of other cultures. Students will write business and technical correspondence and will complete a research paper. They will do persuasive writing and oral presentations. Emphasis will be placed upon locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and citing applicable information with careful attention to organization and accuracy. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 12 -- Regular
Grade Level (s): 12 Prerequisite: English 11
Seniors will seek to polish language and writing skills that will enable them to succeed after high school. The study of literature involves analysis and interpretation. Composition skills are emphasized through creative and functional writing. CREDIT: 1 unit

English 111 -- Dual Enrollment -- 1st term
Grade Level (s): 12 Prerequisite: English 11
Wise County Public Schools and Mountain Empire Community College have joined together to bring dual enrollment classes to Central High School. Without leaving Central High, students can enroll in college level English 111 and English 112 and complete their requirements for Advanced English 12 at the same time. Any rising senior who attains a satisfactory score on MECC's college placement test is eligible to participate in dual enrollment. Students can earn up to six hours of college English credit while also receiving Senior English credit toward graduation. There is a fee for this class in keeping with that charged by MECC for a 3-hour course. CREDIT: 1 unit (3 hours college credit)

English 112 -- Dual Enrollment -- 2nd term
Grade Level (s): 12 Prerequisite: English 111
See course description for English 111. The same fee requirements are in effect for this course. CREDIT: 1 unit (3 hours college credit)

 

MATHEMATICS

Algebra I A
Grade Level (s): 8-10 Prerequisite: Math 8/Pre- Algebra
Algebra I provides the student with the basic concepts and skills for solving problems algebraically. The course covers the properties and basic operations on real numbers, polynomial and rational expressions, solutions of equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities in one and two variables, and graphing on the number line and in the coordinate plane. Second-degree equations are introduced. CREDIT: 1 unit

Algebra I B
Grade Level (s): 8-10 Prerequisite: Algebra I A
This course builds upon and continues the skills developed in Algebra I A. CREDIT: 1 unit

Algebra II
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: Geometry
Algebra II reviews the fundamental concepts introduced in Algebra I and develops these concepts to a more advanced degree. Radicals, exponents, quadratics, logarithms, relations and functions, series and sequence, complex numbers, conics, and graphing of quadratic equations are introduced and expanded. CREDIT: 1 unit

Geometry
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: Algebra I A and Algebra I B
Geometry explores plane, solid, and coordinate geometry. It provides an opportunity for students to develop their reasoning ability, both inductively and deductively. CREDIT: 1 unit

Pre-Calculus 163 -- Dual Enrollment -- 1st Term
Grade Level (s): 11-12 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and acceptable score on placement test This course presents college algebra and polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Payment of tuition for 3 credit hours is required by MECC. It is also required that students purchase a graphing calculator. CREDIT: 1 unit (3-hours college credit

Pre-Calculus 164 -- Dual Enrollment -- 2nd Term
Grade Level (s): 11-12 Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 163
This course presents trigonometry, analytic geometry, systems of equations and inequalities, and discrete algebra. There is a fee for this course in keeping with that charged by MECC for taking a 3-hour course. CREDIT: 1 unit (3 hours college credit)

AP Calculus
Grade Level (s): 10-12

Prerequisite: Geometry and Math Analysis or Dual-enrollment Pre-Calculus
A traditional course in calculus is presented, including: limits, continuity, differentiation, integration and applications. Logic and intuitive reasoning of calculus will be presented. A student may earn advanced placement in college if he/she makes an acceptable score on the Advanced Placement Exam. This course is offered through the Fiber Optics classroom. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

SCIENCE

Earth Science
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: None
Science 9, Earth Science, is a laboratory science that attempts to show the interrelationships of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and their influence on one another. The effects of the various energy systems on the atmosphere, the oceans, and the land-surface zones of the earth are the main topics. Throughout this course of study, the student is guided to check out the facts of science for himself through experiments and direct observation. CREDIT: 1 unit  

Biology
Grade level (s): 10 Prerequisite: None
Biology is a study of living things--plants, animals, microscopic fungi, and bacteria. Topics are selected from the areas of microscopy, biochemistry, cytology (study of cells), histology (study of tissues), genetics (study of heredity), and the study of organisms, zoology, and botany. By detailed study of these areas, the successful biology student will complete this course with a basic understanding of biology and a greater appreciation for all living organisms. The objectives are accomplished through lectures, lab work, special projects and field trips. CREDIT: 1 unit

Biology II
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: B average
Biology I or teacher recommended
Biology II is a continuation of Biology I. This course is a study. CREDIT: 1 unit

Chemistry I
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: Algebra I, and Algebra II recommended
Chemistry I deals with the substances that make up our environment and with the changes that take place in these substances. The study of this course helps the student understand and benefit from nature. Emphasis is placed on using actual experimentation to present a valid picture of the way scientists and technicians work. This helps the student to develop generalizations that unify many important scientific principles. This course is intended to be taken as a college-preparatory course. It offers the student a sophisticated approach to the study of an important scientific area. CREDIT: 1 unit

Biology II/Ecology
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: Earth Science
This course is a study of environmental science with emphasis on Southwest Virginia. It will involve studying the relationships that exist among science, technology, and society. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Effective with the Class of 2001, the following social studies courses must be completed by all students: World Geography, Ancient History or Modern History, Virginia/U.S. History and Virginia/U.S. Government.

World Geography
Grade Level (s): 9-10 Prerequisite: None
The focus of this course is the study of the world’s peoples, places, and environments, with an emphasis on world regions. The knowledge, skills, and perspectives of the course are centered on the world’s population and cultural characteristics, landforms and climates, economic development, and migration and settlement patterns. Spatial concepts of geography will be used as a framework for studying interactions between humans and their environments. Using geographic resources, students will employ inquiry, research, and technology skills to ask and answer geographic questions. Particular emphasis is placed on students’ understanding and applying geographic concepts and skills to their daily lives. CREDIT: 1 unit

Ancient History
Grade Level (s): 9-10 Prerequisite: None
This course provides a survey of the major civilizations, concepts, people, and ideas from the dawn of man until approximately 1000 A.D. Either World History A or World History B will be required for all students beginning with the current 9th grade class. CREDIT: 1 unit

Virginia/US History
Grade Level (s): 11 Prerequisite: none
This course is a general survey of Virginia and United States history from the European exploration and colonization to the technological age. It is required for graduation. CREDIT: 1 unit

Virginia/US Government
Grade Level (s): 12 Prerequisite: None
This course surveys the roots of democratic government and the growth of democratic government in the United States. Emphasis on government levels and structure will be included. This course is required for graduation. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

French I
Grade Level (s): 9-11 Prerequisite: None, (good English skills preferred)
In the beginning French class, the student learns simple French conversation. He/she learns to read, write, and speak the language and begins to understand the French people and their culture. The emphasis is on the fundamental skills of language learning. By beginning with listening and speaking, the fundamental skills method proceeds logically to reading and writing. CREDIT: 1 unit

French II
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: French I
French II strengthens the student in the use of French. He/she learns to use better what he learned in the first year. The study begins with a short review of French I, then progresses to new structure and speech patterns. Here again, the language instruction includes emphasis on the four language skills that lead to the mastery of the language: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The study of the culture of the French speaking people is continued to keep the student interested in the language. French II must be taken immediately following French I. CREDIT: 1 unit

French III
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: French II
The focus on reading increases appreciably at this level. Speaking, listening and writing skills are refined. Through reading selections, students become more aware of French culture and customs. French III must be taken immediately following French II. CREDIT: 1 unit

French IV
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: French III
French IV emphasizes the ability to converse in French, a survey of the French culture, and extensive reading. CREDIT: 1 unit

Spanish I
Grade Level (s): 9-11 Prerequisite: None
Spanish I provides an introduction to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The students will attain an acceptable degree of proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. CREDIT: 1 unit

Spanish II
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: Spanish I
Spanish II presents the more complex structures of basic Spanish and expands the cultural themes of the first level. By the time the student completes the second level, he/she will have acquired a command of the key vocabulary and structures necessary for personal communication as well as an appreciation of the breadth and variety of the Spanish-speaking world. CREDIT: 1 unit

Spanish III
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: Spanish II
The emphasis on reading increases at this level. Speaking, listening, and writing skills are clarified. Through the varied reading selections, the student becomes more aware of the Spanish culture and customs. CREDIT: 1 unit

Spanish IV
Grade Level (s): 11-12 Prerequisite: Spanish III
This class focuses on conversation and comprehension. The class is taught entirely in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on listening, comprehension, and speaking skills. Reading is a must. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Keyboarding Applications
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: None
Students develop or refine skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard by touch. Students apply keyboarding skills to produce a variety of personal and business documents. CREDIT: 1 unit

Desktop/Multimedia Presentations
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: Computer

Economics and Personal Finance
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CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Parenting
Grade Level (s) 9-12 Prerequisite: None
Students enrolled in Parenting focus on assessing the impact of the parenting role in society; taking responsibility for individual growth within the parenting role; preparing for a healthy emotional and physical beginning for parent and child; meeting developmental needs of children and adolescents; building positive parent-child relationships; using positive guidance and discipline to promote self-discipline, self-respect, and socially responsible behavior; obtaining parenting information, support, and assistance; and planning ways that families and society can share in nurturing children and adolescents. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the area of parenting responsibilities and education are emphasized. Teachers highlight the basic skills of mathematics, science, and communication when appropriate in content. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine 64 classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. CREDIT: 1 unit

Resource Management
Grade Level (s): 9-10 Prerequisite: None
Students enrolled in Resource Management focus on managing resources to achieve individual goals; making informed consumer choices; creating and maintaining a living environment that supports the well-being of individuals; living in a global environment; making decisions related to nutrition, clothing, and housing; and managing a household. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the area of resource management are emphasized. Teachers highlight the basic skills of mathematics, science, and communication when appropriate in content. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. CREDIT: 1 unit

Nutrition and Wellness
Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: Resource Management
Students enrolled in Nutrition and Wellness focus on making choices that promote wellness and good health; analyzing relationships between psychological and social needs and food choices; choosing foods that promote wellness; obtaining and storing food for self and family; preparing and serving nutritious meals and snacks; selecting and using equipment for food preparation; and identifying strategies to promote optimal nutrition and wellness of society. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the area of nutrition and wellness are emphasized. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. CREDIT: 1 unit

Life Planning
Grade Level (s) 10-12 Prerequisite: none
Students enrolled in Life Planning focus on developing a life management plan; caring for self and others to ensure wellness; building and maintaining constructive relationships; building and maintaining strong, functional families; developing strategies for lifelong career planning; coordinating personal and career responsibilities; and establishing a plan for using resources. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the area of personal, family, and career planning are emphasized. Teachers highlight the basic skills of mathematics, science, and communication when appropriate in content. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

MARKETING

Principles of Business and Marketing
Grade Level (s): 9-10- (If elective is needed - will accept 11-12) Prerequisite: None
Students explore the roles of business and marketing in the free enterprise system and the global economy. They study how the American economy operates and prepare to make decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. This is the introductory course in both the business curriculum and the marketing curriculum. CREDIT: 1 unit

Introduction to Marketing
Grade Level (s): 9-10- (If elective is needed - will accept 11-12) Prerequisite: None
Introduction to Marketing is a basic elective course offered in the three-year Marketing program. Students gain a basic understanding of marketing and its importance and develop fundamental social, economic, mathematical, marketing, job search, and occupational decision-making skills necessary for successful initial employment in retail, wholesale, or service businesses. Academic skills (mathematics, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. CREDIT: 1 unit

Marketing
Grade Level (s): 11-12 Preferred Prerequisites: Principles and/or Fundamentals
Students are introduced to functions and foundations involved in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas; and achieve skills necessary for successful marketing employment. Students study risk management, selling, promotion, pricing, purchasing, marketing-information management, product/ service planning, distribution, and financing. Foundation skills include economics, human resources, and marketing and business necessary for success in marketing occupations. Academic skills (mathematics, technology, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. If a student is enrolled in the Co-op program and receiving early release from school, he or she should work at least 200 hours and have verifiable Marketing Employment. CREDIT: 1 unit

Advanced Marketing
Grade Level (s): 12 Preferred Prerequisites: Principles, Fundamentals, and/or Marketing
Students continue to gain knowledge of marketing functions and foundations as they relate to supervisory and management responsibilities and develop skills needed for advancement. Students develop skills for supervisory positions and/or for continuing education in a marketing related field. Academic skills mathematics, technology, science, English, and history/social science) related to the content are a part of this course. If a student is enrolled in the Co-op Marketing program and receiving early release from school, he or she should work at least 200 hours and have verifiable Marketing Employment. CREDIT: 1 unit

Co-Op Marketing (Work and Early Release)
Grade Level (s): 11-12 Preferred Prerequisites: Marketing or Advanced Marketing
Students gain work experience and knowledge in a verifiable retail or marketing field. Through the work experience program students earn money while in school and learn skills through on-the-job training. While working students may achieve management responsibilities and develop skills needed for advancement at their place of employment. Students develop skills for supervisory positions and/or for continuing education. If a student is enrolled in either Marketing or Advanced Marketing during a given school year, he or she is eligible to be enrolled in the Co-op Program. If a student is enrolled in the Co-op program and receiving early release from school, he or she should work at least 200 hours and have verifiable Marketing Employment. Academic skills mathematics, technology, human relations, communications and other social skills. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Marching Band
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: Elementary band and/or approval of director
This course is offered to students who wish to achieve a high degree of proficiency in performance. This group performs at football games and in competitions. In addition to scheduled class time during the school day, rehearsals are scheduled on selected evenings. Students who enroll in this class must also be enrolled in Concert Band for the spring term. CREDIT: 1 unit

Concert Band
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: Marching band and/or approval of director
This is a course in concert performance with an emphasis on developing and improving musical skills. Students will be exposed to music of master composers in the styles of classical, jazz, and pop, etc. This course is offered during the spring term only. A student who is a member of Concert Band must have been enrolled in Marching Band the previous semester. CREDIT: 1 unit

Chorus
Grade Level (s): 9-12 Prerequisite: None
This is a course in which students are taught the fundamental techniques of vocal music. Emphasis is upon breath control, posture, sight singing, and vocal production. In addition, the course is designed to create or increase interest in music and to promote the cultural life of the individual. CREDIT: 1 unit

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH, AND DRIVER'S EDUCATION

Health and Physical Education 9
Grade Level (s): 9 Prerequisite: none
This course is a continuation of Health/P.E. 8 with emphasis gradually shifting from the team sports to more individual and dual sports. Also, prevention and control of disease, consumer health, environmental health, first aid, medical self-help and Family Life Education will be studied. (It is a requirement of the State Department of Education that a student successfully complete two years of physical education and health in order to graduate. A student may be excused from physical activities if he or she presents a doctor's excuse which indicates specifically which types of activity are not permissible and the duration of the inactivity. This does NOT excuse the student from participation in some alternative activity or assignment. A form for the doctor's excuse is available from the physical education instructors. ) CREDIT: 1 unit

Health and Physical Education 10
Grade Level (s): 10 Prerequisite: Health/P.E. 9
This course continues to emphasize individual and dual sports. These sports provide the student with the opportunity to participate in lifetime sports or those sports that have carry-over value for an individual. Health activities offered in this course include health careers, mental health, Family Life Education, drug awareness and stress management. (It is a requirement of the State Department of Education that a student successfully complete two years of physical education and health in order to graduate. A student may be excused from physical activities if he or she presents a doctor's excuse which indicates specifically which types of activity are not permissible and the duration of the inactivity. This does NOT excuse the student from participation in some alternative activity or assignment. A form for the doctor's excuse is available from the physical education instructors. ) CREDIT: 1 unit

Advanced P.E./Strength and Conditioning
Grade Level (s): 10-12 Prerequisite: PE 8, 9, 10
This is a course designed to build and tone muscles. Students will use a variety of free-weights to enhance and build muscles. CREDIT: 1 unit

Driver's Education
Grade Level (s): *8-12 Prerequisite: must meet age requirements
The classroom segment of Driver's Education will be taught during the first twenty-four days of each term with students being taken from Health/P.E. classes. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to take the course: must reach the age of fifteen during the school year; must be enrolled in Grades 9-12 with the possible exception of repeat eighth graders*. The in-car segment of Driver Education will be taught during the remaining days of each term. The classroom phase consists of thirty-six clock hours of instruction, and the in-car consists of seven hours of driving and observation. To receive a driver's license, a student must have the principal's certification that he/she is in good academic standing and eligible to receive a license. CREDIT: 0

 

MISCELLANEOUS ELECTIVES

Art I
Grade Level (s): 11-12 Prerequisite: none
Art makes an essential contribution to the creative, mental, and emotional growth of the high school student. This growth can best be implemented through seven art areas. These areas are graphics, drawing, painting, three dimensional art design, art appreciation, and crafts. These seven areas are needed in order that experiences may be provided to take care of the individual differences of high school students. This class offers experiences in these seven art areas; however, the main emphasis centers around drawing and painting. This course is offered semester one at the Fiber Optics classroom. CREDIT: 1 unit

AIR FORCE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS (AFJROTC)

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is a four-year elective program. The mission of this program is to build better citizens for America. It is not a recruiting program for the military services. However, students who elect military service after high school will enter at a higher pay grade than those students who have not taken JROTC. Additionally, JROTC is a tremendous plus for students who are interested in ROTC scholarships or entering a military academy. Ideally, a student will take AFROTC one semester each year, but students who excel in AFJROTC may elect to take an additional course – Aerospace Science V – Honors Ground School.

All cadets are issued an Air Force uniform that must be maintained and worn one day each week. There is no charge for the uniform, but there is a $10 cleaning fee. Cadets will be expected to turn in their uniform in good condition, and will be required to pay for any lost or damaged items (normal wear is expected). Cadets are also issued Physical Training uniforms, which they may keep.

Other activities include Curriculum-In-Action Trips (Field Trips) and Summer Leadership Schools. Each semester cadets in good academic standing will have the opportunity to visit an active Air Force base or a college campus. Additional trips may be taken to attend air shows, special events, and drill competitions. Plus, each summer the best cadets will be invited to attend Summer Leadership Schools. These one-week summer camps are planned, organized, and conducted by Air Force JROTC instructors in our region. Instructors from each participating school take their best cadets to participate in these-action packed camps. The camps are subsidized by the Air Force to minimize the cost to cadets.

The Air Force JROTC program may be taken concurrently with other extracurricular activities, such as sports, band, cheerleading, and chorus. Students are urged to place priority on their "number one" activity.

Note: Students who successfully complete AS-II and AS-III will get credit for Earth Science II, Advanced Survey of Earth Science topics. This will count one unit toward the total required Laboratory Science units, but does not replace any of the required SOL science courses.

 

WISE COUNTY CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER PROGRAMS

All the courses offered at the Technical School are open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Students may earn 4 credits per year of study in a course. The following are descriptions of some of the courses that may be offered at the Technical Center.

Auto Body Repair
This program provides opportunities to learn auto body soldering, welding, sanding, and surface preparation for painting. The student will use frame straightening equipment and estimate time and cost to make body repairs.

Auto Service Technology
This program provides students the theory of gasoline engines, automotive electronics, ignition generators, starter, regulators, fuel systems, steering gears, transmission, differentials, brakes, gear train, drive shafts, and spring suspension. Students will use the latest laser 4-wheel alignment system and electronic test equipment.

Building Trades (replacing Carpentry, and Masonry)
This group of instructional programs prepares students to erect, install, maintain, and repair buildings, and other structures using materials such as metal, wood, stone, brick, glass, concrete and composition substances. Students develop skills in estimating costs; cutting, fastening, and fitting various materials; using hand and power tools; and following technical specifications and blueprints. Prerequisite: Intro to Vocation

Child Care Occupations
This program enables students to gain skills in working with pre-school age children. Students learn to plan and prepare educational, entertainment, and physical and social activities for young children. As part of the program, pre-school children (4 years old) come to the class, and the second year students work with the Kindergarten students at the primary schools in the county.

Computer Networking
The computer networking program uses Cisco Systems in preparing students for demands and opportunities of the information economy.

Computer Systems Technology
This is designed for computer systems technology products repair. Students will study electronic diagrams, resistors, condensers, transistors, amplifiers, transformers, and all phases of electronic servicing. Students will learn proper techniques and use of electronic test equipment. Students will do computer programming and repair microcomputers. Students will program and operate a five axis robot.

Cosmetology
This program is in compliance with the licensing requirements of the Virginia State Board of Registered Professional Hairdressers. After completing the requirements of the program, students are eligible to take the State Board Examination. Students study and participate in activities to gain skills in skin care, make-up, hair styling, hair shaping, permanent waving, coloring, shampooing, scalp and hair treatment, how to perform a manicure and pedicure, and salon management.

Drafting
The Drafting Program provides basic fundamentals of mechanical, engineering and architectural drafting. The student will learn to prepare data and to complete accurate working plans from rough sketches or notes. As students progress in basic drafting skills and knowledge, they will begin to work with computer graphics and a computer aided drafting system (CAD).

Electricity
The Electricity Program teaches students skills necessary for a commercial or residential electrician. Students will study Direct Current and Alternating Current, single, and three-phase circuits. Students learn house wiring and programming of solid state controls.

Nail Technology
This course is for seniors only. This is a two-semester program that is designed to qualify them for State Boards Examination as a nail technician. Students will study the following: manicuring, pedicuring, acrylics, fiberglass wraps, linen wraps, silk wraps, gel nails, polish applications, fill-ins of all artificial nail types, nail art, and nail brushing.

Technology & Design
This is a one-semester two-block course for any grade level student, which introduces students to a broad nature of technology through a planned sequence of specially designed hands-on experiences. Students will gain insight into the underlying fundamentals of technology.

Welding
This program enables the students to develop entry-level skills in electrical and gas welding processes. Students will learn welding symbols and acquire skills to run beads, lap joint, butt joint, and vertical weld.

 

 

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