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Career Technical Education Online Courses

The online courses are available to all students to work on in their spare time and are designed to provide career related skills in the different fields described below. 
 
Each course is $300.
 
 
Game Developmen
 
In this course, Students will learn the ins and outs of game development to prepare them for a career in the field. Whether it is the history of video games, character development, mobile game design, user interface design, social gaming, or the principles of development design and methodologies, this 20-lesson course covers it all. As you might guess, games are included in the course to enhance the learning experience and help assess student progress. While fun and highly engaging, the course focuses on laying a strong foundation for a career in game development.
 
Essential Career Skills 
 
This course is designed to enable all students at the high school level to develop the critical skills and knowledge that they will need to be successful in careers throughout their lives. The course is based on California state standards for Career and Technical Education (CTE) to help students prepare for entry into a wide range of careers and/or into postsecondary education. 
 
Introduction to Fashion Design 
 
From Components of Fashion to Haute Couture to Production, this course is focused on the practical aspects of career preparation in the fashion design industry. The 17 lessons in the course provide students with both breadth and depth, as they explore the full gamut of relevant topics in fashion design. Online discussions and course activities require students to develop and apply critical thinking skills while the included games appeal to a variety of learning styles and keep students engaged. Fascinating and practical, Introduction to Fashion design will appeal to, and enrich, many of your students.
 
Sports, Entertainment and Recreational Marketing
 
This course is designed to enable all students at the high school level to develop skills they will need to be successful in sports, entertainment, and recreational marketing professions. Students learn about the structure of a business firm and financial statements. Students also learn about the basics of sports, entertainment, and recreation marketing. Finally, students explore essential career skills, such as teamwork and time management. This course covers topics such as marketing staples, mapping markets, marketing communication, and making the sale. The course is based on Career Technical Education (CTE) standards designed to help students prepare for entry into a wide range of careers in sports, entertainment, and recreational marketing field.
 

Introduction to Finance

This course is designed to enable students at high school level to develop financial skills that they can use during in their careers in business organizations. Financial literacy is an increasingly essential capability as students prepare for the workforce, and this 18-lesson course provides the information they need to determine if a career in finance is right for them. The course uses games and online discussions to effectively facilitate learning, while introducing your learners to a variety of topics, including investment strategies, money management, asset valuation, and personal finance. The course is based on Career Technical Education (CTE) standards designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the finance industry.

Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Anthropology is a one-semester course with 14 lessons that introduce students to the field of anthropology. Students will explore the evolution of anthropology as a distinct discipline, learn about anthropological terms, concepts and theories, and discuss the evolution of humans and human society and culture. Students will also learn about social institutions, such as marriage, economy, religion, and polity. The target audience for this course is high school students.

Introduction to Archaeology

Introduction to Archaeology is a one-semester course with 14 lessons that discuss the work and techniques involved in archaeology, and the prospects of an archaeologist. This course covers subject areas such as: history of modern archaeology, discoveries in arhaeology, careers in archaeology, research tecnhiques, evidence, site excavation, and many more.

Introduction to Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy is a one-semester course with 17 lessons that cover a wide range of topics, such as the solar system, planets, stars, asteroids, comets, galaxies, space exploration, and theories of cosmology. The target audience for this course is high school students.

Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminology is a one-semester course with 14 lessons that cover the theories related to criminology. The target audience for this course is high school students. This course covers subject areas such as: classical theory, positivist theory, punishing offenders, routine activity theory, labeling theory, social disorganization theory, peacemaking criminology, and many more.

Introduction to Veterinary Science

This course is designed to introduce all students at the high school level to the fundamentals of veterinary science, measures to control diseases in animals, and the impact of toxins and poisons on animal health . The students will explore the history of veterinary science and the skills and requirements for a successful career in the veterinary industry. They will also explore the physiology and anatomy of animals , learn how to evaluate animal health and determine effective treatments for infectious and noninfectious diseases in animals . Additionally, they will learn about zoonotic diseases , and the mapct od toxins and poisons on animal health.

Marketing, Advertising, and Sales

Issues in marketing, advertising, and sales promotion are evolving rapidly in an increasingly digital environment. This course effectively helps your students prepare for a career in that environment through a comprehensive look at essential marketing principles, interactive tools and channels, and the growing impact of data in marketing and advertising. Simple to manage and easy to customize, the course provides an overview of all of the fundamental topics necessary to effectively put your students on a career path that unleashes their creativity and develops and leverages their critical thinking skills. 

Introduction to Culinary Arts

Food is fundamental to life. Not only does it feed our bodies, but it’s often the centerpiece for family gatherings and social functions with friends. In this course, you will learn all about food including food culture, food history, food safety, and current food trends. You’ll also learn about the food service industry and try your hand at preparing some culinary delights. Through hands-on activities and in-depth study of the culinary arts field, this course will help you hone your cooking skills and give you the opportunity to explore careers in this exciting industry.

Introduction to Manufacturing: Product Design & Innovation

Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Now picture the infinite number of products you see. Have you ever wondered how all those things actually made it to the shelves? Whether video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In Introduction to Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation, you will learn about the different types of manufacturing systems used to create the everyday products we depend on. Discover the various career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, including those for engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process and create an entirely original product! If you thought manufacturing was little more than mundane assembly lines, this course will show you just how exciting, creative, and practical this industry can be.