Career and Technology Education


Career and Technology Electives

Computer Applications

The student will learn how to use the computer as a resource or tool which can be applied to current and future educational or employment pursuits and increase their comfort level using computers. Advanced topics on computer applications will include multimedia, the Internet, and computer-based tools. Culminates in a final project.

Computer Programming-M

Students will demonstrate proper programming techniques, use and manipulate strings with string functions, read/write to and from files stored on a disk, create and implement user-defined data types, define and implement searching and sorting algorithms in programs, access and use external libraries, use graphics, and design a program. 

Family Consumer Science

Take care of yourself. Explore the basics of nutrition, food preparation, clothing, consumer education, housing, and human development. The first step to being on your own.

Mechanical Drafting I

A drafting course used as a basis for the more advanced courses that follow. Topics include; lettering, line technique, sketching, geometric construction, instrument usage, orthographic projection, three views, isometric and oblique drawings, and sectional views. Note: This course is recommended for machine tool, carpentry, electronics, and automotive technology students.

Mechanical Drafting II

This is a continuation of Mechanical Drafting I. Topics of study include: assembly drawings, working drawings, pattern drafting, fastener drawings, surface developments, perspective drawings, cams, and gears.

Architectural Drafting I

An architectural drafting course designed to cover various aspects of house design. Drawing topics include; floor plans, sectional views elevations, door and window schedules, kitchen detail, bathroom details, foundation plan, stairway detail, and fireplace detail. Note: This course is recommended for the construction trades program.

Architectural Drafting II

This is a continuation of Architectural Drafting I. The student will design and draw a multi-story residential architectural project. 


This is a computer aided drafting course. It is designed to introduce the drafting student to the basics of AUTO CAD. Topics of study include toolbar exploration, and geometric construction, dimensioning, developing drawings, and placing text on drawings.

General Electronics

General electronics is designed for students needing an introductory course in basic electronics. This lab based course will cover safety, basic DC and AC circuit theory as well as an introduction to semiconductors.  The course will be beneficial to students in the engineering, auto, and computer science pathways and for any student planning on taking physics.

School To Careers

Participation in a work-based experience (paid or unpaid) will support the student's chosen pathway and enhance the student's school-based experiences. Prior to participating in a STC work-based experience, students and the internship site mentor will complete a "School-to-Careers Training Agreement," which is available in the high school guidance office. Students must have a satisfactory attendance record with no history of unlawful absenses. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the internship site. Grades are refelcted as pass/fail only. Note:  If approved, a student may earn up to 4 credits (135 hours of work-based experience = 1 credit) per year for a total of four STC credits prior to graduation.

Information Technology-H

These courses prepare a student for CCNA certification. The course uses a SOHO network to introduce some basic networking terminology, concepts and skills such as network models, LANs, networking topologies, devices, MAC and IP addressing and other networking protocols as well as cabling, wireless, and security, and how to plan, deploy and troubleshoot small networks. Hands-on labs are designed to give students practical experience. Additionally students use small and medium business and enterprise sized networks to take concepts such as IP addressing, switching, and routing, WAN technologies, and security to the next level. Topics covered include TCP/IP, routing protocols and processes, router commands and configuration and troubleshooting routers. Note:  Students selecting this course MUST register at Garrett College and have their own transportation. The two courses students must take are CIS163 Introduction to CISCO Networking and CIS164 Router Fundamentals.