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    Page Title| Administration  Special Needs Programs

    All Employment Orientation Programs

    Special Services
    This section explains the services and educational programs provided to students with special needs. Also covered is the Vocational Assessment and Evaluation process and procedures.

    Auto Collision/Welding

    Auto Collision/Welding | Employment Orientation

    This program stresses the basic jobs, operations and skills needed in the collision repair of automobiles and trucks. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of tools, materials and equipment used by auto body technicians. Emphasis is placed on mastering basic skills in the auto body and welding industry.

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    Auto Servicing

    Auto Servicing | Employment Orientation

    This program stresses the basic fundamentals of automotive service and repair. Students are taught skills in basic automotive maintenance, diagnostics and repair. Students will be exposed to shop safety, automotive tools and equipment, and employability skills. Some aspects taught in this program are theory of operation for automotive engines, electrical, brakes, and chassis. Students who take this program will have a basic understanding of how to perform oil changes, tire and wheel service, brakes, and steering/suspension service.

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    Intro to Automotive Technology

    Intro to Automotive Technology | Employment Orientation

    This program stresses the basic jobs, operations and skills needed in the servicing, diagnosis and repair of automobiles. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of small engines, tools, materials and equipment used by auto mechanics. Basic program activities include: oil changes, brakes, tire repair, and general vehicle service.

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    Building Maintenance

    Building Maintenance | Employment Orientation

    Maintenance technicians repair and maintain physical structures of commercial and industrial facilities. Instruction in the program includes basic carpentry and masonry. Students also learn painting, floor cleaning and basic custodial duties.

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    Intro to Custom Woodworking & Design

    Intro to Custom Woodworking & Design | Employment Orientation

    Instruction in this program enables students to learn the basics of detailed finished millwork and cabinetmaking through hands-on activities and projects. In cabinetmaking, students learn to design, use power and hand tools and operate woodworking machines.

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    Career Dynamics

    Career Dynamics | Employment Orientation (Brick)

    The Career Dynamics program provides our more experienced Employment Orientation students with a direct pathway to career readiness and success. Students in this program are tasked with operating and managing all of the components of our school store. The store is stocked predominantly with items produced by participating programs within the school to promote communication skills and cooperative learning among students. Emphasis is placed on strengthening basic skills and providing experience in many of the routine tasks essential to retail stores, service centers, and warehouse operations. These tasks include customer service, sanitation, monitoring and displaying inventory, money handling, marketing, shipping & receiving, among others! Through work-based learning opportunities with local business, students take their skills on the road to make career connections that encourage opportunities for employment in the community.

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    Construction Trades

    Construction Trades | Employment Orientation

    Students in this program learn the basic skills and knowledge needed in the areas of carpentry and home construction. It incorporates the use of hand and power tools, and the operation of common trade equipment and their accessories. Instruction includes Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, and general construction.

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    Culinary Essentials

    Culinary Essentials | Employment Orientation

    The goal of this class is to help students to better understand and attain the necessary skills to be employed in the Culinary Arts industry. This program will allow students to explore several areas of the culinary profession including baking, hot food preparation, sandwich and salad preparation. We will also explore a variety of ethnic and culture cooking techniques and recipes. Menu development and food pricing is also an important component of this class.

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    Journey Into Culinary Arts

    Journey Into Culinary Arts| Employment Orientation

    The Journey into Culinary Arts program will introduce students to many of the major components of the culinary industry, combining proven techniques with new wave technology. Students will learn the basic fundamentals needed in most culinary fields such as safety and sanitation and tools and equipment. Students will learn to cook breakfast items, poultry, pasta, seafood, salads and sandwiches for the retail environment. Students will focus on sustainability in the culinary industry and learn how food is grown, harvested, and prepared in some unique ways including brining, curing, flavoring, canning, smoking and dehydrating food products. The Journey into Culinary Arts program will allow students to develop their own personal standards and will give them the exposure they need to make an informed choice about the direction of his or her career journey.

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    Intro to Culinary Arts

    Intro to Culinary Arts | Employment Orientation

    This course develops skills in the Culinary Arts and prepares students for the many occupations available in the food service and restaurant industry. Instruction emphasizes understanding essential cooking techniques, as well as food sanitation, nutrition, and use of equipment. In addition, students will be exposed to basic baking fundamentals such as mixing methods and measurement. Along with baked goods, students will learn to prepare and serve pizza, sandwiches, soups, sauces, and meals to go for the school deli. Students will be introduced to front of the house operations in the school Dining Room and will also learn and assist with table service.

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    Intro to Computer Hardware

    Intro to Computer Hardware | Employment Orientation

    Introduction to Computer Hardware focuses on all the hardware and procedures needed to build and run a computer. Students in class learn all the computer parts in a hands-on lab environment. Students will build their own computer and learn how to install operating systems and software.

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    Pathways in Vocational Education

    Pathways n Vocational Education| Employment Orientation

    The vision of this program is to identify unique strengths of all students as they discover their true potential. Major program activities include improving daily functioning, nurturing personal growth and identifying those strengths needed for successful employment. The program objective is to assist students in making a smooth transition into employment orientation classes.

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    Introduction to Information Technology

    Introduction to Information Technology | Employment Orientation

    This program introduces students to office skills, desktop publishing and graphic design. Students will use various programs, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Students will utilize the computer to design and complete projects such as brochures, calendars, posters, print-me balloons, T-Shirts and ceramic mugs (sublimation). Some related activities in the curriculum will include using the digital camera, making color copies and utilizing both a heat & a mug press.

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    Principles of Transportation Mechanics

    Principles of Transportation Mechanics | Employment Orientation

    The curriculum will focus on mechanical knowledge designed to transition appropriate pupils to transportation-related programs after one year of study. Transition opportunities exist in other auto mechanics programs and auto/diesel engine mechanics programs. Related activities in the curriculum will include shop and tool safety, engine mechanical, electrical, fuel, cooling, lubrication systems and engine diagnostics.

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    Introduction to Multimedia

    Introduction to Multimedia | Employment Orientation

    This course introduces students to multimedia principles and equipment as well as concentrating on the industry standard software for graphics and video editing. Students will learn to operate equipment such as scanners, printers, digital cameras (still and video) and computers that are used in the multimedia field. Hands-on experience is also gained through projects on various multimedia software to give students a well rounded introduction to the field of multimedia. Students will become proficient in the use of industry standard software while learning a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics, and videos. Design principles will be discussed and implemented through the use of student projects.

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    Service Occupations

    Service Occupations | Employment Orientation (Brick)

    Service Occupations involves the major elements of working in service industries. Instruction is approached on an introductory level and covers professional aspects of the food service, childcare and cosmetology fields. Emphasis is placed on human-relations skills and professional attitudes toward work. Students participate in a job-sampling program with local employers.

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    Introduction To Marketing Education

    Introduction To Marketing Education | Employment Orientation (Brick)

    The goals and objectives of the Introduction to Marketing Education program are to provide students with the career and technical skills and experiences necessary for students to gain an entry-level position in the marketing, retail sales and customer services industry. Emphasis is placed on teaching basic skills and providing experience in the many of the routine tasks essential to retail and service centers. Pre-employment computer and business skills are provided. Business etiquette and professionalism is stressed throughout this program. Students will get hands-on experience in customer service and retail skills, by participating in activities such as the school store.

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    Retail Store Operations/Marketing

    Retail Store Operations/Marketing | Employment Orientation

    This program is designed to introduce or strengthen students’ knowledge of work place readiness skills in retail. With the use of classroom instruction and hands-on training in our in-house Food Market, the students will learn the basics of retail food store operations from start to finish. This includes stocking and selling products, store maintenance and front end operations such as cashiering, bagging and customer service. Students will also learn about skills for seeking employment (applications, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing) and the proper work habits/ethics that go hand-in-hand with the skills to do the job. Many job opportunities await in the world of retail. With this program, the skills and knowledge learned can be applied to any retail store environment.

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