2019 Career Expo Highlights
CTE: Your Future Starts Now
CISD Programs of Study
The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career ClusterÂ® focuses on the essential elements of lifeâfood, water, land, and air. This career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher, and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist, and florist. It also includes non-traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy, and oil and gas production.
The Architecture and Construction Career ClusterÂ® focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. Principles of Architecture provides an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction management.
The Arts, A/V Technology and Communications (AAVTC) Career ClusterÂ® focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services. Careers in the AAVTC career cluster require a creative aptitude, a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong academic foundation, and a proficiency in oral and written communication.
Audio Video production:
In audio video production students must do the preproduction, production and postproduction work load it takes to assembly a short film. We explore industry standard editing software, andÂ acquire hands on experience with high tech camera equipment. We are lights, camera, action, and more.
Fashion design is more than just drawing or sewing. It incorporates all details of the industry including manufacturing, textiles, elements of design and color and so much more. We create, design, and develop a line into reality.
Anyone can take snapshots you will go far beyond this in commercial photography to learn how to use the digital camera as a tool to express your feelings and how to compose a picture carefully so that its meaningful to any viewer. This course is an exploration of digital photography, digital image editing and photographic techniques.
Animation is a course design to give students experiences in exploring the ever growing field of 3D modeling, and motion graphics while using industry standard software. From imagining it to creating it we explore through it all.
Graphic design introduces students to the art of communicating visually through graphic, web and multimedia design. Students develop a understanding with the focus of infographics, fundamental design concepts and principles of visual art and design while communicating via texts, graphics and space.
The Business, Marketing, and Finance Career ClusterÂ® focuses on careers in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
Business Management & Administration
In Business Information Management (BIM), students learn how to analyze and disseminate business data through the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Students are given the opportunity to take Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification tests in each of the Microsoft Office programs.
FBLA is the largest career student business organization in the world, which provides students with opportunities for leadership development.
The Education and Training Career ClusterÂ® focuses on planning, managing, and providing education and training services and related learning support services. All parts of courses are designed to introduce learners to the various careers available within the Education and Training career cluster.
Education and training:
Students who participate in the classes in the educational and training program can expect hands on training with students in the preschool lab. Your time in class will include creating fun and engaging lessons that you will implement in the lab. There are three classes in the educational and training program principles of education and training, instructional practices, and practicum.
The Energy Career Cluster® prepares individuals for careers in the designing, planning, maintaining, generating, transmission, and distribution of traditional and alternative energy. (not currently available).
The Health Science Career ClusterÂ® focuses on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, communicate effectively, and work well with others.
The Hospitality and Tourism Career ClusterÂ® focuses on the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services. Students acquire knowledge and skills focusing on communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards. Students will explore the history of the hospitality and tourism industry and examine characteristics needed for success.
Hospitality & Tourism
Hotel Management provides the students with a general understanding of the dynamics of the lodging industry, and specifically the operations and management of today’s modern hotels. Hospitality Services introduces the major concepts, issues, and theories of tourism and hospitality as an economic sector and topic of academic study. Introduction to Culinary Arts emphasizes the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. Culinary Arts is a laboratory-based course that begins with the fundamentals and principles of the art of food preparation and includes management and production skills and techniques. Practicum in Culinary Arts provides occupationally-specific opportunities for students to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with actual business and industry career experiences. In this cluster students may receive OSHA and servsafe certifications.
The Human Services Career ClusterÂ® focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care services, and consumer services.
In Child Development students will study the development of children from conception through12 years of age. Each student has the opportunity to take home a Real Care baby for an overnight newborn care experience. Throughout the year, students will investigate the many different careers that involve working with children and the job skills needed to be successful.
Students begin their cosmetology journey as a Junior in Cosmetology 1. Students learn all aspects of the professional beauty industry including haircutting, hair coloring and highlighting techniques, lash and hair extensions, manicuring and artificial nails and much more! Students will take the state board licensing exams and will receive their operator’s license to start their careers as a licensed professional
The Information Technology (IT) Career ClusterÂ® focuses on building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.
Web technologies provides an introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of websites. Students learn how to critically evaluate websites, create their own webpages using HTML and CSS, learn about web design standards and why they are important, and learn to create custom graphics for the web.
Computer maintenance is aligned with the A+ certificate and teaches the basics of PC hardware and software operations.
Internetworking I is aligned with the entry-level Cisco certified network associate endorsement and teaches the fundamentals of small-to-midsize networking environments. Basic IP addressing skills, routing implementation, and switch management are all covered at an entry-level.
The Law and Public Service Career ClusterÂ® focuses on planning, managing, and providing legal services, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
Courses in the cluster include Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security that introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Law Enforcement I which is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. Law Enforcement II which provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Students will understand the ethical and legal responsibilities, patrol procedures, first responder roles, telecommunications, emergency equipment, and courtroom testimony. Criminal Investigations is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Forensic Science uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes such as assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, and homicide. Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. In this cluster students may receive certifications in OSHA and 9-1-1 telecommunications.
The Manufacturing Career ClusterÂ® focuses on planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing/process engineering.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster focuses on planning, managing, and providing, scientific research and professional and technical services, including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Engineering students will use computer-aided-design software to create technical working drawings in two-dimensional and three-dimensional (3-D) environments. Students have the opportunity to master computer software applications in engineering and technical fields. This course further develops the process of engineering thought and application of the design process. Principles and standards will be followed in the design and creation of products and demonstrating their function through three-dimensional (3-D) prototyping and animation. They have the option to take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) certification test as part of the curriculum.
The Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career ClusterÂ® focuses on careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water. It also includes related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Automotive Technology I: is a course that includes knowledge of the major automotive systems and the principles of diagnosing and servicing these systems. Automotive Technology II: the main focus of this course is to teach safety, tool identification, proper tool use, and employability. Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing is a course where students receive training on the proper handling of hazardous waste and EPA issues together with technical information about specific auto body safety and health situations. Practicum in Transportation Systems is a course that is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of classes in this cluster. In this cluster students can receive certifications in SIP2 Automotive and Automotive Service Excellence.
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