Career and Technology Courses

Course: A/V Production I
Prerequisite: None
1 Credit

A/V Production I is a foundational course in the Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications cluster for students interested in A/V (audio/visual) production occupations. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to explain and complete the phases of the production process including pre-production, production, and post-production. Students will establish basic skills in operating cameras, basic audio equipment, and other production equipment. Standards in this course include career exploration, an overview of the history and evolution of A/V production, and legal issues affecting A/V Page 2 production. In addition, students will begin compiling artifacts for inclusion in a portfolio, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.
 

Course: A/V Production II
Prerequisite: A/V Production I
1 Credit

A/V Production II is the second course in the A/V Production program of study intended to prepare students for a career in audio/visual production. Building on knowledge acquired in A/V Production I, this course advances technical skill in utilizing industry equipment related to lighting and audio, and it places special emphasis on the research and technical writing involved in planning productions. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to plan, capture, and edit research-based productions of increasing complexity, individually and through collaboration in teams. In addition to more robust career preparation, standards in this course include an investigation of concerns affecting A/V Page 2 production businesses, such as ethical and legal issues, technology, funding, and the organization of professional roles in various industries. Students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in their portfolios, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study.

Course: A/V Production III
Prerequisite: A/V Production II
1 Credit

A/V Production III is an applied-knowledge course intended to prepare students to pursue careers and postsecondary learning in audio/visual production. Students in this course will apply knowledge and skills from previous courses in the program of study to create productions both independently and in teams, with the option of participating in a work-based learning experience for additional credit. Students will use industry equipment and technology to complete all phases of the production process, including Page 2 planning, coordinating, capturing, editing, and distributing productions. Standards in this course include policies and regulations, independent and collaborative productions, distribution of media, and the production of live events. Students will continue compiling artifacts for inclusion in their portfolios, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in this program of study. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared for a career in audio/visual production or to transition to a postsecondary program for further study. 

Course: A/V Production IV
Prerequisite: A/V Production III
1 credit

The Applied Arts Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications courses within a professional, working environment. In addition to developing an understanding of the professional and ethical issues encountered by professionals in these careers, students learn to refine their skills in problem solving, research, communication, teamwork, and project management through the completion of a course-long project. The course is highly customizable to meet local system needs. Instruction may be delivered through school laboratory training or through work based learning arrangements such as internships, service learning, and job shadowing. Upon completion of the practicum, proficient students will be prepared to pursue postsecondary study in arts, A/V technology, or communications programs; or seek additional training or employment with the aid of the portfolio, which documents the student’s work completed throughout the program of study.

Course: Computer Applications
Prerequisite: None
1 Credit

Computer Applications is a foundational course intended to teach students the computing fundamentals and concepts involved in the use of common software applications. Upon completion of this course, students will gain basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. In addition, students will have engaged in key critical thinking skills and will have practiced ethical and appropriate behavior required for the responsible use of technology. 

Course: Business Communications
Prerequisite: Computer Applications
1 Credit
Business Communications is a course that prepares students for oral and electronic business communications in the 21st century including social media as well as developing skills in electronic publishing, design, layout, composition, and video conferencing. Emphasis will be placed on social media, design and digital communications. Students will review and practice successful styles and methods for professional business communications using the proper tools to deliver effective publications and presentations. Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects and Tennessee Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

Course: SDC Introduction to Business
Prerequisite: Business Communications
1 Credit
Statewide dual credit (SDC) is a high school course aligned with a postsecondary challenge examination developed and approved by the Consortium for Cooperative Innovative Education, which allows students exceeding an established cut score to earn postsecondary credit at any public postsecondary institution. (https://www.tn.gov/education/early-postsecondary/dual-credit.html) This course will examine several topics including Accounting & Finance, Ethics, Career Paths, Economics, Human Resources, Leadership, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management, Marketing, Operations, SME’s and Entrepreneurs, World & Global Business. This SDC Course will culminate with the Tennessee State Dual Credit Challenge Exam that allows students the opportunity to earn college credit anywhere to any state college or university in the state of Tennessee.

Course: Advanced Computer Applications
Prerequisite: Business Communications
1 Credit

Advanced Computer Applications prepares students to continue postsecondary training in business related programs, provides advanced training for students pursuing a career in administrative and information support, and supports obtaining an industry certification in specific software applications (such as the Microsoft Office Suite). Course content and projects are meant to simulate workplace scenarios and draw on skills related to communications, operations, management, and teamwork in order to accomplish information management goals. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be fluent in a variety of information management software applications and will be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

Course: Marketing and Management I
Prerequisite: None
1 Credit
Principles focuses on the study of marketing concepts and their practical applications. Students will examine the risks and challenges that marketers face to establish a competitive edge in the sale of products and services. Topics covered include foundational marketing functions such as promotion, distribution, and selling, as well as coverage of economics fundamentals, international marketing, and career development. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand the economic principles, the marketing mix, and product development and selling strategies. 

Course: Marketing and Management II
Prerequisite: Marketing I
1 Credit
Advanced Marketing is designed to challenge students with the real world of supply chain management and merchandising services. The standards in this course are designed to prepare students with skills and knowledge related to buying, selling, human resource management, business operations, product management, promotion, and customer service. Decision-making skills, financial management, customer relations, ethics and legal issues are also addressed. Upon completion of this applied knowledge course, proficient students will have skills essential for entering careers as retail associates at entry and mid-level management as well as be prepared to enter postsecondary programs in business and marketing. The content lends itself to both work-based learning and school-based enterprises opportunities. 

Course: Fashion Marketing (also known as Retail Operations)
Prerequisite: Marketing I and II
1 Credit
Fashion Retailing is an advanced course designed to develop skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the fashion marketing, management and the retail industry. Students will learn basic functions of marketing and how it relates to fashion, advertising and promotion.

Course: Foundations of Supply Chain Management
Prerequisite: Marketing I
1 Credit
Foundations of Supply Chain Management exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail, pipeline, and water. As an introduction to this important and globally evolving field, this course covers the basic principles of logistics, reviews the history and development of distribution networks, and examines how they function within the dynamics of the supply chain. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will explore career options; demonstrate an understanding of the historical, current, and future significance of supply chain industries; and plan for the effective and efficient flow of goods and services. This course will require extensive Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to PowerPoint creation; use of templates; spreadsheet manipulations; and designing of charts, graphs, formulas, and tables. 

Course: Supply Chain Management I: Warehousing and Distribution
Prerequisite: Foundations of Supply Chain Management
1 Credit
Supply Chain Management I: Warehousing and Distribution prepares students for entry into the warehouse and distribution career field. Course content emphasizes a deep understanding of the dynamics of distribution and logistics operations, the warehousing skills needed for the tracking and managing of inventory, and the problem-solving skills used by logisticians in today’s complex business environments. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will have a thorough understanding of safety, tools, equipment, operations, processes, customer fulfillment, product lifecycle, future trends, and regulatory issues in the industry. Extensive use of Microsoft Office is required throughout this course. 

Course: Supply Chain Management II: Management and Logistics
Prerequisite: Supply Chain Management I
1 Credit
Supply Chain Management II: Management and Logistics prepares students for a capstone learning experience in logistics, planning, and management systems. A range of business tasks will be undertaken to support the operation of supply chain processes including coordinating and controlling the order cycle and associated information systems. Through exposure to crucial business activities such as project management, analyzing logistical problems, and producing new solutions, students will acquire advanced skills related to business professionalism, ethics, policies, and communication. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be prepared for further education and careers in the supply chain industry.

Course: Introduction to Human Studies
Prerequisite: None
1 Credit
Introduction to Human Studies is a foundational course for students interested in becoming a public advocate, social worker, dietician, nutritionist, counselor, or community volunteer. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will have an understanding of human needs, overview of social services, career investigation, mental health, and communication. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue to build throughout the program of study. 

Course: Lifespan Development
Prerequisite: Introduction to Human Studies
1 Credit
Lifespan Development builds basic knowledge in human growth and development. The course standards include developmental theory, principles of growth, behavior of children from conception through adolescence, adult development and aging, and death and dying. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue to build throughout the program of study. Standards in this course are aligned with Tennessee Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects and Tennessee Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, as well as Tennessee Biology I, Psychology, and Sociology standards, and National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Second Edition.

Course: Culinary Arts I
Prerequisite: None
1 Credit
Culinary Arts I is the first level of Culinary Arts and prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary education in the food production and service industry. Designed to introduce students to food preparation concepts, terminology and practices in the modern commercial kitchen, the content provides students the opportunity to acquire marketable skills by examining both the industry and its career opportunities and by developing food preparation and service and interpersonal skills. Fundamental techniques and skills are taught with an emphasis on safety, sanitation, and proper equipment operation and maintenance. Laboratory facilities and experiences, which simulate commercial food production and service operations, offer school-based learning opportunities.

Course: Culinary Arts II
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I
1 Credit
Culinary Arts II is an applied-knowledge course to prepare students for careers in the culinary field as a prep cook, line cook, catering assistant, and many other entry-level food and beverage industry career paths. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have a working knowledge of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, menu planning, food presentation, purchasing and inventory, cooking principles, and food preparation. Students will gain experience in commercial food production and service operations, while preparing for further training in the culinary arts program of study at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue throughout the full sequence of courses. In addition to implementing the following standards, the course should include a suggested 30 hours spent in a commercial kitchen laboratory.

Course: Culinary Arts III
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts II
1 Credit
Culinary Arts III is the third level of Culinary Arts program. It, too, prepares students for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary education in the food production and service industry. Content provides students the opportunity to apply the marketable culinary arts skills they have acquired by assuming increasingly responsible positions, including participation in a cooperative education experience. 

Course: Culinary Arts IV
Prerequisite: Culinary Arts III
1 Credit
Culinary Arts IV is the capstone course in the Culinary Arts program of study intended to prepare students for careers such as banquet cook, catering assistant, event planning assistant, and many other entry-level food and beverage industry career paths. Course content reinforces the components of commercial kitchen safety and sanitation, food presentation, bakeshop preparation skills, sustainability practices, professionalism, and business opportunities. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will have applied the full range of knowledge and skills acquired in this program of study toward the planning and catering of an event approved by the instructor. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue throughout the full sequence of courses. 

Course: Hospitality and Tourism Management I
Prerequisite: None
1 Credit
Hospitality and Tourism Management I is the foundational course for students interested in careers within the hospitality and tourism industry. The course allows students to explore the career opportunities and fundamental principles that guide the organization and management of the hospitality and tourism industry. Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in the foundations of hospitality and tourism, industry segments, business concepts and operations, role of marketing, and customer relations. 

Course: Hospitality and Tourism Management II
Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism Management I
1 Credit
Hospitality and Tourism Management II builds on the foundational course and an intermediate course for students interested in learning more about careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. This course covers multiple topics preparing students for the hospitality and tourism industry with the skills and knowledge in management, human resources, recruitment, career development, marketing, finances, economics, and customer services. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to pursue more advanced coursework in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program of study. 

Course: Hospitality and Tourism Management III
Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism Management II
1 Credit
Hospitality and Tourism Management III is an advanced course intended to further build on the knowledge and skills from previous courses and preparing students for a variety careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. This course covers multiple topics in employability and professionalism, international and global hospitality and tourism, legislation and governing laws, crisis preparedness and emergency procedures, marketing and selling, and financial applications. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to pursue more advanced coursework in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program of study.

Course: Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum
Prerequisite: 2 classes in any career cluster
1 Credit
Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous CTE and general education courses within a professional work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit for select models of work-based learning, which allow students to interact with industry professionals in order to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills.

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