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West Point – Beemer Jr. Sr. High School

 

CURRICULUM COURSE OFFERINGS

 

Last Updated for 2010-11

 

 



APPLIED SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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This department does not have any classes that are required for graduation.  Attention should be given to some of these classes both as preparatory for college programs and as a foundation for technology of the future.  All students could benefit in some way by the courses offered in this department.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST080

TITLE:                                      Industrial Arts 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An exploratory look at different technologies, such as energy, structures, plastics, computers, infrastructures and how they affect our lives.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide students the exploratory knowledge of technology and how it affects our society.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST100

TITLE:                                      Woods I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An exploratory study of both hand tools and power tools.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the students with a basic knowledge and application of hand tools, and a working knowledge of power tools and their uses in wood working.  To instill safe working habits.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST110

TITLE:                                      Industrial Technology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester (May be taken twice with instructor permission)

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An expanded exploratory study of the many areas offered by the Industrial Technology Department.  The student can select one subject or a combination of two or more subjects, such as woods and metals and build a project of his or her choice (with instructor permission) by applying knowledge gained in previous Industrial Technology classes. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To provide students with an opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge of industrial courses previously learned by building projects of their own.  Craftsmanship and quality will be stressed.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST140

TITLE:                                      General Technology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An exploratory study in the areas of technology, robotics, plastics, CNC and electricity.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the student with the basic knowledge and process used in each of the four areas given along with the look at technology and how it affects our daily living.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST200

TITLE:                                      Mechanical Drawing

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An introductory course in drafting which introduces the students to basic elements of drafting, design, equipment and techniques.  The course will consist of one quarter of mechanical drafting and one quarter of architectural drafting.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To develop skills in the use of drafting instruments.  To acquaint the students to the various tools, drawing mediums and techniques.  To familiarize the students with mechanical and architectural types of drawings.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST210

TITLE:                                      High Technology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An exploratory study in the areas of High Technologies that will affect our future.  The High Tech areas are:  CAD, CNC, Communications, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Hydraulics, Lasers, Mechanics, Optics, Photography, Plastics, Pneumatics, Robotics, Solar, Telecommunications and Transportation.  A week-long unit in each given area.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the students with basic knowledge, understanding, and hands on application of the High Technologies that will be affecting their future.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST300

TITLE:                                      Trades & Industry

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Woods I or Instructor Permission

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This class will involve the students with the actual construction of various situations related to home construction and maintenance.  On the job training will occur (within the city limits).  Jobs will be contracted for materials only, there will be no labor paid.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To acquaint the students to estimating a job and what it all involves, to develop desirable attitudes and work habits, to introduce the students to various building materials, to expand the knowledge gained from previous technology classes, to implicate the use of tools on the job and to install safe working habits.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST310

TITLE:                                      Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD)

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Mechanical Drawing

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An introductory course in computerized drafting which introduces the students to basic computer design. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To develop skills in the use of computerized drafting.  To acquaint the students to various CAD programs.  To familiarize the students with mechanical and technical types of drawings.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  AST400

TITLE:                                      Advanced Architectural Design

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Mechanical Drawing

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An advanced course in Architectural design.  Students will have in-depth study of  all aspects of residential construction including structure, materials, costs, design, solar, utilities,  Each student will design a complete set of architectural plans of a dwelling of their own design.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To acquaint the students to the various plans involved with residential construction, to introduce various designs particularly solar and earth construction, to expand the knowledge learned from previous technology classes, to familiarize the students with the cost of construction.

 

 

ART

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This department does not have any classes that are required for graduation.  However, art classes are beneficial for students who want to pursue a career in art, commercial art, architecture, or to develop an understanding and appreciation for art.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART070

TITLE:                                      Art Exploration 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:   An initial exploration of basic principles and techniques in the language of art; i.e., lines, shapes, space, value, texture, color, and form.  Included will be a thematic overview of master artists from the past and introduction to Art History.  Illustration, design, and 2 point perspective will also be introduced.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:   The student will assemble a body of work demonstrating progress in using various techniques - pencil, colored pencil, acrylic paint, tempera paint.  The students will work mainly on 2-dimensional projects.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART080

TITLE:                                      Art Exploration 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Understanding the dimensional qualities of a work of art; (form is stressed).  The students will work on sculpture and learn about building an armature, body movement, and assembly of parts.  Students will also be asked to become more creative and individualistic by their artistic interpretations and aesthetics.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:   The student will develop an understanding, interest, and use applications of sculpture and design as symbols of expression.  Projects will include sculpture, and design.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART100

TITLE:                                      Art I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:   This is a basic course that includes an exploration into various media and techniques, color theory, and spatial organization.  Drawing fundamentals are stressed in this class.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:   The student will be introduced to projects using the following media:  pencil, charcoal, paint, and collage print inks.  The students will graduate from this class with a better understanding of drawing, painting, printmaking, edition making processes, collage, and still life.  Through completed projects, the students will demonstrate basic knowledge of composition, design, and the elements of art.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART200

TITLE:                                      Art II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Art I

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This semester course includes a deeper exploration of the principles and techniques involved in drawing, painting and design.  This class will include student construction of their own art materials, and an understanding of how to make a stretcher for their painting.  The students will do both 2 and 3 dimensional projects.  On site and outside classroom learning will also be introduced.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will assemble a collection body of work demonstrating some knowledge of various media in rendering (a) on site and from life (b) portraits, (c) still life, (d) gesture, (e) abstraction, and (f) design.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART300

TITLE:                                      Art III

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Art I & Art II

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Individual projects are aimed at the serious student who would like to pursue a specific project in art.  Students must have completed all background courses.  The student will explore compositional and style complexities, explore trends of contemporary artists, and direction of new movements.  The students will also create a portfolio, plus explore career options, and scholarship opportunities.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will complete projects that will help them prepare for college level instruction such as self portrait, motion study, compositional complexities, and portfolio review.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART310

TITLE:                                      Commercial Art

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Art I & Art II

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:   This class will introduce several technology based tools used for commercial art and advertising.  Typography and the study of lettering styles will also be discussed.  The implementation of the Macintosh computer and Adobe Photoshop will be part of the course.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:   The student will complete such projects as advertising board, magazine cover, airbrushed images, product design, local advertisement, multiple layered computer image, fashion design, interior design, and cartooning.  Students will also begin to explore careers for graphic artists and commercial artists.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ART320

TITLE:                                      Crafts

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Art I

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This class will involve the student in the process of making functional designs including rug making, batik, weaving, and pottery combined with a brief introduction into cross-cultural art history and archeology.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will complete one or more projects in areas of individual interest including rug making, batik, pottery, weaving, and quilt making.

 


BUSINESS

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The required class for graduation within the business department is Computer Applications.  Many other classes have direct relationship to preparation for majors in college and careers.  Close attention should be paid as to how these classes will form a foundation for education and employment after high school. 

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS070

TITLE:                                      Computer Exploration 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Understand terms common to all computers.  Learn keyboard and straight copy keyboarding.  History and course work dealing with computers.  

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Become familiar with the computer and learn to touch type on the keyboard.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS080

TITLE:                                      Computer Exploration 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Review computer technology and the keyboard..  Units will be covered on letters with envelopes, reports, tabulation problems, desktop publishing, data base management, and spreadsheets.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Know the computer terminology, how to touch type key, and key letters, tables, and reports.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS100

TITLE:                                      Computer Applications I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5      *Articulated Credit Available from Northeast Community College

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:    Microsoft Office

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will learn how to create and revise a variety of documents, such as letters, tables, reports and newsletters. Students will learn to solve problems involving numbers.  Students will work with database management system storing, retrieving, analyzing and printing information.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS110

TITLE:                                      Computer Applications II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Computer Applications I

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Continuation of Computer Applications I

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Develop advanced skills in using Microsoft Office, including integration, graphics, calculations and special applications.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS120

TITLE:                                      Introduction to Business

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:    Basic economic environment, small business management, personal financial unit, savings and investments, credit, risk management, money and banking.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To learn basics of starting your own business, learning skills to be an investor and consumer with the aid of the computer.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS200

TITLE:                                      Accounting I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A beginning course teaching basic record keeping methods and procedures with major emphasis dealing with the controlling of cash. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Develop understanding of daily recording and financial activities of a typical business both manually and by computer.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS300

TITLE:                                      Accounting II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Accounting I or Instructor permission

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Second year course dealing more with financial statements, interpretation, corporations, voucher systems and partnerships.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Prepare students who plan to major in business or accounting or directly enter the work force in this area.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS310

TITLE:                                      Business Communications

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Comprehensive coverage of the principles and application of communications supported by word processing software in PC lab.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Learn how business communicates in the world of work through language arts and English skills as they apply to the workplace.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS320

TITLE:                                      Economics

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     This course will cover practical economic theory as well as microeconomic and macroeconomic principles.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  This course will help prepare the student for the economic roles of consumer, worker, and citizen.  Students will learn how their role as a consumer affects the economy.  Students will also learn different economic systems and how they operate.  Students will learn the differences between Micro and Macroeconomics.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS340

TITLE:                                      Personal Finance

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10     *Articulated Credit Available from Northeast Community College

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Introduction to Business

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Covers the basic principles needed for individuals to manage their money. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will learn how to keep accurate records, spend money wisely, and how to invest money.  Students will also have a basic understanding of credit, insurance, and taxes.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS350

TITLE:                                      Sports Marketing

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course covers the functions of marketing and how they relate to the sports and entertainment industry.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Sports and Entertainment Marketing introduces the student to the marketing and management function and tasks that can be applied in amateur or professional sports or sporting events, entertainment or entertainment events, selling or renting supplies and equipment used for recreational or sporting purposes, product and services related to hobbies or cultural events, or business primarily engaged in satisfying the desire to make productive or enjoyable use of leisure time.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS360

TITLE:                                      Business Law

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course will cover law from a constitutional background, as well as laws for special groups, contract law, credit law, employment laws, property laws, and commercial paper.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  This course will help the student achieve an understanding of the legal principles that will be helpful throughout their life.  This course will look at how the law affects young people as well as the effect on adults and businesses

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS400

TITLE:                                      Advanced Computer Technology Applications

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Computer Applications I and a minimum of one of the following:

                                                Digital Media, Web Page Design, PC Maintenance and Repair, Computer Programming

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Premiere, Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft Office

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:    Utilizing creativity, innovation, collaboration and critical thinking, students will demonstrate advanced skills in technology.  Experiences will include: 1. Maintaining the school website, 2. Updating multimedia displays for athletic events, 3. Assisting teachers in the use of multimedia, 4. Troubleshooting technology issues around the district, and 5. Developing computer programs and learning programming language.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS500

TITLE:                                      Digital Media

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

 

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5    *Articulated Credit Available from Northeast Community College

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Computer Applications I

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of digital media hardware and software applications.  Students will design and create projects that integrate sound, video, text, graphics and animation.  Students will demonstrate how to use technology to effectively communicate a message in personal, educational and professional settings.  Students will have access to scanners, digital cameras (still and video), CD burners, color printers and color projectors.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will be able to Use a video camera, Use Adobe Premiere to edit video, Create movies to share with an audience using a variety of methods, Shoot video with correct technique, and Incorporate good audio and lighting techniques.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS510

TITLE:                                      PC Systems Maintenance & Repair

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

 

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5      *Articulated Credit Available from Northeast Community College

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Computer Applications I

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Introduce to maintenance, upgrading and repair of personal computer systems.  This course prepares the students for taking CompTIA's A+ Core Hardware certification test.  Lecture and lab experience on system hardware such as motherboards and memory, hard and floppy disk drives, expansion boards, video circuits, printers, monitors, power supplies and I/O devices.

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:    Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:  1. Define basic terms and concepts of computer systems, 2. Describe the basic functions performed by the different hardware components of a PC, 3. Identify common peripheral ports, cabling, and connectors, 4. Perform procedures for installing and configuring system components and peripheral devices, 5. Relate the operating system's functions and major system files, 6. Complete procedures for loading/adding and configuring device drivers, 7. Recognize common symptoms/problems and determine how to resolve them, and  8. Work as a member of a team to complete class projects.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS520

TITLE:                                      Web Page Development I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5      *Articulated Credit Available from Northeast Community College

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Computer Applications I

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Creative projects, concise instructions, and complete coverage of basic to intermediate Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks skill, helping students create dynamic Web sites.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will be able to list Web page design guidelines, design and upload Web pages using proper Web structure, create Web pages using Dreamweaver software (including graphics, tables, image maps, frames, etc.), create Web content using Flash software, create/edit vector and bitmap images using Fireworks software, and understand how css and html are used in creating Web pages.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  BUS530

TITLE:                                      Computer Programming

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Instructor Permission

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     The Visual Basic programming language is used to teach business computer programming using a visual programming approach; includes fundamental programming principles for event-driven programming.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:   The objectives of the course include:  1. Understand and use computer terms from the website, lecture, and assigned readings,  2. Implement application design specifications with a visual object-oriented, event-driven programming language, and 3. Learn visual programming language concepts applied to a business environment including: form design, common form tool controls, input-process-output model, arithmetic operations and assignment statements, predefined object methods & functions, decision structures, looping structures, list controls, array and table processing, sub procedures and user-defined functions, and database programming.

 

 

CAREER EDUCATION

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COURSE NUMBER:                  CED078

TITLE:                                      Career Exploration

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester Every Other Day

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7/8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Students will explore careers using the Nebraska Career Connections Program.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will understand the foundation knowledge and skills necessary for educational and career success through career exploration activities.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  CED300

TITLE:                                      Job Shadow

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Permission from Guidance office

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  On-the-Job observation at local businesses.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide students with an opportunity to spend time with a professional in a specific career field.  Students will develop an increased awareness of the requirements necessary to join the job force.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  CED400

TITLE:                                      Work-Based Learning

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester OR Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5 OR 10 for Full Year

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Permission from Guidance office and employment during school hours

GRADE LEVEL:                        12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Students will follow the work-based learning participation guidelines which describe in detail all aspects of the program. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide those students who have adequate credits with the opportunity to leave school early each day for employment, by which they develop the traits of a good employee as well as develop their job skills. 

 

 

ENGLISH

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All students graduating from West Point High School must complete English 9, English 10 and English 11.  Those students planning to attend a four year college are advised to take upper level courses which include English 12, English Composition I, Introduction to Literature or Advanced Speech.

 

Students will participate in the State Reading test for the Nebraska Department of Education state standards.  Students in grade 8 and grade 11 will participate in the Writing Assessment for the Nebraska Department of Education state standards.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG070

TITLE:                                      English 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The students will develop writing skills utilizing the 6-traits of writing model. Additionally, they will study the basic elements of fiction to analyze works of literature.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will be emphasized.

 

           

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG074

TITLE:                                      Reading Comprehension 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is one of the seventh grade exploratory courses. The focus is improvement of reading comprehension.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Examine the reading process, improve study skills, and practice test-taking strategies.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG076

TITLE:                                      Speech Exploration 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course briefly examines public speaking for a variety of purposes: informative, persuasive, and demonstrative.  Research, outlining, and use of technology are also important components.  The students will experience speaking formally and informally and both individually and in small groups.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The students will develop interpersonal and intrapersonal oral communication skills through a variety of activities.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG078

TITLE:                                      Reading Foundations – Junior High

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7 or 8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are significantly reading below grade level.  The student will gain understanding of the alphabetic principle, learn syllable types and common word endings, and increase accuracy through phonetic analysis/decoding and word recognition.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The students will learn to phonetically analyze words with increasing efficiency and accuracy.  The goal during the one semester class is to raise the student’s reading level by one grade level and increase fluency by 25 words per minute.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG079

TITLE:                                      Reading Mastery – Junior High

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7 or 8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are reading below the 8th grade level.  The student will gain understanding of advanced, high frequency, age-appropriate vocabulary words and their meanings.  Students will increase their background knowledge and comprehension skills through the reading informational text. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will gain increased depth and breadth of word knowledge.  The goal of the one semester class is to raise the student’s reading level by one grade level in vocabulary and comprehension and to have a 20-30% gain in vocabulary and sentence production.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG080

TITLE:                                      English 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Writing skills will be further developed.  Students will study works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including a novel and works by Nebraska authors.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  This class will continue developing writing, speaking, reading and listening skills.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG088

TITLE:                                      Reading Adventures – Junior High

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7 or 8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are reading below the 6th grade level.  The course will emphasize word recognition skills and improve reading fluency.  High frequency words and meanings will be taught through age-appropriate materials.  Students will have multiple opportunities to develop new skills via collaborative and independent activities.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The objective of the course is to improve reading fluency and vocabulary.  The goals are to have a 1 year gain in grade level reading, increase reading fluency 25 words per minute, and increase vocabulary.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG089

TITLE:                                      Reading Explorations – Junior High

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7 or 8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are reading slightly below grade level.  The course will teach research and study skills crucial to content area learning.  The course reinforces reading and writing as methods for discovery.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The objective of the course is to promote use of information as a means for efficiently and effectively solving problems.  The goals of the course are to have a 1 year gain in vocabulary and comprehension and also to improve in note-taking, summarizing and general knowledge. 

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG100

TITLE:                                      English 9

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Elements of grammar are reviewed.  Writing skills will include sentence structure, narrative writing, creative writing, expository writing, and technical writing.  Students will read non-fiction, drama, short stories, poetry, and several novels which relate to the themes of Life as a Journey, Conflicts and Challenges, Choices and Consequences, and Rites of Passage. Vocabulary enrichment will also be included.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To continue the student’s growth as a writer and a reader.  To prepare the student for the types of writing expected of him/her in other classes.  To explore a wide range of literature and establish a foundation for literary analysis.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG108

TITLE:                                      Reading Foundations – High School

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are significantly reading below grade level.  The student will gain understanding of the alphabetic principle, learn syllable types and common word endings, and increase accuracy through phonetic analysis/decoding and word recognition.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The students will learn to phonetically analyze words with increasing efficiency and accuracy.  The goal during the one semester class is to raise the student’s reading level by one grade level and increase fluency by 25 words per minute.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG109

TITLE:                                      Reading Adventures – High School

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are reading below the 6th grade level.  The course will emphasize word recognition skills and improve reading fluency.  High frequency words and meanings will be taught through age-appropriate materials.  Students will have multiple opportunities to develop new skills via collaborative and independent activities.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The objective of the course is to improve reading fluency and vocabulary.  The goals are to have a 1 year gain in grade level reading, increase reading fluency 25 words per minute, and  increase the student’s vocabulary.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG111

TITLE:                                      Reading Mastery

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are reading below the 8th grade level.  The student will gain understanding of advanced, high frequency, age-appropriate vocabulary words and their meanings.  Students will increase their background knowledge and comprehension skills through the reading informational text. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will gain increased depth and breadth of word knowledge.  The goal of the one semester class is to raise the student’s reading level by one grade level in vocabulary and comprehension and to have a 20-30% gain in vocabulary and sentence production.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG112

TITLE:                                      Reading Exploration

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is designed for students who are reading slightly below grade level.  The course will teach research and study skills crucial to content area learning.  The course reinforces reading and writing as methods for discovery.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The objective of the course is to promote use of information as a means for efficiently and effectively solving problems.  The goals of the course are to have a 1 year gain in vocabulary and comprehension and also to improve in note-taking, summarizing and general knowledge. 

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG120

TITLE:                                      Speech

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The class will include public speaking skills, research skills, career communication strategies, and outlining.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To expose students to the communication process and practice public speaking skills.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG200

TITLE:                                      English 10

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course will review basic sentence and paragraph structure.   The essay format and research paper format will be introduced.  The genres of literature covered will include drama, poetry, short story, novel and non-fiction.  Different themes of mythology, war and peace, humor, life and death, and love will also be covered.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To instruct the student in organizing thoughts, writing cohesive essays and research papers and using correct mechanical skills and proper writing techniques.  To familiarize the student with structures of various types of literature and to examine different approaches to content.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG300

TITLE:                                      English 11 - Composition

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None - (Note:  All students will enroll in English 11 during their junior year.  Students who fail English 10 will be required to re-take English 10 in summer school or during their senior year)

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

                                                           

COURSE CONTENT:  Grammar usage, career exploration, literary analysis, persuasive writing, creative writing, personal composition, and the research paper will be covered.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Use technical and mechanical English skills to write quality papers as they incorporate the 6 traits of writing.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG310

TITLE:                                      English 11 - Literature

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required          

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None - (Note:  All students will enroll in English 11 during their junior year.  Students who fail English 10 will be required to re-take English 10 in summer school or during their senior year)

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Students in this course will analyze American Literature, past through present, by reading works by noted American writers. Also, each student will research the life and style of one American author and share this analysis with the class near the end of the semester. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To build awareness of our rich and varied literary heritage and to encourage  students to read more American literature.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG330

TITLE:                                      Publications

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Students will learn techniques and principles of gathering, writing and distributing the news by producing a school newspaper.  Students will learn to take photographs with both a camera and digital camera.  In addition, they will sell and create ads for local businesses.  The Pagemaker Program will be used to layout the pages, and Microsoft Word will be used to create files.  Students will also design, layout, and produce the yearbook.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To write straight, feature, opinion and sports stories using correct journalism techniques.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG400

TITLE:                                      English 12

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The focus of English 12 is to assist career bound students in building skills which will help them apply and secure a job and help community and state college bound students in enhancing their skills in writing papers and reading literature critically while building their vocabularies and reviewing basic rules of grammar and learning to use graphic organizers to help organizational skills.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will write papers that reinforce research skills, compare and contrast, focus on description, and are narratives.  In addition, students will read different genres of literature critically and respond to them with written responses and by filling out graphic organizers.  Students will build their vocabulary and review grammar skills.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG410

TITLE:                                      Contemporary Literature

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This is an independent-based reading and writing curriculum in which students will read both required and self-selected material.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To acquaint the student with different genres of contemporary literature.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG420

TITLE:                                      Creative Writing

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Students will write creatively to include poetry, short stories, essays, and narratives. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Develop creative writing skills through a 6 traits of writing method of instruction.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG500

TITLE:                                      English Composition I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School - * May be taken for college credit – Must meet NECC required standards

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        12 

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The students will read and write themes consistent with a college freshman composition class.  The written works will include narrative, descriptive, causal analysis, compare/contrast, and definition essays, plus research writing.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To write effective essays and to write a major research work.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG510

TITLE:                                      Introduction to Literature

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective           

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School - * May be taken for college credit – Must meet NECC required standards

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Composition I

GRADE LEVEL:                        12 

 

COURSE CONTENT:    This course will cover a broad array of literature, including short stories, poetry, plays, and novels.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To expose the student to a wide selection of literature and to increase the student's appreciation and insight.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  ENG520

TITLE:                                      Advanced Speech

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School - * May be taken for college credit – Must meet NECC required standards

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Speech

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12 

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The class will include public speaking skills, advanced research skills, small group communication skills, and interpersonal communication.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To help the student become both a better communicator and listener.

 

 

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

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The classes in the Family and Consumer Sciences department are not required for graduation.  However, the classes do provide an essential foundation for improving the individual student’s quality of life.  A sincere effort should be made to include many of these classes in the student's educational program.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS070

TITLE:                                      Family Consumer Science 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Introduction to the areas of clothing and textiles, food and nutrition, child development and management and social issues.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will become familiar with management processes.  Students will be introduced to the basics of teen social issues, students will learn simple sewing terms, skills and construction technology, basics of food and nutrition and basics in child care development.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS100

TITLE:                                      Basic Nutrition

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is an introduction to food and nutrition.  Cooking terms, food sources, selection and identification, buying and preparation will be covered.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The students will learn cooking terms, proper measurement, preparation, food related illnesses and service of food.  They will demonstrate learned knowledge in lab work coordinated with text learning.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS110

TITLE:                                      Beginning Clothing

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is designed as an introduction to clothing and textiles.  General care, repair, selection, construction, as well as grooming will be covered.  Students will use the sewing lab.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will learn terminology, demonstrate garment construction skills, study careers, wardrobe planning, and management.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS200

TITLE:                                      Adult Living

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course covers the various areas of family life and living as an adult including areas of personal philosophy, relationships, values, marriage, social problems, housing and reproduction.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Students will study the previously mentioned topics in depth.  They will discuss matters openly and objectively.  Students will learn and use proper terms in the given areas.  Students will demonstrate mature qualities of the adult they are becoming.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS210

TITLE:                                      Child Development

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     This class will cover human development from conception through birth and through adolescence.  Physical, social, emotional and mental development will be covered.  What to expect, what to look for and how to be prepared will be incorporated.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will learn about human development, birth, and growth.  Students will work with children in a lab setting.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS220

TITLE:                                      Parenting

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     This class will cover the basics of parenting.  This class will cover what it takes to be a parent, preparation for parenting, skills necessary to parent effectively and a hands-on lab of working with children.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will study the various areas of parenting, finances, physical and social preparation, and discipline.  Students will have the opportunity to prepare to be effective parents.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FCS230

TITLE:                                      Advanced Nutrition

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is designed to deal with the planning, etiquette, career exploration, scheduling, buying and preparation of food as well as what food does for the body.  Service of food and management will be included.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will plan and prepare meals individually and in group work.  Students will work with food management and budgets.  Students will explore careers in foods.  Students will do experimental work with recipes.

 


FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Foreign language is not required to graduate. However, 1 year is recommended as part of the college prep program.  Any student planning on attending an Arts & Science college should have at least 2 years of a Foreign Language.  Consult college catalogs for specific requirements.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FOL080

TITLE:                                      Spanish Exploration 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required                      

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            2.5 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:     The class raises awareness of the cultures of various Spanish-speaking countries and the language.  Spanish vocabulary for everyday-life situations is identified and practiced in context.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will be able to recognize similarities and differences o Spanish-speaking countries with the United States.  They will be able to use the Spanish language in listening, speaking, writing and reading abut daily life activities.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FOL100

TITLE:                                      Spanish I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Helps each student attain an acceptable degree of proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The material presented is practical and useful and relates to students' every day lives.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The students will be able to make use of their learned skills in today's multi-cultural society.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FOL200

TITLE:                                      Spanish II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Spanish I

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Furthers the students' ability in speaking, understanding, reading and writing.  Increased emphasis on reading is stressed.  The students are encouraged to participate in simple conversations.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  A good student who has practiced and worked consistently should be able to pass a college entrance exam and earn some extra hours and be placed in intermediate college Spanish.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FOL300

TITLE:                                      Spanish III

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Spanish I & II

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course furthers the fundamental skills in language use; places emphasis on the reading comprehension skill; provides opportunity for self-expression in speaking and writing, and provides review materials which meet the students' needs.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To communicate successfully in basic survival situations; to help students appreciate short literary pieces and thus encourage their continued study of Spanish.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  FOL400

TITLE:                                      Spanish IV

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Spanish I, II & III

GRADE LEVEL:                        12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  At this level, the student would have a mastery of all Spanish grammar tenses that he/she can implement them in practical speaking, reading and writing.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To bring the students to a level of oral proficiency where they will be able to create with language and to participate in more challenging conversations.

 

 

HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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Graduation requirements are the successful completion of 10 credits of Physical Education in grades 9-12.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE072

TITLE:                                      Physical Education/Health 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  1. Understand the functions of the body structure in regard to the skeletal and muscular systems, 2. Understand the basic functions and parts of the following systems:  Circulatory, respiratory and excretory, 3. Understand the basic functions and parts of the nervous system relative to its control and regulation of the body, 4. Be able to categorize drugs into their cause and effect characteristics of the body's systems,  5. Be able to identify the four food groups and explain their importance to the body's survival, and 6. Participate in selected physical education activities.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1. To develop an appreciation of personal health, 2. To develop knowledge of sports and physical fitness, 3. To develop an appreciation of socially wholesome outlets for emotions, 4. To develop an appreciation of personal health and vigorous physical activity, 5. To provide leadership experiences and foster friendships, 6.  To develop a working knowledge of the human organism in its environment, and To increase muscular strength, endurance, and neuromuscular coordination.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE082

TITLE:                                      Physical Education/Health 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  1. Each student will understand the following units:  Tobacco and your health, Alcohol and your health, Drugs and your Health, Communicable diseases, Non-communicable diseases, Safety and first aid, Consumer and public health, and Environmental health. 2. Participate in selected physical education activities.  3. Health instruction will include: mental health, diet and nutrition, exercise, drugs, anatomy and physiology, and human development.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1. To develop an appreciation of personal health, 2. To develop knowledge of sports and physical fitness. 3. To develop an appreciation of socially wholesome outlets for emotions, and 4. To develop an appreciation of personal health and vigorous physical activity.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE100

TITLE:                                      Physical Education/Health I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Physical activities are to be selected from the following:  flag football, archery, golf, basketball, softball, track and field, soccer, badminton and tennis, gymnastics, wrestling, aerobic dance, weight training and rhythmics, personal fitness, volleyball, and jump rope unit.  Health instruction will include:  mental health, anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, stress, personal hygiene.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1. To develop knowledge of sports and physical fitness, 2. To develop an appreciation of socially wholesome outlets for emotions, 3. To develop an appreciation of lifetime sports, and 4. To develop and appreciation of personal health and vigorous physical activity.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE200

TITLE:                                      Conditioning For Life

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Activities and subjects explored will include, but not be limited to the following:  Resistance training with free weights, isometric applications, plyometrics, flexibility training, body appreciation and awareness, diet and nutrition, cross training, and life-long benefits of fitness.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  1. To develop in each student a knowledge of fitness based on research and personal experiences, and  2. To acquire an appreciation for the life long benefits that a healthy life style and positive mental attitude can provide.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE210

TITLE:                                      Fitness

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Physical Education/Health I

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Each student will understand and participate in a physical fitness workout consisting of a 12 minute run, 3 sets of sit-ups, and 3 sets of push-ups.  A 30 minute workout to tone muscles and learn to control weight. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  To improve the students' knowledge of the principles of fitness, anatomy, and nutrition, and to apply those principles toward reaching each individual’s fitness goals.  Students will measure, assess, and monitor fitness levels and body fat percentage.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE220

TITLE:                                      Physical Education II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Physical Education/Health I

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Physical activities are to be selected from the following:  archery, golf, bowling, softball, badminton, racquetball, pickleball, paddleball, tennis, social dance, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, tennis, shuffleboard, darts, horseshoes, and soccer. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1. To develop knowledge of sports, 2. To develop an appreciation of socially wholesome outlets for emotions, 3. To develop an appreciation of lifetime sports, and 4. To provide leadership experiences, and foster friendships.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HPE300

TITLE:                                      Power Lifting

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Physical Education/Health I

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Activities are designed to improve muscular strength, and flexibility.  The weight room equipment is used to prepare students to compete in two power lifting competitions.  The competition lifts are bench, squat, and deadlift.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  1. To improve the students’ knowledge of the principles of strength training, anatomy, nutrition, and power lifting, and 2. To compete in a power lifting competition. 

 

 

HEALTH SCIENCE

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The Health Science Department has no required classes for graduation.  Elective classes are offered for students interested in health careers.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HSC420

TITLE:                                      Introduction to Health Careers

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course gives an overview of Healthcare Systems, Health Career Pathways, Emergency Management, basic concepts of Biology and related health fields.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Upon completion of the course, the student will have an overview of the health care field.  

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HSC430

TITLE:                                      Medical Terminology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5     

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Students will learn to identify and define the commonly used prefixes, word roots and suffixes in constructing medical terms. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The course covers correct spellings, definitions and pronunciations of medical terms.  Common medical abbreviations and appropriate use as well as the appropriate rule for combining forms will be studied.  Students will learn to recognize and define what the medical words mean in the context of a medical document and other types of communications.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HSC500

TITLE:                                      Nursing

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School or College

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5     

 

PREREQUISITE:                       *May be taken for college credit – Must meet college entrance requirements.

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is designed to train the beginning nursing assistant (NA) to provide safe, effective, and caring services to the patients, residents, and clients of any health care setting.  It is designed to meet the training requirements of both federal law and Nebraska State Law for nursing assistants working in a licensed nursing facility.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define the key terms of the course
  2. Understand different health care systems and their consumers.
  3. Understand the role, responsibilities and limitations as a nursing assistant
  4. Understand the components and types of communication
  5. Understand the principles of patient and nurse assistant safety
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of medical abbreviations and terms
  7. Understand/demonstrate each procedure included in this course
  8. Understand the basic structure and function of each body system, changes of aging and common health conditions
  9. Understand observations and actions nursing assistants can make related to health conditions of the elderly
  10. Understand the emotional, social, spiritual, sexual and cultural needs of the elderly.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  HSC510

TITLE:                                      Medication Aide

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School or College     

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       *May be taken for college credit – Must meet college entrance requirements.

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is designed to prepare the student to meet the requirements of the Medication Aide Act and the responsibilities of the medication aide in an assisted living facility and/or nursing facility. This course includes information regarding medication administration, pharmacology, rules and regulations, classification of drugs, orders, storage, abbreviations and an overview of commonly used drugs and documentation.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:   Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the state administered written exam. After successfully passing this examination and completing the application procedure, the student's name will be placed on the medication aide registry at the Nebraska Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Credentialing Division

 

 

MATHEMATICS

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Three years of math is the minimum requirement for graduation from West Point-Beemer High School.  Those students planning to attend a four year college should take a minimum of Algebra I and Geometry.  Some college programs will require Algebra II and possibly Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus.  Consult college catalogs for more specific information.  Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II make up the math portion of the college prep program.

 

Students will participate in the mathematics assessments for the Nebraska Department of Education state standards.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT070

TITLE:                                      Math 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A review of the fundamental operations of rational numbers and an introduction to percentages, statistics and elementary geometry concepts.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To improve the student’s ability to perform basic operations, to provide basic knowledge of properties of the rational number system, and to develop the ability to work with statistical data, percentages and elementary geometry concepts.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT080

TITLE:                                      Math 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Math 7

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A study of the real number system, probability and statistics, introduction to Algebra and an introduction to the Geometry of right triangles and similar figures.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the student with the basic knowledge of the real number system, the basic skills of Algebra and to provide a beginning knowledge of Geometry related to plane and special figures.

 

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT100

TITLE:                                      Pre-Algebra

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Math 8

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This is a course whose difficulty lies between that of Math 8 and Algebra and emphasizes the four fundamental operations in the solving of problems and equations using algebraic concepts and techniques.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To prepare a student to develop a foundation in mathematics in order to pursue a course in Algebra more successfully.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT110

TITLE:                                      Algebra A

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Math 7 & 8

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11

 

COURSE CONTENT: This course is part one of a two year Algebra I course. The content covered is very similar to Algebra I except it is spread over two years.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To understand the basic structure of Algebra and to recognize Algebraic techniques to acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts and skills.  To perceive the role of deductive reasoning in Algebra.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT120

TITLE:                                      Algebra B

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra A

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11

 

COURSE CONTENT: This course is part two of a two year Algebra I course. The content covered is very similar to Algebra I except it is spread over two years.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To understand the basic structure of Algebra and to recognize Algebraic techniques to acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts and skills.  To perceive the role of deductive reasoning in Algebra.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT130

TITLE:                                      Algebra I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Math 8 - *May be excused from Math 8 with special permission

GRADE LEVEL:                        (*8), 9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A beginning course in Algebra which introduces work with linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, polynomials, and the real number system.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To understand the basic structure of Algebra and to recognize Algebraic techniques to acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts and skills.  To perceive the role of deductive reasoning in Algebra.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT200

TITLE:                                      Geometry

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra I

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Geometry is the study of points in two dimensions (plane) and in three dimensions (solid).  These sets of points along with knowledge of deductive reasoning will lead to the discovery of the basic geometric figures--the line, the plane and the solid.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To be able to solve problems involving the basic plane and solid geometric figures, and to understand geometric proof in all of its form.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT300

TITLE:                                      Algebra II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra I & Geometry

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An advanced Algebra course which emphasizes the basics of Algebra to study the structure of real and complex numbers.  Topics included are algebraic techniques, logarithms, trigonometry and coordinate geometry.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To understand Algebra as it pertains to the systems of real and complex numbers to acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts and skills and to apply coordinate geometric techniques.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT310

TITLE:                                      Integrated Math Applications

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra 1 or Algebra A & B

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course covers checking accounts, percents, interest, payroll, mortgages, taxes, investments, insurance, and other aspects of daily business material needed to succeed financially in this society.  Also included is some geometry material and standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.6.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  This course is aimed at fulfilling math requirements and finishing state standards 12.4.1 and 12.4.6.  This course should also present and hone some of the student’s basic business knowledge, and improve future financial success and decision making skills in the student’s life outside of school.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT400

TITLE:                                      Pre-Calculus

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra II

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course contains elementary functions of which trigonometry is a main part, theory of equations, logarithmic functions, limits of functions and calculus concepts.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To perceive the unity of mathematics and to prepare the student for college courses in calculus, abstract algebra and probability.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT500

TITLE:                                      Algebra/Trigonometry

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School or College

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra II - *May be taken for college credit - Must meet college entrance requirements.

GRADE LEVEL:                        12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     Study of field axons, sets, functions, equations, inequalities, matrices and determinants, exponents, logarithms, trigonometric functions and analysis.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To perceive the unity of mathematics and to prepare the student for college courses in algebra and trigonometry.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MAT510

TITLE:                                      Calculus

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School or College

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Pre-Calculus - May be taken for college credit – Must meet college entrance requirements.

GRADE LEVEL:                        12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course covers limits, differentiation and integration of single variable functions and their applications.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of limits, derivatives and integrals and be prepared for future college courses in calculus, abstract algebra and probability.

 

 

MUSIC

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Participating in the instrumental and vocal music program is not required of any student; however, we do encourage students to participate in these programs as much as possible.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MUS070

TITLE:                                      Junior High Band

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Students must be able to play an instrument, or may take lessons to learn to play an instrument, if scheduling allows

GRADE LEVEL:                        7, 8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  1st Quarter – Possible Marching Band participation for parades and football games.  2nd through 4th Quarters – Pep Band and Concert Band performances along with participation in solo and ensemble contests, and honor bands. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide each student the opportunity to improve his or her musical skills by introducing them to different types of musical literature in rehearsal situations and performance settings.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MUS075

TITLE:                                      Junior High Choir

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7, 8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Preparation and performance of vocal concerts during the school year.  Beginning sight-reading and musicianship skills.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Introduce basic vocal, choral and musicianship skills.  Provide an opportunity to improve his or her skills by introducing them to different types of musical literature.   Prepare the students for membership in senior high concert choir.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MUS100

TITLE:                                      Band – Senior High

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Students must be able to play an instrument, or may take lessons to learn to play an instrument, if scheduling allows 

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT: 1st Quarter – Marching Band performances of marching routines or parades as reflected on schedule. 2nd through 4th Quarters – Pep Band and Concert Band performances along with participation in solo and ensemble contests, honor bands, and all-state.  Pep Band and Concert Band.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To provide each band student the opportunity to improve his/her musical skills by the playing of many different types of literature in rehearsal situations and performance settings.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MUS110

TITLE:                                      Choir – Senior High

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Preparation and performance of vocal music for concerts, clinics and contests scheduled throughout the year, with at least 1 performance per quarter.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Strengthen vocal, choral, and musicianship skills, and expand students’ appreciation of music through performance of varied and challenging literature.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MUS200

TITLE:                                      Instrumental Technique

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

PREREQUISITE:                       Students must be willing to learn to play an instrument, or may take lessons to improve on an instrument they already know how to play          

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Beginning through advanced lessons on musical instruments.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide each student the opportunity to gain skills on an instrument or improve his/her musical skills on an instrument.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  MUS500

TITLE:                                      Music in Western Culture

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School  *May be taken for college credit - Must meet college entrance requirements.

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Permission of instructor. 

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Students will study Music Elements, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.  Students will also study music from the Baroque Period, the Classical Period, the Romantic Period, and Music of the 20th Century.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:  1. Know the music in the great tradition of Western Art Music, 2. Know the major composers and some of their compositions,

3. Have obtained an appreciation of music, 4. Discuss the development of the various forms of music, and 5. Listen intelligently to Music of the Middle Ages through music of the 20th century.

 


NATURAL SCIENCE

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Physical Science and Biology or equivalent courses are both required to graduate from West Point High School. The addition of Chemistry, Advanced Biology, Anatomy/Physiology or Physics will meet requirements for the college prep program.

 

Students will participate in the Science assessments for the Nebraska Department of Education state standards in Science.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC070

TITLE:                                      Life Science

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Life Science is a basic introduction to biology based on the following units:  1) Characteristics of life, 2) Life processes, 3) Origin and classification of life, 4) The 5 kingdoms, 5) Ecology.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1) To provide students with basic knowledge of the interdependence of living things and their environment.  2) To provide students with understanding of relationship between structure and function in living things.  3) To provide students with laboratory experience.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC080

TITLE:                                      Earth Science

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A study of the sciences that affect the surface of our planet.  The sciences include geology, astronomy, meteorology and mineralogy.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1) To provide the student with a basic understanding of earth around him and the science that explains it.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC100

TITLE:                                      Physical Science

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of beginning chemistry and physics and how they surround us all in everyday life.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  1) To provide the student with fundamental knowledge for further work in science.  2) To provide the student with a variety of lab experiences.  3) To help the student recognize the physics and chemistry that surrounds his/her life.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NC200

TITLE:                                      Biology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Biology is the study of life based on the following units:  1) Nature of life and cells, 2) Ecology,  3) Genetics, and  4) Evolution.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1) To increase the students understanding of the interdependence of living organisms.  2) To increase the students understanding of structural and functional relationships in living organisms.  3) To provide students with increased laboratory experience.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC300

TITLE:                                      Anatomy/Physiology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Biology

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

COURSE CONTENT:  Systems of skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, integumentary, excretory, reproductive, endocrine.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Study of structure and function of human body systems.   Lab experiences will include dissection of the cat and organ specimens

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC310

TITLE:                                      Chemistry

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Algebra IIrecommended as prerequisite or concurrent enrollment

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Chemistry is the study of the structure and composition of matter.  In this course, the changes in the composition of matter will be investigated.  Chemical changes and chemical reactions will be studied in the laboratory.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To become skilled in the use of chemicals and related apparatus.  To gain the ability to apply basic principles of chemistry to practical situations in life.  To gain skills in problem solving.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC320

TITLE:                                      Physics

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Physical Science, Trig-Pre-Calculus - recommend concurrent enrollment

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  An introductory course concerned with the relationship between matter and energy.  The student will investigate force, heat, mechanics, wave energy, sound, and light.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the student with the basic knowledge of physics and its relationship to the scientific world.  To gain skills in setting up and controlling experiments.  To gain skills in problem solving.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC330

TITLE:                                      Principles of Meteorology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDITS:                  High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The Principles of Meteorology course is an introductory look into the earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate.  Topics include heat and temperature, moisture, pressure and atmospheric circulations, weather forecasting and severe weather.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will gain knowledge of atmosphere and its’ changing behavior as it relates to human activities and how it influences our daily lives.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC510

TITLE:                                      Advanced Biology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School - *May be taken for college credit for non-science majors – must meet NCC required standards

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Biology

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Ecology and environment, genetics, animal behavior, cells and cell chemistry, and plant and animal diversity.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Study of life paralleling introductory college Biology course. 

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  NSC500

TITLE:                                      Advanced Physical Science

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School - *May be taken for college credit for non-science majors – must meet NCC required standards

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Physical Science

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course follows the Northeast curriculum as a year course covering general Physics, Chemistry, and Earth science.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  1) To provide the student with general knowledge in science.  2) To provide the student with a variety of lab experiences.  3) To help the student recognize the physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy that surrounds his/her life.

 


SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Students graduating from West Point-Beemer High School must successfully complete 30 credit hours of Social Studies course work.  Required high school courses are World History, American History, U.S. Government and World Geography.

 

Students will participate in the Social Studies assessments for the Nebraska Department of Education   state standards.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC070

TITLE:                                      Social Studies 7

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        7

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Geography skills and History of Our World (The Early Ages) Up to 1000C.E.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To be able to better use Geography skills and be able to analyze the events, contributions, and famous people of world cultures up to 1000 C. E.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC080

TITLE:                                      Social Studies 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10 Junior High Credits

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8

 

COURSE CONTENT:  American History from Colonial times to the Civil War

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Study of the creation of America as a nation, from its colonial infancy through the 1880’s. We will analyze and apply the skills and concepts of U.S. history, government, geography, and culture to demonstrate an understanding of what makes their America a unique country.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC100

TITLE:                                      World History

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A study of World History from 1300 to the present.  Topics include:  the Middle Ages and Feudalism, the People and Empires in the Americas, the Renaissance and Reformation; the Age of Exploration, Absolute Monarchies, the changes caused by the scientific, democratic, and industrial revolutions; and global expansion and imperialism.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the student with an overview of significant persons, events, and issues in World History and to relate the past to contemporary persons, events, and issues as a guide to understanding current happenings and problems.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC200

TITLE:                                      American History

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        10

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A study of U.S. History from 1776 to present.  Students will study the American Revolution and beginnings of the United States under the constitution and its growth in size, wealth and power.  Topics include the American Revolution and the Constitution, Westward Movement and Expansion, Sectionalism and the Civil War, Industrialization and Immigration, WWI, the Depression, WWII, the Civil Rights Movement, the 60’s and Vietnam.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To provide the student with an overview of significant persons, events, and issues in American History and to relate the past to contemporary persons, events, and issues as a guide to understanding current happenings and problems.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC300

TITLE:                                      World Geography

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11


COURSE CONTENT:  A study of physical, cultural, economic, political and historical geographic areas of the world demonstrating knowledge of the 5 themes of geography.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1. Describe the basic physical characteristics of earth.  2. Use maps to recognize and locate major regions of the world. 3. Identify the chief physical features, cultural contributions, economic characteristics and historical influences and political significance of major regions of the world.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC310

TITLE:                                      American Government

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11

 

COURSE CONTENT:  American Government is a study of the history, structure and functions of the American federal government.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  1. Describe the major forms of government and principal economic systems. 

2. Describe the principles of the constitution and constitutional change.  3. Describe the concepts of federalism.  4. Describe the guarantee of fundamental freedoms.  5. Describe the full scope of the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC410

TITLE:                                      Modern Problems

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A study of problems currently facing the United States, domestic and foreign, using newspapers, newsmagazines and television documentaries.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To increase student awareness of current events & issues on local, state, national & international levels.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC420

TITLE:                                      Psychology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Examine biological foundations of behavior as well as child and adolescent development, personality, abnormal psychology and social diversity.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To engage students in the examination of the relationship between biology and the environment and human behavior.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC430

TITLE:                                      Sociology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:     A study of Social interaction as it applies to the stratification of our society.  We will examine the causes and effects of stratification and the subsequent implications related to these causes.  (i.e. Discrimination, competition, values, deviance, etc.)  Other topics of study include:  Socialization, Crime and Deviance, and Race and Gender. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To develop within our students the ability to understand and thus appreciate the rich diversity that is present within our global society.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC440

TITLE:                                      World Cultures

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The course is a study of the diverse nature of our society and our world.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this course is to inspire students to recognize and participate in a culturally diverse nation and world and to develop an understanding of cultural diversity through historical, artistic, traditional and literary contributions.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC450

TITLE:                                      Economics

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course will help prepare the student for their economic roles as consumer, worker, and citizen.  Students will learn how their roles affect the economy.  Students will also learn different economic systems and how they operate.  Students will learn the differences between Micro and Macroeconomics throughout the entire semester. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Students will cover various economic topics that answer key questions.  They will cover/answer how the economy affects everyone, who can benefit from certain markets, how businesses and labor can achieve economic goals, how to make the most of their money, why it matters how the economy is doing, what the role of government is, and the outline and effect of the global economy. 

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC500

TITLE:                                      Psychology

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective (Course is received through distance learning)

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School and College

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None - *May be taken for college credit – Must meet college entrance requirements

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Psychology is a study of human behavior and mental processes.  Topics include:  theoretical approaches, development, biological foundations, learning, perception, emotions, motivation, social behavior, abnormal behavior, and approaches to therapy.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The student will be able to define the six perspectives in Psychology, define and distinguish between different methods of scientific research, comprehend how physiology affects behavior and mental processes.  They will be introduced to the major psychological disorders and know the distinction between the two forms of associative learning.  The student will be able to recognize general definitions of stress, stressors and the effects of stress on health.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC530

TITLE:                                      Advanced American History I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School and College

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       American History - *May be taken for college credit – Must meet college entrance requirements

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  A survey of American History from the age of discovery through the Civil War.  Emphasis on political, economic, and social problems in the growth of the American Nation

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

                  1.   Understand early native cultures in the Americas.

                  2.   Understand the impact of exploration and early colonization.

                  3.   Understand the development of early English colonies in North America.

                  4.   Understand the later development of the English colonies.

                  5.   Understand the problems leading to the Declaration of Independence.

                  6.   Comprehend the fight to gain American Independence.

                  7.   Understand the changes that took place in the American structure of government.

                  8.   Understand the problems of implementing the new United States government.

                  9.   Understand the events leading to and the War of 1812.

                10.   Understand the political changes in the United States after the War of 1812.

                11.   Understand the economic changes taking place in the United States after the War of 1812.

                12.   Understand the social changes taking place after the War of 1812.

                13.   Understand the Western expansion in the years after the War of 1812.

                14.   Understand the events of the 1850's that lead to the Civil War.

                15.   Understand the conflict of the Civil War.

16.    Understand reconstruction.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  SSC540

TITLE:                                      Advanced American History II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective

LENGTH OF COURSE:              One Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School and College

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       American History - *May be taken for college credit – Must meet college entrance requirements

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT: A survey of American History from the Civil War to the present.  Emphasis on political economic and social problems accompanying America’s rise as an industrial world power. 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to

                  1.   Understand changes in politics in the United States from reconstruction to the Spanish       American War.

                  2.   Comprehend the impact of industrialization on the United States.

                  3.   Understand the birth and growth of the labor unions during industrialization.

                  4.   Comprehend the impact of industrialization on cities life and culture of the United States.

                  5.   Understand the relationship between western settlement and industrialization.

                  6.   Understand the growth of segregation and the Civil Rights Movement.

                  7.   Understand the political changes in the United States at the turn of 20th century.

                  8.   Comprehend the growth of the United States as a world power at the beginning of the 20th century.

                  9.   Understand the impact of progressivism and T. Roosevelt.

                10.   Understand the impact and involvement of World War I on the United States.

                11.   Understand the impact of the 1920s on the United States.

                12.   Understand the affect of the Great Depression and the New Deal on American life.

                13.   Understand the impact of World War II on the United States.

                14.   Comprehend the affect and involvement of the Cold War on the United States.

                15.   Understand the United States in the 1950s.

                16.   Understand the United States in the 1960s.

                17.   Understand the impact of Watergate on the United States.

 


VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE

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The Agriculture Education Department has no required classes for graduation.  However, students should be aware of the importance of agriculture to the economy and as our food source and consider taking some of the courses as electives.  Classes are also needed to enroll in the FFA chapter as extra-curricular activity.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG080

TITLE:                                      Agriculture Exploration 8

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Required                      

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Quarter

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    Junior High
NUMBER OF CREDITS:           
2.5 Junior High Credits

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        8         

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The importance of agriculture to Nebraska and the United States will be explored and discussed.  The class will involve the study of plant and soil science, horticulture, an introduction to personal development and leadership of the individual, a basic unit of animal science, an introduction to agriculture safety and the use of agricultural equipment in an agricultural setting, and a basic unit of study over natural resources.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To introduce students to the role and the importance of agriculture in Nebraska and the United States.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG100

TITLE:                                      Agriculture Education I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

PREREQUISITE:                       None – Students are encouraged to join FFA

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT: An overview of the opportunities and experiences available in the FFA organization will be introduced, explored and discussed within this class.  Leadership development, personal growth and career success will be the focus for the FFA curriculum of this class.  Units of study will include FFA history, the FFA creed, SAE programs, and possible opportunities/experiences for students in the FFA organization.  The class will also include a basic unit of study in Parliamentary Procedure, Agri-business and its careers, as well as the basics of record keeping and the use of records in the agriculture industry.  The class will also include basic units of study in Agri-Science including the relationship of science and agriculture, plant, crop and soil sciences, and animal sciences.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To familiarize students with agricultural opportunities/experiences in the agriculture industry. To develop the student's awareness of the FFA organization and its’ opportunities and parliamentary procedure.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG200

TITLE:                                      Introduction to Horticulture

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This class will consist of a basic introduction to the horticulture industry.  Students will study plant and soil characteristics as they relate to the horticulture industry including plant propagation.  Students will study career opportunities associated with nursery operations and greenhouse management.  Also included will be basic units covering landscaping and gardening principles and design.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  The specific objectives of this class will be achieved through classroom discussion, field trips, video tapes and use of the greenhouse for plant growth and experimentation.  The student will also develop a basis understanding of the horticulture industry.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG210

TITLE:                                      Welding I

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5   *Articulated Credit Available from Northeast Community College

 

PREREQUISITE:                       None

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  Basic arc, oxyfuel welding and cutting, and metal inert gas principles will be studied.  The basic concepts of metal fusion, identification of electrodes and gasses/melting points of metal will also be introduced and discussed.  Proper safety and use of laboratory equipment will also be included.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To instruct the student in arc, oxyfuel, metal inert gas welding principles.  To develop knowledge of principles in metal fusion and gas reactions, electrode identification and safety precautions in the welding industry.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG220

TITLE:                                      Welding II

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Welding I

GRADE LEVEL:                        9, 10, 11, 12

COURSE CONTENT:  Basic arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, MIG welding, and plasma cutting principles will be reviewed.  These areas will also be covered with advanced technique including out of position welding principles such as horizontal and vertical welding concepts. Students will complete small sample welds for each unit of study for practical experience as well as possible project weld construction by instructor and/or student design.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To review and instruct the student in basic welding principles, principles of metal fusion and gas reactions, and electrode identification.  To attain basic student knowledge and practical use of welding in an advance technique and setting including out of position technique and project construction.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG230

TITLE:                                      Animal Science

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Agriculture Education I or Permission of instructor

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  The study of basic animal science will be the focus of the class.  Content will include the review of animal science industry, the basics of livestock selection, basic management procedures including the anatomy and physiology of animals, meats identification and evaluation, and feeds and feeding of animals.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To familiarize students with the basic knowledge of the animal husbandry and animal production industry.  To develop knowledge of the basic animal science industry.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG300

TITLE:                                      Ag Mechanics

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Background in agriculture/industrial technology classes or permission of the instructor.  Maximum of 2 semesters can be taken for credit.  Credit will be given for each semester.

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course will involve the instruction in shop safety and the construction of individual projects by each student.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To familiarize students with the proper safety techniques and practices involved in working in the laboratory.  To have students be knowledgeable and capable of planning, building, and finishing a project.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG310

TITLE:                                      Agri-Business

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              Full Year

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            10

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Agriculture Education classes or Instructor permission

GRADE LEVEL:                        11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course will study economic principles dealing with marketing and trading in the agriculture industry including involvement and dealing with hedging and options on the Chicago Board of Trade and Mercantile Exchange.  The study of farm business management principles will also be introduced.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To familiarize students with the basic principles of marketing and gain experience with risk management in the agriculture industry.

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:                  VAG320

TITLE:                                      Agronomy

TYPE OF COURSE:                  Elective                       

LENGTH OF COURSE:              1 Semester

TYPE OF CREDIT:                    High School

NUMBER OF CREDITS:            5

 

PREREQUISITE:                       Agriculture Education I or Permission of instructor

GRADE LEVEL:                        10, 11, 12

 

COURSE CONTENT:  This course will study the basic area of plant and soil sciences.  The development and use of the soil in the agriculture industry will be introduced.  Proper land management and classification will be discussed.  Plant nutrition and fertilizer needs will be covered.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE:  To familiarize students with basic concepts of soil and plant science.  To develop knowledge of basic needs of plants and their uses.