CTE: Trade and Industrial Education

All CTE courses apply towards elective credit, except Economics and Personal Finance.

Student leadership skills may be enhanced by participation in school-based or virtual enterprises, job shadowing, internships and/or Skills USA. A student may receive an additional credit for their co-operative education experience.

Classes

Automotive Technology I

Due to recent technological advancements in automobiles, it is crucial that technicians are prepared with the state-of-the-art technology and training. This course represents a large sampling of the competencies from the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation’s (CNATEF’s) Maintenance and Light Repair accredited program. Students are provided instruction in all systems as they prepare for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Student Certification, “the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry. There are fees associated with this course.

High School Credits

1

School Level

High School

Commercial Photography I

The ability to apply principles of visual literacy to produce visual content gives students an advantage in today’s global, multimedia society. Students are taught industry-relevant technical skills and have the opportunity to work with a variety of technology, including digital cameras, design software and editing tools to stage, shoot, process, print and present professional-grade images. In addition, students evaluate and critique photographic work and investigate the history of photography, including (optionally) the fundamentals of film and darkroom development.

High School Credits

1

School Level

High School

Commercial Photography II

The ability to apply principles of visual literacy to produce visual content gives students an advantage in today’s global, multimedia society. In this final year of Commercial Photography, students are taught industry-relevant technical skills and have the opportunity to work with a variety of technology, including digital cameras, lighting, design software and editing tools to stage, shoot, process, print and present professional-grade images while developing portfolios for related careers. Students may have the opportunity to practice the skills learned in class at off-site locations.

High School Credits

2

Prerequisites

School Level

High School

Cosmetology I

This is the first year of a two-year sequential program. Students study hair, skin and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using mannequins for manipulative skill practice. The course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism and sanitation of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning as well as styling and cutting hair. They also receive an introduction to manicure and pedicure procedures. Fees are associated with this course.

High School Credits

3

School Level

High School

Cosmetology II

This is the second year of a two-year program. Students enhance their skills, knowledge and experience, and meet 1,080 hours of classroom experience required to qualify for a cosmetology license. Students study hair, skin and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using mannequins for manipulative skill practice. The course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism and sanitation of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning as well as styling and cutting hair. This program prepares students for the Virginia State Board of Cosmetology Examination. Fees are associated with this course.

High School Credits

3

Prerequisites

School Level

High School

Criminal Justice I

This course prepares students for entry- level employment in the criminal justice system as well as for entrance into an institution of higher learning in the related fields of criminal justice, political science and law. Specific areas of training include investigation, security training, communications, court procedures and corrections.

High School Credits

1

School Level

High School

Criminal Justice II

This second-level course allows students to understand the rule of law, explore policing, investigate crime scenes, apply criminal justice communication skills and explore the corrections component of the criminal justice services system. Students learn the principles, techniques and practices for pursuing careers within the criminal justice services system.

High School Credits

2

Prerequisites

School Level

High School

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization, and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and all-pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high wage, and high demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.

High School Credits

1

School Level

High School

Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology II

This course represents the advanced competencies from National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundations (CNATEF’s) Maintenance and Light Repair accredited program without redundancy from the prerequisite course. Students are provided instruction in all systems as they prepare for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Student Certification, “the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry.” Successful completion of this course will result in program completion and prepare students to pass the equivalent NATEF student exam and ultimately attain certification. There are fees associated with this course. Students may earn college credits through dual enrollment with Northern Virginia Community College.

High School Credits

2

Prerequisites

School Level

High School

Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology III

This course is available for students who have completed the first two courses of Automotive Technology and attained program-completed status. The tasks for this capstone course represent the middle-tier standards of the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation’s (NATEF’s) Automobile Service Technology accredited program. Students are provided the instructions in all systems as they prepare for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Student Certification, “the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry.” There are fees associated with this course. Students may earn college credits through dual enrollment with Northern Virginia Community College.

High School Credits

2

Prerequisites

School Level

High School

Dual Enrollment Networking Hardware Operations I and II

This two-semester course (0.5 credits per semester) covers general networking theory and the basics of routing, switching and advanced technologies within the context of environments ranging from home and small-office networks to more complex enterprise models. The curriculum helps students prepare for the industry-standard Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams. T.C. Williams offers the first two courses of CCNA Discovery to prepare students for the Cisco CCENT certification for entry network technicians, an optional first step toward earning the CCNA certification. CCNA Discovery is delivered as an independent curriculum course of study. The curriculum consists of two courses delivered sequentially. Each course includes a troubleshooting chapter, and advanced technologies (voice, video, wireless and security) are introduced throughout the curriculum. Students take the NOCTI Computer Networking exams.

High School Credits

1

Prerequisites

Cybersecurity Fundamentals or Electronics Systems I and meet all college entrance requirements

School Level

High School

Dual Enrollment Television and Media Production II

Students continue to master the phases of the production process and focus on the television studio and new media applications of video production skills. They learn multi-camera studio set up for live-to-tape productions and gain experience in the operation of studio and control room equipment at the on-site television studio. In addition, students explore occupational opportunities in the areas of video, television and new media as well as internships, apprenticeships and post-secondary prospects. Students must maintain a C or better average in this course to be dual enrolled at the college. Students who do not maintain a C average at the end of the semester will be moved to a non-college level course. Students may have the opportunity to practice the skills learned in class at off-site locations.

High School Credits

2

Prerequisites

Television and Media Production I and meet all college entrance requirements

School Level

High School

Television and Media Production I

In this course, students explore video technology and examine television as information media. Students learn the basic principles of video production, media literacy and legal aspects through classroom discussions, video screenings and actual hands-on activities. As they work through the production process (pre-production, production, post-production), students learn techniques in videography, editing, audio production, scriptwriting and on- camera performance. Students also gain experience in computer graphics, special effects applications and other techniques related to video production.

High School Credits

1

School Level

High School

Television and Media Production III

This course serves as the capstone course of the TV Production sequence and functions as a small production unit where students write, produce and distribute a variety of programs proposed by ACPS and nonprofit community agencies. Projects produced in this class are used for portfolio development and are televised throughout Alexandria on ACPS-TV. Through the use of individual and team-based projects, students experience all phases of production including client networking, project development, budgeting, scheduling, post-production of both picture and sound, and finally, presentation and distribution of the product. Students must maintain a C or better average in this course to be dual enrolled at the college. Students who do not maintain a C average at the end of the semester will be moved to a non-college level course. Students may have the opportunity to practice the skills learned in class at off-site locations.

High School Credits

1

Prerequisites

Dual Enrollment Television and Media Production II and meet all college entrance requirements

School Level

High School