Career and Technical Education (CTE)

  • Articulated and Direct Credits
    Many Career and Technical (CTE) programs are articulated with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Davenport University, and other area colleges. This means that the post-secondary institution(s) recognize CTE course(s) as being equivalent to a beginning level college course(s). Students enrolled in these CTE programs have the opportunity to receive college credit without tuition costs.

    ON-SITE – All of the following CTE courses are offered at either Kalamazoo Central or Loy Norrix High School

    Art and Design Career Skills 
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 2530-789
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site: Kalamazoo Central High School
    This course allows students to explore and perfect skills in various art media, use professional quality art materials and equipment. Students will work on Apple computers and tablets and learn the Adobe Creative Suite programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Throughout the school year, students will explore graphic design processes and experience a variety of printmaking techniques. Students will create a personal logo, business card, resume, cover letter, assemble a professional portfolio, and attend a portfolio review in preparation for college admissions and internships.

    (Advanced) Art and Design Career Skills 
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit 
    Course #: 2531-456 
    Prerequisite:  Art and Design Career Skills
    Grade: 11, 12
    Site: Kalamazoo Central High School
    Scheduling Note: This course may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 trimesters
    This is an advanced course to further prepare students for careers in art and design. Project based learning in this course follows a natural progression throughout the year. Instructional projects may be assigned based on student interest and/or based on the time of year the student enters this course.

    (Introduction to) Automotive Technology
    1 Trimester • 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 2533-1
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Introduction to Automotive Technology is designed to teach students the basic theory and hands-on experience necessary to perform automotive maintenance, basic automotive system repairs, use of automotive shop tools and equipment, along with career exploration within the automotive industry. Classroom and laboratory experience includes tool and equipment usage, shop safety, engine construction, operation and service for electrical and electronic systems, steering systems, and braking systems. This course provides a good introduction into the automotive field, before taking Automotive Technology.

    Automotive Technology
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 2533-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Loy Norrix and Comstock H.S.
    Scheduling Note: May be elected for two years
    This National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified program covers these areas of automotive service: engine, brakes, electrical and electrical systems, steering and suspension, auto and manual transmissions and air conditioning. Students may have the opportunity to become state certified, as well as to earn credit towards completion of an associate degree or other post-secondary training. Students may take this course for two years.

    Construction Trades
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2552-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Loy Norrix and Construction Site
    Scheduling Note: May be elected for two years
    This course exposes students to several aspects of the construction industry including site layout, carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, heating, tile setting, HVAC, painting, and other construction skill areas. Students experience hands-on training in remodeling and/or new construction, as well as classroom training. Students interested in this course should understand basic concepts of measurement and mathematics and be able to work indoors or outdoors.

    *Taught in connection with the Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity Program.

    Electronics and Robotics I 
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    [MAC] 3rd Related Science
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 2547-789
    Prerequisite: Algebra I
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site:  Kalamazoo Central High School
    This is an excellent course for students to use their creativity to solve problems and figure out how things work. Using a hands-on approach, students will be introduced to concepts and skills in current and emerging technical fields using high tech equipment and programs in a student-centered classroom. Projects are designed to challenge and engage the minds of students to provide a strong foundation that could launch them into engineering or other high-tech careers, such as alternative energies, robotics and automated systems, optics, biomedical, and nanotechnology.

    Electronics and Robotics II 
    1 Trimester - 0.5 Credit
    Course #: 2548-456
    Prerequisite: Electronics and Robotics I 
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site:  Kalamazoo Central High School
    Note: May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 trimesters
    Students entering this second year course should have a strong desire to continue building on concepts and skills introduced in the first year course through project-based learning. Projects may be assigned based on interest and/or time of the year the student enters the course. Students will be strongly encouraged to explore various fields related to this class to help them make informed decisions in planning for post-secondary and future careers.

    Introduction to Information Technology (I.T.) 
    1 Trimester – 0.5 Credit
    Course #:  2578-4
    Grades:  9,10,11,12
    Prerequisite:  None
    Site: Loy Norrix High School
    Scheduling note:  Course repeats each trimester.
    This is an entry level course designed to introduce students to basic computing principles. It covers basic IT literacy and ensures the student understands the different terminologies and various concepts involved In the IT industry.  The course serves as a great starting point to learning more about computers and is designed to be the first step to pursuing CompTIA A+ or other certifications. Topics covered include hardware basics, troubleshooting, software installation, networking, programming, and security. Eligible certifications include CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals.

    [C] Information Technology I
    [MAC] 2nd World Language Credit
    [MAC] 3rd Science Credit
    [MAC] 4th Related Math Credit
    3 Trimesters -  1.5 Credits
    Course # 25387, 25388, 25389
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grades:  10, 11, 12
    Site:  Loy Norrix High School
    Students enrolled in this program will be exposed to numerous Information Technology specialty areas and choose one of the following career paths to focus on for the year. PC Technician: This path provides a thorough overview of what it means to work as a Tier 1 technician for an IT department. Students will learn about hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, printers, scripting, networking, security and troubleshooting. Eligible certifications include CompTIA's IT Fundamentals and PC Pro. Cisco Networking: Students in this path will experience a comprehensive introduction to the networking field and in-depth exposure to fundamental networking, LAN switching, wireless LANs, basic routing, Cybersecurity, WAN concepts, VPNs, QoS, virtualization, and network automation. Threaded throughout the course are security concepts and skills including threat mitigation through LAN security, ACLs, and IPsec. Eligible certifications include Cisco's CCNA and CompTIA's Network+.

    [C] Information Technology II
    [MAC] 2nd World Language Credit
    [MAC] 3rd Science Credit
    [MAC] 4th Related Math Credit
    1-3 Trimesters (Second year students will be in class with year 1 students) -  0.5 - 1.5 Credits
    Course#: 25795, 25795, 25796
    Prerequisite:  Information Technology I
    Grades 11, 12
    Site:  Loy Norrix High School
    Students returning for a second year of Information Technology will take a deeper dive into opportunities, work semi-independently and focus on one or more of the following areas of IT: Cybersecurity, servers, Linux, or cloud. Cybersecurity: Initial topics will include an introduction/refresher into Python coding, Linux, and IoT devices. Students will then dive into the world of ethical hacking.Servers: The course is designed to prove mastery of the skills required to administer Windows Server, including installation and implementation of storage solutions, Hyper-V, and windows containers; networking with DNS, DHCP, IP address management, and advanced infrastructure; and administration of Active Directory Domain Services, group policy, Nano Server, and more. Linux: Linux is everything from cars and smartphones to servers and supercomputers, as a vast number of enterprises use Linux in cloud, cybersecurity, mobile and web administration applications. Cloud: This course is conditional upon current applications with Microsoft and Amazon partnerships. Students will learn what the cloud is and how it works, differentiate between cloud computing and deployment models, and describe the basic globalb infrastructure of the cloud.

    OFF SITE – The following EFE courses are located off-site. All of the following courses meet daily (Monday-Friday) for two (2) periods, for a full year. Exceptions to the daily schedule are Electrical Technology and HVACR.

    [C] Agriscience: Animals and Plants
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 2nd World Language Credit
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 credits
    Course #: 25862, 25863
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site:  Vicksburg High School
    Interested in growing plants? Want to know about and do more with animals? Interested in natural resources? This is a year-long, hands-on course that allows you to do it all. One semester is spent learning about plants: how to grow them, how they work, and how they feed the world. Students learn about plants and their relationship and importance to people. Students also study plant classification, cell structure, plant parts and functions, plant processes, plant nutrition and soils. The other semester is based upon animals - all kinds of animals. Students learn about basic biology, behavior, care and handling of a broad range of species. Students study domestic livestock production, animal health and nutrition, animal genetics and reproduction, and animal anatomy and physiology. Students study the selection, breeding, feeding, care and marketing of animals, as well as the role of pets and other animals and their interactions with humans.

    [C] AP Computer Science Principles
    [MAC] 4th Related Math
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 credits
    Course #: 1594-789
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site:  Vicksburg High School
    AP Computer Science Principles is an introductory college-level computing course. Students cultivate their understanding of computer science through working with data, collaborating to solve problems, and developing computer programs as they explore concepts like creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the internet, and the global impact of computing. Students who earn a qualifying score on the AP exam at the end of the course are typically eligible, in college, to receive credit, placement into advanced courses or both.

    [C] Aviation Technology I
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2551-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Air Zoo
    Students in this course are dually-enrolled and have the opportunity to earn college credit through Kellogg Community College (KCC) in addition to high school credit. The KCC aviation coursework is part of a bridge agreement with Western Michigan University - College of Aviation and is delivered as an on-line course. Wrap-around instruction is provided by EFE to ensure student success at the college level. 
    This program is intended for students with an interest in pursuing a career related to aviation and will introduce students to every aspect of the aviation industry. Students will develop a broad knowledge base in subject areas ranging from evolution of airplanes and commercial aviation, flight operations, weather, airspace, navigation, regulations, and aircraft systems. Students will have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and visit leaders in the field of aviation for career exploration. The program will feature many hands-on labs.

    [C] Aviation Technology II
    [MAC] 4th Related Math
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course#: 2551-456
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade: 12
    Site: Air Zoo
    Students in this course are dually-enrolled and have the opportunity to earn college credit through Kellogg Community College (KCC). The KCC aviation coursework is part of a bridge agreement with Western Michigan University – College of Aviation and is delivered as an online course.                                                                                                        
    Students in this course will study airframes and systems as well as aircraft power plants. This course includes light aircraft construction styles, system function, operation, cockpit controls, and indications. Students are introduced to typical aircraft engines, including reciprocating and gas turbine engines, operating cycles, power generation, operating parameters, and engine specifics.

    Banking and Finance
    3 trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    Course #: 1566-789
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Galesburg Augusta High School
    This course provides students with a background in customer service, personal finance, budgeting, investment planning, and business financial management. Student gain exposure to the various career options in the field. They learn how the financial decisions that they make today affect their future.

    Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) 
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    2 Trimesters (2 periods) • 2 Credits 
    Course #: 2574-23
    Prerequisite: An interview process will occur after registering for the class.
    Grade: 12
    Age: Must be 18 years or older by graduation
    Site: Northside Association for Community Development (NACD)
    Students will learn to care for patients in a caring and compassionate manner. Students first learn patient care techniques in a simulated lab environment, followed by a clinical rotation at a nursing home. Upon completion of the program, students are offered study and practice sessions to prepare for the state of Michigan competency exam.

    Computer Science/Software Engineering
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2584-789
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Gull Lake High School
    This course provides an excellent introduction into the computer science world through engaging students in computational thinking.  In this course, students create interactive stories using a programming language called Scratch; work in teams to create simple apps for mobile devices using App Inventor; learn introductory elements of text-based programming in Python, and analyze data using Excel. Students will learn the impact of a computing society and the application of computing across career paths.

    Computerized Manufacturing
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2566-789
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site: Vicksburg High School
    Scheduling Note: May be elected for two years
    This pre-engineering course provides training in the operation of high technology computer-aided design and computer manufacturing systems. All equipment is state of the art including Haas and Mazak CNC machining centers. The course uses CAD software including Solidworks, Mastercam and Keycreator. It also features demonstrations and maximizes student laboratory work (80% hands-on). Paid co-op opportunities are available to 2nd-year students and are placed at local manufacturers at a high success rate. Students will be prepared for immediate employment, advanced schooling and/or apprenticeship opportunities with local area employers.

    Conservation Biology
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits 
    Course #: 2577-789
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Kalamazoo Nature Center
    This course introduces students to the exciting careers in natural resource conservation and wildlife biology. This laboratory/field-based course involves hands-on learning ecological science, animal and plant studies, job shadowing, and field trips. This course will have special emphasis on skills and technology used in the profession. Students will have direct contact with natural resource conservationists and wildlife biologists in this field of study. They will attain the skills necessary to obtain employment in various careers in natural resource conservation and wildlife biology.

    Cosmetology or Barbering
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits 
    Course #: 2553-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty 
    This is a state-certified program of instruction designed to prepare students to become a licensed professional cosmetologist or barber. Michigan’s cosmetology course includes 1500 clock hours (barbering includes 2000) of mandatory attendance. In order to complete this requirement, students must be committed to attending the program during an extended day throughout their junior and senior year and the summer that falls between. Upon successful completion of this prerequisite, students will be prepared to take their Michigan State Board Exam. Students not able to complete this requirement during their EFE enrollment will need to complete the program at their own expense.

    Culinary Arts
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2554-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Community Education Center (CEC)
    This program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the restaurant and food service industry. The curriculum, ProStart, was created by the National Restaurant Association and provides students with the skills necessary to be restaurant and foodservice leaders. Students learn basic food preparation and explore different fields of the culinary trade. Instruction and learning activities are provided in a food lab using hands-on experiences. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, front-of-the-house duties (server or host manager) as well as back-of-the house duties (Head chef, sous chef, or line cook). Additional activities provide instruction in a wide range of topics from management and employability skills to catering. Students participate in culinary competitions and acquire industry recognized certifications needed to succeed in the industry and post-secondary education.

    [C] Dental Assisting
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2555-789 
    Prerequisite: Students must meet minimum requirements defined in the KVCC Health packet (SAT scores, completion of physical, proof of immunizations, and successfully drug screen and live Scan fingerprinting.)
    Grade:  12
    Site:  KVCC Texas Township Campus and local dental offices
    Students will be dually enrolled through KVCC having the opportunity to earn both high school and KVCC credit.
    This course teaches the background knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level dental assistant. The student is introduced to the importance of a variety of delegated tasks including infection control, medical history assessment, and four- handed dentistry for restorative and surgical procedures. On an opposing day, students will be enrolled in Safety and First Aid where they will learn the practical aspects of first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.  Second semester students continue to build on the learned skills while developing competency in advanced skills needed for servicing patients along with an introduction to office management and patient scheduling. Dental Imaging and Techniques includes a series of x-ray demonstrations and laboratory practice sessions for dental diagnostic purposes and radiographic charting procedures. Cognitive knowledge includes radiobiological effects and radiation protection. Students conclude on a supervised on-the-job learning experience designed to provide the opportunity to apply dental assisting competencies in a dental office.

    [C] Electrical Technology
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2557-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade: 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo)
    Students in this class are dually-enrolled and have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. Students must follow all requirements of a dual-enrollment program. 
    This course combines residential wiring theory and actual lab experience with applied electrical theory and practice. Students will also study the practical aspects of first aid and safety. Upon completion, students should have the knowledge and ability to wire a residence according to the National Electrical Code and be prepared to continue their post-secondary education and training.

    [C] Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2558-789 
    Prerequisite:  Students must meet minimum requirements defined in the KVCC Health packet (SAT scores, completion of physical, proof of immunizations, and successful drug screen and live Scan fingerprinting.) 
    Grade:  12
    Site:  KVCC Culinary/Allied Health Building
    Students in this class are dually enrolled having the opportunity to earn both high school and 10 KVCC college credits. EMT consists of a sequence of KVCC courses and students must pass the prerequisite course with at least a 2.0 grade and/or pass the final exam (written and skill) to be eligible to move on to the next course.  
    Students begin the course by studying the topics and learning the skills necessary to make life saving interventions and stabilizing patients in an out of hospital environment while awaiting the arrival of more advanced care. Next, students focus on assessing both medical and traumatic patients and treating any condition that interferes with airway, breathing, and circulation, including some drug therapy. The EMT clinical experience concludes the experience by providing students with the opportunity to encounter the care of patients not only at the scene of an emergency, but during the transport and transfer of patients to higher levels of care. This clinical experience requires that EMTs serve as an EMS team member during emergency care for 10 patients utilizing a combination of Advanced Life Support and Emergency Room clinical time. Successful students are eligible for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services licensing as an MFR and also eligible for licensing as an EMT Basic.

    Engineering in Wood Technology
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    [MAC] Visual, Performing  & Applied Arts
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2559-789
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Portage Northern High School
    Scheduling Note: May be elected for two years
    This course provides hands-on experience in the production of furniture and cabinetry. Students will complete projects designed to develop skills in group production, project design/layout, frameless construction through the use of the 32m system, techniques in joinery machine maintenance and use, wood identification and properties, wood-turning, Computer Numerically Controlled mill/lathe programming and use, fixture design/ fabrication, and millwork. Second-year students will focus on advanced wood techniques that will incorporate the interests and the needs of area industries and the individual interest of the student.

    Health Science 
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters 2 blocks - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2562-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo)
    This course introduces the student to health care, with an emphasis on core skills and knowledge applicable to many professional health care disciplines. Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, and basic care skills are integrated through practical applications found in the health care setting. Students should enjoy working at a fast pace and be considering a healthcare career requiring a minimum of four years of post-secondary education.

    [C] Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2561-789 
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade: 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo)
    Students in this class are dually-enrolled and have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. Students must follow all requirements of a dual-enrolled program. 
    This course provides instruction and training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The program includes training in the design, installation, and servicing of HV AC/R systems.

    [C] Horticulture
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 credits
    Course #: 25872, 25873
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades, 10, 11, 12
    Site: Vicksburg High School
    Do you like to grow plants? Want to try your hand at it? This year-long class allows students to explore plant biology and classification, plant nutrition, soil quality, water quality and many other plant-related questions. Projects include landscape design, experimenting with soil types, pest control, and managing all facets of an entrepreneurial spring plant sale to cap off the year. Students will discuss the horticulture and landscaping industry (greenhouse, ornamental horticulture, hydroponics, etc.) and its importance to our economy. Students work in the greenhouse, school garden, and local food forest, and grow plants for themselves and for sale.

     

    Law Enforcement I
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2564-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the many different careers available within the law enforcement field. The program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed to be a successful police academy recruit. Areas of study include criminal law, patrol, procedures, fire ground operations, first aid/CPR/AED training, defensive tactics, crime scene investigation, and oral and written communication skills. The program follows policy academy standards including uniforms and chain of command.

    Law Enforcement II
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2565-789
    Prerequisite:  Law Enforcement I
    Grade: 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo)
    This course is designed for students to deepen their understanding of criminal procedures and improve upon their written and oral communication skills. Eligible students will intern with local public safety agencies during second semester, where they will apply the knowledge, skills, and ethics learned to real world situations.

    Mechatronics
    [MAC] 4th Related Math
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters - 1.5 Credits
    Course #: 2549-789
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Site:  Vicksburg High School
    Electronics and mechanical components work together to make up complex systems from a car to a robot to automation lines. This course allows students to design, build, program, and troubleshoot a variety of systems using the principles of mechanics, electronics, and computer science. Students will learn about hydraulics/pneumatics, CAD/CAM, basic machining, and CNC.

    Media Production
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    [MAC] Visual, Performing and Applied Arts
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) • 3 Credits
    Course #: 2576-789
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: Public Media Network, Epic Center
    Scheduling Note: May be elected for two years
    This course is ideal for students who want to learn how to create media content using visual, audio, graphic and storytelling production techniques for internet, podcasting, television, film, and radio. Students will gain work experience in such skills as video editing, audio production, video composition, graphic composition, effective communication, and more. This class provides students with the opportunity to enter local and national competitions as well as airing student work on Public Media Network stations.

    Professional Health Science 
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2567-789 
    Prerequisites: Health Science or Fundamentals of Health Science and teacher recommendation
    Grade: 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo) and local healthcare partnerships
    Professional Health Science provides training and experience in the healthcare field. This is accomplished through internship experiences, enrollment in advanced skill mini courses such as: phlebotomy, electrocardiography, patient care assistant, and exercise science/sports medicine. Students successfully completing CPR/AED and medical terminology instruction may receive articulated college credit. The program represents the most advanced level of study in the Health Science Program. Students applying to the program must meet specific achievement and performance prerequisites within either Health Science or Fundamentals of Health Science before being admitted.

    Teacher Academy
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2569-789 
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grades: 11, 12
    Site: KPS elementary or middle school for externship placement and Loy Norrix H.S. for course work
    The teacher academy is designed to introduce students to various careers in the Education and Training Career Cluster. Students will gain yearlong hands-on experience working in a pre-kindergarten, elementary or middle school classroom four days per week. In addition, students will learn the necessary background knowledge of child development and principles of effective teaching through a hybrid program of learning which includes weekly online learning, class meetings, extended research projects, field trips, and interviews. Students work under the joint direction of an EFE instructor and a master teacher in their area of interest as they learn to plan and direct instruction for individuals and groups, develop materials, assist with record keeping and complete other responsibilities of teachers. 

    Veterinary Science
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2570-789 
    Prerequisite: Biology
    Grade: 12
    Site: Vicksburg H.S. and local veterinary offices
    During the first semester, students will learn skills in animal health and care, animal anatomy, restraint and handling, veterinary lab procedures, and parasitology. The second semester will combine continued classroom instruction with fieldwork in area veterinary clinics. This program will help prepare students for various jobs in the field of veterinary medicine. Interested students should have a strong background in science.

    [C] Welding Trades
    [MAC] 4th Related Math 
    [MAC] 3rd Science
    [MAC] Visual, Performing & Applied Arts
    3 Trimesters (2 periods) - 3 Credits
    Course #: 2571-789 
    Prerequisite: None
    Grade: 12
    Site: KVCC (Oshtemo)
    Students are dually-enrolled and have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. Students will learn the most common welding processes used today. Content includes the basic safe operation of oxy-fuel welding, cutting and brazing systems along with training in basic electric arc welding processes, SMAW (arc), GMAW (mig), GTAW (tig), and FCAW in all positions. This includes safety and equipment setup, selection and operation. Blueprint reading, welding symbols and basic welder’s trade math are included.