- This required course stresses the importance of the student’s career choice. Students examine personal values, skills, and interests. Details of a variety of careers are explored using the Internet. Tools to assist gaining employment including letters of application, resume s, and application forms are among the topics discussed.
Computer Concepts and Software Applications is an orientation-level course designed for the student to work with various types of software on the microcomputer Students will apply problem-solving skills to hands-on, real-life situations using a variety of software applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation software, and desktop publishing. Students will explore topics related to computer concepts, operating systems, telecommunications and emerging technologies. The development of employability skills, as well as transition skills, will be included in the course as well as an understanding of the ethical considerations that arise in using information processing equipment and gaining access to available databases.
Interrelated Cooperative Education is designed for senior students interested in pursuing careers in the various occupations. Students may be released from school for their paid cooperative education work experience and must participate in weekly related classroom instruction. Classroom instruction focuses on providing students with job survival skills and career exploration skills related to the job and improving students abilities to interactpositively with others. The course content includes the following broad areas of emphasis: further career education opportunities, planning for the future, job-seeking skills, personal development, human relationships, legal protection and responsibilities, economics and the job, organizations, and job termination. For skills related to the job, refer to the vocational development course outlines and the task list of the desired occupational program. Written training agreements and individual student training plans are developed and agreed upon by the employer, student and coordinator. The coordinator, student and employer assume compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.