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Career Tech. Ed. (ROP)

Automotive Technology

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Beginning Auto is designed to cover the basic theory of all automotive and light truck systems. This class deals with the entire car and aims to teach theory of vehicle systems at an introductory student level, followed by service, diagnosis, and light repairs at a more-advance-student level.

 

Advanced Auto Brakes provides training in automotive suspension, steering and brake service. Employment possibilities include tire service technician; installer and technician specializing in brake service. The curriculum is based on the requirements specified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards. Instruction covers the following areas; safety, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair, brake hydraulic systems, drum brakes, disc brakes, power assist brake units, anti-lock brake systems, Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) rules and regulations, and miscellaneous service. Students use equipment, which includes hand tools and lifting equipment.  This course is articulated with MiraCosta College (Auto 130).

 

Advanced Steering & Suspension provides training in automotive suspension, steering and brake service. Employment possibilities include tire service technician; installer and technician specializing in suspension, steering, alignment and brake service. The curriculum is based on the requirements specified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards. Instruction covers the following areas; safety, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair, suspension systems, wheel alignment, steering systems, rear suspension systems. Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) rules and regulations, and miscellaneous service. Students use equipment, which includes hand tools, lifting equipment, alignment equipment and tire service equipment. This course is articulated with MiraCosta College (Auto 130).

 

Advanced Auto Engine Performance provides entry-level and advanced training in motor vehicles and outdoor power equipment. Employment possibilities include automotive technician specializing in ignition, electrical, fuel and emission systems: self-employment, independent or dealership technician. The curriculum is based on the requirements specified by the Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification standards. Instruction covers the following areas: safety; general engine operation and diagnosis; engine related services; charging system diagnosis and repair; ignition system diagnosis and repair; computerized engine controls diagnosis and repair; emissions control systems diagnosis and repair; Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) rules and regulations. Students use equipment which includes hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment.  

This course is articulated with MiraCosta College (Auto 130).

 

Advanced Auto Electrical provides entry-level and advanced training in motor vehicles and outdoor power equipment. Employment possibilities include automotive technician specializing in ignition, electrical, fuel and emission systems: self-employment, independent or dealership technician. The curriculum is based on the requirements specified by the Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification standards. Instruction covers the following areas: safety; general engine operation and diagnosis; engine related services; charging system diagnosis and repair; ignition system diagnosis and repair; computerized engine controls diagnosis and repair; emissions control systems diagnosis and repair; Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) rules and regulations. Students use equipment which includes hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment. This course is articulated with MiraCosta College (Auto 130).

American Sign Language

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

This course provides entry level training in American Sign Language. Is a two-semester course focusing on the lexicon, grammar, syntax, and both manual and non-manual production strategies of ASL. The course stresses knowledge and understanding of deaf culture.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II/III

American Sign Language II/III are courses focusing on the continued acquisition of skills in ASL vocabulary, syntax, and both manual and non-manual production skills. The course stresses knowledge and understanding of the Deaf culture. These courses also address pre-employment skills and test-taking techniques.

Computer Media Arts

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GRAPHIC DESIGN (Go to Mr. Grable's page)

This course provides entry and intermediate level training in computer graphics and design. Some modules can include advanced training and/or specialized curricula in animation. Students learn basic computer operation, terminology, peripheral use, and file management/integration. The creative and technical process of project management is taught with an emphasis on concept-to-completion planning.

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3D COMPUTER ANIMATION (Go to Mr. Grable's page)

This course provides training in computer animation and virtual reality, utilizing current animation software. Instruction covers the following: 3-D computer animation systems, scripts and storyboards. Students learn introductory application and commands to use 3-D animation software to create special effects, a short animated film, and prototype models.

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WEB DESIGN

Students will study the history of the Internet, search engines, Web design process, navigation strategies, creation and editing of graphics, Web hosting services, and Web publishing. Using Web Design software, students will create a personal site, test the site, and register the site. Students will complete a special interest project, and make a presentation to the class.

TV, Film and Digital Media

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Students will be introduced to the realistic, classic, and formalistic traditions of filmmaking and the techniques used by film makers. Students will be able to critique professional and peer work while using appropriate film and video vocabulary. Students will also learn basic operational skills for the video camera and editing system so that they can demonstrate their understanding of film techniques while creating video projects. Instruction will cover production of programming; listening and speaking skills, script writing and critical thinking.

Pre-engineering and Design

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Pre-Engineering & Design A/B students will investigate the various aspects of the engineering field with special emphasis in design and understanding of physical science principles. Fundamentals of engineering theory will be emphasized through the types of materials used in engineering and their applications as well as concepts in science, mathematics as it relates to engineering design. Students will use the tools and
technologies of the engineering trade to design and conduct meaningful science and engineering investigations. Engineering investigations and projects will be rooted in real, local environmental areas of concern, and promote exploration for the connections between science and society. This four semester course aligned with the Career Technical Education, Physics and Mathematics standards.