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Jordan Academy for Technology & Careers (JATC)

Most of the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC) programs are full-year programs, but a few programs are only semester-long programs. Each program description is followed by a chart which lists the required courses for that program along with the type and amount of graduation credit possible for each course. If concurrent enrollment (CE) is available, it is also included in the chart. However, concurrent enrollment is subject to change based on college and department stipulations

For more program information visit the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers website.

Agriculture

Landscape Architecture and Urban Horticulture
These are separate programs, but can be taken together providing the student with a broad introduction to Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Urban Agriculture. The Landscape Architecture program explores basic concepts and applications of design and planning used to shape landscapes. The Urban Horticulture program provides knowledge and skills in plant science, greenhouse management, and global agricultural food systems.

Landscape Architecture  B-Day

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE
Credits
Nursery Operation (2nd Semester) 9011 CTE 11-12 0.5
Workplace Skills/CTE Internship (1st Semester) 0208 CTE 11-12 0.5
LAEP 1030 Intro to Landscape Architecture (USU) 9212 CTE 11-12 1.0 3

Urban Horticulture  A-Day

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE
Credits
PSC 1800 Introduction to Horticulture (USU) 9215 CTE 11-12 1.0 3
    Greenhouse Management (2nd Semester) 8209 CTE 11-12 0.5
    Floriculture (1st Semester) 8208 CTE 11-12 0.5

Veterinary Science
This full-year program prepares students to assist veterinarians in performing physical exams, administering treatments, collecting and performing laboratory tests, applying bandages, and performing dental exams. Students learn to keep animal health records and perform a wide range of practical nursing duties. The program prepares students to perform critical care nursing duties, take and develop radiographs, administer and monitor patients under anesthesia, and record EKG's. The students learn how to calculate medication and how the medication affects the patient. Students will learn anatomy and physiology of large and small animals. Participation in the FFA and/or HOSA youth leadership organizations may be an integral part of this program. Course fees and individual transportation may be required.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE
Credits
Veterinary Assistant 1 9019 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0
Veterinary Assistant 2 9020 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0
Animal Science 2 8203 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0
Small and Companion Animal Science 8200 CTE 11-12 1.0

Education & Learning

Teacher Education
The courses in this full-year program are designed to introduce students to the field of education including special education, para-education, or other careers in disability services. This program offers a starting point for an education pathway at most Utah colleges and universities. Students will gain hands on experience working with children with disabilities. Students learn instruction, data collection and assessment that can be used in public school classrooms, community settings, and adult education settings

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE
Credits
Education 3 - EDU 1010 Orientation to Education 9948 CTE 11-12 1.0 3
FHS 1500 Human Development Across the Lifespan 9929 CTE 11-12 1.0 3
SPED 1000 Principles of Effective Peer Teaching (USU) 9944 Elective 11-12 1.0 2
Workplace Skills 0208 Elective 11-12 1.0

Health Sciences

Biotechnology
This full-year program is a laboratory-based class that focuses on the basic principles and techniques associated with the field of biotechnology. Students will be introduced to contemporary laboratory techniques and state-of-the-art computer technology used to analyze biological information. Topics such as forensics, genetics, agriculture biotech, bioethics, and biotech careers will also be covered. Participation in the SkillsUSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Biotechnology (semester 1) 9107 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0
Advanced Biotechnology (semester 2) 9111 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0
BTEC 1010 Fundamentals of Biotechnology 1 9846 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0 3
BTEC 1015 Fundamentals of Biotechnology 1 Lab 9877 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0 1

Dental Assistant
This full-year program prepares individuals to perform routine tasks under the supervision of a dentist. Students will work on hands-on tasks in treatment room procedures, reception functions, and selected laboratory procedures. The clinical aspect of study includes the preparation of the patient and assisting the dentist in all kinds of dental procedures during a required externship. Course fees and individual transportation may be required. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Dental Assistant 9100 CTE 11-12 4.0

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
This semester-long program prepares students with the skills to function as an EMT-Basic and to administer Basic Life Support by: Assessing patients/Bandaging, splinting and immobilizing procedures/ Administering first aid/Assisting with allowed medications of patients/lifting, moving and transporting patients/Working as a member of a medical team/Airway stabilization/Medical terminology/Operating an automated external defibrillator /Anatomy and physiology/Assisting patients in childbirth/measure and monitor vital signs. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 9104 CTE 12 1.0
ESEC 1140 Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) 9131 CTE 12 1.0 9

Medical Assistant
This year-long program prepares 12th Grade students to assist physicians by performing both business administration and clinical duties in a medical office. Business aspects of instruction cover insurance, medical records, and medical transcription. Clinical aspects of study include preparation of the patient for examination, taking/assessing of vital signs, performing injections and venipuncture, performing some invasive procedures, assisting with examination and treatment, and the use of the electrocardiograph machine. This course requires a clinical externship in a medical facility.  Course fees and individual transportation may be required. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School Credits CE Credits
Medical Assistant 9102 CTE 12 3.0
MA 1100 Medical Terminology
or
Medical Terminology
9725
or
9122
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
2
or
n/a
Advanced Health Science 3175 CTE 12 0.5

Nurse Assistant (CNA)
This semester-long program prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities, under the training and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Upon successful course completion, state certification is offered through both written and skills (hands-on) testing. The course requires regular attendance and additional clinical hours outside of the classroom. These clinical hours are performed during the afternoon/evening hours at a long-term care center and/or a hospital. Course fees and individual transportation may be required. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Nurse Assistant (CNA) 9103 CTE 11-12 1.0
MA 1100 Medical Terminology
or
Medical Terminology
9725
or
9122
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
2
or
n/a
HLTH 1200 First Aid and Safety 9114 CTE 11-12 0.5 3

Occupational Therapy

This semester-long program is designed to help students decide if they would like to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. This health profession provides services to children and adults of all ages whose lives have been disrupted by physical injury or illness, developmental problems, the aging process and/or psychosocial dysfunction. Occupational Therapy Assistants use occupation and purposeful activity with clients/patients to help them reach their maximum level of independence. Students will learn components of occupational therapy including anatomy and physiology, communication, evaluation, patient care skills, CPR and first aid. In addition students are required to travel to a variety of clinical settings. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
OTA 1020 Intro to Occupational Therapy 9170 CTE 11-12 1.0 2
MA 1100 Medical Terminology
or
Medical Terminology
9725
or
9122
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
2
or
n/a
Advanced Health Science 3175 CTE 11-12 0.5

Pharmacy Technician
This is a full-year instructional program that prepares individuals to support pharmacists by providing assistance with counter dispensing operations, and prescription preparation; keeping patient and related health record information; and by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for both retail and hospital-based pharmacies. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Pharmacy Technician 9108 CTE 12 3.0
MA 1100 Medical Terminology
or
Medical Terminology
9725
or
9122
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
2
or
n/a
Advanced Health Science 3175 CTE 12 0.5

Physical Therapy
This semester program is designed to help students decide if they would like to pursue a career in physical therapy. Students will learn components of physical therapy including anatomy and physiology, communication, evaluation and treatment of injury, patient care skills, CPR and first aid. In addition students are required to travel to a variety of clinical settings twice a week. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Physical Therapy 9121 CTE 11-12 1.5
MA 1100 Medical Terminology
or
Medical Terminology
9725
or
9122
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
2
or
n/a

Information Technology

Computer Programming
Computer programming and software development are the focus of this program. Students will learn about the basic components of a computer, including the operating system, are introduced to fundamentals of computer program design and testing, and gain an understanding of object oriented programming techniques. Basic building blocks of programming are introduced through the Java programming language. Programming skills are developed while writing programs to solve real world problems. Students learn and apply advanced programming structures, including sequential files, arrays, stacks, and queues, and learn to maximize program efficiency by building classes and objects. Graphical User Interface (GUI) designs using JavaFX are introduced. Topics also include database development including integrating database management into programs.  Student form teams and work together to build a program that utilizes all of their programming skills in a culminating project.

First Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Computer Programming 2 8122 CTE, AAF-M,S 11-12 1.0
CSIS 1400 Computer Programming 5711 CTE, S, AAF-M 11-12 1.0 4

Second Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Database Development 9060 CTE 11-12 1.0

3rd Quarter

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Mobile Development 9181 CTE 11-12 0.5

4th Quarter

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Emerging Technologies 9185 CTE 11-12 0.5

Digital Media Design/Development/Production
Digital media is the process of planning, instruction design, and development. In this course students will create and learn using elements of text, 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, audio and video, and digital imaging to create digital computer applications to be delivered on CD-ROM, Internet or other media. These skills will prepare students for entry-level digital positions and will provide fundamental digital media understandings and skills beneficial for other occupational/educational endeavors. Students may choose to enroll in this program for a semester a full-year. During second semester, students will be able to concentrate on one six areas of focus.

First Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
ART 1080 Photoshop & Digital Media
or
Digital Media 1 Design and Development
1076
or
8124
CTE
or
CTE
11-12 1.0
or
1.0
4
or
n/a
Digital Media 2 Production 8125 CTE 11-12 1.0

Second Semester Areas of Concentration

(The area of concentration will be selected by students at the end of First Semester)

2-Dimensional Animation

ART 1630 Computer Graphic Essentials -3D Animation
or
3D Animation
1078
or
8131
CTE
or
CTE
11-12 1.0
or
1.0
3
or
n/a
ART 1020 Intro to Drawing
or
Drawing 1
1074
or
1044
A or CTE
or
A
11-12 1.0
or
1.0
3
or
n/a

3-Dimensional Animation

ART 1630 Computer Graphic Essentials -3D Animation
or
3D Animation
1078
or
8131
CTE
or
CTE
11-12 1.0
or
1.0
3
or
n/a
ART 1630 Computer Graphic Essentials -3D Graphics
or
3D Graphics
1077
or
8130
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
3
or
n/a
Digital Media 3 8126 CTE 11-12 0.5

Game Development

Gaming Fundamentals 9184 CTE 11-12 .5
ART 1630 Computer Graphic Essentials - 3D Graphics
or
3D Graphics
1077
or
8130
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
3
or
n/a
Emerging Technologies 9185 CTE 11-12 0.5
ART 1630 Computer Graphic Essentials -3D Animation
or
3D Animation
1078
or
8131
CTE
or
CTE
11-12 0.5
or
0.5
3
or
n/a

Graphics

ART 1020 Introduction to Drawing
or
Drawing 1
1074
or
1044
A or CTE
or
A
11-12 1.0
or
1.0
3
or
n/a
ART 1630 Computer Graphic Essentials -3D Graphics
or
3D Graphics
1077
or
8130
CTE 11-12 0.5
or
0.5
3
or
n/a
Digital Photography 8607 CTE 11-12 0.5

Digital Video Production

Digital Photography 8607 CTE 11-12 0.5
Video Production 1 8508 CTE 11-12 0.5
Digital Media 3 8126 CTE 11-12 1.0

Digital Audio Production

Video Production 1 8508 CTE 11-12 0.5
Emerging Technologies 9185 CTE 11-12 0.5
Digital Media 3 8126 CTE 11-12 1.0

Game Design/Web Development Track AM ONLY

Web Development industry certification programs target individuals interested in demonstrating the baseline of technical knowledge that would allow them to pursue a variety of Internet-related careers. INet+ is accepted by all other Internet certification programs as a fundamental (beginning) level certification, and is a good place to start. INet+ is a vendor-neutral, entry-level Internet certification program that tests baseline technical knowledge of Internet, Intranet, and Extranet technologies, independent of specific Internet-related career roles. Learning objectives and domains examined include Internet basics, Internet clients, development, networking, security, and business concepts. CIW and WOW build upon the INet+ curriculum. Students will design and develop games using HTML5.

First Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
ART 2440/Website Design 8664 CTE 11-12 1.0 3
ART 1080/Photoshop for Dig Med 1076 CTE 11-12 1.0 4

Second Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Game Development Fundamentals 1 9184 CTE 11-12 0.5
Game Development Fundamentals 2 9186 CTE 11-12 0.5
HTML 5 App Development Fundamentals 9183 CTE 11-12 1.0

Web Development /Professional Internship Track PM ONLY

Web Development industry certification programs target individuals interested in demonstrating the baseline of technical knowledge that would allow them to pursue a variety of Internet-related careers. INet+ is accepted by all other Internet certification programs as a fundamental (beginning) level certification, and is a good place to start. In this course, students will design and develop websites, mobile websites, and HTML5 apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  Students will learn about internet technologies, network infrastructure, and web authoring.  Students will build and maintain websites for clients, and complete an internship with a web development company or client.

First Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
ART 2440/Website Design 8664 CTE 11-12 1.0 3
ART 1080/Photoshop for Dig Med 1076 CTE 11-12 1.0 4

Second Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Level High School
Credits
CE Credits
Mobile Development Fundamentals 9181 CTE 11-12 0.5
HTML 5 App Development Fundamentals 9183 CTE 11-12 1.0
Workplace Skills/CTE Internship 0208 CTE 11-12 0.5

Skilled and Technical Sciences

Barbering
This is a semester program. Students attend every day for two class periods, first or second semester. Barbering prepares students to cut and dress hair, shave and trim facial/neck hair and beards, and customer relations and salon management. Instruction includes history of barbering, health and safety, customer service; shop business practices; legal issues; human immune system; diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp; implements, tools and equipment; hair and scalp anatomy and physiology; basic science of barbering; chemistry of barbering; analysis of the hair and scalp; properties of the hair, skin, and scalp; shampooing; hair cutting; hair styles and styling art; in facial shaving; beard and mustache shaping and trimming.

*Barbering is an introductory class.  Students who wish to accumulate more hours towards their barbering license, can enroll in Advanced Barbering.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School Credits CE Credits
Introduction to Barbering (1st Semester) 9220 CTE 11-12 2.0
Advanced Barbering (Optional) (2nd Semester) 9221 CTE 11-12 2.0

Hair Design
This is a full year program. Hair Design prepares students to cut, curl, wave, permanent wave, shampoo, bleach, dye, tint, color and treat the hair.  In Hair Design, students will also practice hair weaving, hair fusing, and other servicing of medically implanted hair. Instruction includes health and safety, customer service, salon management, and legal issues.  Curriculum includes human immune system, disease/disorders of the hair and scalp,  hair/scalp anatomy and physiology, chemistry of barbering, facial shaving, beard and mustache shaping and trimming.  This program is for students considering a hair design license from the state of Utah.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Hair Design 1 (AM or PM) 9240 CTE 11-12 4.0

Criminal Justice
This is an inclusive set of courses that exposes students to development and evolution of components of the American Criminal Justice System.This includes the history of racial, ethnic and gender discrimination on charging, conviction, incarceration and employment. Examines the history, function and administration of corrections in the criminal justice system. Criminal law and classification of crimes. Insight into the workings of law enforcement agencies ATF, DEA, and FBI.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 9150 CTE 11-12 0.5 3
CJ 1300 Introduction to Corrections 9154 CTE 11-12 0.5 3
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 9151 CTE 11-12 0.5 3
CJ 2540 Careers in Law Enforcement 9155 CTE 11-12 0.5 3

Collision Repair Technician
First Year: Students will be able to diagnose and repair collision damage. They will gain a basic understanding of: estimating, metal repair, paint chemistry/application, fiberglass and plastic repair, and automotive-related welding.

Second Year: Students will further develop their first year skills and be able to pursue their areas of interest in more detail. This course provides student with entry level knowledge and skills as an Auto Collision Technician. It also prepares students for opportunities in post-secondary education as an Auto Collision Technician. Participation in the SkillsUSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program. This is a full-year program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Collision Non-structural Repair 8261 CTE 11-12 4.0

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
This is an activity-based class that will prepare individuals to work on heavy-duty diesel equipment. Tool and shop safety will be important parts of the course curriculum. Industry work ethics standards and productivity are an integral part of the classroom and laboratory activities of this program. Participation in the SkillsUSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this course.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Diesel Technician 9006 CTE 11-12 1.0
Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle Systems 9007 CTE 11-12 1.0
DST 1045 Safety/Basic Diesel Theory 9040 CTE 11-12 1.0 4
DST 1065 Safety/Basic Engine Performance Theory 9042 CTE 11-12 1.0 4

Aircraft Pilot
This full-year program (A or B Day) includes a sequence of topics that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the operation, flying, and navigation of private aircraft. This program operates on the basis of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations. You will be prepared to complete the FAA’s Knowledge Test at the end of the program. Sophomores may participate in this program. Participation in the SkillsUSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Aircraft Systems 9140 CTE 10-12 0.5
Air Transportation 9141 CTE 10-12 0.5
Aviation History 9142 CTE 10-12 0.5
Private Pilot 9143 CTE 10-12 0.5

Fire Science
This full-year program is designed to build teamwork and help safely fight fires in a variety of situations including structural, wildland, automobile, and Hazmat incidents. The program uses hands on approach that develops skills within specific evolutions. It uses coaching techniques to provide a better overall understanding of the topics being taught. Key content includes: safety, Incident Command Systems (ICS), fire behavior, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA), fire attack, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, vehicle fires, Hazmat, and brush fires. Participation in the SkillsUSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this program.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
ESFF 1000 Survey of Fire Rescue & Emergency Services 9160 CTE 11-12 1.0 4
ESFF 1120 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (UVU) 9162 CTE 11-12 1.0 3
Fire Science 9109 CTE 11-12 1.0

Nail Technician
This is a semester program. Students may choose to attend on A or B days, first or second semester. Prepares students to shape fingernails and toenails, remove unwanted skin and blemishes, apply polish and cosmetics to nails, and function as licensed manicurists or nail technicians/specialists. It includes instruction in manicuring theory; skin anatomy; nail growth, irregularities, and diseases; sterilization and sanitation; equipment and table maintenance; cuticle, blemish, and rough skin removal; nail filing, shaping, and polishing; cream application and extremity massage; nail sculpture and design art; product storage and use; customer service; laws and regulations; and business practices. Courses also include customer relations and salon management.

*Nail Technician 2 is an optional course  for students to complete required hours (300 hours minimum) for state licensure.  Nail Technician 2 has a prerequisite of Nail Technician 1.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Nail Technician 1 9230 CTE 11-12 2.0
Nail Technician 2 (Optional) 9231 CTE 11-12 2.0

Welding
Students will develop skills using industrial shop equipment, power tools, and associated materials to excel in the welding industry.  Students will learn the fundamentals of welding and welding safety.  They will develop welding skills in the processes of SMAW, GMAW (S&P), FCAW, and GTAW.  Students will be able to make connections with industry partners offering post-secondary apprenticeships.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Introduction to Welding 8800 CTE 11-12 1.0
Intermediate Welding 8801 CTE 11-12 1.0
Advanced Welding 8802 CTE 11-12 2.0

Technology and Engineering

Engineering
Engineering at the JATC increases appreciation of engineering/engineering technology. Students develop a solid foundation of pre-engineering, research, and design skills. The hands-on, project-based courses engage students on multiple levels, expose them to unique areas of study, and provide a path to college and career success.

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Principles of Engineering – PLTW (POE) 8110 CTE, AAF-S 10-12 1.0
Robotics 1 8117 CTE 10-12 0.5
Robotics 2 8119 CTE 10-12 0.5

First Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
ENGR 1000 - Introduction to Engineering Design 9821 CTE, AAF-S 11-12 1.0 2
Civil Engineering and Architecture - PLTW (CEA) 9200 CTE 11-12 1.0

Second Semester

Course Title Course Code Type of Credit Grade Levels High School
Credits
CE Credits
Aerospace Engineering – PLTW (AE) 9125 CTE 11-12 1.0
Engineering Design and Development - PLTW (EDD) 8113 CTE 11-12 1.0

Second semester classes may not be taken unless students have successfully completed Principles of Engineering.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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