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Middle School Career & Technical Education (CTE, DS)


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Designer Sewing 1 Course #8725, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course teaches basic construction and consumer skills. Choosing and using patterns, fabrics, and notions; using and caring for today's sewing machines and sergers; and basic clothing construction methods are included. Students may choose from a variety of projects based on individual skill level and preferences.

Child Development Course #8700, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course covers the development of a child from conception through adolescence. The course includes the following topics:  reproductive tracts, prenatal development and care, healthy lifestyles conducive to healthy pregnancies, birth defects, and the development and care of children throughout childhood. Guidance and discipline techniques and the physical, social, and emotional development of children will also be examined. The student learns both how and why a child grows and develops.  This class is a prerequisite for any of the higher-level child development courses.  

College and Career Awareness Course #8000, Grade 7, .25 Credit
CTE is Utah’s exploratory Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum requirement for middle/junior high school. The purpose of this program is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons which utilize technology, develop beginning skills, and explore careers.

Creative Coding Course #8008, Grade 7, 8, .5 Credit
A quality computer science curriculum not only engages students in interesting, collaborative learning activities using sound pedagogical strategies, but it also ensures that students are learning concepts vital to the deep and broad field of computer science.  Creative Coding has been designed to achieve this goal by aligning with the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards. This course is primarily an introductory programming course, and units are grounded in an array of standards from the strands of computational thinking, collaboration, computing practice and programming, computer and communication devices, and community, global and ethical impacts.

Creative Coding 1 Course #8009, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
Creative Coding 1 is a beginning course for non experienced programmers.  Students learn and practice coding using python programming language.

Digital Literacy Course #8007, Grade 7, 8, .5 Credit
This course is an introduction to computer literacy. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that encourage creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. Skills will be demonstrated by creating a project for a different content area. This course is aligned with national and international standards and the Utah Core to prepare students across multiple levels of skills. Students will complete this course with a prerequisite to move into high school computer literacy courses. 

Engineering Technology Course #8005, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course shows students how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. The units excite and motivate students to use their imaginations and teach them to be creative and innovative, while gaining the skills they need to develop, produce and use products and services. Gateway to Technology-PLTW is an approved curriculum for this course. Units may include: Design and Modeling, The Magic of Electrons, The Science of Technology, Automation and Robotics, as well as Flight and Space.

Exploring Business and Marketing Course #8347, Credit (CTE), Grade 8, 9, .5 Credit
Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of business and marketing. Skills include basic business concepts, organizational communication, human resources management, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and leadership. 

Exploring Technology Course #8001, Grade 8, .5 Credit
Exploring Technology is an action-based course that introduces students to the technological systems of two or more of the following areas: energy-power technologies, information and communications technologies, transportation technologies, manufacturing technologies, and construction technologies. The course is designed around exploration in cooperative and individualized activities rather than project and skill development.

FACS Exploration  Course #8706, Grade 8, .5 Credit
This Family and Consumer Science course provides students with essential life skills. The course allows students to develop skills in two or more of the following areas: food and nutrition, childcare and safety, interior design and care of a home, clothing construction and style, consumerism, family relationships, personal responsibility, and job-related skills. (Local schools can determine the areas of emphasis from the above curricula where multiple sections may be offered).

Fashion Design Studio  Course #8730, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course prepares individuals to assist in coordinating garments for various occasions. Units of instruction include analyzing fashion trends, basic characteristics of styles, fashion design and merchandising practice; describing garment construction features, quality, and fiber content to customers; assessing durability and care of fabric and garments; selecting current fashion for figure types and fitting garments on customers; planning and presenting fashion shows; and developing fashion displays.  The class includes the analysis of garments and accessory combinations to create pleasing designs with line, form, and fabrics.  

Foods and Nutrition 1 Course #8750, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This introductory course is designed for students who are interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Attention will be given to selection and preparation of food and personal health and well-being.  

Introduction to Information Technology Course #8120, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
The Intro to IT course is for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Information Technology.  Students will be introduced to the different aspects of information technology to determine their interests.  Students will complete assignments and projects in IT careers, digital media, hardware & operating systems, communications & networks, software development, databases, and new & emerging technologies. 

Robotics Technology Course #8406, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
An introductory course focused on robotic technologies and what it means to be living in a digital world.  Students will gain an understanding of how robotic technologies impact the environment, society, and the economy.  Students will develop a foundation in essential abilities and attitudes that will in turn expand their opportunities in the world of automation.

Keyboarding Course #8313, Grade 7, 8, .5 Credit
In this beginning semester keyboarding course, the student will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch operation and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The student will learn to format simple reports, personal and business letters, and tables. The acquisition of business communication skills will be integrated throughout the course.  

Manufacturing Technology Course #8045, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This is a hands-on course that introduces students to changing raw materials into a finished product. Examples of these materials are, but are not limited to woods, metals, and plastics. This course will also explore the many careers associated with the manufacturing process

Sports Outdoor Sewing 1 Course #8728, Credit (CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course covers basic sewing skills while completing a variety of projects. This course emphasizes the construction of sports and outdoor clothing. Students start with easy projects like sewing boxer shorts and progress to ski wear, sweats, zippered bags, camo shirts, pants, and polar fleece jackets. Subjects such as: clothing care, maintenance and textile information are covered. Projects are individually selected. 


Business Office Specialist Course #8316, Credit (DS, CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course applies advanced concepts and principles using word-processing, spreadsheets, databases and electronic presentation software. Students will integrate applications learned. 

Exploring Computer Science Course #9180, Credit (DS, CTE), Grade 9, .5 Credit
This course is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of the course is to develop in students the computational thinking practices of algorithm development, problem solving, and programming with the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers as well as societal and ethical issues. This course may be used as CTE or Digital Studies credit. 

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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