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Accounting
This course is designed to introduce students to basic accounting methods used by all businesses. These accounting principles enable students to keep suitable financial records and/or aid in the management of a business. Also, much of the material learned, such as checking accounts, payroll taxes and basic business vocabulary can be used in every day life. After accounting foundations are mastered, students will learn computerized bookkeeping via the QuickBooks accounting package used by millions of small businesses. This class is recommended for all students interested in a business career or starting their own business.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Locations:
Eureka High*, Fortuna High*, South Fork High*, Arcata High, McKinleyville High

ASE Automotive Academy

The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training program prepares students to develop skills in four of the ASE Certified areas: braking systems; steering/suspension; engine performance; and, electrical systems. Students will learn all aspects of becoming a professional ASE Certified Automotive Technician and will be able to take the national ASE Certification exam in these four areas. The program articulates with both private and public post-secondary programs to allow students the opportunity to work in all eight ASE certified program areas.



Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Eureka and Fortuna Highs

Automotive Technology


Automotive Service Technology provides the student with pre-apprenticeship skills in tune-up, brake system, electrical systems, lamp adjustments, lubrication service and parts management. The program will be conducted in an auto facility run as a production shop in conjunction with classroom presentations. All students will have instruction in shop operations and procedures. Students may concentrate on one or more certificates of competency in this shop environment.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description

Program Location:
Eureka High, Fortuna High, Hoopa High

Broadcast Journalism

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the role and equipment of the broadcast journalist in the field through hands-on application of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the classroom. The course will examine the definitions of news and the emergence of in-depth reporting. The craft of interviewing will be studied to provide the students with an ability to ask proper questions according to industry standards. Student will be able to interview news makers to gather news information and write and produce a news story to industry standards.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
South Fork High School


Building Trades


Building Trades prepares the student with occupational skills in the areas of carpentry, plumbing and electrical. The student will receive instruction from a vocationally credentialed instructor. The student will participate in the construction of a house in order to meet the course competencies as well as prepare him/her with employable skills. The student will also be prepared for advanced placement standing at the local community college or in a local approved program of apprenticeship training.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
McKinleyville High, Ferndale High

Cabinetmaking


This competency-based course prepares students for entry-level positions in the cabinetmaking and millwork, furniture making and woodworking industries. The major units of study in the course are:
a. Machine tool operation and safety
b. Designing, estimating, bidding
c. Face frame cabinetry
d. European style cabinetry
e. Case construction
f. Cabinet installation
g. Countertops
Students in this class will design, build and install residential and commercial cabinetwork. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and work place safety, technology and employment literacy.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Ferndale High, Eureka High

Careers in Health Occupations

During this orientation class, students will receive basic instruction in skills required in any health care setting. The introductory core will provide students with an understanding of the health industry and it’s various career paths, both traditional and nontraditional. Competency based areas include medical law and ethics, communications, medical terminology, medical math, body system review and pathology of disease, human growth and development including life continuum. Instruction and practice will be provided in basic skills used in most health care settings, including specific skills such as the taking of vital signs, basic patient intake skills, documentation skills, computer input and retrieval skills, as well as others. Career preparation skills will include career search as well as finding the “right” career, job seeking skills, keeping a job, professionalism, stress management and time management.The second semester of this class will include job shadowing at local medical sites.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Eureka High

Careers in Law Enforcement


The HROP “Careers in Law Enforcement” program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the variety of agencies and employment opportunities available in the area of Public Safety. Although instructional emphasis will be in the field of Law Enforcement, there will also be instruction in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Response. Ultimately students will develop important skills to pursue a career in the Public Safety field depending on their interest as learned through this course.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description

Program Location:
Eureka High, Fortuna High, Eureka Community School

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)


The HROP CAD Program is designed to prepare student who possess manual/mechanical drafting skills with entry level skills in computer assisted drafting. Ultimately, these students will be able to find entry-level employment in jobs using CAD and/or further their education in CAD in the community college. Also, people who are currently working in the field are able to upgrade their existing skills. This course meets your A-G requirements for Fine Arts.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location: McKinleyville High

Culinary Arts


Culinary Arts is a course designed to prepare students for entry level work in the foodservice industry. Students are required to demonstrate competency in safety and sanitation practices, elementary food science, basic food preparation skills, customer service and catering techniques and job search skills. The course is primarily lab oriented. Second semester students have the opportunity to explore and develop job skills through work experience/community classroom.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description

Program Location:
Arcata High, Fortuna High

Digital Media


This semester course is a beginning study in Digital Photography. The class is structured around projects emphasizing photographic elements. It will introduce the student to the principles of contemporary media as a verbal and visual means of communication in today’s society.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Fortuna High


Digital Pathways


Course description coming soon.

Program Location: Fortuna High School


Digital Sound Recording


Digital Sound Recording will introduce students to the uses, concepts, techniques and terminology of computing through music applications. The students will gain experience with current hardware and software for music sequencing, notation, and synthesis and music performance practice. This years long course is also designed as an introduction to music fundamentals, notation and theory through music technology such as MIDI and digital recording, specifically, receiving direct instruction on the recording industry Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) ProTools.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program locations: Fortuna High


Entrepreneurship


Would you like to own your own small business one day? Then HROP Entrepreneurship is the class for you! This course examines the basic concepts of business entrepreneurship and the application of economic principles to the operation of a business. It explores and analyzes the marketing, operations, management, technology, and finance functions of a new business venture. Students learn strategic business planning processes by creating a professional business plan. Students also develop skills in analyzing and solving business problems.

PREREQUISITE: Recommended: HROP Accounting
Program Location: South Fork High, Eureka High, also available online (call 445-7020 to register)


Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy teaches financial aspects of career planning, money management, consumer rights and responsibilities, personal decision making, cost of living on your own, buying and caring for a vehicle, checking and banking services, credit management, saving for the future, purchasing real estate, calculating interest, making investments, buying insurance, payroll, and personal income tax returns. The activities in the course include real life projects that teach skills necessary to manage one’s personal finances and to apply consumer math when making financial decisions.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Ferndale High*


Fire Services


This course introduces students to fire service careers. Completion of this course will provide students with the skills and certifications to obtain employment with a variety of wildland fire agencies including the California Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and some private agencies.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location: Eureka, Arcata (January through May)
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Game Development

HROP INTRODUCTION TO GAME DEVELOPMENT

In this class, students will study the key components of well-designed computer games and put these principles into practice. Students will learn to use a software application called Game Maker which will provide them with a hands-on approach to learning the basics of game development. Exploration will occur in three main areas of game development: programming, art, and design. Students will learn basic programming principles such as variables, conditionals, and loops. We will also cover design principles such as digital storytelling, animation, graphic design, and sound design. Students will learn principles of game art including the creation of sprites, backgrounds, and animation. This course is articulated with the College of the Redwoods Introduction to Game Design and will prepare students for more advanced topics in this burgeoning profession.


HROP INTERMEDIATE GAME DEVELOPMENT

This intermediate level course builds on the basic concepts of Game Development learned in the first semester. Students will learn more powerful approaches to computer programming, advanced imaging and animation techniques, and hone their project management skills. Students gain practice working on a group project, much like that of professional game developers. Completed projects will be submitted to a public forum for review by other game developers worldwide.

Program Location:
Academy of the Redwoods, Eureka High


Intro to Engineering


This course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. Students will develop problem-solving skills by tackling real-world engineering problems. This course provides a hands-on approach to science, math, and technology. Through theory and practical hands-on experience, students will become familiar with the multifaceted career of engineering. This course will explore the following topics: Design Process, Fluid Power, Electronics, Robotics, Mechanical Systems, Materials Testing, Thermo-dynamics, and Engineering for Quality and Reliability. Students also learn how engineers address concerns about the social and political consequences of technological change.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Ferndale High*


Landscape Design

In this class students will learn to prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates for land development, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures. They will also prepare graphic representations and drawings of proposed plans and designs. Learning to compile and analyze data on conditions such as location, drainage, and location of structures for environmental reports and landscaping plans will ultimately enable them to plan and design land areas for such projects as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program location: Six Rivers Charter*


Machine/Metals Technology


HROP Machine/Metals Tool Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to shape metal parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, milling machines and shapers. This program includes instruction in safety, making computations related to work dimensions testing feeds and speeds of machines using precision measuring instruments such as lay out tools, micrometers and gauges; machining and heat-treating various metals; and in laying out machine parts.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Eureka High

Mariculture


Course description coming soon.

Program Location: Eureka High


Maritime Academy


Course description coming soon.

Program Location: Eureka High


Marketing/Entrepreneurship


The Marketing and Merchandising class is designed for Junior and Senior students those who wish to enter the retail and marketing industry. The class is also for students who are currently working in a retail store or other marketing-related job or who seek a job internship. Students will learn how to:
  • Sell to targeted customers
  • Manage a business
  • Work successfully with other employees
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Create professional displays
  • Start their own business
  • Students will also be encouraged to participate in DECA, a national student leadership organization of marketing students.
Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Eureka High, Ferndale High, Academy of the Redwoods


Robotics


In this class students will use robotics to explore the fundamentals of engineering and electronics. The course will consist of lectures including principles of engineering, physics, electronics, mechanics, and computer programming. Laboratory experiments will require students to build simple robots to demonstrate these principles. Students will use B.E.A.M Robotics to create robots from recycled electronics. While building the robots, students will learn the function of basic electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors, learning to solder these components together to make simple robots.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Eureka High*


Sports Medicine


This course offers instruction and practical application in the skills and techniques necessary for the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Topics covered will include: CPR/First Aid Certification Human Anatomy and Physiology Terminology Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries. The optional internship that can accompany the classroom instruction will allow students the opportunity to increase their practical skills to the point of being competent to work with specific sports teams. They will also be working toward 5 credits per semester of internship.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description

Program Location:
Arcata High, Fortuna High, McKinleyville High

Video Production


This class begins with a unit covering the basics of image enhancement before learning about video production. The course provides students with a basic understanding of the technology behind video as an information medium and some of the ways in which it is created to achieve its desired effect on an audience. Students are given instruction on equipment/software operation and ongoing guidance as the projects progress. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate production skills and techniques as it relates to producing video for a variety of audiences. Example projects include producing instructional school safety videos, community documentaries, and promotional commercials.
Additional Activities Include:
  • Guest speakers and field visitations will support units of study and career awareness
  • Small cooperative group teams
  • The course will consist of short teacher lecture and demonstration followed by students performing a variety of video production skills
  • Career awareness and an employment portfolio
Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Arcata High, Eureka High

Welding

HROP Welding prepares the student with occupational skills in welding construction. Emphasis is placed on four position welding techniques (flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead) utilizing Oxy-Acetylene welding (OAW), Shielded Metal-Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten-Arc Welding (GTAW) and Gas Metal-Arc Welding (GMAW) processes.

Curriculum/Complete Course Description
Program Location:
Eureka High, Hoopa High


 

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