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FOREIGN LANGUAGE



Course Grade Level Duration Credit Prerequisite ___________________________

Spanish 1 09,10,11,12 Regular 2 Sems 1.0 Recommended for English CP or higher and

Dept. consent

Spanish 2 10,11,12 Regular 2 Sems 1.0 Full credit in Spanish 1 and Dept. consent

Spanish 3 11,12 Regular 2 Sems 1.0 Full credit in Spanish 2 and Dept. consent

Spanish 4 12 Regular 2 Sems 1.0 Full credit in Spanish 3 and Dept. consent

Spanish 3 H 11,12 Honors 2 Sems 1.0 Min. B average Spanish 2 and Dept. consent

A.P. Spanish Lang. H 12 Honors 2 Sems 1.0 Min. B average Spanish 3 H and Dept. consent


SPANISH 1 Credit: 1.0

Level: Regular

Open To: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Recommended for English CP or higher and Department consent


In Spanish 1, the students learn basic vocabulary and grammar for speaking, reading, and writing.
SPANISH 2 Credit: 1.0

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Full credit in Spanish 1 and Department consent


Students continue to develop their basic language skills of reading, writing, and speaking Spanish more fully. Further exposure to Hispanic culture and lifestyles is provided. More Spanish is spoken in class, and listening comprehension skills are strengthened.
SPANISH 3 Credit: 1.0

Level: Regular

Open To: Juniors, Seniors, **Heritage Speakers by placement

Prerequisite: Full credit in Spanish 2 and Department consent


Students are expected to apply the skills learned in their first two years of study at this level on a daily basis. They will read short stories and legends by Spanish authors and current news articles. The class will be conducted primarily in Spanish and advanced grammar structures will be introduced. The students will be expected to speak only in Spanish at this level.
SPANISH 4 Credit: 1.0

Level: Regular

Open To: Seniors

Prerequisite: Full credit in Spanish 3 and Department consent


This course will advance students to near college proficiency in the basic skills. Special emphasis is placed on advanced grammatical structures such as the past subjunctive and the sequence of tenses. Preparation for college placement exams will be covered with students working on a series of practice exercises and taking a sample test of proficiency at the end.
SPANISH 3 H Credit: 1.0

Level: Honors

Open To: Juniors, Seniors, **Heritage Speakers by placement

Prerequisite: Minimum B average in Spanish 2 (or teacher recommendation) and Department consent


Students are expected to apply the skills learned in their first two years of study at this level on a daily basis. They will read short stories and legends by Spanish authors, current news articles, as well as a novel in the second half. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish and advanced grammar structures will be emphasized to prepare the students for AP Spanish Language, which will be offered in 2014-15. The students will be expected to speak only in Spanish at this level.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (A.P.) SPANISH LANGUAGE H (Additional Expense) Credit: 1.0

Level: Honors

Open To: Seniors

Prerequisite: Minimum B average in Spanish 3 H (or teacher recommendation) and Department consent


This honors level course will advance students to near college proficiency in the basic skills. Special emphasis is placed on advanced grammatical structures such as the past subjunctive and the sequence of tenses. Novels by the great Spanish authors will be studied, and students will be expected to translate and discuss in Spanish what they have read. Preparation for college placement exams will be covered with students working on a series of practice exercises and taking a sample test of proficiency at the end. A field trip will be taken to a play or art museum. The class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.


FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
Course Grade Level Duration Credit Prerequisite

Child Development 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 None

Textiles & Design 1 09,10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 None

Textiles & Design 2 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Credit in Textiles & Design 1

Foods 1 09,10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 None

Foods 2 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Credit in Foods 1

Foods 3 11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Credit in Foods 2

CHILD DEVELOPMENT Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: None
The course is the study of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of the prenatal, infant, and child from one to five years of age. The study, observation, and interaction of young children helps to prepare adolescents for parenthood and careers in child care areas. A lab situation known as Appletree Playschool will be the responsibility of this class.
TEXTILES AND DESIGN 1 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: None


The course is designed to provide basic knowledge and understanding of the design, development, and production of textile products. Activities include matching plaids, creating a pillow case, constructing a lined hooded sweatshirt, and a fur project.  Students will discover fiber characteristics, fabric construction methods, elements of science and design in textiles and apparel, and basic construction skills.
TEXTILES AND DESIGN 2 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Junior, Seniors

Prerequisite: Credit in Textiles and Design 1


The course is designed to provide additional knowledge and understanding of design and construction techniques (welt pocket, bound button holes, zipper attachment, and hand stitching techniques). Project management skills, including time management, material organization, and finishing techniques to provide a professional appearance are part of this course.  The course will include a fabric store field trip discovering various textiles and projects available.
FOODS 1 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: None


Foods 1 will familiarize students with kitchen equipment, terminology, measurements and abbreviations so that they can follow a recipe to achieve a satisfactory product. Topics of kitchen safety, microwave use, nutrition, manners, and meal service will be discussed. Other units of study include quick breads, fruits, eggs, milk, cheese, cookies, simple candies, and pasta.
FOODS 2 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Credit in Foods 1


Foods 2 focuses on advanced food preparation techniques, menu planning, recipe selection, meal service, and selection and storage of foods. Other units include cakes, pies, yeast breads, beef, chicken, pork, soup, and salad. Several meals will be prepared and served to invited guests.
FOODS 3 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Credit in Foods 2


Foods 3 focuses on American Regional and Foreign Foods. Topics include food availability, contributions and customs from the original homeland, and the preparation of these foods. Demonstrations and laboratory experiences are a major part of this course. Many different types of meal services are used in the presentation of each region/country.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY – PRE-ENGINEERING
Course Grade Level Duration Credit Prerequisite ___________

Orientation to Technology 09,10,11,12 Regular 2 Sems 1.0 None

Drafting/CAD 1 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Orientation to Technology (OT)

Drafting/CAD 2 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 OT and Drafting/CAD 1

Drafting/CAD 3 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 OT and Drafting/CAD 1 & 2

Manufacturing 1 10,11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Orientation to Technology (OT)

Manufacturing 2 11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 OT and Manufacturing 1

Production 1 11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Orientation to Technology (OT)

Production 2 11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 OT and Production 1

CAD/CAM 1 11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 Orientation to Technology (OT)

CAD/CAM 2 11,12 Regular 1 Sem 0.5 OT and CAD/CAM 1

ORIENTATION TO TECHNOLOGY (Additional Expense) Credit: 1.0

Level: Regular

Open To: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: None
Orientation to Technology will provide the student with firsthand experience in everything the MCHS Industrial Technology-Pre-Engineering program has to offer. Students will develop skills in record keeping, safety, material selection, material handling, precision measurement, bench operations, problem solving, computer design, prototyping, combination, separation, and finishing processes. The student will get exposure to advanced engineering programs like AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets and Mastercam. Students will learn using traditional equipment as well as advanced CNC (Computer-Numerical-Control) equipment. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: bridge contest, egg drop, rocket engineering, AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets, Mastercam drawings, CNC foot stool design, air structure; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, and application to a community college or university. Projects completed are a foot stool and a long board.
DRAFTING/CAD 1 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology


Drafting/CAD 1 will provide the student with an introductory course covering the operation of a typical CAD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) system. Content stresses CAD graphic commands and proper manipulation of industrial CAD software and hardware to produce engineering drawings. Emphasis is placed on developing entry-level CAD user skills using the current version of the AutoCAD software package. Eighty percent of all CAD drawings in the USA are created in AutoCAD by Autodesk, which we use at MCHS, and are used by most industries locally and nationally. The course content includes planning and organizing activities, researching information, coordination of work, and performing other pre-engineering procedures. The course will prepare the student for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: Computer skill building exercises create, save, edit both mechanical and architectural CAD drawings, layers, line-types, and color within the electronic environment; eScale drawings, Cartesian coordinate system activities, and block and wblock inserts; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.

DRAFTING/CAD 2 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology and Drafting/CAD 1
Drafting/CAD 2 builds on the Drafting/CAD 1 introductory course covering the operation of a typical CAD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) system. Content stresses additional CAD graphic commands and proper manipulation of industrial CAD software and hardware to produce engineering drawings. Emphasis is placed on finishing the development of entry-level CAD user skills with the current version of the AutoCAD software package. The course will prepare the student for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: pre-engineer prototyping drawings, model space/paper space drawings, proper pre-engineering drawing procedures and presentation, Inquiry and Help commands, create symbol libraries, section drawings, dimension drawings, isometric drawings; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, and application to a community college or university.
DRAFTING/CAD 3 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology and Drafting/CAD 1 & 2


Drafting/CAD 3 covers three-dimensional drawings wire frame, surface modeling, and solid modeling technologies. The class is specifically designed for the AutoCAD software package. Students learn 3-D drafting techniques by constructing a variety of mechanical and architectural components. Texture mapping, rendering, lighting, shadows, dynamic viewing, and automated slide show techniques for electronic portfolios are covered. More and more engineering drawings are being created with 3-D solid models to aid in rapid-prototyping, concurrent manufacturing and construction, and for testing in the virtual electronic environment. The course will prepare the student for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: symbol libraries, attribute drawings and extraction, isometric drawings, wireframe and extrusion drawings, solid modeling drawings, rendering activities; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.
MANUFACTURING 1 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology


Manufacturing 1 will build on the record keeping, safety, material selection, material handling, precision measurement, bench operations, problem solving, computer design, prototyping, combination, separation, and finishing process skills learned in the Orientation to Technology and AutoCAD 1 classes. The student will get exposure to advanced engineering programs like AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets, and Mastercam. Students will learn using traditional equipment as well as advanced CNC (Computer-Numerical-Control) equipment. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: Taylor guitar project; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.
MANUFACTURING 2 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open To: Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology and Manufacturing 1

Manufacturing 2 will build on the record keeping, safety, material selection, material handling, precision measurement, bench operations, problem solving, computer design, prototyping, combination, separation, and finishing process skills learned in the Orientation to Technology, AutoCAD 1, and Manufacturing 1 classes. The student will use advanced engineering programs like AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets and Mastercam to design, problem solve, prototype, and produce an advanced engineering project. Students will use traditional equipment as well as advanced CNC (Computer-Numerical-Control) equipment to produce the design project. Students will learn additional skills by assisting the teacher with leadership/management skills by helping maintain lab equipment and assist with course skill building. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: student advanced design project; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.

PRODUCTION 1 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open to: Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology
Production 1 is designed to reinforce and bring together the skills learned in Orientation to Technology, Drafting/CAD 1, and Manufacturing 1. Students learn record keeping, safety, material selection, material handling, precision measurement, bench operations, problem solving, computer design, prototyping, combination, separation, and finishing process skills learned in the Orientation to Technology, AutoCAD 1, and Manufacturing 1 classes. Advanced engineering programs like AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets and Mastercam will be used to design, problem solve, prototype, and produce an advanced pre-engineering product. Students will use traditional equipment as well as advanced CNC (Computer-Numerical-Control) equipment to produce the design project. Additional skills will be developed in business fundamentals, teamwork, leadership, marketing, planning, organizing, and decision-making. In addition, students are exposed to many career opportunities in the field of industrial production and manufacturing. Students will gain knowledge in methods of joinery, finishing methods, and selection and installation of hardware. In addition to developing hands-on skills, students also participate in the management process including exposure to the concepts of corporate structure, management, research and development, JIT mass customization, marketing, and servicing. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: Projects are developed for the school, industry, and outside supporters, which are managed, produced, and installed by students; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.
PRODUCTION 2 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open to: Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology and Production 1


Production 2 is designed to build on, reinforce, and bring together the skills learned in Orientation to Technology, Drafting/CAD 1, Manufacturing 1, and Production 1. Students learn record keeping, safety, material selection, material handling, precision measurement, bench operations, problem solving, computer design, prototyping, combination, separation, and finishing process skills introduced in the Orientation to Technology, AutoCAD 1, and Manufacturing 1 classes. Advanced engineering programs like AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets and Mastercam will be used to design, problem solve, prototype, and produce an advanced engineering product. Students will use traditional equipment as well as advanced CNC (Computer-Numerical-Control) equipment to produce the design project. Additional skills will be developed in business fundamentals, teamwork, leadership, marketing, planning, organizing, and decision-making. In addition, students are exposed to many career opportunities in the field of industrial production and manufacturing. Students will gain knowledge in methods of joinery, finishing methods, and selection and installation of hardware. In addition to developing hands-on skills, students also participate in the management process including exposure to the concepts of corporate structure, management, research and development, JIT mass customization, marketing, and servicing. Students will learn additional skills by assisting the teacher with teamwork, leadership, and organization of all projects. Students will also help maintain lab equipment, lab safety, and all jigs and fixtures. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: Projects are developed for the school, industry, and outside supporters, which are managed, produced, and installed by students; portfolio to present work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.
CAD/CAM 1 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open to: Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology


CAD/CAM 1 is designed to reinforce and bring together the skills learned in Orientation to Technology, Drafting/CAD 1, and Manufacturing 1. Students will acquire advanced pre-engineering knowledge and skills in the use of advanced numerical control (NC) and computer numerical control (CNC) routers in a team-based environment. The course also will include NC and CNC general concepts and programming procedures using G and M codes. Students will have hands-on experience in manually programming CNC routers. Students will use the following engineering programs: AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets and Mastercam to design, computer simulate, and prototype one-offs and nested based projects. CNC technology is used world-wide in manufacturing, construction, rapid-prototyping, medical, aerospace, shipping, architectural millwork, casegoods, automotive, aircraft, apparel, biotechnology, cosmetics, cabinets, military, education, energy, transportation, telecommunications, manufactured housing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, research/development, food science, mining, energy production, textile, and agriculture. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: G and M code generation, CNC control activities, CNC set-up, CNC tooling, develop jigs and fixtures, feeds and speeds activities, advanced pre-engineering student project; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, and application to a community college or university.
CAD/CAM 2 (Additional Expense) Credit: 0.5

Level: Regular

Open to: Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: Orientation to Technology and CAD/CAM 1


CAD/CAM 2 is designed to reinforce and bring together the skills learned in Orientation to Technology, Drafting/CAD 1, Manufacturing 1, and CAD/CAM 1. Students will acquire advanced pre-engineering knowledge and skills in the use of numerical control (NC) and computer numerical control (CNC) routers in a team-based learning environment. The course also will include NC and CNC general concepts and programming procedures using G and M codes. Students will have hands-on experience in manually programming, setting up a CNC router, maintenance of a CNC router, and exposure to PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) used for programmable control of automated processes. Students will use the following engineering programs: AutoCAD, Microvellum, eCabinets and Mastercam to design, computer simulate, and prototype one-offs and nested based projects. Students will learn additional skills by assisting the teacher with teamwork, leadership, and organization of all projects. Students will also help maintain lab equipment, lab safety, and all jigs and fixtures. CNC technology is used world-wide in manufacturing, construction, rapid-prototyping, medical, aerospace, shipping, architectural millwork, casegoods, automotive, aircraft, apparel, biotechnology, cosmetics, cabinets, military, education, energy, transportation, telecommunications, manufactured housing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, research/development, food science, mining, energy, textile, and agriculture. The class is designed to prepare students for the world of work, advancement to the local community college, and a four-year university.
Activities: G and M code generation, CNC control, CNC set-up, CNC tooling, develop jigs and fixtures, feeds and speeds, post code generation, pre-engineering student project, maintain equipment in lab, develop and design projects for school; portfolio to present student work in an attractive and professional-looking format that will enhance prospects during a job interview; interview for an internship, application to a community college or university.


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