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Career and Technical Education classes at Charles City County High School are designed to assist students in preparing for their career choices and employment after high school.

Many of our Career and Technical Education programs are designed to continue at the community college level, leading to an associate degree or a certification in the chosen field. We encourage all students to take advantage of the programs that we offer to help them in preparing for work after high school, training through an apprenticeship program, programs at the local community colleges, or a four year college or university.

In today’s world, potential employees are expected to have skills that have prepared them for the world of work and the specific job they are hired to do. By enrolling in the programs at the high school level, students are able to begin taking courses that can help lead to a successful career in the area of their interest.

CTE Courses Offered at CCHS:

KEYBOARDING

Students develop and enhance touch skills for entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information on a keyboard. Students compose and produce a variety of personal, educational, and professional documents. Students will also gain a basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics, and telecommunication applications


TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS

Students acquire a foundation in technological material, energy, and information, and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Challenged by laboratory activities, students create new ideas and innovations, build systems, and analyze technological products to learn further how and why technology works. They work in groups to build and control systems with engineering in the development of technology.


COMPUTER NETWORK SOFTWARE OPERATIONS

Prerequisites: Grade 11, and 12. Keyboarding* and Information Technology Fundamentals are recommended.

Computer Network Software Operations is designed to teach many aspects of computer support and network administration. Students learn networking concepts, from usage to components, and set up peer-to-peer network systems and client server networks. Students install and configure network cards and connect them to networks. Students learn how to install the operating system, set up and manage accounts, load software, and set up and implement security plans. This course may include software based network operating systems such as Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows NT.


BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

WORD PROCESSING

Prerequisite: Keyboarding*

Students develop intermediate to advanced level word processing skills using a variety of software functions, including graphics, desktop publishing, and telecommunications. Students gain competence integrating other applications such as database and spreadsheet into word processing activities. Classroom experiences also provide for skill development in communication. Completion of this course may prepare students for certification exams for Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS).

*Keyboarding course(s) or teacher approved demonstrated and documented touch keyboarding skills.


BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Prerequisites: Completion of 9th grade & Keyboarding

Students study basic management concepts and leadership styles as they explore business ownership, planning, operations, marketing, finance, economics, communications, the global marketplace, and human relations. Quality concepts, project management, problem solving, and ethical decision-making are an integral part of the course. Student leadership skills may be enhanced by participation in school-based or virtual enterprises, job shadowing, internships, cooperative education, and/or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).


ACCOUNTING

Prerequisites: Completion of 9th grade & Keyboarding

Students study the basic principles, concepts, and practices of the accounting cycle. Students learn fundamental accounting procedures using a manual and an electronic system.


COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisites: Completion of 9th grade & Keyboarding*

Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentation software, and through integrated software activities. Students work individually and in groups to explore computer concepts, operating systems, networks, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. Completion of this course may prepare students for industry certifications.

*Keyboarding course(s) or teacher approved demonstrated and documented touch keyboarding skills.


TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Prerequisite: Technology Foundations

Students work with a variety of computers, materials, and systems to improve their skills and knowledge. Groups work together, applying math, science, and communication concepts, on a project that combines systems such as production, energy, communication, transportation, biotechnology, and other technologies. Thematic activities engage students in community problems where they transfer the technological method to address recycling, space exploration, and housing.


PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY I

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in or have completed Algebra II & completion of grades 9 and 10

Students in this single-period laboratory science course apply physics and mathematics concepts through a unified systems approach to develop a broad knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technical systems. Students study seven technical principles: force, work, rate, resistance, energy, power, and force transformers, emphasizing how each principle plays a unifying role in the operation of mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in high-technology equipment.

This “principles and systems” approach to studying these technical principles provides a foundation for further education and career flexibility as technology and technical systems advance.


PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY II

Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra II, Principles of Technology I, & completion of grades 10 and 11

Students continue to apply physics and mathematics concepts though a unified systems approach to expand their knowledge base of the principles underlying modern technical systems. This course focuses on seven technical principles: momentum, waves, energy, converters, transducers, radiation, optical systems, and time constants, emphasizing how each principle plays a unifying role in the operation of mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in high-technology equipment.

This “principles and systems” approach to studying these technical principles provides a foundation for further education and career flexibility as technology and technical systems advance.

N.B. Students who complete Principles of Technology I and Principles of Technology II and earn an Advanced Studies Diploma may use these courses to satisfy one (1) Physics credit in laboratory science. A student must complete both courses in the sequence in order to receive laboratory science credit.


TECHNICAL DRAWING/DESIGN

In this foundation course, students learn the basic language of technical design, and they design, sketch, and make technical drawings, models, or prototypes of real design problems. The course is especially recommended for future engineering and architecture students.


FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION

INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT

Students will focus on encouraging personal potential of self and others throughout their life span; enhancing positive views of themselves and others; managing stressful situations; formulating a plan to achieve career goals; forming healthy, caring relationships with family members and peers; managing conflict, choosing responsible ways to express oneself; and evaluating the importance of responsible parenting to individuals, families, and society.


NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

Students will focus on making choices that promote wellness and good health; analyzing relationships between psychological and social needs and food choices; choosing foods that promote wellness; obtaining and storing food for self and family; preparing and serving nutritious meals and snacks; selecting and using equipment for food preparation; and identifying strategies to promote optimal nutrition and wellness of society.


PARENTING

Students focus on:

  • assessing the impact of the parenting role in society;
  • taking responsibility for individual growth within the parenting role;
  • preparing for a healthy emotional and physical beginning for parent and child;
  • meeting developmental needs of children and adolescents;
  • building positive parent-child relationships;
  • using positive guidance and discipline to promote self-discipline, self-respect, and socially responsible behavior;
  • obtaining parenting information, support, and assistance;
  • planning ways that families and society can share in nurturing children and adolescents.

Teachers highlight the basic skills of math, science, and communication when appropriate in the content.


Mailing Address & Contact Information

LOCATION
 

Charles City County High School is located in the south eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We are bordered on the east by historic Williamsburg, on the west by Richmond City and Henrico County, with New Kent County being to the north of us and the James River helps comprise our southern border.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Charles City High School
10039 Courthouse Road
Charles City, Virginia 23030
Phone- (804) 829-9249
Fax- (804) 829-2644