Career and Technology Education Exploration 7 (CTE Exploration 7)
Grade: 7 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1.0 credit
Weight for Ranking: N/A
Description: CTE Exploration 7 consists of 40 weeks divided between Technology, Family and Consumer Science and Business.
Seventh grade technology is an introduction that consists of ten modules all related to some aspect of technology. They are as follows: Getting to Know Technology; What Resources are Needed for Technology; Using Technology to Solve Problems; Systems and Sub-Systems; Effects of Technology on People and the Environment; Choosing Appropriate Resources for Technological Systems; Processing Resources, Using Systems to Solve Problems; Controlling Technological Systems; and Social Impacts of Technology.
Seventh grade Family and Consumer Science is designed to cover basic knowledge and skills in the areas of proper etiquette, food preparation, food safety, nutrition and wellness, and shopping for food. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to various careers in the food industry.
The business portion of CTE 7 will focus on keyboarding, many aspects of the internet including security, networking and search engines. Once students know how to identify reliable websites, they will spend a little time learning about copyrights, plagiarism and how to properly cite sources. Students will also start to learn how to use Microsoft Office 365 and the different applications available through it.
Career and Technology Education Exploration 8 (CTE Exploration 8)
Grade: 8 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: .75 credit
Weight for Ranking: N/A
Description: CTE Exploration 8 consists of 30 weeks divided between Technology, Family and Consumer Science and Business.
Similar to CTE 7, Technology in 8th grade will continue to develop the basic concepts introduced the prior year and will focus more on machines and measuring through the creation of a CO2 car.
Students will also be given an opportunity to acquire and practice consumer skills as they relate to clothing and textiles, as they learn the basics of maintaining a wardrobe, sewing safety, sewing basic hand stitches and buttons, and operation of a sewing machine. Students will also get an introductory view of interior design elements and components and incorporate this knowledge in a hands-on project. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to various careers in housing and textiles.
The business portion of CTE 8 will combine personal resource management with career instruction, and is designed to introduce students to the realities of the working world. The material will help students develop progressive skills and behavior that will help them integrate their roles with the workplace, home and community. Students will learn job-hunting techniques and on-the-job skills. Students will rely on their math knowledge to help them prepare budgets and balance checkbooks. Keyboarding will also be involved as students learn the correct ways to format resumes and other business documents. Students will also work on public speaking, a very important skill. Students will spend time looking at their own personalities and figure out what it is they are really interested in. They will learn how to use this information to ensure that they find a job they will be happy with later in life. We will spend some time researching careers and the educational paths to get to those careers. This will help students understand what it is they should be doing now and throughout high school to prepare for college and life after high school. This is a great introduction into the Business Department and the other courses offered there.
Requirements this course fulfills: NYSED Jr. High requirement