CTE Career and Technical Education


On Campus

The following courses are offered at Olympus High:


Business and Marketing

Course
Grades
Semester/Year
Fees

Accounting 1 (computers used)
10th-12th
1st Semester
Workbook (maximum $25) Computer fee (maximum $5)

This is an introductory business course in which students learn how the financial records of a business are kept. Students also learn how to write checks, reconcile monthly bank statements, and use electronic 10-key calculators. Students develop an understanding of procedures in handling cash, recording transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, and preparing financial reports. Computerized accounting is taught.

iBusiness Course
10th-12th
Semester


The business world is progressively more reliant on digital technologies. The digital Business Applications course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge sand skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global and innnovative business world of today and tomorrow. Concepts include the overall digital experience, digital communications with audio and video and the exploration of career choices. This course also provides an undertanding of business concepts and professional development in today's global office.

Computer Technology
10th-12th
Semester
Computer fee: $5
This course is required
This course is an introduction to computer application software that encompasses word processing, spreadsheets and presentation. An understanding of ethics and use of operating systems, information resources and electronic mail is included. . Prior keyboarding skills required.

Computer Technology II
10th-12th
Semester
Computer fee: $5

This course applies advanced concepts and principles using word processing, spreadsheets, databases and electronic presentation software. Students will integrate applications learned. This course builds on skills included in Computer Technology.Prior keyboarding skills required.

Economics
10th-12th
Semester


This course focuses on the study of economic problems and the methods by which societies solve them. Characteristics of the market economy of the United States and its function in the worked and methods of applying economics to one's life will be explored. The following economic topics will be taught; supply and demand, consumers/savers, the business of free enterprise, financing a business, productions and productivity, labor, competition, government and the economy, money and financial institutions, economic stability and international trade.

Fashion Merchandising
10th-12th
Semester


This introductory marketing course acquaints students with the fast pace of the fashion industry. The following fashion fundamentals will be taught: basic fashion terminology and business concepts, garment styles and parts, the development of fashion, the textile industry, apparel production, fashion promotion and retailing, and textile fibers and yarns. Students will also study fashions from the past and learn about fads and classics. Students will learn what the most popular fashions and brands are among teens and how fashion buyers decide what clothes to buy. They will also learn how to design a fashion window display. The class also studies famous fashion designers and fashion shows. Students will also learn to mix and match wardrobes.

Leadership Principles (CE)
11th-12th
Semester


This course is recommended for student body or class officers, organization club presidents or officers, and students who are considering running for office. This class teaches how to be an effective leader. Concepts of goal setting, motivation, team building, time management, conflict resolution, dealing with stress and much more are discussed. Students may be eligible to receive three (3) credits of concurrent enrollment form Utah Valley University.

Marketing
10th-12th
2nd Semester


An introductory course which will teach concepts of entry-level business and marketing functions. Students will learn about marketing and business fundamentals, selling, financing, products/service planning, information management, purchasing, distribution, pricing, promotion, risk management, career development, economics, communications, human relations, marketing math and marketing operations.


Family and Consumer Science

Course
Grades
Semester/Year
Fees

Adult Roles and Responsibilities
11th-12th
Semester


This course is designed to prepare male and female students with an understanding in adult living. Topics covered include issues faced in everyday life such as self-esteem, labeling, goals, values, dating, teen-pregnancy, mate-selection, marriage, communication, parenting, discipline, abuse, rape, divorce, aging and death. The class has a nice relaxed atmosphere that is largely based on discussion, lecture, guest speakers and class activities. Many students feel it is one of the most practical classes they have enrolled in during their high school years.

Adult Roles and Financial Responsibilities
11th-12th
Year


This class will fulfill the financial literacy graduation requirement (0.5 CTE or elective credit plus 0.5 financial literacy credits). This course is designed to prepare male and female students with an understanding of adult living and family relationships while integrating financial literacy throughout the course. Topics include decision-making, goals, values, communication skills, self-awareness, families, dating, marriage preparation, money management, savings, investing, parenting, etc. This class teaches the information covered in the required Financial Literacy course. Students will learn how finances affect their family and relationships. Students who complete this class will get CTE and general financial credit but MUST stay enrolled for a full year.

Child Development
10th-12th
Semester


The class teaches about reproduction from conception through the developmental stages of pregnancy through birth. Students will learn how children play and develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually from birth to age five. Students will learn to raise and care for children so they can be better parents, teachers and child care professionals.

Culinary Arts/Food Service
11th-12th
Semester
$60

Prerequisite: any foods class.
Students will study food preparation: stocks, soups, sauces, red meat, poultry, seafood, began eating, fruits, vegetables, starch products (bread, pastry, etc.) salads and dressings. Students will practice safety and sanitation and will use commercial food service equipments. Excellent choice for any food service career.

Early Childhood Education (Pre-School)
10th-12th
Year


This course has no prerequisites although child development is recommended.
This year-long course offers three semester hours of college credit. It is a hands-on course which offers students experience working with children and running the Titan Tot Pre-School. Students run the pre-school with the help of a pre-school aid and teach the pre-school children such topics as music, science, storytelling, dramatic play, computer, art, outdoor activities and math. Students will learn how to teach and discipline children so they can be better parents. This is also a class for anyone interested in a career in early childhood or elementary education.

Sport Sewing - Beginning
10th-12th
Semester
$5

This is a great class for both male and female students who enjoy "hands-on classes." Students will learn everything needed to sew basic projects. Students will start from the beginning, learning the machine, choosing a pattern, and learning layout and construction techniques. Students will become comfortable on the machine as they complete boxers, a spots bag, pj pants and a project of their choice.

Sports Sewing - Intermediate
10th-12th
Semester
$5

Prerequisite: a passing grade on the state competency test in Beginning Sewing.Students will review basic sewing skills; they will sew intermediate level projects which may include sleeves, collar, cuffs, darts, zippers and computerized embroidery. Students who feel confident about using sewing machines and can read and understand pattern instructions will work at their own pace completing projects of their choice.

Designer Sewing Advanced
11th-12th
Semester or Year
$5

Prerequisite: a passing grade on the state competency tests in both Beginning and Intermediate sewing.This class is only for students who have completed both Beginning and Intermediate Sewing. This is an excellent class for students who enjoy sewing, who are self-motivated and who attend school on a regular basis. Students are given the freedom to choose their own projects! A student may take this class multiple times.

Food and Fitness
10th-12th
Semester
not to exceed $30

No prerequisite.This course is designed for students who want to learn the basics of good food preparation. Attention will be given to reading a recipe, kitchen safety, cooking terms, sanitation and working with equivalence. Many recipes will be prepared from each food group as the food pyramid and the nutrients in the pyramid are examined. Come learn to make banana bread, cobbler, stir-fry, calzones, spaghetti, fried rice, chicken-a-la-king, crepes, chow mien, coffee cake, Graham cracker houses, angel food cake, etc. Learn to feel more comfortable in the kitchen.

Food for Life
10th-12th
Semester
not to exceed $30

No prerequisite!This class has a quick review of cooking tools, safety and sanitation, cooking terms and equivalence. The class then covers the nutritional needs of different age groups from children to the elderly. Weight management is discussed as diets and health problems related to diet are examined. Basic label reading, advertising, shopping, cost-per-serving, eating out, convenience foods, table setting and etiquette will be addressed. Cooking units include salads, soups, casseroles, yeast breads, meats, cookies, and pastry.

Interior Design
10th- 12th
Semester


A student who takes this semester course will learn about the basics of interior design while completing various projects. Students will work with color schemes, textures, fabrics, window treatments, wallpaper, furniture arrangements, floor plans, etc. Students will become "interior designers" and design a dream home for a client. This class is helpful to the career-bound architect or interior designer. Students who take Interior Design and later choose to also take the Advanced Interior Design course can earn three semester hours of college credit.




Health Science

Course
Grades
Semester/Year
Fee

Exercise Science (Sports Medicine)
11th-12th
Year


This full-year course is designed to teach students components of sports medicine, including detailed anatomy, injury evaluation, management and rehabilitation. Careers associated with sports medicine will be discussed. Taping procedures and first aid will also be taught. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the coaches and athletes in various athletic activities. Teacher signature required: (Mr. K. Ashton- Gym).

Medical Terminology
10th-12th
Year
$40

Students must be able to read at or near grade level. This course consists of lecture and video presentations. Students learn the meanings and pronunciations of prefixes that combine to form over 10,000 medical terms. This is essential knowledge for any health career.

Medical Anatomy & Physiology
10th-12th
Year
$40

Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA and CPA. This course provides students with an in-depth study of health care careers including actual clinical experience in a variety of areas. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, diseases and disorders, medical ethics and first aid. The class is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Health Sciences course.



Trade & Industry Technology






Introduction to Engineering Design
10th-12th
Year
$15
fulfills a third Science credit
This course teaches the design process through the use of computer modeling software. Students will learn problem solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed and communicated using solid modeling computer design software.

Principles of Engineering
10th-12th
Year
$15
fulfills a third Science credit
Students will explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes in order to better understand the world of engineering. It introduces students to engineering career choices, the basic mathematical concepts of engineering, and the engineering design process. Students will develop their porblem solving skills through challenges using basic engineering principles.

Introduction to Auto
10th-12th
Semester or Year
$20 shop fee + safety glasses

The beginning automotive course is designed to teach the student with working skills in the use of automotive hand tools and to familiarize him/her with the proper procedures of disassembling, measuring, checking, assembling, and adjusting mechanical units of the car. Students will learn about engines, basic maintenance on today's automobile and be introduced to the laboratory setting.

General Service Tech 1
11th-12th
Year
$30 shop fee

Prerequisite: Auto Mech 1.
This second-year auto mechanics course is designed for advanced study of electrical systems, fuel systems, tune ups, emissions controls and brakes. Students will have safety glasses, coveralls, shop towels and a combination lock.

General Service Tech 2
11th-12th
Year
$35 shop fee

Prerequisite: Intro to Auto and General Service tech 1. This course is for students who plan to enter the automotive service field. The course, along with work and theory in all phases of automotive mechanics, will specialize in the areas of brakes, suspension, steering, and engine performance and computer control. Students will be asked to purchase tools and pay for parts and supplies used. The goal of the course is to prepare students to become excellent, certified mechanics in their chosen areas. The goals of the Skills USA will be included. They will also need safety glasses, coveralls, shop towels and a combination lock. 2-period block. Teacher signature required: (Mr. Nielsen- Auto Shop).

Graphics 1-2
11th-12th
Year
$30 each semester

This full-year course involves students in all aspects of graphics. Students will become acquainted with all equipment and computer programs used in the graphics industry. Hands-on experiences with offset printing, binding, cutting, screen printing, vinyl cutting and more. Elements of design will be covered. The goals of Skills USA will be included.

Printing Fundamentals/ Screen Printing CE (ART1135/1240)
11th-12th
Year
$30 each semester

This full-year course involves students in all aspects of graphics. Students will become acquainted with all equipment and computer programs used in the graphics industry. Hands-on experiences with offset printing, binding, cutting, screen printing, vinyl cutting and more. Elements of design will be covered. The goals of Skills USA will be included. Concurrent enrollment available.

Graphics 3-4
11th-12th
Year
$30 each semester

Prerequisite: Graphics 1-2.
This full-year course is designed for students who have completed Graphics 1-2 and desire additional skills and knowledge in the graphic arts. Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design will be studied. In-depth printing and screening in multiple colors will be learned.
Students will be expected to do outside projects for others and the school that include printing, binding, screening and timely delivery. Management planning and estimating will also be part of the course.Teacher signature required: (Ms. Gardner -136).

Law Enforcement - Occupational
12th
Semester


A brief overview of the law enforcement profession, this course is patterned after the curriculum taught at the Police Academy. Topics include causes of crime, the judicial system, crime scene investigation, the penal system, police ethics, as well as traffic investigation and the benefits of law enforcement as a career.

Stage Crew
10th-12th
Year


In this course students will learn to provide technical support for school plays and productions, including lighting, sound, engineering, construction, set design, and lay-out. Students must be able to work late hours after school on occasion. Teacher signature required (Mr. Nielsen- Auto).

Web Design
10th-12th
Semester or Year


Prerequisite: Computer Technology.In this course, students utilize up-to-date concepts and skills that are used in the development of websites. Students will learn and use XHTML coding, Dascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript. They will learn and follow the steps to create a website by planning, designing, developing, deploying and maintaining the website project. Students will learn and use different scripting technologies to create more dynamic and interactive websites. They will learn what it takes for a career in Web Development as they complete projects and create their own Web portfolio.


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