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Hatboro-Horsham High School Pathways to Success Academic Planner for Students and Parents

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The Pathways to Success Planner is intended to help guide students and their parents plan course selection based on student interests and goals for the future. The planner encourages academic rigor …

The Pathways to Success Planner is intended to help guide students and their parents plan course selection based on student interests and goals for the future. The planner encourages academic rigor and personalization of the educational process. Note: this planner was inspired by example: Middletown Area School District, Middletown, PA.

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  • 1. Hatboro-Horsham High School Curriculum Planning Guide for Students & Parents YOUR PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PLANNER 2009-2010 A guide for career planning and course selection for the 2009-2010 school year Use this guide to develop a future career goal and academic plan. Your future is your choice!!! PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education for Future Success
  • 2. Dear Parent/Guardian, The course selection process is a critical step in planning your child’s academic path. As you look through this course selection planner, you will recognize some changes from the traditional format used to promote the hundreds of courses we offer at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Preparing students for success at all academic levels and in all future endeavors is something in which we take great pride. On the following pages, you will notice an introduction to something called Career Pathways. Frequently, high school students select courses without necessarily knowing the outcome or the impact of those courses. The career pathway guide is a thought process that can steer course selection. While a number of courses are mandatory because of graduation requirements, we provide a myriad of elective courses in a variety of areas. Having students develop a Career Path mode of thinking helps them explore the elective tract based on interests and provides them with a compass to reach future goals. Identifying a career pathway can help in selecting school courses, activities and part-time employment as well as work-based learning opportunities. I encourage you to review this document thoroughly with your son and/or daughter and discuss his/her academic choices for the 2009-2010 school year. “Students who experience education as a tool to build their future are much more likely to make the most of it.” (Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2006) Sincerely, Dennis M. Williams, Jr. Principal 1
  • 3. Hatboro-Horsham School District www.hatboro-horsham.org 229 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044 (215) 420-5000 Dr. William Lessa, Superintendent Curtis Griffin, Assistant Superintendent Secondary Education HATBORO-HORSHAM KEITH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL 899 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044 227 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham, PA 19044 (215) 420-5500 (215) 420-5050 Administration Administration Dennis Williams, Principal Jonathan Kircher, Principal Ralph Rapino, Assistant Principal (9 &12) Lucretia Page, Assistant Principal (8) William Miles, Assistant Principal (10 -11) Bing Crosby, Assistant Principal (7) Dr. Susan S. Bitner, Barbara Whitelock, Assistant Principal (6) Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction Guidance Guidance 9 10 11 12 2009-2010 Dr. Andrew Osborne, Special Programs Mrs. Cindy Ushler (8) A-He Mrs. Zahn A-G R-Z Ms. Rececca Troup (7) Mr. Noonan Ri-Z Mrs. Judith Silver (6) Mrs. Carner A-Go A-Ha Ms. Lombardi Gr-M He-O Hi-Q Mrs. Townsend H-Rh Mrs. Varano N-Z P-Z Pathways to Success Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education for Future Success 2
  • 4. Pathways to Success Hatboro-Horsham School District K-12 Awareness ↓ 6-10 Career Exploration ↓ PATHWAYS CHOICE Arts and Communications Business, Finance, and Information Technology Engineering Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health ↓ HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL 11-12 Follow Pathway for Course Selection ↓ High School Graduation ↓ Gateways to Your Future ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ Post Military Workforce Apprenticeship Self-Employment Secondary & Internship & Education Entrepreneurship Air Force Full time permanent On-the-job training in jobs trades and skilled Community College Army Start a business occupations Combination of two Business/Technical Coast Guard or more part-time Buy a business Carefully monitored College jobs work experiences with Marines Take on a franchise intentional learning 4 Year College or Contract services goals University Navy on short term basis Consult or freelance ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND LIFELONG LEARNING 3
  • 5. Pathways to Success Connecting Careers, Curriculum and Character Education Questions…Questions…Questions… What are Career Pathways? Each Pathway is a broad grouping of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment requirements call for many common interests, strengths and competencies. A chosen Pathway focuses a student’s elective courses toward preparing for a specific goal area. Why should I choose a career pathway? To help focus on a career area that matches interests in high • school To help set goals and discover classes necessary to achieve those • goals To create career awareness and encourage planning for post • secondary education and opportunities To provide knowledge that relates your high school education to • the world after graduation How do I choose a career pathway? You can complete the self-assessment in this Career Planning • Guide Your counselors, parents and teachers can assist you with your • choice You will research various career fields in 9th and 10th grades in • designated career development activities Will there be any change in my major academic studies? No, you will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, College Prep, and Academic levels. You will still follow the requirements for your graduation class. 4
  • 6. Pathways to Success Future— Dilemma: Your Future—Understanding the Dilemma: In America billions of dollars are spent each year to provide an education for children and youth, frequently stressing education as a goal in itself. Each June at graduation ceremonies, school officials routinely announce the percentage of students continuing their studies at post-secondary institutions. It was and is assumed that a good education will produce a positive and satisfying lifestyle. In general, this wisdom is still valid. However, continued education without some vision of a future career goal may lead a student to years of aimless wandering through college programs, incurring extra expense and a delayed entry into the labor market. Students, families, and schools should be creating realistic career expectations based on achievement, personal choice, and future labor market demands. Consider these facts about the typical four-year college student in Pennsylvania. 1. The most popular major for college freshmen is “UNDECLARED.” 2. Nearly 40% of all college freshmen do not complete their first year. 3. Less than 30% of all college freshmen earn a baccalaureate degree in four years. 4. One out of every two college graduates cannot find work in his or her field. One out of three cannot find college-level employment. For this generation, the number one predictor of postsecondary success, particularly in college, is not grades, but rather having a goal or the commitment that comes from career maturity and career direction. -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University 5
  • 7. Pathways to Success How do you know if you have Career Maturity? Defining Career Maturity Career fantasy, unencumbered by reality, is natural and desirable in the elementary grades, but by the junior year of high school, you should be able to: 1. Understand the importance of narrowing career interests as a basis for postsecondary planning 2. Have identified one or more career interests after an objective evaluation of your likes and dislikes, understanding your aptitudes, and labor market projections 3. Have engaged, by the end of the 12th grade, in activities to verify these choices 4. Used these choices to make post-high-school decisions Deciding what to do after high school should be based on a realistic personal assessment of your likes and dislikes, as well as identifying strengths and weaknesses as they relate to labor market opportunities; making career decisions; and then exploring alternatives to prepare to pursue these interests. Note that, among teens, developing career maturity does not mean forcing you to make a decision at age 18 (or before) on the “one best” career, or “locking you into a decision.” The hope is that much of the narrowing down process will take place during the high school years and not while incurring great expense in college or enduring disappointments in the labor market. You may change your mind later, but if you make good decisions in the first place, your new interests should relate to the originals. Career maturity is as important as academic maturity. Both predict post-high-school success. -Dr. Kenneth Gray, Pennsylvania State University 6
  • 8. Career Pathways to Prepare all Students For College and Careers Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow’s jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow’s workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers several times, continually updating their knowledge and skills. To prepare today’s students for tomorrow, Hatboro-Horsham schools are working to help students achieve in challenging subjects. One key approach to this goal is to provide students with relevant contacts to learning. Career Pathways links what students learn in school with the knowledge and skills they need for success in college and careers. Career pathways create a system where the high school is directly connected to jobs and post-secondary training. This direct connection to future goals motivates students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses. The High Five! Change is Constant We change constantly, and so does the world around 1. us—including the working world. Because a single occupation will no longer take workers from the beginning to the end of their working lives, adaptability is an important skill to carry into the future. Learning is Ongoing Graduating from high school or college doesn’t mean 2. that your education is complete. Opportunities to learn are everywhere! Learn to recognize them and make your learning a life-long experience. Focus on the Journey Traveling through life is like traveling down a road: 3. having a destination gives direction, but most of the time is spent moving along. Pay attention to the journey, with all its pitfalls, sidetracks, opportunities and highways to new destinations. Follow Your Heart Dreaming about your future can help you understand 4. what you really want in life. Knowing what you want and keeping it in your mind can give you the motivation you need to deal with life’s challenges. Never be afraid to dream. Access Your Allies The journey of life is not taken alone. Friends, family, 5. teachers, neighbors—any of them can be willing and helpful allies when it comes to judging what steps to take on life’s path. -Bill Barry, The Real Game 7
  • 9. Pathways to Success Why should I have an Academic Plan? This booklet has been developed to guide you in your future career planning and course selection. Choosing your future is one of the most exciting and challenging decisions you will make. You have the opportunity to choose your future, not leave it to chance or luck. Planning for your future will give you a better chance for reaching that goal. YOUR FUTURE IS YOUR CHOICE! Everyone enters the work force at some point. To plan your career, you need to plan your high school academic program. The courses you take and your experiences and accomplishments in high school can lead you to your chosen career path. However, not having an academic plan and not making preparations along the way can slow you down in your career preparation. Career implies more than just a job—it includes education, work and lifestyle. Achieving success and a satisfying career takes planning, studying, training and vision. Your choice of courses now allows you to smoothly and successfully move on to your career plan later. For a better future, begin now to: o Explore different possibilities o Determine your pathway o Choose courses which follow your pathway o Learn what the work force needs and expects of its employees To help with this planning, talk to your parents and your teachers, and contact your guidance counselor. This Career Planning Guide: o Helps you to focus interests and abilities o Identifies occupations that are part of your pathway o Recommends foundation and elective courses that lead to specific career pathways Use this booklet to aid you in charting your career pathway. You may change your focus during your high school program, but having a goal will help you to select the best foundation courses. These will lead all students toward a solid academic background. 8
  • 10. Pathways to Success Options Arts and Communications Business, Finance and Information Technology Engineering and Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health How do I use this planner? Over the next several years, you will be exploring various career fields. As you select a career field and then narrow it to occupations, you will need an academic program that gives you a solid foundation. You may select courses that are recommended core courses and elective courses that lead to specific career goals. 1. Complete the self-assessment tool beginning on pages 12-15 to narrow down a primary and secondary pathway for possible exploration. Or go to www.hatboro-horsham.org/cd. Choose the “Career Awareness & Preparation” button on the left. Create a Bridges Choices Planner account following the instructions on the web page. Our password is “hatters” (case sensitive). Review the information given in the Planner on all the pathways, with a special focus 2. on the areas that fit your interests (pages 20-30). 3. Refer to the worksheet attached on page 18 to develop a plan for foundation courses and electives fitting the pathway of your choice. You may tear the worksheet out of this planner for ease of use. 4. Review the graduation requirements on page 17 to keep yourself on pace to graduate within a four-year span of time. 5. Remember that most careers of the future will require some advanced training and be prepared to continue your education in a variety of ways. Refer to the different levels of education needed to access varying careers under each pathway area. a. Entry level positions are jobs most likely to begin immediately after high school. b. Skilled or technical occupations usually require advanced skills or technical training in a two-year program. c. Professional level occupations usually require four or more years of college/university experience. d. Read page 31 to determine which post-secondary educational experiences would be best for reaching your goals. 6. Review the Community Learning Opportunities highlighted on page 30 to make connections for the transition to college and/or work before you graduate from high school. 9
  • 11. Pathways to Success Self-Assessment— Self-Assessment—Who am I? What do you want to be when you grow up? There are many adults who still don’t know the answer to this question. How can they expect you to know? One of the best ways to explore careers and get pointed in the right direction is to take an assessment test. These can measure things such as: Interests Skills Values Personality The nice thing about these is that there are no wrong answers. Your likes and dislikes are very important in career planning. They will supply you with ideas about the types of jobs that might be a “best fit” for you. Since these assessments are only part of the entire career puzzle, the results might not be exactly what you expect. Use these results and other experiences to broaden your search and explore careers that you might not have otherwise considered. The assessment that follows is based on the Holland Interest Inventory. At the end of the assessment you will have an interest profile that matches different career areas. Once you have completed and scored your results, you will get a primary and secondary pathway option for your future planning. Connecting Careers, Curriculum & Character Education Hatboro-Horsham School District is committed to the integration of “Character” into the curriculum. Every department and pathway will promote the social, emotional, and ethical traits that will lead to the development of a student’s character. Service Learning and Internship opportunities will promote students’ character education through experiential learning, thus preparing students to become lifelong learners and active, productive members of the community and society in which they live. The Core character traits that will guide the Pathways to Success program are: Caring • Respect • Trust • Fairness • Citizenship • 10
  • 12. Holland Types and Pathways Matches *If you prefer to complete your survey online using Bridges Choices Planner please refer to the pathways chart on page 16 of this booklet. STEP ONE: In each group, (√) the items that describe you. Then, count up the number of check marks and fill in the total. Be as honest as you can. Remember, there are no wrong answers. Are You? Can You? Like To: R Practical Fix mechanical Tinker with things mechanics Athletic Solve mechanical Work Outdoors problems Straightforward Pitch a tent Be physically active Mechanically Play a sport Use your hands inclined A nature lover Read a blueprint Build things Work on cars Operate tools & machinery R Total = R = REALISTIC Realistic people like to take a concrete approach to problem solving rather than rely on abstract theory. They generally show an interest in activities that require motor coordination, skill and physical strength. Pathways related to this type: Engineering and Industrial Technology • Science and Health • Business, Finance and Information Technology • Are You? Can You? Like To: I Inquisitive Think abstractly Explore ideas Analytical Solve math Use computers problems Scientific Understand Work physical theories independently Observant Do complex Perform lab calculations experiments Precise Use a microscope Read scientific and technical magazines Analyze data I Total = I – INVESTIGATIVE Investigative people prefer to think, rather than act, to organize and understand rather than persuade. They tend to be good at math and science. Pathways related to this type: Science and Health • Engineering and Industrial Technology • Business, Finance and Information Technology • 11
  • 13. Holland Types and Pathways Matches STEP ONE CONTINUED… Are You? Can You? Like To: A Creative Sketch, draw, paint Attend concerts, theater, art exhibits Intuitive Play a musical Read fiction, plays, instrument poetry Imaginative Write stories, Work on crafts poetry, music Innovative Design fashions or Take photographs interiors An individualist Sing, act, dance Express yourself creatively A Total = A – ARTISTIC Artistic people like to work on unstructured situation s where they can use their creativity. They enjoy performing (theater and music) and the visual arts. Pathways related to this type: • Arts and Communications • Human Services Are You? Can You? Like To: S Friendly Teach/train others Work in groups Helpful Express yourself Help people with clearly problems Idealistic Lead a group Participate in discussion meetings Insightful Moderate disputes Do volunteer service Outgoing Plan and supervise Work with young an activity people Understanding Cooperate well Play team sports with others S Total = S = SOCIAL Pathways related to this type: • Human Services • Science and Health • Business, Finance and Information Technology 12
  • 14. Holland Types and Pathways Matches STEP ONE CONTINUED… Are You? Can You? Like To: E Self-Confident Initiate projects Make decisions affecting others Assertive Convince people to Be elected to office do things your way Sociable Sell things or Win a leadership promote ideas sales award Persuasive Give talks or Start your own speeches political campaign Enthusiastic Arrange activities Meet important and events people Energetic Lead a group E Total = E – ENTERPRISING Enterprising people are verbally skilled and enjoy influencing and persuading others. They like to lead and tend to be assertive and enthusiastic. Pathways related to this type: • Business, Finance and Information Technology • Human Services Are You? Can You? Like To: C Well groomed Work well within a Follow clearly system defined procedures Accurate Do a lot of Use data paperwork in a processing short time equipment Numerically Keep accurate Work with inclined records numbers Methodical Use a computer Type or take notes terminal Conscientious Write an effective Be responsible for business letter details Efficient C Total = C - CONVENTIONAL Pathways related to this type: • Business, Finance and Information Technology • Human Services • Arts and Communications 13
  • 15. Holland Types and Pathways Matches STEP TWO: Using your totals, identify the three letters that have the highest scores. Record the letter and number of checks in the box below: My Interests Codes Are: 1. 2. 3. # # # STEP THREE: Now we will match your Holland Interest Type with Career Pathways. In the table below, circle your three interest code letters wherever they appear. Interest Codes: Pathway: ACSE Arts and Communications (AC) RI SC Business, Finance and Information Technology (BFIT) RI Engineering and Industrial Technology (EIT) SAEC Human Services (HS) RIS Science and Health (SH) STEP FOUR: Count the number of circles in each Pathway to determine your Primary and Secondary Pathways. Primary Pathway ____________ (most number of circles) Secondary Pathway __________ (second most number of circles) In case of a tie, go back and review the assessment for more indicating factors or contact your counselor for assistance. Note: This tool, as well as a series of other types, will be used to assist students and parents in the selection process. As always, this is an ongoing process. ARTS Business, ENGINEERING Science HUMAN Finance & & AND AND SERVICES INDUSTRIAL Information Communications Health TECHNOLOGY Technology 14
  • 16. THE 5 PATHWAY OPTIONS Designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation, application and production of visual, verbal and written work. ARTS FOCUS AREAS: And • Performing Arts (PA) Communications • Visual Arts (VA) • Publishing Arts (PU) Designed to prepare students for careers in the world of business, finance and information services. Business, Finance FOCUS AREAS: & Information • Marketing, Sales and Service (MS) Technology • Finance (F) • Information Technology (IT) • Business Management (MT) Designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and application to areas related to technologies necessary to design, ENGINEERING ENGINEERING develop, install or maintain physical systems. FOCUS AREAS: & INDUSTRIAL • Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET) TECHNOLOGY • Construction and Architecture (CT) • Manufacturing (M) • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) Designed to cultivate students’ interests, skills and experience for employment in careers related to familiar and human needs. HUMAN FOCUS AREAS: • Counseling and Personal Care (CPC) SERVICES • Education (E) • Law, Public Safety and Government (LPG) • Hospitality and Tourism (HT) Designed to cultivate students’ interests in the life, physical and behavioral sciences. In addition, the planning, managing and Science providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information and biochemistry research development. AND FOCUS AREAS: Health • Health Science (HS) • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFN) • Science, Technology and Math (STM) Hatboro-Horsham School District—Pathways to Success Caring Respect Trust Fairness Citizenship 15
  • 17. HATBORO-HORSHAM HIGH SCHOOL CORE CURRICULUM This four-year plan of study should serve as a guide as you develop your academic core requirements. Courses below are graduation requirements (•) and/or recommended Pathway electives(*). 9th 10th 11th 12th Honors Honors - Honors AP English I •English IV •English •English CP (American CP Honors (Choose 2) Senior English II III Academic Experience) Academic CP •English & (Choose 1) (Choose 1) (Choose 1) CP Academic •Comm. Academic Career Prep Strategies Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated Accelerated Math Math or •Math •Math Honors Honors -AP options -AP options (Choose 2) (Choose 1) (Choose 1) *Pathway CP CP Honors Honors • Freshman Elective Academic Academic CP -AP options math-see math section in this CP guide to help with selection •Prob/Stat Honors Honors AP options Science Science or •Science •Science CP CP Honors (Choose 2) (Choose 1) (Choose 1) *Pathway Elective Academic Academic CP •Physical -AP options Academic Science (1) & •Environment- al Science (.5) Honors Honors- AP options Social Studies or •Social •Social •Social CP (American Honors- Studies Studies Studies *Pathway Elective Academic Experience) CP (Choose 1) (Choose 1) -AP options CP Academic Academic Required Required •Pathways •Phys. Ed. •Phys. Ed. •Phys. Ed. •Health in 10th or Futures senior year & Health Seminar grade New Physical Education Requirements 1. You must take 2 half credit Physical Education classes between ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. You may decide which years you will take Physical Education. You may not take two Physical Education classes during the same school year. 2. All sophomores will take Health 3. All seniors will take combined Physical Education & Health Freshmen may select any Sophomores may select up to Juniors may select up to 3 Seniors may select up to 5.5 credits of combination of the following 3 credits of elective courses. credits of elective courses. elective courses. course elective areas not to exceed 1 credit. *World Language *World Language *World Language *World Language Electives *Pathway Elective *Pathway Elective -AP options -AP options •Creative Arts Elective (.5 credit) & •Technology Elective (,5 credit) A Word about Electives & High School Graduation Requirements Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Class of 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Graduation Credit Requirements English 5-7 Math 4-6 Science 3.5 Social Studies 3 Phys. Ed & Health 2 Technology Elective .5 credit (your choice) Creative Arts .5 Pathways Seminar & Graduation Project 1.0 (.5 + .5) Electives 5.5-9.5 16
  • 18. Pathways to Success Planning Guide Name: Post-Secondary Goal: Entry Level (OJT) Skilled/Technical (2 yr) Professional (4 yr) Pathway: Arts and Communications Business, Finance and Information Technology Engineering and Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health Core Courses Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 English Math Science Social Studies PE/Health Technology Creative Arts World Language Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Pathway Electives Arts & Communications Business, Finance & Information Technology Engineering & Industrial Technology Human Services Science and Health 17
  • 19. Pathways to Success Selection Course Selection Procedure 1. Remember: You will still take all required core courses at AP, Honors, College Prep, Academic or Career Prep levels. 2. See your teacher for placement recommendation in the core course subject areas. Core subject areas: English, Math, Social Studies, Science. 3. Refer to page 16 in this guide to see the required courses for your graduation year. 4. Keep in mind: Electives are an important part of your high school experience. Colleges and employers want to see high school students engaged in their school. They evaluate your career maturity by considering your participation in school and community activities as well as the choices you make in your elective class work. 5. To learn more about our courses, go to the high school web page (see path to course description catalog below). 6. Use the Pathway suggestions as you consider your elective opportunities. 7. Consult your Guidance Counselor with course selection questions. Counselor 9th 10th 11th 12th Mrs. Carner A-Go A-Ha Ms. Lombardi Gr-M He-O Mrs. Varano N-Z P-Z Mrs. Zahn A-G A-He Mrs. Townsend H-Rh Hi-Q Mr. Noonan Ri-Z R-Z Mrs. Hermann College, Occupation & Resource Counselor Path to Course Description Catalog Go to www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Course Registration Procedure Students will register for courses online in January 2009. Listen for announcements and further information for finalizing course registration. 18
  • 20. Arts and Communications (AC) Pathway This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ awareness, interpretation, application and production of visual, verbal and written work. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Performing Arts (PA) Visual Arts (VA) Publishing Arts (PU) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… News Reporting and Writing Sing Writing Interviewing and Reviewing Play an Instrument Making Videos Multi-Media Productions Be Creative Working with Film props Acting Act Seeking Creative Ideas Radio, TB, Film, Video Articulate Clearly Working with Sound Effects Performing in a band, chorus Write and Conduct Interviews Performing in Front of a Live Attending Concerts Meet Deadlines Audience Designing logos or objects such as Sell Working with your hands to cars or toys Express yourself artistically create Work with Computers If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their level of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Entry (On Job Training) Professional (4 or + yrs) Model (PA) Actor (PA) Art or Music Teacher (PA) Radio Operator (PA) Graphic Designer (VA) Cinematographer (PA) Stage Hand (PA) Choreographer (PA) Composer (PA) Stunt Performer (PA) Dancer (PA) Film Editor (PA) Film Loader (VA) Disc Jockey (PA) Music or Art Critic (PA) Floral Designer (VA) Musician (PA) Music Director (PA) Florist (VA) Talent Agent (PA) News Broadcaster (PA) (VA) Animator (VA) Graphic Designer(VA) Sound Technician (VA) Jeweler (VA) Culinary(PA) Desktop Publisher (PU) Make-up Artist (VA) Architect(VA) Circulation (PU) Recording Engineer (VA) Curator (VA) Copy Person (PU) Video Manager (VA) Advertising Creator (VA) Newsroom Worker (PU) (VA) Art Director (VA) Announcers (PA) Web Designer (PU) Industrial Designer (VA) Dancer (PA) *Desktop Publisher (PU) Copy Writer (PU) Photographer (VA) Culinary Telecommunications (PU) TV, Video & Motion Picture Commercial Illustrator (PU) Illustrator (VA) Operator (VA) Digital Image Designer (PU) Writer (PU) Interior Designer (VA) Producer & Director (PA) Editor (PA) Fashion Designer (VA) Multi-Media Artist (PA) *High Priority Occupations – job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages 19
  • 21. Arts and Communications Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th Art Major I (VA) Senior Internship Computer Graphics I (VA & PU) Art Major I (VA) Art Major II (VA) Senior Service Learning Drawing (VA) Drawing (VA) AP Art History (VA & PU) Computer Graphics I & II (VA & PU) Ceramics (VA) Computer Graphics I & II (VA & PU) Art History Appreciation (VA & PU) Drawing (VA) Interior Design I & II (VA) Art Major I & II (VA) Interior Design I & II (VA) Intro. To Painting (VA) AP Studio Art (VA) Intro. To Painting (VA) Jewelry (VA) Computer Graphics I & II (VA & PU) 2-D Design (VA) Ceramics I & II (VA) Jewelry (VA) Drawing (VA) Ceramics I, II & III (VA) Interior Design I & II (VA) Digital Photography (VA) Digital Photography I & II (VA) Intro. To Painting (VA) 9th Grade Digital Photography (VA ) Communications Technology I ( PU) Sculpture (VA) 2-D Design (VA) Communications Technology I (PU) Communications Technology 2 (PA) Printmaking (VA & PA) Jewelry (VA) Technical Drawing (VA & PU) Technical Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Communications Technology I (PU) Ceramics I, II & III (VA) Architectural Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Communications Technology 2 (PU) Sculpting (VA) Technical Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Printmaking (VA & PA) Architectural Drawing I & II (VA & PU) Digital Photography I & II (VA) *Using Handheld Computers Engineering I & II Communications Technology I (PU) *Using Handheld Computers *Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Using Handheld Computers Communications Technology 2 (PU) *Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) *Web Design (VA & PU) Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Technical Drawing I & II (VA & PU) *Web Design (VA & PU) *Advanced Web Design (VA & PU) Web Design (VA & PU) Architectural Drawing I & II (VA & PU) *Introduction to Computer Science *Introduction to Computer Science Advanced Web Design (VA & PU) Engineering I & II *Computer Applications Using Handheld Computers *Introduction to Computer Science *Computer Applications *Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) *Computer Applications *21 Century Computer Skills (AC) PU) st Web Design (VA & PU) *21st Century Computer Skills *Adv. 21 Century Computer Skills *21 Century Computer Skills st st Advanced Web Design (VA & PU) *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills (AC) *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills *Introduction to Computer Science Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Choir (PA) Choir (PA) *Computer Applications Choir (PA) *21st Century Computer Skills Band (PA) Band (PA) Band (PA) *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills Guitar 1 (PA) Guitar 1 & 2 (PA) Guitar 1, 2, & 3 (PA) Advanced Desktop Publishing (VA & PU) Piano Lab (PA) Piano Lab (PA) Piano Lab (PA) Choir (PA) Vocal Major (PA) Vocal Major (PA) Band (PA) Music Major (PA) Madrigals (PA) Guitar 1, 2, & 3 (PA) Solo and Improvisation (PA) Women’s Ensemble (PA) Piano Lab (PA) Madrigals (PA) Musical Theater Workshop (PA) Vocal Major (PA) Women’s Ensemble (PA) Music Major (PA) Musical Theater Workshop (PA) Solo and Improvisation (PA) Piano Lab Madrigals (PA) Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & PU)) Women’s Ensemble (PA) Shakespeare: Tragedies Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & Musical Theater Workshop (PA) (PA & PU)) Piano Lab PU)) Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays Theatre Arts and Drama I & II (PA & PU)) Shakespeare: Tragedies (PA & PU) Shakespeare: Tragedies (PA & PU)) Theatre Arts and Drama I (PA & PU)) Poetry Workshop Shakespeare: Comedies and History Plays (PA (PA & PU)) Shakespeare: Comedies and History (PA & PU) & PU) Journalism (PU) Plays (PA & PU) Poetry Workshop Broadcast Journalism Poetry Workshop (PA & PU) (PA & PU) (PA & PU) Journalism (PU) Creative Writing (PU) Journalism (PU) Broadcast Journalism Poetry Workshop (PU) Broadcast Journalism (PA & PU) Student Publication Production I (PU) Journalism (PU) (PA & PU) Creative Writing (PU) Exploring Cinema Creative Writing (PU) Creative Writing (PU) Poetry Workshop (PU) (PA & PU) Poetry Workshop (PU) Poetry Workshop (PU) Student Publication Production I (PU) Psychology Exploring Cinema Student Publication Production I (PU) World Geography & Current World Issues (PA & PU) American Politics Psychology Science of Human Behavior World Geography & Current World Issues Sociology American Politics 9th Grade Family & Consumer Science Criminology Science of Human Behavior (PA) Trigonometry Sociology Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Statistics Criminology Fashion (VA) Entrepreneurship (AC) Trigonometry Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & Art of Quiltmaking (VA) Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & Statistics PU) World Language I PU) Entrepreneurship (AC) Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Fashion Spanish, French, German Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Marketing, Sports & Entertainment (PA & PU) & Ind. Study (VA) Fashion & Ind. Study (VA) Computerized, Sewing, Textiles & Fashion & Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA) Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA) Ind. Study (VA) Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness Lifetime Phys. Fitness and Wellness I & II Art of Quiltmaking & Ind. Study (VA) World Language I, II, III World Language I , II, III, IV Lifetime Phys. Fitness and Wellness I & II Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German World Language I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish, French, German Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) Eastern Photography Mini (VA & PU) 20
  • 22. Business, Finance AND Information Technology (BFIT) Pathway This Pathway is designed to prepare students in the world of business, finance and information services. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Marketing and Sales (MS) Finance (F) Information Technology (IT) Business Management (BM) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… A business environment Working easily with others Meeting with groups Office management Organize your time efficiently Making budgets Sales Work with statistics Organizing a project Computers and technology Use computers and other Planning an event Presentations to groups technology Working with technology Telecommunications Pay attention to details Selling products and services Advertising Solve problems Processing numbers and Different work sites Work independently figures Insurance Show initiative Preparing financial reports Record keeping Work on a team Following directions Learning new software programs If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Entry (On Job Training) Professional (4 or + yrs) Customer Service Computer Salesperson (MS) Marketing Manager (MS) Representative (MS) Retail Buyer (MS) Certified Public Accountant (F) Reservation/Travel Agent (MS) Bank Collection Officer (F) Economist (F) *Telemarketer (MS) Tax Preparer (F) *Financial Manager (F) Book Keeper (F) *Claims Adjuster (F) *Securities Sales Representative Cashier (F) Software Engineer (IT) (F) Payroll Clerk (F) Computer Programmer (IT) E-Commerce Analyst (IT) Title Searcher (F) Production Support Analyst (IT) *Systems Software Engineer (IT) Computer Operator (IT) Desktop Publisher (IT & MS) *Systems Analyst (IT) Accts. Payable Office Mgr (BM) Medical Secretary (BM) Hospital Administrator (BM) Admin. Assistant (BM) Real Estate Agent (BM & MS) Human Resources Manager (BM) Bank Teller (F) Restaurant Manager (BM & MS) Chief Executive Officer (BM) File Clerk (BM) *Sales Representative (BM & MS) Manufacturing Sales Retail Sales Clerk (BM) *Computer Support Specialist (IT) Representative (BM & MS) School Secretary (BM) Computer Network *Management Analysts (BM) *Advertising Sales Agent (MS) Administrator (IT) Computer Network Administrator (IT) Computer Information Analyst (IT) *High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages 21
  • 23. Business, Finance and Information Technology Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th Introduction to Business (BT, Introduction to Business (BT, Introduction to Business (BT, MS, F) Senior Internship MS, F) MS, F) Senior Service Learning Introduction to Business (BT, MS, F) *Introduction to Computer *Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Science (IT) Science (IT) Science (IT) Science (IT) *Java (IT) Java (IT) Java (IT) *21st Century Computer Skills (BFIT) *21st Century Computer Skills (BFIT) *21st Century Computer Skills *21st Century Computer Skills *Advanced 21st Century Computer Skills *Advanced 21st Century Computer Skills (BFIT) (BFIT) (BFIT) (BFIT) *Advanced 21st Century *Computer Applications *Computer Applications Computer Skills (BFIT) *Computer Applications AP Computer Science (IT) AP Computer Science (IT) *Desktop Publishing (BFIT) Computer Graphics I, II, & III (MS) Computer Graphics I, II, & III (MS) *Advanced Desktop Publishing Digital Photography I & II (MS) Digital Photography I & II (MS) (BFIT ) Desktop Publishing (BFIT) Desktop Publishing (BFIT) *Web Design (BFIT) Advanced Desktop Publishing (BFIT ) Advanced Desktop Publishing (BFIT ) *Advanced Web Design (BFIT) Web Design (BFIT) Web Design (BFIT) *Using Handheld Computers *Using Handheld Computers Advanced Web Design (BFIT) Advanced Web Design (BFIT) (BFIT) (BFIT) Handhelds (BFIT) Handhelds (BFIT) Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT) College Accounting (MT, F) Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT) Communications Technology I (MT, MS, IT) Accounting I (MT, F) Communications Technology II (MT, MS, Communications Technology II (MT, MS, IT) Introduction to Accounting IT) (MT, F) College Accounting (MT, F) Automated College Accounting (MT, F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Accounting II (MT, F) Automated Accounting II (MT, F) Sports & Entertainment Accounting I (MT, F) Accounting I (MT, F) Marketing (MS) Introduction to Accounting (MT, F) Introduction to Accounting (MT, F) Retail Management (MN & MS) Business Law (MT) Business Law (MT) Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F) Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Sports & Entertainment Marketing (MS) Sports & Entertainment Marketing (MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Advanced Retail Management (MT & MS) Advanced Retail Management (MT & MS) Real Estate (MT, MS, F) Trigonometry Trigonometry Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus Honor Calculus Honor Calculus AP Calculus AP Calculus Statistics Statistics Journalism (MS) AP Statistics AP Statistics Broadcast Journalism (MS) Journalism (MS) Journalism (MS) Creative Writing (MT, MS) Broadcast Journalism (MS) Broadcast Journalism (MS) Student Publication Production Creative Writing (MT, MS) Creative Writing (MT, MS) (MN & MS) Student Publication Production (MN & MS) AP English Student Publication Production (MN & MS) Psychology – Sociology Psychology – Sociology Psychology Psychology The Science of Human Behavior The Science of Human Behavior Economics Economics AP Economics AP Economics Current World Issues & World Geography Current World Issues & World Geography Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness and Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness II Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness II Wellness II World Language I, II, III, IV World Language I, II, III, IV, AP World Language I, II, III World Language I Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Eastern Computer Network Admin (IT) Eastern Computer Network Admin (IT) Penn State/Eastern Accounting/Finance (F & BM) Penn State/Eastern Computer and Information Science (IT & BM) *Course qualifies as a technology elective. 22
  • 24. Engineering and Industrial Technology (EIT) Pathway This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests, awareness and application to careers related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install and maintain physical systems. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Construction and Architecture (C) Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET) Manufacturing (M) Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… Building and Construction Apply science and math to real world Travel Tools, Equipment and Materials Read and understand directions Working with your hands Woodworking Solve problems of a complex nature Designing/working with projects, Math and Science classes Understand directives and read maps models and prototypes Fitness and Sports Organize reports and people Working in a lab setting Precision Work See a task through to completion Working on a team Design and Architecture Use Computer Building with your hands Engineering Operating tools and equipment Computer Technology Pay close attention to detail Production Management Curious how things work If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Entry (On Job Training) Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Professional (4 or + yrs) Carpet Installer (c) Grader & Dozer Operator (c) Navigator (TDL) Drywall Worker (c) Electric Technician (M) Aeronautical Engineer *Roofer (c) Metal Engineering Technician (M) (ET & TDL) Machine Operator (M) Auto Mechanic (TDL) Aerospace Engineer Baggage Handler (TDL) Air Traffic Controller (TDL) (ET & TDL) Dockworker (TDL) Auto Body Repair (TDL) Airline Pilot (ET & TDL) Freight Handler (TDL) Bus Driver (TDL) Architect (ET & C) Laborer (C, M, TDL) Diesel Mechanic (TDL) Civil Engineering (ET & C) Warehouse Worker (C, M, TDL) Dispatch (TDL) Chemical Engineer (ET) *Industrial Machine Mechanic (M) Motorcycle Mechanic (TDL) Computer Network Engineering (ET) Taxi Driver (TDL) Industrial Engineer (ET & M) Apprenticeships Truck Terminal Manager (TDL) Mechanical Engineering (ET & M) Brick Mason (c) Civil Engineering Technician (ET) Astronaut (ET) Carpenter (c) Robotics Technician (ET) *Nuclear Engineer (ET) Electrician (c) *CAD/CAM Technician (M & ET) Petroleum Engineer (ET) *HVAC (c) Laser Technicians (M & ET) NASA Scientist (ET) Plumber (c) Production & Operating Workers Transportation Engineer Machinist (M) Supervisor (M) (ET & TDL) Diesel Mechanic (TDL) Welder (M) Industrial Production Manager (M) Surveyor (TDL & ET) Draftsman (C) Purchasing Agent (M) Digital Designer (C & ET) Technical Writer (E) Photonic-Electronic Technician (ET) *Construction Manager (c) *Cost Estimators (c) *High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family staining wages 23
  • 25. Engineering and Industrial Technology Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages online for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th *Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Senior Internship *Introduction to Computer Science (C, M, ET) Science (C, M, ET) Senior Service Learning Science (C, M, ET) *Java (ET) Java (ET) Introduction to Computer *Computer Applications Science (C, M, ET) AP Computer Science (IT) Java (ET) 21st Century Computer Skills *Computer Applications *Computer Applications (BFIT) AP Computer Science (IT) *Computer Applications *21st Century Computer Skills (C, Advanced 21st Century Computer 21st Century Computer Skills *21st Century Computer Skills (C, M, ET) Skills (C, M, ET, TDL) (BFIT) M, ET) *Advanced 21st Century *Using Handheld Computers Advanced 21st Century Computer *Adv. 21st Century Computer Computer Skills (C, M, ET, TDL) Computer Graphics I, II, & III (C, Skills (C, M, ET, TDL) Skills (C, M, ET) *Using Handheld Computers M, ET) *Using Handheld Computers *Using Handheld Computers Computer Graphics I, II, & III (C, Communications Technology I (C, Computer Graphics I, II, & III (C, M, ET) M, ET, TDL) M, ET) Intro to Computer Graphics *Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL) Communications Technology II Communications Technology I (C, *Adv. Web Design (C, M, ET, (C, M, ET, TDL) M, ET, TDL) TDL) Communications Technology II *21st Century Computer Skills (C, Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL) (C, M, ET, TDL) M, ET) Adv. Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL) *Web Design (C, M, ET, TDL) *Adv. 21st Century Computer *Adv. Web Design (C, M, ET, Skills (C, M, ET) TDL) *Web Design Using Handheld Computers Using Handheld Computers *Using Handheld Computers Lifetime Physical Fitness and Lifetime Physical Fitness and Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness Wellness Wellness Technical Drawing I & II (C, M, Technical Drawing I & II (C, M, Technical Drawing I & II (C, M, ET) ET) ET) Architectural Drawing I & II (C, Architectural Drawing I & II (C, Architectural Drawing I & II (C, M, ET) M, ET) M, ET) Manufacturing Technology (C, Manufacturing Technology (C, Manufacturing Technology (C, ET, M) ET, M) ET, M) CAD Engineering I & II (C, M, ET) CAD Engineering I & II (C, M, ET) CAD Engineering I & II (C, M, Art Major I, II (C, ET) Art Major I, II (C, ET) ET) Interior Design I & II (C, ET) Interior Design I & II (C, ET) Interior Design I & II (C, ET) Independent Study in Drafting Art Major I (C, ET) (C, M, ET) Technical Drawing (C, M, ET) Retail Management (TDL) Retail Management (TDL) Retail Management (TDL) Communications Technology I (C Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship & ET) Physics AP English Intro. to Industrial Technology (C Applied Physics & Technology Physics & ET) Chemistry or AP Chemistry Applied Physics & Technology Statistics Chemistry or AP Chemistry AP Statistics Statistics Economics and Criminology AP Statistics Trigonometry Economics and Criminology Pre-Calculus Lifetime Physical Fitness and Honors Calculus Wellness I & II AP Calculus Trigonometry Lifetime Physical Fitness and Economics Pre-Calculus Wellness I AP Economics Honor Calculus Lifetime Physical Fitness and Lifetime Physical Fitness and AP Calculus Wellness II Wellness I Economics Choir (EIT) Lifetime Physical Fitness and AP Economics Band (EIT) Wellness II Choir (EIT) Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT) Choir (EIT) Band (EIT) Piano Lab (EIT) Band (EIT) Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT) Choir (EIT) World Language I, II, III Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT) Piano Lab (EIT) Band (EIT) Spanish, French, German Piano Lab (EIT) World Language I, II, III, IV, AP Guitar 1 & 2 (EIT) World Language I, II, III, IV Spanish, French, German Piano Lab (EIT) Spanish, French, German Penn State Engineering (ET) World Language I Eastern Air Cond & Heating (C) Eastern Air Cond & Heating (C) Spanish, French, German Automotive Tech (M) Automotive Tech (M) Eastern Electronics & Music (ET) Collision Repair (TDL) Collision Repair (TDL) Eastern Home Improvement (C) Construction Tech (C) Construction Tech (C) Eastern Landscaping (C) Electrical Tech (C) Electrical Tech (C) Eastern Welding (M) Electronics Eng. Tech (ET) Electronics Eng. Tech (ET) Eastern Electronics & Music (ET) Landscape Contracting (C) Landscape Contracting (C) Eastern Home Improvement (C) Welding Tech (M & C) Welding Tech (M & C) Eastern Landscaping (C) Eastern Welding (M) *Course qualifies as a technology elective. 24
  • 26. Human Services (HS) Pathway This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests, skills and experiences for employment in careers related to family and human needs. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Counseling, Personal Care (CPC) Education (E) Law, Public Safety and Government (LPG) Hospitality and Tourism (HT) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… Working with People Organize Well Communication Services Owning Your Own Business Plan and Direct Programs Helping and Protecting Others Aging Adults Be Creative Working with People Child Development Communicate Well Counseling and Advising Family & Social Services Assume Leadership People Food Preparation Work with a Team Serving Others’ Needs Teaching Use Inter-personal Skills Interviewing People Counseling Be Conscientious and Selling Products or Services Dependable Handling Customer Plan Budgets Complaints Searching for Answers to Human Problems If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Entry (On Job Training) Professional (4 or + yrs) Cosmetics Representative (CPC) Barber (CPC) Funeral Director (CPC) Marriage & Family Therapist (CPC) Dry Cleaning Operator (CPC) Cosmetologist (CPC) *College Professor (E) Home Health Aide (CPC) Fashion Designer (CPC) *Principal (E) Library Assistant (E) Manicurist (CPC) *Teacher (E) Armed Services Career (LPG) Massage Therapist (CPC) City Manager (LPG) Bailiff (LPG) Mortician (CPC) Criminologist (LPG) Postal Services Worker (LPG) Truck Driver (CPC) FBI Agent (LPG) Security Guard (LPG) Teacher’s Aide (E) Lawyer (LPG) Utility Worker (LPG) Armed Services Career (LPG) Parole Officer (LPG) Aerobics Instructor (HT) Crime Lab Technician (LPG) *Mental Health Counselor (CPC) Travel Agent (HT) Fire Fighter (LPG) Park Ranger (LPG) Waitress (HT) Bartender (HT) Workforce Director (LPG) *Teacher’s Assistant (C) Chauffer (HT) Athletic Agent (HT) Baker (HT) Flight Attendant (HT) Executive Chef (HT) *Home Care Aide (CPC) Meat Cutter (HT) Family Planner (HT) Textile Alternation (CPC) Personal Trainer (CPC) Food Services Manager (HT) Postmaster (LPG) Hotel/Motel Management (HT) Chef (HT) *High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages 25
  • 27. Human Services Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th Ninth Grade Family & Foods & Nutrition (HT) Senior Internship Food for Life (HT, CPC) Senior Service Learning Foods & Nutrition (HT) Consumer Sciences Major Best of Baking (HT) Food for Life (HT, CPC) Best of Baking (HT) (CPC, LPG) Interior Design I & II (CPC, HT) Foods & Nutrition (HT) International and American Regional Best of Baking (HT) Managing Best of Baking (HT) Foods (HT) Independence/Taking Charge of International and American Regional Interior Design I & II (CPC, HT) Your Life (CPC, E, LPG) Foods (HT) Psychology of Child Development Understanding Interior Design I & II (CPC, HT) (E, CPC) Children/Parenting (CPC, E) Psychology of Child Development (E, Managing Independence/Taking CPC) Child Development/Preschool Charge of Your Life (CPC, E, LPG) Managing Independence/Taking Charge (E, CPC) Understanding Children/Parenting of Your Life (CPC, E, LPG) (CPC, E) Understanding Children/Parenting Child Development/Preschool (E, (CPC, E) CPC) Child Development/Preschool (E, CPC) Child Development/Preschool Ind. Study Child Development/Preschool Ind. (E, CPC) Study (E, CPC) Early childhood Practicum Ind. Study *Computer Applications (CPC) *21st Century Computer Skills (CPC, AP English E, LPG, HT) *Computer Applications *Computer Applications *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills *Computer Applications *21st Century Computer Skills *21st Century Computer Skills (CPC, E, (CPC, E, LPG, HT) *21st Century Computer (CPC, E, LPG, HT) LPG, HT) Using Handheld Computers Skills (CPC, E, LPG, HT) *Adv. 21st Century Computer *Adv. 21st Century Computer Skills College Accounting (MT, F) *Adv. 21st Century Skills (CPC, E, LPG, HT) (CPC, E, LPG, HT) Automated Accounting II (MT, F) Using Handheld Computers Computer Skills (CPC, E, *Using Handheld Computers Accounting I (MT, F) College Accounting (MT, F) LPG, HT) College Accounting (MT, F) Introduction to Accounting (MT, F) Automated Accounting II (MT, F) *Using Handheld Accounting I (MT, F) Business Law (MT) Accounting I (MT, F) Computers Introduction to Accounting Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F) Introduction to Accounting (MT, F) (MT, F) Business Law (MT) Keys to Financial Success (F) Keys to Financial Success (F) Entrepreneurship (MT, MS, F) Sports & Entertainment Marketing Sports & Entertainment Keys to Financial Success (F) (MS) Sports & Entertainment Marketing (MS) Marketing (MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Retail Management (MT & MS) Advanced Retail Management (MT Advanced Retail Management (MT & & MS) MS) Real Estate (MT, MS, F) AP Biology Kinesiology Statistics AP Biology AP Statistics Statistics Psychology AP Statistics Sociology Psychology Criminology Sociology Current World Issues & World Criminology Current World Issues & World Geography Geography The Science of Human Behavior The Science of Human Behavior American Politics American Politics Economics Economics AP Economics AP Economics Lifetime Physical Fitness & Lifetime Physical Fitness & Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness I Wellness I Wellness I Lifetime Physical Fitness & Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness II Wellness II World Language I, II, III, IV World Language I, II, III, IV, AP World Language I, II, III Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Eastern Culinary Arts (HT) World Language I Spanish, French, German Eastern Culinary Arts (HT) Cosmetology (CPC) Spanish, French, German Cosmetology (CPC) Protective Services (LPG) Protective Services (LPG) *Course qualifies as a technology elective. 26
  • 28. Science and Health (SH) Pathway This Pathway is designed to cultivate students’ interests in the life, physical and behavioral sciences. In addition, it involves the planning, managing and providing of therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health information and biochemistry research and development. PATHWAY FOCUS AREAS Health Science (HS) Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFN) Science, Technology and Math (STM) Are you interested in… Can you… Do you enjoy… Health Care Environment Pay Attention to Detail Diagnosing and caring for sick Use a computer and technology Science and Medicine animals Work in a lab setting or Medical Research Work outdoors with wildlife medical facility Food Production Solving problems Apply a scientific theory to Environment & Conservation Working on cutting edge real life problems Pharmacy scientific research Work outdoors around Physical Therapy Working on a team animals and plants Sports/Fitness Medical Lab Research Collect and analyze data from Information Systems Making a contribution to experiments Conservation society Work with people in need Radiology Working with numbers Work with science and math Developing conclusions from theories a database If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might consider a future in one of the sample occupations listed below based on their lever of post-secondary training. SAMPLE CAREERS Technical/Skilled (1-3 yrs) Entry (On Job Training) Professional (4 or + yrs) Hospital Worker (HS) Certified Nursing Assistant (HS) Athletic Trainer (HS) Patient Care Technician (HS) *Dental Hygienist (HS) Speech/Language Pathologist (HS) Dialysis Technician (HS) Licensed Practical Nurse (HS) Dietician (HS) EEG Technician (HS) *Medical Lab Technician (HS) *Physician Assistant (HS) *Home Health Aide (HS) *Radiological Technician (HS) Medical Examiner (HS) Physical Therapy Aide (HS) Respiratory Therapist (HS) *Pharmacist (HS) Animal Caretaker (AFN) Dental Lab Technician (HS & STM) Physician (HS) Breeder (AFN) Fish & Game Worker (AFN) *Physical therapist (HS) Extension Service Worker (AFN) Forest Conversationalist (AFN) Registered Nurse (HS) Food Conservation Worker (AFN) GPS Technician (AFN) Agronomist (AFN) Wildlife Reserve Worker (AFN) Surveyor (AFN) *Environmental Scientist (STM) Hazardous Waste Technician (STM) *Veterinary Technician (AFN) Geologist (AFN) Optician (STM) Nanotechnician (STM) Marine Biologist (AFN) Data Entry (STM) Sound Engineer (STM) Soil Conversationalist (AFN) Surgical & Mapping Technicians Personal Trainer (HS) *Veterinarian (AFN) (STM) *Emergency Medical Tech. (HS) Chemist (STM) *Biological Technicians (STM) Geneticist (STM) Chemical Technicians Statistician (STM) Zoologist (STM) *Nuclear Engineer (STM) *High Priority Occupations—job categories that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages 27
  • 29. Science and Health Pathway Electives Please Note: Before selecting any elective, be sure all prerequisites have been met. Check the course description pages of the Web-based guide for elective requirements. Find this page online @ www.hatboro-horsham.org/courseselection Electives are color coded online to help you find your selections in the Web-based Course Selection Guide English (yellow); Social Studies (green); Math (blue); Science (pink); Business & Computer Science (teal); World Language (white); Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Science, Industrial Technology (green); Music (pink); Health & PE (yellow); Community Learning (blue); Eastern (orange) 9th 10th 11th 12th Technical Drawing (E, LPG, Technical Drawing I & II Technical Drawing I & II Senior Internship HT) (E, LPG, HT) (E, LPG, HT) Senior Service Learning Technical Drawing I & II (E, LPG, HT) Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Introduction to Business Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Computer Science Science Science Desktop Publishing (HS) Desktop Publishing (HS) Desktop Publishing (HS) Desktop Publishing (HS) *Computer Applications *Advanced Desktop Publishing *Advanced Desktop Publishing (HS) *Advanced Desktop Publishing (HS) *21st Century Computer Skills (HS) *Computer Applications *Computer Applications (STM) *Computer Applications 21st Century Computer Skills (HS) 21st Century Computer Skills (HS) *Adv. 21st Century Computer *21st Century Computer Skills Advanced Computer Skills Advanced Computer Skills Skills (STM) (HS) Web Design Web Design *Using Handheld Computers Advanced Computer Skills Advanced Web Design Advanced Web Design Web Design College Accounting (HT) College Accounting (HT) Advanced Web Design Accounting I (HT) Accounting I (HT) College Accounting (HT) Automated Accounting II (HT) Automated Accounting II (HT) Accounting I (HT) Intro to Accounting (HT) Intro to Accounting (HT) Intro to Accounting (HT) Sports & Entertainment Mkg. (HT) Sports & Entertainment Mkg. (HT) Sports & Entertainment Mkg. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship (HT) Business Law (HS) Business Law (HS) Journalism (HT) Journalism (HT) Journalism (HT) Broadcast Journalism (HT) Broadcast Journalism (HT) Broadcast Journalism (HT) AP English Using Handheld Computers Using Handheld Computers *Using Handheld Computers Chemistry Chemistry (STM) Physics Physics *Adv. 21st Century Computer Topics in Biology AP Physics Skills (STM) AP Physics AP Biology Best of Baking (HS, AFN) *Using Handheld Computers AP Biology AP Chemistry 9th Grade Family & Consumer AP Chemistry Topics in Biology Science Major (HS, AFN) Forensics Forensics Disasters Disasters Kinesiology Kinesiology Applied Physics and Technology Applied Physics and Technology Chemistry in the Community Chemistry in the Community Best of Baking (HS, AFN) Trigonometry Trigonometry Foods and Nutrition (HS, AFN) Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus Honor Calculus Honor Calculus AP Calculus AP Calculus Statistics Statistics Managing Independence/Taking AP Statistics AP Statistics Charge of Your Life (HS) Best of Baking (HS, AFN) Best of Baking (HS, AFN) Understanding Foods and Nutrition (HS, AFN) Foods and Nutrition (HS, AFN) Children/Parenting (HS) Foods for Life (HS, AFN) Foods for Life (HS, AFN) International and American Regional International and American Regional Foods Lifetime Physical Fitness & Foods (HS, AFN) (HS, AFN) Wellness I (HS, STM) Managing Independence/Taking Charge of Managing Independence/Taking Charge of Your Life (HS) Your Life (HS) Understanding Children/Parenting (HS) Understanding Children/Parenting (HS) Psychology of child Development (HS) Psychology of child Development (HS) Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness I & II Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness I & II (HS, STM) (HS, STM) Sociology Sociology Psychology Psychology Criminology Criminology The Science of Human Behavior The Science of Human Behavior Economics Economics AP Economics AP Economics World Language I World Language I, II, III, IV, AP Spanish, French, German World Language I, II, III World Language I, II, III, IV Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Spanish, French, German Eastern Allied Health (HS) *Course qualifies as a technology elective. 28
  • 30. COMMUNITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES & SPECIAL PROGRAMS Internships Senior Internship I & II 1 credit Senior Internship is a career exploratory learning opportunity for individuals who wish to have hands-on experience in an occupational field of interest. It is an excellent way to determine if a career field and/or pathway is the best option to pursue before beginning your post high school education and/or training. Senior Interns are active participants in the internship acquisition process, are mentored by a teacher-mentor throughout the semester, and by a community-mentor at the internship site once the internship begins. Bridges (The Gifted Support Program) .5 credit Juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in Bridges, a professional level internship program during the summer months. Open to all students with a specific career goal. Diversified Occupations Working Initiatives “WIN” (Work-Study) 2-3 credits Students interested in working as they learn should talk to their school counselor about “WIN”. Students electing WIN will learn together in class and apply learning at the workplace under the guidance of a teacher-mentor. Credit depends on time committed to the program. Service Experiences Service Learning I & II .5 credit Junior and senior Service Learners have the opportunity to determine their own service experience. Students will identify a need in the community and develop a plan with a community partner to serve that need. See course selection guide for detailed description. Hatters Helping Hatters .5 credit Seniors have the opportunity to serve within the school district in various areas of need. See the course selection guide for description. Dual Enrollment Partnerships Hatboro-Horsham High School has developed articulation agreements with several area post-secondary institutions where students can gain college and high school credit for coursework completed during grades 11 or 12. Contact your guidance counselor for details. Virtual High School Would you like the flexibility of taking high school classes online? Virtual High School offers many full semester courses in Arts, Business, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Life Skills, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology. Ask your guidance counselor to about course offerings and see if VHS is right for you. Vocational Education Eastern Center for Arts and Technology The objective of Eastern Center for Arts and Technology is to provide areas of education for the students who would benefit from a vocational or technical education. Juniors and Seniors interested in the programs at Eastern Center should see their guidance counselor. Special forms are required to register for all courses taken at the Eastern Center. Eastern Center Program Opportunities: Penn State University Courses (at Eastern Center) Accounting/Finance Computer and Information Science Engineering Morning and Afternoon Opportunities at Eastern Center Air Conditioning and Heating Technology Allied Health Automotive Technology Collision Repair Technology Commercial Arts Electrical Technology Electronics Engineering Technology Environmental Landscape Management Protective Services Welding Technology Driver Education Develop positive and safe habits as a new driver by enrolling in the Driver Education program at HHHS. Not a requirement but important for everyone! 29
  • 31. Post- Post-Secondary Education (Gateways to your Success!) Which Option Suits You? TYPE DESCRIPTION Employer-designed training established for the OJT (On-the-Job Training) worker to gain the necessary work skills while he is getting paid on the job. Usually these will last weeks to months. Short-term programs of 6 months to 1 year to Diploma or Certificate gain specific skills to gain employment at the Program entry level. These can be found at technical schools, community colleges, junior colleges and even some universities. All branches of the military have skilled Military Training training for 3 years or more. Students can use their GI Bill to pay for college after their discharge or serve for 20 years until retirement with full benefits. Industry-based program training workers on Apprenticeship Program the job and in a classroom setting as well. Upon completion the worker will gain journeyman status in the specific industry (3-4 years in length). These are terminal 2-year degrees allowing the Associates Degree Program person to gain entry level employment in a specific career. Many times these workers will begin employment after 2 years of school and then go on for future degrees at the employer’s expense. Typical locations are community and junior colleges. Most universities have some associate degree programs. These are four-year degrees with a Bachelors Degree Program combination of general education course work and a specific major. They can be liberal arts colleges, private colleges, public colleges or universities. These are the post-graduate fields such as law, Graduate and Professional medicine and Ph.D. or other professional Degree Program fields, typically 1 to 5 years beyond the bachelors degree. 30
  • 32. Educational CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA Annual Annual December 2008 Attainment Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us Average Openings Level Occupational Title Accountants & Auditors Bachelor's degree $60,760 723 Administrative Services Managers Work experience plus degree $71,600 307 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education & GED Teachers Bachelor's degree $41,900 49 Advertising Sales Agents Moderate-term OJT $50,960 103 Architectural & Civil Drafters Postsecondary vocational award $40,520 141 Bill & Account Collectors Short-term OJT $28,990 364 Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators Short-term OJT $28,710 406 Biochemists & Biophysicists Doctoral degree $87,190 43 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $69,210 60 Biological Technicians Associate degree $37,060 46 Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks Moderate-term OJT $30,190 1349 Brickmasons & Blockmasons Long-term training $45,100 101 Bus, Truck & Diesel Engine Mechanics Postsecondary vocational award $36,610 388 Business Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $72,840 127 Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters Long-term training $32,440 147 Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians Associate degree $42,750 44 Carpenters Long-term training $38,860 763 Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers Long-term training $38,540 83 Chemists Bachelor's degree $61,170 134 Chief Executives Work experience plus degree $141,370 606 Child Care Workers Short-term OJT $18,500 804 Claims Adjusters, Examiners & Investigators Long-term training $50,330 146 Computer Programmers Bachelor's degree $65,090 503 Computer Software Engineers, Applications Bachelor's degree $79,410 106 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software Bachelor's degree $81,530 73 Computer Support Specialists Associate degree $41,180 252 Computer Systems Analysts Bachelor's degree $66,150 212 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Long-term training $32,210 132 Plastic Construction Managers Bachelor's degree $82,550 220 Cost Estimators Bachelor's degree $52,770 168 Customer Service Representatives Moderate-term OJT $29,640 1131 Dental Assistants Moderate-term OJT $27,530 224 Dental Hygienists Associate degree $50,570 61 Dental Laboratory Technicians Long-term training $33,670 28 Driver/Sales Workers Short-term OJT $24,810 280 Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary Work experience plus degree $82,550 220 School Education Administrators, Postsecondary Work experience plus degree $87,680 158 Education Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $59,810 83 Educational, Vocational & School Counselors Master's degree $46,740 255 Electricians Long-term training $52,410 484 Elementary School Teachers Bachelor's degree $50,470 1452 Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics Postsecondary vocational award $27,210 164 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $83,790 85 Environmental Engineers Bachelor's degree $70,720 29 31
  • 33. Educational CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA Annual Annual December 2008 Attainment Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us Average Openings Level Occupational Title Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants Moderate-term OJT $37,310 1255 Family & General Practitioners First Professional degree $138,610 120 Financial Analysts Bachelor's degree $65,570 106 Financial Managers Work experience plus degree $98,000 481 Food Batchmakers Short-term OJT $28,180 146 General & Operations Managers Work experience plus degree $99,160 1795 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $91,110 90 Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers Long-term training $40,790 168 Helpers--Brick, Block & Stonemasons and Tile & Marble Short-term OJT $28,820 123 Setters Home Health Aides Short-term OJT $19,600 340 Industrial Engineering Technicians Associate degree $49,390 43 Industrial Engineers Bachelor's degree $69,790 143 Industrial Machinery Mechanics Long-term training $40,900 192 Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators Short-term OJT $29,400 590 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers & Weighers Moderate-term OJT $33,150 517 Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks Moderate-term OJT $31,630 197 Insurance Sales Agents Bachelor's degree $56,740 440 IT Managers - Programming, Network & DB Work experience plus degree $108,520 240 Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers Short-term OJT $24,350 2932 Lawyers First Professional degree $103,150 348 Legal Secretaries Postsecondary vocational award $35,210 281 Librarians Master's degree $48,380 162 Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses Postsecondary vocational award $38,600 802 Loan Officers Bachelor's degree $52,140 118 Machinists Long-term training $34,800 397 Maintenance & Repair Workers, General Long-term training $33,330 1124 Maintenance Workers, Machinery Long-term training $37,100 96 Management Analysts Work experience plus degree $83,940 263 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary Doctoral degree $66,390 81 Mechanical Drafters Postsecondary vocational award $44,720 140 Mechanical Engineers Bachelor's degree $70,150 211 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians Associate degree $36,010 251 Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bachelor's degree $48,780 177 Medical & Health Services Managers Work experience plus degree $76,040 229 Medical & Public Health Social Workers Bachelor's degree $40,690 104 Medical Appliance Technicians Long-term training $32,120 21 Medical Records & Health Information Technicians Associate degree $30,470 86 Medical Scientists Doctoral degree $67,500 105 Medical Secretaries Postsecondary vocational award $26,980 267 Medical Transcriptionists Postsecondary vocational award $28,390 131 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers Master's degree $34,180 115 Mental Health Counselors Master's degree $33,600 191 Middle School Teachers - Math, Science and Foreign Bachelor's degree $53,010 512 Language Molding & Casting Machine Oprs, Metal & Plastic Moderate-term OJT $28,060 186 32
  • 34. Educational CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA Annual Annual December 2008 Attainment Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us Average Openings Level Occupational Title Network & Computer Systems Administrators Bachelor's degree $64,040 119 Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts Bachelor's degree $68,550 66 Nuclear Engineers Bachelor's degree $93,210 81 Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers Long-term training $45,570 15 Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants Short-term OJT $23,770 931 Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary Master's degree $60,050 52 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Master's degree $60,050 52 Occupational Therapists Bachelor's degree $62,820 59 Office Clerks Short-term OJT $25,560 2912 Operating Engineers Moderate-term OJT $42,920 463 Packaging & Filling Machine Operators/Tenders Short-term OJT $27,340 308 Painters, Construction & Maintenance Moderate-term OJT $37,970 184 Paper Goods Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders Moderate-term OJT $33,690 126 Paralegals & Legal Assistants Associate degree $42,540 70 Personal Financial Advisors Bachelor's degree $82,240 88 Pharmacists First Professional degree $85,050 197 Pharmacy Technicians Moderate-term OJT $23,410 130 Phlebotomists Short-term OJT $27,270 265 Physical Therapists Master's degree $67,540 79 Physician Assistants Bachelor's degree $62,310 41 Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters Long-term training $49,970 411 Preschool Teachers Bachelor's degree $21,710 191 Printing Machine Operators Moderate-term OJT $34,340 260 Production, Planning & Expediting Clerks Short-term OJT $37,280 323 Property, Real Estate & Community Association Bachelor's degree $60,550 129 Managers Radiologic Technologists & Technicians Associate degree $45,330 169 Real Estate Sales Agents Postsecondary vocational award $45,590 138 Registered Nurses Associate degree $57,040 2566 Respiratory Therapists Associate degree $47,660 142 Roofers Moderate-term OJT $35,600 129 Sales Managers Work experience plus degree $98,710 290 Sales Representatives Moderate-term OJT $60,260 1554 Sales Representatives, Scientific & Technical Moderate-term OJT $75,330 395 Secondary School Teachers - Math, Science and Foreign Bachelor's degree $50,320 1519 Language Secretaries Moderate-term OJT $27,910 2080 Securities, Commodities & Financial Services Sales Bachelor's degree $85,790 141 Agents Sheet Metal Workers Moderate-term OJT $45,660 166 Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks Short-term OJT $28,000 642 Special Education Teachers, Middle School Bachelor's degree $51,990 80 Special Education Teachers, Pre-, Kindergarten & Elem. Bachelor's degree N/A 212 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Bachelor's degree $52,450 138 Stonemasons Long-term training $39,910 6 Structural Iron & Steel Workers Long-term training $49,220 62 33
  • 35. Educational CAREERS in DEMAND in PENNSYLVANIA Annual Annual December 2008 Attainment Source: http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us Average Openings Level Occupational Title Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors Master's degree $34,360 90 Supervisors - Construction Trades & Extraction Workers Related work experience $61,990 351 Supervisors - Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers Related work experience $35,710 206 Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers & Repairers Related work experience $58,850 411 Supervisors - Office & Administrative Support Workers Related work experience $48,210 1348 Supervisors - Production & Operating Workers Related work experience $52,830 698 Supervisors - Transportation & Vehicle Operators Related work experience $50,230 208 Team Assemblers Moderate-term OJT $27,440 1084 Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers Postsecondary vocational award $49,330 112 Training & Development Specialists Bachelor's degree $49,330 128 Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Moderate-term OJT $36,730 1268 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services Short-term OJT $27,550 487 Veterinarians First Professional degree $89,070 43 Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers Short-term OJT $23,440 36 Veterinary Technologists & Technicians Associate degree $28,010 31 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Related work experience $42,390 116 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Bachelor's degree $52,510 137 Welders, Cutters, Solderers & Brazers Postsecondary vocational award $33,640 466 Woodworking Machine Setters/Operators/Tenders Moderate-term OJT $26,570 121 Careers in Demand in Montgomery County http://www.paworkforce.state.pa.us/jobseekers/cwp/view.asp?a=464&q=159358 Educational Attainment Abbreviations: ST OJT Short-term Training - basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training. Moderate-term Training - basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job MT OJT training. LT OJT Long-term Training - basic tasks and skills are learned through a period of on-the-job training. WK Work Experience - in a related occupation, training is gained through hands-on work in a similar EXP occupation. PS VOC Post-secondary Vocational Training - training is gained through a vocational training program. Associate's Degree - degree completed after two years of full-time schooling beyond high AD school. Bachelor's Degree - degree completed after four years of full-time schooling beyond high BD school. Bachelor's Degree plus experience - a four-year bachelor's degree plus experience gained BD+ through hands-on experience. MD Master's - training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor's degree. PhD Doctoral - training at the college or university level beyond a four-year bachelor's degree. First Professional Degree - training at the college or university level beyond a four-year PROF bachelor's degree. 34
  • 36. On-Line Resources for Students and Parents TOPICS RESOURCES WEB ADDRESS Assessments Bridges Choices www.hatboro-horsham.org/cd > Career Awareness & Preparation > password “hatters” Planner America’s Career www.acinet.org (select Skills Profiler, Testing & Assessment, or Resource Library followed by InfoNet Occupational Information and Career Assessment) Career Key www.careerkey.org (fee) Holland Career http://career.missouri.edu/students/explore/thecareerinterestsgame.php Game Work Keys www.act.org/workkeys World of Work Map www.act.org/wwm Career Exploration Job Profiles http://www.jobprofiles.org Career Voyages http://www.careervoyages.gov Job Star http://jobstar.org/tools/career/index.php Your Future http://www.mapping-your-future.org/planning Riley Guide www.rileyguide.com (Go to the A to Z index, select Career Exploration) Occupational Links http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/Students/CareerLibrary/Links/occup.cfm Page Career Guide to http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg Industries Occupational http://www.bls.gov/oco Outlook Handbook Annual Earnings by Education Level Education Pays www.bls.gov Parent Helpers Helping Your Child http://www.pacareerstandards.com/documents/supporting-resources/brochure-help-child-make-career- decision.pdf Make Decisions Career Clusters and http://www.pacareerstandards.com/documents/supporting-resources/brochure-career-clusters-and- pathway.pdf Pathways Why Should My http://www.pacareerstandards.com/documents/supporting-resources/brochure-why-should-child- explore-career.pdf Child Explore Careers? Parent Involvement http://www.pacareerstandards.com/documents/supporting-resources/brochure-parent-involvement.pdf = Student Success America’s Career http://www.acrnetwork.org/parents.aspx Resource Network Your Child’s Career http://www.yourchildscareer.org/ College Board http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/ 35
  • 37. Curriculum Planning Guide Acknowledgements Schools offering visitations and information: Middletown Area School District (PA), South Western School District (PA), Loyalsock School District (PA), Central Columbia School District (PA), Springfield Township School District (Mont. Co.), Upper Dublin School District, Lower Merion School District Pennsylvania Department of Education Pennsylvania School Counselors Association PHEAA Integrated Learning Conference—PSU 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Cooperative Education Conference—PSU 2007. 2008 Special Vocational Education Services Office, Penn State McKeesport Pennsylvania College of Technology Temple University Philadelphia University Penn State University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eastern Center for the Arts & Technology Dr. Ken Gray, author of Other Ways to Win & Getting Real Willard Daggett, International Center for Leadership in Education Michael Thompson, Director of School Counseling, Middletown School District Betty Holmboe, Capital Region Education and Workforce Partnership Janet Dicenzo, Montgomery County Education and Workforce Partnership Jay Cannon, Pennsylvania Department of Education Pennsylvania Career Development Leaders Network Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Invest in yourself! Be a Lifelong Learner Think about what and What will you give back who you want in your to your community? life. Attend Serve Get Involved! Join a club, try-out for a Lunch & Learn Do you see a need in sports team… your community? Learn about interesting Think like an and fulfilling professions How might you help? entrepreneur… Fridays in the If we don’t have a club Student Success you want— start your own! Center 36
  • 38. “When I was growing up, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I wish I had been more specific.” --Lilly Tomlin, actress --Lilly Your future is your choice. Begin now to: • Explore different possibilities • Determine your pathway • Choose courses which follow your pathway • Learn what the work force needs and expects of its employees “It should be possible for every student to build their own “educational package.” --Richard --Richard Light, Harvard University What are you interested in? Use this planner to plan your path to success! 37