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    • 2010-2011 Katy Independent School District ...The Real World Connection
    • Board of Trustees Joe M. Adams, President Judith Snyder, Vice-President Rebecca Fox, Secretary Chris Crockett, Treasurer Eric M. Duhan, Sergeant-at-Arms Robert Shaw, Member Neal Howard, Member Administration Alton Frailey, Superintendent Dr. Sharon Boutwell, Assistant Superintendent for Leadership and Organizational Development Marcy Canady, Assistant Superintendent for School and Community Engagement Dr. Debbie Harris, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Bonnie Holland, Assistant Superintendent for Governance, Legal Affairs & Special Programs G. E. McMeans, Assistant Superintendent, Support Services Dr. Linda R. Menius, Assistant Superintendent, Area 1 Patricia Paetow, Assistant Superintendent, Area 2 Joe Kelley, Assistant Superintendent, Area 3 Bill Moore, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Gunnell, Chief Operations Officer Lenny Schad, Chief Information Officer Dirk Goldsmith, Director of Career & Technical Education Dr. Anna Webb-Storey, Miller Career & Technology Center Principal Judy Gray, Miller Career & Technology Center Assistant Principal
    • Lets Get Started! GENERAL INFORMATION FULL-DAY and PART-DAY OPPORTUNITIES FOR JUNIOR & SENIOR STUDENTS DISTRICT-WIDE The Miller Career & Technology Center serves as a central site for Career & Technical Education in Katy ISD. Juniors and seniors from all Katy ISD high schools attend classes at MCTC. Students admitted to MCTC have the option to participate as either full-day or part-day students, depending on student course selection/scheduling. Please contact your grade level counselor for more information. Students will attend MCTC for at least three credits. Most career courses are two credits. Two credit courses will be paired with an additional credit to fit the student’s course request/needs. Availability of courses is subject to scheduling. TRANSPORTATION Students may provide their own transportation or ride the MCTC/OAC bus. Morning bus riders attending MCTC will be transported directly from pick-up points to MCTC utilizing the MCTC/OAC bus route. Students will be transported back to the home campus when MCTC 3rd period dismisses. Bus riders who attend MCTC beginning 4th period, or after will be transported from the home campuses to the Career Center. After school is dismissed, these bus riders will be transported directly to drop-off points utilizing the MCTC/OAC bus route. Students enrolled in Co-op, internship, and/or certain rotation programs may be required to provide their own transportation. Programs requiring students to provide their own transportation are indicated by the car icon. AGE and CREDIT REQUIREMENTS Courses are open to KISD students classified as juniors or seniors for 2010-2011. Certain courses with internships or work programs have an age requirement of 16 before participating in the off-campus training. All students must complete the application process to be considered for acceptance. ADVANCED TECHNICAL CREDIT Students who successfully complete designated Career & Technical Education courses in Katy ISD may receive college credit by Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) for courses that are part of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree plan offered by public two-year colleges. LOCAL ARTICULATED CREDIT Students who successfully complete a course designated as having Local Articulated Credit with a particular post-secondary institution may receive credit hours at that institution by attending within 15 months of graduation and majoring in a related field. AVAILABILITY OF COURSES FOR 2010-2011 Listing of a course description in this publication does not guarantee the course will be taught during the 2010-2011 school year. Decisions as to whether a particular course will be taught will be based upon the number of students requesting the course, and the availability of personnel. COURSE FEES Several courses require payment of a fee to cover the cost of materials, certifications, special projects, etc. Please direct any concerns regarding fees to the MCTC counselor. SCHEDULE CHANGES In order to make a schedule change, MCTC students must pick up a Schedule Change Form from the MCTC counselor. The request for change will be considered when the completed form is returned to the MCTC counselor
    • Table of Contents Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Academy 1 8143V Veterinary Medical Applications ............................................................................................................................................ 1 Arts, A/V, Technology & Communications Academy 2 8031V Audio/Video Production-Audio Engineering ........................................................................................................................... 2 8033V Advanced Audio/Video Production-Media Tech I .................................................................................................................. 3 8035V Practicum in Audio/Video Production-Media Tech II ............................................................................................................. 3 Business, Management & Administration Academy 4 8602V Business Information Management I ...................................................................................................................................... 4 8623V Business Information Management II ................................................................................................................................... 4 0135V GT Independent Study Mentorship ....................................................................................................................................... 5 8550V PACE PreAP-P & S and PACE PreAP GT-P & S .......................................................................................................................... 5 Health Science Academy 6 8096V Career Preparation-Practicum in Health Science ................................................................................................................... 6 8098V Medical Terminology ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 8095V Health Science II-Clinical Rotation .......................................................................................................................................... 7 8070V Nurse Aide-Practicum in Health Science ............................................................................................................................... 7 8091V Pharmacy Tech-Practicum in Health Science .......................................................................................................................... 8 Hospitality & Tourism Academy 9 8371V Culinary Arts .......................................................................................................................................................................... 9 8373V Practicum in Culinary Arts .................................................................................................................................................... 10 8363V Hospitality Services-Hotel & Restaurant Management .............................................................................................................................10 8366V Practicum in Hospitality Services ........................................................................................................................................ 10 Human Services Academy 11 8740V Cosmetology I ....................................................................................................................................................................... 11 8750V Cosmetology II ..................................................................................................................................................................... 12 8742V Dual Credit Cosmetology I/HCCS Dual Credit ....................................................................................................................... 12 Information Technology Academy 13 8642V Computer Maintenance ...................................................................................................................................................... 13 8644V Internetworking Technologies I ............................................................................................................................................ 14 8645V Internetworking Technologies II .......................................................................................................................................... 14
    • Table of Contents Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Academy 15 8970V Law Enforcement I (Introduction to Criminal Justice)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1301 .............................................................. 15 8972V Court Systems & Practices (Courts and Criminal Procedures)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1306 ................................................ 15 8976V Law Enforcement II (Crime in America)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1307 .................................................................................. 16 8974V Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (Fundamentals of Crimnial Law)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1010 ........ 16 8981V Special Topics in Social Studies/Internship (NOT an HCCS dual-credit course) .................................................................... 16 Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy 17 8048V Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) ............................................................................................................................. 17 8041V Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) ......................................................................................................................... 17 8045V Digital Electronics (DE) .......................................................................................................................................................... 18 8049V Engineering Design & Development (EDD) ........................................................................................................................... 18 Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Academy 19 8700V Automotive Technology ....................................................................................................................................................... 19 8710V Advanced Automotive Technology ....................................................................................................................................... 20 8721V Collision & Refinishing Technology ...................................................................................................................................... 21 8726V Advanced Collision & Refinishing Technology ...................................................................................................................... 21
    • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Academy 8143V Veterinary Medical Applications Prerequisite: None Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two additional course credits at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: One This course is an introduction to animal care, including animal handling, health and safety, sanitation and surgical preparation, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology in preparation for a two credit second year course planned for 2011-2012. In the second year practicum students will gain a deeper understanding of/and exposure to the veterinary medical profession through internships and/or rotations at local veterinary clinics and animals shelters. There is an estimated course fee of $50.00 for supplies. Last summer I spent two weeks helping out at a friend’s vet clinic. I know now my future is to be a veterinarian! This class will teach me about animal anatomy, proper care of animals and give me the head start I will need in college. Now it is all about planning to have those classes in my schedule for junior and senior year. -Amberly Gray 1 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Arts, A/V, Technology & Communications Academy 8031V Audio/Video Production-Audio Engineering Prerequisite: None Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two This course is an introduction into analogue and digital audio engineering. Students will explore analogue and digital recording, physics of sound, studio design, basic mixing and mastering techniques and the history of the industry. Instruction includes studio electronics, acoustic principles, waveform analysis, microphone design, signal flow and processing concepts, live sound theory and recording studio techniques using industry standard computer software in a recording studio. Upon course completion, students will have entry level audio technician skills. Students will have the opportunity to take Apple’s End User Exam for Logic Pro 9.0. There is an estimated course fee of $50.00 for supplies. I know audio engineering is the field I want for my career. I am not sure if I want to do live sound or work in a studio setting but this provides me with a platform no matter what area I end up choosing. The equipment in the audio lab is top of the line. Mr. Bertram is awesome because he has a ton of experience in all aspects of the industry. I lead the band for my church youth group and currently handle all of the audio for the church as well. Through Mr. B’s instruction I have a much greater capacity to improve the quality of sound in all of my endeavors. -Matthew Borsic MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 2
    • Arts, A/V, Technology & Communications Academy 8033V Advanced Audio/Video Production-Media Tech I Prerequisites: None Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two This course is designed to provide initial training for entry-level employment in movie, video, and television production careers. Students receive introductory level instruction in the operation of different types of cameras, audio technique, digital editing and film production using Apple’s Final Cut Pro 6 editing software. In addition, students learn the creation of media graphics for film and video, lighting, script writing, direction, production, special effects, signal control and monitoring equipment, set design safety and career opportunities. There is an option to achieve Apple Certified Pro status if the student chooses to take Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7 End User Certification Exam Level 1 at the end of the course (testing fee is approximately $200). Apple Certified Pro status gives students a competitive edge in the job market. There is a course fee of $30 for student supplies. 8035V Practicum in Audio/Video Production-Media Tech II Prerequisites: Advanced Audio/Video Production-Media Tech I Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: Two This course provides job specific training for entry-level employment in movie, video, and television production careers. Students receive advanced instruction in the operation of different types of camera, mastery of audio techniques, electronic editing, creation of media graphics, lighting, script writing, direction, production, special effects, signal control and monitoring equipment, set design, safety and career opportunities. Students have the option of taking multiple Apple End User Certification exams. There is a course fee of $30 for student supplies. I really loved the Media Tech I class last year. This is truly my favorite class and I look forward to being in Media II every day. I want to make films to direct and produce. I plan to attend the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in Film and eventually the University of Southern California Film School. Maybe someday I can even attend the London Film School. I am open to exploring all genres of film and want to have a wide variety of experiences. I have Apple Certified Final Cut Pro 6 status now and plan to master the next step and gain Apple Certification for Final Cut Pro 7. This will give me an advantage over other students in film school. -Simon Khan 3 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Business, Management & Administration Academy My goal is to be one of the hosts of Entertainment Tonight. Mary Hart is my idol! This gives me a chance to learn about broadcast journalism right now and experience it personally. I am interning at Channel 55 with Lara Bell, host and producer of Wild About Houston. I am learning how to write scripts, speak on camera, set up for the show, etc. I intend to go to Indiana University because their Journalism school is ranked very high nationally. My internship through PACE will look great on my resume and should help on my college application. -Hillary Simon 8602V Business Information Management I (formerly Business Computer Information Systems I) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two additional course credits at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: One Students will apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create word-processing documents, develop a spreadsheet, formulate a database, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate software. For a fee of $79.00 per exam, students in this course have the option of taking the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. This certification is globally recognized as the standard for demonstrating desktop skills with the Microsoft Office Suite. This is an advanced technical credit course and a local articulated credit course with the Art Institute of Houston. 8623V Business Information Management II (formerly Business Computer Information Systems II) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to strengthen individual performance in the workplace and in society and make a successful transition to the workforce or postsecondary education. Students apply technical skills to address business applications of emerging technologies, create complex word-processing documents, develop sophisticated spreadsheets using charts and graphs, and make an electronic presentation using appropriate multimedia software. For a fee of $79.00 per exam, students in this course have the option of taking the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. This certification is globally recognized as the standard for demonstrating desktop skills with the Microsoft Office Suite. MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 4
    • Business, Management & Administration Academy 0135V GT Independent Study Mentorship Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two course credits at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: One Pre-AP Credit This course, based on the Exit Level Texas Performance Standards Project for gifted/talented students, offers a non- traditional learning experience to students who have the ability to create innovative product of performances. Students will develop a product proposal, compile a portfolio, conduct in-depth research, be matched with a mentor from the business of professional community and prepare for public presentation of their product of performance at the end of the school year to be evaluated by an audience that includes experts in the field. Students work with a mentor to create a product related to their topic. The product is required to have real-world application and tangible documentation. 8550V PACE PreAP-P & S (formerly Business Education Independent Study-PACE PreAP) 8550V PACE PreAP/GT-P & S Prerequisite: Identified as Gifted and Talented or 3.8 G.P.A. or higher. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in AP English IV or AP English IV GT at MCTC. Student must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12 Credit: One Pre-AP Credit Students will participate in a non-paid internship program for four to six hours a week with a professional in a future career field to experience the demands and expectations of the profession first hand. This internship experience will provide students the opportunity to reinforce, apply and transfer their knowledge and skills. Students will also research, design and construct a project on a topic related to their career interests under the supervision of a mentor. As part of the project, students will submit progress reports, a final written report and defend their solutions to panel of outside reviewers before the end of the school year. I am interning in surgery at Memorial Hermann Memorial City. I took PACE because I am interested in medicine and wanted to explore different areas before going off to college. I have narrowed my focus down to surgery and feel orthopedics would be a great place for me. I am shadowing a nurse anesthetist and get to observe surgeries and interact with the surgeons. This has provided me with an idea of what they do on a day to day basis, what their lifestyle is like with this career, what is required in terms of hours, education, and the resulting pay. It is not like Scrubs or House! -Ben Keeler 5 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Health Science Academy 8096V Career Preparation-Practicum in Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology III Career Preparation) Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology I) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment an additional course credit at MCTC. Students must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12 Credit: Two. Students are require to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Career Preparation is a paid, work-based program which includes the development and application of skills in both a classroom and a clinical setting. The clinical setting provides students with paid, on-the-job training in a health care facility. 8098V Medical Terminology Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in Career Preparation-Practicum in Health Science. Grade: 12 Credit: One-half (spring semester) This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire vocabulary by learning medical prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, singular and plural forms, as well as medical abbreviations and acronyms. This course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to the medical field. MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 6
    • Health Science Academy 8095V Health Science II-Clinical Rotation (formerly Health Science Technology II-Clinical Rotation) Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology I) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two This is a clinical rotation course, which includes the development and application of skills in a classroom and clinical setting to increase student experiences in a variety of health occupations. The students observe professional health care personnel as they rotate through various departments of area hospitals and community health care providers. This course has an estimated fee of $50.00 for scrubs and lab jacket. This is an advanced technical credit course. 8070V Nurse Aide-Practicum in Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology III - Nurse Aide) Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology I) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two An unpaid work based course designed to provide students with skilled nursing training and preparation for the nursing profession, including the study of the aging process as well as the physical, psychosocial, and nutritional needs of the elderly. The student will develop skills to provide quality assessment and care for the geriatric client. Successful completion of this program will prepare the student for college courses in the medical field. A certificate will be awarded from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) OR if the teacher of record does not have long term care experience, a certificate of completion and mastery of skills will be awarded from Katy ISD. The course involves both school-based and medical facility based training. This course has an estimated fee of $175.00 for uniform, liability insurance, and includes the $76.00 exam fee. This is the one class that gives me experience in what I want to do in the future. I would really like to be a surgeon and minor in criminology, another interest I have. My first station at our hospital rotation was the emergency room. It was an exciting and nerve wracking experience at first with so much going on, but staff explained everything and it was really fun. -Miguel Chavez I hope one day to be a general practitioner or possibly an anesthesiologist. These professions are in demand and would give me the opportunity to help people. During class we get to shadow individuals in a variety of medical careers and are occasionally able assist with a procedure. I have learned how to admit a patient, how blood tests are performed and observed surgeries. We learn the medical code of ethics, the importance of confidentiality, taking vital signs and performing CPR. -Emily Boyle 7 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Health Science Academy 8091V Pharmacy Tech-Practicum in Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology III Pharmacy Aide) Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science (formerly Health Science Technology I) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Student must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12 Credit: Two This course prepares students to support pharmacists by providing assistance during patient consultation, counter dispensing operations, and prescription preparation; keeping patient and related health record information; and performing a wide range of practice related duties for both retail and hospital based pharmacies. The course involves both school based and medical facility based training. Included is an overview of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of prescription and nonprescription medications, emphasizing drug classifications, drug action, drug administration, ethical and legal issues, and safety. Students will develop an understanding of pharmaceutics and its impact on the health care industry. Students may become Registered Pharmacy Technicians after successfully passing the certification exam and completing the registration process through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Students may intern during the spring semester at an approved pharmacy. This course has an estimated fee of $243.00 for lab coat, registration, fingerprinting and the $120.00 exam fee. Students must have a social security number to register as a technician in training - a requirement of the program. One of the reasons I took this course was to get a certification. The working hours for Pharmacy Techs are flexible, and because I want to be either a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, a certification will provide me job opportunities anywhere I go. I have heard that the pharmacology class in college is one of the most challenging courses for anyone pursuing a career in medicine. Taking Pharmacy Tech now gives me exposure to everything the college course will be. For example, we are learning the top 200 drugs, their uses, side effects, and classification. It sounds like a lot of work, but Mrs. Weible uses technology like Xtranormal to make it fun. I also enjoy moving from the bubble of my own high school and coming to Miller where I have made friends with students from all KISD high schools. -Heather Muir MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 8
    • Hospitality & Tourism Academy Hospitality is an excellent program. I gained a lot of experience last year through Miller’s partnership with the Crowne Plaza. I learned the reasoning behind people’s actions, such as why the hotel staff respond to guest in a particular way, how that affects the success of the hotel specifically and the performance of the hotel industry generally. I am currently interning at Perry’s Steakhouse, which is a great experience. They treat me like an actual employee, giving me responsibilities and allowing me to learn about all aspects of the restaurant. I also enjoy being trained in the Perry’s philosophy, they have very high standards and a commitment to excellence. -Dylan Casey 8371V Culinary Arts (formerly Culinary Arts I) The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Prerequisite: None was developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF). It is a nationally Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. recognized and accredited Food Safety Program. Grade: 11-12 Certification is for five years. Credit: Two This is an introductory course in a commercial kitchen laboratory setting designed to provide students with food preparation skills in anticipation of entry level employment and/or a post-secondary culinary arts education. Occupationally specific instruction and training includes: ServSafe® Certification, fundamental knife skills, and an introduction to all areas of food production specific to a restaurant or catering kitchen. Students will acquire industry specific vocabulary and food preparation skills through practice designed to introduce and develop knowledge and skills in food production, management and services with an emphasis in food production for others to consume. The estimated course fee is $135.00 for culinary supplies, ServSafe® examination ($36.00), chef coat, apron, and chef pants. I love culinary arts because it gives me the opportunity to express myself on a plate. My favorite chef is Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes. I plan to go to Johnson & Wales University in Denver, majoring in Baking & Pastry and after learning all the tricks of the trade I want to have my own shop someday. I have a passion for food because it makes people happy. Someone can be in the worst mood ever and tasting something I’ve made brings a smile to their face. -Kristin Anderson 9 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Hospitality & Tourism Academy 8373V Practicum in Culinary Arts (formerly Culinary Arts II) Prerequisite: Culinary Arts Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: Two This is the second course in a commercial kitchen laboratory setting designed to provide students proficiency in food preparation skills in anticipation of employment and/or post-secondary culinary arts education. Occupationally specific instruction will build upon those skills learned in Culinary Arts I with students expected to produce more complex dishes appropriate for restaurant service and competition. Students should expect to apply food production, management and service skills introduced in Culinary Arts to operation of the on-site bistro as well as scheduled catering events. The estimated course fee is $65.00 for culinary supplies, uniform, and the 10 hour CareerSafe® OSHA certification training in workplace safety. 8363V Hospitality Services-Hotel & Restaurant Management (formerly Hospitality Services I) Prerequisite: None Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two Students have an opportunity to explore a career in hotel and restaurant management through a partnership with Crowne Plaza Houston West and The Club at Falcon Pointe. Students gain first-hand experience by rotating as trainees through the business including: Executive Offices (accounting, human resources, sales & catering), Food and Beverage (purchasing, preparation, and service of food), Guest Services (front desk, concierge, membership, and reservations) and Facilities Management (housekeeping, engineering, and golf course maintenance). The management team ensures the training provides students with a working knowledge of the functions of the department as well as tasks associated with each position. Students exiting the program have gained the skills and knowledge to be employed in the industry and have acquired a solid basis for a college education in hospitality, culinary, or business. The estimated course fee is $110 for the ServSafe® examination ($36.00), two uniform shirts, and a chef’s coat. This is a local articulated credit course with the University of Houston, or the Art Institute of Houston. 8366V Practicum in Hospitality Services (formerly Hospitality Services II-Hotel & Restaurant Management II) Prerequisite: Hospitality Services-Hotel & Restaurant Management Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Students must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12 Credit: Two Open to seniors who have successfully completed Hospitality Services-Hotel & Restaurant Management and shown a strong desire to pursue a career in the hotel or restaurant business. Students must have their own transportation to intern at an approved hotel, restaurant, club, or travel agency. Some of the partners include: The Club at Falcon Point, Omni Houston Westside, Hasta La Pasta Restaurant, and Ooh La La-The Dessert Boutique. The estimated course fee is $30 and includes the 10 hour CareerSafe® OSHA certification training in workplace safety. This is a local articulated credit course with the University of Houston. MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 10
    • Human Services Academy 8740V Cosmetology I Prerequisite: None Grade: 11-12 Credit: Three The Cosmetology I course is designed to provide training for entry-level employment in Cosmetology careers. Instruction includes the basics of all phases of Cosmetology, including artificial nail applications, design perm wraps, the latest trend haircuts and traditional haircuts. Students practice on manikins to gain experience in preparation for servicing clients in Cosmetology II. This training is a foundation for the skills required in Cosmetology II. Students are expected to accrue 500 hours in Cosmetology I to be on track to accumulate the 1000 clock hours required by the end of the Cosmetology II course. Students will not be able to accrue 500 hours during the regular school day but will have the opportunity to clock hours on Tuesdays or Wednesdays during the school year from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. as well as from 7:00 am until 3:00 p.m. on additional days after the end of the regular school year. The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) will grant eligibility to take the licensing exam to students, who have completed high school graduation requirements, clocked 1000 hours prior to graduation, and successfully completed both Cosmetology I and Cosmetology II. A TDLR License will be issued to students passing both the written and practical portions of the exam who can show proof of a social security number and high school diploma. This program meets initial requirements for a Cosmetology license, issued by the TDLR. Students must purchase a cosmetology kit, lab jacket, and state registration fee for an estimated cost of $385.00. Additionally, students are required to provide closed toe shoes. I am currently a receptionist at Sport Clips, but will test for my Cosmetology license after graduation in the spring so I can work as a stylist and train as a make-up artist. In the future I hope to become a make-up artist full-time in the modeling industry. I enjoy Cosmetology and how we are able to learn the basics, then add our own style to it, making it our own. -Molly McGowan 11 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Human Services Academy 8750V Cosmetology II Prerequisite: Cosmetology I Grade: 12 Credit: Three The Cosmetology II class is an advanced class designed to include all phases of Cosmetology, including acrylic nail applications, design perm wraps, the latest trend haircuts and traditional haircuts. The Cosmetology II students work with clients in order to gain hands on experience needed to prepare them for industry. This program meets all requirements for a Cosmetology license, issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Students are expected to accrue 500 hours in Cosmetology I to be on track to accumulate the 1000 clock hours required by the end of the Cosmetology II course. Students will not be able to accrue 500 hours during the regular school day but will have the opportunity to clock hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) will grant eligibility to take the licensing exam to students who have completed high school graduation requirements, clocked 1000 hours prior to graduation, and successfully complete both Cosmetology I and Cosmetology II. A TDLR License will be issued to students passing both the written and practical portions of the exam who can show proof of a social security number and high school diploma. The exam fee is $50.00 for the written portion and $78.00 for the practical portion. 8742V Dual Credit Cosmetology I/HCCS Dual Credit (Fundamentals of Cosmetology and Chemical Reformation) Grade: 12 HCCS Dual Credit COSMETOLOGY I will be offered depending on number of interested, qualified, students. Students must meet the Houston Community College System (HCCS) entrance requirements to take dual credit courses. Senior students who qualify for the dual-credit Cosmetology courses (high school and college credit) have an opportunity to receive up to 4 hours of college credit in Fundamentals of Cosmetology in the fall semester and 4 hours of college credit in Chemical Reformation during the spring semester. Students must purchase a cosmetology kit, lab jacket, and state registration fee for an estimated cost of $385.00. Additionally, students are required to provide closed toe shoes. NOTE: If offered, Dual-credit Cosmetology courses require payment of applicable fees. MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 12
    • Information Technology Academy 8642V Computer Maintenance (Cisco IT Essentials PC Hardware & Software) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two This course is a hands-on, lab-oriented class introducing students to information technology, personal computers and data communications. In the fall semester students will learn how to build a computer, install the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, add peripherals and multimedia capabilities, connect computers to LANs and to the Internet, explore the fundamentals of network security and learn the basics of good communication skills needed to interact with people. During the spring semester students will continue training in the lab through advanced concepts of PC Hardware and Software, including the installation and configuration of a wireless network. Instruction is also designed to provide an overview of network operating systems, with specific focus on the characteristics of the Linux operating system. Acquired competencies include configuring network services such as e-mail and file transfer and using the fundamental command-line features of Linux to perform the basic administrative tasks of an operating system. Throughout the second semester students will practice troubleshooting computer hardware and software systems via interactive role-playing exercises. The course stresses laboratory safety and working effectively in a group environment to help students prepare for exciting career opportunities in computer technology. After successful completion of the course students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Cisco Corporation for IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software and will be prepared for the industry-recognized CompTIA A+ certification exams. A minimum of 2 exams must be taken. The cost of the Certification Exams is controlled by CompTIA. Please check the CompTIA website at www.comptia.org for the latest exam prices. This is an advanced technical credit course. 13 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Information Technology Academy 8644V Internetworking Technologies I (CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals & CCNA Exploration Routing Protocols & Concepts) Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in to Algebra II. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two The Cisco Computer Networking curriculum prepares the student to become a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). The course content covers the basics of computer networking such as Ethernet technologies, cabling LANs and WANs, network media, basics of TCP/IP and IP addressing, routers and routing basics such as configuring routers, router protocols, TCP/IP concepts, and networking troubleshooting skills through the use of online Cisco curriculum, hands-on labs, commercial design and network administration tools. After successful completion of each semester students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Cisco Corporation and are prepared to take the 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 certification exam (ICND1). Upon successful completion of the ICND1 exam students will be awarded the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification. This is the first step toward achieving a CCNA certification, which covers medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections. The cost of the ICND1 Certification Exam is controlled by CompTIA. Please check the CompTIA website at www.comptia.org for the latest exam prices. This is an advanced technical credit course. I have always had a passion for taking things apart, but wasn’t good at the putting them back together. My mom suggested this field and I decided to take Computer Maintenance last year. I liked it so much that I came back to Miller this year, plus I enjoy splitting time between KHS and Miller. It is really fun because of what you are allowed to do and learn about. It is my plan to earn my CCNA and more advanced Cisco certifications. I am focused on my future and would someday like to turn this into a family business. Mr. Haug is cool. Even though he has worked for NASA he is down to earth and will walk you through exactly how to do something. He is also interested in what we have to share with him because we are all very involved with the latest technology. -Devin French 8645V Internetworking Technologies II (CCNA Exploration LAN Switching & Wireless & CCNA Exploration Accessing the WAN) Prerequisite: Internetworking Technologies I Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: Two The Cisco Computer Networking curriculum prepares students to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium- size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. This lab-based course includes activities and instruction in basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. Some of the protocols included are: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol, Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet, and Access Control Lists (ACLs). After successful completion of each semester students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Cisco Corporation and are prepared to take the 640-801 Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam, the certification needed to reach Professional or Expert level in the Cisco Career Certification tracks. The cost of the CCNA Certification Exam is controlled by CompTIA. Please check the CompTIA website at www.comptia.org for the latest exam prices. This is an advanced technical credit course. MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 14
    • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Academy Students must meet the Houston Community College System (HCCS) entrance requirements to take Criminal Justice I and Criminal Justice II courses. The Pre/Law Criminal Justice Program provides students with a unique opportunity to prepare for a career in social service. The instructor for the Criminal Justice courses is provided by HCCS. Students who qualify for the dual-credit course (high school and college credit) program have an opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of college credit. NOTE: Dual-credit Criminal Justice courses require payment of applicable fees and purchase of textbooks. Please wait until the first day of class to purchase textbooks for Criminal Justice courses. CRIMINAL JUSTICE I COURSES-An introductory study of Pre-Law/Criminal Justice for juniors or seniors. 8970V Law Enforcement I (Introduction to Criminal Justice)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1301 8972V Court Systems & Practices (Courts and Criminal Procedures)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1306 Prerequisite: Dual Enrollment with Houston Community College System (HCCS) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Law Enforcement I (Introduction to Criminal Justice) is one high school credit fall semester/three college credit hours. Court Systems & Practices (Courts and Criminal Procedures) is one high school credit spring/three college credit hours. Law Enforcement I is a study of the history and philosophy of criminal justice and its ethical considerations; crime is defined, its nature and impact are explored. This course includes an overview of the criminal justice system; law enforcement and the court systems; a study of prosecution and defense; also trial processes, corrections, and penal systems. Court Systems & Practices includes the judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of the American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; pretrial release; grand juries; adjudication processes; types and rules of evidence; and sentencing. Students will participate in mock trials. 15 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security Academy CRIMINAL JUSTICE II COURSES -Senior level courses offer an intense study of Pre-Law/Criminal Justice. A Special Topics in Social Studies internship is available during the final semester of the program. See Special Topics description. 8976V Law Enforcement II (Crime In America)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1307 8974V Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (Fundamentals of Criminal Law)/HCCS Dual Credit CRIJ 1010 Prerequisite: Dual Enrollment with Houston Community College System (HCCS) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: Law Enforcement II (Crime in America) is one high school credit fall semester/three college credit hours Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (Fundamentals of Criminal Law) is one high school credit spring semester/three college credit hours. Law Enforcement II will introduce the student to American crime problems in a historical perspective; social policy affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; prevention of crime, and theories related to the causes of crime. Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security is designed to study the nature of criminal law, its philosophical and historical development with major definitions and concepts. Also included in the course content is the study of the classifications of crime with the elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations in addition to criminal responsibilities. 8981V Special Topics in Social Studies/Internship (NOT an HCCS dual-credit course) Prerequisite: None Co-requisite: Both Criminal Justice II semester courses. Students must provide their own transportation. Grade: 12 Credit: One-half credit spring semester. This course is designed to include special projects/programs during the spring semester. Special projects may include internships, field trips, guest speakers and other activities allowing exposure to the Criminal Justice profession. There were no opportunities to take courses like this in my previous school district. I heard about MCTC when I first transferred here last January and knew I had to jump on it. It is not every day you are offered a chance to live your dream. My dream since I was a child was to be a lawyer or a police officer. I have always been fascinated with finding justice in places where it isn’t usually found and this has given me an opportunity to learn about America’s justice system. It is my plan to major in pre-law and then law school or the police academy. The older I get the more I appreciate what it means to be of service to others and I want to be a part of that. -Isaac Garcia (pictured with KISD Officer Thurman) MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 16
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Academy Project Lead The Way (PLTW) pathway to engineering is a sequence of courses in which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. Course offerings are pending summer training sessions for the instructor provided through PLTW. For details on PLTW for high school students, go to: www.pltw.org/curriculum/hs-engineering.html 8048V Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II. (Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Engineering and/or Introduction to Engineering Design) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two additional course credits at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: One This course provides an overview of the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture, while emphasizing the interrelationship and dependence of both fields on each other. Students use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities. This course covers topics such as: The Roles of Civil Engineers and Architects, Project Planning, Site Planning, Building Design, Project Documentation and Presentation. 8041V Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II. (Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Engineering and/or Introduction to Engineering Design) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two additional course credits at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: One A technical course designed to explore the use of computers in the fields of construction and manufacturing. This course applies principles of robotics and automation and CAD design. Students use computer numerical control equipment to produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing and design analysis are included. 17 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academy 8045V Digital Electronics Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II. (Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Engineering and/or Introduction to Engineering Design) Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two additional course credits at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: One A course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices. This is an advanced technical credit course. 8049V Engineering Design & Development Prerequisite: Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), or Digital Electronics. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in two additional course credits at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: One An engineering research capstone course in which students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year. I returned to Miller this year because I learned a lot in Civil Engineering & Architecture. This year I am working with a partner to design a water tower, which will be aerodynamic, causing less resistance on the support structure. We will show how it is used to create energy when we present our project in the spring. The engineering courses at Miller have given me confidence in my choice of a degree plan, which will be Civil Engineering at Michigan State University or West Virginia University. -Louis Judge MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 18
    • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Academy All Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Academy courses include Safety & Pollution Prevention (S/P2) Certification: Students receive training and test for this industry standard for environmental and safety awareness certification. 8700V Automotive Technology (formerly Automotive Technician I) Prerequisite: None Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two This course consists of training in the areas of electrical and electronics systems and automotive steering and suspension systems. Students will receive training in the proper use of various tools, equipment, and information systems currently used in the automotive repair industry. Training is achieved through both classroom and laboratory experiences utilizing various instructional techniques, guided practice, and independent work on both “training” vehicles and customer vehicles. The Automotive Technician program has been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Students will be required to furnish work style footwear and safety glasses that meet program standards. There is an optional fee of $250 for students who would like to purchase their own starter tool set and $33.00 for a uniform shirt. I returned to Miller this year to continue my automotive studies because I finish what I start, and felt I should continue with the program. The instructor and environment are really good so it only makes sense for me to go ahead and get my certification now. I intend to take some additional courses after high school graduation to learn about race cars and then head to Universal Technical Institute. It is my goal to be in a pit crew and work on race cars or to have my own shop someday. -Kellen Good 19 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
    • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Academy 8710V Advanced Automotive Technology (formerly Automotive Technician II) Prerequisite: Automotive Technology Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: Two This program prepares students for entry level positions in automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, and other automotive repair related positions by providing training necessary for automotive technicians to be successful. Students will be trained in the use of various tools, testing equipment, shop equipment, and printed or electronic resources currently being used in the automotive repair industry. Advanced Automotive Technology coursework includes automotive engine performance systems and automotive brake systems training. All curriculum and training procedures meet current industry and NATEF standards. Students will be required to furnish work style footwear and safety glasses that meet program standards. There is an optional fee of $250.00 for a starter tool set if not purchased in Automotive Technology and an optional fee of $33.00 for a uniform shirt. National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification exams available following training in Automotive Technology courses, with one year of work experience, include: ASE Auto/Brakes, ASE Auto/Electrical and Electronic Systems, ASE Auto/Engine Performance, and ASE Auto/Suspension and Steering. Exam costs include a registration fee of $32.00 per session plus $27.00 per exam taken. I have a passion for cars. My goal is to partner with my brother Austin, who was a student of Mr. Barron here at Miller. Austin graduated in 2006 and now owns and operates Extreme Off-Road & Performance dealing in after-market car parts and accessories. Auto Tech teaches me the mechanical side of working on cars. This provides me with the skills to repair the vehicle both inside and out because I understand it conceptually. The customer service side of the course has taught me how to document and bill customers for repairs and to meet the customer’s needs so they return for future services. -Jordan O’Krinsky MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 20
    • Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Academy 8721V Collision & Refinishing Technology (formerly Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology I) Prerequisite: None Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 11-12 Credit: Two This course consists of training in non-structural analysis and damage repair (body components) and introductions to Painting and Refinishing. This course is a designed to provide job specific training for entry-level employment in the automotive field of auto body repair. Instruction emphasizes training in frame and body repair, and metal, fiberglass, and synthetic materials repair, plus environmental issues, safety, and career opportunities. Students will be required to pay a fee of approximately $83.00 for a body filler mixing board, putty knife and spreader, body file, gloves, respirator, safety glasses, and uniform shirt. In addition, students will be required to furnish work pants and work style footwear. 8726V Advanced Collision & Refinishing Technology (formerly Automotive Collision & Refinishing Technology Il) Prerequisite: Advanced Collision & Refinishing Technology Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC. Grade: 12 Credit: Two The Advanced Collision and Refinishing Technology course is a classroom/laboratory instructional sequence designed to provide job specific training for entry-level employment in the field of auto body repair and refinishing. Instruction emphasizes training in preparation and application of primers and paints, metal inert gas (MIG), welding, and environmental issues, safety, and career opportunities. During the second semester, additional training in damage estimation will be provided. This training will enable students to enter the automobile damage estimating career field, work style footwear, work pants, and approved safety glasses. The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) is an international, not-for-profit, research and development organization dedicated to training the collision industry. Students learn the latest methods of efficient, high-quality repair through the I-CAR technical educational programs related to collision repair. For more information on I-CAR, go to www.i-car.com and click on Students. Optional I-CAR points can be earned in specific area. Students must successfully complete exams to earn these points. Exam fees include $10.00 for the required student disc and $20.00 per point value of the course (i.e., $20.00 for 1 point courses, $40.00 for 2 point courses, etc). We learned all of the preparation for paint and body work, removing dents, etc. last year. In the second year course we are learning paint ratios, how to mix paints and will finish the process on vehicles in the paint booth. We are actually going to restore a couple of classic cars. I am currently working at Strader Studio assisting with customizing motorcycles. It is my goal to work for a professional collision repair center. -Jacob Ehninger 21 MILLER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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