Manchester High School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

*Enrollment in any IT course allows you to join Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

C6611O – Digital Applications
Grade Levels 9-12
Want to key that research paper faster? Learn how to key without looking at your fingers and dazzle your friends with speed and accuracy. Ever tried reading a book with no pictures, charts, or graphs? Not too much fun, is it? Learn how to dress up your documents and get computer skills that will help you organize your schoolwork and become a top candidate for an office position.

C6612O– Business Computer Applications
Grade Levels 10-12
Ready to take your computer skills to the next level? Advance your skills in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint using Microsoft Office 2016. Earn industry certifications to give you an edge over the competition. Put your knowledge into terms understood by all employers with a Microsoft Office Specialist certification—the premier credential that validates your skills, abilities, and knowledge. A $15 fee is required.
Prerequisite: C6611O

C6320O – Accounting
Grade Levels 10-12
Did you know that Accounting is one of the highest paying entry level jobs available? This class teaches you skills that enable you to get an accounting job right out of high school. If you are going to college and want to major/minor in Business, then this class is a must! Accounting is a basic requirement for all college Business students.  A $15 fee is required.
Prerequisite: Strong math skills

C6321O– Advanced Accounting
Grade Levels 11-12

Complete your high school Accounting knowledge and skills with Advanced Accounting.  This course teaches material covered in the second semester of college Accounting.  A $15 fee is required.  Prerequisite:  Accounting IT 301

IT461 – Office Administration
Grade Levels 11-12
Want to be an Office Manager? This class will teach you the necessary skills to run an office and prepare you to be an office professional. You will enhance word processing, spreadsheet, database, and communication skills as you develop competencies needed by administrative support professionals.
A $15 fee is required.
Prerequisite: C6612O teacher-approved demonstration and/or documentation of touch keyboarding skills

Education 1 & 2 (CCE)
Grade Levels 11-12
CCE is a cooperative education program that combines classroom instruction and on-the-job training for juniors and seniors who want to develop specific career paths and occupations prior to graduation. Classroom instruction includes employment skills, communication skills, interpersonal relationships, work ethics, critical thinking and decision-making skills, and computer applications as they relate to the world of work. A $15 fee is required. 1 credit is earned for class work; 1 additional credit can be earned for 396 hours of supervised work experience or 2 additional credits can be earned for 540 hours of supervised work experience

TR403 – Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG)
Grade Level 12
JVG provides 12th grade students facing adverse education, personal, and family barriers with the tools to develop core skills that encourage independent, responsible, and productive living. In a 12-month follow-up upon graduation, the job specialist assists the student participants in successful job placements, military appointments, or further educational opportunities. A $15 fee is required. 1 credit is earned for class work; 1 additional credit can be earned for 396 hours of supervised work experience or 2 additional credits can be earned for 540 hours of supervised work experience.

FC201 – Food for Fitness
Grade Levels 9-12
Food for Fitness focuses on making informed food choices to support health and wellness throughout the life cycle. Students will analyze nutrition information, dietary guidelines, and weight management programs. Students will demonstrate food safety and sanitation practices, problem- solving skills, food preparation skills, and consumer decision-making skills. A $10 lab fee is required. Semester .5 credit course paired with FC401.

FC204 – Culinary Arts 1
Grade Levels 10-12
This course prepares students for working in the food service industry. The ProStart curriculum is followed, resulting in National Restaurant Association industry certification upon successful completion of the 2-year program. Practical food laboratory activities and participation in catered events provide students with valuable hands on experience. A $125 lab and coat fee is required.
Prerequisite: C+ or better in FC201 (Food for Fitness) and Application

FC205/206 – Culinary Arts 2
Grade Levels 11-12
This course is Year 2 of the ProStart curriculum. Students have the option of participating in a mentored work experience. Upon successful completion, students can receive the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. Students receive real-world career skills through their co-op work experience, classroom projects and participation in catered events. Participation in state culinary and management competitions is also possible. A $125 lab and coat fee required. This class will take the place of two electives and is taught over two class periods.
FC205O for 2 credits (396 hours supervised work experience)
FC206O for 3 credits (540 hours supervised work experience)
Prerequisites: FC201, and C+ or better in FC204 and teacher recommendation

FC208 – Culinary Arts 3
Grade Levels 11-12
In this course students will build upon skills gained in Culinary Arts 1 and 2. In semester one, students will complete an extensive unit on Baking and Pastry Arts. In semester two, students will go global by completing several units on world cuisine. Students will work with ingredients and learn cooking techniques from several countries. A $125 lab and coat fee is required. This class will take the place of two electives and is taught over two class periods.
Prerequisites: FC201, FC204, and C+ or better in FC205/206/207 and teacher recommendation

FC401 – Parenting
Grade Levels 9-12
Parenting focuses on the family life cycle and child growth and development. Units of study include individual and family decision-making, effective communication, the rewards and responsibilities of parenting, prenatal and infant growth and development, meeting developmental needs of children, and providing children with a healthy and safe environment. A $10 lab fee is required. Semester .5 credit course paired with FC201.

FC403 – Early Childhood Professions
Grade Levels 10-12
This course introduces students to skills needed for working with young children in such areas as education, health care, and psychology. Topics include investigation of child-related careers, exploring physical, emotional, social, cognitive and moral development, guidance principles and behavior management, and planning age- appropriate activities for children to foster optimum development. Practical experience with children is included through completion of a practicum at a local preschool site. A $20 fee is required.
Prerequisite: FC401 and teacher recommendation

FC601 – Early Childhood Professions II
Grade Levels 11-12
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of child development to related employment. Students will focus using strategies for promoting all areas of development, developing and implementing curriculum goals, promoting positive relationships with families, and maintaining a commitment to professionalism. Students must be employed in an early childhood setting. A $20 fee is required. 1 credit is earned for class work; 1 additional credit can be earned for 396 hours of supervised work experience or 2 additional credits can be earned for 540 hours of supervised work experience
Prerequisite: FC401, FC403 and teacher recommendation

Enrollment in any Marketing course gives you the opportunity to participate in DECA.

BM101 – Principles of Business & Marketing
Grade Levels 9-12
This course develops skills in selecting and using goods and services from business, industry, and government, competency in managing personal and business affairs, and preparation for making decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens. A $20 fee is required.

BM103 – International Business & Marketing
Grade Levels 11-12
Students develop an understanding of the United States in today’s global economy. Political, economic, and cultural topics will be addressed through the Internet, guest speakers, current events, and projects.
Recommended for all students with an interest in a business career. A $20 fee is required. Honors level.

BM203 – Marketing
Grade Levels 11-12
Do you want an opportunity to earn 3 credits? Do you want an opportunity to explore other businesses in the Richmond area as well as in the United States? Join marketing! A $20 fee is required. Possible Co-op class. 1 credit is earned for class work; 1 additional credit can be earned for 396 hours of supervised work experience or 2 additional credits can be earned for 540 hours of supervised work experience

BM211 – Fashion Marketing
Grade Levels 10-12
Would you like to know how to produce a fashion show? Would you like to know what the next fashion trend would be or visit different fashion centers in the U.S. to compare their fashions with ours? A $20 fee is required.

BM223 – Advanced Marketing
Grade Level 12
If you loved marketing last year, then why not take Advanced Marketing? Don’t forget you get 3 credits! A $20 fee is required. Possible Co-op class. 1 credit is earned for class work; 1 additional credit can be earned for 396 hours of supervised work experience or 2 additional credits can be earned for 540 hours of supervised work experience
Prerequisite: BM203

BM226 – Advanced Fashion Marketing
Grade Levels 11-12
Do you want to work in the fashion industry? Would you like to learn about the new and improved styles? What goes together and what doesn’t? What are the in-style colors and just what’s the best? Come on in and have a blast this year! A $20 fee is required. Possible Co-op class. 1 credit is earned for class work; 1 additional credit can be earned for 396 hours of supervised work experience or 2 additional credits can be earned for 540 hours of supervised work experience
Prerequisite: BM211

BM227 – Sports Entertainment & Recreation
Grade Level 11-12
Students will develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in this field. The following topics will be addressed: economics, marketing, business structure, market research, communications, interpersonal relationships, product planning, promotion, selling, sponsorship development, developing public relations/publicity programs, advertising, branding, developing an idea/event, dealing with agents/personal managers, and product licensing. A $20 fee is required.
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation.

TE301 – Basic Technical Drawing
Grade Levels 9-12
This is an introductory level course, designed to give students a hands-on approach to technical drawing. Students will create drawings using standard drafting equipment and AutoCAD. Students will be required to measure and accurately draw various types of objects. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, or computer design fields. Strong math skills and a keen eye for detail are recommended. A $20.00 lab fee is required.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1

TE302 – Engineering Drawing
Grade Levels 10-12
This course is designed to help students further develop the skills learned in Basic Technical Drawing. Students who are considering a career in engineering are strongly encouraged to take this course. Students will use AutoCAD and Inventor programs to draw in-depth and complex views of objects and learn about thread design parts, working drawings, and assembly drawings. Students in this course will complete a hands-on engineering project such as designing and constructing a glider, a cantilever, or a bridge. The ability to work independently is strongly recommended. A $20.00 lab fee is required.
Prerequisite: TE301

TE303 – Architectural Drawing
Grade Levels 10-12
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about principles of architecture. This class provides beneficial information for the future homeowner, aspiring architect, interior designer, or homebuilder. Students will use AutoCAD to produce an entire set of house plans. This course allows students to work on long-term projects at their own pace. The ability to work independently is strongly recommended. A $20.00 lab fee is required.
Prerequisite: TE301

TE304 – Advanced Drawing Instruction
Grade Level 12
Advanced Drawing Instruction is an independent study course using AutoCAD, Architecture Desktop and Inventor to plan, create, and design projects of students’ interests. Students will focus on either engineering or architectural aspects in this course. Students will become proficient in CAD programs as they complete their final projects. This course is recommended for students who are pursuing careers in engineering or in architecture. The ability to work independently is strongly recommended. A $20.00 lab fee is required.
Prerequisites: TE301, 302 & 303