Trade and Industrial Education

Courses from Career and Technical Education (CTE) can be used to meet the 2 Elective Credits or the 4 Elective credit in a four course concentration
(example - 4 from T&I Education, etc)
*Denotes Second Level (Advanced) Courses

Adobe Visual Design (II312X0A) 1CR / Adobe Visual Design Honors (II315X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Honors available at CCTL only
This course is a project-based course that develops ICT, career, and communication skills in print and graphic design using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In-design, and Adobe Illustrator certifications. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Adobe Video Design (II332X0A) 1CR / Adobe Video Design Honors (II335X0A) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Honors available at CCTL only
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Adobe Visual Design
Description: This course is a project-based video course that develops career and communication skills in video production using Adobe tools. This course is aligned to Adobe Premiere certification. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are possible for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Technology Engineering and Design (TE112X0A) 1CR

Grade Level: 9-12
Course Description: This course focuses on the nature and core concepts of technology, engineering, and design. Through engaging activities and hands-on project-based activities, students are introduced to the following concepts: elements and principles of design, basic engineering, problem solving, and teaming. Students apply research and development skills and produce physical and virtual models. Activities are structured to integrate physical and social sciences, mathematics, English language arts, and art. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Engineering Design (TE132X0A) * 1CR

Prerequisite:  TE11
Grade Level: 10-12
This course continues to apply the skills, concepts, and principles of design. The design fields of graphics, industrial design, and architecture receive major emphasis. Engineering content and professional practices are presented through practical application. Working in design teams, students apply technology, science, and mathematics concepts and skills to solve engineering and design problems. Students research, develop, test, and analyze engineering designs using criteria such as design effectiveness, public safety, human factors, and ethics. Art, English language arts, mathematics and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Introduction to Transportation Technology (IK282K0A) 1CR

Grade Level: 10-11
Prerequisite:  Completed or concurrent enrollment in Math I
Course Description: This is the introductory course for students interested in a career in the automotive or transportation technology field. This course introduces basic industry knowledge, employment skills, and operational aspects of the modern automobile. Topics covered include gas and diesel engines, drivetrains, brake system, steering and suspension systems, basic electricity and electronics, and general vehicle maintenance. Skills in mathematics, science, problem solving, and leadership are reinforced in this class. This is the required preparatory class for students planning to take advanced classes at the Automotive and Technology Center located at CATS. There is no lab with this class.

Basic Transportation System combined with IT112X0IA (IL042X0B) 1CR

Location:          Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Introduction to Transportation Technology
Course Description: This is the first of four pairs (class and lab) in the series of Transportation Technology course offerings. This course introduces the students to the basic information and skills for employment in auto repair, auto collision repair, metal working, construction equipment service, motorcycle and marine service as well as other transportation related fields. Work place safety, proper tool and equipment operation, data acquisition, testing procedures and environmental issues are stressed in this class. At the conclusion of this course students should be proficient in basic vehicle maintenance.

Introduction to Automotive Service (IT112X0IA) 1CR

Location: Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Course MUST be taken with IL042X0B
This course introduces basic automotive skills in Service & Safety, Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles, Manual Drivetrain and Axles and job opportunities in the auto repair industry. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

General Transportation Systems combined with IT162X0A (IL162X0G) * 1CR

Location:          Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:     Basic Transportation Systems and Basic Transportation Systems Lab
Course Description: The second pair of courses in the Transportation Technology series provides the student with class and lab work in many general areas of skill development for entry level employment in most transportation repair fields. Students are also exposed to different employment areas during this class and lab. At the conclusion of this course the student should have knowledge of the different types of employment available in the transportation sector. The student should also be proficient in most general repair operations employers would generally require for employment.

Automotive Service I (IT162X0A) 1CR

Location: Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Course MUST be taken with IL162X0G
This course introduces basic automotive skills in Suspension & Steering, Heating & Air Conditioning and Engine Performance. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, and job shadowing. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Advanced Transportation Systems and Lab (IK262X0A) 2CR

Location: Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  General Transportation Systems and General Transportation Systems Lab
Course Description: The third pair of course in the Transportation Technology series will teach advanced procedures and skills related to selected transportation service areas. Students may select one or more advanced areas of study during this class. Advanced analysis and problem solving are stressed in these classes. Students will learn to work independently, in teams and in leadership positions in “real world” situations during lab. Students will have the opportunity to train for a variety of scholarship skills competitions.

Specialized Transportation Systems and Lab (IK0272X0A) 2CR

Location: Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Advanced Transportation Systems and Advanced Transportation Systems Lab
Course Description: The fourth pair of courses in the Transportation Technology series will teach advanced knowledge and employment skills in a selected transportation employment area. Students may select Automotive Repair, Collision Repair, Motorcycle/Marine Repair, Diesel/Heavy Equipment Repair or another specialized area (as available). Scholarship competition teams will train and compete during this time. Students may have the opportunity to participate in internships (paid or unpaid) as available. College articulation credits are available for some courses. Articulated college credit is awarded based on selected college requirements.

Collision Repair Fundamentals (Paired with IT31) (IT302X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course introduces safety, basic collision repair terminology, system and component identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tools, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also career and various job opportunities in the collision repair industry will be discussed. English language arts are reinforced.

Collision Repair 1 (Paired with IT30) (IT312X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course focuses on non-structural repairs to automobiles. Using curriculum materials from the industry recognized I-CAR organization, students will learn about trim and hardware, material identification, steel cosmetic, straightening and plastic repair, moveable glass replacement, and bolted-on parts replacement.

Collision Repair 2 – Non-Structural (Paired with IT33) (IT322X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course continues the focus on non-structural repairs to automobiles. Using curriculum materials from the industry recognized I-CAR organization, students will learn additional information about trim and hardware , material identification, steel cosmetic straightening and plastic repair, moveable glass replacement, and bolted-on parts replacement

Collision Repair 2 - Refinishing (Paired with IT32) (IT332X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course focuses on refinishing automobiles. Using curriculum from the industry recognized ICAR organization, students will learn about repairing and priming vehicles and vehicle parts; use and maintain a spray gun; mix, store, and dispose of hazardous materials; understand the corrosion protection process; sand, buff, and detail a refinished vehicle.

Electronics 1 (Paired with IM32) (IM312X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course covers basic electrical theory and magnetism.  Learning objectives include basic electrical safety, the use of electronic equipment, and electronic components.  Students will apply procedures used in ohms law and other basic mathematics, understand electronic measurements used in DC Electronics and apply procedures used in series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits.

Electronics 2 (Paired with IM32) (IM322X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course covers applications of procedures used in numbering systems and conversions.  Students will understand block diagrams—schematics-wiring diagrams. Students will also understand the basics of testing equipment, precise measurements and safety precautions used in digital electronics.  Other learning objects include understanding theory of digital logic functions, circuitry and digital computer electronics.

Core & Sustainable Construction (IC002X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS) 
***Students must sign up for both IC002X0A and IC115X0H  (CATS only)
Course Description: This course covers the national Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core certification modules required for all the NCCER curriculum-area programs, and an additional Green module. The course content include: basic safety, introduction to construction math, introduction to hand tools, introduction to power tools, introduction to blueprints, material handling, basic communication skills, and basic employability skills, and “Your Role in the Green Environment”. The additional Green module has been added to provide students with instruction in the green environment, green construction practices, and green building rating systems. Also it will help students better understand their personal impacts on the environment and make them more aware of how to reduce their carbon footprint. English Language Arts and Mathematics are reinforced. 

Masonry I Honors (IC115X0H) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 10-12
***Students must sign up for both IC002X0A and IC115X0H  (CATS only)
Course Description: This course covers basic masonry terminology and develops technical aspects of masonry with emphasis on development of introductory skills. This course introduces the nature of masonry technology, materials and supplies, and employability skills. Topics include safety, layout, tools, leveling, and plumbing, use of straight-edge, and jointing brick and block in wall construction. Mathematics and English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Masonry II (IC122X0C) * 1CR - Combined with CS952X0TI

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 10-12
Prerequisite:  Masonry I
***Students must also sign up for CS952X0TI due to the location
Course Description: Masonry II builds on skills mastered on Masonry I and provides advanced masonry skills including measurements, drawing and specifications, mortar, masonry units, and installation techniques. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the NCCER certification.

Drafting I (IC612X0A) 1CR

Prerequisite:  Math I
Can Count as 1 Full Math Credit
Course Description: This course introduces students to the use of simple and complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas and concepts found in the areas of architecture, manufacturing, engineering, science, and mathematics. Topics include problem-solving strategies, classical representation methods such as sketching, and geometric construction techniques as well as CAD (computer aided design), orthographic projection, and oblique, isometric and 3-D modeling. Skills in communication, mathematics, science, leadership, and problem solving are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.

Drafting - Architectural II Honors (IC625X0H) * 1CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Drafting I
Can Count as 1 Full Math Credit
Course Description: This course is focused on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools used in the field of architecture, structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the creation of floor plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. Mathematics, science, and visual design concepts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.

Drafting – Architectural III Honors (IC635X0H) 1CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Recommended:  NC Math 3
Prerequisite:  Drafting – Architectural II
Course Description: This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. Teaming and problem-solving skills are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeships, internships, and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.

Drafting – Engineering II Honors (IV225X0H) * 1CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Drafting I
Can Count as 1 Full Math Credit
Course Description: This course focuses on engineering graphics related subjects introducing the student to symbol libraries, industry standards, and sectioning techniques. Topics include coordinate systems, principles of machine processes and gearing, and the construction of 3-D wireframe models using CAD. Mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering concepts involving the working principles and design of cams and gears are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, internships, and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.

Drafting - Engineering III Honors (IV235X0H) 1CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Recommended:  NC Math 3
Prerequisite:  Drafting – Engineering II
Course Description: This course introduces the student to advanced engineering concepts. Using CAD tools, topics studied include descriptive geometry, geometric tolerancing, and advanced engineering design concepts such as surface and solid modeling. Science and mathematics concepts are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, internships, and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.

Introduction to Animation (TL442X0A) 2CR

Location: Career Academy and Technical Schools (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12 
Prerequisite:      Adobe Courses II31 and/or II33
Course Description: This course focuses on understanding Adobe Animate and applying procedures to create animations.  Students will have project requirements and must demonstrate knowledge of ActionScript 3.0, JavaScript for HTMLS Canvas.

Broadcast Journalism - Honors (IL985X0A) 2CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location: Career Academy and Technical Schools (CATS) 
Grade Level: 11-12 
Prerequisite:      Adobe Courses II31 and/or II33
Course Description: This honors level course for juniors and seniors focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs through the internet, television, and mobile media. This class will prepare students for higher education to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, and directors. Course will include instruction in the principles of broadcast technology, broadcast reporting, video editing, news directing, television production, and professional standards and ethics. Students will work together under the guidance of a teacher/mentor as they report on events throughout Iredell County, and combine their work into a weekly news broadcast. Emphasis is placed on students demonstrating their abilities to use content and apply knowledge to real world situations, enhancing their skills in leadership, communication, writing, speaking, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Photography/Film Production Honors (IK155X0A) 2CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12 (by application)
Prerequisites: Adobe Courses II31 and/or II33
Course Description: This double block, semester-long honors course for juniors and seniors will cover advanced practices in both Photography and Digital Film Production. As many of the concepts are intertwined, these two subjects are extremely complimentary.
The Photography portion will take the advanced student photographer to the next level, aiding them in developing a professional portfolio consisting of work with real-world clients. Basic concepts of image composition and image manipulation will be reviewed, as students learn to look critically at their work and view the photograph as a full story within the image. Projects will focus on portraiture, advertising, photojournalism, and nature photography.
Digital Film Production will take the aspiring director to the next level, focusing on the entire production process. From concept development to client meetings; budgeting to wardrobe design; shooting and editing; and finally distribution, students will be engaged in learning the responsibilities of every major position on a film set. Working as a team, students will create full-length productions such as a music video for a local band, commercials for local businesses, and short film for festival entry.
This course will prepare each student for an easy transition into college, trade schools or directly into the field. Networking and job shadowing opportunities will be available for students to begin building their bank of mentors.

Intro to Public Safety (IP112X0PS) 1CR

Grade Level: 9-10
Course Description: This course provides basic career information in public safety including corrections, emergency and fire management, security and protection, law enforcement, and legal services. Emphasis will be placed on Fire Science Technology. Additionally students will develop a personal plan for a career in public safety or fire science. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students. English language arts are reinforced.

Firefighter Technology I (IP312X0A) 1CR

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisites: Students must register for Fire Fighter Technology I & II due to location.
Course Description: This course covers part of the NC Firefighter I/II combination certification modules required for all firefighters in North Carolina. The modules include: Fire Department Orientation and Safety; Fire Prevention, Education, and Cause; Fire Alarms and Communications; Fire Behavior; Personal Protective Equipment; Portable Fire Extinguishers; and Fire Hose, Streams, and Appliances. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course including job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. This course prepares students for the North Carolina Firefighter I/II certification modules. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Firefighter Technology II (IP322X0A) * 1CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Prerequisites: Students must register for Fire Fighter Technology I & II due to location.
Course Description: This course covers additional NC FireFighter I/II combination certification modules required for all firefighters in North Carolina. The modules include: Ropes; Ladders; Forcible Entry; Ventilation; Water Supply; Sprinklers; and Foam Fire Stream. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course including job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. This course prepares students for the North Carolina FireFighter I/II certification modules. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Firefighter Technology III Honors (IP335X0H) 2CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Grade Level: 11-12
Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Prerequisites: Firefighter Technology II
Course Description: In this course, students select one specific occupation in the Career Cluster and conduct research to include the nature of the work, work environment, training, education, and advancement, and job prospects. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing and internship. Apprenticeship and cooperative training are not available for this course. SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Metals Manufacturing Technology (IM422X0A) * 2CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Location: Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Course Description: This course provides advanced instruction in manufacturing and introduces computer-assisted drafting/manufacturing and numerical control processes. Topics include safety, environmental protection, quality control, metallurgy, materials, layout, assembly, sawing, turning, milling, grinding, computer numerical control, computer-aided manufacturing, welding, and maintenance. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. * Due to potentially hazardous processes and equipment, a maximum enrollment of 20 is recommended.  Apprenticeships, internships and/or cooperative learning are possible for these course (age limits may apply). SkillsUSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

CTE Internship (CS972X0CTE) 1CR

Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Student should have completed or be enrolled in a second level course in their chosen CTE Cluster in which he/she wishes to intern. Application required, contact your Counselor or Career Development Coordinator.
Course Description: To receive 1 unit of credit the student must intern a minimum of 135 hours. Internships can be offered 1st or 4th block, after school or in the summer. Internship can be paid or unpaid depending on job site. The student is required to submit a timesheet and daily journal. This program is designed to help students to reflect on their experience in order to make more informed decisions about future career paths.