DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION (.5 credit) A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media. A one-semester course that is the first part of the Visual Art CTE Pathway.
COMMERCIAL & ADVERTISING ART(.5 credit) This is a course in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Instruction includes training in concept design, layout, paste‐up, and various graphics techniques. A one semester course that is the second part of the Visual Art CTE Pathway.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (1.0 credit) This instructional course prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop and create concepts that optimize the function, value, and appearance of products for the benefit of both user and manufacturer. The prerequisite courses are Design and Visual Communications and Commercial and Advertising Art. This is a yearlong course that is the final part of the Visual Art CTE Pathway.
Elective Courses (1.0 Credits required)
BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (.5 credit) This semester course is the first in the Commercial Photography CTE Pathway. The focus of this course is to introduce students to digital camera functions, the elements of photography and Photoshop. Students must have a digital camera. Fee is required.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT(.5 credit)This Business Management course seeks to develop sound management skills within students, as management plays a role in any future employment opportunity. Students are able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data from the other functional areas of business (e.g., marketing, finance, accounting, and production) as well as focus on managing one's time and the time and talents of others. Effective management requires decision-making abilities, long-range planning knowledge, human relations expertise, and motivational skills. Students learn leadership skills and are able to select appropriate management styles. Finally, students are taught current technological applications and the effect international trade has on management style and decisions WORKPLACE SKILLS (WPS)(.5 credit) A growing number of young people leave school without the knowledge or foundation required to find and hold a good job. This course emphasizes skills needed to successfully prepare young people for the work environment and shows relevance of academic classes to future career and educational goals. With a foundation based on the SCANS Skills, the course covers: the job application process, legal and safety issues, ethics, goal setting, teamwork, conflict resolution, attitude, etc. Critical Workplace Skills is the classroom instruction component a student's related work-based learning experience, i.e. student internship.