Teaching Excellence At Memorial
  

Practicum in STEM

Practicum in STEM is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the science,technology, engineering, and mathematics career cluster.
 
 
Engineering Design and Presentation
Students enrolled in Engineering Design and Presentation will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the process of design as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.
 

Advanced Engineering Design and Presentation

Advanced Engineering Design and Presentation will provide students the opportunity to master computer software applications in a variety of engineering and technical fields. This course further develops the process of engineering thought and application of the design process.

 

Concepts of Engineering and Technology

Concepts of Engineering and Technology provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will have an understanding of the various fields and will be able to make informed decisions regarding a coherent sequence of subsequent courses. Further, students will have worked on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will use multiple software applications to prepare and present course assignments.

 
  
 

Career Preparation I

Career Preparation I provides opportunities for students to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experiences and supports strong partnerships among school, business, and community stakeholders. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a fast-changing workplace. This instructional arrangement should be an advanced component of a student's individual program of study. Students are taught employability skills, which include job-specific skills applicable to their training station, job interview techniques, communication skills, financial and budget activities, human relations, and portfolio development. Career preparation is relevant, rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success.

 

Career Preparation II

Career Preparation II develops essential knowledge and skills through classroom technical instruction and on-the-job training in an approved business and industry training area. Students will develop skills for lifelong learning, employability, leadership, management, work ethics, safety, and communication as a group; however, each student will have an individual training plan that will address job-specific knowledge and skills. Approved training sponsors will provide paid occupational training for a student. The training sponsor will assist the teacher in providing the necessary knowledge and skills for the student's specific career preparation.

 

Money Matters

Money Matters will promote financial responsibility among students by building their basic money management skills. Students will apply critical-thinking skills to analyze financial options based on current and projected economic factors. Students will gain knowledge and skills necessary to set long-term financial goals through investment, tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning.

 

Business Information Management I

BIM 1 provides a realistic, integrated, computerized approach to word processing, spreadsheets and database applications. Students will strengthen the students’ personal and interpersonal skills to function properly in the business world. The students will learn how to create and practice business applications for future employment. Students will also become proficient in the use of computer processing and Microsoft Office Applications (Access, Excel, Outlook, Word & Power Point). Students will learn how to apply class assignments in a business environment and evaluate the importance of the assignments to the outcome of projects and real world tasks.

 

Business Information Management II

BIM 2 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.