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Introduction to Mass Media

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Introduction to Mass Media, a textbook free course, will introduce students to the basics of mass media. Some key ideas explored throughout this course include the historical beginnings of various media, the business of mass media, and the importance of mass media in a democracy.  The student will also develop the skills to properly critique the media.
It is recommended that students successfully complete English 9 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

Fashion and Interior Design

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Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

Personal and Family Finance

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How do our personal financial habits affect our financial future? How can we make smart decisions with our money in the areas of saving, spending, and investing? This course introduces students to basic financial habits such as setting financial goals, budgeting, and creating financial plans. Students will learn more about topics such as taxation, financial institutions, credit, and money management. The course also addresses how occupations and educational choices can influence personal financial planning, and how individuals can protect themselves from identity theft.

Peer Counseling

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Helping people achieve their goals is one of the most rewarding of human experiences. Peer counselors help individuals reach their goals by offering them support, encouragement, and resource information. This course explains the role of a peer counselor, teaches the observation, listening, and emphatic communication skills that counselors need, and provides basic training in conflict resolution, and group leadership. Not only will this course prepare you for working as a peer counselor, but the skills taught will enhance your ability to communicate effectively in your personal and work relationships.

Early Childhood Education

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Want to have an impact on the most important years of human development?  Students will learn how to create fun and educational environments for children, how to keep the environment safe for children, and how to encourage the health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children.

Human Services

 

Cosmetology: Cutting-Edge Styles

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Students will explore career options in the field of cosmetology.  Research into some of the common techniques used in caring for hair, nails, and skin in salons, spas, and other cosmetology-related businesses will also be presented.

Art in World Cultures

Header1s.5cWho is the greatest artist of all time? Is it Leonardo daVinci? Claude Monet? Michelangelo? Pablo Picasso? Is the greatest artist of all time someone whose name has been lost to history? You will learn about some of the greatest artists while also creating art of your own, including digital art. We will explore the basic principles and elements of art, learn how to critique art, and examine some of the traditional art of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania in addition to the development of Western art.

Life Skills

Header2s1cLife Skills is designed to provide students with information they will need as they begin the next phase of their life, adulthood. Students will learn to become more responsible for their own decisions as they move toward adulthood. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to begin making some plans for what they want to accomplish in their lives. This course will guide students in figuring out who they are, including their personality, abilities, and interests.

Fashion & Design

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Fashion & Design is an advanced level course for students interested in learning the intricate process of how the fashion system works. This is an in-depth study of the fashion business in sequential order from concept to consumer. The fashion business involves a series of buying supplies, creating and developing a new product, and marketing the product. The fashion industry includes all the processes involved with producing raw materials, apparel, and accessories. Also, it encompasses the retail stores that sell fashion merchandise to the public. It is important for executives in the fashion trade to know how all of these processes interrelate. Students will learn that the decision making process is complex and not just about the latest designers, styles, or trends of an era. Particular emphasis will be on the planning, manufacturing, and marketing processes throughout history.