Spring 2017 Courses
Careers in Education
This entry level course is designed to provide students with knowledge of career opportunities in the field of teaching and other school site education professions. Basic academic, safety, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills are integrated throughout the course. Students will learn about young children and adolescents in the areas of physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth and development. Students will complete on the job hours within a pre-school/elementary placement.
M/W 3:30-6:15 5 credits SHS
This course prepares students to understand the scientific principles of nutrition, their relationship of nutrition to health and well-being and careers related to food and nutrition. Instruction includes nutrition and health, safety and emergencies, food safety and sanitation, meal management, food purchasing and food preparation. Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and properly display various food items for consumption.
M/W 3:30 – 6:15 5 credits LHS
This entry level course is provides students an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for careers in photography. The course is designed to introduce students to the basics of digital photography and digital imaging. Students will complete digital photography projects using cameras and software. Students will learn how to transfer digital data to the computer, print and professionally display images.
M/W 3:30-6:15 5 credits FHS
Entrepreneurship and Innovation- Course 1
This entry level course trains students to recognize business opportunities and to develop business management skills for starting, operating, and maintaining their own business. It also provides a foundation in business concepts for individuals planning to work in the increasingly competitive corporate world. Students will learn the areas of business planning, accounting, finance, marketing, management, business ethics, and social responsibility. Training includes required hours for participating in and/or operating a business such as a t-shirt printing business or other campus venture under the supervision of the instructor.
T/TH 3:30-6:15 5 credits SHS
Film and Video Production
This course is designed to introduce students to concepts and principles used in film and video production. This course exposes students to the basics of visual storytelling through the creation of storyboards, script writing, basic shot types, camera movements, lighting, audio and techniques of editing. Students will learn the skills necessary for jobs within the industry such as procurer, director, art director, set design, camera operator etc.
M/W 3:30 – 6:15 5 credits FHS
Firefighting Occupations- Course 1
This entry level course provides students an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for careers in fire service that may include firefighting, arson investigating, rescue, and providing emergency medical services. This course introduces students to various aspects of fire behavior and fire science, including: combustion, fuels, and extinguishing agents. Students will gain practical hands‐on experience with fire apparatuses, tools, and equipment, e.g., hoses and nozzles, ladders, pumps, and personal protective equipment. Students participate in training first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and rescue practices.
M/W 3:30-6:15 5 credits SHS
Firefighting Occupations- Course 2 Fire Control and Safety
This intermediate level course prepares students to function as fire control, prevention, and safety specialists. It includes instruction in structural design and materials; meteorological factors impinging on fire situations; the chemistry of combustion; techniques for coping with fires; and procedures for handling hazardous materials (such as petroleum products and other volatile, explosive or corrosive materials) either routinely or in an accident situation. Students will gain practical hands‐on experience with fire apparatuses, tools, and equipment, e.g., hoses and nozzles, ladders, pumps, and personal protective equipment. Students participate in training first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and rescue practices.
M/W 3:30-6:15 5 credits SHS
LA Metro Fire Academy/Cadet- Saturday Enrichment
This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned in Firefighting Occupations Course 1 and Course 2. The program was developed by the L.A. Metro Fire Academy to develop student leaders, teach discipline and inspire community engagement. Training consists of four phases- Engine Company Operations, Emergency Medical Systems/Operations, Truck Company Operations and Leadership Development. Students will gain hands on experience with hose lays, ladder tossing, water hydrants, tower rescue, and map reading. This course is recommended to be taken in tandem with Firefighting Occupations Course 1 and Course 2. Students will earn 3 units of college credit from West LA College in alignment with the Fire Tech program.
8 Consecutive Saturdays- 8 am - 4 pm (Dates to be announced later.)
Transportation Provided from SHS to LA Metro Facility 5 credits
Health Occupations- Course 1
This entry level course provides students an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for various professions in the health industry and examines the roles and responsibilities of one or more entry-level job titles in the areas of biotechnology, patient care, administrative, operational support services, and community/public health. The goal of the course is to expose the students to the diverse career opportunities available in the healthcare field. Units of instruction include medical terminology, introduction to anatomy and physiology, CPR certification, infection control, communication, documentation, ethics, confidentiality, and patient care skills. Students will apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom while working in a healthcare environment. Community classroom opportunities are provided to students. Concurrent-related instruction reinforces on-the-job training experiences.
M/W or T/TH 3:30 – 6:15 5 credits SHS
Law Enforcement Services- Course 1
This introductory level course provides an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for various professions in law enforcement and examines the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, corrections, private security, and other U.S. protective agencies. Students will learn the history and the development of law enforcement and the concerns facing law enforcement today including discretion, civil liability, decision-making, and police community relations. Students will gain experience in the area of police communications, report writing, procedures regarding probable cause, warrants, arrests, use of force, and patrol and traffic procedures.
TH/F 3:30 – 6:15 5 credits SHS
Law Enforcement Services- Course 2 Crime Scene/Introduction to Forensic Science
This intermediate level course provides students an introduction to the field of forensic science. The course will introduce the students to crime scene investigation, photographing of the crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, and fingerprint techniques including comparison, rolling of prints, pattern identification and the Henry Classification. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the history of forensic science and how scientific evidence is used in court. Students will earn their CPR and first aid certification. Students will become familiar with the Police Officer Standard.
M/W 3:30 – 6:15 5 credits SHS
Law Enforcement/Explorer/Cadet – Saturday Enrichment
This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned in Law Enforcement Course 1 and Course 2. The program was designed to develop student leaders, teach discipline and inspire community engagement. Training consists of five areas of emphasis- Career Opportunities, Leadership Experience, Life Skills, Citizenship and Character Education. Students will gain hands on experience to give them a real feel for whether a career in law enforcement is the right one for them. It is recommended to be taken in tandem with Law Enforcement Course 1 and Course 2.
Two Saturdays per month beginning Saturday, September 24th
BHS 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 5 credits BHS
BHS – Bellflower High School
FHS- Firebaugh High School
LHS – Lynwood High School
MHS – Mayfair High School
SHS- Somerset High School