Canton Career Center

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  • Canton Career Center offers the following courses:  Automotive Services, Collision Repair, Construction/Carpentry. Engineering, Health Science Core/Clinicals, Law and Public Safety, and Work-Based Learning.  Ninth Grade Academy offers career/technical courses--Family and Consumer Sciences and Keystone.  Nichols Middle School and Porter Middle School offer Cyberspace I and Cyberspace II.

     

Course Descriptions

  • Canton Public School District Course Offerings in Career and Technical Areas

    1. Automotive Service Technology

    Course Description: Automotive Service Technology I (Course CIP Code: 997000).  (Prerequisites:  (1.) C or higher in English on last course taken and C or higher in Math in Algebra I and instructor Approval, or (2.) TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher) and instructor approval, or (3.) instructor approval).  The Fundamentals, Brakes, and Introduction to Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains an introduction, safety, measurement, and tool/technical references content. It also contains an introduction to brake systems: disc brakes, drum brakes, and antilock brakes. This course also contains an introduction to electrical/electronic information and terminology. The Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains electrical/electronic system theory, battery systems, starting systems, and charging systems. The Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems course contains information on lighting systems, concepts of gauges, warning devices, driver information systems, horn system, wiper/washer system, and accessories system diagnostic repair (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    Course Description: Automotive Service Technology II (Course CIP Code: 997001).  (Prerequisite:  Successful completion Automotive Service Technology I).  The Engine Performance I course contains information on safety, employability skills, basic automobile service, general engine components and theory of operation, concepts of computerized engine control systems, and ignition systems. The Engine Performance II and Steering and Suspension course contains information on fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems; concepts of emission control system; concepts of engine service; general suspension/steering theory; steering system inspection, diagnosis, and repair; concepts of front , rear, and miscellaneous systems; and wheel/tire alignment concepts;  and alternative fuels general information for service and maintenance (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    1. Collision Repair

    Course Description: Collision Repair I (Course Code: 997100).  (Prerequisites:  (1.) C or higher in English in the last course taken and a C or higher in Algebra I with Instructor Approval,  (2.) TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher) with Instructor Approval, or (3.) Instructor Approval.  Fundamentals of Collision Repair contains information on safety, tool identification/use, employee information, collision estimating, paint mixing/matching, service specification and service information, measurement, and personal/ business finance, introduction to steering and suspension systems, concepts of electronic/electrical systems, concepts of brake systems, introduction to heating /cooling systems, concepts to cooling systems, introduction to restraint systems, inspecting and analyzing body components, repairs to outer body panels, and introductory welding, frame inspection and repair, unibody inspection and repair, and introductory welding/cutting applications (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    Course Description: Collision Repair Technology II (Course Code: 997101). (Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Collision Repair Technology I).  Advanced Fundamentals of Collision Repair contains information on safety, tool identification/use, employee information, collision estimating, paint mixing/matching, service specification and service information, measurement, personal and business skills, metal finishing and body filling, movable glass/hardware, advanced welding, frame inspection and repair, unibody measurement and repair, fixed glass procedures, and advanced welding/cutting applications (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units.

     

    1. Construction/Carpentry

    Course Description: Construction (Course Code:  993101). (Prerequisites:  (1.) C or higher in English in the last course taken and a C or higher in Algebra I with Instructor Approval,  (2.) TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher) with Instructor Approval, or (3.) Instructor Approval.)  This core course introduces students to fundamentals of construction safety, tools, math, and blueprint reading and basic carpentry, electrical, masonry, and plumbing skills. Upon the completion of this course, students will have knowledge to complete the Contren Core Certification (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    Course Description: Carpentry (Course Code: 993110). (Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Construction core.)  The Carpentry course consists of an in-depth study of foundations; wall and ceiling framing; room framing; windows and doors; and stair layout. Upon the completion of this course, students will have the knowledge to complete the Contren Level I Certification (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    1. Engineering

    Course Description: Engineering I (Course Code 994000). (Prerequisites:  (1.)   A grade of C or Higher in Pre-Algebra and Instructor Approval, (2.) TABE Math Computation and TABE Math Applied Score (eighth grade or higher) and Instructor Approval, or (3.) Instructor Approval).  This core course teaches students the history of engineering and the careers associated with the field. The students will also learn the foundations and fundamentals of engineering and materials. This course also teaches technical writing, presenting, and project management. It also teaches students the engineering design process, the steps one follows for successful design planning. Students are also introduced to the advanced concepts of 3-D sketching and modeling with CAD software. This course also focuses on quality control and the benefits of engineering failure (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    Course Description: Engineering II (Course Code 994001). (Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Engineering I). Engineering II is a comprehensive course that focuses on the four systems: electrical, fluid, mechanical, and thermal. It also introduces students to Computer Integrated Manufacturing, or how robotics and drafting work together to create products. This course teaches students the concepts of digital electronic control system technology, focusing on electronics, gates, and truth tables. Students will also learn valuable workforce readiness skills and participate advanced concepts of programming robotic equipment (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    1. Health Sciences

    Course Description:  Health Science Core ( Course Code: 995100).  (Prerequisites: (1.) C or higher in English in the last course taken, C or higher in high school-level math/science, TABE reading score (eighth grade or higher) and instructor approval, or (2.) TABE reading and math scores (eighth grade or higher) and instructor approval, or (3.) Instructor Approval.  The core course of the secondary Health Sciences program introduces students to the theory and practical applications of tasks related to employment in the field of health science.  Students will cover topics such as safety in the workplace, infection control, health care systems, and the vital organs of the human body.  The course offers insight into careers in health care as well as educational requirements and the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities involved.  Students who complete Health Sciences Core may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    Healthcare and Clinical Services (Year 2)—Course Code: Course Description: 995101  (Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Health Science Core with the recommendation of at least a grade of C).  The emphasis of the second course is to help the student establish insight in the healthcare field.  Students will be exposed to the theory and applied tasks related to careers within healthcare.  This course covers topics such as human growth and development, health informatics, information technology, and therapeutic and rehabilitative services.  Other topics include medical and emergency services, mental health, and pharmacological and nursing services.  This course offers 2 Carnegie units. Students who complete Healthcare and Clinical Services may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units).

     

    1. Law and Public Safety

    Course Description: Law and Public Safety I (Course Code: 990101).  (Prerequisites: (1.) C or higher in English last course taken, C or higher in math last course taken, TABE reading score (eighth grade or higher), and instructor approval, or (2.) TABE reading score (eighth grade or higher) and instructor approval, or (3.) Instructor approval. This course focus on the history of law and legal systems in the United Stated.  Students will leave the class with a firm foundation of knowledge in these areas.  Additionally, students will learn the importance of personal health and safety in the work of environments associated with law and public safety.  Students will also be introduced to the emergency services found in local communities.  Additionally, students will focus on corrections in the state of Mississippi, studying specifically how jails and prisons function (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units.).

     

    Course DescriptionLaw and Public Safety II (Course Code:  990102). (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Law and Public Safety I).  This course focuses on specialized areas and topics within the law and public safety arena.  Students will learn about these particular areas and examine the daily tasks and responsibilities of the professionals associated with them.  The course will offer students the opportunity to examine all areas of the military and the professions associated with each.  Additionally, students will learn about emergency management and workplace skills and will have meaningful, relevant job-shadowing experiences with professionals.

     

    1. Work-Based Learning

    Course DescriptionWork-Based Learning I  (Course Code: 995010). (Prerequisite:  (1.) 16 years of age or older,  (2.) C or higher in English prior year, (3.) C or higher in math prior year, (4.) WBL teacher approval, and (5.) TABE reading score of eighth grade or higher or (1.) 16 years of age or older, (2.) TABE reading scores of eighth grade or higher, and (3.) WBL teacher approval, or (1.) 16 years of age or older and (2.) ACT WorkKeys Bronze designation, or (1.) 16 years of age or older with (2.) WBL teacher approval, or (1.) 16 years of age with (2.) CTE director and/or high school principal approval.  The Work-Based Learning course gives Mississippi high school students the opportunity to earn academic credit for their authentic work experiences.  To receive credit, students must be enrolled in a WBL course and meet all course requirements.  Students do not have to be enrolled in a CTE program to enroll in this course (offered at Canton Career Center for 2 Carnegie units or less with WBL instructor and Director approval).

     

    1. Keystone—Course Code 990002 (Prerequisite:  Successful completion of eighth grade).

    Course Description:  Keystone is used as an introduction to career pathways and career decision-making.  The course was developed specifically to meet the needs of those schools participating in career academies.  This introductory course includes content in self-development, career clusters, pathways, and choices, as well as financial planning.  The course is designed to be taught in a “flipped” classroom environment where students are introduced to the content outside of class and experience the content during class. (Offered at Ninth Grade Academy. 1 Carnegie unit).

     

    1. Family and Consumer Science

    Course Description: Child Development (Course Code 20.0122). (Prerequisites: (1.) C or higher in English prior year, (2.) C or higher in high school-level math prior year,  (3.) (Instructor approval, and (4.) TABE reading score eighth grade or higher, or (1.) TABE reading score eighth grade or higher, (2.) TABE math score eighth grade or higher with (3.) Instructor approval, or (1.) Instructor approval.  Child Development is a course centered on developing skills related to physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of the child.  It includes instruction on considerations for parenthood, prenatal care, child growth and development, behavior management, the needs of  exceptional children, and career opportunities. (Offered at Ninth Grade Academy to Grades 9-12, 1 semester, 0.5 Carnegie unit).

     

    1. Family and Consumer Science

    Course Descriptions:  Resource Management (Course Code 20.0129). (Prerequisites: (1.) C or higher in English prior year, (2.) C or higher in high school-level math prior year,  (3.) (Instructor approval, and (4.) TABE reading score eighth grade or higher, or (1.) TABE reading score eighth grade or higher, (2.) TABE math score eighth grade or higher with (3.) Instructor approval, or (1.) Instructor approval.  Resource management is a course that addresses the identification and management of personal resources and family finances to meet the needs and wants of individuals and families throughout the family life cycle, considering a broad range of economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental, and maintenance factors (Offered at Ninth Grade Academy to Grades 9-12, 1 semester, 0.5 Carnegie unit).

    1. Family and Consumer Science

    Course Description:  Contemporary Health—Course Code: 200140. (Prerequisites: (1.) C or higher in English prior year, (2.) C or higher in high school-level math prior year,  (3.) (Instructor approval, and (4.) TABE reading score eighth grade or higher, or (1.) TABE reading score eighth grade or higher, (2.) TABE math score eighth grade or higher with (3.) Instructor approval, or (1.) Instructor approval.  Contemporary Health (Grades 9-12) is a course that develops skills related to personal, social, and mental health.  It includes instruction on human growth and development, disease prevention and control, substance abuse and prevention, community and environmental health, and safety and first aid.  This course is designed to satisfy the graduation requirement for health in Grades 9-12 (Offered at Ninth Grade Academy to grades 9-12, one semester, 0.5 Carnegie unit).

    1. Cyber Foundations I—Course Code 000284

    Course Description:  Cyber Foundations I is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life and introduces them to the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used in computing which is impacting every career field.  Students in Cyber Foundations I complete study in interpersonal and self-directional skills, basic technology operation and technology concepts, ethical issues in technology, keyboarding, technology communication tools, technology resource tools, multimedia presentation applications, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, problem solving, web development, and block-based programming. (Offered to seventh graders at Nichols Middle School and Porter Middle School).

    1. Cyber Foundations II—Course Code: 000286

    Course Description:  Cyber Foundations II is an innovative instructional program that prepares students to effectively use technology in learning, communication, and life and introduces them to the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills used in computing that impact every career field.  Students in Cyber Foundations II complete studies in interpersonal and self-directional skills, basic technology operation and technology concepts, ethical issues in technology, technology communication tools, lab management and networking, database applications, graphic design applications, and career preparation. (Offered to eighth graders at Nichols Middle School and Porter Middle School. 1 Carnegie unit.)

     

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