Career Paths and Certification Courses
Career exploration is a natural transition from thinking about school as a place to learn skills like reading and math to identifying careers related to student interests, skills, and values. Following initial exploration is a critical phase where students complete a career-focused curriculum to learn the necessary goals that must be set and met to achieve success in the world of work.
Our industry-leading career and technical education (CTE) collection empowers students to discover and prepare for in-demand careers in information technology (IT) and health science. Our career paths cover a breadth of topics that allow students to learn the skills needed for careers that interest them and ultimately put them on a path toward job readiness and career certification. Our health science and IT career paths prepare students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams, or the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam.* The CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ certification N10-007 and NNAAP exam is not included as a part of the courses. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately.Exam registration and fees must be completed separately.
Information Technology (IT) Career Path
Our Technology (IT) career path introduces students to careers in IT, including the design, support, and management of computer hardware and software, multimedia, and system integration services. Courses are organized into three categories: introductory, technical, and application. We recommend that those taking the CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Network+ exams complete the introductory and technical courses to gain an introduction to and build upon the foundational knowledge and practical career skills needed for the exams.
Students will expand on introductory courses and deepen knowledge of specific skills and content
Students will apply their knowledge of the curriculum in real-world scenarios and interactive simulations. These courses are preparation for certification exams.
Principles of Information Technology A/B
This course takes learners through the next steps in preparing for a career in information technology. Covering software, hardware, and implementation topics, the course addresses the security and ethical issues that students will face in an IT career.
Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course introduces students to the field of cybersecurity, focusing primarily on personal computer use and vulnerabilities, and it also highlights the wider scope of cybersecurity from a societal and career perspective.
Web Technologies A/B
This course takes students inside the essentials of Web design and helps them discover what makes a site truly engaging and interactive. Lessons such as Elements of Design, Effects of Color, and Typography help students understand the elements of effective and dynamic Web design. Students will explore the basics of HTML and CSS and learn how to organize content.
Computer Programming 1 A/B
Building on lessons covering the software development lifecycle and software development methodologies, this course uses online discussions, activities, and lessons to lead your students through additional key topics, such as quality control, system implementation, maintenance, and the increasingly important issue of system security.
Introduction to Mobile App Development – iOS
Students will learn about various platforms for developing iOS mobile apps and the iOS development environment. They will create the user interface of an app and make it interactive in Xcode.
Introduction to Mobile App Development – Android
Students will learn about various platforms for developing Android mobile apps and the Android development environment. They will create the user interface of an app and make it interactive in Android Studio.
CompTIA A+ (220-1001)
Students will learn about computer hardware and networking. They will learn about mobile devices and their features, and they will learn how to identify and troubleshoot problems related to hardware, networking, printers, storage devices, and mobile devices.
CompTIA A+ (220-1002)
Students will learn about Windows operating systems and mobile operating systems. They will learn about security, cloud computing, and operational procedures. They will also learn how to identify and troubleshoot problems related to Windows operating systems, security, and mobile operating systems.
CompTIA Network+ (N10-007)
This is a two-semester course focused on the exam objectives of CompTIA Network+ certification N10-007. Students will learn about a variety of network, cloud, and network physical and logical security methods. Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps. These simulations emulate the CompTIA Network+ performance based questions.CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ are registered trademarks of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc. (CompTIA).
Health Science Career Path
Our health science career path introduces students to careers that include diagnostic, therapeutic, and support services, as well as health informatics and biotechnology research and development.
Courses are organized into three categories: introductory, technical, and application. We recommend that those taking the NNAAP exam complete the introductory and technical courses to gain an introduction to and build upon the foundational knowledge and practical career skills needed for the exam.
Principles of Health Science A/B
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of health science topics and careers. Beginning with medical terminology, the course includes an overview of physiology, human homeostasis, and more.
Health Science 1 A/B
This course is designed to enable students to understand the basic structure and function of the human body. It will help them identify and analyze the diseases and medical procedures related to each body system. Additionally, it will help students develop an understanding of biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; biological and chemical processes; and various diseases that affect the body.
Health Science 2 A/B
The course will help students develop an understanding of the academic qualifications, personal skills, training, and use of healthcare tools required to work in the healthcare industry.
Certified Nurse Aide A/B*
The course is designed to enable students to learn the key skills and information that they need to work as certified nurse aides/assistants (CNAs). It will help students develop an understanding of the human body, physical and nutritional needs, and mental health needs, and it will teach them to provide culturally competent and quality care to clients in a safe and healthy environment.*The NNAAP exam is not included as a part of the courses. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately. NNAAP and National Nurse Aide Assessment Program are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.