||Building Trades/Marketing Ed Coop
||Coop Health Occupations
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Want to earn college credit while enrolled in high school career and technology classes? Make an appointment with the director of CTE, Mrs. Singleton
(951.8931), to find out information on which current CTE courses are offered at VHS for college credit by exam.
Vidor Independent School District offers all programs listed under "Courses
Offered" at the high school level. Admission to these programs
is based on interest, aptitude, course prerequisites and age. It
is the policy of Vidor Independent School District not to discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in its
career and technology programs, services, or activities as required by
Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973, as amended.
|AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES
All Ag-Science Courses: Three-month supervised agricultural activity requirement for students
enrolled in Agriscience includes agricultural entrepreneurship, involving the functions of organizing
and managing the factors of production and distribution of goods and services; work experience in an
agribusiness; and/or supervised out-of-class activities which require the development of skills
necessary for employment in agricultural industry. A record book must be completed at the end
of semester for credit in each course.
|8011 – Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (PRINAFNR)
Grades 9-12 (1 credit) Designed to provide an introduction to global agriculture and enhance
the agricultural comprehension in Ag Science. The course includes instructional units in
soils, plants, animals, agricultural construction, food science, supervised agricultural
experience programs, leadership, career development, communications, personal finance and
Formerly – Intro to Ag and Ag Science Tech
8022 – Livestock Production (LIVEPROD)
Grades10-12 (.5 credit) A course that includes principles of animal production and the management of animals as related to agriculture.
Formerly – Plant and Animal Production
8031 – Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies (AGMECHMT)
Grades 10-12 (.5 credit) Designed to introduce the scientific principals, concepts and skill development
necessary in agricultural mechanics. The course emphasizes soil and water conservation, electrification,
concrete and masonry construction, building planning and construction, small engine and agricultural equipment
maintenance and repair, and oxyfuel and electric cutting and welding.
Formerly – Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics
8032 – Equine Science (EQUINSCI)
Grades 10-12 (.5 credit) Designed to develop knowledge and skills pertaining to the selection, nutrition,
reproduction, health and management of horses.
8100 – Wildlife Management (WFECMGT)
Grades 10-12 (.5 credit) Designed to examine the importance of wildlife and outdoor recreation with
emphasis on using wildlife and natural resources.
8101 – Forestry and Woodland Ecosystems (FWECO)
Grades 10-12 (.5 credit) Designed to provide a study of the forestry and wood industries, instruction
in the history of dendrology, biometrics, forestry management and utilization, and wood product
technology. Also, a study in the career opportunities associated with wood processing.
Formerly - Forestry and Woodland Technology
8150 – Landscape Design and Turf Grass Management (LNDTGMGT)
Grades 10-12 (.5 credit) Designed to develop skills in the design, construction, and maintenance of planted areas and
devices for the beautification of home grounds and other areas of human habitation and recreation.
Formerly - Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance
8200 – Agricultural Facilities Design and Fabrication (AGFDFAB)
Grade 11-12 (1 Credit) designed to develop skills in the maintenance, evaluation, design, and building of
agricultural structures using approved construction techniques.
Formerly - Agricultural Structures Technology
|ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
|8650 – Principles of Architecture and Construction (PRINARCH)
Grades 9-12 (.5 credit) Designed to provide a basic understanding of career opportunities, training requirements,
and minimal skills in seven construction-related careers: heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration
(HVACR), bricklaying/stone masonry, carpentry, electrical trades, painting and decorating, plumbing/pipefitting, and
Formerly - Introduction to Construction Careers (ICC)
8651 – Construction Technology (CONSTECH)
Grade 12 (2 credits) Continuation of Building Trades I. Instruction is designed to enhance entry-level
training and employment in one of the five construction-related areas. Prerequisite: 8650 & 8651
Formerly - Building Trades II (BLDGTR2)
8388 – Interior Design (INTERDSN)
Grades 10-12 (1 credit) Focuses on the design of residential and nonresidential interior environments
to achieve occupant well being and productivity. Content addresses design practices and influences,
lighting, materials, furnishings, legal considerations, and the impact of technology on interiors.
Budgeting, consumer decision-making, safety, the care and maintenance of interiors, career preparation,
and the management of multiple roles are emphasized.
Formerly - Housing and Interior Design
|ART, A/V TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
|8795 – Animation I (ANIMAT)
Grades 11-12 (1 credit) Are you the student who looks at movies, TV shows, cartoons, or online advertisements
and wonders, “How do they do that?” This course is an introduction to skills required for a career or hobby in
animation. You will develop the technical knowledge and skills needed for success in this field. You will also
devel9op an understanding of the history and techniques of the animation industry. This is a hands-on course and
you will create your own animation projects using a variety of techniques and software programs. Your friends and
family will be asking you, "How did you do that?" This course satisfies the local graduation requirement of 1
Technology Application credit.
Formerly - Digital Graphics
8796 – Audio Video Production (AVPROD)
Grades 10-12 (1 credit).Video production is probably the most universally known of all visual media and is an
integral component of many technology applications. Students will develop an understanding of the history and
evolution of the audio and video production fields in addition to participating in preproduction, production
and postproduction stages of video creation.
Formerly - Video Technology
|BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
|8750 – Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance (PRINBMF)
Grades 9-12 (1/2 credit) Students will gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the
impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the
sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer
academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business,
marketing, and finance.
Formerly – Introduction to Business
8740 – Touch System Data Entry (TSDATAE)
Grades 9-11 (½ credit) Teaches students touch control of the keyboard. Students learn typing for personal use and business
use. A necessary course for anyone wishing to pursue a career with any type of computer applications.
Formerly - Keyboarding
8760 – Business Information Management I (BUSIM1)
Grades 11-12 (1 credit) Prepares students to apply personal, interpersonal, and technology skills in other content
areas such as the workplace, post-secondary education and business. The applications utilized in the course will include
word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, databases, Internet research, and a look at emerging technologies.
While an emphasis will be placed on simulations related to business. Lab supplies (paper, flash drive, etc.) or fee may be
required. Prerequisite: 8740
Should be taken at grades 11-12 to count as tech-prep credit on the college level. This course satisfies the local
graduation requirement of 1 Technology Application credit.
Certifications: Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Formerly - Business Computer Information Systems I
8780 – Business Law (BUSLAW)
Grade 11-12 (½ credit) Deals with laws that apply to business situations and transactions that affect all people and the
organizational structure and functions of our legal system from municipal through the federal courts. The course includes
criminal and civil law, court procedure, contract law, consumer law, employment law, property and estate law, and commercial papers.
|EDUCATION AND TRAINING
|8390 – Child Development (CHILDDEV)
Grades 10 -12 (1 credit). Designed to focus on knowledge and skills related to the physical, emotional,
social and intellectual development of children, their care, guidance, and protection. Instruction addresses
the principles and procedures for promoting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of
young children, including those with special needs. Other topics include characteristics of quality childcare,
career options related to the care and education of children, and the management of multiple community and family roles.
Formerly - Parenting and Child Development
8393 – Instructional Practices in Education and Training (INPREDTR)
Grade 11-12 (2 credits) A field-based internship which provides students background knowledge of child and
adolescent development principles as well as principles of effective teaching practices. Students in this
course work under the joint direction and supervision of both a family and consumer science teacher and
exemplary educators in direct instructional roles with elementary, middle, and/or high school-aged students.
Students from the class plan and direct individualized instruction and group activities, prepare instructional
materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of classroom
teachers. The students are involved in observations as well as direct students instruction; placement rotations are
utilized to allow students to have experiences in a full range of education career roles, grade levels, subject areas,
and ability groups. During the course of each week, students enrolled in this course are involved in instruction from
the family and consumer science teacher as well as involved in supervised field-based observations and applications of
principles/practices studied in the class. Students registering for the Human Growth and Development should have an
overall B average; work on grade level, with good attendance, good conduct, the ability to get along with others and
the ability to work independently. Prerequisites: 8390 with an 80 average.
Formerly - Ready, Set, Teach I
8394 – Practicum in Education and Training (PRACEDTR)
Grade 12 (2 credits) A continuation of Human Growth and Development. Students will observe in classrooms.
They will plan and direct lessons, including preparing materials and completing responsibilities of a classroom
teacher. Prerequisite: 8390 & 8393
Formerly - Ready, Set, Teach II
|8765 – Accounting I (ACCOUNT1)
Grades 10-12 (1 credit) Students investigate the field of accounting, including how it is impacted by
industry standards as well as economic, financial, technological, international, social, legal, and
ethical factors. Students reflect knowledge as they engage in the process of recording, classifying,
summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information. Students formulate and interpret
financial information for use in management decision making.
8766—Accounting II (ACCOUNT2)
Grades 11-12 (1 credit) A continuation of Accounting 1 with more in depth application. Prerequisite: 8765
8767 – Accounting III (FINANAL)
Grades 12 (1 Credit) Students apply technical skills to develop knowledge and skills in the economical,
financial, technological international, social and ethical aspects of business to become competent consumers,
employees, and entrepreneurs. Students develop analytical skills by actively evaluating financial results of
multiple businesses, interpreting results for stakeholders, and presenting strategic recommendations for
performance improvement. Prerequisite: 8766
|8929 – Principles of Health Science (PRINHLSC)
Grades: 9-12 (1/2 credit) An overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and informational systems
of the health care industry. The focus is on career exploration, leadership development, ethical and legal issues,
and the history, economics, and trends in financing health care. Students will develop a concept of health and
wellness from the perspective of a health consumer as well as a potential professional in the health care industry.
Formerly - Introduction to Health Science Technology
8930 – Health Science (HLTHSCI)
Grades 11-12 (2 credits) A one-year program that combines academic and clinical experience. Students will receive
classroom instruction which includes lecture, classroom laboratory and individualized study that focuses on the basic
knowledge and skills of medical terminology, communication skills, ethical and legal issues, employment skills, safety,
and mobility, leadership and personal quality concepts and skills. As well as, skills in anatomy and physiology, first
aid and emergency care, vital signs, infection control and asepsis, health career math and patient personal care skills. Prerequisite: 8929 Must be 16 years of age.
Formerly-Health Occupations II
8940 – Practicum in Health Science (PRACHLSC)
Grade 12 (2 credits) Combines advanced academic and clinical experience in the areas of medical terminology, communication
skills, health care history, safety and mobility, employment skills and leadership concepts and skills. Also, anatomy and
physiology, ethical-legal, first aid and emergency care, vital signs, infection control and asepsis, health career math,
nutrition and patient personal care skills are included for entering the RN program at the post secondary level. Prerequisites: 8929 & 8930
Certification: CPR and CNA (Certified Nurse’s Aide)
Formerly - Health Occupations III
3371 - Scientific Research and Design II (SCIRD2) (Pharmacy Tech)
Grade 12 (1 credit) The Scientific Research and Design course includes the process of science that can include content
that is innovative and detailed. Students conduct guided or independent research in any of the science disciplines. Their
research must be presented to an appropriate audience. Prerequisite: Biology1 & 8929
course meets the 4th year of Science requirement for graduation on the RHSP or DAP
3400 – Anatomy and Physiology Honors (ANATPHYS) (Dual Credit with LSCO)
Grades 11-12 (1 credit/ 9 college hours) The TEA TEKS requirements for Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems are met by
the completion of BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402. Prerequisites:, parent permission and obtaining a passing
score or exemption from college entrance requirements. Prerequisites: 90 in Biology 1, 85 in Chemistry, 85 Algebra 2 and
Physics or currently enrolled. This course meets the 4th year of Science requirement for graduation on the RHSP or DAP.
|HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
|8385 – Culinary Arts 1 (CULARTS)
Grades 11-12 (2 credits) Culinary Arts begins with the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking and
the science of baking and includes management and production skills and techniques. Prerequisites: 8384 Lifetime Nutrition
Certification – Safe Serve, Texas Food Handlers
8387 – Practi.cum in Culinary Arts (PRACCUL)
Grade 12 (2 credits) A continuation of Culinary Arts with much emphasis on employability skills, job interview techniques,
communication skills, financial and budget activities, human relations, and portfolio development. Prerequisite: 8385
|8383 – Real Life 101 (PRINHUSR)
Grade 9 –12 (1 credit) A study of skills related to family living, home management, nutrition, child-care, housing,
clothing and careers, including interpersonal skills; decision-making; promotion of family strengths and well being;
positive relationships, child development and care and many other aspects. Semester projects are performed relating
to classroom experiences.
Formerly – Personal and Family Development
8384 – Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness (LNURTWEL)
Grades 10-12 (1 credit) Concentrates on nutrition, food choices, and food management skills for individuals and the
family throughout the life cycle. Instruction addresses nutrition and food science from the perspective of food habits
and wellness; menu planning; special dietary needs; food costs and budgeting; consumer food-buying strategies; food safety
and sanitation practices. Meal etiquette; career options; and techniques for managing multiple family, community, and wage
earner roles are part of the content. This course will be double-blocked for one semester.
Formerly - Nutrition & Food Science & Food Science Tech
8386 – Interpersonal Studies (INTERSTU)
Grade 10-12 (.5 credit) Designed to focus on personal development, interpersonal relationships, effective individual
and family functioning, and career preparation—all within a changing society. The course addresses personal identity,
responsibilities of living as an independent adult, relationship development outside the family, and factors related to
marital success. Special attention is focused on understanding the roles, responsibilities, and impact of the family on
individuals and society; promoting and strengthening the family unit; and managing multiple family, community, and
wage-earner roles. No prerequisite.
Formerly - Bachelor/ Bachelorette Living
8390 – Child Development (CHILDDEV)
Grades 10 -12 (1 credit) Designed to provide individuals opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in preparation
to function effectively in the role of parent or care giver. Content stresses parental responsibilities; child guidance
techniques; parents as positive role models; parents as their children’s first teacher; and parenting practices that promote
a child’s development, health, safety, and well being. No prerequisite. Designed to focus on knowledge and skills related to
the development, care, guidance, and protection of children. Instruction addresses the principles and procedures for promoting
the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of young children, including those with special needs. Other topics
include characteristics of quality childcare, career options related to the care and education of children, and the management
of multiple community and family roles.
Formerly - Parenting and Child Development
8610 – Introduction to Cosmetology (INTCOSMO)
Grades 9-10 (1/2 credit) Allows the student to explore such areas as hair styling, manicuring, shampooing and the principles
of hair cutting, hair coloring and facial makeup.
8611 – Cosmetology I (COSMET1) 8611B – local credit
Grade 11-12 (3 state, 1 local) the first year of a scientific study of general beauty culture where student operators are trained
in the basic requirements for preparation in taking the State Board Exam. Included in basic theory are shampooing, hair styling,
hair coloring, hair cutting, permanent waving, manicures, artificial nails, facials and makeup. Classroom theory and lab practices
are used in the instruction. By the end of Cosmetology I, students will earn a total of 540 Time Clock Hours. Vidor Cosmetology is
a licensed school by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old.
8612 – Cosmetology II (COSMET2) 8612B – local credit
Grade 12 (3 state, 1 local) the second year of a scientific study of general Beauty Culture. Advanced theory in all
areas of and concentrated training in speed drills are used to prepare the student operators for the State Board Exam
taken in May of the second year. All second year students must take the State Board Exam to complete the course and
receive credits for Cosmetology. Prerequisite: 8611 and have 540 clock hours.
Certification: Cosmetology Operator License
|8605 – Principles of Information Technology (PRINIT)
Grade 9-10 (½ credit) This course focuses on the assembly and disassembly of modern computer systems. The study of
electronic theory necessary to perform basic system maintenance will be included. The operation and check out of
computers, systems board circuitry, monochrome and color monitors, disk drive systems, computer architecture, and
schematic diagrams will be presented. An introduction to disk operation system (DOS) software installation and the
use of DOS in troubleshooting system abnormalities will be integrated with basic electronics and hardware needed to
properly diagnose malfunctions.
Formerly - ICM
8606 – Computer Maintenance (COMPMTN)
Grade 11-12 (1 credit) Designed to provide job-specific training for entry-level employment in the rapidly expanding
computer maintenance career field. Includes electricity/electronic theory, computer systems, data-communications,
digital electronics, installations, inspections, adjustments, repair and maintenance, safety, and career opportunities. Prerequisite: Must be 16 years of age and have taken 8605.
8607 – Computer Technician (COMPTECH)
Grade 12 (2 credits) A continuation of the first year, with instruction designed to enhance the job-specific
training for entry-level employment. Prerequisite: 8606
8770 – Digital and Interactive Media (DIMEDIA)
Grades 11 - 12 (1 credit) This course develops proficiencies in designing, importing, and manipulating advanced
text, graphics, audio, and video used in presentation management, multimedia productions, publishing systems,
and emerging technologies. This course satisfies the local graduation requirement of 1 Technology Application
credit. Prerequisite: 8740
Formerly - Business Image Management and Multimedia
8798 – Web Technologies (WEBTECH)
Grades 11-12 (1 credit) The World Wide Web (WWW) is the fastest growing part of the Internet. The popularity of the
WWW is due largely to the ease with which users can access and navigate the web as well as create pages of information
to share with others. This course focuses on scripting, developing searching strategies, publishing skills, and serving
information on a web server. Students will be the webmasters for the class, school, or district, participating in a
real global community of learners and collaborators. This course satisfies the local graduation requirement of 1
Technology Application credit.
Formerly - Web Mastering
|LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS AND SECURITY
|8947 – CTED Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Grades 9-12 (.5 credit) This is a locally developed course providing an overview of security systems, agencies and practices.
Emphasis is placed on career investigations in the field of security services.
8948 – Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (PRINLPCS)
Grades 9-12 (1/2 credit) This course provides instruction in security, ethical considerations; the nature and impact of
security; and an overview of security systems, agencies, and practices. The concepts and skills for security officer
plus Texas’ rules and regulations; security specialist training and certification; organization of personnel; security
applications; and security problems are taught. Instruction is based on the content required by the Texas Board of
Private Investigators and Private Security Agency.
Formerly - Introduction to Security Services
8950 – Law Enforcement I (LAWENF1)
Grade 10-12 (1 credit) A course designed as a study of the history and philosophy of criminal
justice and its ethical considerations. Crime is defined. Its nature and impact are explored. Instruction includes as
overview of the criminal justice system, law enforcement and the court systems, a study of prosecution and defense, trial
processes, and corrections and penal systems. Prerequisite: 8948
Formerly - Technical Introduction to Criminal Justice
8951 – Correctional Services (CORRSRVS)
Grades 11 - 12 (1 credit) A course designed to provide a study of correctional systems, correctional roles,
institutional operations, treatment & rehabilitation of criminals, and current & future issues in the law enforcement
field. Prerequisite: 8948 & 8950
Certification: Criminal Justice Certification
Formerly - Correctional Systems & Practices
8952 – Law Enforcement II (LAWENF2)
Grades 11-12 (2 credits) Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a career in law enforcement.
This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication
equipment, and courtroom testimony. Prerequisite: 8950
Formerly - Crime in America
8955 – Forensic Science (FORENSCI)
Grade 11-12 (1 credit) This course uses a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of
assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide and the psychology of criminal behavior.
Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing,
criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. This course
may count as one science credit. Prerequisite: 3103 & 3351
Formerly - CSI
8956 – Court Systems and Practices (COURTSP)
Grades 11-12 (1 credit) An overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial
officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Students
learn to be witnesses and lawyers in realistic cases.
Formerly - Mock Trial I
|8031 – Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies (AGMECHMT)
Grades 10-12 (½ credit) Designed to introduce the scientific principals, concepts and skill development necessary
in agricultural mechanics. The course emphasizes soil and water conservation, electrification, concrete and masonry
construction, building planning and construction, small engine and agricultural equipment maintenance and repair, and
oxyfuel and electric cutting and welding.
Formerly - Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics
8641 – Welding (WELD)
Grades 11-12 (2 credits) Instruction is designed to provide job-specific training for entry-level employment in
welding careers. Instruction includes blueprint reading, cutting and welding with oxygen and gas fuels, shielded
metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc and gas metal arc welding processes. Prerequisite: 8031. Must be 16 years of age.
Formerly - AG Mechanics/Welding I
8642 – Advanced Welding (ADVWELD)
Grade 12 (2 credits) This course is a continuation of Welding I. Instruction is designed to enhance job-specific training
for employment in welding careers. Prerequisite: 8641
Certification: Level 1 Welding certification possible with proper skills.
Formerly - AG Mechanics/Welding II
|8580 – Entrepreneurship (ENTREP)
Grades 11 -12 (1 credit) An introductory course designed as a portfolio-based personal development course for all
students. Students will develop a systematic approach for evaluating and seeking career opportunities by discovering
how personal qualities to successful performance. This course is for students exiting the Marketing Work program.
Formerly - Marketing Yourself
8581 – Marketing Dynamics (MKTDYN) 8581B – Local Credit
Grades 11-12 (3 state, 1 local) A course designed to focus on the study of marketing concepts and principles and their
practical applications. Students will gain a working knowledge of the marketing concept and its application. Prerequisite: Must be 16 years of age.
8582 – Practicum in Marketing Dynamics (PRACMKTG) 8582B-Local Credit
Grade 12 (3 state, 1 local) An advanced marketing course with emphasis on developing decision-making skills. The
development of a marketing research project is a recommended component. Prerequisite: 8581
Formerly - Marketing Management Co-op
|SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS
|6371 - Scientific Research and Design II (SCIRD2) (Pharmacy Tech)
Grade 12 (1 credit) The Scientific Research and Design course includes the process of science that can include content
that is innovative and detailed. Students conduct guided or independent research in any of the science disciplines.
Their research must be presented to an appropriate audience. Prerequisite: 3103 & 8929
This course meets the 4th year of Science requirement for graduation on the RHSP or DAP.
Certification: Pharmacy Tech
8600 – Principles of Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (PRINTDL)
|TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS
Grade 9-12 (½ credit)This course is designed to provide a broad basic understanding of career opportunities and training
requirements and to introduce skills in six transportation-related service careers: aircraft mechanics, auto body and
collision repair, automotive technology, diesel engine mechanics, small engine repair, and mechanics.
Formerly - Introduction to Transportation Service Careers
8601 – Automotive Technology (AUTOTECH)
Grades 11-12 (2 credit) Instruction is designed to provide job-specific training for entry-level employment in the
automotive engine repair and service career field. Instruction emphasizes use of repair manuals, service and/or repair
of basic automobile components – fuel systems, engines, emission controls, power trains, chassis, electrical systems,
brakes, heating and air conditioning. Prerequisite: Must be 16 years of age.
Certification: Career Safe
Formerly - Auto Technician I
8602 – Advanced Automotive Technology (ADVAUTOT)
Grade 12 (3 credits) This course is a continuation of the first year, with more in-depth study in the automotive engine
repair and service career-field. Instruction emphasizes use of repair manuals and the service and/or repair of basic
automotive components; fuel systems, engines, emission control, power train, chassis, electrical systems, brakes and
heating and air conditioning. Instruction includes safety and career opportunities. Prerequisite: 8601
Certification: Career Safe
Formerly - Auto Technician II