COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CONSUMER/HOME ECONOMICS “Skills for Living and Earning a Living”
All courses in this department meet the career related graduation requirement
Historical Fashion & Design I CE708 Grades 9-12 Year
This class introduces students to the world of fashions, incorporating the many elements, principles, skills and career opportunities that make up this multi-billion dollar industry. Students will discover what fashion is and who/what sets the standard of fashion, fads and styles. They will learn the correct and proper use of color and principles in design. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate what is most flattering to their own figure, as well as someone else’s and to creatively design and construct a fashion garment. This course is one element of a planned sequence of classes leading to a Career Path of Fashion design, Manufacturing and Merchandising. This class counts toward the ten-unit Fine Arts graduation requirement for Azusa Unified School District.
Advanced Creative Fashion/ CE709 Grades 10-12 Year
Historical Fashion & Design II
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Historical Fashion & Design I or Creative Fashion.
This class will expose the students further to the World of Fashion. This course goes into great detail as it explores the role that history and culture play in design. Watch how history and fashion go hand in hand. Students will apply and refine the skills previously learned in Historical Fashion I, as well as learn new and innovative techniques for a more professional “finished product” in creating garments. Through the use of mechanical and computerized technology, students will expand their knowledge of current tools and machinery. Students will research a career in the field of clothing and textiles and develop a professional career portfolio. This course is one element of a planned sequence of classes leading to a Career Path of Fashion Design, Manufacturing and Merchandising. This class counts towards the ten- unit Fine Arts graduation requirement for Azusa Unified School District.
Apparel Manufacturing and Design VE804 Grades 10-12 Year
Students will apply and refine previously learned sewing and designing skills, as well as acquire innovative techniques for a more professional “finished” product. Through the use of mechanical and computerized technology, they will expand their knowledge of current tools and machinery, while constructing an originally-designed garment. Instruction will include the art and techniques of illustration, draping and pattern making/drafting. Students will research a career in the field of Clothing & Textiles, develop a professional career portfolio, and look into the glamorous world of fashion design, manufacturing, and merchandising. This class counts towards the ten-unit Fine Arts graduation requirement for Azusa Unified School District.
Interior Design CE714 Grades 9-12 Year
This class introduces students to the universal need for shelter; a variety of ancient, classical, middle age and renaissance architectural styles; the elements and principles of design and color usage; as well as the creative use of available resources to design and furnish a first home. The principles of visual display and formatting are also practiced in a variety of interior design projects. This course is one element of a planned sequence of classes leading to the Career Path: Interior Design, Furnishings and Maintenance. This class counts towards the ten-unit Fine Arts graduation requirement for Azusa Unified School District.
Advanced Interior Design CE715 Grades 10-12 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Interior Design.
This class continues the study of interior design with a more complex application of the elements and principles of design and color usage to more advanced problems of visual display. It includes the study and analysis of American architecture and furniture design, housing and home furnishings. The course is one element of a planned sequence of classes leading to the Career Path: Interior Design, Furnishings and Maintenance. This class counts towards the ten-unit Fine Arts graduation requirement for Azusa Unified School District.
Consumer Economics CE716 Grade 12 Semester
Principles and facts of economics theory are the basis for understanding issues facing consumers in an economic society: finding a job and earning your own money; stretching money from one payday to the next, getting and using credit, your rights and responsibilities as a consumer, solving the problems of living independently, saving and investing for the future. A study of career opportunities in the fields of economics and consumer service is also included. The class fulfills the Economics graduation requirement.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BUSINESS
All courses in this department meet the career related graduation requirement.
Business Certificate Program: By completing a prescribed sequence of courses, students may earn a certificate in one of three career paths: Accounting, Computers, and Business. For more information, see your counselor, or contact a teacher in the Business Department.
Computers & Information Technology
BU806 Grade 9 Semester
This course is designed to develop computer skills with an emphasis on learning computer software. Students will prepare a variety of business documents while learning computer commands and software programs such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students will utilize an interactive software program developed by Advanced Educational Systems. The current job market and trends will be reflected in the curriculum, ensuring a successful transfer to advanced training and/or employability.
Computer Applications BU807 Grades 10-12 Year
This course is designed to deepen computer software skills, specifically utilizing Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Student will also develop desk-top publishing skills as well as an awareness of all of the possibilities in the computer software field. Students will utilize interactive software developed by Advanced Educational Systems and upon successful completion of the course will have acquired all of the necessary skills to take the MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) certification exam. The current job market and trends will be reflected in the curriculum, ensuring a successful transfer to advanced training and/or employability.
Accounting BU808 Grades 10-12 Year
This course is designed to give you the knowledge to be able to complete the accounting cycle for a business organized as a sole proprietorship and a corporation. Students will participate in a simulation where they will complete the accounting work for a business manually and on the computer. Students may waive math credits toward math graduation requirements. This is an essential course for anyone considering a business major in college. This class can lead to advanced placement at Mt. Sac College.
Advanced Accounting BU809 Grades 11-12 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Accounting I with a grade of “C” or better and teacher recommendation.
A second year Accounting course designed to reinforce and enhance the accounting principles and concepts introduced in the first year Accounting course. Topics will include an emphasis on corporate accounting for a merchandising business. Students will complete a one-month accounting simulation for a corporation.
Marketing and Entrepreneurship BU810 Grades 10-12 Year
This course is designed as a project oriented course that teaches students the principles of Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Several topics will be covered, including the basic economic system and government involvement, as it relates to the marketing function, the selling process, promotion, and human resource management. Students will utilize word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software on the computer for several activities and simulations throughout the course. An excellent course for those considering starting a business or majoring in business in college.
Students will be encouraged to join Future Business Leaders of America Club, as an integral part of the instructional program. The FBLA provides additional opportunities for secondary students in business education to develop technical and career competencies, and to promote civic and personal responsibilities.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
All technology classes are co-educational and meet the career related graduation requirement. Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes and enroll in classes where their sex is under-represented.
Basic Auto IA710 Grades 9-12 Year
This entry-level course (exploratory) demonstrates and uses work on automobiles to teach students basic maintenance skills, while introducing them to the major systems common to all vehicles. The class includes units on tires, lubrication, electrical, brake, fuel and cooling systems, as well as trouble-shooting and the use of state of the art diagnostic equipment. Also included is a unit on what to look for in purchasing a used car. While this course is required for students who wish to take automotive occupations classes, it is designed for students with no knowledge of how automobiles as well. The goal of the course is to give students enough background to enable them to communicate effectively with Technicians when having work done. This course is highly recommended for students who plan to purchase a car in the future. Opportunity for field trip to NHRA Career Fair and U.T.I.
Automotive Occupations I IA711 Grades 10-12 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Auto with a grade of “C” or better or teacher recommendation.
Students will work on actual cars to learn how to perform various maintenance tasks and repairs, using modern diagnostic equipment. Students are also introduced to basic collision repair. Opportunity for field trips available.
Automotive Occupations II IA712 Grades 11-12 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Occupations I with a grade of “C” or better or teacher recommendation.
Curriculum includes engine overhaul, front-end alignment, collision repair, transmission removal and clutch work. Opportunity for field trips available.
Automotive Occupations III IA713 Grades 11-12 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Auto Occupations ll with a grade of “C” or better or teacher recommendation.
Building on Courses I and II. This class involves advance repair and maintenance techniques, including the use of the Sun Interrogator II, electronic wheel balances, steam cleaner, industrial hot tank and various removal equipment. Opportunity for field trips available. This class can lead to advance placement at Citrus College.
Successful completion of this course would prepare students to work as a job entry attendant in full- service gas station, drive-through tune-up/lube shop, automotive parts attendant and other services. A large percentage of these students who complete this course are accepted to Colleges/Technical Automotive Schools.