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English - Mathematics - Science - Social Studies - Electives

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Accreditation

Both the Ohio Department of Education and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) approved the Medina County Career Center technical and academic courses for athletic eligibility status. 

 

ENGLISH

English III - 1 credit
Students experience a literature-based comprehensive communications course through American Literature from a variety of genres and begin to develop a two-year writing portfolio focusing on reading, writing, and oral communications skills.

English IV - 1 credit
English IV is based in British and World Literature.  The areas of instruction include listening skills, speaking, viewing/observing, reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

English III for the Advanced Student  - 1 credit
Exploration of different styles of American Literature including in-depth analysis of literature and beginning development of a two-year writing portfolio with an emphasis on skills required for college SAT and ACT testing.

English IV for the Advanced Student -  1 credit
Focusing on British and world literature, students develop skills required for college SAT and ACT reading and writing.

Dual Credit College Composition I and II .6 credits each
For students meeting the requirements, this class may be taken for high school (1.2 English) and college (6 hours English) credits. College Composition I and II is thematically organized and focuses on different types of reading and writing including analytical writing, research paper, reading and interpretation of selected literary works.  (6 college credits)

English:  Books to the Big Screen .5 credit
This course looks closely at the relationship between literature and film. Students study literature and films from a comparative perspective, exploring themes, genres, characters and plot.

Deadline .5 credit
Students learn the fundamentals of journalism by reading and writing news stories, feature stories and editorials, and learn elements of broadcast news, along with basic elements of photography, layout and design.

Speech .5 credit
Students develop communication skills including effective listening and non-verbal skills, research organization, presentation style, technology incorporation, group discussion, and group participation.

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MATHEMATICS

Foundations of Algebra II - 1 credit
Foundations of Algebra II is designed to strengthen and reinforce algebraic skills which will allow students to successfully advance to more complex mathematical concepts.

Algebra II (credits 1+ Five (5) hours of college credit)
Topics include solving linear equations and systems of equations, quadratic and higher degree equations, rational expressions, logarithms, patterns, fundamental probability, and fundamental trigonometry. Admission into this class is based upon a sound foundation of algebra and geometry.

Transition to College Mathematics - 1 credit
This class is designed for students who have completed Algebra II and wish to strengthen their skills in preparation for Pre-Calculus and/or college level Algebra.

Pre-Calculus - 1 credit
Topics include the analysis of conic sections, permutations and combinations with probability, sequences and series, advanced trigonometry, and the fundamentals of limits, derivatives and integration.  Admission into this class is based upon sound completion of Algebra II.

Calculus - 1 credit
Topics include number systems and properties, limits, derivatives, and integrals.  Applications of all problems will be discussed following each topic.  Admission into this class requires successful completion of Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation.

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SCIENCE

Anatomy and Physiology (recommended for Cosmetology/DMT/Sports/Public Safety/Optical Technology) - 1 credit
A systematic study of the structure and function of the vertebrate body with particular reference to man and quadrupeds. Provides students with a basic knowledge of body organs and helps develop an understanding of how the various organ systems work to make up an independent organism.

Animal Biology - 1 credit
This class includes concepts in anatomy, physiology, behavior, genetics, microbiology, diversity and growth in small animals. Designed for students in the Animal Management and Care Program.

Chemistry -1 credit
A systematic study of the structure and composition of matter and the changes that it undergoes, with particular reference to the relationship of chemistry to mammals.

Environmental Science - 1 credit
Students study ecosystems and the interactions that occur between the inhabitants of these ecosystems, with an emphasis on those found in Ohio and Medina County.

Health Bio-Chemistry (recommended for DMT/Sports/Chef & Restaurant) - .5 credit
A systematic study of the organic compounds that are used to synthesize compounds in the body and the changes and energy release that occurs during these reactions.

Physics - 1 credit
Introducing students to key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further study in science and scientific literacy, physics is a systematic study of the predictive physical interactions of matter and subsequent events. Students engage in investigations in a variety of inquiry and design scenarios that incorporate scientific reasoning, analysis, communication skills with real-world applications.

The Science of Digital Electronics (Seniors Only) (credits 1+ Three (3) hours of college credit)
A study of the electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. The major focus of the course is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Three college credits are available with successful completion of this course.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

American Government .5 credit
American Government covers the Constitution, Legislative branch, Executive branch, Judicial branch, political parties, and state and local government.

Economics .5 credit
Students learn and use economic ways of thinking and problem solving in order to understand our changing world of commerce by studying producing, exchanging, saving, and investing.

Psychology .5 credit
Exploration of the fundamental aspects of psychology including the history of psychology and theories of the body and mind, learning and cognition, personality, health and adjustment, and social interaction.

American Sociology .5 credit
A sociological study of the structure of society and culture in America; this course looks at how groups are formed and organized in society with a focus on the role of the individual.

Dual Credit American National Government
This class may be taken for high school (.6 American Government) and college credit (3 hours Political Science). The course covers the nature, purpose and forms of government of the United States at the national level and focuses on relationships between structure, function and process. The dynamics of political change, including the role and significance of the U.S. Constitution and current issues of American public policy, are addressed.
(3 college credits)

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ELECTIVES

Personal and Professional Financial Planning - .5 credit
Focus is on financial concepts for individuals and small businesses and fiscal decision making regarding long-term business goals and planning. Learn to be a savvy consumer by making wise choices!

Spanish I, II, III, IV, V - 1 credit each
Focuses range from building a foundation of basic vocabulary, grammar, verb forms, and sentence structure through listening and speaking to reading and writing, and ultimately grammar and vocabulary fluency. An in-depth study of grammatical structures, verb forms and vocabulary is provided, in addition to gaining an understanding and appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures in the U.S. and abroad. Students have the opportunity to prepare for placement tests to earn advanced credits and/or class placement in college.

Transitions: College and Career - .5 credit
Workplace subject matter and learning activities are concerned with the basic principles and processes of positive communications and leadership development; safety, personal and professional career development, the attainment of proactive decision making and problem solving skills, work ethic expectations, job seeking, retention, and advancement skills.

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Course offerings are subject to change based on enrollment and course availability