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Education for Employment catalog of courses for high school students in the Kalamazoo County, Michigan area.

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P r e p a r i n g T o d a y ’ s S t u d e n t s f o r T o m o r r o w ’ s C a r e e r s 1Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Careers 1

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EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT IS FOR EVERYONE!Consider your special interests, abilities and talents as you continue your career planning. Don’t limit your choices to traditional male and female occupations. EFE is available for all 10th-12th grade students in Kalamazoo County: public, non-public and home

schooled. Explore your possibilities -- there are no limits.

SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACEAll EFE programs incorporate employability and workplace skills training. Employability skills include topics such as resume writing, interviewing tips, completing a job application and much more. Workplace skills include being a team player, attendance, initiative, honesty and many more skills crucial to success in any career.

Education for Employment

LIFE AFTER SCHOOLWhat are your plans after graduation… are you clueless? Did you know that many students change their minds about what they want to do within two years of graduating from high school? Education for Employment can help you with your career decision through a wide variety of career programs!

How would you like to experience hands-on career training in your field of interest while learning current business and industry skills through the latest technology? Many programs take you right into the work site for training -- such as hospitals, clinics, businesses, hotels, manufacturing sites, offices, construction sites, etc. These programs teach tools and techniques of the trade -- brake systems, animal healthcare, ambulance service, CPR, welding, carpentry, home automation technology, web programming, etc.

Not only do you receive business and industry-credentialed training and academic credit in the math, science or arts areas, but you may also receive free college credit from local colleges and universities!

Open the pages. Check out the many Education for Employment programs. Find the one that is right for you. It is our mission to prepare YOU for tomorrow’s careers . . . TODAY!

Debra J. MillerExecutive Director, Education for [email protected], 269.250.9300

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Table of Contents

Page • Arts & Communication Art & Design Career Skills ...............................................5 Digital Video Production .................................................6 Photography/Digital Imaging .........................................7 Radio Broadcasting .........................................................8

• Business, Management, Marketing & Technology Accounting/Finance ........................................................9 Banking & Finance ........................................................10 Business Administration Management & Operations (BMA) .............................................................................11 Culinary Arts ................................................................ 12 Hotel, Restaurant & Travel Management ..................... 13 Marketing/Entrepreneurship ....................................... 14 Information Technology Academy Computer Network Administration (NETWORK+)..... 15 Computer Technology (A+) (DHTI+) ........................... 16 Dynamic Web Programming ........................................ 17

• Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Automotive Technology ................................................ 18 Aviation Technology ...................................................... 19 Construction Trades ..................................................... 20 Drafting Technology ...................................................... 21 Electrical Technology ....................................................22 Electronics & Robotics ..................................................23 Furniture & Cabinetmaking ..........................................24 Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration ..................25 Machine Tool Technology .............................................26 Welding .........................................................................27 Wind Energy Technology ............................................. 28

• Health Sciences Dental Assistant ............................................................29 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) ....................... 30 Fundamentals of Health Science .................................. 31 Health Science ...............................................................32 Professional Health Science ..................................31 & 32

• Human Services Cosmetology/Barbering ................................................33 Early Childhood Education ...........................................34 Law Enforcement ..........................................................35 Teacher Cadet ................................................................36

• Natural Sciences & Agriscience Animal Technology .......................................................37 Veterinary Science .........................................................38

• Capstone Work Experiences Work-Based Learning ................................................... 39 Theatre Technology ...................................................... 40

EFE Application Form ...........................................41 & 42

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Education for Employment is a fantastic career training opportunity for students. They experience hands-on career training in their field of interest, learning current business and industry skills through the latest technology. Did you know EFE is also a great opportunity for MICHIGAN MERIT ACADEMIC credit and COLLEGE credit?

MICHIGAN MERIT ACADEMIC CREDITStudents enrolled in EFE programs will receive credit for their EFE course and will also obtain equivalent academic credit needed for Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements.

Academic Credit EFE Program Available for Academic Credit3rd Science Credit Animal Technology, Cosmetology/Barbering, Dental Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fundamentals of Health Science, Health Science, Veterinary Science

4th Related Math Credit Accounting/Finance, Accounting - College, Art & Design Career Skills, Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Banking & Finance, Business Administration Management & Operations (BMA), Computer Technology I, Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Drafting Technology, Dynamic Web Programming, Electrical Technology, Electronics & Robotics, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, Heating/Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration, Hotel/Restaurant/Travel Management, Machine Tool Technology, Marketing, Network Administration, Welding, Wind Energy Technology

Language Arts (12th Law Enforcement IGrade Leadership Credit)

Visual, Performing and Art & Design Career Skills, Business Administration Management & Operations (BMA),Applied Arts Credit Computer Technology II (DHTI), Construction Trades, Cosmetology/Barbering, Culinary Arts, Digital Video Production, Drafting Technology, Dynamic Web Programming, Early Childhood Education, Electronics & Robotics, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, Machine Tool Technology, Marketing, Photography/Digital Imaging, Radio Broadcasting, Welding

COLLEGE CREDITAP courses and dual enrollment in high school aren’t the only option for high school students to get college credit. Students may also receive FREE college credit through their EFE programs. EFE students can obtain up to 12 college credit hours in their chosen career path at participating colleges and universities.

Participating CollegesBaker College Kalamazoo Valley Community College Northwestern Michigan CollegeDavenport University Kellogg Community College University of Northwest OhioFerris State University Lake Michigan College Grand Rapids Community College Michigan Career Tech Institute

EFE Programs Available for College CreditAccounting/Finance Dental Assistant Heating, Air Conditioning & RefrigerationArt & Design Career Skills Digital Video Production Health ScienceAutomotive Technology Drafting Technology Hotel, Restaurant & Travel ManagementAviation Technology Early Childhood Education Law EnforcementBMA Electrical Technology Machine Tool TechnologyBanking & Finance Electronics & Robotics MarketingComputer Technology Emergency Medical Technician Network AdministrationConstruction Trades Fundamentals of Health Science Photography/Digital ImagingCulinary Arts Furniture & Cabinetmaking Welding

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Is this course right for you? If you like to design, create graphics like cards and posters, sew, design interiors, illustrate, make fi ne art

paintings, draw or create web pages, or design on a computer, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Ferris State University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Dress code for presentations

Career Data // JobsGraphic designer, animator, live motion captureist, fi ne artist, illustrator, fashion designer, interior designer, art teacher, product and packaging designer, game designer, post-production videographer, art director

Salary Range$30,000 - $150,000

“I walked into this classroom thinking I’d learn how to make a font . . . I ended up learning how to make a career in making blockbuster movies.”

- Brandon Frederick Jones, DI Supervisor, Walden Media, Alumnus

Art & Design Career SkillsArts & Communication Pathway

Students develop visual literacy skills and techniques, as well as explore the many different career possibilities in the fi eld of art.

Some of the visual literacy training includes lessons in composition, the meaning of colors theory, the meaning of shapes theory, drawing skills, design skills and understanding design theory. The course explores many different media, including traditional and digital. Speakers and recruiters from leading national art colleges will explain the many differ-ent careers and their training paths.

Students develop skills in computer design, illustration, fashion design and graphic techniques, animation, interior design and the graphic arts.

The development of a professional art portfolio is a major focus of the class. This program seeks to prepare students for an art career.

Students may take this course for two years.

Art & Design Career Skills

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Is this course right for you? Do you like telling stories and expressing yourself through video or writing? Are you creative? Do you like directing others? If you like solving creative problems with real world skills, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Ferris State University

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Occasional Extended Hours

Career Data // JobsProducer, web video producer, fl ash video producer, videographer, key grip, assistant lighting director, script writer, digital audio technician, animator, video technician, camera operator

Salary Range$20,000 - Unlimited

“Inspired . . . hands-on training. This class gets me used to the fi eld, working with the equipment and making my own production.”

- Adrian Lopez, Loy Norrix Alumnus

Digital Video ProductionArts & Communication Pathway

This course provides students with entry-level skills in the expanding fi eld of digital production: corporate video departments, broadcast television stations, advertising agencies, etc. This course emphasizes the skills and work ethic needed for these exciting careers. Areas of study and practice will focus on documentaries, educational programming and television journalism projects. This class provides students with the opportunity to enter local and national competitions as well as airing student work on PMN stations.

All these skills revolve around the use of proper techniques to produce high-quality video and audio using digital technology.

Whether you want to see your name in lights or scrolling by in the end credits, this course will teach you how to use technology to communicate effectively with the audience.

LIGHTS - CAMERA and YOU!

* This program is located at Public Media Network in the Epic Center.

Digital Video Production

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Is this course right for you? Do you like to take pictures, imagine new photographic-like images, imagine new and different ways to

make images or take portraits or landscapes? If you do, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsPeople photographer, product and advertising photographer, illustrator, photojournalist, documentary photographer, fashion photographer, digital imager, photographic restorer, teacher, fi ne artistSalary Range$20,000 - $150,000

“I enrolled in EFE’s Photo/Digital Imaging class because I loved taking pictures as a hobby. Now years later, I couldn’t be more grateful that I turned that hobby into my career.”

- Lesley Smith, Exelon Corporation, Chicago, IL,Graphic Designer, Alumnus

Photography/Digital ImagingArts & Communication Pathway

This course provides students with entry-level skills in basic black and white 35 mm photography and digital imaging. This course also covers traditional darkroom techniques along with introductory professional training in computer imaging. Adobe Photoshop and other appropriate applications are an integral part of the digital imaging sections of the curriculum.

Students may also learn alternative process techniques, photojournalism, studio photography, photographing people and landscapes and night photography. Other course topics include photo restoration, the photograph as art and photographs in advertising.

In addition, students will learn how to mount, mat and display their various photographic assignments.

Students may take this course for two years.

Photography/Digital Imaging

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Is this course right for you? Do friends tell you that you have a good voice, that you are a leader or that you are funny or creative?

If you love journalism or if you love music and love to talk about it, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Extended Hours: 1 to 5 per week

Career Data // JobsDisk jockey, sportscaster, program director, news director, radio sales, chief engineer, general manager

Salary Range$15,000 - $75,000

“WKDS gave me the voice I’ve always wanted. Because of my EFE instructor’s guidance and encouragement, I now study Radio Broadcasting in college. I love it! EFE changed my life for the better.”

- Beth Tizzle, Alumna

Radio BroadcastingArts & Communication Pathway

This course is ideal for students who want to work in the fi eld of radio broadcasting. Students will gain work experience on a student-run and managed radio station, 89.9 FM WKDS.

This course explores all aspects of the radio broadcasting industry including radio production, being an on-air personality, marketing, sales, promotion, engineering, writing for radio news and the history of the industry.

Students may take this course for two years.

* This program is located at Public Media Network in the Epic Center.

Radio Broadcasting

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Is this course right for you? If you are analytical, enjoy working with numbers, are detail oriented, have good time management

skills, and enjoy working with technology, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites High School Accounting Sophomore, Junior or Senior

College Accounting Junior or Senior Preferred - Maintained a “B” average or higher in all high school math courses

Career Data // JobsAccountant, banker, bookkeeper, certifi ed public accountant, chief fi nancial offi cer, fi nancial consultant, payroll clerk, accounts receivable/payables clerk, forensic accounting, controller

Salary Range$20,000 - $150,000

“Didn’t consider an accounting major until I took this class. My fi rst accounting class at Kansas University was my easiest; I only refreshed while others struggled . . . led to scholarships in the Multicultural Business Scholars.”

- Anna Bliss, Portage Alumna

Accounting/FinanceBusiness, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

High School Accounting This course provides students with basic record-keeping skills in small businesses. Using both manual and computerized methods, students start accounting systems, record business transactions for sole proprietorships and partnerships, and practice petty cash and payroll procedures.

Students who enroll in the second year become profi cient in computerized systems, advanced application, analysis and fi nancial decision making. Competencies include departmentalized accounting procedures, completing payroll, budgeting, and fi nancial analysis.

New! College Accounting This college-level course is for the student who has a strong interest in the fi nancial and managerial aspects of business and is committed to independently reading a college-level textbook and completing rigorous homework assignments. Students learn through an integrated approach how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, fi nancing, and investing decisions and how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. Topics include an introduction to accounting, information systems, time value of money, merchandising fi rms, sales and receivables, fi xed assets, debt, and equity. Other topics include statement of cash fl ows, fi nancial ratios, cost-volume profi t analysis, and variance analysis.

Accounting/Finance

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Is this course right for you?Do you like numbers and working with money? Do you like talking to people?

Do you like routine, organized work habits? If you do, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Davenport University

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsBanker, fi nance manager, accountant, loan offi cer, bank teller, billing clerk, accounts clerk

Salary Range$30,000 - $150,000

“Banking & Finance is a great class. It covers a lot of what you need to know and gives you a head start on achieving or even making your fi nal decision about what you want to do. This class is worth taking.”

- Travis Gearhart, Galesburg-Augusta

Banking & FinanceBusiness, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

This course provides students with a background in customer service, personal fi nance, budgeting, investment planning, and business fi nancial management. Students gain exposure to the various career options in the fi eld. They learn how the fi nancial decisions that they make today affect their future. The students will develop a career portfolio as a part of the program. The banking course partners with Access First Federal Credit Union, which operates a branch location on site and provides internship opportunities in the banking industry for students in the program.

* This program is located at Galesburg-Augusta High School.

Banking & Finance

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Is this course right for you?Do you like to work with computers? Do you like multitasking and organizing things?

If you do, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College Microsoft Offi ce Specialist Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites

Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsOffi ce manager, administrative assistant, human resources, entrepreneur, small business management, public relations

Salary Range$20,000 - $150,000

“Thank you. The business skills you taught in my class over ten years ago I still use today.”

- Erica Garrett, Alumna

Business Administration Management& Operations (BMA)Business, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

Take this exciting business-oriented class to fi ne tune business skills including but not limited to work habits, problem solving, decision making, career planning, computer applications, management and leadership.

Topics include keyboarding, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet projects, computer integration, business ethics and career exploration.

This course prepares students by developing skills for entry-level business careers.

Business AdministrationManagement & Operations (BMA)

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Is this course right for you?Do you like to create good food for your family and friends, try new recipes, work with people and be

creative? Can’t get enough of the Food Network? If so, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Ferris State University, Lake Michigan College ServSafe Certifi cation Training Standard First Aid & Adult CPR Certifi cate

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsChef, short-order cook, institution cook, production baker, baker, meat cutter, dietician, food services worker/manager, food preparation worker

Salary Range$25,000 - $45,000

“To become a skilled culinary professional, hands-on experience is a must.”

- American Culinary Federation

Culinary ArtsBusiness, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

Students taking this course will learn the fundamentals of cooking and baking as well as food safety, food prep and service, sanitation and safety, maintenance of tools and equipment and nutritional guidelines. Students also develop the cooking and baking skills necessary to be successful in the culinary industry.

The course will emphasize creative, hands-on food preparation in a fully equipped kitchen, as well as professionalism and work habits required in this industry. Students will have the opportunity to receive work-based training such as job shadowing, fi eld trips and other capstone experiences at area restaurants. The curriculum includes the National Food Industry standards for the ServSafe Certifi cation, an industry credential that verifi es that an applicant entering the workforce has the necessary skills for employment.

* This program is located at the Maple Street Magnet School.

Culinary Arts

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Is this course right for you?If you like to work with people and care about their satisfaction and enjoyment,

then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College ServSafe Certifi cation Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsHotel manager, restaurant manager, travel bureau manager, retail sales manager, resort manager, front desk receptionist/clerk, department manager, room clerk, concierge

Salary Range$20,000 - $80,000

“Hotel/motel managers with experience and a good reputation in the business earn higher salaries. Average salary in 2006 was $32,213.”

- www.michigan.gov/careers

Hotel, Restaurant& Travel ManagementBusiness, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the hospitality industry and related careers. In addition to course work, students will participate in job shadowing experiences.

Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Management (HRTM) is one of America’s fastest-growing industries. Areas of study in this program include lodging and restaurant operations and management, travel and tourism planning and food and beverage management.

* This program is located at the Rose Street Market.

Hotel, Restaurant& Travel Management

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Is this course right for you?Do you enjoy using your creative talents to promote ideas? Do your friends consider you

a born salesperson? Do you fi nd satisfaction in providing great customer service?If this sounds like you, this course is for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsFashion merchandise buyer, retail sales clerk, store manager, department team leader, entrepreneur, public relations specialist, advertising agent, manufacturer’s representative, sports marketing account managerSalary Range$20,000 - $100,000

“I have learned so much and the projects we do helped me a lot. I found a great job as a marketing assistant for a non-profi t organization, and the skills I have acquired from this class make my job so much easier.”

- Logan Dankert, Comstock Alumna

Marketing/EntrepreneurshipBusiness, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

Marketing is the process of planning, pricing, promoting, selling and distributing ideas, goods or services to create exchanges that satisfy a customer.

Course work teaches the principles of advertising, display, sales, merchandising, economics and marketing in a global economy. Students train in techniques businesses use to persuade consumers to buy products or use services. This exciting course teaches many transferable skills that students can use immediately in the workplace or to pursue a business degree at a postsecondary institution.

Marketing/Entrepreneurship

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Is this course right for you?If you like to work in an ever-changing fi eld where you can really dig into how things work (or don’t),

then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College Comp TIA Network+ Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsNetwork administrator, network engineer, computer security, computer/network technician, technology director, network operator

Salary Range$35,000 - $75,000

“Although I didn’t see the value at the time, I’ve found that the random wisdom shared (be nice to security people, watch out for duplicated MAC addresses, etc.) stuck in my head and became extremely useful.”

- Riley Johnson, Alumnus

Computer Network Administration(Network+)Business, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

This course concentrates primarily on the requirements of the Comp TIA Network+ certifi cation. Study includes network topologies, the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, network protocol standards, wiring standards, network operating systems, workstation confi guration and advanced topics.

* This program is a partnership with Secant Technologies.

Computer Network Administration (Network +)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

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Is this course right for you?If you like to work hands-on with computer systems, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit for DHTI+ College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College Comp TIA A+ & DHTI+ Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites

Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsComputer technician, service technician, network administrator

Salary Range$20,000 - $80,000

“Computer Tech is a great class, very hands-on and full of learning. On top of that, Mr. Miller is a great teacher!”

- David Penny, Portage Central Alumnus

Computer Technology(A+) & (DHTI+)Business, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

This hands-on course concentrates on the requirements of Comp TIA A+ industry-recognized certifi cation. Study includes computer hardware standards and components, software standards, installation, confi gurations and computer troubleshooting with emphasis on PC hardware, software and operating systems.

The second-year advanced level of the course concentrates on the requirements of the Comp TIA DHTI+ (Digital Home Technology Integrator) industry-recognized certifi cation. Study will focus on digital home integration of audio, video and computer technology and other home technology equipment. This will be a hands-on course where students will learn how to seamlessly incorporate technology such as iPods, home theater and home networking into the home automation concept. Successful completion of Computer Tech I or Computer Network Administration and teacher approval are required.

Computer Technology(A+) & (DHTI+)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

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Is this course right for you?If you like the idea of creating web pages with a little “zing” or creating your

own computer games, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College Comp TIA Network+ Linux+ Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsWeb programmer, web developer, web host/manager, applications developer, animator, games programmer

Salary Range$25,000 - $75,000

“I did it! It works!”

- Jake White, Loy Norrix Alumnus(Heard when the fi rst program worked the very fi rst time.)

Dynamic Web ProgrammingBusiness, Management, Marketing & Technology Pathway

Students in this course will program simple computer games to demonstrate advanced business-to-business programming possibilities with PHP.

The course prepares students for the challenging careers in dynamic web page design or game programming. This course concentrates on programmable web interfaces to data stored in a MySQL database using a WAMP and/or LAMP interface. Students gain skills in many Comp TIA Linux+ and Network+ objectives.

* This program is a partnership with Secant Technologies.

Dynamic Web Programming

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY

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Is this course right for you?If you like engines and automotive service, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, University of Northwest Ohio NATEF Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsAuto mechanic, service repairtechnician

Salary Range$20,000 - $60,000

“This class is really fun; it’s all hands-on!”

- Austin Eaton, Vicksburg

“Leander is the best teacher I have had and he has taught me a lot.”

- Nicholas Stephens, Vicksburg Alumnus

Automotive TechnologyEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

This National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certifi ed program covers four major areas of automotive service: engine electrical, engine performance, brake systems and steering and suspension. Students have the opportunity to become state certifi ed as well as to earn credit toward completion of an associate degree or other post-secondary training.

Students may take this course for two years.

Automotive Technology

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Is this course right for you?Do you want to jump-start your career in aviation and learn the various aspects of the ground school

portion of the private pilot license? Do you enjoy science and math? If you do, then this course is for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Northwestern Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Students provide own transportation Solid background in math and science

Career Data // JobsAirplane repair specialist, pilot,air traffi c controller, fl ightengineer, aeronautical engineer, airfi eld operations specialist,A+P mechanic, FAA inspector,astronaut, fl ight instructor

Salary Range$28,000 - $250,000

“Aviation Tech taught me the skills and talents to excel in my studies at Northwestern Michigan College. Entering college with this knowledge gave me a head start among my classmates and saved many credit hours.”

- Ethan Manchester, Alumnus

Aviation TechnologyEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

This course is a great way to jump-start a career in aviation, allowing students to study airframe and power plant mechanics in addition to learning the ground school portion of a private pilot license. The program emphasizes the application of advanced math and science concepts and prepares students for post-secondary education and training.

Students have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and visit leaders in the fi eld of aviation for career exploration. After completing this course, students will be prepared to take the test for the ground school portion of their private pilot license.

* This program is located at the Air Zoo.

Aviation Technology

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Is this course right for you?Do you like to build things, work with your hands, work outside in all kinds of weather, and build or

renovate a house for a deserving family? If so, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Ferris State University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Dress appropriately for working in all kinds of weather conditions May be responsible for transportation

Career Data // JobsGeneral laborer, carpenter, plumber, electrician, contractor, construction worker, concrete fi nisher, bricklayer, job superintendent, HVAC technician, painter, drywaller, project manager, construction manager, iron worker, owner/president of construction company

Salary Range$25,000 - $150,000

“We’re building a house! We’re doing stuff that people do all year long. They get paid to do it. This is jobs — hands on. You learn best hands on — at least I do!”

- Trevor Bouma, Alumnus

Construction TradesEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

This course exposes students to several aspects of the construction industry including site, layout, carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, heating, plastering, painting and other construction skill areas.

Students experience hands-on training in remodeling and/or new construction as well as classroom training. Students interested in this course should understand basic concepts of measurement and mathematics and be able to work indoors or outdoors.

Students may take this course for two years.

* This program is a partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity.

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Is this course right for you?Do you want to design the 21st century? Do you like to draw, work on the computer and design?

If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Sophomore, Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsArchitect, tool and die designer, engineer, CAD operator, designer,drafter, CAD manager, projectmanager, tool designer, BIMmanager, interior designer

Salary Range$30,000 - $80,000

“Drafting is a great program because it will give us an advantage when we get to college over those who haven’t been able to participate in this type of program. It also provides necessary skills to those who choose to study engineering.”

- Monty Porter, Portage Central Alumnus

Drafting TechnologyEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

Through learning CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting), students develop specifi c skills to help prepare them for the world of work or post-secondary education. Students may choose either technical or architectural drafting.

Second-year students may have the opportunity to work with a mentor architect or engineer on their design project. Students in the technical drafting course will take their designs and create a working model. They will learn how to use measuring instruments and machining by using a three-axis CNC mill, CNC lathe and a laser cutter. All students can enter their work into different competitions.

Students may take this course for two to three years.

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Is this course right for you?If you like troubleshooting, working with your hands, and working with tools — and if you’re

steady, alert, and focused, then this course is for you!

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Dual enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College - 7 College Credits College Credit (Articulation): Grand Rapids Community College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Students provide own transportation Must follow dual enrollment policies Students follow KVCC calendar — no high school spring break

Career Data // Jobs

Residential wiring electrician,wind energy tech/mechanic,telephone/cable/burglar/fi realarm installer, power line worker,electrical supply companyrepresentative, journeyman electrician, electronics installer/repairer

Salary Range$26,000 - $75,000

“Wind energy techs maintain turbines on wind farms. Experts agree you will need to have a fairly strong background and understanding of mechanical and electrical principles. This fi eld is open for great economic compensations.”

- www.greencareersguide.com

Electrical TechnologyEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

Students in this course are dually enrolled and have the opportunity to earn college credit through Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

This course provides instruction and training in the areas of applied electricity, residential wiring and code, and safety and fi rst aid. Students will learn basic electrical theory and practices as well as wiring theory and gain lab experience. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should have the knowledge and ability to wire a residence ac-cording to the national electrical code. Throughout the program, students gain valuable practical experience working on residential, commercial and industrial wiring. Students interested in this class should enjoy working with mathematical formulas and algebra concepts.

* This program is located at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Electrical Technology

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Is this course right for you?Do you like fi guring out how things work and using your creativity to solve problems?

If you do, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsElectrical engineer, computer engineer, wind power technician, mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, alternative energy specialist, technical engineer, electrician, environmental engineer, hydrocarbon processing senior technologist Salary Range$30,000 - $150,000

“This course introduced me to electronics and started me on my career path. Now I’m working for a top aerospace company designing state-of-the-art satellite communication systems.”

- Sean Reminga, Northrup Grunnan, Alumnus

Electronics & RoboticsEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

This is an excellent course for students to use their creativity to solve problems and fi gure out how things work. A hands-on approach will introduce students to concepts and skills in current and emerging technical fi elds. The course features high-tech equipment and programs in a student-centered classroom. Projects challenge and engage students’ minds to provide a strong foundation that could launch them into engineering or other high-tech careers such as alternative energies, robotics and automated systems, optics, biomedical, and nanotechnology.

Students may take this course for two years.

Electronics & Robotics

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Is this course right for you?Do you like working with wood and woodworking tools? Do you like designing and making things?

If you do, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Michigan Career & Technical Institute

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsCarpenter, woodworker, cabinetmaker, construction worker, furniture designer, furniture restorer, wood machinist

Salary Range$15,000 - $50,000

“. . . taught problem-solving skills for common sense answers to complex problems. Learning how to make woodworking projects taught me the value of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done. There is no other feeling like it!”

- Alex Hicks, Portage Alumnus

Furniture & CabinetmakingEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

This course provides students with hands-on experience in the production of furniture and cabinetry.

Students will complete projects designed to develop skills in group production, project design and layout, frameless construction using the 32mm system, techniques in joinery machine maintenance and use, wood identifi cation and properties, wood turning, computer numerically controlled mill/lathe programming and use, fi xture design and fabrication, and millwork.

Students may take this course for two years. Second-year students will focus on advanced wood techniques that will incorporate the interests and needs of area industries and the individual interest of the student.

Furniture & Cabinetmaking

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Is this course right for you?If you like the idea of working with heating and cooling systems, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Dual Enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College - 12 College Credits College Credit (Articulation): University of Northwestern Ohio

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Students provide own transportation Must follow dual enrollment policies Students follow KVCC calendar — no high school spring break

Career Data // JobsFurnace and air conditioning repair, refrigerator repair, HVACmechanic, HVAC installer, boilermaker, home appliancerepairer

Salary Range$20,000 - $90,000

“Job prospects for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school or a formal apprenticeship.”

- www.bls.gov

Heating, Air Conditioning & RefrigerationEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

Students in this course are dually enrolled and have the opportunity to earn KVCC college credit in addition to high school credit.

This course provides instruction and training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration as well as the design, installation, and servicing of HVAC/R systems. HVAC prepares students for a technical career upon completion.

* This program is located at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

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Is this course right for you?If you like the idea of working with machines, designing and making things that work,

then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsTool and die maker, machine toolsetter, CNC machinist, press operator, lathe operator, millwright, machine operator, industrial machine repair, tool room specialist, CAD/CAM programmer, part designer, quality inspector, metrology specialist

Salary Range$25,000 - $75,000

“Machine Tool is a workplace environment where students learn the ins and outs of industry. Students complete projects with machines used in machine shops such as endmills, lathes and surface grinders.”

- Jessica Hodge, Vicksburg Alumna

Machine Tool TechnologyEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

This course provides students with hands-on experience in machining and manufacturing methods in an industrial-like setting.

The course includes information on the operation of computer-aided design and computer manufacturing systems, machine tool equipment, machining of alloys, heat-treating operations and plastic molding systems. It also features demonstrations and maximizes student laboratory work (80% hands-on).

Students gain planning, organizing and decision-making skills while also developing acceptable attitude, interpersonal and equipment-related skills.

Machine Tool prepares students for immediate employment, advanced schooling and/or apprenticeship opportunities with local area employers. Students may take this course for two years.

Machine Tool Technology

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Is this course right for you?If you like to design and work with metal, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit Dual Enrollment at Kalamazoo Valley Community College - 6 College Credits College Credit (Articulation): Lake Michigan College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Students must provide own transportation Must follow dual enrollment policies Students follow KVCC calendar - no high school spring break

Career Data // JobsWelder, iron worker, welding machine operator, sheet metal worker, boilermaker, machine tool setter

Salary Range$15,000 - $60,000

“Favorite course in high school.”- Neal Dunithan, Galesburg-Augusta Alumnus

WeldingEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

Students in this course are dually enrolled and have the opportunity to earn college credit from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in addition to high school credit. Students must follow all requirements of a dual-enrolled program.

Students learn to weld with the most advanced welding processes used today. Content includes the basic safe operation of the ox-fuel welding, cutting and brazing systems. Students also receive training in the basic electric arc welding processes, SMAW (arc), GMAW (mig), and equipment setup, selection and operation. Blueprint reading for welders, welding symbols and basic welder’s trade math are included to prepare the student for employment in the welding trade.

* This program is located at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

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Is this course right for you?Do you dream of a career that combines hands-on technical skills with your problem-solving abilities?

Do you like to work outside in all kinds of seasons? If you are interested in a career in the exceptionally high-demand wind energy fi eld, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 4th Related Math Credit Certifi cate of Completion

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior

Career Data // JobsWind turbine technician, wind turbine installer, wind farm developer, wind farm manager, mechanical/environmental/electrical engineer, wildlife biologist, utility worker, wind analyst, researcher, real estate developer

Salary Range$24,000 - $150,000

“The major barriers to a more rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy effi ciency are not fi nancial, legal, technical, or ideological. One big problem is simply that green-employers can’t fi nd enough trained green-collar workers to do all the jobs.”

- National Renewable Energy Lab

Wind Energy TechnologyEngineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway

Students taking this course will explore career opportunities in the wind power industry through the study of how people harness wind to produce power and an overview of the technology and equipment found in a wind turbine. The program will discuss both utility scale and community wind equipment.

Units of study will include: the role of wind power in creating a diverse renewable energy portfolio; meteorology, the characteristics of wind, and issues associated with siting of wind turbines; identifi cation of the primary electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems within a wind turbine; fundamental knowledge of how each system operates; overview of the maintenance requirements for each component; essential safety practices; and career opportunities in the wind industry.

The course includes work in the classroom and the opportunity to work in the lab.

* This program is located at KVCC’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC).

Wind Energy Technology

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Is this course right for you?If you like to assist and care for others, enjoy hands-on physical work, readily follow

instructions, are organized and take pleasure in working and communicating with the public, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit College Credit (Articulation): Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Proof of immunizations Drug testing and background check Professional health attire Extended hours for internship Students provide own transportation Students must meet academic and attendance requirements to be recommended for internship

Career Data // JobsDental hygienist, dentist, endodontist, orthodontist

Salary Range$15,000 - $200,000

“If anybody has any interest in dentistry, then this is defi nitely the best way to fi gure out if this is something you really want to do.”

- Brad Phares, Portage Central Alumnus

Dental AssistantHealth Sciences Pathway

This course prepares students to become dental assistants. Students learn the fundamental knowledge and skills of dental anatomy, physiology, terminology, dental materials, chairside assisting, sterilization, radiology, laboratory and clinical procedures. Second semester consists of a paid or unpaid externship at a local dental offi ce.

* This program is located at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and local dental offi ces.

Dental Assistant

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Is this course right for you?Do you like to help people in emergency situations? Do you keep calm and collected

during stressful situations? If so, this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit College Credit (Articulation): Kalamazoo Valley Community College EMT Basic License CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Proof of immunizations Drug testing and background check Professional attire - uniform Extra hours required for EMT certifi cation Students provide own transportation

Career Data // JobsAmbulance driver, fi rst responder,medical service technician,fi re service, rescue squad,paramedic, fi eld supervisor,public/fi re safety, EMT instructor

Salary Range$30,000 - $50,000

“Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow by 19% between 2006-2016, which is faster than the average for all occupations.”

- www.bls.gov

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)Health Sciences Pathway

The EMT course provides students with instruction in basic emergency medical technology. The EMT course is a study of the topics and skills necessary to make lifesaving interventions and stabilize patients during transport to a medical facility.

This course not only involves lecture and practical skill labs but also introduces the clinical component of EMS education, the minimum level of training required for work on a transporting ambulance.

During second semester, students will complete clinical hours with a local ambulance service and healthcare agencies. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible for the National Registry Basic EMT licensing examination.

* This program is located at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

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Is this course right for you?If you like to assist people in need, enjoy math and science, embrace responsibility, have good oral and

written skills, and get pleasure from working with others, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit College Credit (Articulation): Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Proof of immunizations, drug testing, and background check Professional health attire Extended hours for internship Students provide own transportation for job shadowing

Career Data // JobsRN, LPN, radiology technician, surgical technician, respiratory technologist, phlebotomist, patient care associate, certifi ed nurse assistant, medical laboratory technician, physical therapy assistant, home health aide, medical billing coder, massage therapist

Salary Range$20,000 - $150,000

“...made me really love working in healthcare and love the setting of the ER.”

- EFE Promotional DVD

Fundamentals of Health ScienceHealth Sciences Pathway

The Fundamentals of Health Science program is ideal for students interested in exploring healthcare careers. Instruction will provide the skills and knowledge (both academic and technical) necessary to pursue entry level, advanced certifi cation and/or a two-year degree. Special emphasis is on physiology, anatomy, medical terminology, patient assessment/vital signs, infection control, medical ethics, job-related safety, CPR, fi rst aid and communication. Students should be dependable, well motivated, and show a sincere interest in health care.

Professional Health Science (formerly Allied Health II) Professional Health Science provides advanced training and experience in the healthcare fi eld. The course includes internship experiences, enrollment in advanced skill mini courses (phlebotomy, electrocardiography, patient care assistance, and exercise science/sports medicine) and college-level course work. Students successfully completing CPR/AED and medical terminology instruction may receive articulated college credit.

This second-year course represents the most advanced level of study in the health science program. Students applying to the program must meet specifi c achievement and performance prerequisites within either Health Science or Fundamentals of Health Science before gaining admission.

*This program is located at the Comstock Education Service Center and local healthcare partnerships.

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Is this course right for you?If you like to help people, love math and science, enjoy high levels of activity, and are

dedicated to learning and hard work, then this course is for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lake Michigan College CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Proof of immunizations, drug testing and background check Professional health attire Potential fundraising or out-of-pocket expenses for conference attendance Students are required to provide own transportation for job shadowing

Career Data // JobsRegistered nurse (BSN), medicaltechnologist, pharmacist, physician, physical therapist,occupational therapist, speechtherapist, athletic trainer, dietician,physician’s assistant, massage/art/music/dance/speech therapy, medical social workerSalary Range$30,000 - $350,000

“Registered nurses are projected to generate about 587,000 new jobs over the 2006 - 2016 period, one of the largest numbers among all occupations; overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent.”

- www.bls.gov

Health ScienceHealth Sciences Pathway

Health Science (formerly Allied Health I)This course introduces the student to health care, with an emphasis on core skills and knowledge applicable to many professional health care disciplines. The curriculum integrates anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and basic care skills through practical applications found in the health care setting. Students will investigate career choices through workplace observations. Students should enjoy working at a fast pace and be considering a healthcare career requiring a minimum of four years of post-secondary education.

Professional Health Science (formerly Allied Health II) Professional Health Science provides advanced training and experience in the healthcare fi eld. The course includes internship experiences, enrollment in advanced skill mini courses (phlebotomy, electrocardiography, patient care assistance, and exercise science/sports medicine) and college-level course work. Students successfully completing CPR/AED and medical terminology instruction may receive articulated college credit.

This second-year course represents the most advanced level of study in the health science program. Students applying to the program must meet specifi c achievement and performance prerequisites within either Health Science or Fundamentals of Health Science before gaining admission.

*This program is located at the Comstock Education Service Center and local healthcare partnerships.

Health Science

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Is this course right for you?Do you love working with hair, have an artistic fl air, and enjoy working with people?

If so, this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit State Licensure Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior Cosmetology Hours: 12:30 - 4:30 pm Barbering Hours: 12:30 - 5:30 pm Potential fundraising or out-of-pocket expenses for conference attendance Expected summer hours for Juniors Dress Code

Career Data // JobsHair stylist, barber, beautician,manicurist, cosmetologist

Salary Range$20,000 - $60,000

“. . . wonderful opportunity to get a head start on life.”

- EFE Promotional DVD

“I can learn skills with my hands. I learn the skills like the back of my hand.”

- Lauren Robinson, Alumna

Cosmetology/BarberingHealth Sciences Pathway

This is a state-certifi ed program of instruction designed to prepare students to become a licensed professional cosmetologist or barber. Michigan’s cosmetology course includes 1,500 clock hours (barbering includes 2,000) of mandatory attendance. In order to complete this requirement, students must be committed to attending the program during an extended day all through their junior and senior years and the summer that falls between. Upon successful completion of this prerequisite, students will be prepared to take their Michigan State Board Exam. Students not meeting this requirement during their EFE enrollment will need to complete the program at their own expense.

* This program is located at both West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty and Wright Beauty Academy.

Cosmetology/Barbering

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Is this course right for you?If you like to work with children and/or take care of young children, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation Visual Performing & Applied Arts Credit College Credit (Articulation): Baker College, Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College CDA Credential

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior TB Testing Clearance for child abuse and neglect Dress code Willingness to work with young children in child care tasks, i.e. meal prep, cleaning

Career Data // JobsDaycare supervisor, preschooleducator, elementary school teacher, childcare provider, nanny, teacher’s assistant, early childhood consultant, parent educator

Salary Range$20,000 - $40,000

“Early Childhood Education was a fun and educational experience. Being able to actually interact with children makes the experience fun and lets students experience the pros and cons that come with being a preschool teacher.”

- Chaquela, Alumna

Early Childhood EducationHuman Services Pathway

Students will prepare for employment opportunities that involve working with young children. Although child care career preparation is the major emphasis, it is also a valuable course for students interested in elementary teaching.

Students will gain experience through working in the on-site, state-licensed child care center and by job shadowing throughout the Kalamazoo area. Students have the opportunity to plan activities, apply basic principles of child guidance and gain supervised job experience.

Early Childhood Education

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Is this course right for you?Do you have what it takes (honor, integrity, good moral principles, physical coordination, problem-solving

skills, and a fi ne eye for detail) to be a law enforcement offi cer? If so, this course is for you.

Credits // Certifi cation Language Arts (12th Grade Leadership) Credit College Credit (Articulation): Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College First Aid & CPR Training

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Dress Code Hair Requirement: Males - no longer than 1 1/2”, Females - hair tied back Unlawful behavior may exclude/remove student from program

Career Data // JobsPolice offi cer, security person, jail guard, lawyer, judge, detective,forensics, fi re inspector, correctionsoffi cer, parking enforcement, bailiff,FBI agent

Salary Range$20,000 - $60,000

“Everything that we do is what that career is about — great opportunity.”

- EFE Promotional DVD

Law EnforcementHuman Services Pathway

This unique program features a Kalamazoo Public Safety offi cer as the instructor and also includes numerous other public safety offi cers with various backgrounds as guest speakers.

Law Enforcement I introduces students to the many different careers available within the law enforcement fi eld. The program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and ethics needed to be a successful police academy recruit. Areas of study include criminal law, patrol procedures, fi re ground operations, fi rst aid/CPR/AED training, defensive tactics, crime scene investigation and oral and written communication skills. The program follows police academy standards including uniforms and chain of command.

Law Enforcement II deepens students’ understanding of criminal procedures and improves their written and oral communication skills. Eligible students will intern with local public safety agencies during second semester, where they will apply the knowledge, skills, and ethics learned to real world situations.

* Partnered with Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, these programs are located at the Comstock Education Service Center and local internship sites.

Law Enforcement

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Is this course right for you?If you like to work with young people and have thought about teaching as a

career choice, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation High School Elective Credits

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Appropriate internship attire Students provide own transportation

Career Data // Jobs

Teacher, teacher’s aide, technicalassistant, paraprofessional,assistant principal, educationalconsultant, educational coordinator, principal, collegeprofessor

Salary Range$30,000 - $150,000

“Employment of kindergarten, primary, middle and secondary school teachers is projected to have average growth. Job prospects are expected to be favorable.”

- www.bls.gov

Teacher CadetHuman Services Pathway

This course is for high school seniors who have a desire to pursue a career within the fi eld of education. The intent of the program is to prepare students for a life in teaching with the expectation that they gain the experience necessary to make an informed choice. Students will work in an elementary, middle school or high school classroom for three days per week under the direct supervision of a certifi ed teacher. The remaining two days per week will involve related course work and portfolio development.

* This program is located at Gull Lake, Loy Norrix and Portage Central high schools.

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Is this course right for you?If you know you would like a career working with animals and would like hands-on experiences

in animal-related fi elds, then this course is for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Professional attire

Career Data // Jobs

Animal husbandry, animalnutritionist, animal scientist, animal caretaker, animal breeder/trainer, animal groomer, veterinaryassistant/technologist,veterinarian, farmer, rancher,equine trainer/boarder

Salary Range$30,000 - $80,000

“Animal Tech has helped me decide what I want to do as a career working with animals.”

- Anonymous

Animal TechnologyNatural Sciences & Agriscience Pathway

Students will learn about the basic care of animals including the anatomy, health, reproduction, and nutritional requirements of animals. This course gives special emphasis to the production of companion animals and livestock. Students explore careers in the animal industry and attain the skills necessary to seek out employment in the animal sciences. This is a laboratory/fi eld-based class that involves animal dissections, job shadowing, and fi eld trips.

Animal Technology

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Is this course right for you?If you like to take care of animals and work with animal healthcare, then this is the course for you.

Credits // Certifi cation 3rd Science Credit

Eligibility // Prerequisites Seniors only Successfully passed biology Dress code Students provide own transportation Students must meet academic and attendance requirements to complete an internship

Career Data // Jobs

Veterinarian, veterinary assistant,livestock inspector, life scientist

Salary Range$20,000 - $150,000

“It’s a great program that is taught by an actual veterinarian. When in EFE, you learn things that you wouldn’t in a traditional classroom setting.”

- Megan Richardson, Alumna

Veterinary ScienceNatural Sciences & Agriscience Pathway

During the fi rst semester, students will focus on anatomy, medical terminology, hematology, animal breeds, animal health and care, restraint and handling, veterinary lab procedures and parasitology. The second semester will combine continued classroom instruction on specifi c skills with fi eld work in area veterinary clinics. This program will introduce students to and help prepare students for various jobs in the fi eld of veterinary medicine.

* This program is located at the Sprinkle Road Veterinary Clinic.

Veterinary Science

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Work-Based LearningWork-based learning helps students understand how course content applies to their future

and allows students to interact with employees/employers to better understand the nature of work and opportunities available.

Benefi ts for Students

Better prepared for future employment and promotion May earn money to support future goals Improved attendance and better grades More interested in additional education and training Develop better problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills More goal-oriented Better understand real-life issues Have increased focus and purpose

The proper balance between classroom and work-based experiences results in high academic and technical achievement.

Work-Based Learning

Cooperative Education (CO-OP)11th and 12th-grade EFE students can earn while they learn through on-the-job training. This is a capstone experience for students to work in a job related to their EFE class. Applications are available in the guidance offi ce at each school.

ApprenticeshipEmployers sponsor students through the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. Paid experience integrates classroom and work-based learning. Upon completion of high school, the student continues the apprenticeship with the employer and with related post-secondary training. Applications are available in the guidance offi ce at each school.

Job ShadowingStudents spend time at local businesses observing working conditions and skill requirements. All EFE students have an opportunity to participate in a job shadowing experience.

Internships

Field Trips

Second-year EFE students in certain programs may access advanced training in the workplace as part of the curriculum. Some one-year programs also provide this opportunity in the second semester. These experiences may be unpaid or paid.

Many EFE students participate in fi eld trips to businesses in the community related to their program. This allows the students to observe the work environment in person and understand what opportunities are available in that career.

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Is this course right for you?If you want to work side by side with professionals in technical theatre, then this course is for you.

Eligibility // Prerequisites Junior or Senior Dress appropriately for work Students provide own transportation Hours extended beyond school day Application process

Career Data // Jobs

Scenic designer, lighting designer, master electrician, technical director, box offi ce manager, costume designer, scenic painter, scenic carpenter, director, stage managerSalary Range$20,000 - $150,000

“Now at NYU studying technical theatre, I realize just how much the EFE Theatre Technology program taught me.”

- Bridin Clements, AlumnaTheatre TechnologyArts & Communication Pathway

Students will work alongside theatre professionals in the areas of scenic construction, lighting/sound/special effects design, costume design, properties design, scenic painting, stage management, and box offi ce management. The course explores all aspects of technical theatre. A once-a-week seminar enhances studies.

Theatre Technology

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NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, or disability in any of its programs or activities. All inquiries by students and/or parents/guardians related to discrimination should be directed to Assistant Superintendent-Special Education, Kalamazoo RESA, 1819 East Milham Avenue, Portage, MI 49002.

Participating Districts

Climax-Scotts Community Schools Comstock Public Schools Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Gull Lake Community Schools Kalamazoo Public Schools Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency Kalamazoo Valley Community College Parchment School District Portage Public Schools Schoolcraft Community Schools Vicksburg Community Schools

For Further Information Contact:

Education for Employment Kalamazoo RESA 1819 East Milham AvenuePortage, MI 49002Phone: 269.250.9300or contact your high school counseloror visit us at www.kresa.org/efe

Education for Employment

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For Further Information, Contact:Education for EmploymentKalamazoo RESA1819 East Milham AvenuePortage, MI 49002-3035269.250.9300

or contact

Your High School Counseloror visit us at

www.kresa.org/efe or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/efekresa