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Business Education*

BE03: Financial and Technology Literacy
This course will develop proficiency in the use of the most widely adopted business application, Microsoft Office Suite. This course is designed as an integrated approach to developing competencies in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to collaborate and communicate in the digital age. Course activities will prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications (MOS), which are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for one semester hour of lower division college credit. Additionally, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for making informed financial decisions; successfully building, maintaining, and protecting financial resources with particular emphasis on saving, budgeting, investing, and risk management (insurance).
BE03: Financial and Technology Literacy eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course will develop proficiency in the use of the most widely adopted business application, Microsoft Office Suite. This course is designed as an integrated approach to developing competencies in the utilization of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to collaborate and communicate in the digital age. Course activities will prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications (MOS), which are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for one semester hour of lower division college credit. Additionally, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for making informed financial decisions; successfully building, maintaining, and protecting financial resources with particular emphasis on saving, budgeting, investing, and risk management (insurance).
BE16: Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives. This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways.
BE16: Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives. This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways.
BE31W: HCC ECON 101 Macroeconomics
This course is an introduction to economic principles with emphasis on the analysis of aggregate income and employment. Topics include theory of income and employment, role of money and banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and the problems of economic growth and fluctuations. Students completing ECON 101 or 102 cannot earn graduation credit for ECON 107. Pre-req: Eligibility for ENG 101.
BE31W: Business Economics/Profession Economics AOF
This course provides students with an introduction to the key concepts of business economics including supply, demand, profit, costs and markets and differentiates microeconomics from macroeconomics. The course describes forms of business ownership and discusses the relationship of labor and business, then provides a broad overview of the global economy. Finally, because economics affects every business job, students get a chance to examine careers in business, both as an employee and as a business owner. The second half of the course focuses on the significance and importance of ethics to stakeholders; examine who bears responsibility for ensuring an ethical code is followed; and explore ethical situations common in organizations. The course examines ethics through the lens of various business disciplines, and considers the impact of organizational culture on ethical practices. The course also explores ethics as social responsibility, the evolution of ethics as business becomes more international, and how the free market and organizational ethics can co-exist.
BE32: Principles of Accounting/Managerial Accounting AOF
This course provides students with the knowledge that accounting is a process of providing data and information that serves internal and external stakeholders. The second half of this course introduces the fundamentals of management accounting, including manufacturing and cost accounting, budgeting, accounting for managerial decision-making, and financial statement analysis. Students learn how to use accounting information for internal decision-making and planning and control. Students also examine career opportunities and the professional certifications and designations earned by individuals in the accounting profession.
BE33: Principles of Finance/Financial Services AOF
This course gives students a thorough introduction to the concepts, tools, and institutions of the financial world and serves as a foundation for the core courses offered by the Academy of Finance. Students begin by learning the basics of financial literacy and the function of finance in society. The second half of this course provides students with an introduction to an overview of banks and other financial services. It introduces students to the origins of money and banking and examines the early history of banking in the United States. Students study the financial services industry and the types of companies it includes in depth. They learn about the services offered by such companies and analyze the ways these companies earn profits. Finally, students examine careers in financial services. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE34W: Financial Planning/Applied Finance AOF
This course introduces students to an overview of the job of a financial planner. Students learn to consider how all aspects of financial planning might affect a potential client, and learn about the importance of financial planning in helping people reach their life goals. This course includes lessons on saving, borrowing, credit, and all types of insurance, and covers various types of investments. Students also examine careers in financial planning. The second half of this course delves into the financial concepts introduced in Principles of Finance. Students learn to identify the legal forms of business organization. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the important aspects of finance; including such concepts as profit, sales, the risk-return tradeoff, and the time-value of money. In this course, students read common financial statements and are introduced to business plans. They learn the three most common methods by which businesses raise capital (stocks, bonds, and short-term financing). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE37: Entrepreneurship/Business in a Global Economy AOF
This course introduces students to the critical role entrepreneurs play in the national and global economy. Students learn the skills, attitudes, characteristics, and techniques necessary to become successful entrepreneurs. They explore starting a business and learn about the operational issues and financial risks that new businesses face. Students examine ethical issues and develop a framework for managing them. The second half of the course focuses on providing students with an understanding of how and why businesses choose to expand their operations into other countries. This course exposes students to the unique challenges facing firms doing business internationally, and to the potential opportunities available to those businesses. Building on concepts introduced in Principles of Finance, Business in a Global Economy broadens students' understanding of how businesses operate, grow, and thrive in our ever changing world. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE40: Principles of Accounting and Finance
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives.
BE40: Principles of Accounting and Finance eLearning
This is one of two foundation courses required for all pathways in the Business Management and Finance Career Cluster and is essential to all pathways. This eLearning blended virtual course provides a foundational understanding of the role of business in a global society, American business as a dynamic process, forms of business ownership, management concepts, marketing, production and distribution, and accounting and finance. Along with a brief historical perspective, business terminology and principles will be emphasized. Students will develop the communication skills that will be necessary for success in the workplace and college while understanding the business world and preparing to meet their career goals and objectives.
BE41: Advanced Accounting
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential accounting courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Financing and Accounting Pathway. This course provides students with accounting knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the workforce. Focus will be on accounting procedures necessary to address long and short-term assets and investments, long and short-term liabilities, inventory management and accounting ratios used in the decision-making process. A comprehensive study of the accounting procedures used in establishing corporations, declaring and paying dividends, the formation and dissolution of partnerships, distribution of net income and owners' equity statements is included in this course. Career paths for accounting will be examined and the use of accounting knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE42: Advanced Business Management
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential Business Management courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Business Management pathway. This course provides students with the knowledge that will prepare them for post-high school levels of education and entry-level positions in the workforce. Focus will be on the role of business in society, the changing nature of contemporary business practice, major management concepts and theories, the processes of management (functional, operational, human relations), business law and ethics, and business communications. Career paths will be examined and the use of business management knowledge in a variety of career clusters is also explored. Awareness of ethical issues and application of ethical decision-making models will be reinforced throughout the course. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
BE43: Introduction to Marketing
This course provides a general analysis of marketing methods and techniques, channels of distribution, pricing, product lines, and promotion. Marketing is a creative, dynamic, and competitive field. It requires a skilled, professional understanding of consumer behavior and economic trends in order to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Classroom instruction combined with the school’s co-curricular student organization DECA help illustrate the marketing principles
BE43: Introduction to Marketing eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course provides a general analysis of marketing methods and techniques, channels of distribution, pricing, product lines, and promotion. Marketing is a creative, dynamic, and competitive field. It requires a skilled, professional understanding of consumer behavior and economic trends in order to gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Classroom instruction combined with the school’s co-curricular student organization DECA help illustrate the marketing principles
BE44: Advanced Marketing
This course is designed to be the second of two sequential marketing courses of the completer requirement for students enrolled in the Marketing Program of Study. The Advanced course builds on the concepts studied in Introduction to Marketing by giving students in-depth, comprehensive project-based learning opportunities. Students will apply their understanding of consumer buying behavior and relationships, the tools and techniques used by organizations that identify the factors that influence marketing strategy decisions, market segmentation and target marketing, and other considerations in order to create a written professional marketing plan. Throughout the course, students will use strong interpersonal skills and incorporate technologies when conducting primary and secondary research. Students will integrate their knowledge of legal issues, ethics, diversity and social responsibilities in developing their marketing plan. Students will continue to explore the many diverse career opportunities in the field of marketing
BE45W: Business and Entrepreneurship Capstone
This course will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous business pathway courses through the completion of a final capstone project. The capstone project is a personally-designed, independently conducted activity which will enable the student to further their knowledge/skills in an approved end-of-course final project. The capstone project will involve intense problem-solving in their chosen business pathway and offer the student the opportunity to think critically about a subject of profound interest to them. An alternative to the final capstone project will be an online dual enrollment option through Harford Community College where the student will complete six credits in approved business courses between the Fall and Spring semesters. These courses will be taken at the student’s high school and facilitated by a high school teacher.
BE46W: HCC ACCT 101 Accounting Principles 101
This course is an introduction to accounting theory and practice with an emphasis on accounting for assets. The complete accounting cycle is presented and end-of-period financial reports are prepared.
BE47W: HCC ACCT 102 Accounting Principles 102
This course focuses on accounting for the corporate form of organization. Emphasis is placed on the corporate capital structure, investments, liabilities, the cash flow statement, budgeting and managerial accounting for costs.
BE48W: HCC BA 101 Introduction to Business
This course introduces students to the American private enterprise system and the forms of businesses that operate within it. Students study the role of business in American society, international business activity, the impact of ethics and social responsibility on business, entrepreneurship and small business, and emerging trends in technology, organization, and management. Topics covered include economics, management, marketing, accounting, and financial management.
BE49W: HCC BA 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This course introduces students to the process of creating, identifying, evaluating and financing an entrepreneurial venture. Students gain insight into the characteristics, attitudes, habits, and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs. Students learn to craft an idea, good or service into a marketable product.
BE50W: HCC BA 203 Principles of Marketing
This course introduces students to fundamental marketing concepts and techniques related to product, pricing, distribution and promotional strategy. Students explore trends in the marketplace and identify opportunities for creating value for customers through marketing strategy.
BE51W: HCC ECON 102 Microeconomics
This course deals with resource allocation under the price system, price and output determination when markets are characterized by perfect and imperfect competition, and price and employment determination in the resource market. Current problems of poverty, environment, energy and urbanization are analyzed. Students completing ECON 101 or 102 cannot earn graduation credit for ECON 107. Prereqs: Eligibility for ENG 101 and college-level math.
BE52W: NAF Internship Experience AOF
This course intern experience exposes the student to a broad array of soft, workplace skills: critical thinking, teamwork, decorum, ethics, creativity, time management, ingenuity, honesty, problem-solving, comportment, and a solid understanding of the importance of excellent written and oral communication skills. It provides a valuable foundation for any career the student chooses to pursue in the future. All NAF internships are coordinated by the NAF Academy teachers and follow the NAF guidelines. NAF develops and offers students a sequenced set of work-based learning experiences that culminates in paid or unpaid internships as defined by the NAF Internship Gold Standards. These standards provide academies with criteria for high quality internships for high school students.
BE53W: HCC ACCT 108 Computerized Accounting
This course is an introduction to the concepts and uses of computerized accounting information systems. The student learns to apply accounting principles in recording business transactions and generating accounting reports and financial statements using general ledger accounting software.
BE54W: HCC BA 103 Public Relations
This course explores the basic concepts of public relations and its relationship to mass communication media and advertising. Students have the opportunity to acquire the basic skills necessary to conduct public relations projects.
BE55W: HCC BA 109 Principles of Management
This course enables students to identify and describe the major functions of management which include planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Students participate in individual and group activities providing practice in exercising these functions. Attention also focuses on the ideas, thoughts and theories of major contributors to the field of management such as Drucker, Maslow, Herzberg, McGregor and McClelland.
BE56W: HCC BA 130 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
This course introduces students to the role of supply chain management in the global economic system. Students examine the role of supply chain components, logistics concepts, warehousing practices and distribution management.
BE57W: HCC CIS 102 Introduction to Information Sciences
This course surveys the characteristics, functions and applications of computers. It includes the concepts and principles of problem solving and computer programming. Emphasis is placed on microcomputers and application software packages, such as word processors, spreadsheets, and graphics. Course fee.
BE58W: HCC ECON 106 Consumer Economics and Personal Finance
This course studies economic theory as it applies to consumer decision making. Theory will be complemented by practical examples of consumer decisions on investing, saving and budgeting. Use of credit, insurance, housing, career and retirement planning within the decision-making process will be emphasized.
BE59W: HCC FIN 100 Personal Finance
This course enables students to acquire an introduction to the various concepts associated with personal finance. Students apply financial management concepts in the areas of basic financial planning, creating a budget, preparing personal income tax returns, managing investment options and other liquid accounts, buying a house, the use of credit, purchasing insurance, managing investments, and saving for retirement.
BE60W: HCC ISS 105 Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course introduces students to the evolving field of cybersecurity. Students learn about cyber-attacks and techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against common cybersecurity threats. Students learn about software and hardware, network, Internet, and wireless security as well as a foundation for a more advanced study of cybersecurity.
BE61W: HCC OS 116 Communication Technologies
This course introduces students to the fast-paced world of end-user communication technology and telecommunications. Students acquire knowledge of the fundamentals of electronic mail, voice processing, teleconferencing, wireless communication, and related technologies. The course includes student use of speech recognition software. Course fee.
BE62W: HCC OS 129 Introduction to Office Procedures and Management
This course provides students with opportunities to explore various office careers for development of short- and long-term career goals. Key topics include: written and oral business communication skills; international etiquette; records/financial management/office design, space and workplace safety; minute-taking; and an introduction to supervision. Hands-on practice in the use of various filing systems, event planning/travel arrangements as well as case studies and role-playing will provide students with experience in real-world business practices. Course fee.
BE63W: HCC CIS 104 Computer Operating Systems
This course examines the importance of computer operating systems. Discussion includes how basic computer concepts relate to an operating system and what functions the systems perform. Operating systems for PCs and UNIX-based systems are discussed. Course fee.
BE64W: HCC CIS 210 Fundamentals of Network Security
This course provides an in-depth presentation of the capabilities of MS Windows Server Operating System. Topics include protocol configuration, name resolution, network services, remote access, routing, and security. The course provides a foundation that maybe useful for Microsoft Certification, but is not keyed to a particular Microsoft Exam. Course fee.

 

Career Technology Education

BE65W: HCC CADD 265 Solidworks
This course is an introductory course in the use of Solidworks CADD software. It focuses on developing an understanding of the program interface and methods of developing 3-dimensional solid models. Students produce a series of 3D models to test and explore the various methods of assembling a model in Solidworks. Course includes 30 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.
BE67W: HCC CIS 274 Cooperative Education: CIS (Internship)
This course experience is a work-based learning experience with an employer for a specific period of time. The experiences may be paid and must be related to the career and specific curriculum in which the student is enrolled. It is an opportunity for the student to supplement/integrate classroom learning with learning from a related work setting. A student registers for one to four credits of Cooperative Education in the curriculum in which he/she is enrolled.
BE68W: HCC CIS 272 Cooperative Education: CIS (Internship)
This course is a work-based learning experience with an employer for a specific period of time. The experience may be paid and must be related to the career and specific curriculum in which the student is enrolled. It is an opportunity for the student to supplement/integrate classroom learning with learning from a related work setting. A student registers for one to four credits of Cooperative Education in the curriculum in which he/she is enrolled.
BE69W: HCC ISS 222 Computer Forensics (Online)
This course introduces students to computer forensics, the emerging role of the computer forensics examiner, forensic evidence preservation, and legal and ethical foundations. This course provides a comparative study of information technology, evidence analysis, chain of custody, and data retrieval from computer hardware and software applications. Students have hands-on experiences using various computer forensic methods, evidence preservation techniques and documentation. Course fee.
BE70W: HCC ISS 221 Net. Def. & Countermeasures
This course in computer programming uses the C++ language. The student learns the fundamentals of object-oriented technology and learns to define, solve, code, enter, test and document programming problems. Course fee.
BE72W: HCC ISS 213 Cisco 3
This course is the third of four courses leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides information on switching basics and intermediate routing. The course focuses on Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Trucking Protocol (VTP). Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.
BE73W: HCC CIS 211 MS Windows Server OS
This course provides an in-depth presentation of the capabilities of MS Windows Server Operating System. Topics include protocol configuration, name resolution, network services, remote access, routing, and security. The course provides a foundation that maybe useful for Microsoft Certification, but is not keyed to a particular Microsoft Exam. Course fee.
BE74W: HCC CIS 203 Computer Systems & Procedures
This course presents the principles of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC): systems planning, analysis, design, implementation, and operation/support. Students apply systems analysis skills, techniques, and concepts by analyzing case studies. The role of the systems analyst in developing IT (Information Technology) projects such as a payroll system, a student information database system, or a health care system is discussed.
BE76W: HCC CIS 115 Fundamentals of Programming
This course is designed to develop problem-solving skills in relation to designing computer programs. The student examines and uses program development techniques by developing hierarchy charts, flowcharts and pseudocode to solve common programming problems. This course is a co-requisite for programming languages classes. It is strongly recommended that students complete CIS 115 prior to taking a programming language.
BE77W: HCC ISS 112 Cisco 2
This course is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides an introduction to routers and routing basics. The course presents information on initial router configuration, Cisco Input/Output System (IOS) software management, routing protocol configuration, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and access control lists (ACLs). Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.
CA03W: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
This course is a multi-skilled healthcare practitioner who is competent in both clinical and administrative procedures. This specialty course will prepare students to take the National Health Careers Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant test. All students are required to take this exam in order to complete the program. Passing the CCMA test will award students an NHA Provisional CCMA Certificate which, upon high school graduation, can be transferred to a full NHA CCMA certification. Students in this specialty course may participate in an Allied Health Internship where they will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the competencies associated with CCMA. Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course
CA04W: Physical Rehabilitation
This course is designed to expose students to varied careers related to the physical and occupational therapy field. This course integrates concepts of physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology and athletic training. Students will focus on musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and Integumentary related injuries, diseases and disorders. In addition, students will also focus on preventative activities, therapeutic practices and rehabilitation. Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skill and abilities that relate to physical rehabilitation and/or occupational therapy.
CA05: Principles of Art, Media, and Communication
This foundation course provides students an understanding of all aspects of the Arts, Media and Communication industry. Students will examine the opportunities and requirements of the major career pathways in this industry including: Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Interactive Media.
CA05: Principles of Art, Media, and Communication In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual foundation course provides students an understanding of all aspects of the Arts, Media and Communication industry. Students will examine the opportunities and requirements of the major career pathways in this industry including: Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Interactive Media.
CA06: Interactive Media and Design I
This course enable students a learning focus on three pathway areas: Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Interactive Media. Emphasis will be placed on group project development, and individual portfolio development. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain a foundational working knowledge of graphic design, digital media and Interactive Media. 
CA07W: Interactive Media and Design II
This course provides students the opportunity to continue their learning of the three pathway areas. Emphasis will be placed on group project development, project management, and individual portfolio development. Students will update their IMP Project Portfolio with exemplars of their best work. Students will advance their knowledge and skills in multimedia design and production through project planning and product development. Students will demonstrate the use of multiple tools and modalities in the production process. 
CA08W: Interactive Media Production (IMP) Portfolio Captone/Intership
This capstone course enables students to apply what they learned in their previous academic and IMP classes to complete a challenging, client-driven project. Students work in teams to design and create a solution to satisfy or fill a client€™s need or want. Students are also expected to refine the products that comprise their portfolio to meet the specifications identified by the affiliate partner. Student teams make progress reports to their peers, meet regularly with their clients, and exchange constructive criticism and consultation. At the end of the course, teams present their projects to industry partners for feedback and professional review. This course equips students with the independent study skills that they will need in postsecondary education and careers in Interactive Media Production. 
CA13: Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management Work-Based Learning
This course provides students the employment opportunity within the restaurant, culinary and catering industry based on the student prior experiences in the Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management program of study. This workplace component is a mentored, on the job training enabling students to receive the knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes needed to be successful in he Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management industry.
CA14W: Environmental, Agricultural and Natural Resources Internship/Apprenticeship
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Environmental, Agricultural, and Natural Resources field.
CA15W: Transportation Technologies Apprenticeship
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Transportation Technologies Apprenticeship field.
CA16W: Java Fundamentals
This course engages students with little or no programming experience to create Java programs. Participants are introduced to object-oriented programming concepts, terminology, and syntax, and the steps required to create basic Java programs using Alice, Greenfoot, and Eclipse interactive development environments. Hands-on practices figure prominently throughout this course so students can experience firsthand the power of computer programming.
CA17W: Java Foundations
This course engages students with little programming experience. Students are introduced to object-oriented concepts, terminology, and syntax, and the steps required to create basic Java programs using hands-on, engaging activities. Students will learn the concepts of Java programming, design object-oriented applications with Java and create Java programs using hands-on, engaging activities
CA18W: Java Programming
This course builds on the skills gained by students in Java Fundamentals and helps to advance Java programming skills. Students will design object-oriented applications with Java programs using hands-on, engaging activities.
CA19: Database Foundations
This course introduces students to basic relational database concepts. The course teaches students relational database terminology, as well as data modeling concepts, building Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), and mapping ERDs. Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is utilized to build ERDs and The Structured Query Language (SQL) is used to interact with a relational database and manipulate data within a database. Oracle Application Express is utilized to provide practical, hands-on, engaging activities. Leveraging project-based learning techniques, students will create and work with projects which challenges them to design, implement, and demonstrate a database solution for a business or organization.
CA20: Database Design & Programming with SQL
This course engages students to analyze complex business scenarios and create a data model – a conceptual representation of an organization’s information. Participants implement their database design by creating a physical database using SQL. Basic SQL syntax and the rules for constructing valid SQL statements are reviewed. This course culminates with a project that challenges students to design, implement, and demonstrate a database solution for a business or organization.
CA21W: Database Programming with PL/SQL
This course introduces students to PL/SQL, Oracle’s procedural extension language for SQL and the Oracle relational database. Participants explore the differences between SQL and PL/SQL. They also examine the characteristics of PL/SQL and how it is used to extend and automate SQL to administer the Oracle database. This course culminates with a project that challenges students to program, implement, and demonstrate a database solution for a business or organization.
CA22W: Environmental, Agricultural and Natural Resources Internship/Apprenticeship
This course completes a program-related internship/apprenticeship, in school clinic or other experience where students apply academic and technical skills to real-life applications and develop employability in the field of Animal Science, Agricultural Science or Natural Resources.
CA23W: Construction and Development Internship/Apprenticeship - Carpentry
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Construction field.
CA24W: Construction and Development Internship/Apprenticeship - Electrical
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Construction field.
CA25W: Construction and Development Internship/Apprenticeship - HVAC
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Construction field.
CA26W: Construction and Development Internship/Apprenticeship - Welding
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Construction field.
CA27W: Manufacturing and Engineering Internship/Apprenticeship - Manufacturing
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship field.
CA28W: Manufacturing and Engineering Internship/Apprenticeship - CADD
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship field.
CA29W: Fire Emergency Medical Training HS Cadet I
This courses consists of a series of subjects and topics. It must equate to two credits and satisfy the minimum hours listed per subject or topic. Subjects and topics include Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Medical Responder, Fire Fighter I, Truck Company Fireground Operations, and Hazardous Materials Operations.
CA30W: Fire Emergency Medical Training HS Cadet II
This courses consists of a series of subjects and topics. It must equate to two credits and satisfy the minimum hours listed per subject or topic. This is designated as a concentrator course and includes Fire Fighter II, Rescue Technician – Site Operations, and Rescue Technician – Vehicle and Machinery Extrication.
CA32W: HCC BIO 119 Biology for Health Professionals
This course is intended for students who plan to enroll in Anatomy and Physiology I at Harford Community College or another institute for a health related field major requiring this course. This course is not for biology majors. This course examines fundamental principles in general, organic, nuclear and biochemistry, cell biology, metabolism, development, molecular biology, epigenetics, biotechnology, and inheritance. The application of these topics in the health science field is stressed. The development of academic and reasoning skills required for the study of the sciences are emphasized throughout the course.
CA33W: HCC EXCS 201 Fitness Assessment and Program Design
This course is a dual enrollment course and constitutes one high school credit of Allied Health Internships in 12th Grade.
CA34W: HCC EXCS 283 Exercise Science Internship
This course is a dual enrollment course for students who successfully complete one high school credit of Allied Health Internship in 12th grade.
CA35W: HCC CIS 135 Introduction to Networks
This course presents the principles of data communications and computer networks. The student examines network hardware, topologies, communications protocols and network operating systems, emphasizing TCP/IP networks for the microcomputer environment. The course provides a foundation for those preparing for the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA) Network+ Certification exam.
CA36W: HCC ISS 220 Strategic Infrs. Security
This course focuses on security-related issues and the essential skills needed to implement security in a network in an enterprise environment, such as risk analysis, security policies, penetration testing techniques, Transfer Control Protocol (TCP), packet analysis, cryptography, operating system (OS) hardening, virus protection, and disaster recovery. Course fee.
CA37W: HCC ISS 111 Cisco 1
This course is the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides an introduction to computer networking. The course presents information on network terminology, fundamentals, media, cabling, Ethernet fundamentals, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and routing fundamentals. Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.
CA38W: HCC CMST 101 Speech Fundamentals (GI)
This course is performance-based in which students learn about public communication concepts and techniques, including audience analysis, topic selection and research, organization of speech materials, delivery skills, and critical evaluation of speeches.
CA39W: HCC MC 210 Introduction to Social Media (GI)
This course introduces students to a variety of social media platforms. Students will learn the professional and personal applications of social media, as well as their limitations. Related topics include the role of social media in advertising and public relations. Students may produce digital content for the college magazine's Facebook page and/or participate in other hands-on assignments. This course may require field trip(s).
CA40W: HCC MC 105 Introduction to Journalism (GH)
This course allows students to study the roles, responsibilities, and effects of print and broadcast journalism from a broad historical and critical perspective. Related topics include the Internet, advertising, and public relations. Ethical standards, business constraints, and current trends in journalism are also considered. Students may shadow a professional journalist and write for the college newspaper.
CA41W: HCC MC 103 Television Studio Production
This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of television studio production and the operation of television equipment commonly found in a studio setting. Students explore fundamental usage of studios and equipment, and will operate cameras, TV audio, video controls systems, TV lighting and basic set design. Students participate individually and in groups in productions such as news and commercials, as well as interviews, some of which may air on the local cable system. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester.
CA42W: HCC MC 102 Audio Production
This course introduces students to basic techniques of recording, editing, and mixing audio. Instruction covers fundamentals of microphone usage, mixing console operation, and digital recording and editing. Lectures and labs focus on topics such as acoustics, audio in media, equipment demonstrations, and recording techniques. Students work individually and in groups on a range of audio assignments including the production of an audio portfolio. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. This course may require field trips.
CA43W: HCC MC 101 Introduction to Electronic Media
This course is an introduction to the physical, financial, social and governmental controls of radio, television, cable and satellite. Students study the history of radio and television, basic radio and television technology, programming, and the business side of the industries, including sales practices, ratings, personnel and careers in the electronic media and related fields. Classroom learning consists of lecture, discussion, listening and viewing assignments, game shows and occasional guests. Students may elect to work in some capacity on WHFC, the College's radio station, or Harford Cable Network, the Harford County public access cable TV station, or to write a term paper.
CA44W: HCC ART 120 Digital Foundations I
This course establishes the foundation for all other computer-based classes within the Art & Design program. Students are introduced to the computer as an art-making tool. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations and studio work, students learn basic computer navigation/practices, scanning, printing, and a variety of select software packages used for image creation/manipulation, graphics and page layout. This course is taught in the Macintosh Digital Arts Lab using current software. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester.
CA45W: HCC ART 107 Fundamentals of 3-D Design
This course is an introductory course in the study of the formal elements of art --- line, plane, mass, volume, texture, color, and composition --- as they relate to form in space. Various materials and processes are used throughout the course. Course work includes lecture, studio work and critique for both art majors and non-majors. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of studio per semester.
CA46W: HCC ART 101 Fundamentals of 2D Design
This course is an introduction to conceptual and formal issues in contemporary art and design and color theory through the hands-on creation of two-dimensional studio projects using a wide variety of media and processes. Course work includes readings, lecture, studio work, and critique. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of studio per semester.
CA47W: HCC ISS 112 Cisco 2
This course is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides an introduction to routers and routing basics. The course presents information on initial router configuration, Cisco Input/Output System (IOS) software management, routing protocol configuration, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and access control lists (ACLs). Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.
CA48W: HCC ISS 213 Cisco 3
This course is the third of four courses leading to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation and provides information on switching basics and intermediate routing. The course focuses on Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Trucking Protocol (VTP). Course includes 45 lecture hours and 30 lab hours per semester. Course fee.
CT01: Introduction To Construction
This course is required of students enrolled in the construction program. Students will examine the different aspects of the construction field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT02: Introduction To Manufacturing
This course is required of students enrolled in the manufacturing program. Students will examine the different aspects of the manufacturing field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT03W: Introduction to Automotive - Diagnostics
This course is required of students enrolled in the automotive program. Students will examine the different aspects of the automotive field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems.
CT03: Introduction To Automotives
This course is required of students enrolled in the automotive program. Students will examine the different aspects of the automotive field through a series of classes designed to strengthen their knowledge of technical systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT04: Agriculture I Introduction To Current Ag Issues
This is a basic course in contemporary agricultural science topics, an overview of the applications of current and emerging technologies in animal, plant, food, fiber mechanical and environmental sciences, as well as natural resources management. Timely industry issues will be examined with local, regional, national and global perspectives. Biotechnology, agro terrorism, biofuels, land use, legislation, and alternative agricultural enterprise opportunities are examples of topics to be examined, as well as more traditional agricultural production in the form of individual and group activities. Career exploration, FFA and business management fundamentals will prepare students for continued agriscience studies. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT05: Agriculture II Ag Mechanics
This course will introduce students to basic farm and shop tools and equipment. Skills, safe operation, maintenance and repairs are stressed. Topics include basic electricity, small engines, plumbing, masonry, construction and welding. Instruction includes limited hands-on opportunities in the laboratory and on the school farm. Individual and group work is common. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit.
CT06: Agriculture III Agribusiness Management
This course explores fundamentals of agribusiness practices including basic accounting principles, business management skills and market research. Students will develop business plans and build entrepreneurial skills through various group and individual projects. School based entrepreneurial projects are available.
CT08: Horticulture I
This course explores basic plant science principles: culture, propagation, identification, and Integrated Pest Management using edible and ornamental crops. Traditional container, in-ground and hydroponics culture are traditional hands-on opportunities. Floriculture and interior plant usage will be practiced on campus. Greenhouse production and management skills will be developed in the classroom and the school greenhouse. Students will be introduced to occupational opportunities in the field of horticulture. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT09: Horticulture II
This course will continue the study of plant science with an emphasis on the production of nursery crops including ornamental and environmental trees and shrubs. Studies will also include landscape design and turf management with an introduction to landscape architecture, as well as continued development of industry skills and knowledge further preparing students for various industry occupations.
CT10: Horticulture III
This course will continue to develop real-world problem solving skills in the horticultural industries. The safe use, management and maintenance of common industry equipment will be refined. Practical landscape design, implementation and maintenance will be practiced on the school campus. Emerging uses for alternative and traditional agronomic and biotech enhanced crops will be explored. Leadership and employment skills will be become internalized through practice during programmed plant sales at the school-based retail garden shop. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT12: Floral Design I
This course focuses on developing professional design skills by studying fresh flower identification, selection, use and care. Hands-on production typically includes traditional and seasonal arrangements, corsages and boutonnieres. Students will be introduced to specialty work including weddings and other culturally significant events. Please note: there are limited opportunities for creativity and individual expression at this introductory level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT13: Floral Design II
This course continues to build floral industry design, business and leadership skills with the production of more creative and demanding floral productions. Foliage plant culture and identification and the use of permanent and preserved flowers are explored. Planning of special events such as weddings and programmed school sales offer opportunities for multiple customer consultations, market research, and production opportunities. The on-site retail shop offers practice of real world management applications. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT14: Floral Design III
This course continues to build on previous knowledge and skills related to applying the elements and principles of design to the arrangement of flowers. Emphasis is placed on the history of floral design, marketing and promotion, sales skills, and pricing design work. Seniors take charge of the student-run floral shop, which provides arrangements for school and community customers. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT15: Animal Science I
This course will study basic principles of animal science and related agribusinesses. Topics include exploration of careers and current events, and the production, reproduction, nutrition and health management of animal species with focus on dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats and equine. Students will receive opportunities for various hands-on activities with a number of large animal species on the small-scale school farm as both individual and group opportunities. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT16W: Animal Science II
This course is a continuation of the Animal Science curriculum in building skills in Agribusiness/Animal Science with an emphasis on the veterinary health field and large animal studies. Students will study animal anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and clinical assistance in patient history, vital signs, vaccinations, and bandaging. Large animal science will include an emphasis on animal behavior, growth, and nutrition. Students gain valuable job skills by developing successful agribusiness projects. Students further develop their leadership skills by practicing proper business law and work ethics. Hands on lessons in aquaculture, biotechnology, and group animal studies help students to master agriscience skills. Students continue to master veterinary medical terminology.
CT17W: Animal Science III
This course will continue their animal science studies focusing on the intricacies of equine science and management. Topics include more in-depth studies of equine breeds, anatomy and physiology, selection, uses, reproduction, nutrition and health. Specifically associated agribusinesses and the economic importance of the equine industries on the local, state, regional, national and global levels will be covered in individual and group activities. Hands-on activities will be available on the small-scale school farm. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT18W: Introduction to Networks
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience a SOHO network to introduce some basic networking concepts such as cabling, addressing, wireless, and security, and teaches students how to plan, deploy, and troubleshoot a small network. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT19: Automotive Diagnostics And Systems Repair I
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice theory and procedures associated with the automotive electrical steering, suspension, braking, fuel (including fuel injection), and emission control systems. Students develop skill in the use of electrical measuring devices, computerized engine analyzers, and diagnosis of computer related systems. Successful completion of this course earns three credits.
CT20: Automotive Diagnostics And Systems Repair II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience the theory and operation of the automotive transmission system. Opportunity is provided for students to use state-of-the-art computerized wheel balancing and alignment equipment on customer-related work. Throughout the course, skills in basic math, reading, and writing are reinforced. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT21: IT Essentials
This specialization covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare students for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help students hone their troubleshooting skills and practice what they learn. This course prepares students for CompTIA A+ certification exam.
CT22: Automotive Refinishing And Collision Repair I
This course provides opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skill in the use of high speed refinishing, computerized all-wheel alignment, and frame straightening equipment. Students learn and use modern auto body paint mixing, spraying, and finishing processes and techniques.
CT23: Automotive Refinishing And Collision Repair II
This advanced course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in all phases of auto body refinishing through the operation of an automotive dealership. Students learn and use modern technology to repair, refinish, and resell automobiles.
CT24: Cyber Security Essentials
This course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to security events, thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. It includes an optional skills challenge to practice cybersecurity operations knowledge in a fun and engaging environment. CyberOps Associate is a hands-on, career-oriented course with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized skills to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a Security Operations Center (SOC).
CT25: Computer Aided Machining And High Performance Manufacturing I
This course provides students with opportunity to learn and practice skills associated with precision machining of all types of metals. Students use both hand and machine tool operations to construct complex projects that require accurate measuring in both decimal and metric scales. Computer numerical control lathes and mills are used to develop basic skills and understanding of modern technology.
CT26W: Computer Aided Machining And High Performance Manufacturing II
This course explores modern manufacturing techniques through the utilization of computerized lathes and milling machines to construct both individual and mass production projects with a high degree of accuracy.
CT27W: Foundations Of Medicine And Health Science
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental and information systems of the healthcare industry. Students will begin to prepare for a medical or health science career by developing a broad understanding of the cluster and pathways in the Health and Biosciences Cluster. Students will learn about ethical and legal responsibilities, as well as the history and economics of healthcare. Students will engage in processes and procedures that are used in the delivery of essential healthcare services. As students learn to use medical terminology within a variety of medical and healthcare environments, they will develop the Skills for Success, academic, and technical skills necessary to function as a health professional. It is recommended that students complete or be concurrently enrolled in Biology to understand the concepts of Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology introduced in this course.
CT28: Certified Welding I
This course gives students opportunity to learn and practice welding skills on complex projects using shielded metal arc and gas metal arc (Mig) welding practices and techniques. Students design, plan, and construct projects using modern manufacturing and fabrication technology.
CT29W: Certified Welding II
Students participating in this course are given opportunity to learn and practice skills associated with oxyacetylene, shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc (Tig). Students who successfully complete this course are given opportunity to become certified welders by achieving passing scores on tests administered by an independent testing laboratory.
CT30W: Routing and Switching Essentials
This course provides an opportunity for students to use small and medium business sized networks to take concepts such IP addressing, switching, routing, WAN technologies, and security to the next level. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT31: Brick And Block Masonry I
This course provides opportunity for students to learn and experience site and building lot preparation, estimating construction materials, and constructing chimneys, arches, and other outdoor structures using a variety of brick bonding techniques. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT32W: Brick And Block Masonry II
This course provides students with opportunity to gain knowledge and advanced skills in the field of brick and block masonry. Students learn and practice basic site surveying, construct foundations on both residential and commercial projects, and participate in the residential house construction project. Opportunities are provided for students to become apprentice bricklayers upon completion of this course. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT33W: Principles of Engineering PLTW
This foundation course provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology and exposes students to major concepts they'll encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT34: Carpentry I
This course will begin with safety procedures within the construction craft. International Residential Code (IRC) certification will begin and students will have an opportunity to take two certification exams in the 11th grade and two certification exams in the 12th. Transit leveling, floor systems, wall, and ceiling framing will be practiced with "hands on” tasks. Roof framing, sheathing, and exterior finishes will be applied. Portfolio development rubrics are in place and give the opportunity to have students at the beginning of the year to apply for real project management positions within the class structure. An introduction to facility management and job opportunities in that field will be developed through an actual work order process within the school. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT35W: Carpentry II
This course will begin with safety procedures within the construction craft. International Residential Code (IRC) certification will continue and students will have an opportunity to take two certification exams in the 12th grade. If students pass all 4 exams, they will have 4 certifications for their portfolios. Windows, exterior doors, interior doors and all trim work for the Habitat Home will take place. Drywall installation and finish, along with painting and kitchen installation, will be identified and installed. Along with the "hands on” activities, high-level research and design will take place in the area of "Net Zero” green construction best practices for future classes to follow. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT36W: Digital Electronics PLTW
This foundation course introduces students to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in all modern electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and high-definition televisions. Students are introduced to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is designed for 10th and 11th grade students. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT37: Electricity I
This course focuses on broadening the student's skills and knowledge in residential, commercial, and industrial light, power, and control wiring. Content includes interpreting and use of the national electrical code, calculating circuit capacity by reading, drawing, and analyzing electrical schematics, diagrams, and blueprints, and installing and maintaining light, power, audio, video, signal, and alarm circuits. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT38W: Electricity II
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain advanced skills and knowledge in the grounding and bonding of electrical systems, and the operation, installation, testing, maintenance, and repair of motors, generators, transformers, and associated circuitry. Students will actively participate in the planning, layout, rough in, and trim-out phases of wiring a single-family residential dwelling in conjunction with the residential house construction project. Qualified students may participate in a related work experience program within their occupational field of study. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT39W: Aerospace Engineering PLTW
This specialization course explores the evolution of flight, navigation and control, flight fundamentals, aerospace materials, propulsion, space travel, and orbital mechanics. In addition, this course presents alternative applications for aerospace engineering concepts. Students analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. They apply knowledge gained throughout the course in a final presentation about the future of the industry and their professional goals. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT43: Heating Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Technology I
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT44W: Heating Air Conditioning And Refrigeration Technology II
This course is designed to give students hands-on experience in the design, installation, repair, and maintenance of residential, commercial, and industrial heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. Students learn state and local HVAC codes to ensure proper installation and will participate in the residential house construction project. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT45W: Security Fundamentals
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in: Network security, Compliance and operational security and Threats and vulnerabilities. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT46W: Computer Aided Design And Drafting I
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain skills in the production of working and assembly drawings. Students learn and experience detail drawing of machine parts and sheet metal drawings. Hands-on experience in designing and problem solving are provided. The students use the current version of AutoCAD/bundle package. Students gain skills in drawing, storing, retrieving, coping, and plotting CAD drawings.
CT47W: Computer Aided Design And Drafting II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn and experience architectural design of residential structures. Also, students will use CAD programs for 3D modeling/solid editing. Students will learn to render 3D drawings (making the drawings look photo-real.) Students will also learn to animate a 3D drawing (to show movement). Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT48W: Civil Engineering And Architecture PLTW
This specialization course explores the interrelationship and dependence of the fields of civil engineering and architecture on each other. Students apply their knowledge to the design and development of residential and commercial properties and structures. In addition, students use 3D design software to design and document solutions for major course projects. Students communicate and present solutions to their peers and member of a professional community of engineers and architects. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT49: Printing And Graphic Communication I
This course provides opportunity for students in the hands-on practical use and performance of activities directed toward a general understanding and skill in a variety of printing occupations. Students gain skill in both technical and operational fundamentals, which include an overview of the offset printing industry, desktop publishing, electronic pre-press, platemaking, offset press operations, and bindery and finishing procedures in a modern computerized laboratory. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT50: Printing And Graphic Communication II
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn communication principles and concepts, technical information, and operational experiences necessary for desktop publishing and electronic pre-press to support the offset printing process. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT51: Printing And Graphic Communication III
This course will give students the opportunity to perform advanced technical procedures and applied science as they relate to graphic communications. Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in advanced desktop publishing, electronic pre-press, press operation, job estimating, paper selection, fundamentals of shop management, and employment preparation. Successful completion of this course earns two credits.
CT52W: Engineering Design And Development PLTW
This capstone course will allow students to work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build, and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. At the end of the course, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT55W: Structure And Functions Of The Human Body
These two courses (CT27/CT55) provide the foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in a wide variety of allied health fields. Course content includes medical terminology, medical math, basic anatomy and physiology, rehabilitation concepts, team building and professionalism. Basic skills such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure are introduced and practiced. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities in the health care field via speakers, classroom activities and field trips. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT56: Licensed Cosmetology I
This course provides opportunity for students to acquire knowledge and skills in the care and beautification of the hair, complexion, and hands. Students acquire skill in shampoos, rinses, and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting, and lightening; permanent waving; giving facials; and manicuring. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT57: Licensed Cosmetology II
This course provides opportunity for students to gain knowledge in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and customer relations, as well as advanced skills in hair design, cutting, and coloring. Students gain experience in basic shop operations, appointment setting, and processes and practices. They also have the opportunity to practice cosmetology on adult day care clients at no charge. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT57: Licensed Cosmotology II
This course provides opportunity for students to gain knowledge in bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and customer relations, as well as advanced skills in hair design, cutting, and coloring. Students gain experience in basic shop operations, appointment setting, and processes and practices. They also have the opportunity to practice cosmetology on adult day care clients at no charge. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT58W: Licensed Cosmetology III
This course emphasizes preparation for the state board of cosmetology examination and completion of 1500 clock hours of instruction in theory and practical skills. Students gain skill in the operation of the school's cosmetology clinic and practice professional cosmetology on customers.
CT59W: Certified Nursing Assistant
This course utilizes classroom, lab-based and clinical experiences that prepare students for employment in acute or long-term care facilities. Upon completion of this course students take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification exam. Students taking this AHP Pathway Option will also participate in the Clinical Internship course. The content of this course must be approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBoN).
CT60: Food Preparation And Management I
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and use basic techniques and equipment to prepare food for commercial restaurant and retail distribution. Students gain experience and skill in following safety and sanitation procedures, using tools and equipment, measuring ingredients, following recipes, utilizing kitchen staples, preparing stocks and sauces, and demonstrating professionalism.
CT61: Food Preparation And Management II
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn and practice commercial food preparation skills. Students utilize principles of nutrition, menu planning, cooking, and baking to prepare a variety of foods for customers
CT62: Food Preparation And Management III
This course prepares students to organize, manage, and operate the “Cobra’s Cove”. Students gain experience and skill in customer service, inventory and ordering, food costing, banquet set-up and plate presentation. They also have the opportunity to earn ServSafe Sanitation Management certification.
CT63W: Allied Health Internship
This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory. Students enrolled in the AHP Pathway Options of Dental Assisting, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Physical Rehabilitation, Nationally Recognized Pharmacy Technician, Other Medical Specialty Course, or Dual Enrollment which do not have a specific, required clinical experience aligned to the content, should choose this course to complete the AHP program of study
CT64: Health Occupations I
This introductory course provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in a wide variety of allied health fields. Course content includes medical terminology, medical math, basic anatomy and physiology, rehabilitation concepts, team building and professionalism. Basic skills such as temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and height and weight are learned. Students are exposed to a variety of career opportunities in the health care field via speakers, classroom activities and field trips.
CT67: Maryland Fire And Rescue Institute Program
This program is a joint venture between the Harford County Public Schools, the Association of Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services of Harford County and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute of Maryland (MFRI). This one-year program provides (a) state certification in the area of fire, rescue, and emergency medical skills and techniques, and (b) a Career and Technology Education program completer status for registered students. Individuals electing this program must register in the Career Research and Development Program and receive one credit for the first course. Upon completion of the program, students will receive four credits, and will be Career and Technology Education (CTE) program completers and receive articulated credits through the University of Maryland at College Park.
CT71: Foundations Of Homeland Security And Emergency Prepardness HSEP
This course will introduce students to Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness guidelines, concepts, and action plans. Emphasis will be placed on unique aspects of public safety and public health. The course will explore the various methodologies for intelligence gathering and dissemination and will introduce students to various local, state, and federal assets. Students will prepare an action plan that includes initial notification, emergency response (on and off scene), and recovery
CT73W: Principles Of The Biomedical Sciences PLTW
This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting "hands-on” projects and problems. Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bio-informatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. Key biological concepts including: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including: the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function are incorporated in the curriculum where appropriate. The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent courses. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT74W: Human Body Systems PLTW
This course will engage students in the study of basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human health. The human body is a complex system requiring care and maintenance. Students will use a variety of monitors to examine body systems (respiratory, circulatory, and nervous) at rest and under stress, and observe the interactions between the various body systems. Students will use LabView® software to design and build systems to monitor body functions. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT75W: Medical Intervention PLTW
This course investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body as students explore: how to prevent and fight infection; how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. Lifestyle choices and preventative measures are emphasized throughout the course as well as the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future.
CT76W: Biomedical Innovations PLTW
This capstone course gives student teams the opportunity to work with a mentor, identify a science research topic, conduct research, write a scientific paper, and defend team conclusions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers. Each team will have one or more mentors from the scientific and/or medical community guiding their scientific research. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT77: Homeland Security Science HSEP
This course will introduce students to Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness threats to public safety and health, decontamination, protection, detection and identification, and planning concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the utilization of science to protect the public against chemical and biological threats. The course will explore the various methodologies, capabilities and limitations for individual and collective protection, handheld and fixed detection, and field sampling and laboratory identification. Students will prepare a chemical and biological incident response plan as an end of course assessment. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT78: Homeland Security Science Research Methods And Applications HSEP
This course will focus on developing the student's scientific research, problem solving and writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on research and analysis, technical writing, team dynamics, and laboratory analysis and skills. The course will actively engage the student in market survey techniques, technical publication layout and design, team building skills and role play, and proper implementation of laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT79: Administration Of Justice I HSEP
This course will introduce students to multiple aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement. Students will explore the criminal process, various forces that impact law enforcement, and the rights of citizens. Students will understand the difference between juvenile and adult justice, and classifications of different crimes. This class will give students a general knowledge needed for students to enter various law enforcement careers at the federal, state, and local levels. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your teacher for further information.
CT80: Administration Of Justice II HSEP
This course will continue the student's knowledge of criminal justice and law enforcement. In this course students will be introduced to evidence collection, analysis, and forensic examination. The role of law enforcement officials as a first responder will also be discussed as well as the duties of police officers. Students will also identify various careers in law enforcement. Successful completion of this course earns one credit. Note: Students earning an "A" or "B" are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your teacher for further information.
CT81W: STARS Courses I And II Graphic Information Systems And Remote Sensing
This course will introduce students to Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology through academic study and applied instruction. This course is the foundation of the STARS Entry-Level GIS Technician Certification. Teachers and students will use a locally customized Geographic Information System (GIS) to learn about their local community. They will use the same data, imagery and software that NASA uses to study their state, county and school campus. SKILL-BASED TRAINING FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING Course II will help the student learn the skills required to work on and/or build a Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing project. Students and teachers will follow a course of hands-on instruction to learn skills ranging from introductory digital mapping to image analysis. In this second course on the path to STARS Entry-Level GIS Technician Certification, students are introduced to each skill with a real world application and led in the problem solving process. Follow-up applied practice application will direct the student to apply acquired skills to cases in the local community using the supplied data. This repetition will set the stage for further student driven projects.
CT82W: STARS Courses III And IV 4 Geospatial Application Project
This course will continue to help students learn the skills required to work on and/or build a Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing project. Students and teachers will follow a course of hands-on instruction to learn skills ranging from introductory digital mapping to image analysis. Through Course I and Course II, students learned some of the basic skills necessary to GIS. In Course III, students will learn to apply those skills. Students will learn and apply Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. The ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension allows students to examine the spatial relationships within a specific area as well as study site suitability. The ArGIS 3D Analyst extension allows students to gain a different perspective on their environment by modeling surfaces three dimensionally. Students will also learn methods of integrating external hardware in order to incorporate real time data from GPS units in order to accurately survey their community. Combined with a trouble-shooting unit and general review of skills acquired in Course II, Course III can become an invaluable tool. S.T.A.R.S. COURSE IV GEOSPATIAL APPLICATION PROJECT Course IV is the final course in the STARS Certification series. In the beginning of this course, students will use the Project Management Model to discuss and build a campus-wide base map. Once finished with the base map, each student selects one of the campus-based projects to complete. Each of the "final" projects are designed to let the students put their Geospatial skills to use. Each student will need to complete one project and achieve a 70% or higher on the written STARS exam to become STARS certified.
CT83W: Internship Capstone Experience HSEP
The Internship/Capstone Experience is the culminating course for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to extend and apply their classroom learning in one of the career areas of Homeland Security Sciences, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, or Information/Communications Technology. Students will have the option of completing an industry-mentored project, internship, or enrolling in a post-secondary course. They will play an integral part in determining which type of experience will be most beneficial and supportive of their individual goals. At the end of the course, students will compile a working portfolio which documents their academic and technical skill attainment and present it for critique. Subject to administrative approval, students will enroll in approved post-secondary courses in lieu of completing a project or internship. Links between secondary and post-secondary institutions will be established to allow students to dual enroll in criminal justice or environmental technology-related courses, receiving both high school and college credit.
CT85: Career Research And Development In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course will begin researching careers and will take a variety of career and interest assessments. Students will begin to develop a portfolio demonstrating workplace and academic readiness. Students will learn how to effectively plan for their future incorporating both employment, education and training goals, begin developing financial literacy skills, and integrate the Maryland's Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career choices and educational choices. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT85: Career Research And Development
This course will begin researching careers and will take a variety of career and interest assessments. Students will begin to develop a portfolio demonstrating workplace and academic readiness. Students will learn how to effectively plan for their future incorporating both employment, education and training goals, begin developing financial literacy skills, and integrate the Maryland's Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career choices and educational choices. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT85: Career Research And Development eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course will begin researching careers and will take a variety of career and interest assessments. Students will begin to develop a portfolio demonstrating workplace and academic readiness. Students will learn how to effectively plan for their future incorporating both employment, education and training goals, begin developing financial literacy skills, and integrate the Maryland's Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career choices and educational choices. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT86: Career Development Preparation And Transition In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course engages students to apply the knowledge gained in the first course to the practical experience of their work-based learning placement. Students will continue building a career portfolio that demonstrates proficiencies in workplace readiness, personal financial management, personal growth and development, and employment experiences. Students will learn to plan effectively for their future incorporating employment, education and training goals, building financial literacy skills, and integrating the Maryland’s Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career and educational choices.
CT86: Career Development Preparation And Transition
This course engages students to apply the knowledge gained in the first course to the practical experience of their work-based learning placement. Students will continue building a career portfolio that demonstrates proficiencies in workplace readiness, personal financial management, personal growth and development, and employment experiences. Students will learn to plan effectively for their future incorporating employment, education and training goals, building financial literacy skills, and integrating the Maryland’s Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career and educational choices.
CT86: Career Development Preparation And Transition
This course engages to students to apply the knowledge gained in the first course to the practical experience of their work-based learning placement. Students will continue building a career portfolio that demonstrates proficiencies in workplace readiness, personal financial management, personal growth and development, and employment experiences. Students will learn to plan effectively for their future incorporating employment, education and training goals, building financial literacy skills, and integrating the Maryland’s Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career and educational choices.
CT86: Career Development Preparation And Transition eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course engages students to apply the knowledge gained in the first course to the practical experience of their work-based learning placement. Students will continue building a career portfolio that demonstrates proficiencies in workplace readiness, personal financial management, personal growth and development, and employment experiences. Students will learn to plan effectively for their future incorporating employment, education and training goals, building financial literacy skills, and integrating the Maryland’s Skills for Success as they begin to manage their career and educational choices.
CT87: Work Based Learning Experience eLearning
The Work-Based Learning Coordinator will coach and assist students as they secure employment based on the results from career research, interest inventories, and aptitude assessments taken in the Career Research and Development course and the Career Development, Preparation, and Transition. This workplace component is mentored, on-the-job training enables students to receive the knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes needed to be successful in today's workplace. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT87: Work Based Learning Experience
The Work-Based Learning Coordinator will coach and assist students as they secure employment based on the results from career research, interest inventories, and aptitude assessments taken in the Career Research and Development course and the Career Development, Preparation, and Transition. This workplace component is mentored, on-the-job training enables students to receive the knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes needed to be successful in today's workplace. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT87: Work Based Learning Experience In-Person Blended
The Work-Based Learning Coordinator will coach and assist students as they secure employment based on the results from career research, interest inventories, and aptitude assessments taken in the Career Research and Development course and the Career Development, Preparation, and Transition. This workplace component is mentored, on-the-job training enables students to receive the knowledge, skills, and appropriate attitudes needed to be successful in today's workplace. Successful completion of this course earns one credit.
CT96W: Clinical Internship
This course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory. The students have a clinical rotation in long-term care experience and obtain the required clinical hours qualifying them to obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) certification. This course also includes a classroom component which continues the required theory for certification. In the classroom, students are further able to reinforce the concepts they have learned during their clinical experience. Successful completion of this course earns two credits. Note: Students earning an A" or "B" in this program are eligible to receive credit through Harford Community College under the articulation agreement. See your teacher or counselor for further information."
CT96: Apprenticeship Related Instruction In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course is a year-long study of related classroom instruction. The classroom instruction can be offered prior to or simultaneously with the work-based learning experience. The school systems Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator and designees are responsible for ensuring that this is reflected on the student’s schedule and that credit is are earned towards high school graduation. In addition, the related classroom instruction must assist the student in meeting the goals outlined in the student training plan. The Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator and/or designees must collaborate with the classroom instructors and the Eligible Employer to coordinate the design of a realistic training plan that meets the needs of the Eligible Employer and the capacity of the classroom instructor and school district.
CT96: Apprenticeship Related Instruction SCED 22971
This course is a year-long study of related classroom instruction. The classroom instruction can be offered prior to or simultaneously with the work-based learning experience. The school systems Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator and designees are responsible for ensuring that this is reflected on the student’s schedule and that credit is are earned towards high school graduation. In addition, the related classroom instruction must assist the student in meeting the goals outlined in the student training plan. The Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator and/or designees must collaborate with the classroom instructors and the Eligible Employer to coordinate the design of a realistic training plan that meets the needs of the Eligible Employer and the capacity of the classroom instructor and school district.
CT97: Apprenticeship Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experience 1 In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course is the first part of a work-based learning experience which takes place at a work-site and must be a paid experience (at least minimum wage). All three parts of WBL experience must cumulate to a minimum of 450 hours. This experience is directed by the WBL agreement provided by the school system and a student work plan developed among the student, WBL coordinator, and eligible employer. The student work plan identifies the appropriate competencies, duties, tasks and outcomes in academic, technical, and workplace readiness areas that apply directly to the student’s goals for a specific work-related placement.
CT97: Apprenticeship Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experience 1
This course is the first part of a work-based learning experience which takes place at a work-site and must be a paid experience (at least minimum wage). All three parts of WBL experience must cumulate to a minimum of 450 hours. This experience is directed by the WBL agreement provided by the school system and a student work plan developed among the student, WBL coordinator, and eligible employer. The student work plan identifies the appropriate competencies, duties, tasks and outcomes in academic, technical, and workplace readiness areas that apply directly to the student’s goals for a specific work-related placement.
CT98: Apprenticeship Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experience 2
This course is the second part of a work-based learning experience which takes place at a work-site and must be a paid experience (at least minimum wage). All three parts of WBL experience must cumulate to a minimum of 450 hours. This experience is directed by the WBL agreement provided by the school system and a student work plan developed among the student, WBL coordinator, and eligible employer. The student work plan identifies the appropriate competencies, duties, tasks and outcomes in academic, technical, and workplace readiness areas that apply directly to the student’s goals for a specific work-related placement.
CT98: Apprenticeship Work-Based Learning (WBL) Experience 2 In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course is the second part of a work-based learning experience which takes place at a work-site and must be a paid experience (at least minimum wage). All three parts of WBL experience must cumulate to a minimum of 450 hours. This experience is directed by the WBL agreement provided by the school system and a student work plan developed among the student, WBL coordinator, and eligible employer. The student work plan identifies the appropriate competencies, duties, tasks and outcomes in academic, technical, and workplace readiness areas that apply directly to the student’s goals for a specific work-related placement.
FC10W: HCC EDUC 103 The Young Child
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of child development from birth to age twelve. Emphasis is placed on development and learning theories, factors which influence the development of young children, and the identification of children who are at risk for developmental delays. Other important issues related to the development of young children are also addressed including: school readiness, developmental assessment, families, developmentally appropriate practices and current trends in the field. Additional Information Required by State Regulations **Child Care Credentialing Information: This course includes 45 hours in core of knowledge training including 3 hours in Child Development: Introduction to Observation and Assessment of Children; 24 hours in additional core of knowledge training in Child Development; 3 hours in Curriculum: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (including children with special needs); 3 hours in additional core of knowledge training in Curriculum; 3 hours in Health, Safety & Nutrition: Nutrition & Active Learning; 3 hours in Special Needs; 3 hours in Community: Anti-bias/Cultural Competence; and 3 hours in Community: Family & Community Partnerships.
FC12W: HCC EDUC 104 Materials & Curriculum for Early Childhood
This course will explore best practices in the field of early childhood education. Emphasis will be placed on fostering development of the whole child through developmentally appropriate practices. Other issues pertinent to the education of young children will be addressed including: family partnerships, diversity, relationships, brain development, and current trends in early childhood education. Additional Information Required by State Regulations Students who complete both EDUC103 and EDUC104 are eligible for the 90-hour Preschool Certificate required by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care. **CHILD CARE CREDENTIALING INFORMATION: This course includes 45 hours in core of knowledge training including 3 hours in child Development: Introduction to Observation and Assessment of Children; 3 hours of Curriculum: Resources that Guide Daily Planning; 3 hours in Curriculum: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (including children with special needs); 3 hours in Curriculum: Taking Learning Outside; 15 additional hours in Curriculum; 3 hours in Special Needs: Supporting Children with Disabilities, Delays, or Special Health Care Needs; 3 hours in Professionalism: Environmental Rating Scales; 3 hours in Professionalism: The Child Care Provider as Professional; 3 additional hours in Professionalism; 3 hours in Community: Anti-bias/Cultural Competence; and 3 hours in Community: Family & Community Partnerships. **CHILD CARE CREDENTIALING INFORMATION: This course includes 45 hours in core of knowledge training including 3 hours in child Development: Introduction to Observation and Assessment of Children; 3 hours of Curriculum: Resources that Guide Daily Planning; 3 hours in Curriculum: Developmentally Appropriate Practice (including children with special needs); 3 hours in Curriculum: Taking Learning Outside; 18 hours in additional core of knowledge training in Curriculum; 3 hours in Special Needs: Supporting Children with Disabilities, Delays, or Special Health Care Needs; 3 hours in Professionalism: Environmental Rating Scales; 3 hours in Professionalism: The Child Care Provider as Professional; and 3 hours in additional core of knowledge training in Professionalism.
FC13W: HCC EDUC 101 Introduction to Education: Early Childhood through Secondary
This course is a survey of the role of education in America. Consideration is given to basic philosophies underlying the requirements of effective learning -- teaching situations, developmental aspects of school age children, current trends in education, and the selection of education as a profession. Participants should anticipate spending the equivalent of four days in field placement with a minimum of 30 hours in a public school classroom.
FC22W: Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism Apprenticeship
This course is a program-related, registered apprenticeship experience within the Consumer Services, Hospitality and Tourism field
TE55: PLTW Computer Science Principles
This course covers all learning objectives in the College Board’s new Computer Science Principles Framework. This approach provides the opportunity for students to get AP credit for earning a qualifying score on the AP Computer Science Principles exam. CSP aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that use computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. The course also aims to build students’ awareness of the tremendous demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills. Units focus one or more computationally intensive career paths. Students use Python® as a primary tool and incorporate multiple platforms and languages for computation. Students practice problem solving with structured learning experiences and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.

 

Elective

BE66W: HCC STEM Bridge - Communications and Customer Service
This course integrates basic skills, workforce skills, computer skills, and job readiness training contextualized within the STEM/ IT pathways. The content was designed to introduce essential skills for students entering the STEM / IT profession. This course was designed to help all learners quickly develop foundational skills in math and workplace communication to enter today’s workforce.
CA31: PTECH Freshman Seminar
The course focuses on WICOR strategies (Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn), building relational capacity, building metacognition as a learner, and building critical thinking. Students will also be given independent and group learning projects with which to practice college readiness skills and critical thinking skills. Students will also monitor their own progress in classes and learn how to collaborate with mentors and coordinators in order to meet with success in high school and college courses.
EL01: ACT and SAT Prep Course
This course is designed to help students acquire skills to prepare to take the ACT, SAT, or any college or career readiness assessment.   Students will have the opportunity to review basic English and mathematics skills through participating in content-specific lessons tailored to their instructional needs.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity engage in real-time experiences that mirror the various college or career readiness assessments through a variety of learning platforms to practice acquired skills.  Upon successful completion, students will possess the tools and strategies necessary to complete any college or career readiness assessment to the best of their ability.  Successful completion of this course earns one-half elective credit.
EL02: Mentors
EL10: Avid I
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. Students will increase awareness of their personal contributions to their learning, as well as their involvement in their school and community. Students will prepare for and participate in college entrance and placement exams, while refining study skills and test-taking, note-taking, and research techniques.
EL11: Avid II
This second sequence of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. In the tenth grade year, students will continue to refine their academic learning plans and goals, increasing awareness of their actions and behaviors, as well as develop an increased ability to self-monitor, self-regulate, and manage time. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: analyzing prompts, supporting arguments and claims, character analysis and detailed reflections. Lastly, students will narrow down their college and careers of interest, based on personal interests and goals.
EL12: Avid III
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. The course emphasizes rhetorical reading, analytical writing, collaborative discussion strategies, tutorial inquiry study groups, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, college study skills and test-taking strategies, note-taking and research. The eleventh grade AVID Elective course is the first part in a junior/senior seminar course that focuses on writing and critical thinking expected of first and second-year college students. In addition to the academic focus of the AVID seminar, there are college-bound activities, methodologies and tasks that should be undertaken during the junior year to support students as they apply to four-year universities and confirm their postsecondary plans.
EL13: Avid IV
This fourth sequence of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an academic elective course that prepares students for college readiness and success, and it is scheduled during the regular school day as a year-long course. Each week, students receive instruction utilizing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum provided by AVID Center, tutor-facilitated study groups, strengthen metacognitive development, analytical reading and writing, communication skills, and academic success skills. In AVID, students participate in activities that incorporate strategies focused on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading to support their academic growth. In the twelfth grade year, students will continue to refine their academic learning plans and goals, create legacy projects including service learning projects/mentoring, as well as develop an increased ability to self-monitor, self-regulate, and manage time. Students will expand their writing portfolio to include: an argumentative research paper on a social issue and detailed reflections. Lastly, students will prepare for college through the use of inquiry based collaborative study groups utilizing higher order thinking questioning techniques.
EL55: Newspaper and Yearbook Editor
This course provides students with training in newspaper and yearbook publications through actual on-the-job production. Topics covered include business management, public relations, photojournalism, and thematic copy. Students will have opportunities to learn and use advanced computer technology for the production of the yearbook.
EL56: Yearbook
This course provides students with training in yearbook publications through actual on-the-job production. Topics covered include business management, public relations, photojournalism, and thematic copy. Students will have the opportunity to learn and use advanced computer technology for the production of the yearbook. Successful completion of this course earns one elective credit.
EL57: Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for English 10
The Bridge Plan for Academic Validation course will provide students with the strategies and support needed to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for English 10.  Students who have passed the English 10 course, and have not met the graduation assessment requirement as measured by PARCC English 10 may enroll in the course.  Upon successful completion of the Bridge plan, students may earn ½ of an elective credit as well as the graduation assessment requirement for PARCC English 10.
EL58: English II Seminar
This course is paired with English II with the Seminar course meeting on the alternate day to provide additional support for students. English II Seminar will provide opportunities for differentiated instruction and support on word work, fluency and comprehension. Students receive additional time to meet the demands of the English II content standards.
EL59: Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for American Government
The Bridge Plan for Academic Validation course will provide students with the strategies and support needed to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for American Government.  Students who have passed the American Government course, and have not met the graduation assessment requirement as measured by HSA American Government may enroll in the course.  Upon successful completion of the Bridge plan, students may earn ½ of an elective credit as well as the graduation assessment requirement for HSA American Government.
EL60: HCC MC 100 Digital Entertainment (DC)
This Discovery Course is an introduction to technologies used for the purpose of entertainment, to include game design, video production, graphic production, animation, and web culture. Students will use a variety of technologies to experience and create media for a variety of purposes.
EL61: HCC MC 210 Introduction to Social Media (DC)
This Discovery Course for college credit only at Harford Community College introduces students to a variety of social media platforms. Students will learn the professional and personal applications of social media, as well as their limitations. Related topics include the role of social media in advertising and public relations. Students may produce digital content for the college magazine's Facebook page and/or participate in other hands-on assignments. This course may require field trip(s).
EL63: HCC CJ 112 Introduction to Crime Scene Technology (DC)
This Discovery Course for college credit only at Harford Community College is an introduction to crime scene investigation techniques. Emphasis is placed on how to collect and preserve physical evidence, examine the evidence and record the crime scene.
EL65: HCC SOC 102 Social Problems (DC)
This course places major emphasis on a variety of contemporary American and world social and cultural issues -- ranging from social justice issues and diversity (gender, race, and social class) to criminal justice issues and violence to global concerns such as the ecological system, war, and terrorism. Analysis of multiple causation and past historical origins are connected to contemporary problems.
EL66: HCC PSY 213 Human Relations (DC)
This Discovery Course for college credit only at Harford Community College is a learning experience designed to provide students with skills necessary to develop sensitivity to others, to become more effective listeners, and to convey awareness, understanding and patience. Students will learn strategies to become more effective in interacting with diverse people as individuals, in groups, organizations, and in the community.
EL68: HCC ISS 105 Introduction to Cybersecurity (DC)
This Discovery Course for college credit only at Harford Community College introduces students to the evolving field of cybersecurity. Students learn about cyber-attacks and techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against common cybersecurity threats. Students learn about software and hardware, network, Internet, and wireless security as well as a foundation for a more advanced study of cybersecurity.
EL69: HCC BA 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (DC)
This Discovery Course for college credit only at Harford Community College introduces students to the process of creating, identifying, evaluating and financing an entrepreneurial venture. Students gain insight into the characteristics, attitudes, habits, and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs. Students learn to craft an idea, good or service into a marketable product.
EL70: HCC PSY 101 General Psychology (DC)
This course presets a broad spectrum of research and theoretical concepts to provide a balanced understanding of human behavior. Topics include the biological basis of behavior, human development, personality, health and wellness, learning and memory, social diversity, abnormal behavior and therapy.
EL71: HCC CMST 101 Speech Fundamentals (DC)
This course develops skills in this performance-based course of public communication concepts and techniques, including audience analysis, topic selection and research, organization of speech materials, delivery skills, and critical evaluation of speeches.
EL94: Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for Algebra I
The Bridge Plan for Academic Validation course will provide students with the strategies and support needed to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation for Algebra I.  Students who have passed the Algebra I course, and have not met the graduation assessment requirement as measured by PARCC Algebra I may enroll in the course.  Upon successful completion of the Bridge plan, students may earn ½ of an elective credit as well as the graduation assessment requirement for PARCC Algebra I.

 

English*

EN01W: Honors English I eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course follows the same structure as English I with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Honors English I incorporates additional writing opportunities for students to refine and strengthen their writing skills to an advanced level. Students are expected to manage independent work, collaborate with others, and fully participate in student generated discussions and research. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01W: Honors English I
This course follows the same structure as English I with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Honors English I incorporates additional writing opportunities for students to refine and strengthen their writing skills to an advanced level. Students are expected to manage independent work, collaborate with others, and fully participate in student generated discussions and research. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01W: Honors English I In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course follows the same structure as English I with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Honors English I incorporates additional writing opportunities for students to refine and strengthen their writing skills to an advanced level. Students are expected to manage independent work, collaborate with others, and fully participate in student generated discussions and research. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01: English I blended SLP
The ninth grade English curriculum is the beginning of a four-year sequential program. Ninth grade students will read a variety of texts arranged thematically and write in a variety of forms including argument, informational, and narrative. Language and speaking and listening skills are integrated in both reading and writing. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01: English I blended
This course is the beginning of a four-year sequential program.  Ninth grade students will read a variety of texts arranged thematically and write in a variety of forms including argument, informational, and narrative.  Language and speaking and listening skills are integrated in both reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01: English I In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course is the beginning of a four-year sequential program.  Ninth grade students will read a variety of texts arranged thematically and write in a variety of forms including argument, informational, and narrative.  Language and speaking and listening skills are integrated in both reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01: English I
This course is the beginning of a four-year sequential program.  Ninth grade students will read a variety of texts arranged thematically and write in a variety of forms including argument, informational, and narrative.  Language and speaking and listening skills are integrated in both reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN01: English I eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course is the beginning of a four-year sequential program.  Ninth grade students will read a variety of texts arranged thematically and write in a variety of forms including argument, informational, and narrative.  Language and speaking and listening skills are integrated in both reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02W: Honors English II
This course follows the same structure as English II with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Students will engage in an in-depth analysis of texts. Focus is given to writing that aligns to future English Advanced Placement courses. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02W: Honors English II In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course follows the same structure as English II with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Students will engage in an in-depth analysis of texts. Focus is given to writing that aligns to future English Advanced Placement courses. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02W: Honors English II eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course follows the same structure as English II with some variation in course content to allow for an accelerated pace and an advanced study of appropriately complex text. Students will engage in an in-depth analysis of texts. Focus is given to writing that aligns to future English Advanced Placement courses. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02: English II blended
This course will further assist students in developing a global awareness.  Tenth grade students will build upon the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening while strengthening language usage.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02: English II eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course will further assist students in developing a global awareness.  Tenth grade students will build upon the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening while strengthening language usage.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02: English II In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course will further assist students in developing a global awareness.  Tenth grade students will build upon the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening while strengthening language usage.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN02: English II
This course will further assist students in developing a global awareness.  Tenth grade students will build upon the integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening while strengthening language usage.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03W: HCC ENG 101 English Composition
This course is designed to develop mature writing skills in the essay form, including the documented essay. Through writing a series of essays in a variety of modes, such as argumentative essay, the process analysis, the research paper, and the summary analysis, students achieve proficiency in presenting and supporting their own ideas and incorporating the ideas of others into their essays.
EN03W: HCC ENG 206 American Literature: Late 19th and 20th Centuries
This course examines the major American writers of the late 19th and 20th centuries as well as cultural and philosophic ideas reflected in the literature of these periods.
EN03: English III
This course will continue to develop techniques of discussion and written expression through critical reading of American writers with emphasis on an analysis of the interrelationships of culture and literature.  Students will write with sophistication in a variety of forms.  Students will demonstrate their college and career readiness by independently showing increased proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03: English III blended SLP
Eleventh grade students will continue to develop techniques of discussion and written expression through critical reading of American writers with emphasis on an analysis of the interrelationships of culture and literature. Students will write with sophistication in a variety of forms. Students will demonstrate their college and career readiness by independently showing increased proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03: English III In-Person Blended
This in-person blended virtual course will continue to develop techniques of discussion and written expression through critical reading of American writers with emphasis on an analysis of the interrelationships of culture and literature.  Students will write with sophistication in a variety of forms.  Students will demonstrate their college and career readiness by independently showing increased proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03: English III blended
This course will continue to develop techniques of discussion and written expression through critical reading of American writers with emphasis on an analysis of the interrelationships of culture and literature.  Students will write with sophistication in a variety of forms.  Students will demonstrate their college and career readiness by independently showing increased proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN03: English III eLearning
This eLearning blended virtual course will continue to develop techniques of discussion and written expression through critical reading of American writers with emphasis on an analysis of the interrelationships of culture and literature.  Students will write with sophistication in a variety of forms.  Students will demonstrate their college and career readiness by independently showing increased proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN04W: HCC ENG 102 English Composition and Literature
This course focuses on the critical analysis of literary genres, emphasizing poetry, short fiction and drama. Students explore literary works from various cultures through discussions and critical writing activities.
EN04W: HCC ENG 204 English Literature: Survey of English Literature II
This course is a chronological and critical study of English writers, Romantic to the present, and their personal, literary and cultural importance.
EN04W: HCC ENG 101 English Composition
This course is designed to develop mature writing skills in the essay form, including the documented essay. Through writing a series of essays in a variety of modes, such as argumentative essay, the process analysis, the research paper, and the summary analysis, students achieve proficiency in presenting and supporting their own ideas and incorporating the ideas of others into their essays.
EN04W: HCC ENG 109 233 English IV
ENG 109 English Composition: Research Writing (3 credits): This course emphasizes the use of exposition and argumentation, along with library research and documentation techniques, in developing clear and effective research reports, term papers, and other analytical writing. This course is recommended for those desiring to transfer to a four-year institution or those desiring additional training in writing skills. ENG 233 African-American Literature (GH) (D) (3 credits): This course is a survey of African-American literature from the mid-19th century until the present. Selected works include slave narratives, folklore, fiction, poetry and drama. The works are examined in historical context and in their relationship to the political, social and intellectual milieux in which they were produced.
EN04: English IV
This course is the culmination of the students' study of language, literature, and writing in high school.  The thematic curriculum uses works of British literature to refine skills in critical reading, literary analysis, and written expression.  Students will participate in civil, democratic discussions around topics related to their reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN04: English IV British Literature
This course is the culmination of the students' study of language, literature, and writing in high school.  The thematic curriculum uses works of British literature to refine skills in critical reading, literary analysis, and written expression.  Students will participate in civil, democratic discussions around topics related to their reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN04: English IV British Literature blended SLP
The twelfth grade English curriculum is the culmination of the students' study of language, literature, and writing in high school. The thematic curriculum uses works of British literature to refine skills in critical reading, literary analysis, and written expression. Students will participate in civil, democratic discussions around topics related to their reading and writing. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN04: English IV British Literature blended
This course is the culmination of the students' study of language, literature, and writing in high school.  The thematic curriculum uses works of British literature to refine skills in critical reading, literary analysis, and written expression.  Students will participate in civil, democratic discussions around topics related to their reading and writing.  Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN05: AP English Language and Composition eLearning
This college level eLearning blended virtual course is designed for juniors. Rigorous training in college-level composition skills and literary analysis is provided. The literature will also be used as the foundation for instruction and practice in various types of exposition and systematic instruction in college-level grammar and usage. The course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN05: AP English Language and Composition In-Person Blended
This college level in-person blended virtual course is designed for juniors. Rigorous training in college-level composition skills and literary analysis is provided. The literature will also be used as the foundation for instruction and practice in various types of exposition and systematic instruction in college-level grammar and usage. The course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN05: AP English Language And Composition
This college level course is designed for juniors. Rigorous training in college-level composition skills and literary analysis is provided. The literature will also be used as the foundation for instruction and practice in various types of exposition and systematic instruction in college-level grammar and usage. The course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.
EN06: AP English Literature Composition
This college level course focuses on selected classic and modern novels, poetry, and general non-fiction. It is designed for seniors who have ability in and motivation toward the study of literature. This course provides rigorous training in literary analysis. Students will discuss and assess literary qualities and ideas, trends, and techniques. Types of exposition will be reviewed and practiced. This course is designed to prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test. Successful completion of this course earns one required English credit.