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ACCOUNTING (COMPUTERIZED) - Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills of 25 words per minute. This course provides students with manual and computerized instruction in the area of accounting/record keeping, basic payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and computerized spreadsheets to include QuickBooks. Instruction in income tax preparation and volunteering in the VITA program are added component. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
ADVANCED WOODWORKING – This course will introduce and reinforce personal safety, usage of tools and machinery used in the cabinet making process leading to machining and construction of cabinet casework. Tool identification and function, materials and adhesives, basic shop math, and shop plans are included.
AG FABRICATION/WELDING – This course will prepare students in all aspects of project construction in the industry, including blueprint reading, tool and equipment use, safety, metallurgy, and specific welding processes. This course is articulated with Imperial College.
AG MECHANICS – Prerequisite: Must be willing to participate in FFA. Course is designed to develop skills beyond those of basic introduction. Students will experience good shop management of tools and farm equipment. Emphasis is placed on the student to undertake and complete projects with minimum supervision. Students will weld fabrication using gas and arc welding. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY – Central Union High School’s program is approved by NATEF and students completing the course successfully are eligible to take the ASE exam in brakes; electrical; suspension and steering; and engine performance. This course gives students both theory and hands-on. Instruction includes understanding of the basic skills necessary to enter the field of automotive repair and to prepare for national certification examinations. This course provides a study and practice of shop safety, automotive technician tools, brakes, electrical systems and engine performance. The courses are articulated: Calexico with Imperial Valley College and Central with Cuyamaca College.
CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING –This course, provides classroom instruction and hands-on training in the area of police organization, criminal law, patrol procedures, traffic enforcement, report writing, criminal investigations, juvenile law, narcotics and dangerous drugs, special services theories of criminology, special police enforcement, disaster control measures, self-defense, jail operations, security officer training, police weapons, firearms, baton, weapons and chemical agents, crime victims/witnesses, career development, reading, community relations, attitudes and behavior. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
CAREERS WITH CHILDREN – Prerequisite: 1) Must have the Department of Justice fingerprinting and child abuse index clearance; and 2) Must take a test for tuberculosis clearance. This course provides students with the skills necessary for entry-level jobs in child care occupations. Instruction will include on-the-job experience in caring for infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children in various settings. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
COMMUNITY OFFICE OCCUPATIONS – Prerequisite: One year of keyboarding and demonstrate an interest in business careers. This course prepares students for entry-level jobs as office clerks, receptionists, and clerk typists. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical experience, students learn or upgrade office skills, office procedures, use reference materials, filing, telephone techniques, machine calculation, and simple business records. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAFTING - Prerequisite: Equivalent of one year computer training or demonstrated proficiency in computer operation, one year of geometry, and/or basic drafting course. This course gives the students an understanding of how to utilize Autodesk Design Software products used specifically for Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) and equipment for the purpose of being productive in occupations which require visual information skills.
COMPUTER DESIGN AND ANIMATION - Prerequisite: Equivalent of one year computer training and/or demonstrated proficiency in computer operation. This course gives students both theory and hands-on experience in computer design and related occupations. This course provides a study and practice of computer illustration to create 2D and 3D logos, advertising material, presentations, and promotional items.
COMPUTER REPAIR – This course prepares students to learn to operate, repair maintain, and upgrade computer equipment, as well as, different electronic components. The course provides an introduction to networking connectivity. Students prepare to take the A+ Certification examination.
COMPUTERIZED OFFICE SYSTEMS – Prerequisite: Keyboarding of 35 words per minute or completed one year of keyboarding and ability to work well independently. This course prepares students for entry-level jobs in word processing and computer operations. Students will receive training in word processing, data entry, electronic spreadsheet and data base management applications. Courses also taught in units for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. This course is articulation with Imperial Valley College.
CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY – This course provides instruction in construction and building technology occupations. The hands-on training includes all components of building a house. Employment possibilities include construction laborer, carpenter and maintenance. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
CULINARY ARTS - The Culinary Arts program prepares students for careers in the rapidly expanding hospitality industry. Students learn to prepare food in restaurant and catering type settings. Instruction includes: kitchen terminology, culinary nutrition, food sanitation, menu production, food pairing, recipe analysis, meat identification, product knowledge, demonstration of skills and much more. The course offers students an opportunity to view careers in the food service industry and provides a basic knowledge as the beginning of a foundation for advanced training in college level hotel and restaurant courses. The course helps prepare students for entry-level jobs in the commercial food industry.
DENTAL ASSISTANT – The Dental Assistant course is designed to give the student the knowledge, skills, and practice for those who would like to obtain entry-level employment within a dental facility. This course is designed to provide training in the fundamentals of assisting the dentist, chair side duties, equipment sterilization, preparation of dental materials, patient communication, and general office procedures. Instruction will include introduction to additional dental education opportunities.
DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION – This course provides entry-level and intermediate training in the creation of video production and operation of digital equipment. Instruction covers production of programming, listening and speaking skills, script writing and critical thinking. Students use the video camera, editing equipment, special effects equipment/software and sound system.
FIRE SCIENCE – Prerequisite: Must be able to communicate in English, physically fit and able to pass physical agility test as determined by the instructor (may be excluded from test with instructor’s permission). This course is designed to develop proficiency in basic fire suppression skills in the following areas: hose lines, ladders, salvage, breathing apparatus, ropes, knots, tools and equipment, ventilation, tactics and strategies, overhaul, communications and elementary hydraulics.
FOOD TECHNOLOGY - This course is designed to develop entry-level skills for employment in the food service industry. Instruction will include kitchen safety, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Sanitation, hands-on food preparation, restaurant servers, recipe conversion and various methods of cooking.
GRAPHIC DESIGN – Prerequisite: Equivalent of one year computer training and/or demonstrated proficiency in computer operation. This course provides instruction in basic design concepts, layout techniques, image editing, color enhancements, web designs and animation. Instruction will include the creation of documents and projects in applying learned techniques.
INCOME TAX PREPARATION - Pre-requisites: Basic computer proficiency; ability to follow instructions, read and understand text material, and performs basic math computations; dress appropriate to business setting; and ability to maintain information confidential. Classroom instruction includes an overview of income taxes; related laws and regulations; and completion of individual income tax forms, schedules, and tax tables. Integrated throughout the course is financial literacy, basic academic skills, and problem solving. Instruction is provided using online access provided by the Internal Revenue Service. Students will receive 20 hours of classroom instruction plus 15 hours of supervised field experience.
INTERIOR DESIGN – Through the use and application of art principles, the students will create aesthetically pleasing environments, which could enhance contemporary lifestyles. Units in communication skills, housing options, budgets, selection of home furnishings, and art styles will prepare students to understand the physical, psychological, cultural, and social influences pertaining to complex housing decisions required for creating an esthetically desirable living environment.
INTRODUCTION TO BIOFUELS – This course is ideally taken after an introduction to Agriculture Science and an Agriculture and Natural Resources class (General Biology and Chemistry background is useful). Students will be introduced to the scope of combustion fuels made from non-petroleum sources (biofuels). The source, processing, and social impacts of biofuel utilization will be covered. Basic laboratory competence, laboratory safety and daily testing protocols will also be discussed. This articulation is pending with Imperial Valley College.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE – This course trains students in practical experiences which involve locating, planting and maintaining turfs, plants, shrubs, trees, and other devices which help beautify residential and/or commercial grounds. Students learn techniques of landscape design, ground preparation, ornamental horticulture, design installation and maintenance of automated water and light systems.
MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT - This course trains students for medical office entry-level positions. Students learn medical office core topics including medical terminology, safety, work ethics, procedural diagnostic coding, universal claim form, problem solving, payroll, computerized appointment, and office administration.
MEDICAL OFFICE OCCUPATIONS - This course trains students for medical office entry-level positions. Students learn medical office core topics including medical terminology, basic human anatomy and physiology, safety, work ethics, procedural diagnostic coding, universal claim form, problem solving, payroll, computerized appointment, and office administration. Job skills are developed by a combination of classroom instruction and unpaid and/or paid on-the-job training.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY – Students experience and explore careers in the health care field through guest speakers and are prepared for entry-level employment. Students will learn the structure of the human body system, as well as terms related to the body system, radiology, pharmacology and surgery word parts and how to combine the parts to form medical terms. Analyze, define, pronounce and spell medical terms. The courses in Holtville and Imperial are articulated with Imperial Valley College.
NURSING ASSISTANT – Prerequisites/Requirements: Students must, prior to enrollment: 1) have 2.0 GPA or better; 2) have 8th grade reading level on a norm reference test; 3) have basic math skills (add, multiply, divide, fractions); 4) have interest in career; 5) be a high school senior or 17 years of age or older; 5) maintain a grade of 70% or better while enrolled; 7) maintain good attendance (95% required); 8) capable of performing level of activity required for patient care (lifting 50 lbs., bending, twisting, turning, and/or transferring); 9) hold patient medical information, employee medical information and all medical record information in the strictest confidence during and after training; 10) be aware topics that may be considered controversial will be discussed (anatomy, physiology, child birth, birth control, etc.); 11) provide scrubs, shoes and second-hand watch; 12) take health physical, screen for seasonal flu and booster shots, tuberculosis test and additional vaccines recommended by Center for Disease Control; 13) be aware that upon successful completion, students will apply to take a Competency Skills Test provided by the California Department of Health Services ($90 testing fee and provide own transportation to testing site outside of Imperial County); 14) have the Department of Justice fingerprinting and child abuse index clearance (fees paid by IVROP), and 15) have name tag provided by IVROP). This course trains students for entry-level placement in health service occupations; students study a broad curriculum in medical occupations, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation practices. Students are taught professional ethics and patient relationship skills in a classroom setting and practical application in a medical facility. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN – Prerequisites/Requirements: Students are required to adhere to the following upon enrollment and prior to submittal of application for Pharmacy Technician license: 1) upon enrollment provide proof of high school diploma or graduation equivalency diploma, 2) maintain grade of 80% or better while enrolled, 3) complete course with 90% or higher, 4) maintain good attendance to complete 240 contact hours, 5) hold patient medical information in strictest confidence during and after instruction, 6) be aware that topics that may be considered controversial will be discussed (anatomy, physiology, etc.), 7) have interest in this career, and 8) ability to clear fingerprinting requirements through the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigations. This course is designed to provide students with instruction on entry-level role of a Pharmacy Technician and various career opportunities and settings. Students will explore the anatomy, physiology, pathology, math conversion/calculations, and pharmacology of the endocrine, nervous, respiratory, visual/auditory, gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Students will learn the classifications and indications of selected trade and generic drugs as emphasized with each part of the body system as well as indications and interactions, and common side effects of major drug classes. Students will learn to convert calculations related to measurements, dosing, and preparation of accurate medication administration and proper aseptic techniques, uses of laminar flow hoods in the preparation of sterile prescriptions, policies and procedures of prescription, and medication orders.
OFFICE OCCUPATIONS-COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - This course prepares students for entry-level jobs as office clerks, receptionists, and clerk typists. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical experience, students learn or upgrade office skills, office procedures, use reference materials, filing, telephone techniques, machine calculation, and simple business records.
RETAIL TRADES – This course provides students with an opportunity to develop communication skills for personal success in the retail industry. Students will develop good work habits and attitudes. Areas to be taught include cashiering, shipping and receiving, stocking, merchandise presentation, and customer relations.
STAGING AND THEATRE TECHNOLOGY – This course includes instruction in set construction, tools, technology and techniques. Topics include set/scenery design, lighting, sound, stage management, front of house and box office duties, and use of computer technology. Topics include safety rules and regulations, use of hand and power tools, basic set construction, general understanding of theater as collaborative art forms, understand the elements of running a show, basic lighting, and basic sound equipment operations.
VET SCIENCE - This course provides students with knowledge and hands-on application with both large and small animals. It covers anatomy and physiology, basic animal skills, animal health and sanitation, infectious diseases identification and control, breeding and breeding systems, feed and nutrition, environment and ecology, marketing of animals/livestock evaluation, financial planning and record keeping, and clinical practices. It explores careers in veterinary sciences.
WELDING – This course prepares students with the skills necessary for entry-level positions within the welding field. The training emphasis is on safe practices in welding, knowledge of welding equipment and supplies, and welding procedure in oxy-acetylene welding. Training is given in basic math concepts and blueprint reading. Skills tests are given at the end of each phase. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.
These courses are on hold pending release of funds.
WIA ITA BANKING & FINANCE - This course prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions with banks, credit unions, and finance companies. Areas of instruction and on-the-job experience include: teller duties, finance terminology, check cashing, withdrawals, payments, money handling, debits and credits, balancing security and fraud, customer service and sales, and job search skills. Students must have interest in working with the public and have good basic math and communications skills.
WIA ITA FOOD TECHNOLOGY/CULINARY – Students learn to prepare food in restaurant and catering type settings. Instruction includes: kitchen terminology, culinary nutrition, food sanitation, menu production, food pairing, recipe analysis, meat identification, product knowledge, demonstration of skills and much more.
WIA ITA NURSING ASSISTANT – See description to the left
WIA ITA SECURITY GUARD – This course prepares students to work as security guards, store detectives, or bodyguards in private industry. Students learn report writing, employee-employer relations, communications, law and the court process, arrest procedure and use of force as it relates to court procedures. Students completing the course will be eligible for the State Security Guard registration card, firearms licenses, baton, teargas, taser, and internships.
WIA ITA TRUCK DRIVING – Prerequisite: Fees Apply. Must have valid California driver's license, minimum of 25 years of age, previous manual transmission experience, Department of Motor Vehicles H6 report (10 year history) dated within the last 30 days with no drug or alcohol related offenses on record in the last five (5) years and no moving violations in the last three (3) years. This course gives qualified students the necessary entry level job skills and qualifications for interstate and local truck operation. Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to: 1) pass the required driving test required by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles for a class I license vehicle, 2) demonstrate skills and knowledge of the transportation industry to apply for and receive an entry level job in the trucking industry, and 3) meet the requirements, regulations, and laws of the Interstate Commerce Commission pertaining to the trucking industry.
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Lupe F. Garcia, IVROP Program Assistant, at (760) 482-2616 or email email@example.com
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