Imperial High School

Imperial High School






High school students register for ROP supported classes on their campus with their counselor or Guidance Technician. Home-schooled, private school and out-of-district students may also enroll. 

Note: Classes meeting during the bell schedule are only open to high school students.


Agriculture and Natural Resources | Arts, Media, and Entertainment | Building and Construction Trades 

Health Science and Medical Technology | Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation | Public Service

 Agriculture and Natural Resources

Pathway: Agri-science

Introduction to Agri-science - The first course in the Agri-science Pathway. The course provides a foundation for understanding the industry of Agriculture, the career pathways in the agriculture industry, and the application of science contained within them. The course provides introductory knowledge and skills in the areas of animal science, plant and soil science, and agricultural business management. Participation in FFA student organization activities is integral to the course and involves leadership development, career exploration, and reinforcement of academic concepts. 

Ag. Biology - The second course in the Agri-science Pathway. This course applies biological principles and understanding to plant and animal science in order to produce or refine agricultural products. Course topics can include: microbiology, genetics, growth and production, structural basis of living systems, chemistry of living things, quantitative problem solving, and data acquisition and display. Participation in FFA student organization activities is integral to the course and involves leadership development, career exploration, and reinforcement of academic concepts. 

Advanced Agri-science - The third course in the Agri-science pathway. This course provides students with opportunities to further their knowledge of applications in science in the agricultural industry. Topics may include, but are not limited to: commercial versus organic farming practices, biotechnology uses in plant and animal production, and chemical uses in production, and sustainability. Participation in FFA student organization activities is integral to the course and involves leadership development, career exploration, and reinforcement of academic concepts.

Veterinary Science - This course provides students with the 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.

Pathway: Agriculture Mechanics

Agriculture Mechanics I - Introductory Agricultural Mechanics courses provide theory and hands-on experiences that provide opportunities for students to develop basic knowledge and skills in agricultural mechanics. Instructional areas include the basic fundamentals of maintaining and repairing small gasoline engines, basic electricity, welding, construction, cold metal work, and operating agricultural equipment safely. Improving workplace and computer skills will be a focus. Participation in FFA student organization activities and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.

Agriculture Mechanics II - Agricultural Welding courses provide students an opportunity to learn the practices and technical practice of welding processes used in agricultural fields. Students will be exposed to mechanical, electrical and thermal power that are associated with the field of agricultural welding. Applied activities develop an understanding and skill development in metal joining and fabrication processes. Instruction will prepare students to select, operate, repair, fabricate and maintain a variety of agricultural machinery and equipment. Processes covered may include: Oxyfuel Cutting/Heating/Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Air-carbon Arc Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting, Safety and Metal Fabrication. Participation in FFA student organization activities and SAE projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts. 


 Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Pathway: Design, Visual, and Media Arts

Graphic Design I - First course in the Arts, Media and Design Industry Sector (Design, Visual and Media Arts Pathway). This course introduces students to the elements and principle of design, a variety of artistic media, and the foundational skills of drawing, painting and three dimensional art, making connections to the commercial context. Students design, execute layouts and make illustrations for advertising displays and instructional manuals. It includes introductory instruction in the preparation of copy; in lettering, poster, package, and product design; Adobe / Graphic Design introduced. Students will explore the variety of career paths for professional artists as well as the skills and competencies required for specific artistic and commercial careers.

Graphic Design II - The second course in the Arts, Media and Design Industry Sector (Design, Visual, and Media Arts Pathway).  This course provides instruction in basic design concepts, layout techniques, image editing, color enhancements, web designs and basic animation.  Instruction includes the creation of documents and projects in applying learned techniques. As with the introductory course, students explore the variety of career paths for professional graphic design work, as well as the skills and competencies required for specific artistic and commercial careers. This course articulates with Adobe Photoshop, CIS 149, at IVC -Imperial Valley College. If the student passes the Credit-By-Exam assignment associated with this course, 3 units of CSU transferable credit (no cost) may be obtained through IVC. 

  Building and Construction Trades

Introduction to Industrial

 Health Science and Medical Technology

Pathway: Healthcare Administrative Services

Medical Terminology - Students experience and explore careers in the healthcare field through guest speakers and are prepared for entry-level employment. Students 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. This course is articulated with Imperial Valley College.

Pathway: Patient Care

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 are 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 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.

Pathway: Health Care Operational Support Services

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 are 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 the entry-level role of a Pharmacy Technician and various career opportunities and settings. Students explore the anatomy, physiology, pathology, math conversion/ calculations, and pharmacology of the endocrine, nervous, respiratory, visual/ auditory, gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems.  Students 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 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.

 Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Pathway: Food Service and Hospitality

Baking - This course is designed to educate students in the art of baking. Students will learn the basics of mixing, shaping and baking for several baked goods including quick bread, cakes, pastry dough, mousses, sauces, glazes, cookies, candies, and confections. Plated desserts, international baked foods, chocolate work and decorated cakes are highlighted. In addition, students will be introduced to decorating techniques. Students will learn in a well-equipped kitchen and also prepare food for school functions and community service events. This course includes classroom instruction and practical lab work.

Food Technology I - The Introductory course in a two-course sequence in the Food Service and Hospitality Pathway of the Hospitality, and Recreation Industry Sector. Instruction includes nutrition and health, safety and emergencies, food safety and sanitation, meal management, food preparation, food purchasing ,food in culture, the science of food and nutrition, food costs and production, and food technology. This course provides a solid background for a wide range of careers related to food science, dietetics and nutrition, as well as food service and hospitality.

Food Technology II - The second of two courses in the Food Service and Hospitality Pathway, this capstone course prepares individuals with the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for employment in food and beverage production and preparation occupations. Instruction includes such topics as customer relations; industry awareness; sanitation and food handling; nutrition; standardized recipes and measurements; tools, utensils, appliances and equipment; and operational procedures. Students develop skills to select and use proper equipment, supplies and procedures to produce a variety of food products to be sold or served; plan menus and arrange for equipment, decorations, entertainment, transportation and storage of food.

 Public Service

Pathway: Emergency Response

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 the 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.

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