Southwest High School
Southwest High School
Note: Classes meeting during the bell schedule are only open to high school students.
Ag Integrated Science
Pathway: Design, Visual and Media Arts
Design & Animation - This is set up as a pathway course enhancing the skills used through Toon Boom software. Introductory Model and Game Design are explored using 3DS Max Autodesk to apply maps and materials to the 3D models. 3DS MAX Autodesk is professional software that is recognized worldwide. Modifiers to enhance the design will also be introduced. Lighting a scene, manipulating the camera, applying beginning animation techniques, character design and rigging are introduced. As part of the 3D Design and Animation Class, students will learn to use Unity Pro for game design and produce an original video game.
Pathway: Financial Services
Computerized Accounting - 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.
Pathway: Patient care
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, dental materials preparation, patient communication, and general office procedures. Instruction includes an introduction to additional dental education opportunities. Select the link for more information Dental Assistant.
Introduction to Sports Med
Pathway: Food Service and Hospitality
Culinary Arts I - The course 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.
Culinary Arts II
Introduction to Food Service
Pathway: Information Support and Services
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 receive training in word processing, data entry, electronic spreadsheet and database management applications. Courses also taught in units for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. This course is articulation with Imperial Valley College.
Introduction to Computers