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Lake County High Schools'
Technology Campus

Course Title

Grade Offered

Robotics & Automation 

11-12

Automotive Collision Repair I & II

10-12

Automotive Service I & II

10-12

Certified Nurse Assisting

11-12

Computer Support Services I & II

10-12

Construction Skills and Management I & II

10-12

Cosmetology I & II

11-12

Culinary Arts I & II

10-12

Early Education & Teaching I & II

10-12

Emergency Medical Services

12

Fire Fighting I & II

10-12

Gaming Programing and Virtualization

10-12

3D Gaming and App Development

10-12

Criminal Justice

10-12

Law Enforcement & Crime Scene Investigation

10-12

Medical Assisting

10-12

Multimedia Design

10-12

Laser Technology I & II

11-12

Project Lead the Way CIM/CEA

11-12

Welding & Fabrication I & II

11-12

 

Robotics and Automation

(Grades 11-12)

Orientation Courses:

Exploring Technology

 

Companion Class:

Metals 1B

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program combines robotics, mechanics, electronics and computer technologies to create "smart" products that improve lives in countless ways. Mechatronics engineers help design, install, maintain and repair industrial equipment and a wide variety of appliances used in businesses and at home. These range from personal and industrial robots to artificial limbs, automatic teller machines (ATMs) and hybrid cars-just to name a few. 

 

This Course is offered FIRST SESSION ONLY.  Please see School Counselor for additional details.

 

Dual credits available if CLC criteria are met.

Automotive Collision Repair I & II (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Exploring Technology, Metals 1A

 

Companion Class:

Metals 1B

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program provides students with the fundamental skills of the automotive collision repair industry. Instruction in the program emphasizes both the repair and the refinishing skills associated with restoring a damaged automobile to factory specifications. Using an industry-endorsed curriculum, students will develop core skills in automobile construction, sheet metal damage repair, MIG welding, and basic refinishing. Upon mastery of the skills in core areas, students will gain skills in damage estimating, shop management, heavy collision repair, and finish matching. Students will be prepared to take the ASE certification exams in the areas emphasized in the program and will also be eligible to earn I-CAR Gold Class training points. Instructors are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified. Internships are available with local business partners.

 

Dual and articulated credit available if CLC criteria are met.

Automotive Service I & II, (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Exploring Technology, Small Engines, Metals 1A

 

Companion Class:

Metals 1B

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program will provide students with a foundation of skills to enter the automotive service industry. Students will be able to continue through their training in factory sponsored training programs, at a local community college or a private technician school. Training in the program emphasizes the development of skills in the core service areas utilizing factory procedures and industry standards in the school’s fully operational repair shop. Instruction will feature training on brakes, steering and suspension, electrical systems, and engine performance. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams in the areas emphasized in the program. Junior students may choose to participate in the AYES pathway (Automotive Youth Educational System) or the ACE Pathway (Automotive Career Exploration) designed to integrate basic skill mastery during internships with local business partners. The program is certified by NATEF (National Automotive Teachers Education Foundation).

Articulated credit with CLC is  available upon successful completion of this course.

Certified Nurse Assisting (Grades 11-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Health, Biology

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants and for future entry into nursing education programs. This program leads to a certification of completion recorded with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Training will include the development of basic nursing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills through lecture, laboratory demonstration, laboratory practice, and clinical experience. Instruction in this program includes a minimum of forty clinical hours held in long-term facilities in the community. Students will work alongside a facility nurse and the instructor during clinical hours. Attendance at clinical sites is mandatory for state certification. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the written examination for the nurse assistant state certification. Students in this program must be seniors.

Dual credits available if CLC criteria are met. 

Computer Support Services I & II (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Exploring Technology

 

Companion Class:

Computer Programming, Keyboarding

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program will prepare students for careers in the computer field. Through the IT Essentials online curriculum and hands-on activities, students will install, maintain, upgrade, and repair computer hardware and software on workstations and network systems. This program will prepare students for the A+ Certification Exam, which is a nationally recognized industry-based certification for computer technicians capable of providing technical support and service in all PC environments. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to diagnose hardware or software failures and perform the actions necessary to correct the problems based on knowledge of the systems' operation. Additionally, students will learn how to provide the necessary support services to system users. Internships are available with local business partners.

 

Dual and articulated credit  available if CLC criteria are met. 

Construction Skills I and 

Construction Skills & Management (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Exploring Technology, 3D Design & Modeling, Woods 1A

 

Companion Class:

Woods 1B, Architecture

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the building construction trades. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with hands-on training over a two-year period in each of the following areas: safety practices, the proper use of hand and power tools, carpentry, plumbing, roofing, siding, drywalling, masonry, finish trimming, and various other construction related skills. Upon mastery of the skills for safety and basic hand and power tools used in the field, students will develop basic construction techniques and job planning skills in the lab. All lab work is followed up with applications at the project house built by the students, financed by the school, and sold to the general public. Internships are available with local business partners.

 

Dual credits are available if CLC criteria are met.

Cosmetology I & II (Grades 11-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Health and Biology

 

Credits:2 per semester

The Tech Campus offers two separate programs in the Cosmetology department: Cosmetology and Nail Technology.

The Cosmetology program presents the theory, principles, and skills necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Illinois. Students will acquire the 1500 hours of experience required for licensing while learning how to perform shampoos, make-over’s, facials, hair-styling, manicuring, sculptured nails, permanent waving, hair coloring, and cutting. Students will develop skills in each of the areas mentioned while practicing their techniques in a lab setting. Following the lab phase of the program, students will reinforce their training by working on clients in the Tech Campus Creations Salon. Internships are available with local business partners.

The Nail Technology program presents the theory, principles, and skills necessary to become a licensed Nail Technician in the State of Illinois. Students will acquire 350 hours of experience required for licensing in one year. Skills in sanitation, bacteriology, OSHA standards, cells, metabolism, manicures and pedicures, procedures, and business practices are developed, while practicing their techniques in a lab setting. Following the lab phase of the program, students will reinforce their training by working on clients in the Tech Campus Creations Salon.

No dual credit is available for this course.

Culinary Arts I & II (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Foods I and Foods II

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program provides culinary and hospitality education designed to prepare students for the many positions in the hospitality industry. Students will gain skills and knowledge in cold and hot food preparation, nutrition, baking, pastry, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, and front-of-the-house customer service skills. The ProStart program, which is cosponsored by the Illinois Restaurant Association, is a component of this program. Skills will be practiced in planning, organizing, and preparing culinary creations for special events, competitions, and the Tech Campus Deli. Second year students will gain advanced culinary and hospitality experience and will be eligible for the ProStart certification. Internships are available with local business partners.

Dual credits are available if CLC criteria are met.

Early Education & Teaching I & II (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Family Relations and Parenting, and Early Childhood Studies

 

Companion Class:

Early Childhood Practicum

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers serving children. Students will develop skills to plan and implement age-appropriate activities in one of the two operating preschool labs. These skills include developing educational activities for the preschool children in creative arts, math, science, music, and language. Instruction will focus on the positive guidance of child behavior and all aspects of their development. Internships, job shadows portfolio development, and other career readiness experiences are available.

In the second year of the program students will be introduced to the organizational management and operation of preschools and child care facilities through projects, observation, and self-directed activities. After meeting specified criteria, including a teacher recommendation, a second year student may be eligible to participate in the on-site internship program in our Infant/Toddler Center. This program will expand student knowledge of early childhood development through hands-on experiences, which aides in the student's overall employability. Internships are available with local business partners.

Articulated credit only  is available if CLC criteria are met. 

Emergency Medical Services (Grade 12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Health, Biology, and Psychology

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program prepares students to take the licensure examination of the Illinois Department of Public Health to become an EMT-B. The course of instruction is prescribed by the state of Illinois Department of Transportation. Activities include classroom instruction, practical demonstrations, testing, clinical experiences in a hospital emergency room, and ride alongs with local Fire/EMS departments. Professionalism, the emergency services system, and the responsibilities of emergency service personnel will be emphasized. Students will learn American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR, patient assessment, stabilization, and initial pre-hospital medical treatment of injured and ill patients. A student career portfolio will be developed and shared with potential affiliated Fire/EMS departments within the County. For students to be eligible to sit for the EMT-B state test at the end of the program, they must be 18 years of age, graduate high school, and have completed this program with a 75% or better. Internships are available with local business partners.

Dual credits  may be available if CLC criteria are met.

Fire Fighting I & II (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Chemistry or Physical Science and Math

 

Companion Class:

Government

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level firefighter positions. Students will learn through classroom and guided practice activities. The essentials of fire suppression skills are taught through classroom and guided practice activities. The skills include: understanding fire chemistry, wearing personal protective clothing, identifying ropes, tying knots, using fire extinguishers, performing forcible entry, carrying and raising ladders, operating self-contained breathing apparatus, employing search and rescue techniques, working with ventilation tools and practicing hose evolutions on an operating fire engine, all in a safety conscious environment. Leadership and communication skills help prepare the student for future certification. Internships are available with local business partners.

 

Dual credits may be available if CLC criteria are met. 

 

 

Gaming Programming and Virtualization (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Computer Programming, Keyboarding, Algebra

 

Companion Class:

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

Formerly C++/Game Programming I, this program is designed to provide instruction in the computer science field. Students will be able to develop video games & professional programs using realistic hands-on interdisciplinary exercises. The game programming curriculum will focus on industry standard coding languages. Additional training will cover 2D and 3D animation. Additionally, students will work with virtual reality technologies providing experience in virtualizations allowing complex data or situations in a simulated real-world application.

 

Dual credits may be available if CLC criteria are met. 

3d Gaming and App Development (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses: Computer Programming, Keyboarding, Algebra

 

Companion Class:

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

Formerly C++/Game Programming II, Mobile Media Programmers become creative coders competent in applying interactive principles and theories to mobile and 3D game development. Students learn to think and act as innovators, adept at using a variety of technologies and processes to express ideas and solve gaming as well as mobile media design problems.  We prepare students to develop software applications and other interactive media for mobile devices such as: smartphone, tablets, and 3-D Game Applications that can run on a variety of platforms.

 

Dual credits may be available if CLC criteria are met. 

Criminal Justice (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Course:

Business and Personal Law

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

Formerly Criminal Justice I, this course will cover ethical considerations for criminal justice professionals and challenges to police officers as well as constitutional considerations for policing.  The class will also cover functions and structure of the court and judicial system. Further topics will include correctional institutions, current and pending court cases, juvenile justice and role playing opportunities related to criminal justice.    

Articulated credit with CLC are available upon successful completion of this course.

Law Enforcement & Crime Scene Investigation 

(Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Course: Business and Personal Law

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

Formerly Criminal Justice II, this program prepares students for careers in the policing field. The class will focus on police procedures that are standard to a new police officer and the steps that are necessary to take to continue into a career of policing. The class will also explore basic crime scene investigation, Interview and interrogation methods, and a study of criminal investigation. 

 

Articulated credit with CLC are available upon successful completion of this course.

Medical Assisting (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Health, Biology

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program introduces students to a wide variety of careers in the allied health field including medical lab technician, medical assistant, and medical office professional. The program provides learning opportunities for students to gain an understanding of medical theory, principles, and skills to prepare them for entry level positions in medical offices, clinics, and other medical environments. Training will include medical terminology, communication, body structure and function, vital sign measurement, principles of infection control, medical instrumentation, and microscope usage. Students will gain experience in basic laboratory procedures which aide in the diagnosis and monitoring of patient conditions. Internships are available with local business partners.

Articulated credit with CLC are available upon successful completion of this course. 

Multimedia Design, (Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses: Exploring Technology, 3D Modeling and Design

 

Companion Class: Art, Keyboarding, Microsoft Applications

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

Formerly Graphic Web Design and Photographic Design, this combined program prepares students for a variety of design careers including graphic designer, web designer, filmmaker, and entry-level animation. Students will design and produce a variety of print and digital publications utilizing a variety of software applications and technologies including but not limited to: Adobe® Suite®, Autodesk Sketch Up Pro, XHTML, and CSS.

 

This program also provides an understanding of the photography and digital imaging industry. Students will receive extensive training in traditional black and white photography which includes taking pictures, developing in the program's dark room, and printing black and white photographs. Digital photography, portrait photography, and advertising photography skills are taught as part of the program. Photography studio skills taught include techniques for camera use, lighting placement, backgrounds, props, and layout. A major emphasis will be on digital imaging using the program Adobe® Photoshop™ for photograph restoration, special effects, touch ups, and manipulation. Internships are available with local business partners.

Articulated credit may be available if CLC criteria are met.

Laser Technology 

(Grades 11-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Biology and Chemistry

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program will offer students hands on learning with state-of-the art optical and laser equipment.  Photonics is the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.  Photonics involves cutting-edge uses of lasers, optics, fiber-optics, and electro-optical devices in numerous and diverse fields of technology, manufacturing, health, telecommunication, environment monitoring, homeland security, aerospace, green construction and many others.  

Dual credits may be available if CLC criteria are met.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW): (Grades 10-12)

Orientation Courses:  

see School Counselor for details

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This Program provides a “Pathway” to engineering through a sequence of courses designed to introduce students to concepts associated with Engineering and Engineering technology.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing, (CIM): (Semester only).  Please see school counselor for details.

PLTW COURSES ARE ONLY OFFERED 3RD SESSION – PLEASE SEE SCHOOL COUNSELOR FOR DETAILS.

No dual or articulated credit is associated with this course. 

Biomedical Sciences & Project Lead the Way 

(Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

See School Counselor for Details

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

Biomedical Sciences is a new course that will be instituted in the 2019-2020 school year.  It falls under the Project Lead The Way umbrella in which students strive to apply their knowledge in the real world.

 

Principles of Biomedical Science

Students will study various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and sickle-cell disease, among others.  They will work to investigate the causes of these diseases and how they may ultimately lead to illness and harm. This course covers topics related to human physiology and medicine, and serves as a basis for all other Biomedical Sciences courses.

 

Human Body Systems

Students will explore the human body and discover how all systems relate and connect to each other.  Use data acquisition software to monitor movements of the human body and determine how functions like muscle movement work.  Explore the identity of the human body and what kind of power and movement it is capable of.

 

No dual or articulated credit is associated with this course.

Welding & Fabrication 

(Grades 10-12)

 

Orientation Courses:

Exploring Technology, Metals 1A, Metals 1B

 

Credits:1.5 per semester

This program provides hands-on experiences gained from extensive practice and application of knowledge in shop safety, oxy-fuel welding and burning, arc welding (stick, MIG, TIG), plasma arc cutting, and automatic shape cutting. Layout and fit-up, blueprint reading, and weld symbols are used to fabricate a variety of metal projects. Students use various NDT (non-destructive) and DT (destructive) type testing and inspection procedures. The Welding/Fabrication lab stimulates a "real world" on the job atmosphere, where students learn about employer-employee relationships. The American Welding Society (AWS) recognizes the Tech Campus Welding program as an Educational Instruction Member. Students can develop their welding skills to meet the AWS structural welding code. Internships are available with local business partners.

Dual credits may be available if CLC criteria are met. 

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