High School Courses
ACCOUNTING/COMPUTERIZED COMPUTER 3-D DESIGN/ANIMATION MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I COMPUTER APPLICATIONS PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGING
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II COMPUTER PROGRAMMING PRE-ENGINEERING DESIGN
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSTRUCTION/GENERAL TV/VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS
AUTO SUSPENSION/STEER/BRAKES GRAPHIC DESIGN VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE
CABINETMAKING MEDICAL OCCUPATIONS/
FIRST RESPONDER
WEB DESIGN
CHILD DEV CAREERS/
DEVELOP PSY OF CHILD
   

 

CABINETMAKING (back to top)

Course Code:

552004

Description:

This course provides entry level, upgrade and advanced training in cabinet making. Instruction includes safety, machine operation, layout, assembly and construction in traditional face frame and European (32mm) cabinet systems. Students receive instruction in basic woodworking techniques and use standard woodworking equipment. Approximately 380 hours of instruction are required for course completion.

Prerequisites:

One year of wood shop or approval of the instructor prior to enrollment. Students should have manual dexterity, some mechanical ability, and must be able to pass the safety test and operate all equipment in a safe manner.

Counseling Info:

Students may participate in on-the-job training as a part of this course. Students must meet required course standards and obtain permission of the instructor prior to an on-the-job training assignment. Students must conform to dress codes and other standards required by the training site management.

Notes:

On-the-job training to be arranged by instructor. Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

CONSTRUCTION/GENERAL (back to top)

Course Code:

550211

Description:

This course provides pre-apprentice, entry-level and advanced training in building industry trades and related areas. Instruction covers foundation design and construction; framing wood structures; roofing materials and installation; plumbing installation, electrical wiring; drywall installation and repair. Approximately 360 hours are needed to complete the course, although completion depends upon the student's entry-level skills and rate of progress in the class.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

CHILD DEV CAREERS/DEVELOP PSY OF CHILD (back to top)

Course Code:

440011

Description:

This course provides training and upgrading of skills for entry-level positions in preschools or child care programs, including licensed family day care. Instruction covers child development, child health, safety and nutrition, child guidance techniques and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Working with young children in child care programs, students plan and present educational materials and activities related to language development, math, science, music, art, and motor development. Community classroom experience or on-site child care supervision experience may be part of this course. Prior approval of the teacher is required before placement in the community classroom or laboratory. A minimum of 245 hours of attendance are necessary to complete the course.

Prerequisites:

Students must have a negative tuberculosis skin test, clear chest x-ray, or show evidence that they are not contagious before working with children. Students should be able to read and write English at a 6th grade level in order to read signs and instructions. Students must exhibit appropriate conduct in relation to children.

Counseling Info:

Students may participate in on-the-job training as a part of this course. Students must meet required course standards and obtain permission of the instructor prior to an on-the-job training assignment. Students must conform to dress codes and other standards required by the training site management. Upon course completion, one may obtain employment as an assistant teacher. Twelve additional units of continuing child care course work at an accredited college are necessary to maintain employment.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (back to top)

Course Code:

570530

Description:

This course will provide entry level and upgrade training in the principles of architectural design, drafting conventions and techniques of building and construction drawing. Class activities will involve sketching, dimensioning, notations, floor plans, elevation plans, foundation plans, sectional plans and all phases of architectural plan development and design. Students will utilize computer based design software (ArchiCAD) as well as architects scales, tape measures, and layout equipment. This course will prepare students for positions as architectural drafters, plan checkers, and construction trades workers. Approximately 360 hours are needed to complete this course.

Prerequisites:

Pre-Engineering or consent of instructor and basic understanding of Microsoft Office Windows

Counseling Info:

Pre-Engineering or consent of instructor and basic understanding of Microsoft Office Windows

Registration is through your high school.

 

PRE-ENGINEERING DESIGN (back to top)

Course Code:

564906

Description:

This course provides entry level training in pre-engineering and design. Students will investigate the various aspects of the engineering field with special emphasis in design and understanding physical science principles. Instruction covers the fundamentals of engineering theory emphasized through the types of materials used in engineering and their applications as well as concepts in science, mathematics as it relates to engineering design. Students will use the tools and technologies of the engineering trade to design and conduct meaningful science and engineering investigations. Engineering investigations and projects will be rooted in real, local environmental areas of concern, and promote exploration for the connections between science and society. This course is aligned with the Career Technical Education, Physics and Mathematics standards. A minimum of 320 hours is required for completion of the program. Students will get certificates after the first year and second year.

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills

Counseling Info:

Students may participate in on-the-job training as part of this course. Students must meet required course standards and obtain permission from the instructor prior to an on-the-job training assignment. Students must conform to dress codes and other standards required by the training site management.

Notes:

This course will prepare students to take the advanced ROP Computer Aided Drafting course or Archictual Design course. This course develops a career pathway for students who want to enter into the engineering, drafting, and/or architectureal field. Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

ACCOUNTING/COMPUTERIZED (back to top)

Course Code:

460010

Description:

This course provides entry-level and upgrade training in accounting theory and computerized accounting procedures. Employment possibilities include accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll clerk and accounts payable/receivable clerk. Instruction covers the following areas: principles of manual accounting, computerized accounting, electronic spreadsheets and job-seeking skills. Students use equipment which includes computers and 10-key printing calculators. Approximately 180 hours are needed to obtain minimum competencies for entry-level employment. Students may also take an additional 180 hours of advanced accounting.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (back to top)

Course Code:

461541

Description:

This open-entry course provides training in computer applications. Employment possibilities include areas utilizing computer applications including, but not limited, to personal computer specialist, software technical support, information/data processor and office assistant. Instruction can include the following areas: basic computer operation, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, web authoring, desktop publishing, Internet, telecommunications, local area networks, workplace basic skills/behavior, and job acquisition skills. Students acquire skills leading to Microsoft office software, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students use personal computers in either a stand-alone or networked environment, depending on location. Curriculum for up to 360 hours of instruction is available. Hours of completion will vary based upon a student's entry-level skills and rate of progress.

Counseling Info:

Students may participate in on-the-job training as part of this course. Students must meet required course standards and obtain permission of the instructor prior to an on-the-job training assignment. Students must conform to dress codes and other standards required by the training site management. Unpaid or paid on-the-job training is available at some sites.

Notes:

IBM compatible computers in a Windows environment. This course may meet the school district's Practical Arts elective requirement for guaduation. Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

MEDICAL OCCUPATIONS/FIRST RESPONDER (back to top)

Course Code:

426025

Description:

This course provides entry-level training for students interested in medical occupations: fire fighter, paramedic, EMT, doctor, nurse, sports medicine, life guarding, medical transcription, hospital admissions, OR clerk and medical records. This course includes job skills, community service roles, and career exploration. Employment possibilities include medical records technician, hospital-admitting clerk, medical transcription, and medical administrative assistant. This course would lead to careers in EMT, paramedic, fire fighter and lifeguard. Instruction covers the following areas: medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, scheduling, Microsoft Office and job skills. Through a partnership with the Oceanside Fire and Lifeguard Departments, trained lifeguards and fire fighters teach CPR, vital signs, bandaging, patient assessment, universal precautions, emergency response, lifting and moving patients, airway obstruction, and bleeding control. Students are Red Cross certified by trained fire fighters and lifeguards. Students use equipment which includes: computers, mannequins, blood pressure cuffs, thermometers, splints, tourniquets, defibrillators, bandages, stethoscopes, stretchers, thermometers and transcription machines. Approximately 180 hours are needed to complete the course.

Counseling Info:

The Medical Occupations/First Responder class is for students interested in exploring or pursing a career as a fire fighter, paramedic, EMT, lifeguard, doctor, nurse, sports medicine, medical transcription, medical records or any other medical/clerical field. A background in medical terminology and anatomy/physiology is helpful but not required.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (back to top)

Course Code:

462029

Description:

This course provides entry-level training in clerical-medical positions. Employment possibilities include: Receptionist; Hospital Admitting Clerk; Medical Assistant; Medicl Voucher Clerk; and Medical Secretary. Instruction covers the following areas: medical terminology of all major body systems, disease entities, and therapeutic procedures. Instruction also includes pharmacology, writing, and problem solving. Students use equipment which includes: videos, dictionaries, pharmacology books, computers, Internet and reference manuals. Approximately 180 hours are needed to complete this course. Students wil receive a certificate with a minimum C average upon completion of the course.

Counseling Info:

Strong language skills, interest in the health/medical field, OHS Health Academy student.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (back to top)

Course Code:

460119

Description:

This course provides entry-level training into computer programming. Employment Pathways include Computer programmer, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Software Engineers, Computer Security Specialists, and Computer Support Specialists. This course introduces relevant and current computer science topics. This includes programming algorithms, interface development, telecommunications techniques, and exposure to topics being addressed by professionals in the field. Students use equipment, which includes computers. Approximately 180 hours are needed to complete the course.

Prerequisites:

Algebra I and general computer knowledge.

Counseling Info:

Computer Programming is the foundation course for computer science, students who are successful in computer programming will transition into computer science.

Notes:

This course has been submitted for UC a-g approval. Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

WEB DESIGN (back to top)

Course Code:

460111

Description:

This course provides entry-level to advanced training in the creation and design of Web sites. Instruction includes working with web authoring software, the creation of HTML files and graphics for the Web, Web site development and management. Employment opportunities in the field would include office assistant, administrative secretary, computer operator, project manager, web designer and webmaster. Equipment may include IBM compatible or Macintosh computers, digital cameras, scanners, printers and current software for Web page design. To enroll in one of these classes, you should have basic computer skills. A familiarity with desktop publishing or computer graphics will also be helpful. A range of 108 to 180 hours is needed to complete this course. A minimum of 108 hours is required for certification, completion. Completion depends upon student's entry-level skills and rate of progress in the class.

Prerequisites:

To enroll in one of these classes, you should have basic computer skills. A familiarity with desktop publishing or computer graphics will also be helpful.

Counseling Info:

Good working knowledge of basic MS-DOS commands, file handling and a major word processing program are helpful. Students may participate in on-the-job training as a part of this course. Students must meet required course standards and obtain permission of the instructor prior to an on-the-job training assisgnment. Students must conform to dress codes and other standards required by the training site management.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

COMPUTER 3-D DESIGN/ANIMATION (back to top)

Course Code:

579824

Description:

This course provides training in computer animation and virtual reality, utilizing current animation software. Instruction covers the following: 3-D computer animation systems (focusing on 3-D wireframe modeling, rendering, textures, shaders, and special effects (particle systems)), scripts and storyboards. Students learn introductory application and commands to use 3-D animation software to create special effects, a short animated film and prototype models. Approximately 360 hours are needed to complete this course.

Prerequisites:

Computer Application class or basic computer skills to include Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN (back to top)

Course Code:

575404

Description:

This course provides entry and intermediate level training in computer graphics and design. Some modules can include advance training and/or specialized curriculums in such areas as animation. Students learn basic computer operating, terminology, peripheral use, and file management/integration. The creative and technical process of project management is taught with an emphasis placed on concept to completion planning. Instruction covers typography, design elements and color management. Students learn software packages covering page layout, illustration, and photo manipulation and scanning with some modules offering instruction in specialized software for web design and animation. Instruction may or may not include hand-drawing techniques.

Counseling Info:

Attention to detail and color discrimination are essential in this field. Art or drafting classes and computer knowledge prior to enrollment are helpful. This course receives a-g credit.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGING (back to top)

Course Code:

576012

Description:

Photographic Imaging provides a unique and powerful art experience. This one-year course introduces students to the artistic qualities of photography, as they acquire the techniques for using photography as an expressive medium. The course is a basic foundation for art and enables students to be visually sensitive to the world in which they live. The course will develop academically around the basic art elements and principles of design and composition, imparting a core of knowledge to enhance and reinforce concepts and ideas of other disciplines of art. It is the study of visual communications, aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and art making, all intended to allow students to better understand the medium as a fine art and to better express opinions in the context of the art world. Students extend their knowledge and skills in the area of photography by becoming familiar with photographic imaging equipment, materials, methods, and processes. The course discusses historical and scientific aspects of photography, as it evolved through traditional and alternative phases to arrive at today's digital technology. It concludes with connections between the visual arts and professional career possibilities. Approximately 180 hours are needed to complete this course.

Notes:

CC hours TBA

Registration is through your high school.

 

TV/VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS (back to top)

Course Code:

577004

Description:

This course provides entry-level and intermediate training in the creation of television programming and the operation of television equipment. Employment possibilities include film/tape editor, camera operator, scriptwriter, set designer, on-air talent and music scorer. Instruction covers the following areas: production of programming, listening and speaking skills, script writing and critical thinking. Students use equipment which includes the television camera, editing console, special effects console and sound system. Approximately 180 hours are needed to complete the course.

Counseling Info:

A knowledge of electronics is desired, but not mandatory. Students should have above-average writing skills and have the self-discipline required for this course.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE (back to top)

Course Code:

469802

Description:

This course provides entry level training in working in a real business environment. Employment possibilities include accounting, marketing, business management, and computer applications. Instruction covers the following areas: Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment. The students determine the nature of their business, its products and services, its management and structure, and learn the daily operations of a business under the guidance of a consultant with the support of a real business partner. Emphasis will be placed on using current business software packages and the Internet for business transactions. A focus will be on general office operations, keyboarding, accounting, word processing, computer operations and employability skills. Students use equipment which includes: computers, business machines such as faxes, scanners, digital cameras, etc. A range of 180 - 650 hours is needed to complete this course. A minimum of 180 hours is required for certification.

Prerequisites:

Introduction to computers is recommended.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (back to top)

Course Code:

581903

Description:

This course provides entry level training in American Sign Language. Employment possibilities include: ASL-English interpreter, Social worker, School/Program, counselor for the deaf, ASL teacher, Teacher for the deaf, Telephone/Video relay service provider, provider of medical, audiological, legal, sports, or other services to the deaf. Instruction covers the following areas: American Sign Language I is a two-semester course focusing on the lexicon, grammar, syntax, and both manual and non-manual production strategies of ASL. The course stresses knowledge and understanding of deaf culture. The course also addresses pre-employment skills and test-taking techniques. Students use equipment which includes: TV/DVD/VCR, computers, and audio equipment. A range of 167 to 180 hours is needed to complete this course.

Counseling Info:

Students who are interested in learning American Sign Language and have good hand dexterity.

Notes:

Only high school students during high school day.

Registration is through your high school.

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (back to top)

Course Code:

581908

Description:

This course provides a continuation of American Sign Language I. Students need to have completed American Sign Language I with a "C" or better. Employment possibilities include: ASL-English interpreter, Social worker, School/Program counselor for the deaf, ASL teacher, Teacher for the deaf, Telephone/Video relay service provider, provider of medical, audiological, legal, sports, or other services to the deaf. Instruction covers the following areas: American Sign Language II is a two-semester course focusing on the lexicon, grammar, syntax, and both manual and non-manual production strategies of ASL. The course stresses knowledge and understanding of deaf culture. The course also addresses pre-employment skills and test-taking techniques. Students use equipment which includes: TV/DVD/VCR, computers and audio equipment. A range of 140 to 180 hours is needed to complete the course.

Prerequisites:

Successfully completed ASL I with a "C" or better.

Counseling Info:

Students who are interested in learning American Sign Language and have good hand dexterity.

Notes:

Meets Foreign Language Requirement for Oceanside Unified School District. Applying for UC a-g credit for Language Other Than English, ASL I has a-g credit.

Registration is through your high school.

 

AUTO SUSPENSION/STEER/BRAKES (back to top)

Course Code:

567606

Description:

This course provides entry-level and advanced training in automotive suspension, steering, and brake service. Employment possibilities include tire service technician; installer; and technician specializing in suspension, steering, alignment and brake service. The curriculum is based on the requirements specified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards. Instruction covers the following areas: safety, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair, suspension systems, wheel alignment, steering systems, rear suspension systems, brake hydraulic systems, drum brakes, disc brakes, power assist brake units, anti-lock brake systems, Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) rules and regulations, and miscellaneous service. Students use equipment, which includes hand tools, lifting equipment, alignment equipment and tire service equipment. Approximately 360 hours are needed to complete the course, although completion depends upon the student's entry-level skills and rate of progress in the class.

Prerequisites:

Completion of one semester of basic automotive training and/or experience assessed by the instructor.

Counseling Info:

Good mechanical aptitude is desired.

Registration is through your high school.