1 Dixie District Schools Career & Technical Education Programs Preparing students for success in the future world of work
2 Career and Technical Education NE 19 Highway Cross City, Florida Telephone ( Fax (352) Dixie District Schools Education is a JOURNEY, not a goal. It is an exciting and challenging expedition to multiple, myriad individual dreams and the key to making them future realities. Choosing a career path may seem daunting, but it is the first step in taking charge of your future. Consider individual interests, talents, and then see in your mind s eye the place in life you d like to be. Plan your journey to include acquiring skills needed in today s world of work: Basic 3 R s, thinking skills, personal qualities, and the computer skills needed in almost every occupation. Many, many opportunities are waiting for you. You can plan for your future successes but ONLY YOU can make them happen. This publication is designed to help map the first steps in the journey toward your dreams. It highlights the wide variety of career and technical programs at Dixie County High School and their possible routes to postsecondary fields. For travel assistance and planning contact Ms. Julie Hurst, Dixie County High School Guidance Counselor at (352) Have a great, wonderful, and rewarding trip! Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln ( ) Special needs students are encouraged to enroll in CTE programs related to their career interest area. Modified Exit Programs are available for students with disabilities based on individual need. For more information students should see their high school guidance counselor
3 Career Pathways Career pathways is a 4+ (2 or 4) years of study where four years of high school are linked with two to four years of college. The students earn an Associate of Science (two year) degree and/or continue to also earn a Bachelor s (four-year) degree. 80 percent of available jobs require nearly 14 years (high school plus at least two years) or formal education. DCHS Career Pathways programs that lead to college programs are: Agriculture Technology Health Science Automotive Technology Welding Technology Career Pathways Courses of Study Florida Gateway College Agricultural Golf Course Operations Landscape technology Turf Equipment Management Water Quality Waste Water Treatment Business Business Admin., A.S. & A.A.S. Computer Information Technology Computer Programming. & Analysis Graphic Design Technology Office Administration Web Design Specialist Health Emergency Medical Services Welding Applied Welding Technologies Nursing, R.N. Physical Therapy Assistant Santa Fe College Business Automotive Health Health Information Automotive Service Cardiovascular Tech Management Technology Dental Assisting Legal Assisting Dental Hygiene Health Info Mgmt Nuclear Medicine Radiography Respiratory Care Surgical Technology
4 Agricultural Program N ow more than ever, technological and economic factors are changing the way Americans and people around the world view the importance of Agriculture. The purpose of the Agritechnology program is to provide students the opportunity to experience and learn about the issues that affect Agriculture today. The Agritechnology program is an exciting curriculum designed to prepare the students for active employment and post-secondary training in the fields of Agriscience and Agribusiness. The course Agriscience Foundations 1 counts as a science credit toward graduation. Course Sequence *Agriscience Foundations 1 *Agritechnology 1 *Agritechnology 2 Agribusiness Cooperative Education Post-Secondary Programs with Florida Gateway College: Landscape Technology Golf Course Operations Turf Equipment Management Water Quality Waste Water tretment *Indicates courses needed to be a completer in the Agritechnology Program FFA is the student organization of the Agritechnology program. Contest areas include forestry, parliamentary procedure, public speaking, tractor driving, livestock judging, and land judging. FFA membership is available to all agritechnology students.
5 Automotive Service Technology Program The automotive Technology Program prepares students for employment in automotive industry. The program includes instruction in repair of these automotive systems; Electrical/Electronics, Brakes, suspension & Steering, Engine Performance, and Computer Diagnostics. This program is NATEF accredited and the instructors is Master certified by ASE. Upon completion of each coursel isted below, students are encouraged to take the ASE Certification available for that course. Post-Secondary Program with Santa Fe College Automotive Service Technology - Students who meet SFC requirements and complete the Automotive Technology Program in high school may earn up to 1 year of a 2 year degree (AS) in Automotive Service Technology. Course Sequence: Introduction to Automotive Service Technician Suspension & Steering Technician Brake Technician credit Electronics/Electronic Technician Engine Performance Technician See instructor or guidance counselor for more details. Skills USA - Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Inc. membership is available to all students enrolled in the Automotive or Welding Technology Programs. Skills USA provides leadership training experiences and reinforces specific vocational skills.
6 Business Academy One of the largest concentrations of the employment opportunities is business. The Business Technology Program is designed to include integrated classroom instruction with an emphasis on math and communications to teach students to demonstrate critical thinking skills, team work, and leadership. The curriculum includes the numerous computer skills that are needed today in most professions. This program provides win-win benefits for everyone. Course Sequence For Business Programs: Digital Design *Computing For Colleges and Careers *Digital Design 1 *Digital Design 2 *Digital Design 3/Auto-Cad Business Technology Cooperative Education Post-Secondary Programs with Santa Fe College: Health Information Management Legal Assisting, AS & AAS Post-Secondary Programs with Florida Gateway College: Business Administration, AS & AAs Computer Information Technology Computer Programing and Analysis Graphic Design Technology Office Administration Digital Design Certifications -Microsoft Office 2007 Master -Adobe Certified Associate, Photoshop CS4 - Adobe Certified Associate, Dreamweaver CS4 -Adobe Certified Associate, Flash CS4 -Autodesk Certified User (AutoCAD) FBLA, a vocational student organization for business students, is an integral part of the curriculum. FBLA provides leadership development, social activities & competition at a local, state & national level. FBLA membership is available for all Business students.
7 Business Academy Business History FBLA nd Place Desktop Publishing - State Competition st Place Public Speaking 2 - State Competition Region 1 State Vice President Industry Certifications School Year Microsoft Office Specialist (Bundle) 33 Students - 70% Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop CS4) 30 Students - 100% School Year Microsoft Office Specialist (Bundle) 38 Students - 92% Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop CS4) 13 Students - 100% Adobe Certified Associate (Flash CS4) 22 Students - 100% Adobe Certified Associate (Dreamweaver CS4) 16 Students - 88% Graduates Lawyer - 1 Hospitality Management - 1 Accountants - 2 Physical Therapy Assistant - 2 Medical Administrator - 1 Teachers - 2 Engineer - 1 Airlines Management - 2 Software Designers - 2 Non-Industry Specific Managers - 8 Students still in College - 15
8 Health Science Academy The health program is one of the fastest growing occupational areas in North Central Florida. Health Science is an exciting program designed to prepare students for employment and post-secondary education in health related careers. The program includes integrated classroom instruction, laboratory practice, clinical and shadowing experience in selected health care settings. The Health Science Program is available for ALL DCHS students entering 10th grade. All Health Science students must complete a three or four year program of study that includes vocational and academic components. All Health Science students are required to complete a career exit point and participate in patient care/clinical requirements in 12th grade. Students who pass the Florida state Certified Nursing exam are registered with the Florida Board of Nursing Course Sequence For Career Exit Programs Allied Health Assisting Program Emergency Medical Services Program *Health Science 1 *Health Science 1 *Health Science 2 *Health Science 2 *Allied Health Assisting 3 *Nursing Assistant 3 Health Science Cooperative Education First Responder 4 Health Science Cooperative Education Certified Nursing Assistant Program Physical Therapy Technician *Health Science 1 *Health Science 1 *Health Science 2 *Health Science 2 *Nursing Assistant 3 *Nursing Assistant 3 Health Science Cooperative Education Introduction to Physical Therapy (FGC) Health Science Cooperative Education Dental Aide Program *Health Science 1 *Health Science 2 *Dental Aide Health Science Cooperative Education *Indicates courses required to be a completer in the Health Science Program Application/Admission Process: Admission into the Health Science Program includes a review of the student s academic, attendance and behavioral records. Note: The Dental Assisting Program & the Physical Therapy Assisting Program require an approval by the DCHS principal and guidance counselor in order to assure that there are no schedule conflicts.
9 Health Science Academy Post-Secondary Programs with Florida Gateway College include: Nursing (RN) Emergency Medical Services Physical Therapy Assistant Post-Secondary Programs with Santa Fe Community College include: Cardiovascular Technology Nuclear Medicine Dental Assisting Radiography, AS & AAS Dental Hygiene, AS, & AAS Respiratory Care, AS & AAS Health Information Management Surgical Technology HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America, stresses the recognition and promotion of the worth and dignity of each member and the development of leadership skills. Participation in HOSA helps foster integrity, enthusiasm and devotion to a career in the health occupations. HOSA membership is available to all Health Science students. Hosa students have the opportunity to compete at the Regional, state and National level in Hosa.
10 Health Science Academy History of the Health Science Program Number of Students in the Program Senior class has 14 students. 8 students will take state C.N.A. Exam in December 6 students will take state C.N.A. Exam in May 2011 Number of Students who passed the Certified Nursing Assist Exam Passing Rate of 84% DUAL ENROLLMENT Florida Gateway College Number of Students who have completed the Emergency Medical Technician Course 16 Number of Students who have completed the Electrocardiogram Course 7 Number of Students who have completed the Phlebotomy Course 6 Graduates Nurse Practitioner - 1 Physical Therapist - 1 Physical Therapist Assistant - 4 Registered Nurse - 20 Licensed Practical Nurses - 9 Radiology Technician - 5 Respiratory Therapist - 1 Paramedic - 4 Surgical Technologist - 2 Teachers - 11 (3 Teach for Dixie Schools) Completing Bachelor Programs - 5 Military - 4 Number of Students still in College - 30 Registered Nurses Graduating in of the 265 students completing college - 23%
11 Welding Academy T he Welding Program prepares students for employment as welding machine setter/operators or setters helpers as well as for post-secondary training in a variety of occupations in the welding industry. The program includes employability skills, safety, reading blueprints, identifying metals, gas welding, and shielded metal/gas arc welding. Industry Certification NCCER Welding level 1 Certification American Welding Society Certification Post-Secondary Adult Education Adult welding classes are available in the evening for students seeking additional certification after high school. For information call , or Florida Gateway College Structural Sheet Metal Mechanics Applied Welding Technologies Skills USA - membership is available to all students enrolled in the Automotive or Welding Technology Programs. Skills USA provides leadership training experiences and reinforces specific vocational skills.
12 Bright Futures Florida Gold Seal The Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars award recognizes and rewards excellence for academic achievement and vocational preparation. The award program includes an annual award of approximately 75% of tuition and fee costs for students enrolled in a Florida public university, community college, area vocational center or accredited private post-secondary vocational, technical, trade or business school. Gold Seal awards cover 90 credit hours of a post-secondary program and may be renewed through the Merit Scholar Program if the student is accepted into a 4 - year university.
13 A Scholarship may be made to an initial applicant who: Earns a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.0 (based on the Bright Futures Scholarship Program Weighting System) in all subjects required by the state of Florida for high school graduation, excluding electives.* Completes the high school portion of a sequential program of study that requires at least 3 secondary vocational credits (excluding OJT); Earns a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for secondary vocational courses comprising the vocational program. The grade point average will be calculated using a minimum of three vocational program credits taken. If the vocational program includes core courses, these grades must be used in calculating the program GPA; Demonstrates readiness for post-secondary education by earning a passing score on the Florida College Entry Placement Test (CPT) or its equivalent, i.e. SAT or ACT; and Annual renewal of the award is based on the student maintaining a 2.75 cumulative college GPA and required credit hours. *See Bright Futures Scholarship Program brochure or visit Funding: Funds for this brochure provided by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990 Federal Vocational Funds (P.L , Section 118 (b). Published.
14 This publication can be made available to persons with disabilities in a variety of formats. Telephone or written requests should include your name, address, and telephone number. Please contact: Dixie District School, NE 19 Highway, Cross City, FL (352) Visit our website at No person shall on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by the School District, except as provided by law.
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