Automotive Service Technology
Automotive Service Technology is a course for students in the transportation career cluster. The Automotive Service Technology program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the auto service industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) learning objectives/content and hours. Any student who successfully completes this program will be eligible to apply to obtain the ASE exams. ASE requires two years of employment before certificates are issued. Students receive one year of credit for completion of the secondary program. Students who take certifications before the two year requirement is met will be granted certifications after they complete one year of automotive employment. This is a national certification program recognized throughout the automotive service industry.
Early Childhood Education
Forestry is an instructional program designed to prepare students to enter occupations related to the field of forestry. The first year topics include Exploring the World of Forestry; Leadership/FFA Activities; Forest Safety; Tree Growth and Stand Development; Dendrology; Forest Surveying and Mapping; Legal Land Descriptions; Tree and Log Measurements; and Introduction to Timber Cruising. The second year instruction focuses on Identifying Forests and Forest Products; Employability Skills/FFA Activities; Forest Management Practices; Advanced Timber Cruising; Timber Marketing; Timber Harvesting; Reforestation; Forest Fire Management; and Forest Insects and Diseases. Graduates may become employed at the entry level or pursue careers in Forestry, Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Natural Resources Education in postsecondary or higher education.
Forestry I is designed to introduce the student to the forest industry and forestry careers in Mississippi. The course provides instruction on forest careers and leadership, forest safety, tree growth and development, dendrology, surveying and mapping, and tree and log measurements. Emphasis is placed on the scientific and technical principles of modern forest management. (2-2½ Carnegie units depending on time spent in course.) Forestry II is a continuation of Forestry I with additional emphasis on forest management, timber cruising, marketing and harvesting methods, reforestation, fire management, and forest pests. Emphasis is placed on scientific and technical principles. (2-2½ Carnegie units depending on time spent in course)
Health Sciences is a pathway of courses for students in the Health Sciences career cluster. The Health Sciences pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health-care field as outlined in the States' Career Clusters Health Science Cluster and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education. This pathway will begin to prepare students for careers in occupations predicted to have a high number of available jobs in the next ten years, including registered nurses, nurse aides, practical nurses, and home health aides.