TOPS Tech Diploma 23 credits 9 credits within identified path One credit required as a career readiness course Successful completion of industry based certification(IBC) Required: EOCs Explore PLAN (vital for 11 th /12 th grade dual- 15/15) ACT (Work Keys)
Pathway Support and Sustainability Advisory Boards: business/industry teachers post-secondary principals parents Gulf River Team meets quarterly alignment of identified pathways and credentials with updated economic data.
Identified Paths of Gulf-River Consortium Manufacturing, Construction Crafts, and Logistics Health Sciences Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary and Retail Digital Media and Entertainment Technology
Post-Secondary Affiliation 1-16 hoursTechnical Competency Area (TCA) specific technical 16-33 hoursCertificate of Technical Studies (CTS) broad technical 45-60 hoursTechnical Diploma (TD) applied, technical with general education classes
Dual Enrollment Students enrolled in secondary school may be dual enrolled at a local institution of higher learning, such as a community college or university. If students pass their college classes, they receive credit that may be applied toward their high school diploma or towards a college degree or certificate. CAUTION: THIS IS BEGINNING OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT
Certified Nursing Assistant The Nursing Assistant Course prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities and hospitals where basic bedside nursing care is needed. Classroom instruction includes an introduction to health care, basic nursing skills, body structure and functions, infection control, and the job-seeking process. Students participate in clinical activities and lab skills under the supervision of the instructor.
AWS Welding Level 1 Oxy-Acetylene Cutting & Welding Learn and practice the proper techniques for cutting metal and selecting equipment needed for handling various types of metals Covers basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding and the proper handling and setup of gas cylinders and regulators. It emphasizes safety in all aspects of setup and execution.
Welding (Continued) Basic Arc Welding Learn and practice the application of the basic operations of a variety of welding techniques, including Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding, and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding. Activities are lab oriented and include machine setup, striking an arc, running a bead, and using proper methods for handling a variety of typical welding positions and types of joints. It emphasizes safety in all aspects of setup and execution.
Electrical Designed as the first training course for entry level electrical certification. Topics include an overview of electrical construction, safety, electricity, electrical circuits, the National Electrical Code (NEC), device boxes, bending conduit, cable raceways, conductors and cables, electrical construction drawing, residential electrical services, and electrical testing equipment. Successful students in this course will receive NCCER Electrical Level 1 Certification.
HVAC This course covers the fundamentals of safety, basic refrigeration cycle, theory, thermodynamics, and types of refrigerants. MUST have high math scores on PLAN.