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Course Descriptions

Culver City High School is an engaged and caring academic community where diversity is valued and respected. We are committed to educating and inspiring all students to become life-long learners and contributing members of our global society.





REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM (ROP)
Career Training for High School Students.
Students must be 16 years old, or in the 11th or 12th grade.
Field Trips to enhance the classroom experience will be included.
Contact your ROP Counselor or Technician for Information.
 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 
(ROP) ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS (11, 12) One Year
UC/CSU Subject Area – F
 
Course Description: This is a comprehensive program that introduces the student to animation. This course will allow the students to learn through theory and hands-on-training, art fundamentals, drawing, cartooning, animation basics, and an introduction to computer graphics imaging (CGI).
 
(ROP) ANIMAL CARE (11, 12) One Year
Course Description: This course trains students for jobs working with animals in retail stores, animal shelters and facilities, or in veterinary clinics and hospitals. Students will acquire specific skills and knowledge in animal handling, capture and restraint, animal identification, proper housing, sanitation, proper use of tools and equipment, food requirements, and common diseases, illnesses, parasites and their symptoms as well as specific terminology and vocabulary used in the field. In all phases of the course, proper handling and animal safety precautions will be stressed.
 
(ROP) AVIATION OCCUPATIONS One Year
Course Description: This introductory course prepares students for employment or advanced training in flying careers, non-flight careers and business aviation. Based on needs assessment and career interest of students, on the job training will be provided in customer service skills, airport administration, noise abatement, small craft mechanic, security, catering and flight school. Training site is at Santa Monica Airport.
 
(ROP) AUTO MECHANICS I/II (10,11,12) One Year
Course Description: Auto Mechanics I, II is a course designed to introduce the student to the automobile and the automotive field. The emphasis on the study of auto mechanics during the first year is on automotive units. First year auto students study four broad areas of systems which are built into a car. These main systems are divided into four categories: brakes and steering systems, fuel and electrical systems, gear train and associated gearing systems, and engines. The shop program can be categorized as a "live shop" and efforts are made to provide actual shop work that recalls what is being studied in class. Such an approach to the study of auto mechanics helps the students to apply classroom theory to shop practice and to see the importance of this relationship.
 
(ROP) AUTO MECHANICS III/ IV (11,12) One Year
Prerequisite: Auto mechanics I/ II with a grade of “C” or better and satisfactory grades in effort and conduct.
 
Course Description: Auto Mechanics III, IV is a course designed to offer the student more detailed information and an opportunity to develop his/her skill and knowledge more fully. The second year auto student is taught to use the shop's electrical test equipment and machinery. Students gain classroom and shop experience each week of school so that automotive theory and practical shop work proceed simultaneously. Emphasis is on the study of the automobile units most frequently in need of repair; as much of the automobile will be studied as possible.
 
(ROP) BASIC OFFICE – KEYBOARDING AND INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
One Year
 
Course Description: Basic and advanced computer keyboarding skills taught in a computer lab. Class includes office procedures and introduction to word processing.
 
(ROP) CAREERS IN EDUCATION (11,12) One Sem
Prerequisite: Recommended overall GPA of 2.0 or better. Documentation of recent tuberculosis test.
 
Course Description: This introductory course explores the field of teaching as a career pathway. Students will learn about all aspects of teaching including child psychology, teaching methodologies, unit and lesson planning, and the history of education in the United States. Students will leave campus during class twice per week to work with students at CCUSD elementary schools in grades K-2.
 
(ROP) COMPUTER APPLICATIONS One Year
Prerequisite: Ability to keyboard at a minimum of 25 words per minute (wpm) measured by successful completion of one semester of computer literacy/keyboarding with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of the instructor.
 
Course Description: “Hands-on” training includes introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation applications using Microsoft Office 2000 Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students will learn Internet basics.
 
(ROP) WORD PROCESSING One Year
Prerequisite: Completion of a computer literacy class or permission of the instructor.
 
Course Description: Word Processing is a 180-hour course designed to provide introductory/advanced training opportunities in word processing. Word processing includes basic word processing terminology/concepts, word processing functions/applications, e-mail and document preparation. The student will learn word processing using industry-standard equipment and software.
 
(ROP) DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY One Year
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of digital photography and digital imaging with an emphasis on the aesthetic, technical and critical thinking skills necessary throughout the process. Required work will include the use of digital technology, hardware and software, necessary to do the required projects. Historical and cultural impact of photography will be studied and the ethics of digital photography in today’s world.
 
(ROP) EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER One Year
Course Description: This 90 hour course prepares the student to provide efficient and immediate care to ill and/or injured patients and to assist other emergency medical services providers. Training includes classroom and laboratory instruction in first aid, CPR, communication skills, legality, ethics, stress management, pre-hospital care systems, anatomy and physiology, triage ad post-emergency care duties.
 
(ROP) FASHION MERCHANDISING One Year
Course Description: Students will acquire knowledge of the history of fashion, fashion trends, fashion coordination, sales promotions and basic sales techniques. Presenting a fashion show is part of this course. Training will include hands-on experience in a merchandising setting.
 
(ROP) FOOD SERVICE / CULINARY ARTS I One Year
Course Description: This course trains students for jobs in culinary arts, dietetic aide, catering, institutional food service, restaurant, and retail food service occupations. Emphasis is placed on safety regulations and emergency procedures throughout the course. Sanitation and proper food handling are taught. Instruction is given in nutrition and menu development. Food preparation and service may take place with opportunities to serve other students or prepare and serve at local events. There will be a lab fee of $35 for ingredients.
 
(ROP) FOOD SERVICE / CULINARY ARTS II One Year
Prerequisite: Foods I with a final grade of a “C” or better.
 
Course Description: This course trains students for jobs in culinary arts, dietetic aide, catering, institutional food service, restaurant, and retail food service occupations. Emphasis is placed on safety regulations and emergency procedures throughout the course. Sanitation and proper food handling are taught. Instruction is given in nutrition and menu development. Food preparation and service may take place with opportunities to serve other students or prepare and serve at local events. There will be a lab fee of $35 for ingredients.
 
(ROP) HOSPITALITY OCCUPATIONS One Year
Course Description: The course is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level jobs within the hotel/motel industry. Based on the needs assessment and career interests, students will receive training in several entry-level jobs which may include food and beverage, guest relations, housekeeping and office. Students will be placed in local hotels for unpaid community classroom training.
 
(ROP) LIFEGUARD/WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR One Year
Course Description: The course consists of the following American Red Cross courses: Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), Instructor Candidate Training and Water Safety Instructor (WSI). Upon successful completion of class, the American Red Cross will certify students.
 
(ROP) SPORTS THERAPY TECHNICIAN
UC/CSU Subject Area - G
 
Course Description: The Sports Therapy Technician course is designed to provide classroom instruction and community training for students preparing for jobs in sports therapy, physical therapy and the fitness industry. This course includes classroom instruction in human anatomy, biological sciences, training in first aid, CPR, nutrition, exercise physiology, injury care and management. Training will include hands-on experience in a sports therapy setting.
 
(ROP) WEB DESIGN One Year
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of Windows and a keyboarding speed of 25wpm.
Course Description: This course is an introduction to web design using HTML. Student will learn how to use HTML to create a well-designed, highly functional web site. Students will discover how to blend text, graphics and color in order to add accent to any site.
 
(ROP) COOPERATIVE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION – (CVE) One Year
Note: Earn high school credit for your paid work experience.
Prerequisite: Must be at least 16 years old, and must obtain a work permit if less than 18 years old.
 
Course Description: CVE classes are designed for students employed in certain occupations. Students who qualify are eligible for high school elective credit plus the benefit of specialized teacher assistance in the student’s field. Related instruction classes equal 2.5 hours per week are required. A paid job is required. Students without jobs may enroll on a three (3) week provisional basis. CVE instructor will assist with job placement. Students without jobs at end of three weeks may be placed in unpaid internship until obtaining a paid placement or will be dropped from class.