The agricultural mechanics pathway is composed of three individual courses taken during a students career. Students need to complete Basic Agricultural to be considered a mechanics pathway have developed Science, Agricultural Mechanics I, and Agricultural completer. Once the entire pathway is complete students skills necessary to complete common mechanical tasks used everyday.
In the Animal Science Pathway students will learn basic managerial skills involved in the raising of various breeds of sheep, swine, beef, and dairy that are important to the industry. Feeding practices, basic veterinarian skills, systems of breeding and a study of the various systems are among the more significant areas studied.
The Forestry/Wildlife Systems Pathway covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes. It introduces students to the principles of wildlife management and conservation and to opportunities for further education and careers in the field of wildlife biology.
The Plant and Landscape Pathway is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the green industry in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences.
The Business and Technology Pathway prepares students with computer skills for future college and career plans. Cluster skills mastered include planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating as well as owning and operating a successful business.
Computer Science allows students to develop problem solving and programming skills. Through this pathway, students will learn to design and implement computer programs that solve problems that are relevant in today’s world.
Georgia has become one of the go to places for the television and film industry in the Southeast US. There are more and more businesses opening that require people with skills that can be learned in this class. This includes television, film and even radio. Students can find which area they like best, whether that is in front or behind the camera, editing, or behind a microphone. Students will learn everything from the idea in brainstorming to watching your finished DVD. The Audio/Video Technology and Film pathway is your passport to the exciting and growing film and broadcast industry in Georgia!
The Food, Nutrition, and Wellness Pathway prepares individuals for employment activities related to family and human needs such as nutrition and food science, counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services.
The Education and Training Career Cluster includes planning, managing, and providing education and training services as well as related learning support services .
Engineering & Technology combines hands-on projects with a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for the most challenging postsecondary engineering and technology programs. You will build solid writing, comprehension, calculation, problem-solving, and technical skills. You will be encouraged to take relevant math and science courses, such as advanced algebra, chemistry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physics, design, and engineering concepts.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) PATHWAY
The Health Science Career Cluster includes planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health informatics, support areas, and biotechnology research and development. This pathway culminates with an opportunity for students to take the certified nursing assistant (CNA) end of pathway assessment from the GA Medical Care Foundation and potentially earn the certified nursing assistant (CNA) credential.
The Health Science Career Cluster includes planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health informatics, support areas, and biotechnology research and development. This pathway culminates with an opportunity for students to take the EKG (or other) end of pathway assessment from the National Health Career Association or National Center for Competency Testing and potentially earn the EKG credential.
Carpenters are one of the most versatile construction occupations, with workers usually doing a variety of tasks. For example, some carpenters insulate office buildings; others install drywall or kitchen cabinets in homes. Those who help construct large buildings or bridges often make the wooden concrete forms for cement footings or pillars. Some carpenters build braces and scaffolding for buildings. Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures— such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials.
Have you ever wondered how the military operates? Do you want to discover the leader in you? Do you enjoy working as part of a team and being physically and mentally challenged? Then the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) pathway may be for you! Each level of JROTC offers a rigorous fitness program, drill and ceremony training, and community service in addition to the lessons listed below.
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