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Career Technical Education

 

Career Technical Education Courses Offered at Prospect

Accounting: In this full-year course double-entry accounting is taught and skills are developed that assist students in obtaining employment. Theory and practical application are stressed to prepare students for the required college courses of a business major. The entire accounting cycle is covered and reports. Once students have learned accounting procedures through manual exercises, they record routine accounting transactions on the computer, Learning the techniques of inputting data, as well as preparing statements and interpreting financial results.

Digital Tools for Business:  This course is the introduction option for students to begin exploring the Financial Services CTE pathway. Students will investigate the field of financial management, including how it is impacted by industry standards.

Video Production 1: The purpose of this course is to provide a project-based video media program which guides students to achieve the standards in the Arts, Media and Entertainment Pathway of career technical training by providing students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video and film makers in the production of film, video, and new media projects. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in conjunction with learning about historical and contemporary traditions and conventions. Students are instructed on the three stages of project creation. 

Video Production 2: The purpose of this course is to provide a progressive, project-based video media program which builds on the skills learned in Video Production 1. Students work individually and as group members in the production of film, video, and new media projects. Students experience both the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in the three stages of project creation: pre-production, production and post-production. An emphasis will also be given to traditional and new methods of distribution. 

Video Production 3: This is the capstone course for the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Pathway of Career Technical Education. Building upon what the students have learned in Video Production 1 and 2, they will create and executively produce original films using industry standard equipment over the course of each semester. This will require advanced long-term planning, organizational, communication, and technical and artistic aptitudes that will prepare them for employment in the industry and/or post-secondary education.
 
Video Production 4: This is the final course in the pathway and in addition to applying what they have learned the previous 3 years, students will research and explore specific jobs in industry as well as take on leadership roles within our program.