Programs of Study

Auto Body Technology (I, II, III) 10-12th

This course, students are taught non-structural analysis, damage repair, and welding. Students work with a variety of materials, using metal finishing and body filling techniques to prepare surfaces and repair panels.

Automotive Technology (I,II,III) 10-12th

This course represents a large sampling of the competencies from National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation's CNATEF's) Maintenance and Light Repair accredited program. Students are provided instruction in all systems as they prepare for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) 

Carpentry (I,II,III) 10-12th

Students will gain skills for achieving high-level construction industry skills that can result in an exciting and lucrative career. Students are taught to use hand and power tools, cut stock, apply construction mathematics, and interpret blueprints. All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential.

Cosmetology (IIIIII) 10-12th

Students study hair, skin, and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting using manikins for manipulative skill practice. In second and third year courses, students build on theory practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam.

Culinary Arts (I) 9-12th

Students investigate food safety and sanitation, explore culinary preparation foundations, practice basic culinary skills, explore diverse cuisines and service styles, investigate nutrition and menu development, and examine the economics of food.

Drama (I)

This course offers students an opportunity to study and related skills. 

Early Childhood Education (I) 10-12th

Students prepare to be primary providers of home, family, or institution-based child care services An internship at a local elementary school and a partnership with SCCTC preschool add a practical experience.

Electricity and Cabling (I, II, III) 10-12th

Students develop skills in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair electrical systems. 

Engineering Design (I) 10-12th

Students explore the engineering design process and use a graphic language for product design, technical illustration, assembly, patent, and structural drawings. 

Equine Management (I) 9-12th

Equine Management explores the areas of health, nutrition, management, reproduction, training, evaluation, and showmanship and business management aspect of the horse industry is also explored including the boarding, training, and merchandising horses.

Graphic Imaging Technology (I, II, III) 9-12th

Students will gain an overview of digital file preparation, image capture, color theory, digital file output, press operations, and bindery operations. Using Illustration and Page-Layout software, students gain knowledge and skills in design, digital file preparation and output. As students advance, students will essentially be running the schools print shop and will be producing live jobs for the other schools in the school system.

Green House Management (I) 9-12th

Students are taught the operating procedures for a greenhouse. Units of instruction include developing plant production facilities, science application in plant production, and identification of plants. 

Horticulture 9-12th

Through laboratory activities, students apply scientific principles to the field of horticulture, including the areas of floriculture, landscape design, greenhouse operation, nursery plant production, and turf management. 

HVAC (I, II) 10-12th

Students are taught to professionally install, repair, and maintain the operating conditions of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Students work with piping and tubing, study the principles of heat and electricity, install duct systems, and comply with EPA regulations. 

Intro. to Health and Medical (I) 9-12th

This course introduces the student to a variety of healthcare careers and develops basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. 

Landscaping (I) 9-12th

This course focuses on preparing students for entry-level employment and advancement in landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape maintenance. 

Masonry (I, II, III) 10-12th

Students develop the basic skills to use both hand and power tools, as well as machinery and equipment, related to brick and block masonry construction. Students further refine and expand their skills in the use of hand and power tools, as well as machinery and equipment, to construct masonry wall systems typical of the 21st century. 

Nursing Aide (I, II) 11-12th

A MECC dual enrollment course that allows students study areas of growth and development. Skill training in patient-nursing assistant relationships; taking and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and other vital skills in the nursing industry. 

Outdoor Parks and Recreation (I) 10-12th

This course will offer instruction in the development and management of recreational areas and parks and the economic and environmental impact of tourism. 

Small Animal Care (I, II) 9-12th

Animal students learn the proper care and management a variety of companion animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, reptiles, amphibians, ferrets, hedge hogs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and pocket pets such as sugar gliders, hamsters, and gerbils. Small Animal students advance their skills from Small Animal Care I while focusing on the grooming and handling of companion animals.

Technical Drawing and Design (I) 9-12th

In this foundation course, students learn the basic language of technical design, while they design, sketch, and make technical drawings, illustrations, models, or prototypes of real design problems.

Veterinary Science (I) 11-12th

Vet Science allows students the chance to explore the skills necessary to work in a veterinary setting. Students also learn the anatomy and physiology of animals as well as common diseases that affect animals.

Welding (I, II, III) 10-12th

Students in Welding are taught to use manual welding, cutting, and electrical arc welding processes to fabricate and join metal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, and specifications. Students will also learn all safety-related practices and techniques, including earning the OSHA 10 card.