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UAS Flight Concepts & Training

  • UAS Flight Concepts & Training
    Aeronautics
    CTE83150
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to all 9th-12th graders (No prerequisites)

    AVT 155 - Introduces and develops flight control and piloting techniques for common Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms. Students learn and demonstrate maneuvers, procedures, and best practices for safe UAS operation on fixed wing and rotary wing systems. Develops the skills and knowledge required to be a pilot of a UAS in the National Airspace System. Students who are new to aviation will develop functional knowledge in the areas of pilot-in-command responsibilities, aerodynamic principles, aviation meteorology, and the flight environment.

UAVED Engineering and Design

  • UAVED Engineering and Design
    Aeronautics
    CTE83155
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to all 9th - 12th graders (Ideally finishing UAS Flight Concepts & Training first)

    Utilizing the industry standard Aircraft Design Cycle and fabrication laboratory equipment, students will have the opportunity to engineer and design a UAV recreational and commercial fixed wing and multirotor aircraft to solve a real world problem.

Pilot Ground School 1

  • Pilot Ground School 1
    Aeronautics
    CTE83157
    Spring
    Fall
    Intro to Pilot Ground 1 begins the SVVSD Private Pilot course pathway for students interested in exploring the careers in the general aviation industry. Prepares students for the Private Pilot Airplane, Single Engine, Land - FAA Knowledge Exam. Included in this course will be a look at
    Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Control, aviation airspace, aviation weather, future aviation and careers in aviation.

    • Open to all 9-12th graders

UAS Applications

  • UAS Applications
    Aeronautics
    CTE83151
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to all 9th - 12th graders

    Students get involved with UAS industry related work and support in the Aeronautics program development. Students will learn to work on project teams, develop scopes of work, apply engineering principles and design thinking practices, utilize new fabrication equipment, manage contractual and non-contractual based UAS work. Students could option for SVVSD employment.

UAS Design Integrations 1

  • UAS Design Integrations 1
    Aeronautics
    CTE83152
    Fall
    Open to 11th & 12th graders who have completed UAS Flight Training and UAVED (Engineering and Design)

    In a one to two semester project of study, students will design a new product/process solution through a COTS UAS drone integration approach. Utilizing the design thinking model and innovation center technologies, students will learn to develop a UAS centered problem and work with current industry for possible design solutions. This course partners with the IC Entrepreneurial program for student business fundamentals and practices.

UAS Design Integrations 2

  • UAS Design Integrations 2
    Aeronautics
    CTE83153
    Spring
    Open to 11th & 12th graders who have completed UAS Flight Training and UAVED (Engineering and Design)

    In a one to two semester project of study, students will design a new product/process solution through a COTS UAS drone integration approach. Utilizing the design thinking model and innovation center technologies, students will learn to develop a UAS centered problem and work with current industry for possible design solutions. This course partners with the IC Entrepreneurial program for student business fundamentals and practices.

Pilot Ground School 2

  • Pilot Ground School 2
    Aeronautics
    CTE83158
    Spring
    Fall
    Final ground course prep for students and the Private Pilot Airplane, Single Engine, Land - FAA Knowledge Exam Included in this course will be a look at Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Control, aviation airspace, aviation weather, future aviation and careers in aviation.

Apple Certified Mac & iOS Technician

  • Apple Certified Mac & iOS Technician
    Innovative Technologies
    CTE83110
    Spring
    Summer
    Fall
    - Open to all 11-12th graders (and exceptional 9th & 10th graders with prior Apple product knowledge)
    - Students who pass the class will pay for their own certification test - $60
    - Fall & Spring Semesters

    ACMiT is designed for students who have experience with Apple devices computers; offering the same curriculum used to train Geniuses in Apple Stores. Those who succeed in this class will be prepared to take the Service Fundamentals, ACMT & ACiT certification tests. Students passing these official Apple certifications will be eligible to work on the Innovation Center Tech Team. Graduating certified students will work with Apple representatives to find placement in tech jobs at Apple and on college campuses.

CompTIA A+ Hardware

  • CompTIA A+ Hardware
    Innovative Technologies
    CTE83121
    Fall
    - Open to 10-12th graders (and all students who have passed IT Fundamentals)
    - Students who pass this class will pay for their own certification test - $90

    A+ Hardware is the first of two classes, preparing students to take the CompTIA A+ Certification, the most widely recognized certification in the Information Technology industry. Students will understand a wide variety of issues ranging from desktops, to laptops, to mobile devices. This class is intended for those who already have extensive computer experience across multiple platforms, and those who have passed IT Fundamentals.

CompTIA A+ Software

  • CompTIA A+ Software
    Innovative Technologies
    CTE83122
    Spring
    - Open to 10-12th graders (and all students who have passed IT Fundamentals)
    - Students who pass this class will pay for their own certification test - $90

    A+ Software is the second of two classes, preparing students to take the CompTIA A+ Certification, the most widely recognized certification in the Information Technology industry. Students will understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to cybersecurity. This class is intended for those who have extensive computer experience across multiple OSes, and those who have passed IT Fundamentals.

Developing Augmented & Virtual Experiences

  • Developing Augmented & Virtual Experiences
    Innovative Technologies
    CTE 8110
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to all 9-12th graders (No prerequisites)
    - Fall & Spring

    This course allows students to experience and develop for augmented and virtual reality, using 360 degree cameras, HTC Vive, Oculus Go, Microsoft Hololens, and Apple’s AR Kit. Being able to develop VR and AR experiences gives each student cutting edge knowledge in an industry in need of talented staff. The average starting salary for a developer in this field is $75,000 a year. Learning in this field allows students to build technical literacy and express creativity in an immersive engaging computer aided design field.

Applied Robotics

  • Applied Robotics
    Robotics and Computer Science
    CTE83202
    Fall
    - Open to all 9-12th graders (No prerequisites)
    - $20 Course Fee

    Native fish species in Colorado are under threat due to habitat modification, altered stream flow and invasive species. You will work together with experts like Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of Ocean First Institute, learning how to apply innovations in the field of robotics, such as remote sensing and robotic vision. You will help scientists restore ecosystem, reintroduce, and monitor native fish species.

    All students are welcome to enroll. The main requirement is a strong interest in learning about local conservation and exploring ways robotics can be used to solve environmental challenges. Email reitzig_axel@svvsd.org with questions.

Advanced Robotics

  • Advanced Robotics
    Robotics and Computer Science
    CTE83204
    Spring
    - Open to all 9-12th graders (No prerequisites)
    - $20 Course Fee

    This class prepares students to compete against other high school, community college and university teams from around the country and world in the 2020 MATE Underwater Robotics Competition. Our team will design, build, and test an underwater drone, and will also develop a marketing approach to sell our product. You will learn and apply engineering skills like computer-aided design, fabrication, electronics, programming and principles of aquatic physics. We will at a minimum participate in one regional competition in the US; if we qualify, we will travel to Monterrey, California in June 2020 to compete in the 2020 MATE International Competition.

    Any student is welcome to enroll. The main requirement is a strong interest in learning something new, a firm commitment to the team, and committing to participating in the International competition in June if the team qualifies. Fundraising will be required in order to travel to events and acquire some of the course materials. Email reitzig_axel@svvsd.org with questions.

Intro to App Development with Swift

  • Intro to App Development with Swift
    Robotics and Computer Science
    CS110
    Fall
    - Open to all 9-12th graders (No prerequisites)

    This course is designed to help students build a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. You’ll get practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app from scratch. You’ll also learn user interface design principles. Prior programming experience is not required for this course.

Intro to Cyber Security

  • Intro to Cyber Security
    Robotics and Computer Science
    CTE80120
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to all 10-12th graders (No prerequisites)
    - Students who succeed in the class will pay for their own certification test - $130

    This course, designed by a student at Silver Creek High School, teaches basic security needs for personal and small businesses technology. Intro to Cyber Security is designed to teach students to evaluate and understanding security needs, including: cyber threats, network security, intrusion detection, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and recovery. Students will understand how to defend online databases and keep information secure. Students who do well in this class will be given the opportunity to become Microsoft Security Fundamentals certified.

Introduction to Biotechnology

  • Introduction to Biotechnology
    Bioscience
    CTE85115
    Spring
    Fall
    In the introductory course, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. Students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. This course is taken in tandem with the student’s Biology course.

Intro to Biotechnology

  • Intro to Biotechnology
    Bioscience
    CTE85115
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to all 11-12th graders (Prerequisites: High school Biology, Chemistry & Algebra 2)

    This course starts students on the path for careers in cloning, forensics, and saving the world from disease and famine. Biotech is an integrated science where students learn and apply biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, in preparation for working in the fastest growing industry in the nation. This class also prepares students for higher level courses, such as AP Biology and AP Chemistry.

BUS102 Entrepreneurial Operations

  • BUS102 Entrepreneurial Operations
    Entrepreneurship
    CTE80100
    Spring
    Fall
    - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 11th and 12th graders (10th grade students encouraged and 10th graders seeking FRCC credit only with prior instructor approval)
    - Instructor - Jeffrey Lund - lund_jeffrey@svvsd.org
    - Concurrent Enrollment with FRCC as BUS102 Entrepreneurial Operations

    This course inspires and engages students with perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in business, life and academics. It covers major aspects of small business management to enable the entrepreneur to successfully begin their own business. This course provides the basic concepts of marketing, principles of management and finance needed to manage a small business. This course provides for experiential learning beyond the classroom, making connections, understanding business concepts, and building relationships that support the student throughout college and careers.

TriCaster Certification Program

  • TriCaster Certification Program
    IC Studios
    CTE 8210
    Spring
    Fall
    - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 9 -12th graders
    - Students who pass the class will pay for their own certification test - $150

    Becoming a NewTek TriCaster Certified Operator is one skill that can help students work within the studio and television world. The course focuses on benefits of certification including get hired for better jobs, and being recognized by broadcast industry professionals, and becoming qualified to teach TriCaster Skills to others. Students will engage in operating a TriCaster system within a studio environment to include understanding of audio, video and lighting concepts. Learn the live television and production environment. Successful students in this course will be ready to take the TriCaster certification test.

P-Teach: Language, Power, & Identity

  • P-Teach: Language, Power, & Identity
    PTEACH
    PS474
    Fall
    - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit

    This course explores the relationship between language, identity, and power in various international contexts. The course considers how legacies of inequality for particular communities are reflected in societal attitudes about languages and language users and subsequent language planning. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

P-Teach: Intro to Special Education

  • P-Teach: Intro to Special Education
    PTEACH
    PS475
    Fall
    - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit

    This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. It includes introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that must be addressed. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

P-Teach: Child Development

  • P-Teach: Child Development
    PTEACH
    PS471
    Spring
    - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit

    This course focuses on the study of human growth, development and ecology from conception to adolescence. The emphasis is on the major theories of child growth and development and the implications of current research findings to better understand child development. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

P-Teach: Child Guidance

  • P-Teach: Child Guidance
    PTEACH
    PS472
    Spring
    - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit

    This course explores and applies classroom strategies to promote social competence, build classroom community and facilitate emotional regulation. An emphasis is on understanding development within group contexts, observing children’s behavior and engaging with families to make decisions about learning. For questions please email: howenstein_wendy@svvsd.org

STEM Co-Op

  • STEM Co-Op
    STEM in St. Vrain
    CTE130
    Spring
    Fall
    - Open to student with prior approval of their instructor ONLY

    This course is an opportunity for students to create a self-directed project based on previous STEM experiences. Interested students will coordinate with the specific IC instructor in their chosen focus area to complete a project proposal and decide on what block within the day to schedule their co-op. Students will complete 50 contact hours of work during the semester. It is assumed that a student approved for Co-Op has sufficient maturity and motivation to individually pursue and complete a self-initiated study with minimal supervision.
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