High School Career Tech & Tech Prep

Career Tech Course Descriptions 2020/2021

Health Tech

Junior Year Health Tech

Health Science and Technology (072001)- This first course in the career field provides students an overview of the opportunities available in the healthcare industry. Students will learn fundamental skills in effective and safe patient care that can be applied across a person’s lifespan. They will also be introduced to exercise science and sports medicine, the field of biomedical research and the importance of managing health information.

Medical Terminology (072150)- This course focuses on the applications of the rules for constructing and defining medical terms with an emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary. Topics include using the appropriate abbreviations and symbols for anatomical, physiological and pathological classifications and the associated medical specialties and procedures. Students will decipher medical terms by identifying and using word elements with an emphasis on derivation, meaning, and pronunciation. Further, students will interpret and translate medical records and documents.  


Senior Year Health Tech

Patient Centered Care (072050) - Students will apply psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Students will implement interventions following a nursing assistant plan of care. Students will collect patient's vital signs including temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Students will perform phlebotomy procedures with emphasis on infection prevention, universal precautions, proper patient identification, specimen acquisition, handling, and processing. Additionally, students will observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and document any change.

 Principles of Allied Health (072035) - Students will apply knowledge and clinical skills necessary to assess, plan, provide, and evaluate care to patients in varied healthcare settings. Students will apply first aid principles and techniques needed for response to choking, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other life-threatening emergencies. Emphasis will be placed on regulatory compliance, patient safety, pathophysiology, and medical interventions. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs.

Health Science Capstone (072105) - The capstone course provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge, attitudes and skills that were learned in the Health Sciences program in a more comprehensive and authentic way. Capstones often include project/problem based learning opportunities that occur both in and away from school. Under supervision of the school and through community partnerships, students may combine classroom learning with work experience. This course can be delivered through a variety of delivery methods including cooperative education or apprenticeship.  




This two or three year program offers the student to learn the science and art of cosmetology. The primary purpose of the Cosmetology Course is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to achieve competency in job entry-level skills, obtain licensure, and gainful employment in the field of cosmetology or related career fields. The course follows the guidelines established by the Ohio Board of Education and the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. Upon completion and passage of the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination, students can become business salon owners, cosmetologists, nail specialists and skin care specialists, instructors, platform artists, color specialists.The program is unique in the area because it allows Sophomore or Juniors to enter the program their first year. The course is divided into two sections, theory and lab. Students learn theory in a classroom setting with the Milady text and other supplemental materials.Students can display newly learned knowledge and techniques in the newly remodeled salon lab. This course includes lectures, demonstration, special projects, role playing interpretation of reading material, writing and internship at various local salons.


Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

1.      Keeping clients safe by practicing health/safety and infection control.

2.      Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.

3.      Practice effective communications skills, visual poise, and proper grooming. 

4.      Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employer-employee relationship. 

5. Perform the basic manipulative skills in the areas of hair care, skin care, and nail care.

6.      Perform the basic analytical skills to determine appropriate hair care, skin care, and nail care services to achieve the best total look for each client.

7.      Apply academic and practical learning and related information to ensure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.


Performing Arts

This program is designed to introduce students to the thousands of career opportunities in the performing arts and entertainment multi-billion dollar industry.  From the stages of Broadway and films of Hollywood, professional sports, radio and television, and social media; the opportunities are endless.  For every star on stage or screen, for every amazing athlete, for every voice on the radio, there are hundreds of others who make contributions behind the scenes that promote, manage, and support them.

Students will gain experience in live theatre, piano skills, dance, acting, singing, construction, design, entertainment management, entrepreneurship, internships, etc. based on their personal interest.



The JTC program will be offered to both Juniors and Seniors with exceptionalities. This program will provide students the opportunity to learn the skills and attributes it takes to be successful within the workforce, as well as give students a chance to be out in the community gaining experience in an array of different fields. There will be chances for students to build resumes, portfolios, work on applications, and connect with potential employers to build for their future.

Teaching Professions

Do you enjoy helping people? Explore a career where you can make a positive impact. The Teaching Professions program introduces you to the field of education. This program helps students decide if they want to be a guidance counselor, classroom teacher, administrator, curriculum director, intervention specialist, school psychologist, reading specialist, speech pathologist, corporate trainer, teachers aide and more. 

You will spend time during your field experience working with students in elementary and intermediate schools, doing hands on projects, assisting teachers, planning activities and lessons, tutoring students, designing bulletin boards and so much more. Students will also become members of the Educators Rising program. In addition, 12 college credits are available through OSU Mansfield.

Year 1

Foundations of Education and Training 350002

In this first course in the career field, students will examine the goals of education and training as well as environments in which education and training are delivered. They will identify learners’ and stakeholders’ roles, rights and responsibilities in educational systems; assess legal and ethical issues related to education; and determine careers of interest in education and training. Employability skills and state requirements for becoming an educator will also be addressed.


Child and Adolescent Development 350035

Students will examine and apply the theoretical foundations of human growth and development of children and adolescents. Additionally, learners will determine children’s learning styles; stages of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development; and needed accommodations in educational settings. Throughout the course, family and community engagement, cultural influences on learners and language growth and development will be emphasized.


Year 2

Curriculum and Instruction 350020

Students will develop age-appropriate learning experiences and curriculum to engage children and help them learn. They will determine curricular goals, create lesson plans, and employ grading and assessment strategies to measure targeted learning outcomes. In addition, students will develop online instruction using learning management system platforms.


Classroom Management 350030

Students will apply developmentally appropriate techniques to advance learners’ social and emotional growth. They will create classroom environments to maximize the learning potential of each learner. Additionally, learners will create and enforce classroom rules, establish classroom routines, and model self-discipline for learners. Conflict resolution, positive discipline and behavioral-modification techniques will be emphasized throughout the course.


Career Based Intervention

The Mansfield City Schools Career Based Intervention (CBI) Program is a program designed to assist high school students who have experienced limited success in the traditional academic program.  The CBI program can be completed in person or virtually through the Tyger Digital Academy. 

CBI provides students with an opportunity to successfully complete high school coursework by assisting them to earn credits toward graduation, develop basic academic skills, adjust to high school, and gain job and employability skills.  We will gain employability skills through work experience, volunteering and job shadowing. 

Students are assigned to the CBI classroom for Credit Recovery and Skills Training one or more period(s) per day based on individual needs. They are required to have a job off campus or an unpaid shadowing experience and work a mutually agreed upon number of hours per semester. Career Based Intervention focuses on job, career, and life skills-related instruction. In addition to CBI class work, participating students take Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and all other required  classes in order to fulfill graduation requirements. 

There are multiple program options available including for 2020-2021  the Certified Production Technician 4.0 program which is a 12 point industry recognized credential focusing on the areas of Safety, Quality, Production and Maintenance.  This certification is in very high demand in Ohio and across the country.  The Certified Production Technician certification can be completed either online utilizing the Amatrol online platform or in person. If students choose the online option they will need to set up times with the instructor to demonstrate knowledge utilizing the Skills Boss machine located in the CBI lab.

A major goal of this program is to assist and guide the students to acquire credits toward a timely graduation from high school. 



Engineering is a field for students who like to both work on a computer and get some hands on experience. If you are good with problem solving and doing puzzles you might enjoy a career in Engineering. This class will give you a head start if you are interested in engineering, drawing, robotics, architecture, design, and many more different career fields.

Engineering 1 consists of students learning the basics about Computer Drawing Software, architectural and engineering drawing, robotics, and coding for robotics.

Engineering 2 will take you further into advanced drawing in 3D where you will get to use 3D printers and design on your own. You will also get an opportunity to compete in robotics competitions locally and around the state of Ohio.

Networking & Cyber Security

Year 1 

Information Technology & Computer Hardware

In Networking & Cyber Security we start with the fundamentals of computer hardware and software by preparing students to take their CompTIA IT Fundamentals Plus and CompTIA A+ certifications. 

As the industry standard for getting a technical support job and establishing an IT career, the CompTIA A+ goes beyond PC repair. It prepares students to troubleshoot and problem solve a wide variety of issues, from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. It truly is a stepping stone to careers in infrastructure, cybersecurity and more.

Students who earn their CompTIA A+ certification will be able to:

  • Configure, install and upgrade operating systems, including Windows, Apple OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile

  • Install and image virtual machines

  • Set up and troubleshoot peripheral devices

  • Assemble and disassemble computing hardware

  • Set up and support basic home and small office networks

  • Implement cybersecurity controls appropriate to help desk and technical support roles

  • Troubleshoot and support end-user access to applications and data

CompTIA’s A+ certification goes beyond training to map skills and knowledge to job roles including service desk analyst, help desk tech, technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, end-user computing technician and system support specialist. 

If you’re thinking about a career in IT, then the Networking and Cyber Security Career Tech program is for you.

Year 2

Computer Software & Networking

Second Year Networking & Cyber Security students focus on Business Networking and take a more indepth look at Cyber Security and Linux. Upon completion of year two, students will leave with a diverse understanding of Information Technology in computer software, hardware, networking and cyber security.

Machine Trades

Machine Trades is a hands on program designed to teach students job skills in the precision machining industry. Students will be eligible for the work program in the second semester in year two. Machinists are in high demand all over the country and is an opportunity to join a good paying job right out of high school.

Machine Trades Year 1

During the first year students will be learning to run milling machines, lathes, drill press, horizontal and vertical bandsaws, bench grinders,surface grinders and various power tools. Students will also be introduced to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathes and milling machines. 

Machine Trades Year 2

Students will be introduced to advanced machining techniques as well as CNC programming and set ups. Students will be eligible for the work program in the second semester and can use employment as class credit.

Automotive Technology


Automotive technology is science in motion.  If you're interested in discovering how the world of transportation works, this is the place for you. While our primary focus is the automotive industry, we do exploratory topics in heavy equipment, marine (boating), and powersports (motorcycles/atv's).  I want our students to understand that the principals taught here can span a number of career options.  



In the first year of Auto Tech our students will learn all of the basics. The fundamentals of shop cleanliness, tool control, business ethics, and project management are a major part of these skills.  We will also learn Brakes, Suspension/steering, and engine mechanical repair with the end goal of obtaining ASE (automotive service excellence) certification.  Most of the vehicles we use as examples are live demos that will be put back in service at the end of the day. We do emphasize accuracy over deadlines, ensuring that nothing leaves the shop in an unsafe condition.  



In the second year we expand upon the previous lessons by adding HVAC, welding, engine repair and automotive maintenance.  The shop tasks will increase in difficulty and completion times are expected to start matching the professionals.  It's expected that you'll have the skills needed to pass four areas of the ASE exams at the end of year two.  These credentials are respected throughout the industry and will earn you a spot in the career discipline of your choosing.

Interactive Media

Interactive Media 1

This course provides an overview of visual communication, graphic design principles, introduction to video shooting and editing techniques.  Course work includes an introduction to the vocabulary and production processes necessary to create images, animations, and video in multiple formats.  Students will explore raster and create vector-based imagery, illustration, photo restoration, color correction, and image compositing.

Interactive Media 2

This course will expand on the vocabulary and production processes learned in Interactive Media 1. Emphasis will be on raster-based images produced from the leading graphic software applications utilizing more complex compositing techniques.  The student will also be introduced to basic 3D modeling techniques and use current 3D modeling software to create 3D models and produce various drawing views such as orthographic and sectional views.  They will incorporate lighting and camera techniques into various assignments/projects.


This course explores the basic concepts, principles, terminology, skills, design techniques, styles and production processes utilized in planning, writing, lighting, performing, shooting, editing, and graphic generation for producing video. Producing quality audio for video is also explored. Single camera style, creative team work and storytelling will also be employed.

Culinary Arts

Level One  First Semester Course

Fundamentals of Food Production

Students learn about Employability Skills necessary to succeed  in careers in the Hospitality and Tourism Career Field.  Students learn to use commercial  restaurant equipment, safety  in the  kitchen and proper sanitation needed to prevent food borne illness. Students learn fundamental cooking methods and skills to operate the Student Restaurant “The Cub Room”. Skills USA competitions are introduced and how participants are chosen.

Level One Second Semester Course

Dining Room Service and Operations

Students will continue to reinforce learned skills on equipment use and cooking methods, in addition to covering running a restaurant dining room.  Customer services are analyzed  and practiced. Emphasis is also put on ingredient selection and food presentation as well as introducing marketing  ,sales & business ethics. The course also uses learning strategies of field trips, and culinary competitions sponsored by the student organization “Skills USA”.   The Menu Project, Gingerbread Project and a Food Demonstration Project are also popular learning strategies used.


Level Two First Semester Course

Catering and Banquet Service Operations

This course emphasizes restaurant management, inventory control, hiring practices, restaurant employee training.  Banquet and High-Volume Cookery are introduced. Other areas covered are menu development and purchasing, a review of dining room operations and learning basics about lodging operations.  Event planning  and design for travel and tourism operations is also covered. Seniors plan and execute an “International Buffet” served in the Cub Room to provide a practical  application of learning targets.  Skills USA competition participants are determined.

Level Two Second Semester Course

Restaurant Management

Students examine information technology with computers and programs to collect, analyze and share information in restaurant operations. Entrepreneurship, globalization and sustainability and conservation are reviewed.   Operations management fundamentals are  covered concerning budgets, managing suppliers and food purchase specifications. Food preparation is reviewed  in relation to nutritional analysis and food science. The role of the Chef as a manager is also covered, especially in areas of  food production schedules, purchasing and inventory management.


Level Two Capstone Project

Students will prepare a presentation from several areas  representing learning targets from the two years in the program as a culmination of their experience.  Possible presentations can focus on a dinner presentation, or a topical area in the Hospitality Industry, Entrepreneurship, or a baking project such as a Wedding Cake.   Presentations will be given to a panel of visiting parents, teachers and advisory committee members.