Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Career Tech Course Offerings

Demopolis High School offers career and technical education programs to all students. The programs offered at DHS include: Computer Science, Finance, Health Science, Industrial Maintenance, JROTC, Marketing, Welding, and Work-Based Learning. The programs at DHS are designed to prepare our students for a broad range of employment opportunities, post-secondary educational opportunities, and are offered under the guidance and instruction of certified teachers. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in  career and technical education programs. All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination. The Demopolis City School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
 
The school system provides translated copies of the annual public notice of career technical offerings to student(s) and parent(s) with limited English proficiency and will arrange for an interpreter for student(s) and parent(with limited English proficiency if requested. If a parent is deaf or blind or has no written language, the school district will arrange for communication of this notice in the mode normality used by the parent (e.g. sign language, Braille, or oral communication). For more information, contact Connie Davis, CT Coordinator, Demopolis High School, email: cdavis@dcsedu.com, phone: (334) 287-4718.
 

Computer Science

Exploring Computer Science -Exploring Computer Science is an introductory year-long high school computer science course for students in Grades 9-10 focused on foundational computer science concepts and computational practices. Students will be introduced to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. The course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers, and societal and ethical issues. Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have completed Algebra I prior to enrolling or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra I. Exploring Computer Science is designed to be a college preparatory high school course and thus, should provide a rigorous, but accessible, introduction to computer science. No previous computer science experience is required.
AP Computer Science Principles -College-level advanced course following the curriculum established by the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program for computer science; focuses on the innovative and multidisciplinary aspects of computing as well as the computational thinking practices that help students see how computing is relevant to many areas of their everyday lives; introduces students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts.
 

Finance Academy (FBLA)

BUSINESS FINANCE (FBLA) (year) - recommended for 10th -12th grade – This course focuses on major areas of study, including economics, marketing, accounting procedures, and the global financial market.  An integral component of the curriculum is the application of decision-making skills that enables students to become more responsible consumers, producers, or business entrepreneurs. $20.00 course fee
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING (FBLA) (year) - recommended for 10-12th grade – This course provides students with an understanding of the accounting process and how it facilitates decision making by providing data and information to internal and external stakeholders.  Students learn how to apply technology to accounting by inputting their Monopoly Real Estate data into spreadsheets. Students also learn the fundamentals of managerial accounting, budgeting, and financial statement analysis.  Students learn how to use accounting information for internal decision making and for planning and control $27 course fee
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (FBLA) (year) This course is designed to assist students in developing technological proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, communications, Internet use, ethics, and careers using technology applications.  Students will earn college recognized credentials in Microsoft Office.  $25 course fee

 

Health Science (HOSA)

 

FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH SCIENCE (HOSA) (year) – recommended for 9th or 10th grade This course introduces students to a wide range of health careers.  Integrated academics combined with health care knowledge and skills provide the framework for a strong health care delivery system in the twenty-first century.  Recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in an array of health-related fields at the postsecondary level.  Can substitute for the Health Education diploma requirement.  $27.00 course fee

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (HOSA) (year) – recommended for 10th or 11th grade – This course is designed for students to develop health care-specific knowledge for a medical field.  This course used an integrated approach for teaching the language of medicine by incorporating medical terminology with anatomy and physiology and the disease process.  $27.00 course fee

SPORTS MEDICINE INTERMEDIATE (HOSA) – recommended for 11th & 12th grade - Sports Medicine Intermediate is a one credit course that teaches fundamental skills to include therapeutic exercise regimens within the field of sports medicine. Students will explore the study of sports medicine and the relationship to risk management and injury prevention. Students will demonstrate an understanding of anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. The importance of health promotion, wellness, injury and disease prevention will be emphasized. Students will examine sports medicine facilities, policies, procedures, and protocols utilized in patient care. $27.00 course fee

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (HOSA) – recommended for 12th grade - Patient Care Technician is a one credit course that provides students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers. Students will develop a working knowledge of advanced patient care skills, vital signs, 12-lead EKG’s, oxygen therapy, basic phlebotomy via simulation, and specimen collection and processing. Essential workforce skills and safety will be emphasized, as well as, professional ethics and legal responsibilities. Students will ascertain employability skills and soft skills required by business and industry. Upon successful completion of required theory, lab, and simulation, students may be eligible to sit for Patient Care Technician Certification. $27.00 course fee

HEALTH SCIENCE INTERNSHIP (HOSA)-recommended for 12th grade -A one-credit course focusing on basic knowledge and skills necessary for beginning health care workers. Health Science Internship reinforces and applies knowledge learned in classroom and laboratory settings. Content Standards 1,3,4,5,6, and 9 must be taught for this one-credit course.

Industrial Maintenance (Skills USA)

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION, & MANUFACTURING (SKILLS USA) (year)
This course introduces students to core knowledge and skills in the areas of design, preconstruction, construction, maintenance, operations, and installation and repair which are foundational to courses related to careers in the architecture and construction and manufacturing industries. This course is not a prerequisite for entering a specific pathway. $25.00 course fee
INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE- MECHANICAL I (SKILLS USA) (year)
This course is the first of 3 required one-credit courses in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanical Technologies Pathway. It is designed to complete all core requirements for NCCER Core credentialing and to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills emphasizing use of hand tools, power tools, theory and practice for use in the Industrial Maintenance industry. This entry-level course is required for NCCER Industrial Maintenance Mechanical Level I credentialing. These courses will be taught at the old New Era Cap Co. building on Cedar Street Prerequisite: Agriscience or Architecture, Construction and Manufacturing. $35.00 course fee
INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE- MECHANICAL II (SKILLS USA) (year) - This is the second of 3 required one-credit courses in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanical Technologies Pathway. Topics include: Industrial Maintenance theory, application, and the study of components and functions of mechanical systems. These courses will be taught at the old New Era Cap Co. building on Cedar Street. Prerequisite: Industrial Maintenance Mechanical Level I. $35.00 course fee
 

JROTC

ARMY JROTC I Leadership Education and Training (LET) (year)    
A one-credit course that provides first-year cadets with classroom and laboratory instruction in the history, customs, traditions, and purpose of Army JROTC. Emphasis is placed on leadership skills, principles, values and attributes, and diversity. $20 course fee.
ARMY JROTC II (year)     A one-credit course designed to provide intermediate instruction in leadership and citizenry, and the expansion of skills taught in LET I. Emphasis is placed on communication techniques, cadet challenges, American citizenship, map reading, and the role of the U. S. Army. $20 course fee. 
Prerequisite: Completed Level I
ARMY JROTC III (year)   A one-credit course designed to provide advanced instruction in leadership and citizenry, communication, history and career opportunities, and technology awareness. Students will have hands-on experiences as teacher/leaders within the cadet battalion. $20 course fee. 
Prerequisite: Completed Level II
ARMY JROTC IV (year)   A one-credit course that provides opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership potential in an assigned command or staff position within the cadet battalion organizational structure. Emphasis is placed on negotiation skills and management principles. $20 course fee.

Marketing Academy (DECA)

ADVANCED SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING (DECA) (year) is a one-credit specialized course designed to help students gain knowledge and develop skills in determining the economic impact of sports and entertainment events, price setting, research, marketing, positioning, product/service management, and promotion and sales strategies. Throughout the course, students are presented problem-solving situations for which they must apply academic and critical-thinking skills. Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a required prerequisite for this course. $25.00 course fee
INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS AND BRANDING (DECA) (year) –Students create, execute, and evaluate promotional strategies and content for advertising, sales promotion, and publicity/public relations.  Students apply project management techniques to guide and control promotional campaign development and execution.  $25.00 course fee
SALES AND PROMOTION PLANNING (DECA) (year)YEARBOOK This course provides the tools necessary for the development, implementation, and management of promotional programs.  The focus is on utilizing promotional knowledge and skills for communicating information to achieve a desired outcome.  $25.00 course fee
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (DECA) (year) This course is designed to assist students in developing technological proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, communications, Internet use, ethics, and careers using technology applications.  Students will earn college recognized credentials in Microsoft Office.  $25 course fee

Welding (Skills USA)

ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION, & MANUFACTURING- (SKILLS USA) (year)
This course introduces students to core knowledge and skills in the areas of design, preconstruction, construction, maintenance, operations, and installation and repair which are foundational to courses related to careers in the architecture and construction and manufacturing industries. This course is not a prerequisite for entering a specific pathway. $25.00 course fee
NCCER WELDING 1 (SKILLS USA) (year) This course is designed to complete all core requirements for NCCER Core credentialing and to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills emphasizing use of hand tools, power tools, welding theory and practice for use in the manufacturing and construction industry. This entry-level course is required for NCCER Welding Level I credentialing and may be taken as one of the optional technical courses with credit applied to the Industrial Maintenance Technology area. $35.00 course fee
NCCER WELDING 2 (SKILLS USA) (year) This is the second of 4 required one-credit courses in the welding Technologies pathway. Topics include: basic shielded metal arc welding, blueprint reading, weld symbols and joint identification and print reading. Emphasis is placed on fundamental knowledge guided practice and NCCER Welding Level I requirements. $35.00 course fee
NCCER Welding 3 (SKILLS USA) (year) This is the third of 4 required one-credit courses in the Welding Technologies pathway. It is designed to provide students with theory, practice, and skills development. Emphasis is placed on application and operation of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) equipment in the vertical, 3-F and overhead, 4-F positions leading to NCCER Welding Level I Credentialing.

Work Based Learning

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION WORK-BASED EXPERIENCE-FIRST CREDIT (YEAR) - A one-credit work-based experience requiring a minimum of 140 continuous and successful hours of employment performed under the supervision of a workplace mentor and the work-based learning/cooperative education coordinator.  $25.00 fee
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION WORK-BASED EXPERIENCE-SECOND CREDIT (YEAR) - A one-credit work-based experience requiring a minimum of 140 continuous and successful hours of employment performed under the supervision of a workplace mentor and the work-based learning/cooperative education coordinator.  $25.00 fee
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION WORK-BASED EXPERIENCE-THIRD CREDIT (YEAR) - A one-credit work-based experience requiring a minimum of 140 continuous and successful hours of employment performed under the supervision of a workplace mentor and the work-based learning/cooperative education coordinator.  $25.00 fee
 
Demopolis City School System does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual
orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
 
The following are Demopolis City Schools District Contacts:
504 Coordinator: Yolanda Samuel
Address: 609 South Cedar Demopolis, AL
Phone: 334-289-1670
email: ysamuel@dcsedu.com
 
Title IX Coordinator: Gina Johnston
Address: 609 South Cedar Demopolis, AL
Phone: 334-289-1670
email: gjohnston@dcsedu.com