CTCE Programs

Agriculture

Year 1 Course Title:             Agriculture & Natural Resources I

An introduction to fundamental concepts and principles of modern agriculture and natural resource management with an emphasis on plant, animal, and soil science, basic mechanical technologies in the field, and career and leadership skills.

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      2 elective credits

 

Year 2 Course Title:             Agriculture & Natural Resources II

A more in-depth exploration of the fundamental concepts and principals of modern agriculture and natural resource management with an emphasis on conservation and management of natural resources, agricultural business management practices, and the environment as it relates to water quality, forestry, and wildlife.

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      2 science credits

 

Optional Club:           National FFA Organization (FFA)

Junior FFA (Grades 7-9)

Senior FFA (Grades 10-12)

Industry Certifications:        None available at this time

Business

Year 1 Course Title:             Business, Marketing, & Finance I

This year-long course covers the fundamentals of business and marketing. It begins with the basics of workplace safety, ethics, and leadership. Students are introduced to business finance, economics, and cover microeconomics as well. Major topics of study in this course are career readiness, foundations of marketing, market research and analysis, and entrepreneurship. Students will learn valuable lessons to enhance their personal financial life with topics on income, decision-making, and personal money management.

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      1 business/technology credit

                                                1 elective

 

Year 2 Course Title:             Marketing

Provides a foundation of skills and knowledge related to basic principles of marketing, related economic fundamentals, marketing planning, and sales and distribution. Instruction is also provided on specialized topics related to fashion marketing, international marketing, and sports, special events, and entertainment marketing.

 

Carnegie Units:                      2

Applied Academic Credit:      .5 Economics credit (or elective if not needed)

                                              1.5 electives

 

Optional Club:                       Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Industry Certifications:        None available at this time

Health Science

Year 1 Course Title:             Health Science Core

General Course Description:   Introduces students to the theory and practical applications of tasks related to employment in the field of health science. Students will cover topics such as safety in the workplace, infection control, health care systems, and the vital organs of the human body. The course offers insight into careers in health care as well as educational requirements and the professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities involved.

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      1 health credit

                                                1 elective credit

                                                (or 2 elective credits if Health is not needed)

 

Year 2 Course Title:             Health Care & Clinical Services

General Course Description:   Helps the student establish insight in the healthcare field. Students will be exposed to the theory and applied tasks related to careers within health care. This course covers topics such as human growth and development, health informatics, information technology, and therapeutic and rehabilitative services. Other topics include medical and emergency services, mental health, and pharmacological and nursing services.

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      2 science credits

 

Optional Club:                       Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

Industry Certifications:        CPR Certification & First Aid Certification

Metal Fabrication

Year 1 Course Title:             Metal Fabrication I

General Course Description:   Course content includes orientation and leadership, basic safety, math, measuring tools, and instruments, blueprints, hand and power tools, lathe theory and operation, milling machine theory and operation, drill press and band saw, and introduction to welding. Safety is emphasized in each unit and every activity.

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      2 elective credits

 

Year 2 Course Title:             Metal Fabrication II

General Course Description:   Includes grinding theory and operations, advanced precision machining techniques and an emphasis on welding processes. Topics include employability skills, safety, basic oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting (PAC), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).

 

Carnegie Units:                       2

Applied Academic Credit:      2 elective credits

 

Optional Club:                       SkillsUSA

Industry Certifications:        NIMS Level 1 and NCCER Welding Standards Level 1

Note:      Information is subject to change based on MDE guidelines and updates.

              For industry certifications, student must satisfactorily complete the requirements needed to qualify.

 

Assurance of Equal Access: The Benton County Career Technical Center does not discriminate in providing career programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Reference: MS State Board of Education Policies, Rule 84.3) Our programs are open to all district students in grades 9-12. 

Section 504 - Americans with Disabilities Act - Non-discrimination - The Benton County School District will not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities to the extent provided by law.  

The following person has been designated as Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator and will handle inquiries regarding the Benton County School District's non-discrimination policies, the filing of grievances, and requests for copies of grievance procedures covering discrimination on the basis of disability. Benton County School District Policy IDDH 

Mrs. Pamela Gray, M. Ed

231 Court Street  Ashland, MS 38603

Telephone: 662-224-6252  Fax: 662-224-3607

pgray@benton.k12.ms.us

As provided under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, no person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  Students in the Benton County School District are protected from sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, by Title IX.  The following person has been designated as the Title IX Coordinator and will handle any complaints regarding Title IX issues. Benton County School District Policy JB.

Mrs. Amanda Ford, M. Ed

231 Court Street  Ashland, MS 38603

Telephone: 662-224-6252  Fax: 662-224-3607

aford@benton.k12.ms.us