Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Secuirty

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Patient Care Assistant

This multi-skilled Patient Care Assistant Pathway Program will provide students with marketable job skills following completion in areas such as acute care hospitals, sub-acute care facilities, long-term care, outpatient laboratories, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and various other medical providers. The benefits of obtaining Patient Care Assistant Certification include more job opportunities, increased pay scale, and increased access to the program resources in the Allied Health Degree Programs. Students will have the opportunity to meet with degree program specific advisors at several points of their training to ensure a smooth transition from the Patient Care Assistant Pathway Program to one of the Allied Health degree programs upon successful completion of program entry requirements.

Public & Community Health

The Public and Community Health program of study is a three (3) course Career and Technical Education (CTE) instruction program that engages students in a comprehensive approach to health while learning about social determinants such as poverty, discrimination, and inadequate access to resources. Students will learn to view health from medical, behavioral, social, and environmental perspectives. Additionally, students will discover methods for eliminating health inequities and bringing awareness to public policy to determine the distribution of resources needed for healthy communities. Students will explore the fields of health and human services while investigating client needs, services, and the skills and attitudes required of the effective human services worker.

Through exploration of the National Health Science Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical terminology, medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork.

Nurse Assisting

The Nurse Assisting program of study is a three (3) course Career & Technical Education (CTE) instruction program that engages students in a comprehensive approach where they study topics such as medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Through exploration of the National Health Science Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork. In addition, students will develop technical skills such as providing personal care of the resident while taking care of their environmental needs and psychosocial needs.

Allied Health

The Allied Health program of study engages students in open-ended problem solving where they study topics such as medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Through exploration of the National Health Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork. In addition, students will develop technical skills such as performing a wound culture, measuring vital signs, collecting a throat culture and performing a strep test.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in healthcare such as respiratory therapist, nurse, physical therapist, dental hygienist, and medical lab technician.

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program of study is a three (3) year Career & Technical Education (CTE) instructional program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they learn and apply manufacturing processes and use modern, industry-leading technology and software. The program prepares students for further education and careers in manufacturing. The CTE program consists of four courses that are completed on the campus of the Delaware Technical Community College.

Manufacturing Production Technician

The Manufacturing Production Technician pathway is a two (2) year; four (4) semester CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they learn and apply manufacturing processes and use modern, industry-leading technology and software. The program prepares students for further education and careers in manufacturing production. The CTE program consists of four courses that are completed on the campus of the Delaware Technical Community College.

Manufacturing Logistics Technician

The Manufacturing Logistics Technician pathway is a two (2) year; four (4) semester CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they learn and apply manufacturing processes and use modern, industry-leading technology and software. The program prepares students for further education and careers in manufacturing production. The CTE program consists of four courses that are completed on the campus of the Delaware Technical Community College.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

The Engineering byDesign (EbD) Manufacturing Engineering Technology pathway is a three (3) course CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they learn and apply the engineering design process, use industry-standard technology and software, and apply math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects.

Agricultural Power and Engineering

The Agricultural Power and Engineering program of study provides students with the mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles and methods required to understand dynamic power systems and metal fabrication. Students practice real-world applications, communication skills, and problem-solving skills associated with dynamic power systems and metal fabrication. Students are prepared for a variety of careers including engineering, welding technicians, mechanical and industrial technicians, maintenance technicians, mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, CNC operators, power technology repair and troubleshooting, and green energy technologies.

Plant Science

The Plant Science pathway is designed to provide students with knowledge of plant growth and reproduction, as well as the use of plants for food, fiber, and ornamental purposes.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in: agronomy, ornamental horticulture, biotechnology, forestry, soil science, and turf management.

Natural Resource Management

The Natural Resource Management pathway is designed to provide students with exposure to topics in conservation management and maintenance of natural resources. Students learn responsible stewardship practices of air, soil, water, land, fish, and wildlife resources for economic, recreation, and health purposes. Students utilize a variety of classroom and laboratory activities supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Students participating in this program will be prepared to enter into career fields that focus on one or more of the following areas: Natural Science, Microbiology, Water Resource Management, Wastewater Engineering, Environmental Protection, Soil & Plant Science, Environmental Engineering, Geoscience, and Precision Agriculture.

Agricultural Structures & Engineering

The Agricultural Structures & Engineering pathway is designed to provide students with the scientific principles and methods required to understand the interrelationships of construction. Students practice real world applications and problem solving skills associated with agricultural designs and engineering principles. Students utilize problem solving as well as communication skills to develop engineering concepts and building practices that are sound and reliable.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers including carpentry, engineering, architectural design, electrical, plumbing, masonry, construction framing, business management, sales, building maintenance, home improvement, and green energy technologies.

Environmental & Natural Resource Science

The Environmental and Natural Resource Science (ENRS) pathway is designed to provide students with the scientific principles and methods required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made, evaluate risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions. ENRS is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study and promotes unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the topics included in the study of Environmental and Natural Resources.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers including environmental engineer, environmental science and protection technician, geological and petroleum technician, natural sciences.

Animal Science & Management

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in: agribusiness, agriscience education, animal genetics, animal nutrition, animal reproduction, extension educator, marine biology, wildlife biology, veterinary medicine, zoology, animal researcher, animal processor, production manager, artificial insemination technician, animal breeder, veterinary assistant/technician, wildlife manager, zoo animal specialist, animal rescue/animal control officer, and agriculture producer.

Marketing Today!

Marketing Today! (MT) program of study is a three (3) course Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that engages students with the world of marketing services by focusing on how marketing is evolving in the digital age and how companies can be successful by implementing marketing strategies.

K-12 Teacher Academy

The K-12 Teacher Academy pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that prepares students for careers in elementary and secondary education. Observation opportunities in a variety of age and discipline settings, as well as special needs and non-classroom settings, provide practical experiences while enriching the learning. Students participate in a long-term placement during their senior year which allows for in-depth experiences in a classroom setting.

Early Childhood Teacher Academy

The Early Childhood Teacher Academy pathway engages students in developing a realistic understanding of early childhood while exploring the importance and impact of teachers. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sustain their interest in the early childhood profession and cultivate the skills needed to be successful, thus creating a pipeline of high-quality students transitioning to the early childhood field. Students will understand the importance and uniqueness of early childhood and participate in classroom and field experiences.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in early childhood such as teacher, curriculum director, and administrator.

NAF Academy of Finance

The NAF Academy of Finance (AOF) pathway is a three (3) course Career & Technical Education (CTE) program that engages students with the world of financial services by focusing on banking and credit, financial planning, accounting, and insurance. Students gain career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities that are conducted in school and outside of the classroom, and a 120-hour paid summer internship. Completion of the program is validated with a NAFTrack Certification, NAF’s student certification assessment system.

AOF courses introduce students to a wide array of careers such as personal financial advisor, tax preparation specialist, accountant, financial analyst, loan officer, account representative, insurance agent, and claims representative.

NAF Academy of Business Information Management

The NAF Academy of Business Information & Management (AOBIM) program is a three (3) credit program of study that
introduces students to the skills needed to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate business functions essential to efficient
and productive business operations through courses focusing on entrepreneurship, global and domestic economics,
information technology, customer service and ethics. Students gain critical career knowledge through a series of work-based learning activities that are conducted in school, as well as outside the classroom, and a 120-hour paid summer internship. Completion of the program is validated with a NAFTrack Certification, NAF’s student certification assessment system. AOBIM courses introduce students to a wide array of careers such as general and operations managers, purchasing managers, business operations specialists, and computer information system managers.

Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Hospitality & Tourism Management pathway is designed to prepare students for employment in the hospitality industry. Students explore management and technical skills needed for success and practice industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry. Students also acquire employability skills such as leadership, guest services, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility.

The program prepares students for careers such as front office supervisor, front desk associate, director of tourism, and general manager.

Culinary & Hospitality Management

The Culinary & Hospitality Management pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that is supported by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. ProStart® trains students on industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality industry along with the employability skills like leadership, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility.

The program prepares students for careers such as Executive chef and Sous Chef, Food Service Manager, Kitchen Manager, and Line Cook.

Engineering

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering pathway is a three (3) and six (6) course CTE program that engages students in open-ended problem solving where students learn and apply the engineering design process and use modern, industry-leading technology and software.

The program prepares students for further education and careers in engineering and engineering technology.

Biomedical Science

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science pathway engages students in open-ended problem solving where students study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health.

The program prepares students for further education and careers in biomedical sciences and healthcare.

Digital Communication Technology

The Digital Communication Technology (DCT) pathway requires students to apply the skills and tools of digital designers used in graphic design, pixel-based imagery manipulation, HTML coding, digital video production, vector image manipulation, digital illustration, and digital publishing. Students utilize strategies to solve open-ended problems while learning how to apply technical skills, creative skills, industry knowledge, documentation techniques, and processes using modern, industry-leading technology and software.

Client-based learning experiences and industry-mentored projects introduce students to a wide array of related careers in public relations, marketing, web and digital communications and printing.

Computer Science

The Computer Science program of study engages students in open-ended problem solving where students study computational practices such as algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems relevant to their everyday lives. Computer Science programs of study are available at both the middle and high school levels. The high school program includes the completion of two Advanced Placement courses and is described in the graphic below.

Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy program of study is a six (6) course CTE program that blends the content and experiences of computer networking and computer science to help students develop a well-rounded and adaptable skill base. The program prepares students for continuing education and careers in computer networking and computer science, as well as those that may require skills in both fields.

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology POS is a four or six credit course program of study that provides students with the mathematical, scientific, and mechanical knowledge to understand and perform the maintenance, repair and servicing of automotive vehicles. Students participating in this pre-­apprenticeship program will be prepared to enter into a Delaware Department of Labor Automotive Technician Tech C Registered Apprenticeship program. (Students that pass the ASE G-1 Certification Exam will not be required to complete pre-requisite automotive course work.) Students are prepared for a variety of careers including automotive technician, service contract writers, parts technicians, and sales.

Architectural Engineering Technology

The Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) pathway engages students in the world of construction and architecture through coursework focusing on site selection, drafting, architectural, and engineering planning, budgeting, cost estimating, production, permits, contracting, work timetables, and project management. Students utilize strategies to solve open-ended problems while they learn how to apply technical skills, knowledge, documentation techniques, and processes using modern, industry-leading technology and software.

Work Based Learning & Apprenticeship Opportunities

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