Grand Meadow ISD 495‚Äč

710 4th Ave NE  PO Box 68  Grand Meadow, MN 55936  Phone: 507-754-5318  Fax: 507-754-5608

 
 

 

Vocational Opportunities Annual Public Notification
 
Grand Meadow High School offers a variety of vocational opportunities through the Agriculture and Business Departments.
 
This notice is to inform students, parents, employees and the general public that these opportunities are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Administration in the specific courses is determined by grade level, and in some cases, completion of prerequisite courses.
 
The District has designated the following individuals to coordinate compliance with the federal laws Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
 
Section 504 Coordinator:                                            Title IX Coordinator:
Paul Besel                                                                   Gary Sloan
710 4th Avenue N.E., P.O. Box 68                             710 4th Avenue N.E., P.O. Box 68
Grand Meadow, MN 55936                                      Grand Meadow, MN 55936
507-754-5318 Ext. 188                                              507-754-5318 Ext. 105
 
Below are descriptions of vocational courses offered at Grand Meadow High School:
 
ACCOUNTING I / ACCOUNTING II                                                                              
            Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                                                       
Credit: 1/1                 
Prerequisite Accounting I: None
Alt. Req./Elec.
            Prerequisite Accounting II: Accounting I and instructor approval
            Graduation Credit Area: Math
Recommendation:  All students planning on a Business Career.
Course Description:  This course is designed to produce the necessary accounting skills for the student interested in any career related to business. The course will offer a solid foundation when taken with Accounting II for a student who plans to pursue a post-secondary degree in any professional career. Students will:
·         Complete the various steps of the accounting cycle for proprietorships and partnerships.
·         Determine the value of assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity according to generally accepted accounting principles.
·         Apply appropriate accounting principles to payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash control systems.
  • Prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
 
MULTI MEDIA AND THE INTERNET I                                                                      
            Also called Web Design and Multimedia Design                                                   
Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                                                       
Credit 1
Elective
Prerequisite: Computer One Suggested
Course Description:  This course is designed to give students a strong foundation in Web page design and creation. Students will focus on creating Web pages using HTML code. After learning HTML code, students will learn how to utilize industry standard software to create Web pages. Students will also get a brief look at how to use desktop publishing and audio editing software.
 
 
 
ADVANCED ADOBE DESIGN                                                                                       
            Open to Grades: 10-12                                                                                             
Credit: 1
            Prerequisite: Multi Media and the Internet I
            Elective
Course Description:  This course is designed to give students an advanced look at Web page design and desktop publishing. Students will learn how to utilize industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Illustrator. The focus of this course is to enable students to bridge all of the above programs in order to create documents with rich graphics and outstanding visual content.
 
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I                                                                                    
            Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                                   
            Credit: 1
            Prerequisite: None
            Elective
Course Description:  This course starts with the very basics and introduces students to elements of word processing. Many valuable skills will be taught which will enable students to proficiently create necessary documents commonly used in today’s personal and business world. Students will also spend time learning how to create spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. If time permits, students may be briefly introduced to keyboarding, database, and presentation. The content of this course is well suited for the student who may or may not be seeking a career in business.
 
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II                                                                                   
            Open to Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12                                                                       
            Credit: 1
            Prerequisite: Computer Applications I
            Elective
Course Description:  This course teaches advance features of Microsoft Office. Many valuable skills will be taught which will enable students to proficiently create necessary documents commonly used in today’s personal and business world.   Students will be exposed to word processing, desktop publishing, database, presentation, and web design applications.
 
 ANIMAL SCIENCE/PLANT SCIENCE
            Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12
            Credit: 1
            Prerequisite: None
            Elective
            Graduation Credit Area: Science
Course Description: This course in Career and Technical Education will serve as a required science credit . The course will emphasize animal science both large and small companion animals, Crop Science and Horticultural Studies. Students will choose a particular area of emphasis.
 
The course will also offer training in one outside career area (units of instruction) that could be applied through the FFA. Examples include: Livestock Evaluation, Dairy Foods, Meats and Floriculture.
 
The crops unit will include: grain grading, morphology and growth of agronomic plants, crop production practices, harvesting and storing and identification of crops, weeds, insects and diseases.
 
A large portion of this course will be focused on several areas in the livestock industry. The units included in this study include: dairy and livestock evaluation, nutrition, mammal reproduction and basic meat science.   A small portion of the course will include the instruction in companion animals.
A portion of the course will include the study of ornamental plants and flowers learning their identification, propagation and care. Considerable time will also be spent with floral design making various permanent and fresh arrangements as well as corsages and boutonnieres.
 
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY                                                                                                  
            Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12
            Credit: 1
            Prerequisite: None
            Elective
Course Description:  This will serve as a Math Elective credit. This course is designed to assist students in their personal development, relationships with other people, leadership skills and speaking skills through group work and practical simulated speaking activities to prepare students for leadership roles.
 
The units of study include: personal development, leadership training, parliamentary procedure and principles of business management.
 
A key element of this course is that students will be expected to choose and focus in on the subject area of Parliamentary Procedure, Business Management or another area only by instructor approval.
 
This course will include individual and group activities that are appropriate through the FFA.
 
ELECTRICITY/MECHANICS
            Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12
            Credit: 1                    
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                     
Elective
Course Description:  This is a semester block course that will emphasize through theory and hands/on labs the principles of electricity and sensing controls. The mechanics portion will include a mixed variety of shop area studies as well as an activity or project of the students’ interest. This course also provides the opportunity to study an unrelated career development event to be eligible to compete in the regional and state FFA contests.
 
CARPENTRY TRADES/MECHANICS
            Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                                                       
Credit: 1                    
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                     
Elective
Course Description:  This course will teach selected units of mechanics within the Grand Meadow Ag Education/Technical Education curriculum. These primary areas will include basic electricity, portable and power tool use, woodworking, construction/carpentry and small engines. Unites of instruction will include; four stroke engine principles, small engine tool use, engine disassembly/reassembly, electrical wiring and advanced woodworking.
 
This course will include individual and group activities that are appropriate through the FFA.
 
SMALL ENGINES/WELDING
            Open to Grades: 10, 11, 12                                                                                       
Credit: 1                    
Prerequisite: None                                                                                                     
Elective
Course Description:  This course will be divided evenly between the study of small engines and welding technology. 
 
Units of study in the Small Engine area include:   operating principles of 4 stroke cycle engines, fuel system, lubrication system, compression system, ignition system and repair tools. All units will receive hands on learning through engine disassembly and assembly.
 
The welding units will give student in-depth training in the area of welding and is a must for those who are interested in entering the welding field. Units included will be welding procedures, advanced arc welding, advanced oxy-acetylene welding, metal preparation and weld joints, welding in flat and horizontal positions. MIG –wire feed welding will be included.   Articulation certificates are available upon completion of both classes. This course will include many individual and group activities that are appropriate through the FFA.
 
This course will also offer beginning training in one outside career area (unit of instruction) that could be applied through the FFA.