Currently Approved Innovative Courses- Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Currently Approved Innovative Courses- Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Please direct any questions or requests for course requirements and course descriptions to the contact listed next to each course.

Course Name PEIMS Code AAR Abbreviation Credits Contact Expiration

Advanced Culinary Arts

N1302265

ADCULART

1-2

Diane Salazar

TBD*

Advanced Culinary Arts will extend content and enhance skills introduced in Culinary Arts by infusing high-level, industry-driven content to prepare students for success in higher education, certifications, and/or immediate employment.

Barbering I

N1302534

BARBER1

2–3

Diane Salazar

TBD*

This course provides students with an opportunity to build self esteem and pride in workmanship. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between academic skills, competencies and acquisition, and ultimate career success.

Barbering II

N1302535

BARBER2

2–3

Diane Salazar

TBD*

Students will develop employability skills necessary for entry into the workplace. Students will see the importance of staying in school and obtaining marketable skills for the field of barbering.

Cosmetology Facialist Specialist

N1302533

COSMETF

2–3

Diane Salazar

TBD*

The Cosmetology Facialist Specialist course offers a complete program in the science and art of esthetics. Students are exposed to the industry through salon visits and guest speakers.

Cosmetology Manicurist Specialty

N1302531

COSMETM

2–3

Diane Salazar

TBD*

This course is a planned 600-clock-hour sequence of classroom and lab instruction designed to prepare the student for the Texas Cosmetology Manicurist Specialty License exam.

Cosmetology Shampoo and Conditioning Specialist

N1302532

COSMETS

1–2

Diane Salazar

TBD*

The Shampoo-Conditioning Specialist Program is a planned sequence of classroom and lab instruction designed to prepare the student for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's Shampoo and Conditioning Specialty Certificate exam.

Data Acquisition & Analysis

N1303750

DAA

1

John Ellis

TBD*

Students will become familiar with standard scientific and engineering instrumentation and will work in the context of engineering design problems in disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, civil, materials, and biomedical engineering.

Disaster Response

N1303011

DISRESP

1/2–1

Ron Whitson

TBD*

This course will train students as first responders following a major disaster utilizing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) model curriculum adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Forensic Psychology

N1303012

FORENSPSY

1

Ron Whitson

TBD*

Forensic psychology utilizes and applies basic skills developed in psychology to criminal behavior and criminal scenarios resulting in a structured and scientific approach to investigative analysis, which enable police or law enforcement officials to predict criminal activity based upon mathematical/scientific data versus abstract intuition.

Geographic Information Systems

N1302805

GIS

1

John Ellis  

TBD*

Geographic Information Systems is a course designed to introduce students to Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing technology through academic study and applied instruction.

Medical Biotechnology II

N1302091

MEDBIO

2

Ron Whitson

TBD*

The Medical Biotechnology II course will expand on laboratory skills and techniques required for investigations and problem solving in the field of biotechnology.

Oil and Gas Producation Systems I

N1300254

PRODSYS1

1-2

Ron Whitson

TBD*

Students enrolled in this program will identify specific career opportunities in the oil and gas industry, and the skills, abilities, tools, certification, and safety measures associated with each career. Students will be provided with an understanding of components, systems, equipment, production, and safety regulations associated with oil and gas well production and maintenance.

Oil and Gas Producation Systems II

 N1300255

PRODSYS2

1-3

Ron Whitson

 TBD*

This course will provide students with an overview of specific requirements for entry into post-secondary education and employment in the oil industry. This course prepares students for industry certification and is recommended for students in 10-12th grade.

Organic Sustainable Food Production

N1300252

ORGFOOD

1-2

   Ron Whitson

 TBD*

Organic Sustainable Food Production is designed to explore the history, industry, principles, and practices of organic sustainable food production. Students will research how food raised organically might benefit people and the environment, and gain knowledge in organic nutrition, passive solar greenhouses, organic certification requirements, composting, organic agricultural economics, and recycling.

Parenting Education for School Age Parents I–II

N1302536
N1302537

PAEDSAP1
PAEDSAP2

1/2–1

Diane Salazar

TBD*

This laboratory course is designed to address the special needs and interests of male and female students who are parents, who are pregnant, or who are expecting to become parents in the near future.

Principles of Oil and Gas Production

N1300253

PRINPROD

 1/2–1

Ron Whitson   

 TBD*

This course will provide students an introduction to oil and gas professions, including the distinction between the different career opportunities and the required certifications and degrees for each field.

Radio Broadcasting I–II

N1300991
N1300992

RADIOBR1
RADIOBR2

1/2–1

John Ellis

TBD*

Students will learn the theory and history of radio production as well the production processes involved in commercial production, scripting, news writing and reporting, audio editing, remote production, and radio programming. Radio Broadcasting II is project based and involves more skill development, the implementation software, and team building.

Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems

N1302806

RBGIS

1

John Ellis

TBD*

This course introduces the principles of GIS data sets, including raster-based information such as images or photographs. Students will study local problems and acquire information, including images or aerial photographs, process the data, and merge it with vector data.

Spatial Technologies & Remote Sensing

N1302807

SPATECRS

1/2–1

John Ellis

TBD*

Students receive instruction and guidance from in-class lecture with instructor acting in a facilitator capacity on topics including skill building in industry standard geospatial extension software and geospatial tools including global positioning systems (GPS), and continued training in GIS project management and problem solving.

Social Media Marketing

 N1303481

 SOCMEDMK

1/2

Ron Whitson

 TBD*

Social Media Marketing is designed to look at the rise of social media and how it has transformed the business arena. Students will learn about the multi-disciplinary implications of social media and how to manage a successful social media presence for an organization.

Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program I–IV

N1303752
N1303753
N1303754
N1303755

TXPRENG1
TXPRENG2
TXPRENG3
TXPRENG4

1

John Ellis

TBD*

The mission of the TexPREP program is to provide a challenging academic program designed to motivate and prepare middle and high school students for success in advanced studies leading to careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

Video Game Design

N1300993

VIDEOGD

1/2–1

John Ellis

TBD*

The student will be provided the opportunity to design, program, and create a functional video game. The course will introduce basic programming language and skills that are essential to developing a video game. Topics covered are math, physics, design, and computer programming.

* To be Determined: The expiration of these courses coincide with the adoption of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the related subject area.


Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
Phone: (512) 463-9581

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