Course Offerings

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technician I

Grade: 11-12

In this first course of the two-course program, students explore, handle, and perform basic functions in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drivetrain and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. Students who successfully complete the Automotive Technology program may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examination. The ASE Student Certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry. Students are required to wear appropriate safety gear and uniforms in the lab including steel toed work boots. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.


Automotive Technology II

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisites: Automotive I and teacher recommendation

In this course, students build upon their basic knowledge of automotive technology, exploring more advanced tasks in engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drivetrain and axles, suspension and steering systems, and brakes. They also learn about electrical, electronic, and HVAC systems in automobiles. Upon successful completion of the course, students may be eligible to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification examination. Students with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA will have the option to dual enroll through Germanna Community College.

Automotive Technology I and II are closely aligned with the 2017 ASE Education Foundation automobile program standards for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR).




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Culinary Arts

CULINARY ARTS I

Grade: 10-11

Students examine and practice basic rules and procedures related to kitchen and food safety, kitchen sanitation procedures, and emergency measures. Students explore the purchasing and receiving of goods and study fundamental nutritional principles and guidelines. As they explore food-preparation techniques, students practice applying these techniques to the preparation and serving of basic food products. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on science and mathematics knowledge and skills. Students must take and pass the ServSafe certification before they will be allowed to prepare food within the industrial kitchen. Students will be required to work on various on and off- site catering functions as part of the course. Leadership is taught through professional student organization activities. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear and uniforms in the lab.


CULINARY ARTS II

Grade: 11-12

Students practice kitchen safety and sanitation, apply nutritional principles to food preparation and storage, perform a wide range of more advanced food-preparation techniques including garde manger and baking, refine their dining room serving skills, develop menus, perform on-site and off-site catered functions, and strengthen their business and math skills. The curriculum continues to place a strong emphasis on science and math knowledge and skills. Students will be required to work on various on- and off-site catering functions as part of the course. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved restaurant kitchen position with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Leadership is taught through professional student organization activities. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear and uniforms in the lab.

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Carpentry

Carpentry I

Grade: 11-12

Carpentry I is the building block for achieving high-level construction industry skills that can result in an exciting and lucrative career. With an emphasis on safety, students are taught to use hand and power tools, cut stock, apply construction mathematics, and interpret blueprints. Students will become proficient in identifying types of residential construction components to form foundations and frame walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, doors, and windows. All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential. Students are provided an ICC (International Code Council) book and expected to pass an ICC Code Certification test approved by the Virginia Department of Education. Students may receive NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research Core Curriculum Certification by passing the exam. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear to include safety glasses, proper footwear and lab coats in the lab. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.


Carpentry II

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisites: Carpentry I and teacher recommendation

Carpentry II prepares students for successful transition into postsecondary education for careers in carpentry and related fields, such as construction management, architecture, and others. Students are taught the safe use of hand and power tools common to the industry to complement their Construction Industry OSHA 10 safety credential earned in Carpentry I. Students will become proficient in assembling and installing various types of residential construction components according to industry standards, including forming foundations, framing floors, walls, ceiling, roofs, trusses, roofing materials, stairs, and exterior doors and windows.




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Masonry

Masonry I

Grade: 11-12

Students develop the basic skills to use both hand and power tools, as well as machinery and equipment, related to brick and block masonry construction. Students focus on problem-solving and employability skills while performing entry-level brick masonry tasks.


All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential. Students may receive NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research Core Curriculum Certification by passing the exam. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear to include safety glasses, proper footwear and lab coats in the lab. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

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Cosmetology

Cosmetology I

Grade: 11

In this introductory course which is the first year of a two-year program, students study hair, skin, and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using mannequins for manipulative skill practice. The first-year course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism, and sanitation and disinfection of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning hair, as well as styling and cutting hair. They are introduced to chemical texture services and develop skills in manicure and pedicure procedures. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

Cosmetology II

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Cosmetology I and teacher recommendation

In this continuing course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxers, lightening, and coloring hair. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. Students will be introduced to a business management unit with a focus on managing the salon. Students with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA will have the option to dual enroll through Southside Virginia Community College.




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Cyber-Security

Cybersecurity I

Grade: 11-12

Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and all-pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organization, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.


In this first-year course of the two year Cybersecurity program, students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system. Students will install, configure, and secure various operating systems. Students will troubleshoot computers and peripherals and use system tools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computer networking

and resource sharing. In addition, students explore the relationships between internal and external computer components. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.


Cybersecurity II

Suggested Grade Level: 12

Prerequisites: cybersecurity I and teacher recommendation

Students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system. Students will install, configure, and secure various operating systems. Students will troubleshoot computers and peripherals and use system tools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computer networking and resource sharing. In addition, students explore the relationships between internal and external computer components. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.




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Drafting/CADD

Drafting I

Grade: 11 or 12

Students will explore drafting careers and theory. They gain the manipulative skills necessary to produce and complete accurate manufacturing and construction drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers, Students focus on performing mechanical drafting and design operations, using manual drafting techniques and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD). Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

Drafting II (Architectural)

Grade: 12

Building on competencies taught in Drafting I, students are taught the theory and the manipulative skills necessary to produce and complete accurate drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers. Students focus on completing a set of residence plans designed by the student that meet standard building codes. Students focus on performing architectural drafting and design operations, using manual drafting techniques and Computer Aided Drafting and Design Software (CADD). They also explore careers in drafting and take the AutoCAD credentialing exam. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

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Electricity

Electricity I

Grade: 11-12

Students develop fundamental electrical skills to help them prepare for a career in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial, and industrial systems. Students will engage in hands-on activities in a lab setting. They will be introduced to residential wiring of houses and apartments; commercial wiring of retailers, schools, businesses, and hospitals; and industrial wiring of factories.


All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential. Students may receive NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research Core Curriculum Certification by passing the exam. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear to include safety glasses, proper footwear and lab coats in the lab. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician I&II

Grade: 12

The Germanna Community College Emergency Medical Technician Program is offered at CTEC in Culpeper. The Program at CTEC admits students from Eastern View High School and Culpeper County High School. The program is the result of a partnership between Germanna Community College and Culpeper County Public Schools. Students enrolled in the program earn high school credit while earning dual enrollment credit through Germanna Community College.

The tasks for this course represent the National and Virginia Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Educational Standards. Students explore and apply the fundamentals of EMS, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology while demonstrating skills in assessing and managing patient care, including assessing the scene and understanding shock, resuscitation, and trauma. Students must complete a minimum of 85 percent of the didactic and lab aspects of the course, per 12VAC5-31-1501 in the Code of Virginia. Successful completion of all course requirements and instructor endorsement may lead to eligibility to take the Emergency Medical Technician Certification.

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HVAC Refrigeration (HVAC - R)

HVAC - R I

Grade: 11-12

In this first course of the instructional program, students are taught to professionally install, repair, and maintain the operating conditions of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Students work with piping and tubing, study the principles of heat and electricity, install duct systems, and comply with EPA regulations. Completion of the two-course sequence may prepare students for a number of certification exams, helpful for employment in a variety of HVACR occupations.


All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential. Students may receive NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research Core Curriculum Certification by passing the exam. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear to include safety glasses, proper footwear and lab coats in the lab. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

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Healthcare Technician (Nurse Aide)

Healthcare Technician (Nurse Aide) DE

Career Studies Certificate

Grade: 12

The Germanna Community College Healthcare Technician (Nurse Aide) is offered at CTEC in Culpeper. The Program at CTEC admits students from Eastern View High School and Culpeper County High School as well as qualified Germanna Community College students. The Program is the result of a partnership between Germanna Community College and Culpeper County Public Schools. Students who complete the Program will receive the Healthcare Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant Certificates from Germanna and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for CNA’s and Med Techs.

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Industrial Maintenance Technician

Industrial Maintenance Technician I -

Grade: 11-12

Industrial maintenance technicians repair and maintain commercial or industrial equipment in buildings. Students are taught safety and precision measurement skills and gain hands-on, practical experience in mechanical fundamentals, technical drawing, and welding. Visit Page

Plumbing

Plumbing I

Grade: 11-12

Students learn to safely assemble, install, and repair pipes and fittings, and are introduced to installing fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specification and plumbing codes.


All students will obtain the required OSHA 10 safety credential. Students may receive NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research Core Curriculum Certification by passing the exam. Workplace readiness skills of teamwork, communication, problem solving, positive work ethic and integrity are emphasized throughout the course. Students are expected to wear appropriate safety gear to include safety glasses, proper footwear and lab coats in the lab. Leadership is taught through activities in the professional student organization, Skills USA.

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