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    Pathways Education
     
     
    Cooperative Work Experience
     
    965 – Cooperative Work Experience    
    • Grades:  12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: Juniors may apply upon administration and counselor approval
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course offers students the opportunity to earn credit by securing paid employment that directly relates to his/her career objective through a cooperative arrangement between the school, student, parent/guardian and employer. Specific criteria selection and placements are listed below.
    • Criteria:
      1. Students must complete and submit an application packet by the specified deadline.  Packets are available in the school counseling office.    
      2. Applicants will be notified by June of the current year if they have been selected based on the following criteria:
        • Have a good attendance record
        • Be on track for graduation, based on credits earned
        • Have a good disciplinary record
      3. Students are responsible for securing a cooperative work experience placement that meets the following criteria:
        • Cooperative work experience relates to the student’s stated academic and career goals 
        • Student must work a minimum of 10 hours per week per block period released
      4. A Cooperative Work Experience Training Agreement must be completed and signed by: student, parents/guardians, pathways coordinator, school counselor and employer within one week of the start of the senior year.  Students who have failed to secure work experience by the specified deadline will be placed in another course.
      5. A grade will be earned for the Cooperative Work Experience with 1.0 - 4.0 credits per semester noted on the transcript depending on the number of weekly hours student is working. A maximum of four credits may be earned per year. Course evaluation will be determined by the following criteria:
        • Cooperative work experience log sheets
        • Visitations from coordinator
        • Evaluations from supervisor
        • Attendance at cooperative work experience meetings
        • Assignments from coordinator 
      6. A student who is terminated or quits employment will not be awarded credit(s), will be dropped from the course with a grade of withdraw fail (WF), and will not be released during the school day.
      7. If a student is absent from school she/he MAY NOT work that day or night, unless approved by the coordinator.
     
     
     
     
     
    Career Internship
     
    962 – Career Internship                        1.0 Credit      Offered Every Year
    962 – Career Internship (A day)        .50 Credit     Offered Every Year
    962 – Career Internship (B day)        .50 Credit     Offered Every Year
    • Grades: 12 Elective, 11 grade students can take during the second semester with counselor approval
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Semester
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee: None
    • Weighting: 1.0
    • Placement Criteria: See below
    • Course Prerequisite: None
    • Course Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to work with local community service and business organizations as an unpaid intern to gain valuable on-the-job experience by interacting, observing, and assisting a mentor in the student’s career field of interest.
    • Criteria:
      1. Open to seniors only.
      2. Students must complete and submit an application packet by the specified deadline.  Packets are available in the high school counseling office.
      3. Applicants will be notified by June of the prior school year if they have been selected, based on the following criteria:
        • Have a good attendance record
        • Have a good disciplinary record
      4. Students are responsible for securing a career internship experience placement that meets the following criteria:
        • Internship relates to stated academic and career goals
        • Student is not paid 
        • Student must spend a minimum of five hours each week, during the 18-week semester. 
      5. An Internship Training Agreement must be completed and signed by: student, parents/guardians, pathways coordinator, school counselor and internship mentor within one week of the start of the senior year.  Students who have failed to secure an internship by the specified deadline will be placed in another course.
      6. A grade will be awarded for the Career Internship with .50 or 1.0 credit noted on the transcript per semester. A maximum of two credits may be earned. Course evaluation will be determined by the following criteria:
        • Internship log sheets
        • Visitations from coordinator
        • Evaluations from supervisor
        • Attendance at internship meeting
        • Assignments from coordinator
      7. A student who is terminated or quits an internship experience will not be awarded credit(s), will be dropped from the course with a grade of withdraw fail (WF), and will not be released during the school day.
      8. If a student is absent from school, she/he MAY NOT attend the internship experience that day or night, unless approved by the coordinator. 
     
     
     

    963 Pre-Apprenticeship

    EMT-Emergency Medical Technician

    • Grade 11, 12
    • 2.0 Credits
    • One Semester (beginning Spring 2021)
    • Weighting: 1.2
    • Recommended Prerequisite Courses:  Health Science, Anatomy & Physiology
    • Instructor:  Mr. Ryan Runkel, Paramedic Supervisor, Northwest Emergency Medical Services
    • Expenses:  Instruction, Textbook, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR with textbook, 
      • Uniform shirt for field clinicals, Cognitive and Psychomotor exam
    • Cost: Student portion $300, school district will cover the remaining balance
    • Schedule: TBD, Classes are held at Northwest EMS 380 W Bainbridge St Elizabethtown
    • Description:  In partnership with Northwest Emergency Medical Services, students will take the Emergency Medical Technician course designed to prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician cognitive examination and the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS psychomotor examination in order to become certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. 
    • The course content is based upon the national education standards for Emergency Medical Technicians which focuses on the following subject matter: 

    Preparatory

    Patient Assessment

    Anatomy and Physiology

    General Medicine

    Medical Terminology

    Shock and Resuscitation

    Pathophysiology

    Trauma

    Life Span Development

    Special Patient Populations

    Public Health

    EMS Operations

    Pharmacology

    Clinical Behavior/Judgement

    Airway Management

     

    • Students must also have 10 patient contacts/assessments in order to complete the program. Patient contacts would occur during scheduled field clinical time on Northwest EMS ambulance during 911 or non emergency calls.  Students must be at least 16 years of age and any student under the age or 18 would require parental consent for field clinical time.  In addition to completion of this classroom and field clinical, each student must successfully pass a cognitive exam administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  The cognitive exam is computer adaptive consisting of between 70-120 questions.  Students have 2 hours to complete the exam which is administered at a Pearson VUE testing center.  Students must also pass a psychomotor examination administered by the PA Department of Health.  Psychomotor examinations are generally held on site where the course is taught.
     
     
     
    CNAT - Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program
    • Grade 12
    • 4.0 Credits 
    • One Full Semester 
    • Prerequisite: Counselor approval   
    • Description:  In partnership with Masonic Village, eligible seniors will be employed by Masonic Village full-time for  a semester working a minimum of 40 hours/week and receiving 4 elective credits of work-based learning credit through Cooperative Work Experience.
    • Eligibility:  Students must
      • Express interest and obtain approval from school counselor prior to senior year of high school
      • Interview with the Nurse Recruiter at Masonic Village
      • Participate in a mandatory CNA career shadow set up by Masonic Village
      • Meet all graduation requirements by the end of the senior year
      • Obtain employment by Masonic Village as a Resident Care Assistant (RCA) or CNAT employee
      • Participate in TLC Institute Program leading to certification required to be a CNA
      • Must be 18 years of age prior to emrollment in the TLC Institute Program 
      • Adhere to all Masonic Village employment policies and procedures
      • Adhere to all Cooperative Work Experience course expectations including but not limited to submission of signed Training Agreement and Training Plan and submission of proof of employment 
      • Regular submission of bi-weekly timesheets to EASD cooperative education teacher verifying employment attendance for upload EASD student information attendance accountability system
     
  •  968  – IEC Independent Electrical Contractors - 2 Credits Over Full School Year

    • Grades: 12 Elective
    • Meeting Schedule: Daily for Full School Year
    • Pathway: All 4 Pathways
    • Lab Fee - None
    • Weighting: 1.05
    • Placement Criteria: None
    • Course Prerequisite: Administrative and Counselor Approval
    • Course Description: In partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), the district is offering an electrical pre-apprenticeship course. Participating learners will complete the theory portion of the first-year apprenticeship during their senior year of high school. This pre-apprenticeship program is an example of the high value, industry recognized credential referenced in the Future Ready PA Index. Learners will be enrolled in IEC’s first year apprenticeship program online with a faculty member overseeing the course. The curriculum will take approximately 144 hours to complete. Additionally, IEC and its member companies will offer hands on labs as well as field experiences and mentoring to learners throughout the year. Learners will earn two elective credits on their high school transcript for this program. Once learners turn 18, there may be opportunities for placement in an internship, part-time or full-time employment.

     

    • Additional Planned Topics
      • Intro to Registered Apprenticeship Programs - the Industrial Trades
      • Intro to the Plant Floor
      • Intro to Hand Tools
      • Intro to Workplace Safety (OSHA Cert) 
      • Proper Use of Power Equipment
      • Applied Math Review
      • Basic Blueprint Reading
      • Planning your Work and Completing Assigned Tasks