Career Initiatives Program Courses

(All Career Initiatives Program courses are a semester-long)

Course Grade 11 Grade 12
Construction + Engineering C+E I C+E II
Healthcare Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology
College + Career Readiness (CCR) CCR I (Semester 1)

CCR II (Semester 2)

PEERSpectives PEERspectives
Work Study Work Study 

 

COURSES

Construction & Engineering I
Academic Pathway: CP
Term: year-long course
Credit: .5 elective credit (2 semester = full class) 
Prerequisite: Algebra I, English I, English II. 

Construction Technology I is an instructional program that prepares an individual for employment or continuing education in the occupations of carpentry, basic architectural design, electrical wiring, masonry, HVAC, or plumbing. Construction Technology I is an introductory-level course designed to expose students to the fundamentals of construction safety, related tools, math skills commonly used in construction, and introductory-level carpentry, electrical, drafting, masonry, and plumbing skills. Any students interested in the following careers will find useful, hands-on, applied knowledge as a result from being in this course: construction, construction management, project management, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, home repair services, plumbing, HVAC, electrician, and many more construction-related fields. 

Construction & Engineering II
Academic Pathway: CP
Term: Semester
Credit: .5 elective credit  (2 semester = full course) 
Prerequisite: C+E I, Algebra I, English I, English II. 

Construction Technology 2 is an extension of CT I and is designed to deepen skills related to construction.  These areas of continuing study include carpentry, basic architectural design, electrical wiring, masonry, HVAC, or plumbing. Construction Technology 2 will deepen students’ understanding of construction safety, related tools, math skills, carpentry, electrical, drafting, masonry, and plumbing skills. This course will have a strong emphasis on project-based, individual learning through long-term, multi-step application of skills learned in Construction Technology 1.

College and Career Readiness I
Academic Pathway: CP
Term: Semester
Credit: .5 required credit - Seniors only  (exemptions handled on a case-by-case basis)
Prerequisite: Passed junior year and matriculated to senior year. 

This first-semester course is designed as a resource for students who are working on their college applications, scholarship applications, apprenticeship applications, or enrollment applications.  It is also designed to help students who are also still in the process of discerning and planning for their next steps beyond high school enrollment.  

In addition to individual work time that is set aside for completion of applications and career/college exploration, this course will also have a variety of lesson units designed to address the following topics:  career exploration, job market research, personal skills exploration,  resume building skills, business, and college soft skills, interpersonal communication skills refinement, and other lessons designed to help students prepare for their next step in life.

Ideally, the desire of PMHS is to help students develop successful pathways to their own futures, have confidence in their decisions, and plan accordingly to achieve their personal goals.

College and Career Readiness 2
Academic Pathway: CP
Term: Semester
Credit: .5 required credit - Seniors only  (exemptions handled on a case by case basis)
Prerequisite: Passed junior year and matriculated to senior year 

This course is a continuation of the first-semester course, but with an increased focus in the following areas:

  • applying for scholarships
  • exploring life skills for successful independent living
  • practicing effective interview skills, and other communication skills
  • building a positive and professional online presence
  • developing components of the student portfolio
Work Study
Academic Pathway: General
Term: Year Long Course
Credit: 1 credit

Students will be assigned to a supervisor within the school who will simulate an outside work environment. Placements include the cafeteria, main office, attendance office, book depository, and athletics department. The goal of this course is to facilitate a strong work ethic and encourage positive social communication. Students are not paid for their work but they are evaluated quarterly on personal and professional growth.

FACULTY

Ms. Emily LaForge
Director of College and Career Counseling

VIEW PROFILEelaforge@purcellmarian.org513.751.1230 ext. 413

Mr. Chris Wilke
Director of the Career Initiatives Program 

VIEW PROFILEcwilke@purcellmarian.org513.751.1230 ext. 407

Mr. Abassi Key
College + Careers Counselor

akey@purcellmarian.org 513.751.1230 ext. 412