Curriculum

The following are the course options for the Career and College Promise career-technical pathways. Some courses are only available online, and some courses are only available in face-to-face or hybrid formats. Upon completion of a track, a student would have an A-B Tech certificate or diploma. However, students are not required to complete a career-technical track.

Speak with your high school counselor to register for courses that will work for your schedule, and to discuss which classes are available in online, face-to-face, or hybrid formats. To find out if you are eligible for taking courses in one of the career-technical tracks, go to the "Admissions Requirements" link.

To read detailed descriptions of the courses listed below, follow this link: http://www.abtech.edu/content/course-descriptions.

SHC = semester hours of college credit.

Classes in BOLD are transferable classes in CTE pathways.

Automotive Technology Diploma Track


Core Courses:

TRN 110        

Intro to Transportation Technology           

2 SHC
TRN 120

 Basic Transportation Electricity   

5 SHC
TRN 145Advanced Transportation Electronics3 SHC
TRN 130

Intro to Sustainable Transportation                               

3 SHC
TRN 140Transportation Climate Control2 SHC


Other Required Courses:

AUT 116Engine Repair   3 SHC
AUT 116A  Engine Repair Lab1 SHC
AUT 141Suspension and Steering Systems3 SHC
AUT 141ASuspension and Steering Systems Lab

1 SHC

AUT 151*/**Brake Systems3 SHC
AUT 151A*/**Brake Systems Lab 1 SHC
AUT 181Engine Performance I

3 SHC

AUT 281Advanced Engine Performance 3 SHC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


General Education Courses:

ACA 115        

Success and Study Skills                            

1 SHC

ENG 110 

Freshman Composition 

3 SHC

PHY 121

Applied Physics I 

4 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                43   


*Upon completion of all courses with one asterisk, student earns Basic Automotive Repair Certificate
** Students who take corresponding high school course can receive articulated credit: (AUT 110 = Automotive Service Technology I; AUT 151/151A = Automotive Service Technology III; AUT 161 = Automotive Service Technology II)

Construction Management – Building Construction Science Diploma


Core Courses:

BPR 130    

Blueprint Reading/Construction

3 SHC

CST 241

Planning/Estimating I

3 SHC

CMT 210    

Professional Construction Supervision 

3 SHC

SST 140

Green Building Concepts 

2 SHC

ARC 131

Building Codes

3 SHC


Other Required Courses:

CST 111    

Construction I 

4 SHC

CST 112

 Construction II

4 SHC

CST 113

Construction III   

4 SHC

CST 244

Sustainable Building Design

3 SHC

SST 120Energy Use Analysis3 SHC

EGR 110

Intro to Engineering Technology 

2 SHC

CIS 111

Basic PC Literacy

2 SHC


General Education Courses:

COM 120          

Intro to Interpersonal Communication    

3 SHC

PHY 110/110A 

Conceptual Physics and Lab 

4 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                44

 

Early Childhood Basics Certificate Track


Core Courses:

EDU 119*  

Intro to Early Childhood Education      

4 SHC

EDU 144  

Child Development I  

3 SHC

EDU 146  

Child Guidance  

3 SHC

EDU 151  

Creative Activities

3 SHC


Other Required Courses:

EDU 151A 

Creative Activities Lab            

1 SHC


General Education Requirements:

ENG 111   

Expository Writing   

 3 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                17


*Students who take high school courses Early Childhood Education I and Early Childhood Education II can receive articulated credit for EDU 119.


Entrepreneurship Certificate Track

ACC 120    

Principles of Financial Accounting

4 SHC

BUS 280 

REAL Small Business  

4 SHC

ETR 210*

Introduction to Entrepreneurship    

3 SHC

ETR 240              

Funding for Entrepreneurs

3 SHC

WEB 115

Web Markup and Scripting

3 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                17


*Students who take high school course Small Business Entrepreneurship can receive articulated credit for ETR 210.


Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Diploma Track


Core Courses:

HET 110    

Engines

6 SHC

HET 125

Preventative Maintenance

2 SHC

TRN 110

Intro to Transportation Technology

2 SHC

TRN 120

Basic Transportation Electricity  

5 SHC

 TRN 140

Transportation Climate Control  2 SHC


Other Major Courses:

HET 119   

Mechanical Transmissions 

3 SHC

HET 231

Medium-Heavy Duty Brake Systems    

2 SHC

HET 233    

Suspension and Steering

4 SHC

HET 115

Electronic Engines     

3 SHC

HYD 112  

Hydraulics Medium/Heavy Duty

2 SHC

CIS 110        

Introduction to Computers  

3 SHC

MEC 111

Machine Processes I          

3 SHC

WLD 112*

Basic Welding Processes        

2 SHC

TRN 120A

Transportation Climate Control Lab

1 SHC


General Education Courses:

ENG 110   

Freshman Composition        

3 SHC

PHY 121 

Applied Physics I 

4 SHC


Other Courses:

ACA 115    

Success and Study Skills 

1 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                48


*Students who take high school one of the following: a) Agricultural Mechanics II, b) Electro Mechanical Technology II and Electro Mechanical Technology III, or c) Welding Technology I and Welding Technology II can receive articulated credit for WLD 112.

Human Services Education Certificate Track

HSE 110Introduction to Human Services3 SHC
SAB 110Substance Abuse Overview3 SHC
SAB 140Pharmacology3 SHC
PSY 150General Psychology3 SHC
PSY 281*Abnormal Psychology3 SHC
SOC 213Sociology of the Family3 SHC

*Has a prerequisite of PSY 150

Total Semester Hours of Credit        18



Industrial Systems Certificate Track

BPR 111*

Blueprint Reading            

2 SHC

HYD 110

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

3 SHC

ISC 121 

Environmental Health and Safety    

3 SHC

ELC 111** 

Intro to Electricity            

3 SHC

MNT 110 

Intro to Maintenance Procedures    

2 SHC

WLD 112***  

Basic Welding Procedures        

2 SHC

EGR 115

Introduction to Technology

3 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                18


*Students who take high school courses Drafting I, ARC II, and English II can receive articulated credit for BPR 111. Students can also receive articulated credit for BPR 111 if they complete Metals Manufacturing Technology I and Metals Manufacturing Technology II.

**Students who take high school course Electronics I can receive articulated credit for ELC 111.

***Students who take high school one of the following: a) Agricultural Mechanics II, b) Electro Mechanical Technology II and Electro Mechanical Technology III, or c) Welding Technology I and Welding Technology II can receive articulated credit for WLD 112.



Machining Fundamentals Certificate Track

BPR 111*

Blueprint Reading I

2 SHC

MAC 111** 

Machining Technology I 

6 SHC

MAC 112

Machining Technology II    

6 SHC

BPR 121 

Blueprint Reading II  

2 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                16


*Students who take high school courses Drafting I, ARC II, and English II can receive articulated credit for BPR 111. Students can also receive articulated credit for BPR 111 if they complete Metals Manufacturing Technology I and Metals Manufacturing Technology II.

**Students who take high school courses Metals Manufacturing Technology I and Metals Manufacturing Technology II can receive articulated credit for MAC 111.


Computer Basics Certificate

CIS 110 

Introduction to Computers  

3 SHC

CIS 115  

Intro to Programming and Logic

3 SHC

NOS 110

Operating Systems Concepts 

3 SHC

DBA 110  

Database Concepts  

3 SHC

WEB 115

Web Markup and Scripting

3 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                15



Welding Technology Basic Welding Certificate I Track

WLD 110*    

Cutting Processes  

2 SHC

WLD 115*  

SMAW (Stick) Plate  

5 SHC

WLD 121  

GMAW/FCAW/Plate            

4 SHC

WLD 131    

GTAW (TIG) Plate  

4 SHC


Total Semester Hours of Credit                15


*Students who take the high school classes Welding Technology I and Welding Technology II can receive articulated credit for WLD 110 and WLD 115.
Updated February 14, 2012

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