PTHS Curriculum Guide 2024-2025


ORIENTATION TO HEALTH OCCUPATIONS (235) Class Level: 9, 10, 11 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None

The course should expose students to the variety of opportunities available within the healthcare industry (e.g., such as nursing, therapy, vision and dental care, administrative services, and lab technology) which should include classroom and community-based activities. The main purpose of this course is to assist students in further development of their self-concept and in matching personal abilities and interest to a tentative career choice. The suggested course content should provide in-depth information into health occupations careers and trends, the occupational and educational opportunities and the educational, physical, emotional and attitudinal requirements.


INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (240, 241) Class Level: 9 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None

The Introduction to Industrial Technology courses provides an important link between classroom lessons and hands-on application. The Industrial Technology curriculum allows the student to explore different career opportunities, experience real-life problem solving situations, and realize the connection between the core subject area curriculum and how it can be applied to a variety of careers. Topics may include technologies and equipment used in the transportation, communication, and the carpentry fields.

WOODS I (260) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1/2 Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to introduce students to the Carpentry/Carpenter occupation. Students are instructed in areas of safety, including hand tool, power tool, ladder, scaffolding and the use of safety harnesses. Students are introduced to the theoretical knowledge needed to lay out rafter, stairs, and basic framing techniques. Students demonstrate knowledge of blueprint reading, including foundations, concrete, floor plans, specification schedules, and electrical, plumbing and mechanical symbols. Students demonstrate entry-level skills in all facets of residential construction. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.


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