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Auto Body I
        This course provides learning experiences designed to allow students to gain knowledge and skills in repairing automotive bodies and fenders. Planning learning activities in this course are balanced to allow students to become knowledgeable in the fundamental aspects of auto body repair methods and techniques, and to develop practical skills in the basic operations required to prepare the automobile for final paint application.  Instruction emphasizes safety principles and practices, hazardous materials, auto body nomenclature, function of individual components, the use of parts manuals, the identification of replacement parts, the use of auto body fillers, the use of plastics/glass fillers and special body repair tools, refinishing problems and paint preparation procedures. Practical activities relate to experiences in writing and calculating damage estimates, removing and installing body panels, trim, and glass; straightening by using hammers, bucks, and jacks; smoothing by filing, grinding, and using filers. Students also learn to prime the area to be painted and prepare the surface for final paint application.  These experiences and skills are related to metal, fiberglass, or urethane components.

Auto Body II
        This course provides learning experiences designed to further enhance the students' skills in performing more advanced tasks related to automotive body and fender repair.  Learning activities in this course emphasize the successful application of the final paint coat and the preparation that precedes it.  Emphasis is also placed upon the identification and correction of imperfections and finish buffing of the final coat.  Student learning activities include instruction in safety principles and practices, hazardous materials, types and qualities of paints, colors, and refinishing problems; glass standards and installation, special alignment techniques, customer relations, damage estimating, and insurance adjustments.  students practical activities relate to experiences in estimating collision damage costs, preparing customer bills, removing and replacing glass surfaces, selecting paints, repainting minor and major damages, repainting total car body, drying or baking painted surfaces, post paint clean-up, and post-paint polishing.

Automotive Technician I
        This course introduces students to the basic skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative fuels. instructional units include engine performance, automotive electrical system, integrated computer systems, lubrication, exhaust and emission control, steering and suspension, fuel systems, cooling systems, braking, and power train.

Automotive Technician II
        This course is a continuation of and builds on the skills and concepts introduced in Automotive Technician I. This course includes instructional units in alternative fuel systems, computerized diagnostics, new vehicle servicing, automotive heating and air conditioning, transmissions, testing and diagnostics, drive train and overall automobile performance.

Culinary Occupation I
  This course provides terminology, culinary math, and practical experiences needed for the development of culinary competencies and workplace skills. Safety and sanitation instruction and classroom application will prepare students for an industry recognized sanitation exam. Classroom experiences will develop skills to work in the front of the house, back of the house, and work stations. Additional content may include: event planning, customer service and relations, food service styles, baking and pastry arts, hors d'oeuveres, and breakfast cookery. Students will be provided opportunity training experiences on commercial equipment.

Health Occupations Related Skills
        The course provides students with a core of knowledge to the health care industry and helps refine their health care-related knowledge and skills. This core of knowledge will develop the students' cognitive and affective skills in formulating a strong foundation for entry-level skill development. Topics covered usually include an overview of health care delivery; patient care, including assessment of vital signs, body mechanic, and diet; anatomy and physiology; identification and use of medical equipment and supplies; medical terminology; hygiene and disease prevention; first aid and CPR procedures; and ethical and legal responsibilities.

Nursing Assistant
        The course is composed of a combination of subject matter and experiences designed to perform tasks of individuals receiving nursing services. The student learns those competencies needed to perform as a nurse assistant under the direction of a register nurse. The units of instruction should include the role of the nurse assistant while covering general health care topics; medical terminology; patients/clients and their environment special feeding techniques; psychological support and, in long term and terminal illness, death and dying, and all other basic nursing skills. Topics covered include normal growth and development; feeding, transporting patients, hygiene, and disease prevention; basic pharmacology; first aid and CPR; observing and reporting; care of equipment and supplies; doctor, nurse, and patient relationships and roles; procedures policies, medical and professional ethics; care of various kinds of patients. In order to have an approved nurse assistant program the program must be approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health.