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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION/FFA APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS I 
(full year) 

Introduction to Agriculture courses survey a wide array of topics within the agricultural industry, exposing students to the many and varied types of agriculture and livestock career opportunities and to those in related fields (such as natural resources). These courses serve to introduce students to the agricultural field, providing them an opportunity to identify an area for continued study or to determine that their interest lies elsewhere. They often focus on developing communication skills, business principles, and leadership skills. Students are required to conduct a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) program and maintain an accurate FFA Financial Management (record keeping) system. *Students who complete the Applied Biological Science 1-2 will receive an elective credit and must complete Applied Biological Science 3-4 to receive a 1 year of Lab Science Credit (Biology). If a student signs up for ABS I, they will automatically be enrolled in ABS II the following year. 
Prerequisites: None 


APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS II 
(full year) 

Agriculture and Natural Resources—Comprehensive courses cover a wide range of topics concerning agriculture and natural resources, including plant and animal science, production, and processing; environmental science and conservation; ecology; agricultural mechanics; agricultural construction; business operations and management; and the careers available in the agricultural/natural resources industry. They may also include topics such as chemical and soil science, forestry, agricultural marketing, and veterinary science. Students are required to conduct a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) program and maintain an accurate FFA Financial Management (record keeping) system. *Students who complete the Applied Biological Science I & II classes will receive 1 year of Lab Science Credit (Biology) for High School graduation. This course is not recommended for a science lab credit if a student is planning to attend a 4-year College or University. 
Prerequisites: ABS I 


AGRISCIENCE 
(full year) (1 Credit Laboratory Based Integrated Science) 

Agricultural Biotechnology courses apply biological principles and understanding to plant and animal science in order to produce or refine agricultural products. Course topics typically include but are not limited to microbiology, genetics, growth and reproduction, structural basis of function in living systems, chemistry of living systems, quantitative problem-solving, and data acquisition and display. These courses also often cover the ethics of biotechnology. Students are required to conduct a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) program and maintain an accurate FFA Financial Management (record keeping) system. 
Prerequisites: ABS I & II. 


YC V100 INTRO TO VITICULTURE 
(full year) (1 Credit Laboratory Based Integrated Science) 

This course will focus on the world history of grapes and their production. Emphasis will be placed on the varieties of grapes, grapevine biology and physiology, vineyard management, and harvest and postharvest operations. This is a dual credit class. This course is not recommended for a science lab credit for students attending a 4 year College or University. 
Prerequisites: Agriscience and teacher approval. 


COOPER AG CENTER DEVELOPMENT CLASS 
(full year) 

Grades: 11-12 Class Size: 10 This course is designed for students who are motivated and are willing to be involved in hands on activities which prepare them for many careers within the agriculture industry, with a focus in farm management and animal husbandry. Students will be involved in the development of this state of the art facility and gain an in-depth knowledge in the areas of agriculture mechanics which will involve a great deal of ARC/MIG Welding. Students will learn of cattle management, breeding procedures including artificial insemination techniques, heat detection and helping improve herd genetics with beef cattle. Hands on activities such as vaccinating, castrating, and branding procedures on our cattle will be performed. Students will gain a basic knowledge of veterinary medicine and services within livestock. Students will learn different irrigation applications including pivot technologies and become involved with pasture management, hay production and the proper use and maintenance of farm/hay equipment. Students will also assist with the maintenance and up keep of the 52 acres throughout the year. The goal for each student is to put into practice what is being taught by hands on projects and activities which prepare them for industry in agribusiness. 
Prerequisite: Agriscience (B or better) and Instructor Approval. 


BIOSCIENCE I FORENSIC SCIENCE 
(full year) 

This introductory course introduces students to concepts and careers that apply scientific principals and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial, and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, , assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, plant cloning, chromatography and bio separation, genetic technology, laboratory and hazardous materials safety, and computer applications and test equipment operation and maintenance. Also, this is an introductory course into the Forensic Sciences. The students will learn the basics of crime scene protocol as well as performing various labs including: DNA analysis, facial reconstruction, blood spatter analysis, fingerprint analysis, trace evidence analysis, and hair and fiber analysis. In addition, students will be conducting research into different careers in Forensic Science. 
Prerequisites: “C” or better in Biology or ABS I AND ABS II. 


BIOSCIENCE II BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS 
(full year) 

This advanced course provides laboratory experiences that further provide students opportunities to explore concepts and careers that apply scientific principals and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial, and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, protein purification, biologic synthesis, assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, bioprocessing, chromatography and bio separation, genetic technology, laboratory and hazardous materials safety, and computer applications and test equipment operation and maintenance. 
Prerequisites: A “C” or better in Forensic Science. 
NOTE: Bioscience I- Forensic Science is part of a two year sequence which will include Bioscience II- Biotechnology. I f a student signs up for Forensics, they will automatically be enrolled in Biotechnology the following year. 


YC CUL 101 CULINARY PRINCIPLES 
(first semester) 

This course prepares students to serve under the supervision of food service professionals as kitchen support staff and commercial food preparation workers. It includes instruction in kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, safety, quantity food preparation, cooking skills. Students will be expected to participate in FCCLA projects to develop their personal and professional goals. 
NOTE: Culinary I is part of a two year sequence which will include Culinary II if a student signs up for Culinary I, they will automatically be enrolled in Culinary Applications the following year. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 


YC CUL 102 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS: HOT FOODS 
(second semester) 

This course prepares students with advanced applications in kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, quality control, quantity food preparation and cooking skills. Additionally, students have training in business operations of a food and beverage establishment. Skills in this course will provide an opportunity for students to master skills that were introduced in the Culinary Principles class. Students will be expected to participate in the FCCLA organization. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 


YC CUL 103 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS: BREAKFAST AND GARDE MANAGER 
(first semester) 

Culinary Fundamentals: Breakfast & Garde Manger (4). Cooking techniques and preparation of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches and dressings. Production of eggs, pasta, cheeses, and fruit dishes, canapés and hors d'oeuvres creations. Study of lettuces, fruits, grains, cheeses and dressings. Two lecture. Four lab. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 
Prerequisite: “C” or better in Culinary I and instructor approval. 


YC CUL 104 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS: BAKING AND PASTRY 
(second semester) 

Culinary Fundamentals: Baking & Pastry (4). Cooking techniques and preparation methods for cakes, pies, cookies and simple desserts as well as production of dough and breads. Includes preparation of various bakery sauces and toppings, uses of chocolates, and appropriate presentation methods for various types of desserts. Two lecture. Four lab. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 


DRAFTING & DESIGN I 
(full year) 

This course prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan and prepare scaled interpretations of engineering, design and architectural projects. It includes instruction in creating layouts and designs, blueprints and renderings and in the use of computer-assisted design programs through AutoCAD. In addition to knowledge of drafting technologies, students will have the opportunity to place special emphasis on more specific services and/or industries in which they have an interest. 
Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Algebra I. 
NOTE: Drafting & Design I is part of a two year sequence which will include Drafting & Design II. If a student signs up for Drafting & Design II, they will automatically be enrolled in Drafting & Design II the following year. 


DRAFTING & DESIGN II 
(full year) 

This course prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural, civil and geological engineers. Instruction in basic construction, civil engineering principles, structural design, mapping, architectural rendering, layout and designs, survey interpretation, and blueprint interpretation through the use of AutoCAD and Revit drafting programs. Students will take a program assessment to show program mastery. 
Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Drafting & Design I. 


DRAFTING & DESIGN III 
(full year) 

This course is designed to introduce continuing students to Solidworks and 3D design. Students will test for a Solidworks certification and will work closely with industry partners in the field of drafting and design and related fields. 
Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Drafting I & Design II. 


YC CNT 100 INTRO TO COMPUTER NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 
(first semester) 

Introduction to Computer Networking Technology (3). Introduction to technologies, terminology, and skills used in the world of computer networking. Preparation for the Network+ Certification exam. Three lecture. One lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 


YC CNT 115- NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES CERTIFICATION 
(second semester)

Network+: Networking Technologies Certification (4). A broad range of networking technologies is examined. Topics include network media, topologies, protocols, operating systems, network management, and security. Preparation for the Network+ Certification exam. Prerequisite: CNT 100. Three lecture. Three lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 


YC CNT 110 - A+ COMPUTER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION 
(first semester) 

A+ Computer Technician Certification (4). Install, configure, support, and troubleshoot personal computers. Emphasis on PC hardware, and installation, operation, and upgrade procedures. Focus on practical networking in a PC environment along with server hardware maintenance and troubleshooting. Preparation for the Comp TIA A+ Certification exam. This course, with CNT 120, prepares the learner for the Comp/TIA Server+ Certification Exam. Preparedness Recommendations: Experience using a computer keyboard and accessing the Internet with a web browser. Three lecture. Three lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 
Prerequisite: YC CNT 100/115 


YC CNT 120 INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS SERVER
(second semester) 

CNT 120. Introduction to Windows Server (3). Introduction to the Windows Server line of network operating systems. Topics include installation, file systems, networking, directory services, file and printer sharing, and security. Extensive hands-on exercises with realistic scenarios to help students apply new concepts and sharpen problem-solving skills.Two lecture. Three lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College.  
Prerequisite: CNT 100 or CNT 110 or CNT 115



YC 101 ENGLISH DUAL ENROLLMENT 
(first semester) 

This course is provided in cooperation with Yavapai College to allow students to earn a combination of credit for English 12 and College Composition 101. The course uses the required objectives from Yavapai College. Students will compose expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. The course will emphasize the processes of writing, reading, and critical thinking, with an in-depth study of research and documentation. In addition to the Yavapai assignments, students will complete a Senior Portfolio that will be due at the end of the semester. 
Prerequisite: ACT English score of least 18; or SAT verbal score of at least 420; or a satisfactory score on the English skills assessment for reading. Students must also pass the Yavapai College writing test to be eligible to take YC 101. 


YC 102 ENGLISH DUAL ENROLLMENT 
(second semester) 

This course is provided in cooperation with Yavapai College to allow students to earn a combination of credit for English 12 and College Composition 102. There is extensive critical reading and writing about both fiction and nonfiction texts. The emphasis is on fluency in critical writing. Students will continue to advance their research skills by writing a critical, documented library analysis essay. There is a minimum of 5000 words of evaluated student writing. Four essays are required using the Holistic Grading Rubric for scoring purposes. In addition to the college composition assignments, students will read and evaluate one novel and complete the Senior Portfolio that was started at the beginning of the school year. 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of YC 101 English Dual Enrollment with a C grade or better. 


MAT152 COLLEGE ALGEBRA DUAL CREDIT
(one semester) 

Properties and graphs of polynomial functions, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions: concept of functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and graphing calculator usage. A graphing calculator is necessary, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84. 
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed within the last 4 years, and or ACT Math score of at least 22, or SAT Math score of at least 530, and a satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Reading Proficiency Exam required. 


MAT142 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS DUAL CREDIT
(one semester) 

This class is a survey of mathematical topics and applications including statistics, probability, exponential functions, finance, dimensional analysis and other selected discrete math topics. A graphing calculator is necessary, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84. 
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed within the last 4 years, and or ACT Math score of at least 22, or SAT Math score of at least 530, and a satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Reading Proficiency Exam required. 


MAT 187 PRE-CALCULUS DUAL CREDIT 
(full year) 

This course continues to review topics learned in Algebra II while also intensively exploring plane geometry and trigonometry. Some topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, circular, and trigonometric functions, trigonometry, systems of equations, and matrices. This course demands intense thought processes for success. A graphing calculator is necessary, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84. 
Prerequisites: ‘B’ or better in Algebra II and teacher recommendation. Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed within the last 4 years, and or ACT Math score of at least 22, or SAT Math score of at least 530, and a satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Reading Proficiency Exam required. 


MAT231 CALCULUS DUAL CREDIT
(full year) 

This course is an introduction to calculus of single variable functions. It includes limits, the fundamental principles of differentiation and integration, techniques for finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions and applications of the derivatives. A graphing calculator is required, preferable the TI-83 or TI-84. Textbook materials will most likely be purchased by the student. 
Prerequisites: ‘C’ or better in PreCalculus. MAT 152 and MAT 183 or MAT 187 or satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Compass Reading Exam required. 


YC CUL 101 CULINARY PRINCIPLES 
(first semester) 

This course prepares students to serve under the supervision of food service professionals as kitchen support staff and commercial food preparation workers. It includes instruction in kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, safety, quantity food preparation, cooking skills. Students will be expected to participate in FCCLA projects to develop their personal and professional goals. Culinary I is part of a two year sequence which will include Culinary II if a student signs up for Culinary I, they will automatically be enrolled in Culinary Applications the following year. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 


YC CUL 102 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS: HOT FOODS 
(second semester) 

This course prepares students with advanced applications in kitchen equipment, organization and operations, sanitation, quality control, quantity food preparation and cooking skills. Additionally, students have training in business operations of a food and beverage establishment. Skills in this course will provide an opportunity for students to master skills that were introduced in the Culinary Principles class. Students will be expected to participate in the FCCLA organization. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 


YC CUL 103 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS: BREAKFAST AND GARDE MANAGER 
(first semester) 

Culinary Fundamentals: Breakfast & Garde Manger (4). Cooking techniques and preparation of breakfast items, salads, sandwiches and dressings. Production of eggs, pasta, cheeses, and fruit dishes, canapés and hors d'oeuvres creations. Study of lettuces, fruits, grains, cheeses and dressings. Two lecture. Four lab. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College. 
Prerequisite: “C” or better in Culinary I and instructor approval. 


YC CUL 104 CULINARY FUNDAMENTALS: BAKING AND PASTRY 
(second semester) 

Culinary Fundamentals: Baking & Pastry (4). Cooking techniques and preparation methods for cakes, pies, cookies and simple desserts as well as production of dough and breads. Includes preparation of various bakery sauces and toppings, uses of chocolates, and appropriate presentation methods for various types of desserts. Two lecture. Four lab. This course is a dual enrollment course through Yavapai College.

 
YC V100 INTRO TO VITICULTURE 
(full year) 

World history of grapes and their production. Emphasis on the varieties of grapes, grapevine biology and physiology, vineyard management, and harvest and post-harvest operations. This is considered a science credit course. This course can be offered as a non-dual credit course. 
Prerequisites: Instructor approval. 


YC CNT 100 INTRO TO COMPUTER NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 
(first semester) 

Introduction to Computer Networking Technology (3). Introduction to technologies, terminology, and skills used in the world of computer networking. Preparation for the Network+ Certification exam. Three lecture. One lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 


YC CNT 115- NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES CERTIFICATION 
(second semester) 

CNT 115. Network+: Networking Technologies Certification (4). A broad range of networking technologies is examined. Topics include network media, topologies, protocols, operating systems, network management, and security. Preparation for the Network+ Certification exam. Three lecture. Three lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 
Prerequisite: CNT 100. 


YC CNT 110 - A+ COMPUTER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION 
(first semester) 

CNT 110. A+ Computer Technician Certification (4). Install, configure, support, and troubleshoot personal computers. Emphasis on PC hardware, and installation, operation, and upgrade procedures. Focus on practical networking in a PC environment along with server hardware maintenance and troubleshooting. Preparation for the Comp TIA A+ Certification exam. This course, with CNT 120, prepares the learner for the Comp/TIA Server+ Certification Exam. Preparedness Recommendations: Experience using a computer keyboard and accessing the Internet with a web browser. Three lecture. Three lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 
Prerequisite: YC CNT 100/115 


YC CNT 120 INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS SERVER 
(second semester) 

CNT 120. Introduction to Windows Server (3). Introduction to the Windows Server line of network operating systems. Topics include installation, file systems, networking, directory services, file and printer sharing, and security. Extensive hands-on exercises with realistic scenarios to help students apply new concepts and sharpen problem-solving skills. Two lecture. Three lab. This course is a dual enrollment class through Yavapai College. 
Prerequisite: CNT 100 or CNT 110 or CNT 115. 


YC- VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT 121 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development for Game Engines I. Introduction to the creation of video games primarily through the use of drag and drop techniques. Covers the creation of single player games, use of image and sound files in games, creation of simple code logic structures, and the deployment of games. Three lecture. 
Prerequisite: Yavapai College tuition fee. 


YC- VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT 122 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development for Game Engines II. Techniques and skills necessary to create games in multiple genres for recreational and educational uses. Includes the applications of coding, interactive game logic, variables and simple probability when developing video games. 
Prerequisite: VDG 121 and Yavapai College Tuition fee. 


VGD 151-3D MODELING & ANIMATION I 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development 151. 3D Modeling and Animation I. Introduction to the techniques used to create 3D objects and animation for games, TV, and movies using professional 3D modeling and animation software. Includes modeling solid objects, object surfacing and shaders, object animation, lightning techniques, camera parameters, and the configuration of rendering engines. Three lecture. 
Prerequisite: Yavapai College Tuition fee. 


VGD 151-3D MODELING & ANIMATION II 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development 152. Modeling and Animation II. Modeling and animation skills used to develop 3D objects. Includes application of techniques used to create environments and objects with organic shapes. 
Prerequisite: Yavapai College Tuition fee. 


YC- VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT I 171 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development 171. Video Game Development I. Introduction to modern Object Oriented Programming through the development of video games for a variety of platforms, using and integrated development environment and related software. Three lecture. 
Prerequisite: Yavapai College Tuition fee. 


YC- VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT II 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development 172. Video Game Development II. General object oriented programming and specialized coding techniques to build a basic 3D video game. Topics include 3D space coordinate programming for cameras, camera targets, models, object collisions in 3D space and scene lighting. 
Prerequisite: VGD 171 and Yavapai College Tuition fee. 


YC- VGD 180- GAME THEORY AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES 
(Concurrent Course, not a CVHS course) 

Video Game Development 180. Game Theory and Design Principles. Introduction to major topics in video game design, game design basics, designing a game and working as a game designer. Emphasis on the principles of game design through identifying, comparing and contrasting examples of design elements in various preexisting games. Three lecture. 
Prerequisite: VGD 172 and Yavapai College Tuition fee.