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Course Descriptions

TAZEWELL COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER
 
Tazewell County Career and Technical Center offers a variety of courses to meet the needs of the students in Tazewell and Bland Counties. Programs are one, two, and three year programs. The courses are three-period block classes and the students care earn 3 credits per course. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students may obtain industry level licensure or certification. Programs are designed in the following clusters.
 
Carpentry – Cabinetmaking
 
Carpentry I (8601)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Carpentry II (8602)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Carpentry I
Carpentry III (8603)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Carpentry II
 
This course provides learning experiences in all phases of carpentry. Skills may be acquired in both interior and exterior construction and finishing along with basic plumbing and electrical wiring. Additionally, construction of wood products such as cabinets and shelving units is incorporated into this course. Small contracting firms and contractors in rural areas usually prefer to employ individuals with entry-level skills in more than on occupation identified in the building trades industry.
Masonry
 
Masonry I (8512)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Masonry II (8513)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Masonry I
Masonry III (8514)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Masonry II
 
Students learn to use hand tools such as trowels, levels, and chisels and power tools such as concrete mixers to lay brick, concrete block, tile, and related materials.
 
Special Programs / Bricklayer (8549)
 
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 
Students enrolled in this program learn the fundamental skills associated with laying block and brick. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved marketing position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.
 
Health Science Rotation
 
Introduction to Health
 
and Medical Services (8302)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
No prerequisites
Medical
 
Terminology (8383)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
No prerequisites
 
These are introductory courses that provide students with foundational knowledge to purse a career in Health or Medical professions.
Health Occupations Cluster
 
Certified Nurse Aide
 
Grade Level: 12 (36 weeks, triple period)
 
Prerequisites: None, but Health Science Rotation is strongly recommended
 
Students learn nursing care of patients of all ages. The focus is on daily hygiene and medical need of patients. The course includes CPR training and certification. Upon successful completion of the program, students will sit for the State Board of Nursing License.
Manufacturing Cluster/Welding
 
(Welding Certification Available)
 
Welding I (8672)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Welding II (8673)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Welding I
Welding III (8674)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Welding II
 
Students learn to use gases and/or welding processes and to braze and solder metal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, or written specifications.
Personal Services Cluster
 
Beauty Salon Assistant (8546)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
 
The Beauty Salon Assistant course prepares students for work as an assistant in a hair salon. Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, learning practical and manipulative skills. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, shampooing and conditioning, retailing, inventory control, and receptionist work. Competency completions allow students a certificate for entry-level employment. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.
Cosmetology
 
(State Licensing Available)
 
Cosmetology I (8527)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Cosmetology II (8528)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Cosmetology I
Cosmetology III (8529)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Cosmetology II
 
Cosmetology is the study of hair, skin, and nails and their related care. Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative skill practice. The program emphasized safety and sanitation, communication, and management skills. Related areas of study include psychology, ethics, and presentation of a professional image. Competency completions prepare the student for the Virginia Board of Cosmetology licensing exam.
Transportation Cluster
 
Auto Body Repair
 
(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)
 
Auto Body Repair I:Certified (8679)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
 
 
 
Auto Body Repair III – Certified (8681)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Auto Body Repair II – Certified
Auto Body Repair II: Certified (8680)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Auto Body Repair I – Certified
Automotive Service Technology
 
(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)
 
Auto Service Technology I:Certified (8506)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
 
 
 
Auto Service Technology III: Certified (8508)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Auto Service Technology II – Certified
Auto Service Technology II: Certified (8507)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Auto Service Technology I – Certified
 
Students learn to repair fuel, electrical, cooling, brake, drive train, and suspension systems. Instruction is given also in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as radiators, transmission, and carburetors.
Automotive Servicing
 
Auto Servicing I (8710)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Auto Servicing II (8711)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Auto Servicing I
Auto Servicing III (8712)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Auto Servicing II
 
Special focus is given to minor engine repairs, wheel and tire maintenance, and vehicle detailing.
 
Diesel Equipment Technology
 
(ASE Automotive Service Excellence Certification Available)
 
Diesel Equipment Technology I (8613)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
 
 
 
Diesel Equipment Technology III (8615)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: DET II
Diesel Equipment Technology II (8614)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: DET I
 
Student receive instruction in general maintenance and overhaul of diesel equipment. They learn to inspect, maintain, and repair trucks, wheels, brakes, operating controls, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical circuitry, and engines. They practice welding and brazing techniques.
Small Engine Repair/Motorcycle Repair
 
Small Engine Repair I (8725)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
 
Prerequisite: Small Engine Repair I
Small Engine Repair II (8726)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Students learn to maintain and repair small internal-combustion engines used on portable power equipment such as lawnmowers, chain saws, rotary tillers, motorcycles, and snowmobiles, and other 2 and 4 cycle engines. Second year students will learn specific repair skills for Harley-Davidson power trains.
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Cluster
 
Criminal Justice I (8702)
 
Grade Level: 10 or 11
Criminal Justice II (8703)
 
Grade Level: 11 or 12
 
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice I
Criminal Justice III (8704)
 
Grade Level: 12
 
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice II
 
Students learn theory and practice of law enforcement, corrections, and private security staff. They are introduced to the equipment used in law enforcement and security and provided opportunity to practice skills needed for a career in public safety.