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Course Offerings 2014-2015
Industry Certifications

2014 Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications are available in ALL Chantilly Academy courses. . Students who desire this professional credential must pass an industry-developed, industr yevaluated exam at the end of the course. Earning an industry credential demonstrates the professional skill level the student has achieved and provides industry-recognized proof that the student is prepared for career-related responsibilities or post-secondary education or training.

Dual Enrollment

(DE)

Dual enrollment is a program that allows qualified high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. With approval from the high school, these college credits may also be used to meet high school graduation requirements. For some students it may be a better option than taking AP or IB courses.

Dual Enrollment (DE) Courses

Course Name
Brief Course Description
   
Air Force JROTC The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) Foundations and AFJROTC Advanced classes condense the standard four-year AFJROTC program into a comprehensive two-year program. Topics include the history of air power, the science of flight, global studies, and the organization of the US military. Students learn leadership, teamwork, military customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, communication skills, resume preparation, and interpersonal skills. Students who successfully complete the AFJROTC program are eligible for ROTC scholarships, appointments to military academies, and higher pay eligibility for those enlisting in the military.
Animal Science This two-year program enables students to study animals and gain experience in the care of a variety of animals. The course is designed for students interested in animal health sciences careers. Topics include animal anatomy, animal behavior, handling techniques, nutrition, disease pathology, sanitation, and disease control. Students learn to handle and restrain dogs and cats while performing pet grooming services. Instruction is enhanced through field trips, professional guest speakers, and demonstrations. In addition, students can develop leadership skills in the co-curricular Skills USA Program.

Auto Collision Services

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The Auto Collision Service program provides a complete overview of the Auto Collision Service Industry. This two-year program introduces students to safety, proper procedure, and quality workmanship. Students gain the skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry-level employment in the Auto Collision industry. The curriculum and laboratory practices defined by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-Car) will include working with the following: fiberglass, metals, plastics, automotive paint refinish products, welding and other composites.

Auto Technology

*NATEF Certified*

This two-year NATEF certified program enables students to learn the eight major systems of the automobile, related tools and equipment, and the automotive industry. Major topics include: engine performance, brakes, and electrical systems. An emphasis is placed on diagnosing systems, developing troubleshooting skills, and the safe use of laboratory equipment. Students perform technical operations using diagnostic equipment, scanners, multimeters, and a computerized data information system during laboratory procedures defined by National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF).
Carpentry This two-year course of study enables students to develop skills leading to careers in the construction industry and/or post secondary education. Students learn the principles and technologies of residential and light commercial construction. The program emphasizes layout, construction materials, construction methods, cost estimation, project management, and construction safety. In addition, students develop leadership skills and compete in the Skills USA program.

Information Technology

All four legs of CyberSecurity: Troubleshooting, Networking, Routers and Databases are being taught to students enrolled in Computer Systems, Cisco, Oracle and Network Administration/Microsoft courses.  These three classes are the base classes for CyberSecurity Professionals. Each of the students will be able to take the professional exams for their area of Study. CyberSecurity courses: Cisco, Oracle and Microsoft have dual enrollment opportunities for high school students at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Manassas campus. Students can choose dual enrollment with NVCC at a much lower cost for college credit.
Computer Systems Tech (A+)

The Computer Technology program is a two-credit course designed for college-bound students as well as students interested in pursuing a career in the computer and cyber security industry. Students will develop hardware, software, networking and security skills and related knowledge essential for successful transition into the computer industry. The emphasis of the class is on computers, laptops, computer components, networks, security, mobile devices, wireless and related peripheral equipment as well as Windows Operating Systems and command line interface (CLI).
Successful students are encouraged to take the Comp TIA A+ Certification Examinations.

Cosmetology The two-year Cosmetology program provides an overview of the Cosmetology field and the opportunity to earn the state Cosmetology license. Students learn how to care for hair, skin and nails. Topics include basic hygiene, sanitation, styling, facials, makeup, manicure and pedicure, personal grooming, and fashion. The course also includes topics on the anatomy of the head, face, neck and arms. In a laboratory setting, students learn skills in hair styling and cutting, permanent waving, hair coloring, scalp and facial treatment, and manicures with an emphasis on safety, sanitation, professional ethics, and quality work. In addition, students operate a full-service salon that provides experience working with customers.
Criminal Justice This two-year program provides career exploration in criminal justice and preparation for higher education. Specific areas of studies includes criminal law and investigation, security training, communications, emergency response, crimes, search and seizures, arrests, crimes prevention, court procedure and police operations. Presentations from criminal justice professionals from public and private agencies enhance this program of studies. The second year course is offered for two credits.
Culinary Arts This two-year program provides a working knowledge of classical culinary techniques through lecture, hands-on experience; 80% hands-on and 20% classroom/theory. Students learn basic skills and instruction in sanitation, hot food production, meat identification and fabrication, pantry, breakfast cookery, purchasing, and basic culinary skills. Designed on the classic French Hotel Brigade System, students work at stations during production, rotating every two weeks. Students operate a school-based restaurant and catering business that provides experiences in menu selection, meal preparation, and management.
Dual Enrolled ENGLISH 12 Students will earn FCPS high school graduation course credit, and will earn university/college credit with a final course grade of a “C” or higher. This course will have a substantially-reduced required tuition fee. See your school counselor for more details. Co-enrollment in an Academy course is required.

Dual Enrolled PRE CALCULUS

Students will earn FCPS high school graduation course credit, and will earn university/college credit with a final course grade of a “C” or higher. This course will have a substantially-reduced required tuition fee. See your school counselor for more details. Co-enrollment in an Academy course is required.
Dental Careers The two-year program introduces students to careers in the dental health sciences. Academic content includes general health occupations topics, as well as an overview of specific dental topics. In addition, students learn clinical skills necessary to perform as a dental assistant. The skills are practiced in a simulated office setting. Second year students may be certified in dental radiology safety and elect to participate in internships
Early Childhood Careers This two-year program provides instruction in basic teaching skills and career exploration in education. Early Childhood Careers 1 combines the study of child growth and development with participation in the planning and operation of a preschool laboratory. It focuses on basic teaching skills, learning theory, and lesson planning. Early Childhood Careers 2 focuses on curriculum planning, design of learning environments, leadership and employment strategies. Second-year students may participate in an internship in an elementary school.
Engineering Math Engineering Math addresses salient mathematics topics studied in the core college engineering classes of Statics, Dynamics, Circuits, Strength of Materials, Electromagnetics and Vibrations. Topics covered include algebra,, trigonometry, 2-D and 3D vectors, matrices, complex numbers, phase shifted sinusoids, phasors, differential and integral calculus, linear differential equations with constant coefficients and Laplace transforms. Course material is taught through hands-on engineering physical experiments and is thoroughly integrated with MATLAB engineering analysis software.
Engineering Physics This course provides a mathematically rigorous approach to learning engineering and physics concepts and preparation for engineering higher education. Students learn how to measure force, work, resistance, energy and power in mechanical, electronic, fluid, and aerodynamic systems. Students design and complete an intensive six-week engineering system project. Students completing Engineering Physics 2 with a grade of “B” or better may be eligible to articulate 3 credits to George Mason University.
STEM Engineering This two-year program is designed for students investigating or anticipating careers in science, engineering and technology. Students learn basic physics and engineering concepts and learn the principles of systems engineering as they plan, develop, and execute engineering projects. Mathematics, technical research and writing, electronics, and computer aided design programs are used in the design and construction of mechanical, air, space and robotics system models and system prototypes. Students design and complete an intensive six-week engineering system project; robotics and satellite technology. Students completing Engineering Systems 1 with a “B’ or better may be eligible to articulate 3 credits to George Mason University.

Entrepreneurship

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This course enables students to learn and practice small business ownership skills. Students will experience the process of developing, financing, and marketing a new product or service through an interactive curriculum. Students will be active members of DECA, an association of marketing students. Field trips, guest lecturers and DECA competitive events enhance the classroom learning experience. Students may enroll in the course in conjunction with Marketing Cooperative Experience (Co-Op).

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

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Interested in the technology behind Google Earth, Mapquest or satellite imagery? This course, in collaboration with James Madison University (JMU), introduces students to Geographic Information Systems software, global positioning systems, remote sensing, digital imaging processing simulator, automated cartography, land surveying, and navigation.

Health & Medical Sciences

Exploring Health Sciences

This is part one (fall semester) of a two-part, full year course. Students must also register for part two, Exploring the Language of Medicine, for the spring semester. The course introduces students to all health care careers and develops basic skills common to all health and medical sciences. This course focuses on exploring health careers, communication skills, safety, first aid, and CPR.
Health & Medical Sciences    

Exploring the
Language of Medicine

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This is part two (spring semester) of a year long course. Students must register for part one, Exploring Health Sciences, for the fall semester. This course builds on the foundations of the Exploring Health Sciences course. Exploring the Language of Medicine enables students to learn medical terminology, concepts, terms and abbreviations. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, therapeutic interventions, and pharmacology.

Health & Medical Sciences

Medical Assistant

This two-year program enables students to develop advanced skills and techniques used in a medical setting. Students study clinical and administrative duties of a medical assistant, delivery of medications, and gerontology. Clinical internships may occur in physicians’ offices and hospital settings. Students may earn Certifications in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR/AED.
Independent Research Engineering This senior capstone course is a work-based learning experience at a selected industry, center of higher education or government organization. Mentorship enables students to engage in “real-world” problem solving with a mentor who has a record of high achievement in engineering. Students develop an approved research project, research journal, and an electronic digital portfolio to include a technical research report, and formal power point presentation on research methodologies, outcomes and findings.

Manufacturing Systems

 

This course provides an orientation to high demand, high salary careers in advanced manufacturing; including semiconductors, and pharmaceuticals. Students will participate in individual and team activities to create products that demonstrate the critical elements of manufacturing and field trips to advanced manufacturing industry in Northern Virginia.

Pharmacy Technician

This course includes both classroom and clinical pharmacy work based learning experiences. Course curriculum enables students to acquire the knowledge and technical skills required to earn two professional certifications; Certified Pharmacy Technician from the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. Students must take both Pharmacy Technician 1 (fall semester) and Pharmacy Technician 2 (spring semester).

Teachers For Tomorrow

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This 2 level course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for careers in education as they learn from the perspective of the student and teacher in the classroom. Students in both level 1 and 2 complete field experience internships where they become acquainted with teachers and teaching in a classroom setting.

 

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