Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an essential component of the high school curriculum. For many students, it represents as much as a third of their high school experience. It is a critical component in meeting the needs of students in academic achievement, career exploration, career preparation and leadership development. Successful transition to post secondary education, work or the military is one of the goals of Kentucky's educational system. The percentage of students making successful transition is a component of the high school accountability index.

Career Pathways - Harlan County High School

Program: Agriculture Education

Advisory Committee: 2020-2021, Fall Meeting Minutes, Spring Meeting Minutes

Instructor: Rachel Mason

Contact: rachel.mason@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3546

Program of Studies: This pathway focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies, Locally Created Secondary-Postsecondary Program of Studies (KCTCS Henderson CC)

Courses Offered at HCHS: 030715 - Principles of Agriculture Science and Technology, 030711 - Agriculture Science, 010611 - Introduction to Greenhouse and Crop Production, 010641 - Greenhouse Technology

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO): FFA

Test List: iCEV Bayer Crop and Plant Science OR EOP Horticulture

Dual-Credit/Articulation Agreements: "Articulation" is a term used for insuring that schools at secondary and post-secondary levels work together to assist students in progressing smoothly from secondary to post-secondary programs. Defined as "a process for linking two or more educational systems within a community to help students make a smooth transition from one level to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses, or loss of credit."

By way of End of Program (EOP) Assessments, Dual-Credit Opportunities/Articulation Agreements are available for each of the programs offered at Harlan County High School including (Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, & Engineering Technology).

Statewide Articulation Agreements by End of Program Assessment can be found at https://education.ky.gov/CTE/ArtAgree/Pages/Art_Agree-EOP.aspx.

Program: Family & Consumer Science

Advisory Committee: 2020-2021, Fall Meeting Minutes, Spring Meeting Minutes

Instructor: Heather Maggard

Contact: heather.maggard@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3584, 3583

Program of Studies: The Culinary and Food Service Pathway addresses a skill set necessary for success in the culinary industry. The courses in this pathway will help students develop skills in early career ladder positions and promote continuing education at the post-secondary level preparing for careers associated with restaurants, institutional food service, hospitality, and catering, as well as food and beverage operations.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies, Locally Created Secondary-Postsecondary Program of Studies (KCTCS Somerset CC)

Courses Offered at HCHS: 200441 - Foods & Nutrition, 200411 - Culinary I, 200412 - Culinary II, 200442 - Advanced Foods & Nutrition

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO): FCCLA

Test List: AAFCS Pre-PAC Culinary Arts OR ProStart Certificate of Achievement OR EOP Culinary and Food Services

Dual-Credit/Articulation Agreements: "Articulation" is a term used for insuring that schools at secondary and post-secondary levels work together to assist students in progressing smoothly from secondary to post-secondary programs. Defined as "a process for linking two or more educational systems within a community to help students make a smooth transition from one level to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses, or loss of credit."

By way of End of Program (EOP) Assessments, Dual-Credit Opportunities/Articulation Agreements are available for each of the programs offered at Harlan County High School including (Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, & Engineering Technology).

Statewide Articulation Agreements by End of Program Assessment can be found at https://education.ky.gov/CTE/ArtAgree/Pages/Art_Agree-EOP.aspx.

Program: Business & Marketing Education

Advisory Committee: 2020-2021, Fall Meeting Agenda & Minutes, Spring Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Instructors: Matt Jones, Kim North, Jonathan Wireman

Contact: (606) 574-2020 x3563, kim.north@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3562, jonathan.wireman@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3565

Program of Studies: This pathway focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; media management; related principles of business management; and applicable technical and equipment skills.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies

Courses Offered at HCHS: 060112 - Digital Literacy, 060751 - Multi-Media Publishing, 080716 - Principles of Marketing, 080717 - Marketing Applications (Advanced), 081512 - Promotional Apps & Media

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO): FBLA

Test List: ASK Marketing, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop OR (High Demand Option) ASK Marketing, MOS Word, MOS Excel, MOS Powerpoint OR EOP Marketing

Dual-Credit/Articulation Agreements: "Articulation" is a term used for insuring that schools at secondary and post-secondary levels work together to assist students in progressing smoothly from secondary to post-secondary programs. Defined as "a process for linking two or more educational systems within a community to help students make a smooth transition from one level to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses, or loss of credit."

By way of End of Program (EOP) Assessments, Dual-Credit Opportunities/Articulation Agreements are available for each of the programs offered at Harlan County High School including (Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, & Engineering Technology).

Statewide Articulation Agreements by End of Program Assessment can be found at https://education.ky.gov/CTE/ArtAgree/Pages/Art_Agree-EOP.aspx.

Program: Engineering Technology

Advisory Committee: 2020-2021, Fall Meeting Minutes, Spring Meeting Minutes

Instructor: Lindsey Rich

Contact: lindsey.rich@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3594

Program of Studies: This pathway prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end product systems for specific uses including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems. Mechanical Engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices including tools, engines, and machines.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies, Locally Created Secondary-Postsecondary Program of Studies (Eastern Kentucky University)

Courses Offered at HCHS: 219901 - Introduction to Engineering Design, 219902 - Principles of Engineering, 210140 - Civil Engineering & Architecture

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO): TSA

News: Pigmans Announce Scholarship Program for HCHS Pre-Engineering, Computer Science Students

Test List: EOP REC-Foundation Pre-Engineering Certification

Dual-Credit/Articulation Agreements: "Articulation" is a term used for insuring that schools at secondary and post-secondary levels work together to assist students in progressing smoothly from secondary to post-secondary programs. Defined as "a process for linking two or more educational systems within a community to help students make a smooth transition from one level to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses, or loss of credit."

By way of End of Program (EOP) Assessments, Dual-Credit Opportunities/Articulation Agreements are available for each of the programs offered at Harlan County High School including (Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, & Engineering Technology).

Statewide Articulation Agreements by End of Program Assessment can be found at https://education.ky.gov/CTE/ArtAgree/Pages/Art_Agree-EOP.aspx.

Instructors:

Tim McElyea - tim.mcelyea@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3579
Scott Johnson - scott.johnson@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3578

Program of Studies: This pathway introduces students to the theory and practice of military science, life in the U.S. Army and prepares them for cadet status (Junior ROTC or JROTC) or for service as commissioned reserve or active duty officers (Senior AROTC or ROTC). Programs are offered as adjuncts to regular high school instructional programs.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies, Locally Created Secondary-Postsecondary Program of Studies (Eastern Kentucky University)

Courses Offered at HCHS: 580240 - JROTC I, 580241 - JROTC II, 580242 - JROTC III, 580243 - JROTC IV

Test List: JROTC 3-Year Certificate of Training

Program: Business & Marketing Education

Advisory Committee: 2020-2021, Fall Meeting Agenda & Minutes, Spring Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Instructor: Kim North

Contact: kim.north@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3562

Program of Studies: This pathway generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing and applications to specific products and markets.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies, Locally Created Secondary-Postsecondary Program of Studies (Southeast Community and Technical College)

Courses Offered at HCHS: 08716 - Principles of Marketing, 08717 - Advanced Marketing, 08512 - Promotional Apps & Media, 060122 - Accounting Foundations

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO): FBLA

Test List: ASK Marketing and Google Cloud Certification-G Suite OR EOP Marketing

Dual-Credit/Articulation Agreements: "Articulation" is a term used for insuring that schools at secondary and post-secondary levels work together to assist students in progressing smoothly from secondary to post-secondary programs. Defined as "a process for linking two or more educational systems within a community to help students make a smooth transition from one level to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses, or loss of credit."

By way of End of Program (EOP) Assessments, Dual-Credit Opportunities/Articulation Agreements are available for each of the programs offered at Harlan County High School including (Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, & Engineering Technology).

Statewide Articulation Agreements by End of Program Assessment can be found at https://education.ky.gov/CTE/ArtAgree/Pages/Art_Agree-EOP.aspx.

Program: Computer Science

Advisory Committee: 2020-2021, Fall Meeting Minutes, Spring Meeting Minutes

Instructor: Misty Fox

Contact: misty.fox@harlan.kyschools.us, (606) 574-2020 x3597

Program of Studies: The Web Development/Administration pathway involves creating, designing, and producing interactive multimedia products and services. This will include development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced media, and the adherence to web standards, as used in business, training, communications and marketing. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media, web pages, and websites to communicate with existing and potential customers, to track transactions, and to collaborate with colleagues. This pathway will prepare students to enter the workforce ready to participate as leaders in a broad range of careers and further their education.

Best Practice/Required Courses: Program of Studies, Locally Created Secondary-Postseondary Program of Studies (Southeast Community and Technical College)

Courses Offered at HCHS: 060112 - Digital Literacy, 110801 - Web Page Development, 110804 - Web Design and Production, 110251 - Computational Thinking

Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO): TSA

Test List (2 Exams Required): Adobe Dreamweaver OR Adobe Photoshop OR Certiport Digital Literacy IC3 OR EOP Web Development/Administration

Dual-Credit/Articulation Agreements: "Articulation" is a term used for insuring that schools at secondary and post-secondary levels work together to assist students in progressing smoothly from secondary to post-secondary programs. Defined as "a process for linking two or more educational systems within a community to help students make a smooth transition from one level to another without experiencing delays, duplication of courses, or loss of credit."

By way of End of Program (EOP) Assessments, Dual-Credit Opportunities/Articulation Agreements are available for each of the programs offered at Harlan County High School including (Business & Marketing Education, Information Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, & Engineering Technology).

Statewide Articulation Agreements by End of Program Assessment can be found at https://education.ky.gov/CTE/ArtAgree/Pages/Art_Agree-EOP.aspx.


Career Pathways - Kentucky Community & Technical College System


Contact

  • Phone: (606) 573-4330
    Fax: (606) 573-5767

Did you find what you need?

If not, please let us know and we will be happy to help!
Contact us