• Atkins High School CTE Pathways and Courses

    All CTE courses in our district are Inherently Honors. There will be a 10 day opt-out period for those who want the course at the standard level.

    Work Based Learning Classes in all Pathways

    CTE Advanced Studies Honors: This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have completed a CTE Pathway, including the concentrator course. Students select and develop the topic of study and work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the pathway. Students collaborate with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four components of the course are a research paper, a product or artifact, a portfolio, and a presentation.  Prerequisite: Two or three technical credits in one career pathway, including the concentrator course. 

    CTE Apprenticeship Honors: Students who participate in registered pre-apprenticeships or youth apprenticeships through Apprenticeship NC can earn CTE high school course credit. The pre-apprenticeship is aligned with the pathway and continues training in the industry using a published task list (job skills to be acquired).  Students must meet employment requirements when pre-apprenticeships are offered through community partners.  Prerequisite: Two or three technical credits in one career pathway, including the concentrator course.

    CTE Internship Honors: A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in several related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid.  Prerequisite: Two or three technical credits in one career pathway, including the concentrator course.

  • Non-Pathway CTE Courses

    The following courses are required for certain Careers at Atkins only.

    HU10 Foundations of Health Science: This course is designed for students to acquire foundational knowledge pertinent to healthcare professionals. Topics include advancements in healthcare, medical terminology, mathematics used in healthcare, the domains of healthcare, and in-demand healthcare careers. Students will enhance their communication, leadership, and career decision-making skills. 

    HN43 Nursing Fundamentals and Practicum HN: This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). Students who pass the NNAAP become listed on the NC NAI Registry. English language arts mathematics, and science are reinforced. * Enrollment is limited per North Carolina Board of Nursing (BON) Administrative Rule 21 NCAC36.0318(i), which requires the ratio of teacher to HN43 Nurse Aide students be 1:10 or less while in the clinical area. DHSR applies this 1:10 ratio to the classroom and laboratory training area. HN43 Nursing Fundamentals is total Nurse Aide 1 training. 

    HL02 Biotechnology I: This course answers the question "What is Biotechnology?" Students learn answers to the question through laboratory experiments involving raw materials, DNA, products of biotechnology, and others. Emphasis is on safety, standard laboratory operating procedures, keeping a scientific notebook, research techniques, and career opportunities. 

    HL03 Biotechnology II: This course follows Biotechnology I and further strengthens laboratory skills, following SLOP, safety, research, and career opportunities. 
Last Modified on February 9, 2023