2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 52  SPECIAL CLASSES (Special Placement Classes) APPRENTICESHIP Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 2 Prerequisite: Successful completion of E.B.C.E., C average or better in all classes and no attendance contract on file Grade Level: 12 This is an elective course available to students who have satisfactorily completed two years of training in a specific career field. Third- year students may apply for apprenticeship training in one of the local shops or businesses in the community. They will receive apprenticeship training for 2 class periods per day and will also have two class periods of related instruction each week. An Individual Career Plan is required for any student to be enrolled in this program. Students in this program will receive pay from their employer for work done during the school day as part of this program. E.B.C.E.-EXPERIENCED BASED CAREER EDUCATION Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Prerequisite: C average or better in all classes and no attendance contract on file Grade Level: 11, 12 Students will begin the class with an extensive self-assessment which will help them select careers of interest. Students will prepare for their career experience by studying self-management skills related to the workplace, appropriate dress, language, confidentiality, preparing the appropriate paperwork, researching their chosen careers, and working to improve communication skills. Actual onsite training will occur in the Internship and Apprenticeship classes. EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) Course Length: 1 semester Prerequisite: None Credits: 2 LCHS, 7 WITCC Grade Level: must be 17 years old at the start of class. This course is designed for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, hospital emergency department, fire department, police department, mining operation, or in other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common. Course content includes but is not limited to an overview of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; patient assessment; basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies. Instruction in light extrication of the injured is additionally covered. This course also provides the student an opportunity to apply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical or field setting. Students must be 17 years of age at time of enrollment, have current AHA HCP provider card, and State approved Mandatory Reporter for Adult and Child. Instructor consent required. Class will meet from 7:00 AM-9:15 AM and may include Saturdays if needed.