Automotive Technology

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Program Overview The Automotive Technology program is housed in School District U-46. It is a 3-year program available to students entering 10th grade. The program is accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Course Descriptions Automotive Technology 10th Grade / 1 Period / Prerequisites: None This course will cover the basic fundamentals and proper more

Information Technology Courses

1050  Computer Applications 0.5 credit / 1 semester Prerequisites: 9th - 12th grade Description: This course will expand students' skills and knowledge of various essential Microsoft Office programs and help them become more effective and efficient in their high school and postsecondary studies and in today's technology-based workforce. In addition, this course will more

Engineering Technology Courses

1052/1053  Multi-Media Production 1.0 credit / 1 year Prerequisites: 9th - 12th grade Description: Students will work with a variety of software including programs used for sound and video production, multimedia presentations, web and desktop publishing, and photo and image editing. This course incorporates lecture, tutorials, and hands-on activities, which build skills and more

Business & Entrepreneurship Courses

1000  Fundamentals of Business 0.5 Credit / 1 semester Prerequisites: 9th - 10th grade (11th - 12th grade with Department Chair Approval) Description: This orientation-level course will provide an overview of all aspects of business marketing and management, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business more


Students may be eligible to earn Veterinary Assistant Certification upon completion of the Veterinary Science program. Visit the Veterinary Science page for more information.

Agriculture Courses

1200/1201  Introduction to Agricultural Science 1.0 credit / 1 year Prerequisites: 9th - 10th grade Fee: $15 per semester Description: Classroom topics for this course will cover the basic concepts in all areas of agriculture that include the following: animal science, plant and soil science, horticulture, agribusiness, mechanics, and alternative energy. In addition to more

Technology and Engineering

Explore the fields of technology and engineering to prepare for a career as an engineer, architect, mechanic, or woodworker. Possible courses include Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Auto Systems & Service, and Woodworking. Some courses may be eligible for articulated credit through Elgin Community College. Many more

Family and Consumer Sciences

This program allows students to explore the fields of education, culinary arts, hospitality, fashion, and interior design. Future career opportunities include childcare, elementary education, chef, catering, restaurant management, fashion design, fashion marketing, and interior design. Possible courses include Child Development, Teaching and Learning Practicum, Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Hospitality, more


Students can choose from a variety of course offerings, allowing them to focus their studies on one of several areas within business, including computers, marketing, management, and finance. This pathway prepares students for future careers including website developer, advertising executive, lawyer, manager, entrepreneur, accountant, and many more. Possible courses include more

Engineering Technology

Students will explore various engineering concepts including construction, woodworking, and computer-aided design in preparation for a possible career in construction, architecture, or industrial arts. Courses include Technology Pre-engineering, Woods, CADD - 3D Modeling, and CADD - Architectural Design.