2020 2021 LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL - COURSE SELECTION GUIDE - Lebanon School ...

 
2020 2021 LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL - COURSE SELECTION GUIDE - Lebanon School ...
LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL

    2020 - 2021
COURSE SELECTION GUIDE
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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents                                                        2

High School Administration and School Counselors                         3

Course Selection Introduction and Overview                               4

Principal’s Welcome                                                      5

Keystone Exams Performance Levels and Pennsylvania Academic Standards    6

Graduation Requirements                                                  6

Grading Scale and GPA Calculation                                        7

Career Portfolio                                                         8

NCAA Eligibility Center                                                  11

Specialized Programs                                                     16

Career and Technology Program (LHS/CTC)                                  17

Curriculum Schedule by Grade Level                                       23

Electives by Grade Level                                                 24

Course Descriptions:

      English                                                            29

      Humanities                                                         37

      Social Studies                                                     39

      Science                                                            44

      Mathematics                                                        50

      Computer Science                                                   54

      Business, Computer, and Information Technology                     55

      World Language                                                     56

      Physical Education                                                 58

      Health                                                             59

      Art                                                                60

      Music                                                              62

      Family and Consumer Science                                        65

      Technical Education and Communication                              66

      English Language Development Program                               68

      Special Education Program                                          69

      Weighted Courses                                                   70

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Lebanon High School Administration

                William A. Giovino
                         Principal

                  David M. Bentz
                    Assistant Principal
                School Management & Safety

            Robert A. Nordall, Jr.
                    Assistant Principal
                  Assessment Coordinator

                 Samuel S. Elias
                     Athletic Director

        Lebanon High School Counselors

                 Karl D. Liedtka
         K-12 Coordinator of Counseling Programs
       Career Development & Scholarship Coordinator
                  student last names A-C

              Kathryn Kline Grove
    Career & Technology Center & ASVAB/Military Liaison
                  student Last names D-L

           Naomi Hernandez-Fields
              Advanced Placement Coordinator
                  student Last Names M-Ri

                Stephanie T. Hock
               Dual Enrollment Coordinator
                 student last names Ro-Z

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C ourse Selection Introduction & Overview

                                                         Trimester System Introduction
Lebanon High School is on a trimester system of scheduling. Each trimester is composed of 60 academic days (12 academic
weeks) and concludes with final exam testing for each course. Under the trimester plan, students will schedule five courses lasting
62 minutes, for each of the three trimesters. During the course of the year, a student can earn 7.5 credits toward graduation. Most
classes are one or two trimesters in length, although 9th Grade English and Algebra 1 courses meet for all three trimesters and have
a credit value of 1.5 credits.
Period 3 is an extended block of time that includes lunch periods and academic courses. For classes during this period, students will
have a 64-minute class, 35-minute lunch, and a 40-minute seminar period. Some exceptions are:
    (1) Music performance courses (Band, Concert Choir, Orchestra, and associated advanced levels) meet for the entire year and
         are offered over Period 3. The various scheduling options for music courses over Period 3 are:
         •    One music course only – Students who enroll in one music course will earn 0.5 credit per course each trimester (1.5
              total credits for the year).
         •    Two music courses – Students who enroll in two music classes will earn 0.75 credit per course (1.5 total credits for the
              year).
         •    Three music courses – Students who enroll in three music classes will earn 1.5 total credits for the year resulting from
              the combination of the three courses.
    (2) Journalism,Yearbook, Wildlife & Fisheries, and Manufacturing Production are courses offered during Seminar (with teacher
         and counselor approval) for the entire year.
    (3) Students enrolled in half-day CTC programs will enroll in three LHS courses per trimester and the remainder of the day will
         be their CTC course work. Half-day CTC programs have a credit value of 4.0 for the year resulting in students earning 8.5
         total credits for the academic year.
                                                           Course Selection Overview
Selecting courses for next year is very important. Selecting proper courses provides an opportunity for students to enroll in courses
that prepare them for future goals, whether they include post-secondary education, military service, or immediate entry into the
workforce. Planning should be a cooperative effort and students are encouraged to discuss options with counselors, teachers, and
their parents before making final selections.       Lebanon High School offers the following course levels with the associated
requirements for enrollment:
     •   CIHS/Dual Enrollment/Advanced Placement – Students enrolling in these courses should have a minimum of a “B” average
         in the prior core area in the Honors level course or an “A” average in an Academic level core course plus meet all
         prerequisites. These courses have weighted GPA value and are of the most demanding rigor to prepare students for
         intense college level academic work.
     •   Honor – Students enrolling in these courses should have a minimum of a “A” average in the prior core area in the Academic
         level course plus meet all prerequisites. These courses have weighted GPA value and include very demanding rigor to
         prepare students for college level academic work.
     •   Academic – Students enrolling in Academic level courses should have a minimum of a “B” average in the prior core area
         Academic level course or “B” average in a general level core course plus meet all prerequisites. These courses are of
         strong rigor intended to prepare students for college level academic work.
     •   Courses without Honors, Advanced Placement, or Academic labels are available to all students. These courses focus on
         Common Core Standards and preparation for success on the Keystone Exams, where applicable.
Students will complete a course selection worksheet that identifies the 7.5 credits of coursework desired for the next school year (or more credits if
enrolling in a unique Period 3 course). Students must also list 4 alternative courses in the event one of the primary selections does not fit into their
schedule. The course selection worksheets must be completed and returned to the LHS Counseling Department by the due date. Failure to
complete the course selection process will result in the student’s counselor selecting courses with no option of changing the schedule.
Please take the course selection process seriously. After students select their courses and total number of students selecting each course calculated,
decisions are made about which courses are offered and the number of sections in the master schedule. For this reason, courses with too few
students selecting them (a minimum of 10 students is the standard to offer a course) may not be offered. In addition, the number of sections of each
course is based upon the number of students selecting each course. Therefore, counselors will not change schedules after next school year begins.
Select what you really would like to take!
Finally, success on the Keystone Exams is a focus of LHS academics. Students who do not earn Proficient or Advanced scores on Keystone Exams
will be required to enroll in specific courses to prepare for future success with retaking Keystone Exams. These courses will take priority over any
selections made by students on their course selection worksheet. Please discuss your course options with parents, counselors, and teachers. This is
your chance to have a say in your education and your future!

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Principal’s Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Parents & Students:

As Principal of Lebanon High School, I want to welcome you to the course selection process. This is a very important time in your
child’s life and course selection can help your child plan for the future. The staff at Lebanon High has planned a comprehensive
process to enable the family to connect the student’s career aspirations with his/her academic courses. Accurate course selection is
imperative to ensure the student with every advantage for a successful career. School counselors, teachers, and administrators will
provide assistance in the course selection process. As required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our courses meet academic
standards as defined by the state and assessed by the Pennsylvania Keystone Exams.

Please take note of important information listed below:
     •    Students who have not demonstrated proficiency on Keystone Exams in Algebra 1, Literature, or Biology may be
          required to take additional classes in these areas until proficiency is met.
     •    Counselors, teachers and administrators will assist students and parents through the process.

 The Process…
     •   Counselors will provide materials and information with regard to course selection.
     •   English, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science teachers will provide direction and recommendations to every student of
         the next course to take.
     •   The counselor will work with the student to narrow and choose career goal oriented courses.
     •   Students may request a schedule change prior to the first day of school and for a career adjustment change only.

 Before you choose a course…
     •   A PREREQUISITE is either a class that must be passed prior to scheduling a class or some other requirement that must be
         met in order to qualify to take a course.
     •   Students may take more than one course in a specific discipline.
     •   Students may retake a class for grade improvement only. A duplicate credit will not be given and the higher grade will be
         recorded on an official transcript.
     •   Students who are college bound are advised to select subjects that will furnish the necessary languages, social studies,
         sciences, and mathematics to enable them to meet the requirements of the college of their admittance. Since entrance
         requirements vary among higher learning institutions, students are urged to go beyond the minimum graduation
         requirements, especially with their elective selections.
     •   College in the High School (CIHS), Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement (A.P.), Honors and Academic courses are highly
         recommended for those planning to pursue post-secondary education.
     •   Counselors are available throughout the summer. Please call the counseling office to schedule an appointment.

The most important skill that your child can leave LHS with is a goal for the future and a plan to achieve that goal. Like you, we want
our students to have a successful and productive life. Earning a diploma from Lebanon High School is the first step in achieving any
goals.

We look forward to hearing from you during the course selection process.

Sincerely,

William A. Giovino
Principal
Lebanon High School

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Keystone exams performance levels & Pennsylvania academic standards

In order to graduate from a public high school in Pennsylvania, a student must meet specific requirements established by the Local
Education Agency (Lebanon School District and LCCTC) in which she/he is enrolled. These local requirements include graduation
requirements mandated by the Commonwealth to guarantee that a Pennsylvania diploma reflects the knowledge and skills that our
graduating students need to be successful in college and the workplace in an increasingly complex and challenging economy. In
addition to the Lebanon School District requirements, all students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on the Keystone Exams in
Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology (or an Advanced Placement Exam in the related content area.) Out-of-state transfer students who
have passed other states’ assessments may be deemed proficient provided they meet Pennsylvania Commonwealth Guidelines.
Proficiency on additional Keystone Exams in English Composition and Civics & Government may also be required as early as 2019.

Based on students' middle school PSSA results, Keystone Exam proficiency levels, and/or local Assessment scores, students in grades
9, 10 & 11 not achieving a level of Proficient (satisfactory) or Advanced (superior) may be required to take additional subject-specific
courses until they demonstrate proficiency.

                                              Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate from Lebanon High School a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.   Each student will select a minimum of 7.5 credits each school year.
2.   Each student will be enrolled for a minimum of four years. Refer to policy #217 regarding early graduation. The formal graduation
     ceremony and recognition will take place at the end of the academic year.
3.   Each student will earn at least 26.0 credits during his/her years of attendance at LHS.
4.   All students must pass the following to meet the minimum graduation requirement:
                            English                               4.0 Credits
                            Social Studies                        3.0 Credits
                            Mathematics                           3.0 Credits
                            Science                               3.0 Credits
                            Physical Education                    2.0 Credits
                            Health                                1.0 Credit
                            *Humanities                           2.0 Credits
                            ^Pathways to Success                  0.5 Credit
                            Electives (Credits of choice)         7.5 Credits
                            TOTAL CREDITS                         26.0 Credits (minimum)

       ^ This requirement can be met by passing one of the following courses:
       Computer Technology, Computer Applications, Academic Computer Programming, Pathways to Success

5.      * “The Humanities course as a graduation requirement may be waived, but under the certain conditions listed below.
       One reason for this change will be to allow students to take advantage of more honors and advanced placement courses. The
       second reason for this change occurs when a student wishes to take an honors/advanced placement course in another discipline
       and may not be able to take the Humanities course due to a scheduling conflict, the Humanities requirement may be waived at
       the discretion of the principal or his/her designee.” (District Policy #217)

       Courses that would count in lieu of the humanities course are:
       ★ Advanced levels of World Language
       ★ Advanced levels of Art: Art 3, Advanced Placement Art Studio
       ★ Advanced Graphic/Visual Communications
       ★ Advanced Placement courses
       ★ Any CIHS, Honors, Advanced Placement, or Dual Enrollment course approved by the administration
       ★ Reading, Writing & Rock ‘N’ Roll, Film as Art, or an advanced level music course
       ★ Career Technology Center Courses or Community Based Education experiences

                       **** Students who are substituting the Humanities course must be enrolling in an Honors,
                         Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment course or approved substitute listed above. ****

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Grading System
                                             Non-weighted GPA

Many post-secondary schools will request a grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale. They do this because
schools weight courses differently, and some scales exceed 4.0. Trimester courses yield 45% per marking period and
10% for the final. If a college requests that the GPA be based on the 4.0 scale, the computation is made using final
grades from all coursework and implementing the following scales:

  Achievement Level           Letter Grade            Numerical Average             Grade Point Equivalent
                              A+                            97 - 100                              4.3
 Excellent                    A                             93 – 96                               4.0
                              A-                            90 – 92                               3.7
                              B+                            87 – 89                               3.3
 Good                         B                             83 – 86                               3.0
                              B-                            80 – 82                               2.7
                              C+                            77 – 79                               2.3
 Average                      C                             73 – 76                               2.0
                              C-                            70 – 72                               1.7
                              D+                            67 – 69                               1.3
 Poor                         D                             63 – 66                               1.0
                              D-                            60 – 62                               0.7
 Failure                      F                               ≤ 59                               0.00

Weighted QPA / Class Rank
Weighted quality point average (QPA) is based on a point scale that exceeds 4.0. Core (English, Math, Science,
and Social Studies) and world language courses in grades 9-12 are "weighted" and receive quality points based on
course difficulty. Course weightings will be maintained on a four-level system (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.4). College
courses and AP courses will be weighted at 1.4, Honors courses will be weighted at 1.2 and Academic courses will
be weighted at 1.1. Once QPA is determined, this information is used to rank students. Beginning in grade nine, the
student receives a QPA and class rank at the completion of each year.

                            Course Levels                                             Weighted Value
General                                                                                          1.0
Academic / Advanced Performing Art                                                               1.1
Honors                                                                                           1.2
Advanced Placement (AP)                                                                          1.4
Dual Enrollment / College in the HS                                                              1.4

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6.     All students must successfully complete a Career Development Portfolio as a requirement for graduation. The
       Portfolio is the culmination of career development activities completed over the four years of high school
       concluding in a written Career Plan. Students identify their future career pathway in response to research and
       activities as defined by the Lebanon High School administration.

       “In addition to the required coursework and successful completion of the Keystone Exams, or any approved
       alternative, students in the Class of 2018 and beyond will develop a school-to-career transition plan and

                                   CAREER PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

                        GRADE 9                               Written Career Plan — FINAL ASSESSMENT
                                                                    One of the following must be identified by the student as the final career
       Learning Styles Inventory                                    pathway after graduation:
       Career Clusters                                              Four-year college (bachelor degree)
       College Exploration - Level 1                                School _____________________________________
       Finding-A-Job (Career Acquisition)                           Major _____________________________________
       Academic & Employment Resume - Level 1                       Two-year college/technical school/community college (associate degree or
       Annual Reflection & Survey                                   transfer)
                                                                    School _____________________________________
                       GRADE 10                                     Major _____________________________________
                                                                    Apprenticeship program
       Career Interest Profiler (Holland)
                                                                    Program ____________________________________
       College Exploration - Level 2
                                                                    Certificate/diploma program or Job Corps
       Academic & Employment Resume - Level 2
                                                                    School/location ______________________________
       Interview Lesson - Level 1
                                                                    Program ___________________________________
       Annual Reflection & Survey
                                                                    Military
                                                                    Branch ____________________________________
                       GRADE 11                                     Report Date ________________________________
                                                                    Workforce entry
       Academic & Employment Resume - Level 3
                                                                    Employer __________________________________
       College Exploration - Level 3
                                                                    Start Date _________________________________
       Interview Lesson - Level 2
                                                              Career Development Experience
       Financial Aid - Level 1
                                                                    One or more of the following must be completed:
       Do What You Are (MBTI)
                                                                    Career & Technology Center (CTC) program
       Standardized Aptitude Assessment
                                                                    Career Shadow Experience/Interview
          (one or more required grade 10 or 11)
                                                                    Internship/Community Based Education/WorkExperience
             ASVAB, PSAT, SAT, ACT, Career Scope (CTC)
                                                                    Community Service/Volunteerism
       Annual Reflection & Survey
                                                                    LHS Peer Tutoring Program
                                                                    Journal reaction to experience (in Naviance portfolio) and packet
                       GRADE 12                                     associated with experience must be completed
       College Exploration - Level 4                          Career/College Enrichment Experience
       Strengths Explorer Assessment                                One of the following (or approved alternative) must be completed:
       Academic & Employment Resume - Level 4                       College tour
       Interview Lesson & Mock Interviews - Level 3                 College fair
       Financial Aid Seminar - Level 2                              Summer enrichment camp (e.g. Rotary Camp, Camp Cadet, PFEW)
       Written Career Plan                                          Meeting with a military recruiter

     In order to graduate from high school on time and take advantage of
     opportunities offered through the Lebanon County Career & Technology Center
     and Community Based Experiences, students must earn a minimum of 6.5
     credits each year.

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The Career Exploration Process

Career Exploration is a continual process that requires gathering information about yourself and
information about careers. Whether you are just beginning to think about a career, or have a
good idea of where you are heading, make sure you engage in self-assessment, career
research, and experiences that enhance your skills and build upon your strengths.

Think of career planning in three steps. These steps include:

Step One: Understanding Yourself and Self-Assessment. Knowing about yourself is the
basis of career decision-making. What are your interests, skills, your values? What is
important to you about your work? What are your personal traits and characteristics?

Step Two: Gathering Information about Careers. Learning about the careers, types of
jobs, educational requirements, and job functions are important in understanding the careers
that fit your interests and goals.

Step Three: Integration. This step requires you to take what you know about yourself
and piece it together with the reality of the work world. You begin to evaluate career
options that are practical for you.

                                              Career/Life
Career decisions will include more than considering which job to take after graduation. Your
career is the value of all the work and experiences you develop over time. In making career
decisions, the work you choose to pursue will have a direct impact on the way you live your life.
Your values, interests, past experiences, and lifestyle choices are all part of career development.

                                   Developing an Action Plan
Planning is an essential component of the process that requires setting goals about work and
lifestyle and developing specific objectives that will help you meet them. Regardless of where
you are in the planning process---from completely unsure to having somewhat of an idea---you
will need to set goals and set strategies to move forward in the process. Gathering information
will help you establish clear goals and objectives. Many sources of career information and
support are available to help you along.

                                    Making Career Decisions
Your career plan will not be the result of one decision, but rather a series of decisions throughout
your lifetime. You will go through the steps in career planning several times because as you
continue to grow and develop as a person, your interests, skills, and values will change. The Job
market will also continually change. so, “process” implies a dynamic aspect of reflation and
knowledge to develop satisfying and successful career and life plans. Don’t be alarmed if you
feel uncertain about career plans – now is the time to explore, question, and wonder.

                  Reprinted from Cornell University’s office of Career Development. Career
                      Exploration Guide: Understanding the world and your place in it.

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Career Exploration Quiz

Read each item and decide whether it is true of false

   1.____Career testing will tell me what career is right for me.
   2.____There is perfect career for me.
   3.____I’ll pursue whatever career is in demand.
   4.____If I make the wrong decision, I’ll be stuck forever.
   5.____I know everything I need to know about the career of my choice.
   6.____I don’t need to be concerned about making career choices until my                          Junior year.

Generally, all of the above items are false, and can be seen as career myths. Before you
consider exploring careers, it is important to identify these myths that could block informer
decision-making.

MYTH: Career testing with tell me what career is right for me.
FACT: No test will tell you which career is right for you of what career you should follow. Career
assessment results can be useful in gathering information about you and relating it to career
types. Test results often help you to put information in order so you can verify of challenge your
ideas. These assessments are tools; the decision is yours.

MYTH: There is a perfect career for me.
FACT: No single career is the perfect one for you. There are many careers that have the
potential to meet your career goals, and several ways to find a meaningful career path. Career
choice often requires the willingness to balance disadvantages with advantages and to make
choices between several alternatives.

MYTH: I’ll pursue whatever career is in demand.
FACT: Knowing what is hot in the job market is important information, but not the only
information you need to make a decision. Without knowing about your own interests and skills,
you may choose a career that is available, but may learn that it isn’t the right fit for you.

MYTH: If I make the wrong decision, I’ll be stuck forever.
FACT: Fear of making a wrong decision can prevent you from making any decision. Career
choices are never permanent. Few people head into one career and stay there for their whole
working lives. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average age worker will
change careers five times during a work like.

MYTH: I know everything I need to know about the career of my choice.
FACT: Your knowledge may be incomplete. Understanding careers requires exploration,
experience, and knowledge. The world of work is continually changing, and acquiring a variety of
skills and apply to a variety of settings, will prepare you for a dynamic job market.

            Reprinted from Cornell University’s Office of Career Development. Career Exploration Guide:
            Understanding the world and your place in it.

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NCAA Eligibility Center
                                                              Overview
Students with the athletic potential and desire to compete at the Division I or Division II collegiate level must qualify via the NCAA
Eligibility Center. As a general rule of thumb, students must take Academic or Honors level courses in all core areas in order for
grades to count toward minimum qualifying standards. Only core courses (plus World Language and Humanities) count in GPA
calculation to qualify. In addition, minimum SAT or ACT scores must be achieved based on the intended divisional level of
collegiate competition.
                                                  Resources & Code Information
✴   www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org = official site for the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly referred to as the NCAA
    Clearinghouse) – you must register at this website to qualify for Division I or Division II college athletics (can begin this
    process in 11th grade) – can also download a list of approved NCAA courses for LHS at this site
✴   9999 = NCAA Eligibility Center code for submitting your SAT score (must be sent directly via the College Board)
✴   392195 = CEEB code for Lebanon High School (will permit you to view LHS approved courses with the NCAA Clearinghouse
    & for SAT/ACT registration)
                                         NCAA Eligibility – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The NCAA Eligibility Center is division of the NCAA that performs academic record evaluations to determine if a prospective
student-athlete is eligible to participate at an NCAA Division I or II college as a freshman student-athlete.
Who needs to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center?
All freshman and two-year college transfers who do not have an associate degree and would like to participate in any sport at an
NCAA member institution (Division I or II) must register for the academic portion of the Eligibility Center.
If I have never registered and/or never been certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, what is my NCAA qualification
status?
If you have never registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center or were never certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, you are
considered to be a non-qualifier and must meet non-qualifier transfer requirements should you decide to attend a junior college.
How do I register with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
The registration process is completed online by visiting www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org. After your junior year, visit the above
website and complete the Student Release Form (SRF) online and pay the registration fee ($70 for domestic and $120 for
international students). Fees may be paid online by providing a credit or debit card number or by sending a check or money order
to the Eligibility Center. Please visit the Eligibility Center website for detailed payment instructions. To complete the registration
process, print a copy of your completed registration form and both Copy 1 and Copy 2 of the transcript release form. Sign the
transcript release forms and give both to you high school counselor. You can obtain a copy of the "NCAA Guide for the College
Bound Student-Athlete" at the Eligibility Center website that contains more detailed instructions of the Eligibility Center registration
process.
How can I find out if I am enrolled in approved core courses that will meet NCAA eligibility requirements?
You may view your high school's list of NCAA-approved core courses by visiting www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org and selecting “List
of Approved Core Courses” on the “General Information page” or by referring to the LHS course selection guide. Complete
details on NCAA, NJCAA, and NAIA eligibility and processes can be found in the LHS Guide to Advising the College Bound
Athlete.
How can I arrange for my test scores to be sent directly from the SAT or ACT testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility
Center?
When you register to take the ACT or SAT, mark code 9999 so that the testing agency will send your scores to the Eligibility
Center. Test scores MUST be reported to the Eligibility Center directly from SAT or ACT. The Eligibility Center will not accept test
scores reported on high school transcripts.
Once certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, what is the difference between a qualifier and a non-qualifier?

Qualifier = Eligible for athletically related financial aid, practice and competition during your first year of enrollment at a NCAA
member institution. You have 5 years to play 4 seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year.

Non-qualifier = Ineligible for athletically-related financial aid, practice and competition during your first year at a NCAA member
institution. You have 4 years to play 3 seasons in your sport if you maintain your eligibility from year to year (note that Non-
qualifiers have the ability to gain back a year of eligibility if you complete at least 80 percent of your degree prior to the beginning
of the fifth year of college).

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NCAA Eligibility DIVISION I Quick Reference Guide

                                            NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
                                            QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

                          NCAA Division I Initial-Eligibility Requirements
        Core Courses: (16)
             Initial full-time collegiate enrollment before August 1, 2016:
             o Sixteen (16) core courses are required (see chart below for subject-area requirements).
             Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016:
             o Sixteen (16) core courses are required (see chart below for subject-area requirements).
                       Ten (10) core courses completed before the seventh semester; seven (7) of the 10 must be in English,
                       math or natural/physical science.
                           These courses/grades are "locked in" at start of the seventh semester (cannot be repeated for
                           grade-point average [GPA] improvement to meet initial-eligibility requirements for competition).
             o Students who do not meet core-course progression requirements may still be eligible to receive athletics
                  aid and practice in the initial year of enrollment by meeting academic redshirt requirements (see below).

        Test Scores: (ACT/SAT)
             Students must present a corresponding test score and core-course GPA on the sliding scale (see Page No. 2).
             o SAT: critical reading and math sections.
                      Best subscore from each section is used to determine the SAT combined score for initial eligibility.
             o ACT: English, math, reading and science sections.
                      Best subscore from each section is used to determine the ACT sum score for initial eligibility.
             All ACT and SAT attempts before initial full-time collegiate enrollment may be used for initial eligibility.
             Enter 9999 during ACT or SAT registration to ensure the testing agency reports your score
             directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Test scores on transcripts will not be used.

        Core Grade-Point Average:
             Only core courses that appear on the high school's List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's
             website (www.eligibilitycenter.org) will be used to calculate your core-course GPA. Use this list as a guide.
             Initial full-time collegiate enrollment before August 1, 2016:
             o Students must present a corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course
                  GPA (minimum 2.000) on Sliding Scale A (see Page No. 2).
             o Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet subject-area requirements.
             Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016:
             o Students must present a corresponding test score (ACT sum score or SAT combined score) and core-course
                  GPA (minimum 2.300) on Sliding Scale B (see Page No. 2).
             o Core-course GPA is calculated using the best 16 core courses that meet both progression (10 before
                  seventh semester; seven in English, math or science; "locked in") and subject-area requirements.

             DIVISION I                                DIVISION I – 2016                              DIVISION I – 2016
    Core-Course Requirement (16)                     Qualifier Requirements                 Academic Redshirt Requirements
4     years of English                         *Athletics aid, practice, and competition    *Athletics aid and practice (no competition)

3     years of math (Algebra I or higher)          16 core courses                              16 core courses
                                                   o Ten (10) core courses                      o No grades/credits "locked in"
2     years of natural/physical science
                                                        completed before the start of              (repeated courses after the
      (1 year of lab if offered)
                                                        seventh semester. Seven (7) of             seventh semester begins may
1     year of additional English, math or                                                          be used for initial eligibility).
                                                        the 10 must be in English, math
      natural/physical science                                                                  Corresponding test score (ACT
                                                        or natural/physical science.
2     years of social science                                "Locked in" for core-course        sum score or SAT combined
4     years of additional courses (any                       GPA calculation.                   score) and core-course GPA
      area above, foreign language or              Corresponding test score (ACT                (minimum 2.000) on Sliding Scale
      comparative religion/philosophy)             sum score or SAT combined                    B (see Page No. 2).
                                                   score) and core-course GPA                   Graduate from high school.
                                                   (minimum 2.300) on Sliding Scale
                                                   B (see Page No. 2).
12                                                 Graduate from high school.
NCAA Eligibility Center Division 1 sliding scale

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NCAA Eligibility DIVISION II QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

                            NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
                            QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

                    Division II Initial-Eligibility Requirements
Core Courses
     Division II currently requires 16 core courses. See the chart below.
     Beginning August 1, 2018, to become a full or partial qualifier for Division II, all college-bound
     student-athletes must complete the 16 core-course requirement.

Test Scores
     Division II currently requires a minimum SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
     Beginning August 1, 2018, Division II will use a sliding scale to match test scores and core-course
     grade-point averages (GPA). The sliding scale for those requirements is shown on Page No. 2 of this
     sheet.
     The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The
     writing section of the SAT is not used.
     The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the following four sections: English,
     mathematics, reading and science.
     When you register for the SAT or ACT, use the NCAA Eligibility Center code of 9999 to
     ensure all SAT and ACT scores are reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center
     from the testing agency. Test scores that appear on transcripts will not be used.

Grade-Point Average
     Be sure to look at your high school’s List of NCAA Courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center's website
     (www.eligibilitycenter.org). Only courses that appear on your school's approved List of NCAA
     Courses will be used in the calculation of the core GPA. Use the list as a guide.
     The current Division II core GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.000. Division II core GPA
     required to be eligible for competition on or after August 1, 2018, is 2.200 (corresponding test-
     score requirements are listed on the Sliding Scale on Page No. 2 of this sheet).
     The minimum Division II core GPA required to receive athletics aid and practice as a partial
     qualifier on or after August 1, 2018, is 2.000 (corresponding test-score requirements are listed
     on the Sliding Scale on Page No. 2 of this sheet).
     Remember, the NCAA core GPA is calculated using NCAA core courses only.

                                                  DIVISION II
                                               16 Core Courses
                                       3   years of English.
                                       2   years of mathematics (Algebra I
                                           or higher).
                                       2   years of natural/physical science
                                           (1 year of lab if offered by high
                                           school).
                                       3   years of additional English,
                                           mathematics or natural/physical
                                           science.
                                       2   years of social science.
                                       4   years of additional courses (from
                                           any area above, foreign language
14                                         or comparative
                                           religion/philosophy).
NCAA Eligibility DIVISION II SLIDING SCALE

         DIVISION II                                             DIVISION II
  COMPETITION SLIDING SCALE                            PARTIAL QUALIFIER SLIDING SCALE
Use for Division II beginning August 1, 2018            Use for Division II beginning August 1, 2018

Core GPA                  SAT             ACT Sum       Core GPA                 SAT             ACT Sum
                   Verbal and Math ONLY                                   Verbal and Math ONLY

   3.300 & above          400             37              3.050 & above         400                  37
   3.275                  410             38              3.025                  410                 38
   3.250                  420             39              3.000                  420                 39
   3.225                  430             40              2.975                  430                 40
   3.200                  440             41              2.950                  440                 41
   3.175                  450             41              2.925                  450                 41
   3.150                  460             42              2.900                  460                 42
   3.125                  470             42              2.875                  470                 42
   3.100                  480             43              2.850                 480                  43
   3.075                  490             44              2.825                  490                 44
   3.050                  500             44              2.800                  500                 44
   3.025                  510             45              2.775                  510                 45
   3.000                  520             46              2.750                  520                 46
   2.975                  530             46              2.725                  530                 46
   2.950                  540             47              2.700                  540                 47
   2.925                  550             47              2.675                  550                 47
   2.900                  560             48              2.650                  560                 48
   2.875                  570             49              2.625                  570                 49
   2.850                  580             49              2.600                  580                 49
   2.825                  590             50              2.575                  590                 50
   2.800                  600             50              2.550                 600                  50
   2.775                  610             51              2.525                  610                 51
   2.750                  620             52              2.500                  620                 52
   2.725                  630             52              2.475                  630                 52
   2.700                  640             53              2.450                  640                 53
   2.675                  650             53              2.425                  650                 53
   2.650                  660             54              2.400                  660                 54
   2.625                  670             55              2.375                  670                 55
   2.600                  680             56              2.350                 680                  56
   2.575                  690             56              2.325                  690                 56
   2.550                  700             57              2.300                  700                 57
   2.525                  710             58              2.275                  710                 58
   2.500                  720             59              2.250                  720                 59
   2.475                  730             60              2.225                  730                 60
   2.450                  740             61              2.200                  740                 61
   2.425                  750             61              2.175                  750                 61
   2.400                  760             62              2.150                  760                 62
   2.375                  770             63              2.125                  770                 63
   2.350                  780             64              2.100                  780                 64
   2.325                  790             65              2.075                  790                 65
   2.300                  800             66              2.050                 800                  66
   2.275                  810             67              2.025                  810                 67
   2.250                  820             68              2.000              820 & above         68 & above
   2.225                  830             69
   2.200                  840 & above     70 & above

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Specialized Programs

I. Lebanon County Career and Technology Center
        This opportunity, career and technology education, is designed to be completed at the Lebanon County Career and Technology
        Center (CTC). This option offers specific educational curriculum with the goal of entering the workforce following high school or
        provide a foundation toward future post-secondary training. Programs of study vary in length. See information on the programs
        starting on page 9 for further information.
II. Dual Enrollment
        A.       Lebanon High School students may take college courses in their junior and/or senior year. These college courses will
                 be counted as both high school and college credit. The goal is to encourage a broad range of students to experience
                 post-secondary course work and its increased rigor while in the supportive environment of Lebanon High School. It
                 encourages more students to pursue post-secondary education and decrease the need for remedial course work at the
                 college level. The purpose is to give students greater opportunities to complete high school with adequate preparation
                 for college and careers.
                 Dual Enrollment is for the capable student, not just the exceptional student. Students who demonstrate the skills
                 needed to succeed in a non-remedial college course will be encouraged and permitted to enroll.
                 Requirements for Dual Enrollment may include:
                 1.       The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, SAT combined score of 1100 (critical reasoning and math), and
                          3.0 GPA in the applicable subject area OR is recommended by a teacher or counselor for college level work
                          with the final approval of the principal.
                 2.       A student must have previously accumulated 12 or more total high school credits to participate.
                 3.       Courses offered at LHS must be taken at Lebanon High School. Please see offerings by department for this
                          year.
                 4.       The student must meet the college requirements for courses and placement testing.
                 5.       The student must be meeting LHS requirements for graduation.
                 6.       The student must earn a minimum grade of C in the college course for high school and college credit.
                 7.       The student will pay a reduced cost per credit at the designated post-secondary institution. For classes held
                          on the college campuses, the student is responsible for the cost of books and fees (activity fees, technology
                          fees, lab fees, etc.). Scholarships are available for students in financial need upon request. A student
                          agreement is required to take dual enrollment courses. This agreement states that students who earn a D or
                          F in the course must pay for the total costs (tuition, books, and fees).
                 8.       Each student may take one dual enrollment course off campus as long as funding is available.
                 9.       All fees for courses must be paid prior to enrollment in the course(s) by the student/family.
                 10.      Transportation will not be provided by the Lebanon School District.
                 11.      Homeschooled students are permitted to enroll in dual enrollment options. Priority for course enrollment is
                          first provided to LHS students. A homeschooled student must take courses at LHS if offered as a component
                          of the College in the High School (CIHS) program rather than attending the college for the same course.
                 The Dual Enrollment Program will expand as colleges partner with Lebanon High School and add additional course
                 offerings or programs as approved by the principal. Enrollment will depend on scheduling issues (high school and
                 college) and the availability of funds. This program is contingent upon continued yearly funding.
        B.       All application materials (application, transcript, SAT scores, letters and any application fees) are to be collected by the
                 high school counselor/administrator and submitted together to the college’s Admissions Office. The deadline for
                 admission is in concert with the admission deadlines for each respective college.
III. Lebanon Virtual Academy & Cedar Academy
        The Lebanon School District presents an exciting choice for students and families interested in virtual classes. For more
        information on the broad range of classes offered through the Lebanon Virtual Academy or Cedar Academy, please meet with
        the counseling department. Course offerings range from full-time enrollment to partial schedules to single course enrichment or
        credit recovery experiences. Please note that there may be fees associated with enrollment in this program.

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Lebanon County Career & Technology Center

To qualify for the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, students must successfully satisfy the required graduation
requirements and demonstrate, by past performance, their aptitude, interest and achievement in academic areas related to their
vocational technical field. Prospective students MUST make application for admission to the Lebanon County Career and
Technology Center through the school counselor. This application must be completed and returned to the counselor by the
designated time. Students who meet the deadline for admission earn first consideration for admission to programs.

In the event that there are multiple applicants for a program opening, the following criteria are used to determine the student whose
academic and personal conduct has earned the open spot: (1) GPA (2) Attendance (3) Discipline Record (4) Rigor of Academics.

Students attending full day sessions will receive seven credits and half day will receive four credits. All full day students will be
enrolled in English at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center as a 1.0 credit course. Questions regarding enrollment
and course content should be directed to the Lebanon High School Counseling Office.

                                      TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

                                       Half Day Two Year Programs (Junior AND Senior)
                                                     Auto Body Technology
                                                    Automotive Technology
                                               Carpentry/Residential Construction
                                                  Computer Repair Technology
                                                          Cosmetology
                                                    Diesel Truck Technology
                                                     Electrical Technology
                                                 Electromechanical Technology
                                                 Industrial Machine Technology
                                                  Law Enforcement & Security
                                                             Masonry
                                                        Medical Assistant
                                                      Network Technology
                                                    Occupational Transitions
                                               Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning
                                                      Welding Technology

                                                  Full Day Programs (Senior)
                                                    Commercial Art & Design
                                                          Culinary Arts
                                                        Dental Assistant
                                                   Health Careers Technology
                                                     Landscape Technology
                                                Media Communications Technology
                                                           Pastry Arts
                                                    Sports Therapy Sciences

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Two Year Half Day Programs                       (Junior & Senior)

AUTO BODY TECHNOLOGY – 0901 (Year 1)                                      (Grade 11 and 12)                            4 Credits
                       0951 (Year 2)
Auto Body Technology students repair damaged vehicles to like-new condition. Utilizing the latest technology they rebuild
damaged vehicles and learn body and frame alignment, parts repair/replacement including the latest fiberglass and plastic
components, MIG welding, trim, accessories, interior components, glass replacement, and painting including basecoat/
clearcoat/striping. Career opportunities range from the reconditioner to the collision repair technician and may begin in high
school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary. Students who successfully complete the program may

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY – 0902 (Year 1)                                     (Grade 11 and 12)                            4 Credits
                        0952 (Year 2)
Automotive Technology students diagnose, service, and repair late model vehicles following the Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) and Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) national technician standards. Motivated students may obtain the PA
Auto Safety Inspection Certification, PA Emission Inspection Certification and qualify to take the ASE tests after successfully
completed the program. Students who are selected into the AYES program are guaranteed employment with a local auto
dealership and may opt to complete two additional years of college. Utilizing state-of-the-art repair equipment students learn
brake systems, suspension and steering, engine performance, automotive electronics, and HVAC.                Technical career
opportunities range from maintenance mechanic to automotive technician and may begin in high school with a Co-Op or an
AYES internship providing job experience and a salary. Students who successfully complete the program may receive 16
college credits from HACC. In addition, students can also earn credits from University of Northwestern Ohio, Automotive

CARPENTRY/RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION – 0906 (Year 1)                        (Grade 11 and 12)                            4 Credits
                                     0956 (Year 2)
Carpentry students work on construction projects within the school and community. They learn skills including: transit and
blueprint reading, selection of building materials and estimating, framing (floors, stairs, walls, and roofs), selection and
installation of windows and doors, roofing, interior and exterior finishing, concrete finishing, and foundations.          Career
opportunities range from a siding installer to a finish carpenter and may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job
experience and a salary. The 500 employers in the Lebanon County Builders Association sponsor this program, provide
student scholarships, and employ graduates. Students who successfully complete the program may receive college credits

COMPUTER REPAIR TECHNOLOGY – 0929 (Year 1)                                (Grade 11 or 12)                             4 Credits
                             0920 (Year 2)
Computer Repair Technology – Based on the industry standard CompTIA A+ Certification, students use the latest technology to
learn how modern computer equipment works. Hands on projects mixed into the high tech curriculum help develop technical
expertise for the rapidly growing career opportunities in computer repair, help-desk support and entry-level networking positions.
Mock job interviews and help desk scenarios help develop the “Soft Skills” needed for face-to-face customer support, helping
prepare the students for the important job of troubleshooting both hardware and software issues in a real-world environment.
This course will equip the student to pass the CompTIA A+ certification test. Up to six college credits may be awarded by

COSMETOLOGY – 0948 (Year 1)                                               (Grade 11 Half Day)                          4 Credits
              0908 (Year 2)                                               (Grade 12 Half Day)                          7 Credits
Cosmetology students learn skills necessary to become a licensed professional in a salon. Major topics include hairstyling,
haircutting, perming, chemical relaxing, haircoloring, manicuring, facials and makeup.    Students learn the theory and
procedures about these topics. When finished with the program and state mandated hours, students must take and pass a
state board exam to receive a cosmetology license.

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DIESEL TRUCK TECHNOLOGY – 0910 (Year 1)                                  (Grade 11 and 12)                           4 Credits
                          0960 (Year 2)
Diesel Truck Technology students restore late model over-the-road diesel truck-tractors to like new condition. Each year they
refurbish or repair vehicles providing “hands-on” experience in diagnosing, servicing and repairing all major heavy truck
systems. Students learn the importance of teamwork and qualify for the PA State Safety Inspection program. The major course
topics include: Preventive Maintenance, Engine Systems Theory & Repair, Electrical Systems, and Brakes (air & hydraulic),
Power Trains, Steering, Suspension and Drivelines. Career opportunities range from maintenance mechanic to fleet manager,
and may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary. Employers in the South Central
Motor Truck Association sponsor this program, provide student scholarships, and employ graduates. Students who successfully

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – 0912 (Year 1)                                    (Grade 11 and 12)                           4 Credits
                        0962 (Year 2)
Electrical Technology students design and install the electrical systems in the school’s construction projects and work on
numerous projects within the community. They learn technical skills including AC/DC fundamentals, residential, commercial and
industrial wiring, AC/DC motors and generators, industrial motor control, troubleshooting and the operation of programmable
logic controllers. Technical careers range from an electrician to a systems engineer and may begin in high school with a Co-Op
position providing job experience and a salary. The 500 employers in the Lebanon County Builders Association sponsor this
program, provide student scholarships and employ graduates. Completion of this program with the College-in-the-High School

ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY – 0938 (Year 1)                             (Grade 11 and 12)                           4 Credits
                               0939 (Year 2)
The Electromechanical Technology program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in
both the mechanical and electrical fields. Instruction is planned to provide in the design, development, testing and repair of
electromechanical devices and systems such as; automatic control systems, servomechanisms, tape control machines and
auxiliary computer equipment
Instruction also includes the analysis of engineering data and the preparation of written reports to support test results of

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE TECHNOLOGY – 0918 (Year 1)                            (Grade 11 and 12)                           4 Credits
                                0958 (Year 2)
Industrial Machine Technology students manufacture precision parts in the school’s NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking
Skills) authorized training center. The curriculum provides in-school instruction on topics such as: quality control, benchwork,
blueprint reading, computer controlled machines (lathes/milling machines), and manual machines (saws /drills /grinders /lathes
and milling machines). Career opportunities range from machine operator to tool and die maker or mechanical engineer and
may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary. Students who successfully complete the
program may receive seven college credits from HACC as well as credits from PA College of Technology and Thaddeus

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY – 0919 (Year 1)                             (Grade 11 or 12)                            4 Credits
                               0937 (Year 2)
Law Enforcement and Security students develop investigation skills essential to careers in Criminal Justice (Police, Courts, and
Corrections) and the ever growing Private Security fields. They also have the opportunity to experience parts of the Criminal
Justice System through job shadowing experiences in the real world. The program emphasizes curriculum that covers topics
such as: criminal procedures, crime photography, criminal investigations, criminal law, Bill of Rights/US Constitution, vehicle
law, private security, report writing, and first aid/CPR. Career opportunities range from private security to local, state, and
federal officers and federal police officers. Students who successfully complete the Pennsylvania Department of Education
approved program and the NOCTI exam (end of the year assessment) on the criminal justice system may receive college

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MASONRY – 0930 (Year 1)                                                     (Grades 11 and 12)                            4 Credits
          0934 (Year 2)
Masonry students work on construction projects that include concrete block, brick and other similar materials. Most of the
training is within the school; however, community service projects add additional learning opportunities. Students develop a
highly skilled craft which includes the ability to lay a multitude of contemporary concrete building products as well as traditional
brick. Additional topics include: blueprint reading, site layout, estimating, building codes, and the use of hand and power tools.
Career opportunities range from a mason’s helper to blocklayer, bricklayer, estimator, or construction supervisor and may begin
in high school with a Co-op position providing job experience and a salary. The 500 members in the Lebanon County Builders
Association as well as the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association sponsor this program, provide student scholarships and

MEDICAL ASSISTANT – 0935 (Year 1)                                           (Grades 11 and 12)                            4 Credits
                    0936 (Year 2)
Medical assistants are professional, multi-skilled individuals who perform administrative and clinical duties in health care
settings. The program includes studies in anatomy and physiology, health insurance coding and billing, medical terminology,
medical law and ethics, pharmacology, clinical and administrative skills, phlebotomy, laboratory tests, and performing and

NETWORK TECHNOLOGY – 0931 (Year 1)                                          (Grades 11 and 12)                            4 Credits
                     0932 (Year 2)
Network Technology – In today’s high-tech environment, everything is networked! Following the CompTIA Network +
Certification model, students learn the features and functions of networking components including how to install, configure and
troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services. Completion of this course will prepare students for entry-level
jobs in computer networking or give them a boost as they continue their education while pursuing a career as a network
administration, network support technician, network administrator or network analyst. Fundamental topics to be covered
include: The Foundations of Networking, the OSI/802 Model, Network Design, Network Cabling, Wireless Communication, TCP/
IP, WAN Devices, Security Issues and Disaster Recovery Training. The goal is for students to seek Network+ certification after
completion of the course. Students who successfully complete the program may receive up to four college credits awarded by

PLUMBING/HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING – 0900 (Year 1)                           (Grade 11 and 12)                             4 Credits
                                    0950 (Year 2)
Students interested in the plumbing profession can begin their training at the CTC in the Plumbing, Heating, and Air
Conditioning program which is a Pennsylvania Builders Association accredited program and tailored after the Pennsylvania
College of Technology’s first year HVAC skills list. They will begin their technical training learning safe work practices, materials
and tools used in the trade, and applied mathematical and scientific concepts needed to build a strong foundation for more
advanced topics. Our students “learn by doing” by working on a variety of skills trainers and equipment designed to simulate
actual field installations. Students also have the opportunity to earn industry recognized certifications such as the OSHA 10
construction safety certification and the EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Transition and Handling certification. Dual enrollment
opportunities with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are also available while enrolled in the program.
Post-secondary opportunities exist for those completing the CTC Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning program such as craft
apprenticeships where students “earn while they learn” graduating debt-free from industry recognized programs. Associate and

WELDING TECHNOLOGY – 0926 (Year 1)                                          (Grade 11 and 12)                             4 Credits
                     0946 (Year 2)
Welding Technology students design, fabricate and repair metal products in the school’s shop facilities. They develop skills in
testing procedures necessary to meet standards for welding certification and practice welding techniques according to the
requirements of the American Welding Society. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, students learn shielded metal, gas metal,
gas tungsten and flux core arc welding, blueprint reading, gas welding and brazing, oxy-fuel cutting, metal layout and
fabrication, computerized numerical control cutting, plasma cutting of sheet and plate metals, and structural and robotic
welding. Technical careers range from a metal fabricator to an underwater welder. These opportunities may begin in high school
with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary. Students who successfully complete the program may receive six

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MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY - 0922                                                                                   7 Credits
Students enrolled in the Media Communications Technology program develop the necessary skills to be successful in the work
place or post-secondary education. Using state of the art technology, students create a wide array of media projects while
gaining necessary job skills.
VBT Students develop a portfolio emphasizing their creative talents and technical skills including mastery of computer systems,
software, cameras, and lighting. Students create photographic and video projects for the school, civic groups, and business
clients.
The program emphasizes a “hands on” curriculum which covers topics such as: digital imaging, portraiture, photo composition,
lighting, animation, web page design, digital audio, video scripting/storyboarding, videography, EFP video, studio production,

PASTRY ARTS - 0903                                                                                                       7 Credits
The Lebanon County Career & Technology Center Pastry Arts Program was the first nationally recognized and certified
secondary program by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACF) in the country.
Pastry Arts students produce and market high quality baked products for a contemporary sixty-seat restaurant within the
school. They also market their products through their own pastry shop as well as supplying items for school banquets, dinner
meetings, community service projects, and specialty events. Students develop artistic skills through the preparation of pastries,
confections, and other specialty desserts. Students will create and present a professional portfolio and restaurant programs as
an end of the year assessment. Local, state and national competitions enrich the curriculum which includes: pastry bag skills,
cornet skills, cake decorating and assembly, decorative pieces including a Gingerbread House and Pumpkin Carving
competition, merchandising, record keeping, and sanitation. Career opportunities range from a baker’s helper to a pastry chef
and may begin in high school with a Co-Op position providing job experience and a salary. Students who successfully complete
the program may receive college credits from Johnson & Wales, West Moreland Community College, PA College of Technology,

SPORTS THERAPY SCIENCES - 0905                                                                                           7 Credits
Sports Therapy Sciences students will gain knowledge of pre-participation health and fitness assessments to design individual
exercise and rehabilitation programs. Our goal is to provide an education that will encourage our students to continue their
studies in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other health and fitness related fields. Our
curriculum includes: human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic first aid and CPR, injury management and
personal training. At the conclusion of our program, each student will be eligible to take a personal training certification

        ADDITIONAL FULL DAY SENIOR COURSES @ LEBANON COUNTY CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
0017     CTC Academic English (1.0 credit) * REQUIRED *                        0344     CTC Academic Pre-Calculus (1.0 credit)
0346     CTC Contract Physical Education (1.0 credit)                          0345     CTC Academic Calculus (1.0 credit)
0329     CTC Academic Probability & Statistics (1.0 credit)                    0347     CTC Academic Algebra 2 (1.0 credit)
0341     CTC Algebra 1 (1.0 credit)                                            0350     CTC Applied Math 1 (1.0 credit)
0342     CTC Academic Geometry & Intermediate Algebra (1.0 credit)

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