The objective of this course is to help students understand concepts that affect important decisions about their personal finances. The topics you learn about in class will actually be used in the real world. This course satisfies the state Consumer Education requirement.

Students are excited about becoming true entrepreneurs as they create and fully develop their own product or service. Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development.  Student teams learn about marketing, accounting, human resources, and the legal aspects of running a business to get them geared up for Pitch Week. Pitch Week helps to further fire the entrepreneurial spirit by putting student teams in front of actual investors so they can pitch their innovative idea to win funding and turn their wishful thinking into a reality.

A continuation of the principles and techniques taught in Foods 1 is utilized and expands the student's knowledge as they study some of the following advanced techniques and applications: leaving and thickening agents, grains, pastas, appetizers, candies, ice creams, cheeses, meats and seafood.  Students are introduced to regional and foreign cuisine, and career opportunities related to the profession will be explored.

Students will gain firsthand experience in the steps involved in running a business, from creating a product concept through its production and distribution into the marketplace.  Each student must participate in developing and operating a small school-based business. 

Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry.

The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities. While implementing these designs students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process.

Civil Engineering and Architecture is a high school level course that is appropriate for 10th or 11th grade students interested in careers related to civil engineering and architecture. Other than their concurrent enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses, this course assumes no previous knowledge.

Civil Engineering and Architecture is one of four specialization courses in the Project Lead The Way® high school pre-engineering program. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.