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CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LAW & SOCIETY

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (A2035) Dual Credit, Grade Level 11
This course provides an overview of the American criminal justice system, including theories of justice, criminal law, policing, courts and the associated pre and post-trial legal processes, punishment and corrections, and juvenile justice. It also provides Skills Level I training that includes interviewing, traffic stops and direction, radio procedures, patrol procedures, officer safety, verbal and written communications, handcuffing, arrest procedures, use of force and the use of force continuum, and searches and ethics in policing.

CORRECTIONS AN INTRODUCTION (A2036) Dual Credit (ADJ104), Accelerate Credits, Grade Level 11
This course focuses on the current issues facing corrections in contemporary American society. In this course, students will critically examine the various theories underlying corrections and correctional policy. Students also examine the history of corrections in the United States and study several current issues facing corrections: racial/economic inequality and mass incarceration; prison violence, treatment, and rehabilitation; women in prison; punitive sentencing; juveniles, the elderly, and the mentally ill in prison; and prisoner reentry and recidivism.

PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS I (A    ) Grade Level 11
Careers as first responders generally require an entry physical fitness test, and some require annual physical fitness exams. This class focuses on preparing students for those entry and subsequent exams by encouraging students to acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, develop an individual optimum level of physical fitness, and understand the significance of lifestyle on one’s health, personal fitness, professional fitness, and overall well-being. Related topics such as nutrition and stress management will also be highlighted. In addition, students will learn various self-defense techniques, including but not limited to boxing, striking, de-escalation holds, and ground defense.

INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY (A2037) Dual Credit (ADJ108), Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 12
This course provides an introduction to homeland security and begins by providing historical context through modern homeland security and how it has evolved. This includes the examination of pivotal events, historic legislation, a comparison of natural and manmade disasters, and the examination of related carers. The course then moves into the study of specific agencies, Federal, State, and Local, and their specific responsibilities. The course provides an extensive study of terrorism, including a historical perspective, specific groups, and associated ideologies. This course provides specific strategies, operations, and tactics that can be used to prevent and protect against future attacks.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND CRIME SCENES (A1121SM) Dual Credit (ADJ204), Grade Level 12
This course is a study of the fundamental principles and procedures employed in the investigation of crime. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of specific crimes, the identification of sources of information, and the procedures necessary for the proper handling of evidence. The course develops a working knowledge of the steps of investigation, beginning with the initial security of the crime scene and concluding with the presentation of evidence and the proper testimony in court. Students will learn about fingerprinting, lifting latent prints, crime scene investigations, photography, crime scene sketches, logs, evidence collection and processing, measurements, information gathering, and report writing.

PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS II (A    ) Grade Level 12
Careers as first responders generally require an entry physical fitness test, and some require annual physical fitness exams. This class focuses on preparing students for those entry and subsequent exams by encouraging students to acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, develop an individual optimum level of physical fitness, and understand the significance of lifestyle on one’s health, personal fitness, professional fitness, and overall well-being. Related topics such as nutrition and stress management will also be highlighted. In addition, students will learn various self-defense techniques, including but not limited to boxing, striking, de-escalation holds, and ground defense.

TEACHING ACADEMY OF MARYLAND

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ADOLESCENCE EDU 114 (A441SM) Dual Credit (EDU114), Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 10, 11, 12
This course focuses on human development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues. Students explore special challenges to growth and development. Students have opportunities for guided observation of children from birth through adolescence in a variety of settings to help students further understand theories of human development. Students begin to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship.

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION EDU 103 (A442SM) Dual Credit (EDU103), Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 10, 11, 12
This course focuses on the profession of teaching - its history, purposes, issues, ethics, laws and regulations, roles, and qualifications. Emphasis is placed on identifying the current, historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of American education, including trends and issues. Students explore major approaches to human learning. Students participate in guided observations and field experiences in multiple settings to help them assess their personal interest in pursuing careers in this field and to identify effective learning environments. Students continue to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship.

FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 115 (A443SM) Dual Credit (EDU115), Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
This course explores curriculum delivery models in response to the developmental needs of all children. Emphasis is placed on the development of varied instructional materials and activities to promote learning, classroom management strategies, and a supportive classroom environment. Students explore basic theories of motivation that increase learning. Students participate in guided observations and field experiences to critique classroom lessons in preparation for developing and implementing their own. Students continue to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship.

EDUCATION ACADEMY INTERNSHIP (A1043), Accelerated Credit, Grade 12
This course is styled for those interested in a career as a professional teacher or paraprofessional. Students explore the fundamentals of education, which is a requisite for every professional teacher. These fundamental areas include the philosophical, historical, social, cultural, political, financial, and legal dimensions of the United States educational system. Students learn strategies for teaching reading, which are used in their internship. Students may have the opportunity to test for the ParaPro and Praxis 1 exams. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit.

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (A203SM) Dual Credit (PSY203), Grade Level 11, 12
This course surveys current psychological research and theory to address issues of teaching and learning. Instruction focuses on developmental theories, learning theories, instructional approaches, motivation, classroom management, and other relevant topics.

HOMELAND SECURITY - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY (A2039) Dual Credit (ADJ108), Grade Level 11, 12
This course introduces students to the fields of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Emergency Management. The foundation course introduces and covers the organization, framework, and roles of the federal, state, and local governments, the phases of emergency management, and terrorism. Additionally, students are expected to learn the latest computer attacks and countermeasures. Students may be eligible for college credits for this course.

INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY (A2149SM) Dual Credit (CYB101), Grade Level 11, 12
Introduction to Cybersecurity is a beginning guide for anyone interested in computer security. Core security topics such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, passwords, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection are covered. Crucial issues, from industrial espionage to cyberbullying, are discussed. Additionally, students are expected to learn the latest computer attacks and countermeasures.

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (A2040) Grade Level 11, 12
This course introduces students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial technology. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts and applications of GIS, spatial data, and GIS software packages, including ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop Suite. Core cyber security topics such as vulnerability assessment, virus attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, passwords, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection are covered. Crucial issues, from industrial espionage to cyberbullying, are discussed. Students may be eligible for college credits for this course.

INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AVIATION SYSTEMS (A 1119SM) Dual Credit (ELE130), Grade Level 11, 12
This course serves as an introduction to civilian unmanned systems, and it includes an introduction to current applications, weather, control fundamentals, and the principles of flight. This course also covers the history of unmanned systems and how they have changed and adapted through the years. Students will also be exposed to the regulations that affect unmanned systems operations. There will be an emphasis on the use of unmanned systems in homeland security.

COMPUTER FORENSICS (A2148/A2148SM) Dual Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
Computer Forensics I is an introductory course in electronic evidence: what types exist, where it may be found, and the methods to investigate it. Discussions include legal, technical, investigative, intrusive attacks, and ethical issues. This is a core course in the fundamentals of information, computer, and network security.

ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING (A2041) Accelerated Credit, Grade Level 11, 12
This course is designed to provide students with advanced Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) experience and familiarity with geospatial concepts and tools. Students will learn the skills for map development and cartographic design, perform spatial and statistical analyses, identify geodatabase concepts, participate in 3-dimensional data and visualization, and develop an understanding of geoprocessing tools and models. Students will have the opportunity to test for the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop entry exam certification. Students will also be exposed to Computer Forensics, which is an introduction to electronic evidence, including legal, technical, investigative, intrusive attacks, and ethical issues relating to GIS and safety. Students may be eligible for college credits for this course.

PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS I (A     ), Grade Level 11, 12
Careers as first responders generally require an entry physical fitness test, and some require annual physical fitness exams. This class focuses on preparing students for those entry and subsequent exams by encouraging students to acquire knowledge of physical fitness concepts, develop an individual optimum level of physical fitness, and understand the significance of lifestyle on one’s health, personal fitness, professional fitness, and overall well-being. Related topics such as nutrition and stress management will also be highlighted. In addition, students will learn various self-defense techniques, including but not limited to boxing, striking, de-escalation holds, and ground defense.

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (A2042) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
The emphasis in this course will be to prepare students to enter the workforce directly from high school in a homeland security-related career. Students will have two concentrations of study: 911 communications and UAS regulations. The first concentration, 911 communications, is designed to train students unfamiliar with emergency communications about communication centers, emergency telecommunication technology, interpersonal communication, legal issues, specific call types, and job stress factors. This course will prepare students to pass the Emergency Telecommunicator Exam. The second concentration, UAS Regulations, prepares students to take the FAA part-107 certification test. Federal regulations, weather, loading, performance, and airspace regulations will all be covered.

HOMELAND SECURITY - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

FOUNDATIONS OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (A1024/A1024SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This is one of two foundation courses required in all pathways of the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness career program. Emphasis will be placed on unique aspects of public safety and public health. The course will explore the various methodologies for intelligence gathering and dissemination and will introduce students to various local, state, and federal assets. Students will prepare an action plan that includes initial notification, emergency response (on and off scene), and recovery.

HOMELAND SECURITY I (A1025/A1025SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This is one of two foundation courses required in all pathways of the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness career program. Students will be introduced to threats to public safety and health, decontamination, protection, detection and identification, and planning concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the utilization of science to protect the public against chemical and biological threats. The course will explore the various methodologies, capabilities, and limitations for individual and collective protection, handheld and fixed detection, field sampling, and laboratory identification. Students will prepare a chemical and biological incident response plan as an end-of-course assessment. Prerequisite: Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

HOMELAND SECURITY II--RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (A1026/A1026SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
This course will focus on developing the student’s scientific research, problem-solving, and writing skills. Emphasis will be placed on research and analysis, technical writing, team dynamics, and laboratory analysis and skills. The course will actively engage the student in market survey techniques, technical publication layout and design, team building skills and role play, and proper implementation of laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Prerequisite: Homeland Security I

INTERNSHIP/CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (A1027/A1027SM) Grade Level 9, 10, 11, 12
The Internship/Capstone Experience is the culminating course for all pathways in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to extend and apply their classroom learning in one of the career areas of Homeland Security Sciences. Students will have the option of completing an industry-mentored project or internship or enrolling in a post-secondary course. They will play an integral part in determining which type of experience will be most beneficial and supportive of their individual goals. At the end of the course, students will compile a working portfolio that documents their academic and technical skill attainment and present it for critique. Prerequisite: Homeland Security II--Research Methods and Applications

FIRE AND RESCUE ACADEMY

FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING/HIGH SCHOOL CADET LEVEL I (A2070) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
Emergency Medical Technician: (Includes a Minimum of 165 Hours of Instruction and Related Work-Based Learning) This is the study of anatomy and physiology in a comprehensive examination of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to operate as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Maryland. In addition to the classroom hours, the student is required to complete a significant volume of out-of-class (homework) assignments and assessments using the virtual classroom My Brady Lab and text reading assignments. My Brady Lab is a web-based course resource package that enhances and reinforces material from the course that is provided to students. It provides feedback to students so they can track their performance prior to the formalized testing included in this subject. This series of modules provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform emergency medical care in a pre-hospital environment at the basic life support level.

FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING/HIGH SCHOOL CADET LEVEL II (A2071) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
Firefighter I: (Includes a Minimum of 108 Hours of Instruction and Related Work-Based Learning) This provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform basic firefighting operations as part of a firefighting team. The major topics covered are the fire department organization, communications, incident command system, ropes and knots, fire behavior, safety, fire prevention, personal protective equipment, fire extinguishers, respiratory protection, ventilation, hose lines, forcible entry, search and rescue procedures, and ladder and sprinkler systems. Methods of instruction include lectures, discussion classroom exercises, audio/visual material, graded practical exercises, midterm and final examinations, series of practical examinations, skills check-off, and homework assignments.

FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRAINING/HIGH SCHOOL CADET LEVEL III (A2072) Accelerated Credits, Grade Level 11, 12
This series of subjects/topics must equate to two credits and satisfy the minimum hours listed per subject/topic. This is designated as the concentrator course and includes Firefighter II, Rescue Technician – Site Operations, and Rescue Technician – Vehicle and Machinery Extrication. Students will gain a deeper understanding and application of the principles of fire behavior, building construction, water distribution systems, fixed fire protection systems, ventilation, water pressure and hose streams, fire prevention, and Fire Fighter Professional qualifications. Students will also be provided with the knowledge and skills to perform site operations, victim management, maintenance of equipment, and the selection and use of specific ropes and rigging rescue skills. Site operations include identification of support resources required for specific rescue incidents, size up of a rescue incident, management of rescue incident hazards, management of resources in a rescue incident, conducting searches, performance of ground support for helicopter activities, and termination of a technical rescue operation.