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Automotive Technology 1 AV140
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC
This course is designed to prepare students for an entry level job or advanced training in the automotive service and diesel technology field. Students will develop skills in the design, theory, function, and diagnostic procedures of gasoline and diesel engines. In addition, all aspects of the vehicle will be covered, including safety, basic maintenance, braking systems, engine repair, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic, which include modern computer controls and emissions systems. Students will perform automotive service work with an emphasis on shop operating safety procedures.
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Computer Technology & Networking 1 AV241
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.
The Computer Maintenance Technology course is designed to equip both the novice and experienced students with entry-level computer technician proficiencies. Students will work closely with the instructor, an educational technology department, and local technology businesses to better their understanding of the material covered in class. The course will help students become adept with customer support techniques and key computer hardware architecture components, such as: the motherboard, processor, memory, drives, networks, power supplies, and peripheral devices for both desktop and laptop computers. Additionally, students will install, configure, and troubleshoot the significant operating systems utilized today. Significant lab time is provided to offer the student authentic hands-on experiences in working with computers. The goal is to prepare these students to take the Comptia A+ Certification (starting point for a career in IT), and have them available to assist schools’ technology departments in a variety of manners. In addition to hardware curriculum the class will also be working on basic networking knowledge and skills; connecting to a network, connecting to internet through an ISP, network addressing, network services, wireless technologies, basic security, and troubleshooting your network. This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Computer Science 101, 4 credits, Networking 151, 3 credits, and Networking 160, 3 credits.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Computer Technology & Networking 2 AV246
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Technology & Networking 1.
This course builds on the skills introduced in Computer Technology & Networking 1. Students learn how to connect and install multiple computers and peripherals together to create a computer network. Students build, configure, and maintain network servers along with installing and configuring various network operating systems such as Novell, Windows, and Linux. Students learn to use troubleshooting services, system monitoring utilities, and data backup and recovery systems. Other topics include learning how to connect various network components such as servers, computers, and printers together using data cabling, hubs, and switches. Students learn to run, terminate, and troubleshoot data cabling. In addition, students learn how to install and upgrade software across the network, as well as map driving and share resources such as printers, software, and files. the course includes setting up and configuring various network services such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VPN, terminal services, e-mail, and web services. Students learn how to secure and protect network servers and data as well as setting up and configuring a firewall, intrusion detection system, and encryption software for identifying and preventing potential network attacks. This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Networking 150, 3 credits Networking 166, 3 credits, and Networking 167, 3 credits.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Construction I AV245
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.

This course provides an opportunity for students who are planning on entering a post secondary educational program in construction or entering into the workforce at entry level. The focus of the class is the construction by the students of a residential home, with emphasis on foundations, framing, exterior and interior finish and roofing. Students will develop workplace skills in basic math, hand and power tools, basic blueprint reading, safe work habits, proper job attitudes, technical jargon and learn about the wide variety and opportunities in the field of construction. Opportunity to earn a certification for the OSHA 10-hour certification
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Metalworking Occupations I AV144
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.
Program held at Heartland Community College and Tri-Valley High School.
This course is designed for students with an interest in the field of manufacturing, which includes machining, sheet metal, computerized machines, and welding. Classroom instruction will include workplace safety, blueprint reading, applied math, training of hand and power tools, and instruction on proper procedures of laboratory equipment. Specialized laboratory learning experiences include planning, manufacturing, assembling, and metal fabricating process. Students may work towards the American Welding Society (AWS) certification in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Students will develop skills necessary to continue with post-secondary education, or obtain an entry level position in the manufacturing occupations. Students will also benefit from the business partnership with Caterpillar.
This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Manufacturing 115, Welding 110, and Technology 114, 3 credits each.
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Automotive Technology 2 AV240
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC

Students will enhance the skills learned in Automotive Technology I as well as develop new skills. Students will learn to use advanced tools and equipment through hands-on experience with the latest technology in the automotive industry. Specific topics that will be covered in depth include safety, basic maintenance, braking systems, engine repair, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic, which include modern computer controls and emissions systems. The students will perform automotive service work with an emphasis on real world shop operating scenarios using teacher and community vehicles.
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AV140 - Automotive Technology 1
Civil Engineering & Architecture AV243
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.
This Project Lead the Way course is designed for both female and male students wishing to further develop skills in 3D Computer Architectural Design (CAD) and drafting; as those skills apply to Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized high school Pre-Engineering curriculum. The 3D environment is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to work with community projects. Previous community projects include BHS Student Center, Nu-Way Distribution Center, and a new Normal Township Senior Center. Surveying, Energy Efficiency, and Structural Design are additional units of instruction. Students have the opportunity to participate in competitions. In addition, students have the opportunity for Autodesk certification.
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Computer Technology & Networking 3 AV247
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.Prerequisite:
Successful completion of Computer Technology & Networking 1 and 2.
This course builds on the skills in Computer Technology & Networking 1 and 2. Internships will be a part of this course along with independent study in the students' area of interest.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
Construction 2 AV242
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC.
This course provides an opportunity for students who are planning on entering a postsecondary educational program in construction or enter into the workforce at entry level. Students will enhance workplace skills in blueprint reading, mechanical systems, electrical wiring, and construction estimating and scheduling, while developing leadership roles. Students have opportunity to earn additional certification in other career areas through a national data base.
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AV245 - Construction I
Metalworking Occupations 2 AV244
Credit: 2 credits, Year
Lab Fee: None from U-High, but some courses may be assessed a lab fee by the BACC
Program held at Heartland Community College & Tri-Valley High School.
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Metalworking Occupations I
Students enrolled in this course will enhance their opportunities for obtaining employment in manufacturing. Students will specialize in an area of interest while mastering blueprint reading, applied math, training of hand and power tools, and instruction on proper procedures of laboratory equipment. Students will also increase the amount of lab experience in the area of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) by using a lathe and vertical mill. Students experience 95% hands-on activities during the second year and may work towards the American Welding Society (AWS) certification in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Students will also benefit from the business partnership with Caterpillar.
This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Manufacturing 115, Welding 110, and Technology 114, 3 credits each.
Courses at the Bloomington Area Career Center are available to U-High students. Each course has its own unique prerequisites. Students interested in applying to the BACC need to pre-register with the U-High form and fill out an BACC application (which are available from their counselor). Final determination for course enrollment is made by the Career Center. Enrolled students will generally be off campus for three class periods. Students should take special note of the BACC courses that have the possibility of earning college credit and/or certificates with successful completion. On the U-High form, please pre-register for the specific course that you requesting on the BACC form and the class period you would prefer.
BACC has three (3) different class periods:
1) 7:30-9:14 a.m.,
2) 9:50-11:48 a.m., and
3) 12:31-2:15 p.m.
CREDIT: 2TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AV144 - Metalworking Occupations I