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OCS English I 9210BX0
Occupational English I addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Standard Course of Study. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. English I includes a study of many types of literature, literary terms, and vocabulary.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 9
OCS Introduction to Math 9220BX0
Students will gain an understanding of rational numbers, apply mathematical operations with rational numbers, apply ratios, proportions, and percents to solve problems. Students will use properties of two and three-dimensional figures to solve problems. Students will apply time, measurement, algebraic properties, patterns and relationships, and data to solve problems.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 9
OCS Applied Science 9231BX0
Students will understand force and motion, energy and its conservation, electricity and magnetism, properties of matter, uses and dangers of common chemicals, how humans can have positive and negative effects on the environment, and the human body’s basic needs and control systems.
COURSE NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 9
OCS Prep I 9240BX0
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental attitudes, behaviors, and habits needed to obtain and maintain employment in their career choice and make career advancements. Students will participate in school-based learning activities including work ethic development, job-seeking skills, decision-making skills, and self-management. Students will be involved in on-campus vocational training activities such as school factories, work-based enterprises, hands-on vocational training in Career Technical Education courses and the operation of small businesses. Formal career planning and development of knowledge regarding transition planning begins in this course and continues throughout the strand of Occupational Preparation courses.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 9
OCS Locally Developed Math Elective (Math Part 1) 28002X0
Topics contained in this course include signed numbers, solving equations, rational and irrational numbers, matrices, systems of equations and graphing. Students will take an EOC in this course.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 10
OCS English II 9211BX0
Occupational English II addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Standard Course of Study. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students will study world literature that focuses on the different literary genres. Vocabulary and speaking skills are included in this class.
COURSE NOTE: Note: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: OCS English I
OCS Math I 9225BX0
Topics contained in this course include signed numbers, solving equations, rational and irrational numbers, matrices, systems of equations and graphing. Students will take an EOC in this course.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: 28002X0 - OCS Locally Developed Math Elective (Math Part 1)
OCS Biology 9232BX0
Students will understand and analyze the relationship between the structures and functions of cells and their organelles. Other topics contained in the course are traits, structure and function of DNA, DNA technology, theory of evolution, and biochemical processes necessary for energy production.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: OCS Applied Science
OCS Prep IIA 9241BX0A
This course is designed to allow students to develop skills generic to all career majors; resource management, communication, interpersonal relationships, technology, stamina, endurance, safety, mobility skills, motor skills, teamwork, sensory skills, problem solving, cultural diversity, information acquisition/management, and self-management. This course content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a foundation for future career application. Students will expand their school-based learning activities to include on-campus jobs and work-based learning activities. Job seeking skills also will be refined.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: 9240BX0 - OCS Prep I
OCS Prep IIB 9241BX0B
This course is designed to allow students to develop skills generic to all career majors; resource management, communication, interpersonal relationships, technology, stamina, endurance, safety, mobility skills, motor skills, teamwork, sensory skills, problem solving, cultural diversity, information acquisition/management, and self-management. This course content is focused on providing students with a repertoire of basic skills that will serve as a foundation for future career application. Students will expand their school-based learning activities to include on-campus jobs and work-based learning activities. Job seeking skills also will be refined.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: 9240BX0 - OCS Prep I
OCS English III 9212BX0
Students will read and comprehend literary and informational texts and use appropriate communication skills in employment, post-secondary education/training, and independent living settings. Students will create written products using a template or form. Students will also carry out problem-solving processes, apply knowledge of cause and effect relationships, summarize importance of forming a viewpoint, and critique informational products for use in employment, post-secondary education/training, and independent living domains.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: OCS English II
OCS Financial Management 9222BX0
Students will gain an understanding of personal financial management and independent living. Topics contained in this course are state and federal income taxes, wages and compensation, use of credit, different types of insurance, and applying math skills to consumer spending.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: OCS Algebra I
OCS Prep IIIA 9242BX0A
This course is designed to allow students to continue the development and begin the application of skills learned in Occupational Preparation I and II. Work-based learning activities are provided including community-based training, job shadowing, job sampling, internships, situational assessment, cooperative education, and apprenticeships. These work-based activities allow students to apply employability skills to competitive employment settings and demonstrate the effectiveness of their work personality. Multiple opportunities for leadership development and self-determination are provided.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an active IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: 9240BX0 - OCS Prep I or 9241BX0A - OCS Prep IIA or 9241BX0B - OCS Prep IIB
OCS Prep IIIB 9242BX0B
This course is designed to allow students to continue the development and begin the application of skills learned in Occupational Preparation I and II. Work-based learning activities are provided including community-based training, job shadowing, job sampling, internships, situational assessment, cooperative education, and apprenticeships. These work-based activities allow students to apply employability skills to competitive employment settings and demonstrate the effectiveness of their work personality. Multiple opportunities for leadership development and self-determination are provided.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an active IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: 9240BX0 - OCS Prep I or 9241BX0A - OCS Prep IIA or 9241BX0B - OCS Prep IIB
OCS American History I 9247BX0
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic economic, government and political knowledge they need to become responsible citizens and consumers. It covers the historical background of the develpment of the United States, including the Constitution and amendments, the three branches of government, and major laws that effect citizens. The course also covers state and local government roles and jurisdictions, and issues of personal citizenship.
COURSE NOTE: Note: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 11
OCS English IV 9213BX0
Students will apply information from literary and information texts to carry out adult-living tasks and activities. Students will evaluate communication between various audiences, construct written products without reliance on templates and/or forms, and apply reading comprehension strategies to informational texts found in employment, post-secondary education/training, and independent living domains. Students will produce plans to solve problems, generate a viewpoint, and create informational products for use in informational products for use in employment, post-secondary education/training, and independent living domains.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: OCS English III
OCS Prep IV 9243BX0
This course gives students the opportunity to synthesize all the skills acquired in previous Occupational Preparation courses and apply them to their personal career choice. This course allows students to solve work-related problems experienced in competitive employment, practice self-advocacy skills and master the theoretical and practical aspects of their career choice. Students finish completing the 360 hours of integrated competitive employment in a community setting required for successful completion of the Occupational Course of Study. Students also will develop a job placement portfolio that provides an educational and vocational record of their high school experience
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Couse of Study.

Must be taken both fall and spring semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Occupational Preparation III
OCS American History II 9248BX0
This course is designed to teach students skills related to self-determination essential for achieving independence and successful adult out comes. The organization of the course will provide for opportunities to integrate previously learned skills with new concepts. Instructional emphasis will be placed on the application and generalization of self-determination skills to post-school environments.
COURSE NOTE: Note: Student must have an IEP and be following the Future Ready Occupational Course of Study
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Special EducationGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: OCS Social Studies I