Career Education

 

Rolling Meadows High School offers a series of off-campus classes. To participate, students must complete an application form. Applications will be screened to determine the best placements based on our limited number of seats. Filling out an application does not guarantee a spot in the program.

Click here to skip directly to programs offered at Harper College. For these courses, High School District 214 pays the student's tuition but some programs require purchase of equipment or uniforms. 

The following District 214 courses are conducted off-campus. Click the course number to skip to a course description.

  • 06191 Practical Architectural Construction (PAC) full year at construction site
  • 06741 Computer Repair A+ Certification full year at JHHS
  • 06750 CISCO Networking Basics fall at JHHS
  • 06760 CISCO Routers and Routing Basics spring at JHHS
  • 06771/06772 Nail Technology
  • 06791 Power-On-Site Training (POST) unpaid intern at auto repair shop (no course description available)
  • 06781/06782 Cosmetology
  • 06830 Teacher Intern Program fall and/or spring


06191 Practical Architectural Construction (PAC)

Grades 11, 12
Full Year
1 high school credit per semester
Limited Enrollment

Prerequisites: High motivation; Good attendance and behavior record; RMHS Application Form.  Enrollment subject to Coordinator review. Click here for the PAC application form. 

Class Times: Two hours daily, usually at the construction site. (12:40 to 2:40 p.m.)

Fees: Students are responsible for buying basic carpentry tools and a tool belt.

Transportation: Cab transportation to the site is provided upon request.

Course Description: This course provides students with actual on site work experience in the construction trades as they build a single family residence each year. Students experience every stage of the home building process and learn to utilize the tools of carpentry and related trades. A primary concern of the program is a safe work environment, so ability to follow instructions is a must. Participation and work ethic are major components of each student’s grade.

Related High School Classes: Technical Drawing and Architectural Design classes.

Career Outcomes: The course will benefit students who wish to investigate careers in the building trades, architecture, construction management, or design work.


06771/06772 Nail Technology

Grade 12
Full Year
1.0 credit per semester

Prerequisite: Application and Interview

Transportation: Cab is provided.

Class Times: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Course Description: This 350-hour state approved licensing course is for students interested in the nail technology field or as a nail technology business operator. Upon successful completion of all goals and passing required tests, the student is eligible to take the state board exam for State of Illinois Nail Technology Certification. This class requires a substantial fee for materials and state registration.

 

06781/06782 Cosmetology

Grade:  12
1.5 high school credits per semester
Limited enrollment

Prerequisites: Students must be highly motivated, hold a GPA of at least 3.0 (C average) or higher, be at least 16 years of age, and uphold good attendance and appropriate behavior. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student in their home school, complete an application, and pass all written tests with a minimum of 75%. Students participating in early graduation are not permitted in this program. Since cosmetology has a limited enrollment, if the number of applicants exceeds the limit, your home school has the right to select those students who are best qualified. Students need to attend a mandatory evening open house in early spring. Lastly, due to the time commitment required for this program, it is recommended that students not hold outside jobs.

Class Times: Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Empire Beauty School in Arlington Heights.

Fees: Township High School District 214 pays the tuition, which is more than $6,000 for the first 750 hours. The total fee for the student will be $1,600, which includes a $100 registration fee due at orientation and a one time $1,500 fee for equipment and supplies, which will become the property of the student, and is due by August 1, or other arrangements can be made by this date. Students must also provide their own solid black and/or white uniforms and footwear (Empire’s dress code will be discussed during open house). All costs and/or fees after the first 750 hours are the responsibility of the student/parent. Various funding options are available after graduation that includes Pell grants, delayed billing, state and federal grants. Empire intake counselors are available throughout the year with detailed information on this matter.

Transportation: Provided upon request

Course Description: The cosmetology program is a joint educational effort between the Northwest Career Partnership, which includes high school districts 214, 211, and 220, as well as Empire Beauty School. Students will attend the program their senior year, both 1st and 2nd semester and will accumulate 750 hours and earn 1.5 high school credits per semester. Empire determines the curriculum, rules, and guidelines of the program, while District 214 supports the disciplinary decisions of Empire. Empire, the global leader of cosmetology education, focuses on the success and satisfaction of students throughout their career. Their innovative curriculum encompasses success dynamics, haircutting and design, multi-cultural hair, hair color, texture and design, nails, skin, and make-up. Empire is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

 

06830 Teacher Intern Program

Grades 11,12
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5 high school credit per semester
Limited Enrollment
Maximum of 2 semesters (1 credit) in this program.

PrerequisitesInterview with Coordinator, application process, B average, good attendance and behavior record. Enrollment subject to coordinator review.

Note on Enrollment: Students will be enrolled in the order in which the coordinator receives their completed applications.

Class Times: Daily attendance. Time will vary depending on schedule of the student and the teacher.

Transportation: Students working at elementary or middle schools must provide their own transportation or walk to Longfellow School.

Course Description: This program is designed for students who wish to explore a career in education. It is similar to a student teaching experience, in that interns perform a variety of tasks representative of the daily activities of a teacher, including large or small group instruction, preparation of instructional materials, and clerical tasks. Interns may choose to work with a certified teacher at BGHS or at a local elementary or middle school.

Career Outcomes: Serves as a pre-practicum for students considering teaching as a profession.

 

Courses Offered at Harper College

Any class taught at Harper College is a Dual Credit Course, which means the student can receive both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students who enroll in Harper classes should be self-motivated and have good attendance records.

High School District 214 pays the student's Harper tuition, but some programs require purchase of equipment or uniforms. See your counselor for an application. Click the course number below to skip directly to that course description.

  • 10060 Introductory Electronics ELT110
  • 10070 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits/Industrial Control Systems ELT215 (Formerly Electronics I - ELT 111)
  • 10080 Refrigeration Fundamentals (HVAC 1) (Intro to Heating and AC) RAC 101 
  • 10090 Refrigeration Systems (HVAC 1) RAC 102
  • 10100 Introduction to Criminal Justice LEJ101
  • 10120 Introduction to Corrections LEJ104 
  • 10130 Introduction to Fire Science FIS100
  • 10140 Fire Behavior and Combustion (Principles of Combustion FIS121
  • 10150 Heating Principles (HVAC 3) RAC 103
  • 10160 Heating and Cooling Controls (HVAC 4) RAC 105
  • 10170 Domestic Refrigeration Appliances (HVAC 5) RAC 108
  • 10180 Introduction to the Healthcare Field 
  • 10190 Health Occupations Career Observation HSC106 
  • 10200 Nursing Assistant Training CNA101
  • 10240 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry FSM111 (Fall only)
  • 10250 Intro to Food Preparation and Production FSM109 (Spring only)
  • 10260 Fashion Industries Career Practicum and Seminar FAS116
  • 10270 American Sign Language 1 and II SGN101 (1st semester) and SGN102 (2nd semester)

 

10060 INTRODUCTORY ELECTRONICS ELT110

Grades 11, 12
1 Semester - FALL only
1 high school credit and 3 college credit hours per semester
Prerequisites: GPA of 4.0 or better, 10th grade reading level, Algebra I, at least 16 years of age, good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.

Class Times: Mon. and Wed. from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. at Harper College.

Fee: Consumable supplies (approx. $25).

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: This course introduces students to drafting fundamentals for electronic design and packaging as well as computer aided design of printed circuit boards. Basic fabrication processes are covered. The focus of the course is the design and construction of an individual project. Note: This is a regular Harper adult course in which high school students are allowed to enroll. The class usually starts one week earlier than BGHS. 

Career Outcomes: The Electronics Program is tailored to meet both national standards in electronics and the needs of local employers.

 

10070 Semiconductor Devices and Circuits/Industrial Control Systems ELT 215 (Formerly Electronics 1 - ELT111)

Grades 11, 12
1 Semester - SPRING only
1 high school credit and 3 college credit hours per semester
Prerequisite: C or better in 10060

Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: In this continuation of the electronics sequence, students explore industrial pneumatic and hydraulic controls. Additional topics include fractional horsepower motors and programmable logic controllers. Industrial control applications and systems are introduced. Note: This is a regular Harper adult class in which high school students are allowed to enroll.

Further Education: Students may apply the credit from 10060 and 10070 toward a Harper Electronic Certificate or a two year AAS degree. Credits are accepted by NIU in Industrial Technology or Electronic Engineering Technology and by SIU Carbondale in Electronic Engineering Management or Electronic Engineering Technology.

Career Outcomes: The Electronics Program is tailored to meet both national standards in electronics and the needs of local employers.

 

10080 Refrigeration Fundamentals (HVAC 1) (Intro to Heating and AC) RAC101

Grades 11, 12
Open entry/Open exit (independent study)
1 high school credit and 4 college credit hours 

Prerequisites: Motivated, self-directed learner, 16 years of age or older, Algebra I, good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Students should have some mechanical aptitude or interest, but a strong background in mathematics or science is NOT essential. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.

Class Times: At least 5 hours a week at Harper College on evenings and weekends. Students work at their own pace. They should schedule lab times with the HVAC personnel in the shop after registration and should begin the course work as soon as possible.
Note on Enrollment and Grading: Students usually begin this course in the fall, but they MAY be enrolled at any time during the year. If enrollment does not coincide with the BGHS calendar, the Coordinator will submit the grade when the student completes the course.

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.

Program Description: All RAC coursework is competency-based. This method allows a student to move through the course at his/her own pace. All skills are taught via interactive videotape and text reading. In addition, RAC staff is present in the shop to help students apply what they learn. The student has the option of pausing the tape, backing it up or repeating it at any time. Competence and skill acquisition are the goals.

Course Description: Topics covered in this course are basic terminology, concepts and scientific principles used in the refrigeration industry. Students develop skills in pipe fitting, the use of hand tools, and the operation of instruments used in the refrigeration trade. Note: This is a regular Harper adult evening class in which high school students are allowed to enroll. Orientation is usually one week before school starts at BGHS.

Further Education and Career Outcomes: See 10090.

 

10090 Refrigeration Systems (HVAC 2) RAC102 

Grades 11, 12
Open entry/Open exit (independent study)
1 high school credit and 4 college credit hours
Students may register and begin the course any time the college is open for regular business.
Prerequisite: C or better in 10080

Class Times: At least 5 hours a week at Harper College on evenings and weekends. Students work at their own pace. They should schedule lab times with the HVAC personnel in the shop after registration and should begin the course work as soon as possible.
Note on Enrollment and Grading: Students usually begin this course in the spring, but they MAY be enrolled at any time during the year, including summer. If enrollment does not coincide with the BGHS calendar, the Coordinator will submit the grade when the student completes the course.

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: This continuation of the HVAC sequence, builds on principles and concepts learned in 10080. It familiarizes students with components and accessories added to basic refrigeration systems for special applications. There is an emphasis on continuing development of diagnostic skills and trouble diagnosing procedures.

Further Education: Successful completion of 10080 enables students to take further HVAC courses in the high school sequence: 10150, 10160, 10170. It also makes them eligible to continue the Harper HVAC Technology Program, which offers several certificates and a two year AAS degree.

Career Outcomes: The course is designed for high school students interested in a career or certification in HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning). Local and national job market statistics show that there is a current demand for qualified personnel in this field and the demand will continue to grow.

 

10100 Introduction to Criminal Justice LEJ101

GRADE 12 ONLY
1 Semester
.5 high school credits and 3 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisites: GPA of 4.0 or better, seniors at least 16 years of age, good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Enrollment is subject to Coordinator review.

Class Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:10 to 2:10 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided.

Course Description: This course is designed to acquaint students with the criminal justice field and to provide information about potential career opportunities. Students are introduced to the history, role, development, and constitutional aspects of law enforcement and public safety. They also study the agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice and their functions. Note: This course has "adult content" to graphically display or simulate the true nature of criminal justice related jobs. Awareness of the difficulties in the field are crucial before students make preliminary career choices.

Career Outcomes: Career opportunities in the field will be examined. These include crime prevention, probation, corrections, court records, communications, and general police and security work.

 

10120 Introduction to Corrections LEJ104

Grade 12
1 Semester - SPRING Only
.5 high school credit and 3 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisite: B in 10100 or consent of instructor.

Class Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:10 to 2:20 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided.

Course Description: This course provides students with integrated knowledge about the system through which the criminal offender is processed. Emphasis will be placed on the philosophical bases of punishment and treatment techniques in institutional, community- based, and parole programs.

Further Education: Students who successfully complete 10100 & 10120 are eligible to enter the Harper Criminal Justice Program, which offers several certificate programs and a two year AAS degree. There are also options for students who wish to start their education at Harper and transfer to a four year university.

Career Outcomes: Career opportunities in the field will be examined. These include crime prevention, probation, corrections, court records, communications, and general police and security work.

 

10130 Introduction to Fire Science FIS100

Grades 11, 12
1 Semester - FALL Only
.5 high school credits and 3 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisites: GPA of 4.0 or better, at least 16 years of age, good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Enrollment is subject to Coordinator review.

Class Times: Monday and Wednesday from 1:05 to 2:20 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided.

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the profession, examining the basic fundamentals of fire protection. Students are introduced to the many facets of fire protection, such as fire rescue, fire behavior and prevention, emergency medical techniques, fire codes and fire service nomenclature.

Further Education: Students who successfully complete 10130-10140 are eligible to continue the Harper Fire Science Technology program, which offers both a certificate and a two year AAS degree.

Career Outcomes: The fire science program introduces students to the wide range of occupations in both public and private agencies related to the fire prevention industry. Career testing procedures are also employed to assist students in choosing a career.

 

10140 Fire Behavior and Combustion (Principles of Combustion) FIS121 

Grades 11, 12
1 Semester - SPRING Only
.5 high school credit and 3 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisites: C or better in 10130

Class Times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:10 to 2:10 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided.

Course Description: This continuation of the Fire Science program familiarizes students with the combustion process, presenting the principles necessary for the oxidation and reduction of fuels. Also examined are the various mechanical and chemical sources of heat and fire, and problems of solids, liquids, and gases. Students are introduced to basic computer applications for understanding combustion.

Further Education: Students who successfully complete 10130-10140 are eligible to continue the Harper Fire Science Technology program, which offers both a certificate and a two year AAS degree.

Career Outcomes: The fire science program introduces students to the wide range of occupations in both public and private agencies related to the fire prevention industry. Career testing procedures are also employed to assist students in choosing a career.

 

10150 Heating Principles (HVAC 3) RAC103

Grades 11, 12 Open entry/Open exit (independent study) 1 H.S. Credit & 3 Hours College Credit. Students may register and begin the course any time the college is open for regular business.
Prerequisites: C in 10080; Mature self-directed learner. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.
Class Times: At least 5 hours a week at Harper College on evenings and weekends. Students work at their own pace. They should schedule lab times with the HVAC personnel in the shop after registration and should begin the course work as soon as possible.
Note on Enrollment and Grading: Students usually begin this course in the fall, but they MAY be enrolled at any time during either semester or in the summer. If enrollment does not coincide with the BGHS calendar, the Coordinator will submit the grade when the student completes the course.
Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.
Course Description: This course provides students information on the sources and methods of producing heat for residential, commercial, and industrial systems. It develops skills in testing, adjusting, and replacing components of heating systems.
Further Education: See 10160 and 10170.

 

10160 Heating and Cooling Controls (HVAC 4) RAC105

Grades 11, 12
Open entry/Open exit (independent study)
1 high school credit and 3 college credit hours
Students may register and begin the course any time the college is open for regular business.

Prerequisites: C in 10080; Mature, self-directed learner.

Class Times: At least 5 hours a week at Harper College on evenings and weekends. Students work at their own pace. They should schedule lab times with the HVAC personnel in the shop after registration and should begin the course work as soon as possible.
Note on Enrollment and Grading: Students usually begin this course in the spring, but they MAY be enrolled at any time during either semester or in the summer. If enrollment does not coincide with the BGHS calendar, the Coordinator will submit the grade when the student completes the course.

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: This course describes the purpose and principles of operation of the electrical components common to residential and small commercial systems. Topics covered include causes of failure in electrical components, and wiring schematics and diagrams.

Further Education: Students who successfully complete 10170 are eligible to continue in the Harper HVAC Technology Program, which offers several certificates and a two year AAS degree.

Career Outcomes: This course is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career pathway or completing a certification in HVAC. It is part of a sequence of courses leading to a certification in Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning. Local and national job market statistics show that there are current demands for qualified personnel in this field and the demand will continue to grow.

 

10170 Domestic Refrigeration Appliances (HVAC 5) RAC108

Grades 11, 12
Open entry/Open exit (independent study)
1 high school credit and 3 college credit hours
Students may register and begin the course any time the college is open for regular business.

Prerequisites: C in 10080 and 10160; Mature, self-directed learner.

Class Times: At least 5 hours a week at Harper College on evenings and weekends. Students work at their own pace. They should schedule lab times with the HVAC personnel in the shop after registration and should begin the course work as soon as possible.
Note on Enrollment and Grading: Students may enroll in this course at any time during the year. If enrollment does not coincide with the BGHS calendar, the Coordinator will submit the grade when the student completes the course.

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive examination of the operation, problem solving techniques, and repair of residential refrigeration appliances.

Further Education: Students who successfully complete 10170 are eligible to continue in the Harper HVAC Technology Program, which offers several certificates and a two year AAS degree.

Career Outcomes: This course is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career pathway or completing a certification in HVAC. It is part of a sequence of courses leading to a certification in Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning. Local and national job market statistics show that there are current demands for qualified personnel in this field and the demand will continue to grow.

 

10180 Introduction to the Health Care Field (Intro to Health Occupations) HSC105

Grades 11, 12
1 Semester
.5 high school credit and 2 college credit hours per semester
Limited Enrollment

Prerequisites: GPA of 4.0 or better, at least 16 years of age, good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.

Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:05 to 2:20 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided.

Course Description: This survey course provides a broad overview of careers in the health care field. Through class activities, speakers, and field trips, students are exposed to information about a broad range of career opportunities in the health care field, ranging from doctors and dentists to physical and occupational therapists. The course emphasizes the health care professional’s responsibilities to the community.

Further Education: The course is part of the Harper Medical Office Administration 2 year AAS degree.

Related High School Classes: Health Occupations Career Observation (10190) and Nursing Assistant (10200).

Career Outcomes: Participation in the course will assist students in making career decisions. They will have opportunities to assess their own skills and interests and to match them with appropriate careers in the health care field. Local and national job market statistics show that there is a demand for quality personnel in this field and that the demand is expected to continue to grow.

 

10190 Health Occupations Career Observation HSC106

Grades 11, 12
1 Semester
.5 high school credit and 1 college credit hour per semester
Limited Enrollment

Prerequisites: Concurrent Enrollment in 10180, orientation session, criminal background check.

Health Requirements: TB Test, proof of immunizations, drug screening, proof of health insurance.

Attire: Students must provide their own khaki pants and white shirt with black or brown shoes. No visible tattoos or piercings are allowed.

Class Times: Wednesdays. During weeks 1, 2, 3, and 16 of the semester, students meet at Harper from 1:05 to 2:20 p.m. During weeks 4-15, students observe at either Northwest Community or Alexian Brothers Hospital from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Transportation: Cabs will be provided if necessary.

Course Description: This course provides students with an opportunity to observe selected occupations within a heath care setting (usually a hospital). It is an optional part of the Health Occupations curriculum for students interested in on-site career shadowing. Students are required to maintain a daily log of their activities and must complete a final portfolio reflecting on the experience. Then attend 16 two-hour observations, followed by 30 minute debriefing sessions under the supervision of the instructor and departmental mentors.

Career Outcomes: Students will have the opportunity to observe the on-site experiences of professionals in selected health careers to further assist them in career choice.

 

10200 Nursing Assistant Training CNA101 

GRADE 12 ONLY
1 Semester
Limited Enrollment
1.5 high school credits and 6 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisites: C or better in 10180, GPA of 4.0 or better, at least 16 years of age, eligibility to work in the U.S., good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Recommended for above average students. Enrollment subject to coordinator review. 

Note on Additional Prerequisites: These will be handled by Harper College via course #10180. They include the following: a passing score on Harper reading entrance exam (or a minimum of 20 on ACT Reading test), photocopy of Social Security card showing eligibility to work in the U.S., photocopy of driver’s license or birth certificate, ability to pass criminal background test.

Health and Physical Requirements: Ability to lift, move, and transfer patients, physical exam, TB test, proof of health insurance, inoculations.

Class Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:10 to 3:40 p.m. at Harper College. Students also attend clinicals at local nursing facilities on occasional non-class afternoons, evenings, or Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to noon or 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attendance: Because this program leads to certification, it is carefully monitored by the State of Illinois. Students must attend a minimum number of hours, so absences may need to be made up, even if they are excused.

Fees and Expenses: Uniform and shoes (approx. $100), Supplies (approx. $35), Criminal background check ($10), all costs to meet health requirements; Nurse Aide Competency Exam ($50). There is also a fee for missed labs.

Transportation: Cab transportation will be provided.

Course Description: Provides theory and training in the basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers, such as a Nurse’s Aide, who will assist the nurse in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. It includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application. Students will learn theory in the classroom and skills in a laboratory setting prior to working with patients. A theory grade of at least 75% and the successful demonstration of hands on skills is mandatory prior to the clinical experience in order to insure delivery of safe, competent, and quality care. Students receive their clinical experiences in local long term care settings. At all times students are under the direct supervision of an Illinois Department of Public Health approved registered nurse.

Further Education: Credits transfer into the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or RN (Registered Nurse) programs at Harper and other Illinois community colleges.

Career Outcomes: This course prepares a student to be a Nurse’s Aide, not an LPN or RN. The primary job of a Nurse’s Assistant is one-one-one care such as baths, blood pressures, bed pans, etc. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Regulations. Successful completion makes students eligible for the Nurse Aide Competency exam. Obtaining the certification qualifies students for employment in a variety of health care settings. Local and national job market statistics show that there is a demand for quality personnel in this field and that the demand is expected to continue to grow in the future.

 

10240 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry FSM111

Grade 12
1 semester - FALL only
.5 high school credit and 3 college credit hours / The required internship (Harper’s FSM299) provides .5 College Credit per semester.

Prerequisites: C or better in 10230, recommendation of instructor.

Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:10 to 2:20 p.m. at Harper College. Students also participate in a paid internship 15 hours a week during non-school time. (FSM299)

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays. Transportation to the internship site will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: This is the third semester of the Hospitality Management sequence. Students further develop skills in food and beverage preparation, menu planning, business marketing, and management. They may also have the opportunity to participate in statewide competitions and other experiences offered by the Illinois Restaurant Association.

Further Education: Credits may be applied toward a Harper Hospitality Management certificate or a two year AAS degree. Credit is also accepted by many four year universities.

Career Outcomes: The program is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in management positions in the Hospitality Industry.

 

10250 Intro to Food Preparation and Production FSM109

Grade 12
1 semester - SPRING only
.5 high school credit and 4 college credit hours (The required internship (Harper’s FSM299) provides .5 College Credit per semester.)

Prerequisites: C or better in 10240, recommendation of instructor.

Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:10 to 2:20 p.m. at Harper College. Students also participate in a paid internship 15 hours a week during non-school time. (FSM299)

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided. Transportation to the internship site will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Description: In this final semester of the Hospitality Management sequence, students receive a further orientation to the hospitality industry, its organizational structure, and operational considerations. The course introduces basic cooking skills that can be developed to produce quality food products. Students learn fundamentals of cooking and baking through daily assignments and production. All aspects of the industry will be covered including proper handling and storage, heating and holding, weights and measures, safety, sanitation, and personal hygiene.

Further Education: Credits may be applied toward a Harper Hospitality Management certificate or a two year AAS degree. Credit is also accepted by many four year universities.

Career Outcomes: The program is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in management positions in the Hospitality Industry.

 

10260 Fashion Industries Career Practicum and Seminar FAS116

GRADE 12 ONLY
1 Semester - FALL only
.5 high school credit and 3 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisites: GPA of 4.0 or better, prefer students to have taken 585 & 586, eligibility to work in the U.S., at least 16 years of age, good attendance and behavior record, complete Harper registration process. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review. Students need a job at a local fashion related business (clothing store, fabric store) 10 hours a week, before starting the class.

Class Times: Students attend a theory class (seminar) once a week at Harper College, usually Monday from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m., and participate in a paid internship (practicum) at least 10 hours a week.

Fees: Course materials (approx. $25) and field trip costs (approx. $30).

Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student, both to Harper and the internship.

Course Description: This survey course presents students with an overview of career and employment possibilities in fashion businesses and industries. Fashion professionals serve as guest speakers to provide insight into specific career options. Students receive practical experience through serving an internship in the field. Note: This course may start one week earlier than RMHS.

Further Education: Credit may be applied toward a Harper two year AAS degree in Fashion Merchandising. It is also accepted by Columbia College and NIU toward a bachelor’s degree.

Career Outcomes: Emphasis is placed on individual career selection through interest testing and career planning activities. Related careers include fashion merchandising, coordinating, promotion, photography, advertising, designing, buying, and displaying.

 

10270 American Sign Language I and II SGN101 (1st Semester) and SGN102 (2nd Semester) 

GRADE 12 ONLY
Full Year
.75 high school credit and 4 college credit hours per semester

Prerequisites: GPA of 4.0 or better; good English language skills, including spelling and sentence construction; B or better average in at least 6 semesters of regular level HS English; at least 16 years of age; good attendance and behavior record; complete Harper application process. Recommended for above average students. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.

Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:10 to 2:50 p.m. at Harper College.

Transportation: Cab transportation to Harper will be provided.

Course Description: Designed for students with no previous experience in signing, this course introduces students to American Sign Language with emphasis on receptive and expressive vocabulary skill development and appropriate use of grammatical structures. Information about the deaf community and its culture is also included. During second semester students review vocabulary and grammar essentials presented first semester. They continue to develop receptive and expressive American Sign Language skills along with application of increasingly complex grammatical structures.

Further Education: Harper offers a 40-credit-hour certificate program designed to provide students with interpreting and transliterating skills.

Fulfillment of College Entrance Requirement: Students should check with individual colleges to see whether this course fulfills part of the foreign language entrance requirement.

Career Outcomes: Provides students with the basic information and skills required for working with the hearing impaired.