2017 - 2018 MCPS High School Course Bulletin


Construction Trades Foundation Programs

The Construction and Development Cluster offers two career pathways.  A design pathway with the Principles of Architecture and CAD Technology program and a construction pathway that includes five construction craft programs.  The design and construction of a student house project is part of the students' experience.  The curricula for all of the programs have postsecondary articulation agreements.  These programs are also supported by the Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundations, Inc.  This nonprofit foundation is a cooperative venture of the school system and volunteers from local businesses and professionals within the construction industry.

In partnership with Montgomery College, the Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundation, Inc. is providing an opportunity for students to enroll in two Construction Management classes, CT130, Construction Methods and Materials, and CT 131, Construction Plan Reading.  Both classes are taught at Montgomery College with students receiving dual-enrollment credit.  Enrollment is limited and subject to meeting Montgomery College entrance requirements.  Contact the Foundations Office at 301-929-2190 for application information.

5561 /5562Foundations of Building and Construction Technology
5680 /5681Advanced Construction Management 1 A/B
Carpentry POS (4 credits required)

The Carpentry program provides students with opportunities to learn about the home-building industry.  Participants in this program master a variety of construction skills.  Students apply their knowledge and skills by participating in the student-built house project.  Students who complete this program are eligible to receive credit at Montgomery College in the Construction Technology program, as well as industry-recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

5100 /5101Carpentry 1 A/B
5639 /5640Carpentry 2 A/B
5705 /0 Internship, Carpentry
Construction Electricity POS (4 credits required)
The Construction Electricity program provides students with opportunities to learn about the residential and commercial building industry.  Participants master a variety of electrical skills and develop workplace competencies through authentic experiences.  Students apply their knowledge and skills to the student-built house project.  Students who complete this program are eligible to receive credit at Montgomery College in the Construction Technology program, as well as industry- recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
5109 /5110Electricity (Construction) 1 A/B Triple Period
5595 /5596Electricity (Construction) 2 A/B Triple Period
5708 /0 Internship, Electricity (Construction)
Principles of Architecture and CAD Technology POS (4 credits required)
The Principles of Architecture and Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) Technology is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for students to complete a design pathway.  Designing and engineering of physical structures from original concept to complete architectural and engineering plans that include using AutoCAD software are the major elements of the program.  Upon graduation, students will be capable of furthering their education in a number of careers in the construction industry that are related to developing, designing, constructing, and maintaining the built environment. Students who complete this program are eligible to receive credit at Montgomery College in the Architectural Technology program.
5103 /0 Architectural Drafting Techniques Triple Period
5104 /0 Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD)Technology:Architectural Applications Triple Period
5106 /0 Residential Design Studio Triple Period
5107 /0 Advanced CAD Applications Triple Period
5707 /0 Internship, Principles of Architecture and CAD Technology
Heating and Air Conditioning POS (4 credits required)
The Heating and Air Conditioning program prepares students for the challenges and demands of an exciting and technical career. Students learn a variety of basic and advanced heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) principles in a combination of classroom and work-site experiences.  An integral part of the instructional program is participation in the student-built house project.  Students completing this program are eligible to receive credit at Montgomery College in the Construction Technology program, as well as industry-recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research. 
5123 /5129Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 1 A/B Triple Period
5127 /5128Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 2 A/B Triple Period
5711 /0 Internship, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Masonry POS (4 credits required)
The Masonry program provides opportunities for students to learn a variety of skills related to brick and block construction.  Students gain practical work experience by participating in the student-built house project.  By completing this program, students are eligible to receive credit at Montgomery College in the Construction Technology program, as well as industry-recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.  An approved apprenticeship program, on-the-job training, and/or a career as a brick mason are also options for students who complete this program.
5565 /5566Masonry 2 A/B Triple Period
5567 /5568Masonry 1 A/B Triple Period
5714 /0 Internship, Masonry
Plumbing POS (4 credits required)
The plumbing program provides students with opportunities to learn the installation, maintenance, and repair of many different types of pipe systems. Plumbers install and repair the water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in homes and commercial and industrial buildings.  Students apply their knowledge and skills in the construction of a student-built house project.  By completing this program, students are eligible to receive credit at Montgomery College in the Construction Technology program, as well as industry-recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
5605 /5606Plumbing 2 A/B Triple Period
5607 /5608Plumbing 1 A/B Triple Period
5716 /0 Internship, Plumbing

Automotive Trades Foundation Programs

Offered only at Edison

Automotive Technology POS (4 credits required)
5045 /5046Foundations of Automotive Technology A/B Triple Period
5701 /0 Internship, Foundations of Automotive Technology, Double Period
Automotive Body Technology/Dealership Training POS (4 credits required)
The Automotive Body Technology/Dealership Training program prepares students interested in pursuing a career in the automotive repair or painting business.  Students learn through authentic experiences as they use tools and materials to repair panels, doors, windows, and other damaged parts of automobile bodies.  Students completing this program are eligible to receive recognized industry certifications.
These courses align to the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair; Painting and Refinishing Standards.
5547 /5548Auto Body Technology/Dealership Training 1 A/B Double Period
5549 /5550Auto Body Technology/Dealership Training 2 A/B Double Period
5551 /5552Auto Body Technology/Dealership Training 3 A/B Double Period
5553 /5554Auto Body Technology/Dealership Training 1 A/B Triple Period
5555 /5556Auto Body Technology/Dealership Training 2 A/B Triple Period
5702 /0 Internship, Auto Body Technology
Automotive Technology/Dealership Training POS (4 credits required)
Automotive Technology students are offered an opportunity to train for skilled positions in the automotive professions.  This program develops students' technical, analytical, and communication skills.  Students are provided instruction and hands-on experience in many areas including engine performance and repair, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical / electronic systems, and heating and air conditioning to develop their knowledge and skills in the maintenance, repair, and sales and marketing of automobiles.  

Automotive Technology courses align to the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Maintenance and LIght Repair (MLR) standards as indicated.
5047 /5048Automotive Technology/Dealership Training 1 A/B
5049 /5050Automotive Technology/Dealership Training 2 A/B Double Period
5061 /5062Automotive Technology/Dealership Training 1 A/B Triple Period
5064 /5065Automotive Technology/Dealership Training 3 A/B Double Period
5067 /5068Automotive Technology/Dealership Training 2 A/B Triple Period
5072 /5073Automotive Technology/Dealership Training 1 A/B Double Period
5703 /0 Internship, Automotive Technology

Network Operations Trades Foundation Program

The Network Operations Program of Study offers students opportunities to learn technical and problem-solving skills while providing a comprehensive foundation of microcomputer and network technologies.  Preparation for international industry credentials validate the knowledge students have attained.  Hands-on laboratory experiences train students as entry-level technicians in the field of IT as well as for advanced studies in Engineering and IT in colleges, universities, and the military.  Articulated college credits may be earned through successful completion of the program.

Offered only at:  Clarksburg, Edison

Network Operations POS (4 credits required)
4187 /0 Network Operations Internship
4188 /0 Network Operations Guided Research
4202 /4203Network Operations A/B Triple Period
4242 /4243Network Operations 1 A/B, Double Period
4244 /0 Network Operations 2, Double Period