• Wilson High School

    Business Management-Marketing

    Computer Science

    Construction Technology

    Health Sciences

    Audio Engineering


    Business Management-Marketing
    Instructor: Sarah LeMier & Ken Muraoka

    Intro to Marketing 1-2
    This two-semester course introduces students to entrepreneurship and the world of marketing. This course challenges students to ponder, “How do businesses make decisions about what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce?” In the first semester of study, students will learn about the scope of marketing, such as: planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services. Marketing is a process that starts with identifying and measuring consumers' needs and wants. It continues with assessing the competitive environment, selecting the most appropriate customer targets, and developing a marketing strategy and implementation program for an offering that satisfies consumers' needs better than the competition. During the second semester, students will apply marketing skills as they develop their own businesses (entrepreneurship). This introductory course requires students to define marketing and economic concepts, develop skills of reasoning and analysis, apply ethical interpretation, and understand the operational strategies prevalent in a free market economic system.

    Intro to Sports Marketing
    Sports and Entertainment Marketing is a unique and innovative course designed for students with an interest in the sports and entertainment industry. This course stresses the utilization of fundamental marketing concepts and will include an orientation to the sports and entertainment industry. Marketing strategies along with topics in sponsorship, pricing, marketing research, endorsements, and promotions will be part of this course. The course will develop critical thinking, decision making and communication skills through real world applications. Students will be prepared to handle specific tasks associated with either industry. This course offers students an edge if pursuing marketing or sports management degrees on the collegiate level. Guest speakers, case studies, field trips, videos and computer integrated activities will be incorporated into the class.

    Advanced Marketing
    This two-semester course introduces students to media literacy, investment theory, and advanced entrepreneurship. In the first semester of study, students will learn about the stock market including the history of exchange platforms. Students will experientially delve into investment strategies while examining risk, lifestyle investing, and portfolio diversification. Next, students will develop critical literacy skills while studying mass media communications. In this unit, students will analyze how, why, and for who messages are crafted, in addition to the history of public relations and advertising. During the second semester, students will develop financial skills as they create their own ecommerce businesses plan, develop a personal budget, and write marketing material to advance their college and career options. This advanced course requires students to define marketing and economic concepts, develop skills of reasoning and analysis, apply ethical interpretation, and understand the operational strategies prevalent in a free market economic system.

    Marketing Special Projects
    Students will work on individual projects related to career or entrepreneurial interests. Projects will include management and operation of the WHS Student Store. Students will also participation in DECA (marketing club). Special Projects is ideal for students interested in starting or managing a business with a strong emphasis on selling, advertising, market research, merchandising, and management.

    Business Management 1-2
    This two semester course gives students an opportunity to broaden their business experience at Wilson High School. Business Management will explore management best-practices as well as financial principles. Students will apply their learning from introductory courses to complete business analysis such as SWOT analysis and financial analysis. Students will explore various business structures and management history, management strategies, management functions and process.

    Finance 1-2
    Good financial habits are a foundational skill that every person can benefit from. Enrolling in Finance 1-2 is a great way for students to learn about the many financial aspects of their futures. Students will learning about managing money, borrowing and financing purchases, earning power, investing, financial services, insurance and paying taxes. Additionally, students will explore the many ways that businesses manage their finances. Students will learning the basics about business financials such as balance sheet and income statements as well as evaluating important metrics like the cap ratio to understand business financial leverage. Students will learn to develop and manage their own finances and the skills and tools to have strong financial literacy.


    Computer Science
    Instructor: Chris Bartlo

    Comp Sci 1-2
    This course is an introductory programming course designed to give students an opportunity to learn beginning structural programming. The first par tof this course covers webpage design using HTML/CSS. In the second part of the course we will use an introductory programming language (typically Python and Scratch) to introduce a variety of topics including graphics, sound and simple games. We also explore robotics.

    Comp Sci 3-4
    This course provides an introduction to the C++ programming language and object oriented programming (OOP). The first semester will introduce programming structures and strategies through a combination of applied mathematics, graphics and simple games. The second semester will focus on data structures and culminate in a student-designed programming project. Graphics lessons will be placed at intervals throughout the curriculum that will allow students to explore fractals. physics and the mathematics of designing games.

    Comp Sci 5-6
    The course provides a deeper understanding of C++ including graphics, memory management and data structures. We also explore Arduino and simple circuit design. Students will have opportunities to explore larger projects in a team setting. Many students focus on a larger game-design project for the OGPC competition or developing an original app.

    Comp Sci 7-8
    Studetns will work on advanced topics in computer science. Topics may include artificial intelligence, algorithms. UX design, App development, simulation, advance domputer graphics, among others. Studetns will form programming teams and work with the teacher using a programming language of their choice (typically C++ or Java). Studetns will be encouraged to take part in several national and statewide programming competitions.

    Comp Sci 9-10
    Students will work on projects determined jointly by the student and the teacher using a programming language of their choice (typically C++ or Java). Students will be encouraged to take part in seeral national and statewide programming competitions.


    Construction Technology
    Instructor: Steve Walmer

     

    Woodworking/Construction 1-2
    Woodworking: Learn how to use various woodworking tools and machines safely. Students will build introductory projects such as cutting boards and storage boxes. Individual projects will follow as time allows. Projects are designed to allow the student to gain an insight into the wood industry by safely using various machines and equipment to fabricate a finished project using accurate measuring skills and knowledge to produce a high quality project.

    Woodworking/Construction 3-4
    Woodworking 3-4 is a course designed to introduce students to general woodworking practices. Students will expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons and vocabulary. Students will be expected to learn about and safely use hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery. The projects are designed to give students as much experience as possible by using many different machines and tools. The projects will also cover as many aspects of the building and woodworking industries as is possible in an entry level course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have woodworking skills that will be useful in any aspect of the construction industry. Additionally, the student should have a broader understanding of construction processes as well as more in depth problem solving skills. Students will complete a creative lamination project of choice, creative joinery project of choice which must include 4 different joints, 1 project using the CNC router, a Building Construction Unit for those students interested in PCC dual credit, and a major project of choice.

    Woodworking/Construction 5-6
    Woodworking 5-6 is a course designed for intermediate woodworking practices. Students will expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons and vocabulary. Students will be expected to safely use hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery. The projects are designed to give students as much experience as possible by using many different machines and tools. The projects will also cover as many aspects of the building and woodworking industries as is possible in an intermediate level course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have woodworking skills that will be useful in any aspect of the construction industry. Additionally, the student should have a broader understanding of construction processes as well as more in depth problem solving skills. Students will complete a creative lamination project of choice, creative joinery project of choice which must include 4 different joint (mush include a dovetail or box joint), 1 project using the CNC router, a Building Construction Unit for those students interested in PCC dual credit and a major project of choice (major projects can be done in teams of 2-3).

    Woodworking/Construction 7-8
    Woodworking 7-8 is a course designed for advanced woodworking students. Students will expand their knowledge and experience through various projects, lessons and vocabulary. Students will be expected to safely use hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery. The projects are designed to give students as much experience as possible by using many different machines and tools. The projects will also cover as many aspects of the building and woodworking industries as is possible in an advanced level course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have woodworking skills that will be useful in any aspect of the construction industry. Additionally, the student should have a broader understanding of construction processes as well as more in depth problem solving skills. Students will complete a creative lamination project of choice, creative joinery project of choice which must include 4 joints (must include a dovetail or box joint), 1 project using the CNC router, a Building Construction Unit for those students interested in PCC dual credit, a major project of choice and at least one project that benefits the school or staff at Wilson.

    Basic Woods & Metals 1-2
    Learn how to use various woodworking tools and machines safely. Students will build introductory projects such as cutting boards and storage boxes. Individual projects will follow as time allows. Projects are designed to allow the student to gain an insight into the wood industry by safely using various machines and equipment to fabricate a finished project using accurate measuring skills and knowledge to produce a high quality project. Metalworking: Learn valuable basic metal working skills in the areas of sheet metal fabrication, gas and arc welding, foundry and forging while exploring the basic processes used by industry to manufacture metal products. Students will construct both assigned projects and others of their choice while developing the skills which are a necessity for entry into jobs of a mechanical nature.


    Health Sciences
    Instructor: Aaron Olsen & Blair Haddon

    Introduction to Medicine & Health Occupations
    Year 10 Prerequisite: Health 1. This course is taken in conjunction with the second semester of required Health credit (Health 2). .5 unit, 1 period Come explore the world of medicine! This introductory course allows each student to take a close look at the many health career opportunities available to them within the health care system. Each student will gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to successfully navigate through the greater than 200 career options. Additionally, each student will have the unique opportunity to meet and talk directly with health care professionals from a variety of areas. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of the academic needs of health careers. The student will gain fundamentals in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, growth and development, medical ethics and legal principles, and safety practices. Students taking this class can earn college credit simultaneously with high school credit. This course aligns with PCC courses CG 130H: Introductions to Today’s Careers: Health (2 credits); and HE 112: Standard First Aid & CPR/AED (pending approval). For more information go to http://www.pcc.edu and http://www.pcc.edu/dualcred

    Exercise Science & Sports Medicine
    This class is designed to inform students about sports medicine and athletic training. Possible areas of study include the history of sports medicine & athletic training; organization and administration of sports medicine; emergency procedures; evaluation and treatment of injuries; therapeutic modalities, nutrition, pharmacology and sports psychology.

    Wilderness Rescue
    Year 11- 12 Prerequisite: Health 1. .5 unit, 1 period Advanced Wilderness Rescue will focus on community emergency response and wilderness emergencies. Certification provided in CPR, Basic First Aid and Wilderness First Aid to prepare for responding to medical needs of an individual in a remote setting. A second certification is provided in Search and Rescue which is an operation mounted by emergency services, to find someone in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains or forest. Recertification in basic life support and urban 1st aid is provided for program and job readiness. . This course is taken in conjunction with Exercise Science and Sports Medicine unless it was previously taken.

    Anatomy & Physiology
    This lab science course covers the basic human anatomy and physiology. Students will study human body systems from the cellular to system level and these systems interact. It is a rigorous course intended for students who enjoy science and will be valuable for those interested in a variety of medical or health science related careers. A major portion of the course will be devoted to laboratory work.


    Audio Engineering
    Instructor: Bruce McCleave
     

    Sound Engineering
    This course will emphasize hands on technical training related to live and recorded audio sessions. Advanced audio recording and mixing techniques are introduced and Audio Mastering is explored. Advanced techniques using Plug-Ins with related DAWs and other audio support gear will be introduced and explained. Live and recording specific microphones are used and demonstrated. Technical aspects are explored in greater depth with emphasis on Audio Recording Industry expectations. Complete multi-track audio recordings are expected as part of the student's final portfolio.