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Rubrics for placement into our competitive courses offered off-campus

Mattoon High School offers many opportunities for students to explore careers they might have an interest in fulfilling upon graduation.  Some of these opportunities are available off-campus and are very competitive.  Courses are available to upperclassmen, starting their junior year they have an opportunity to take Class E, Automotive, Construction Occupations, or Manufacturing Skills.  Seniors can take the previously mentioned courses as well as the highly competitive Health Occupations. Because these courses are so competitive we have developed rubrics in order to properly enroll students in the off-campus dual credit courses. 

Automotive/Manufacturing Skills/Construction Occupations Rubric

    Automotive Technology: This program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge necessary for employment in automotive repair maintenance shops as service or parts personnel.  Instruction is provided in a shop equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available. Careers available in this industry; Automotive Service Tech, Service Manager, Parts Manager, among others.

    Manufacturing Skills: This program prepares students for entry level into the field of industrial maintenance.  Emphasis is placed on such areas as machine shop, plumbing and electricity, as well as concentration of mechanically oriented course work.  Careers available in this industry; Machinists, Industrial Maintenance Workers, Quality-Control Specialists, among others.

    Construction Occupations: This program is designed to prepare the student for career employment in the building construction industry in a variety of positions.  Careers available in this industry; Construction Worker, Carpenter and many others.

Class E Rubric (Entrepreneurship)

    Class E covers the basics of conceptualizing, starting and running a small business.  Concepts such as supply and demand, cost/benefit analysis, competitive advantage, and opportunity recognition will be covered.  Coursework will include: innovative thinking strategies, product development, business structure, financial strategies, and record keeping.  Students will work in teams to create business plans.  Students will present their business plans to an advisory team.  This course is built around the National Entrepreneurship Standards and is linked to the Illinois Learning Standards.  Must be able to provide transportation and have less than 8 absences the previous school year. 

Health Occupations Rubric

    Health Occupations Program is a Health Science Technology program designed for high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in the health care field.  The program provides a core of information common in the health care industry.  Health Occupation Program integrates academic, as well as workplace skills, and career development competencies.  The students will observe health professionals in their unique health-care setting and experience a wide variety of career pathways in health care.  The student will complete a Basic Nursing Aide Training Program. Upon completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply for certification as a basic nurse assistant.  Must provide your own transportation. Students will be selected based on the rubric.

Child and Day Care Services Occupations

    This course is designed to provide students interested in a career in child and day care operations with information and practical experiences needed for the development of job-related competencies.  Students will be provided laboratory experiences in a school-based public or private facility.  Students will be expected to develop appropriate skills in program development and in assisting with children's activities.  Students will develop appropriate skills and assist with children's activities that guide language development, increase mathematical reasoning and problem solving, and creativity.  Classroom instruction includes philosophy and management of care centers; federal, state and local child care laws, policies, and codes; child, personnel, and facility safety; and those factors which influence and affect learning, self-help skills and social interaction. 

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