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Caddo Career & Technology Center, the technical and career education extension of Caddo Parish high schools, serves as a remote campus of area high schools to provide hands-on experience in two-hour blocks of instruction.

After high school, many students choose to continue their education in four-year colleges and universities, two-year technical and community colleges, apprenticeships, or enter the workforce as full-time employees. Through the involvement of key corporate and school leaders working with teachers and administrators, Caddo Career & Technology Center is working to deliver a world-class workforce.

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Course Clusters

Below you will find information on the different Course Clusters or Programs that we offer. Read the overviews and visit the course pages to find out where you’ll fit in!

Business Education

Accounting: Customer Service – Use state-of-the-art software to study all phases of accounting. Develop job search techniques, improve communication skills, and prepare for possible advance placement in college. (Offered mornings only.)

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General Cooperative Education – Earn while you learn! Combine part-time office employment with one hour of classroom instruction per day. Students must provide their own transportation.

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Marketing (DECA) – Learn while you earn! Combine part-time retail employment with one hour of classrooom instruction per day. Practice the techniques of human relations, retailing, sales credit, advertising, and display. Students must provide their own transportation. (Offered afternoons only and only to Caddo Magnet, Captain Shreve, Northwood, and Southwood students.)

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Digital Arts

Commercial Art & Advertising Design – Put your creative, artistic talent to design all kinds of print advertising, from logos to posters, CD covers to billboards. Use Apple computers, Adobe software, real life advertising, enter exciting competitions and experience the competitive world of advertising design and commercial art.

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Digital Media – An intensive program that gives students training and rapid access to digital media careers. Using powerful Adobe applications, you will create appealing video productions, photography, motion graphics, and animations.

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Graphic Arts (Digital Design) – Graphic Arts is a totally digitial learning environment. Using Apple iMacs, students develop skills and appreciation for Adobe CS6 Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator, educational social networking site, Edmodo, Google Docs and Apps, Quizlet and more.

The first semester of Graphic Arts lays down the foundation for basica skills in OS X, iMovie and Photoshop. Second semester students study the Elements and Principles of Design as they build a 12-page magazine using InDesign.

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Networking & Computer Science – Learn how to build and maintain computer networks. Work with Microsoft, Apple, and Linux operating systems. Learn how the Internet works. Under the direction of the Cisco certified teacher, this course is delivered through a computer-based curriculum utilizing network simulation software and actual switches and routers.

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Printing – Learn to set up and print documents using the latest technology, Mac computers, and equipment through practical applications. Print documents on Xerox digital printers and offset presses.

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Health Services

Dental Assistant – Become certified to take dental x-rays, make patient study models, and learn other detnal procedures while exploring a variety of dental careers. Develop and practice skills in a simulated dental office. Prerequisite: Biology

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Emergency Medical Technician – This program provides students with advanced instruction in emergency medical care rendered to victims of accidents and illnesses. All the necessary topics and hands-on training for certification are taught.

Prerequisites: 17 years old before September 1, GPA of 2.5, a grade of “C” or higher in Biology. First Responder is a prerequisite requirement for EMT-B. (Offered only to seniors in the afternoons only.)

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Firefighter 1 & First Responder – Earn your high school elective credit while earning Firefighter I certification through the Shreveport Fire Training Academy. The program includes class work and hands-on training.

Prerequisites: First Responder, 17 years of age before second semester, and provide own transportation to Academy. First Responder is a prerequisite requirement for Firefighter I.

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First Responder/Medical Terminology – First Responder teaches you how to give emergency care to victims of accidents or illness. Medical Terminology provides knowledge of medical terms and the oral and written language used in the health care professions. (Offered mornings only.)

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Nurse Assistant – Students interested in the field of healthcare learn direct patient care. Study proper bedside techniques, first aid, CPR, human anatomy, physiology, medical ethics, medical math and medical terminology. Observe and apply your medical skills in clinical rotations in area hospitals and nursing homes. Students must provide their own transportation to clinicals.

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Human Services

Culinary Arts – Learn about food preparation and service, as well as safety and sanitation. Train as cooks, chefs, kitchen workers, commercial food equipment operators, line workers, waiters, and waitresses. Learn and practice banquet hosting and catering.

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Fashion Design – Explore the world of fashion and experience the dynamics of creating, producing, and marketing your own fashion creations. Participate in team management principles as you learn about the apparel industry and experience the fun and excitement of Project Runway.

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Fashion Styling & Makeup Artistry – This program brings together fashion design makeup artistry for film, photography, and fashion management. By applying the principles of fashion design and art combined with photographic techniques, the students will address the real world programs of creating looks and designs that capture the themes and stories of movie and fashion show products. A new focus of this program is costume design. Students now explore, design and create costumes in a new sewing lab.

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Teaching Professions – Gain insight into the nature of teaching. Examine such topics as self-esteem, personal values, personality, and learning styles. Students must provide their own transportation for extended classroom experiences which include internships in elementary, middle, and high schools.

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Trade and Industrial Education

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Repair – Learn the theory and principles of air conditioning and refrigeration through practical experience. Get a hands on introduction to professional tools and practice trouble-shooting procedures. You will have the opportunity to obtain important industry certifications such as EPA and NCCER.

Students will be expected to meet all of the course requirements as listed and be able to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts. The instruction will be a combination of individual and team activities, with emphasis on “hands on” in the laboratory. The student will be required to keep a current portfolio of their accomplishments as part of the course grade. Use of textbooks will be required for the purpose of theory training and written assignments. Assignments will require the student to draw upon academic skills in mathematics, science, and language arts.

Student assessment will be based upon group work, individual completion of project journals, portfolios, oral presentations, hands-on projects, written reports, formal tests, and review quizzes. Students will be expected to complete homework assignments when given and will be required to complete all course requirements at the level specified by Caddo Parish School System for a passing grade and course credit.

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Auto Body (Collision) Repair – Learn to repair damaged frames, body metal, and body plastics through hands-on guidance and experience. Paint cars and operate the frame machine, air files, sanders, and acetylene/electric arc welders.

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Automotive Technology – Learn to repair the latest makes and models of cars and trucks in the areas of brakes, electrical/electronics, steering/suspension, engine repair/performance, heating/air conditioning, manual drive train/axle, and automatic transmission/transaxle.

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Carpentry – Use a combination of power and hand tools to build various projects such as furniture, play houses, and storage buildings while learning to read plans and blue prints.

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Drafting – Master the latest techniques and innovations in our high-tech computer-aided drafting (CAD) lab. Gain valuable experience in the area of machine, architecture, piping, structural, electrical and mapping. Network with former students who are now professionals with successful careers in architecture and engineering.

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Machine Shop – Train to be a machinist by building machine parts using lathes, mills, drills, grinders, and CNC (computer numerical controlled) machines. Develop skills in reading blueprints, using machine shop math, practicing layouts, completing bench work and heat treating.

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Welding – Fabricate trailers, barbeque pits, deer stands, and other real-life projects while building skills in oxy-acetylene, arc and M.I.G./T.I.G. welding techniques. Develop skills in scale reading, linear measurement, blueprint reading, and layouts.

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