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[header]STEM Pathway[/header]

[section]Is This You?[/section]
[list=unordered][li]Do you have an aptitude for math, science, and/or computers?[/li][li]Can you read scientific information and follow directions?[/li][li]Do you have above average mathematics and science skills? Can you use the scientific method and arrive at logical solutions?[/li][li]Do you enjoy solving problems using facts and judgements?[/li][li]Can you work accurately with detailed information?[/li][li]If you answer yes to most of these questions, the STEM Pathway may be for you.[/li][/list]
[b]STEM careers[/b] include a variety of options for jobs in health services, engineering, technology, and natural sciences. Many of the fastest growing occupations are concentrated in health and natural science, which are expected to increase more than twice as fast as the economy as a whole. Engineering and computer occupations are also expected to grow rapidly to satisfy expanding needs for scientific research and applications of computer technology in business and industry.

[section]STEM Career Opportunities by Educational Level[/section]
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[tr][th]Technical Training or 2-Year College[/th][th] [/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Bio/Medical Technician[/td][td]Clinical Laboratory Technologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Computer Technician[/td][td]Dietetic Technician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dental Assistant/Hygienist[/td][td]EKG Technician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]EEG Technician[/td][td]EMT/Paramedic[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Environmental Technician[/td][td]Engineering Technician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hazardous Materials Tech[/td][td]HVAC Technician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Laser Technician[/td][td]Licensed Practical Nurse[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Machinist/Tool Technician[/td][td]Medical Assistant[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Medical Lab Technician[/td][td]Network Systems Specialist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Nuclear Medicine Technician[/td][td]Occupational Therapist Assistant[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Operating Room Technician[/td][td]Optician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Physical Therapist Assistant[/td][td]Radiologic Technician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Radiologic Technologist[/td][td]Respiratory Therapist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Robotics Technician[/td][td]Surgical Technician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Traffic Engineering Technician[/td][td]Ultrasound Technologist[/td][/tr]
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[table]
[tr][th]4-year College & Beyond[/th][th] [/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Aerospace Engineer[/td][td]Anesthesiologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Astronaut[/td][td]Astronomer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Anthropologist[/td][td]Automotive Engineer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Botanist[/td][td]Biochemist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Biochemical Engineer[/td][td]Cardiologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Cartographer[/td][td]Chemist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Chiropractor[/td][td]Civil Engineer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Computer Engineer[/td][td]Computer System Specialist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Crime Lab Technician[/td][td]Crimonologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Dietitian[/td][td]Dentist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Ecologist[/td][td]Electrical Engineer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Environmental Scientist[/td][td]Epidemiologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Family Practitioner[/td][td]Forensic Scientist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Geneticist[/td][td]Geologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Horticulturist[/td][td]Industrial Engineer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Manufacturing Engineer[/td][td]Marine Biologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Mechanical Engineer[/td][td]Medical Researcher[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Meteorologist[/td][td]Nurse Anesthetist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Registered Nurse[/td][td]Obstetrician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Occupational Therapist[/td][td]Oceanographer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Optometrist[/td][td]Pediatrician[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Pediatrician[/td][td]Pharmacist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Physical Therapist[/td][td]Physical Therapist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Physician[/td][td]Physician's Assistant[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Podiatrist[/td][td]Prothetics[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Psychiatrist[/td][td]Psychologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Radiologist[/td][td]Safety Engineer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Sports Physician[/td][td]Soil Conservationist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Sociologist[/td][td]Sonographer[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Statistician[/td][td]Surgeon[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Surveyor[/td][td]Systems Analyst[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Teacher[/td][td]Toxicologist[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Veterinarian[/td][td]Zoology[/td][/tr]
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[section]Credit Transfers[/section]
This plan serves only as a general guideline. It is important to remember that the receiving school has the right to determine whether or not credits will transfer. For specific information regarding transfer of credit, students should consult an academic counselor at the institution to which he or she wishes to transfer credit.
[b]Pathways Certificate:[/b] Students earning 4 credits with a 2.0 average in STEM electives listed in the following course clusters are eligible to receive a Career Tech Pathway certificate at graduation.

[section]Grade 9 Course Cluster[/section]
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[tr][th]Core Courses[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Intro to Lit and Comp, English 9, or Intro to Lit and Comp (H)[/td][td]1[/td][td]Integrated Science or Biology[/td][td]1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Algebra I, Algebra Concepts & Applications, or Geometry (H)[/td][td]1[/td][td]Health 9[/td][td]1/2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Physical Education I[/td][td]1/4[/td][td]US History or US History (H)[/td][td]1[/td][/tr]
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[table]
[tr][th]Suggested Electives[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th][align=right]2 1/4[/align][/th][/tr]
[tr]
[td]Art I[/td][td]Intro to Engineering Design I[/td]
[td]Intro to Engineering Design II[/td][td]Personal Finance Management[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]World Languages[/td][td] [/td]
[td] [/td][td] [/td]
[/tr]
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[section]Grade 10 Course Cluster[/section]
[table]
[tr][th]Core Courses[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][/tr]
[tr][td]Survey of Lit and Comp, English 10, or Major American Writers (H)[/td][td]1[/td][td]Biology I, General Biology, or Chemistry I[/td][td]1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Plane Geometry, Geometry Concepts & Appl., or Algebra II (H)[/td][td]1[/td][td]US Government or US Government (H)[/td][td]1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Career & College Readiness or Career Exploration[/td][td]1/2[/td][td]Physical Education II[/td][td]1/4[/td][/tr]
[/table]
[table]
[tr][th]Suggested Electives[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th][align=right]2 1/4[/align][/th][/tr]
[tr]
[td]Child Development[/td][td]Culinary Fundementals[/td]
[td]Global Foods[/td][td]Intro to Computer Programming and Technology[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Microsoft Office[/td][td]Financial Literacy[/td]
[td]Principles of Engineering[/td][td]Aerospace Engineering[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Any listed grade 9 elective not taken[/td][td] [/td]
[td] [/td][td] [/td]
[/tr]
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[section]Grade 11 Course Cluster[/section]
[table]
[tr][th]Core Courses[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][/tr]
[tr]
[td]US Lit and Comp, English 11, or AP English Language and Comp[/td][td]1[/td]
[td]Physics I, Chem I, Material Science, AP Biology II, or AP Chem II[/td][td]1[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Algebra II, Algebra IIA, Algebra II/Pre-calc (H) block, or Pre-calc (H)[/td][td]1[/td]
[td]Social Studies Elective[/td][td]1/2[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[table]
[tr][th]Suggested Electives[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th][align=right]3 1/2[/align][/th][/tr]
[tr]
[td]Allied Health (2 yrs.)[/td][td]Anatomy and Physiology[/td]
[td]Biotechnology (2 yrs.)[/td][td]Environmental Management (CHS 2 yrs.)[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Environmental Science[/td][td]Exercise Science (CHS 2 yrs.)[/td]
[td]Information Technology (2 yrs.)[/td][td]PLTW Aerospace Engineering[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]PLTW Engineering (2 yrs.)[/td][td]Principles of Engineering[/td]
[td]Any listed grade 9 or 10 elective not taken[/td][td] [/td]
[/tr]
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[section]Grade 12 Course Cluster[/section]
[table]
[tr][th]Core Courses[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][/tr]
[tr]
[td]Lit Appreciation and Comp, English 12 or AP English Language and Comp[/td][td]1[/td]
[td]Social Studies Elective[/td][td]1/2 or 1[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Algebra II, Algebra IIB, Pre-calc, Calc I, I & II, or III[/td][td]1 or 2[/td]
[td]World History[/td][td]1/2[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[table]
[tr][th]Suggested Electives[/th][th] [/th][th] [/th][th][align=right]5 1/2[/align][/th][/tr]
[tr]
[td]AP Physics[/td][td]Biotechnology II[/td]
[td]Material Science[/td][td]Any listed grade 9, 10, or 11 elective not taken[/td]
[/tr]
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