Here’s a look at what the Broad River College and Career Academy, scheduled to open at Madison County High School in August, will provide:
•Culinary arts: The existing MCHS cafeteria will be converted into a culinary arts lab with a teaching kitchen, private dining area, classroom space, office and changing rooms.
•Audio and video technology and film: A new audio and video technology and film lab will be located on the bottom floor of the new MCHS addition. The lab will include a classroom, computer workstations, collaboration area, control room, studio and office.
•Healthcare science: A new healthcare science lab will be created to house the new healthcare program. The lab will include a reception area, exam tables, an office, storage, and separate classroom space.
New Ag Life
The new ag life sciences building is currently being built beside MCHS. This building will include four labs and student commons area.
•Ag multi-purpose lab: A large multi-purpose lab will feature a classroom area, lab area, small computer lab, storage and office.
•Biotechnology lab: A biotechnology lab will feature a demonstration desk, science lab equipment and prep room.
•Animal science lab: The animal science lab will include an indoor lab and an outdoor classroom with an animal penning system, computer workstations, storage and office.
•Plant science/horticulture lab: The plant science/horticulture lab will include indoor lab space, an outdoor work area, storage, an office, and easy access to the greenhouse.
•Academic support lab: A new computer lab will be made available to students and teachers in all program areas.
•Agricultural mechanics and metal fabrication: The agricultural mechanics program will be expanded to include separate agricultural mechanics and metal fabrication labs, a new classroom space and storage.
•Early childhood education: The early childhood education lab will be expanded to include a traditional classroom space, office, additional storage and a kitchen area.
•Electrical construction: The construction lab will be expanded to include a new classroom space, a dedicated lab space for electrical construction projects, additional storage space and designated areas for plumbing and masonry.
•Architectural drawing and design: The architectural drawing and design lab will be relocated and redesigned to include computer workstations, specialized drafting equipment, an office space and additional storage.
•Work-based learning: The Work-based Learning program will gain a larger lab with computer workstations, collaboration area and career center.
•Business and computer science: Two new expanded business education labs will be located on the bottom floor of the new MCHS addition. One lab will be attached to the new school store, The Red Zone. A third business education lab will be relocated to a larger space with an office and storage.
•Business and technology: Students in this pathway develop business and technology skills required for today’s business environment. Various forms of technology will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the business world.
•Agricultural mechanics and metal fabrication: In this pathway, students gain knowledge and skills in major areas of agricultural mechanics technology including wood working, agricultural structures, electrical wiring, electric arc welding, oxy/fuel cutting and welding processes, and power equipment operation and maintenance.
•Animal science: Students in this pathway will learn about animal anatomy and physiology as it relates to the nutrition, health, and management of domesticated animals as well as animal genetics and reproduction.
•Architectural drawing and design: Students in this pathway are introduced to the basic terminology, concepts, and principles of architectural design as they develop their skills with computer-aided design (CAD) tools and software.
•Audio and video technology and film: Students will write scripts, create sets, use props, operate cameras and microphones, apply the principles of light and sound engineering to record video, and utilize editing equipment to create final productions.
•Culinary arts: Students in this pathway gain knowledge and skills for employment in the hospitality industry such as food preparation, nutrition, menu planning, sanitation, equipment operation, inventory control, purchasing, and customer service skills.
•Early childhood care and education: Students in this pathway gain knowledge of childhood development and learn skills as they develop activities and educational lessons for preschool children.
•Electrical construction: In this pathway, students are introduced to both commercial and residential construction techniques, the safe and proper operating procedures of tools, print reading, building layout, construction theory, materials, cost estimation and scheduling.
•Entrepreneurship: Students in this pathway develop the skills needed to develop and manage independent small businesses. Topics covered include business administration, enterprise planning, small business operations and problems, capitalization and investment, taxation, business law and regulations, and e-commerce.
•Food science/nutrition: Students in this pathway will learn about factors involved in consumer food choices, in food selection, in food preparation, career opportunities in nutrition and food occupations, and commercial food preparation.
•Forestry/natural resources: Students in this pathway receive instruction in the areas of basic agricultural science, forest science, wildlife management and natural resources management.
•Plant science/horticulture: Students in this pathway gain knowledge and skills in the areas of floriculture production, general horticulture, landscape design and management, nursery production and management, floral design and management, plant science and biotechnology.
•Therapeutic services, nursing pathway: In this pathway, students will learn basic concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care; medical terminology; microbiology; life support skills; and the ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider.
•Web and digital communications: Students in this pathway receive hands-on instruction in creating, designing and producing interactive multimedia products and services, including the development of digitally generated or computer-enhanced media used in business, training, entertainment communications and marketing.
— This information was provided by Paul “Bo” Boykin Jr., CEO, of the Broad River College and Career Academy.
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