Fox Valley Career Center

If you are considering a program offered through the Fox Valley Career Center for next year, please read the following before making your decision. The Fox Valley Career Center offers a variety of specialized vocational courses and program that its individual member schools are unable to support on their own. Batavia High School’s affiliation with the Center represents a significant financial commitment on the part of School District. Therefore, before enrolling in a Fox Valley Career Center course we ask that you consider the following:  FVCC programs run for the entire school year. You may not drop a course during the year.  Satellite courses are offered at various sites, and students signing up for these courses are responsible for their own transportation. Make sure you have reliable transportation before signing up for a satellite course. Be aware that signing up for a satellite course does not automatically guarantee you a parking space at BHS.

The time schedules for satellite courses often do not fit well with our schedule. Students may have to leave early and arrive late to classes and may have not have a full lunch period. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with BHS staff to make up any materials missed.

 Batavia High School attendance and discipline policies will be followed at the satellite course locations. If these expectations cannot be met, students may be dropped from the program without credit, will not be able to enroll in another course, and will be assigned to in-school-suspension for the remainder of the semester.

Finally, we ask that you read the class description thoroughly and ask questions so that you are comfortable that this program and the schedule will meet your needs. Student initiated changes will not be permitted.

Descriptions of courses at Fox Valley Career Center are given below. These courses are open to juniors and seniors. On site Fox Valley Career courses consist of two (2) blocks all year. If there is a charge in addition to the home school fees, it is shown in the description. These fees will be paid at FVCC. The costs listed below are projected from the 2015-2016 school year and are as accurate as possible at this time. Minor changes may occur due to supplier cost fluctuations.

Fox Valley Career Center
Kaneland High School, Maple Park, IL

The bus is an extension of Batavia High School, and the same behavior expectations listed in the Batavia High School Student Handbook are thus in effect. If a student cannot meet these expectations, he or she will be dropped from the program without credit, will not be able to enroll in another course, and will be assigned to In School Suspension for the remainder of the term.

All students taking on site FVCC classes will also be required to take Technical Math as a junior. As a senior they will be required to take Technical Government and Technical Consumer Education.

Automotive Technology I & II
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Jr & Sr Elective
Fee: $40.00 per year. All students are required to purchase safety glasses and personal hand tools. Cost of tools averages between $200-$300 and is subject to change due to manufacturer’s cost.

Automotive Technology I introduces a student to the wide field of auto repair. After basic fundamentals are covered, the student receives “How To” demonstrations on performing service and repairs. Emphasis is on practical, up-to-date methods that are useful on the job. Areas of study include: electrical systems, tune-ups, wheel alignment, lubrication, brakes, fuel systems, cooling systems, and basic computer troubleshooting.

Automotive Technology II is an extension of Automotive Technology I. Auto II students receive advanced instruction in the following areas: computer engine testing and diagnostics, cylinder head service, lower engine rebuilding procedure, and air conditioning service and repair. Extra shop time is provided to conduct major repairs involving vehicles that will build on the student’s expertise and preparation for employment in the auto industry. Students who complete this class with a grade of B or better can receive credit for Waubonsee Community College course, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology.

BNAT:  Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (Formally CNA)
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Jr & Sr Elective Site: TBA
Fee: $25.00 plus a manual/workbook. Uniform and equipment approximately $60.00.
Health Occupations introduces the student to various health concepts and trains them to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The CNA is responsible for giving nursing care. This program is available to students who plan to go into the health care system. Upon completion of Health Occupations – BNAT, the student is prepared to take the Nursing Aide Training Competency Exam which allows for certification from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Special requirements: All students must purchase a FVCC uniform top, white pants, ID badge, gait belt and vital sign equipment for clinical sites. White support shoes are required with white hose or socks. A watch with a second hand is mandatory to take vital signs. The law requires all persons involved in patient care at any health agency to have a chest x-ray or 2-step tuberculin skin test and a hepatitis B vaccination series as part of their yearly physical exam. This must be done before clinical experiences begin. Students that receive a grade of B or better can receive credit from Waubonsee Community College course, Nurse Assistant Skills. Students must pass CPR for Health Care Providers with an 84% or better, and units on Safety, Blood Pathogens, and Universal Precautions with no less than a 70% to remain in class for clinicals.

Early Childhood II
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: Child Development and Child Care Lab
Level: Sr Elective
Fee: $30.00
This course continues the learning begun in Early Childhood I (Child Development & Child Care Lab). Emphasis is placed on working with infants, children with special needs, and elementary school children. Students are provided opportunities to work as interns in the infant-toddler room at Small World Learning Center or serve as interns in elementary schools throughout the community. Students earning a grade of B or better can receive credit for Waubonsee Community College course, Introduction to Early Childhood Education.

Electrician-Residential/Commercial I & II
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None Level: Jr & Sr Elective Fee: $30.00 per year|
The Residential/Commercial Electrician I course covers a variety of wiring practices involving the use of Romex cable and conduit to construct most of the lighting and receptacle outlet circuits found in modern homes. Included in the course are basic electrical circuits, magnetic motor control circuits and components, National Electrical Code rules, blueprint reading, and meter box and circuit breaker panel wiring.

The Residential/Commercial Electrician II course is an extension of the Residential/Commercial Electrician I course with a heavy emphasis placed on conduit work, more complex circuits and components, and much more emphasis on the National Electrical Code rules. Also included in the course is 200 amp service entrance meter box and circuit breaker panel wiring. A large emphasis is placed on blueprint reading.

Emergency Medical Technician
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Sr Elective Site: TBA
Fee: $30.00 plus a manual/workbook (approximately $80). Uniform and equipment costs are approximately $65.00.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic education program will prepare students to become competent, entry-level EMT Basics in order to serve in volunteer and/or professional career positions in the State of Illinois and area communities. EMT Basic program fulfills the prescribed requirements by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and prepares students to practice the art and science of pre-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction. The goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. An EMT Basic primarily provides care to emergency patients in a pre-hospital setting and serves as a vital member of the health care team. This program is available to students who plan to go into the health care or fire science fields, or another area of emergency medical services. Upon completion of the EMT Basic, the student is prepared to take the EMT Basic Competency Exam which allows for certification from the IDPH.

Special Requirements: All students must purchase a FVCC uniform top, pants, ID badge, stethoscope, watch with second hand, and text book. In addition, students must complete and pass an American Heart Association health care provider CPR class. As part of the EMT Basic class, students will complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of emergency room clinical in the prescribed time indicated by the instructor. The law requires all persons involved in patient care at any health agency to have a 2-step tuberculin skin test, proof of vaccination for MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) and hepatitis B. The students must also pass a drug screen and criminal background check. When students are taking part in the clinical hours at an area hospital, they will be required to provide their own transportation to the health care facility.

Fire Science I & II
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Jr & Sr Elective
Fee: $45.00 per year
Students will cover fire suppression activities as prescribed by the IFSTA Essential Manual. In addition, they will cover the First Responder course and, if successful, they will become certified as a First Responder.

Fire Science II is a study and practice of advanced techniques used in fire fighting. Topics include: personal safety, ladders, fire hose and appliances, water supply, nozzles and fire streams, rescue, communications, sprinkler systems, fire prevention, public fire education and fire cause determination. In addition, the course will provide the necessary background, knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a fire apparatus engineer, which include pump operations, pump functions, pumper components, pumper requirements, for maintaining and testing apparatus, fire stream development and water supply in relation to various fire ground operations. Finally, the course will provide the students with the skills and knowledge to be examined and certified by the Office of the State Fire Marshal as a Hazardous Materials First Responder. Career and vocational center occupational training programs provide students with in-depth, hands on learning experiences using laboratory facilities and equipment.

 

Welding I & II

(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Jr & Sr Elective
Fee: $45.00 per year plus all students must supply their own safety glasses, heavy gloves, work shirt, and necessary tools/materials

This introductory course is designed to help students master skills in the following areas: shielded arc welding, gas metal arc welding, tungsten metal arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, bronzing, flame cutting and the fundamentals of weld shop fabrication. Welding I students will complete a competency chart.

Welding II will utilize the concepts practiced in Welding I with more in-depth specialization. A higher level of competency is expected. The course material will be developed around problem solving fabrication equipment, operational procedures, production layout, technical function, and necessary tools/materials. Students that receive a B or better can receive college credit at Waubonsee Community College in the following courses: Welding I and Welding II.

Satellite Classes

All the programs listed below are located at an off-campus site and students must provide their own transportation.

Cosmetology I & II
(4 terms, 3 credits)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Jr & Sr Elective
Site: Approved Cosmetology School
Fee: Students are required to furnish their own transportation to the training schools, buy uniforms, shoes, cosmetology kit, and pay the required registration and lab fees. Student costs will average $3,000, subject to change depending on kit cost, compared to $16,000 cost if not enrolled through FVCC. Second year students are required to furnish their own transportation to the training schools, replenish any supplies needed, buy uniforms, shoes, and pay the required lab fees. Second year costs average $2,000.

Cosmetology I is divided into several units of study that include hair shaping, hair styling, draping, shampooing, blow dry styling, manicuring, facials, waving and sanitation. Chemistry and professional ethics will be taught in conjunction with the above units. Laboratory work and classroom instruction help students learn the theory required for licensing. Students must complete 750 hours to continue in the program.

Cosmetology II students will continue work to obtain the required 1500 hours and meet the state requirements for licensing testing. After completing the second year of cosmetology curriculum and the 1500 required lab hours, students may take the Cosmetology Licensing Exam and become a licensed cosmetologist.