Career Clusters

Career clusters are designed to follow a coherent sequence of courses in a graduation plan, and CTE employees collaborate with teachers and other departments to design, implement, and assess core and career-program offerings.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

RCHS CTE department offers three experiences in this cluster:

Animal Science

Principles of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.(1 credit)
Equine Science/Wildlife Mngmt (1 credit)
Livestock (1 credit)
Practicum in Agriculture (2 credits)

Power Structures

Principles of Agriculture,
Food & Natural Resources.(1 credit)
Ag Mechanics (1 credit)
Ag Facilities (1 credit)
Practicum in Agriculture (2 credits) 

Horticultural Science

Principles of Agriculture,
Food & Natural Resources.(1 credit)
Horticultural Science (1 credit)
Principles & Elementsof Floral Design (1 credit) AND/OR Advanced Plant and Soil Science (1 credit)
Practicum in Agriculture (2 credits)

 

Tutorials Times 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:  8:00 am to 8:30 am

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following teachers:

Gary Gilliland
Ag Facilities
Livestock
gillilandg@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Steven Horton
Ag Mechanics
Practicum in Agriculture
hortons@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Jessica Watkins
Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Equine/Wildlife
Horticulture
watkinsj@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Architecture and Construction

RCHS CTE department offers one experience from this cluster:

Interior Design

Interior Design (1 credit)

Advanced Interior Design (1 credit)

Practicum in Interior Design I (2 credits)

Practicum in Interior Design II (2credits)

If you have any questions about this pathway, please fill free to contact:

 

Tutorial Times  

Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Monday 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm, or by appointment

Ashley Jones
jonesas@rcisd.org   
972-636-9991

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

RCHS CTE department offers four experiences from this cluster.

Audio/Video Production

Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications (1 credit)
Audio Video Production (1 credit)
Advanced Audio Video Production (2 credits)
Practicum in Audio/Video Production (2 credits)

Steve Vaughn
vaughns@rcisd.org
  
972-636-9991

Tutorials 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-8:00 am to 8:30 am


After School
By Appointment


 

Graphic Arts

Digital and Interactive Media (1 credit)
Graphic Design and Illustration (1 credit)
Advanced Graphics Design and Illustration (2 credits)
Practicum in Graphics Design and Illustration (2 credits)

Animation

Digital and Interactive Media (1 credit)
Graphic Design and Illustration (1 credit)
Animation (1 credit)
Advanced Animation (2 credit)

Erin Strahm
strahme@rcisd.org
  
972-636-9991

Tutorials 
Monday, Tuesday 8:00 am to 8:30 am


After School  
By Appointment


 

Fashion Design

Fashion Design (1 credit)
Advanced Fashion Design (1 credit)
Practicum Fashion Design 1 (2 credit)
Practicum Fashion Design 2 (2 credit)

Jill Jeffrey
jeffreyj@rcisd.org
  
972-636-9991

Tutorials
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am to 8:30 am

After School  
By Appointment 


Professional Communications      

Meg Adams
adamsm@rcisd.org
   
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-8:00am to 8:30 am


After School  
By Appointment

Business, Management & Administration

RCHS CTE department offers two experiences from this cluster.

Business

Business Information Management I (1 credit)
Money Matters/Banking and Finance (1 credit)
Business Information II (2 credit)
Practicum in Business  (2 credit)

Business and Finance

Business Information Management I (1 credit)
Money Matters/Banking and Finance (1 credit)
Business Information Management (2 credit)
Accounting (1 credit)

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following teachers:

Marie Adamson  
Business Information Management I & II
adamsonm@rcisd.org   
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times  
Tuesday 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Wendy Hallmark  
Business Information Management I 
Money Matters/Banking and Finance
hallmarkw@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times
Monday, Wednesday 3:45pm to 4:15 pm

Jo Lynn Harper
Accounting
harperj@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Jo Lynn Harper
harperj@rcisd.org

972-636-9991

 8:00 to 8:25 everyday and after school by appointment

Finance

RCHS CTE department offers two experiences from this cluster.

Finance

Business Information Management I (1 credit)
Money Matters/Banking and Finance (1 credit)
Accounting I (1 credit)
Accounting II (1 credit)

Business and Finance

Business Information Management I (1 credit)
Money Matters/Banking and Finance (1 credit)
Business Information Management II (2 credits)
Accounting I (1 credit)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following teachers:

Marie Adamson
Business Information Management I
adamsonm@rcisd.org
   
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times
Tuesday: 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Wednesday: 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Jo Lynn Harper
Accounting I & II
harperj@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times: 
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:30 am 

After School by appointment only

Wendy Hallmark
Business Information Management I
Money Matters/Banking and Finance
hallmarkw@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times
Monday, Wednesday: 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm;  
Tuesday, Thursday: by appointment only

Health Science

RCHS CTE currently offers one experience in this cluster:

Principles of Health Science (1 credit)

Medical Terminology (.5 credit) /Profession Communications (.5 credit)

Health Science (Online Dual Credit in Health Information Management-year 1) (1 credit)

Practicum In Health Science (Online Dual Credit in Health Information Management-year 2)

(2 credits)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Daun Kopca
daun.kopca@rcisd.org
972-636-9991

Hospitality & Tourism

RCHS CTE department offers one pathway from this cluster:

Culinary Arts

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism (1 credit)
Culinary Arts (1 credit) OR Advanced Culinary Arts (2 credit)
Advanced Culinary Arts (2 credits) OR Practicum in Culinary Arts I (2 credits)
Practicum in Culinary Arts II (3 credits)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following:

Cynthia Clark
clarkc@rcisd.org
  
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Wednesday: 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Human Services

RCHS CTE department offers one experience in this cluster.

Child Development

Principles of Human Services (1 credit)
Child Development (1 credit)
Child Guidance (2 Credits)
Practicum in Human Services (2 credits)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Emily Asbill
972-636-9991

Tutorial Times:  Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am to 8:30 am
After school by appointment only

Information Technology

RCHS CTE department offers one experience from this cluster:

Web Technologies

Business Information Management I (1 credit)
Digital and Interactive Media (1 credit)
Web Technologies I (1 credit)
Research in Information Technology (Web Tech II) (2 credits)
  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Jeana Franklin
franklinj@rcisd.org
  
972-636-9991

Tutorial Time:  By Appointment Only

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