Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education courses offered at Barbers Hill ISD include:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Business, Finance and Information Technology
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Manufacturing - Dual Process Technology
  • STEM
  • Transportation at GCCISD Stuart Career Center

Scholarship Opportunities

Enterprise Products LogoScholarships for Goose Creek ISD and Barbers Hill ISD High School Students Program Document

Enterprise Products will provide up to 2 two-year scholarships in 2013, 3 two-year scholarships in 2014 and 4 two-year scholarships in 2015 and subsequent years to high school seniors who pursue a Certificate of Completion or an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in one of the following career paths:
Instrumentation Technology

  • Electrical Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Analyzer Technology
  • Industrial Systems –Machining/Millwright

 

 
Chevron Phillips LogoChevron Phillips Workforce Development Scholarship Program
Process Technology, Instrumentation Technology and Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Majors
 


Chevron Phillips Chemical Co will present Lee College with a gift of $75,000. A portion of that gift - $10,000 - will be allocated to the process, instrumentation and electrical technology programs to purchase needed equipment and/or supplies.

The remaining $65,000 will be allocated to the Lee College Foundation to be used for scholarships for Process Technology, Instrumentation Technology and Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree majors. The scholarships will serve as a recruiting tool for students and will provide a pipeline for internships and/or employment to help fill the local industry's workforce development needs. Chevron Phillips Chemical requests that these funds be used over a four-year period and for that reason, the Lee College Foundation suggests the $65,000 be put in a quasi-endowment so that earnings will accrue on the unused portion of the funds.

Click here for eligibility and program requirements.

 

Koch Pipeline Company LogoKoch Pipeline Company, L.P.
Outstanding Student Scholarship Program

 

Koch Pipeline Company will be sponsoring an Outstanding Student Scholarship Program to recognize and encourage Port Arthur-area high school students who are participating in an FFA program and excelling in math, science or trades and crafts required for positions in the local refining and petrochemical industries. The scholarship program will award $1,500 each to 12 area students during the 2013/2014 school year that are performing at or near their best potential and who display qualities such as leadership, character, self-motivation and a strong work ethic.

Click here for eligibility and program requirements.

 

CTE Advisory Board

Kirven Tillis
CTE Coordinator - Barbers Hill High School

Bryant Dyer
Lead PTAC Instructor - Lee College

Fred Lopez
Senior Business Consultant - Workforce Solutions Employer Service Division

Leah Veazey
Counselor - Barbers Hill High School

CTE Courses

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

Barbers Hill FFA/Agriculture Science Department offers a variety of courses in semester clusters. .

BHISD Agri-Dept is operated by a three teacher department, Ali Lide, Ralph Wilson and Brandon Otto.

How can you get involved as a parent and a student?

FFA is an intra-curricular part of a 3 part model used in Agriculture Science Programs. Sign up for an Agriculture Science Class at BHISD. Some choices are: Dual credit horticulture, Ag Mechanics, Ag Power (tractor mechanics), Meats Lab Processing, Wildlife Management, Animal Science and much more. Click around our website and if you have any questions just email me. We would love to visit with you about all the great opportunities we have to offer at BHISD/FFA.

~ Parents & community supporters (referred to as Young Farmers) meet the 1st Tuesday of each month 7pm in the HS Ag Building.

Young Farmers ~ Parents & community supporters

Meet the 1st Tuesday of each month 7pm in the HS Ag Building.

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Architecture and Construction

Photo of Bret McDonaldFor 33 years, I have had the privilege to teach my hobbies; financial management, art, woodworking an drafting. Now, in my second year of semi retirement, I only teach drafting as an adjunct profession through Lee College to juniors and seniors at Barbers Hill High School. Architecture was my first love and my high school drafting teacher encouraged me to major in Architecture at the University of Texas in the Fall of 1979. Though by degree plans changed, I never stopped drafting. I opened my own homebuilding and floor plan business and over the years, have seen hundreds of my homes and designs come to live and fruition all across Southeast Texas.

I also enjoy seeing high school students develop and share that same passion.

Here at BHHS, juniors start on the drafting board, just like I did almost 40 years ago. Then they progress to Auto CAD, computer-aided drafting, and complete an introduction and intermediate Auto CAD class. The last semester of the senior year, all students complete a full set of blueprints for an assigned home and their dream home in my Architectural Residential Drafting class. Through it all, I bring my love for kids and my experience as a home designer and homebuilder to the classroom. Highlights of the in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design through Lee College is 16 hours of college coursework. This certificate has allowed many of ex-students to take this skill -set straight into industry and employment upon graduation from high school.

Dual Credit Engineering Design and Presentation

DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting
DFTG 1409 Basic CADD

Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the process of design as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.

Dual Credit Architecture Design

DFTG 2419 Intermediate CADD
DFTG 1417 Architectural l Drafting-Residential

This course will provide students the opportunity to master computer software applications in a variety of engineering and technical fields. This course further develops the process of engineering thought and applications of the design process

Students can apply for summer internship with PBK. Please see Laura Torres, CTE Coordinator for more information.


Construction Technology

Construction Technology (CONTEC) is a one-year course for students, grades 10-12 who will be trained for entry-level employment in carpentry and/or construction management. This course is divided into two distinct parts-the classroom and the lab (woodshop). The first six weeks of the course emphasize a classroom learning environment with daily trips into the woodshop for labs. During this time the following subjects and areas are thoroughly addressed:

-Shop Safety, Video Training, Wood Technology, Project Planning and Design, Reading a Tape Measure, Tool & Power Tool Identification, Shop Floor Plan, Using Hand & Power Tools, Finishing Techniques, Joint Construction and Methodologies, and Using Shop Machinery.

The second part of this course allows students the freedom to work independently in the woodshop on respective projects. As a class, we will build wall cabinets, cutting boards, folding tables, and choice of outdoor furniture projects. After that, students will be allowed to work on their own or in groups on projects of their choosing or on assigned projects. Students are expected to reimburse the school district at cost for materials used for personal projects. Assigned projects do not require reimbursement and are given to students who do not wish to purchase and/or work on a personal project. Should a student want to keep an assigned project they will be required to reimburse the school district for the cost of materials. All students are encouraged to enter and participate in the Chambers County Youth Project Show in Anahuac at year end. This is a county-wide fair to exhibit all types of student wares and projects. Woodshop students will enter the Industrial Arts division to have their projects judged and/or auctioned.

Principles of Architecture and Construction

Principles of Architecture and Construction provides a one-year basic overview as a beginner course to carpentry and construction management. Curriculum is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Upon successful completion of the major units of study (course modules) which includes hands- on lab practical proficiency standards, students may choose to register their certification. This is an industry-driven certification curriculum, and the prerequisite to advanced certifications in subsequent courses.

Students will complete assigned projects such as birdhouses, book shelves, cutting boards, home décor, and basic outdoor furniture. Assigned projects do not require reimbursement and are given to students who do not wish to purchase and/or work on a personal project. Should a student want to keep an assigned project they will be required to reimburse the school district for the cost of materials.

Students must pass a “Shop Ticket” consisting of videos, teacher demos, written exams, and a skills/safety test in order to be granted access to major power tools. Upon completion students will be allowed to work on individual personal projects. Students are expected to reimburse the school district at cost for materials used for personal projects.

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Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

My passion is to teach students a skill that will help them continue their future goals. I like to create positive experiences for my students by implementing various teaching methods. I am ready to take my students' skills and show them the best ways to strategize, create and execute original ideas to create memorable results with their own unique motivations and talents.

Whether it’s music, painting, drawing, sculpting, writing, dancing, or any other genre, artistic expression is all around us—on TV and radio, at the movies, in art galleries, on the Web, in our MP3 players. People who work in the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications cluster may entertain and inform through an ever-growing array of new media forms such as cell phone ringtones, text messaging, and shared online videos. A world of audio-visual (A/V) technology and communications professionals—including

  • producers and directors
  • print and electronic journalists
  • website designers
  • video game programmers
  • multimedia artists

—makes it all possible. If you have a calling to be creative, yearn to express yourself, or love using new technologies, then Arts, A/V Technology & Communications may be the right career cluster for you. (adapted from Achieve Texas)

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Business

Get Connected...

Texas is at the heart Of the information technology revolution. Our state is home to world-class high-tech companies such as Texas Instruments, Dell, and Advanced Microsystems. Countless smaller firms create computer games, set up custom networks, service computer equipment, or develop and manage websites. In fact, every business in Texas needs IT expertise, either from in-house staff or from outside vendors. Keeping electronic data flowing takes both technical
expertise and problem-solving savvy. If you are good at grasping how technology works, have an idea for a new website or computer game, or want a career that is always changing, then Information Technology may be the right cluster for you.

Take Care of Business...

Business touches everything in your world. It’s behind the food you eat, the vehicles you drive, the clothes you wear—every product or service you consume is the result of a business somewhere organizing the people, money, materials, and other resources to deliver that product or service to you. From chief executive officers (CEO s) overseeing worldwide organizations of hundreds of
thousands of workers to receptionists answering phones, well-educated employees make businesses run more smoothly and profitably. The skills you learn in Business, Management & Administration can make you an attractive job applicant for any company. If you see yourself managing teams of people to get
projects done, crunching numbers to keep costs down, or becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own venture, then Business, Management & Administration could be the right career cluster for you.

(adapted from Achieve Texas Cluster Guides)

Health Science

Photo of Julie HearnI am a certified Health Science teacher and a registered respiratory therapist. I have worked in several areas of the medical field throughout my career. Since 2008, I have been working with one of the worlds most renown children's hospital as an advanced respiratory care practitioner. I was a clinical and classroom instructor with San Jacinto College from 2009 to 2014 and began teaching high school Health Science during the 2013-2014 school year. I enjoy getting to know each student's career interests and sharing all sorts of possible Health Science career pathways that they may not have considered previously. I work to empower, support, and inspire each student to achieve academic and professional success.

Health Science Students
Principles of Health Science

(1) The Principles of Health Science provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry.

(2) To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.

(3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.

(4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations and understand the implications of their actions.

Health Science

(1) The Health Science course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. The course may be taught by different methodologies such as clinical rotation and career preparation learning.

(2) To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should recognize, learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.

(3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.

(4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities, recognize limitations, and understand the implications of their actions.

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Human Services

Photo of Teri ThamesBeing a Family and Consumers Sciences teacher affords me the opportunity to teach students about one of the most important things – quality of life. My goal as a teacher is to create a positive classroom environment that is filled with patience, compassion, and respect. My hope is that every student leaves my classroom with a sense of possibility and a preparedness to lead happy and healthy lives.

Photo of Kari SagerI believe that each student is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as a teacher to help students meet their fullest potential and become functioning adults. By providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. I know how valuable teacher encouragement and motivation is for personal motivation. I strive to motivate students while teaching them to be intrinsically motivated through challenging yet supportive lessons and assignments. I believe establishing environments that, the teacher acts as a guide, allowing the students natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and promoting respect for all things and all people.

Principles of Human Services

This course will enable students to investigate careers in the human service career cluster including counseling and mental health, early childhood development, family and community, and personal care services. Each student is expected to complete the knowledge and skills essential for success in high skill, high wage or high demand human serves careers.

Dollars and Sense

Students focus on consumer practices and responsibilities, the money management process, decision-making skills, impact of technology, and preparation for human services careers.

Child Development

If your career choice is in education, child psychology, sociology, social work or many other fields of study, or even if you will just come in contact with children or want to someday be a parent, this course is for you. The course will identify the skills necessary for effective and rewarding relationships with children. Students will study the growth of a child from conception to school age, emphasizing the needs of the child and responsibilities of the caregiver. Students will learn how a child grows and develops physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Students will also explore the following topics: parenthood as a choice, responsibilities of parenting, teen pregnancy issues, birth control, prenatal care, prenatal development, labor and birth, financial aspects of parenting, child care options, building positive parent/child relationships, theories of child development, variations in family styles and structures, and crisis situations in families (abuse, alcohol, divorce).

Law Enforcement

I have the privilege to educate, motivate, and challenge students to use their talents without fear; to positively impact the world around them, regardless of the situation they find themselves in.

Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, security, corrections, and fire and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private security, and protective agencies of fire and emergency services. The course provides students with an overview of the skills necessary for careers in law enforcement, fire service, security, and corrections.

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement I is an overview of the history, organization, and functions of local, state, and federal law enforcement. This course includes the role of constitutional law, the United States legal system, criminal law, law enforcement terminology, and the classification and elements of crime.

Disaster Response

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) training program designed to train citizens, their families, friends and their neighbors how to identify, prepare for, and react to disasters and is the basis of this course. Students will receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With this training, volunteers can provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims before emergency first responders arrive on scene.

Law Enforcement Explorers

Law Enforcement Exploring is a program designed by Learning for Life (a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America) for young adults, both male and female, ages 14 (and completed 8th grade) to 20 that share an attraction to a career in law enforcement. The Barbers Hill ISD Police Department sponsors Law Enforcement Explorer Post 1929 in conjunction with the Barbers Hill High School Criminal Justice Program. The program provides an ideal link between the academic environment and the real world. Barbers Hill Law Enforcement Explorer Post 1929 currently has two primary adult advisors; Barbers Hill ISD Police Officer Douglas Egbert, and Chamber County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brian Orlando, and a host of associate advisor’s from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Chambers County Sheriff’s Department, and the Chambers County Task Force

In the Forensic Science courses taught at Barbers Hill High School, students do the real work of real forensic scientists making what they do in class authentic. Because of this, students will be more likely to appreciate the sciences, perhaps encouraging them to choose a career in one of the related science fields. Forensic science is a fourth year science elective which is not being taught in the majority of schools in Texas. We are very fortunate to be able to teach this class on our campus. With the overwhelming popularity of TV programs like CSI, Criminal Minds, NCIS, etc., this course covers topics that are relevant and interesting to the student. Current topics being covered in class include:

  • Laboratory safety, lab techniques and introduction to data collecting technology.
  • The Crime Scene: photography, drawing, application of methodology, observation skills, and physical evidence.
  • Fingerprints: characteristics, identification, latent prints, lifting and developing prints from various surfaces.
  • Hair Analysis: microscopy, analysis of hair, human vs. animal, morphology of human hair.
  • Glass and Soil: refractive index, density, fractures, patterns, identification and analysis of various types.
  • Drugs: analysis of drugs/medications, drug control laws, spot tests, and qualitative analysis.
  • Toxicology: analysis of poisons, alcohol, and lab tests for various substances.
  • Fibers and Paints: laboratory analysis of natural and synthetic fibers, comparative analysis of automobile paint chips.
  • Forensic odontology and analysis of bite mark evidence
  • Forensic Serology: identification and typing of blood, presumptive testing and blood spatter patterns.
  • DNA: electrophoresis, extraction of DNA and comparative analysis of patterns
  • Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions: metal analysis, etching serial numbers, bullet comparisons, cartridge cases
  • Forensic Anthropology: analysis of skeletal remains
  • Forensic Entomology: the use of insects in a criminal investigation

If you are looking for a fourth year science elective, forensic science is hard to beat!

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