Curriculum Guide: Non-Departmental Courses

  • Non-Departmental courses are those that are offered for credit and do not belong to any particular academic department within the school. These courses are taught by a variety of school faculty.

      R151   R251   R351  R451

     

     

    R151/R251/R351/R451 Life and Learning Strategies LEVEL: 1,2,3,4 One year     One-half unit

    PREREQUISITE: Placement through staff conference recommendation

    This course is designed for students who receive special services for autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Students will develop strategies to increase effective skills of self-determination. The curriculum will emphasize individualized instruction in communication and socialization strategies related to daily problem solving. Content also will include units of study to support organization and study skills to increase overall academic performance.

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    R152   R252

     

     

    R152/R252 Life Strategies LEVEL: 1,2 One year     One-half unit

    PREREQUISITE: Placement through staff conference recommendation

    This resource program is designed to teach students how to manage various aspects of their lives strategically. The main goal of the course is to ensure that students are able to independently analyze and successfully solve problems in social, personal, and academic situations. The curriculum includes activities and exercises in the areas of responsibility, values, problem-solving, motivation, commitment, and self-determination.

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      R153   R253   R353

     

     

    R153/R253/R353 Learning Strategies LEVEL: 1,2,3 One year      One-half unit

    PREREQUISITE: Placement through staff conference recommendation

    This resource program is designed to teach students how to manage various aspects of their lives strategically. The main goal of the course is to ensure that students are able to independently analyze and successfully solve problems in social, personal, and academic situations. The curriculum includes activities and exercises in the areas of responsibility, values, problem-solving, motivation, commitment, and self-determination.

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    R226

     

     

    R226 Leadership for Life LEVEL: 1,2,3,4 One-half year      One-half unit

    This one semester elective course offers practical training in communication, group dynamics, planning and goal setting, conflict management, and self-evaluation. It is taught with an interdisciplinary approach offering the opportunity to improve qualities of self-respect, self-management, and goal-setting that cut across issues of personal growth and management.

      R313

     

     

    R313 Health Career Exploration and Medical Terminology LEVEL: 3,4 One year     One unit

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Biology and grade level

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    This course familiarizes students to the health care delivery system including an introduction to the organization, structure, function, and issues related to the health care environment. Emphasis is placed on the importance of effective communication skills for health care professionals, team building, professionalism, and diversity in the health care center. This class also emphasizes the origin and the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, and plurals. Emphasis is on rendering a professional vocabulary required for work in the health care field.

    R61302: Harper College Course HSC112, Medical Terminology, 2 college credit hours.

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    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

    - Audrey Hepburn

     

     

    R110   R210   R310  R410R450

     

     

    R110/R210/R310/R410/R450 Functional Academic and Life Skills LEVEL: 1,2,3, One year      One unit PREREQUISITE: Placement through staff conference recommendation This course is designed for students who receive special education services for intellectual disabilities with accompanying physical and/or medical challenges. The curriculum emphasizes functional academics and life skills through participation in hands-on experiences. Students have the opportunity to develop communication skills through the use of assistive technology and experiences with general education peer mentors and in-bulding vocational opportunities. Basic objectives and skills will be met through appropriate activities designed for each student’s level of ability.      

     

    Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.

    Mia Hamm Professional soccer player

     

    R314

    R314 Certified Nursing Assistant LEVEL: 4 One year     One unit

    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of R313 Health Career

    Exploration and Medical Terminology and Medical Terminology.

    Must have the ability to lift, move, and transfer patients. Recommend concurrent enrollment in S437 Anatomy and Physiology

    Objectives of the course are to teach basic nursing skills that provide “hands-on” care in a safe, competent, and quality manner. Both theory and practical laboratory lessons precede actual clinical experience. As part of the class, clinical experience at local health care facilities occur on designated weekends. Students must arrange their own transportation for the weekend clinicals. Successful completion of the course gives Harper College credit as well as high school credit. In addition, students become eligible to take the Nurse Aide Competency examination and be certified by the State of Illinois as Nurse Aides. A fee is required for healthcare equipment which the student will keep after the course is completed.

    R61402: Harper College Course CNA101, Nursing Assistant Training, 6 college credit hours.

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    R332   R432

     

     

    R332, R432 Related Occupations 1 & 2 LEVEL: 3,4 One or two years     Two units per years (Students also must enroll in R362, R372, or R382 Work Experience)

    Related Occupations is a general cooperative work program with paid work experience in any career or technology related field and the related classroom instruction. Appropriate training plans are developed and task lists are established based on prior experience and skill development. Students are supervised on-site by a qualified instructor/coordinator. It is a program that extends the realm of the classroom beyond the school setting into the world of careers. It will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with the values important to become successful in the world of work. It provides on-the-job experience in semi-skilled and service occupations in career relate and technology fields.

      R359

     

     

    R359 Advanced Placement Seminar  LEVEL: 3,4     One year       One unit

    PREREQUISITE: Freshmen may enroll in the course only through acceptance to the Gifted Program.

    Students will investigate real-world topics of their choosing from multiple perspectives, which often are different or competing. They will learn to collect and analyze information with accuracy and precision, develop arguments based on facts and effectively communicate them. Students will examine materials like news stories, research studies, and literary works to craft arguments to support a point of view and communicate it effectively through the use of various media. Assessment includes a combination of invididual and tgeam projects and presentations as well as through a written exam. (NCAA Core Course - pending)