Teachers

DCA Career Pathways

  • Convergence Media/Audio Visual Technology Film
    This pathway prepares students for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the Broadcast/Video Production career field. Instruction covers technical terminology, safety, basic equipment, reporting, script writing, production teams, production and programming, set production, lighting, editing, studio production, and professional ethics. Students participate in both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and Student Television Network for leadership training and to reinforce specific career and technical skills. Students work cooperatively in all phases of broadcast/video production to produce a regular show called "The Dec."

    Culinary Arts
    The Culinary Arts pathway creates an awareness of opportunities within the vast areas of the food service industry. This pathway incorporates developments in the areas of institutional food, fine dining and basic baking principles. Pathway completers will have a strong foundation in the basics of food preparation, safety, nutrition, and restaurant operating procedures.

    Career and Technical Instruction
    Our goals are to provide support services to students with disabilities enrolled in a Career, Technical and Agricultural Educational class in order to enable students to acquire entry-level job skills through a CTAE education plan. Instructors coordinate student's course of study with short and long-range career goals through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Participates in the development of the transition section of an IEP and provide Work Based Learning experiences.

    Early Childhood Education
    Students in this pathway are introduced to teaching in a diverse and inclusive environment, including homes, schools, and other community settings, which serve children from birth to age 8 and their families. Child-centered and culturally sensitive practices are emphasized throughout the pathway, focusing on the need for multiple methods of instruction to accommodate a broad range of learners.

    Architecture, Drawing and Design
    Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design. The four course sequence is focused on; safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting, and multi-view drawings; illustrate more complex objects using the Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) system and develop skills in dimensioning, tolerancing, pictorials, sections, auxiliary views, and intersection and developments; house designs, floor plans, roof designs, elevations (interior and exterior), schedules, and foundations; schedules, plumbing, heating and air, graphic presentations, plot/site plans, specifications, and building estimations; 3-D working and assembly drawings including rendering and animation. Further, the standards are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA). Students who successfully complete this and other drafting courses should be prepared to take the Drafter Certification Examination from the ADDA.

    Graphic Design
    This pathway will enable students to develop basic commercial art skills. Students will use basic typography, layout, and design techniques to create images and products that reflect knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design to attract and influence consumers.

    Web and Digital Design 
    This pathway exposes students to the skills needed to develop and maintain web servers and the hosted web pages at one or a group of web sites, and to function as designated webmasters. Includes instruction in computer systems and networks; web page design and editing; information resources management; web policy and procedures; Internet applications of information systems security; user interfacing and usability research; and relevant management and communications skills.

    JROTC - Army
    The mission of the United States Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Program objectives are to: provide and encourage citizenship; promote high school completion; develop leadership potential; strengthen self-esteem; improve wellness and physical fitness; provide incentives to live drug-free; and enhance life skills.

    Teaching as a Profession
    This pathway includes broad introductory coverage of teaching as a profession, public school organization, planning and delivery of instruction, creation and maintenance of learning environment, standards, teaching and learning in multicultural settings, mainstream education of students with exceptionalities, "at risk" students, family and community partnerships, school law, and educational philosophies.

    Work-Based Learning
    This pathway includes broad introductory coverage of teaching as a profession, public school organization, planning and delivery of instruction, creation and maintenance of learning environment, standards, teaching and learning in multicultural settings, mainstream education of students with exceptionalities, "at risk" students, family and community partnerships, school law, and educational philosophies.