Career Academies

Business/Entrepreneurship Academy
Health Occupation Academy
Hospitality Academy
Education Academy
Transportation Technology
Logistics Academy
Engineering Academy


Business/Entrepreneurship Academy

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: Letter of Application 1 CREDIT/ 2 TERMS
  3. Dual Credit

Business/Entrepreneurship AcademyThis course offers dual credit from both Bettendorf High School and Scott Community College. The course will blend entrepreneurship skills with business functions necessary to operate a small business. Students will be introduced to entrepreneurship through weekly presentations from local business representatives. Through observation and practical experience, students will learn the basics of market planning, principles of accounting and financial management, market research and developing a business plan. Students will utilize a team approach to develop their business ideas and will have an opportunity to practice incorporation of their ideas into real-world settings.

The second 9-weeks of this semester-long course will include rotations through a local business. Students will work in pairs gaining real-life practice in the areas of Advertising/Marketing, Human Resources, Sales, Management, Customer Service, Recruitment, Finance, Collections, Quality, IT). The academy will conclude with business presentations made by the students.

NOTE: Enrollment in this course is limited.
*See the Business department introduction for a description of Employability, Financial Literacy, Civic Literacy, and Technology essential skills and benchmarks

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Health Occupation Academy

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: Letter of Application 1 CREDIT/ 2 TERMS
  3. Dual Credit general elective
  4. Location: Trinity Hospital, Bettendorf Campus

Health occupation AcademyHealth Care Systems and Career Exploration is an in-depth exploration of health care careers and employment expectations to assist in health care education and career development decisions. History and overview of the health care industry and common health care safety practices will be explored through theory and a wide range of clinical experiences. Clinical shadowing experiences in a medical center as well as in community health care settings will provide the student with exposure to a wide range of health care career experiences and health system models.

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Hospitality Academy

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: Letter of Application 1 CREDIT/ 2 TERMS
  3. Dual Credit general elective

Hospitality AcademyThis course is a beginning level course to the Hospitality Management Program at Scott Community College. Students who have taken the Safety and Sanitation Course are eligible to apply for acceptance into this academy. The academy will allow students to experience many aspects of the hospitality field in an effort to explore this as a future career option. Students will be given an introductory look at the hospitality field, will be provided hands-on activities in a laboratory setting and will be placed in a business setting one day per week. The class will be held at Scott Community College in the new, state-of-the-art Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Center.

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Education Academy

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: Letter of Application 1 CREDIT/ 2 TERMS
  3. Dual Credit general elective

Education AcademyThis course provides 18 weeks of studying the structure of American education while also providing background information about the role of a teacher. Emphasis will be placed on providing a broad foundation to assist students with making career choices. The first 9 weeks of this class will take place in a typical classroom setting. During the second 9 weeks of the class, opportunities for guided observation and teacher aide services in various school classrooms will be provided. Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley school districts will support learning opportunities at the elementary and middle/Jr. High level. Students will be partnered with a mentoring teacher for four weeks at one level, and five weeks at another. One day per week will be used for reflection and planning. This will be conducted by an adjunct instructor from Scott Community College.

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Transportation Technology

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: Auto Maintenence 2 CREDITS/ 4 TERMS
  3. Power Mechanics, and Administrative approval
  4. Dual Credit industrial technology

Transportation TechnologyTransportation Technology is a course designed to prepare students to enter the world of work in automotive repair. This course will be taught at Scott Community College and will run for thirty-two consecutive weeks. The course will be divided into the following units:

  1. Basic Core Skills (3 weeks) - This module of the course is designed to acquaint the student with the proper personal and shop procedures needed to function in a repair shop.
  2. Diesel Power Equipment (9 weeks) - This module of the course is designed to acquaint the student with modern diesel powered equipment operation and service.
  3. Automotive Technology (9 weeks) - This module of the course is designed to acquaint the student with basic maintenance and service.
  4. Automotive Collision Repair (9 weeks) - This module will be divided into four segments and will include instruction in each of the following areas: Detailing and Trim service, Metal Finishing, Panel Alignment, and Basic Refinishing.

The students enrolled in this course will participate in job shadowing in addition to participating in the modules listed above. One day a week the student will visit a repair facility to observe the typical duties and responsibilities of individuals employed in the various areas.

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Logistics Academy

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: None 1 CREDIT/ 2 TERMS
  3. Dual Credit general elective

The course will provide an overview of the role of Logistics in today's business world; terminology in the field of logistics and an overview of the major functional areas of the Logistics field such as transportation, inventory management, distribution and warehousing, regulatory and compliance. Students will be exposed to trends, issues and challenges of the field, as well as to potential careers in Logistics. Students will spend nine weeks in a classroom setting and nine weeks in a business setting specifically working in a logistics setting.

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Engineering Academy

  1. Grade: 12
  2. Prerequisite: Application/Engineering problems 1CREDIT/2TERMS
  3. Dual Credit general elective

Engineering AcademyThis course will help students understand the field of engineering and engineering technology. By exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes, students will learn how engineers and technicians use math, science and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. This class will contain nine weeks of coursework and nine weeks application of their knowledge at one or more Deere and Company facilities.

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