Findlay High School students have the opportunity to take agricultural education classes at Liberty-Benton High School through the Millstream Career Center. See your guidance counselor if you are interested.
The Automotive Tech Prep program prepares students with the necessary technology skills to enter a professional career in an automotive setting and further their education at the post-secondary level. Up-to-date instruction, technology, and equipment reflects current employment conditions and job expectations in today’s workplaces. The program develops the student’s ability to transfer their skills and knowledge to new tasks, to continue lifelong learning, and to compete in the global marketplace. This program prepares students to enter a two- or four-year college program for automotive technology or in a related career field. Automotive Tech is a College Tech Prep Program – students successfully completing this program may receive advanced college credits.
Computer Networking and Cybersecurity is a two-year program that helps to prepare students for careers dealing with networking systems analysis, planning and implementation. Students will gain the necessary skill to analyze network system needs for design, installation, maintenance and management of networks. Skills obtained will prepare students to obtain Cisco Networking certification. The primary goal is to provide a seamless transition from high school to work or to a two or four year college program. Computer Networking & Cybersecurity is a College Tech Prep Program – students successfully completing this program may receive Dual-Enrollment credits through Rhodes State College.
Computer Programming is a two-year program. Students training in the areas of hardware and software programming analysis will learn to design, develop, test, document, implement, and maintain computer systems software and web pages. Students will select from program specialties that will lead to computer training in computer programming languages, software development, application, and software maintenance. Skills learned are suitable for articulation into two- or four-year college degree programs. Computer Programming is a College Tech Prep program – students successfully completing this program may receive up to 20 college credits.
Construction Skills is a two-year program designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in the construction trade area. Competencies learned include: concrete, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Actual skill training is accomplished with well-structured, in-lab experiences along with actual on-the-job instruction. Employability skills required by employers are taught and stressed. Attendance and punctuality are of the utmost importance.
Cosmetology is a two-year program designed for students who desire to become a licensed professional. The first year will introduce students to the basic curriculum for Cosmetology and allows students to acquire theory, lab, and clinic hours towards the hair licensure program. Year two in the Cosmetology program contains curriculum and hours required for students to qualify to take the State Board of Cosmetology exam.
Does food and creativity go together for you? Then Culinary Arts is a logical Millstream choice for you. Culinary Arts is a two-year program designed for students interested in the food service industry. The food service industry offers literally millions of opportunities for nurturing and developing your talents and emerging a leader. You will have a chance to use your creativity in developing your menu – financial savvy in controlling your profits and losses – marketing ideas for reaching your customers – management skills to lead a team to accomplish an objective and the scientific know-how that goes into preparing and serving food safely. Students gain experience in all aspects of food production and management via our student-operated restaurant The Cafe @ Millstream. In this program, you can earn college credit!
The Engineering and Computer Aided Drafting Technology program prepares students with the necessary technology skills to enter a professional career in an engineering setting. Up-to-date instruction, technology, and equipment reflect current employment conditions and job expectations in today’s workplace. The program develops the student’s ability to transfer skills and knowledge to new tasks, to continue lifelong learning, and to compete in the global marketplace. This program prepares students to enter a two- or four-year college in an engineering career.
Health Professions is a two-year program designed to incorporate academic instruction with technical skill proficiency to provide students with the knowledge and capabilities needed in the medical field at entry-level positions. The program goal is to encourage the students to apply the knowledge and confidence gained through this program as an incentive to continue their medical education in college. Medical Terminology will be a major component in both years. Students will complete Nurse Aide training and will be qualified and encouraged to take the Ohio Nurse Aide State Test (STNA). Students also earn Basic Life Support CPR. The students will learn first aid, anatomy, intro to phlebotomy, pathophysiology and office skill including medical coding, medical law and ethics.
The Hospitality and Restaurant Services program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the growing hospitality and restaurant service industries. Students will learn safe work habits and employability skills. An in-house lab, as well as possible community sites, provide students with hands-on experiences.
In the Job Training Program (JTC), a student’s abilities, individual skills and interests are matched to specific jobs within the community. Students with Individual Educational Plans are provided instruction and supports so that they can be successful in the workplace. The student will learn work-related skills in a simulated work environment, then progress into an individualized, community-based or employer training experience. Once paired with an employer, the goal is for the student to maintain competitive or supported employment.
Marketing students will explore marketing communications, merchandising and professional selling. Marketing I is designed to prepare students to develop the skills necessary to be a team player and marketing professional in today’s constantly-changing business world. Marketing II will advance student knowledge in the marketing areas introduced in Marketing I. In addition, students will create, execute, and evaluate promotional strategies, and content for advertising, sales, promotion, and publicity/public relations. In the final course Strategic Entrepreneurship students will use innovation skills to generate ideas for new products and services, evaluate the feasibility of ideas, and develop a strategy for commercialization. Students have a unique opportunity to participate in DECA, a marketing student association that helps members develop leadership and teamwork skills, a network of marketing contacts, and a desire to serve the community.
Do you enjoy taking photos and playing with those fun filters? Ever think about designing those yourself? Media Production & Visual Design is the course for you! During your first year of this 2-year program students learn and apply fundamentals of various software applications including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator. Focus is on photo taking, editing and graphic illustration. Students also have the opportunity to work with the community and be a part of real world projects.
The second year of this course will teach students the basics of video editing, media analysis, and filmmaking. Students will work individually and in groups to write, shoot, and edit their own projects with access to a variety of camera equipment. Sample student projects during the semester include, commercials, short films, music video and news stories. Students are also required to run and maintain their own YouTube channel. Students will work with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.
The Performing Arts program is a two-year program designed to prepare students for careers and postsecondary education in theater, music and dance. Students will learn through in-class activities and performance opportunities; acting techniques, character design specific to makeup and costumes, understanding the elements of a script and production within plays and musical theatre. Students will learn auditioning, rehearsing skills and employability skills that transcends into any chosen career path.
THERE’S POWER IN TEACHING! If you are fired up about exploring the possibility of being a teacher, then Teaching Professions is the program for you. Students will complete four courses, participate in field experiences at area schools, build positive relationships with other future teachers, and have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours through partnerships with community organizations. Students will develop a portfolio that will enhance their path toward becoming a teacher, acquire advanced knowledge, and may even earn college credit to apply toward teacher licensure.
Welding is a two-year program designed to prepare students with modern welding process. Students will develop skills, understanding, and techniques necessary to apply accumulated knowledge to on-the-job situations that occur in the welding field. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of how the welding industry operates.
Single period courses are offered at Findlay High School and may change from year-to-year – for an updated list of current courses – please refer to the Course Selection Guide.