Welcome to Practicum
  • Practicum

    Career Technology Education (CTE)

    ID: 13030105

    Instructor: Dr. Valgene Holmes

    COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to CTE, Practicum. The focus of this course is a thorough, intensive overview of Criminal Justice career opportunities. This course includes the ethical and legal responsibilities, operation of police and emergency telecommunication equipment, and courtroom testimony.

    The Practicum is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.

    TIME FRAME: This is an (180 hour-3 credits) instructional program. That is, 1 1/2 credits will be earned upon successfully passing each semester.

    TEXTBOOKS: IAED ETC Course Manual; Houston Emergency Center Training Material to include policy, procedure, and protocol. However, other resource materials from the internet will be used.

    Other materials: Altaris CAD will be used to assist students in critically analyzing information to determine its value for the problem-solving task; demonstrate respect for individuals such as those from different cultures, genders, and backgrounds; and demonstrate sensitivity to and value for diversity

    EXAMINATIONS: Assessments will be made through projects, quizzes, class participation, tests and work-related Quality Assurance.

    GRADING:                                  Departmental Grading Criteria

    90-100%    = A     45%   Summative Exams and Projects
    80-89%      = B     30%   Knowledge & Skill Application Performance
    79-75%       =C              Classwork/Homework     
    74-70%       =D     15%   Quizzes
    Below-70% = F     10%   Student Engagement Classwork

    COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    1)    Understand the basic principals of criminal law.
    2)    Know the types of crimes.
    3)    Learn the elements of crimes.
    4)    Give the legal definition of each major crime.
    5)    Know the constitutional rights of both defendants and victims.
    6)    Recognize evidentiary materials and elements.
    7)    Define crimes against persons.
    8)    Define crimes against property.
    9)    Define inchoate crimes.
    10)  Understand the essential principles of arrest, search and seizure, stop         and    frisk, profiling, cruel and unusual punishment and other similar concepts.

    COURSE CONTENT: The following is a sample of the course content.

    1)    Employment Skills
    2)    Workplace Conduct
    3)    Workplace Ethics
    4)    Workplace Health & Safety
    5)    Workplace Decision-Making
    6)    Interpersonal Skills at the Workplace
    7)    Communication Skills at the Workplace
    8)    Professional Written & Research Skills at the Workplace e
    9)    Workplace Technologies
    10)  Workplace Portfolio

    INFORMATION: If you have any questions regarding this program, you may address them to vholmes1@houstonisd.org . I will respond to all questions.