Excel Careers for Advanced Professional Studies is a High School Program
Excel Careers for Advanced Professional Studies is a high school program which operates multiple career strands for 11th and 12th grade students in the Little Rock School District. Excel will put you one step closer to reaching your dreams by providing real and relevant learning experiences. Each career strand will offer internship experiences, industry certifications, and college credit. See the course descriptions below and connect to your strengths and passions.
Advanced Studies for Medical Sciences
Everyone needs health care. If you feel you have a calling to care for others, won’t faint at the sight of blood, and interested in learning more about careers in the field of medical services, the Advanced Studies for Medical Sciences may be the class for you. This course offers students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in the health care field through rotations and observations in a hospital and clinic environments. Students will engage in project-based learning and have the option of concurrent credit with Pulaski Technical College. The year-long course meets daily for a block of 2.5 hours.
Advanced Studies for Construction Technology
The constructions industry is busy building new structures and renovating and repurposing existing structures in Central Arkansas. Are you interested in a career in the field of construction? If so, Advanced Studies for Construction course is for you. This class provides the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the construction industry in safety, basics of construction, framing, and reading building plans, and wide array of construction-related occupations. Students will visit and complete internships at local construction projects to learn basics of building construction. Student will engage in a hands-on, real world project complete with internships and have the option of concurrent credit with Pulaski Technical College. The year-long course meets daily for a block of 2.5 hours.
Advanced Studies for Technology Solutions
Considering a career in computer technology? Then you need this course! This innovative program meets off campus at a business and engineering technology locations. Students in the program will gain insight into the technology industry and the limitless career opportunities associated with this industry. Learn how to use the tools, equipment, technologies and materials needed in technology services. Students will research real-world problems and complete a final projects, internship, and professional portfolio with accomplishments for interview and employment purposes. Students will have the option of concurrent credit with Pulaski Technical College. The year-long course meets daily for a block of 2.5 hours.
Advanced Studies in Education
Teachers do more than teach, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. As a teacher, you are more than just an educator: you are a mentor, a confidant and a friend. One of the most common reasons to become a teacher is to make a difference in the lives of as many students as you can. Are you interested in becoming a teacher? If so, the Advanced Studies in Education course is for you! Get an up close and personal look at what it means to be a teacher. Students in this course will receive on-the-job experience where they will gain advanced knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of education. Students will complete and internship and a real-world project under the guidance of a professional educator. Students will have the option of concurrent credit with Pulaski Technical College. The year-long course meets daily for a block of 2.5 hours.
The Little Rock School District will partner with the CAPS network, which is comprised of 23 school districts. The network provides support, training, and tools to advance career education. Click on the links to the right to learn more about CAPS.
Advanced Studies in Digital Media Production
Do you have an interest in Visual Arts and an interest in making a career of it? This course will allow you to explore careers in digital media productions. You'll be exposed to advanced software to design graphics and create high-quality publications. Students who have an interest in illustration will have the opportunity to learn new ways of creating illustration using digital tools.
As a designer, digital work often is often required to become a printed piece. Students have the opportunity to be a part of the production team with LRSD's print shop. Students learn the in's and out's of a full production shop from receipt of the job, to delivery. There is opportunity for students intern in a business, and work with professional graphic designers on real client projects. Design graphics for both print and digital artwork, capture images with DSLR cameras, learn to screenprint, and operate machinery in a professional production shop. Students have the opportunity to earn Adobe Certification in Photoshop and Illustrator. There is also the option of concurrent credit with Pulaski Technical College.