Thomas Edison Services Cluster

Services Cluster

The Academy of Health Professions (AOHP)

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The Academy of Health Professions is an academically challenging, two-year course that combines science and technology with on-site patient care. This course uses project and problem-based learning, clinical experiences, as well as challenging classroom and lab instruction to teach students about the field of healthcare. In year one, students progress through two foundational courses: Foundations of Medicine and Health Sciences and Structures and Functions of the Human Body. It is through these courses students have the opportunity to earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification.  In the second year of the program students enroll in the Medical Careers with Clinical Applications course. This honors level course provides qualified students, with certified health care skills, the opportunity to work beside health care professionals in an internship at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Bethesda Health and Rehabilitation Center.  

 

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Network Operations & Information Technology

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Network Operations is an exciting course, preparing students for college information systems majors and promising technical industry certifications. In this course, students explore new technologies in PC hardware and operation systems, as well as computer networking. Students have the opportunity to earn CompTIA A+ and Network + certification, which are entry level, industry standard certifications. Students gain theoretical and practical skills and knowledge, and are able to put those skills to use in entrepreneurial experiences and community service projects. Graduates in this program are prepared for continued college/university study in various computer science majors.

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Graphic Design

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Graphic Design's unique and inspiring program prepares students interested in college studies and careers in the arts, media, and communication industries. Students gain a wide and solid foundation in graphic design, digital imaging, and print-related skills.

The Graphic Design students use the latest in computer technology, as well as the latest programs related to design & production and digital imaging; leading to skills in photo editing, presentation, illustration & drawing, and multimedia and web design. Thomas Edison's Graphic Design program offers certification through the national accreditation and certification program, PrintEd. Through testing students may gain certifications in Introduction to Graphic Communication and Graphic Design. Thomas Edison is also a Certiport certified testing facility for Adobe products. Additionally, students may also gain college credits through articulation agreements with select colleges and universities.

 

 
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Cosmetology  

 

 

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The Cosmetology program develops expertise in the science and techniques of personal beauty care, focusing on hair, skin, and nails. Cosmetology is Thomas Edison's only three (3) year program, and students must enter as rising sophomores (10th grade). Additionally, students using this course as their high school Program of Study must sit for the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists' exam at the end of the third year. The instructional emphasis in this course includes hygiene, sanitation and safety, salon management, and the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology rules and regulations. Students learn concepts and skills related to anatomy and physiology, mathematics and measurement, and chemistry. It is through course work, lab projects and clinical experience students are able to earn the 1,500 clock hours required to become eligible to earn graduation credit and take the Cosmetology exam. Students also participate in entrepreneurial experiences through managing and operating their own salon. Members of the community are invited to call to schedule appointments. Under the guidance of the instructor, a licensed senior cosmetologist, students are able to provide services in shampooing, precision hair cutting, chemical services, hair coloring, skin care and facials, make-up techniques, manicures, and pedicures.

Nail Technology is also an elective course in the Cosmetology program. This one-year course is offered only for elective credit. Students gain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career as a Nail Technician and salon management and ownership.Cosmetology

 


The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT)

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Thomas Edison High School of Technology, with a partnership with the National Academy Foundation (NAF), offers a college and career preparatory program which uses project-based learning to strengthen literacy, project management, leadership and teambuilding skills, while fostering creativity and innovation. The program's curriculum contains essential content from Principals of Hospitality and Tourism; Destinations, Geography, and Cultures; customer service, hospitality marketing; and career readiness. Students participate in a class-time internship at a local hotel, and may have the opportunity to complete a paid internship in the second year of the program. Students can also enroll in a college-level course during the senior year of high school, for those who meet qualifications. Students in this program have the opportunity to earn ServeSafe Food Protection Manager's certification. In conjunction with the Professional Restaurant Management program, AOHT students operate a full-service restaurant every spring.

 

Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts

 

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The Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts program offers students the opportunity to explore the food service industry and initiate the skills needed to study further in college/university and culinary school.  Students have the tremendous opportunity to learn the art, business, and science of cooking. In a professional kitchen, students study and practice food safety and sanitation principles, professional food-handling and preparation techniques, quantity preparation, professional cooking, baking, and cost control. Students participate in various entrepreneurial ventures through a student-run restaurant, snack bar, catering events, and a production bake sale. Students may earn ServeSafe Food Protection Manager's certification.   

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