• half globe with plane with IT3 on wings.  North County HS International Trade, Transportation, & Tourism.

Signature Courses

  • The curriculum for each of our high school Signature Programs is crafted to be rich with opportunities to see learning come alive through purposeful engaging activities and planned opportunities for students to meet professionals working in industry, government, and organizations throughout the public and private sectors.  Signature Explorations Courses exist in every high school.  These unique courses are semester or year-long survey offerings that introduce students to their school’s Signature theme.  These workforce-relevant Signature Exploration courses are collaboratively designed by AACPS educators and community/business partners working alongside one another.

  • International Trade, Transportation, & Tourism Exploration 1

    An elective that has been developed as ongoing core class for students in 10th grade who wish to participate in North County High School’s International Trade, Transportation, and Tourism Signature Program.  This course explores the ideas, issues, and impact of International Trade, Transportation, and Tourism as it pertains to our region. Students will develop background knowledge and skills necessary to participate and compete in these three industries. Strategies integral to this course include the effective and responsible use of the internet, the ability to discuss and debate mature topics and themes respectfully, a level of comfort with a variety of technology and non-print mediums, working in cooperative groups, and participating in multi-disciplinary project based learning.

  • International Trade, Transportation, & Tourism Exploration 2

    Students will develop their ability to function as independent learners in the dual credit Career and Technology Education completer program. This year long seminar-style class addresses College Academic Skills, Career Skills, Work Ethics, College & Career Planning. Concurrent with the Junior year AACC dual-credit courses. 

  • AACC Logo BPA237 Supply Chain Management

    Introduces students to the global supply chain with an emphasis on supply sources, distribution, production planning, information systems, customer service, inventory management, warehouse management, supply chain relationships and challenges facing managers today. Students completing the course will understand supply chain management systems and relationships and will be able to integrate information regarding the flow of materials across the supply chain. Prerequisite(s): BPA 235 or permission of department chair.

  • BPA235 Introduction to Transportation & Logistics 

    Surveys the organization and operations of the commercial transportation industry and its impact on the bottom-line of today’s modern businesses. Course topics include the legal and regulatory environment, costing and pricing, major transportation options, managing transportation partnerships and the use of information and technology in the logistics sector. The course also includes an industry-specific “current issues” component, an “employment opportunities” section that explores the industry job market and a look at the technologies and issues that will shape the future of transportation and logistics.

  • AACC Logo BPA275 | Internship in Business 1 | Proficiency Credit

    A course designed to give students in business technology areas an opportunity to acquire practical experience with classroom learning. Objectives are set by the supervising employer, the student, and the AACPS Workbased Learning Facilitator. At completion of the internship students present their portfolio to earn AACC Credit. 

  • AACC Logo BPA238 Domestic & International Freight Operations 

    Examines current issues and best practices in the area of domestic and international freight operations. Course topics include transportation providers, regulation and policy, carrier strategies, costing and pricing, information systems, transportation management, and the negotiation and bidding process. Prerequisite(s): BPA 235 or permission of department chair 

  • AACC LogoBPA236 Intro to Airport and Seaport Operations

    Surveys the organization and operations of the commercial transportation industry and its impact on the bottom-line of today’s modern businesses. Course topics include the legal and regulatory environment, costing and pricing, major transportation options, managing transportation partnerships and the use of information and technology in the logistics sector. The course also includes an industry-specific “current issues” component, an “employment opportunities” section that explores the industry job market and a look at the technologies and issues that will shape the future of transportation and logistics. 

  • AACC LogoHLS213 | Transportation and Border Security 

    Provides an in-depth view of modern border and transportation security. Specific topics include security for seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, trucks, pipelines, buses, etc. Focuses on the technology needed to detect terrorists and their weapons as well as includes discussion on legal, economic, political, and cultural aspects of the problem. Lab fee $20. Prerequisite(s): HLS 111 or BPA 235 or permission of director 

Contacts

  • IT3 Pathway:

    10th  Grade

    IT3 Explorations 1

    11th Grade 

    IT3 Explorations 2

    Dual Credit classes
    Offered at NCHS

    BPA 235 (Semester 1)
    BPA 237 (Semester 2)

    12th Grade 
    Dual Credit Classes
    Offered at AACC 

    BPA 275 ( Semester 1)*  
    HLS 213 (Semester 1)
    BPA 236 (Semester 1)
    BPA 238 (Semester 2)

    *This class includes an internship completed during summer between 11th and 12th grade