North County Signature Course Descriptions

  • IT3 Explorations is an elective that has been developed as ongoing core class for students in 9th and 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.

    IT3 Explorations Syllabus


  •  The culmination of the Signature Program is a senior year internship in the IT3 field. This is also a requirement for the Transportation Logistics Certificate from Anne Arundel Community College.

    BWI Internship


    THANK YOU to the following employers that have hosted internships for IT3:

    We are actively seeking employers who would like to partner with us to provide this integral school to professional bridge for our IT3 students. Interested organizations should contact IT3's Signature Program Facilitator, Barbara Dziedzic,


College and Career

  • North County Signature and Anne Arundel Community College Trade, Transportation, Tourism with a plane, cargo, and chefs.

    Dual College Access with AACC

    One of the most exciting features of the IT3 program is that students in their junior and seniors year can earn 18 college credits in 6 courses. These courses are taught at North County High School by an AACC Professor. This highlights the incredible partnership AACPS has with AACC. 

    Anne Arundel Community College has developed a program in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain management industries designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the transportation and supply chain industries, with a focus on cargo handling, supply chain logistics, airport and seaport operations, related technologies, and security requirements.  

    Transportation And Supply Chain Management

    Transportation and Supply Chain Management is a broad, growing industry that encompasses many different occupations and career paths. 
    Careers generally fall into seven broad career areas:
    • operations
    • planning and management
    • warehousing and distribution
    • facility and equipment maintenance
    • systems
    • health and safety management
    • sales and service
    Learn more:

    AACC Website
    AACC Areas of Study

Field Trip Information

  • "When I step into Signature, it's like I'm stepping into the world." - Julia, Signature Student

    Signature Programs create a bridge that bring the world to students and take students into the world. Field trips are an important element of the experiential "field work" of the program. These career and college themed trips are explicitly linked with IT3 and are available to students throughout the school. Below are some of the trips students have taken through IT3.


    2016-2017 School Year

    UnderArmour's City Garage at Port Covington

    BWI Airport

    Urban Pirates in Baltimore

    Baltimore Boat Show

    Masonville Cove Envrionmental Outdoor Center

    Arundel Mills Employment Event

    2015-2016 School Year

    PortFest 2015

    Pilots Association Tour of the Working Harbor

    Nuclear Ship Savannah

    Vane Brothers and Moran Tugboats

    Rukert Terminals

    Schools in Court at the District Court

    2014-2015 School Year

    UnderArmour Distribution Center - Curtis Bay

    Camden Yards and Raven's Stadium

    Truck Pull, AACC

    Maryland General Assembly and Tourism Lobby Day