Career Experiences

    Get a first-hand look at a career and earn high school credit while exploring these opportunities in our community:


    Cadet Teaching  

    Grade: 12

    Cadet Teaching is an elective course for seniors who have an interest in pursuing a career pathway in education.  Students are placed in an elementary or middle school classroom at a grade level they would like to explore.  Students will spend the year with a mentor teacher learning the skills and strategies necessary for successful teaching.   Students who complete this course exit with a basic understanding of the following:

    • Classroom organization
    • Classroom management
    • Curriculum and instruction processes

    This is a year-long course in which students earn 2 credit hours per semester.   Students applying for the course must have good attendance and be on target for graduation.  

    Students must complete an application to enroll in this course.  

    Click here to fill out the Cadet Teaching Application.


    Career Exploration Internship

    Grade: 12

    Career Exploration Internship is an elective course that offers real-world opportunities for NHS seniors.  Seniors are placed in a private or public work setting where they have a career interest.  Students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professionals in the workforce learning the activities and skill sets that are necessary for the specific career as well as practicing and understanding the importance of the soft skills necessary in 21st Century occupations.  Students who complete this course will exit with the following understandings:

    • The type of post-secondary education/training required in a specific career field
    • Professionally relevant competencies in their specific professional setting
    • Workplace professionalism and ethics

    This is a year-long course in which students earn 2 credits per semester.  Students applying for the course must have good attendance and be on target for graduation.  

    Apply to participate in the Career Exploration Internship Program.


    Health Science Education II - Nursing

    Grades: 11, 12

    This program is intended for students who have an interest in health sciences and may someday continue their education in nursing or some other health-related field.  The class will prepare students for entry-level employment at hospitals and extended care facilities by preparing them to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).

    During the course of study, students will earn dual credit hours from Ivy Tech in CNA preparation.  The student will receive classroom and skills lab training at All Heart Nurse Aide Training Center LLC located in Noblesville. Once complete the student will advance to a thorough clinical experience at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other health care facilities. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be certified to take the state CNA licensing test. The licensing test fee is included in the tuition and will occur as the capstone event of the course. All students will be additionally licensed as home health aides.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • One semester course
    • Two blocks (2 credits)                


    Emergency Medical Services

    Grades: 11, 12

    Emergency Medical Services prepares students for a State certification in Emergency Medical Services. This course is designed for persons desiring to perform emergency medical care. Students will learn to recognize the seriousness of a patient’s condition, use the appropriate emergency care techniques and equipment to stabilize the patient, and transport them to the hospital. This course also addresses the handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents. It covers theories, techniques, and operational aspects of pre-hospital emergency care with the scope and responsibility of the basic emergency medical technician. It requires laboratory practice and clinical observation in a hospital emergency room and ambulance. Participation in HOSA affords the student the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitive events, specifically CPR/First Aid and EMT, at both the state and national level.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • One semester course
    • Two blocks (2 credits)


    Industrial Technical Maintenance

    Grades: 11, 12

    Industrial Technical Maintenance I includes classroom and practical experiences that prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair and maintain industrial machinery and equipment. Instructional activities develop diagnostic and problem-solving skills related to electric circuits, wiring, motors, robotics, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Additional areas of instruction should include plumbing, rigging, basic machining, welding and cutting. This class will be held at Ivy Tech Noblesville.

    • Recommended Prerequisites: Introduction to Manufacturing or Introduction to Construction
    • Full year course
    • Two blocks (2 credits per semester)


    Associated Builders and Contractors, Construction Prep Academy 

    Grades: 11, 12

    Course: A Survey of Construction (Construction Trades I 5580)

    Location: Ivy Tech Noblesville (300 N. 17th St., Noblesville, IN 46060)

    The Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Prep Academy (ABC) offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore a variety of trades and professions in the construction industry. Students will attend class regularly at Ivy Tech Noblesville, where they will actively study these trades through lab projects, job site visits, and fabrication facility visits. Industry experts and area contractors will support the program through guest teaching experiences or hosting the field trips. Students in this survey course will study the following topics:

    1. Careers in Construction
    2. Heavy Equipment Operation
    3. Concrete/Masonry
    4. Roofing/Framing
    5. Carpentry
    6. Electrical
    7. Plumbing
    8. HVAC/Sheet Metal
    9. Glazing
    10. Sprinkler Fitting
    11. Construction Business & Project Management
    12. Welding
    13. OSHA 10
    14. First Aid/CPR
    15. Lift Operation Safety (Scissor Lift, Boom Lift)
    16. Confined Space

    Students who complete this course will be offered paid summer internships in the trade of their choice. This is a great opportunity for students to connect with local employers, earn money, and to determine if a career in the trades is right for them.

    This course is a pre-requisite course for Construction Trades II, which allows students to begin formal apprenticeship training in the trade of their choice.


    Work Based Learning: Trade & Industry (ABC Apprenticeship)

    Grade: 12

    Work Based Learning: Trade & Industry (ABC Apprenticeship) is the second year of the ABC construction course.  Students will begin an apprenticeship in the trades with an ABC member business.  Students will apprentice 3 hours every other day in their area of focus. Students must take an evening class one night a week at ABC.

    Prerequisites: Students must have completed the first year ABC class to enroll in the second year.


    See J. Everett Light Career Center for more information about this career program.