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Students at any Fresno Unified High School are eligible to attend CART. Apply through your counselor to reserve your spot for the 2019–20 school year. More information is available at www.cart.org. Please contact your counselor for an application or visit www.cart.org for more information.

Biomedicine

Students explore issues in medical science and human anatomy/physiology through their involvement in dissections, medical case studies, and research projects. Students investigate how a healthy body functions and how it reacts to disease. Students will collaborate with medical professionals at various hospitals and clinics in the Fresno/Clovis area as they research a variety of medical topics. Recommended prerequisites: “C” or better in Biology, Algebra 1 and English. Prior enrollment in Chemistry.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Clinical Anatomy/Physiology
  • Advanced Topics in Medicine
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Biotechnology

Students explore biotechnology, an exploding science field that leads to high-paying jobs in medicine, biology, chemistry, agriculture, and environmental science. Students will apply DNA technology to genetically engineer bacteria, solve medical mysteries, clone tissues, diagnose genetic disease, and explore drug development and testing. Students will wrestle with difficult ethical issues that arise as a result of using biotechnology to solve problems. Recommended prerequisites: “C” or better in English, Algebra 1 and Biology.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Chemistry or Advanced Science Topics
  • Biotechnology Accelerated & Research
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Business And Finance ROP

In addition to learning how to manage and invest money, students also investigate what it takes to create and own a business. Students study human behaviors of producing, distributing, and consuming materials, goods, and services in a world of limited resources. They learn how the financial services industry works as they strengthen the analytical, technical and communication skills needed to succeed in any economy.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • US History or Government and Economics
  • Topics of Money and Banking
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Cybersecurity ROP

In this program, students will learn to design, build, secure, and analyze computers and the networks that connect them.

Through hands-on projects, they investigate the internet of things (IoT) and how it is changing the way we support current technology. This lab prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Qualified students may earn college credit through Fresno City College.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Advanced Network Management and Certification (2 Periods)
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship ROP

Students explore how companies, such as Apple, Starbucks, Roxy, Nike and Dole develop their branding through product development, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns and global product placement. Students enjoy hands-on learning as they develop their own product brands and promotional campaigns, including online advertising and social media, television, radio, mobile and print advertising. Students learn industry-standard technology for conducting market research and creating advertising products. Students experience real-world learning through internships with non-profit organizations, such as I Bike Fresno, media companies and advertising agencies.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Government and Economics or
  • US History
  • Economics of Marketing and Advertising
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Engineering, Manufacturing and Robotics ROP

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Creativity, knowledge and skill are used to develop solutions to real world problems. Working as individuals and in small teams, students design, test and evaluate working prototypes of their solutions. Students will learn how to bring engineering designs into the physical world using a variety of engineering tools, skills, and practices including cutting edge CAD, and CAM solutions. CNC machines, 3D printers and Laser Cutters are just a few of the technologies that will be introduced to basic electronics, microcontrollers and computer programing while learning to design, build and program robotic and automation devices.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Physics and Technology
  • Engineering I
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Environmental Science And Field Research ROP

Students take part in several field trips in order to experience the San Joaquin Valley, San Joaquin River, Pacific Coast, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Students will carry out hands on projects relating to careers in marine biology, wildlife rehabilitation, air quality, river ecology, alternative energy, and forests. Students will have the opportunity to work with environmental professionals and government agencies to complete scientific projects. Some examples are growing native plants, restoring native wildlife habitat, rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife species, monitoring forests, experimenting in wetlands and conducting studies of tide pools and beaches.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Science and Technology

Forensic Research & Biotechnology

Students use hands-on investigative science techniques to solve intriguing problems involving the law. Scientific evidence, DNA, fingerprinting, physical evidence, crime scene reconstruction, and biotechnology are used to create a picture of what happened in the past. Recommended prerequisites: “C” or better in Biology, Algebra I and English.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Physical Forensics Science
  • Forensic Research and Biotechnology
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Interactive Game Design ROP

Game design requires skill in a number of areas including graphic design, programming, audio, animation and modeling. All students have the opportunity to learn about each of these areas while working in teams to create original games and characters rendered in both two and three dimensions. Students are introduced to industry standard software such as 3D Studio Max, XNA Game Studio, Unreal, Flash and Photoshop. Recommended prerequisite(s): Database, Graphics, Programming, Web Design, or Video.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Interactive Game Design (2 Periods)
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Law & Order & Public Policy

Students study the major aspects of constitutional, criminal, and civil law. Projects teach students about their individual rights and criminal procedure, how laws are made and how to make a legal argument. Students learn how to research and discuss current and historical controversial issues relating to the law. All students have the opportunity to participate in mock trials and field trips to local and federal courthouses and law firms.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Government and Economics
  • Law and Order and Public Policy
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Multimedia – Digital Media And Graphic Design ROP

Students develop skills in communication and message design including color, typography and design principles. They will investigate graphic and web techniques in cooperative teams similar to corporate settings. Design students will work on all stages of production using industry-standard software (i.e. Adobe CC) to create original products such as logos, posters, newspapers, advertisements, websites and two-dimensional animation.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Digital Media and Graphic Design (2 Periods)
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Multimedia – Digital Video Production And Broadcast ROP

Students develop skills in television and film production. Using industry-standard software packages (i.e. Adobe CC), students will engage in hands-on, integrated curriculum. They work on all stages of production while creating products such as short films, advertisements, journalism broadcasts, and documentaries. All multimedia students develop skills in the content and presentation of message design, the sociological impacts of media, and the stages of the production cycle.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Digital Video Production and Broadcasting (2 Periods)
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Psychology & Human Behavior

Students investigate the inner workings of the human mind on both physiological and chemical levels. Students explore the workings of their own minds while learning why people behave the way they do. Students consider what influences behavior, and how behavior is controlled, changed, and modified.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology and Human Behavior
  • CART Technology Applications I or II

Web Application Development ROP

YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Amazon, Google—these are some of the 21st century spaces we have created to connect friends, community, business, and information around the world. Go beyond being a user of technology and learn how to design, develop, and deploy rich internet applications using Web 2.0 developer tools such as Java, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and more. Learn the foundational skills of object oriented programming, scripting, web & database design, and the design principles of building a graphical user interface that end users will enjoy.

Program includes:

  • Composition through Careers (H) or Expository English 12 (H)
  • Database Design OR
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • CART Technology Applications I or II
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