All off campus courses require a completed application form. Applications will be screened to determine the best placements based on our limited number of seats. Filling out an application does not guarantee a spot in the program.
Students choosing to drive to any off campus locations for class are required to fill out an Insurance Obligation Form at the time of registration.
Insurance Obligation Form
High School District 214 pays the student's Harper tuition, but some programs require purchase of equipment or uniforms. Off campus programs include those listed below and the Harper classes listed in the next section.
06191 - Practical Architectural Construction (PAC) full year at construction site
06741 - Computer Repair A+ Certification full year at JHHS
06750 - CISCO Networking Basics fall at JHHS
06760 - CISCO Routers and Routing Basics spring at JHHS
06771/06772 - Nail Technology
06791 - Power-On-Site Training (POST) unpaid intern at auto repair shop
06781/06782 - Cosmetology
06830 - Teacher Intern Program fall and/or spring
06191 PRACTICAL ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION (PAC)
Grades 11, 12 Full Year 1 H.S. Credit per semester Limited Enrollment
Prerequisites: High motivation; Good attendance and behavior record; BGHS Application Form. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.
PAC Application Form
Class Times: Two hours daily, usually Section 1, from 7:40-9:40 a.m. at the construction site. (Contact the Coordinator if the student needs to enroll in Section 2 or Section 3: 10:30-12:30 or 12:40-2:40.)
Fees: Students are responsible for buying basic carpentry tools and a tool belt.
Transportation: Cab transportation to the site is provided upon request.
Course Description: This course provides students with actual on site work experience in the construction trades as they build a single family residence each year. Students experience every stage of the home building process and learn to utilize the tools of carpentry and related trades. A primary concern of the program is a safe work environment, so ability to follow instructions is a must. Participation and work ethic are major components of each student’s grade.
Related High School Classes: Technical Drawing and Architectural Design classes.
Career Outcomes: The course will benefit students who wish to investigate careers in the building trades, architecture, construction management, or design work.
06741 COMPUTER REPAIR A+ CERTIFICATION
Grades 9-12 Full Year .75 H.S. Credit per semester Limited enrollment
Student receives articulated college credit upon completion of course and enrollment at Harper.
Prerequisites: 903, 906 or Division Head Approval; Good reading skills; Good attendance and behavior record. Recommended for average to above average students.
Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.
Computer Repair A+ Application
Class Times: 60 minutes daily, usually Section 1, from 7:20-8:20 a.m. at John Hersey H.S. Contact the Coordinator if the student needs to enroll in Section 2 from 9:25-10:25 a.m. or Section 3 from 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Fee: Exam fees of $72 each for A+ Essentials and IT Technician exams. (Exams optional)
Transportation: Cab transportation is provided.
Course Description: Computer Repair A+ is a two semester PC based course designed to cover the following subjects: microcomputer fundamentals, PC hardware, Microsoft operating systems, troubleshooting, processors, system board devices, input/output devices, optical storage, video displays, printers, multimedia, networking, installation, configuration, upgrading, and diagnosing. Extensive reading, interpretation of data, and application of repair principles is required.
Further Education: District 214 Computer Networking Program: Courses #06750 - CISCO Networking Basics and #06760 - CISCO Routers and Routing Basics. STUDENTS MAY TAKE COMPUTER REPAIR A+ CONCURRENTLY WITH CISCO.
Career Outcomes: Students who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to sit for the industry recognized A+ Computer Repair Certification Exam, which qualifies them as PC computer repair technicians.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
• This program requires motivation, willingness to do "hands-on" work, and good reading ability.
• Grades in previous computer or technical courses will be a major consideration for eligibility for the program, as will good attendance and behavior.
• BGHS students are scheduled for Section 1 from 7:20-8:20 a.m. unless there is a reason for an exception.
06750 CISCO NETWORKING BASICS
Grades 11, 12 1 semester - FALL only .75 H.S. Credit per semester Limited enrollment Student receives articulated college credit upon completion of course and enrollment at Harper.
Prerequisites: C in 06741. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.
Class Times: From 8:25 - 9:25 a.m. at John Hersey H.S.
Transportation: Cab Transportation is provided.
Course Description: This is the first semester of a two course sequence in computer networking sequence. It replaces NetPrep I at Harper and is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experiences in current and emerging networking technology. Topics will include networking, terminology, protocols, cabling, network standards, setting up LAN, WAN, Ethernet basics, network administrator duties, etc. The content is regulated by industry standards and provides hands-on opportunities for learning.
Further Education: 06760 at JHHS.
06760 CISCO ROUTERS AND ROUTING BASICS
Grades 11, 12 1 semester - SPRING only .75 H.S. Credit per semester
Limited enrollment - Student receives articulated college credit upon completion of course and enrollment at Harper.
Prerequisites: C in 06750
Transportation: Cab is provided.
Class Times: From 8:25 to 9:25 a.m. at John Hersey H.S.
Course Description: This course is the second semester in the District 214 computer networking sequence. It replaces NetPrep II at Harper.
Further Education: Students who successfully complete 06750 and 06760 will be eligible to continue their education in the Harper College NetPrep networking program for an additional certificate.
Career Outcomes: The course content is regulated by industry standards. The focus will be on empowering students for immediate career and/or further study and training in the computer networking field. Successful completion of 06705 and 06760 will result in eligibility to apply for the industry recognized CISCO Networking Level I Certificate.
06771/06772 Nail Technology
Grade 12 Full Year 1.0 Credit per semester
Prerequisite: Application and Interview
Transportation: Cab is provided.
Class Times: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Nail Technology Application
Course Description: This 350 hour state approved licensing course is for students interested in the nail technology field or as a nail technology business operator. Upon successful completion of all goals and passing required tests, the student is eligible to take the state board exam for State of Illinois Nail Technology Certification. This class requires a substantial fee for materials and state registration.
06791 POWER-ON-SITE TRAINING (POST)
Grades 11, 12 Full Year 1 H.S. Credit per semester
Prerequisites: 06061; Motivation; Interview with Coordinator; Completion of BGHS and Dist. 214 Application Forms; Interview with Work Site Supervisor; Good attendance and behavior record. Enrollment subject to Coordinator review.
Class Times: Students must attend two hours daily at individually scheduled times (usually afternoon).
Transportation: Will be the responsibility of the student.
Course Description: This unpaid internship program provides technical automotive training and shop work at a commercial enterprise under the direction of a service manager. The training experience includes two hours of work each day with an experienced mechanic or parts person employed by the place of business. The Program Coordinator will place students, as well as monitor their progress.
Career Outcomes: Students investigate automotive shop careers while learning basic job skills.
Grade: 12 1.5 H.S. Credits per semester Limited enrollment
Prerequisites: Students must be highly motivated, hold a GPA of at least 3.0 (C average) or higher, be at least 16 years of age, and uphold good attendance and appropriate behavior. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student in their home school, complete an application, and pass all written tests with a minimum of 75%. Students participating in early graduation are not permitted in this program. Since cosmetology has a limited enrollment, if the number of applicants exceeds the limit, your home school has the right to select those students who are best qualified. Late submission of this application may mean that a student cannot enroll because the course is closed. They need to attend a mandatory evening open house in early spring. Lastly, due to the time commitment required for this program, it is recommended that students not hold outside jobs.
Class Times: Meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 - 5:45 p.m. and Thursday from 1:30 - 6:15 p.m. at Empire Beauty School in Arlington Heights.
Fees: Township High School District 214 pays the tuition, which is over $6,000 for the first 750 hours. The total fee for the student will be $1,750: $100 registration fee due at orientation and a one time $1,650 fee for equipment and supplies, which will become the property of the student, and is due by August 1, or other arrangements can be made by this date. Students must also provide their own solid black and/or white uniforms and footwear (Empire’s dress code will be discussed during open house). All costs and/or fees after the first 750 hours are the responsibility of the student/parent. Various funding options are available after graduation that includes Pell grants, delayed billing, state and federal grants. Empire intake counselors are available throughout the year with detailed information on this matter.
Transportation: Provided upon request
Course Description: The cosmetology program is a joint educational effort between the Northwest Career Partnership, which includes District 214, 211, and 220, and Empire Beauty School. Students will attend the program their senior year, both 1st and 2nd semester and will accumulate 750 hours and earn 1.5 high school credits per semester. Empire determines the curriculum, rules, and guidelines of the program, while District 214 supports the disciplinary decisions of Empire. Empire, the global leader of cosmetology education, focuses on the success and satisfaction of students throughout their career. Their innovative curriculum encompasses success dynamics, haircutting and design, multi-cultural hair, hair color, texture and design, nails, skin, and make-up. Empire is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).
06830 TEACHER INTERN PROGRAM
Grades 11,12 .5 H.S. Credit per Semester Limited Enrollment
Maximum of 2 semesters (1 credit) in this program.
Prerequisites:Interview with Coordinator; Application Process; (B average); Good attendance and behavior record. Enrollment subject to coordinator review.
Teacher Intern Program Guidelines
Teacher Intern Application Form
Teacher Intern Weekly Report
Teacher Intern Portfolio Rubric
Note on Enrollment: Students will be enrolled in the order in which the Coordinator receives their completed Applications.
Class Times: Daily attendance. Time will vary depending on schedule of the student and the teacher.
Transportation: Students working at elementary or middle schools must provide their own transportation or walk to Longfellow School.
Course Description: This program is designed for students who wish to explore a career in education. It is similar to a student teaching experience, in that interns perform a variety of tasks representative of the daily activities of a teacher, including large or small group instruction, preparation of instructional materials, and clerical tasks. Interns may choose to work with a certified teacher at BGHS or at a local elementary or middle school.
Career Outcomes: Serves as a pre-practicum for students considering teaching as a profession.
NOTE: See Program Guidelines for additional information.
COURSES OFFERED AT HARPER COLLEGE
Any class taught at Harper College is a Dual Credit Course, which means the student can receive both high school and college credit simultaneously.
Students who enroll in Harper classes should be self-motivated and have good attendance records.
High School District 214 pays the student's Harper tuition, but some programs require purchase of equipment or uniforms.
Harper Application 1
Harper Application 2
Harper Medical Release
Harper Student Code of Conduct
Harper Study Hall Release Form
HARPER DUAL CREDIT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS