C-Train is a career and technical education training program for high school students. C-Train is designed to provide students with opportunities to earn high school credit, develop career skills leading to industry recognized certificates and transition to post-secondary education.
District 287 would like to thank Hennepin County for their support in the creation of C-Train and Best Buy for their assistance in meeting technology needs.
- Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
This course teaches students the skills required to give personal care to patients in a nursing home, hospital, or private home. Nursing assistants work under the direction of nurses and doctors. A mantoux test and a clean criminal background check are required.
Upon successful completion of course requirements, the student is eligible to take the state exams for Nursing Assistant certification and Home Health Aide certification.
This course teaches students the skills necessary to provide emergency care to people. Topics covered include anatomy/physiology, body systems, medical terminology, and patient assessment & treatment.
Upon successful completion of course requirements, the student is eligible to take the state exam that leads to certification as a MN Dept. of Health-First Responder and American Heart Association-First Responder.
- Pharmacy Technician
This course teaches students the skills to work under the direction of a pharmacist in a pharmacy. Topics covered include pharmacy operations, federal law, medical review, and calculations & medical math.
Upon successful completion of course requirements, the student is eligible to take the pharmacy technician certification exam once they obtain their high school diploma or GED.
- Introduction to Telecommunications
This course opens the doors to the world of telecommunications. Topics covered include historical perspective on communication technology and data, voice, & video systems. Students build their own working telegraph keys, construct the cables to connect them, and send messages to each other.
- Introduction to Copper Cabling
This course provides students with knowledge and skills needed to become certified entry-level technician in the network cabling industry. Topics include construction, testing, and troubleshooting copper-based cabling systems that are the basis to today's networking, cable TV and satellite communication systems. Prerequisite: Introduction to Telecommunications.
Upon successful completion of the course work students receive a network Cabling Specialist-Copper certificate.
- Introduction to Fiber Optic Cabling
This course provides students with a theoretical and hands-on knowledge of Fiber Optics. Students learn the basics of cable termination, testing and troubleshooting using sophisticated electronic equipment. Prerequisite: Introduction to Telecommunications and Introduction to Copper Cabling.
Upon successful completion of course work, students receive a Network Cabling Specialist-Fiber certificate.
Business Management and Administration
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
This course teaches students the skills necessary to effectively work with the various applications of Microsoft Office; includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Upon successful completion of course requirements, students receive certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist.