• MATA Specialty Courses

    MATA Administration of Justice I DE SEM 887307
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester course in the MATA Administration of Justice sequence. This course prepares students for entry-level employment in the law enforcement and criminal justice field as well as entrance into institutions of higher learning in the related fields of criminal justice, political science, and law. Topics include, but are not limited to criminal justice professions, ethics, communication skills, report writing, interpreting criminal and civil laws, use of force, emergency response, traffic control, vehicle stops, crime prevention, patrol functions, community policing, criminal investigation, search and seizure, arrest and court procedures, corrections, the juvenile justice system, crime scene investigation, and crime prevention.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Administration of Justice II DE SEM 887407
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite(s): MATA Administration of Justice I DE SEM
    This course is the second semester course in the MATA Administration of Justice sequence. This course prepares students for entry-level employment in the law enforcement and criminal justice system as well as entrance into institutions of higher learning in the related fields of criminal justice, political science, and law. The course explores career opportunities in the criminal justice community, understanding the constitution, substantive law, procedural law, and due process of law, and its impact on interviews and interrogations, developing probable cause, preparing search and arrest warrants, organized crime and criminal activities associated with those type of investigations, federal taskforces; complex criminal investigation, investigative techniques, the use of informants, wire intercepts, international terrorism and counterterrorism strategies, as well as advanced crime scene investigation.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Auto Collision Repair Technology I SEM 867701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester course in the MATA Auto Collision Repair Technology sequence. This course provides basic knowledge and skills in the use of shop materials, equipment, tools, procedures, and manuals in the auto body and auto refinishing fields. Basic welding, aligning, roughing out, and replacing and refinishing (painting) of auto body sheet metal, plastics, urethane, and composites are among the skills taught in this course. Fundamentals of auto body repair estimating are also taught.
    Students gain experience through theory and hands-on shop projects.
    Lab Fee: $40.00

     

    MATA Auto Collision Repair Technology II SEM 867702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Auto Collision Repair Technology I SEM
    This course is the second semester course in the MATA Auto Collision Repair Technology sequence. Students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through applied theory and hands-on shop projects using knowledge learned in Collision Repair Technology I. Instructional topics include engine cooling systems, automotive circuits and wires, underbody measurement, and structural alignment. Students explore career options such as auto collision repair technician, automotive refinishing technician, automotive parts specialist, detail technician, estimator, and insurance adjuster. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared to perform many aspects of collision repair and qualify for sponsored apprenticeship programs.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Auto Servicing Technology I SEM 862401
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester course in the MATA Auto Servicing Technology sequence. This program provides the opportunity for students to develop the skills needed to follow environmental and safety practices and inspect, diagnose, adjust, and repair the systems of the modern technological automobile. An industry standard curriculum, master-certified, credentialed by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technician Educational Foundation (NATEF), provides the student the training format to proceed from the basic to advanced level technician in in brakes, steering and suspension, engine repair, and heating ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC). Students may obtain ASE certification. Internship programs are available to students meeting certain criteria. Students can work with selected mentors at local dealerships or other auto servicing businesses. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Auto Servicing Technology II SEM 862402
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Auto Servicing Technology I SEM
    This course is the second semester course in the MATA Auto Servicing Technology sequence, and covers environmental and safety practices and inspections, diagnosing, adjusting, and repairing the systems of the modern technological automobile. An industry standard curriculum, master-certified by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and NATEF (National Automotive Technician Educational Foundation), provides the student the training format to proceed from the basic- to advanced-level technician in Electricity, Manual Drive train and Axle, Engine Performance, and Automatic Transmission. Students may obtain ASE certification in these areas. Internship programs are available to students meeting certain criteria. Students can work with selected mentors at local dealerships or other auto servicing businesses. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Auto Servicing Technology III 862600
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Auto Servicing Technology II SEM
    This course is the third course in the MATA Auto Servicing Technology sequence, and covers the full second year of instruction. An industry standard curriculum, master-certified by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) and NATEF (National Automotive Technician Educational Foundation), provides the student the training format to proceed from the basic- to advanced-level technician in Electricity, Manual Drive train and Axle, Engine Performance, and Automatic Transmission. Students may obtain ASE certification in these areas. Internship programs are available to students meeting certain criteria. Students can work with selected mentors at local dealerships or other auto servicing businesses. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Biotechnology 885200
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 3
    This one-year course introduces students to the world of biotechnology which includes the study of living organisms or their products to modify human health and the human environment. Students explore many topics related to research, bioethics, forensics, health and medical fields, agriculture, environmental management, and many more. Through lab experiences, students use a variety of laboratory equipment and become involved in research through scientific inquiry and on-line mentorships. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy program.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Biomedical Technology I 885301
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    This first-year course in the 2-year pathway focuses on various Biomedical techniques ranging from Bioprocessing and DNA analysis, to medicine, biomechanical systems, and the environment. Students completing the 2-year sequence gain foundational knowledge and skills appropriate for a variety of medical-related career paths in the field of biotechnology. They are introduced to laboratory procedures that support bioscience research and practice, and they investigate safety, quality assurance, and the ethical concerns associated with the field of biomedical technology.

     

    MATA Building Construction I SEM 865701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester course in the MATA Building Construction sequence. Students acquire basic understanding of residential construction and the carpentry trade. The program also provides instruction on plan reading and comprehension. Units of instruction include the completion of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification program and the study of structural components with emphasis on how they relate to each other, code, and to the finished product. This includes foundation work, floor and wall framing, interior and exterior finishes, and the construction and installation of cabinetry.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Building Construction II SEM 865702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Building Construction I SEM
    This course is the second semester course in the MATA Building Construction sequence. Students expand their knowledge base with advanced skills, frequently working independently. Students earn their OSHA 10 Card Certification and complete more in-depth work. Upon successful completion of this program, students may be prepared to perform many aspects of building construction and are eligible for sponsored apprenticeship programs. The graduating students receive professional accreditation from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) for their course work.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA CISCO I H QTR 895101
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 0.75
    This first-quarter course covers networking concepts, design, implementation, management and operation at an introductory and advanced level. This course lays the foundation of computer-based training (CBT) modules developed by Cisco Systems and uses the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum to prepare students to take the CCNA certification exam. Students learn how to design, install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot simple and complex networks. Topics covered include network architecture (physical and logical), industry standards, protocols, network devices (such as routers, switches, and hubs), media selection, data transmission, and cabling. Students may obtain Introduction to Copper Cabling, Leviton Structured Wiring, and Introduction to Fiber Optic certification through C-Tech. Students study basic standards and proper manufacturing techniques used in the field.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA CISCO II H QTR 895201
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 0.75
    Prerequisite: MATA CISCO I DE
    This second-quarter builds upon the topics presented in CISCO I.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA CISCO III H QTR 895301
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 0.75
    Prerequisite: MATA CISCO II DE
    This third-quarter builds upon the topics presented in CISCO I & II.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA CISCO IV H QTR 895401
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 0.75
    Prerequisite: MATA CISCO III DE
    This final course in the CISCO sequence builds upon the topics covered in CISCO I, II, and III. This course prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Computer & Digital Animation I H 839100
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    This is the first-year course in the MATA Computer & Digital Animation sequence. Computer & Digital Animation I is an introductory course in digital content creation and animation. Students produce computer-generated models, characters, and animations using professional software. Students study the production pipeline from story idea to final render. The software used is from the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite. Software covered includes 3ds Max, and Mudbox. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Computer & Digital Animation II 839006
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Computer & Digital Animation I
    This is the second-year course in the MATA Computer & Digital Animation sequence. Computer & Digital Animation II is a continuation of topics covered in MATA Computer & Digital Animation I. Students produce CG models, characters, and animations using software from the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite. Covered software includes 3dsMax, Maya, Mudbox, Motionbuilder and Sketchbook Designer. Students create content suitable for TV, film, computer simulations, computer games, and architectural visualization. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Computer Integrated Engineering & Design (CIED) I DE 898500
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    This is the first-year MATA CIED course and provides students with a foundation of skills needed for manufacturing and engineering in today’s “high tech” workplace. The course focus is on hands-on, task-based activities where students learn and practice industrial and engineering skills. Students follow a curriculum covering robotics, CADD/CAM, electrical systems, fluid systems, materials engineering, mechanical systems, quality assurance, computer control, solar photovoltaic installation, and wind turbine installation. Students are introduced to Solidworks, Mastercam and mill/lathe CNC programming. MATA CIED gives students a jump-start to pursue careers in engineering technology. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Computer Integrated Engineering & Design (CIED) II  898606
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Computer Integrated Engineering & Design I
    This is the second-year course in the MATA CIED sequence. MATA CIED II extends the foundational topics covered and developed in MATA CIED I, and students develop proficiency in Solidworks. Students develop a capstone engineering related project throughout this course. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Cosmetology I SEM 873702
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    The first semester of Cosmetology introduces students to the basics of shampooing and hairstyling, scalp treatments, hair cutting, finger waving, pin curling, roller techniques, chemical relaxing, permanent waving, hair coloring, facials, make-up, wig care, and manicuring. Related subjects include public health, personal hygiene, bacteriology, and salon management. Students are required to purchase a cosmetology kit which includes items needed for the two-year program.
    Lab Fee: $280.00

     

    MATA Cosmetology II SEM 874702
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Cosmetology I SEM
    In this second semester course, students are taught the skills necessary to develop job entry requirements as a cosmetologist by performing the services expected in a professional salon environment. Advanced skills include hair cutting, chemical texture services, hair coloring, lightening, special effects hair color services and color removal application hairstyling, thermal waving and pressing, artificial nail applications, and waxing services. Students also attain training in salesmanship, salon management and ownership, product knowledge, and public relations. Human anatomy and physiology, chemistry and electricity, diseases and disorders of the scalp, skin, and nails are also covered.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Cosmetology III 874500
    Grade 12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Cosmetology II SEM
    This course is the full second year in the MATA Cosmetology sequence. In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. An advanced business management unit focuses on managing the salon. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. (this semester course is directly followed by MATA Nail Design Technology)
    Lab Fee: $15.00

     

    MATA Culinary Arts I SEM 875701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester in the MATA Culinary Arts sequence. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the culinary industry or to continue with post-secondary training in such areas as culinary arts, baking and pastry, or restaurant management. Students complete units in the history of hospitality, safety, sanitation, equipment use, recipe production, management, serving the guest, and professionalism. Commercial methods of food storage, preparation, and handling are practiced. Skills are developed in the preparation of appetizers, soups, salads, meats, fruits, vegetables, breads, garnishes, and desserts. Students participate in both on-site and off-site catering events and meal service, and have many opportunities to use their creativity as they design and prepare food for service and display. Participation in culinary and hospitality competitions on the local, state, and national level is encouraged.
    Lab Fee: $50.00

     

    MATA Culinary Arts II SEM 875702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Culinary Arts I SEM
    This course is the second semester in the MATA Culinary Arts sequence. Students learn production and service skills used in the culinary industry. Nutrition, management skills, marketing, sustainability, and exploration of ethnic cuisines are emphasized. Students develop menus, food orders, and production schedules to be used while preparing and serving luncheons and special catered events. Technology is utilized to conduct nutritional analysis, menu planning, costing, and inventory control. Visits to local food service establishments are arranged, giving students the opportunity to observe first-hand the talents, responsibilities, and expectations of chefs, cooks, bakers, hospitality employees, caterers, and entrepreneurs. Those who successfully complete Culinary Arts I and II, a 400-hour mentorship program, and pass both the Level 1 and Level 2 ProStart exams will receive a ProStart certificate from the National Restaurant Association.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Cybersecurity I DE 894106
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    In this first-year course of the MATA Cybersecurity program, students enter the world of computer technology and gain practical experience in assembling a computer system. Students will install, configure, and secure various operating systems. Students will troubleshoot computers and peripherals and use system tools and diagnostic software. They develop skills in computer networking and resource sharing. In addition, students explore the relationships between internal and external computer components. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Cybersecurity II DE 894200
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Cybersecurity I DE
    In this second-year course of the MATA Cybersecurity program, students continue work in the world of computer technology. Students develop advanced skills in computer networking and resource sharing. Upon successful completion of the course, students may be qualified to take the CompTIA A+, Network +, and/or Security + certification exam.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) I H SEM 859507
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: Must be affiliated with a volunteer fire or rescue department in Loudoun County
    The EMT program is designed to provide training to individuals in order to function independently in a medical emergency and serve as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. This course includes all skills necessary to provide emergency medical care as an attendant-in-charge with a basic life support ambulance service or other specialized rescue service.
    Lab Fee: $20.00

     

    MATA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) II H SEM 859508
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) I
    This second semester course builds upon the topics covered in MATA Emergency Medical Technician I. The tasks for this course represent the National Emergency Medical Services Educational Standards. Students build on their knowledge and skills for providing basic life support by focusing on the areas of emergency medical services (EMS) operations, medical emergencies, and management of special patient populations. Supervised field experience outside of school hours is required. Successful completion of this second course in the sequence will earn the student CTE completer status. Successful completion of all course requirements and instructor endorsement may lead to eligibility to take the Virginia State Psychomotor Exam and the National Registry EMT cognitive exam.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Environmental Plant Sciences DE 895106
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 3
    This one-year course focuses on plants as related to environmental responsibility. Topics include forestry, natural resource management and conservation, plant physiology, sustainable agriculture practices, landscaping and design, soil science, propagation, floral design. This course encourages students to interact with professors as well as government and industry professionals. This is a Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy course. Additionally, industry certification may be acquired in the following: Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association as a Certified Horticulturist; Virginia Flower Growers Association as a Certified Greenhouse Operator; Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service as a Pesticide Technician. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee(s): $35.00

     

    MATA Firefighter I SEM 859701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: Must be affiliated with a volunteer fire or rescue department in Loudoun County.
    During this first semester course, students are taught the Virginia Department of Fire Programs curriculum. Emphasis is placed on moving the new firefighter ahead to be more prepared and assume more of a leadership role within a department. Instruction includes the proper use of personal protective equipment, maneuvering through dark and small areas, use of ladders, use of hoses and nozzles, techniques and equipment for the extinguishment of fires, fire behavior, basic hazardous materials operation/mitigation, and ropes/knots. A combination of classroom study, scenarios, and modular practical experiences prepares students to carry out most fire ground functions under the direct supervision of an officer or experienced firefighter. Students learn to make basic evaluations of safety problems and assume leadership roles in conducting interior attack and search operations.
    Lab Fee: $20.00

     

    MATA Firefighter II SEM 859702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Firefighter I SEM
    This course builds upon the professional knowledge gained and skills taught in MATA Firefighting I. Students respond to simulated hazardous-materials incidents and conduct rescue operations, including vehicle extrication. Students react to multi-faceted situations (e.g., caused by simulated terrorism, accidents, and natural disasters) by managing resources such as medivac helicopters, emergency medical personnel, technical rescue teams, and community-based organizations. Students will become familiar with the procedures, equipment, and technologies used by current fire departments. This course challenges students academically, mentally, and physically and meets the standards of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) leading to Firefighting II certification.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Graphic Communications I SEM 879701
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester course in the MATA Graphic Communications sequence and covers an introduction and investigation of variable topics in graphic design, computer graphics and visual communication principles, theory and practice. Various fundamental design philosophies and applications are examined as students work individually and collaborate in teams to design digital projects. Emphasis on concept driven projects include aspects of designs related to digital techniques of layout, typography and digital image/photo manipulation, digital illustration, layout, animation, and web design. Construction and composition of finished work is created using a variety of interactive productivity software programs, books and various learning resources. The course includes safety standards related to equipment used, research, writing, text reading, discussions, oral presentations, lectures, specific project assignments, and design concept development in a time-based context. In addition, students learn workplace readiness skills of corporate, client-based and public service-based interactive design strategies.
    Lab Fee: $75.00

     

    MATA Graphic Communications II SEM 879702
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Graphic Communications I SEM
    This course is the second semester course in the MATA Graphic Communications sequence. This course covers advanced concepts and techniques of design utilizing interactive software to develop and compose a comprehensive professional portfolio. Curriculum includes contracts, copyright issues, interviewing skills, resume and cover-letter writing, design briefs and proposals, freelance business issues, as well as portfolio preparation and presentation. Portfolio presentation includes concepts learned in MATA Graphic Communications I. Under the guidance and supervision of faculty, students learn first-hand how to establish and run a creative design firm by working directly with clients, establishing and forecasting budgets and working within those budgets. In addition, students work with printers and press runs to meet real working deadlines. Students compete in annual design/print competitive association activities and are given the opportunity to obtain PrintEd certifications.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Graphic Communications III 879300
    Grade 12  Credits: 3 (local credit only)
    Prerequisite: MATA Graphic Communications II SEM
    This is the third course in the MATA Graphic Communications sequence. This course covers advanced concepts and techniques of design utilizing interactive software to develop and compose a comprehensive professional portfolio. Curriculum includes contracts, copyright issues, interviewing skills, resume and cover-letter writing, design briefs and proposals, freelance business issues, as well as portfolio preparation and presentation. Portfolio presentation includes concepts learned in MATA Graphic Communications I. Under the guidance and supervision of faculty, students learn first-hand how to establish and run a creative design firm by working directly with clients, establishing and forecasting budgets and working within those budgets. In addition, students work with printers and press runs to meet real working deadlines. Students compete in annual design/print competitive association activities and are given the opportunity to obtain PrintEd certifications.
    Lab Fee: $75.00

     

    MATA Health Informatics 861100
    Grade 11-12  Credits: 3
    This MATA 1-year pathway explores aspects of Health Informatics to include the history of health information technology (IT), the Electronic Health Record (EHR), ethical and privacy issues, and cybersecurity and data breaches. Students will be introduced to the various technology and trends that affect the healthcare industry.

     

    MATA Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) I SEM 881701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first semester course in the MATA Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) sequence. This course provides basic knowledge and skills in residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating. Instruction includes basic electricity, safety, the physics of the refrigeration process, soldering and silver brazing, electrical components and controls, wiring diagrams, basic plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, and duct installation.
    Lab Fee: $35.00

     

    MATA Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) II SEM 881702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) I SEM
    This course is the second semester course in the MATA Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) sequence. Students are provided advanced skills in residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating. The students learn to install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling equipment. Instruction includes air distribution and ventilation systems, refrigeration equipment, oil, gas, electric and heat pump systems, residential plumbing, and electrical layout and installation. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared to perform most aspects of HVAC and qualify for sponsored apprenticeship programs. Students may be eligible to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification Exam, the Universal R-410 A Certification Exam, any or all of the 12 HVAC Excellence Exams, and the National Construction Career Test (NCCT).
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a fee.

     

    MATA Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences DE 861000
    Grade 10  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Health Care Providers’ Current Immunization Record, Current (within last 3 months) 2-step PPD test, and Medical Insurance (private or school-purchased).
    This course introduces students to a vast array of careers within the health and medical professions. Students learn basic medical skills necessary to function safely and efficiently within the medical community. Career exploration allows students to make informed choices within related professions while preparing for future educational requirements. Students are exposed to medical terminology; pharmacology; anatomy and physiology; and therapeutic and diagnostic interventions. Instruction also emphasizes professionalism, legal/ethical issues, and communication skills. Students rotate through various medical settings for observational opportunities, connecting classroom knowledge with real-life experiences. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $110.00

     

    MATA Masonry I SEM 898701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This course is the first course in the MATA Masonry sequence. This course familiarizes students with various materials, tools, equipment, and practices of the masonry trade. The program helps students develop the skills and technical knowledge to lay concrete, block, brick, and ceramic tile. Students also study blueprint reading and do labor and material estimates for residential and commercial projects. Students are eligible to obtain an OHSA-10 certificate.
    Lab Fee: $30.00

     

    MATA Masonry II SEM 898702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Masonry I SEM
    This course is the second course in the MATA Masonry sequence. Students advance their skills with concrete, block, brick, and ceramic tile. They complete various projects such as chimneys, fireplaces, sidewalks, and arches. They also learn repair and renovation work. Stone masonry is included and prepares students to design and repair stone walls, fireplaces, sidewalks, and entryways.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Medical Laboratory Technology I DE 861206
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Health Care Providers’ Current Immunization Record, Current (within last 3 months) 2-step PPD test, and Medical Insurance (private or school-purchased).
    This curriculum is designed to prepare students to gain foundational knowledge and skills appropriate for a variety of medical-related career paths in the field of medical laboratory technology. They are introduced to diagnostic laboratory procedures that support medical practice and research, and investigate safety, quality assurance, and ethical concerns associated with the field of laboratory medicine. Medical laboratory disciplines studied include: Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Clinical Hematology, Phlebotomy, and clinical laboratory biotechnology techniques. Students will have the opportunity to shadow in a professional setting as well as participate in organized field experiences. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $110.00

     

    MATA Medical Laboratory Technology II DE 861706
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Medical Laboratory Technology I DE
    Students build on the foundational knowledge and skills obtained in Medical Laboratory Technology I. The student uses the basic principles necessary to perform competently in the areas of Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Immunohematology, and Immunology/Serology. Competencies includes performing the technique correctly, understanding the theory of the procedures, and the proper interpretation of results. Weekly laboratories stress actual student performance of the routine tests normally seen in the clinical setting. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $35.00

     

    MATA Pharmacy Technology I DE 861706
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Health Care Providers’ Current Immunization Record, Current (within last 3 months) 2-step PPD test, and Medical Insurance (private or school-purchased).
    This certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to begin work as a pharmacy technician. The coursework will fulfill the requirements of the Board of Pharmacy and prepare students to take either the state examination or the national examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Trained, experienced pharmacy technicians who can demonstrate the right skills and knowledge should be able to pursue many exciting and respected career options or postsecondary study in the pharmacy field. Students have the opportunity to shadow in a professional setting as well as participate in organized field experiences. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $110.00

     

    MATA Pharmacy Technology II DE 862306
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Pharmacy Technology I DE
    This second year of the certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge to begin work as a pharmacy technician. The coursework fulfills the requirements of the Board of Pharmacy and prepares students to take either the state examination or the national examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Emphasis is placed on clinical field experiences and/or coordinated work-experiences. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy. Lab Fee: $35.00

     

    MATA Practical Nursing (PN) I SEM 888701
    Grade 12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite(s): Health Care Providers’ Current Immunization Record, Current (within last 3 months) 2-step PPD test, and Medical Insurance (private or school-purchased).
    MATA Practical Nursing I is the first semester of a two-year Practical Nursing pathway that is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Class units include geriatric nursing, nursing skills, nutrition, growth and development, nursing fundamentals, administration of medication, and anatomy and physiology. There is also a required 40-hour clinical experience at a long-term care facility. All students must be able to provide their own transportation to clinical experiences. PN I students are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Aide exam after successful completion of MATA PN I. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $240.00

     

    MATA Practical Nursing (PN) II SEM 888702
    Grade 12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Practical Nursing I SEM
    This is the second semester of a two-year Practical Nursing pathway that is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. This course continues coverage of the concepts listed for MATA Practical Nursing (PN) I SEM.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Practical Nursing (PN) III 888300
    Grade Post graduate  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Practical Nursing II SEM
    Practical Nursing II is the second year of a two-year practical nursing program that is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. After successful completion of both courses the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam and upon passing is able to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN works in all healthcare settings under the direction of a medical doctor or a registered nurse. Class units taught are medical and surgical nursing, mental health nursing, obstetrical and neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, advanced nursing skills, and professional issues. There is also a requirement of clinical experience at hospitals and doctors’ offices. During clinical time the students give direct patient care under the supervision of the clinical instructors. All students must provide their own transportation to all clinical sites and to the school. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: Tuition

     

    MATA Radiology Technology I DE 861400
    Grade 11  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Health Care Providers’ Current Immunization Record, Current (within last 3 months) 2-step PPD test, and Medical Insurance (private or school-purchased).
    The course informs students early in their study of what they can expect from a career in radiologic technology, requirements for certification, options for advancement, and what is required of them as allied healthcare workers. The student develops an understanding of the radiographer as a central member of the health care team and a valuable assistant to the radiologist. This curriculum is designed to prepare the student to understand the anatomy and physiology assessed in diagnostic images of the human body. The student develops an understanding of the safe use of radiation within the medical field. Additional topics of study include the history of the radiological profession, medical ethics, concepts of imaging, radiobiology, radiation protection, and the future of radiologic technology careers. Students may have the opportunity to shadow in professional settings. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $110.00

     

    MATA Radiology Technology II H 861402
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Radiology Technology I DE
    This course builds upon the topics covered in MATA Radiology Technology I DE. Students assist with radiology labs twice. As part of the course content, students are expected to engage in volunteer practices within a healthcare setting. Students develop an understanding of the biological and technical factors involved in medical imaging. Emphasis is placed on the physics of medical imaging equipment and the effect of medical radiation on biologic tissue. Students learn to apply radiation protection procedures for patients and medical imaging personnel. In addition, students expand their understanding of patient care within the radiology department to include assessment of vital signs, immobilization techniques for imaging, safe use of oxygen and pharmacologic during imaging procedures, use of sterile techniques, and evaluation of medical emergencies. This course is part of the Loudoun Governor’s Career and Technical STEM Academy.
    Lab Fee: $35.00

     

    MATA Television Production I/Digital Moviemaking I SEM 893701
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This first semester course covers camera operation, news reporting, non-linear editing, scriptwriting, audio production techniques, production planning, the business of video production, studio and control room operation, basic marketing, and production techniques. Students use a wide range of professional equipment and produce projects. Students receive hands-on training with computer effects, computer editing, professional camera equipment, and audio production.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Television Production II/Digital Moviemaking II SEM 893702
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Television Production I/Digital Moviemaking I SEM
    The second semester offers students more advanced editing opportunities and more complex productions. Special productions are created are created individually and in teams. Students use a wide range of professional equipment and produce projects. Students receive hands-on training with advanced computer effects, advanced computer editing, professional camera equipment, and complex audio production.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Veterinary Science I SEM 885401
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    This is the first semester course of the MATA Veterinary Science program. This course orients the student to Veterinary Science, covering topics such as anatomy and physiology, terminology, safety and sanitation, parasitology, posology, animal nutrition, breeds, professional conduct, office management, and emerging technologies in animal agriculture. Students are involved in performing clinical exams, conducting laboratory and hospital procedures and handling animals coordinated with area veterinary clinics and hospitals.
    Lab Fee: $75.00

     

    MATA Veterinary Science II SEM 885402
    Grades 11-12  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Veterinary Science I SEM
    This is the second semester course of the Veterinary Science program. Students expand their knowledge of animal science and the care of animals, including animal structure and function, microbes and disease prevention, parasitology, and genetics and breeding. Students develop more advanced skills and techniques for assisting the veterinarian/technician in the following areas: performing first aid and surgery, applying aseptic techniques, performing technical functions, administering medication, handling death and dying, working with wildlife, and performing office functions. On-the-job clinical instruction coordinated by the instructor may be included in veterinary offices or animal clinics.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Welding I DE SEM 896701
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    This first semester course consists of instruction in the set up and safe operation of Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting, Plasma Arc cutting, Shielded Metal Arc and beginning GMAW welding processes. Students are trained in welding, cutting, and brazing. Class activities provide instruction in art and ornamental welding, preparation for the American Welding Society (AWS) Test, and construction and repair of metal projects.
    Lab Fee(s): $30.00

     

    MATA Welding II DE SEM 896702
    Grade 11  Credits: 1.5
    Prerequisite: MATA Welding I DE SEM
    Emphasis in this course is on Shielded Metal Arc Welding in the horizontal, in all position, and pipe. Students have the opportunity to practice for the AWS’s Limited and Unlimited Welding Thickness Test. Welding certification options are available. Advanced work on the MIG and TIG processes is included.
    Lab Fee: This course does not have a lab fee.

     

    MATA Welding III DE 896300
    Grade 12  Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MATA Welding II DE SEM
    This welding capstone course teaches the industry's emerging technologies and how to demonstrate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) pipe tests. Students are prepared to earn relevant industry credentials toward employment in production or manufacturing facilities. This course counts as an elective credit.
    Lab Fee: $30.00