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Harlingen School of Health Professions

Course Syllabus
Course: Career Portals
Instructor: Baldemar Olivarez
Email: baldemar.olivarez@hcisd.org
Office Hours: 9:50 a.m-11:10 a.m.
Room: 109
Contact: 956-430-4078

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The goal of this course is to create a culture of high expectation and continuous improvement that provides
middle school students with a foundation for success in high school, future studies, and careers. Students explore
college and career planning within specific career cluster(s). The students research labor market information,
learn job-seeking skills, and create documents required for employment. Students use self-knowledge to explore
and set realistic goals. Districts have the flexibility of offering career exploration knowledge and skills in a
variety of instructional arrangements.

Expectations:
(1) The student explores one or more career clusters of interest. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the various career opportunities within one or more career clusters; and
(B) identify the pathways within one or more career clusters.
(2) The student explores pathways of interest within one or more career clusters. The student is
expected to:
(A) investigate career opportunities within the pathways;
(B) explore careers of personal interest;
(C) research the academic requirements for careers of personal interest;
(D) research the certification or educational requirements for careers of personal interest; and
(E) describe the technical-skill requirements for careers of personal interest.
(3)The student explores programs of study. The student is expected to:
(A) compare levels of education for careers of personal interest;
(B) identify the academic and technical skills needed; and
(C) develop a personal program of study for at least one career.

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Pen, Notebook, Personal Electronic Device

Harlingen School of Health Professions
Course Syllabus
Course: Career Portals
Instructor: Baldemar Olivarez
Email: baldemar.olivarez@hcisd.org
Office Hours: 9:50 a.m-11:10 a.m.
Room: 109
Contact: 956-430-4078

GRADING: Nine Weeks Average
Daily Assignments
Exams

75%
25%

It is the student’s responsibility to turn in all work on the designated due date. A 10%
deduction will be made from the student’s grade for each day work is turned in passed the due
date. After 3 days, the student will be pulled from Phoenix time to complete any late
assignments.
MAKE-UP WORK:
It is the student’s responsibility to ask for assignments that he/she has missed. Failure to do
so will result in the student being pulled from Phoenix Time at the instructor’s discretion, to
complete any missing assignments. The time allotted for all make-up work is 1 day per
absence.
RETESTING PROCEDURES:
Please refer to HCISD district policy in the student handbook.

PLEASE RETURN THIS SHEET

I have read and understand the attached syllabus.
Career Portals
Instructor: Mr. Baldemar Olivarez

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Student Name (Print)
Date

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Parent/Guardian Name (Print)
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Student Signature

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Parent/Guardian Signature

*Please sign and return this sheet only. Your child is responsible for keeping the
syllabus in his/her organized binder. You are welcomed to make a copy for your
records.