Technical Math/Communication Arts


Instruction in Career and Technical Skills is a required component of the block classes at the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center. The ten block classes include: Automotive Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Service Technology, Construction Technology, Computer Maintenance/Electronics, Early Childhood Professionals, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Health Occupations, Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration, and Welding Technology. Career and Technical Skills incorporate mathematics and communication arts in relationship to each individual student’s area of study.

Career and Technical Mathematics includes both Mathematics Computation and Applied Mathematics. Mathematics Computation consists of: add/subtract/multiply/divide whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers, percents, order of operations, and algebraic operations. Applied Mathematics incorporates number and number operations, computation in context, estimation, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, data analysis, statistics and probability, patterns, functions, algebra, and problem solving and reasoning.

Career and Technical Communication Arts includes: business communications, career guidance plans, vocabulary, classroom journals, industry-specific forms, article summaries, professional development summaries, process papers, oral presentations, and choice of recommendation report or student/instructor project.

Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: Education for living and educating for making a living. ~James Mason Wood