Career & Technical Education
New Braunfels ISD Career & Technical Education Pathways
Alamo Academies

New Braunfels ISD has participated in the Alamo Academies – offered through Alamo Colleges – for more than 10 years. Students have the opportunity to participate in either the Aerospace Academy, Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy (ATMA), Heavy Equipment Academy, or the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA).

The Alamo Academies is a nationally-recognized Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based instructional model operated by the Alamo Area Academies Inc., local industry, Alamo Colleges, area high schools and cities. The Academies provide students with tuition-free career pathways into STEM occupations that are in high demand in Texas.

Academy Highlights

  • Each Academy is a two-year program
    beginning in the junior year. Students earn
    up to 15 free college credit hours per year
    (at no personal cost) while also earning
    three high school Career and Technical
    Education elective credits.
  • NBISD provides transportation services
    to all academy sites every day. Students
    begin their day taking dual credit courses
    and then return to the high school by third
    period to finish out the day.
  • Students accepted into the Academy
    retain their UIL eligibility to participate in
    extra-curricular athletic or academic
    activities if desired.
  • The Alamo Academies offer students an
    industry-paid internship in the summer
    between their junior and senior years.
    Students work eight weeks full time for a
    participating employer, earning around
    $3,000. Local industries have agreed to
    provide hiring preference to successful
    interns after graduation and the majority of
    industry partners have tuition
    reimbursement programs.

Student Enrollment Checklist

Step 1
Attend an informational assembly on in the New Braunfels High School Auditorium. Students must sign up ahead of time in the NBISD College and Career Center to be eligible to attend. The next assembly will be in January 2016.

Step 2
Complete the one-page Alamo Academies application which is found on the website: Link to “Apply Now.”

Step 3
Complete the ApplyTexas application at Once this is completed you will receive two emails; one from ApplyTexas and one from Alamo Colleges.

Step 4
Follow the instructions from your Alamo Colleges email to complete GOFARR and AlamoENROLL modules. This can also be found at

Step 5
Take the TSI assessment through Alamo Colleges or your high school’s approved testing site; keep a copy of your scores. Note: The NBISD College and Career Center will be open after school February so students can complete the TSI assessment.


Step 6
Complete the Dual Credit Form found at the following link:


Step 7
Provide documentation you have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination to your high school counselor and keep a copy. Visit for specific instructions.


Step 8
Interested students must return completed packets to the NBISD College and Career Center to be considered for an Alamo Academies slot. All items must be completed in full to ensure you are eligible for early admissions.


Contact the Alamo Academies at 210-485-0811 or the NBISD College and Career Center at 830-627-6000 for more information.


ITSA (Information Technology & Security Academy) – Central Texas Technology Center

Certificate of Completion: Information Technology and Security

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New Braunfels ISD Career & Technical Education Pathway

ITSA Year One
Research in
Technology Solutions
13028000 3 ITSC 1305 3 Fall
ITSC 1425 4 Fall
ITCC 1401 4 Spring
ITSY 1342 3 Spring
ITSY 2486 4 Summer
ITSA Year Two
Research in
Technology Solutions II
13028010 3 ITSC 1307 3 Fall
ITCC 1404 4 Fall
ITCC 2408 4 Spring
ITCC 2410 4 Spring
Total Credits
- - 6  - 33

*See ITSA Academy Course Descriptions below

 (2 courses / 7 credit hours)

ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems
Introduction to personal computer operating systems including installation, configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities. Basic computer skills are required. (3 credits)

ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware
Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration and troubleshooting. (4 credits)


 (2 courses / 7 credit hours)

ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 – Network Fundamentals
A course introducing the architecture, structure,functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure
of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN
topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Basic computer skills are required. (4 credits)

ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security
Instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security; backup
procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses. (3 credits)

(1 course / 4 credit hours)

ITSY 2486 Internship – Computer and Information Systems Security
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory,
skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (4 credits)

 (2 courses / 7 credit hours)

ITSC 1307 Unix Operating System I
A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system
editor, basic UNIXX commands, and writing script files. Includes introductory system management concepts. (3 credits)

ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 – Routing Protocols and Concepts
Prerequisites: ITCC 1401 or concurrent enrollment
This course describes the architecture, components,and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze routing processes. (4 credits)

 (2 courses / 8 credit hours)

ITCC 2408 Cisco Exploration 3 – LAN Switching and Wireless
This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced. (4 credits)

ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 – Accessing the WAN
Prerequisites: ITCC 1401, 1404, and 2408 (or concurrent)
This course explains the principles of traffic control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide area access. Describes user access technologies
and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-
Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling,
and VPN basics are introduced. Discuss the special network services required by converged applications and an introduction to quality of service (QoS). (4 credits)


Aerospace Academy – St. Philip’s College (Southwest Campus)

Certificate of Completion: Aircraft Turbines Mechanic or Aircraft Structures Mechanic

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New Braunfels ISD Career & Technical Education Pathway

Aircraft Technology 13039400 2 AERM 1201 2 Fall
AERM 1315 3 Fall
AERM 1303 3 Fall
AERM 1208 2 Spring
AERM 1205 2 Spring
AERM 1310 3 Spring
POFT 1220 2 Spring
AERM 2486 4 Summer
Advanced Aircraft Technology 13039500 3 AERM 1414 4 Fall
AERM 1254 2 Fall
AERM 1241** 2 Spring
AERM 1452** 4 Spring
AERM 1351*** 3 Spring
AERM 2351*** 3 Spring
Total Credits
- - 6  - 33

*See Aerospace Academy College Course Descriptions below

**Structures Track

***Turbines Track

 (3 courses / 8 credit hours)

An overview of aviation maintenance including the history of aviation, the mechanic’s roles and duties, and nomenclature of aircrafts and safety. (2 credits)

Fundamentals of mathematics, physics, and drawing as they apply to aircraft principles and operations
as required by the Federal Aviation Administration for airframe and power plant mechanics. (3 credits)

An introduction to the correct use of hand tools and equipment and precision measurement; identification of aircraft hardware and the fabrication of fluid lines and tubing. Also this course will emphasize procedures for testing, heat treating, and inspection of aircraft structures. Fundamentals of safety will also be addressed. (3 credits)

 (4 courses / 9 credit hours)

AERM 1208 Federal Aviation Regulations
A course in the use and understanding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aircraft manufacturers’ publications, forms, and records; and the exercise of mechanic privileges within prescribed limitations. (2 credits)

AERM 1205 Weight and Balance
An introduction to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required subjects relating to the weighing of
aircraft, the performance of weight and balance calculations, and appropriate maintenance of record
entries. (2 credits)

AERM 1310 Ground Operations
An introductory course in aircraft servicing methods and procedures for fluids (fuels, oil, hydraulic fluid),
aircraft movement, securing and operations of aircraft, external power equipment, aircraft cleaning,
and corrosion control. Fundamentals of safety will also be addressed.
 (3 credits)

POFT 1220 Job Search Skills
Skills to seek and obtain employment in business and industry. (2 credits)

 (1 course / 4 credit hours)

AERM 2486 Internship
Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory,
skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (4 credits)

 (2 courses / 6 credit hours)

AERM 1414 Basic Electricity (4-3-4)
A study of aircraft electrical systems and their requirements including use of ammeter, voltmeter, and
ohmmeter; series and parallel circuits; inductance and capacitance; magnetism; converting alternating
current (AC) to direct (DC); controlling devices; maintenance and servicing of aircraft batteries; and
reading and interpreting aircraft electrical diagrams to include solid state devices and logic functions.
Fundamentals of safety will also be addressed. (4 credits)

AERM 1254 Aircraft Composites
Comprehensive concepts of the inspection and repair of composite, fabric, core, and laminated structural materials including doors, windows, bonded structures, and interior furnishings. Safety procedures to include the handling and storage of composite materials will also be addressed.(2 credits)

 (2 courses / 6 credit hours - Choose Structures or Turbines Track)

AERM 1241 Wood, Fabric and Finishes
A study in the use and care of various covering materials, finishes, and structures to include approved
methods and safety procedures. (2 credits)

AERM 1452 Aircraft Sheet Metal
A course in inspection and repair of sheet metal structures to include forming, lay out, and bending
of sheet metal, identification, selection, and installation of rivets and fasteners. Fundamentals of safety
procedures will also be addressed. (4 credits)


AERM 1351 Aircraft Turbine Engine Theory
General principles of theory, history, and servicing of turbine engines to include lubrication, instrumentation, auxiliary power units, and exhaust systems. Fundamentals of safety procedures are also addressed. (3 credits)

AERM 2351 Aircraft Turbine Engine Overhaul
Topics address inspection, disassembly, re-assembly, and replacement of gas turbine engines, sections,
and components as well as operational troubleshooting and analysis.
 (3 credits)


ATMA (Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy) – Central Texas Technology Center

Certificate of Completion: Precision Metal Worker, Production Tool Operator/Maintenance Assistant

New Braunfels ISD Career & Technical Education Pathways
New Braunfels ISD Career & Technical Education Pathway

ATMA Year One
Advanced Precision Metal Manufacturing 13032600 3 TECM 1303 3 Fall
MCHN 1320 3 Fall
MCHN 1270 2 Fall
MCHN 1302 3 Spring
MCHN 1438 4 Spring
MCHN 2486 2 Summer
ATMA Year Two
Manufacturing Engineering 13032900 3 INMT 2303 3 Fall
ELPT 1319 3 Fall
QCTC 1243 2 Fall
MCHN 1426 4 Spring
ENTC 1305 3 Spring
Total Credits
- - 6  - 32

*See ATMA College Course Descriptions below

 (3 courses / 8 credit hours)

TECM 1303 – Technical Calculations
Exploration of a variety of methods used in manufacturing. Theory and application of processes including but not limited to metal forming, welding, machining, heat treating, plating, assembly procedures, and process control considerations, casting and injection molding. (3 credits)

MCHN 1320 – Precision Tools and Measurements
An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade.
Practice of basic layout and piece part measurement while using standard measuring tools. (3 credits)

MCHN 1270 — MSSC
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician Safety and Quality Modules. (3 credits)

 (2 courses / 7 credit hours)

MCHN 1302 – Print Reading for Machining Trade II
A review of applied math models and a study of different blueprints, with emphasis on machine blueprints and the application of each. (3 credits)

MCHN 1438 – Basic Machine Shop
An introduction course that assists the student in understanding the machinist occupation in industry.
The student begins by using basic machine tools such as the lathe, milling machine, drill press, power
saw, and bench grinder. Machine terminology, theory, math, part layout, and bench work using common
measuring tools are included. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping, and preventative
maintenance. (4 credits)

 (1 course / 2 credit hours)

MCHN 2486 – Internship – Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (2 credits)

 (3 courses / 8 credit hours)

INMT 2303 – Pumps, Compressors, and Mechanical Drives
A study of the theory and operations of various types of pumps and compressors. Topics include
mechanical power transmission systems including gears, v-belts, and chain drives. (3 credits)

ELPT 1319 – Fundamentals of Electricity I
Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct
current. (3 credits)

QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance
Principles and application designed to introduce quality assurance. (3 credits)

 (2 courses / 7 credit hours)

MCHN 1426 – Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
A study of Computer Assisted Manufacturing (CAM) systems. Software is used to develop applications
for manufacturing. Emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection, and the tool library. (4 credits)

ENTC 1305 – Robotics
An introduction to Robots/Automation. Includes history, terminology, classification of robots, basic components, control systems, alternating current and hydraulic servomechanisms, programming, sensors, types of drive, end of arm tooling, end effectors, and safety and design procedures. (3 credits)


Heavy Equipment Academy – St. Philip’s College (Southwest Campus)

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New Braunfels ISD Career & Technical Education Pathway

Heavy Equipment Academy Year One
Energy, Power & Transportation Systems 13039300 1 DEMR 1406 4 Fall
Automotive Technology 13039600 2 DEMR 1416 4 Fall
  DEMR 1405 4 Spring
DEMR 1329 3 Spring
DEMR 2266 2 Summer
Heavy Equipment Academy Year Two
Advanced Automotive Technology 13039700 2 DEMR 1423 4 Fall
Transportation Systems 13040200 1 DEMR 2435 4 Fall
DEMR 2434 4 Spring
DEMR 2432 4 Spring
Total Credits
- - 6  - 33

*See Heavy Equipment College Course Descriptions below

 (2 courses / 8 credit hours)

DEMR 1406 – Diesel Engine I
An introduction to the basic principles of diesel engines and systems. (4 credits)

DEMR 1416 – Basic Hydraulics
Fundamentals of hydraulics including components and related systems. (4 credits)

 (2 courses / 7 credit hours)

DEMR 1405 – Basic Electrical Systems
An introduction to the basic principles of electrical systems for diesel powered equipment with emphasis
on starters, alternators, batteries, and regulators. (4 credits)

DEMR 1329 – Preventive Maintenance
A study of shop safety procedures, rules, and practices, also; basic shop tool and test equipment, identification, and proper usage, a short introduction to servicing heavy-duty trucks and the career field. (3 credits)

 (1 course / 2 credit hours)

DEMR 2266 – Internship
Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College, with the employer, develops
and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and
experiences to the students general and technical course of study. (2 credits)

 (2 courses / 8 credit hours)

DEMR 1423 – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Introduction to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning theory, testing, and repair. Emphasis on refrigerant reclamation, safety procedures, specialized tools, and repairs. (4 credits)

DEMR 2435 – Advanced Hydraulics
Advanced study of hydraulic systems and components including diagnostics and testing of hydraulic
systems. (4 credits)

 (2 courses / 8 credit hours)

DEMR 2434 – Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting
Advanced concepts and skills required for tune-up and troubleshooting procedures of diesel engines.
Emphasis on the science of diagnostics with a common sense approach. The student will analyze
engine malfunctions; determine corrective repair; perform engine repairs; and adjust engine tune-up
according to engine manual. The course will emphasize Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, and Mack
electronically controlled engine systems. (4 credits)

DEMR 2432 – Electronic Controls
Advanced skills in diagnostic and programming techniques of electronic control systems. (4 credits)

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