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     AOIT Course Sequence 20-21

    Level 1 - Mr. Burns & Ms. Jones

    Principles of Information Technology 7309

    TSDS PEIMS Code: 13027200 (PRINIT) Grade Placement: 9–10 Credit: 1 Prerequisites: None In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.

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    Level 2 - Ms. Wilson 

    Web Game Development 03580830

    TSDS PEIMS Code: 03580830 (TAWEBGD) Grade Placement: 10 Credit: 1 Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of IT. Web Game Development will allow students to demonstrate learn python programming language, creative thinking, develop innovative strategies, and use digital and communication tools necessary to develop fully functional online games. Web Game Development has career applications for many aspects of the game industry, including programming, art principles, graphics, web design, storyboarding and scripting, and business and marketing. The six strands include creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking; problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts.


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    Level 3 - Mr. Miller

    Web Design 03580820 

    TSDS PEIMS Code: 03580820 (TAWEBDN) Grade Placement: 11 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Web Game Development.  In Web Design students will acquire knowledge of web design and technological operations and concepts that support creativity, innovation, collaboration, information fluency, critical thinking and decision making. The six strands include creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; critical thinking; problem solving, and decision making; digital citizenship; and technology operations and concepts.

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    Level 4 - Mr. Masimini

    Practicum in Information Technology 7317 - Jobs Course 

    TSDS PEIMS Code: 13028000 (First Time Taken) (PRACIT1) 13028010 (Second Time Taken) (PRACIT2) Grade Placement: 12 Credit: 2 Prerequisite: A minimum of two high school information technology (IT) courses. In the Practicum in Information Technology, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and assessment of products, services, and systems. Knowledge and skills in the proper use of analytical skills and application of IT concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society. Critical thinking, IT experience, and product development may be conducted in a classroom setting with an industry mentor, as an unpaid or paid internship, as part of a capstone project, or as career preparation. 


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    Project-Based Research 7237 - Students without Jobs 

    TSDS PEIMS Code: 12701500 (First Time Taken) (PROBS1) 12701510 (Second Time Taken) (PROBS2) 12701520 (Third Time Taken) (PROBS3) Grade Placement: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None. Project-Based Research is a course for students to research a real-world problem. Students are matched with a mentor from the business or professional community to develop an original project on a topic related to career interests. Students use scientific methods of investigation to conduct in-depth research, compile findings, and present their findings to an audience that includes experts in the field. To attain academic success, students must have opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. 


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