• Principles of Information Technology

    Course: 7309        Grade: 9-10          Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: 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.

     

    Computer Maintenance

    Course: 7477        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology

    Description: In Computer Maintenance, students will acquire knowledge of computer maintenance and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating to the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer maintenance. Students will apply technical skills to address the IT industry and emerging technologies.

     

    Computer Maintenance/Computer Maintenance Lab

    Course: 7809        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology

    Description: In Computer Maintenance Lab, students will acquire knowledge of computer maintenance and creating appropriate documentation. Students will analyze the social responsibility of business and industry regarding the significant issues relating the environment, ethics, health, safety, and diversity in society and in the workplace as related to computer maintenance. Students will apply technical skills to address the IT industry and emerging technologies.

     

    Networking

    Course: 7311        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology and Computer Maintenance or Computer Maintenance Lab

    Description: In Networking, students will develop knowledge of the concepts and skills related to data networking technologies and practices in order to apply them to personal or career development. To prepare for success, students will have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.

     

    Networking/Networking Lab

    Course: 7811        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology and Computer Maintenance or Computer Maintenance Lab

    Description: In Networking, students will develop knowledge of the concepts and skills related to data networking technologies and practices in order to apply them to personal or career development. To prepare for success, students will have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems.

     

    Computer Technician Practicum First Time Taken

    Course: 7312        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology and Computer Maintenance or Computer Maintenance Lab and Networking or Networking Lab

    Description: In the Computer Technician Practicum, students will gain knowledge and skills in the area of computer technologies, including advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, computer principles, and components related to the installation, diagnosis, service, and repair of and skills to a variety of settings and problems. 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 instructor, with an industry mentor, or both.

     

    Extended Computer Technician Practicum First Time Taken

    Course: 7810        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Principles of Information Technology and Computer Maintenance or Computer Maintenance Lab and Networking or Networking Lab

    Description: In the Extended Computer Technician Practicum, students will gain knowledge and skills in the area of computer technologies, including advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic theory, computer principles, and components related to the installation, diagnosis, service, and repair of computer-based technology systems. Students will reinforce, apply, and transfer the knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems. 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 instructor, with an industry mentor, or both.

     

    Digital Media

    Course: 7315        Grade: 44086       Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: In Digital Media, students will analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolve a problem. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology driven society. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and critical thinking and apply them to the IT environment.

     

    Practicum in Information Technology First Time Taken

    Course: 7317        Grade: 12              Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: A Minimum of Two High School Information Technology Courses

    Description: 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. 

     

    Practicum in Information Technology Second Time Taken

    Course: 7318        Grade: 12              Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: A Minimum of Two High School Information Technology Courses

    Description: 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. 

     

    Internetworking Technology I

    Course: 7321        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Technical Reading Skills, Computer Proficiency, Prior Courses in Electronics and/or Computer Science, Instructor Approval

    Description: This is a technical course primarily designed for students within the Cisco Networking Academy® who are looking for career-oriented IT skills instruction or a quick path to job entry and career exploration. These courses comprise the first year of a two-year preparatory program in which students will follow a rigorous course of instruction. This education to equip students with knowledge and skills that can be applied toward entry-level careers in IT networking CCENT™ certification and CCNA certification. (CCNA Discovery courses; Networking for Home and Small Business and Working at a Small to Medium Business or ISP). Schools that offer this course must be an official Local Cisco Networking Academy (CNA).

     

    Internetworking Technology II

    Course: 7322        Grade: 11-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Internetworking Technology I

    Description: The second-year course for the Cisco Networking Academies is a technical course primarily designed for students within the Cisco Networking Academy® who are looking for career oriented, IT skills instruction or a quick path to job entry and career exploration. These courses comprise the second year of a two-year preparatory program in which students will follow a rigorous course of instruction. This curriculum presents basic networking education to equip students with knowledge and skills that can be applied toward entry level careers in IT networking CCENT™ certification and CCNA certification. (CCNA Discovery courses; Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise and Designing and Supporting Computer Networks). This course is available to students who have successfully completed the first year of the program. Schools that offer this course must be an official Local Cisco Networking Academy (CNA). 

     

    Geographic Infomation Systems

    Course: 7323        Grade: 9                Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course is designed as an Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operations, including file management and data transfer. The students will learn how to perform Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data manipulation procedures as related to engineering applications and other fields including business, government, and scientific analysis. Research will be made in regard to career possibilities in GIS. There will be an opportunity for the students to learn how to transfer data between various Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages and GIS, and to use a variety of CAD tool operations with GIS. 

     

    Raster Based Geographic Information Systems

    Course: 7324        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Geographic Infomation Systems

    Description: This course will provide an introduction to basic concepts of vector GIS using industry specific software programs. The students receive instruction in GIS data sets including raster-based information such as images or photographs, acquisition of such data, and processing and merging with vector data. 

     

    Spatial Technology/Remote Sensing

    Course: 7325        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Geographic Infomation Systems

    Description: This course focuses on the study of spatial data structures and the display, manipulation, and analysis of geographic information. Students study the technical aspects involved in spatial data handling, analysis and modeling. Instruction will include theories and procedures associated with the implementation and management of GIS projects. A variety of GIS software packages will be used in the laboratory. 

     

    Foundations of User Experience (UX)

    Course: 2518        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Digital Media or Principles of Information Technology

    Description: In Foundations of User Experience (UX), students will analyze and assess current trends in a fast-growing career field that creates meaningful, approachable, and compelling experiences for users of an array of products, services, and or initiatives of companies, governments, and organizations. Students will gain knowledge of introductory observation and research skills; basic design thinking and applied empathy methodologies; collaborative problem-solving and ideation; and interaction design and solution development.

     

    Advanced Cloud Computing

    Course: 2519        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: One Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Information Technology course

    Description: The Advanced Cloud Computing course is an exploration of cloud computing. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to sit for cloud computing professional certifications. In this course, students explore cloud computing services, applications, and use cases. Students dive deeply into cloud computing best practices and learn how cloud computing helps users develop a global infrastructure to support use case at scale while also developing and inventing innovative technologies.

     

    Advanced User Experience (UX) Design

    Course: 2522        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Foundations of User Experience Design

    Description: The Advanced User Experience (UX) Design course allows students to apply skills in science and art to make technology useful, meaningful, memorable and accessible to all users. Students will use knowledge from the Foundations of User Experience Design course to expand the research, design, programming, testing, and communication skills essential for success in this user-focused career field.

     

    Assistive Technology

    Course: 2507        Grade: 10-12        Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course educates students about a variety of technology choices, such as screen reading software or voice recognition, to match the needs of individuals and educate students who are interested in broadening their scope of technology, mainstream applications, and specialized devices.

     

    Web Design

    Course: 2717        Grade: 9-12          Credit: 1

    Prerequisites: Technology Applications

    Description: The course focuses on scripting, developing searching strategies, publishing skills, and serving information on a web server. Students develop World Wide Web pages that incorporate text, audio, video and graphics using web authoring software, JAVA scripting, XHTML, and CSS. Students determine and employ methods to evaluate the design, functionality, and security of online information in various settings. This course teaches students how to use networks, including the Internet, for research and resource sharing. This course is recommended for students in grades 10-12.