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Information Technology

A+PC Hardware and Software

Students who complete this course will have an in-depth knowledge of the internal components of a computer and its operating system. They will assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. 

Desktop Publishing

Students will learn graphic design theory and how to use Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to create a variety of publications.  Students will also learn photojournalism and photography editing skills.  This class is required for students seeking a position on yearbook or newspaper staff.

Digital Media

Students will create, design and produce digital media including sound, video, graphics, text, and animation.  Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management and web processes.

Information Technology Applications I

Students will explore emerging technologies as it applies to their success for high school, college, and career.  The focus will be on the importance of digital citizenship, professional communication practices, advanced document processing, professional presentations, and intermediate spreadsheet and database applications used personally and professionally.

Information Technology Applications II

This course will focus on skill development in advanced spreadsheet, database, integration of applications utilizing advanced features, and exploring web technologies.  Skills, standards, and coursework align with industry certifications.

Introduction to Computer Science

This course introduces computer programming.  Students will use a modern Object Oriented Programming approach.  Programs will be written as console applications and GUIs.  Year-end projects will focus on creating computer games.

Advanced Placement Computer Science

AP Computer Science will emphasize object-oriented programming and focus on problem solving and algorithm development.  AP Computer Science is meant to be the equivalent of a first semester college-level course in Computer Science.  Other topics will include data structures, standard algorithms and also the ethical and legal issues of computing.  This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Computer Science Exam.

Video Journalism and Film Production

This course will teach students basic photography and videography as well as video editing.  Students will learn basic photo and broadcast journalism skills.  This class is project oriented.

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