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Computer Application (8)

Students will use technology tools to manage personal schedules and contact information, create memos and notes, prepare simple reports and other business communications, manage computer operations and file storage, and use electronic mail, Internet applications and search for and access information. Students will develop skills related to word processing, database management and spreadsheet applications. Students will demonstrate knowledge of hardware components, classes of software, basic data communications components and trends, and technical knowledge of the Internet including Internet protocols.

Interactive Media (9-10)

Interactive Media courses provide students with the knowledge and skills to create, design, and produce interactive media products and services. The courses may emphasize the development of digitally generated and/or computer-enhanced media. Course topics may include 3D animation, graphic media, web development, and virtual reality. Upon completion of these courses, students may be prepared for industry certification.

Web Page Design (10-11)

Web Page Design courses teach students how to design web sites by introducing them to and refining their knowledge of site planning, page layout, graphic design, and the use of markup languages—such as Extensible Hypertext Markup, JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, and Document Object Model—to develop and maintain a web page. These courses may also cover security and privacy issues, copyright infringement, trademarks, and other legal issues relating to the use of the Internet.

Computer Graphics (10-11)

The Computer Graphics course teaches students how to modify and create digital images using image-editing software.  Students will apply graphic techniques, study color techniques, apply filters, work with typography, and create images for the web.  Students will design and evaluate graphics used for advertising, events, and web pages. 

Graphic Design (10-12)

Graphic Design course will emphasize design elements and principles in the purposeful arrangement of images and text to communicate a message.  The class projects will focus on creating products such as advertisements, product design, and identity symbols.  The learner will become familiar with available software packages for designing. 

Media Technology-Design Media-Print Shop (11-12)

Media Technology—Workplace Experience courses provide students with work experience in fields related to media technology. The focus is on the use of computers in graphic design work. The student will apply elements of design, reach a target market, design with color, and apply typography in design. To achieve this goal the student will be working for the community and high school in creating a variety of projects. The student will have an opportunity to participate in workplace experiences such as communicating with customers, meeting deadlines, calculating billing statements, practicing dining etiquette, wearing business apparel, etc.

Media Technology-Web Tech (11-12)

This course will focus on advanced skills and techniques necessary for planning (storyboards/layout), site and page designing (web design software, java scripts, and html codes), and the production of graphics (image manipulation, video manipulation, color theory, and typography) to maintain comprehensive and interactive websites  Students will be expected to make contact with business personnel to acquire information and design according to the needs of the business.

 

Instructors: Mrs. Wedel (Lead) Mr. Caldwell Mrs. Warner  

 

Wages
Graphic Designers $22.55/hr $46,900 annual
Web Developer $31.23/hr $64,970 annual
Network System Administrator $37.41/hr $77,810 annual
Web Administrators $40.98/hr $85,240 annual
Software Developers $47.24/hr $98,260 annual

 

Career Choices
Animator

Graphic Design artists

Data Systems Designer

E-Business Specialist

Game Developer
Information
Technology
Engineer
Media Specialist
Network
Administrator
Network Security Analyst
PC Support
Specialist
Programmer
Software
Applications
Specialist
Systems
Administrator

Telecommunication Network Technician

User Support
Specialist
Virtial Reality
Specialist
Web
Architect/Desinger