COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (720) 1 credit – 2 semesters – 5 periods per week
This course will prepare students to become proficient using the following software programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Students will move to an intermediate/advanced level of knowledge in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, desktop publishing, and database applications through the creation of various documents. The use of the Internet will be integrated throughout the course, and the students will learn advanced search techniques and proper citation methods.
DESKTOP PUBLISHING (730) 1 credit – 2 semesters – 5 periods per week
Using Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Publisher, students will learn to develop various publishing projects such as announcements, advertisements, business cards, resumes, brochures, and multipage newsletters with graphics. They will also learn the principles of good design. They will apply these design principles as well as their critical-thinking skills in the development of a variety of case study applications.
MULTIMEDIA (744) 1 credit – 2 semesters – 5 periods per week
Computer Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, images, animation, video and interactivity. Students will learn Multimedia applications that focus on creative expression. Multimedia Programs include: Director, HyperStudio, Adobe CS4 Premiere, After Effects and Flash. Multimedia is used in business, computer based training, entertainment, communications, and marketing. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media such as the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, and DVD to communicate.
WEB DESIGN/PUBLISHING (750) 1 credit – 2 semesters – 5 periods per week
The Internet is one of the fastest growing mediums of communication. Individuals and organizations are rushing to gain access to it and to make their presence known on it. Learning the keys to planning and designing effective Web sites will enable students to make their presence known on the Internet. This course is designed to introduce and develop Web design skills. Students are instructed on the creation of Web sites using Dreamweaver and HTML. They will also explore Flash and Fireworks for enhancing pages.
SPECIAL EFFECTS (751) 1 credit – 2 semesters – 5 periods per week
The Special Effects curriculum emphasizes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to teach students to apply various techniques to produce media for the Web. Students will learn the basics of image editing and enhancement, animations, and custom illustrations through the use of the popular Adobe Creative Master Suite applications, Flash, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Illustrator.
YEARBOOK (139) 1 credit – 2 semesters – 5 periods per week
This course is designed for the student who enjoys writing stories, editing, designing layouts, and taking pictures. Photography and editing skills will be used throughout the course as students create and implement and design layouts for the publication of the high school yearbook. Students will be covering activities, traditions, clubs, and sports throughout the year for inclusion in the book. In addition, students will learn about financing, planning, and publishing the yearbook.