Program Areas of Study
Architectural Drafting & Design – Students in Architectural Drafting and Design develop industry drawing standards in two – and three – dimensional drawing techniques, rendering, and animation to prepare for fields in architecture and engineering. Students test their skills through participation in local and national design contests and in preparing for Autodesk Certification. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field.
Business Management and Administration – Students are prepared with the principles and operations of business and management found in today’s technologically advanced economy. The curriculum prepares students for customer relationships and multiple forms of management associated with business. Economics, finance, operations, and professional development are emphasized throughout the program. The appropriate use of technology and industry-related equipment is an integral part of the program.
Computer Science – In Computer Science, students focus on programming in Visual Basic and Java. The programming experience is enhanced by multimedia, website design, and incorporates the 21st Century Curriculum. Multimedia training in the techniques of three-dimensional modeling, morphing, animation, and development of computer games is provided.
Engineering – Students in Engineering develop knowledge of engineering principles through the Project Lead the Way Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to encompass all four years of high school. Students develop knowledge in technological and engineering problem-solving skills through hands-on and project-based activities. Students design, test, and actually construct circuits and devices such as smart phones and tablets. Students work collaboratively on a culminating capstone project.
Graphic Design – Students focus on the professional areas of graphic
design, computer art, and video. Students develop skills in the areas of drawing, digital and visual communications, design critiquing, portfolio development, and presentations. Projects, design competitions, and internships allow students to apply their skills at professional levels.
Legal Studies – Students in this program focus on civil and criminal law with practical training in the skills necessary for pursuing a law related occupation. Students will explore themes in both civil and criminal law reflecting American social, moral, political, and economic values. The appropriate use of technology and industry standard equipment is an integral part of this program.
Networking Technology – In Networking Technology, students develop the skills necessary to support microcomputers with various platforms and to administer network systems. Students are taught the fundamentals of Local Area Network design and the responsibilities of a system administrator. Students prepare for the Novell CNA, Microsoft MCSA, Cisco CCNA, and A+ Certification.
Web Development and Design – Courses in this program provide students with the skills necessary to create websites for a variety of purposes. Students develop their knowledge of content, placement, use of color and graphics, typography, and message using industry standard software. Students use various web design languages, design concepts, and layout theories to create websites. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have acquired entry-level skills for employment in this field.