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Technology Department

Global and Digital Citizenship

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Global and Digital Citizenship is a course designed to merge Physical Geography, Human Geography, Computer and Technology Applications, Digital Citizenship, and Global Awareness. Students will learn the implications of accessing, managing, exchanging, and disseminating information electronically, combined with discussions of current events. They will be using computer and application software to prepare documents and reports. This is a hands-on exploration of technology applications in a Problem Based Learning environment based on Physical and Human Geography supporting student’s development of Global and Digital Citizenship.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES or AP Human Geography

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Computer Science is designed for students with little or no programming experience. It provides students with an understanding of how to use computation to solve problems. It emphasizes the principles of software development, style, and testing. It aims to help students to feel confident in their ability to write small programs that allow them to solve basic problems (mathematical and nonmathematical). The class uses the Python programming language: topics include procedures and functions, iteration, recursion, arrays, strings, and operational model of procedure and function calls, algorithms, and object-oriented programming.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10, 11, 12
  • PREREQUISITES GEOMETRY
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO

COURSE DESCRIPTION

User Interface is everything designed to interact with a user, including user interaction with applications and websites. The purpose of this course is to guide students through the development of the internet. The course, User Interface Design, is an introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of the front end of applications. Students will learn Graphical User Interface (GUI) while analyzing and evaluating website quality and learning different aspects of web design. Students will learn how to create and maintain web pages. They will develop websites for local community organizations.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10 – 12
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course uses the Java programming language. Emphasis is on problem-solving and algorithm development. This course follows the AP curriculum for Computer Science. Topics covered include one- and two-dimensional arrays, the package concept in Java relating to strings, math operations, random numbers, and collections. Students will modify the code in existing classes and will be introduced to inheritance, method overloading, and polymorphism. Students who take this course may choose to take the AP Computer Science exam in the Spring.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 11, 12
  • PREREQUISITES COMPUTER SCIENCE I
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO

Digital Art and Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course emphasizes the application of the elements of art and the principles of design and provides a study of how those concepts are involved in communicating a visual message via the use of technology. Students will study these visual communications by producing various artworks involving visual art (aesthetics of drawing), graphic design, commercial art (advertising and marketing), and the history of art. Students will explore how the use of technology can enhance visual experience. This course is equivalent to an Art II course.  

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10 – 12
  • PREREQUISITES ART I
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO
Global and Digital Citizenship

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Global and Digital Citizenship is a course designed to merge Physical Geography, Human Geography, Computer and Technology Applications, Digital Citizenship, and Global Awareness. Students will learn the implications of accessing, managing, exchanging, and disseminating information electronically, combined with discussions of current events. They will be using computer and application software to prepare documents and reports. This is a hands-on exploration of technology applications in a Problem Based Learning environment based on Physical and Human Geography supporting student’s development of Global and Digital Citizenship.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 9
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? NO
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? YES or AP Human Geography
Digital Art and Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course emphasizes the application of the elements of art and the principles of design and provides a study of how those concepts are involved in communicating a visual message via the use of technology. Students will study these visual communications by producing various artworks involving visual art (aesthetics of drawing), graphic design, commercial art (advertising and marketing), and the history of art. Students will explore how the use of technology can enhance the visual experience. This is equivalent to an Art II course.  

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10 – 12
  • PREREQUISITES ART I
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO
Computer Science Honors

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Computer Science is designed for students with little or no programming experience. It provides students with an understanding of how to use computation to solve problems. It emphasizes the principles of software development, style, and testing. It aims to help students to feel confident in their ability to write small programs that allow them to solve basic problems (mathematical and nonmathematical). The class uses the Python programming language: topics include procedures and functions, iteration, recursion, arrays, strings, and operational model of procedure and function calls, algorithms, and object-oriented programming.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10, 11, 12
  • PREREQUISITES GEOMETRY
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO
User Interface Design

COURSE DESCRIPTION

User Interface is everything designed to interact with a user, including user interaction with applications and websites. The purpose of this course is to guide students through the development of the internet. The course, User Interface Design, is an introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of the front end of applications. Students will learn Graphical User Interface (GUI) while analyzing and evaluating website quality and learning different aspects of web design. Students will learn how to create and maintain web pages. They will develop websites for local community organizations.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 10 – 12
  • PREREQUISITES NONE
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO
AP Computer Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course uses the Java programming language. Emphasis is on problem-solving and algorithm development. This course follows the AP curriculum for Computer Science. Topics covered include one- and two-dimensional arrays, the package concept in Java relating to strings, math operations, random numbers, and collections. Students will modify the code in existing classes and will be introduced to inheritance, method overloading, and polymorphism. Students who take this course may choose to take the AP Computer Science exam in the Spring.

 

  • CREDIT 1
  • SUGGESTED GRADE LEVEL 11, 12
  • PREREQUISITES COMPUTER SCIENCE I
  • NEED TEACHER RECOMMENDATION? YES
  • REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION? NO

Technology Dept. Chairperson
Poly Seguim
BS in Industrial Management
Minors in Management Information Systems / Italian
Masters in Multicultural Special Education