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ACADEMICS: COMPUTER DEPARTMENT

Computer Technology (1 semester) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This course explores the four main programs of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite:  Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.  Students will design and create professional grade documents, reports, and presentations.  After successful completion of this course, student will have the skills necessary to apply for and test for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, an industry standard. In addition, this course helps students develop proficiency in the fluent manipulation of the keyboard by touch and introduces the student to the proper formatting for personal and business communications.  The Computer Technology course meets the computer requirement for graduation.

Computer Aided Drafting Design (2 semesters) Grades 10, 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry.

Students use the drafting software AutoCAD to create and edit geometric shapes to construct virtual objects in two and three dimensional environments. Drafting basics to 3D solids modeling and architectural construction practices are covered. Students use 2D and 3D coordinate systems extensively to create and place objects in virtual space.

Computer Science 1 (1 semester) Grades 10, 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Strong math background and approval of teacher.

Students use Visual Basic 6.0 and Object Oriented Programming language to create programs. Students are versed in using controls that are commonly used in Windows based programs, such as command buttons, option buttons, text boxes, and labels. Students will also write code controls as well as manipulate their properties. Computer Science 1 may fulfill the G requirement.

Computer Science 2 (1 semester) Grades 11 and 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Science 1; approval of teacher.

Students use Visual Basic 6.0 writing code to manipulate objects and controls. Programming techniques such as loop, user events, functions, and using modules are explore. Computer Science 2 may fulfill the G requirement.

Engineering:  the Digital Future (2 semesters) Grades 11,12

Prerequisite:  Algebra 2

The Infinity Project curriculum entitled “Engineering: The Digital Future” focuses on the fundamentals of modern engineering and technology in the information and communications age.  To generate and maintain students and faculty interest, engineering and design examples are drawn from wireless and telecomunications, the Internet, electronic music, and other multimedia technologies popular in today’s culture.  Upon completing the course, students will have an understanding of how modern engineers design and build new technologies using math and science, together with their ingenuity.  In addition, students will have been exposed to new and relevant applications of mathematics, science, and technology to important engineering problems of the day and will have developed a deeper and broader set of computer skills.  And as an additional component of the course, students unfamiliar with engineering will be exposed to a variety of current and future career opportunities in engineering and technology related fields.