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Web and Digital Design

Introduction to Digital Technology

Prerequisite: None

 

In this course, students will be introduced to computer science. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the operation of computers and computer networks and various types of software, acquire a basic understanding of the internet, create useful programs, and create web pages with sound, images, and text.

 

Digital Design

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Technology

 

Using web design as the platform for product design and presentation, students will create and learn digital media applications using elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video and digital imaging for various format. The digital media and interactive media projects developed and published showcase the student skills and ability. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management, digital citizenship, and web processes. Students will create and design web sites that incorporate digital media elements to enhance content of web site.

 

Web Design

Prerequisite: Digital Design

 

Upon completion of this course, students will equip students will the ability to plan, design, and create a web site. Students will move past learning how to write code and progress to designing a professional looking web site using graphical authoring tools that contains multimedia elements. Working individually and in teams, students will learn to work with web page layout and graphical elements to create a professional looking web site.

 

Programming, Apps & Game Design

Introduction to Digital Technology

Prerequisite: None

 

In this course, students will be introduced to computer science. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the operation of computers and computer networks and various types of software, acquire a basic understanding of the internet, create useful programs, and create web pages with sound, images, and text.

 

Computer Science Principles

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Technology

 

How can computing change the world? What is computer science? Engage your creativity, demonstrate and build your problem solving ability all while connecting the relevance of computer science to the society! Computer Science (CS) Principles is an intellectually rich and engaging course that is focused on building a solid understanding and foundation in computer science. This course emphasizes the content, practices, thinking and skills central to the discipline of computer science. Through both its content and pedagogy, this course aims to appeal to a broad audience. The focus of this course will fall into these computational thinking practices: connecting computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communicating, and collaborating.

 

Programming, Games, Apps & Society

Prerequisite: Computer Science Principles

 

Are you ready to design and develop? The course is designed for high school students to strategize, design, and develop games and mobile and desktop applications that can be produced in the real world. Students will learn about life-cycles of project development and use models to develop applications. Attention will be placed on how user interfaces affect the usability and effectiveness of a game or an application. Programming constructs will be employed which will allow students’ applications to interact with “real world,” stimuli. The course exposes students to privacy, legality, and security considerations with regards to the software industry.

 

Web and Digital Design Career Opportunities:

• Web Designer

• .Net Web Developer

• PHP Web Developer

• Coldfusion Developer

• SQL Server Developer

• Java Web Developer

• Software Designer

• User Interface (UI) Developer

• Web Developer salary

• Oracle Developer

• SharePoint Developer

• Perl Developer

• J2EE Developer

• Lead .Net Web Developer

• Websphere Developer

• Lead Java Developer

• Senior J2EE Developer

 

Programming, Apps & Game Design Career Opportunities:

• Mobile application designer

• Software engineer

• Video game designer

• Computer programmer

• Computer Programmer

• Application Programmer

• PHP Programmer

• Programmer Analyst

• VB .Net Programmer

• SharePoint Programmer

• Web Developer

• Software Developer

• User Interface (UI) Programmer

• Java Programmer

• C++ Programmer

• Coldfusion Programmer

• Python Programmer

• Perl Programmer

• Oracle Programmer

• Websphere Programmer

• Lead Programmer

• J2EE Programmer

• Lead Java Developer

• Programmer Analyst Lead

• Business and Computer Science