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Information Technology

SC Career Cluster:

Information Technology

Pathway:

Information Support and Services (CIP CODE: 151202)

Description:

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines. Also learn to analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems.

COURSE 1

Computer Repair and Service *

COURSE 2

Advanced Computer Repair and Service*

COURSE 3

Networking Fundamentals, Exploring Computer Science, and/or IT Fundamentals; PLTW Computer Science Essentials; PLTW Cybersecurity

COURSE 4

Advanced Networking; and/or Game Design and Development

Industry Certification:

CompTIA A+, Network +, TESTOUT PC Pro Certification

 

SC Career Cluster:

Information Technology

Pathway:

Web and Digital Communication (CIP CODE: 110801)

Description:

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

COURSE 1

Fundamentals of Web Page Design & Development*

COURSE 2

Fundamentals of Computing; Foundations of Animation or Image Editing or Digital Multimedia

COURSE 3

Advanced Web Page Design & Development*

COURSE 4

Entrepreneurship or Game Design & Development

Industry Certification:

Adobe Certified Associate

 

SC Career Cluster:

Information Technology

Pathway:

Programming and Software Development (CIP CODE: 110201)

Description:

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.  Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

COURSE 1

Computer Programming 1*

COURSE 2

IT Fundamentals, Cyber Security Fundamentals, and/or Exploring Computer Science; PLTW Computer Science Essentials

COURSE 3

Computer Programming 2*

COURSE 4

Entrepreneurship or GIS Technologies or Advanced Cyber Security

 Industry Certification:      TESTOUT

 

SC Career Cluster:

Information Technology (IBCP)

Pathway:

IBCP:

Programming and Software Development

IBCP Computer Science SL

Description:

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.  Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

COURSE 1

Computer Programming 1*

COURSE 2

Game Design & Development and IB Core Subject Course

COURSE 3

IBCP Personal & Professional Skills I and IBCP Computer Science SL*

COURSE 4

IBCP Personal & Professional Skills II and Entrepreneurship

  Industry Certification:   TESTOUT

 

INFORMATION SUPPORT AND SERVICES PATHWAY

 

Title: Computer Repair and Service       

Course Code: 532000CW

Unit: 1 unit

Title: Advanced Computer Repair and Service                                                  

Course Code: 532100CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: The Computer Repair and Service course prepares students to perform tasks related to computer repair. Students receive instruction in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of computer-based technology. Instruction may also include mobile devices, peripheral devices, networking, and laptops. Laboratory activities provide instruction in installation, configuration, troubleshooting, component replacement, operating systems, and upgrades in accordance with industry certification standards.
Schools: BHS; BLHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: None
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

Title: Advanced Computer Repair and Service
Course Code: 532100CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: The Advanced Computer Repair and Service course is a continuation of the Computer Repair and Service course. It prepares students to perform advanced, detailed tasks related to computer repair. Students receive instruction in operating systems, security, mobile devices, and troubleshooting. Laboratory activities provide instruction in installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, security, troubleshooting, and repair of industry-standard operating systems in accordance with industry certification standards.
Schools: BHS; BLHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: Computer Repair and Service and/or passing score on applicable industry certification such as CompTIA A+ 220- 801
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

Title: Fundamentals of Computing (formerly Exploring Computer Science)                       

Course Code: 502300CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: This course of study is designed to allow students to explore a variety of computer science topics, such as Web design, human computer interactions, programming, and problem solving. Optional topics include mobile applications, robotics, and digital animation. Students will develop critical thinking, logic, and problem-solving skills relevant to today’s technology.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; HHIHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None

Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

NETWORKING SYSTEMS PATHWAY

Title: Networking Fundamentals                                 
Course Code:  531000CW
Unit: 1 unit
Title: Advanced Networking
Course Code:  531100CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description:  Networking courses are designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies.  Upon successful completion of these courses, students will be able to seek employment or further their education and training in the information technology field.  The networking student will benefit most from the curriculum if he or she possesses a strong background in reading, math, and problem-solving skills. Instruction includes networking media, topologies, network operating systems, models and protocols, codes and standards, addressing, diagnostics, routing, WAN services, network security and leadership skills.  In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools and equipment. Emphasis is given to the use of critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques found in math and communication programs.
Schools: BHS
Prerequisites: Courses taken sequentially
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

 

Title: Entrepreneurship                                                                                  

Course Code:  540000CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: This course is designed to provide a general overview of the American Enterprise system with special emphasis being placed on small business ownership.  An important part of the course will be development of business and managerial leadership skills as they relate to the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling a small business.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; HHIHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None


PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY
 

 

Title: Computer Programming 1                    

Course Code:  505000CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: This course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages.

Schools: BCHS; BLHS; HHIHS; MRHS

Prerequisites: None

Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

 


Title: Computer Programming 2                    

Course Code:  505100CW

Unit: 1 unit

Prerequisite:  Computer Programming 1 using same language

Description: This course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages.

Schools: BCHS; BLHS; HHIHS; MRHS

Prerequisites: Computer Programming 1

Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit
 

 

Title: GIS Technology 1

Course Code: 536100CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: These courses introduce Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and the use of geospatial applications.  Students will apply spatial variables, scale, map projection, and map coordinate systems and will work on teams to build and present GIS projects in coordination with local resources.

Schools: BHS

Prerequisites: None

Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit
 

Title: AP Computer Science Principles                                     

Course Code:  477500AW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.

Schools: BLHS

Prerequisites: Recommended first year HS Algebra course

 

 

Title: IB Computer Science SL                                              

Course Code:  471A00IW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: The International Baccalaureate Computer Science curriculum provides a rigorous framework for the exploration of problem solving using computers. Students are expected to master the JAVA programming language and appropriate software design techniques equivalent to the first programming course offered at many colleges. Each student will develop a Program Dossier to demonstrate mastery of the basic computer science techniques including software design, coding, debugging, testing and documentation. Students will sit for the IB Computer Science exam in the spring.

Schools: HHIHS

Prerequisites: See IB required guidelines

Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

WEB AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS PATHWAY

Title: Fundamentals of Web Design and Development
Course Code: 503100CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: Fundamentals of Web Page Design will guide students in the development of websites in a project-based, problem-solving environment. Students will learn the industry standard languages, HTML and CSS, which are used in every website on the web today. Students will learn how to create a portfolio of content-rich, well-styled websites. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for industry certification.
Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; HHIHS; MRHS;
Prerequisites: None
Fulfillment:  SC Computer Science Graduation Credit         

 

Title: Advanced Web Page Design and Development
Course Code: 503300CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: Web Page Design and Development is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in web design and development. Students will develop an in- depth understanding and use of Hypertext Makeup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, layout techniques, and other industry-standard practices. In addition, students will learn scripting technologies to create dynamic and interactive websites. Students will maintain a professional quality portfolio of web design work. Successful completion of this course will prepare students for industry certification.
Schools: BCHS
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Webpage Design and Development
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 

Title: Foundations of Animation
Course Code:  535000CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: Foundation of Animation prepares students to use artistic and technological foundations to create animations. The basic principles of digital animation are reviewed, including character development and story conception through production. Students learn the technical language used in the animation industry and basic animation methods. They will also learn techniques about various ways to plan, create, and prepare for animation in pre-production, production and post-production. This course prepares students for the Adobe Certified Associate for Flash/Animate Creative Cloud (CC) certification exam.
Schools: BHS
Prerequisites: None
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 


Title: Game Design and Development
Course Code: 535200CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: Game Design and Development provides students with the opportunity to design and develop fully-functional video games with product design documentation. This course emphasizes game control and logic, design tools, and the physics of games using computer programming.
Schools: BHS; BLHS; HHIHS
Prerequisites: None
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit

 


Title: Image Editing
Course Code:  534000CW
Unit: 1 unit
Description: Image editing tools are used by industry professionals to edit and enhance most images presented in magazines, newspapers, and other media. Image Editing is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to master image manipulation and photographic retouching. Students will explore the technical and artistic aspects of image editing by creating images to be used in various types of media. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for industry certification.
Schools: BHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Computing or Digital Multimedia and any Digital Literacy course

 

 

 

Title: Digital Multimedia                                                                                              

Course Code: 503000CW

Unit: 1 unit   

Description: This course covers multimedia concepts and applications utilizing text, graphics, animation, sound, video, and various multimedia applications in the design, development, and creation of multimedia presentations and publications within an interactive environment. Students will create a digital portfolio and other independent projects.

Schools: BHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None

 

 

 

Title: Fundamentals of Computing
Course Code: 502300CW

Unit: 1 unit
Description: Fundamentals of Computing is designed to introduce students to the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Through creativity and innovation, students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to implement projects that are relevant to students’ lives. They will create a variety of computing artifacts while collaborating in teams. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the history and operation of computers, programming, and web design. Students will also be introduced to computing careers and will examine societal and ethical issues of computing.
Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; HHIHS; MRHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: None
Fulfillment: SC Computer Science Graduation Credit