Communication Technology

AP Computer Science Principles: 1
02725  Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 
Level: 2 Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career.

Introduction to Communication Credit: .5
Level: 2 ­ 5102 Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None 
Introduction to communications assimilates students with the vital skills necessary to succeed in any career. The focus of this course is on the communication systems used to compose, send, receive and interpret information ideas. The emphasis is on visual and electronic communication technologies. Students will explore the types of work performed in the various communication industries.

Communication 2 Credit: 1
5902 Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Level: 2 Prerequisite: Introduction to Communication

This course is ideal for all students planning on a career in the field of journalism, broadcast engineering, and any career that involves multimedia knowledge. Students will learn the fundamentals of digital image acquisition, design, and composition. Included in this course is the use of lighting, exposure, advanced camera operation, image processing, proofing and enlarging. Students will walk away from this course with an understanding of the critical knowledge, techniques, and problem solving skills necessary to create audio, video, and multimedia productions, as they will actively participate in various production projects.

Communication 3 Credit: 1
5932 Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Level: 2 Prerequisite: Communication 2

This advanced course is for the students who are serious about a career in the communication field. Students will apply advanced digital imaging software and techniques to develop a digital portfolio that demonstrates creativity and comprehensive attention to aesthetic concerns. Areas of study include complex digital image preparation for broadcasting, image compositing, alpha channels, bath processing and alpha mattes. The course requires students to complete a number of projects consistent with authentic assignments.

Video Production I Credit: .5
5222 Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Level: 2 Prerequisite: Introduction to Communication

This is the perfect course for any student interested in video production from home video editing to a career in the field of video production. The course is designed to introduce students to the implications and use of video production and graphic communications. The focus will be on understanding the knowledge and skills needed to use video equipment to produce live and scripted video. A strong emphasis will also be placed on solving technical problems associated with the production process.

Video Production 2 Credit: .5
5602 Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Level: 2 Prerequisite: Video Production

Video Production 2 is an advanced level course for students interested in broadcast journalism, broadcast engineering, script writing, and other media centered career. The major emphasis of this course will be student participation in writing, producing, directing and electronically editing video productions both on location and in the studio. Students will learn how to combine the traditional skills of interpretation and expression in video production.

Video Game Design Credit: .5 
05126 Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 
Level: 2 Prerequisite: None
This course covers the major aspects of game design including character and world development, game playing, game genres and principles of game design. Students will gain hands-on experience in simple game development and various computer programming languages.