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Tech Essentials Course Description:  
COURSE OUTLINE
Essential Learning Outcomes

Students will master the foundation standards by which computer and manufacturing technologies are utilized in the Placer Union High School District as well as in colleges and careers. Students will learn industry standard core applications including Google Apps (Mail, Docs, Calendar, Sites), Adobe CS5 (i.e. InDesign, Flash, Photoshop), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google SketchUp Pro, various web-based applications (aka: Web 2.0), material fabrication (plastic, metal and wood), basic electronics and board drafting.  Students will be guided according to nationally recognized technology standards (see: www.iste.org, NETS for Students) as well as California State Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards (see www.cde.ca.gov) through thematic project-based lessons.



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