Technology/Business Courses

Introduction to Technology (Course  88801)

Grade 9

1 Credit –  Required for Graduation                                                     

Full Year

By using a variety of different online tools, MS Office Suite (Work, PowerPoint, Excel), along with basics of computer coding programming and introductory concepts of financial literacy. You will be exposed to how different technologies and programs can help you be successful in keyboarding, organizing, researching, oral and written communication, and collaboration. You will also be exposed to a variety of different social topics to have you think deeper about your personal growth.

 

Personal Finance I (Course 808)                                                     

Grade 10-12

1 Credit                                                                                                          

Full Year

Prerequisites:  Introduction to Technology

Learn how to navigate the financial decisions you must face in the future and how to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, retirement, buying/leasing a vehicle, real estate, living independently. Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States’ economy is interconnected with the global economy. On a personal level, students learn that their own human capital (knowledge and skills) is their most valuable resource.

 

Photoshop (Course 893)

Grades 10-12

1 Credit                                                                                                          

Full Year

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Technology

Learn to use tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images. Students will use layers, and apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects. Painting tools and blending modes will be used to create shading effects, and adjustments will correct contrast and color balance. Images will be saved in formats for print and Web use. Students will work with vector graphics and be able to navigate within the Photoshop environment. They will learn about and use the tools included in the program (lasso, marquee, magic wand, dodge & burn, smudge). They will learn to use and manipulate multiple layers in a document. Simple animations will be created using Photoshop Image Ready. Color correction and balance, and simple photo repair will be addressed. This course is only offered to juniors and seniors.

 

Entrepreneurship/Careers   (Course 846)                                                                     

Grade 10 -12

1 Credit                                                                                                                             

Full Year

Prerequisite: Introduction to Technology

Practicing and understanding what skills are necessary to be career ready are important for all students.  Students will have the opportunity to: take self-assessments, explore careers, learn and practice interviewing techniques, resume building, proper business attire, work ethic, and presentation skills. This course will provide a student with the foundations that will give them an advantage when entering the world of work.

A culminating project will be required of each student creating a business plan for an art related business venture.