Technology

Chair:
Mr. Edmund Misiakiewicz – Tech Mastery I, Tech Mastery II

Teacher:
Mrs. Megan Etzkorn Digital Photography

 

Course: Technology Mastery I
Course #: 916
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5
Technology I will address the need for students to be able use technology for academic research and presentation of the knowledge gained for the various academic assignments they receive while in high school. To facilitate these objectives students will use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and use Internet research tools. Using this software they can expect to create a research paper in the MLA and APA formats. Students can also expect to be introduced to basic computer concepts and vocabulary to build computer literacy, and enable them to trouble shoot basic computer problems.

Course: Technology Mastery II
Course #: 917
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I
Credit: .5
Technology II will address the need for students to refine their skills in creating documents that are visually effective when presenting their information and visually persuasive when appropriate. This is a general overview class that provides some experience with digital creation, editing, and desktop publishing. Students will develop these projects by creating an independent research project, and utilizing more of the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Publisher, and Adobe Creative Suite 3. A second level of computer concepts will be included in this course.

Course: Digital Photography
Course #: 919
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I
Credit: .5
In Digital Photography students will learn basic photography, composition, and editing skills. Topics covered include composition techniques, basic camera operation, some advanced camera techniques, and photographic work flow techniques. Students will have the opportunity to use school-owned digital cameras (limited supply), or supply their own (minimum 3 mega pixel). Camera phones are excluded. Software utilized in this course may include but are not limited to: MS Word, MS Power Point, Adobe PhotoShop, Picassa, and MS Front Page, (other www software may be utilized). Students should expect many hands–on assignments with the cameras. Most out of class assignments are easily accomplished in a few minutes, but the in-class work depends on the out of class assignments being completed on time. Students are required to participate in the annual LCCHS Art Show.

Course: Desktop Publishing
Course #: 920
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I & Digital Photography
Credit: .5
Desktop Publishing students will concentrate on the techniques used to create publications such as post cards, newsletters, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and other print media. Students will also be exposed to newer on-line publications such as blogs, multimedia presentations, and other mixed-media publications.  This class will require some writing, but the main focus of the class is to prepare and master the techniques used to create professional grade publications.  Students should expect to use scanners, digital cameras, clip art, and software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, MS Word, and on-line resources.  Students will have the opportunity to work in concert with the Journalism department and the school to create any publication that is needed by either.

Course: Digital Imaging (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors)
Course #: 921
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I & one other Tech class
Credit: .5
Digital Imaging is an introduction to producing digital files. Students will use state-of-the-art software, as well as scanners. The understanding of composition, color, visual impact and potential commercial value of digital skills will be emphasized. Students will create, digitally process, and print assigned projects. A CD portfolio of each student’s original work may be created. Selected student work may be publicly exhibited in a student gallery and/or on the school Web site.

Course: Integrated Imaging (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors)
Course #: 922
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I & one other Tech class
Credit: .5
Integrated Imaging is designed for the talented student who wants to step into the creating of multimedia projects using their own digital art pieces. The course requires the ability to work both independently and creatively.  A CD portfolio of each student’s original work may be created. Selected student work may be publicly exhibited in a student gallery and/or on the school Web site.

Course: Computer Maintenance and Repair
Course #: 925
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I & Administrative or Faculty Recommendation
Credit: 1
Computer Maintenance and Repair is a 2-semester course and is based on the COMP TIA A+ certification model. Students who take this course should expect lots of hands-on computer work including but not limited to replacing computer parts and basic trouble shooting techniques.

Semester 1 will be based on the hardware portion of the COMP TIA A+ model, which concentrates on computer hardware. The second semester will concentrate on the operating system portion of the COMP TIA A+ model, which covers operating systems in depth, such as DOS, Windows (95 – XP and Vista in the future) Apple OS, and Linux/Unix. Students will be required to keep a web based activity log, and will assist with the maintenance of the schools web site and computer equipment.  Summer and Holiday work may be required.

Students will work in the lab on computers and also take written and practical tests over the material. Students will also be expected to assist the technology department in the regular maintenance and repair of school equipment.  It is recommended that the student be considering a computer related career before taking this course.

Course: Computer Certification
Course #: 590
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I & one other Tech class
Credit: 1
This is an independent study that should be arranged with an instructor prior to scheduling.  It is recommended that the student be considering a computer related career before taking this course.

Course: Web Designer I (Juniors & Seniors)
Course #: 923
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I, Digital Imaging and Integrated Imaging, 2 teacher recommendations are necessary
Credit: .5
In Web Design I students will use Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web design software as a basic toolkit for web design and developing. Skills that will be accomplished will be learning to create integrated workflows, and using utilities used to prototype, design, develop, and maintain websites, applications, and interactive experiences. Software used in this class will be Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Contribute. Students will take on the responsibility of adding content to the Lima Central Catholic High School Web site, and so, success in this course requires personal accountability, persistence, and dependability.

Course: Web Designer II (Juniors & Seniors)
Course #: 924
Pre-Requisite: Technology Mastery I, Digital Imaging and Integrated Imaging, 2 teacher recommendations are necessary
Credit: .5
In Web Design II students will continue to refine their skills in Web Design after completing Web Design I, and will take on the responsibility of adding educational content to our school Web site in more advanced techniques. Advanced techniques from Adobe Creative Suite 3 will be incorporated into the created work