Computer Science

Computer Literacy

Grade Level: 9

Credit: .5

This course is taught in freshman year and covers a variety of topics in computer and computer application software. The course is broken down into several topics: basic computer terminology, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Electronic Presentations with PowerPoint, accessing the Internet. The course is taught in 4 week cycles alternating with Physical Education.

Yearbook

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: 1

Develops and polishes writing, analytical, communication and leadership skills through the process of planning and layout of the yearbook.

Tech Apps

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

Student are offered a hands on experience of computer repairs. They will learn through a variety of exercises how to diagnose computer errors and hardware failures. At the completion of the course the student can earn his A+ certification.

CADD

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: .5

The student is introduced to AutoCadd Software with an emphasis on good design elements as well as an emphasis on technical drawing, drafting, dimensioning and related skills.

Architect Drawing

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: .5

Architectural Drawing intended to be a first look into architectural and construction drafting. It will examine the history and development of different architectural styles, the major components of residential dwelling-living areas, traffic patterns, kitchens, sleeping areas, and service areas and how they relate to the over design of resident construction

Photo Image

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: .5

This course is intended to explore and lay a foundation for a better comprehension of the available photo and image editing tools, specifically Adobe PhotoShop©.

Digital Graphics

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: .5

This course enhances the flat still life images into an exciting 3 dimensional image through the use of the Adobe Suite© software. It is intended expand and enrich the experiences taught in Photo Image.

Digital Media Art 1 & 2

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: .5 each

A class that utilizes the powerful Adobe Suite that isn’t taught. Students will learn how to use Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Premiere, Audacity, Fireworks and more in depth Photoshop. Students will learn about digital painting, graphic design, video production editing, audio production editing, magazine page layout, magazine/poster design, how to plan and execute a project (pre-production, execute the project and how to present that project) and how to create/narrate their own tutorials. At the end of the second semester all of the students work will be displayed physically and through a digital portfolio.

Video Production

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to exercise video production skills to produce programs for broadcast on Lancervision, such as news shows, documentaries, school and community explorations, and entertainment specials. The goal of all programming will be to provide a communication link among the students of La Salle High School. Work time outside of class is required. Students will be expected to collect stock footage outside of class time and participate in the broadcast of at least four La Salle events.

Computer Animation 1 & 2

Grade Level: 10,11,12

Credit: .5 each

Animating is a time tested art; the computer industry has changed the process of animating forever. New and exciting developments in the computer industry make it possible for a variety of people to manipulate art work it way never dreamed of before. This is one the growth areas in movie and software businesses.

Visual Programming 1 & 2

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: .5 each

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

The student will use Visual Basic to develop his skills as a programmer, basic programming techniques and be able to apply his knowledge of the topics towards solving business and mathematical problems. (No prerequisites.) One-half credit (each) Collegium credit available

Game Design 1 & 2

Grade Level: 11,12

Credit: .5 each

Prerequisite: Teacher’s Signature

Game design is a growth area in the computer industry and has many applications in product development and training. This course explores the fundamental elements to game structures and development. (Prerequisites: Instructor recommendation, senior and juniors)

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