Information Technology

  • Information Technology Programs of Study 

    • Cybersecurity 
    • Coding 
    • Web Design 

    Cybersecurity Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C10H11 Computer Science Foundations 
      • 1-2 credits, open to grades 9 & 10
      • This course is intended to provide students with exposure to various information technology occupations and pathways such as Networking Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Web Design.  Students will also demonstrate an understanding of electronics and basic digital theory; project management and teamwork; client relations; causes and prevention of Internet security breaches; and writing styles appropriate for web publication.
    • Level 2 - C10H19 Cybersecurity I
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations, Algebra 1
      • EPSO: CompTIA Fundamentals Industry Certification 
      • Cybersecurity I is a course intended to teach students the basic concepts of cybersecurity.  The course places an emphasis on security integration, application of cybersecurity practices and devices, ethics, and best practices management.  The fundamental skills in this course cover both in house and external threats to network security and design, how to enforce network-level security policies, and how to safeguard an organization’s information. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be demonstrating an understanding of cybersecurity concepts, identify fundamental principles of networking systems, understand network infrastructure and network security, and be able to demonstrate how to implement various aspects of security within a networking system.
    • Level 4 - option 2 C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (DELL TECH CREW)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • EPSO: Dell Tech Crew Industry Certification 
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day. Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.

    Coding Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C10H11 Computer Science Foundations
      • 1-2 credits, open to grades 9 & 10
      • This course is intended to provide students with exposure to various information technology occupations and pathways such as Networking Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Web Design. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of electronics and basic digital theory; project management and teamwork; client relations; causes and prevention of Internet security breaches; and writing styles appropriate for web publication.
    • Level 2 - C10H14 Coding I
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations
      • EPSO: Local Dual Credit Volunteer State Community College 
      • Coding I is a course intended to teach students the basics of computer programming. The course places emphasis on practicing standard programming techniques and learning the logic tools and methods typically used by programmers to create simple computer applications. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to solve problems by planning multistep procedures; write, analyze, review,  and revise programs, converting detailed information from workflow charts and diagrams into coded instructions in a computer language; and will be able to troubleshoot/debug programs and software applications to correct malfunctions and ensure their proper execution.
    • Level 3 - C10H15 Coding II
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations, Coding I
      • EPSO: Local Dual Credit Volunteer State Community College
      • This course in which students will develop advanced skills in problem analysis, construction of algorithms, and computer implementation of algorithms as they work on programming projects of increasing complexity using Python via Techsmart’s Coding program. Emphasis is on actual programming projects, both individual and group.
    • Level 4 - Option 1 C10H08H Honors Coding Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations, Coding I, Coding II
      • Coding Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Coding courses toward the completion of an in-depth project with fellow team members. Students who have progressed to this level in the program of study take on more responsibilities for producing independent work and managing processes involved in the planning, designing, refinement, and production of original software applications.
    • Level 4 - Option 2 C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (DELL TECH CREW) (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • EPSO: Dell Tech Crew Industry Certification
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day. Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience. 

    Web Design Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C10H11 Computer Science Foundations
      • 1-2 credits, open to grades 9 & 10
      • This course is intended to provide students with exposure to various information technology occupations and pathways such as Networking Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Web Design. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of electronics and basic digital theory; project management and teamwork; client relations; causes and prevention of Internet security breaches; and writing styles appropriate for web publication.
    • Level 2 - C10H16 Web Design Foundations 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations
      • Satisfies Fine Art requirement.
      • Provides students with fundamental skills for Web page design using HTML and Web design software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop.  Includes theory and practical application of the basic web design and development process, project management and teamwork, troubleshooting and problem solving, and interpersonal skill development.
    • Level 3 - C10H17 Website Development 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations, Web Design Foundations 
      • Provides students with a project-based continuation of Web Design Foundations I.  Students will develop Web design skills which include enhancing a Website with sound, audio, video, animation using Dreamweaver, Flash, Javascript, and Photoshop.
    • Level 4 Option 1- C10H18H Honors Web Design Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Computer Science Foundations, Web Design Foundations, Web Development 
      • EPSO: CIW Web Design Specialist Industry Certification 
      • This course provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous Web Design courses toward the completion of an in-depth project with fellow team members.  Students will take on more responsibilities for producing independent work of managing processes involved in the planning, designing, refinement, and launch of a website.  In addition to developing an understanding of the professional and ethical issues encountered by web design professionals in the workplace, students learn to refine their skills in problem-solving, troubleshooting, teamwork, marketing and analytics, and project management. Upon completion of the practicum, proficient students will be prepared for postsecondary study and career advancement in web design.
    • Level 4 - option 2 C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (DELL TECH CREW) (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • EPSO: Dell Tech Crew Industry Certification
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day. Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.

    Advanced Placement Information Technology Courses

    • C02H44 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

      This class can substitute for a math class.

      1 credit, Grades 11-12 Prerequisite: Coding II or Computer Science Foundation II

      Computer science embraces problem-solving, hardware, algorithms, and perspectives that help people utilize computers to address real-world problems in contemporary life.  As the study of computer science is evolving, the careful design of the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam continues to strive to engage a diverse student population, including female and underrepresented students, with the rigorous and rewarding concepts of computer science.  Students who take the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam are well prepared to continue their study of computer science and its integration into a wide array of computing and STEM-related fields.

      Optional Course that can replace any Level 4 CTE Course

    • C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day.
        Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.