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FISD Technology and Information Services
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High School Course Descriptions
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Keyboarding – (1/2 credit) 9th - 11th grade

Prerequisite: None

Prepares students to operate the keyboard by touch and begin development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels. Formatting of basic documents is also included. The purpose of the keyboarding class is to teach the “touch” keyboarding skill, teach proper formatting of documents for personal and business use, give opportunities for students to apply their keyboarding skills in “real life” situations, and help students achieve their potential in keyboarding speed and accuracy. Students who pass a competency test through a timed writing and successful formatting skills on a computer are exempt. The competency test must be taken the spring before fall enrollment. Qualifies for Tech Prep Keyboarding and Document Formatting course.

Word Processing Applications – (1/2 credit) 9th -12th grade

Prerequisite: Keyboarding or Competency Test

Builds on a student’s knowledge of word processing concepts and designs with emphasis on the advanced formatting and production of documents. The course is designed to develop proficiency in computer keyboarding, communication skills, document processing skills, correspondence skills and advanced word processing skills.

Business Computer Information Systems I – (1 credit) 10th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: Keyboarding or Competency Test

Prepares students to apply technology skills to personal/workplace business situations focused on word processing, spreadsheet, database, telecommunications, database, desktop publishing, presentation management, networking, operating systems, and merging technologies. Students complete the course with an intermediate level skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Qualifies for Tech Prep Computer Applications I course.

Business Computer Information Systems II – (1 credit) 11th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: BCIS I

Gives students advanced training in computer operation and applications. Students have the opportunity to receive training in areas of technology that are in great demand in today’s job market. Emphasis is on communication, real world experiences, and career opportunities. Qualifies for Tech Prep Integrated Software Applications course.

Desktop Publishing – (1 credit) 9th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: None

Students will use technology to access, analyze, create a solution to, and evaluate information. Students will use electronic productivity tools to edit text and graphics and create professional documents for publishing. Students will also study many other areas such as communications and copyright law.

Business Image Mgmt. & Multimedia I – (1/2 credit) 10th - 12th grade

Prerequisite: BCIS I or II, Computer Science I or II

Provides proficiencies in designing, importing, and manipulating advanced text, graphics, audio, and video used in presentation management, multimedia productions, publishing systems, and merging technologies. Qualifies for Tech Prep Multimedia Authoring course. Must complete BIMM I and I for Tech Prep credit.

Business Image Mgmt. & Multimedia II – (1/2 credit) 10th - 12th grade

Prerequisite: Business Image Management and Multimedia I

Provides the student with advanced opportunities in designing, importing, and manipulating advanced text, graphics, audio, and video used in presentation management, multimedia productions, publishing systems, and merging technologies. Qualifies for Tech Prep Multimedia Authoring course. Must complete BIMM I and II for Tech Prep credit.

Web Mastering – (1 credit) 9th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: None

Students will create WWW pages using specific authoring tools such as text-based editing programs or graphical-based editing programs. Students will also employ methods to evaluate the design and functionality of WWW pages and compare the method with other established methods.

Computer Science I – (1 credit) 10th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: Algebra I and II or Geometry

A beginner's level approach to the computer programming (software engineering) language of Visual Basic. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Keyboarding is useful but not required. Students will develop and apply algorithms to solve real-world problems. Programming concepts will be taught using structured programming techniques, file management, data structures, graphics, debugging, hardware components, and social implications of computer systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will have created a software program such as a simple database or animated graphics display. This course is designed as a preparation for programming at the college level.

AP Computer Science I – (1 credit) 11th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: Grade of “B” or better in Algebra II and Geometry

An introductory level approach to the computer programming (software engineering) language of Visual C++. No previous knowledge of programming is necessary. Keyboarding is useful but not required. Students will develop and apply algorithms to solve real-world problems. Programming concepts will be taught using structured programming techniques, file management, data structures, graphics, debugging, hardware components, and social implications of computer systems. Upon completion of the course, the student will have created a software program such as a database and animated graphics display. This course is intended for students who want to pursue careers in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or science. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Computer Science “A” Exam.

AP Computer Science II – (1 credit) 11th -12th grade

Prerequisite: AP Computer Science I

An advanced level approach to the computer programming (software engineering) language of Visual C++. Students will develop and apply advanced algorithms to solve real-world problems. Advanced programming concepts taught will include sorting, searching, linked lists, binary trees, and graphics. Upon completion of the course, the student will have created a software program such as a database and animated graphics display. This course is intended for students who want to pursue careers in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or science. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement computer Science “AB” Exam.

Computer Science II – Windows 98 OS – (1 credit) 10th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: Geometry

Provides students with the background necessary to understand the MicrosoftÒ Windows 98 Operating System. The course serves as a general introduction for students who need a foundation in troubleshooting, planning, system architecture, and the interaction of Windows 98 with other operating systems. Students are preparing for possible Microsoft certification competency.

Internet Working I – Cisco I and II – (1 credit) 11th - 12th grade

Prerequisite: Windows 95-98 OS

Will provide the students with basic networking terminology and models, Cisco software commands, and configuration of protocols and IP addresses. This is the first year of a two-year program. After two years, the student will be prepared to take the exam to become a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). Students will receive a state credit for this class. This class cannot be used as the state-required Computer credit. Qualifies as Tech Prep Cisco I and Cisco II course.

Internet Working II – Cisco III and IV – (1 credit) 11th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: Internet Working I (full year)

Will provide the students with the knowledge of how to program CISCO routers and setup a LAN/WAN network. This is the second year of a two-year program. After the second semester of this class, the students will be prepared to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) test. Students will receive a state credit for this class. This class cannot be used as the state-required Computer credit. Qualifies as Tech Prep Cisco III and Cisco IV course.

CADD 1301 Computer Graphics Systems – (1/2 credit) 11th –12th grade

Prerequisite: None

A basic computer graphics applications course using the Autocad software packages used in drafting and design. Hardware and software operations will include: booting displays, files, commands, defaults, input-output devices, disks, printers, plotters, precision utilities and data base construction. It is the first semester of a two-year course of study and is available only to juniors who plan to complete the two-year program. This course qualifies for Tech-Prep credit.

CADD 1302 Technical Graphics Systems I – (1/2 credit) 11th – 12th grade

Prerequisite: CADD 1301

A course covering the use of instruments, applied geometry, orthographic projections, dimensioning, pictorial drawing and sketching, sectional views and working drawings. It is the second half of the first year of a two-year program. This course qualifies for Tech Prep Technical Drafting course.

CADD 1303 Technical Graphics Systems II – (2 credit) 12th grade

Prerequisite: CADD 1302

A course which covers working detail drawings with proper dimensioning and tolerancing. Standard symbols, stock shapes and descriptions are covered and applied to fabrication and forming drawings. This course is the 2nd year of a two-year program and is available to Seniors only who have completed CADD 1301 and CADD 1302. This course qualifies as Tech Prep Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting course.

Broadcast Television I - (0.5 – 1 Credit) 9th – 12 grade

Students will learn Operations and Procedures for television equipment, Broadcast Law overview, production techniques on the studio equipment, newsgathering and story development, post-production, and engineering for television.

Broadcast Practicum - (.5 – 1 Credit) 9th – 12 grade

Application class where techniques will be applied to a newsroom setting for broadcast to FHS News 17 on Cable. Students will also be able to produce specialty programming in Research format. Students will participate in projects conducted outside the regular school day.

Advanced Journalism – (1 credit) 10th – 12th grade

Television Broadcasting II and III

Prerequisite: Teacher Approval

Students will learn all aspects of camerawork, lighting, audio reinforcement, staging, newsgathering, reporting, editing, and production. Advancement in the program is based on merit. Students will progress through the program as Crewmembers, Directors, Producers, and Executive Directors.