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Jones College Prep – Technology Course Description

Yearbook and Web Design I In this course, students practice the essential personal and professional skills of collaborating with peers and meeting deadlines in the production of the school yearbook, a complex and substantial publication. Students increase their use and proficiency of technology with computerized layout, text, and object organization. Digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop, and online yearbook development tools will be utilized throughout the course. Students will be required to write/communicate effectively while producing the yearbook.

During the second semester, students will also learn to develop web pages using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Various software programs are used, including MS Frontpage and Macromedia Dreamweaver. Students learn basic and advanced HTML coding, as well as Macromedia Flash to create computer animation. Students also learn desktop publishing skills to create business products for themselves and for small companies. These enhanced skills will allow students to build a comprehensive and aesthetic

EPortfolio. This course does NOT meet English graduation requirements. Prerequisites: Completion of English I or permission from the Assistant Principal 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

IT Essentials Semester I and II (Computer Hardware and Software)

TAUGHT OF ODD YEARS ONLY... PLEASE NOTE IT WILL BE TAUGHT FOR THE 20112012 SCHOOL YEAR

Students will gain knowledge in information technology as it pertains to hardware as well as some software components. Students will learn to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot computers, which will benefit them in the larger society. Students will also take the A+ Certification exam toward the end of the year. Students gain real world experiences in a field that utilizes a necessary tool that is used in every other field.

  • Students may request for Semester I only course starts in fall 2010.

  • Students may request for Semester II only if they took the Semester I course in fall 2010.

  • If students request for both semesters, they cannot change their minds in the middle of the year.

  • 10th (with special permission), 11th and 12th graders can register for IT Essentials

  • Students will receive dual credit. Tuition will be paid by the partnership; books, tools, etc. will be supplied by Cisco/Robert Morris College.

  • Course Schedule: Monday no class; Tuesday @ RMC from 2:15 thru 4:20 PM; Wednesday @ JCP for last period of the day; Thursday @ RMC for 2:15 thru 4:20 PM; Friday no class.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing and approval from the student’s counselor and the and the Assistant Principal .5 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cisco Discovery Semester I and II (Computer Networking)

TAUGHT OF EVEN YEARS ONLY... PLEASE NOTE IT WILL NOT BE TAUGHT FOR THE 20112012 SCHOOL YEAR

These are two courses in the CCNA Discovery curriculum. Students learn about OSI and TCP/IP models of networking fundamentals. Students program Cisco routers and switches to implement Wide Area Network designs. Detailed IP addressing schemes are developed. Students also implement network security and create disaster recovery plans. Students will also take the Cisco CCENT Certification exam toward the end of the year.

  • Students may request for Semester I only course starts fall 2010.

  • Students may request for Semester II only if they took the Semester I course in fall 2010.

  • If students request for both semesters, they cannot change their minds in the middle of the year.

  • 10th (with special permission),,11th and 12th graders can register for IT Essentials

  • Students will receive dual credit. Tuition will be paid by the partnership; books, tools, etc. will be supplied by Cisco/Robert Morris College.

  • Course Schedule: Monday no class; Tuesday @ RMC from 2:15 thru 4:20 PM; Wednesday @ JCP for last period of the day; Thursday @ RMC for 2:15 thru 4:20 PM; Friday no class.

Prerequisites: Completion of IT Essentials I

1 CPS credit and 4 credit hrs. from Robert Morris

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