• Technology

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  • Principles of Information Technology

    (grades 9-12)

    Students will experience project-based learning as they apply word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and publishing technology using Microsoft Office 2016 and Google Tools.

  • Video Game Design

    (grades 9-12)

    Students will design, program, and create a functional video game while learning the theory of video game design that aligns with the International Game Developers Association.

  • Digital Design & Media Production (Desktop)

    (grades 9-12)

    Students will learn design, the use of color, and optimizing graphics to create effective print communication using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

  • Graphic Design & Illustration I & II

    (grades 11-12)

    Graphic Design & Illustration I provides students with entry level skills using current and evolving technologies including Apple and Adobe solutions.

    Graphic Design & Illustration II provides students with advanced skills required in the graphic design field while applying them to real-world freelance graphic jobs.

  • Audio/Video Production I

    (grades 11-12)

    Students will develop digital audio and video production skills using a variety of applications and hardware as they participate in pre-production, production, and post-production stages of video creation.

  • Audio/Video Production II

    (grade 12)

    Students will learn advanced video concepts while working on a variety of projects. In addition to developing advanced knowledge and skills, students are expected to develop an advanced understanding of the industry.

  • Digital Media

    (grades 9-12)

    Students will develop proficiency in the use of text, graphics, audio, animation, and video by producing projects and presentations in Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Premiere Elements, and Audacity.

  • Internetworking Technologies (Cisco)

    (grades 11-12)

    Students will learn networking through the PISD Cisco Networking Academy Program which prepares students for industry standard certifications.

  • Web Design

    (grades 9-12)

    Students will learn HTML, CSS, animation, and create web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop.

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  • Career & Technical Education offers an opportunity for students to learn skills they may use in high school, college, in a career after graduation and/or a financial means to help further their education. CTE Technology blends academics and career preparation to produce well-rounded graduates ready for the opportunities in the field of Technology. Microsoft Office 2016 and Adobe Creative Suites are used to complete Technology projects. Courses use a variety of applications including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Audacity, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Premiere Elements, and Final Cut Pro. CTE Technology classes give students the opportunity to join and compete in BPA (Business Professionals of America), a nationally recognized organization that provides leadership experiences and career development.

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  • “After taking Digital Interactive Media (DIM), I can do a lot more on the computer than before…everything from Photoshop to video editing. I used to just know how to get on the Internet.”

    A. Davis, McMillen HS

    “Digital Design & Media Production lets me express myself in ways that no other class can. It’s a fun, exciting, and captivating part of my day.”

    E. Borba, Jasper HS

    “In Web Design we learn to create a website from scratch using HTML and CSS. In the midst of studying ‘computer linguistics’, we learn how to market using the design and color principles to create a professional website. Working as a team with my peers to troubleshoot coding errors makes for a very thorough understanding of the computer systems. To-gether with the rich teacher instruction, countless application opportuni-ties and classroom atmosphere, I would venture to say, Web Design is one of my most valuable classes and whatever career I decide on, I know I will be using this knowledge for the rest of my life.”

    E. Krupka, Plano West HS

  • Courses may not be offered on every campus. Check with campus counseling department.