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*Computer Architecture, Networking and Administration, Multimedia Productions, and Web Masters are all dual-enrolled with the Louisiana Technical College.
Computer Architecture...5772A and 5773B. Grades 10-12- 1 year elective. This course focuses on the core technologies in hardware maintenance and operating systems. Topics included in the fall are operating systems and installing and upgrading computers. In the spring semester, content focuses on server maintenance. This is a college course offered through CISCO with certification opportunities available.
Computer Networking and Administration...5785A and 5786B (Year 1) and 5787 A and 5788B (Year 2). Grades 10-12- 2 year long certification sequence. This is a certification course offered through CISCO. It involves a rigorous two-year long (four semesters) curriculum educating students about network basics, configuring routers and switches, and maintaining computer networks. After completion of four semesters, students are elegible to take a certification test and become CCNA or CCENT certified. Basic knowledge of computers is assumed for all students, one year IBCA highly recommended prior to enrollment.
Video Production Courses
Students interested in a career in film/video production should take Multimedia Productions their sophomore year, in order to have time to take all three courses in this section.
Multimedia Productions...5780A and 5781B. Grades 10-12- 1 year elective. Teacher approval is required. Students learn how to create digital multimedia presentations; includes video and sound editing. Year results in a "video yearbook" where students create their own version of a digitized yearbook called the "Pride of the Lions DVD." After school work is required. An application can be found on Mr. Lynch's teacher webpage.
Digital Media I...5975A and 5976B (Year 1). Grades 11-12- 1 year elective. Pre-Requisites: Multimedia Productions, teacher approval. Digital media is a project-based course that allows students to creatively express themselves through web design, digitalized graphics and audio, print media, digitalized still and motion video, computer animation, and other newly emerging forms of digital media. The course focuses on the systematic design and development of effective, efficient, and appealing visual productions. Students will plan and design production sequences then use various forms of digital media to deliver the production on current computer-based authoring/multimedia software. Digital Media II is the follow-up to Digital Media I.
Digital Media II. Grade 12- 1 year elective. Pre-Requisites: Multimedia Productions, Digital Media I, teacher approval. Digital Media II is the follow-up to Digital Media I.
Web Masters...5778S. Grades 9-12- 1 Semester Elective. In this course students will learn web page design and maintain the CHS website. Students are expected to master software such as Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks. Students are expected to have basic computer knowledge coming in to this course.
Web Design (Web Masters II).... Grades 9-12- 1 Semester Elective. Pre-Requisite: Web Masters. This course is a follow-up to Web Masters. Students will learn advanced web features such as CSS and Flash. Students will continue to maintain the CHS website and further develop their Adobe skills.