The Computer Applications course involves the New Media, IT Essentials and Computer Programming strands of CTS. Students chose their area of technology they wish to pursue. For example, a student can take course in New Media (e.g. Graphic Tools), then take a course in IT Essentials (e.g. Workstation Routines) and then take a computer programming course (e.g. Structured Programming 1).
New media focuses on themes such as graphic design, 2D animation, photography, videography and web site design. Students utilize the Adobe Creative Suite software and iLife and iWork software to complete their projects. Lynda.com is utilized for expert video training on a multitude of software applications.
IT Essentials provides an introduction to PC hardware, software, and network operating systems which prepares students for CompTIA A+, EUCIP ICT Administrator, and CompTIA Server+ certifications and entry-level IT support careers.
Computer Programming (Computer Science)
Computer programming allows students to develop various applications using software applications such as Visual Studio for the PC or Eclipse for Java on the iMac computer. Students can choose their programming language they wish to learn about. Some examples include Swift for iOS devices and C# for PC.