Technology Training

Microsoft Academy Launches at IDEA!

IDEA was one of 10 schools chosen in late December 2012 to take part in the launch for the new Microsoft Academy. This exceptional information technology program provides students with outstanding opportunities to learn valuable skills that are attractive to the employers of today and tomorrow. Watch videos about the Microsoft Academy and read testimonials of students and teachers who have experienced the program here.

This academy will prepare students who wish to be M.O.S Certified by May 2014.

Students need to have high interest in learning more about applications, sound study habits, and good behavior. Certified students can earn college credits.  See Mrs. Jordan for details and registration information.

Learn more about the Microsoft Academy at We will post further details on IDEA’s own Microsoft Academy soon.

Technology Curriculum

Learning cutting-edge technology using state-of-the-art equipment in high school gives our students a significant advantage when they enter advanced training or certification programs, college, or the workforce. Any IDEA student may enroll in our technology classes to explore something new or focus on technology to gain real-world expertise.

Course offerings include

  • AutoCAD I
  • AutoCAD II
  • Microsoft Academy

Learn more about what students learn in these classes what’s required to enroll.

Our AutoCAD classes help prepare students for careers in

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Fashion design
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Interior design
  • Jewelry design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Military service