Course Offerings

IDEA PCS understands that gaining technology expertise in school can lead students toward success along a variety of career paths. We offer several technology courses. Please note that not every course may be offered every semester.

AutoCAD I

This course provides resources for an introductory course in engineering design. The course reviews design principles, creating sketches using pencil and paper and AutoCAD®, solid modeling using Autodesk® Inventor Professional and visualization using Autodesk® VIZ.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Information Technology

AutoCAD II

This course provides resources for an introductory course in architectural design. The course reviews design principles, creating sketches using pencil and paper and AutoCAD 2008, architectural design using AutoCAD Architecture and Revit Architecture.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Information Technology and AutoCAD I.

Digital Video and Web Design

Digital video production provides a hands-on introduction to digital video production. It guides students through all phases of digital video production, from planning, executing, and managing a video shoot to editing footage. Students explore methods of sharing and broadcasting digital videos, including platform versions, CDs/DVDs, and web delivery. They also learn about publicizing a digital video, using techniques such as search engines to direct viewers to the production. Web Design is a hands-on introduction to designing, building, and launching Web sites. Students learn about Web development including HTML coding, usability, design, and Web-based publishing tools. Students determine business requirements, gather Web content, create Web pages, conduct usability testing, launch their Web sites, and plan how to attract traffic. Finally, students take a look at various career opportunities in Web design

Prerequisite: Principles of Technology

Microsoft Academy

Microsoft Academy is an exceptional information technology program that 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 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/default.aspx.