Technology

  • Web Design 1

    The World Wide Web is not just for spectators.  It’s for people who can create effective, eye-catching websites of their own.  It’s for people like you who take this course and design web pages that get attention.

    In this course, you’ll become a Web Design Intern for a virtual company called Education Designs.  You’ll learn what goes on under the hood including:  Internet basics, HTML, and the file structure of a well-organized web site.  You’ll learn how to create visually interesting web pages with clear text, complimentary colors, visual assets, and appealing designs.  You’ll also learn how to navigate the Internet to fill your website with useful and well-researched information.

    Your web pages will have to be good because they may appear as information sources for other online courses.  The Internet can be a powerful way to reach anyone, anywhere - as long as you have the right skills and a little imagination.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • ORVSD
    • Two semesters
    • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.
  • Digital Information Technology

    Dive into an exciting course that will provide you with the foundational skills needed for exciting careers like game development, military defense, web design, and software engineering! You will explore Microsoft Office online applications, web design, emerging technologies, operating systems, project management, communication methods, Information Technology careers, and much more in this course. Learn about your strengths and how they relate to different career paths.

    This course serves as a prerequisite to many exciting career and technical education programs of study.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • Two semesters
    • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.
  • Concepts of Engineering and Technology

    What if you could do the impossible? Engineers understand a lot of things, but the word impossible definitely isn’t one of them. Through Concepts of Engineering and Technology, you’ll learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity. This course explores the different branches of engineering and how problem-solving, sketching, collaboration, and experimentation can change the very fiber of our human lives. This ever-increasing knowledge can also lead to serious ethical dilemmas and the need to discuss where the boundaries of science lie (or even if there should be boundaries). By examining astounding engineering feats and complex ongoing issues, you, too, will begin to question whether the word impossible really exists.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • Two semesters
    • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.
  • Introduction to Renewable Technology

    Cars that run on used vegetable oil. Electricity produced from your garbage. A windmill made from spare bicycle parts that pumps water to crops. Energy is life. So, how do we address the world’s growing concerns about energy sources? Where will it come from in the future? How can energy be something sustainable, renewable, and accessible? Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • One semester
    • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.
  • Introduction to Manufacturing: Production Design & Innovation

    Think about the last time you visited your favorite store. Now picture the infinite number of products you saw. Have you ever wondered how those things made it to the shelves? Whether it’s video games, clothing, or sports equipment, the goods we purchase must go through a manufacturing process before they can be marketed and sold. In Introduction to Manufacturing: Product Design and Innovation, you will learn about different types of manufacturing systems as well as career opportunities, including engineers, technicians, and supervisors. As a culminating project, you will plan your own manufacturing process and create an entirely original product! If you thought manufacturing meant mundane assembly lines, this course will show you how exciting, creative, and practical this industry can be.

    • Prerequisites: None
    • One semester
    • Worth 0.5 credits per semester.