Computers/Communications Careers

Computer Technology

Program Goal:

The Computer Technology Program is designed to give students core knowledge of information technology systems and allows students the hands on technical expertise to become valuable IT professionals. Students will also earn 6 college credits through duel accreditation.

Curriculum:

The course will help students develop skills in computer software and hardware fundamentals, gaming design and programming, web-based programming and web design techniques. Emphasis is placed on college preparatory materials and industry based standards. This course will help students learn essential skills in computer software, hardware, operating systems, servers, web/game design, and current trends in IT security and green technology. As a TestOUT Learning Academy FLTCC students can obtain the Test OUT’s PC PRO & Network PRO credentials. This technology neutral and vendor neutral certification is available through our partnership with TestOUT. Students learn critical IT knowledge and skills which will prepare students for higher-level CompTIA certification including A+ & Network + certifications.

Units of Study:

  • Computer Architecture & Operation
  • Advanced Windows Office 2007
  • HTML
  • Java Script
  • Dreamweaver/Flash
Teacher: Keith Calaman
Teaching Assistant: Chelsea Caswell (AM)

Graphic Media Production

Program Goal:

The Graphic Media Production Program teaches to the Macintosh Operating System national skills standard and includes software instruction in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash.

Curriculum:

This program provides instruction in design, layout and the reproduction of artwork in advertising. Both hand and computer illustration skills are developed. At the end of each year, every student will have completed a creative portfolio for use during employment searches and the post secondary application process. This course of study provides students with the basic technological skills necessary for careers in this growing industry. It’s exciting, it’s challenging, and it’s fun.

Units of Study:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Basic Composition and Elements of Design
  • Brochure, Packaging and Publication Design
  • Computer Skills and Design Software
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Illustration and Design
  • Commercial Photography

Teacher: David Damico