Career & Tech Education (CTE)

The CTE department has five tech programs: Web Development & Programming, Video Game Design, Computer Repair, Graphic Arts, and Robotics. Read more below!

Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Dreamweaver)

Partnerships

Internships:

  • Various (ex. JP Morgan Chase, American Express)

Full course catalog

9th Grade

Exploratory Web Design

A 45-day course introducing freshmen to web design as they learn HTML and CSS and complete their first "about me" webpage.

10tH Grade

Web 1 & Web 2

Students create their first multi-page websites and upload them to the internet while preparing to become Adobe Certified Associates in Dreamweaver. The basics of JavaScript, PHP, HTML and CSS are taught.

11th Grade

Web 3 & Web 4

Our partners from ScriptEd provide professionals from the web design industry who come in and aid in the instruction of HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery, and use of APIs. Internships and visits to tech companies are a large part of this course.

12th Grade

Web 5 & Web 6

Students work with JavaScript Objects to integrate APIs on their websites and are introduced to data management using established NoSQL standards. This course is co-taught by one of AoIT’s “Industry Specialists.”

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Flash)

partnerships

  • Eyebeam

9TH GRADE

Career and Financial Management

 A 45-day course introducing freshmen to game design concepts paired with Career and Finance components.

10TH GRADE

Game 1 & Game 2

Students will work in depth with the Unity3D Game Engine to learn Game Design Theory, JavaScript and basic Project Management. This course will provide students with an opportunity to take the Unity Developer Certification exam.

11TH GRADE

Game 2 & Game 3

As students have become experienced with Unity and programming, this class will reinforce Project Management skills and introduce Portfolio building. Industry standards are introduced to prepare students for internships and competitions.

12TH GRADE

Game 4 & Game 5

The final course in the Game Design pathway centers on Project Based Learning. Students will be working in a studio environment to create a game which can be released or used at a portfolio piece.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certiport IC3
  • CompTIA A+

PARTNERSHIPS

9TH GRADE

Career and Financial Management

Career and Financial Management components are integrated with an introductory course where students learn fundamental computer skills, proper safety precautions as well as how to install, configure, upgrade, and replace computer system components.

10TH GRADE

Computer Systems 1 & 2

Students begin troubleshooting operating systems, hardware and software where they can gain an understanding of basic IT support and customer service. With preparation, students will be able to gain their Certiport ic3 certification.

11TH GRADE

Computer Repair Certification Prep 1 & 2

In-depth hands-on study of the Personal Computer. Students will have the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure, and maintain devices. This course begins the preparation for the CompTIA A+ exam.

12TH GRADE

Advanced Computer Repair 1 & 2

Students continue in-depth hands-on work to meet the objectives of the A+ exam while applying advanced troubleshooting skills. Students will aslo be able to provide customer support, understand the basics of virtualization and deploying images to computers.


CERTIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

PARTNERSHIPS

9TH GRADE

Introduction to the basics of desktop publishing and print design through the use of industry software: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

10TH GRADE

Students will build on their software skills (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) and create a portfolio that includes industry print design products: posters, brochures, business cards, etc.

11TH GRADE

Students will complete advance desktop publishing and print design work for business and college readiness. Students will create a business portfolio & personal design portfolios with resumes.

12TH GRADE

These advanced students will research design studios and exhibitions in the industry to increase their real world knowledge and will focus on self motivated projects that will prepare them for college and the work force.

PARTNERSHIP

11TH & 12TH GRADES

A class for 11th and 12th graders where students build their own robots and program them for competition in the nation-wide First Robotics Challenge (click here). Coding learned in Web Design or building skills acquired in Computer Repair are required.