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Mr. Morgan’s Classes

Chesterfield County School District
Career & Technical Education
"Preparing All Students for College, Work, and Life."

There are many Career and Technology Education classes offered at Cheraw High School. In these classes, students are exposed to the most current versions of industry leading software titles from Adobe, Apple, AutoDesk, and Microsoft.

Mr. Morgan's CATE Courses

Digital Input Technologies

Credit: 1
Prerequisite:  Successful Mastery of Keyboarding Competencies

This course is designed introduce the students to new and emerging technologies that are impacting the way we input information into computers and other devices. Students will go through a review of keyboarding skills in preparation for an introduction to using speech recognition software.  Personal digital assistants will be introduced as a tool for personal and business applications.  Students will also have an opportunity to explore digital imaging and the various methods of input available for inclusion in documents.

Image Editing 1 (Adobe Photoshop)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1, Information Technology Foundations, or Digital Input Technologies.

This course is designed for the student interested in continuing their education in the Interactive Media segment of the Information Technology Cluster. Students are instructed in the fundamental features of using digital imaging software in editing and designing both photos and graphics. Students also learn the use of technologies related to digital imaging such as: basic computer operations; file sharing across networks; digital scanning; digital photography; preparing documents for output to various types of high resolution printers; and color calibration.

Integrated Business Applications 1

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful Mastery of Keyboarding Competencies

This course of study is designed to teach the student computer concepts as related to processing data into useful information needed in business situations by using database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software.  Because the design of this course is to prepare students for Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS) Certification, the emphasis is on speed, accuracy, and production using proper keyboarding techniques.

Web Page Design and Development 1 (Adobe Dreamweaver)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1, Information Technology Foundations, or Digital Input Technologies.

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design web pages.  Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a website using authoring tools.

Cheraw High Career and Technology Education Courses

Accounting 1

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or equivalent with a grade of C or better and/or instructor approval.

This course is designed to help the student develop skills necessary for the highly technical interaction between accounting and business, to develop an understanding of the steps of the accounting cycle as applied to several different kinds of business operations, and to develop an understanding of accounting concepts, principles, and practices.  The use of computers in simulated activities gives the student an opportunity to see the advantages of technology in accounting procedures.  (An interest in accounting and strong math skills are recommended.)

Accounting 2

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Accounting 1

This course expands the student’s understanding of accounting subsystems and develops an understanding of various methods in internal control procedures.  The student develops competence in using subsidiary ledgers, in preparing financial statements, and in performing end-of-period procedures.  Students demonstrate accounting principles through the use of computer software and simulated activities.

Advanced Animation (Maya)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Introduction to Animation

Advanced Animation allows mastery of skills necessary in the animation and 3-D design industry. Emphasis is placed on career awareness, fundamentals of modeling, storyboard creation, cameras and lighting. Students will learn how 3-D technology is used for film, broadcast and games and how it is rapidly becoming the medium of choice for industrial design, military simulations, and medical visualization. The skills acquired in this course can also be used in the architecture and engineering disciplines.

Business Law

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Computer Proficiency Requirement

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the legal environment in which a consumer operates, to provide the student with knowledge of the legal environment in which a business operates, and to provide the student with knowledge of legal principles.

Computer Programming 1 (Alice)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Any computer related course, Algebra I (or equivalent), and/or teacher recommendation.

This course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming and 3-D animation. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages.

Computer Programming 2 (Java)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Computer Programming 1

This course of study is designed to follow Computer Programming I and emphasizes the fundamentals of computer programming.  In this course, students use Visual Basic, the object oriented computer language used in the Office suite programs (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint).  Objects are added to a form; then code is written to make each object work.  Objects created using Visual Basic are the familiar ones seen in the Office programs--images, dialog boxes, text boxes, option boxes, labels, and command buttons. This course helps students understand and write the code to develop the basic programming structures that were used in Alice and paves the way for the AP Computer Science course, for JAVA programming, and for entry into computer programming majors in college.

Digital Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1, Information Technology Foundations, or Digital Input Technologies.

This course brings together graphics and text to create professional level publications. Students create, format, illustrate, design, edit/revise, and print publications. Improved productivity of digitally produced newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, advertising materials, and other publications is emphasized. Proofreading, document composition, and communication competencies are also included.

Digital Input Technologies

Credit: 1
Prerequisite:  Successful Mastery of Keyboarding Competencies

This course is designed introduce the students to new and emerging technologies that are impacting the way we input information into computers and other devices. Students will go through a review of keyboarding skills in preparation for an introduction to using speech recognition software.  Personal digital assistants will be introduced as a tool for personal and business applications.  Students will also have an opportunity to explore digital imaging and the various methods of input available for inclusion in documents.

Digital Multimedia

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1, Information Technology Foundations, or Digital Input Technologies.

This course covers multimedia concepts and applications utilizing text, graphics, animation, sound, video, and various multimedia applications in the design, development, and creation of multimedia presentations and publications within an interactive environment. Students will create a digital portfolio and other independent projects.

Entrepreneurship

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Computer Proficiency Requirement

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills leading to the development of a business plan for small business ownership.  An important part of the course will be the incorporation of marketing, staffing, and financial considerations.  Leadership skills are recommended, and a nationally recognized certification is available upon successful completion of this course.

Foundations of Animation (Adobe Flash)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Image Editing 1 or Digital Multimedia or Web Page Design & Development 1

This course teaches students how to model, animate and render with a focus on establishing a working knowledge of animation tools and techniques. The course builds a foundation for developing 3-D computer graphic, animation, modeling, deformations and character animation. Animated Computer Production examines the features of Macromedia’s popular Flash software that is becoming the professional standard for producing high-impact websites using movie graphics and sound.  Students create and modify movies using objects, graphics, sound, animation, and special effects.

Image Editing 1 (Adobe Photoshop)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1, Information Technology Foundations, or Digital Input Technologies.

This course is designed for the student interested in continuing their education in the Interactive Media segment of the Information Technology Cluster. Students are instructed in the fundamental features of using digital imaging software in editing and designing both photos and graphics. Students also learn the use of technologies related to digital imaging such as: basic computer operations; file sharing across networks; digital scanning; digital photography; preparing documents for output to various types of high resolution printers; and color calibration.

Integrated Business Applications 1

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Successful Mastery of Keyboarding Competencies

This course of study is designed to teach the student computer concepts as related to processing data into useful information needed in business situations by using database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software.  Because the design of this course is to prepare students for Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS) Certification, the emphasis is on speed, accuracy, and production using proper keyboarding techniques.

Integrated Business Applications 2

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1
(This is a Microsoft Office Specialist [MOS] certification preparation course.)

This course of study is designed to teach the student advanced computer concepts as related to processing data into useful information needed in business situations by using advanced database, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software capabilities.  Because the design of this course is to prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification, the emphasis is on speed, accuracy, and production using proper keyboarding techniques.

Web Page Design and Development 1 (Adobe Dreamweaver)

Credit: 1
Prerequisite: Integrated Business Applications 1, Information Technology Foundations, or Digital Input Technologies.

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to design web pages.  Students will develop skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a website using authoring tools.

Cheraw High CATE Completer Programs

Business, Management and Administration Cluster

Major:  Business Information Management

Courses Needed

High School Diploma

Web Page Design and Development 1
Digital Desktop Publishing

Plus two of the following:

Foundations of Animation (formerly Animated Computer Production)
Image Editing 1 (formerly Digital Imaging)
Digital Input Technologies
Digital Multimedia
Entrepreneurship
Information Technology Foundations
Integrated Business Applications 1
Integrated Business Applications 2

Information Processing Specialist
Website Maintenance Specialist
Multimedia Specialist
Desktop Publishing Specialist

Adt’l Training to 2-Year Associate Degree

Office Manager
Web Page Developer
Web Page Designer

4-Year Degree & Higher

Educator
Webmaster
Software Application Manager

 

Major:  General Management

Courses Needed

High School Diploma

Entrepreneurship
Accounting 1

Plus two of the following:

Accounting 2
Business Law
Integrated Business Applications 1
Integrated Business Applications 2

Public Relations Specialist
Facilities Manager
Meeting Planner
First Line Supervisor

Adt’l Training to 2-Year Associate Degree

Payroll Administrator
Hotel Manager Assistant
Office Manager
Public Relations Manager

4-Year Degree & Higher

Educator
Entrepreneur
Chief Executive Officer
General Manager

 

Finance Cluster

Major:  Accounting

Courses Needed

High School Diploma

Accounting 1
Accounting 2

Plus two or more of the following:

Entrepreneurship
Integrated Business Applications 1
Integrated Business Applications 2

Book Keeping Clerk
Bank Teller
Medical Billing Clerk

Adt’l Training to 2-Year Associate Degree

Financial Services Agent
Credit Manager
Insurance Sales Agent

4-Year Degree & Higher

Auditor
Accountant
Teacher
CPA Financial Manager

 

Information Technology Cluster

Major:  Programming and Software Development

Courses Needed

High School Diploma

Computer Programming 1 (Alice)
Computer Programming 2 (Java)

Plus two of the following:

Foundations of Animation (formerly Animated Computer Production)
Entrepreneurship
Information Technology Foundations
Integrated Business Applications 1
Integrated Business Applications 2
Web Page Design and Development 1

PC Support Specialist
Technical Support Specialist
Website Maintenance Specialist

Adt’l Training to 2-Year Associate Degree

Computer Programmer
Software Applications Manager
Help Desk Specialist
Systems Analyst

4-Year Degree & Higher

Computer Software Engineer
Gaming Programmer
Software Applications Architect
Operating Systems Engineer

 

Major:  Web and Digital Communications

Courses Needed

High School Diploma

Foundations of Animation (formerly Animated Computer Production)
Image Editing  1 (formerly Digital Imaging)
or
Introduction to Animation (Alice)
Advanced Animation (Maya)

Plus two or more of the following:

Digital Desktop Publishing
Digital Input Technologies
Digital Multimedia
Entrepreneurship
Integrated Business Applications 1
Integrated Business Applications 2
Information Technology Foundations
Web Page Design and Development 1

Website Maintenance Specialist
Multimedia Specialist
Desktop Publishing Specialist
Web Page Developer

Adt’l Training to 2-Year Associate Degree

Web Designer
Graphic Artist
Interactive Media Specialist

4-Year Degree & Higher

Webmaster
3D Animator
Virtual Reality Specialist
Graphic Designer

 

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