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Computer Science & Technology

Digital Media - Audio

Man with headphonesFall Semester Only

Grade(s):  10-12

Meets:
Session III M and W 2-5:30

Credit: 1.0 Elective credit 

Recommended: 2.5 cumulative GPA, computer literacy

Fees: $10.00

Are you an aspiring audio recording engineer, live sound technician,a creative musician, or just a music lover? You should sign up for Digital Audio!

Skills to be learned include:

  • Theories of digital and analog sound
  • Sound waves, frequency response and decibels
  • Digital recording and editing techniques using Adobe Audition
  • Current application of digital audio in the market place
  • Creation of digital audio projects alongside Digital Animation and Film classes

Career mentoring opportunities are available.

Digital Media- 2D/3D Animation

digital artGrade(s):  10-12   

Meets:
Session II M-F 12:30-1:50
Session III T/TH 2:00-5:30

Credit: 2.0 Practical Arts credit 

Recommended: 2.5 cumulative GPA, art experience and basic computer knowledge

Fees: $10.00

Would you like to learn more about computer animation, the growing industry, opportunities right here in Albuquerque?

2D Animation offers a variety of experiences such as:

  • Creating cell animations
  • Digitizing cell animations
  • Learning Adobe Photoshop for animation
  • Learning the history of animation

3D Animation offers a variety of experiences such as:

  • Modeling 3D objects and animating them using light wave
  • Modeling basic characters
  • Designing and modeling 3D sets
  • Using special effects
  • Learning animation and video game history

Additional hours outside of class may be required.

Digital Media - Film

film strip
Grade(s):  10-12   

Meets: Session II M-F 12:30-1:50

Credit: 2.0 Practical Arts credits

Recommended: 2.5 cumulative GPA, art experience and basic computer knowledge

Fees: $10.00

Can you see yourself telling stories using Digital Media? Have you ever seen a music video and thought you could make it better?

This course covers:

  • Film history
  • Film style (including documentaries, short stories, full length, music videos)
  • Digital editing
  • Scene composition (camera and lighting)
  • Storyboard (drawing and creative writing)

Career mentoring opportunities are available.

Introduction to Computer Science

computer motherboardGrade(s):  10-12

Meets: Session III T/TH 2:30-5:25

Credit: 1.0 Elective Credit

Recommended: A in Algebra I and concurrent enrollment in Geometry, or B in Algebra I and a B in Geometry.

 

 

Would you like to learn more about the workings of a computer and how to write computer programs?

In this course you will:

  • Receive an introduction to the field of computer science
  • Learn the fundamentals of computer architecture
  • Write programs to solve problems using C and Java
  • Explore mathematical topics including fractals
  • Complete a programming project of your choice

Registration priority will be given to students concurrently enrolled in the Electronics Engineering and Robotics I class.

Web Scripting

computer programming Grade(s): 10-12

Meets: Session II M-F 12:30-1:50

Credit: 2.0 Elective Credits

Recommended: C in Geometry or current enrollment in Geometry
 

 

Are you bored with static web pages that just sit there? Do you want to design a dynamic website that operates using databases?

Students will:

  • Learn XHTML and CSS
  • Program in Java script (not just copy and paste)
  • Learn a major language, PERL
  • Work in a LINUX environment
  • Build a dynamic shopping cart that utilizes various databases
  • Explore other languages (PHP, mySQL) and basic graphics

The one who controls the data is ultimately in charge…think about it