Technology

The Academic Technology Department offers courses that engage students in the fields of computer and human interaction, software applications, and video production. Central recognizes the importance of providing opportunities in emerging technologies and seeks to deliver opportunities for our students interested in a wide-range of technology fields of study.

Instructors

Courses

SAT/ACT PREP

This is a computer-assisted course which prepares students for the SAT and the ACT college entrance examinations. Students become familiar with the format and structure of both testing procedures. Students complete practice problems and utilize computer tutorials to receive immediate scoring and feedback.

WEB PAGE DESIGN

This course is an introduction to creating web pages using Wordpress. Students learn the basic components of web pages. Topics include hyperlinks, images, tables, image maps, frames, and forms. No previous programming experience is necessary.

VIDEO PRODUCTION I

Students will be introduced to video production for events and news. Students will serve as the crew for home sporting events, extracurricular events and broadcast a weekly school news program. Students will also maintain the school news website.

VIDEO PRODUCTION II

Students in this course will serve as producers for all events and the school news. The role of producer includes organizing and assisting crew at all events and serving as the lead writer and director for school news programs.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

This Introductory computer science class includes foundational computer science concepts and computational practices. Course content includes human computer interaction, problem solving, introduction to programming, computing and data analysis, and Lego robotics.

ROBOTICS I and II

These are a project-based courses. Students will learn the purpose of the major components on a robot and how they function. They will work to build robots using VEX® robotics equipment. The course will  cover basic physical engineering topics such as CAD, stable structures, and locomotion. We will also survey principles of electrical engineering including sensor feedback, signals, and communications. Students will develop familiarity with the concepts in computer science, such as algorithms, sequential control flow, and the use of Boolean operators, as you learn to program and control your robots using ROBOT C.