IC Course Descriptions

Intro to Programming - Summer 2017
CTE103 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 9-12th graders
 
This course emphasizes programming methodology with a concentration on problem-solving and algorithm development. The concepts carry over directly to subsequent study of systems languages such as Java, C++, etc. The topics to be covered include: variable types, input/output, branching, recursion, lists/arrays, functions, files and exceptions. If time allows,, topics of Object Oriented programming (encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance) will also be covered. By the end of the course, the goal is forthe student to understand the primary skills of developing an algorithm and program design. No previous programming knowledge is required.
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Tech 1: IT Fundamentals - Summer & Fall 2017-Spring 2018
CTE106 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 9-12th graders
(Students who pass the class will pay for their own certification test - $90)
Instruction - Thom Ingram -  ingram_thom@svvsd.org
 
Tech 1 introduces students to the Information Technology field, including computer hardware & software support, customer service, networking, security, and computer design. Student learn within operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Apple and Android. Students who succeed in this class will be ready to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification.
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Tech 2: Apple Mac & iOS Certified Technician - Summer & Fall 2017-Spring 2018
CTE107 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 11-12th graders (9th & 10th graders with permission from the instructor)
(Students who pass the class will pay for their own certification test - $60)
Instruction - Thom Ingram -  ingram_thom@svvsd.org
 
Tech 2 is designed for students who have experience with computers, MacOS and iOS. It offers the chance to gain knowledge and skills specific to Apple hardware and software. Those who succeed in this class will be ready to take the Service Fundamentals, ACMT & ACiT certification tests. Students passing these official Apple certifications will be eligible to work on the Innovation Center Tech Team. Graduating certified students will work with Apple representatives to find placement in tech jobs at Apple and on college campuses.
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Advanced Robotics - Fall 2017-Spring 2018
CTE83100 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 9-12th graders (Course Fee: $20) 
*Requires prior approval from the instructor to register
Instructor - Axel Reitzig -  reitzig_axel@svvsd.org 
 
This class is designed for students with previous experience with Robotics throughout the district. This class combines design, coding, engineering, and teamwork using VEX Robotics, Robot C, & Solidworks. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to design and create a solution to a specific real-world problem in the field. Students will gain experience working through the engineering design cycle and learn content to help support their development of a solution. Fall students will also be offered the opportunity to compete in the BEST Robotics tournaments. All students will be offered the opportunity to apply to work as a Robotics Leader at the Innovation Center.
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Ice House Entrepreneurial Program - Fall 2017-Spring 2018
CTE80100 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 11-12th graders
Instructor - Jeff Lund - lund_jeffrey@svvsd.org
(Course fee to be determined in Spring 2017)
 
The Ice House Entrepreneurial Student Success Program is a student success course that inspires and engages students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed academically and in life.  This program expands upon  "Who Owns the Ice House?" and 'Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur' by encompassing student success concepts in the context of an entrepreneurial mindset.  The program provides for experiential learning beyond the classroom, making connections, and building relationships that can support students throughout college and beyond.
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Developing Augmented & Virtual Environments - Fall 2017-Spring 2018
CTE 81100 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Course Fee $20
Open to all 9-12 graders
Instruction - Thom Ingram -  ingram_thom@svvsd.org
This course allows students to develop for augmented and virtual reality. The curriculum is designed by Google and HTC, and uses both Unity and Unreal software to design these environments.
 
The mixed reality field is currently touted as the next computing platform by companies including Sony, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and HTC, as well as several startups located both here in Boulder County, across the country, and the world. Being able to develop VR and AR environments gives each student a cutting edge knowledge-base in an industry that is in need of talented staff. The average starting salary for a developer in this field is $75,000 a year. Learning in this field allows students to build technical literacy and express creativity in an immersive engaging computer aided design field.
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TriCaster Certification Program - SPRING 2018 ONLY
CTE 82100 - One Semester Elective - 0.5 Credit - Open to all 11-12th graders
(Students who pass the class will pay for their own certification test - $150)
Instructor - Jeff Lund -  lund_jeffrey@svvsd.org
Becoming a NewTek TriCaster Certified Operator is one skill that can help students work within the studio and television world.  The course focuses on benefits of certification to include: get hired for better jobs, proving knowledge and skill base, differentiate students in the job field, generate customer interest in future business and services, be recognized by industry professionals, able to work on university campuses that utilize film and TV services, and become qualified to teach TriCaster and 3Play Skills to others.  Students will engage in operating a TriCaster system within a studio environment.