AP Computer Science A is designed for college bound students or advanced computer skilled students who desire to take the AP Computer Science Exam A for college credit. AP Computer Science is intended to be equivalent to a beginning computer science course at a university. Programming in Java is emphasized while studying design issues to create programs that are adaptable, reusable, and understandable. Students will use Java in the development of algorithms, fundamental data structures, and learn common programming techniques for application development. In addition, an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.
AP Computer Science Principles is a new AP course and is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. Students in Computer Science Principles will explore the seven big ideas of computing: creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, the Internet, and global impact of technology. Students will follow the engaging UC Berkeley course, Beauty and Joy of Computing. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared to take AP Computer Science A.
This course is designed to provide an increased understanding of the computer, how it works, how it processes data to be used as a tool in the home, school, and workplace. Students learn how to keyboard properly or to improve keyboarding skills. Microsoft Office 2003 applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher are covered. Students create presentations using videos, sounds, graphics, scanners, animations, and digital cameras. This is a recommended prerequisite for many of the courses offered by the Business and Technology Department.
Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a gateway course into the growing field of computer science. The ECS curriculum is a highly collaborative and project based learning environment. The course covers topics around computer ethics, privacy, web design, computer programming, data as well as robotics. The class has a strong emphasis on problem solving and serves as a platform to build the foundational programming and problem solving skills necessary for success in Computer Science industry. No prior experience is required to take this course, however if you have experience, there are opportunities for you expand and share your expertise with your peers.
IT Essentials is the official course name for the RHS “Tiger Tech” program, which is a student-run technology organization that will provide technical services and support for RHS staff and students. The program will be set up and run like a small startup tech company, where students will be assigned specific positions within the organization, including student management positions. Working in teams, the students will provide tech support, training, and customer service to the RHS campus and community. Students will benefit from guest speakers and trainers from technology industry representatives, RHS staff, and from the RJUHSD tech department. Students will develop skills in computer hardware, software, and networking, and will also learn the business side of IT services, including customer service, project management, goal-setting, and time management. *Students may earn 2 + 2 credit with Sierra College for successfully completing this class with a “B” or better.
This course is designed to provide 11th and 12th grade students with training in the principles and practices of high quality business leadership and management. Students will learn and apply knowledge and skills in planning and time management, team building, communications, motivations of people, decision-making and problem-solving, ethics and integrity, resource management, conflict resolution, labor/government/business relations, workplace diversity, leadership qualities, and management styles – while serving in leadership positions with the RHS Media Productions classes.
The Business Communications course prepares 11th and 12th grade students for college and career by integrating English Language Arts standards with CTE standards from the Marketing, Sales, and Service Industry Sector. Reading and writing standards will be integrated throughout the course’s business topics, which include business communications, marketing, finance, operations, business ethics, and careers. Using an integrated approach, students will develop reading and writing skills through lessons and projects related to the Entrepreneurship career pathway. The course will challenge students to gather and evaluate information, formulate policies, and express persuasive arguments for business decisions. Students will read and think critically, discuss diverse perspectives on business issues, and present their views coherently in both written and verbal communications targeting both academic and business audiences. Students completing this course will leave with college level communications skills required for success in today’s business environment.
This is a course for all students who plan a career path in the business field. Topics include personal recordkeeping, budgeting, economics, banking, insurance, investments, consumerism and career exploration. Guest speakers from the community and field trips to businesses are an integral part of the class. The class includes activities involving the use of computers and related technology.
Advanced Media Productions - News will apply the skills of script-writing, filming, and editing to the production of newscasts and other special projects in the school TV studio and live streaming events such as sports games and parades. Students will learn to work in production teams as producers, reporters, directors, on-air talent, audio engineers, switchers, graphic artists, etc., as they produce programs for the school, namely Eye of the Tiger Today, the school's weekly newscast.
Media Production - News is an entry-level course in which students learn to broadcast news and information by using video cameras, editing video on computers, and creating different types of news programs. Students learn to communicate effectively by writing scripts, planning productions, structuring show rundowns, and editing. Technically, students learn how to operate video and audio equipment, including cameras, various types of microphones, mixers, and computer applications like nonlinear editing software. This course also introduces students to studio production in the school's TV Studio.
Media Production - sports is an entry-level course in which students learn to use video and cameras, edit video on computers. Students will learn the basics of play-by-play broadcast and color commentary. Students will also create sports based programming and learn to communicate effectively by writing scripts, planning productions, and editing. Technically, students learn how to operate video and audio equipment, including cameras, various types of microphones, mixers, sound processors, and computer applications. This course also introduces students to studio production in the school's TV Studio.
This course will provide students with training and opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in the principles of image editing, multimedia design, graphic file formats, Photoshop, Flash, audio files, and basic programming. Students will apply these skills in creating animations, computer art, and digital presentations. Students will be prepared to study multimedia design at the next level, and will be able to use multimedia for their own applications in other courses.