• Advanced 3D Animation

    Advanced 3D Animation

    This is an advanced computer elective course designed for students interested in developing their maturity in 3D Animation and may be taken multiple times for credit. The course will continue to develop student's artistic design and storytelling skills, while allowing them time to practice advanced animation techniques. Topics will include sophisticated modeling, advanced lighting and materials, character rigging, special effects, and particle systems. The class culminates in a large professional quality animation, in conjunction with the Sacramento-Sierra Digital Studio Arts Project.

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  • 3D Animation

    3D Animation

    3D Animation is a course designed for students interested in integrating technology and art. This beginning course will give students the artistic knowledge and technology skills needed to create computer animations. Students will learn how to design with basic stock shapes and will progress into more complicated projects where they create their own characters. Students will learn how to manipulate shapes, textures and colors while changing motion, camera placement, and lighting. Students will learn to use the industry standard software application 3DS Max.

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  • Business Concepts

    Business Concepts

    Business Concepts provides a solid foundation in the world of business. The course provides an understanding of the business practices and procedures important to everyone as a citizen and consumer. Topics covered include budgeting, credit, banking and finance, insurance, stock market, consumerism, international business, business ethics, taxes, personal record keeping, investments and career exploration. Guest speakers from the community also enhance the curriculum. If you have an interest in any business-related field or just want to be prepared as a consumer in our global economy then this class is for you.

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  • Computer Applications

    Computer Applications

    This course is designed to give students the software skills necessary to complete various types of documents, projects, and presentations throughout high school and beyond. Though the course focuses primarily on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the skills taught and the end results emphasized are transferable to many other software programs and all academic areas. In addition, strong keyboarding skills will be developed and effective use of the Internet as a research tool will be strongly emphasized throughout the course.

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  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing

    Sports and Entertainment Marketing

    This course will provide students with an inside look at the world of sports and entertainment marketing. Students will learn the marketing basics applicable to all businesses and then focus on the sports and entertainment industries. Marketing of high school, college and professional athletic events will be dissected and used as examples of both successful and unsuccessful marketing campaigns. In addition, the entertainment industry from movies to theatre will be explored for its rich marketinghistory. The marketing techniques learned in this course will give students a solid foundation to put to use in their own business exploits or to continue their education in college and beyond in the field of marketing. Field trips to local sports and entertainment venues will be an integral part of the learning process. In addition, our Sports and Entertainment Marketing class will serve as an in-house marketing department for our various athletic, performing arts and school programs. We will handle various promotional and marketing responsibilities.

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  • AP Computer Science Princples

    AP Computer Science Princples

    AP Computer Science Principles is a new course designed to be the equivalent of 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 work in teams to develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills. The course does not aim to teach mastery of a single programming language but aims instead to develop computational thinking, to generate excitement about the field of computing, and to introduce tools that foster creativity. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for both college and career. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cyber security concerns,

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  • Construction Technology 1

    Construction Technology 1

    Construction Technology 1 is an introductory course in the Construction Technology Program of Study: Residential and Commercial Construction. Students will learn the basic skills required in the residential and commercial construction industry including: measurement, reading blueprints and plans, proper and safe use of hand tools and woodworking machines, use of adhesives, fasteners and finishing products. This is a working class where students will design, build and assess entry level wood/construction products. In addition, this class will introduce students to the post-secondary opportunities that exist in the building trades, including: 2 and 4 year colleges, universities, and trade schools; apprenticeship programs; and entry level positions in the private and public sector. This course is UC/CSU a-g approved (g).

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  • Multimedia

    Multimedia

    This entry level course trains students to create, edit, distribute and manage digital multimedia. It focuses on video and motion graphics, editing on the computer and distribution through the campus television, DVDs, internet, personal media devices and CDs. Technical skills include videography, digital editing, motion graphics, DVD production, studio lighting and sound. Creative skills include camera techniques, special effects, principles of design and on-camera experience.

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  • Advanced Multimedia

    Advanced Multimedia

    We will continue to expand on the technical skills needed for the professional use of cameras, lighting and sound tools. Students will continue to explore digital editing through the Adobe suite of products: Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. Students will work in teams and individually to create short stories, public service announcements, commercials, and instructional media. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to submit their work to outside student film competitions.

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  • Business Law

    Business Law

    Business Law is an exciting, fast-paced course that looks at legal issues as they relate to your rights as a consumer and entrepreneur. Do you know your rights when you rent an apartment? How about when buying a car? The course can be taken by a student pursuing a career in the business field or as an elective by a student wishing to learn more about the legal profession and how it relates to them as a consumer. The course assists students in meeting legal demands of the everyday business world and helps them develop an understanding of personal rights and obligations in business situations. Students study ethics; criminal law; civil law (torts); laws for minors, families, and consumers; contracts; credit; employment issues; financial obligations; property laws; and insurance. Don't be cheated! Know your rights! Take Business Law today and stay ahead of the game.

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  • Computer Applications 2

    Computer Applications 2

    Tired of creating projects that no one but your teacher sees? Not anymore! This course provides students with real-world clients. Students will put their software skills to the test in the creation of programs, flyers, posters, brochures and other real world applications which meet the needs of the Woodcreek and surrounding communities. Students will work with industry standard software and equipment needed to take a publication from concept to finished product. You will leave the class with experience in publishing, design, presentation techniques - all experiences that will enhance any resume or portfolio, and skills that translate into the kinds of job-related performance that both colleges and employers want to see. Whether you are interested in the artistic side or the computer applications side of design, this class will make a difference. Software includes: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office.

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  • Small Business Enterprise

    Small Business Enterprise

    Do you want to be your own boss? Own your own business? Don't wait! Take Small Business Enterprise and learn how to start your own business now! This course will walk you through the steps of how to start and run your own business. Any student who is an aspiring entrepreneur or just interested in learning more about the business world will enjoy all aspects of the course. Units covered include Forms of Business Ownership, Financial Management (including accounting), Technology and CommunicationsSystems, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and the Social and Ethical Environment of Business. Students will be involved in research, interviews, job shadowing, studies of local businesses and the development of a business plan to improve an existing business or start a new business from the ground up.

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  • Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

    Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

    Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is an entry level 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 as well. This course serves as a platform to build the skills necessary for success in AP Computer Science Principles. 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. The course is UC/CSU elective credit.

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  • Construction Technology 2

    Construction Technology 2

    Pre-requisite: Construction Technology 1
    Construction Technology 2 is a concentrator course in the Construction Technology Program of Study: Residential and Commercial Construction. Students will learn the systems and skills required in the residential and commercial construction industry including: reading construction drawings, estimating framing, roofing, installing windows/doors and trim and electrical with an emphasis on safety. This is a working class where students will build entry level construction projects. In addition, this class will introduce students to the post-secondary opportunities that exist in the building trades, including: 2 and 4 year colleges, universities, and trade schools; apprenticeship programs; and entry level positions in the private and public sector. This course is UC/CSU a-g approved (g) and articulated with the Sierra College CET program (2+2).

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  • Construction Technology 3   (CLICK HERE)

    Construction Technology 3 (CLICK HERE)

    Pre-requisite: Construction Technology 2
    Construction Technology 3 is a capstone course in the Construction Technology Program of Study: Residential and Commercial Construction. Students will reinforce previously learned systems and skills required in the residential and commercial construction industry while learning new systems including: HVAC, intermediate framing, intermediate electrical, plumbing, concrete and estimating. This is a working class where students participate in the Sacramento Builders Exchange CREATE program and Design Build Competition. In addition, this class will introduce students to the post-secondary opportunities that exist in the building trades, including: 2 and 4 year colleges, universities, and trade schools; apprenticeship programs; and entry level positions in the private and public sector. Completion of this course is required for access to District approved internship programs. Students will leave this class with OSHA 10 certification.

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