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Computer Science



Welcome to the Crestwood High School Computer Science Department Home Page!
At Crestwood High School all students are required to take a computer science class for graduation. Students may choose from a variety of courses, many of which are beyond the scope of traditional curriculum found at the high school level. We are proud of the accomplishments of our technology students, and encourage future participation of all our students as we embrace technology in the preparation of our students’ future successes.



Course Descriptions




0310 Computer Graphic Design        1 Semester                Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                     ½ Credit
Interested in an exciting career in art, animation, advertising, or graphic design? Computer Graphic Design is an exciting introductory class using cutting-edge computer graphics software. Learn the beginning skills needed for the industry such as presentation skills, critique, rapid visualization, scanning, image creation and manipulation, and conversion of rastor based imagery to vector. Software such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Bryce and Access will be used. NOTE: If you took Computer Graphics I in the past and have not taken what used to be called ‘Computer Graphics II’, you are encouraged to take this class in order to obtain the Adobe Illustrator fundamentals prior to taking Web Design I. Prerequisite: ‘C’ or better in Computer Applications.                          Fee: $20.00  
0313  Web Site Design and Development I    1 Semester       Grades 10, 11, 12                    ½ Credit
Interested in learning how to develop and maintain your own website? This is the class for you!
Learn to create websites using the language of the internet: Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML). On completion of this class, participants will be able to explain how web pages are processed, recognize the structure of an HTML page, write HTML tags to create web pages with text, images, tables and links. Additionally, Macromedia Dreamweaver, an industry standard program regarding web design and development, will be used to create websites.Software such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Access will be used to create your unique site.
Prerequisite: ‘C’ or better in Computer Graphic Design.                                                             Fee: $20.00  
0316 HS Web/Tech Team         1 Semester    Grades 10, 11, 12                                               ½ Credit
Students who express an interest in this class must have approval of the instructor prior to registering for the course. This team of students will assist in the daily building process and maintenance of the Crestwood High School website, as well as assist with building technical issues. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only.
0312 Intro To Technology (Computer Applications)    1 semester     Grades 9,10,11,12     ½ Credit
This course is a must for any high school student who wishes to become more familiar with everyday technology. Intro to Technology offers a breadth of skills needed to succeed in high school, college and in the real world. Topics include the entire Microsoft Office Suite, Webpage Design, Photoshop, Blogging, Podcasting, Computer Maintenance and Internet safety.                                                 Fee: $5.00
0211 Introduction To Business Management            1 year                     Grades 10, 11, 12       1 Credit
Looking to eventually run your own business? Introduction to Business Management will give you the essentials needed to get yourself a head start. Students will learn the background needed to run a successful business by learning concepts in Leadership, Marketing, and Management. They will also learn how to handle finances through business math, accounting and economics. This class is a must for those who wish to enter into any business sector as a career!
0311 Animation Effects                    1 Semester                            Grades 9, 10, 11, 12            1/2 Credit
Animation Effects is a hands on class designed for students to give life and motion to ideas and characters, in a program that blends the practical, the theoretical and the creative. Several programs will be used, for those interested in a career in Web Design or Film will definitely want to be a part of this course.  Prerequisite: Computer Applications                                                                    Fee: $5
0317 A+ Networking                         1 Semester  Grades 10, 11, 12                             1/2 Credit
This course identifies basic networking concepts. It discusses networking models, network technologies, and different network architectures. Troubleshooting network problems is also covered. For anyone wishing to become a computer technician or just want to know how your computer works, this is course for you! Prerequisite: ‘C’ or better in Computer Applications and Math.       Fee: $25


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