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Practical Art/CTE

Computer Science

CS 041: The course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer programming. Students will learn to design, code, and test their own programs. The course will introduce basic programming concepts to beginning students through the Python programming language, preparing them for the second semester where they will learn object-oriented programming skills in an Internet environment. CS 043: The main focus in this course is programming for the internet. Most modern web applications are built on three interacting building blocks: (1) Client programs that run locally in the user’s web browser, (2) server programs that run on machines in data centers, and (3) databases for information storage. In this course students will learn how to write client and server code, and become familiar with database usage to build simple web applications. It is not the goal of this course to teach how to build graphically attractive web programs but rather to teach the mechanics underpinning modern web applications. This counts as a Digital Studies or Math Elective credit.

Details:

  • Course length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Exploring Computer Science

This course is an introduction to computer science. It is designed to help you understand and develop computational thinking through the study of human and computer interaction; the information processing cycle (involving data); networks and the web; communication methods; ethical responsibilities; software program design and coding; and the problem-solving process. This course is fun and filled with a variety of learning assignments that will prepare you for computer science courses you may want to take in the future. This counts as a Digital Studies credit.

Details:

  • Course length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Digital Photography

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This course is an introduction to digital photography and teaches students effective camera and editing software use, artistic design, processing and careers, with a brief history of photography.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Required Materials:
    • A digital camera is required. You may not use your cell phone or similar device. A camera with manual settings is best but not required.
    • The owner’s manual for your camera. If you do not have this you can look it up online.
    • Digital editing software. The teacher refers to Photoshop Elements 10 in this class.
    • A tripod (optional).

Automotive Basics

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This course will not prepare students to be certified auto mechanics, but it will teach students to perform basic auto maintenance and repair tasks on their own. It will also give them the confidence to discuss complex auto problems with a mechanic. This course is a basic introduction to the principles that make automobiles work. What would you do if you got into your car in the morning and it would not start? How would you fix a flat tire in the middle of a busy freeway, or in the middle of nowhere? AUTO 043 is a practical approach for saving money and time. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Child Development

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CHILD 041 is an introductory course in child development that begins with theories of child development then traces development from pregnancy to infancy. Children do not come with a manual, but this course will help anyone who plans to be a parent or care for a child. This course includes a discussion of heredity and parenting skills. CHILD 043: In this second part of the series, students will learn about how children develop from birth to adolescence, including parenting methods; childhood illnesses; children with different physical, emotional, and intellectual abilities; and child abuse. Children do not come with a manual, but this course will help anyone who plans to be a parent or care for a child.

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Financial Literacy

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Students will learn essential financial management strategies through course readings, video scenarios, and practical application activities. Standard topics include budgeting and financial services, consumer choices, financial and career planning, credit, income and taxes, savings and investments, and insurance and retirement.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Prerequisites: It is recommended that a student complete Pre-Algebra/Math 8 before taking this course.

Food And Nutrition

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In these hands-on food and nutrition courses, students will use a variety of sources and activities to discover how food affects the way their body works, including cooking meals, researching individual nutrition needs, tracking eating habits, and planning meals based on scientific guidelines. Students will also learn about different careers related to food and nutrition through interviews with various professionals in the field. 

Details:

  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Required Materials:
    • Access to a kitchen
    • Measuring tools
    • Cutting tools
    • Cooking/baking pans, etc
    • Regular or digital camera
    • Internet

Interior Design

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This course is an introduction to interior design. Students will learn the fundamentals of design and their application to interiors as they create designs and share them with their peers.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
  • Required Materials:
    • Access to digital camera (most smart phone cameras will work) 
    • General art supplies: paper, pencils, pens, markers, a ruler, etc.

Marketing

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This course will help students to gain a working knowledge of marketing and distribution, including marketing careers, marketing functions, market segmentation, and channels of distribution. 7 lessons, 7 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)

Preparing for Responsible Parenthood

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CHILD 051 takes students through the basic roles of parenting, including practical knowledge for discipline; teaching values; communicating with children; and creating a nurturing, stress-free home environment.

Parenting is a skill that takes time to learn. Why not get started learning before it becomes critical? 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Provo Online (BYU IS curriculum)
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