Northeast Early College
TechConnect prepares students for a wide variety of careers including but not limited to software engineers, robotics technicians, IT support and web designers. Students have the opportunity to experience tech jobs in the real world and may have the chance to receive college credit and industry certifications.
This class is a nationally recognized introductory college preparatory computer science course designed to support broadening participation in computing and includes curriculum, professional development, and assessments. Instruction includes six foundational units with lessons that are designed to promote an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning foundational concepts in computer science as well as highlighting the computational practices and problem solving associated with doing computer science.
In this dynamic technology class, students get to work with Lego MINDSTORMS®, TETRIX®, and other robotics kits and components. Students learn basic programming with LabVIEW and gain an understanding of project management for robot construction and operation.
In this class, students focus on developing their design skills with drawing. Students will learn to render both human forms and environments using principles of proportion and perspective design. Using Dreamweaver, they will present their drawings on an intranet web site of their own design. Using Photoshop, students will learn to edit their drawings and other images specifically for use in GameMaker, and for their website. Basic color theory will form an understanding of digital color in Dreamweaver and Photoshop and provide a foundation for textures on 3D objects.
In this class, students are introduced to basic design principles and are able to design and develop websites using HTML. Throughout the course, students work on individual and collaborative in-class and on-line activities, presentations and individual projects. By the end of the course, students will be able to create websites which include the following HTML elements: basic HTML tags, tables, graphics, links (e-mail, internal, and external) and other elements determined by the instructor.
This course introduces students to the basics of game design and computer programming. GameMaker, Visual Basic.net and Flash Action Script will be used to teach programming basics. All students will create an interactive program for use via the internet and design and build their own software project. Completion of both semesters with a grade of “C” or better qualifies the student for concurrent enrollment credit for a game design and development course at Arapahoe Community College.
Note: CareerConnect classes may vary by school.
|Occupation||Education Level||Median Annual Earnings|
|Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers||High School Diploma, On-the-job training||$38,600|
|Computer Network Support Specialist||Associate’s Degree||$61,600|
|Web Developer||Associate’s Degree||$51,900|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||Bachelor’s Degree||$95,300|
|Computer Network Architect||Bachelor’s Degree||$97,000|
|Electrical Engineer||Bachelor’s Degree||$84,500|
Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment