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MIT 9th Grade

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

This course provides a solid understanding of why ethics is important in every profession. After an introduction to several philosophies that inform ethics today, students explore the characteristics of an ethical professional. Students consider the range of dilemmas faced by managers and employees in the workplace. They learn about the qualities of effective leaders and the tools modern professionals use to instill an ethical workplace culture. Throughout the course, students have opportunities to refine their personal sense of ethics as they begin to build an ethical foundation for their professional future.

 

PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

This is the first course students take in the Academy of Information Technology. It provides an overview of information technology and introduces students to the basics of hardware and software. Students examine hardware components including peripherals, connectors, and memory. Students explore common operating systems, software applications, and programming languages. Students learn about types of networks and network topology, and they set up an email client/server connection. Students also consider contemporary issues such as security, privacy, and technological inequality. Finally, students explore career opportunities in IT.

MIT 11th Grade

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Computer Systems walks students through the intricacies of setting up hardware, installing software, connecting to a network, and connecting to the Internet. Students get hands-on practice upgrading operating systems. They get practice assembling and disassembling computer hardware including peripherals, motherboards, FRUs, and connectors. Students also learn troubleshooting techniques. Finally, students get a chance to explore careers for computer systems professionals.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN [11th and 12th]

Graphic Design provides a hands-on introduction to the technical and creative skills of a professional graphic designer. First, students learn the distinguishing features of communicating visually through graphic design. Next, they gain technical skills in Adobe Photoshop to equip them for graphic design work. From there, students master the basic principles of graphic design, and then delve into the elements of graphic design, such as color, typography, and images.

MIT 10th Grade

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Introduction to Programming uses Python as a basis for learning general programming skills. Students learn programming principles by comparing Python to other programming languages. They use models as a way to quickly solve new problems using knowledge and techniques already learned. Students complete over 60 programs in the course, including both text and graphics/animation programs. In addition to programming, students learn program design, documentation, formal debugging, and testing. Finally, students examine career opportunities in programming.

 

WEB DESIGN

Web Design is a hands-on introduction to designing, building, and launching websites. Students learn the basics of HTML coding, explore various web development tools, and get practice creating websites using Adobe Dreamweaver. They learn how to make their websites more effective by applying the principles of design as well as usability and accessibility criteria. Finally, students take a look at various career opportunities in web design.

MIT 12th Grade

COMPUTER SYSTEMS FORENSICS

This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities for careers that involve the preservations, identifications, extraction and documentation of forensics evidence from computers. Students will use system tools and diagnostic software to examine metadata and explain the type of information found there. The student will view data hidden in un-partitioned space, file slack space, unallocated clusters and learn to decrypt encrypted files. The student will demonstrate the proper use of the Forensics Toolkit and Imager, the Password Recovery Toolkit, registry Viewer, and know a File Filter.