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Auto 1

Students attending this program will learn skills that will enable them to perform automotive service and light repairs on cars, including changing oil, tires, belts, hoses, tune-up procedures, fuel system repairs, and inspecting brakes. The course includes consumer information regarding buying a used car and dealing with the automotive repair industry. Course #74061.  CTE Transportation Sector.

Auto 2

This course will give students in depth experience in diagnosis and repair of automotive systems. This includes suspension and drive-train repair, ignition charging and starting systems, computer and emission control diagnosis, and engine overhaul techniques. This program is individually paced to accommodate the wide range of skills and backgrounds that students bring to the class. Course # 74062.  CTE Transportation Sector.

BROADCAST JOURNALISM P VIDEO NEWS BROADCASTING

This is a project-based course in which students learn video production, news gathering, news writing and reporting by working collaboratively with professional level media tools. Students will produce a variety of different segments (hard news, editorials, entertainment, investigative, sports, profiles, etc.) for the regularly scheduled school-wide broadcast. The course prepares students to report news and analyze media as well as design and create original work. Students will learn the art if news writing, interviewing, reporting, and filming techniques, video equipment care and use, post-production processing and effects, acting techniques and vocal techniques. The class is high paced, creative, challenging and engaging. Arts Media and Entertainment Sector: Production and Managerial Arts Pathway. Course 75853 

MAX ACADEMY DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION 1 and 2P

These courses are the media production requirements for the Media Academy. Each is a one year, CTE concentration class that lays the foundation for skills in producing video communications: story planning, video production, audio and narration planning and recording, video editing, shared project management skills. Project activities focus on developing effective communications that can be deployed digitally. In Video/Film Production 1 students develop a variety of short film productions, focused on genres such as documentary, short drama, and historical reenactment. Students critically evaluate the effectiveness of videos through analytical writing and selfreflection. They develop video production skills that solve specific communication challenges and engage audiences. Continually assessing how the end product will be perceived. They focus on effective composition and communication, project management, design specifications, and iterative development of writing, producing, directing, and editing skills. Students produce scripts, project plans, treatments, storyboards, and presentations to plan and communicate ideas and themes for the videos. The one-year course is followed, sequentially, by Video/Film Production 2 (Second class) in a two-course CTE sequence, designed to prepare students for a career in arts, media, and entertainment and college admission. The course explores all three pathways in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector, with a major emphasis on both the Performing Arts and Production and Managerial Arts. Arts Media and Entertainment Sector.  Course# 20500 

SENIOR PROJECTS IN ENGINEERING

This is the capstone course for seniors in the Academy of Physics and Technology. This course engages seniors in the process of individually defining an engineering project of their choosing. Student’s research, design, and implement a solution to an authentic engineering problem. Students will also be required to be concurrently enrolled in a College of Marin course in Engineering or Computer Science in the fall as well as participate in a spring internship. This course requires that students are self-motivated, organized and deeply interested in the Engineering sciences. This course offers students the opportunity to explore the professional career in many different Engineering disciplines from mechanical engineering to software engineering. Course #71057

PHYSICS ACADEMY ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL DESIGN 1 and 2P

This is the 100% project based component of the Academy of Physics and Technology (APT). Students work collaboratively on exciting projects from rockets to building robots. By enrolling in APT you will begin a journey through the engineering process starting with project research, principles of design, concept sketching and computer aided drafting (CAD). You will learn how to use professional level 3D design software construct virtual models of your projects before sending your designs to a variety of really amazing advanced fabrication tools, like a robotically controlled laser cutter or 3D printer. All 18 the while you are learning physics, electronics, and how to use tools and materials you didn’t even know existed. This is a fast paced, rigorous program designed to challenge you intellect, compel you to step outside of your normal school routine and help you become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Come and check us out or ask an APT kid what’s up! Course #51300 Engineering Design Sector

COMPUTER LITERACY

This course introduces to students to the fundamentals of computer hardware, applications, technological terms, and critical skills necessary for competency in the traditional workplace. A considerable portion of the course will be dedicated to mastering MS Office (Word, Excel, & Power Point) and integrating and manipulating data within these applications. Assignments are generally project based in which students will need to apply their knowledge to “real world” type work situations. The course will also include a cursory overview of web design and desktop publishing. Information and Technology Sector, Course 76257 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

This course is an introduction to computer programing. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programing as the write, analyze and debug code that they have written. A students create their programs, they will learn the syntax and structure of a modern software language. The course is designed to allow students to create their own simple interactive programs including games and graphical animations. Students who successfully complete the course will have a solid background in computer programming, allowing them to further their explorations in more advanced topics such as objectoriented programming or robotics. Information and Technology Sector, Course 76260 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideals of computer science, instilling the idea and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world.  Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them.  Rather than teaching a particular programming language or tool, the course focuses on using technology and programming as a means to solve computational problems and create exciting and personally relevant artifacts.  Students design and implement innovative solutions using an interactive process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists and engineers use to bring ideas to life.