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The courses in the Mass Media CAPE Academy prepare students for careers in the growing world of digital media, communications, journalism, computer programming and business technology. These programs offer Industry Certifications, such as Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams, which are taken on campus as a Certiport Authorized Testing Center. These certifications not only prepare students for higher education and the workplace, but also look excellent on their resume and enable them to compete for paid internships within the community.

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Mass Media Cape Academy Course Selections
Digital Design      
Web Development      
Business Technology      
TV Production      
Computer Programming      
Yearbook & Newspaper      

Digital Design

DIGITAL DESIGN 1 | (8209510) Credit 1 | Grades 9-12
This course is designed to develop basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; decision-making activities; and digital imaging. Industry certification in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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DIGITAL DESIGN 2 (Honors) 8209520 1 Credit 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 This course continues the development of basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. Industry certification in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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DIGITAL DESIGN 3 (Honors) 8209530 1 Credit 10-12
Prerequisite: Digital Design 2 This course continues the development of industry-standard skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry. Industry certification in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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Web Design

FOUNDATIONS OF WEB DESIGN (Honors) 9001110
This course is designed to provide a basic overview of the Internet, Intranet, and the W3C. The content includes operating systems; basic HTML & CSS commands; navigation of the Internet and Web and web page design. Industry certifications in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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User Interface Design (Honors) 9001120
Prerequisite: Foundations of Web Design or teacher advisement. This course provides advanced concepts used in interface design. The content includes principles of Human Computer Interface (HCI), advanced page design using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3), advanced HTML commands, multimedia applications, Internet/Intranet tools, and website promotion. Industry certifications in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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Web Scripting Fundamentals (Honors) 9001130
Prerequisite: User Interface Design or teacher advisement. This course utilizes advanced concepts in HTML, design, and Internet tools. This course provides an introduction to scripting related to web development. The content primarily focuses on client-side scripting using JavaScript & jQuery. Industry certifications in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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Media Integration Essentials (Honors) 9001140
Prerequisite: Web Scripting Fundamentals or teacher advisement. This course provides in-depth instruction into techniques for integrating various forms of media onto web pages, with particular focus on XML and AJAX technologies and frameworks. Students should have a good understanding of JavaScript prior to taking this course. Industry certification in Adobe software may be accomplished in this course.
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Business Technology

Digital Information Technology 8207310
This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today’s business and academic environments. Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information based society. Digital Information Technology includes the the exploration and use of: databases, the internet, spreadsheets, presentation applications, management of personal information and email, word processing and document manipulation, HTML, web page design, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards. This course will prepare all students to take certification exams in Microsoft Office software applications.
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Business Software Applications 8212120
Prerequisite: Digital Information Technology This course continues the Microsoft Office Specialist Training (MOS) and students learn and earn certifications in Excel and Access. Project work is emphasized utilizing all Microsoft Office Skills and prepares students for advanced computer work in college and the workplace. Emphasis is placed on professional skills as well as the employment process, resumes, interviewing and much more.
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TV Production

TV Production 1 8772110
TV Production 1 is designed to introduce students to television production techniques including television history and its role in mass media. Students will learn different script styles, television and video formats, basic camera and shooting techniques, editing, lighting, and sound. Students will also learn studio and control room roles. This course can lead to Adobe Premier editing certification after three years.
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TV Production 2 8772120
Prerequisite: TV Production 1 and teacher advisement TV Production 2 will build on the skills and techniques learned in TV Production 1. Students will refine studio and control room techniques and will be exposed to more advanced editing and camera techniques as well as more advanced lighting and audio operations. Students will continue to refine script writing skills.
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TV Production 3 8772130
Prerequisite: TV Production 2 and teacher advisement TV Production 3 will continue to increase students’ knowledge and skills in Directing, camera and editing techniques, lighting, post-production and audio. Students will also spend more time writing scripts and completing videos based on their scripts. They will also practice more advanced field production techniques fulfilling various roles on a video crew. Requires after-school work.
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TV Production 4 8772140
Prerequisite: TV Production 3 and teacher advisement TV Production 4 is a continuation of TV Production 3 where students work independently on video, writing scripts, planning and executing the video, and expanding their knowledge of advanced camera, editing and post-production techniques. Requires after-school work.
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TV Production 5 8772150
Prerequisite: TV Production 4 and teacher advisement TV Production 5 is a continuation of TV Production 4 where students work independently on video, writing scripts, planning and executing the video, and expanding their knowledge of advanced camera, editing and post-production techniques. Requires after-school work.
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Computer Programming

Business Computer Programming (Honors) 8206050
Prerequisite: Digital Information Technology This course consists of using Visual Basic for business applications, managing reference manuals, writing documentation, and programming. It is recommended that students have already studied Microsoft Office to get the most out of this course.
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AP Computer Science Principles 0200325
This course introduces the student to the essential ideas of computer science and how computing and technology influences the world around. Students will creatively address real-world issues and concerns while using the same processes and tools as artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers to bring ideas to life.
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AP Computer Science 0200320
Requirement: completion of summer project Students will learn emphasized programming methodology and procedural abstraction. Course focuses on the study of data structures and abstraction. Topics include object-oriented programming, designing classes, GUI (Graphic User Interface), arrays, searching, and sorting algorithms. The course also includes AP Program-specified content.
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Newspaper and/or Yearbook

Newspaper and/or Yearbook (Honors)
Applications: Yearbook | Newspaper

Prerequisite: There is a selection process for these programs. Students will become apprentices to either the school’s digital newspaper or yearbook. Students will work on all aspects of the publication including writing news, sports, features, photography, design, and advertising sales. Students will apply and refine journalistic and digital media skills using word processing and desktop publishing, and imaging tools, and will have the opportunity to work toward industry certifications. There are mandatory after-school obligations for both publications.

It is suggested to register for Journalism (1006300) or Digital Design 1 (8209510) if interested, and submit a completed application to the appropriate publication. If student does not get accepted onto a publication staff, they will then be enrolled in that alternative course.
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Journalism 1006300 This course introduces students to journalistic ethics, law, media, desktop publishing, design, layout, and writing for publication. This course can lead into the Journalism Career Program, Yearbook and/or Newspaper.
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