Earn high school and college credits with Web Technologies pathwayAug 10, 2020
Dalton McMichael High School juniors and seniors can enroll in a Web Technologies program of study that will enable them to earn high school and college credits at the same time, on their Mayodan campus.
This program is offered to all Rockingham County juniors and seniors from public and private schools and home schools; however, special focus is placed on offering courses in conjunction with DMHS. The course that begins in August will follow the protocol the school system has in place, such as being offered live online until they return to campus for in-person classes.
One of Rockingham Community College’s nine Career and Technical Education Pathways, the Web Technologies curriculum is designed to introduce students to computer concepts including fundamental functions and operations. RCC faculty have met with McMichael STEM faculty and counselors to determine the best course to offer on the DMHS campus, beginning with CIS 110 and CTI 110 during the 2020-21 academic year.
Coursework prepares the students for entry-level employment positions in the technology sector that rely on computer systems to program, design, manage, and market information. Or students can continue their IT education at Rockingham Community College and earn a certificate or diploma.
There are four courses in the Web Technologies pathway, which are 3 credits each:
Introduction to Computers ( CIS 110 )
This is the first course that will be offered in conjunction with McMichael High School this fall. Topics include identification of hardware components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.
Web Programming and Database Foundations ( CTI 110 )
RCC plans to offer this course at DMHS during the Spring 2021 semester, although it is offered online during the Fall 2020 semester as well. This course covers the introduction of the tools and resources available to students in programming, mark-up language and services on the Internet. Topics include standard mark-up language Internet services, creating web pages, using search engines, file transfer programs; and database design and creation with DBMS products. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming tools, deploy a web-site with mark-up tools, and create a simple database table.
Web Design ( WEB 210 )
This course introduces intermediate to advanced web design techniques. Topics include customer expectations, advanced markup language, multimedia technologies, usability and accessibility practices, and techniques for the evaluation of web design. Upon completion, students should be able to employ advanced design techniques to create high impact and highly functional web sites.
Internet Marketing and Analytics ( WEB 213 )
This course introduces students to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and web analytics. Other topics Pay Per Click advertising (PPC), web analytics, eyetracking software, and email marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, monitor and maintain SEO optimized websites; and develop strategies for online marketing and advertising plans.
No placement testing is required for the 2020-2021 academic year, and online and in-person courses are available.
OTHER CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAYS:
In addition to IT, Rockingham Community College offers high school students eight additional CTE Pathways:
Agribusiness Technology – Provides an introduction to agriculture-related businesses and practices. Topics include sustainable agriculture, agricultural marketing, biological pest control, and animal science.
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Basics – Provides an introduction to and foundational knowledge of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) field. This certificate may be completed in one year and is suited for both males and females who are interested in working with their hands, the public, and HVAC systems in a variety of settings. Individuals completing this certificate could work for an HVAC company as a technician’s assistant. An ability to learn and apply mathematical concepts is required.
Business Administration – This curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Coursework includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, and entrepreneurship which provide students a sound business education base for lifelong learning. English and Math placement testing are required, if student does not meet 2.8 unweighted GPA or English/reading/math readiness.
Criminal Justice – Designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state and federal law enforcement, corrections and security fields.
Early Childhood – Prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. This program includes coursework to help prepare students to apply for childcare credentials from the state of North Carolina. English placement testing required for 2020- 2021.
Manual Machining – Preference given to Reidsville High School juniors/seniors. Program will be located in Reidsville High School/RCC Manual Machine Lab. Prepares students with analytical, creative and innovative skills necessary to take a production idea from initial concept through design, development and production, resulting in a finished product. An ability to learn and apply mathematical concepts is required (for example: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of fractions, converting fractions to decimals, converting angles to degrees/minutes, ability to read a ruler in metric and standard, understanding metric, standard, and decimal systems.)
Manufacturing Technology – This program is limited to pre-apprentices and apprentices in the RockATOP program.
Welding – Provides the students with a sound understanding of science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. An ability to learn and apply mathematical concepts is required (for example, fractions, decimals, ability to read a ruler in metric/standard.)
For eligibility requirements and additional information on any of these pathways, visit https://www.rockinghamcc.edu/docs/publications/20-21_CCP_Handbook_.pdf and start on page 18, or contact Sharon Galloway at 336-342-4261 ext. 2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.