Signature Academy of Advanced Information Technology

Information technology/networking companies in the region are seeking qualified employees who are fluid with technology, adaptable to change, and able to think on their feet. It is our mission to develop IT technicians to help companies grow and innovate while at the same time engage young people in exciting courses geared toward lucrative careers.

Programming and Software Development-prepares students for further study and careers in the field of computer science through programming, hardware design, networks, graphics, databased and information retrieval, cyber security, software design, programming languages, logic, programming paradigms, translation between levels of abstraction, artificial intelligence, the limits of computations, applications in information technology and information systems, and social issues(internet security, privacy and intellectual property).

Network Systems-prepares students with the fundamentals and advanced computer, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills necessary for success in computer fields. Students gain a background in hardware, software, and /or telecommunications. Computer-aided trouble shooting and instructions is integrated into the learning process.

Interactive Media Students are introduced to the role of a digital media specialist by learning about the essential components of how to create a Web site, produce a training video or design a computer game. Students will create interactive computer applications using the elements of text, 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, sound, video, and digital imaging. These skills prepare students for entry-level positions and other occupational/ educational goals.

Grade Prog. & Software Dev.

9th Career Preparedness

10th Information Technology Fundamentals

11th Software Development

12th Computer Science AP

Networking

Career Preparedness

Information Technology Fundamentals

Networking I

Networking II

Interactive Media

Career Preparedness

Business Technology Applications (BTA)

Advanced BTA

Multimedia Design

Business Technology
This course is designed to assist students in developing technological proficiency In word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, communications, Internet use, ethics, and careers using technology applications. Simulations and projects promoting teamwork, leadership, and workplace skills offer further opportunities for application of knowledge and skills.
Advanced Business Technology
This course is designed to provide students with the project-based applications of concepts learned in Business Technology Applications or Business Essentials.
Personal computing and business skills are integrated throughout the course as students use a variety of software applications to produce and prepare documents for publication and learn how to select appropriate software for generating information.
Information and Technology Support Services
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, and computer software applications. This course provides students with additional skills necessary to effectively plan, develop, and administer both a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN).
Multimedia Design
Multimedia Design is designed to provide students with hands-on skills Involving graphic design, digital photography, Web publishing, and digital video production. Students use various hardware peripherals and software for completing documents. Multimedia Publications This course is designed to provide students with the ability to utilize digital equipment and multimedia digital imaging software, produce interactive media projects, and develop publication layouts. Students use various hardware peripherals as well as the Internet for integrating skills to create a variety of publications.Computer Management and Support
This course is designed to provide students with skills necessary to manage a stand-alone computer on a home network. Topics in this course include computer hardware, computer operating systems, network architecture, network protocols, career opportunities, and network design and security.
Information Technology Fundamentals
Information Technology introduces students to the knowledge base and technical skills for information technology careers. Students study the nature of business and demonstrate knowledge of the functions of information systems in business. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a safe working environment and on building interpersonal skills needed for working in the information technology environment. Students demonstrate appropriate knowledge and behaviors of legal responsibilities by information technology professionals. Students explore a variety of information technology career opportunities and develop a personal career plan to meet their career goals and objectives.
Networking 1
This course is designed to provide students with skills Involving a hands-on, career oriented approach to learning networking that includes practical experiences. This course includes activities that emphasize the application of networking in terms of implementation and career opportunities.
Networking 2

This course Is a one-credit course designed to provide students with skills Involving hands-on learning by Installing a router, configuring a server, and performing disaster recovery. This course includes a strong emphasis on proper safety practices and industry ethics.Software Development

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the C ++ programming language, structured elements of C++, classes, data, abstractions, inheritance, polymorphism, storage management, and a C++ programming environment. Simple programming exercises will reinforce the theory and stimulate understanding. It is recommended that Information Technology Fundamentals be taken prior to this course.

Database Design 1
This course is a one-credit course designed to provide students with technical, analytical, and business skills that support the pursuit of professional careers and advanced study. Students learn the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) database technology, including creating, sorting, querying, and preparing reports.
Career Preparedness
This course focuses on three integrated areas of instruction-academic planning and career development, financial literacy and technology. Career Preparedness is a one-credit course required for graduation that can be taught in grades 9· 12. Preferably in grade 9.