Communications and Broadcasting Technology

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Communications Technology

Mr. Ed Fox -Communications & Broadcasting Teacher
 Mr. Najee Ferguson-Graphics Art and Design Teacher

Required Courses for Program Completion: Exploring Video Production I -Broadcast Communications I -Broadcast Communications II-Graphic Communications I -Graphic Communications II 


Courses in the Communications Technology: Broadcasting-Graphics program provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills in the field of multimedia technology. Instruction in the program includes audio/visual technology, trouble shooting techniques, computer operation and maintenance, data transmission and management, oral and written communication, math and physics, concept development, layout and design, computer graphics, image capture, audio, video, web-related technologies and animation. Students utlilize state of the art computers, cameras, software and CASD's television studio to produce a daily television program called HERD TV. Opportunities exist for students to produce half hour segments for the local Comcast cable channel. These half hour segments are centered on student interests and promote activities associated with the school district. Students also operate the high school's print shop, creating banners, signs, programs and paper products for the school and community. Many of these items are available for sale at Bison Corner, the high school's student store. The program follows the Pennsylvania Department of Education's approved scope and sequence for Communications Technology; therefore, a Capstone Career Exploratory experience is available to students in the senior year. As a recognized Program of Study, students can take advantage of numerous statewide and local articulation agreements to gain post secondary credits. 

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Career Safe OSHA-10 hour general industry: students who earn this certification can demonstrate their knowledge of workplace safety.
ACA (Adobe Certified Associate)
Advanced Career Readiness Certification through SkillsUSA
related files

Communications Program Overview
Communications PDE Approved Task List
Course Descriptions and Scope and Sequence 
related links

Herd TV Webpage
Mr. Fox's Teacher Webpage
Mr. Ferguson's Webpage