• Courses

    The following courses are offered at James F. Byrnes High School to students in grades 10-12. Some courses require prerequisites or a grade level requirement.

    Production Systems (Grades 10-12)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of a middle school or high school technology education course
    This hands-on course will take in-depth look into manufacturing and construction technologies. Students will study areas such as management, materials processing, computer integrated manufacturing, assembly line processing, research and design, prototyping, product development, marketing strategies, structural engineering, and various phases of residential and commercial construction. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association.

    Imaging Technology (Grades 10-12)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of a middle school or high school technology education course
    This hands-on course will take an in-depth look into graphic communication technologies. Students will study areas such as Computer Aided Design, computer animation, web page design, screen printing, desktop publishing, photography (black & white, color and digital), digital imaging and editing, and design and layout. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association.

    Broadcast Journalism II (Grades 10-12)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Journalism I or instructor approval
    This course will provide the basic foundation for grasping the concepts of technology and applying them to those of effective communication while bridging the printed world with the aspects of video. Students will work with audio and video through hands-on experience producing broadcast programs. Digital cameras, camcorders, and editing equipment will be used. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in various phases of broadcast from on-camera personality to post-production editing. The class will be responsible for producing evergreen projects (can be aired at any time), Public Service Announcements, interviews, and various other production projects. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association and the Journalism Education Association.

    Broadcast Journalism III (Grades 11-12)

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Broadcast Journalism II & Journalism I
    This course is a continuation of Broadcast Journalism II. Students will continue to work with audio and video through hands-on experiences in producing broadcasting programs. Students will learn advanced audio and video techniques through hands on experience in broadcasting programs. Students will create special promotional projects in conjunction with the school, community, and local industries. Students will learn to create and apply animation, graphics, and audio to enhance the impact of their videos. Students will study advanced journalism with an emphasis on individual writing for broadcast. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in various phases of broadcast production from on-camera personality to post-production editing. The class will be responsible for the daily broadcast of various school events, news, and radio shows throughout the year. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association and the Journalism Education Association.
     
    Broadcast Journalism IV (Grade 12)
     
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of Broadcast Journalism III & Journalism I
    This course is a continuation of Broadcast Journalism III. Students will continue to work with audio and video through hands-on experiences in producing broadcasting programs. Students will learn advanced audio and video techniques through hands on experience in broadcasting programs. Students will create special promotional projects in conjunction with the school, community, and local industries. Students will learn to create and apply animation, graphics, and audio to enhance the impact of their videos. Students will study advanced journalism with an emphasis on individual writing for broadcast. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in various phases of broadcast production from on-camera personality to post-production editing. The class will be responsible for the daily broadcast of various school events, news, and radio shows throughout the year. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association and the Journalism Education Association.
     
    Pre-Engineering I (Grades 10-12)
     
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
    In this hands-on course, students will work in teams and as individuals to use technological systems to analyze problems, make presentations concerning possible solutions, create solutions, and evaluate their results. Students are encouraged to use many of the resources that are available to them, including Computer Aided Design. Through the use of multimedia presentations, students will express their ideas to others and generate discussion concerning possible outcomes. Problems will be drawn from many different types of technological systems, including integrated systems, and require the use of math, science, and other academic skills. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association.

    Architectural Design (Grades 10-12)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry or Math Tech III
    This hands-on course will introduce students to the careers available in the field of architecture and interior design. Students will study the history of architecture, different styles of architecture as well as utilize software to design structures of their own and build models. Students will also learn the basics of residential construction. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association

    Pre-Engineering II (Grades 10-12)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Engineering I & Algebra II
    This course is a continuation of Pre-Engineering I. Students will continue to work with real world problems. Through a variety of experiences, these students will gain a real world perspective into many of the technologically related problems that plague today’s workplace and society. Students will be required to incorporate various types of technologies in their solutions. They will also have the opportunity to participate in engineering and problem solving activities that are available through National Engineering Design Challenge, Junior Engineering Technical Society, and NASA. Students are able to expand and use their knowledge of technology and develop leadership skills through participation in the Technology Student Association.

    Updated last on August 18, 2010