Tech Essentials

Course Description

Students will master the foundation standards by which computer and manufacturing technologies are utilized in the Placer Union High School District as well as in colleges and careers. Students will learn industry standard core applications including Google Apps (Mail, Docs, Calendar, Sites), Adobe CS5 (i.e. InDesign, Flash, Photoshop), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google SketchUp Pro, various web-based applications (aka: Web 2.0), material fabrication (plastic, metal and wood), basic electronics and board drafting. Students will be guided according to nationally recognized technology standards (see:, NETS for Students) as well as California State Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards (see through thematic project-based lessons.

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Dan Wilson

Gerry Denicore

James Anderson

Matt Conley

Kyle Schaad