Technology

Biotechnology

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This competency-based Biotechnology curriculum provides the students with a solid foundation in biotechnology. Students will engage in interactive videos designed to teach students about career paths, research, data analysis, laboratory safety, and the use of laboratory equipment in the field of biotechnology. Additionally, students will examine topics that include Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), analysis of DNA structure, DNA replication, and the DNA purification process. Students will use virtual reality to demonstrate their knowledge of laboratory equipment by exploring the use of micropipettes, serological pipettes, and spectrophotometers. Students will also discover how to make a molar solution using virtual reality.

Upon completion of this course, the students will be equipped with work-related knowledge and the skills necessary for careers in biotechnology. Upon completion of the course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Biotechnology Certification Exam.

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This competency-based Coding curriculum introduces computer programming concepts. In this course, students will learn basic programming concepts, terminology, and programming design. An emphasis will be placed on how to code programs, create testing plans, and write documentation. Using virtual reality, students will learn how to use variables, arrays, conditions, and loops when programming. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Computer Programming certification exam.

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The Digital Media Production curriculum aims to expand the personal, artistic, and technical knowledge needed to envision, plan, write, design, develop, implement, and update the text, graphics, audio, video, documents, and other interactive experiences that are captured within machine-readable data formats, or digital media. Students will practice analyzing current and emerging technologies to execute effective and captivating expressions of communication. Problem-solving strategies and execution models are practiced through the active exploration of project-based assignments. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Visual Communications and Multimedia Design certification exam.

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This competency-based Drones curriculum is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to obtain the Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate. In this course, students will engage in virtual reality and interactive videos designed to teach students the skills and qualities of a pilot. Students will learn how weather affects the drone and will develop an understanding of the physics involved with flying, and much more! Students are immersed in topics that include emergency procedures, preflight inspection, radio communication, VLOS operations, sectional charts, aerial photography, and search and rescue operations. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the FAA Remote Pilot Small Unmanned Aircraft System certification exam.

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Robotics continues to grow, and so will the demand for people who work with them. This competency-based Fundamentals of Robotics curriculum is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics, computer programming, and engineering design that will lay a foundation on which to build a solid knowledge base about robotics. Students will become immersed in topics that include Ohm’s Law, series and parallel circuits, direct and alternating current, DC motors, robot sensor operation, and much more! The students will use interactive video and virtual reality to learn how to program a robot. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for the NOCTI Electronics certification exam.