Digital Communications


2016-17 Career and Technical Education Instructional Program Information

Program Name: Digital Communications

Program CIP Code:  10.0200.40

Description:  The Digital Communications instructional program prepares the students to collect, write, edit and present the news utilizing a variety of mediums i.e. newspaper, magazine, yearbook, blog, etc. Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about the things that really happened, but that they might not have known about already. People who write journalism are called “Journalists”. They might work for newspapers, magazines, websites, TV or Radio. Journalists gather, analyze and disseminate socially relevant information in a consistent, transparent and honest way. An integrated approach to teaching and learning is recommended as students develop interpersonal relations, career development skills, Workplace Employability Skills and technical knowledge and skills. Students completing this program will be prepared to enter the workforce and/or Post-secondary where they will be able to apply the skills necessary to be in Journalism while also having a strong portfolio to support their knowledge and skill. The program is designed and delivered as a coherent sequence of school-based and work-based supervised learning. Students learn leadership skills and develop their leadership abilities through participation in the state-recognized Career and Technical Student Organization, SkillsUSA.

GPS Comprehensive High School Sites Offering the Instructional Program:

Campo Verde HS

Desert Ridge HS

Gilbert HS

Highland HS

Mesquite HS

Yes

Yes

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Yes

Yes

 

Program Technical Standards and Measurement Criteria:

http://www.azed.gov/career-technical-education/tech-standards/#Digital Communications

 

 

 

 

Program Information:

Career and Technical Student

Organization Affiliation

Carnegie Units Required

(Number of Credits to Complete Program)

Non-Traditional Designation

(Gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in the workforce.)

SkillsUSA

3

N/A

 

Course Offerings:

Sequence of Instruction

Course Code (CIP)

Gilbert Schools Course Title

1

10.0200.13

EN515 JOURNALISM I OR EN520 YEARBOOK I

2

10.0200.40

EN516 JOURNALISM II OR EN521 YEARBOOK II

3

10.0200.45

EN522 YEARBOOK III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Industry Certification(s):

Certification Title

Link to Certification Information

Adobe Certification Associate in Photoshop

 

 

 

Teacher Certification(s) Requirements:

Certification Title

Link to Certification Information

Career and Technical Education Industrial and Emerging Technologies

http://www.azed.gov/educator-certification/certificate-requirement/career-and-technical-education/

 

 Digital Communications (Journalism)

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