Contemporary Communications Fire Science and EMP 11,12

Prerequisite – ELA 2
1640 – 1/2 unit

Contemporary Communications provides students with a blended learning environment by which they explore fundamentals of effective communication in the 21st century while enrolled in Shawnee Mission Signature Program courses at the Center for Academic Achievement. Students develop and apply skills in personal communication including critical thinking, speaking, listening, and written communications linked to the signature programs of study of their interest (i.e. law and public safety). Students will participate in ongoing activities aligned to Kansas English Language Arts standards while enhancing content linked directly to the respective signature programs. This course is repeatable for credit.

Contemporary Communications in Biotechnology

Prerequisite – ELA2
1640 – 1/2 Unit (2 hour, 1 semester) CAA

Contemporary Communications provides students with a blended learning environment by which they explore fundamentals of effective communication in the 21st century while enrolled in Shawnee Mission Signature Program courses at the Center for Academic Achievement. Students develop and apply skills in personal communication including critical thinking, speaking, listening, and written communications linked to the signature programs of study of their interest (i.e. biotechnology) Students will participate in ongoing activities aligned to Kansas English Language Arts standards while enhancing content linked directly to the respective signature programs.

3D Modeling and Animation 2

Prerequisite – 3D Modeling and Animation 1
6075 – 1 unit (2-hour, 1 semester) CAA

In this course students will study advanced applications of 3D animation software. Students will learn techniques of advanced lighting, camera work, character rigging, sound creation, special effects, and rendering to design and create photorealistic images and animations. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. Course may qualify for JCCC advanced standing credit. This course may be repeated for credit

3D Modeling and Animation 1

Prerequisite: ELA2
6074 – 1/2 unit (2 hour, 1 semester) CAA

This course introduces students to the tools and skills needed to create three-dimensional digital animations. Students will model dimensional objects and characters and create 3D environments and realistic textures. Students will learn the principles of animation and the techniques for bringing animated characters to life. Students will also be introduced to motion graphics to generate simple compositing and effects and use sound and rendering techniques to create visual stories. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. Course may qualify for JCCC advanced standing credit.

Contemporary Communications in Animation and Interactive Media

Prerequisite – ELA 2
1640 – 1/2 unit (2 hour, 1 semester) CAA

Contemporary Communications provides students with a blended learning environment by which they explore fundamentals of effective communication in the 21st century while enrolled in Shawnee Mission Signature Program courses at the Center for Academic Achievement. Students develop and apply skills in personal communication including critical thinking, speaking, listening, and written communications linked to the signature programs of study of their interest (i.e.animation, game design.) Students will participate in ongoing activities aligned to Kansas English Language Arts standards while enhancing content linked directly to the respective signature programs

2D Animation

Prerequisite – None
6071 – 1 unit (2-hour, 1 semester) CAA

This course emphasizes the development of visual creativity expressed through drawing and storytelling with technology. Students will develop digitally generated 2D animations using industry-standard graphics software. Students will learn character and story development, animation principles, sound and sound editing skills, and how to control and manage movements through frame-by-frame animation and scripting languages. Students will be introduced to motion graphics to generate simple compositing and special effects. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.

Game Design and Development

Prerequisite – None
6032 – 1 Unit (2-hour, 1 semester) CAA

In this introductory gaming course, students will have hands-on experience creating and modifying their own 2D and 3D video games. Using their creativity and problem solving skills, students will learn to design, create, test and debug video games. Students will be introduced to 3D modeling and animation as part of the game design process and commonly used computer languages used for game scripting. Students will also explore game genres, their history, and the business of gaming.

Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. Course may qualify for JCCC advanced standing credit