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Assabet Valley

Regional Technical/Vocational School District
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Arts & Communications Cluster

Computer Programming
& Web Development

Computer Programming
& Web Development

Meet the Instructors

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Steven Pleau, LT
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Richard Montville


 
 

Program & Course Information

Core Topics: 

  • Web Design & Development 
  • Computer Systems Programming 
  • Project Management
  • 2D & 3D Animation
  • Business Communication/Presentation Skills
  • Portfolio Creation
  • Video Game Development
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Certificate
  • Google IT Support Professional Certificate
  • Project Management Intermediate
   
Additional areas for students to explore include:
  • Video game development
  • Server-side and mobile web applications
  • 3-D animation with Blender and Autodesk 3DS MAX & Maya
  • Database development with PHP and MySQL
  • Image/video manipulation with Adobe Master Suite
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certificate
  • Google IT Support Professional certificate
 
Other opportunities our students are exposed to are co-op jobs, senior capstone projects, community service projects in sending towns, SkillsUSA and BPA competitions, Linux operating system, The Stock Market Game with The Boston Globe, and field trips to local colleges and industry locations.

Resources, Files & Links for Students

Design & Visual Communications 

Design & Visual Communications 

Meet the Instructors

 
   
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Dennis Whitney, LT
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Deborah Harper
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Bill May
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Program & Course Information

Students graduating from the DVC program will leave with a professional portfolio, demo reel, Adobe® Certification, and OSHA 10-hour safety certification. DVC graduates will be ready to enter a 2 or 4-year college program or pursue entry-level employment in the communications industry.
  

Core Topics:

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Color Theory
  • Content creation for web and cable broadcasts
  • Typography and Page Layout
  • Digital Video/storyboarding/scripting/editing
  • Digital Photography & Imaging
  • Integrated Publishing (e-pubs and e-books)
  • Animation
  • Info graphic design
  • Perspective drawing/illustration
  • 3D design in Photoshop
  • Web Design
  • Business Presentation Skills
  • Marketing/Branding Principles
  • Self Promotion
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Portfolio Creation

Resources, Files, & Links for Students

PAGE CONTACTs & Resources

PAGE CONTACTs & Resources

Kerri Baltramaitis, Assistant Director of Technical Programs
KBaltramaitis@assabet.org | 508-485-9430 x1457
    
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Highlights 

Highlights 

The Computer Programming & Web Development student-centered curriculum is enhanced by the physical design and technology-rich content of our classroom. Students move around this space as they collaborate, plan, imagine, problem-solve, manage, lead, participate, discuss, debate, and ponder with each other, the instructors, and clients. 

The base curriculum encompasses web programming in HTML & CSS with Notepad++, XML, & JavaScript, along with programming in Alice 3, Python, Java, and possibly C#, writing, and Microsoft Office tools including MS Project.  Students have Parallax Scribbler robots, Parrot AR Drones, a NAO robot, and several smaller robots and live client web sites to help expand their skills and knowledge.
 
Students in CPWD run a Tech Support line for senior citizens. Learn more here

Design and Visual Communications (DVC) is an exciting, fast paced, creative, and ever evolving program. Curriculum is designed to expose students to vast career opportunities that exist in the creative, multimedia, and communications industry.

Students receive training across various media, including print, video, web/interactive, and photography. Students learn how to problem solve, experiment, and explore to create visual solutions using the Adobe® Creative Cloud collection of applications. Students also practice valuable employment skills, create resumes, interact with clients, and complete real-world projects for businesses and organizations in the Assabet Valley RTHS school district.