Make something beautiful. Make something better.
The Multimedia Program at Del Oro embraces the convergence technology, design, innovation, art, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. Multimedia students will learn and practice design thinking as they use building blocks like videos, images, motion graphics, text, programming, music and voice to create various projects.
Frosh Tech/Tech Core
Frosh Tech – Students will master the foundation standards by which computer software 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, Drive, Calendar, Sites), Adobe CS5 (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and various web-based applications (aka: Web 2.0). Students will be guided according to nationally recognized technology standards (see: www.iste.org, NETS for Students) as well as California State Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards (see www.cde.ca.gov) through thematic project-based lessons.
Tech Core – This is a required 9 week freshman technology class. The class switches with Frosh Tech. The course gives the student an introduction to technology/engineering related fields. Major projects include board drafting, computer 3D drafting, a technology speech, robotics, and building a catapult. Students will also research careers
that reflect interests, pathways and post secondary options.
This is an introductory computer course. Students receive 9 weeks of the same curriculum in the Frosh Computer Core class and then the first 9 weeks of the Video Production class. Upon successful
completion, students are eligible for Broadcasting, or DOTS. The course is designed for students who have not met the frosh CPU core requirement. New freshman not enrolled in frosh tech, remediation, or transfer students are eligible. If the student has already passed
Frosh Tech, he/she needs to enroll in Video Production.
The course provides students with a basic understanding of the technology behind video as an information medium and some of the ways in which it is created to achieve its desired effect on an audience. Students are given instruction on equipment/ software operation and ongoing guidance as class projects progress. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate production skills and techniques allowing them to produce video for a variety of audiences. Example projects include producing public service announcements, music videos, news stories, and promotional commercials.
Students will learn and practice the basics of video broadcasting. In addition to producing the weekly or bi-weekly news show students will film and live stream a variety of home sporting events and other
campus events. Daily tasks can involve being an anchor, running the video switcher, operating the teleprompter, or controlling the soundboard. Each week students create short videos that highlight events that happen at school or in the community. Work created here will be posted and updated on deloronews.com and the Del Oro News YouTube channel.
This course is designed for students who plan to major in Business, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Economics, or Entrepreneurship in college. Students learn the techniques of keeping financial records in the world of business. This class may be taken to meet the second year of the math requirement.
Students will build on the skills developed in previous broadcasting classes and take on leadership roles such as director, producer, team leader, or event coordinator as they produce the weekly or bi-weekly news show and film/live stream a variety of home sporting events and other campus events.
This is a project based introduction to web design and development that will cover the fundamental concepts needed to build and maintain web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3). Students will evaluate existing websites to learn the best practices in the world of web design. Students will explore various elements of website layout, navigation, and design. The course will progress from introductory work with web concepts to a culminating project in which students design and develop websites for campus groups or local community organizations.
D.O.T.S. is a student–run technology organization that provides technical services to DOHS staff and students. Students provide assistance in the areas of technical support, website design and management, as well as training staff on basic and advanced use of hardware and software. Students enrolled in this course may have the opportunity to become Microsoft Desktop Certified.
This course is designed to give students a realistic introduction to programming. Students will be able to design, write, and debug a high level program using the Visual Basic programming language. Emphasis is on structured design, object orientation, Graphical user interface design, and event-driven applications. Good code practices such as commenting, indentation and meaningful variable names are also stressed.