ACHS Career and Technical Education Academies

  • Career and Technology Education courses prepare students for college and careers in computer technology, digital video and engineering. The coursework involves using best practices to complete real-world activities to offer students the understanding and use of technologies, for career seekers or college-bound students. 
     
    Currently, many of the CTE courses offer opportunities for students to earn industry certifications, college credit through AP Exams, or internships with local companies.  Industry certifications give employers confidence that the student has a basic understanding of technology skills that are now ready to be put to task in the work force.  Basic certification awards include engineering design in Fusion 360, AIT offers an Information Technology Specialist in HTML & CSS certification, digital video design and production with Adobe Premiere Pro and AfterEffects, and DIT with CompTIA Fundamentals+.  Each course that offers an industry certificate is taught by an instructor that holds at least the same industry certificate. Other certifications may be offered if they become available at the district and state level. 
     
     
    You can learn more about each academy from these videos, or emailing the contact for each academy:
     
     
    Computer Technology Academy which has two tracks:   

    Game Design & Programming:  https://youtu.be/-B_OEBRS2H0?t=163             
    Contact:  Mr. Jonathan Bopp, BoppJ@duvalschools.org   

    Computer Science:  https://youtu.be/th-OHVF224o?t=128                                  
    Contact:  Ms. Jane Harvey,   HarveyJ@duvalschools.org 
     
    Digital Video Technology Academy:  https://youtu.be/EeR9fY7ZCXU?t=217                        
    Contact:  Mr. Chad Cushnir,  CushnirC@duvalschools.org 
     
    Engineering Academy:  https://youtu.be/LOoPEsqHAXE?t=256                                           
    Contact:  Rebecca Taylor,  TaylorR@duvalschools.org 

    Medical Academy: video coming soon
    Contact:  Katrice Shorter, shorterk@duvalschools.org 
     
    Teaching Academy:  (coming in 2024-2025)
    Contact:  Karen Danlovich, AP in Charge of CTE, ThomasK13@duvalschools.org 
     
     


  • Course Offerings for 2023-2024

    Computer Technology Academy Content

    Computer Science Pathway

    • Advanced Information Technology (AIT) ~
    • AP Computer Science Principles (JavaScript) **
    • AP Computer Science A  (Java) **

    Game Design Programming Pathway 

    • Digital Information Technology@
    • Game & Simulation Design
    • Game & Simulation Programming
    • Multi-User Game & Simulation Programming
     
    Digital Video Technology Academy Content
    • Digital Video Technology 1 %
    • Digital Video Technology 2 %
    • Digital Video Technology 3 %
    • Digital Video Technology 4 %
     
    Engineering Academy Content 
    • Introduction to Engineering Design $
    • Principles of Engineering
    • Digital Electronics $

     

      
    Certifications offered:
    %Adobe Certification in Premiere Pro and AfterEffects
    $  AutoDesk Certification in Fusion 360
    @  CompTia Fundamentals+ Certification
    ~ Certiport Information Technology Specialist in HTML/CSS
    ** Advanced Placement course offering college credit