Career and Technology Education

  • 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, courses offer opportunities for students to earn industry certifications.  These 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,  web design in Microsoft Technology Associate in HTML & CSS, digital video design and production with Adobe Premiere Pro and AfterEffects and digital information technology with CompTIA Fundamentals+.  Each course that offers an industry certificate is taught by an instructor that holds at least the same industry certificate. Starting during the 2022-2023 school year, we will be adding industry certifications in additional programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, and JAVA.  
    At this time, ACHS has three Career Academies; you can learn more about each academy from these videos:
    Computer Technology Academy which has two tracks:   

    Game Design & Programming:             Contact:  Mr. Jonathan Bopp,   
    Computer Science:                                  Contact:  Ms. Jane Harvey, 
    Digital Video Technology Academy:                         Contact:  Mr. Chad Cushnir, 
    Engineering Academy:                                            Contact:  Rebecca Taylor, 

CTE Announcements

  • Chad Cushnir
    Department Coordinator

  • Course Offerings for 2022-2023

    Computer Science Academy Content
    • Advanced Information Technology (AIT)   
    • Foundations of Programming (JavaScript)
    • AP Computer Science Principles **
    • AP Computer Science A  **
    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 $
    Game Design Academy Content 
    • Digital Information Technology@
    • Game & Simulation Design
    • Game & Simulation Programming
    • Multi-User Game & Simulation Programming
    Certifications offered:
    %Adobe Certification in Premiere Pro and AfterEffects
    $  AutoDesk Certification in Fusion 360
    @  CompTia Fundamentals+ Certification
    ** Advanced Placement course offering college credit