State College Area High School

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

Course Description

This semester course offers a fantastic way to be introduced to a variety of STEM engineering machines and tools, and computer graphic imaging software packages and concepts. These software packages are used for 2D and 3D model animation and image design.  Software packages introduced in this course include:  Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Flash and After Effects.  Autodesk’s 3D Studio is used for 3D modeling and animation. Makerware is used for creating 3D prints on our in classroom Makerbots, and Photoshop and Illustrator is used to create laser engraved projects.  Throughout the course, you will be involved with hands-on experiences creating; desktop video with Adobe Premiere, animations for the web using Adobe Flash, Gaming level design with 3D Studio, original images for print using Adobe Photoshop, and Photograph repairs and enhancements using Photoshop.  Concepts of STEM technology will be learned while each student works on his or her own high-end PC within the classroom.  Each student will develop several 3D prints on our in class Makerbots and laser engraved projects using our Epilog laser.  The goal is to enhance and develop skills for all State High graduates as they enter an increasingly technological world.  This course is a prerequisite for Computer Engineering Graphics 2.

Post Secondary connections:
Engineering majors
Industrial Design
Video Game Design
Information Systems Technology



Last Modified on August 19, 2014