Technology Track

Join the Technology Track at BETA and explore your tech passion through dynamic learning experiences that will allow you to develop the essential skills needed to succeed in the field. Gain professional accreditations such as:

IC3: IC3 Digital Literacy
A+: Comptia A+
Certiport - AutoDesk Inventor Certifications, Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), etc.

Our experienced and dynamic team of Tech teachers combine for more than 25 years of tech teaching experience, and will provide you with plenty of opportunities to participate in technology  activities, events and and organizations.



Tech Track Course Offerings


Introduction to Engineering Design - IED

Level: 9th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Certiport - AutoDesk Inventor Certifications

Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.


Principles of Information Technology - PRINIT

Level: 9th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications:  Certiport - Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Students develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.


Computer Science - TACS1

Level: 10th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

Focuses on structured programming and analytical problem-solving skills; investigates programming languages and operating systems; analyzes computer systems through programming applications.


Civil Engineering and Architecture - CEA

Level: 10th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Certiport - AutoDesk Revit Certification

Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3-D architectural design software. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Computer Science AP - APTACS1

Level: 11th or 12th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Advance Placement Tests: Computer Science AP Exam

Computer Science develops advanced programming skills, with emphasis on methodologies, algorithms, and data structures; and examines confidentiality and security of information as well as employment opportunities in various business environments.


Computer Science IB/HL - IBTACSHL

Level: 11th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
11th Grade - 1 Credit (full year)

Computer Science IB will foster students' creativity and innovation by providing opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of computer science through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts.


Digital and Interactive Media - DIMEDIA

Level: 10th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Adobe ACA-Visual Communications Using Photoshop®, ACA in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator®, and the ACA in Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign® Certification Exams

Through the study of digital and interactive media and its application in information technology, students will analyze and assess current and emerging technologies, while designing and creating multimedia projects that address customer needs and resolve a problem. Students implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society. Students enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.


Film IB- HL- IBFILMHL Year 1

Level: 11th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Internal and external assessments for IB Film (End of year 2)

IB Film is an introduction to the "reading" and the comprehension of film as a language and to cinema as an institution. Students will take a look at film as a medium: both what is specific to it (e.g., editing/montage) and what it shares with other media (such as theater and photography). Students will learn the ways people organize filmic materials into formal systems (e.g., into arguments, explanations, and stories), and pay particular attention to story or narrative form. They will understand how cinema functions as an institution: how it reinforces and, occasionally, resists cultural values. They will also use the tools of the medium and train our artistic sensibilities to communicate our visions through sound and sight. For many students new to film, their awareness of films far exceeds your vocabulary for describing them. Hence, the hope is that you will regard this course as (1) an opportunity to experience a broader range of movies than you are, perhaps, used to seeing, and (2) as an occasion to learn and practice a more analytical‐‐‐‐precise and elaborated‐‐‐‐language for talking and writing about film. Lastly students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the tools and techniques needed to create your own projects in this medium.


Animation - ANIMAT

Level: 11th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Adobe ACA-Rich Media Communication Using Flash Certification Exam

Careers in animation span all aspects of motion graphics. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of the history and techniques of the animation industry.


Computer Maintenance - COMPMTN

Level: 11th or 12th Grade
Length: Full year - 2 periods
Credits: 2
Certifications: CompTIA A+ 220-801 & 220-802 EXAMS to earn their Comp TIA A+ Certification

Students acquire principles of computer maintenance, including electrical and electronic theory, computer hardware principles, and broad level components related to the installation, diagnosis, service, and repair of computer systems. To prepare for success, students must have opportunities to reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and problems. BETA Technology Track Students will take the CompTIA A+ 220-801 & 220-802 EXAMS to earn their Comp TIA A+ Certification


Computer Science IB/HL Year 2 - IBTACSHL

Level: 12th  Grade
Length: Full year - 2 periods
Credits: 2

Computer Science IBY2 will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of computer science through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts.


Film IB- HL- IBFILMHL Year 2

Level: 12th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Internal and external assessments for IB Film.

IB Film is an introduction to the "reading" and the comprehension of film as a language and to cinema as an institution. We will look at film as a medium: both what is specific to it (e.g., editing/montage) and what it shares with other media (such as theater and photography). We will direct our attention to the ways people organize filmic materials into formal systems (e.g., into arguments, explanations, and stories). We will pay particular attention to story or narrative form. We will also seek to understand how cinema functions as an institution: how it reinforces and, occasionally, resists cultural values. We will also use the tools of the medium and train our artistic sensibilities to communicate our visions through sound and sight. For many students new to film, their awareness of films far exceeds your vocabulary for describing them.Hence, the hope is that you will regard this course as (1) an opportunity to experience a broader range of movies than you are, perhaps, used to seeing, and (2) as an occasion to learn and practice a more analytical‐‐‐‐precise and elaborated‐‐‐‐language for talking and writing about film. Lastly you will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the tools and techniques needed to create your own projects in this medium. The second year culminates to the internal and external assessments for IB Film.


Web Technologies - WEBTECH

Level: 11th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Certification Exam

Through the study of web technologies and design, students learn to make informed decisions and apply the decisions to the field of information technology. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. The knowledge and skills acquired and practiced will enable students to successfully perform and interact in a technology-driven society.


Research in IT Solutions/Practicum

Level: 12th Grade
Length: Full year - 2 Periods
Credits: 2
Certifications: Internal and external assessments for IB Film

In information technology, students gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and assessment of products, services, and technology concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society. The critical thinking, information technology experience, and product development may be conducted in a classroom setting with an industry mentor, as an unpaid internship, or as career preparation.


Web Design - TAWEBDN

Level: 12th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1
Certifications: Adobe ACA‐Web Communication Using Dreamweaver Certification Exam

This course will provide the student with various Internet programming strategies as well as the necessary web administration skills that will allow the student to employ their web skills to develop and maintain a variety of web applications. Students will be provided with current information on the appropriate use of hardware, software, and connectivity technologies. Each student will be expected to comply with practices and behaviors that meet legal and ethical responsibilities as well as the ability to acquire electronic information in a variety of formats. Students will use research skills and electronic communication to create new knowledge and will be expected to evaluate electronic information and to employ computer‐based productivity tools to create and modify web and digital media designs.


Computer Science III - TACS3

Level: 12th Grade
Length: Full year
Credits: 1

Computer Science III will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of advanced computer science data structures through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts.