Introducing the newest Tech Classes for COA

Introducing the newest Tech Classes for COA
Posted on 09/10/2019
MOD Design 2

Blender2019-2020 school year is the first time new technology courses have been offered in our county via APEX. There are 12 new classes students can enroll in. There is limited enrollment for each course. The courses offered are:

  • Adventure Maps Expansion Course 
  • App Design 
  • Fashion Design
  • Mod Design 1
  • Mod Design 1: Dimensions Expansion
  • Mod Design 2
  • Server Design
  • 3D Animation 
  • 3D Character Animation 
  • 3D Game Design
  • 3D Game Development
  • 3D Printing & Modeling 

These courses use the program, Blender.  Blender is an open source 3D creation suite used for modeling, animation, simulation, etc. This is the industry standard for animation, games and app design. 

My favorite part of teaching this class is seeing what students produce. We only have a handful of students taking this class but you can clearly see by their time spent on the course that this is their favorite,” said elective teacher Mrs. Gaston, “Many have tried programming their own apps, but have not had formal training.  App design, character animation and server design courses provide a platform for students to learn programming techniques that may help them in future careers. Many students are extremely excited because this is their first opportunity to take a course like this.”

Students are enjoying the class. The students Mrs. Gaston is working with like to try new things and figure out what it takes to make things work.

Sophomore Ryan Hughes is currently taking MOD Design. Ryan took this class because he’s a big fan of Minecraft and loves graphic design. “My favorite part of the class is the freedom to do whatever I want and be able to work on different items at my own pace,” said Hughes, “After this class I want to take more of these Design classes.”

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