Davison Career & Technical Education

Learning Today, Earning Tomorrow.

Mr. Ames
Marketing Program
mames@davisonschools.org 

Ms. Woodruff
Business Management Administration Program
ewoodruff@davisonschools.org 

Mr. McCollum
Engineering Program
mmccollum@davisonschools.org

Mr. Michalik
Automotive Program
amichalik@davisonschools.org

Mr. Scott
Digital Broadcasting & Television Program
rscott@davisonschools.org

Mr. Binkley
CTE Coordinator, Computer Science Program
dbinkley@davisonschools.org

Mrs. Tomczak
Davison Early College &
Career Placement Coordinator
atomczak@davisonschools.org

Mrs. Heath
Health Science
lheath@davisonschools.org

Computer Science

In this classroom and lab environment, students will build and rebuild personal computers, install processors, SIMMS, hard drives, CD-ROMs and other peripherals. In addition, students will install, configure and upgrade personal computers, diagnose and troubleshoot personal computers, identify customer computer repair needs, configure and map network resources, identify and configure network topologies, diagnose and troubleshoot network configurations, identify and configure network protocols, data storage, security and equipment.

A+ Computer Repair

This course is designed for students who have a natural curiosity and aptitude toward computer technology. The class will cover PC troubleshooting and repair with an emphasis on gaining the skills needed to pass the A+ Certification Exam. Students will also be responsible for implementing a help desk environment within the classroom. Upon successful completion of the training, students will be able to: safely disassemble and reassemble a computer system; install, repair and maintain computer hardware and peripheral equipment; and install and configure the physical components of a computer network. Students will participate in Business Professionals of America career activities. Articulated college credit is available through Baker College and Mott Community College after successful completion of this class.

Computer Networking

This course is designed for students who have a natural curiosity and aptitude toward computer networking. The class will cover network media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. Students will be presented with the skills necessary to pass the Networking Essentials Exam. Upon successful completion of the training, students will be able to setup and administer a computer network. Students will participate in Business Professionals of America career activities. Articulated college credit is available through Baker College and Mott College after successful completion of this class.

Web Design

This course is designed for students who have a natural curiosity and aptitude toward web page design and multimedia. The class will cover web publishing to include: web design, typography and graphics, multimedia and graphics, marketing and web maintenance. Upon successful completion of the class, students will be able to design, create, maintain and publish a website. Students will use basic HTML code, Macromedia, Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks applications. Students will participate in Business Professionals of America career activities. Articulated college credit is available through Baker College and Mott Community College after successful completion of this class. This course counts as 1 credit of Applied Arts.

Intro to Computer Programming

This course serves as an introduction to programming. The students not only learn the C++ language, but will work on problemsolving skills and the logic skills used in programming as well as many science and math-related courses. Programming with 3D programs for video games is also introduced. Students will also be exposed to career possibilities in this Digital Age during this course as well as an opportunity to compete in BPA or Robotics. This course is recommended for students going into math, science, or business-related fields in college. The completion of this course is recommended before taking AP Computer Programming.

Intermediate Computer Programming

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Computer Programming I for those students who have an interest in programming. Students will study structured data type such as: array; struct; and classes as well as existing search and sort algorithms. Although this course is not required for AP Computer Programming, it will provide students with a more in-depth background for AP Computer Programming or college programming courses.

AP Computer Programming

AP Computer Programming focuses on JAVA, a language currently in demand and is the introductory language used in most universities. It is also the language used on the Advanced Placement exam. Knowledge of programming techniques and experience in programming is recommended prior to taking this course. Students will not only learn the language but will also spend time preparing for the AP exam offered in May. Students who pass the AP exam can receive college credit for this course. Students are also exposed to new programming developments from Google. This is a great opportunity to begin your pursuit into Computer Science and Engineering. Students can compete in BPA or Robotics in this class.