Students who enroll in technology electives will be immersed in a variety of the latest software applications. We offer training in over 15 different applications across 25 courses with a total of 9 certifications including Microsoft Office 2013, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Toon Boom. North High is an official testing center offering students the opportunity to gain these certifications right on campus, which count towards college credit and can be added to college applications and professional résumés.
Microsoft Office Specialist
North High freshmen enrolled in Digital Info Tech have the opportunity to earn all four of the major Microsoft Office certifications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. We also offer the option for our advanced students to certify in the expert level of Word and Excel. Students who successfully pass a certification exam prove that they meet globally recognized performance standards and are able to work productively and efficiently. Organizations that recognize and promote the MOS credential can benefit from a streamlined recruitment process, greater individual productivity, and increased employee satisfaction.
Adobe Certified Associate
|Digital Design 1 students have the opportunity to certify in Photoshop CC. Photoshop is a popular image editing software used by photographers, graphic designers, and other professionals in various art and design fields. It is most commonly used for photo editing, design creation, and illustration.|
|Digital Design 2 students can take their graphic design skills to the next level with Illustrator CC certification. Illustrator is a vector-based program used primarily for graphic design, web design, and illustration.|
Premiere Pro CC
|Third and fourth year Broadcasting students will have the opportunity to train and certify in Premiere Pro CC. Premiere Pro is a video editing software that allows students to edit their video footage, integrate 2D visual elements into their films, and do various post-production tasks.|
Toon Boom Certified Associate
North High is proud to offer certification in both Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Toon Boom Harmony as a part of the Game and Animation program. Toon Boom is the current industry standard in television animation and is widely used in the planning and production of film, games, and mobile applications.
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro is a digital storyboarding software that allows students to visually explore and organize their creative ideas. A storyboard is a series of static images displayed in sequence for the purpose of previsualizing a film, animation, or game. Storyboard Pro helps streamline the storyboarding process with a slew of specialized tools designed to help artists efficiently convey their ideas. In conjunction with Storyboard Pro, students will use Wacom drawing tablets to draw directly into the computer, allowing them to easily create and interact with their storyboards.
Toon Boom Harmony is a 2D animation production software that allows students to create professional-quality animation. Harmony is more robust than its storyboarding partner, allowing for high quality final animation. Students have the ability to integrate 3D elements into their 2D work and can easily set up reusable assets to systemize and quicken the production process.
Some memorable productions developed using the Toon Boom software: