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2022 Academy Profiles: Engineering Academy and Computer Science

February 11, 2022
Jason Gaston

(HTHS) - Leading experts continue to indicate the demand for a skilled workforce across all sectors will only increase.  Public education proves key to the nation's employee pipeline.  On the front lines of this effort are schools that provide career readiness programs.  February is Alabama Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year’s celebration is the most meaningful yet, as Alabama’s local educators continue to work hard to inspire every young person to do their very best in school now, to ensure a lifetime of success in the future.

In conjunction with Alabama CTE Month, TCS is profiling various career academies available to Hewitt-Trussville High School students. 

Academy Name:  HTHS Engineering Academy
Overview: The HTHS Engineering Academy offers a series of courses that prepare students for careers in a wide variety of technical fields and college-level engineering studies.  Courses include Introduction to Engineering Design; Principles of Engineering; Computer Integrated Manufacturing (including robotics); Digital Electronics; Civil Engineering and Architecture; and Engineering Design and Development.
Credentials:  Autodesk Fusion 360 and Autodesk Revit
Instructor(s): Jason Dooley and Tom Moulton
Students Enrolled:  202

 

Academy Name: HTHS Computer Science Academy
Overview:
The HTHS Computer Science Academy introduces students to careers in the fast-growing computer science field. Courses include Computer Essentials, Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A (online through ACCESS).
College Credits Earned:
Qualifying score on the AP Computer Science Exams
Instructor: Erin Elseroad
Students Enrolled:
145