Phone: 803-821-3015

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master's of Arts in Teaching, Business Education, University of South Carolina Master's of Arts in Christian Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Bachelor's of Science in Management, University of West Florida National Board Certified Teacher - Adolescence through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education

Esther Abney

 

Teaching Experience
Lexington Technology Center, Computer Science, Career & Technology Education
Gilbert High School, Business Education, Career & Technology Education
The University of South Carolina, Adjutant Professor
Lexington School District Three, Adult Education Instructor

Small business owner

Phone: 803-821-3020

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Fine Arts, University of South Carolina Master's of Arts in Teaching, University of South Carolina

Daniel Cummins

Teaching Experience
Brooklyn-Cayce High School
Lexington High School
Lexington Technology Center

Phone: 803-821-3016

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Clemson University

Brink Hinson

35 years in teaching

Phone: 803-821-3047

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Associates, Midlands Technical College BS, University of South Carolina

Cris Howard

Teaching Experience
Lexington Technology Center 2019 – present
Pleasant Hill Middle 2015-2019
Irmo High School 1997-2003

Phone: 803-821-3024

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master's of Arts in Teaching, University of South Carolina Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, University of South Carolina

Patty Shealey

Teaching Experience
White Knoll High School, 14 years in Business Education and Computer Science
Lexington Technology Center, 2 years in Information Technology and Computer Science

  • Courses

    AP Computer Science Lab Honors (LTC) 477400HW 
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    This course is a required link to Advanced Placement Computer Science A and is open only to students enrolled in that course.

    AP Computer Science A (LTC) 477100AW 
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Honors
    Requirement: AP Computer Science A exam, Computer Science Lab Honors linked course
    Recommended: Grade of 80 or higher in Algebra 2 HN or a score of 60/600 on the math portion of the PSAT/SAT
    Industry Credential Alignment: Microsoft Java Certification
    This course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages.

    This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Computer Science A Examination. The course meets the objectives of an introductory computer science course at the college level. Students learn how to design and implement solutions to problems by writing, running, and debugging computer programs; using algorithms and data structures to solve problems; and coding with the programming language Java. The College Board determines the course description; therefore, the content of this course must adhere to those requirements. Students taking this course should have access to a computer outside of class for at least three hours per week. Successful completion of this course meets the computer science requirement for graduation.

    AP Computer Science Principles Lab Honors 477402HW
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    This course is a required link to Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles and is open only to students enrolled in that course.

    AP Computer Science Principles 477500AW
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1
    Requirement: AP Computer Science Principles exam, AP Computer Science Lab Honors linked course
    Recommended: Grade of 80 or higher in Algebra 1 or completed Fundamentals of Computing
    AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, inviting students to develop computational thinking vital for success across multiple disciplines.
    The course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative and encouraging students to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts. Students design and implement innovative solutions using an iterative process similar to what artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life.  This course highlights the relevance of computer science by emphasizing the vital impact advances in computing have on people and society. By focusing the course beyond the study of machines and systems, students also have the opportunity to investigate innovations in other fields that computing has made possible and examine the ethical implications of new computing technologies.

    Computer Programming 1 with Java (LTC) 505205CW 
    Grades 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Computing or AP Computer Science Principles
    This course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages.

    Computer Programming 2 with Java (LTC) 505303CW
    Grades 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Computer Programming 1 with Java
    The course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages. 

    Computer Repair and Service (LTC) 532000CW 
    Grades 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1
    Industry Credential Alignment: CompTIA A+, TestOut PC Pro
    This course provides an in-depth study of the physical and logical architecture of a PC. Through hands-on and computer simulated activities, students assemble a computer; install and configure peripheral devices, operating systems and application software; and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Students also study network principles, configuration and troubleshooting. After completing this course, students should be capable of successfully completing the CompTIA A+ examination series.

    Cyber Security Fundamentals ★ (LTC) 537000CW
    Grades 11, 121 unit
    Prerequisite: Networking Fundamentals
    Industry Credential Alignment: CompTIA Security+, TestOut Security Pro
    Cyber Security Fundamentals introduces the core concepts and terminology of cybersecurity and information assurance. The course examines how the concept of security integrates into the importance of user involvement, security training, ethics, trust, and best practices management. The fundamental skills cover network security, testing, and validation; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; cryptography; and a broad range of other topics.

    Fundamentals of Computing ★ 502300CW
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    This course is designed to introduce students to the breadth  of the computer science field through engaging topics such as web design, human computer interactions, and programming. Optional topics include mobile applications, robotics, and digital animation.  Students develop critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills relevant to today’s technology. Rather than employing specific software tools or programming languages, Fundamentals of Computing focuses on the conceptual ideas of computing and helps students understand how certain tools or languages may be utilized in problem solving.

    Fundamentals of Web Design and Development ★ 503101CW
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and maintain a website. Students create web pages using HTML, Advanced HTML and a popular web page software. Students develop a plan for posting, publicizing and promoting a website. They also research web-related careers.

    Advanced Web Design and Development ★ (LTC) 503300CW
    Grades 11, 10, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Web Design and Development 
    This course focuses on scripting, developing searching strategies, publishing skills, and serving information on a web server. Students develop web pages that incorporate text, audio, video, and graphics using web authoring software, JAVA scripting, XHTML, and CSS. Students determine and employ methods to evaluate the design, functionality, and security of online information in various settings. This course teaches students how to use networks, including the Internet, for research and resource sharing.

    Game Design and Development ★ (LTC) 535200CW
    Grades 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Computer Programming 1 with Java
    This course presents the major aspects of game design including character and world development, game playing, game genres, and theories and principles of game design. Students design, implement and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students identify task requirements, plan search strategies and use programming concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to design games.

    IT Fundamentals (LTC) 502500CW
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Industry Credential Alignment: CompTIA IT Fundamentals
    The IT Fundamentals course is designed to prepare students to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam. Students receive instruction in safety, communication and leadership skills, PC components, setup of a basic PC workstation, basic software installation, compatibility issues and basic security risks. Units covering Green IT and preventative maintenance are also included.

    Networking  Fundamentals (LTC) 531001CW
    Grades 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals or Computer Repair and Service
    Industry Credential Alignment: CompTIA Network+, TestOut Network Pro
    Networking Fundamentals provides students with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Instruction is based on industry domains including network architecture; network operations; network security; network troubleshooting; industry  standards, practices, and network theory; and workplace readiness and leadership skills. In addition, instruction and training are provided for the proper care, maintenance, and use of lnetworking software, tools, and equipment.

    Advanced Networking ★ (LTC) 531100CW
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Networking Fundamentals
    Industry Credential Alignment: CompTIA Network+, TestOut Network Pro
    Advanced Networking provides students with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Instruction is based on industry domains including network architecture; network operations; network security; network troubleshooting; industry standards, practices, and network theory; and workplace readiness and leadership skills. In addition, instruction and training are provided for the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment.