The BTECH project is an innovative
approach that addresses the needs of youth and
adults in the 21st century workplace. Graduates
of our technology programs benefit from enhanced
digital skills and competitive technical capabilities
as they enter or prepare for the work force.
BTECH offers the following courses
and resources to bridge the digital divide to
which economically and socially isolated rural
areas are susceptible.
Basic Digital Film Production
Workshop. Technology and art merge in this
eight week workshop, which gives students a basic
understanding of digital film production theories
and techniques. Participants learn production
techniques such as scriptwriting, camera operation,
and video and audio editing. During the course
of the workshop they work with peers to complete
four short digital films and a final premier.
The workshop meets twice a week for an hour, once
in class and once in a web-based class, plus lab
sessions and production work.
Basic Web Design Workshop.
This eight-week workshop gives students a basic
understanding of the techniques and technologies
used in web design. Participants learn web concepts
from imaging and automation to design strategies
and site management, culminating in a finished
and uploaded website by each student. The workshop
meets twice a week for an hour and a half, plus
individual lab sessions.
New Media Workshop. Combining
elements of the digital film and web design courses,
the eight-week new media workshop teaches students
to create multimedia projects on film and the
world wide web. Students learn film production
techniques and theories as they create three short
digital films. The produced websites serve as
venues for students' digital films and other creative
expressions. The workshop meets twice a week for
an hour, plus individual lab sessions and production
Video editing studio. The
studio provides two computer workstations for
students and the public to professionally edit
digital videos. Use requires short orientation
session on the equipment.
Boiler Room audio recording and
editing studio. The studio contains one computer
workstation with Digi001 Audio Interface and ProTools
for audio production needs. Use requires short
orientation session on the equipment.
Microsoft Office and EasyPC Pro
software. Expand your basic technology skills
with interactive self-paced learning applications
for Microsoft Office and PC users. Learn the components
of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Power Point, Outlook,
and Access or use the Easy PC software and enhance
your PC navigation, typing, and Internet exploring
Open Internet lab. Open twelve
hours a day, six days a week, the BTECH open Internet
lab gives youth and the public access to high-speed
computers for research, email, homework, and digital