PCCAPS Courses

Business

Business Strategy I-IV

Instructor: Mr. Ron Huggins

No matter what career path or major you choose, you will be working with or for a business. You may even run one. Why not start now building the skills and experience to be boss of the business world? You will meet influential people (like a Director at Adobe) who write amazing college, scholarship and job recommendations. At PCCAPs we explore different areas of business including: marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, and more. PCCAPS project clients are in a variety of industries so there is something interesting for everyone.

After your 1st semester you may wish to generate your own project. Thinking about starting your own business? Want to plan and execute the next great marketing campaign? Or is your path to be a visionary leader? You can do any of these at PCCAPS. Join us! Dive into the real world with businesses like Canyons, Adobe, RAMP, EZLift Rescue Systems, the Me Network, YES, and more. We have professionals who will be your mentors and will help you succeed. Don't wait. Start experiencing the “real-world”.

1.0 CTE semester credit.

Engineering

Engineering I - IV: Not Just For Engineers!

Instructor: Charlie Matthews

As a PCCAPS engineer you will experience engineering design and development in a way few undergraduate engineering students do before they start their careers. Working with local firms you will take a systematic approach to problem solving that results in real solutions for real clients. You will design solutions, use our 3D printers to build prototypes, analyze solar opportunities and more. PCCAPS partners include SkullCandy, Elliott Work Group, Alliance Engineering, Mountain Regional Water, Siemens, Hill Air Force Base and more.

Projects are so varied that the perfect one exists for all students. If you want to explore the fascinating world of engineering but have no physics or limited math background we have projects for you. If you are a top AP Physics student, we have plenty of advanced project options. Projects become resume builders or career opportunities.

1.0 CTE semester credit

Interactive Design

Digital Design/Interactive Marketing I-IV: Print, Film, and Web Solutions

Instructor: Ms. Debra Barfield-Corrigan

Dreaming of a career in the Design, Film or online world? At PCCAPS you take part in commercial design from initial idea, to concept and final client presentation. PCCAPS can be the jumping off point to a rewarding job now, during college or after college. In this exciting course clients include RAMP Sports, Overstock.com, Hugo Coffee, and more. Learn to create professional, well-designed logos, 2D and 3D animation, websites, and/or films to promote products, businesses, and events in local, national, and even international markets.

You will see your work in print, used around town or on the World Wide Web. Programs used in this course: Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierPro, After Effects, Maya 3D, CSS, 3D-Unity Pro, Lightwave, WordPress, and HTML5. We provide 27” monitors for your laptops and HD Wacoms.

1.0 CTE or ART credit per semester.

Software Development

Software Development/Engineering for the Innovator I-IV

Instructor: Roger Burrows

Software is used for almost everything from life saving medical devices, robot control, 3D modeling, flight simulators, computer animation and games, to communication systems, product design, and more. We will match you with a client project taking your unique skills and ambitions into account. You may focus on the programming aspects of a project but SDI is not a programming course and while basic programming skills are a plus, they are not essential.

Learn to work and effectively communicate with clients and to conceptualize, plan, and complete your projects.

Clients include companies like Hill Air Force Base, Overstock.com, Rockwell Collins, and Utah Olympic Park. Software we use varies by client need and includes Multigen Creator, Autodesk Revit, Unity 3D , Visual Studio, Lightwave 3D, Adobe After Effects, Robot C, C+ and more. Whatever your career interest, you will have the opportunity to develop your business and software skills.

1.0 CTE semester credit

Teacher Education

Teaching in 2020

Instructor: Ms. Ali Webb

The rules for being a teacher are changing rapidly. As always, calls for "reinventing" education abound. What are the answers? Innovative thinking is needed and you can participate in a meaningful way. Learn what works in the classroom, interact with students, and create tools for student success. Guided hands-on learning in our schools will help you think creatively. At PCCAPS you will collaborate with teaching professionals to understand the new world of education. You will create a teaching portfolio by developing lesson plans, creating assessments, and teaching classes.

0.5 ITA credit, 0.5 CTE credit