Digital Media Pathway

  • Digital Media Pathway logo Students in the Digital Media Pathway focus on creating, producing, and operating digital production used to communicate to various audiences. As skills progress, students assume more responsibility in producing media for the schools that use multimedia to broadcast information, such as upcoming events, school highlights and other messages to students. Communications specialists, reporters and correspondents gather information and prepare media that informs audiences about current issues and local, state, national and international events.

    Your Options

    • Non-Transfer program available at all five high schools
    • Transfer program available at Olathe Northwest High School (e-Communication Academy)

    Learn about the e-Communication Academy at Olathe Northwest High School through the 21st Century Academy website

Career Opportunities

    • Digital Video Producer
    • Audio-Video Operations
    • Control Room Technician
    • Broadcast Station Manager
    • Video Systems Technician
    • Audio-Video Designer
    • Audio-Video Engineer
    • Camera Operator
    • Communications Specialist
    • Journalist
    • Communications Director
    • Broadcast Correspondent
    • Editor
    • Publisher
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Radio/TV Announcer

Sequence of Courses

Course Title Academy/Program Grade Level Course Level Credit
Art I 7-8 0.5
Art II 7-8 0.5
Art III 8 0.5
Communications/Multi-Media 7-8 0.5
Communications/Multi-Media 6 6 0.25
Computer I 7-8 0.5
Computer II 7-8 0.5
Computers 6 6 0.25
Yearbook 8 0.5-1.0
Business Essentials 9-10 Introductory 0.5
Computer Applications I 9-12 Introductory 0.5
Computers Applications II 9-12 Introductory 0.5
Digital Media Technology: Yearbook 9-12 Technical 1.0
Graphic Design I 9-12 Technical 0.5
Graphic Design II 10-12 Technical 0.5
Intro to Journalism 9-11 Technical 0.5
Media & Public Relations: Newspaper 9-12 Technical 1.0
Photojournalism 9-12 Technical 1.0
Sports Information Directors 21st Century: e-Communication 11-12 Technical 1.0
Video Production I 9-12 Technical 0.5
e-Communication Senior Capstone I & II - Video 21st Century: e-Communication 12 Application 2.0
Editorial Leadership Design and Production 11-12 Application 1.0
Video Producation II 11-12 Application 1.0
Communications/Multi-Media 6 6 0.25

Credit Info - Digital Media

  • To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence and earn an industry recognized, comprehensive certification or pass a third-party, end-of-pathway assessment. At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

    Offered at: Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest (21st Century e-Communication Academy), Olathe South, Olathe West

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