Eastern High School Eastern High School
12400 Old Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40243

Information Technology

Eastern High School's technology program is rated as one of the best in the state of Kentucky, as well as in the country. Eastern is the only school in Jefferson County that requires students to take a minimum of two years of a technology courses to graduate.After students take their first year of technology they can opt to take a variety of elective courses including: web and graphic design, newspaper, yearbook, business, and A+ certification.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is also a very important part of the success of Eastern's technology program. FBLA is a project learning program that empowers students at Eastern to apply business principles and technology in and out of the classroom.

Eastern has 17 computer labs, 16 Business and Information Technology teachers and over 400 networked computers.

Technology Courses

IT Classes

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The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) program is the world's first validated, standards-based training and certification program for basic computing and Internet knowledge and skills. Successful completion of IC³ ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet.
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A+ Certification
Students learn about computer hardware and operating systems. They build and refurbish computers to place into computer labs both at Eastern and other schools. If successful, students will attain the A+ certification by COMPTIA.
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Advanced A+
This is a course for students who did not attain their A+ Certification in the first year. This hands-on class will repair machines throughout the school, prepare labs and networks and review course materials from the A+ curriculum not mastered during the first year.
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Adobe Certified Associate - Web Communication Using Dreamweaver
Adobe Dreamweaver is an industry leading web development software tool what enables a Web designer to design, develop, and maintain Web sites and Web applications. The Web Design I and Web Design II classes prepare for this exam through hands-on standards-based practice and preparation.

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Adobe Certified Associate - Rich Media Communication with Flash
Adobe Flash is an industry leading rich media communications software. It enables users to create and publish animations, video, text, audio, and images. These multimedia projects can be disseminated to a wide variety of digital media.

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Adobe Certified Associate - Visual Communication Using Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is an industry leading image editing and creativity software. This certification allows users to show their expertise in design, print, multimedia, and other visual communications.

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Microsoft Office Certification
This course focuses on the Microsoft Office Suite programs of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. This course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of each program at the expert level. Students will become proficient in these programs by concentrating on the objectives for the Microsoft Office User Specialist certification.
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The objective of this course is to prepare students for the Comptia Net+ Exam and to prepare students for job-related tasks as a network professional. A final class project will be assigned to help students gain real-world experience.
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What do companies like UPS, LG&E, KY Farm Bureau, Caritas, Hershaw Trane, InnerSpace and Tricon have in common? Along with 32 other companies here in the Louisville area, they are “growing their own” IT workers. They have chosen to participate in the Eastern High School IT Internship program. It is a valuable way to both support the technology education of our community youth and bring productive IT workers into your organization. Thanks to an extraordinary program initiated by the Jefferson County Schools, Kizan, The Louisville Community Initiative and Greater Louisville, Inc.,

Eastern High School has been turning out talented IT workers with industry required skills. Eastern is a proud member of CompTIA, and this internship program has been recognized by their national IT Jobs + program as one of the top three in the nation.

What help can you derive from your IT Interns? They can help with:

  • Help desk and telephone support positions
  • Installing new computers and network support
  • Installing software
  • Hardware repair and troubleshooting on PC’s
  • Website maintenance
  • ArcView GIS data entry
  • Accounting Clerk duties

They have a proven record of accomplishment. In the last three summers over 80 students have served 39 companies’ IT departments. This summer we hope to provide over 100. How have we managed to produce so many talented IT workers?

Eastern draws students from all over the county who are interested in Information Technology. It was the only JCPS school with a Microsoft AATP program. It is now a certified CompTIA Jobs+ training program, and a certified VUE Certification Testing program. It is the only school with ten different computer majors for students to study. Many schools have isolated programs that teach a dozen or two talented students, but ONLY Eastern REQUIRES two years of introductory courses that gives ALL of their students a background strong enough to take those eight majors.


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