Career and Technical Education

817 Bill Beck Boulevard

Phone: 407-518-4580 / Fax: 407-870-4632

Melanie Stefanowicz

Executive Director

Academy of Communications & Multi-Media Technology

What is the Academy of Communications & Multi-Media Technology?
The Academy of Communications & Multi-Media Technology is designed to allow students to explore the world of business communications. Through Business Technology programs, students will learn technical administrative and professional support skills used in today's offices. In Wireless Communications students will gain experience working with computer networks. And through Digital Design, Web Design, and Computer Programming programs students will develop audio-visual multimedia projects.

Why an Academy?
An Academy integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a career theme. In other words, an Academy offers:
  1. "career-focused curriculum" to a subset of students (school within a school)
  2. by involving teachers from different subjects (college-prep academics)
  3. working together as a team and providing students with exposure (work-place experience)
  4. to their chosen career field (partnerships with local businesses)
Students learn marketable career skills integrated with a rigorous academic program that incorporates technology into the classroom.

The Benefits....
The Academy of Communication & Multi-Media Technology targets students who like to work with people and who have an interest in multi-media communication-related careers. Benefits include:
"Hands-on" technical training in large and small animal care using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities
Rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets Florida's Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship program
Being part of a "select team" to accomplish similar career and academic goals
Opportunity for national industry certification
Participation in nationally recognized academic and agricultural competitions
"Real world" experiences reflecting desired career choice
Meets requirements of 4-year college enrollment
Marketable job skills enabling students to enter workforce upon graduation

Career Options

Audio Technician
Sound Board Operator
Video Production
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Producer
Broadcast Technician
Video Recording Engineer

Academy Certifications

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Flash
Apple Final Cut Pro
Internet Web (CIW)

Business & Community Partner Support
A combined commitment of leaders in business, education, and the community partners may:
Serve as Advisory Board members
Provide experiences helping to shape the future workforce
Serve as mentors or speaks and provide one-day shadowing experiences or field trips
Provide scholarships, special project funding, or in-kind contributions
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