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CODE: Computer Operations & Development Education

Computer Operations & Development Education <CODE>

Beginning in the fall of 2017, the DDC Pathway will be transitioning to a new name, CODE (Computer Operations & Development Education), with the focus of the program shifting to coding, cybersecurity and computer application technology. Current 10th-12th grade students will follow the DDC path while current 9th graders and future students will follow the CODE path through the Project Lead the Way curriculum.



<CODE> Program of Study includes College Prep Courses and the following courses:

Computing with a Purpose

Algorithms, Graphics, and Graphical User Interfaces

The Internet

Raining Reigning Data

Intelligent Behavior

Creating Computing: Building with Blocks

Computing and Society: Transitions to Text

Web Development: Solving with Syntax





Digital Design & Communications (DDC)

In 2010-2011, Digital Design and Communications (DDC) formerly known as GrizzCom, was established at Granite Hills High School.  DDC is supported by the National Academy Foundation (NAF), and was Linked Learning Certified by NAF in 2012.  NAF academies are organized around one of five career themes: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Health Sciences or Engineering. The focus of DDC is to provide a diverse learning environment for college and career preparation in the digital design and mass communication fields.  Students are prepared to broadcast and publish information in multiple formats, including written text, audio, video, and the world wide web.  Students in the DDC pathway are provided an opportunity to foster individual inquiry, high levels of collaboration through team based projects across disciplines, and become future leaders in the communication field.  In the spring of 2014, DDC had its first graduating class of students.


Course offerings for the Digital Design & Communication pathway include: Digital Video, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Grizz Media, which includes GTV and The Daily Roar online newspaper.

DDC is for the student who wants to prepare themselves for communication in the digital world. This will encompass learning to communicate through the use of Journalism, Video Production, and Graphic Design.



Additional courses associated with the DDC Pathway:  


Foundations in Visual Arts (Semester) (P)

Photography P


The DDC pathway prepares students for the following career choices:


Graphic Designer


Layout Artist

Creative/Art Director

Web Designer/Developer

Video Game Designer

Mobile Device App Developer

Film Director



News Anchor

Sports Reporter

Digital Music Producer


Some of our favorite GTV moments:

Thumbnail of Grizzmas Minute

Grizzmas Minute



Teacher Takeover 2017

GT(tt)V 2017







 DDC Pathway Alumni...where are they now?
Shelby Lozano
Senior at CSU Fresno
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology 
GHHS Class of 2014
DDC Pathway (Online newspaper & Yearbook)
Suheid Cisneros
Suheid Cisneros
Senior at Academy of Art University San Francisco, Bachelor of Fine Arts
GHHS Class of 2012
DDC Pathway (GTV)
Victor Andrade
Victor Andrade
Serving our country in the Marine Corps.
Specializes in the proper use of fire arms.
GHHS Class of 2015
DDC Pathway (Grizz Media) 
Cheppo H 
Cheppo Hernandez
IC Promotions Multimedia/Video Productions Creative Director
Las Vegas, Nevada 
GHHS Class of 2010
CSUN Class of 2017
DDC Pathway (GTV)
Guest speaker for the DDC Pathway
Selena M
Selena Maldonado
Senior at Fresno Pacific University
BA in Liberal Studies
GHHS Class of 2013
DDC Pathway (GTV)
Alexis Q 
Alexis Quiling
CSU Northridge, BA in Radiologic Sciences
CSUN Class of 2017
GHHS Class of 2012
DDC Pathway (GTV & Online Newspaper)

DDC Grizz Media invites you to check out their 100% student online newspaper, The Daily Roar and video production student news GTV.


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Follow Grizz Media and CODE on Twitter & Instagram: @DDCGrizzMedia
DDC/CODE Pathway Lead:
Janice Rodriguez