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Computer Science

Is Computer Science for You?

  • Are you creative?
  • Do you like to solve problems?
  • Are you interesting in making computers do things for you?
  • Ever thought of an idea for a great app?
  • Want to design a cool robot?

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About the Program

The Computer Science Career Program of Study (POS) prepares students for further study and careers in the field of Computer Science.  This program helps to develop a student's computational and critical thinking skills and prepare them to create new technologies.  This fundamental knowledge in Computer Science prepares them for the 21st century workplace, regardless of their ultimate field of study or occupation.  Some of the topics that may be included in Computer Science courses include:  algorithms, data analysis, modeling, problem-solving, creating and manipulating graphics, coding or programming (including application or game design), security, web design, human-computer interaction, robotics and ethical issues. 

 

The sequence of four courses is designed to give a thorough background in all aspects of Computer Science and blends academic, technical and workplace skills to prepare to college or career.  The POS contains a minimum of four credits and includes relevant courses and a capstone experience such as an internship or a college course. 

 

 Computer Science Program of Study 2016.2017 

Sample Courses 

2922/2923 Foundations of Computer Science A/B
2924/2925 AP Computer Science Principles A/B
2901/2902 Computer Programming 2, Advanced Placement Computer Science A/B

4th year options:  Microcomputer Operating Systems (CyberWatch) A/B; Ethics and the Computer Age (CyberWatch) A/B, Internship or Dual Enrollment courses.

 


Certifications/Awards for Completing High School Plan

Students have the potential to earn college credits with two Advanced Placement course in the Program of Study as well as other college credits from CyberWatch or other Dual Enrollment courses.  Eligible students may also earn workplace experience through internship program. 

Local Colleges Offering a Continuation of the Program

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Career Opportunities

 The Computer Science POS may help prepare students for the following Information Technology or Computer Science careers.

  • Software Applications Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Hardware or Systems Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Business Systems Analyst

 

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