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Science & Technology Academy

MCPS Career Programs of Study: A GUIDE TO PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN CAREER CLUSTERS

 

Science and Technology professional require an ability to think abstractly and to conceptualize and synthesize new information quickly. These students will have an opportunity to utilize the latest research and computer equipment to provide real world experiences. Examples of the careers students in the Science & Technology Academy would be interested in include:

  • Physician
  • Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Webmaster
  • Automotive Repair & Painting
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Technician
  • Website Designer

Existing within this academy is the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), a highly specialized and nationally supported, computer technology strand. Students are guided toward college and careers in science, medicine, and various fields of technology. Students are required to take three or more credits of coursework in their selected academy.

* Indicates required pre-requisite

Science & Technology Pathways

Information Resource Design (AOIT)

  • Required Courses:
    • Website Development
    • Web Tools & Digital Media
  • Suggested Elective Courses:
    • Computer Programming I (C++)
    • AP Computer Programming 2 & 3 (Java)
    • Drawing & Design
    • Digital Art
    • Paid Internship
    • One College Course

Research & Experimentation

  • Required Courses:
    • Honors Physics
    • Foundations of Technology (R&E)*
    • Honors Chemistry/Honors Biology*
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Forensics
    • AP Science Course
    • Paid Internship
    • One College Course

Automotive Body Repair

  • Required Courses:
    • Auto Body Repair 1 & 2
    • Auto Body Repair Internship
    • Paid Internship
    • One College Course

Computer Programming (AOIT)

  • Required Courses:
    • Discovering Programming Concepts (Vbasic)
    • Computer Programming I (C++)
    • AP Computer Programming 2 & 3 (Java)
  • Suggested Elective Courses:
    • Website Development
    • Paid Internship
    • One College Course

Networking/Hardware

  • Required Courses:
    • Microcomputer Technologies
    • Computer Maintenance & LAN Management
    • Database Administration Programming
    • Paid Internship
    • One College Course

Automotive Technology (Articulation with Montgomery College)

  • Required Courses:
    • Auto Tech 1 & 2
    • Auto Tech Internship
    • One College Course
Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Required Courses:
    • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
    • Human Body Systems
    • Medical Interventions
    • Biomedical Innovation
    • * By Application Only
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