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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.
4th year options: Cybersecurity Capstone, Computer Programming 3, Internship or Dual Enrollment courses.
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 Dual Enrollment courses. Eligible students may also earn workplace experience through internship program.
Montgomery College Computer Science and Information Systems
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus
George Mason University
Universities of Shady Grove - see Programs here
The Computer Science POS may help prepare students for the following Information Technology or Computer Science careers.
If this program is not available at your school, meet with your counselor to select courses that will allow you to explore your interest in these careers.