Exploring Computer Science 1 | 83201 | (CTE, CT) | 9-12 | .5 or 1.0
Prerequisite: Keyboarding Proficiency and Algebra
Exploring Computer Science is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational thinking practices or algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today's students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers and societal and ethical issues.
Computer Programming 1 | 81211 | (CTE, AAF-M) | 10-12 | .5
Prerequisite: Secondary Marth 1 Required and Exploring Computer Science Recommended
This is a yearlong course in computer programming using the C language. The course begins with structured programming, progresses to object-oriented programming, and concludes with Windows programming. Participation in the Skills-US youth organization may be an integral part of this course.
Computer Programming 2 | 81212 | (CTE, AAF-M) | 10-12 | .5
Prerequisite: Computer Programming 1 or Teacher Approval
This is a course that provides a continued experience in computer studies. Advanced programming techniques are studied to provide more efficient programs cabable of performing greater tasks. Advanced use of peripherals is also studied. Participation in the Skills-US youth organization may be an integral part of this course.
Digital Business Applications | 83091 | (DS, CTE) | 9-12 | .5 | $
The business world is progressively more reliant on digital technologies. The Digital Business Applications course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to be an asset to the collaborative, global, and innovative business world of today and tomorrow. Concepts include the overall digital experience, digital communication, digital media and the exploration of career choices. This course also provides practical experience in professionalism using various forms of presentation skills, including speaking, podcasting, and a digital portfolio relating to the globalization of business. Participation in the FBLA youth organization may be an integral part of this course.