The Computer Science pathway introduces students to various disciplines, tools, and concepts in the fields of Programming, Computer Science, and Information Technology.
The pathway provides a practical, hands-on approach to learning where students combine teacher-led demonstrations with on-line tutorials (text and video based) to complete skill building tasks and large creative projects. These courses are co-curricular with the academic organization FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), so many of the class assignments relate directly to FBLA competitive events. Each course also has a focus on learning and demonstrating employability skills required by business and industry.
First year: Introduction to Software Technology Second year: Computer Science Principles (AP Option Available) Third year: Advanced Placement Computer Science A
Computer Science students will prepare for entry-level, technical, and professional IT careers, including the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems and software, as well as knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages, and software development required of cutting-edge technologies. Students will build a solid understanding and foundation of computer science with emphasis on computational thinking practices: connecting, computing, developing computational artifacts, abstracting, analyzing problems and artifacts, communication and collaborating.
Students are also eligible to apply for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the premier honor society for Career and Technical Education students, drawing on their experiences in the CTAE classroom.