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Computer Science jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. There actually are more computing jobs than qualified people to fill them in the United States. According to recent research, there will be about 1,000,000 unfilled programming jobs by 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth rates between 12% and 37% in computing and information technology occupations from 2012 through 2022. With this expected growth in computing, it’s easy to see that companies simply need more computer science graduates. With the growing demand for computer science professional, our school wanted our students to be college and career ready in computer science. Students should not miss out on this opportunity that will be available when they graduate from college.

card header iconBenefits of Taking This Pathway

The goal of the pathway is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of computer programming including basics of game design. This pathway also serves both as college preparatory courses for potential computer science majors and a foundation course for students planning to study in other majors, like engineering, physics, chemistry, and geology that require significant involvement with computing. This pathway provides a foundation for the Java certification Exam by Oracle. Students can earn college credits by passing the AP Computer Science exam offered by the College Board. Technology is everywhere and it is important to know how to read and write code. Computer Science improves critical thinking skills and teaches you how to solve problems in a new way. Just like you don’t need to be an English major to use English, you don’t need to be a computer scientist to know how to code.

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Introduction to Computer Programming
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of computer programming including basics of game design. Students learn the concepts of object oriented programming in Java. Students develop object based 3D animation programs using Alice. They also learn Web programming in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Database programming using SQL.

AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science A serves both as a college preparatory course for potential computer science majors and a foundation course for students planning to study in other majors, like engineering, physics, chemistry, and geology that requires significant involvement with computing. AP Computer Science A class also provides a foundation for the Java certification Exam by Oracle. Students can earn college credits by passing the AP Computer Science exam offered by the College Board.

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GRADE COURSES
9,10,11 Introduction to Computer Programming
10,11,12 AP Computer Science
In order for a student to maximize their industry readiness and to receive a CTE pathway graduation cord, they will need to complete all courses within the pathway.
Classes must be taken in sequential order.

card header iconPotential Careers

HS Diploma
  • Junior Web Developer
  • Junior Software Developer
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • LAN Maintenance Technician
  • Computer Operator
  • Word Processing Operator
2 Year College Degree
  • Junior Programmer
  • Programmer I (State of California)
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Software Installer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Technical Writer
4 Year College Degree
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Associate Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Associate Programmer Analyst
  • Java Application Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer