Information & Communication Technologies Pathway

  • Computer Science Principles
    Grades 10-12
    UC/CSU - G Elective approved course
    Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry
    Course Objectives:

    • Understand and apply the main principles of algorithm design and programming: loops,
      variables, arrays, lists, recursion, objects and Boolean logic.
    • Learn to code fluently in Python in a well-structured fashion and in good style; learn to pay attention to code clarity and documentation.
    • Understand the concept of an algorithm; implement algorithms in SNAP! & Python using conditional and iterative control structures and recursion.
    • Learn to select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve a given problem.
    • Learn about the history, social implications, future of computing, applications that have changed the world, and progress in other fields that has resulted from computers and programming.
    • The course will be taught with the assistance of TEALS (https://www.tealsk12.org).

    AP Computer Science A
    Grades 11-12
    UC/CSU - C Mathematics approved course
    Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2
    This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of the Java programming language, teach you to think like a software designer, and prepare you for the AP exam. This course will be taught using the Java programming language. Java is a good language for new programmers. This is a college level course. Course Objectives:

    • Understand and apply the main principles of object-oriented software design and programming: classes and objects, constructors, methods, instance and static variables, inheritance, class hierarchies, and polymorphism.
    • Learn to code fluently in Java in a well-structured fashion and in good style; learn to pay attention to code clarity and documentation.
    • Learn to use Java library packages and classes within the scope of the AP Java subset.
    • Understand the concept of an algorithm; implement algorithms in Java using conditional and iterative control structures and recursion.
    • Learn to select appropriate algorithms and data structures to solve a given problem.
    • Learn common searching and sorting algorithms: Sequential Search and Binary Search; Selection Sort, Insertion Sort, and Mergesort
    • Understand one- and two-dimensional arrays, the List interface, and the ArrayList class, and use them appropriately in programming projects
    • Acquire skills in designing object-oriented software solutions to problems from various application areas
    • Learn the case studies and accompanying exercises and questions provided by the College Board.

Career Guide - Information and Communication Technologies

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