Computer Science

[Prerequisite - Algebra 1, grade of C or better]​

The need for people with the skills to write computer software and understand programming languages continues to grow.  Computer Science is a series of four semester courses which can be taken in sequence (recommended), or as stand-alone classes.

Computer Science I - 2 semester-based courses

  • Introduction to Computer Programming (offered semester 1) provides students with the basic skills to make a computer follow your command.  Students will utilize formal logic to understand how a computer "thinks," and be introduced to several technical computer languages.

  • C# (offered semester 2) provides students with an understanding of structured, procedural and event-driven programming.  Students will develop techniques for problem solving through the application of a variety of programming techniques and will gain experience in program planning, design, and coding as they complete lab work and assignments including games, simulations and productivity applications.

Computer Science II - 2 semester-based courses

  • Advanced Programming/Java (offered semester 1) teaches the Java programming language, program planning, object-oriented design and Java language syntax.  Students learn how to complete Java applets, as well as, stand-alone programs.

  • Advanced Programming/C++ (offered semester 2) allows students to add to their programming credentials by introducing the C++ language to create platform-independent applications and independent software.

​College credit is available through  Running Start, and many students choose to continue their education at highly-respected colleges throughout the U.S.