Computer Courses

  • MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE I                 (8005-9005)         Grades 9-12         5 Credits

    Students are introduced to the Microsoft Office package, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.  A step-by-step approach is provided, so students learn the many features of each of these programs.  Students will learn and apply the concepts to word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and power point presentations.


    MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE II                (9006)                    Grades 10-12                      5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Microsoft Office Suite I

    The rapidly changing world of technology has made computer applications an important component of learning. This course is the second course that is intended to further develop skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.  A step-by-step approach is provided to improve and expand students’ knowledge of Microsoft Office.  This approach assists students in creating projects that will incorporate the Internet while integrating all Microsoft programs.


    WEB PAGE DESIGN/DESKTOP PUBLISHING                   (8010-9010)          Grades 9-12         5 Credits

    The first part of this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the technology tools and layout procedures for designing published documents in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Publisher for classroom productivity.  The second part of this course will expand students’ understanding of the technology tools and design layouts for classroom productivity through Web Page Development tools in Microsoft Office, HTML, and Dreamweaver.  Students will be expected to use these tools to produce required classroom projects for other discipline areas.


    COMPUTER SCIENCE I              (9020)                    Grades 10-12                      5 Credits

    This course introduces the student to computational thinking, problem solving techniques, and algorithm design using web and object-oriented programming languages. Supplemental topics such as graphics, animation, robotics, and designing applications will be covered. Additionally, a brief introduction to networking, computer hardware, Internet principles, telecommunications, and emerging technologies will take place.


    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES   (9022)                     Grades 11-12                5 Credits (AP)

    Prerequisite: 

    • Computer Science I minimum grade of a “B”

    The AP Principles course introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing affects and changes the world. Topics covered in the course include: programming, robotics, cybersecurity, mobile applications, game design, networking, and social media (user experience and user interface exploration). This is an excellent course to apply skills and concepts learned in Computer Science I.


    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE          (9023)    Grades 11-12       5 Credits (AP)

    Prerequisite:

    • Computer Science I

    This advanced course is intended for students who have successfully completed Computer Science I.  The course features the Java programming language and uses object-oriented programming to develop solutions for business, scientific, and gaming problems. At its conclusion, the student will be encouraged to take the College Board’s Advanced Placement Examination in Computer Science.