Introduction to Computer Science allows students to explore the world of Computer Science. Additionally, there will be a focus on the areas of computer programming, gaming/mobile development, and artificial intelligence/robotics. Students will gain a broad understanding of the areas composing computer science, including modern trends, ethical problems, and various career paths within the field of computer science.
First semester students will explore the history of computer science, explore the fundamentals of computational thinking, web development, and game design. Additionally, students will investigate college programs in computer science.
Second-semester students will design mobile applications using visual and text-based programming languages and explore different types of data problems, the impacts of online data on society and the physical aspects of computing. Additionally, students will explore computer science career options. PC or Mac-based laptop required. Tablets and Chromebooks are not acceptable.