EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE

Course ID: 167613
 
Open to grades: 9 - 12
 
UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “G” elective credit
 
Prerequisites: None 
 
Exploring Computer Science provides an engaging introduction to the world of computer science that aligns with many career pathways. The course consists of six hands-on and project-based exploratory units—Introduction to Computing (Hardware and Software), Human Computer Interaction (Internet and Artificial Intelligence), Problem Solving (Computational Thinking and Algorithms), Programing (using scratch, JavaScript and Python), Web Design, and Robotics (LEGO Mindstorm EV3). Course material will show how computing enables innovation in multiple career paths, and will cover ethical and social issues as well. Through a career research project and job shadow opportunity, students will identify and explore many of the lucrative and high demand jobs throughout the world of technology. Computing is involved in virtually every field of study, career, and aspect of society. Whatever you plan to study in college or pursue as a career, you will need the knowledge and skills found in this course.