Industry Sector: Information and Communication Technologies

Career Pathway: Information and Support Services


Location: Library Lab

Phone: 916-632-6360 ext: 202

Email: chbbombard@wpusd.k12.ca.us

 

Program Description

The programming and software development pathway includes occupations involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software. Requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development.

 

Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

Program Sequence

Industry Sector: Information Communication Technology (8100)

CTSO: Skills USA


Pathway: Software and Systems Development (174A)

Foundational (1)

Concentrator (2)

Capstone (3)

Exploring Computer Science (8100)

Computer Science Discoveries (8131)

A.P. Computer Science (8132)

Pathway:  Information Support and Services (170)

Foundational (1)

Concentrator (2)

Capstone (3)

Exploring Computer Science (8100)

IT Essentials (8111)

Networking (8112)

 
Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

Prerequisite: None

UC/CSU Approved “G”

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers, and societal and ethical issues.

Computer Science Discoveries

Prerequisite: ECS

UC/CSU Approved “G”

Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. CS Discoveries is designed from the ground up to be an accessible and engaging course for all students, regardless of background or prior experience. It provides students opportunities to engage with culturally and personally relevant topics in a wide variety of contexts and aims to show all students that CS is for them.

AP Computer Science

Prerequisite: C.S. Discoveries

UC/CSU Approved “G”

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and explores the impact computing and technology have on our society. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, the CodeHS AP Computer Science Principles course gives students the opportunity to explore several important topics of computing using their own ideas and creativity, use the power of computing to create artifacts of personal value, and develop an interest in computer science that will foster further endeavors in the field.


Teacher: Chris Bombard


Industry Sector: Information and Communication Technologies

Career Pathway: Information and Support Services


Location: Library Lab

Phone: 916-632-6360 ext: 202

Email: chbbombard@wpusd.k12.ca.us

Program Description

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have expanded the need for employees who can understand, manage, and support all rapidly emerging, evolving, and converging computer, software, networking, telecommunications, Internet, programming, and information systems. Essential skills for careers in the ICT sector include understanding systems that support the management and flow of data, the ability to work well and communicate clearly with people, and the ability to manage projects efficiently. The ICT sector meets national criteria for high demand, high wages, and high skills and provides students with excel-lent opportunities for interesting work and good pay.



Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

Prerequisite: None

UC/CSU Approved “G”

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers, and societal and ethical issues.

IT Essentials

Prerequisite: ECS

UC/CSU Approved “G”

Dual Enrollment Sierra College

IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.