Computer Science

Computer science is all about transforming our reality by solving hard problems. Far from just “using computers,” it is a dynamic, academic field that has roots in engineering, mathematics, business, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and the arts.

Percent change in employment in occupations projected to grow fastest, 2004-2014

Computer Occupations

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Name Classes
Pam Tyler Introduction to Programming, Programming 2A, Web site Development, Software Application


  • Introduction to programming

    Introduction to programming isthe first course in Computer Science. It covers the fundamentals of programming and concepts including procedural programming (methods, parameters, return values) , basic control structures (sequence, if/else, for loop, while loop), file processing, arrays and an introduction to defining objects.

  • AP Computer Science A

    Students cover the same topics as in Programming 1, using the Java language in preparation for the AP (version A) exam. The focus of the course is on Object Oriented Programming and more advanced programming concepts. Students with strong math background can take this course without taking programming 1 course.

  • Web Site Development

    focuses on developing assessment criteria to evaluate and determine best practices for web design, purpose, and functionality. Students will learn current web standards/languages for development of basic web content including html (hypertext markup language), some CSS, etc. An emphasis is placed on design, problem solving, and individual and team projects. The second semester will focus on advanced scripting and design skills to develop more advanced web content. This will include the use of Flash to create dynamic content.

  • Software Applications

    This is an introductory course to software applications such as MS WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT and ACCESS. Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

    • Use MS WORD to create, edit and format documents using Ms Word formatting tools. Us drawing and picture tools to add/edit/create pictures/images. Add page headers and footers. Add page borders, etc. (First Semester)
    • Use MS EXCEL to learn spreadsheets, learn to complete worksheets, enter labels, add numeric labels and values use formulas and edit data. (First Semester)
    • Use POWERPOINT to make and enhance slides, draw graphics objects, make presentations. (Second Semester)
    • Use MS Access to create database, tables, forms, reports and queries. (Second Semester)