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Graduation Requirement: .5 credit

Additional credits in Technology may also be earned in all Digital Video Arts courses, AP Computer Science, Digital Imaging, Music Technology, and Robotics. Freshmen are required to take one of the courses below.

Solving Problems with Technology; Grade 9

Solving Problems with Technology
Grade 9
.5 credit
This course introduces students to a variety of ways that technology can be used to address real-world problems. Engaging interdisciplinary projects will challenge students to think critically, communicate effectively, and ultimately design and develop an appropriate solution. Students will have the opportunity to explore coding, create interactive art, develop data-based infographics, program a robot, and create and print a 3D model. The course will also instruct students on the navigation of the vast information landscape to define and solve problems, as well as on the ethical use of digital resources. Students will complete the course having gained experience in technologies that are currently used in research, the arts, engineering, software development, and project management.
Offered fall and spring semesters

Introduction to Programming; Grades 9-12

Introduction to Programming
Grades 9–12
.5 credit
This is a semester course that teaches the fundamental skills required to begin programming in any language. Using Java, students explore the core syntax of a programming language and learn how to write, compile, and execute their own applications. The course covers variables, conditions, loops, methods, and more with an emphasis on Object Oriented Programming concepts and proper programming techniques.
Offered fall or spring semester

Software Engineering; Grade 11

Software Engineering*
Grade 11
.5 credit
In this course students will learn the programming skills to design and build software, as well as have multiple experiences applying the Software Design Cycle. The course will give students opportunities to develop important twenty-first-century skills like collaborating, breaking a system down into components, working effectively with experts, and learning how to complete a project on time through iterative development. The culminating project in the course will have students work to solve a problem of their own choosing.
*Prerequisite: Successful application to the Applied Science Certificate Program
Offered fall or spring semester