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Computer Science Instructor

Career and Technical Student Organization 

Carthage SkillsUSA

Computer Science

Program Pathway

Course Offerings


 


Intro to CTE (Career and Technical Education)

9th grade - .5 Practical Art credit

This course will be an introduction to career and technical education programs. Students will be exposed to computer science, health science, machining and manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, carpentry, criminal justice, and family and consumer sciences. This broad introduction class will help students find a program that perhaps they may choose as a career choice after high school.

ELL Intro to CTE (Career and Technical Education)

9th-12th grade - 1 Practical Art credit, Full year

This course will be an introduction to career and technical education programs. Students will be exposed to computer science, health science, machining and manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, carpentry, criminal justice, and family and consumer sciences. This broad introduction class will help students find a program that perhaps they may choose as a career choice after high school.

Computer Programming

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades (Priority given to upperclassmen) – 1 Practical Art credit

This course uses C# as the programming language for software development; however, the basic programming concepts presented can be applied to a number of other languages. Instead of focusing on the syntax of the C# language, this course uses the C# language to present general programming concepts. This class introduces you to elementary algorithms and basic programming so that you can design and implement a variety of computer-based solutions.

Advanced Computer Programming

10th, 11th, 12th Grades – 1 Practical Art credit

Prerequisite: Computer Programming

Computer science is not a spectator sport! If you’re a motivated student, you’ll learn much more from actually solving problems, designing advanced algorithms and coding programs. Projects will include a divergent section of topics such as developing web based applications, and mobile device applications. Heard of Virtual Reality? The Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens are two devices that you’ll get to explore and program simple virtual tours with. While the primary teaching language is C#, new languages will also be explored.

3D Modeling, Animation & Game Development
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades (Priority given to upperclassmen) – 1 Practical Art credit

First semester, students will develop 3D modeling & animation skills using various software, through storyboarding, 3D modeling, lighting, texture mapping, and post-production editing. These skills are used in advertising, game design, movie effects, aerospace, automotive development and architectural design.  Second semester, students will create and develop a game in Unity 3D, applying your modeling and animation skills from the first semester.

Computer Technology 

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades – 2 Practical Art credits

Computer Technology is designed to prepare the student for certification as a CompTIA A+ PC Repair Technician. CompTIA A+ certification nearly guarantees the student a well-paying position in the field of computer technology. Carthage Technical Center’s Computer Technology program is based on state of the art curriculum. Hands-on labs help to develop student competence. Students completing this course will gain knowledge on the various components used to build and upgrade personal computers, including CPUs, RAM, bus types and peripherals. They will install and configure various windows operating systems.

Computer Networking
11th or 12th Grades – 1 Practical Art credit

Prerequisite: Computer Technology (No exceptions unless taking Comp Tech the same year)

The world runs on networks and you can run the network. First semester your introduction to the fundamentals of networking concepts and technologies will prepare you for exciting hands-on experiences that will add to your tech skills toolbox. Areas of study include: OSI model, TCP/IP model, MAC and IP addressing, cable installation, and basic LAN equipment setup. Second semester the course is designed to prepare students for the responsibilities of being a network administration technician using the Microsoft Windows Server family of server operating systems. It provides hands-on experience incorporating Microsoft’s client/server-based products such as Active Directory (AD), Internet Information Services (ISS), and Distributed File System (DFS).

Tiger Tech Internship

11th, 12th Grades – 1 Practical Art credit

Prerequisites: Computer Technology (at least), and Computer Networking or Instructor approval

Use your technical computer skills to help your school and community. Gain valuable hands on experience while troubleshooting and repairing teacher’s personal computers.  Set up labs for the IT courses and assist in maintaining the lab and classroom equipment. 

District IT Internship

12th Grade – Minimum of 2 blocks/ Interview Required – 1 Practical Art credit

Prerequisite: Computer Technology and Computer Networking

Would you like to get paid for going to school? This course offers students an opportunity to gain valuable on the job experience working as a paid intern for the school district’s technology department. Students utilize skills obtained in Computer Technology/Networking to assist in the support of the district’s 2500 plus personal computers. Students will setup and maintain computer labs, perform customer service call center activities, and troubleshoot computer and network issues across the district.