Information Technology Pathways

  • Michelle Nichols

    nichols-m@harris.k12.ga.us

     

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    Steve Childers

    childers-s@harris.k12.ga.us

  • Level II Computer Science Principles

    This is the second course in the Information Technology pathway. It introduces students to the foundations of modern computing to include programming, algorithms, the internet, big data, digital privacy, and cybersecurity. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Technology

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  • Level III Programming, Games, Apps, & Society

    This is the Level III course to complete the IT Programming Pathway. The course focuses on the usability and effectiveness of applications and games. At the culmination of this course, students will take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for Software Development Fundamentals. Successful completion will result in a student being officially certified as a Microsoft Technology Associate.

    Prerequisite: Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science Principles

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  • Level II AP Computer Science Principles

    This is the second course in the AP Information Technology pathway. This is a rigorous entry level course that introduces students to the foundations of modern computing to include programming, algorithms, the internet, big data, digital privacy, and cybersecurity. Students will be tasked with conducting industry research in order to present their findings through a computational artifact and creating a functional software application or game. Students desiring to receive college credit for this course will submit their research and functional program to the College Board and take the AP Exam.

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Technology

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  • Level III AP Computer Science

    This is the Advanced Placement Level III course to complete the IT Computer Science Pathway. The course introduces students to fundamentals including computational problem solving, design strategy, methodology, organization of data, and the ethical implications of computing. THis course is sponsored by Amazon as part of their Future Engineers program. At the culmination of this course, students will take the Microsoft Certified Professional exam for Software Development Fundamentals. Successful completion will result in a student being officially certified as a Microsoft Technology Associate. Students may choose to take the AP Exam to earn college credit for the course.

    Prerequisite: Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science Principles

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