Course Catalog - Computer Science

NSITE-Northside School of Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship

Computer Science - Programming & Software Development

Business and Industry or STEM endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)

 

AP Computer Science Principles M (9-12) #7104

AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles also gives students the opportunity to use current technologies to create computational artifacts for both self-expression and problem solving. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science. The technology applications curriculum emphasizes the skills and qualities set by International Society for Technology in Education standards for students: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational.

PR: None

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance (9- 10) #8203 (elective only)

Course focuses on economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Advanced Computer Science 1 (9-12) #7111

Computer Science I will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of computer science through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts. The technology applications curriculum emphasizes the skills and qualities set by International Society for Technology in Education standards for students: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational thinker, creative communicator, and global collaborator.

PR: Algebra I

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

AP Computer Science A 1 M #7215 &5971

CS2 extends student knowledge from CS1. The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to a first-semester, college -level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using the Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and universities. Students will have opportunity to earn college credit through Advanced Placement exam administered by College Board. The curriculum emphasizes the skills and qualities set by International Society for Technology in Education standards for students: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational thinker, creative communicator, and global collaborator.

PR: Algebra 1 AND CS1 OR Fundamentals

SEM: 2 CR: 2

 

Computer Science 2 H #7212

Computer Science II will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve the problems presented throughout the course. Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use computer science concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using computer science knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of computer science through the study of technology operations, systems, and concepts.

PR: Algebra I & either Computer Science I or Fundamentals of Computer Science

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Practicum in Information Technology Programming - VEI M #8510

Practicum in Information Technology CS/Prog M (2CR) #8726

Students engage in a range of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom that allow them to develop and apply real-world skills. Business and community partners help connect students to industry professionals and the real world of business.

SEM: 2 CR: 2