Computer Studies

Computer Studies 2018-05-25T16:58:40+00:00
course pathway chart

Introduction to Computer Studies (1/2 credit) ICS2OH

This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
COURSE NOTE: This .5 credit course must be taken with TEJ2OH
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take TEJ2OH – Computer Technology (1/2 credit)

Computer Technology (1/2 credit) TEJ2OH

This course introduces students to computer systems, networking, and interfacing, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will assemble, repair, and configure computers with various types of operating systems and application software. Students will build small electronic circuits and write computer programs to control simple peripheral devices or robots. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways and career opportunities in computer technology.
COURSE NOTE: This course is .5 credit and must be taken with ICS2OH
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ICS2OH – Introduction to Computer Studies (1/2 credit)

Introduction to Computer Science ICS3UI

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11

Computer Engineering Technology TEJ3MI

This course examines computer systems and control of external devices. Students will assemble computers and small networks by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software. Students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, robotics, programming, and networks, and will build systems that use computer programs and interfaces to control and/or respond to external devices. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer technology.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11

Introduction to Computer Programming ICS3CI

This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and postsecondary opportunities in computer-related fields.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

Computer Science ICS4UI

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ICS3UI – Introduction to Computer Science

Computer Engineering Technology TEJ4MI

This course extends students’ understanding of computer systems and computer interfacing with external devices. Students will assemble computer systems by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software, and will learn more about fundamental concepts of electronics, robotics, programming, and networks. Students will examine related environmental and societal issues, and will explore postsecondary pathways leading to careers in computer technology.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ICS3UI – Introduction to Computer Science or ICS3CI – Introduction to Computer Programming or TEJ3MI – Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Programming ICS4CI

This course further develops students’ computer programming skills. Students will learn object-oriented programming concepts, create object-oriented software solutions, and design graphical user interfaces. Student teams will plan and carry out a software development project using industry-standard programming tools and proper project management techniques. Students will also investigate ethical issues in computing and expand their understanding of environmental issues, emerging technologies, and computer-related careers.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ICS3CI – Introduction to Computer Programming