• Course Description

    Students will learn how to write and edit source code and applets using several programming languages including HTML and Java. Students will design, create, and maintain software, databases, and web pages while earning certifications.

  • Prerequisites at the Time of Junior Year Enrollment

    Minimum of 7 core credits (1.5 must be English); on track to graduate.

  • Credits & Certifications Offered

     
    High School Credit
    • 3 CTE Year One
    • 3 CTE Year Two

    College Credit

    • St. Louis Community College - 5 credits
    • Ranken Technical College and State Technical College - college credit opportunities exist through credit for prior learning or credit by assessment

    Certifications

    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification – HTML5 or Software Development
     
    *College credit and certification are not guaranteed. Their attainment is dependent on student performance in both the course and on external industry assessments. All certifications are through external agencies and the accommodations permitted will vary from assessment to assessment. Additionally, students must participate in the full two years of the program to be potentially eligible for all certifications listed.
  • How Will My Time Be Spent? 

    Program Year Classroom Time Lab Time
    CTE Year One 26%-50% 26%-50%
    CTE Year Two 26%-50% 26%-50%
  • Tech is Real World Learning

    Students in this program learn through the use of a variety of industry grade tools and equipment and texts. Their real world labs also require uniforms and personal protective equipment.

    Tools & Equipment

    • Computer available at home
    • Flash drive

    Academic Materials

    • Principles of Program Design - Problem Solving with JavaScript
    • Murach HTML5/CSS#, Murach Python, C# Programming from Problem Analysis to Program Design

    Uniform Requirements

    • Collared polo-style shirt
    • Jeans or khaki pants
  • Essential Skills Needed for Success

    Students learn the entry level skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary education and the highly competitive world of work. Traditionally, successful students have mastered the processing and/or physical skills listed below prior to enrollment.

    Core Essential Skills

    • Have a working knowledge of computers and their usage

    • Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents; technical reading and writing

    • Understand and use basic math computations and algebra as well as their application

    • Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules

    • Understand the implications of new information for current and future problem solving and decision-making

    • Take the initiative; perform tasks without having to be told; complete tasks in a timely manner

    • Verbally communicate with others effectively; public speaking

    • Manage one’s own time and the time of others

    • Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods

    • Make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects