Computer Science Academy Career Major - Overview

Computer Science Academy

Computer Science
Campus
Metro STEM Academy
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
960 hours
Who Can Enroll
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Schedule
M-F 7:25 -10:25A &/or 11:25A-2:25P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$2,400.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$6,240.00
Book Costs:
$407.00
Exam Fees:
$40.00
Supplies Costs:
$233.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
Varies

Students in this major will study computer science and programming through the rigorous Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum that will provide students hands on projects, labs, and experiences. Students will work on real-world challenges and work together to find solutions, learn computational thinking, and how to code. Students who complete this program will have been exposed to a diverse curriculum that will better equip them to choose and be successful in a major at the college/university level. Students will also have the strong math and science foundation needed to be prepared for a college/university program in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related fields.

NOTE: Students will take the required PLTW courses. They will then take a combination of elective PLTW courses, math and sciences as determined by course availability to complete the remaining 480 hours for 2-year students, or 960 hours for 3-year students.

Career Major Length
960.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Computer Science Principles (PLTW)
120.00
Computer Science Essentials (PLTW)
120.00
Computer Science A (PLTW)
120.00
Cyber Security (PLTW)
120.00
STEM Core
120.00
Python
120.00
Internet of Things
120.00
Advanced Programming I
120.00
Pre-AP Algebra II
120.00
Pre-AP Geometry
120.00
Pre-AP Trigonometry
60.00
Pre-AP Pre-Calculus
60.00
Pre-AP Chemistry
120.00
Pre-AP Physics
120.00
AP Calculus
120.00
AP Statistics
120.00
AP Chemistry
120.00
AP Physics I
120.00
AP Environmental Science
120.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 9th grade level or above
  • Ability to take directions from others
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Manual dexterity
  • Ability to handle high stress situations
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Required Prerequisites

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Grade level of B or above in math and science
  • Algebra I (with a B or better)
  • Geometry (with a B or better) or concurrent enrollment

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Biology (with a B or better) or concurrent enrollment

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