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
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$0.00
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 Algegra 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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