Skyline 3

Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of INT245 - Intro to Computer Science

General Description: This course is an extension to the Intro to Computer Science course. In this course students will learn and practice programming techniques using Python, a text-based programming language. The students will extend their Computational Thinking (CT) skills through hands-on projects. Students will be introduced to Object Oriented Programming techniques that will equip them to pursue advanced programming platforms in their future academic or professional careers. Students will apply leadership, project management and career preparation skills while working on projects.

Course content:

  • The universal concepts of computer programming
  • The syntax and semantics of the Python language
  • Practical skills in resolving typical implementation challenges
  • How to design, develop, test, and debug Python programs.

Strategies:

Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Direct instruction
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Individual and group work
  • Hands on student projects
  • Use of technology

Equipment to be provided by Student: None

Note: Students who complete this course may qualify for college credit at various community and technical college programs. For more information, please visit the CTE Dual Credit page.

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