Computer Programming I

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Algebra I; Advanced computer skills; Geometry is strongly recommended
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This course does not require textbook.

Students will need the following items to complete this course:

  • Disk space on a computer as well as an external device to back up files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.)
  • Printer

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This course introduces fundamental concepts, including an algorithmic approach to problem solving via the design and implementation of programs in selected languages. Structured programming techniques involving input/output, conditional statement, loops, files, arrays and structures and simple data structures are introduced. Students are expected to write programs as part of this course. Computer Programming I will teach students the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. The course provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students will also explore the many programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field. While the full course will prepare students well for the AP Computer Science course, students who may not be able to take the 1.0 credit option can get a good introduction to Python by completing the first 0.5 credit of the course.